Margaret Douglas

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About Margaret Douglas

Alexander, Sir William (c.1604-38), Lord Alexander.  Eldest son of William Alexander (c.1577-1640), 1st Earl of Stirling, and his wife Janet, daughter of Sir William Erskine, born about 1604. Married, c.1629, Margaret (c.1611-60), daughter of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas, and had issue: 

  • (1) William Alexander (c.1632-40), 2nd Earl of Stirling; inherited the estates of his grandfather in February 1640 but died young, May 1640, aged about 8;
  • (2) Catherine Alexander (c.1633-c.1670), married 28 April 1657, Walter Sandilands, 6th Lord Torpichen (1629-96) and had issue; died before 11 April 1671;
  • (3) Jean Alexander; 
  • (4) Margaret Alexander, m. 1670 as his second wife, Sir Robert Sinclair, 1st bt. of Longformacus (d. 1678) and had issue three daughters; 
  • (5) Lucy Alexander (c.1620-c.1645), married Edward (1605-45), son of Sir Sapcote Harrington, kt.; died before March 1645.

He acquired lands in Nova Scotia for settlement in 1635.

He died in the lifetime of his father, 18 May 1638, aged about 34, and was buried in Stirling church. His widow died in January 1660, aged 49, and was buried in the Douglas vault in St. Bride's Church, Douglas.


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Margaret Douglas's Timeline

1611
1611
Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1615
1615
Age 4
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1620
1620
Age 9
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1633
1633
Age 22
Sterling, Menstrie, Scotland
1660
January 1, 1660
Age 49
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Douglas, South Lanarkshire, Scotland