Sir William Alexander And American Colonization; Including Three Royal Charters A Tract On…

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byEdmund Farwell Slafter

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MEMOIR OF Sir William Alexander, Kt., EARL OF STIRLING. IVE miles east of Stirling in Scotland, at the base of the Ochil hills, on a small stream in the shire of Clackmannan, reposes a little hamlet now for a long time distinguished for its manufacture of Scotch blankets. This was the ancient seat of the barons of Menstrie, and the village still bears that name. The barony was occupied by the family of Alexander at a period as early as 1485. They derived their name from Alexander Mac Donald, a younger son of the lord of the Isles, from whom they were descended, so runs the tradition, whose proper name they assumed. Alexander Alexander was the fifth baron of Menstrie, and died February 10th, 1580-1. 1580-1.1 He had inherited the barony of Menstrie, nevertheless, under the Earl of Argyle as his superior, through Andrew his father, Alexander his grandfather, Andrew his great-grandfather, from Thomas Alexander, who flourished, as we have already intimated, somewhat before the year 1500. Sir William Alexander succeeded his father, Alexander Alexander, in this estate, and afterward obtained the fee and a charter under the great seal, and was the sixth Laird or Baron of Menstrie.8 He was born about 1580,3 and was connected by blood, through female lines, with many of the most prominent titled families of Scotland. His fine endowments were apparent in early youth. His education was thorough and liberal, acquired, as is conjectured, at one of the Universities of Scotland, but no definite or positive information on this point has been obtained. In early manhood he was selected to be the attendant and companion of the Earl of Argyle/ with whom he travelled on 1 His will was confirmed on the 24th he undoubtedly superintended the pub of May, 1581.--Royal Letters, Char- licat...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MEMOIR OF Sir William Alexander, Kt., EARL OF STIRLING. IVE miles east of Stirling in Scotland, at the base of the Ochil hills, on a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217791344

ISBN - 13:9780217791342

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