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Alexander Genealogy Chart

40 Generations, ca 675 to ca 1783

preparer & date prepared unknown




Top of chart has heraldic shields of:
Isabella d. 1251
m. Robert De Bruce
d c 1245
Lord of Annandale
Robert Bruce
d 1295
m Isabel d 1254
dau of Gilbert De Clare
IV Earl of Gloucester
Robert Bruce
d 1304
Earl of Ca{rr}ick
m (2) Marjorie
dau of N{eil}
Earl of Carrick
Robert I
1306 - d 1329
The Bruce
m Isabel
dau of Donald
VI Earl of Ma{r}
Marjorie d 1316
m Walter d 1327
The Steward
VI High Steward
Robert II
1371 d 1390
m {1} {___} Elizabeth
d c 1355
dau of Sir Adam Mure


Middle right side of chart has photos of:
Sir William Alexander 1567-1640
William Alexander, Lord Stirling



Alexander Genealogy Chart


 1
Eochaid: b. ca 675 A.D. Scotland. 1st regional ruler.
 2
Eochaid: b. ca 700 ?
 3
Eochaid: b. ca 725 ?
 4
Eochaid: b. ca 750 ?. "The Venomous", m. Heiress of the Picts.
 5
Alpin: b. ca 775, d. 837
 6
Kenneth MacAlpin: b. ca 800 - k. 860 in battle to unite Picts & Scots.
 7
Constantine I: b. ca 830, ruled 862 - k. 877 in battle.
 8
Donald II: b. ca 860, ruled 889 - k. 900 in battle.
 9
Malcolm I: b. ca 900, ruled 943 - k. 954 in battle.
10
Kenneth II: b. ca 930, ruled 991 - mur. 995.
11
Malcolm II: b. ca 960, ruled 1005 - d. 1034
12
Bethoc: m. Crinan, k. 1045 in battle, Abbot of Dunkeld.
13
Duncan I: ruler 1034 - k. 1040, m. Sybil. A cousin of Siward, Earl of N. Umberland
14
Malcolm III: Ceanmore. Ruled 1058 - k. 1093, m. 1) . . . , m. 2) St. Margaret
15
David I: Ruled 1124 - d. 1153, Earl of Huntingdon, m 2) Maud, dtr. of Waltheof.
16
Henry: 1100's ? - 1152. Earl of Huntingdon & N. Umberland, m. Ada (Wm de) Warene
17
David: 1150 ? - 1219. Earl of Hunt'don, m. Maud (Hugh III) Chester
18
Isabella: 1200 ? - 1251, m. Robert de Bruce, d. ca 1245. Lord of Annandale
19
Robert Bruce: 1220's ? - 1295. The Competitor, m. Isabel d. 1254 (Gilbert) de Clare.
20
Robert Bruce: 1250 ? - 1304, m. 2) Marjorie (Neil) Earl of Carrick
21
King Robert (Bruce) I: English rebel; led battles & won independence for Scotland; b. 1274, ruled 1306 - 1329. 1st full fledged King. m. 1) Isabel, dtr. of Donald, III Earl of Mar. Bruce had several children w/o wedlock. m 2) Eliz. (Rich'd) de Burgh & had by her 5 sons, 1 dtr.
22
Lady Marjorie: 12{9}0's ? - 1316, m. Walter the Steward VI High Steward d. 1316 {arrow indicating she was dtr. of King Robert I & his 1) wife Isabel}
23
King Robert II: b. 1315 ?. Ruled 1371 - 90; m. Eliz. (Sir Adam) Mure/Muir d. 1355.
{2 children -- see 24. Lady Margaret & Catherine Stewart}
24
Lady Margaret: b. 1340's, m. Lord John Dunter, Lord of the Isles, son of Angus, gr. son of Angus, gg son of Somerled, 1st Lord of the Isles. Catherine Stewart: m. David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford (ref. 8) & had
25
Alexander 3rd son: b. 1370's ? (ref. 8) Lady Marjery Lindsay: m. Sir Wm. Douglas of Lockleven
26
Alexander 2nd son: b. 1400's ? (ref. 8) Sir H'y {Henry} Douglas: m. Lady Eliz. Erskine
27
Lord Thomas Al'xd'r {Alexander}: b. 1420's ?, of Loc{h}aber {&} Menstrie, founded House of Alexander Rob't Douglas: m. Mgt {Margaret} Balfour
28
Andrew Alexander: b. 1445 ?, m. Cath. Grahame Lord Thos. Douglas: m. Lady Eliz. Boyd, dtr. of Archib. Boyd & gr. dtr. of Ld {Lord} Rob't Boyd, Regent of Scotland 1460's
29
{29} Alexander Alexander: (Bro. Angus), b. 1465 ?, m. {29} Elizabeth Douglas, Lady.
30
Andrew Alexander: b. 1485 ?, m. ?, was in Menstrie in 1544.
31
Alexander Alexander: b. 1505 ?, d. {1539 ?}, m. Elizabeth Forbes.  
    {2 children:  see 32. William Alexander & James Alexander}
32
William Alexander: of Menstrie, b. 1527 {_}, m. dtr. of Argyle ?
    {2 children:  see 33. Alexander Alexander & John Alexander} {-- SEE {32} WILLIAM ALEXANDER BELOW}
James Alxdr {Alexander}: Burgess-St'rl'ng {Stirling ?}


