'Alexander2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Alexander of Ballyclose, Alexander of Caledon, Alexander of Caw, Alexander of Dublin, Alexander of Enagh, Alexander of Newtownlimavady

BIFR1976 ('Alexander (cos Derry and Tyrone)') reports that "This family traditionally claims to be a branch of the Alexanders of Tarbert, and to be cadets of the Scottish House of Menstry" (see Alexander1), identifies the following John as "the original settler in Ireland", and identifies all of his sons before following the line of his eldest son, John.
John Alexander of Eredy, co. Donegal (a 1610)
1. John Alexander of Enagh & Caw, co. Derry (a 1686, captain)
  m1. ??
  A. Alexander Alexander of Girlaw, Aughentaine, co. Tyrone
  m. Jean Stewart of Killymoon
  i.+ 4 sons and 2 daughters
  m2. Susanna
  B. William Alexander of Enagh & Caw
  i. John Alexander of Kilfennan, Caw, Enagh & Gransagh (b 1717, d unm 1801)
  ii. Samuel Alexander of Caw (b 1725, d 1814)
  m. Sarah Ross
  a. Samuel Alexander of Caw (b 1768, d unm 1844)
  b. John Alexander of Caw, Kilfennan, Enagh & Gransagh (b 1770, d 1852) had issue
  m. Hannah Richardson Murray (dau of Richardson Murray)
  c.+ other issue - William (b 1767, d unm 1852), Jane (b 1765, d 1842), Margaret (b 1777, d 1786), Sarah (b 1778, d 1814)
  iii. Robert Alexander (emigrated to USA)
  m. _ Wilmot of USA
  a.+ 2 sons (both Judges in USA)
  iv. George Alexander (b 1730, d 1794)
2. Robert Alexander of Dunvanaddy (a 1663, 4th son)
  A.+ issue - James of Dromore (co. Tyrone), Joseph
3. Andrew Alexander of Gannochy, later of Ballyclose (a 1689, Captain) this line followed by BIFR1976 ('Alexander (cos Antrim, Armagh,Carlow, Derry and Donegal)'), BP1934 ('Caledon'), etc.
  m1. _ Phillips (dau of Governor Sir Thomas Phillips)
  A. Jacob Alexander of Newtownlimavady
  m. (1692) Margaret (or Jane) Oliver (dau/heir of John Oliver of Newtownlimavady, chief magistrate)
  i. James Alexander of Newtownlimavady (d before 04.07.1786)
  m. Elizabeth Ross of Newtownlimavady
  a. Lesley Alexander of Newtownlimavady
  m. Anna Simpson of Armagh
  (1) John Alexander of Newtownlimavady (d 1853) had issue
  m. Margaret Maxwell (dau of Samuel Maxwell)
  (2) Lesley Alexander of Foyle Park (dsp, 3rd son)
  m. (1835) Amelia Maria Bates (dau of Col. _ Bates)
  (3) Thomas Alexander of Buncrana, Essex & London, Sheriff of co. Donegal (b 1791, d 17.02.1867, 5th son) had issue
  m. (1836) Jane Haigh (d 224.02.1875, dau of William Haigh of Westfield House, Doncaster)
  (4) Jane Alexander
  m. William Moody
  (5)+ other issue - James of Gortinesson, Alexander (d 1832), Louisa, Elizabeth
m2. _ Hilles (dau of laird of Hilles)
  B. John Alexander of Ballyclose & Gunslody (Gunsland) (d 12.03.1747)
  m. Anne White (dau of John White of Cady Hall)
  i. John Alexander of Derry (b 1689, d 1766)
  m. Sarah Maccauley (dau of Alexander Maccaulsy of co. Antrim)
  a. John Alexander of Ardmoulin, co. Derry (b 26.01.1736, d 23.12.1821)
m. (29.05.1760) Anne Portis (dau of George Portis)
  (1) John Alexander of Milford, co. Carlow (b 27.02.1764, d 16.08.1843) had issue
  m. (08.09.1801) Christian Izod Nickson (d 13.12.1864, dau of Lorenzo Nickson by Elizabeth, dau/coheir of Kevan Izod of Wiltoin & Chapel Izod
  b.+ other issue
  ii. Nathaniel Alexander of Gunsland & Derry (d 22.09.1761)
  m. Elizabeth McClintock (dau of William McClintock of Dunmore)
  a. William Alexander of London (d 1774)
m. (01.01.1753) Charlotte Monsey (d 11.10.1798, dau of Messenger Monsey of Chelsea Hospital)
