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Height 22” (56cm) Width 25.5” (65cm)
One of two, offered individually.
Stock No. 1194
Sir George Stirling of Glorat, Stirlingshire, is recorded as using a crest emblazoned with a lion passant on a torse, created in 1666. Crest - A lion passant, gu. Motto - Semper fidelis.
Sir John Stirling of Glorat, received the honour of knighthood in 1430 and is said to have been armour-bearer to King James 1 of Scotland. He was also governor of Dumbarton Castle and Sheriff of the county of Dumbarton. Sir John obtained the lands of Glorat as a dowry with his wife, the daughter of the Laird of Galbraith and was succeeded by his son, William Stirling of Glorat, governor of Dumbarton Castle and sheriff of Dumbarton; from whom lineally descended Mungo Stirling, Esq. of Glorat, who was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1666, and was succeeded by his son.