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Descendants of Adam de Gordon/Gordoun, Sir, * through John George Gordon

Generation No. 1

1. ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, * was born Abt. 1035 in France, and died Nov 13, 1093 in In battle nearAlnwick, Northumberland, England.

Notes for ADAM DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *:

HIGHLANDERS, A HISTORY OF THE SCOTTISH CLANS, by Fitzroy MacLean, Penguin Studio Books, New York, N.Y. (1995), p. 256 says this about the origin of the Gordon Clan.

"The name Gordon is derived from the Parish of Gordon in Berwickshire. The Gordons are of Norman origin and settled in the South of Scotland in the 12th Century. In the early 14th century Sir Adam de Gordon was granted lands in Strathbogie in Aberdeenshire by King Robert the Bruce.

In 1449 Alexander Gordon was created Earl of Huntly. George, 4th Earl of Huntly became Chancellor of Scotland in 1547. George (6th Earl of Huntly) who defeated Argyll at the Battle of Glenlivet was created

Marquess in 1599. The 2nd Marquess, a loyal supporter of Charles I, was beheaded in 1649. In 1684 George, the 4th Marquess, was created Duke of Gordon by King Charles II. In the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 the Gordons fought on both sides. The 2nd Duke was out for the Jacobites in 1715. In 1745 the 3rd Duke supported the Hanoverians, though his brother raised a regiment for Prince Charles. The Gordon Highlanders were raised in 1794 with the help of the celebrated 4th Duchess."

This book has more about the Gordons which I will send later.

Margaret McCleskey<mamccleskey@worldnet.att.net>, Arlington, TX

From: Joann Gordon artsy@hartcom.net

ADAM de GORDOUN

History of the House of Gordon, XVIII Vols. by Edward Gordon of Cairnfield; manuscript finished in 1949.

Vol. I

p. 1 "About this collection -

The manuscripts of the History of the House of Gordon, compiled by the late Edward Gordon of Cairnfild, were placed by his son, George Gordon of Cairnfild, in the Library of King's College, Aberdeen, Scotland.

The House of Gordon, in Scotland, obtained a complete set of photocopies of the approximate two million - word manuscript in 1973..."

P. 2

[From author's introduction: "...Similarly and even more so may John Malcolm Bulloch be

described as 'the onlie begetter' of this account of the Gordons, for without his enthusiasm,

indefatigable research, untiring patience, and vast correspondence with all quarters of the globe,

no such account would have been possible. It is the more strange that he had no Gordon blood in

him, yet it is to him that those who read what follows, and are of Gordon descent, may

acknowledge their indebtedness for the story of their family...A considerable number of families,

however, have never appeared in print, and his notes about them with, in some cases, manuscript

accounts of them were left to the Aberdeen University..."]

The Name of Gordon

p. 114+

"It has been stated by some authorities that the family name originated from that of the parish in Berwickshire where the earliest Gordons held their lands, this opinion being based on the general ground that during the eleventh and twelfth centuries Normans and other foreigners who came to Scotland had no family name, and that their descendants too their name from the lands granted in return for services to the Crown, or acquired otherwise. While there certainly numbers of such cases, it is rather a large assumption to say that it was universal....The family historians declare that it was Sir Adam who gave his name to the district and mention the existence of a tribe

in Flanders in the time of Julius Caesar who styles it the Gorduni. Such charters as are known to have exited relating to the early Gordons give their name down to 1376 as de Gordun. Each side may have its own opinion, and in any case the name is of respectable antiquity. While all that need be remarked here is that originally spelt Gordun, it came to be written Gordoun or Gordoune as late as the eighteenth century so that in its pronouncement any stress should be on the first syllable... "

The Main Stock - Origin

p. 127

"....The name has been known in France from a very early date, and family historians are agreed that one or more served under Charlemagne. Straloch says that he had a secretary of the name of Gordoun, while the Records of Aboyne state that a Duke de Gordoun was Constable of France and General in Brittany under him. C.A. Gordon in his Esncise History, quoting Duhlessis 'Annales de France', gives some further details about the latter stating that his name was John, that Charlemagne created him in 790 duke de Gordoun, and High Constable, that he conquered

Brittany, and died at his castle of Moret. ... "

P. 129

"In view of the existence of the Gourdons in France, the opinion of the Gordon family historians that the first to come to Scotland, Adam, was of French origin may be accepted. He appears to have been one of the French and Norman knights visiting or attached to the Court of Edward the Confessor when Malcolm Canmore fled there for refuge after the seizure of the throne of Scotland by Maelbeatha or Macbeth in the year 1040. Malcolm was well received by the Saxon king who entertained him for a number of years and assisted him to regain the throne in

1057 by support of a number of troops under the Earl of Northumbria. Adam accompanied this body, and from him come the Scottish Gordons described this work. As will be seen later, he and his descendants settled from some three centuries on lands in Berwickshire to which he gave his name."

I. Adam de Gordun

p. 131

"In the year 1040, Duncan I., King of Scotland, was defeated and slain near Elgin by Maclbeatha, Maormer of Moray (Shakespeare's Macbeth) who certainly had some claim to the throne being a grandson of Malcolm II. The son of Duncan, malcolm Canmore fled to England and was received at the Court of Edward the Confessor where he lived for some fifteen years. Risings took place against Maclbeatha, who incidentally was not the villain Shakespeare made him out to be, and one of the most powerful lords, Duff, Thane of Fife, went to England and

persuaded Malcolm to make an effort to regain the throne. Edward the Confessor granted Malcolm the aid of some ten thousand men under Siefried, Earl of Northumberland, and with these and some French and Norman knights then at the English Court, Malcolm marched into Scotland. Eventually he met Maclbeatha at Lumphanan, some twenty miles west of Aberdeen, when the usurper was defeated and slain in 1057.

