He was born in 1130 and his son was born in 1212, at age 82?

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The page also says he was the son of Roger de "Bulsi".  But Roger de Busli was dead by about 1100, without heirs.
Assuming he was still alive, it is possible. But since he was not, that’s a different situation.

Wikipedia has a moderately long list of known elderly men who have fathered children, apparently even one man aged 102. So, it is possible, not common, but possible. Confirmatory evidence of the man’s age would be beneficial in these cases.
The sources are not so great. Three likely possibilities - dates are way off, William wasn't really his son, or there were two Alexanders.
[Alex' de Markham, Miles, Castellanus de Nottingham (H.II=1154-1189)]: He is from what I have been able to find so far, a lone mention of him, as given, in the time of King Henry II, and no known mention of any offspring, or any other connection to any other Markham family I know of. Markham books and others, have loosely connected him as they have, or let me see what refs you have. Fulc/Fulk and Turold de Lisours/de Marcham, are brothers and 'Men of Roger'. They are found much, with others, in the Cartulary of Blyth Priory. They might be connected to one Roger de Est Marcham, and also look into William le Chievre, 'la Capra', Baron of Devon ('William the Goat'), who held, under his many lands, "Marcham". Markham books downloadable from my profile page. Hope to do some pre-1500 entries in time, I have loads to put out there. Thanks - Tom.

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If he was born in the 12th century then we are just guessing at the decade of his birth. Could be off considerably.
by Monica Edmunds G2G6 Mach 2 (26.7k points)
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If I came across this in my ancestral line I would tend to look in the direction of a missing generation - Did Alexander in fact have a son called Alexander? Commonly done :/
by Heather Jenkinson G2G6 Mach 2 (28k points)
edited by Heather Jenkinson

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