Hi Michael, unfortunately I don't know where alexander comes from as on his death certificate it only gave the County. His occupation in New Zealand in the early days was a horse trader, his childrens names were,William, James, Alexander, Ruby and Evelyn. William died age 2yrs and his other son alex died ? but he never married and I am descended from James. I was hoping that someone researching the same name would come across a Alexander who had emigrated to NZ.