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William Alexander, II

Male Abt 1567 - 1640  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name William Alexander 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 1567  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1640  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1587  MyTree
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2011 

    Family Janet Erskine,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1590  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Alexander, III,   b. 1592, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anthony Alexander,   b. 1594, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henry Alexander,   b. 1595, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Charles Alexander,   b. 1604, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jane Alexander,   b. 1606, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Alexander,   b. 1607, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ladowie Alexander,   b. 1609, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James Alexander,   b. 1610, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born at Menstrie Castle, Clackmannanshire. Alexander moved to London,
      becoming knighted in 1609. He was Secretary of State for Scotland
      from 1626 until his death, and remained a firm Royalist, which
      naturally made him unpopular in Scotland. He was created Viscount of
      Stirling and Lord Alexander of Tullibody in 1630, Earl of Stirling,
      Viscount of Canada, and Lord Alexander of Tullibody (again) in 1633.
      He wrote several tragedies, including one entitled Julius Caesar, in
      1607. He died bankrupt in London on 12 February 1640. Menstrie
      Castle still survives.