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John Alexander (son of Archibald McAllister) was born 1587 in Tarbert, Kentyre, Argyll, Scotland, and died 1662 in Eredy, Raphoe, County Tyrone, Ireland. He married Jean Stewart on 1610 in Eredy And Loughtown, Donadea, County Kildare, Ireland.

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_PREF Y ABBR Rev Charles Rogers,LLD, Rogers, Charles Rev "MEMORIALS OF T TITL HE EARL OF STIRLING", and the HOUSEOF ALEXANDER", by the Rev. Charles Rogers, LLD, and CharRev Charles Rogers,LLD, Rogers, Charles Rev "MEMORIALS OF THE EARL OF STIRLING", and the HOUSEOF ALEXANDER", by the Rev. Charles Rogers, LLD, and Char ABBR Rogers, Charles Rev "MEMORIALS OF THE EARL OF STIRTITL Rev Charles Rogers,LLD, Rogers, Charles Rev "MEMORIALS OF THE EARL OF STIRLING", and the HOUSEOF ALEXANDER", by the Rev. Charles Rogers, LLD, and Chart by FrancisThomas Ander (Pub Vol II Edinburgh William Paterson, 67 Princes Street PublishedScotland 1877) ABBR Rogers, Charles Rev "MEMORIALS Vol IITITL Rogers, Charles Rev "MEMORIALS OF THE EARL OF STIRLING", and the HOUSEOF ALEXANDER", by the Rev. Charles Rogers, LLD, and Chart by FrancisThomas Anderson Junkin, LLD., Chicago TEXT Volumn II Memorials _PAREN Y ABBR hjackwells3--Jack McCallister ancestors.FTW TITL hjackwells3--Jack McCallister ancestors.FTW ABBR hjackwells3--Jack McCallister ancestors.FTW Call number: _PAREN Y[hjackwells3--Jack McCallister ancestors.FTW] 6786 ARCHIBALD MACALISTER/MACALEXANDER, 4th Laird of Tarbert is mention edas chief of clan MacAlister/MacAlexander and steward of Tarbert Castl e in1631 when he is summoned by Sir William Alexander of Stirling. SirW illiam made him a burgess of Stirling and Sir William became the chiefo f Clan, which allowed him a coat of arms. ARCHIBALD is found indocument s in 1627 with his son, Gorrie. (Memorials). Hector another sonof Archi bald. DONALD XII-B 6975 , second son of ANGUS VIC- XI was 1st Laird of Tarbe rtCastle. 6976 His 3rd son Charles was Tutor of Loup and 2nd Laird of TarbertCast le. In 1580 Charles was granted Feu Farm by Alexander MacAlister hisgra nduncle. Charles?s son, 6978 Hector was Constable of Tarbert and 3rdLai rd of Tarbert. Hector?s son 6786 Archibald was 4th Laird of Tarbert,Cap t. of Tarbert. His son 6769 Godfrey or Gorrie was 5th Laird ofTarbert. ( Mac1) Rogers Memorials Vol II "Archibald Alexander of Tarbert was related t oSir William Alexander who in turn was a close friend of Sir JohnCunnin ghame. Sir William helped Sir John buy the lands in Donegal, andowned s ome of them himself from 1618 when he foreclosed on the mortgage.When l ooking for tenants he would probably offer them to his family,including A rchibald Alexander of Tarbert, and one tenancy was taken up bya John Al exander in 1613. His resulting family in Donegal are said to bedescende d from MacAlexander of Tarbert, Kintyre in the next chapter.However, I c annot see anywhere stated who was the father of JohnAlexander of Eredy] . Lecky Laggan and its Presbyterianism " in the year 1665 with the nam esof the townlands in which they lived. In several instances families o fthe same name still live in the same townlands and are no doubtdescend ants of these old "residenters". Ballibegly, Archibald Allexander Ardee, John Allexander Ballylennan John Alexander Carnsannagh John Allexander, senior, John Allexander, junior Rogers Memorials "Archibald Alexander of Tarbert had son GorrieAle xander heir apparent (1627 and 1636 records) In 1631 ArchibaldAlexander o f Tarbert acknowledged Sir William as chief of the ClanAlister. (Looks l ike Allister and Alexander are used interchangeably)Godfrey was the son o f Archibald and that Archibald was summoned toScotland to visit Sir Wm w ho wanted a coat of arms. When Archibald left(1631), he was then a burg ess of Stirling and Sir Wm was the chief of theclan. 