I am indebted to Judi Skurray of Melbourne, Australia, for the following information.
Stirling family owned Hampden, Content, "Frontier" & "Keir" estates in St James & Trelawny.
The Stirlings were, and are, from Perthshire in Scotland, due to various Jacobite losses etc...they set up sugar plantations in Jamaica. The main one being "Hampden" owned by the Stirlings of Keir who also owned "Frontier" and a smaller estate "Keir". "Content" was owned by their cousins the Stirlings of Kippendavie & Kippenross, and inherited by William Stirling who may have also, owned for a time, "Friendship". My gt gt gt grandfather was born in Jamaica to his father William Stirling of "Content"(of the Kippendavie & Kippenross branch of the family). William had a long term relationship with his common law wife, who may have been known as Jeanne, before marrying Elizabeth Barrett of "Cinnamon Hill". Jeanne was a creole and they had a son Edward Stirling who is my gt gt gt grandfather. Edward Stirling was illegitimate, he didn't fit the social norm of the time due to his colour, however he returned to Scotland with the family, was educated in Scotland and as a grown man came to South Australia. He was a signigicant early pastoralist and politician. In 1855-61 he was in partnership with T.Elder, R.Barr Smith and John Taylor, as Elder, Stirling & Co, which financed the Wallaroo and Moonta copper mines. Appointed to the Legistative Council in 1855 he helped frame the Constitution and was a member of the new council in 1856-65. He died in London and Two South Australian towns bear his name. Edwards' father William Stirling was a principal member of the Glasgow, West India Association, which was "thoroughly in sympathy with with the humane and enlightened policy which had been formed for the suppression of the slave trade". Edward's Grandfather, John Stirling of Kippendavie & Kippenross was known to have bought slaves from their cousins so they could be given their freedom. One particular slave known as Charles was bought by John Stirling to free him, given a house and land on the Kippendavie estate in Perthshire, his descendants still live in the area to this day.
More information is available at http://www.clanstirling.org/ and http://www.casbah.ac.uk/search/freetext.stm.
Note also that the Stirlings' Kippenross House in Dunblane, Scotland has holiday accommodation. Stirling family members would, I'm sure, like to stay in this former home of Jane Stirling (and, says owner Anne Heseltine, "we would be very happy to show them over the main house and they can explore the beautiful Stirling family estate. The self-catering accommodation is delightful and spacious and sleeps 4-6".