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Helen Maxwell, wife of Rev. James Sterling: ancestral to the Auchmuty family of North America?
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ravinma...@yahoo.com
2021-06-02 14:26:29 UTC
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Some connections of Robert Auchmuty, Judge of the Admiralty in New England, who left many American descendants, are traced out in Burke's _Genealogical and Heraldic History of The Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland_, vol. 4:

https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Genealogical_and_Heraldic_History_of_t/6AtBAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=james+stirling+templemichael&pg=PA736&printsec=frontcover

Note that his mother, wife of Capt. John Auchmuty of Newtown Flood, co. Longford, Ireland, is named by Burke as "Isabella, daughter of the Rev. James Stirling, rector of Temple Michael."

_Notes and Queries_ for 1923 contains a statement possibly of interest:

"The Rev. James Sterling, Rector of Templemihill for 33 years, died intestate 31 Aug., 1693, aged 74, and was buried in Longford Church. He married Helen Maxwell, who died 2 March, 1709, and was buried with her husband."

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x004352077&view=1up&seq=513&q1=templemihill

The writer suggests Mr. James was from the family of Sterling of Keir.
ravinma...@yahoo.com
2021-06-02 18:14:40 UTC
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https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Genealogical_and_Heraldic_History_of_t/6AtBAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=james+stirling+templemichael&pg=PA736&printsec=frontcover
Note that his mother, wife of Capt. John Auchmuty of Newtown Flood, co. Longford, Ireland, is named by Burke as "Isabella, daughter of the Rev. James Stirling, rector of Temple Michael."
"The Rev. James Sterling, Rector of Templemihill for 33 years, died intestate 31 Aug., 1693, aged 74, and was buried in Longford Church. He married Helen Maxwell, who died 2 March, 1709, and was buried with her husband."
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uva.x004352077&view=1up&seq=513&q1=templemihill
The writer suggests Mr. James was from the family of Sterling of Keir.
"Here lyeth the Body of the Revd. Mr. JAMES STERLING, Rector of this / Church for ye space of 33 years, / who dyed the last of Augst, 1693, / Aged 74 years. / And also of HELLEN MAXWELL, / his only wife, who dyed March / ye 2d, 1709, in the 78 year of her age. / Their 5th son Capt. John Sterling, / in testimony of his filial duty & affectn. / caused this monument to be erected."

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002088670949&view=1up&seq=456&q1=maxwell
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