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Gordons under Arms 

A Biographical Muster Roll of 
Officers named Gordon m the Nnics 
and Armies of Britain, Europe, 
America and in the lacohitc Risinus 



By 

Constance Oliver Skelton 

and 

John Malcolm Bulloch 



Aberdeen 

Printed for the University 
1912 



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GEORGE, 5TH AND LAST DUKE OF GORDON 

Painted by Sir Henry Raeburn, RA. 



Gordons under Arms 

A Biographical Muster Roll of 
Officers named Gordon in the Navies 
and Armies of Britain, Europe, 
America and in the Jacobite Risings 



By 

Constance Oliver Skelton 

\ > 

and 

John Malcolm Bulloch 



Aberdeen 

Printed for the University 
1912 



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EXCHANGE 



THE CONTENTS. 

rAOB 

The Making of the Muster. By John Malcolm Bulloch . xi-liv 

Additions and Corrections ; and Abbreviations ... Iv 



Gordons in the British and Indian Services (1-1616). By 

Constance Oliver Skelton 1-402 

Gordons on the Continent of Europe (1617-1835). By John 

Malcolm Bulloch 403-470 

Gordons in America (1836-2051)< By Armistead Churchill Gordon 

and Constance Oliver Skelton 471-506 

Gordons as Jacobites (2052-2154)- By John Malcolm Bulloch 507-532 

Index. Containing the names of all the kinsfolk of Gordon 

Officers. By Constance Oliver Skelton ..... 533 



699566 



THE ILLUSTRATIONS. 



George, 5TH and Last Duke of Gordon. Painted by Sir Henry 
Raeburn, R.A. : owned (at Gordon Castle) by His Grace the Duke 
of Richmond and Gordon, K.G., by whose courtesy it is published 
here ; reproduced and printed by Carl Hentschel . . Frontispiece 

Prtsented by S. Gissing Sktlton, Sudbury Croft, Harrow. 

PACING PAOB 

Gordon Highlander of 1794, a regiment raised in 1794 by Alexander, 
4th Duke of Gordon, 164. Painted by M. Georges Scott, Paris, 
by whose courtesy, as owner of the copyright, and that of the 
proprietors of "The Graphic," in which it appeared on a large 
scale, July 29, 191 1, it is published here: original in the possession 
of John Malcolm Bulloch : reproduced and printed by Carl 

Hentschel 24 

Presented by William Will (native of Huntly), Tallis House, London, B.C. 

General Gabriel Gordon, 466- Painted by Sir John Watson- 
Gordon, P.R.S.A., R.A. : owned by Colonel William Barclay 
Gordon, Cleather (grandson of General Gabriel Gordon), by whose 
courtesy it is published here (it hangs in the house of his sister, 
Mrs. Dean, 29 Craven Hill Gardens, London, S.W.) : reproduced 
and printed by Carl Hentschel 104 

Presented by John Malcolm Bulloch. 

Colonel James Gordon, of Culvennan, 750- As an officer of the 
Kirkcudbrightshire Yeomanry Cavalry : from a miniature owned by 
Lieut.-Colonel Lochinvar A. C. Gordon, R.F.A., by whose courtesy 
it is published here : reproduced and printed by Carl Hentschel . 168 

Cliche lent by Mrs. Walker, London, the owner's sister : printed at the expense of 
jfohn Malcolm Bulloch. 



X THE ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Admiral Sir James Alexander Gordon, 783. Artist unknown : re- 
produced from the original at Greenwich Hospital by the courtesy 
of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : reproduced and 
printed by Carl Hentschel . . . . . . . .176 

Presented by Robert Skelton, Colombo. 

The Ludhiana Sikhs, raised by Major Patrick Gordon, 1142. This 
picture is one of the plates illustrating " The Armies of India," 
painted by Colonel A. C. Lovett and described by Major G. F. 
MacMunn, D.S.O., and is reproduced here by kind permission of 
the artist and of the publishers of the volume, A. & C. Black . . 262 
Printed at the expense of John Malcolm Bulloch. 

Admiral Thomas Gordon, Governor of Kronstadt, 1314, 1819. 
Painted by J. Highmore : owned (at Gordon Castle) by His Grace 
the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, K.G., by whose courtesy it 
is published here : reproduced and printed by T. & R. Annan & 
Sons, Glasgow 464 

Presented by John Malcolm Bulloch. 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. 

One of the most striking pictures of our latter-day theatre discovers 
the boy Napoleon, a lithe figure in a white uniform, standing intent on 
the battle-field of Wagram, from the darkened vista of which rise the 
uneasy voices of the unremembered dead. It is, of course, a purely 
imaginary field, conjured up to gratify his pride : but it is as real for him 
as if he had fought upon it side by side with his father. " The Battle- 
field ! " he exclaims proudly ; " I have willed it ! It has risen ! " 

This book, Gordons Under Arms, has also been willed, and 
as with L'Aiglon, which was created by Mme. Bernhardt, it has been 
willed by a woman. It has "risen," however, with none of the magic 
quickness of M. Rostand's facile imagination and his stage carpenters' 
ingenious interpretation. The will has meant work, hard, unremitting, 
often fruitless and thankless work, pursued for eight years on the purely 
Naval and Military side, and for a period a good deal longer in the genea- 
logical setting. 

The analogy to " L'Aiglon " does not end here. It was the veteran 
Flambeau, symbolically named, who fed the flame of the young Eagle's 
ambitions : and it was the well-tried guardian of the New Spalding Club 
who fired Mrs. Skelton's ambition to produce the present book. When 
he did so, in King's College Library, one grey September day in 1904, 
neither Mr. P. J. Anderson nor Mrs. Skelton had any conception of the 
extent of the battle-field, and of the immense difficulty of making it 
" rise ". If they had, there might have been no Gordons Under Arms 
to-day. 

Yet the inspiration of the work was quite natural, even if it was 
novel. The idea was to supplement the genealogical investigation in- 
augurated by the New Spalding Club, in the House of Gordon, 1903, by 
exchanging the process of reckoning through descent for the Galtonian 
method of counting by achievement, thereby enabling us to catalogue 
many individual Gordons who defy genealogical classification. 

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xii HOUSE OF GORDON. 

As it happens, the Gordons are peculiarly susceptible of co-ordination 
in the terms of a dominating kind of achievement. Tradition made up 
its mind long ago, and tradition was right, that the shining ability of 
the family came out in the art of war. They were originally the product 
of war, of endless feuds on the Borders, almost as vague as L'Aiglon's 
imaginary field of Wagram, from which they emerged as a well-defined 
group of formidable fighters, ultimately rewarded for their pains with 
a big grant of land in the North. Once established there, they had to 
continue, as they had begun, to increase by war their footing at the 
expense of existing families. As the idea of the State developed, they 
sought to keep their own identity as Cocks of the North, by maintaining 
their own beliefs against all comers, notably against the Covenanters, 
and more tentatively in favour of the House of Stuart. When resistance 
proved ineffectual, as it was bound to do, even with the Gordons, cmitra 
mundum, they fell in with the new order in the terms of this great impulse, 
raising troops galore, and crowding the services with officers by the 
hundred, and private men who are countless. Nor did their energy end 
there. When England was still a closed door, they flocked to the flag 
of every Continental Power which would have them : and, true to type, 
they figured conspicuously in the fight of the South against the North 
in the great Civil War of America. Soldiering has become a much more 
humdrum affair to-day; and yet it is only five years since a young 
Seaforth Highlander Volunteer from Elgin, George Gordon, set out with 
a small band of filibusters to capture a province in Brazil ! 

Tradition apart, the proposal to evaluate the achievement of the 
Gordons in the terms of fighting was no Casaubon counsel : on the 
contrary, it fitted naturally into our modem interest in War, which is 
the paradoxical twin of the growing claims of Peace, and finds expres- 
sion in the imposing structure of naval and military history, most 
laboriously and variously pieced together during the last quarter of a 
century. That one must think of war in connection with family and 
territorial history is only the logical result of the origins of our army, 
which, after many experiments, has become more territorial than ever, 
defence having now been made an integral part of local government. 
The call on the great landlords under the Territorial Forces Act of 1907, 
far from being a piece of new-fangled Radicalism, was really a reversion 
to the fundamental ideals involved in the feudal origins of our army. 



