Victoria, I don't quite understand your question. I think you may have some of your Johns, Williams, and Jamesmixed up.I have William, lst Earl of Stirling lineage.Alexanders prior to Somerled lineage.William Alexander you refer to in Nova Scotia was the Vicount of Canada, this was created for him.He is the son of William, lst Earl of Stirling. William, 1st Earl of Stirlingb. 1567Menstrie, Scotlandd. 2/21/1639/40, Covent Garden, London, England,buried in Stirling, Scotland.Knighted in 1633.Married Janet Erskine. Children: William b. 1591married Margaret Douglas Anthonyb. 1594 Henryb. 1595 Johnb. 1603married Agnes Graham Charlesb. 1604 Janeb. 1606marriedHugh Montgomery Maryb. 1607marriedWilliam Murray Ladowieb. 1609 Jamesb. 1610 (2) Rev James Alexander b. 1634 d. 1704 + Mary Maxwell b.1634 (3) Jamesb. 1652d. 1717 +Mary SteeleThis is the beginning of the Maryland Alexs.