Alexander was the seventh son born to John Selcraig and his wife Euphan Mackie. His father was a shoemaker who taught Alexander leatherworking skills that proved useful during the time he was marooned on a deserted island. 
In 1703, during the War of Spanish Succession, Alexander joined a privateering expedition to the "South Sea" led by William Dampier. They carried Letters of Marque from the Lord High Admiral, Prince George, making them privateers and not pirates.
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