Joanne, Your posting is interesting but am curious if you have any documentation on Rev. James and Mary Maxwell being parents of James "the Weaver" Alexander. Rev. James Alexander's Will dated 13 March 1702 and proven in 1704 is theoretically on file and names his wife Marion Shaw his executrix she left her estate to a neice in 1711. So is Mary Maxwell an earlier wife? Some have suggested the father of James "the Weaver was William the son of John Alexander. Any Thoughts on this?