It was in this manner that the Gordons first came into Scotland for among the foreign knights who accompanied Malcolm was Adam de Gordun who, for his services in aiding Malcolm to regain the throne, was granted lands near the lower Tweed, and these lands were called Gordon after his name. We hear no more of Adam till 1093 when Malcolm Canmore invaded England and was defeated and killed near Alnwick. Among the slain was Adam who left a son -"

II. Adam de Gordun

"William Gordon of Harperfield states that this Adam is mentioned in two charters of the Chartubary of Kelso. The first in or about 1130 by Adam 'Filius Adae de Gordun' grants lands specially limited, apparently for the site of a church and cemetery for the parish of Gordun, and extensive pasturage to the Abbey of Kelso founded by King David in 1126. The other is a confirmation to the monks of the Church of St. Mary of Kelso, "the church of St. Michael of Gordun with the whole of its parish namely of Gordun and of Spotheswode (Sottiswode)" and "so long as the abbot and convent of Kelso are willing, the men of the other Gordon, that is to say of Adam, may take the church sacrements there, and there their bodies shall be buried; and again when they please, they shall return to their mother church of Houm." (Spottiswode in the modern parish of Westeuther is five miles northwest of West Gordon, and Houm (Home now called Hume) four miles to the east. From the above charters it would appear that the church of Houm was the only one to cater for an extensive district and this being found inconvenient, a new church was established more centrally for the inhabitants of the Gordon lands. The phrase, "the men of the other Gordun," one may take to refer to Adam's retainers. The new Church of St. Michael was entrusted to the Abbey of Kelso for the care of the parish thus founded). "

Child of ADAM DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, * is:

2. i. ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, b. Abt. 1070, England; d. 1138, Battle of the Standard.

Generation No. 2

2. ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, * (ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1070 in England, and died 1138 in Battle of the Standard.

Notes for ADAM DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

Adam, 2nd of that Ilk

P. 131

Adam, 2nd of that Ilk [Adam, 1st of that Ilk having died in 1093 when Malcolm Canmore invaded England] died in 1138 at the Battle of the Standard [remind me to send info about this battle]. He left 2 sons, Richard de Gordun and Adam of Huntly & Faunes. (The two latter places, Faunes presumabley being what is now marked on the maps as Fans, lie just west of West Gordon; and no doubt were the lands granted to Adam for his maintenance. The accounts give only the Richard's descendants to any extent, but the two families were reunited into one four

generations later.

Children of ADAM DE GORDUN, II, SIR, * are:

3. i. RICHARD3 DE GORDON, SIR, *, b. Gordon, Scotland; d. 1170.

4. ii. ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES DE GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1105, Kelso, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Generation No. 3

3. RICHARD3 DE GORDON, SIR, * (ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Gordon, Scotland, and died 1170.

Notes for RICHARD DE GORDON, SIR, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 132

"...Richard de Gordon, according to the Records of Aboyne, died in 1170. He left a son."

Child of RICHARD DE GORDON, SIR, * is:

5. i. THOMAS4 DE GORDON, SIR, *, b. Scotland; d. 1214.

4. ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3 DE GORDON, * (ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1105 in Kelso, Berwickshire, Scotland.

Child of ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES DE GORDON, * is:

6. i. ALEXANDER4 DE GORDON, *, b. Scotland.

Generation No. 4

5. THOMAS4 DE GORDON, SIR, * (RICHARD3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland, and died 1214.

Notes for THOMAS DE GORDON, SIR, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

"Sir Thomas, as he seems to have been knighted as well as his father, was present when his sovereign, William the Lion, was taken prisoner at Alnwick in 1173, and on the king's return from a year of captivity, was one of his most constant supporters during the remainder of his reign amid the ever recurring revolts in Galloway, Ross, Caithness, and other parts of the crown. He died about the same time as King William, that is 1214, and was succeeded by his son."

Child of THOMAS DE GORDON, SIR, * is:

7. i. THOMAS5 DE GORDON, II *, b. Abt. 1193, Kelso, Berwickshire, Scotland; d. Aft. Aug 28, 1258.

6. ALEXANDER4 DE GORDON, * (ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland.

Notes for ALEXANDER DE GORDON, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

"..According to the Proney M.S., Adam, brother of Richard, 3rd of that Ilk, was succeeded by Alexander, designated Huntly, who had two sons, William and Adam."

Children of ALEXANDER DE GORDON, * are:

8. i. ADAM5 DE GORDON, *.

ii. WILLIAM DE GORDON, d. Route to Tunis/Palestine.

Notes for WILLIAM DE GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

"..Sir William was one of the officers in command of the first Scots contingent of 1000 men that went to the Crusades. He died before Tunis while on the way to Palestine, leaving his lands to his brother Adam who did not long survive him, and was succeeded by his son Adam, the husband of Alicia. "

"..Sir William was one of the officers in command of the first Scots contingent of 1000 men that went to the Crusades. He died before Tunis while on the way to Palestine..."

Generation No. 5

7. THOMAS5 DE GORDON, II * (THOMAS4 DE GORDON, SIR, *, RICHARD3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1193 in Kelso, Berwickshire, Scotland, and died Aft. Aug 28, 1258. He married * MARJORY. She was born Abt. 1198 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Notes for THOMAS DE GORDON, II *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 132

"Thomas, 5th of that Ilk

This Thomas, styled the younger, was married to Marjory according to the charters at the time. He was knighted by Alexander II and died in 1258 leaving a daughter, Alicia, who married her third cousin, Adam of Huntly & Faunes. According to the Proney M.S., Adam, brother of Richard, 3rd of that Ilk, was succeeded by Alexander, designated Huntly, who had two sons, William and Adam. Sir William was one of the officers in command of the first Scots contingent of 1000 men that went to the Crusades. He died before Tunis while on the way to Palestine,

leaving his lands to his brother Adam who did not long survive him, and was succeeded by his son Adam, the husband of Alicia."

Child of THOMAS DE GORDON and * MARJORY is:

9. i. ALICIA6 DE GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1230, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. Abt. 1280.

8. ADAM5 DE GORDON, * (ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *)

Child of ADAM DE GORDON, * is:

10. i. ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1220, Fawnes, Berwickshire, Scotland; d. 1269, Crusade inTunis.

Generation No. 6

9. ALICIA6 DE GORDON, * (THOMAS5, THOMAS4 DE GORDON, SIR, *, RICHARD3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1230 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died Abt. 1280. She married ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES DE GORDON, *, son of ADAM DE GORDON, *. He was born Abt. 1220 in Fawnes, Berwickshire, Scotland, and died 1269 in Crusade inTunis.

Notes for ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES DE GORDON, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 133

"..Adam of Huntly ....left Scotland to assist Louis IX of France [in the Crusades]. ...Sir Adam died before reaching Palestine...Alicia died in 1280...They had a son. "

Child of ALICIA DE GORDON and ADAM DE GORDON is:

11. i. ADAM OF7 GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1254, Scotland; d. Apr 28, 1296, Dunbar.

10. ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, * (ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1220 in Fawnes, Berwickshire, Scotland, and died 1269 in Crusade inTunis. He married ALICIA DE GORDON, *, daughter of THOMAS DE GORDON and * MARJORY. She was born Abt. 1230 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died Abt. 1280.

Notes for ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES DE GORDON, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 133

"..Adam of Huntly ....left Scotland to assist Louis IX of France [in the Crusades]. ...Sir Adam died before reaching Palestine...Alicia died in 1280...They had a son. "

Child is listed above under (9) Alicia De Gordon, *.

Generation No. 7

11. ADAM OF7 GORDON, * (ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1254 in Scotland, and died Apr 28, 1296 in Dunbar. He married MARJORIE MCDUFF, *. She was born in England, and died Sep 03, 1296.

Notes for ADAM OF GORDON, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 134

"..Adam de Gordun married an Englishwoman named Marjory and in her right possessed an estate in England for which he had to do homage to the English King [Henry III]. Alexander of Scotland had died the previous year [1286] and his grand daughter, the young Maid of Norway, died in 1290 leaving the throne vacant. The matter was referred to Edward I [of England] who decided in favor of John Balliol to whom Adam adhered. ["Braveheart" fame] ...he [John Balliol] raised an army in the West which was joined by Adam whose Berwickshire lands were plundered by the English during Edward's victorious invasion of Scotland. When, on the 28th of April 1296, the armies met on the field of Dunbar, Adam was

one of the large number which fell in that fight so fatal to Scottish independence. He left a son. "

Child of ADAM OF GORDON and MARJORIE MCDUFF is:

12. i. ADAM8 GORDON, V, SIR, LORD OF GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1273, Scotland; d. 1333, Battle of Halidon Hill.

Generation No. 8

12. ADAM8 GORDON, V, SIR, LORD OF GORDON, * (ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1273 in Scotland, and died 1333 in Battle of Halidon Hill. He married * ANNABELLA.

Notes for ADAM GORDON, V, SIR, LORD OF GORDON, *:

From The Book of Scots-Irish Family Names by Robert Bell:

Gordon is one of the more common Scottish names in Ireland, found in Munster, common in Leinster and Connacht, and very common in Ulster (where over half are in Co. Antrim). Though recorded in Ireland as early as the mid-fourtenth century, it became common only after the Ulster Plantation.The name is territorial in origin, and though it is customary to trace it to places of the name in France, the earliest known home of the Scottish family was Gordon in the Merse in Berwickshire. The first person on record to have taken the name was Richer de Gordun, Lord of Gordon. The family were Anglo-Normans who settled in southern Scotland in the 12th century. One of them, Adam de Gordon, joined Louis XI of France in the Crusade of 1270. Shortly after that, in the reign of Robert the Bruce, a Sir Adam, Lord of Gordon, was granted the lordship of Strathbogie in Aberdeenshire. Alexander Seton began the greatest expansion of Gordon power. Though there were many branches of the Gordon family, they alone could not account for the rapid increase in the numbers of those of the name by the end of the fifteenth century. Seton rewarded all those who took the name Gordon and became his vassals with a bown of meal. This kind of 'adoption' was very common at the time. Those thus 'adopted' into the family were henceforth known as 'Bow' o' Meal' Gordons. The Gordons subsequently became one of the most powerful clans in Scotland, so strong in the Highlands that their chief was known as the 'Cock of the North." The name is still among the fifty most numerous in Scotland.In mid-nineteenth-century Antrim the Gordons were found almost exclusively in the barony of Lower Antrim, particularly in the area between Ballymena and Carnlough and there particularly in Drumleckney. The Irish sept name Mag Mhuirneachain, usually anglicesed as MacGurmaghan, has also been made Gordon in counties Antrim and Down.This just give some backround for you to work with. It sounds to me that, like my Gordon's, they went to Northern Ireland from Scotland.! A great book that will give you a lot of insight is "The Scotch-Irish" A social history by James G. Leyburn. It is available in paperback.

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 135-137

"...He escaped from Dunbar...and was compelled to surrender at Elgin on the 28th July. His mother, Marjory, had no option but to submit and swear fealty before Edward I which she did on 3rd September. When, in the spring of 1297, Sir William Wallace commenced his noble and patriotic struggle, he was joined by Adam who shared his hardships and brilliant exploits. He distinguished himself at Stirling Bridge, but again had to see Scotland under the feet of the English after Falkirk, a defeat due mainly to the jealousy and treachery of some of the Scottish nobles.

1308 was an eventful year for Sir Adam. Edward I had died the previous year but he continued his adherence to his successor, Edward II from who he reserved [grant of land and to John Balliol].

During same year he was able to be of service to Robert the Bruce. He secured from Edward II the release of Lamberton, Bishop of St. Andrews and Primate, who had been imprisoned in 1306 for his part in the coronation of Bruce, and also by his exertions saved the life of Sir Thomas Randolph...[a major follower of Bruce's].

The death of John Balliol in 1314 released Sir Adam from fealty to him and he sought an interview with Robert Bruce. He took service under Randolph who was created Earl of Moray, fighting under his banner at Bannockburn in June, 1314. His services were rewarded by the King granting him new lands [Strathbogie] and employing him on state affairs of high importance...

Sir Adam and Sir Edward Maubisson were chosen to carry the Proclamation of Arbroath, setting forth the grievances suffered from the English and praising the character and rule of Robert..., to the Pope.

He left by his wife, Annabella, at least four sons and a daughter. Of these, the eldest son, Alexander succeeded to the Gordun lands, while William, the second son got Stichell as settled by charter of 1315 and from him are descended the Gordons in Galloway (Vol. XII & XIII). John and Thomas became priests and died unmarried; the daughter, Mary, married Sir Walter Hambledon of Cadzow. "

Children of ADAM GORDON and * ANNABELLA are:

13. i. WILLIAM9 GORDON, LAIRD, b. Scotland.

ii. JOHN GORDON.

Notes for JOHN GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 137

John and Thomas became priests and died unmarried;

iii. THOMAS GORDON.

Notes for THOMAS GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 137

John and Thomas became priests and died unmarried;

iv. MARY GORDON, m. WALTER HAMBELDON, SIR.

More About WALTER HAMBELDON, SIR:

Residence: Cadzow

14. v. ALEXANDER GORDON, II, SIR, *, b. Abt. 1292, Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. 1346, Battle of Nevill's Cross.