1.4.1 James Alexander of Dromore, County Tyrone. His tombstone isdecora ted witht the arms of the House of Menstry. (In 1631 the chief ofthe Al exander clan, Archibald Alexander was called to Sir William's abodeand g ave over to Sir William the title of chief of clan so that he couldhave a c oat of arms. John of Eredy is believed to be directly fromKintyre, not M enstry.) From Roger's Memorials Sir William did get a land grant in Ulster in 1616 from Sir JamesCun ningham who sold Feb 26 1616,-2000 acres called Decastrose andPortlogh. ( From internet Donegal, 1618). However he was deprived in 1633of this la nd by the Irish Court of Chancery as he had allowed a mereIrishman to o btain 1 quarter of the town of Mullaliglisse Rogers Memorisas pg 7 " Archibald Alexander chief of the Tarbert,Kin tyre clan did in 1631 with the bidding of Sir William so that SirWillia m could have a coat of arms---gave him the title of chief of theMacAlex ander clan. Looks like in turn, Sir William influenced the powersthat b e to make Archibald a burgess of Stirling. So in that sense, theTarbert l ine also had connection to Menstry. Chiefs of Clan McAlister/MacAlexander of Tarbert, Kintyre Scotland from Roger's Memorials 1.Tarlack MacAlexander born by 1460 granted stewardry of land of Kityre and also grant of lands of Auchnaglek and Le Crag in the barony of Bar, North Kintyre in 1481 by James III. (See Clan MacAlister---has CharlesM acAlister invested with Stewardry of Kintyre in 1481 by James III) 2.John Dubh MacAlexander son of Tarlack mentioned in 1493 (Above materi alhas this John Dubh as 4th and last of the Lords of the Isles) 3.Angus Alexander son of John Dubh acquired the lands of Loupe,Argylesh ire, later called Macalisters. (above material has himgreat-grandson of J ohn Dubh.) 4. Archibald Alexander descendant of Tarlack became hereditary constabl eof the castle of Tarbert. He is found in documents in 1627 with sonGor rie, 1636 with Sir Dougal Campbell Bart of Auchinbrrek. In 1631Archibal d granted Sir William Alexander of Menstry the title of chief ofclan Ma cAlexander and in exchange was made a burgess of Stirling. SirWilliam w as wanting a coat of arms and title. 5. Gorrie nickname for Godfrey was of age in 1627. Gorrie may be thebro ther to John of Eredy. Gorrie was the heir of Tarbert castle afterArchi bald. (AFH says Gorrie is uncle to John of Eredy.This John is foundas T utor or Guardian of Loup and that he and his father and brother,Randall e scaped to Ireland about 1605 and Archibald's brother inheritedthe chief ship title of Tarbert Castle. _PREF Y DATE 9 Jul 2005 TIME 11:12_PREF Y _PREF Y ABBR Sir Edmund Burke Excerpt provided by J. P. Helton of Chat TITL tanooga, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage and Burke's Landed Gentry "History of IrSir Edmund Burke Excerpt provided by J. P. Helton of Chattanooga, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage and Burke's Landed Gentry "History of Ir ABBR Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage and BurkTITL Sir Edmund Burke Excerpt provided by J. P. Helton of Chattanooga, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage and Burke's Landed Gentry "History of Irish Familes" (Excerpt provided by J. P. Helton of Chattanooga Annotateion William R.Phillips 4414 Gailwood Av MemphisTN. 38122-1735) ABBR Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and KnightageTITL Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage and Burke's Landed Gentry "History of Irish Familes" J. P. Helton; ALEXANDER OF MENSTRY From "Burke's Irish FamilyRecords" 1976 Edition Excerpt _PAREN Y ABBR hjackwells3--John MacAlister Alexander.FTW TITL hjackwells3--John MacAlister Alexander.FTW ABBR hjackwells3--John MacAlister Alexander.FTW Call number: _PAREN Y[hjackwells3--John MacAlister Alexander.FTW] MACALEXANDERS IN ULSTER IRELAND AROUND 1613 5201 JOHN ALEXANDER born about 1585-90 is thought to be a son ofArch ibald, 4th Laird of Tarbert) is found in 1613 