THE MAKING Or THE MUSTER. xiii 

a readjusted vision of those far-off days when the lord supplied his quota 
of men for state service, and when the chief of the clan had a willing 
supply of fighters among his vassals. The Highland regiments, as a 
matter of fact, retain various traces of those origins — in the use of 
family crests on buttons and bonnets, and the appearance of a captain's 
arms or crest on the banner of the piper of his company. 

It is certain that the real impetus to the writing, or rather compil- 
ing of, regimental history which we have witnessed during recent years 
originated mainly with the introduction on July i, 1881, of the system 
of linked territorial battalions which restored, to take an appropriate 
example, the 75th Foot to its native heath after a spell of life as a 
sort of nondescript Dorset corps. It was instinctively felt, as it were, 
that the army was getting back to its first inspirations, and the occasion 
was seized upon to show what these had been and I.^.v »^. they had been 
preserved. Thus we have had a constant supply of regimental histories, 
replacing, or attempting to replace, the mechanically produced primers 
of Richard Cannon. Side by side, we have had a great quarry opened in 
Mr. Charles Dalton's Historical Army Lists, begun with enthusiastic 
laboriousness in 1892 and still " in progress," as the British Museum cata- 
logue would say. A spacious background showing the political and tacti- 
cal side of soldiering is being supplied in the monumental History of the 
British Army, begun in 1899 by the Hon. J. W. Fortescue, who had 
trained himself for the task by producing a history of the 17th Lancers 
four years previously. We have had elaborate histories of the volunteers, 
such a busy soldier as Sir James Grierson having found time to produce 
an exhaustive work on the Scots force from 1859 to 1908, a striking com- 
ment on the change of attitude which has taken place since " Geoffrey 
Chaw Sir" and " Hans Whole-Being" (Sir George Reid) collaborated 
on Ye N obeli Cheesemonger (1861), in which we were shown Captain 
Stevenson, of the ist Aberdeen Rifle Volunteers, being hoisted on to 
the pedestal of the deposed Duke of Gordon in Castle Street, Aberdeen. 

If it were necessary to labour the point that enthusiasm is evoked 
by the historic side of soldiering, it is to be found in the fact that every 
regimental history is heavily subsidised in one way or another — ^just 
like the present book. Even works of a more general character are 
produced at a financial loss : the present writer knows of one particular 
instance in which the publication of an admirable book on regimental 



xiv HOUSE OF GORDON. 

colours crippled its author for years. But, unhappily, achievement is 
rarely commensurate with the enthusiasm which promotes it : hardly 
any other type of history is undertaken with more devotion and less 
capacity. The reason is obvious. Most regimental histories are pro- 
duced by officers who, while devoted to the traditions of their corps, 
have little aptitude and less opportunity for research. In nine cases 
out of ten they are content to tell the story of their regiment in the 
terms of the part it played — and that is often a subordinate part — 
in various campaigns. Look at most of the histories produced dur- 
ing the past ten years, and you will find that the South African War 
is told at a length equal to all the other campaigns of the corps put 
together. If a succession of the officers is given (as it rarely is), it 
supplies as a rule only the services in the corps under review ; not 
one history in a hundred attempts to say who these officers were, 
though most regiments have had a regular procession of officers from 
the same family, brought in largely by territorial associations. The 
result is that most of the histories will have to be done over again, 
if only because the material at the War Office has scarcely been looked 
at, while in still fewer cases have the archives of family charter chests 
been utilised. One feels this acutely in the case of the Gordon High- 
landers. It happens that the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, the 
descendant and representative of the founder, possesses in his archives 
at Gordon Castle a large number of letters and documents dealing with 
its inception as a semi-private enterprise. The regiment itself is pecu- 
liarly happy in having had preserved (at Castlehill Barracks) its first 
muster roll, almost unique for its elaborate details of historical, socio- 
logical, and eugenic, as well as purely military, interest : yet, though we 
have had at least three books on the regiment during recent years — Mr. 
James Cromb's, Mr. James Milne's, and Colonel Greenhill-Gardyne's — 
it has not been used, and what is worse, it cannot be used for many 
years to come, for the field is already full. It would indeed not be easy 
to match the perverseness which has persisted in dealing with regi- 
mental history in every way except the family and territorial spirit. 
Therefore, the present work breaks what is practically new ground. 

It is quite typical of this failure that few dictionaries of military 
biography have been produced among us. One does not forget the Royal 
Military Calendar oi Sir ]ohn Philippart, published in 1815, but it confines 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. XV 

itself to general officers of the different grades, while his East India Milu 
tary Calendar, 1823, deals exclusively with officers of the Hon. East 
India Company's Service. On the other hand, the Navy, apparently 
feeling the loss of the family sense inherent in a regiment — and em- 
phasised in the soldier's case by a great diversity of uniform — has pro- 
duced several biographical books, such as Charnock's Biographia N avails, 
1794-8, and the dictionaries of Marshall and O'Byrne (who died in " dis- 
tressed circumstances, despite his patriotic labours"). On the other 
hand, the writing of naval history proper has not been due to the causes 
which have operated in the case of the Army, for the coincident 
production of such an elaborate book as Laird Clowes's History of the 
Navy, 1897-1903, has been largely an accident. In any event, the present 
work owes very little to printed naval and military biography. 

The task contemplated in Mr. Anderson's proposal covered a far 
wider area than that traversed by the type of literature we have been dis- 
cussing. It was not only unique in dealing with fighters of one name, 
the Gordons: it was far-reaching in treating of them in all periods 
of history and under flags other than our own ; that is to say, it was 
to present not merely the Standing Army dating either from 1638 
or 1662, but also all sorts of military effort before that date. Thus 
the Gordons, who had done some of their most conspicuous work long 
before the Standing Army was dreamed of, were to be traced from 
their start in history, from the period of Border battle, where the dead are 
often as unremembered as the voices which disturbed L'Aiglon in his 
vision of Wagram, down through the period of Homildon Hill, Flodden, 
and Pinkie, the more important raids, like Darnaway and Donibristle, 
known to the general historian, the days of the Covenant and Montrose, 
the Revolution and the Jacobite risings. 

The historical data for the two periods are of a different character. 
For the period preceding the birth of the Standing Army, they are 
to be found in general history ; in local chroniclers like Spalding, the 
Parson of Rothiemay, and Sir Robert Gordon : in pedigrees like the 
Balbithan MS., and in the hundred and one other directions which form 
the ordinary paraphernalia of the genealogist. The sources, varied as 
they are, do not of course exhaust the muster roll ; for it was only 
the more distinguished men or the men of distinct families, strong 
enough to survive, who were taken notice of. Most of this ground had 



XVI HOUSE OF GORDON. 

already been harvested by the present writer in gathering material 
for the House of Gordon, and he had simply to hand over his numerous 
notes for incorporation. The same type of material also governs the 
Foreign Services and the Jacobite struggle. 

The data of the Standing Army period are much more definitive, 
officers being recorded not because they did anything worth remembering, 
but simply because they held commissions. These are traced for the 
early period by Mr. Dalton, and then by the official Navy and Army lists, 
with increasing fullness, until we come to the issue of the quarterly lists, 
a comparatively recent innovation, which co-ordinate their careers for 
us. This has been the particular battle-field on which Mrs. Skelton has 
had to concentrate most of her scouting; and although it is much more 
definitive, it is far more exhausting, precisely because of its copiousness. 

