Alexander Breckenridge (c.1686 - c.1743) MP

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Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Staunton, Augusta County, Province of Virginia
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About Alexander Breckenridge

Some sources say he came from Ireland instead of Scotland. Sources give his year of birth as anything between 1670 and 1700, and his year of death as either 1743 or 1746.

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Alexander Breckenridge (1686–1743), First Breckenridge in New World, emigrated to Philadelphia PA c. 1728. Married to Jane Preston in 1695 in County Londonderry, Ireland. She was sister of Robert Preston, first Speaker of Kentucky State House of Representatives . (From Wikipedia.org page, "Breckenridge family", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breckinridge_family) -- Added by Evelyn Alexander

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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Alexander Breckenridge:

http://thepeerage.com/p15313.htm#i153122

Alexander Breckenridge [1]

  • M, #153122,
  • b. 1686,
  • d. before 23 September 1743

Last Edited=1 Nov 2006

Alexander Breckenridge was born in 1686 at Ireland.[1]

He married Jane Preston, daughter of Phineas Preston and Hon. Mary Stewart.[1]

He died before 23 September 1743 at Tinkling Springs, Fisherville, Augusta County, Virginia, U.S.A..[1] He was buried at Tinkling Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Fisherville, Augusta County, Virginia, U.S.A..[1] His will was probated on 24 May 1750.[1]

He and Jane Preston emigrated along with their children to North America arriving on 1728.[1]

Children of Alexander Breckenridge and Jane Preston

  • 1. Letitia Breckenridge [1]
  • 2. John Breckenridge [1] b. b 1720
  • 3. George Breckenridge [1] b. b 1720
  • 4. Robert Breckenridge+[1] b. c 1720, d. a 16 Aug 1772
  • 5. James Breckenridge [1] b. b 1740
  • 6. Adam Breckenridge [1] b. b 1740
  • 7. Smith Breckenridge [1] b. b 1740

Citations

  • 1. [S1425] Gloria Hursey, "re: Breckinridge Family," e-mail message to James Baring, 15 August 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Breckinridge Family."
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Alexander Breckenridge's Timeline

1686
1686
Ayrshire, Scotland
1712
1712
Age 26
1714
1714
Age 28
1714
Age 28
County Cavan, Ulster, Ireland
1716
1716
Age 30
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
1718
1718
Age 32
County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
1720
1720
Age 34
Probably Ireland
1720
Age 34
County Cavan, Derry, Ulster, Ireland
1722
1722
Age 36
Londonderry, County Derry, Ulster, Ireland
1722
Age 36
County Derry, Ulster, Ireland