Alexander MacPherson

(26 February 1784 - )
     Alexander MacPherson was also known as Alexander MacPherson (soldier of Laggan) in records. He was born on 26 February 1784 in Laggan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Alexander, son to John McPherson & Margaret McDonald at Laggan.. He was the son of unlinked early MacPherson. Alexander MacPherson was possibly born on 28 October 1784 in Laggan, Inverness-shire.
     Alexander served as a soldier in the 73rd Reg from 9 January 1801. Pte Alexr McPherson, born parish of Lagan, in/near town of Lagan, co. Inverness. enlisted at Inverness 9 Jan 1801 aged sixteen years 290 days for an unlimited period. The 73rd Regiment was first raised in 1758 as the 2nd Battalion of the 42nd Regiment. Between 1786 and 1809 it was known as the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot. It was transferred to the English establisment in 1809 and known as the 73rd Regiment of Foot. It served in Australia from 1810 then to Colombo in 1814.
     Alexander served served in East or West Indies from 23 August 1801 to 21 June 1806, 4 years, 305 days; 6 November 1814 to 9 November 1821, 7 years, 4 days from 23 August 1801 to 21 June 1806 in West Indies.
     Alexander MacPherson married Ann Grant on 19 April 1808 in Cromdale, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Alexr McPherson - outpentioner from 73rd Regiment & Anne Grant, daughter of Jno Grant, Rehomick, married 19th April 1808..
     Alexander served as a soldier between 1814 and 1821 in West Indies. Served in the Army for 19 years and 318 days after the age of eighteen, according to be subjoined. 73rd Regt, from 9 Jan 1801 to 5 Feb 1822, Sergeant 6 years 346 days, 1 year Corporal. Private 13 years, 47 days. Service prior to 18: 1 years & 75 days. Total service 19 years 318 days.
Signed A Mac Pherson.
Description: He is 37 years of age, 5' 3", Light brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. Trade/occupation - weaver. dated 5 December 1821.

Children of Alexander MacPherson and Ann Grant

Ann Grant

(circa 1785 - )
     Ann Grant was born circa 1785 in Rehomick, Cromdale, Scotland.
     Ann Grant married Alexander MacPherson, son of unlinked early MacPherson, on 19 April 1808 in Cromdale, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Alexr McPherson - outpentioner from 73rd Regiment & Anne Grant, daughter of Jno Grant, Rehomick, married 19th April 1808..

Children of Ann Grant and Alexander MacPherson

John MacPherson

(25 October 1807 - )
     John MacPherson was christened on 25 October 1807 in Cromdale, Inverness-shire. John, son to Alexander McPherson by ---- in fornication, baptized 25 October 1807. He was the son of Alexander MacPherson and Ann Grant.