Generation No. 9

13. WILLIAM9 GORDON, LAIRD (ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland.

Notes for WILLIAM GORDON, LAIRD:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 137

William, the second son got Stichell as settled by charter of 1315 and from him are descended the Gordons in Galloway (Vol. XII & XIII).

Child of WILLIAM GORDON, LAIRD is:

15. i. ROGER10 GORDON, I, SIR, b. Stichel, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

14. ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, * (ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1292 in Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died 1346 in Battle of Nevill's Cross. He married MISS DE HOYA, *, daughter of ndlo6231GILBERT DE HOYA, SIR, *.

Notes for ALEXANDER GORDON, II, SIR, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

P. 137...Alexander succeeded to the Gordun lands

P. 138 ...died 17 October 1346 at Durham when King David invaded England. He left a son, John. King David was captured.

Child of ALEXANDER GORDON and MISS DE HOYA is:

16. i. JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, b. 1315, Scotland; d. Bef. 1375.

Generation No. 10

15. ROGER10 GORDON, I, SIR (WILLIAM9, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Stichel, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Child of ROGER GORDON, I, SIR is:

17. i. ALEXANDER11 GORDON, SIR, b. Stichel, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

16. JOHN10 DE GORDON, * (ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born 1315 in Scotland, and died Bef. 1375. He married *! efirstend ELIZABETH.

Notes for JOHN DE GORDON, *:

Notes for John de Gordon, 10th of that Ilk:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

"...Also taken prisoner at Durham and shared his sovereign's captivity. It was not until 1357 when ransom was paid that he was released. King David confirmed in a charter dated 20th March 1357/8 "confirming to John de Gordun the donation which King Robert I had made to his grandfather, Sir Adam, of the lands of Strathbogie." He married a lady of the name of Elizabeth and died before 1375, leaving three sons, John who succeeded him; Adam and Robert, both of whom died without issue (Adam entered the church and became Vicar of Cramond). "

Children of JOHN DE GORDON and * ELIZABETH are:

18. i. JOHN11 GORDON, *, b. Scotland; d. 1394.

ii. ROBERT GORDON, d. Without Issue.

iii. ADAM GORDON, d. Without Issue.

Notes for ADAM GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 139 Adam entered the`church and became Vicar of Cramond.

Generation No. 11

17. ALEXANDER11 GORDON, SIR (ROGER10, WILLIAM9, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Stichel, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

Child of ALEXANDER GORDON, SIR is:

19. i. ROGER12 GORDON, II, SIR.

18. JOHN11 GORDON, * (JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN lastend , SIR, *) was born in Scotland, and died 1394. He married ELIZABETH SOMERVELL, *.

Notes for JOHN GORDON, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

"...After the death of his father, his eldest son received from King Robert II a fresh charter of the lands of Strathbogie. This charter, dated the 13th July, 1376, is of great importance. In it, he is designated as Joannes de GORDON .

Sir John, according to the Record of Aboyne, lived until 1394. He married Elizabeth Somervell by whom he had four sons, Adam, who succeeded to the estates and John [see p. 142]. Alexander and Roger who were killed at Hamildon Hill in 1402 leaving no issue. "

Children of JOHN GORDON and ELIZABETH SOMERVELL are:

i. ROGER12 GORDON.

Notes for ROGER GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 139-40 Alexander and Roger who were killed at Hamildon Hill in 1402 leaving no issue. "

20. ii. ADAM GORDON, VII, SIR, b. Scotland; d. 1402, Homildon.

iii. ALEXANDER GORDON, d. 1402, Hamildon Hill.

Notes for ALEXANDER GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 139-40 Alexander and Roger who were killed at Hamildon Hill in 1402 leaving no issue. "

21. iv. JOHN DE GORDON, SIR, *, b. Abt. 1340, Stathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. 1394, Battle of Otterburn.

Generation No. 12

19. ROGER12 GORDON, II, SIR (ALEXANDER11, ROGER10, WILLIAM9, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, * wnameend )

Child of ROGER GORDON, II, SIR is:

i. WILLIAM13 GORDON, SIR, b. Stichel, Roxburghshire, Scotland.

20. ADAM12 GORDON, VII, SIR (JOHN11, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, 3191namebegin ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland, and died 1402 in Homildon. He married ELIZABETH KEITH, daughter of WILLIAM KEITH, SIR. She was born in Marischal of Scotland.

Notes for ADAM GORDON, VII, SIR:

Sir Adam de Gordon, 12th of that Ilk

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON P. 141

[See Sir Walter Scott's drama of Hamildon Hill]

Adam married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Keith, Great Marshal of Scotland and a younger sister of Muriella, wife of the Duke of Albany. This marriage later brought extensive lands into the hands of the Huntly family. They had a son, John, and a daughter, Elizabeth.

Children of ADAM GORDON and ELIZABETH KEITH are:

22. i. ELIZABETH13 GORDON.

ii. JOHN DE GORDON.

Notes for JOHN DE GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

P. 141 John de Gordon, 13th of that Ilk

Of the last Gordon of that Ilk, there is hardly any record, and indeed has been overlooked by most genealogists, for he did not survive his father more than a few years. He married Agnes, daughter of James Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith, and died in 1408 without issue. The estates consequently passed in the terms of the charter of 1376 to his sister, Elizabeth [see Vol. II, Seton- Gordons]

Return to her uncle, John, the progenitor of the other families of the north

21. JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, * (JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN 16 , II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1340 in Stathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died 1394 in Battle of Otterburn. He married ELIZABETH CRUICKSHANK, *. She was born Abt. 1340, and died Abt. 1390.

Notes for JOHN DE GORDON, SIR, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

Sir John de Gordon, brother of Sir Adam (12th of that Ilk)

P. 142+ "...There appears to have been a good deal of confusion in the minds of family historians about this uncle of Elizabeth, the heiress. In the 'Records of Aboyne' it is stated that Sir John was an elder brother of Sir Adam whom it styles as Huntly and that it was he and not his father who was killed at Otterburn. As a reason for the estates passing to Adam's daughter, it claims that her uncle's sons, commonly known as 'Jock & Tam,' were illegitimate, but this, as will be shown later, was not actually the case, and they would have been entitled to succeed in terms of the charter of 1376. The only logical conclusion is that this Sir John was a younger and not an elder brother. To add to the confusion, he is styled in certain documents of his time as John de Gordoun, Lord of the same, and one can only conclude that he had a life portion of that part of the Berwickshire lands actually called Gordon, while the head of the family had taken the title of Huntly.

