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Alexander, William, styled sixth earl of Stirlinglocked

(1726–1783)
  • Paul David Nelson

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Alexander, William, styled sixth earl of Stirling (1726–1783), army officer in America, was born on 25 December 1726 in New York city, one of seven children of James Alexander (1691–1756), a surveyor, lawyer, and politician, and Mary Spratt Provoost (1693–1760), a rich merchant and the daughter of ...

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J. A. Garraty & M. C. Carnes, eds., , 24 vols. (1999)