as a tenant on land ofJam es Cunningham, His portion of land is called ?Eredy?. It has beensugges ted that he changed his name to Alexander so as to receive land inUlste r which was only apportioned to Lowland Scots as well as Englishsubject s. Since Highlanders were not allowed to settle in Ulster, thenperhaps t his John Alexander came from North Ayrshire as did his landlord,James C unningh am Esquire, the uncle of Sir James Cunningham as seen inplantati on records. (See Donegal records) MEMORIALS OF THE HOUSE OF STIRLING AND THE HOUSE OF ALEXANDER BY REV.CH ARLES ROGERS 1887 CHAPTERS XXV AND XXVI contain information on John of Eredy and hisdesce ndants. Ch XXV pp 59-78 John Alexander was granted his tenancy at Eredy on 1 May 1613 (one of t hesettlers). The name Eredy resembles Eradell in South Kintyre, granted i n1484 to Tarlach MacAlexander of Tarbert. Evidently Sir William Alexand erkept up with his relatives in Kintyre and also with Cunninghame ofGle ngarnock. Archibald Alexander of Tarbert visited Sir William atMenstry a nd was given ?burghal hounours? in Stirling and the chief ofMacAlexande r made Sir William head of his clan. The Alexanders of Menstryand Cunni ngh ames of Glengarnock were friendly for generations. Etc etc. (In his first volume, Rogers states that Sir William wanted a coat ofar ms and called Archibald, then chief of clan to him and when Archibaldde parted he was a burgess of Stirling and Sir William was chief of clan.) Sir William loaned 400 to Sir James Cunninghame on 26 Feb. 1613, butfo reclosed on 24 June 1618 taking possession of the Eredy lands. By 1619S ir James Cunninghame had built a manor and a village of 12 houses inDon egal, which were inhabited by British tenants. After Sir James died in1 623, Sir William Alexander successfully defended his widow against hisc reditors. In 1629 Sir John Cunninghame, son of the original patentee, obtained t hesuperiority of his father?s lands and had them erected into a manor w ithpower to create tenures. Thereupon the original settlers, including J ohnAlexander of Eredy received new titles to their lands, and taking th eoath of supremacy obtained denization.? John Alexander of Eredy occupied several holdings. In the Hearth Tax ro llhe is styled, ?John Allexander of ye Dukes land? (Dukes = Duke ofLenn ox.) He appears to have had several sons?John Alexander,jun?Archibald A lexander of Ballybiglimore?William Alexander ofRaphoe?Robert Alexander o f Errigal. (pg 64) The seal attached to the will of John Alexander, younger of Eredy, date d23 Sept 1690 displays a dexter arm embowed, the hand holding a dagger, the crest of his Scottish ancestors, the MacAlexanders of Tarbert. No mention of the father of John of Tarbert, but evidently his crestsho ws his connection with MacAlexanders/MacAlisters of Tarbert. However,co uld that be the same crest as Sir William?s? HS In the parish of Clonleigh in 1663, John Alexander is associated with a ?William Alexander? and in the roll of that parish for 1665 he is named along with William Alexander of the parish of Raphoe. In the Hearth Tax Rolls of the parish of Errigal, county Londonderry in 1663 is namedRobe rt Alexander at Dunvanaddy and Mevoy. It then goes on to discuss a rebellion of 1641-49. There was a battle a tGlenmakwin near Raphoe with 500 Irish killed. In 1649 the Irish hadsuc cesses, burning Manor Cunninghame and the town of St. Johnstone. JohnSr. a nd Jr. were both involved. John Jr. received compensation for thedestru ction of his property by the rebels in 1649. The rest of the chapter appears to follow the line of John Jr. who join edthe army and was married twice-second wife Susanna. He had a sonAlexa nder Alexander who had 4 sons, third named William. Ch XXV pp 86-97 The families of Archibald, Robert and William are described in ChapterX XVI (pp 86-97). Robert Alexander de Meyboy (Mevoy?) took part in thesie ge of Londonderry in1649 and was