Pedigree Index

Alexander of Westerton

ALEXANDER, SIR JAMES-EDWARD, of Westerton, co. Stirling, col. in the army and lieut.-col. 14th regt.; K.C.L.S., K.C.S.J.; m. in 1837, Eveline-Maria, dau. of Colonel Charles Cornwallis Michell, K.H., K.C.T.S., surveyor-general of the Cape of Good Hope, and has issue,

I. EDWARD-MAYNE, b. in 1841.
II. Randal.
III. Herbert.
IV. Gerald.
I. Helena, d. young.

Lineage.-This family, which claims to be a branch from the same root as the EARLS OF STIRLING, acquired the lands of POWIS from the heiress of MAYNE, whose progenitors, descending foom the MAYNES of Lockwood, were settled near Stirling, and have been landed proprietors in that neighbourhood since the commencement of the fifteenth century.

The late EDWARD ALEXANDER, Esq. of POWIS, son of James Alexander, Esq., Provost of Stirling, by Euphemia, his wife, widow of James Henderson, Esq., and only dau. of James Mayne, Esq. of St. Ninians (see family of MAYNE), b. in 1768, m. 1st, in 1801, Miss Colquhoun, dau. of R. Colquhoun, Esq., and sister of Gideon Colquhoun, Esq., late resident at Bussorah, but had no issue. He m. 2ndly, in 1803, Catherine, dau. of John Glass, Esq., and niece of Major-General Sir Alexander Bryce, K.C.H., inspector-general of Fortifications, and of Dr. Bryce, dean of the chapel royal. By this lady he had,

JAMES-EDWARD, (Sir) his heir.
John, major in the rifle brigade, who assumed the surname of HENDERSON, on succeeding to the estate of Westertan, at the decease of his uncle, John Henderson, Esq., In whose family the lands of Westertan had been for several hundred years. He d. unm. 1858.
Euphemia-Mayne, who d. unm. in 1823.
Mary-Bryce, m. to J. Colquhoun. Esq., barrister-at-law.
Catherine-Glas, m. to J. Mac Arthur Moir, Esq., of Milton.

Arms-Quarterly; 1st and 4th, per pale, arg. and sa, a chevron, and in base a crescent, all counterchanged; 2nd and 3rd, or, a galley, sa , three cross-crosslets, fitch�e, gu.
Crest-A beaver.
Motto-Per mare, per terras.
Seat-Westerton, near Bridge of Allan.

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