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Claud Alexander                               1831-1899
Claud was born on 15 Jan 1831, the son of Boyd Alexander and Sophia Elizabeth Hobhouse, in England. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1849, he joined the Grenadier Guards. He served in the Crimean War including at the Siege of Sevastapol. He was awarded the Crimean Medal and Clasp, the Turkish War Medal and the Order of the Medjidie 5th Class. He reached the rank of Colonel in 1870. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Ayrshire and Refrewshire. In 1868 Alexander stood unsuccessfully for parliament at Ayrshire South. At the 1874 general election he was elected Member of Parliament for Ayrshire South. He passed the "Industrial Schools Acts Amendment Act" in 1880. He held the seat until 1885. He was created a baronet in 1886. Alexander lived at Ballochmyle House, which he extended in 1886. He died at the age of 68.
Eliza Spiers                                           1839-1927
Eliza was born about 1839, the daughter of Alexander Spiers and Eliza Hagart, in Middlesex.
I have identified the following children.
  Claud Born 24 Feb 1867   London Married Lady Diana Montgomerie

Birth of Parents
Claud Alexander b: 15 Jan 1831         Middlesex
son of Boyd Alexander and Sophia Elizabeth Hobhouse

Eliza Spiers b: abt 1839         Middlesex
daughter of Alexander Spiers and Eliza Hagart

12 Feb 1863
Claud Alexander
Eliza Spiers
St. George's, Hanover Square

The Times, Friday, Feb 13, 1863                 MARRIAGES
  On the 12th inst. at St. George's, Hanover Square, by the Rev. W. Bridgeman Simpson, Lieut.-Colonel Claud Alexander,Grenadier Guards, to Eliza, only daughter of the late Alexander Spiers, Esq.

Claud Alexander b: 24 Feb 1867               London       1867 1Q St. Geo. H. Sq. 1a 313
son of Claud Alexander and Eliza Spiers

1871 Census 1871-113 3 April 1871 Mauchline, Ayrshire
Ballochmyle House
Claude Alexander
Eliza (Wife)
Plus 15 Servants
Age 40
Age 31
Age 4
Baronet England
D 15 Jan 1831
abt 1839
24 Feb 1867

1881 Census RG11-0117 4 April 1881 St. Margaret, London
11 Great Queen Street
Claud Alexander
Eliza (Wife)
Plus 8 Servants
Age 50
Age 41
Member of Parliment Marylebone
St George
15 Jan 1831
abt 1839

1881 Census RG11-1458 4 April 1881 Eton, Buckinghamshire
Eton College
Claud Alexander (Boarder) Age 14 Scholar London 24 Feb 1867

Claud Alexander Died 23 May 1899       1899 2Q St.Geo.H.Sq. 1a 339

LONDON   2 Nov 1899                         Probate
ALEXANDER, sir Claud, of Ballochmyle, Ayrshire, baronet, major-general in H.M. army, died 23 May 1899, at 24 Old Queen-street, Westminster, Confirmation of Lady Eliza Alexander, widow, sir Claud Alexander, baronet, and Arthur Campbell.   Sealed London 2 November.

1911 Census RG14-5 3 April 1911 Nedging, Suffolk
Nedging Hall, Naughton   (18 Rooms)
Eliza Alexander (Lady)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 71 Landowner St. Georges London abt 1839

Eliza (Spiers) Alexander Died 16 Jul 1927, Age 88,

The Times, Tuesday, Jul 19, 1927                         DEATHS
  ALEXANDER OF BALLOCHMYLE - , On July 16, 1927, at Nedging Grange, Bildeston, Suffolk, Eliza, widow of Major-General Sir Claud Alexander of Ballochmyle, bart., Grenadier Guards, and daughter of the late Alexander Spiers of Elderslie, in her 89th year.