  b. Robert Alexander of Boom Hall, co. Derry (b 1722, d 27.03.1790)
  m. (1759) Anne McCullogh (d 20.01.1817, dau/coheir of Henry McCullogh of Ballyarton)
  c. James Alexander, Sheriff of co. Tyrone, 1st Earl of Caledon (b 1730, d 22.03.1802)
m. (28.11.1774) Anne Craufurd (d 21.12.1777, dau of James Craufurd of Craufurdsburn by Mabel Johnson (dau of Hugh Johnson & sister/heir of Arthur))
  (1) Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon, Governor of Cape of Good Hope (b 14.12.1777, d 08.04.1839) had issue
  m. (16.10.1811) Catherine Freeman Yorke (b 14.04.1786, d 08.07.1863, dau of Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke)
  (2) Mabella Alexander (b 07.08.1775, d 04.03.1854)
  m. (05.07.1796) Andrew Thomas Blayney, 11th Lord of Monaghan (b 30.11.1770, d 08.04.1834)
(3) Elizabeth Alexander (b 21.06.1776, d unm 1851)
  d. Elizabeth Alexander
  m1. (1750) Joseph Weld (d 1758, son of Rev. Nathaniel)
  m2. (1762) Hamilton McClure
  e. Rebecca Alexander (d 1800)
  m. (1766) Josias Du Pre of Wilton Park (d 30.09.1780)
f.+ other issue (d young) - John, Nathaniel, Elisabeth, Ann ,Jane, Jane
  iii. William Alexander of Dublin (d 1778)
  m. Mary Porter of Vicardale
  a. Sir William Alexander of Belcamp, Lord Mayor of Dublin, 1st Bart (b 03.03.1743)
m. (20.07.1764) Catherine Malpas (dau of John Folie Malpas of Rochestown)
  (1) Sir Robert Alexander, 2nd Bart (b 16.12.1769, d 01.12.1859)
  m. (17.06.1796) Eliza Wallis (d 1844, dau/heir of John Wallis)
  (A) Sir William John Alexander, 3rd Bart (b 01.04.1797, d unm 31.03.1873)
  (B) Sir John Wallis Alexander, 4th Bart (b 01.10.1800, dsp 25.10.1888)
  m1. (18.05.1857) Lepel Charlotte Phipps (d 29.01.1869, dau of Henry Phipps, 1st Earl of Mulgrave)
  m2. (22.08.1877) Mary Kathleen Dreaper (dau of Rev. John Dreaper of Northampton)
  (C) Robert Du Pre Alexander (b 02.1802, d 16.11.1874) had issue
  m. (17.09.1833) Eliza Nembhard (d 12.1850, dau of B.B. Nembhard of Jamaica)
  (D) Jane Anne Alexander (d 21.11.1891)
  m. (06.08.1833) J. Nembhard Hibbert of Chalfont Park (d 03.01.1886, Major)
  (2) William John Alexander, later Alexander-Shaw (d 14.05.1856) had issue
m. (01.03.1815) Isabella Alexander (d 19.05.1834, dau of Robert Alexander of Seamount, cousin)
  (3) Catherine Alexander
  m. Robert Hamilton of Clonsilla
  (4) Eliza Alexander
  m. John Hamilton of Hacketstown
  b. Robert Alexander of Seamount, Dublin (d 14.07.1827) had issue
  m. (14.05.1785) Henrietta Quin (d 01.1839, dau of Henry Quin of Dublin)
  c. Mary Alexander
  m. William Jocelyn Shaw of Kenstown
  d. Anne Alexander
  m. (1764) Sir Richard Johnstone, Bart of Gilford
  iv. Martha Alexander
  m. Alexander Kellie
4.+ other issue - Archibald of Ballybiglimore, William

Main source(s): BIFR1976 ('Alexander (cos Derry and Tyrone)'), BIFR1976 ('Alexander (cos Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Derry and Donegal)') with some input from BP1934 ('Caledon'), BP1934 ('Alexander of Dublin')
[This page was originally prepared using BP1934 ('Caledon') with input from BLG1886 ('Alexander of Ahilly'), BLG1886 ('Alexander of Milford') & BP1934 ('Alexander of Dublin'). That covered many of the descendants of Andrew Alexander of Gannochy, later of Ballyclose. The page was redone on 27.03.22 using the two articles in BIFR1976, the first of which added the line of that Andrew's eldest brother, John, and mentioned his other brothers also.]
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