Johne Alexander

1626–1742 (Age 116)
County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of Johne

Johne Alexander was born in 1626, in County Antrim, Ireland. He married Margaret Black on 21 August 1644, in Anstruther Easter, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1742, in New Garden MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 116.

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Johne Alexander
1626–1742
Margaret Black
1621–
Marriage: 21 August 1644
Alexander
1644–
Margaret Alexander
1646–
Alexander
1649–
Barbra Alexander
1651–1740
Elizabeth Alexander
1653–1746

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 August 1644
Anstruther Easter, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (6)

1641

Age 15

Great Catholic-Gaelic rebellion for return of lands, later joined by Old English Catholics in Ireland. Under leadership of Irish chieftain, Rory O'More, conspiracy was formed to seize Dublin and expel the English. English settlers were driven out of Ulster. Catholics hold 59% of land in Ireland.
1649

Age 23

The Protestant Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men. A great part of lands in Munster, Leinster and Ulster (Drogheda and Wexford) was confiscated and divided among the English soldiers.
1672

Age 46

Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Alexander in entry for Jonet Alexander, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Johne Alexander in entry for Alexander, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Alexander in entry for Isbell Alexander, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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