granted lands at Drumquin, inArdstraw, C o. Tyrone. It then describes his family up to 1869. Archibald Alexander of Ballybiglemore was in Taghboyne, Donegal in 1661 .He married Elizabeth Mackey and died in Taghboyne 1689. It follows his family for several pages up to 1866. Chapter XXVI is quite explicit.?Wi lliam Alexander, one of the sons of Archibald Alexander ofBallybigglemo re, in the parish of Taghboyne, county Donegal (descendedfrom the House o f MacAlexander of Tarbert, in Kintyre), occupied aholding in the estate o f Manor Cunninghame, in Taghboyne parish. He hadfour sons, Archibald, W il liam, Robert and Peter. Peter Alexander, theyoungest son settled in L ondonderry; he was twice married with issue.Sometime after his death, h is second wife, Jane Scott, emigrated toKentucky with several children w ho there settled. William the second son,emigrated to Philadelphia and t here settled. He died without issue.Robert the third son emigrated to P ennsylvania in 1736, where he became ateacher of mathematics; he afterw ards settled in Virginia. Archibald Alexander, eldest son of William Alexander was born at ManorC unninghame on 4 Feb 1708. In 1736 he accompanied his brother Robert toA merica settling in New Providence, in Pennsylvania. About 1747 heremove d to Rockbridge in Virginia. He married twice with 2 sons, 5daughters b y first wife, 4 sons and 3 daughters by second wife. William Alexander was in the Hearth tax rolls in 1662 in Clonleigh and i sincluded in Raphoe. Rogers says he was probably the father of JamesAle xander who was the Presbyterian Minister at Raphoe, also called Convoy1 677-1704. James was persecuted with others in 1681. He married MariamSh aw with no issue. A James Alexander of Raphoe, probably a nephew ofRev. J ames died in 1723. (Who is this?) One researcher says that Rev.James is t he son of John Jr.but did not give the source. Some oldinformation had h im the son of Robert. Chapter XXXI Members of the sept of MacAlexander of Ayr?.settled on the Scottish coast and trading to the opposite shores, there planted theirf amilies. According to tradition? an exodus of MacAlexanders fromGallowa y to Larne occurred in the reign of Charles I. The name ofMacAlexander o ccurs frequently in the Hearth Tax rolls for 1666. (CharlesI reign was 1 625-1649) (John of Eredy did come before this.) There is a tombstone in Raphoe for Elizabeth Alexander. ?Erected to the memory of William Alexander Sr. who died April 1856 aged 83 years, also Robert Alexander died 1861 aged 78 years, also Jane Alexander wife ofWi lliam Alexander Jr. Dromore who died 1869, aged 35 years. Chapter XXII contains quite a lot about James Alexander an attorney inD ublin, receiving rents from Raphoe, Donegal in 1671. Chapter XXVIII follows the family of Andrew Alexander of Garvachy. He i sin the HTR (Hearth Tax Rolls) for Errigal, Londonderry 1663. Andrew it was believed, a son of John Alexander of Eredy. He was at the siege ofL ondonderry in 1649, is referred to as a Captain, and was granted land a tBallyclose, Drumachose, near Newton Limavady. His initials are in a st onein the present mansion at Ballyclose. He married Hilles and had 3 so ns.The chapter follows his descendants for 10 pages. (Some confusion he rewith the Andrew and his son Andrew who married the Hilles as second w ife.) Chapter XXXI follows the MacAlexanders in Antrim, Armagh and Downfr om the Hearth Tax Rolls for 1666 and onwards. They settled fromCarrick, A yrshire. Culbert Alexander is in HTR Armagh for 1664. WilliamAlexander s ettled in Londonderry and had a son Fergus baptized in 1665.John Alexan der settled about 1666 near Lough, Enagh and had lands at Caw. MacAlister of the Clan MacAlister "MACALEXANDERS IN ULSTER IRELANDA ROUND 1613 JOHN ALEXANDER born about 1585-90 (is thought to be a son of Archibald, (Laird of Tarbert in 1631) is found in 1613 as a tenant onla nd of James Cunningham, His portion of land