There are a number of people Alexandra is very familiar with, however, and whose pictures are available to us to see. First is her beloved grandfather, Lord John Campbell, the fourth Duke of Argyll. Take a look at this imposing man.
Lord John married Elizabeth, the Duchess of Hamilton. After her husband, John ascended to his title of Duke of Argyll, Duchess Elizabeth was known as the double duchess. She had the distinction of being the mother of four duke, two Dukes of Hamilton and two Dukes of Argyll. She was also known as one of the most beautiful women in England.
Afterward, he went aboard the British warship Tamar and joined up with Sir Peter Parker, a British admiral in Cape Fear. Lord William was wounded during the First Battle of Charleston, 28 June, 1776 while aboard Sir Peter Parker's flagship, HMS Bristol. He returned to London to recover from his wound and rejoined his wife and children. Lord William married a wealthy
and very pretty lady from Charleston, Sarah Izard during his first visit to Charleston in April, 1763. A painting of her exists by Nathaniel Hone. Their children were William and Louisa Anne. Lord William never fully recovered from the effects of his wound and died in England two years later, on 5 September, 1778. As it happened, he died within days of his brother Edward who had been wounded in the same battle.
I hope you have enjoyed a brief glimpse at Alexandra's illustrious family. Other than Lord Edward, her husband Richard and herself, these people really lived.