I wonder if anyone else has a line on this family. William Peddie Alexander was son of James Alexander of Glasgow (a leather merchant) and Isabella Peddie Alexander. He is mentioned in the will of a relative, Joseph Dalziel, in 1878. I am told he was a ship builder and also owned land in the USA. William P. Alexander may have died on his voyage home from India in 1880 (although no middle name is given, so it might be a different William Alexander).