is called "Eredy". It hasbe en suggested that he changed his name to Alexander so as to receiveland i n Ulster which was only apportioned to Lowland Scots as well asEnglish s ubjects. Most material states that this John of Eredy came fromthe Kint yre Pen insula rather than from Menstrie, Stirling, Scotland. Hissecond s on was named Archibald. Probable Sons of John of Eredy ROBERT(1), ARCHIBALD(2) , JOHN(3), WILLIAM(4), AND ANDREW DD(5), arenam ed as sons of John of Eredy.in Burke?s Irish Records In the 1630Muster R olls of Donegal, Raphoe Parish are found: Robert, and two Arch'sas wel l as a Ranald MacAlexander on lands of their own, and two John'sstill o n James Cunningham's land. We assume one John is the son of theother. T he lines of Archibald and John (Junior) have been traced. AndrewDD's l ine is known as the Alexanders of Antrim. Rev. James Alexander whodied 1 70 4 leaving only to wife Mariam Shaw. She left only to a niece) issaid t o have been the son of John Junior, son of John(3). Archibald(2)an eld er in Taghboyne, married Elizabeth MacKay. Their son Williamfathered Ar chibald who went to America in 1736 and married MargaretParkes and 2nd M arg. McClure in 1757. Son William(4) is thought to befather of seven so ns. (It is possible that one of the ?Archs? found in 1630 Muster Rolls is a brother of John of Eredy. If estimation of the birth date of John ofEre dy is 1685-1690, then he would be rather young to have an 18 year oldgr andson Archibald in 1630. Our estimation of the birth-date of Archibald as son of John of Eredy is about 1610. However, Scots did marry veryyou ng ?as soon as they were able to do labor. They had to be of age 18howe ver to receive land in Ulster. (Leyburn?s Scotch-Irish) WILLIAM(4) found in Hearth Tax Rolls of 1665 in Raphoe Parish, is said t obe the father of the seven brothers who came to Somerset and Cecil Co. Md. ---William Sr., Francis, Andrew, James, Samuel, Joseph, and John an dtwo sisters, Jane (MacKnitt) and Elizabeth (Wallace). All except oldes tbrother, William and his son William Jr. migrated to Cecil Co. Md. The yevidently obtained a grant of land called ?New Munster?, from EdwinO?D wire in 1683, but did not move there until about 1700. By then Andrewha d die d and his son Elias, James Alexander, weaver and his sons Mosesand D avid Alexander, weaver and brother Joseph and his son James thetanners a re found on early land deeds. Most of their descendants migratedto Meck lenburg North Carolina between 1751-1765. A number of Alexandersare fou nd in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania before migrating toMecklenb urg. John Alexander of Eredy John Alexander, possibly son of Archibald came to Ulster and wasgrant ed by James Cunningham (not Sir James Cunningham) land in Moiagh(Moyegh ) in May 1 1613, his portion called Eredy (along with AndrewArnett, Wil liam Arnett, John Hutchine, Peter Stevenson, John Hamilton,Edward Homes a nd George Leich. Children of John Alexander: 1.Robert born about 1610 as he was of age with land in 1630 and in army (Sword and Pike) of William Steward, Esqr., Lard of Dunduff undertaker of 1000 acres in 1630 in Barony of Raphoe..Robert was awarded lands inD rumquin Co Tyrone where he died. He was registered in Errigal Prish Co. Londonderry, Ireland in 1649. All his descendants remain in Ireland whi chat least one was Joseph. 2.Archibald Alexander born about 1611 as he had land in 1630 and in arm yof Mr. Alexander Steward, undertaker of 1000 acres (Swords only)in Bar onyof Raphoe.Archibald Alexander is found in 1663 (Ballybegleymore) and 1 665tax rolls in Ballibegly. A Joseph Alexander, probably descendant ofA rchibald had will in Bellybigley in 1767 3.John Alexander born about 1612 may have still lived with father JohnA lexander Sr. as he was on the lands of James Cunningham, Esqr.Undertake r of 1000 acres of which his father obtained in 1613. We assumethe two J ohn Alexanders are father and son, although rolls do notstate,"elder" a nd "younger". 