Alexander, John (1819 -1886)

The arms, crest and motto were granted by Lord Lyon to John Alexander, merchant of Glasgow in 1861 (Lyon Register vi, 42 3 Jan 1861). John Alexander of Menstrie Bank, Dowanhill Gardens, Glasgow, was a partner in the firm of Edward Alexander & Sons and appears in the Glasgow Directories as such until 1886. He is mentioned as a book collector in Hazlitt's Roll of honour in 1908 as John Alexander of Menstriebank. This is probably the `musicologist' who edited an edition of Joseph Ritson's Scotish [sic] songs. 2 vols. Glasgow, Hugh Hopkins, 1869.

Seat / Residence(s): Menstrie Bank, Glasgow
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Alexander, John (1819 - 1886) (Stamp 1) Title: Alexander, John (1819 - 1886) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Party per pale argent and sable a chevron counterchanged between a cross crosslet fitchy gules and a ship sail furled in chief or and in base a crescent counterchanged of the field
Crest: An otter passant
Motto: Per mare per terras
Dimensions (height x width): 56mm x 39mm
Monogram: A
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: crescent, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslet, Heraldic Charges: otter, Heraldic Charges: ship