A will of Francis Alexander is recorded in the Newcastle County records in 1717. He leaves to his wife, Mary Steele, and sons Joseph and John, and Francis, 316 acres and other lands. Witnessed by Samuel Alexander, M. Wright and James Miller.
(date ......? )Francis Alexander, aged 62 or thereabouts, deposed that 36 or 37 years ago he was about purchasing from his uncle, Francis Alexander, a part of a tract of land called Alexandria and Sligo. That his uncle took him to a black oak tree and from thence along a line, now in possession of Thomas Brevard, until he came to the plantation owned by James Foster, called Jones Green Springs, to a line that divided his land from Thomas Craig until it came to the original line near Purgatory Swamp, the land was purchased by Samuel Adair from his uncle, Francis. Signed, Francis Alexander. .................... There was an Elizabeth Adair, possibly daughter of Sir Robert Adair, who m. in the 1600s to Robert McAlexander/Alexander.She may have been a sister of Archibald and Alexander, executors of Sir Robert Adair. Would they have any connection with these Adair and Alexander families ?