The common ground of inclusion in Gordons under Arms is 
the use of the surname of Gordon, either alone or in hyphened com- 
bination with other surnames, by commissioned officers and warrant 
officers in the Navy, and its Reserve, the Regular Army, the Militia, the 
Volunteers, and the Territorial Forces, the troops of the Hon. East 
India Company, and the Indian Army. No attempt has been made to 
limit the legal possession of the name ; so that illegitimate sons bearing 
it have been freely included. To discriminate would have been use- 
less, for more than half of the Gordons in the North are descended 
from the two natural sons of Sir John Gordon (died 1394), and the rest 
are really Setons, the descendants of their cousin, Elizabeth, the heiress 
who married Sir Alexander Seton. But history has always regarded 
them as Gordons, Why then include the Jock-and-Tam group which 
produced the Earls of Aberdeen, and not, say, the Gordons who come 
from natural sons of the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen, just because they happen 
to have been born nearer our own time ? It may be said that except 
in cases already well known, the actual fact that an officer of modern 
times was illegitimate has been left to inference ; but that has been done 
in deference to the sense of stigma which still unfortunately remains — 
though some feminists, like the Germans with their Mutterschutz move- 
ment, are striving to remove it. Any such feeling was absent until last 
century, as we see from the delightful story of Jane Maxwell who used 
to describe her husband's natural son, Colonel George Gordon of Glen- 
tromie (he gave five sons to the Army) as " the Duke's George," and 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. Xvii 

her own son, the Marquis of Huntly, as "my George". As a matter 
of fact, the Dukes of Gordon made a regular point of getting commissions 
in both Services for their natural sons, several of whom figure honour- 
ably in this book. 

The inclusion of hyphened surnames — used for the most part 
through the bearer's maternal descent — is fully justified by the Seton- 
Gordon precedent, and is thoroughly in accord with the new tendency 
in genealogy to widen the old criterion of male-primogeniture generally. 
Surnames of the "Gordon-" and the "-Gordon" type have been en- 
tered on the combined precedent of the Army List which indexes 
"Gordon-Lennox," and of the Dictionary of National Biography which 
enters the same name as " Lennox, Gordon- ". In any case, it would 
have been foolish to have given the service career of Colonel Gordon- 
Gilmour and to have omitted that of his brothers, who bear the name of 
Wolrige-Gordon. On the other hand, one would not give the career of 
the former's son, Mr. Little-Gilmour, had he been in the service, not 
merely on account of space, but because he has dropped the Gordon. 
This may seem illogical, and yet there is a certain rough sense in no- 
menclature, for as in this case it expresses in the substitution of one 
surname for another a new set of preponderating family interests. 
Precisely the same influence is illustrated in the case of the Earls of 
Sutherland, who deliberately (in spite of much opposition) dropped the 
"Gordon" which they had used for generations, and resumed their 
original patronymic (or rather matronymic) of " Sutherland," because 
they wished to throw off any claim to headship on the part of the 
ducal Gordons, whom they ostentatiously opposed in the Jacobite 
struggle. 

Having thus explained what Mrs. Skelton undertook to do, it is 
interesting to know how she did it, all the more as students in search of 
the careers of officers bearing any surname other than Gordon will have 
to go through precisely the same process. When Mr. Anderson proposed 
the task to her, Mrs. Skelton happened to be holidaying in Aberdeen, 
but with characteristic energy she decided to make a start on the spot, 
although the only material available (in King's College Library) was 
the Gentleman's Magazine and the Scots Magazine. Fortunately, these 
useful publications had a way of reprinting all kinds of appointments 
from the London Gazette ; they also specialised in births, marriages, and 



xviii HOUSE OF GORDON. 

deaths, which give supplementary information untouched by the Gazette ; 
so it was really no waste of time to start with them. The task of 
searching these files, and also that of the Times, as indexed by Palmer, 
was not completed till months later, at the British Museum ; and was 
then followed by a corroborative search in the printed Army Lists at 
the Museum, with a few missing ones at the Royal United Service 
Institution, and the War Office's own copy, annotated in manuscript, 
at the Record Office. One might almost suppose that the inquiry had 
set a fashion, for during the past summer a charming young girl, 
chorussed by a bevy of beauty, has been telling Londoners in the 
musical play Autumn Manoeuvres at the Adelphi that 

No book can e'er 

In the world compare 

With an Army List. 

Mrs. Skelton herself was not of that opinion, for she set about compar- 
ing the Army List with the appointments as notified in the London 
Gazette, only to find constant small discrepancies. 

In trying to solve these and other points Mrs. Skelton resolved to 
go back to the bed-rock of the whole matter, namely, the manuscript 
data in the Record Office, and therefore transferred her activities 
from Bloomsbury, where she had received constant encouragement from 
the Library staff, to Chancery Lane. The wealth of material here, 
thanks to the much criticised red tape of the War Office, and to a less 
extent of the Admiralty, is simply bewildering. Indeed the officials 
themselves are still unable to say how much they possess, or at any rate 
to describe the precise type of information contained in different classes 
of documents — registers, records, returns, correspondence of various 
departments. It will give the reader some idea of this vast undiscovered 
country when I say that great masses of documents through which 
Mrs. Skelton ploughed had never before been examined by any student, 
and thousands of them had to be officially stamped for the first time to 
enable her to use them. Another glimpse of the ground to be covered is 
afforded by Mr. Gerald Fothergill's Records of Naval Men, which appeared 
(1910) after Mrs. Skelton had more or less completed her work. He 
enumerates and describes no fewer than 280 different types of docu- 
ments dealing with the Navy alone. To examine all these in search of 
Gordon material would be the work of a lifetime, and Mrs. Skelton very 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. XIX 

wisely did not attempt to do it. At best, they would have disclosed 
no new names, but would only have added details to our knowledge 
of officers enumerated in the printed lists. For example, she pur- 
posely abstained from searching Captains' and Masters' Logs syste- 
matically, for as they are all arranged alphabetically by ships the 
student who is not satisfied with the particulars in the present book 
can readily search them for himself. What Mrs. Skelton did was to 
select certain classes of documents likely to yield information. Many 
of these so selected proved extremely disappointing and were soon 
abandoned : even then, the mere task of turning over these documents 
has demanded a high quality of courage. 

It will interest students to know the papers which have given the 
most satisfactory yield at the Record Office. They are as follows : — 

Admiralty : — 

Midshipmen — Register, 1802; Returns of Services, 1814. 

Lieutenants — Passing Certificates, 1691-1732, 1744-1819 ; Letters, 1791 ; Records of 

Examinations, 1795-1807 ; Services, 1813-47 ; Certificates of Services, 1807-48. 
Captains — Letters, 1698 onwards. 

Officers appointed by the Navy Board, 1733-1826 ; Officers* Services, 1817-22. 
Surgeons — Qualifications, 1700-1800 ; Services, 1742-1815. 
Muster Books. 

Accountant General's Half Pay, 1693-1836. Treasurer's Pay Books. 
Widows — Pension Papers, 1759-1829 ; Applications for Pensions, 1817-46 ; Compas- 
sionate List Register, 1809-36. 

War Office ;— 

Army Lists in MS., 1702, 1709, 1715, 1717, 1722, 1730, 1736, 1745, 1752. 

Returns of Officers' Services, 1809-10, 1828, 1829-31, 1847, 1867-69, 1870-73. 

Barrack-Masters — Appointment Papers, 1820-52 ; Return of Services, 1830-52. 

Cadets — Applications, 1819-52. 

Medical— Out Letters of the Secy, at War, 1781-1814; Medical Reports, 1799-1803. 

Ordnance Registers ; various Commission and Notification Books. 

In Letters, Series II., 1756-95 ; Series III., 1793-1815. 

Out Letters, Secretary at War, America, 1775-1810. 

Permissions to Live Abroad, 1815-33. 

Warrants for Leave of Absence, 1704-94. 

Marriages of Officers, 1830-82. 

Reports on Petitions and Memorials, 1685-1746. 

Pensions — Register, 1812-51. 

Widows— Pensions and Bounty, Full Pay Officers, 1735-181 1 ; Half Pay Officers, 
1757-78 ; Widows, 1764-1816 ; Pensions and Bounty, abstracts of application, 
1807-25 ; Pensions and Bounty Register of Claims, 1827-46. 

Compassionate Allowances, 1773-1812; Fqnd, 1803-60; Papers, 1812-13. 



XX HOUSE OF GORDON, 

Supplementary information of a valuable kind has been got from 
the claims of American Loyalists in the Treasury series : while much 
was gleaned about Scots officers in the Scotland Warrant Books, and 
the series called " Scotland, Letters and Papers ". 

