Enjoying the support of both James I and Charles I, he was granted territory (1621), necessary funding through the sale of knight-baronetcies (1624), and armorial bearings for the province (1625). Financial problems, the reluctance of Scots to emigrate and French territorial claims all hampered development. Although Sir William's son established 2 brief settlements, in Cape Breton and at PORT-ROYAL (Annapolis Royal), the entire grant was sacrificed to the French in 1632 in return for full payment of Charles I's marriage settlement.
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Sir William Alexander
A brief biography of Scottish poet and politician Sir William Alexander. From the "Gazetteer for Scotland" website.
William Alexander, Earl of Stirling
A detailed biography of William Alexander, Earl of Stirling. From the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online."