Alexander, Sir William, Earl of Stirling
William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (c. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire – 12 September 1640) was a Scotsman who was an early developer of Scottish colonisation of Port Royal, Nova Scotia and Long Island, New York. He was the son of Alexander of Menstrie and Marion, daughter of an Allan Couttie.

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William Alexander, 1st earl of Stirling, also called (1608/09–1630) Sir William Alexander (born c. 1576, Menstrie, Clackmannan, Scot.—died Feb. 12, 1640 ...
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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling, remembered in the land of his birth as a ... in 1601 Janet, daughter of Sir William Erskine, a relative of the Earl of Mar, ...
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William Alexander 1st Earl of Stirling (son of Alexander Alexander and ... Sir William was raised by his Grand Uncle James Alexander after hisparents died.
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Jul 9, 2013 ... The Complete Peerage " L. Claton Parker "Sir William Alexander, the Earl of Stirling was the only son of Alexander Alexander and his wife ...
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Earl of Stirling, Viscount Canada and Lord Alexander of Tullibody. M. PERCE VAL-MAXWELL. Sir William Alexander of Menstrie was not the first Scot to be.
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Jul 19, 2012 ... William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (c 1577-1640) was a poet and ... Wilsone had lived in Eastbourne, and Sir William and Sir James ...
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Earl of Stirling, Viscount Canada and Lord Alexander of Tullibody. M. PERCE VAL-MAXWELL. Sir William Alexander of Menstrie was not the first Scot to be.
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Photographs of the monument in Victoria Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, commemorating Sir William Alexander, c1567 - 1640.
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Miriam ha Kedosha Queen of Zion: The First Earl of Stirling, Novo Scotia and Virginia
Sir William Alexander the 1st Earl of Stirling Major General William Alexander was an American who claimed the Earldom of Stirling. His claim was eventually rejected by the House of Lords.
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Timothy Alexander – Fake Chief of Alexander & Fake Earl of Stirling | Fake Scots Titles
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On this day in Scotland: Sir William Alexander
Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, Earl of Devon, 1st Viscount Canada, scholar, poet, courtier, coloniser, and statesman, died on the 12th of September, 1640. William Alexander rose from his position as a lowly aristocrat in the Scotland of James VI to become an influential and notable member of the Courts of King James I of England (a.
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Today in MacAlister history: The Last Earl of Stirling
On this day in 1739, Henry Alexander, the fifth Earl of Stirling, died. The Earls of Stirling belonged to the Alexander family of Menstrie Castle in Stirlingshire.
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The Scottish Emigration Blog: New Scotland and Sir William Alexander
Apologies for the two-week absence. I had a great time visiting with my sister's children and spent so much time with them, I had no time for blogging and barely had time to teach summer school.
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Europe: Clan Alexander and North America
I am often asked about my titles and the American and Canadian connections. The following is Chapter 3 from my published book, CASH FOR PEERAGES: THE SMOKING GUN, and it gives a overview of my Clan and my titles and the connection to North America.
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The Charter of Sir William Alexander in 1620. | Stewartry Snippets - Gleanings Along the Way
Sir James Alexander, who was involved in the attempted settlement in Nova Scotia in 1622, using the ship "The Planter" which sailed from Kirkcudbright, was actually granted the most amazing tracts on land on the eastern seaboard of North America. It included the whole of Long Island, as will be seen below. King Charles the…
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Argyll's Lodging (2) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
(It is now the morning of Day 2. Nice weather today, after on-and-off rain yesterday, but they are forcasting rain for tomorrow - and boy did they get that right!) Argyll's Lodging was not, as one might reasonably suppose otherwise, built by the Campbells. The earliest parts of the building are thought to have been built for one John Traill, who was a wealthy merchant. In 1559 Traill sold the property to Adam Erskine, the Commendator (lay administrator) of nearby Cambuskenneth Abbey. Erskine much enlarged the house, converting it into an L-shaped tower house comprising four floors with a small south wing and west wing, the latter containing the kitchen. The next owner was Sir William Alexander of Menstrie, afterwards created Earl of Stirling, who occupies a conspicuous place in the poetical literature of Scotland during the 17th century. He was one of the tutors to Prince Henry, son of James VI and heir to the Scottish throne, but is best known in connection with the scheme for colonising Nova Scotia in 1621. He received from King James a charter in connection with this scheme, and his influence was so great that he was at one time virtually lord of what are now the northern United States and Canada. It is probable that the considerable changes he made to this house were funded by the success that the scheme at first enjoyed. Sir William had his Stirling home redecorated when he realised that Charles I was intending to come to Scotland for his Scottish coronation in 1633. He had the house remodeled into a small palace with public and private suites and a grandly decorated exterior. The date 1832 can be found in several places around the house, including over the main doorway - all dating back to this time. For all his success, William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, died insolvent in 1640, leaving the house to his son Charles, but the town of Stirling claimed the property in lieu of his unpaid debts. The town council wanted to furnish it as a guesthouse, but this plan was never realised, and in the 1660s, it was sold to the (future) 1st Duke of Argyll.
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Landed families of Britain and Ireland: (6) Abercromby of Tullibody and Airthrey, Barons Abercromby
Abercromby of Tullibodycoat of armsAbercromby, Baron Abercrombycoat of armsAlexander Abercromby, the second son of Sir Alexander Abercromby of Birkenbog, settled at Tullibody in Clackmannanshire, which he inherited from his cousin George Abercromby of Skeith, and also bought Menstrie Castle (Clackmannanshire) in 1719. His son, George Abercromby (1705-1800) purchased the Brucefield (Clackmannanshire) estate in about 1758.
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The Baronetage of Nova Scotia | Suite101
Beginning in the 1620s titles were given to wealthy Scottish men who backed the colonial settlement of Nova Scotia.
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