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Maria Alexander (Spratt)

Also Known As: "Maria Provost"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: New York, New York County, New York
Death: April 18, 1760 (67)
New York, New York County, New York
Place of Burial: Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York, New York.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Spratt and Maria Jans de Peyster
Wife of Samuel Provoost and James Alexander, Attorney General of New Jersey
Mother of John Provoost; David Provoost; James Alexander; William Alexander, Earl of Stirling; Elizabeth Stevens and 4 others

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About Maria Alexander

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  • Early life
  • Mary Alexander (Spratt) was born in New York City to John Spratt and Maria Shrick (née Maria de Peyster), who were both from prominent families of colonial era New York.
  • Her father, John Spratt, was born near Glasgow, Scotland, and became a merchant in New York and a speaker for the irregular assembly during the Leisler Rebellion in 1689.
  • Her mother, Maria Shrick, was from a respected Dutch family of goldsmiths, and had first married Paulus Schrick, and then remarried to John Spratt in 1687. After Spratt’s death in 1697 she married again to one David Provoost, a merchant of Huguenot-Dutch ancestry. After Maria DePeyster died in 1700, the Spratt children went to live with their maternal grandmother.[2]
  • In 1711 Mary Spratt married Samuel Provoost, a younger brother of her mother’s third husband. He was also a merchant as a haberdasher, dry goods importer and real estate agent. She invested her inheritance in his trading venture. She had three children with Provost before his death in about 1720. In 1721, she was married again to James Alexander, who had immigrated to America in 1715 and was one of the leading lawyers in New York City. During the next 39 years, Mary Alexander’s life was divided between caring for her growing family, continuing the Provoost mercantine enterprises, and supporting her husband’s political career.
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Maria Alexander's Timeline

April 17, 1693
New York, New York County, New York
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October 16, 1721
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December 27, 1725
Age 32
New York
Age 32
December 4, 1727
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