It is only right to add that this great variety of documents served 
to emphasise still further discrepancies and mistakes. Thus, officers in 
setting forth their services constantly make statements, especially as to 
dates, not in accordance with facts, memory playing them false in all 
sorts of details. But if it was difficult for an officer to tell his own 
career, it was of course infinitely more difficult to tell it for him, because 
one had to discover transference from one regiment to another — a task 
now performed by the Official Quarterly Army Lists — and, as Mr. Mase- 
field says in another connection : — 

Men do not heed the rungs by which men climb 
Those glittering steps, those milestones upon Time, 
Those tombstones of dead selves, those hours of birth, 
Those moments of the soul in years of earth. 

But Mrs. Skelton's task was by no means complete. Extensive as 
the documents at the Record Office are, they do not include India, for 
the India Office, preserving something of the jealousies of the old East 
India Company, retains its own records, so that it was necessary to 
move from Chancery Lane to Whitehall. Here many months were 
spent, much assistance being afforded by the unique knowledge of 
Mr. William Foster, the scholarly superintendent of Records, and his 
courteous colleagues. The search was indeed peculiarly illuminating, 
for John Company knew a great deal more about his helpers and 
servers than either the War Office or the Admiralty ever cared to do, 
and hence the genealogical information supplied by the records of the 
India Office is unusually rich. 

The Indian material, moreover, was valuable from another point of 
view. India in its earlier days attracted a type of officer somewhat 
different from the Home Services. For a considerable time the Navy 
and the Army have been more or less aristocratic institutions, their 
officers depending largely, especially in the case of the Army, on 
paternal subsidies. Service under the Company on the other hand was 
really self-supporting, and as such attracted a less wealthy class. It 
had a great fascination for the Manse and the Mains, affording oppor- 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. xxi 

tunities to young men with soldiering in their blood, if with few 
sovereigns in their pockets. What happened was this. A likely lad 
was brought before the notice of the laird, who easily got a "nomina- 
tion " for him in the forces of one or other of the Presidencies. Once 
there, the rest depended chiefly on himself. There was no running home 
every year or two as at the present time. A man had to remain out 
for years at a stretch, the home journey costing too much and lasting 
too long to be frequently indulged in. This of course cut off elder sons 
who might be called upon at any moment to succeed their fathers in 
the intimate duties of landed proprietors : indeed, life in India in the old 
days meant prolonged, and sometimes permanent exile, with far-reaching 
social consequences — which have not been recorded here. 

The fullness of the Indian data has enabled Mrs. Skelton to follow 
up some families who have been forgotten by genealogists at home. 
The most fortunate example is that of the Gordons in Tillienaught, the 
senior line of the present Gordons of Newton. By means of the registers 
at the India Office one was able to discover (just in time for the second 
volume of the House of Gordon) that the Tillienaught group had given 
ten officers to the Indian army (and one to the nth Foot), while the 
landed branch of Newton has produced five officers. One of these 



John Gordon, Portsoy, 1710-84 

1 

James, 1750-93, Alexander, 1753-1824, 

Tillienaught Bought Newton 

I I 



II I 11 

James, William, Alexander, Alexander, George, 

Madras Nagpur Madras Army, of Newton, Scots 

Surgeon Army had 17 children 1804-68 Greys 

Thomas (i) William, (2) Alex. Ansdell, Alex. Morison, Duncan Forbes, 

Wilkinson, Bengal Madras Army of Newton Gordons 

Bengal (3) Henry Wilson, | | I | 
Army Bengal Ramsay Frederick, Alex. Theodore, (i) Lewis, 

(4) John Andrias, Indian Army Gordons Gordons 

Bengal (2) Alastair, 

(5) Stannus Verner, R.N. 
D.S.O. (Bengal) 

(6) George Wilkinson, 

nth Foot 



The Tillienaught and Newton Gordons. 



xxii ' HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Indian officers, Thomas Wilkinson Gordon, was among the first 
men to fall at Cabul in the awful tragedy of 1841 (in an attempt to 
rescue the Commissariat Fort). Another of the same group, Colonel 
Stannus Verner Gordon, won the Distinguished Service Order in Chitral 
in 1895. None of them has been connected with the North of Scotland 
since they took to the India service in 1803. On the other hand, the 
landowning side of the house has kept to the home services and is 
intimately associated with Aberdeenshire, the only son of the present 
laird of Newton having given up his soldiering at an early age in 
favour of cattle-raising and other activities of a country-gentleman's 
life, thereby illustrating the trend of circumstance which I have 
described. This particular case is typical. 

As a pendant to this note on the India Office material, it should be 
remarked that the names of places have been transcribed in the spelling 
in which they appear at the moment of the original entry. To stan- 
dardise them is a hopeless task, when the authorities themselves have 
failed to agree on any one system of spelling. 

On leaving, though not exhausting, the India Office, Mrs. Skelton 
returned for a second time to the Record Office, to " redd " up various 
moot points and to tackle the Navy more thoroughly than she had 
hitherto done. Not that it amounted to much, for the number of 
Gordons in the services at the present time (102 in the Army to 23 in 
the Navy) represents very fairly the proportion that has always existed 
in the two Services. 

Mrs. Skelton had now amassed material from five main sources, 
acquired in the following order : (i) The Gentleman's Magazine, the Scots 
Magazine, and the Times; (2) the printed Navy and Army Lists 
and East India Registers; (3) the London Gazette; (4) the Public 
Record Office ; and (5) the India Office. She held in addition a mass 
of notes accumulated by the Editor of the House of Gordmi, who has 
been responsible for most of the purely genealogical data throughout 
the whole book. She had been looking in ships and regiments for 
Gordons ; now she had to connect Gordons with particular ships and 
regiments ; in both cases the genealogical character of the work was 
paramount, and it is here that the whole task has differed from all other 
efforts in Service biography. 

It is not easy to decide which of the two tasks was the more 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. XxUi 

difficult — to find the origin of a Gordon in a known regiment, or to find 
a regiment for a Gordon of a well-defined family. In the first case 
comparatively few documents at the Record Office assist. The India 
Office is much more satisfactory, but in no case is an officer traced 
further back than his father. The silence is deliberate, for genealogy, 
which is, of course, not necessary to the War Office, seems to be con- 
sidered a breach of good form. Thus, Major-General D. O'Callaghan in 
his counsel of perfection, The Young Officer s Don't, lays down the advice 
— " Don't set undue value on pedigree or family connections ". As a 
matter of fact, the advice is, as the Professor of Greek would have said, 
a matter of supererogation. The young British soldier, so far from 
setting undue value on his origin, sets no store by it at all. The 
classic case, the most tantalising example, is that of David Gordon, 
the great-grandfather of "Chinese" Gordon, whose family have given 
fourteen male descendants to the Services. The fame of the hero of 
Khartoum is so great that several well-defined families would like to 
claim him, and his own kinsmen would like to connect him with some 
Scots line. But in spite of the most laborious investigation — practi- 
cally co-extensive with the present book itself — we are as far off knowing 
David's origin as ever ; not only so, but we are still more mystified by 
Mrs. Skelton's discovery that David's own (unnamed) father was in the 
Army, for his grandson in a return of services made in 1831, says : " My 
son [that is David's great-grandson] is the fifth generation of my family 
who have served in the regular Army ". The failure to find a father 
for David is all the more disappointing, because it was the desire to 
solve his origin which led Mrs. Skelton first to visit the Record Office 
several years before undertaking the present work : indeed Gordons 
UNDER Arms is largely the result of the desire to solve this puzzle. 

Unfortunately a great many other officers remain unidentified in 
point of origin as follows : — 



Service. 


Total. 


U) 


JJIDENTIFIED. 


Britain 


1616 




716 


Europe 


219 




94 


America 


218 




158 


Jacobites 


103 




53 



The counterpart is that in which we know the genealogy of an officer 
but have no evidence of the branch of the Service he belonged to. 

d 



xxiv HOUSE OF GORDON. 

