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Lord Stirling, William Alexander

George E. Helmke

Lord Stirling, William Alexander

country gentleman and New Jersey"s military leader in the war for independence

by George E. Helmke

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Published by Historical Society of the Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Jersey,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Alexander, William, 1726-1783.,
    • United States. Continental Army -- Biography.,
    • Generals -- United States -- Biography.,
    • New Jersey -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 34).

      Statementby George E. Helmke.
      GenreBiography.
      ContributionsHistorical Society of the Somerset Hills.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE207.A3 H45 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination36 p. :
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6777899M
      LC Control Number00013220


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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling, remembered in the land of his birth as a scholar, poet, courtier, and the favourite of James I and Charles I of England in their dealings with Scotland; and on this side of the Atlantic as the putative founder of a new Scotland under the aegis of both monarchs; b.

; d. Though his colonizing interest is the chief concern of cisatlantic readers. WILLIAM ALEXANDER, LORD STIRLING Among those who were to compete for the Society's bounty was William Alexander, or, as he was commonly called, Lord Stirling.

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Entered the University of Glasgow inlater knighted. In the Spring ofhe was appointed Governor of New Scotland (i.e., Nova Scotia).

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Title George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: William Alexander, Lord Stirling to William Phillips, Janu Alexander, William, known as Lord Stirling (stûr`lĭng), –83, American Revolutionary general, b. New York City. Although the House of Lords rejected his claim to succeed as the 6th earl of Stirling, in America he was generally considered a nobleman.

He served in. On September 6, the Americans offered to exchange British Brig. Gen. Donald McDonald for Stirling. William Howe instead offered to exchange “Brigadier General Alexander, commonly called Lord Stirling,” for Governor Monfort Brown of Providence Island, who had been captured in an American naval raid on the West Indies.

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