I did some research on ancestry.com. It looks like Angus "Anguish" Alexander (1690 - 1771) married Mary Hughlett (1692/4-1773/xx). They had possibly six children
Robert(1712-1764), John (1714-?), Hannah (1716-?) , James (1718-?,Jesse (1720 - 4 Jan 1803) and William (1722-?).
I saw on one source Angus was from Scotland. Now I've heard a few tales of just how my family "the McDaniel 'clan'" landed in South Carolina - we were indentured servants or prisoners working off some bogus debt probably. Slaves as it were to the fat-cat stogie smokin' tobacco plantation owners.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Alexander,_1st_Earl_of_Stirling states that the Alexander name never took hold in the States. He wound up penniless anyhoo.
So my take is there's no lineage before Angus because of bad justice, egos, shame and just general sadness. The "Duke of Earl" as it were was born 12 Sep 1640) 50 years before Angus was born. William was a Scotsman developing Nova Scotia(New Scotland) - news to me.He made beaucoup buck and title even venturing into New York. Per wiki "In 1630, King Charles rewarded his service by creating him Viscount of Stirling and in 1633 he became Earl of Stirling....
On 22 April 1636 Charles told that the Plymouth Colony which had laid claim to the Long Island but had not settled it give the island to Alexander. Through his agent James Farret (who personally received Shelter Island and Robins Island) in turn sold most of the eastern island to the New Haven Colony and Connecticut Colony....
Farret arrived in New Amsterdam in 1637 to present his claim of English sovereignty and was arrested and sent to prison in Holland where he escaped. English attempted to settle at Cow Bay at what today is Port Washington, New York in 1640 but were arrested and released after saying they were mistaken about the title. Following Alexander's death in 1640 eastern Long Island was quickly settled by the English while the western portion waited 40 years until the Dutch left."
Gecko strikes again! "Greed is good, yeah right!
Later John Alexander, son of the Earl, married an Agnes Graham Alexander (1633/1634) - interesting coincidence - "Agnes" - "Angus" - "Anguish". I think some crap went on in the past with these "royals" getting arrested and that the all the inheritors inherited was the hard labor - hence the Anguish.
per wiki - "Agnes Graham Alexander died some time prior to 23 January 1636, when her husband, John Alexander, was "invested in that portion of the lands of Gartmore which had passed to her at her father's death." There is no evidence that John Alexander married for a second time after the death of Agnes Graham Alexander." Is it conceivable that Angus was the son of John and Agnes and without his mother to protect him those "royals" sent him off to clean up their royal mess?" If he'd have been born in 1690 - that wouldn't make sense.
My whole family were tobacco farmers in hot and humid South Carolina for eons and quite dirt poor for quite some time - from what I recall. Basically I think old Angus got the short end of the stick.That's my interpretation so far. I do hail from pirates and scalawags. Although I think Angus was a victim of circumstances.
Per Wiki - Agnes Graham Alexander had a brother Gilbert Graham who also inherited a portion of Gartmore, on the death of their father Robert Graham. Gilbert died in 1641 without children or siblings to inherit. As a result, his niece "Janet Alexander, only daughter of John Alexander and the deceased Agnes Graham" received her uncle's share in the lands of Gartmore (Sheriff Court Book, Stirling). If John and Agnes Graham Alexander had other children, they were dead by 1641, otherwise they would have inherited from their Uncle Gilbert along with Janet Alexander.
Maybe Janet had a child and he got stuck with the dirty work? And they swept it all under the carpet!
From wiki "There are, however, descendants of William Alexander living in Canada and the United States, but they do not carry the name Alexander"
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