As we have seen, his father and brother were kept too busy in the south, looking after their interests there and defending the eastern March from raids across the Border, to attend to their more recently acquired estate in the north [Strathbogie], so it was entrusted to the younger John, a presumption that is

strengthened by the fact that the few documents referring to him deal only with places in the north. One can well imagine that he had a difficult task for the Strathbogie inhabitants were still Celts (Picts_, still in their hearts faithful to their former chief, the Earl of Atholl, and not at all inclined to accept the rule of this newcomer from the south. Yet he did manage to win them over by adopting to a certain extent their ways, marrying the daughter of one of them, and defending them from the onslaughts of their wilder neighbors to the south and west by a band of whom he is said eventually to have been slain.

Unfortunately, no record of his accomplishment has been preserved; if any exited, it was destroyed in the later burning of Strathbogie castle by the Douglas, Earl of Moray, but Sir John's wise management is evidenced by his niece Elizabeth having no trouble when she and her husband came to take

possession of Strathbogie.

His abilities were recognized by his being knighted by Robert III and appointed a Justiciary for selling disputed marches over which uncertainty exited owing to large confiscations and redistributions in the north east.

The date of Sir John's death is given as 1394 so that he predeceased his brothers.

He married, according to the Balbithan M.S. about 1383, Elizabeth Cruickshank whose father lived at Aswanley, a place about five or six miles up the Deveron from Huntly. It was this marriage that has given rise to questions and disputes as to the legitimacy of his sons... They may be stated here

briefly as firstly, that it was inconsistent with the honour of a great lord to have married one so far beneath him, and secondly that if there was any such marriage it was only a handfast one and therefore not lawful. As to the first objection, the marriage was not beneath him as a younger son for the late James Macdonald has pointed out that Elizabeth Cruickshank's father was a 'Toshstirgh' or 'Toshachdera'; an officer later called a 'Mair of Fee.' A Mair of Fee was a judiciary court officail whose duties were to admit and discharge deputies and to carry out the judiciarjusticiary's orders. As late as 1589, it was considered to be a position of much importance as is shown by a decreet in that year by the Lords of council in favour of George Bisset of Petmeikstoun as hereditary principal Mair of Fee for the Sheriffdom of Aberdeen. Cruickshanks of Aswanley was then more than a petty laird and most probably executive officer or baron bailie to the lord of Strathbogie as Justiciary. As to the legality of the marriage, it was not until the beginning of the fifteenth century that the Roman Church made marriage a sacrament and required the rite to be performed by a priest. The Cruickshank marriage no doubt took place according to the custom of the time and residence of John de Gordon, for he was not knighted apparantly

till after May, 1391, by a public proclamation in the courtyard of the castle, followed by attendance at Mass in the chapel.

His sons therefore may be safely considered as legitimate enough, and certainly appear to have been accepted as near relations by the heiress and her husband, Sir Alexander de Seton. Indeed, it must have been largely on them, John and Tomas, commonly known as Jock of Scurdargue and Tam of Ruthven, dwelling the one at the south, the other at the north end of Strathbogie, that reliance was placed for the safety of that territory by Elizabeth and her husband, engaged as they must have been very much at the Royal Court. "

Children of JOHN DE GORDON and ELIZABETH CRUICKSHANK are:

i. THOMAS "TAM"13 GORDON.

Notes for THOMAS "TAM" GORDON:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON

"... Thomas of Ruthven

If but little is really known about John of Scurdargue, his brother Thomas, commonly called Tam o'Riven, is even more a shadowy figure, though in 1423 he appears as one of the squires to Sir Walter Lindsay of Glenesk when the latter resigned the lands of Coclarachy and Garie (near Huntly) and again twenty five years later as Thomas of Gordon, 'armiger' and lord of Auchinrath, with his son John as witnesses to a charter of Sir Lawrence Abernethy of Rothiemay confirming his grant of Auchanachy. Rutheven, from which his designation comes, is a small hamlet, four to five miles north north west of Huntly and takes its name from 'Ruadh Abhuin' the 'Red Water'.

ii. ROGER GORDON, d. 1402, Hamildon Hill.

23. iii. JOHN "JOCK" GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1360, Scurdague, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; d. Abt. 1420.

Generation No. 13

22. ELIZABETH13 GORDON (ADAM12, JOHN11, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, * twnamesuffixend , ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) She married ALEXANDER SETON, SIR 1408.

Notes for ALEXANDER SETON, SIR:

www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/cgi-bin/gedlkup/n=royal?royal34964

More About ALEXANDER SETON and ELIZABETH GORDON:

Marriage: 1408

Child of ELIZABETH GORDON and ALEXANDER SETON is:

i. ALEXANDER14 SETON, m. ELIZABETH CRICHTON.

Notes for ALEXANDER SETON:

1st Earl of Huntley. All of his children took on the name of Gordon. See GORDONS OF SPOTSYLVNIA CO. VA by Frances Hodges.

23. JOHN "JOCK"13 GORDON, * (JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, A! DAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1360 in Scurdague, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and died Abt. 1420. He married (1) ELIZABETH/MARGARET MAITLAND, *, daughter of ROBERT MAITLAND, *. He married (2) HAINAULT MACLEOD, daughter of MACLEOD.

Notes for JOHN "JOCK" GORDON, *:

HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF GORDON"...John of Scurdargue P. 144-147

The elder of the two sons of Sir John de Gordon, uncle of the heiress, is stated to have been sent while still a youth to Harris in order to acquire a knowledge of the Gaelic tongue, and this action of his father may be taken as further evidence of his efforts to win the confidence of the Strathbogie folk, and possibly that his son should be able to communicate freely with the Gaelic neighbours to the south and west for on his return he took up his residence at Scurdargue. This place, which gets its name from a neighbouring reddish peak, is now a farm on the south side of the hill called the Tap 'o Noth, and is a mile or so west of Rhynie. But the general concensus of opinion is that 'Jock' did not actually live at this point but higher up the pass towards the Cabrach on the ancient way to Speyside, at Lesmoir where later one of the lines of his descendants established itself.

