Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling ,of Balgownie

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Janet Alexander (Erskine), Countess of Stirling, of Balgownie

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Little Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Newtownards Priory (Montgomery vault), Newtownards, County Down, Ulster, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Erskine and Joanna Erskine
Wife of Sir William Alexander
Mother of Hon. Robert Alexander; John "of Eridy" Alexander; Hon. Sir William Alexander; Hon. Sir Anthony Alexander, Joint Master of Works to the King; Lady Jean Alexander and 14 others

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About Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling ,of Balgownie

"Sir William Alexander, the Earl of Stirling was the only son of Alexander Alexander and his wife Marion ... He met and wooed the young, musically talented and aristocratic Janet Erskine, whose family had been keepers of Stirling Castle and protectors of princes of the realm." (The Complete Peerage). She mothered seven sons and 3 daughters and outlived him after 40 years of married life, dying after 10 May 1649.

  • parents: Sir William Parson Campsie Erskine & Joanna b: ABT. 1540 in Little Sauchie, Clackmanshire, Scotland & Joanna.

Married

  1. 3 JAN 1600/01 in Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland to Sir William Alexander MacAlistair b: ABT. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Alexander & Marion Coultie.

Children of Janet Erskine and William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling include

  1. William Alexander, Lord Alexander d. 18 May 1638
  2. Capt. John Alexander (Immigrant) , . b: ABT. 1603 in Menstrie Castle, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
  3. William Alexander , Jr. b: 1606
  4. Robert Alexander b: 1604 in Stirling, Scotland

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"Sir William Alexander, the Earl of Stirling was the only son of Alexander Alexander and his wife Marion ... He met and wooed the young, musically talented and aristocratic Janet Erskine, whose family had been keepers of Stirling Castle and protectors of princes of the realm." (The Complete Peerage). She mothered seven sons and 3 daughters and outlived him after 40 years of married life, dying after 10 May 1649.

   parents: Sir William Parson Campsie Erskine & Joanna b: ABT. 1540 in Little Sauchie, Clackmanshire, Scotland & Joanna.

Married

   3 JAN 1600/01 in Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland to Sir William Alexander MacAlistair b: ABT. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Alexander & Marion Coultie.

Children of Janet Erskine and William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling include

   William Alexander, Lord Alexander d. 18 May 1638
   Capt. John Alexander (Immigrant) , . b: ABT. 1603 in Menstrie Castle, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
   William Alexander , Jr. b: 1606
   Robert Alexander b: 1604 in Stirling, Scotland

Links

   http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jimscott&id=I14757
   http://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/
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Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling ,of Balgownie's Timeline

1580
1580
Little Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
1580
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
1590
1590
Age 10
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1590
Age 10
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1590
Age 10
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1600
1600
Age 20
Stirling, Stirling, UK
1601
January 3, 1601
Age 21
Menstrie,Parish Logie Clakmannshire,Sterling,Scotland
1604
1604
Age 24
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1605
1605
Age 25
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1606
1606
Age 26
Menstrie, Sterling, Scotland