Hon. John Alexander of Gartmore

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Alexander, Sir William (c.1577-1640), 1st bt. and 1st Earl of Stirling.  Only son of Alexander Alexander (d. 1581) and his wife Marion, daughter of Gilbert Graham of Gartavertane, born about 1577. He married, 1601, Janet (fl. 1649), daughter of Sir William Erskine and had issue: 

(4) Hon. John Alexander of Gartmore (d. 1641/2), Master of Minerals and Metals in Scotland (jointly with his father), 1635; Master of the Mint in Scotland, 1635-41; married Agnes (d. c.1636), daughter of Robert Graham of Gartmore and had issue one daughter; 

John Alexander, the son of William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, and Jane/Janet Erskine was born abt. 1612 and died 1641 in Scotland. He was never anywhere near Virginia. This is a bogus lineage. The family of William Alexander, Earl of Stirling,is well documented -- he was an earl after all. You should take a look at the following history of the family of William Alexander and Jane Erskine (I have included my notes on the text):

"Memorials of the Earl of Stirling and of the house of Alexander," Charles Rogers, Edinburgh, W. Paterson, 1877, pages 38, 253 and 254:

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, married Janet Erskine about 1603. Their first son William was born abt. 1604. John Alexander was their 4th son, b. abt. 1612, d. 1641. John was matriculated a student in the University of Glasgow in 1630 (Reg. Col. Glasg.)

About 1633/1634, John Alexander married Agnes, the only daughter of Robert Graham of Gartmore, Perthshire. Agnes was married to John when her father died in 1634 and was described in estate documents as "lawful dochter of . . . Robert Graham of Gartmoir, and with consent of John Alexander, lawful son to ane noble and potent erle, William, Erle of Stirling, Lord Alexander, her spouse." Agnes Graham Alexander died some time prior to 23 January 1636, when her husband, John Alexander, was "invested in that portion of the lands of Gartmore which had passed to her at her father's death."

Agnes Graham Alexander had a brother Gilbert Graham who also inherited a portion of Gartmore, on the death of their father Robert Graham. Gilbert died in 1641 without children or siblings to inherit. As a result, his niece "Janet Alexander, only daughter of John Alexander and the deceased Agnes Graham" received her uncle's share in the lands of Gartmore (Sheriff Court Book, Stirling). If John and Agnes Graham Alexander had other children, they were dead by 1641, otherwise they would have inherited from their Uncle Gilbert along with Janet Alexander.

John Alexander, 4th son of William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, died in 1641 in Scotland.

Marriage to Elizabeth Maxwell 480 Modern State Trials.—Part IV. [April, newly-discovered documents ho trusts he will be able to establish that John Alexander of Gartmore (John No. )* after he had lost his wife, Agnes Graham, heiress of Gartmore, mar ried, as his second wife, Elizabeth Maxwell, of Londonderry, by whom he had an only son, John, who died at Deny in 1665-6. That this son John (John No. 2,) son of John of Gartmore, received his early educa tion at Londonderry was afterwards sent to German University and, after being many years abroad, set tled at Antrim married Mary Hamil ton, of Bangor had by her one son, John (John No. 3,) and two daugh ters died on the 19th April 1712, and was buried at Newtown. T

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Clackmannanshire, Scotland
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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