This is not difficult to understand, for the average Briton has very 
little knowledge of different regiments (in spite of the fact that they 
possess more distinguishing marks than in the armies of almost any 
other nation), and even less of differentiating rank. If any reader doubts 
this, let him test it on the average man, even the man who has large poli- 
tical views on defence. Such a man feels, of course, that a soldier with 
spurs probably has to ride a horse, but he has scarcely an idea whether 
the wearer belongs to dragoons, lancers, hussars, artillery, or transport. 
Even in Scotland it is amazing to find how few citizens know one 
Highland regiment from another. That being so, it is not in the least 
surprising that genealogists should be vague. The following example 
from the Balbithan MS., which is precise on most points, is typical : — 

Gordon Laird of Glenbucket . . . begat three Sons and a Daughter, viz. his eldest 

son Captain Adam Gordon Laird of Glenbuicket who dyed abroad in Holland [as an officer of 
the Scots Brigade ?] of a Decay, his second Son Lifetennant Robert Gordon who married and 
yet lives, his third Son Ensign Alexander Gordon who yet Lives. 

Now when you consider that several Adams and Roberts and Alexanders 
might very well fit into this description in point of time, it will be seen 
that the difficulty of fixing a particular regiment on to any Gordon 
loosely described as an "officer" is very great. This vagueness is not 
confined to formal genealogy; it permeates official documents, as in 
the announcement in the Keith Registers of the baptism (1742) of 
Janet, "daughter of Bessie Smith, who gives George Gordon of Glen- 
gerack as father of her child, at present ane officer in the army ". 

Even more aggravating is the appearance of an officer without 
either family or regiment. An instance occurs in Thomas Bisset's 
journal as quoted in the Duke of Atholl's elaborate history of his 
family (1908, iii., 332). Under date, Dunkeld, May t8, 1746, we are 
told :— 

The garrison was relieved by Capt. Clark of Pultney's Regiment and Lieuts. Carleton 
and Gordon. The two subalterns would not lie in one bed as the former did ; neither would 
they condescend to lye in one room, although Thomas Bisset offered to get a box bed for one 
of them. Gordon (who certainly is a meer coxcomb) made a terrible noice, and said, he 
thought he wou'd not be refused the best bed in the house. When better could not be clone. 
Tho. Bisset locked the stair head door at the Vestable, and the door at the Back Stairs at the 
entry to the first floor, the door of the Launry and the second Table room door, and got 
Carleton to lye in the housekeeper's room. 

Still more puzzling is the officer without origin, regiment, or Chris- 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. XXV 

tian name. Many of these have been identified by Mrs. Skelton, although 
she is nothing if not cautious in her deductions ; but there still remain 
sixty-nine men whose Christian names have not been discovered. 
Then one has always to face the loose way in which rank is assigned 
by civilians. Thus " Captain " is a favourite generic term for all com- 
missions beneath the rank of major, although in America " Colonel " 
seems to be the lowest common denominator ; thereby neutralising Mr. 
Crosland's jibe that every Scot is a " Dr. " to his neighbours. 

Rapid as this survey of the work of eight years has to be, it 
will disclose to the most casual reader some of the difficulties which 
have had to be faced in order to produce those apparently easy bio- 
graphies. " Taking pains," said Sir Arthur Pinero on one occasion, 
" is the only luxury I allow myself." Mrs. Skelton has simply wallowed 
in this form of luxury during the past eight years. Not only has she 
had to co-ordinate masses of purely Naval and Military information 
taken from different sources ; not only has she had to try and find 
origins for some officers, and regiments for others ; but she has had to 
reconstruct her system of presenting their careers, and has written her 
entire manuscript twice over, to say nothing of her preliminary experi- 
ments. At first she marshalled all her men by regiments, in the pre- 
cedence assigned them by the Army List, keeping the Navy men in a 
separate list. However, in September, 1910, when the entire manu- 
script was ready on this basis, it was suggested to her by the Secre- 
tary of the Club that the Navy and Army should be massed together, 
and that the whole should be arranged on a chronological sequence, 
by year, month, and day : not only so, but that the work had been done 
on too large (and too readable) a scale for the Club to tackle. The new 
form proposed anticipated Mr. Masefield's verses on " Biography " : — 

When I am buried all my thoughts and acts 
Will be reduced to lists of dates and facts. 

Such a reconstruction, however necessary, was obviously a heartbreak- 
ing proposal after all the years of building-up work : and it would have 
made many a student throw the whole thing up in utter dismay. 
But Mrs. Skelton possessing as she does the rare secret of resilience 
soon adapted herself to the necessary' conditions, and within a few 
months had the first section of the new manuscript ready for the 
printer. The final revise of the first sheet was dated so long ago as 



xxvi HOUSE OF GORDON. 

June 17, 191 1 : the delays that have ensued are in no way due to the 

author. . ^ ■, , r 1 -^ i. 

What then has all this work resulted in ? In the first place it has 
proved beyond a doubt that tradition is right— as tradition so often 
turns out to be— in crediting the Gordons, root and branch, with a great 
aptitude for arms. Such phrases, as " the Gay Gordons," " the Gor- 
dons had the guidin' o't," are shown to have a solid sanction beyond 
that of attractive alliteration. Indeed, the corroboration of tradition 
has far exceeded every one's expectations : so much so that had any of 
us foreseen the extent of it, the task might never have been under- 
taken : the battle-field might never have risen. As it is, 21 16 different 
men have answered the Roll Call as follows :— 
Britain, 1616 . . • of whom 16 are also in the Foreign list. 

„ ,, I is in the American list. 

„ ,, I is in the Jacobite list. 
Europe, 219 . . • • ,. .» 16 are also in the British list. 

„ ,, 2 are in the Jacobite list. 
America, 218 .. • „ ,. i is in the British list. 
Jacobite, 103 . . . „ „ 2 are in the Foreign list. 

,, ,, I is in the British list. 

These figures, however, do not fully convey the high place occu- 
pied by the Gordons among our fighting families. A better test is to 
see how the frequency of the name occurs in the Home Services to-day. 
It is not easy to institute a complete comparison which would show the 
proportion of Gordons in the Services to-day as compared with the 
number of people using the surname in the Kingdom. The nearest 
approach we can get is the table of incidence of the surnames of 
Scotland in the year 1863 as calculated by Sir Robert E. Matheson, 
Registrar-General for Ireland, in his interesting report on surnames in 
Ireland (1909). He there showed that the commonest name in Scotland 
(1863) and England (1853) was Smith, while Murphy headed the list in 
Ireland (1890), with Smith as a fifth. Gordon stood fiftieth on the list 
in Scotland, but did not appear at all in a list of 100 Irish and of 50 
English surnames. The following table shows the incidence of typically 
Scots surnames in the Navy and Army Quarterly Lists of April, 191 2, 
while the index number of their incidence in Scotland in 1863 appears 
in the last column : — 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. 



XXVII 









1^ 


'E^ Suraame. Navy. 


Army. 


Toul. 


•5I 








&"g 


*^ 






a.>S 


I. Smith 143 


307 


450 


I 


2. Stewart 










45 


154 


199 


6 


3. Campbell 










35 


158 


193 


7 


4. Scott 










46 


"5 


171 


10 


5. Anderson 










22 


133 


155 


9 


6. Hamilton 










37 


92 


129 


36 


7. Gordon 










23 


102 


125 


50 


8. Murray 










25 


100 


"5 


17 


g. Johnston 










33 


90 


"3 


16 


10. Grant . 










35 


78 


"3 


38 


II. Graham 










26 


75 


lOI 


40 


12. Mackenzie 










24 


76 


100 


12 


13. Robertson 










27 


68 


95 


5 


14. Fraser . 










20 


70 


90 


21 


15. Macdonald 










17 


64 


8i 


2 


16. Davidson 










15 


64 


79 


34 


17. Mitchell 










33 


46 


79 


24 


18. Eliot . 










19 


57 


76 





19. Ross 










18 


54 


72 


14 


20. Douglas 










23 


44 


67 





21. Kennedy 










20 


47 


67 





22. Simpson 










14 


50 


64 


43 


23, Cameron 










13 


45 


58 


26 


24. Ferguson 










II 


46 


57 


31 


25. Forbes . 










16 


40 


56 





26. Maxwell 










14 


40 


54 





27. Macleod 










9 


35 


44 





28. Cunningham 










9 


36 


45 


30 


29. Crawford 










12 


31 


43 





30. Maclean 










12 


30 


42 


22 


31. Sinclair . 










13 


29 


42 


46 


32. Leslie . 










8 


33 


4X 





33. Morrison 










10 


30 


40 


25 


34. Kerr 










16 


23 


39 


37 


35. Macpherson 










2 


31 


33 





36. Duncan . 










7 


20 


27 


32 


37. Mackay 










7 


18 


25 


15 


38. Lindsay 










7 


17 


24 





39. Macgregor 










5 


19 


24 


44 


40. Milne 










3 


18 


21 





41. Maitland 










6 


12 


18 





42. Munro . 










9 


8 


17 


45 


43. Lumsden 










2 


14 


16 





44. Farquharson 










7 


8 


15 





45. Mackintosh . 










I 


14 


15 


39 


46. Farquhar 










6 


6 


12 





47. Keith . 













6 


6 





48. Leith . 










2 


4 


6 






Showing the Incidence of Surnames in Scotland (in i86j) and the numbers 
(in the United Kingdom) of the same Surnames in the Services (191 2). 



xxviii HOUSE OF GORDON. 

