Pedigree Index

Alexander of Boydstone

ALEXANDER, ARCHIBALD, Esq. of Boydstone, co. Ayr, J.P., b. 18 Aug. 1812; m. April, 1853, Agnes McKnight, 4th dau. of William Crawford, Esq. of Carisburn, co. Renfrew, by his wife, Jane Tucker Crawford, of Broadfield, and has issue,

II. William-Edward-Robert, b. 7 Aug. 1856.

Lineage.-The first of this family, who settled in Ayrshire,was

ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER who held considerable property in Lanarkshire, and purchased the lands of Boydstone, co. Ayr, In 1759. He m. Mary Brownlee, of Strathaven, by whom he left at his decease, in 1771, a dau. Mary, m. 1742, to John King, of Micklegovan, and a son,

ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER, Esq., who succeeded his father in the lands of Boydstone and Blackshaw, in Ayrshire, and the Loyach, in Lanarkshire. He m. Jane, dau. of Duncan Crawford, by his wife, Margaret Cunninghame, of Polquhairn (Duncan Crawfurd was second son of Crawfurd of Skeldon and Keirs, co. Ayr, a cadet of the Crawfurds of Kerse, descended from Reginald, 2nd son of Sir Hugh Crawfurd, of Loudon, hereditary sheriff of Ayr, A.D. 1220). By Jane, his wife (whose only brother, an artillery officer, was killed in action), Mr. Alexander had three sons and five daus, The eldest son,

ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER, Esq. of Boydstone, s. his father 1816, and purchased the estate of Carlung, where he resided; dying Unm., he was s. by his brother,

ALEXANDER ALEXANDER, Esq. of Boydstone, a major in the army, who m. 29 Oct. 1800, Grace, 2nd dau. of Angus McAlester, of the Loupe, chief of the Clan Allaster of Kintire, and d. 1843, leaving issue,

I. ARCHIBALD, now of Boydstone.
I. Jane.
II. Amelia.

Mr. Alexander d. 1843.

Arms-Quarterly: 1st, arg., a lion rampt., gu., holding a battle axe, or; 2nd, or, a hand sustaining a pair of balances of equal scales; 3rd, arg., a lymphad, sails furled, sa. ; 4th, per pale, arg., and sa, a chev., and in base a crescent, counterchanged.
Crest-A bear sejant, ppr.
Motto-Per mare per terras.
Seat-Ann's Lodge, co. Ayr.

Transcribed from A genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, fourth edition, 1862;
a.k.a. Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862