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Alexander Alexander, 3rd Baron of Menstrie

Also Known As: "Alexander Alsynder de Menstrie", "5th Baron of Menstrie", "note:only recorded son of Andrew Alexander and Catherine (Katherine) Graham"
Birthplace: Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Scotland
Death: Died in Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire Stirling, Scotland
Place of Burial: Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Mac Alexander of Menstrie, 2nd Baron of Menstrie and Catharine Graham
Husband of Elizabeth Douglas of Lochleven
Father of William Alexander, of Clow; Marion Alexander; Isabel Alexander; John Alexander and Andrew Alexander, 4th Baron Menstrie
Brother of Andrew Alexander

Occupation: Baliff of Argyl
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About Alexander Alexander, 3rd Baron of Menstrie

Alexander Alysander de Menstrie. Surname becomes Alexander. By order of James V "honorabilis vir Alexander Alsynder de Menstrie" dated Stirling-20 April, 1530 see section 8 Memorials of the Earl of Stirling

III. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER, third baron of Menstrie, who made a considerable figure in the reign of king James V.

Amongst the writs of the family of Argyle, there is an instrument of sasine, wherein Alex∣ander Alexander, son of the deceast Andrew Alexander of Menstrie, transfers all right he had to the lands of Menstrie,* in favours of Co∣lin earl of Argyle, his superior, dated 12th of February 1527.

In a sasine of Colin earl of Argyle, this A∣lexander was appointed the earl's bailie, and is designed honorabilis vir Alexander Alscin∣der de Menstrie,*&c. anno 1529.

There is a charter by Colin earl of Argyle, to Alexander Alscinder of Menstrie, of the lands of Duslater, in the shire of Stirling, of which Andrew Alexander his father and Ca∣tharine Graham his mother,* were proprietors, dated 15th January 1529.

Also a charter by the same earl, of the lands of mains of Menstrie, and mill thereof, to and in favours of Alexander Alscinder, and Eliza∣beth Douglas his spouse, in liferent, and An∣drew Alscinder their son and heir apparent in fee,* dated 26th August 1529, both which charters are confirmed by king James V. by a charter under the great seal,* dated 20th April 1530.

He married Elizabeth, daughter of sir Ro∣bert Douglas of Lochleven, ancestor of the earl of Morton, by whom he had two sons, and one daughter.

  • 1. Andrew, his heir.
  • 2. William Alexander, who was proprie∣tor of the lands of Clow in Perth-shire, and married Janet Marishal,* which appears by two charters under the great seal, to him and Ja∣net Marishal his spouse, of the lands of Clow, with the pertinents, &c. dated anno 1553.
  • His daughter, Isabel, married to James Mushet younger of Torrie,* in the county of Stirling.

He died anno 1545, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

  1. Memorials of the Earl of Sterling and of the house of Alexander. By the Rev. Charles Rogers, LL.D. Published 1877 by W. Paterson in Edinburgh. Page 8. "Alexander Alexander married Elizabeth ... Douglas, by whom he had two sons, Andrew and William, and two daughters, Marion and Isabel."
  2. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire" by Sir Bernard Burke, published 1887. Page 3. "Alexander Alexander, of Menstrie, living 1529, m. Elizabeth Douglas, of Lockleven, and d. 1545. He was the great grandfather of Sir William Alexander, of Menstrie (son of Alexander Alexander of Menstrie, and grandson of Andrew Alexander, also of Menstrie), who was a celebrated poet ....
  • The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, ... collected from the public records, and ancient chartularies of this nation, ... Illustrated with copper-plates. By Robert Douglas, Esq;. Douglas, Robert, Sir, 1694-1770.
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Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Scotland
Age 20
February 14, 1563
Age 73
Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire Stirling, Scotland
Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, UK