4.William Alexander born about 1614-20 as he was not of age in 1630, no rdid he carry arms. He is found in the parish of Raphoe in 1665 on Hear thTax rolls (Sismontigly). A John Alexander (father or brother to Willi am?)is found in Maghrisollus in 1665 hearth tax rolls in Raphoe parish. 5.Andrew DD born about 1620 ancestor of the Alexanders of Co. Antim,Arm agh, Carlow and Donegal, youngest son of John of Eredy married DortheaC aulfield. In the parish of Taboyne in 1665 tax rolls there are 4 John Alexanders a swell as Archibald Alexander: Ardee: John Allexander; Ballylennan: Jo hnAlexander, Carnsannagh: John Alexander Sr. and Junior. Could these Jo hnsbe grandsons of the original John of Eredy? "Ardee" could be "Eredy" In the parish of Raphoe in 1665 are found two Alexanders---John inMagri sollus and William in Sismontigly. Alexander of Menstry From Burke's Irish FAmily Records 1976 Edition, Excerpt provided by J. P. Helton of Chattanooga, Annotated by W mR. Phillips of Memphis ALEXANDERS OF DONEGAL, DERRY AND TYRONE l. The Alexander family traditionally claims to be a branch of theAlex anders of Tarbert and to be cadets of the Scotish House of Menstry. Aco nnected descent can only be shown, however from the original settler in Ireland----John Alexander RN=2750 of Eridy, County Donegal (which lands he rented from Sir James Cunningham of Glenarnock, Ayrshire who acquite dthem on condition that he did not "alienate the premises to no mereIri shman or any other person unless he or they first take the oath of Supremacy" 1.2 John Alexander of Eredy and Loughtown, Donadea, County Kildare b 1 9Sept 1627 (dob probably wrong WRP) m. Mrs Cloe Vershoyle-Greene, elder dau o fI. K. Vershoyle-Campbell of Tassagart, Saggart County Dublin Lineage: l.lJ ohn Alexander, Capt of Enagh and CAw Co Dedrry 1.2 Archibald Alexandero f Ballybigmore 1.3 William Alexander 1.4 Robert Alexander took part in Siege of Derrya nd for his servicfes was granted lands at Drumquin, Ardstraw, Co Tyrone . 1.5 Andrew ancestor of Alexanders of Co Antrim Armagh Carlow and Donega lRev. Andrew DD youngest son of John of Eridy Co Donegal m. Dorthea Caulfield etc. It goes on and gives sons of each of these, but not William or Archiba ld. Another page on Adam and Charles Alexander and gives their ancestry as John Alexander original settler of Co Donegal, Ireland b. ca 1590bel ieved to have been descended from the House of MacAlexander in TarbertK intyre, Scotland. he settled in Eridy near Raphoe, Ireland. They had at least four sons, Robert Andrew, Archibald and Willaim and several moreu nknown. Robert was registered in Errigal Parish Co Londonderryh, Irelan d1649 awarded land in Drumquin co Tyrone whre he died. All his descenda ntsremain in Ireland which at least one was Joseph. Andrew was living a tGravachy Co Londonderry Ireland and also registered at Erriogal parish 1663 Sir Thomas Phillips, a close friendg ave him land grant at Ballyclose in Drumachose Parish near Londonderry. he had three son, John, Thomas and another. All remained inIreland.Arch ibald stayed near his father place was registered atTaghboyne Parish in L aggan Presbytery in 1661 He was an elder from1672-1681 and lived in Bll leighan Co Donegal near Raphoe. m. ElizabethmacKay four sons----Joseph J ohn, Archibald jr. and James All remained inIreland.Willliam believed t o b e father of 7 sons etc. registered inConleigh AParish Co Donegal Ire land in 1662 move to Raphoe Parish in1665, Alex Heartiage " John A lexander was an original settler ofCo. Donegal, IRE. He ws b.ca 1590 an d believed to have been descendedfrom the House of MacAlexander.in Tarb errt, Kintyre, W.Scotland. Hesettled at Eredy near Raphoe.IRE. They had a t least four sons Robert,Andrew. Archibakd, and William. and several mo re unknown Burkes Peerage "John Alexander original settler of Co Donegal,Irela