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Alexander Spotswood

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

    Alexander Spotswood

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    • 1st Generation
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    • Birth Date:
    • 1676 
    • Birth Location:
    • Tangier Garrison, Morocco 
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    • Death Date:
    • 7 Jun 1740 
    • Death Location:
    • Annapolis, Maryland 
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    • Notes: 
    • Alexander Spotswood was the Lieutenant Governor of Colonial Virginia from 1710 to 1722. He is known for the exploration of the territories beyond the western border and for seeing their economic potential. He founded the first colony of Germans at Virginia in 1714 by advertising in Germany for miners to operate his ironworks. He is also known for leading the successful effort to hunt down and kill the famous pirate known as Blackbeard.

  • Marriages for Alexander Spotswood

    • Spouse:
    • Anne Butler Brayne
    • Marriage Date:
    • 1724
    • Marriage Location:
    • London, England

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