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  • ID: I35620
  • Name: John ALEXANDER 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1603
  • Death: 1677 in VA 2
  • Note:
    "John Alexander, A Northern Neck Proprietor, His Family, Friends and Kin" By Wesley E. Pippenger, 1990, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD. Private publishing, Wesley E. Pippenger, 6437 Richmond Highway, #302, Alexandria, VA 22306
    It is found that on 10 June 1654 (Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland -Richmond: Whittet & Shepperson, 1935, p 5), a grant was made to John Walton and John Bagnall by Gov. Richard Bennett for 3,900 acres of land in Westmoreland Co,. lying on the Potomac River. It is on this tract that John Alexander ultimately developed his plantation home "Salisbury," later known as part of "Caledon." The fact that part of the earliest known plantation home of John Alexander was dubbed "Caledon" suggest he may have had some connections to the Earl of Caledon branch of the Alexander family; the Earl being himself apparently descended from the often clamed Scotting Earl of Stirling line of the Alexander family from Menstrie. A discussion of this line is most detailed in "Memorial of the Earl of Stirling and of the House of Alexander by Rev. Charles Rodgers (1825-1890), (Edinburgh, 1877).
    p 92
    "On 23 Mar 1664, Robert Alexander was granted by Sir William Berkeley, 500 acres in Stafford County, situate on a branch of Upper Machodoc dam, beginning on the north side of a branch thereof, for transporting 10 persons: Mary Freeman, James Cater, Jno. Porter (ok cuz, who was he?), Robt. Sheppard, Margaret, Gay, Nicholas Perrom (?), Thomas Gore, Jane Nash, Henry Gerish, and Judith Pile."
    p 93
    "Another early record attributed to Robert [Alexander] is one for 17 Oct 1686 (Stafford Co, Deed Bk, D, Part 1, pp 19a-20, recorded 9 Dec 1686) when he sold a tract (which was originally a part of Margaret Brent's patent) (Virginia Land Office Patents, Bk 5, p 240) for 2,000 pounds of good tobacco and cask (Fairfax Co, Land Records of Long Standing, LRLS, 1742-1770, new p. 165) to Ralph Plott, specifically a 100 acre part of a greater 700 purchased by Captain John Alexander of Captain George Brent, as the attorney of John Fitzherbert. This tract was situate in Stafford County, located on the Freshes of Pottomack lying upon ye said Pottomack River, and beginning at a Red oake upon Potomack Riverů"




    Father: William ALEXANDER
    Mother: UNKNOWN

    Marriage 1 Catherine GRAHAM b: in of Gartmore, Scotland
    • Married: 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Robert ALEXANDER
    2. Has Children Phillip ALEXANDER

    Sources:
    1. Title: "A History of Chapman and Alexander Families" by Sigismunda Mary Frances Chapman, Virgiia Book Company, 1939, Berryville, VA
      Page: p. 104
      Text: Fourth son
    2. Title: "A History of Chapman and Alexander Families" by Sigismunda Mary Frances Chapman, Virgiia Book Company, 1939, Berryville, VA

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