Sir William Alexander (c. 1602 – 18 May 1638) was the founder, in 1629, of the Scottish colony at Port-Royal, now the site of modern Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. He also built forts in Cape Breton then in Port Royal. He was the son of colonizer William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling, but predeceased his father and never assumed his title.
The supposed site of Alexander's settlement, known as Charles Fort or Scots Fort, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1951.
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