Helen Mackellar (née Stirling)

14th Feb 1783 - 27th Jul 1859

Claimant or beneficiary


Helen Mackellar (née Stirling), wife of Rev. Angus Mackellar (q.v.), inherited part-share in Hampden and Kerr estates in Jamaica from her father William Stirling (1725-1793).

  1. Parents William Stirling and Jane [or Jean] Stuart. Born Cadder, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Married Rev. Angus MacKellar 17/0/1814; the Register of Proclamations for St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, gives her as Miss Helen Stirling, daughter of the late William Stirling Esqr of Keir, residing No 3 S[h]andwick Place. 1851 census: living at 8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, with daughter Jane Ann MaKellar and four servants.

  2. Archibald Stirling (q.v.) and Robert Stirling (q.v.) are her half-brothers by her father's first wife Helen Gray (born 1769 and 1772 respectively).

  3. Gravestone inscription, Dean cemetery, Edinburgh: Rev Angus MaKellar, age 78, buried 1859; Helen Stirling, age 76, buried 1859; Jane Anne MaKellar, age 54, buried 1875; John Archibald MaKellar, age 54, buried 1877.


T71/873 St James No. 397; T71/874 Trelawny No. 553.

  1. General Register Office for Scotland, Marriages 1814 716/2 345; General Register Office for Scotland, Marriages 1814 685/2 190 027. See also Hugh Scot, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae (Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1915-) Vol. 1 p. 387 for her husband Angus Makellar.

  2. See separate entries for Archibald Stirling and Robert Stirling.

  3. Www.gravestonephotos.com [accessed 06/08/2012].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Angus MacKellar
William (1816-1896), John Archibald (1817-), Jane Ann (1820-)

Associated Claims (2)

£3,944 0s 0d
£2,198 9s 0d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (8)

Wife → Husband
Niece → Uncle
Niece → Uncle
Niece → Uncle
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother

Addresses (2)

3 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
8 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland