Person:Alexander Montgomery (20)

Alexander Montgomery
b.abt. 1695 Brigend, Scotland
m. abt. 1688
  1. John Montgomeryabt 1690 -
  2. Alexander Montgomeryabt 1695 - ABT 1746
  3. Anne Montgomeryabt 1710 -
  4. Robert Montgomery1710 - 1779
  5. Thomas Montgomerybet 1712-1715 - 1799
  • HAlexander Montgomeryabt 1695 - ABT 1746
  • WMary McCulloughBEF 1698 -
m. ABT 1715
  1. Margaret MontgomeryAFT 1715 -
  2. Moses MontgomeryAFT 1715 -
  3. John Montgomery1719 - ABT 1795
  4. Daniel MontgomeryABT 1731 -
  5. Col. William Montgomery1736 - 1816
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Montgomery
Gender Male
Alt Birth[1] abt. 1690 Brigend, Scotland
Birth? abt. 1695 Brigend, Scotland
Marriage ABT 1715 Scotlandto Mary McCullough
Immigration[1] 1730 Alexander sold his holdings to David Montgomery of Cockilbie and went to America
Death[2] ABT 1746 New Castle County, Delaware
Will[2] 10 SEP 1746 New Castle County, Delaware
Probate? 1761 estate settled


The connection to the Brigend Montgomeries is doubtful. The later is a fairly well researched and documented lineage whose founder, William Montgomery, came to America in the first quarter of the 18th century, settling near his fatherinlaw John Burnett in Monmouth County. Burnett was one of the New Jersey Proprietors. William had a son Alexander, but he is listed in the family history with no further information about his history. Its possible that he went to New Castle county, but evidence of that is needed to prove this connection. There were several "Alexander Montgomeries" in the New Castle area in the 1740's and 1750's, as shown by the Delaware Calendar of Wills. They are presumably related, perhaps father and son. In anycase, if the parents current listed for this Alexander are correct, then its unlikely that he is of the Brigend Montgomeries. William's father is identified as John Montgomery of Brigend, Argyleshire, Scotland. Additional work needed.


From "The Montgomery family magazine: genealogical, historical and biographical" (Volume yr.1915-1917).

The will of Alexander Montgomery, of Mill Creek, New Castle Co., Penn., 10 September, 1746, gave his land to sons William and Daniel. They paid something to other children. In 1761, John Montgomery and wife Esther, Moses Montgomery and wife Margaret, released to Daniel his share. William was eleven years old at time of parent's death. Daniel and Margaret and William Montgomery moved at the same time to Northumberland County.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ernest Elder Crownover, Author and Compiler. Matt and Daisy Dell Kuykendall Crownover, Their ancestry and Posterity. (National Press, Santa Rosa, California, 1986), pg. 81.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Source:Anderson, et al, 1974, p. 19.