32
{FROM {32} WILLIAM ALEXANDER ABOVE}
William Alexander: of Menstrie, b. 1527 {_}, m. dtr. of Argyle ?
    {2 children:  see 33. Alexander Alexander & John Alexander}
33
Alexander Alexander: b. 1547 ?, m. 1567 Marion Contee John Alexander: of Gogar, m. ?
    {2 children:  see 34. Walter & Andrew}
34
Sir William Alxndr {Alexander}: 1st Lord of Stirling, 1567 ? - 1640.  Poet & Statesman, wrote Psalms for a King James II Bible and large amounts of poetry that tended toward the dull.  His trajedies preceded & influenced Shakespeare.  Was an assoc. of His. Johnson, Dryden, Spenser, etc.  Lived in London 20 yrs.  Was on privy counsel to King James. Friend & confidant: was granted by same large tracts of land in America: Nova Scotio {sic}, New England, Martha's Vineyard, etc. -- which he tried to colonize by awarding Lordships thereto -- including one to Gilbert Ramsay of Balmayne (accepted ?) & one to Duke of York (hence New York) -- also contracted Martha's Vineyard to Gov. Thos. Mayhew, made his son Wm. Alxd'r {Alexander}, Jr. Governor of New Scotland (Nova Scotio {sic} 1620-30's, but did not collect money for same & died of modest means.  m. Lady Janet Erskine, d. 1660 ?, dtr. of Sir Wm. Erskine of Balognie.
    {11 children:  see 35. Sir Wm. to James below:}
{-- SEE {34} SIR WILLIAM ALEXANDER BELOW}
Walter Andrew: of Menstrie ?, b. ca 1570's - 80's ?
35

 . . . Alexander
36
David Alxdr {Alexander}: b. 1650's, Muthill ? Scot, m. . . . ?
37
James Alxdr {Alexander}: of Muthill.  To N.Y. 1715. Surveyor-Gen., m. Mary Sprat 1691 - 1760
    {5 children:  see 38. James - William below:}
38
James Alexander: m. ? Catherine: m. W. Rutherford Mary: m. John Reed Susanna: m. Peter Livingston William Alexander: 1726 - 1783.  "Lord Stirling", Surveyor-Genreal N.J. In Franco-Indian War 1755 with Gov. Gen. {___} Shirley of Ma. with whom he went to Scotland to Reactvate {sic} & claim the Earldom of Stirling and the lands granted to the 1st Earl.  He acquired the title but not the lands, returned to Am. & was a Brig. Gen. Rev. W. with Geo. Wash. & was praised by Congress 1783, post humously.  m. Sarah Livingston, sister of the Gov. of N.J. - N.Y. & had prime property at both areas.  Two portraits of Wm Alex. hang at public places: (1) Independence Hall at Phila. & (2) Town Hall, Stirling, Ma. -- named after him.  He & Sarah had 2 dtrs (no sons), one of whom was mother of Walter A. Duer who wrote a book on his gr. father.

34
{FROM {34} SIR WILLIAM ALEXANDER ABOVE}
Sir William Alxndr {Alexander}: 1st Lord of Stirling, 1567 ? - 1640.  Poet & Statesman, wrote Psalms for a King James II Bible and large amounts of poetry that tended toward the dull.  His trajedies preceded & influenced Shakespeare.  Was an assoc. of His. Johnson, Dryden, Spenser, etc.  Lived in London 20 yrs.  Was on privy counsel to King James. Friend & confidant: was granted by same large tracts of land in America: Nova Scotio {sic}, New England, Martha's Vineyard, etc. -- which he tried to colonize by awarding Lordships thereto -- including one to Gilbert Ramsay of Balmayne (accepted ?) & one to Duke of York (hence New York) -- also contracted Martha's Vineyard to Gov. Thos. Mayhew, made his son Wm. Alxd'r {Alexander}, Jr. Governor of New Scotland (Nova Scotio {sic} 1620-30's, but did not collect money for same & died of modest means.  m. Lady Janet Erskine, d. 1660 ?, dtr. of Sir Wm. Erskine of Balognie.
{11 children: 
see 35. Sir Wm. to James below:}
35
Sir William Alexander, Jr.: b. . . . d. 16{3}8, m. Margaret Douglas, d. 16{6}0. He was Gov. of New Scotland (Nova Scotio {sic}) 1628-30's, d. {5} P.M. Sir Anthony Alexander: d. 1637, {S}.P.M., m. dtr. of Wardlow. Henry Alexander: 16..-1679, m. Mary (Sir Peter) VanLore.  She m 2: John Blount John Alxdr {Alexander}: b. , d. 1666, m. Agnes (Robt) Graham of Gartmore. To Am. (VA) 1660 (Ref. 8) Perhaps with grown son John.

