Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 -1878)

Sir William Stirling was the son of Archibald Stirling of Keir, and Elizabeth, elder daughter of Sir John Maxwell, 7th Baronet of Pollok. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, taking his B.A. in 1839, and M.A. in 1843. He was Member of Parliament for Perthshire 1852 1868, and 1874 1878. He married, firstly, 26 April 1865, Anne Maria Leslie Melville, third daughter of the 8th Earl of Leven, and secondly, 1 March 1877, Caroline Sheridan, widow of George Chapple Norton. In 1865, on the death of the 8th baronet, he inherited the baronetcy of Maxwell of Pollok under the special remainder in the new creation of 1707, which is to heirs general of the body. In the following year he assumed the additional name and arms of Maxwell. A distinguished art collector and critic, particularly of Spanish painting, he was made a Knight of the Thistle in 1876.

Seat / Residence(s): Pollok House, Glasgow
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 1)
Dimensions (height x width): 85mm x 69mm
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 2) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 2)
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 64mm x 48mm
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 3) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 3)
Arms: On a chief three buckles (De Strevelin)
Dimensions (height x width): 41mm x 30mm
Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: chief, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 4) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 4)
Dimensions (height x width): 45mm x 40mm
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 5) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 5)
Dimensions (height x width): 38mm x 26mm
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 6) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 6)
Motto: Non mortale quod opto
Dimensions (height x width): 29mm x 25mm
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 7) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 7)
Badge: a buckle
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 89mm x 89mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 8) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 8)
Badge: a buckle
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 88mm x 88mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 9) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 9)
Badge: a buckle
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 77mm x 88mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 10) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 10)
Badge: Three intertwined buckles
Motto: Non mortale quod opto
, Motto: Poco a poco
, Motto: Chi dura vince
, Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 76mm x 76mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 11) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 11)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 57mm x 47mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 12) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 12)
Dimensions (height x width): 55mm x 54mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 13) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 13)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 53mm x 53mm
Monogram: S
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 14) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 14)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 54mm x 42mm
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 15) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 15)
Arms: Six mullets, three, two and one
Motto: Non mortale quod opto
Dimensions (height x width): 53mm x 43mm
Heraldic Charges: mullets (6)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 16) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 16)
Dimensions (height x width): 49mm x 49mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 17) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 17)
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 41mm x 44mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 18) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 18)
Motto: Non mortale quod opto
Dimensions (height x width): 34mm x 34mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 19) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 19)
Dimensions (height x width): 34mm x 31mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 20) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 20)
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 29mm x 29mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 21) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 21)
Badge: Three intertwined buckles
Dimensions (height x width): 29mm x 29mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 22) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 22)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir)
Dimensions (height x width): 29mm x 25mm
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 23) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 23)
Arms: Argent on a bend engrailed azure three buckles (Stirling of Cawdor)
Dimensions (height x width): 29mm x 25mm
Heraldic Charges: bend engrailed, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 24) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 24)
Badge: a buckle
Motto: Gang forward
Dimensions (height x width): 23mm x 24mm
Monogram: W S
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 25) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 25)
Badge: Three interlaced buckles
Dimensions (height x width): 20mm x 22mm
Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 26) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 26)
Arms: Argent on a bend vert three buckles argent (Stirling of Keir)
Dimensions (height x width): 19mm x 18mm
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 28) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 28)
Dimensions (height x width): 24mm x 22mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 29) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 29)
Dimensions (height x width): 19mm x 14mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 30) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 30)
Dimensions (height x width): 14mm x 16mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 31) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 31)
Dimensions (height x width): 14mm x 13mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 32) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 32)
Dimensions (height x width): 21mm x 20mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 33) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 33)
Dimensions (height x width): 18mm x 12mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 34) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 34)
Arms: Six estoiles, three, two and one (Sir John Striveline of Moray)
Dimensions (height x width): 13mm x 13mm
Heraldic Charges: estoiles (6)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 35) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 35)
Badge: an estoile
Dimensions (height x width): 13mm x 12mm
Monogram: W S
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 36) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 36)
Badge: a buckle
Dimensions (height x width): 10mm x 10mm
Heraldic Charges: estoile
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 37) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 37)
Dimensions (height x width): 10mm x 11mm
Heraldic Charges: buckle
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 38) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 38)
Motto: Gang forward
, Motto: I am ready
Dimensions (height x width): 73mm x 58mm
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 39) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 39)
Motto: Non mortale quod opto
Dimensions (height x width): 104mm x 104mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 40) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 40)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles; On a saltire sable a ring gemmed
Dimensions (height x width): 96mm x 93mm
Monogram: W S M
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 41) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 41)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles; On a saltire sable a ring gemmed
Dimensions (height x width): 42mm x 40mm
Monogram: W S M
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 42) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 42)
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Dimensions (height x width): 88mm x 90mm
Monogram: W S M
Quarterings: 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 43) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 43)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles; On a saltire sable a ring gemmed
Dimensions (height x width): 81mm x 86mm
Monogram: W S M
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 44) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 44)
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok) in fess point the badge of a Baronet of Nova Scotia
Badge: baronet of Nova Scotia
Motto: Gang forward
, Motto: I am ready
Dimensions (height x width): 78mm x 67mm
Quarterings: 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 45) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 45)
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Motto: Gang forward
, Motto: I am ready
Dimensions (height x width): 53mm x 43mm
Quarterings: 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 46) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 46)
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok) in fess point the badge of a Baronet of Nova Scotia
Badge: baronet of Nova Scotia
Motto: Gang forward
, Motto: I am ready
Dimensions (height x width): 53mm x 41mm
Quarterings: 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 47) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 47)
Dimensions (height x width): 52mm x 44mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 48) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 48)
Dimensions (height x width): 42mm x 32mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 49) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 49)
Dimensions (height x width): 40mm x 30mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 50) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 50)
Dimensions (height x width): 40mm x 52mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 51) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 51)
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok) in fess point the badge of a Baronet of Nova Scotia
Badge: baronet of Nova Scotia
Dimensions (height x width): 28mm x 24mm
Quarterings: 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 52) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 52)
Dimensions (height x width): 28mm x 42mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 53) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 53)
Dimensions (height x width): 26mm x 23mm
Monogram: W S M
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 54) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 54)
Arms: On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok)
Motto: Gang forward
, Motto: I am ready
Dimensions (height x width): 37mm x 32mm
Heraldic Charges: ring, Heraldic Charges: saltire, on a
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 55) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 55)
Arms: Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir
Motto: Gang forward
, Motto: I am ready
Dimensions (height x width): 37mm x 32mm
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3)
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 56) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 56)
Arms: Quarterly 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok) in fess point the badge of a Baronet of Nova Scotia
Crest: Out of an Earl's coronet a swan
Badge: baronet of Nova Scotia
Order: Thistle
Dimensions (height x width): 126mm x 66mm
Quarterings: 1 and 4. Argent on a bend azure three buckles (Stirling of Keir) 2 and 3. On a saltire sable a ring gemmed (Maxwell of Pollok
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: buckles (3), Heraldic Charges: coronet, earl's, out of a, Heraldic Charges: swan
Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok  (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 57) Title: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir, 9th Baronet, of Pollok (1818 - 1878) (Stamp 57)
Order: Thistle
Dimensions (height x width): 78mm x 63mm
Monogram: WSM