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Families covered: Alexander of Menstrie, Alexander of Stirling

Thought to have descended from a branch of the Macdonalds, Lords of the Isles, was ...
Thomas Alexander of Menstrie (a 1505) probably the father of ...
1. Andrew Alexander of Menstrie
  m. Catherine Graham (d c1530)
A. Alexander Alexander of Menstrie (d c1555)
  m1. (before 25.06.1530) Elizabeth Douglas (dau of Thomas Douglas, son of Sir Robert of Lochleven)
  i. William Alexander of Menstrie (d before 11.06.1574, 2nd son)
  m. Elizabeth Coutts (dau of Alan Coutts or Couttie)
  a. Alexander Alexander of Menstrie (d 10.02.1580-1)
  m. Marion Graham (dau of Gilbert Graham of Gartavertane)
(1) William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (b c1567, d 12.02.1640)
  m. (mcrt 03.01.1601) Janet Erskine (a 05.1649, dau of Sir William Erskine, son of James of Little Sauchie)
  (A) Sir William Alexander, 'Lord Alexander', 'Viscount Canada' (b c1604, dvp 18.05.1638)
  m. (c1629) Margaret Douglas (b c1610, d 01.01.1660, dau of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas)
  (i) William Alexander, 2nd Earl of Stirling (b c1632, d 05.1640)
  (ii) Catherine Alexander
  m. (04.1657) Walter Sandilands, 6th Lord Torphichen (bpt 12.05.1629, d 05.1696)
  (iii) Jean Alexander
  (iv) Margaret Alexander
  m. (mcrt 06.08.1670) Sir Robert Sinclair, Bart of Longformacus (d 1678)
  (v) Lucy Alexander (d before 24.0.1645)
m. Edward Harrington
  (B) Sir Anthony Alexander (dsp 17.09.1637)
  m. Elizabeth Wardlaw (dau of Sir Henry Wardlaw, Bart of Pitreavie)
  (C) Henry Alexander, 3rd Earl of Stirling (d 1650)
m. (10.12.1637) Mary Vanlore (dau of Sir Peter Vanlore, Bart of Tylehurst)
  (i) Henry Alexander, 4th Earl of Stirling (b c1633, bur 11.02.1690)
  m1. (04.01.1664) Judith Lee (b c1645, d 15.12.1681, dau of Robert Lee of Binfield by Elizabeth, dau of Richard Archdale of London)
  (a) Henry Alexander, 5th Earl of Stirling (b 07.11.1664, dsp 04.12.1739)
  m. (c05.1690) Elizabeth Hoby (b 04.08.1667, d 10.10.1694, dau of Sir Edward Hoby, Bart of Bisham)
  (b) Mary Alexander (bur 27.03.1721)
  m. John Philips
  ((1)) William Philips, later Philips-Lee of Binfield
  (c) Judith Alexander (d 08.07.1704)
  m. (10.1706) Sir William Trumbull of Easthampstead Park (d 14.12.1716)
(d)+ other issue - William (b 28.12.1665, d 07.03.1666), William of Turvell (bpt 06.06.1667, d 24.10.1699), Robert (bpt 09.09.1673, d 10.1710), Peter (bpt 10.05.1677, d 1678), Peter (bpt 23.03.1679, d 11.1729)
  m2. (20.11.1683) Priscilla Windham (b 16.05.1626, d before 24.11.1691, dau of Sir Hugh Windham, Bart of Pilsden Court, widow of Sir Robert Reynolds of Elvetham)
  (ii) Mary Alexander (dsp before 12.04.1662)
  m. Robert Lee of Binfield
  (iii) Jane Alexander (d unm c01.1747)
(D) John Alexander of Gartmore (d 1641/2)
  m. Agnes Graham (dau of Robert Graham of Gartmore)
  (i) Janet Alexander
  (E) Charles Alexander (d before 30.03.1663)
  m. (before 24.03.1645) Anna Drurie
(i)+ issue - Charles (dsp), James (a 1670)
  (F) James Alexander (bur 09.12.1671, Lt. Colonel, 8th son)
  m1. (16.08.1656) Margaret Scrimgeour (bur 01.1662, dau of Capt. David Scrimgeour, son of 1st Viscount Dudhope)
  m2. (c1668) Grizel Hay (dau of James Hay, son of George, 2nd Earl of Kinnoull)
  (i) Margaret Alexander (bpt 23.06.1669)
  (G) Jean Alexander (d 1670)
  m1. (03.08.1623) Hugh Montgomery, 2nd Viscount of the Ards (d 15.11.1642)
  m2. (sp) Robert Munro (a 1680, Maj. General, son of George of Obsdale, son of Robert, 15th of Fowlis)
(H) Margaret Alexander
  m. (20.07/03.08.1620) Sir William Murray of Dunearn, 1st Bart (d 1646)
  (I)+ other issue - Robert (d before 06.1638), Ludovick (dsp), Elizabeth (d unm 12.1642)
  (2) Marion Alexander
  m. (10.08.1589) Duncan Paterson of Stirling
  (3) Janet Alexander
  m. (after 13.12.1583) David Forrester of Logie (d 24.06.1595)
  (4) Elizabeth Alexander
  m. (25.09.1592) Walter Neisch of Dubbiehead (d 09.1606, bailie of Stirling)
  (5)? Cristine Alexander
  m. Patrick Kinross
  b. Archibald Alexander (d 13.09.1621, Dean of Guild of Stirling)
  m. (06/7.1589) Elizabeth Alexander (dau of Robert Alexander of Stirling)
  (1)+ issue - James (bpt 23.12.1591, a 1633), John (a 1622), Elizabeth (bpt 03.1590)
  c. Andrew Alexander (a 11.1643)
  m. Janet Archibald
  d. Janet Alexander
  m. John Burne
  e.+ other issue - William, John
ii. James Alexander in Stirling (4th son) possibly the James who married ...
  m. (23.10.1580) Janet Gaudee
  a. James Alexander
  iii. Marion Alexander
  m1. Alexander Murray of Woodend (d 01.1595)
  m2. James Muschet of Burnbank
  iv. Elizabeth Alexander (d 02.1607)
  m. John Leishman of Stirling (d before 11.07.1590)
  v. Margaret Alexander (bur 02.1592-3)
  m. John Stirling (probably brother of Henry of Ardoch)
  vi. daughter possibly of this generation
  m. John Hamilton of Bardowie (d c1586)
  vii.+ other issue - Andrew (dvpsp), John
  m2. Elizabeth Forbes (relict of Henry Spittal of Blairlogie) ## see here ##
  B. Andrew Alexander
  C. William Alexander of Clow reported by some to have been son rather than brother of Alexander
  m. Jonet Marshall
  i.+ issue including Adam

Main source(s): TSP (Alexander of Stirling) with support from BE1883 (Alexander of Stirling)
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