I am trying to trace details of my family going back from my grandfather born in 1879 at Ballyeaston, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. There are many Alexanders in the North of Ireland and there are strong links with Scotland - my grandfather was Alexander Erskine Alexander. I think his parents were Andrew Alexander and Janet Erskine as my mothers forenames included the name Erskine.
The Alexander name appears strongly in Co. Antrim but also in Counties Armagh, Derry, Donegal, and Tyrone. There are not as many Alexanders in Co. Fermanagh
My mother used to talk about my grandfather owning racehorses in the early years of the 1900's and I was told that he used the name Mr Christie as the name of the owner