The test of the fighting qualities of the Gordons is not exhausted 
by the number of men under arms actually bearing the name of Gordon. 
Another useful index which may be applied is the extraordinary energy 
which the Gordons have displayed in raising troops. Everybody will at 
once think of the Gordon Highlanders. But the regiment of to-day is 
only one of a series of troops raised by the Gordon family. Putting 
aside the unique achievement of "Chinese" Gordon, we get: — 



1632 — George, 2nd Marquis of Huntly, 1710. raised a company for service in France. 
1637 — Alexander (1656). son of Sir Alexander Gordon, of Navidale, raised a company 

for service in Sweden. 
1642 — George, 2nd Marquis of Huntly, 1710. sent 40 men to Irvine's Regiment for 

France. 
1642 — William, of Tulloch, 1828 (with Robert Keith), raised men for Douglas's Regiment 

for France. 
1643 — John, of Craig, 1757 (with — Gordon, yr. of Arradoul, and Donald Farquharson), 

raised 80 men for service in France. 
1650 — John, Earl of Sutherland, 833, raised 1000 men to assist Leslie. 
1653 — Robert, 4th Viscount of Kenmure, 1180, raised men for Glencairn's rising. 
1715— Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon, 2053, and Alexander, of Auchintoul, 1658, 2054, 

raised men for the first yacobite Rising. 
1745 — Lord Lewis, 2134, John, of Glenbucket, 2110, and John, of Avochie, 2115. raised 

men for the Second yacobite Rising. 
1747— Robert, of the Gordonstown family, 1193. raised an Independent Company for 

the H.E.I.C. 
1759-65 —Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon, 164. raised the Sgth Regiment. 
1775-83 — Alexander, 4th Duke, 164, assisted by his wife, Jane Maxwell, raised a company 

oi Fraser Highlanders for her brother Captain Maxwell. 
1778-83— the Hon. William, 1397. son of the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen and cousin of the 4th 

Duke of Gordon, 164, raised the %ist Regiment. 
1778-83— Alexander, 4th Duke, 164, raised the Northern Fencibles. 
1790— George, 5th Duke, 519, raised a company for the Black Watch. 
1793-96 — Alexander, 4th Duke, 164, raised the Northern Fencibles. 
1794— Alexander, 4th Duke, 164, raised the looth Regiment, now 2nd battalion, Gordon 

Highlanders. 
1826— Sir John Bury, of Park, 1018, raised a regiment of cavalry in Hyderabad, now the 

Zoth Lancers (Gordon's Horse), Indian Army. 
1846— Major Patrick, Cairnfield family, 1142. raised the 15M Ludhiana Sikhs. 
1857— Lieut. John, 996, belonging to an English ecclesiastical family, raised, at Asigarh, 

a body of Volunteers during the Indian Mutiny. 
1857— Col. W. G. Gordon-Cumming, Gordonstown family, 1534, raised the Bheel Police. 
1867— Rev. Charles Menzies, Minmore family, 1690, raised 60 men for the Papal Zouaves. 



Troops raised by the Gordon Family. 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. Xxix 

It will be noted that the majority of these levy and regiment 
raisers belonged to the northern group of Gordons, just like most of 
the traceable Gordons in this book, and the Gordons dealt with in the 
Dictionary of National Biography. Some southern genealogists insist 
that the family as located in Galloway and the Border Counties are 
the only true Gordons ; and, technically, they are right on the lines 
of British genealogical conventions, for as already stated one section 
of the northern group are really Setons, and the other are descended 
from illegitimate. sons ; but the hard fact remains that the purer blood 
of the South has resulted in far inferior achievement. This has been 
attributed to the introduction of the blood of the Seton family, but that 
will not explain the matter, for only a section of the northern Gordons 
is indebted to this strain. The real explanation would seem to be the 
familiar fact that a northern latitude produces almost invariably the 
hardier race of people. 

The influence of the family of Gordon on the soldiering of the 
North has been very marked, not only with men of their own name, 
but with men from other families more or less under their landed con- 
trol. The ducal line of course led the way. Just as much of the early 
unrest in the North was due to the private feuds and the domineering 
politics of the Earls and Marquises of Huntly, so the first great impetus 
to professional soldiering in the Standing Army was given by their 
ducal descendants, who, having wisely put all their individualistic 
points of view aside, decided to help the Crown just at the very moment 
in the latter half of the eighteenth century, when the Crown, menaced 
by France and America, needed as many troops as possible. In raising 
these troops, Fencibles and Regulars alike, the Gordons must have felt 
an access of the old sense of chieftainship, which had deteriorated 
greatly. But the personal element was still far stronger than the 
Imperial impulse — about which much melodramatic nonsense has 
been written. We are often asked to contemplate regiments rising like 
gourds when the Empire was in danger, a notion carefully fostered 
by modern writers with a strong political bias and by a historian like 
Stewart of Garth, who wished to convey the impression that clanship 
and chieftainship were still powerful factors in the social organism. 
So far as the rank and file was concerned, this is as amiable a delusion 
as the idea that such recruits were men of gigantic size. The real 



XXX HOUSE OF GORDON. 

fact is that the recruits to these levies had to be bought at a heavy price 
(£30 a man in solid cash was not uncommon when the competition of 
rival recruiters became acute), had to be gentled with promises of leases 
or extended holdings, and sometimes had to be forced into the ranks under 
a variety of pressures. An extremely instructive letter on the difficulty 
of getting men to join was written by the Rev. Robert Macpherson, 
parish minister of Aberarder, and is now preserved at Gordon Castle. 
Invited to co-operate with the 4th Duke of Gordon in recruiting for the 
Northern Fencibles of 1778-83, he boldly fell back on a policy of im- 
pressment on the ground that 

neither the honour of the country, nor attachment to the Duke of Gordon can procure 
a decent number of volunteers. . . . The spirit of clanship has absolutely ceased as to its 
more important consequences all over the Highlands, and more especially in this country. . . . 
Volunteers need hardly be expected. The danger is too remote to raise any apprehensions in 
the common people of the country's being attacked by a foreign enemy. 

Letter after letter, in the same strain, was received by the Duke from 
his factors and agents ; so that we may well wonder why he was not 
completely discouraged, as well as impoverished. But when it came 
to getting officers he was heartened again, for the applications outran 
the opportunities. The sons of the better-to-do classes leaped to arms, 
as if the instinct for soldiering, which had been in enforced abeyance 
since the Forty-Five, must have vent once more. Here again the 
letters preserved at Gordon Castle were just as encouraging as the efforts 
to enlist the rank and file were depressing. The following petition to 
the Duke for a post in the same regiment of Fencibles is typical of many 
applications by Gordons and young men of other surnames : — 

That your memorialist [Robert Gordon] has been for some years a Preacher of the 
Gospel and for many years schoolmaster in Rhynie, a laborious and painful occupation, of 
which he feels himself very weary. 

That he wou'd be extreamly happy to accept of the honour of any employment under 
your Grace in the Regiment now raising, and of which your Grace has the command, as he has 
but a very remote prospect of any provision in the line of life in which he was educated. 

That if your Grace cou'd honour him with a Lieutenancy in that regiment, he wou'd be 
anxious by every honest method in his power to promote the interest of the service with the 
utmost zeal ; and, tho' he cou'd not promise on raising the number of men usually given for 
that in consequence of his acquaintance and connection in this Corner, he cou'd be of some 
service, the rather as a brother of his has had some success in that way here and has still a 
prospect of doing something more effectual. 

Your Memorialist begs leave to add that his father and friends have been from time 
immemorial tenants to your Grace's family in this Corner. 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. XXXi 

The fact that the poor Preacher did not get a commission serves 
to show that the Duke could afford to restrict himself to his more 
powerful tenants and neighbours, and that he had no difficulty in get- 
ting officers. This particular Fencible regiment gave a start to several 
well-defined military families, descended from or connected with the 
following men who got commissions in it — Charles Gordon, of Ward- 
house ; John Gordon, Coynachie; John Gordon, senr., in Laggan ; and 
John Gordon, in Croughly. Another officer of the Fencibles was 
WilHam Gordon, in Minmore, who joined them in 1778, and was so 
much fascinated by soldiering that he made a bid for a commission in 
the company which the youthful Marquis of Huntly raised for the Black 
Watch in 1790 : — 

I hope your Grace will pardon my presuming to request my earnest desire and ambition 
to serve under any of the Noble family, particularly one whose transcendent virtues attract 
the love and admiration of all who have the honour to approach his person. If, therefore, the 
ensigncy is not promised, I will venture to request of your Grace to be recommended for it. 
If men were an object to his lordship, I think I could undertake for the ordinary compliment 
[sic']. At least, I am convinced my chance would be as good as any from this quarter, and, could 
I assure them that I were to be engaged, I believe I have half a dozen ready to follow me, 
whom I have tried in vain on any other footing. 

This enthusiasm was not confined to the Duke's Banffshire tenants, 
who at this time were more closely associated with him than they were 
elsewhere on his vast estates. He got applications from Aberdeenshire, 
despite the rivalry of other recruiters. Thus John Gordon, Coynachie, 
Gartly, who held a commission in the 8ist Regiment (1777-83) raised 
by the Duke's first cousin, the Hon. William Gordon, of Fyvie, much to 
his Grace's wrath, welcomed the raising of the Gordon Highlanders as 
a chance for entering the regular army. He wrote to the Duke on 
February 16, 1794: — 

As the raising of the regiment must be an expensive undertaking, if your Grace and 
Lord Huntly would entrust me with the paymastership, I would cheerfully do the business for 
one half of the emoluments that might arise out of the office. I cannot pretend to be a good 
accountant, but shall be answerable for ail the accounts of the regiment being kept intact, and 
I am certain that I would have your lordship's interest in view as any other that can be 
appointed. 

The semi-private character of these levies made the Duke a power- 
ful patron, and paved the way for the exercise of the same function with 
his political friends in the case of regular regiments already established. 
The old system of discriminating patronage, which was responsible for 



xxxu 
so 



HOUSE OF GORDON. 



much excellent soldiering, deserves a word, not to say a defence, in 
passing. Theoretically, it was highly anti-democratic. In practice, it 
was a great deal more democratic than the present competitive method. 
No doubt the competitive system brings forward the boy of the best 
book-brains» but apart altogether from the vexed question whether 
book-brains are the best for soldiering, there can be no doubt that the 
opportunity for exercising them demands nearly as much money (in the 
shape of education) as was necessary in the old days to purchase a com- 
mission. Of recent years there has been a growing disposition to 
question the benefits of the examination system for Government 
appointments— Lord Cromer in particular has cast strong doubts on 
its value— but it will be very difficult to upset it in favour of a return 
to earlier methods. Even the inducements laid before University 
graduates, rendered necessary by the shortage of officers during and 
after the Boer War, cannot be said to have proved very effective in what 
was once a favourite recruiting ground. 

The similarity between the Boer and the fighting men produced 
by the North of Scotland during the last half of the eighteenth century 
is very marked : and the present survey shows how the contingency of 
war and the courtesies of a dying feudalism went to evolve a profes- 
sional military caste. Deducing a further generalisation, we find that 
the country produced more officers than the town, and that the land- 
owning class, for the most part, favoured the Home Services, while the 
tenant class turned more readily to the Indian army where, as already 
noted, an officer was able to support himself. 

The type of officer produced under these circumstances did not 
evolve into a professional caste all at once. He was essentially a 
Cincinnatus, returning to the land when his days of soldiering were 
over. Thus, Paymaster John Gordon of the Gordons, after a spell of 
arduous service, returned to Coynachie in 1805, and farmed it till his 
death twenty-two years later. His son Major-General John Gordon, 
R.A., farmed Culdrain in the evening of his days, and his son again, 
Major-General Cosmo George Gordon, who spent thirty-nine years in the 
Marines, has returned to the old family rooftree at Culdrain. But, 
nowadays, the soldier turned farmer has become as rare as the farmer 
turned soldier. 

Few specimens of the latter type are so interesting as the family 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. XXxiii 

which farmed Croughly, in the parish of Kirkmichael, as tenants of the 
Dukes of Gordon, and which have given twenty-eight (Gordon) descendants 
to the Services down to date. Like many other groups of professional 
soldiers, the origin of the Croughly Gordons is " hard to be condescended 
upon," as the Balbithan MS. would say. Their historian, Captain 
George Huntly Blair Gordon, R.E., made an attempt in the Croughly 
Book (1895) to trace them to the first Gordons of Cluny. But the solid 
ground of descent begins only with John Gordon (died 1738), who 
married Margaret, daughter of James Grant, of Ruthven. His son 
James, born 1726, went over the hills to Strathdon for a bride (1760) in 
the person of Anne, daughter of John Forbes, of Bellabeg. Thus it is 
not difficult to understand how James's six sons, with the Gordon-Grant- 
Forbes blood in their veins, all entered the military service of their 
country between the years 1781-1804 as follows : — 

1781 George (aged 16) . . . Bombay Army. 

1782 John (aged 19) . . . Northern Fencibles. 
1793 William Alexander (aged 24) Northern Fencibles. 
1797 Robert (aged 17) . . . Aberdeenshire Militia. 
1800 Charles (aged 18) . . . Madras Army. 

1804 James (aged 28) . . . Gordon Highlanders. 

Robert duly returned to farm Croughly and was followed by his 
only son John, who gave it up in 1843 ; two of the brothers had no 
issue ; the other three became the ancestors of a regular military caste, 
which has done its day's "darg" in many parts of our Dominions. 
Though they have not been connected with the old homestead for nearly 
seventy years, they are still recalled in the beautiful kirkyard of Kirk- 
michael by their moss-grown memorials, which form a little epitome of 
the great task of building up the Empire rarely equalled in similar 
circumstances. The Croughly Gordons, however, are only one of many 
military groups in the same region ; we have the Gordons in Minmore 
and Laggan, and Colonel George Gordon, of Glentromie, who gave five 
of his own sons to the Army. 

While the ducal line (which contributed of itself a great many 
officers to both Services) was the greatest patron of soldiering, the 
noble family of Aberdeen, which belong to a different line, produced 
a large number of officers, though they were responsible for raising only 
one regiment, the Sist. William, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen, who died in 
1745, had ninety-four Gordon descendants in the Navy and Army, his 



XXXIV 



HOUSE OF GORDON. 



James Gordon, Farmer, Croughly, 1726-1812 
Mar, 1760, Anne Forbes, Bellabeg 



1 
John, 
Northern 
F enables 



George, 
Bombay 
Army 
I 



I I 
John Glenny, 
Bombay (s.p.) 
George James, 
jgth Ft. (s.p.) 



Charles Forbes, 
Madras (s.p.) 



William Alexander, 

g2nd Ft. 

Major- Gen. 

(i) James John, 
86th Ft. 



I 

James, 

g2nd Ft., 

I 776- I 867 



I I 

Robert, Charles, 

Militia, Madras Army 
Farmer, Croughly {d. s.p.) 



George H. B., 
R.E. 



(2) George Huntly, 
Bengal Army (s.p.) 

(3) William Robert, 
Bengal Army (s.p.) 

(4) Alexander Dunlop, 

Madras Army 

(5) Rowland Hill, 

SSth Ft. 



