- Alexanderoriginally Alexander Selcraig, 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
- Also called Sel·kirk·shire [sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in SE Scotland.
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Historical Examples of selkirkshire
The Cockburns of Henderland were an old family of Selkirkshire.
Ettrick and Yarrow between them comprise most of Selkirkshire.In the Border Country
W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
In 1800 he was appointed Sheriff of Selkirkshire, with a salary of £300 a year.
It is certain we have lost the beaver, whose bones have been more than once found in our Selkirkshire bogs and marlmosses.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)
John Gibson Lockhart
The Selkirkshire ballad of Tamlane seems also to have been well known in England.
- (until 1975) a county of SE Scotland, now part of Scottish Borders
- Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe