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Janet Erskine, of Balgownie, Countess of Stirling

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Birthplace: Little Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Newtownards, County Down, Ulster, Ireland
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Daughter of Sir William Erskine and Joanna Erskine
Wife of William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, 7th Baron of Menstrie
Mother of Margaret Alexander; Hon. Sir William Alexander; Hon. Sir Anthony Alexander, Joint Master of Works to the King; Hon. Sir Henry Alexander, 3rd Earl of Stirling; Jean De Montgomerie and 6 others
Sister of Jane Alexander

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About Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling

"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

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   http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jimscott&id=I14757
   http://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/

Name: Janet Erskine of Balgownie , . Sex: F Birth: ABT. 1580 in Little Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Death: AFT. MAY 1649 Reference Number: 14757 Note: (AFN: MW2H-24) Note: BIOGRAPHY: Scotty " William ALEXANDER Sir. m. 03 JAN 1601, in Scotland,JanetErskine, b. Scotland, (daughter of William ERSKINE and Unk. 279) d. Alive in May 1649. William died 21 FEB 1639/40, Covent Garden, London, England., buried: 12 APR 1640, Stirling, Scotland. The Complete Peerage " L. Claton Parker "Sir William Alexander, the Earl of Stirling was the only son of Alexander Alexander and his wife Marion. Shortly after returning from this trip 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.They were married in 1601 and as far as is known their relationship was both happy and fruitful. Janet gave him seven sons and three daughters and outlived him after 40 years of married life. 1. William ALEXANDER Sir. b. C. 1567, Stirling?, m. 03 JAN 1601, inScotland, Janet Erskine, b. Scotland, (daughter of William ERSKINE and Unk. 279) d. Alive in May 1649. William died 21 FEB1639/40, CoventGarden, London, England., buried: 12 APR 1640, Stirling, Scotland. Rogers Memorials "Memorials of the Earl of Stirling", "House of Alexander" by Charles Rogers, LLD, Vol. I, 1877, William Alexander, had two sons, Alexander Alexander, Baron of Menstrety, who was the father of William Alexander, Earl of Sterling, and Thomas Alexander, Alexander of Menstrie, first Earl of Stirling, from whom theVirginia family is deduced. He was born abt 1580, died in London, abt1640; knighted, 1613; created Earl of Stirling, 1633

Note: Janet Erskine was the daughter of Sir William Erskine. She was born before 1585. She married William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling on 3 January 1601. She died after 10 May 1649. Child of Janet Erskine and William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling: William Alexander, Lord Alexander b. b 1619, d. 18 May 1638

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

Marriage 1 Sir William Alexander MacAlistair , . b: ABT. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Married: 3 JAN 1600/01 in Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland Children

Capt. John Alexander (Immigrant) , . b: ABT. 1603 in Menstrie Castle, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
William Alexander , Jr. b: 1606
Robert Alexander b: 1604 in Stirling, Scotland
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Lady Janet Erskine, Countess of Stirling's Timeline

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Little Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
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1590
Age 10
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
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1603
Age 23
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
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Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
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Clakmannshire, Sterling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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December 1611
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Clackmannanshire, Scotland