The only doucmentary record of Jock that seems to exist is a confirmation in 1423 by James Douglas, Lord of Bercorn, as superior, of a charter granted in 1418 by William Fraser of Philorth of the lands of Ardlach with the mill of Badyehale and multlures in the Barony of Aberdour to "John of Gordon natural son of the late Johon of Gordon knight lord of the same....to be held by the said John and the legitimate heirs male of him and Elizabeth [Maitland] now his spouse failing when the legitimate male heirs of him and any other [later] spouse, failing whom Alexander natural son of the said John and his legitimate maile heirs failing whom Adam natural son of the said John and his legitimate maile heirs failing whom Thomas of Gordon brother of the aforementioned John and his legitimate male heirs failing whom [other] true and legitimate heirs of Gordon [bearing the] name and arms of Gordon.....Witnesses, Gilbert Bishop of Aberdeen Chancellor of Scotland, Robert Abbot of Deer, Alexander of Seton Lord of Gordon, Andrew Keith Lord of Inverugie, Andrew Giffard.."

This document has been quoted at some length because apparently on it has been denied the legitimacy of Jock and Tam and also that of Jock's sons Alexander and Adam, - the latter does not matter much for it does not appear that he had issue (he is not otherwise mentioned), but the former does. As it

is therefore of great interest to all descendants of Jock and Tam, its terms are worth an examination. It was dated at Edinburgh on the 16th January, 1422, the old year not coming to an end till the last day of March, and consequently was made after the institution of marriage as a sacrament. Two of the witnesses were Church dignitaries, and a third was the husband of Jock's cousin, the Gordon heiress. From this one can see the Church influence in the use of the term spouse (sponsa in place of uxor) for Scurdargue's second wife Elizabeth, his first marriage as we shall see not being according to church rites, the term natural being applied to both Jock and Tam, and to Jock's sons Alexander and Adam, both by the first marriage, and to the insistence of the term legitimate for all future heirs to succeed to the lands mentioned, that is to say they should be the issue of church marriages.

The date of the document is of importance for it was not long after marriage had been made a sacrament, and the Church was using its influence to do away with marriages not performed according to the rites it had drawn up. It could only, however, frown upon and not declare illegal such marriages, for that required an Act of Parliament, which never was done, since the ancient custom of marriage by a public declaration has remained legal down to the present century.

In the case of Scurdargue's sons by his first wife, it did not deny them the right to succeed to the lands in question but merely differentiated between them and sons by the second marriage, for whose benefit, no doubt, the charter was intended. A curious, though perhaps academic point is that there is no other

mention of Ardlach and Badychale, which did not remain in Gordon possession for there is no mention of them being held by any of Jock's descendants until over three centuries had lapsed. Curious, too, is the reason for his acquiring these lands in an out of the way district at a considerable distance from Strathbogie, and it can only be surmised either that there was some connection with his second wife such as a life portion, or that they were granted as security for a loan, later repaid, for thought the Frasers of Pholorth held Aberdour for fully two centuries later, at this time they seem to have been in need of money, since in 1424 a somewhat similar charter of other lands of Aberdour was granted to

William Forbes of Kinaldie. As will be seen later, the greater part of the barony of Aberdour was acquired by a descendant of Jock's youngest son in 1480.

Traditionally, John of Scurdargue is said to have been a man of prodigous strength, ferocious appearance, and a great hunter. His father and he come down to us in an old rhyme...

"His sire was good Strathbogie's lord,

A chief that well wuld wield the sword,

And from his strength in Huntly tower,

First gave the name of Gordon power,

In Buthan, Banff and Moray fair,

He had broad lands and castles there,

And coursers many, hawks, and hounds

He kept within his princely bounds.

And Jock and Tam, his true sons were,

As none to doubt the truth may dare.

Their boars' heads (Or) on Azure field

Each bare upon his blazon'd shield.

Jock o' Scurdarg had houses grand

In Bogie, Mar and Buchan land,

Stralsch, Pitlurg, and Auchindoir,

Cairburrow, Buckie, and Lesmoir."

which of course is very much an overstatment for such lands did not come into Gordon possession till after their time.

His two marriages have been mentioned already. His first wife was Hainault, daughter of Macleod of Harris to whom he was sent as a youth. It is not known whether this took place before or after marriage had been made a sacrament and even if it was after, the news would hardly have reached such a distant spot.

It is very unlikely that the marriage was, as has been claimed, a 'hand-fast' or temporary one, on account of the important position of her family, her father being the ruler of the district, and her sister the wife of the macintosh chief.

Her family would surely have resented as a slur on them any marriage other than one carried out properly according to the recognized custom of the time and place. His second wife was Elizabeth Maitland, daughter of the Laird of Gight, according to the Balbitham M..S. though Dr. Temple states that she was a daughter of Robert Maitland of Netherdale and a sister of Sir Patrick of Netherdale, Gight, and Schiras. His children were:

1. Alexander of Essie for whom see Section VI

2. Adam mentioned in the Ardlach grant

3. John of Auchleuchries for whom see Section VII

4. William of Tillytermont for whom se Section VII & IX

5. James of Methlick or Haddo for whom see Section X "

Children of JOHN GORDON and ELIZABETH/MARGARET MAITLAND are:

24. i. WILLIAM14 GORDON, *, b. Scotland.

ii. JOHN GORDON.

Notes for JOHN GORDON:

John of Auchleuchries for whom see Section VII

iii. JAMES GORDON.

Notes for JAMES GORDON:

Page. 147 James of Methlick or Haddo for whom see Section X

Children of JOHN GORDON and HAINAULT MACLEOD are:

iv. ALEXANDER14 GORDON.

Notes for ALEXANDER GORDON:

Alexander of Essie for whom see Section VI

v. ADAM GORDON.

Notes for ADAM GORDON:

Adam mentioned in the Ardlach grant

Generation No. 14

24. WILLIAM14 GORDON, * (JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, AL! EXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland. He married * RUTHERFORD.

Notes for WILLIAM GORDON, *:

P. 147 William of Tillytermont for whom se Section VII & IX

Child of WILLIAM GORDON and * RUTHERFORD is:

25. i. GEORGE15 GORDON, *, b. Scotland.

Generation No. 15

25. GEORGE15 GORDON, * (WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, A 6 DAMtwnamefirstend 5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland. He married ISABEL INNES, *. She was born in Meillers, Scotland.

Child of GEORGE GORDON and ISABEL INNES is:

26. i. JAMES16 GORDON, 1ST. LAIRD, *, b. Scotland.

Generation No. 16

26. JAMES16 GORDON, 1ST. LAIRD, * (GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON! lastend , *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland. He married MARGARET STEWERT, *. She was born in Scotland.

