Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Robert Alexander (1740-1805)
MSA SC 3520-17

Born: 1740 in Cecil County
Died: November 1805 at his apartment in Norfolk Street, Strand, London, England
Family: son of William and Araminta Herman Young Alexander
Married: Isabella Lawson. Children: William; Lawson; Robert; Henry; Andrew; and Araminta
Religion: Anglican
Education: studied law in Annapolis
Professional Positions: lawyer, admitted the following courts: Annapolis MayorĂs Court, 1761, Cecil County, 1761, Baltimore County, 1761, Provincial Court, 1762, Anne Arundel County, 1765, Chancery Court, 1768, Harford County, 1774; farmer, 1765-77
Maryland Service: commissioner, Baltimore Town, 1768; committee of Observation, Baltimore Town, 1774; Conventions, Baltimore County, 1774-76; 1st Council of Safety, Western Shore, 1775
National Service: delegate, Continental Congress, 1775-76 (elected December 9, 1775 to fill vacancy; did not attend until January 1776; reelected in May 1776 and July 1776; no record of attendance after May 15, 1776); became a Loyalist and fled Maryland, September 1777 Other Service member, British board ˘to direct and control operations of Associated Loyalists,÷ 1781-82; represented Maryland Loyalists in their claims for relief by the British government, 1784-?

Source: Gerson G. Eisenberg. Marylanders Who Served the Nation. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1992.

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