{3 sons: see 36. Samuel, Joseph & John
below:}

{-- SEE {35} JOHN ALEXANDER BELOW}
Robert Alxdr {Alexander}: grad. of Univ.
    {arrow w/ note beneath his name:  "A John Alxndr {Alexander}, son of Rob't of Manchester, Engl. sailed to Carolina 1690's. Wife Jane, Brothers Robt, Chas & . . . on ship Francis.  While a John Alxdr {Alexander} 'Prob. of Edinb'g {Edinburgh} sailed to Carolina {c. 1709}. and Joseph, Joshua, Anthony & Lamb Alex. {Alexander} were jurymen, Tyrell Co., N.C. ca 1730-{7}0
Charles: m. Ann Drurie Mary: m. Murray Jean Alexdr {Alexander}: m. 1) Lord Hugh & had son Hugh Montgomery; m. 2) Robert (Maj. Gen.) Monroe Eliz.: (unm.) Ludovick: d. inf. James: m. Grizel Hay & had Mgt. & Jean
36
Mgt. {Margaret} Alexnader: m. Sir Robt Sinclair Catherine Alexdr {Alexander}: m. Walter {___hichers} Lucy: m. Sir Edwd Harrington Henry: 5th Earl, d. 1737 {S.} P.M. Mary Jane Charles, Jr.: d. S.P. Hugh Montgomery Margaret Jean

35
{FROM {35} JOHN ALEXANDER ABOVE}
John Alxdr {Alexander}: b. , d. 1666, m. Agnes (Robt) Graham of Gartmore. To Am. (VA) 1660 (Ref. 8) Perhaps with grown son John.
{3 sons: see 36. Samuel, Joseph & John below:}
36
Samuel Alexander: {"ref. {3}" above this name} b. 1650's ?, Scot. to N.J. to Cumberland Co., Pa. ? m. . . . Joseph Alexander: {"?" over this name} b. 1650's, of Muthill ?, m. Abigail McKnight/McKnitt, to Cecil Co., MD. John Alexander, Jr.: {"ref. 8" above this name} Scotl. to Am. Acquired large tract of land on Patomoc {sic} Riv., Va., origin of Alexander, m. . . .
37
James Alexander Samuel Alexander William Alexander Francis Alexander: b. 1690's, of Hopewell, M.J. to Cumberland County, Pa. (?) m. . . . Francis Alexander Sophia Alexander Jane Alexander Abigail Alexander James Rob't. Alexander: 1690's - 1779, Scotl. to PA o N.C., m. 1) cous. Mgt. {Margaret} McKnitt, m. 2) after " " {indicating Margaret McKnitt} died Abigail McKnitt sister to Mgt. Robert: d. 1704, m. Frances Ashton
38
{can't read name on chart} Isabelle John: Pa. to Wash. Co. {N.C.}

Theoph.: b. {10}-10-1716 Edith: b. 1-10-171{8} {more entries under this but can't read on my copy of chart} Robert Alexander: 1688-1733, VA m. Ann (Col. Gerar{d)} Fowke & had 2 childr. incl.:
39
{Writing under these entries, can't read on my copy of chart} Gerard Alxdr {Alexander}: 1715+/3 ? 1761 VA m. Mary Dent & had childr. including:
40
Nancy Alexander: m. Fielding Lewis, son of F. Lewis Sr. & wife Elizabeth Washington, sister to Pres. Geo. Washington.
{more writing under this entry on chart, but can't read on my copy}


Source:  {need source info}
Submitted by:  Vera Andrews
Online transcription by Susan Shields Sasek. I have a copy of this handwritten chart which is difficult to read in places either due to the handwriting or certain parts of the copy not being clear. I've done my best -- but don't guarantee the accurancy. My notes and items I wasn't sure about are in curly { } brackets.


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