Child of JAMES GORDON and MARGARET STEWERT is:

27. i. GEORGE17 GORDON, 2ND. LAIRD, *, b. Scotland.

Generation No. 17

27. GEORGE17 GORDON, 2ND. LAIRD, * (JAMES16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM le 6 OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland. He married KATHARINE FORBES, *. She was born in Scotland.

Child of GEORGE GORDON and KATHARINE FORBES is:

28. i. ALEXANDER18 GORDON, 3RD. LAIRD, *, b. Scotland.

Generation No. 18

28. ALEXANDER18 GORDON, 3RD. LAIRD, * (GEORGE17, JAMES16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF r 7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Scotland. He married MARIOT FORBES, *. She was born in Scotland.

Children of ALEXANDER GORDON and MARIOT FORBES are:

29. i. ALEXANDER19 GORDON, II, *, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

ii. JAMES GORDON, 4TH. LAIRD, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

iii. JOHN GORDON, PARSON, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

iv. GEORGE GORDON, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

v. KATHARINE GORDON, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; m. ALEXANDER BURNETT; b. Scotland.

vi. JANET GORDON, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; m. JAMES CRICHTON; b. Scotland.

vii. AGNES GORDON, b. Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; m. GEORGE BANNERMAN; b. Scotland.

Generation No. 19

29. ALEXANDER19 GORDON, II, * (ALEXANDER18, GEORGE17, JAMES16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8! ameend , ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born in Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He married FEMALE "MARJORIE GEDDES" GORDON, *.

Children of ALEXANDER GORDON and FEMALE GORDON are:

i. ALEXANDER20 GORDON, REV., b. Scotland.

ii. GEORGE GORDON, b. Scotland.

iii. ROBERT GORDON, b. Scotland.

iv. MAJORIE GORDON, b. Scotland; m. JAMES SPENSE; b. Scotland.

v. MARGARET GORDON.

vi. BARBARA GORDON.

30. vii. JAMES GORDON, REV., *, b. 1624, Scotland; d. Comber, County Down, Ireland.

Generation No. 20

30. JAMES20 GORDON, REV., * (ALEXANDER19, ALEXANDER18, GEORGE17, JAMES16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, * fixend ftwnameend , ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born 1624 in Scotland, and died in Comber, County Down, Ireland. He married (1) ELIZABETH GORDON, *, daughter of ROBERT GORDON and JANET CRAWFORD. She was born in Scotland. He married (2) ! twindhi0MARY SIMPSON. She was born in Ireland.

Children of JAMES GORDON and ELIZABETH GORDON are:

i. ROBERT21 GORDON.

ii. ELIZABETH GORDON, b. Ireland; m. WILLIAM PACKINGTON.

iii. JEAN GORDON, b. Ireland; m. DANIEL MACKENSIE; b. Scotland.

31. iv. JAMES GORDON, II, *, b. Abt. 1650, Ireland; d. Abt. 1715.

Generation No. 21

31. JAMES21 GORDON, II, * (JAMES20, ALEXANDER19, ALEXANDER18, GEORGE17, JAMES16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, *, ALEXANDER per 9i GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1650 in Ireland, and died Abt. 1715. He married JANE CAMPBELL, * (Source: Johnwilliamsgordon.FTW, Date of Import: Dec 7, 1999.) Abt. 1672, daughter of ROBERT CAMPBELL! andnamebegin JANE WALLACE. She was born 1658 in Newry Lordship, Co. Down, Ireland.

More About JANE CAMPBELL, *:

Date born 2: Ayrshire, Scotland

Date born 3: 1658, Ayrshire, Scotland (Source: Johnwilliamsgordon.FTW.)

Record Change: Oct 04, 1999 (Source: Johnwilliamsgordon.FTW.)

More About JAMES GORDON and JANE CAMPBELL:

Marriage: Abt. 1672

Child of JAMES GORDON and JANE CAMPBELL is:

32. i. JAMES22 GORDON, III, *, b. Abt. 1672, Newry Lordship, Co. Down, Ireland; d. 1750.

Generation No. 22

32. JAMES22 GORDON, III, * (JAMES21, JAMES20, ALEXANDER19, ALEXANDER18, GEORGE17, JAMES16, GEORGE15, WILLIAM14, JOHN "JOCK"13, JOHN12 DE GORDON, SIR, *, JOHN11 GORDON, *, JOHN10 DE GORDON, * ffixend , ALEXANDER9 GORDON, II, SIR, *, ADAM8, ADAM OF7, ADAM OF HUNTLY AND FAUNES6 DE GORDON, *, ADAM5, ALEXANDER4, ADAM OF HUNTLY & FAUNES3, ADAM2 DE GORDUN, II, SIR, *, ADAM1 DE GORDON/GORDOUN, SIR, *) was born Abt. 1672 in Newry Lordship, Co. Down, Ireland, and died 1750. He married SARAH GREENWAY, * Bef. 1700 in Newry, County Down, Ireland, daughter of begin twnamefirst SAMUEL GREENWAY and ELINOR MATTHEWS. She was born Abt. 1675 in Newry, County Down, Ireland, and died Aft. 1758.

Notes for JAMES GORDON, III, *:

I have that John George Gordon's father is Lewis Gordon, who lived in

Pennsylvania. I don't know if he proceeded his sons over here or what.

Thanks,

Brian Gordon, Blesshope@aol.com

Hall Co. GA

The below is from "The History of Albemarle County, Virginia"

GORDON.

"Before the middle of the last century two brothers named Gordon, natives of Scotland, were settled on opposite sides of the Rappahannock River as merchants, plying a thriving trade with the old country. James resided in Lancaster County, and John at Tappahannock in Essex. James's wife was Mary

Harrison, of the Harrisons of Surry, and the wife of John was Lucy Churchill. Descendants of both became inhabitants of Albemarle. Rev. James Waddell,"

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"who preached and taught school near Gordonsville, married a daughter of James, and William F. Gordon, who acted a leading part in the affairs of the county in the first half of the present century, traced his lineage to John, or rather to both brothers at once. His father, James Gordon, was the son of John, and his mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of James. William F. was admitted to the Albemarle bar in 1809. In 1812 he succeeded Joseph J. Monroe as Attorney of the Commonwealth, but resigned the next year, giving place to Jesse W. Garth. From 1818 to 1829 he was almost continuously a member of the House of Delegates, and in 1830 a member of the State Senate. He also represented the district in Congress. The title of General by which he was commonly known, he derived from his appointment in 1829 as Brigadier General of the Third Brigade, Second Division of the Virginia militia, and in 1840 of Major General of the Second Division. His home was at Spring Hill, at the eastern base of the South West Mountain, not far from Gordonsville. He died in 1858. His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Reuben Lindsay, and his children, James, George, Hannah, the wife of W. J. Robertson, Reuben, William F., Charles, Dr. John C. ,Alexander and Mason."

