William Alexander, also known as Lord Stirling (1726 – 15 January 1783), was a Scottish-American major general during the American Revolutionary War. He was considered male heir to the Scottish title of Earl of Stirling through Scottish lineage (being the senior male descendant of the paternal grandfather of the 1st Earl of Stirling , who had ...
Title Major General. War & Affiliation Revolutionary War / Patriot. Date of Birth - Death 1727 – January 15, 1783. Though not always the most recognizable person in the Revolutionary War, William Alexander, "the Lord Stirling," was certainly a colorful figure nonetheless. Born in New York sometime in the year 1727, his father, James, served ...
William Alexander, Lord Sterling was one of George Washington 's most loyal military subordinates during the American Revolution. Sterling previously served as a supply officer during the French and Indian War, where he first met George Washington. He was commissioned as a Brigadier General by Congress in 1776.
William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (c. 1567 in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire – 12 February 1640) was a Scottish courtier and poet who was involved in the Scottish colonisation of Charles Fort, later Port-Royal, Nova Scotia in 1629 and Long Island, New York.
By William Be. Allmon. Of all the generals who fought on the Patriot side during the American Revolution, none was more renowned than New York City native William Alexander, better known to his contemporaries as “Lord Stirling.”
William Alexander, also known as Lord Stirling , was a Scottish-American major general during the American Revolutionary War. He was considered male heir to the Scottish title of Earl of Stirling through Scottish lineage , and he sought the title sometime after 1756.
Major General William Alexander, Lord Stirling. Photograph Source: Public Domain By Kennedy Hickman Updated on May 03, 2017 Early Career Born in 1726 in New York City, William Alexander was the son of James and Mary Alexander. From a well-to-do family, Alexander proved a good student with an aptitude for astronomy and mathematics.
The First Earl of Stirling, Novo Scotia and Virginia. Major General William Alexander was an American who claimed the Earldom of Stirling. His claim was eventually rejected by the House of Lords. The Alexander family came from a Scotch-Irish branch of th ….
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM. (1726–1783). Continental officer and claimant to the title of Lord Stirling. William was the son of James Alexander (1691–1756), a prominent New York lawyer, and Mary Sprat Provoost, a merchant. Growing up in privileged circumstances, he received a good education from his father and private tutors and became a proficient ...
William Alexander, known as Lord Stirling, was a Continental Army general. Born in New York City in 1726, he was the son of James Alexander (1690 - 1756), at one time the surveyor general of New York and New Jersey and a noted colonial lawyer.