nd b. ca 1590 believed to have been descended from the House ofMacAlexa nder in Tarbert Kintyre, Scotland. he settled in Erady nearRaphoe, Irel and. They had at least four sons, Robert Andrew, Archibaldand Willaim a nd several more unknown. Robert was registered in ErigalParish Co Londo nderryh, Ireland 1649 awarded land in Drumquin Co., Tyronewhre he died. A ll his descendants remain in Ireland which at least onewas Joseph. And rew was living at Gravachy Co Londonderry Ireland andalso registered at E rogal parish 1663 Sir Thomas Phillips, a close friendgave him land gran t at Ballyclose in Drumachose Parish near Londonderry.he had three son, J ohn, Thomas and another. All remained in Ireland. Archibald stayed near his father place was registered at Taghboyne Pari shin Laggan Presbytery in 1661 He was an elder from 1672-1681 and lived i nBllleighan Co Donegal near Raphoe. m. Elizabeth MacKay foursons----Jos eph John, Archibald jr. and James All remained inIreland.Willliam beli eved to be father of 7 sons etc. registered inConleigh AParish Co Doneg al Ireland in 1662 move to Raphoe Parish in 1665 Memorials "This William is a son of John Alexander of Eredy. "Then ame Eredy closely resembles Eradall, one of the merk lands in SouthKint yre, granted by James III in 1484 to Tarlach MacAlexander of Tarbert(Re g. Sig., lib. X., 9 ,reference)." It says Sir William Alexander ofMenst ry, afterwards Earl of Stirling, maintained a correspondence withhis re latives in Kintyre....... in 1629, the original settlers includedJohn A lexander of Eredy; he received new titles to the land which waschiefly a ppropriate d to Scottish settlers (Hill's Montgomery MSS, p183). From Burke's Irish Family Records" 1976 Edition excerpted by J. PHe lton of Chatanooga and Annotated by Wm R Phillips of Memphis, Tennessee is the following material: The Alexander family traditionally claims t obe a branch of the Alexanders of Tarbert and be cadets of the Scottish House of Menstry. A connected descent can only be shown however, from t heoriginal settler in Ireland, John Alexander of Eredy, Co Donegal --wh ichlands he rented from Sir James Cunningham of Glenarnock, Ayrshire wh oacquited them on condition that he did not "alienate the premises to n omere Irishman or any other person unless he or they first take the oa thof Supremacy" 1610. This John Alexander of Eridy and Loughtown, Donad ea,county Kildare married Mrs. Chloe Vershoyle-Greene, elder dau of I. K .Vershoyle-Campbell of Tassagart, Saggart, Co Dublin. He had sons, 1/Jo hn, Capt of Enagh and Caw, co Derry and had land on Ross's Baypurchased 1 686, 2/Archibald Alexander of Ballybigmore, 3/WilliamAlexander (our lin e?), 4/Robert Alexander, registered at Errigal ParishCo Londonderry, Ir e. 1649, not far from Raphoe and was awarded lands atDrumquin, Ardstraw , Co Tyrone, had issue James whose tombstone isdecorated with the arms o f the house of Menstry. and Joseph., and5/Andrew ancestor of Alexanders o f Co Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, andDonegal., a Presbyterian Minister and y oungest son of John Alexander ofEridy, Co Donegal m. Dorthea Caulfield d au of Rev. James Caulfield DD andd. ca 1641 leaving issue, Andrew, of B allyclose who w as attainted by KingJames II 1689, Jacob of Limavady m. M argaret of Jane Oliver. Children ofRobert, Andrew, Archibald all staye d in Ireland. Robert Alexanderdescendant of Capt. John Alexander above, e migrated to American Coloniesand was lost at sea on second voyage leavi ng issue two sons both whobecame judges in USA Memorials of the Earl of Stirling, the House of Alexander by Rev.C harles Rogers LLD, Edinburgh says, " Reverend James Alexander is said t obe probable son of William Alexander of Raphoe who is on a Hearth Roll Tax of 1662 named in parish of Clonleigh, Co. Donegal. This William is a son of John Alexander of Eredy. The name Eredy closely resembles Eredal l,one of