"In the last century there came to the county an Alexander Gordon, who seems to have been of kindred with the noble Scottish family of Gordon, of Huntly. He lived on Sowell's Branch near Carter's Bridge, where he obtained a patent for a small tract of land in 1785. He sued Humphrey Gaines for a piece of vacant land on Buck Island Creek to which they both laid claim, his counsel being Walter Leake, while Mr. Wirt appeared for Gaines. He was not an ornament to the county. He died in 1805, leaving a son, Alexander Duff Gordon, who two years after removed to Tennessee."

"John and James Gordon in the first paragraph appear to be sons of John Gordon, Jr. while Alexander Gordon is most likely the brother of John Gordon, Jr."

"These Gordons were of the Landed Gentry and their deeds usually include the title Gentleman. Note the families that John and James married into - Harrisons and Churchills - of the same aristocratic stock."

"I wish there were more hours in a day as I only scratched the surface on the books which include information on these Gordons. I believe that there is a good chance that Rev. John Gordon from Charles City County can be traced to the Gordons in Spotsylvania. The records in all of those courthouses are in excellent condition. I may end up going back and following the same route."

I hope you find this interesting. Ken Smith <kencade@net3.net>

More About JAMES GORDON and SARAH GREENWAY:

Marriage: Bef. 1700, Newry, County Down, Ireland

Children of JAMES GORDON and SARAH GREENWAY are:

i. WILLIAM23 GORDON, b. Abt. 1700.

ii. THOMAS GORDON, b. Abt. 1701; d. 1783.

iii. MOSES GORDON, b. Abt. 1702.

iv. NATHANIEL GORDON, b. Abt. 1703.

v. CHAPMAN GORDON I, b. Abt. 1704.

vi. JOHN GEORGE GORDON, *, b. Abt. 1705, Sheepbridge, Newry, Co. Down, Ireland; d. Fredricksburg, VA; m. MARY SARAH CHAPMAN, *, Abt. 1725, MD; b. 1707, MD; d. Apr 1795, Wilkes Co. NC.

Notes for JOHN GEORGE GORDON, *:

See: http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/gordon.html

John George Gordon was one of seven brothers who came to Charleston, South Carolina in 1724. He later moved to Maryland. Here he married Mary Sarah Chapman, the niece of a wealthy English physician. Because Dr. Chapman objected to their marriage, they eloped and moved to Spotsylvania County, VA. John George Gordon received a grant of land from the King of England and lived until the end of his days near Fredericksburg.

NOT THE SAME ONE I DON'T THINK (DSP)

John Gordon b. 7/12/1716 was gdn to Sarah Roy, orphan of James Roy, 1741 Spotsylvania Co. Va and gdn to Thomas Roy in 1749. He md. second, 9/15/1739, Spots. Va to Margaret, dau of Dorothy Tennant.

His will, 12/13/1748 Spots. Va names Wife Margaret, daus. Catherine and Isabella, son John Gordon, Jr. b. 2/7/1734 d. 1766 Spots. Va m.2nd Sarah Roy. Sarah Gordon admx., Estate of John Gordon decd

8/4/1766, Spots Va. Nancy Gordon, orphan, Issue: Nancy Gordon, b. 1760; Samuel Gordon b. 1750/55d. 1805 Jefferson Co Ga. Thomas Gordon b. 12/22/1758 m. 1777 Spartanburg Co. SC, Mary, dau. of Joseph

Buffington b. 1760 Chester co. Pa. CHILDREN ARE IN THE BIBLE RECORD I WILL POST Samuel Gordon, b. 1750/55 Spots. Va removed to SC with bro. Thomas, after the death of their father and listed on 1790 Greenville census. Thence removing to Jefferson Co. Ga. Will dated 12/13/1798 names wife Sarah, Issue: John, Sarah, Mary, Betty Ann, and Jane. John Gordon b. 1780 listed on 1820-40 Jefferson Co. Ga census, had one son, as follows: William Gordon b. 1815 Jefferson Co. Ga d. aft 1860 Marion Co. Ga. m

Annett Lowery b. 1826 Ga 2/27/1844, Stewart Co Ga, Lived Tazewell Ga. listed 1850-60 Marion Co. Ga census. Issue (all b. in Marion co. Ga): Thomas A. Gordon, b. 12/16/1844 d./ 3/2/1928 Stewart Co. Ga, m.

Laura Ophelia Upton b. 1852 Ga listed 1880 Marion co. census and had Annie G. b. 1876, Susan M.J b. 1880, James Gordon b. 1847, Sarah J. Gordon b. 1850, William Gordon b. 1853, Elizabeth b. 1855, Mary

Gordon b. 1858, Francis W. Gordon b. 1861, Robert D, Gordon b. 1863 and Margaret H. Gordon b. 1866.<LMBG85A@prodigy.com> (MR RAMON D MCGOUGH) Janice

Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800

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1739-Sep. 15, John Gordon and Margaret, daughter of Dorothy Tennant. 1739-Nov. 17, Joseph

Calvert and Lucy Webb.

More About JOHN GEORGE GORDON, *:

Date born 2: Some say he was born in Aberdeen, Scotland

Kinship: Ramon D. McGough <lmbg85a@prodigy.com>

Military service: Rev. War

Moved to: 1724, Charleston, SC

More About MARY SARAH CHAPMAN, *:

Kinship: Ramon D. McGough <lmbg85a@prodigy.com>

More About JOHN GORDON and MARY CHAPMAN:

Marriage: Abt. 1725, MD

vii. JAMES GORDON, IV, COL., b. Abt. 1714, Ireland; m. (1) MILICENT CONWAY, Lancaster Co. VA; m. (2) MARY HARRISON, Nov 12, 1748, Lancaster Co. VA.

More About MILICENT CONWAY:

Fact 1: had 4 children

More About JAMES GORDON and MILICENT CONWAY:

Marriage: Lancaster Co. VA

More About MARY HARRISON:

Fact 1: had 10 children

More About JAMES GORDON and MARY HARRISON:

Marriage: Nov 12, 1748, Lancaster Co. VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

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