Friday, February 1, 2019

ALEXANDER - Early Nutfield Settler

Randall Alexander
buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, NH

 [Note:  I will be doing a series of genealogical sketches on the early Nutfield settlers in advance of the 300th anniversary of Nutfield for Founders Day, April 12 – 14, 2019 in Derry, New Hampshire.  If you have additional notes on the first few generation of the ALEXANDER family, please comment below or send me an email at and I will edit this sketch.  These sketches will be used and distributed to the public and to descendants at the Founders Day activities.]


Randall Alexander was one of the first sixteen settlers in Nutfield, having followed Rev. James MacGregor from Northern Ireland. He was one of the signers of the Shute Petition.  He was married to Janet or Jenet, maiden name unknown.  Their children are recorded in the Londonderry records.  He died in 1770 at age 83.  His brothers were James (settled in Pelham, New Hampshire) and John Alexander (settled in Londonderry) who also came to the colonies.

Randall Alexander was granted a sixty acre lot of land on 19 August 1721.

Randall Alexander was born about 1687 in Northern Ireland, and died 13 October 1770 in Londonderry, New Hampshire; married Janet Unknown, and had nine children. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Derry, New Hampshire.


      1.       Robert, born 14 November 1720, died about 1765 (estate inventory on 11 October 1765)  Was a scout under Captain John Goffe in 1746 (see NH State Papers, Volume XIV, page 16).  Married Mary Unknown, with children:  Jane born 18 October 1747, Janet born 15 September 1749, John born 9 June 1753, Hugh born 14 May 1756, William, Sally, and Mary born 27 August 1751,
      2.       Mary, born 5 March 1722; married James Miller and removed to Belfast, Maine around 1770.  She died 25 October 1798 in Belfast.
      3.       Isabel, born 16 February 1723; married Samuel Morrison, born in Ireland as the son of Samuel Morrison (another Nutfield grantee) and Margaret Henry.
      4.       David, born 9 April 1728 and died 13 August 1746
      5.       John, born 22 April 1730; married Elizabeth Unknown
      6.       Samuel
      7.       Randall, removed to Antrim, New Hampshire where he died in 1826 at age 92
      8.       William
      9.       Jane

      For more information:

History of Londonderry, by Rev. E. L. Parker, pages 44

History of Windham in New Hampshire, by Leonard Morrison, page 305

Click here for links to the sketches of all sixteen first Nutfield settlers: 


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "ALEXANDER - Early Nutfield Settler", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 1, 2019, ( accessed [access date]). 

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