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Alexander, William

Alexander, William

Male 1821 - 1914  (93 years)

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  • Name Alexander, William 
    Born 4 Mar 1821  Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1914  North Sunside Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I220  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2004 

    Father Alexander, John,   b. Abt Jul 1783, Kinguidy Bourtie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1851, Meikle Wartle Rayne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Jannet Morrison,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 17 Jan 1870, Chapel of Garioch Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 1817 
    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Gray Family Register Page 3
    Gray Family Register Page 3
    When my grandmother Isabel Alexander (m/s Jaffrey) was nearing the end of her days she decided to “redd up” her affairs. Following on family tradition she set a bonfire. However when it came to burning the Alexander family bibles, she hesitated, fearful perhaps of the accounting shortly to come As it happened her son Robert and his wife Mary came home on a visit from their adopted country of New Zealand and she prevailed on Robbie to do the needful So risking his immortal soul to please his mother, he burnt the bibles but without telling her he removed the frontispiece pages and took them back to N Z with him
    In the course of time he passed them on to his son George and in turn they were left to George’s widow Freda who saved them for me There were two bibles involved, one belonging to John Alexander and his wife Jannet Morrison, and the other to son William Alexander and his wife Isabella Brown.
    Uncle Robbie continued the tradition as best he was able, adding his own New Zealand family in turn
    Gray Family Register Page 4
    Gray Family Register Page 4
    When my grandmother Isabel Alexander (m/s Jaffrey) was nearing the end of her days she decided to “redd up” her affairs. Following on family tradition she set a bonfire. However when it came to burning the Alexander family bibles, she hesitated, fearful perhaps of the accounting shortly to come As it happened her son Robert and his wife Mary came home on a visit from their adopted country of New Zealand and she prevailed on Robbie to do the needful So risking his immortal soul to please his mother, he burnt the bibles but without telling her he removed the frontispiece pages and took them back to N Z with him
    In the course of time he passed them on to his son George and in turn they were left to George’s widow Freda who saved them for me There were two bibles involved, one belonging to John Alexander and his wife Jannet Morrison, and the other to son William Alexander and his wife Isabella Brown.
    Uncle Robbie continued the tradition as best he was able, adding his own New Zealand family in turn
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Brown, Isabella,   b. 2 Nov 1820, Moss Side Mounie Daviot Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1905, North Sunside Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1849  Daviot Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alexander, William,   b. 25 May 1850, Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1913, Palmerston North NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Alexander, James,   b. 11 Jun 1852, Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1937, 36 Belvidere Crescent Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Alexander, Robert,   b. 17 Oct 1855, North Sunside Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1931, Baldyquash Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Alexander, Jean Isabella,   b. 9 Jul 1859, North Sunside Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1917, Meikle Wartle Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Census Rayne 1871 William Alexander
    Census Rayne 1871 William Alexander
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F74  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Rin 220 ELDERS_IF_RAYNE_KIRK
    Rin 220 ELDERS_IF_RAYNE_KIRK
    Golden Wedding  William Alexander//Isabella Brown  June 1899
    Golden Wedding William Alexander//Isabella Brown June 1899
    Back Row L to R

    Robert Alexander Jean Alexander Sandy Burr William Alexander James Alexander

    Front Row L to R
    Isabel Jaffrey William Alexander Snr. Isabella Brown Isabella Stewart Jeanne L Stephen
    Jean Alexander and husband are side by side in the back row the other three couples are husband in back wife immediately in front

    Headstones
    William Alexander
    William Alexander
    Family Grave Old Rayne Kirkyaerd
    Family Grave Old Rayne Kirkyaerd

  • Notes 
    • 1871 Census North Sunside Rayne William Alexander head age 50 is farming 27 acres with his wife Isabella also age 50 and son Robert age14 farmers son and Jane age 11 scholar They have a servant Margaret Coutts age 19
      !881 Census Dwelling North Sunside Wartle, William Alexander age 60 born Rayne and his wife Isabella also 60 born Daviot with son Robert age 25 and Daughter Jane age 21
      Farmer of 27 Acres arable
      William was an Elder of the Kirk at Rayne and he features in a photo of the group of Elders along with the minister
      A photograph taken at the time of his golden wedding shows his family of four children with their spouses and another from that same occasion shows some of the grandchildren in attendance