the merk lands in South Kintyre, granted by James III in 1484 t oTarlack MacAlexander of Tarbert (Reg Sig lib. X. 9 reference). It says Sir Willi am Alexander of Menstry afterwards Earl of Stirling maintained a correspondence with his relatives in Kintyre?..in 1629 the originalsett lers included John Alexander of Eredy. He received new titles to thelan d, which was chiefly appropriated to Scottish settlers (HillsMontgomery M SS p 183) Leased Lands in Dongual/Rapho On 1 May 1613 Leased lands to: --Eredy, to Wm. Arnett, Andrew Arnett, John Alexander, John Hutchine,Pe ter Stevenson, John Hamilton, Edward Homes, and George Leich. Burkes Irish Records " John Alexander (RN=2744) Capt., of Enagh and Ca w,Co. Derry (on the east bank of Ross'e Bay purchased 1686 m. 1st and h adissue: Alexander Alexander of Girlaw, Aughentame, ur Cloger, CountyTy rone, m. 2nd (RN=2760) Jean Stewart of Killymoon, Cookstown Co.Tyronea nd had issue, four sons and two daughters.[hjackwells3--Jack McCalliste rancestors.FTW] MACALEXANDERS IN ULSTER IRELAND AROUND 1613 5201 JOHN ALEXANDER born about 1585-90 is thought to be a son ofArch ibald, 4th Laird of Tarbert) is found in 1613 as a tenant on land ofJam es Cunningham, His portion of land is called ?Eredy?. It has beensugges ted that he changed his name to Alexander so as to receive land inUlste r which was only apportioned to Lowland Scots as well as Englishsubject s. Since Highlanders were not allowed to settle in Ulster, thenperhaps t his John Alexander came from North Ayrshire as did his landlord,James C unningh am Esquire, the uncle of Sir James Cunningham as seen inplantati on records. (See Donegal records) MEMORIALS OF THE HOUSE OF STIRLING AND THE HOUSE OF ALEXANDER BY REV.CH ARLES ROGERS 1887 CHAPTERS XXV AND XXVI contain information on John of Eredy and hisdesce ndants. Ch XXV pp 59-78 John Alexander was granted his tenancy at Eredy on 1 May 1613 (one of t hesettlers). The name Eredy resembles Eradell in South Kintyre, granted i n1484 to Tarlach MacAlexander of Tarbert. Evidently Sir William Alexand erkept up with his relatives in Kintyre and also with Cunninghame ofGle ngarnock. Archibald Alexander of Tarbert visited Sir William atMenstry a nd was given ?burghal hounours? in Stirling and the chief ofMacAlexande r made Sir William head of his clan. The Alexanders of Menstryand Cunni ngh ames of Glengarnock were friendly for generations. Etc etc. (In his first volume, Rogers states that Sir William wanted a coat ofar ms and called Archibald, then chief of clan to him and when Archibaldde parted he was a burgess of Stirling and Sir William was chief of clan.) Sir William loaned 400 to Sir James Cunninghame on 26 Feb. 1613, butfo reclosed on 24 June 1618 taking possession of the Eredy lands. By 1619S ir James Cunninghame had built a manor and a village of 12 houses inDon egal, which were inhabited by British tenants. After Sir James died in1 623, Sir William Alexander successfully defended his widow again

More About John Alexander and Jean Stewart:
Marriage: 1610, Eredy And Loughtown, Donadea, County Kildare, Ireland.

Children of John Alexander and Jean Stewart are:
  1. +William Alexander, b. Bef. 1620, Eredy And Loughtown, Donadea, County Kildare, Ireland, d. Aft. 1670, Eridy, Near Raphoe, County Donegal Kildare, Ireland.
  2. Robert Alexander, b. Abt. 1610, d. date unknown.
  3. Archibald Of Ballybegly Alexander, b. Abt. 1611, Tarbert, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland, d. Mar 31, 1689, Eridy, Ballieghan, County Donegal, Ulster.
  4. Andrew Alexander, b. 1626, Antrim, Armagh, Cawlow, County Donegal, d. Aft. 1663, Ballyclose, Drumachose Parish Near Londonderry, County Ulster, Ireland.
  5. John Alexander, b. Sep 19, 1627, Eredy And Loughtown, Donadea, County Kildare, Ireland, d. Bef. Feb 21, 1691, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.
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