Sir William Alexander
c1567 – 1640

1st Earl of Stirling

Royal Charter of Nova Scotia
1621

Order of Knight-Baronets of Nova Scotia
1624 – 1625

Coat of Arms of Nova Scotia
1626

Scottish settlers at Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1629 – 1632


Photographs of
Monument

Victoria Park
Halifax

Nova Scotia


Located near the intersection of South Park Street with University Avenue


GPS location:   44°38'24"N   63°34'45"W
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Sir William Alexander monument, Halifax
Photographed on 28 November 2002


Sir William Alexander plaque, Halifax
Photographed on 18 July 2003

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling (c.1577-1640)
[Not to be confused with Sir William Alexander (c.1602-1638)]

Alexander persuaded King James VII/II that the only way to get Scots to emigrate
was to give them a  new  Scotland  comparable to New France and New England;
and the king conveyed the royal wish to the Council of New England and obtained
from  the  latter  the   surrender   of  all  their  territory  north  of  the  Sainte-Croix.
Thereupon the  king  immediately  instructed the  Scottish Privy Council  to prepare
a grant  of  this  territory  for  Sir  William  Alexander.  The grant  was  signed on
10 September 1621 (o.s.), making Sir William, on paper at least, lord proprietor of
the region now known as the three Atlantic Provinces and the Gaspé peninsula
– to be called for all time New Scotland or Nova Scotia.



Sir William Alexander monument, Halifax
Photographed on 18 July 2003


Sir William Alexander monument, Halifax
Photographed on 18 July 2003


Sir William Alexander monument, Halifax
Photographed on 18 July 2003


Halifax: Sir William Alexander monument, 21 days after Hurricane Juan
Sir William Alexander monument, 21 days after Hurricane Juan.
Hurricane Juan, strength Category Two, passed over Halifax
during the night of 28-29 September 2003.
Photographed on 20 October 2003
Hurricane Juan track across Nova Scotia, 28-29 September 2003
Hurricane Juan track across Nova Scotia, 28-29 September 2003
Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT15/refresh/AL1503W+GIF/281458W.gif


Sir William Alexander monument, Halifax
South Park Street at University Avenue
The monument is seen at the center of the picture.
Photographed on 8 February 2006




Also see: Scotch Fort 1629-1632 monument, Port Royal




Links to Relevant Websites

Sir William Alexander

Sir William Alexander Gazetteer for Scotland
    http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/people/famousfirst255.html


William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Alexander%2C_1st_Earl_of_Stirling


William Alexander, Earl of Stirling Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34133


Founding of New Scotland by Janet MacKay
    http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Heritage/FSCNS/Scots_NS/
        New_Scotland/Scotland_New_Scotland_Menstrie.html


Founding of New Scotland by Janet MacKay
    http://www.almac.co.uk/personal/jmackay/New_Scotland.html


Chapter Six: The First Scots in Acadia by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part1/Ch06.htm


Sir William Alexander Electric Scotland
    http://www.electricscotland.com/history/canada/william_alexander.htm


History of the Scots in New Scotland Electric Scotland
    http://www.electricscotland.com/history/world/scotsns.htm


Famous Scots: William Alexander 1641 ScottishDocuments.com
Includes a transcript of Sir William Alexander's will
and four page images of the actual will
    http://www.scottishdocuments.com/content/famousscots.asp?whichscot=96


Scotland's Hewritage and Culture: Nova Scotia
Scotland's story in Canada began in 1621, when James VI granted
Sir William Alexander of Menstrie a royal charter for the development
of a "New Scotland" – or Nova Scotia – on the eastern seaboard
of what is now Canada...
The Scotsman, 02 December 2006
    http://heritage.scotsman.com/scotsincanada/Nova-Scotia.2831831.jp


CCGS Sir William Alexander, icebreaker

CCGS: Canadian Coast Guard Ship

CCGS Sir William Alexander Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCGS_Sir_William_Alexander


CCGS Sir William Alexander
CCGS Sir William Alexander

Source: CCGS Sir William Alexander Canadian Coast Guard
    http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/vessels-navires/results_details_e.asp?
          name=SIR%20WILLIAM%20ALEXANDER


CCGS Sir William Alexander and Operation Unison Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/backgrou/2006/hq-ac34b_e.htm


CCGS Sir William Alexander: Photograph 1 Sandy McClearn
    http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/ccg/alexander1.jpg


CCGS Sir William Alexander: Photograph 2 Sandy McClearn
    http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/ccg/alexander2.jpg


CCGS Sir William Alexander: Photograph 3 Sandy McClearn
    http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/ccg/alexander3.jpg


CCGS Sir William Alexander: Photograph 4 Sandy McClearn
    http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/ccg/alexander4.jpg







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Scotch Fort 1629 monument Scotch Fort 1629-1632 monument Port Royal
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/scotchfort.html


S.S. Atlantic 1873 memorial at Sandy Cove, Terence Bay S.S. Atlantic 1873: memorial at Sandy Cove Terence Bay
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/ssatlanhrm.html


Swissair Flight 111 Memorial, Whalesback Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Whalesback
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/swisswhale.html


Halifax war memorial, Grand Parade Halifax war memorial The Cenotaph, Grand Parade
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/hfxwarmem.html


Welsford-Parker monument Welsford-Parker monument, Crimean War Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/crimeamon.html


Plaque: Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/oldburygnd.html


Deadman's Island, Northwest Arm Deadman's Island Northwest Arm, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/deadmansnd.html


Postal Service in Nova Scotia Postal Service in Nova Scotia Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/postservns.html


Captain James Cook monument Captain James Cook monument Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/cookjmon.html


Sir John Wentworth plaque Sir John Wentworth plaque Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/wentworthj.html


Alexander Keith monument Alexander Keith monument Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/keithal.html


Vincent Coleman tombstone Vincent Coleman tombstone Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/colemanpv.html


Norwegian Memorial, Sackville Landing Norwegian memorial, Sackville Landing Halifax
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/norwayhfx.html


Flora MacDonald plaque Flora MacDonald plaque Windsor
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/floramem.html


Military Engineers Military Engineers Alderney Landing, Dartmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hfxrm/alderneylanding.html


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