William Maxwell Alexander

1790 - 1853

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Claud Alexander of Southbar, who became paymaster-general in East India Company, returned to Britain and bought Ballochmyle House and Estate. Brother (and partner in London merchant firm of Hon Wm Fraser, Alexander, Neilson & Co. (q.v.)) of Boyd Alexander (q.v.), and brother of Claud Alexander (1789-1845).

  1. Retired from the firm 30/04/1836.

There is no reference to the mercantile involvement of the two brothers in the limited materials on the family found to date.  Their names are distinctive, however, and this, coupled with the Alexander family's linkage to Claud Neilson and the fact that London court directories show the brothers with London addresses in the period of their partnership, appears to provide clear confirmation.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 1045 (Yapton Farm?).

Ashworth P. Burke (ed.), A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage (London, Harrison and Sons, 1903), p. 31; Rev. Charles Rogers, Memorials of the Earl of Stirling and the house of Alexander (Edinburgh, William Patterson, 1877) Vol. II pp. 28-31 http://www.archive.org/stream/memorialsofearlo02rogeuoft/memorialsofearlo02rogeuoft_djvu.txt [accessed 30/03/2011].

  1. London Gazette, Issue 19379, 03/05/1836, p. 792.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Wm. Maxwell Alexander

Associated Claims (9)

£1,681 4s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,679 6s 5d
Awardee (Judgement creditor)
£8,926 12s 3d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,993 13s 1d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,101 19s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£3,363 5s 10d
£7,856 11s 7d
£3,794 13s 7d
Mortgagees-in-possession by 1822, possibly owners-in-fee by 1834.
£6,525 9s 0d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1822 [EA] - 1822 [LA] → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner

Imperial (1)

East India Company
notes →
Son of Claud Alexander of Southbar, who became paymaster-general in East India...

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Business partners

Addresses (2)

22 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, Middlesex, London, England
Southbar, Renfrewshire, Central Scotland, Scotland