Ill I 

(i) James Charles, {4) Sir Benj. L., 

g2nd Ft. (s.p.) Horse Artillery 

(2) Robert Knight, I 
Bengal Army (s.p.) \ 

(3) George Grant, J. Redmond P., 
Bengal Army 15 <A Hussars 



George Grant, 

Bengal Vols. 

James H. S. G. 

Militia 



Eric R. S. 
R.N. 



(5) Wm. Alex. G, 
Planter 



Neil Fraser, 

R.A. 

Alister Fraser, 

Gordons 



Charles Forbes, 
Nigerian Reg. 



(6) Sir Charles Alexander, 
A.M.C. 

I 

Henry Kmg, 

Indian Volunteers 



The Croughly Gordons who have produced 28 officers. 

daughter, the lively Henrietta, who married Robert Gordon of Hallhead, contributing 
nineteen bearing the name of Gordon. The Earl, who married the sister of his 
own son-in-law, Cosmo, 3rd Duke of Gordon, became the grandfather of the 4th 
Duke, the greatest of all the regiment raisers : but the real fighting force came from 
the Duke's and not the Earl's side of the house. The large number of Hallhead 
Gordons in the Services may possibly have been more than nineteen, for Adam 
Durnford Gordon, H.E.I.C., the father of Adam Lindsay Gordon, the Australian 
poet, wrote to the Commander-in-Chiefs Secretary in 1831 : " My father, grand- 
father, brother, six uncles and all their sons, twenty of us, have all been brought 
up for the Army, and half of these have been killed or died on foreign service " : but 
Mrs. Skelton has been able to identify only ten of these as Gordons : the other 
ten may have been maternal relatives. The tables on the opposite page trace out 
the remarkable naval and military activity of these Gordons ?ind their progenitors, 
the Gordons of Haddo, 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. 



XXXV 



William (Gordon), 2nd liarl of Aberdeen (1679-1745) 
ni. (i) Lady Mary Leslie, dau. of the Earl of Leven 
m. (2) Lady Anne Murray, dau. of the Duke of AthoII 
m. (3) Lady Anne Gordon, dau. of 2nd Duke of Gordon 



(2) George, 3rd Earl, 

1722-1801 
m. Yorkshire woman 



(3) William, officer 
(3) Cosmo, officer 
(3) Charles, officer 



William, officer Alexander, John, 

George, Lord Haddo, of Ellon, of Cairnbulg, 
officer officer officer 



13 officers 



4 officers 7 officers 



I 

(3) Alexander, 

Lord Rockville, 

judge 



6 officers 



(2) Catherine, 

m. 3rd Duke 

of Gordon 



38 officers 



(3) Henrietta, 
. Robert Gordon, 
of Hallhead 



ig officers 



The (94) Officers (of the name of Gordon) descended from the 2nd Earl of Aberdeen. 
One of these officers raised the 8ist Regiment, and another, the ^th Duke of Gordon, raised four regi- 
ments of his own and two companies for other regiments. 



r 



George Gordon, of Hallhead, 
Jacobite : fought at Culloden 

Robert Gordon, of Hallhead 
b. 1712 : d. 1793 



William (Gordon), 2nd Earl of Aberdeen 
Had 37 male descendants in Services 

I 
Lady Henrietta Gordon 
ni. 1760 : d. 1814 



George, 

Militia 

I - 



William, 
R.E. 



I I I 

Robert, William, George, R.N. Adam Durnford, Thomas Rowley, Robert Cumming Hamilton, 



mstFt. Black Watch Charles Napier, R.N. 

Anne = Henry Perkins Wolrige 
I 



I I 
Robert Gordon 
Gordon-Gilmour, 
Grenadier Guards 

John Gordon 

Wolrige-Gordon , 

Argyll and 

Sutherlands 

Robert Wolrige-Gordon 
Grenadier Guards 



Walter Gordon 
Wolrige-Gordon 

Black Watch 

Henry Gordon 

Wolrige-Gordon, 

Cameron 

Highlanders 



H.E.I.C.S. 



Adam Lindsay, 
Poet 



H.E.I.C. 



gSth Ft. 



George 


William 


Hamilton, 


Elrington, 


R.E. 

1 


R.N. 



Edward Hyde William 
Hamilton, Alexander, 

Gordons Worcester Reg. 



Hamilton 

Thomas, 

H.E.I.C.S. 



The 19 Officers of the Hallhead Gordons, 



XXXVl 



HOUSE OF GORDON. 



Opportunity and patronage similarly gave an impulse to soldiering 
in other Gordon countries. It was marked in Sutherland, though there 
it is somewhat obscured by the fact that the Earls of Sutherland had 
abandoned the name of Gordon before the g^eat recruiting impetus of 
the eighteenth century began. A very remarkable instance is afforded 
by Adam Gordon (1750-1831), tacksman at Griamachary, Kildonan, for 
no fewer than fifteen of his male descendants have been officers, includ- 
ing the well-known " gemini generals," Sir John James Hood and 
Sir Thomas Edward Gordon. Their fame endures, but not one stone 
of their old home — probably a mere " but and ben " in Griamachary — 
is now standing on the other. 

It is not possible in the space at one's disposal to go into all the 
families producing officers, but the following are some striking cases 
of male descendants in the British Services, though the totals could be 
increased by including service under other flags and as Jacobites : — 

Haddo — William, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen (<f. 1745) had 
Croughly — James, farmer (d. 1812) had 
Ha//A^a<i— Robert, the laird (d. 1793) had 
Cairnfield—Rohcn, of Lunan (6. 1655) had , 
Newton — James, Portsoy (d. 1745) had 
Abergeldie — Charles, the laird (d. 1796) had 
Griamachary — Adam, tacksman (d. 1831) had 
Wardhouse — James, of Beldorney (alive 1746) had 
Kenmure — John, " 8th " Viscount (d. 1769) had 
Clonmel — Thomas, of Spring-garden (d. 1805) had 
Embo — Sir John, 5th bart. (d. 1779) had 
Culvennan — William (rf. 1757) had ... 

There are other groups distinctly military though not so easily classed 
as these families. For instance, the Gordons of Park are represented 
throughout the book by 14 fighting members: the Gordon-Cummings 
by 12, the Gordon-Lennox family by 11, and the Conway-Gordons by 
the same number. 

That the fighting spirit was widely diffused among men bearing 
the name of Gordon, and did not rely on the power of the Dukes to 
give it expression, is seen in the number of officers produced by the 
Gordons of Spring-garden, Clonmel, who were founded by a tanner, 
and who were brilliantly represented in Major-General Edward Charles 
Acheson Gordon, R.E. There were several other Irish families, 
grouped here for the first time, although none of them can be traced back 



94 
28 

19 
17 
16 

15 
15 

II 

10 
9 

8 



THE MAKING OF tHE MUSTtR. XXXvH 

to any line in Scotland. One would specially like to know something 
more about Anthony Gordon of the Invalids, whose Treatise on the Science 
of Defence for the Sword, Bayonet and Pike in Close Action is described by 
Captain Hutton as " the earliest known work giving any idea of at- 
tack and defence with the bayonet ". 

In view of the large number of unidentified officers in the list, it is 
obvious that the grouping of Gordons in families is far from complete : 
but Mrs. Skelton has the satisfaction of knowing that she has traced 
several men to their family stock. This, indeed, has been a constant 
encouragement in a task that has presented some appallingly dull 
stretches of stodgy laboriousness. One of these happy occasions occurs 
in the case of a certain Robert Gordon, who distinguished himself in 
India. At an early part of the inquiry, he emerged from the pages of 
Robert Orme, at the attack on Wandiwash, 1759, the capture of Vellore 
1760, and of Pondicherry, 1760-1 ; and one's heart warmed to the 
glimmer of a Scots origin in the story told by Philippart when Gordon, 
as the conqueror of Thana in 1774, exclaimed : " Maister [Ensign] 
Nugent tells me he could dance a minuet in the breach". But 
neither Orme nor Philippart carried him further back than as a Captain 
of the 84th Regiment in 1758, neither of them suggested an origin, and 
Mr. G. W. Forrest's Bombay State Papers served to corroborate them only 
in detail. Then one day, a stray reference in Smiles's life of John 
Murray, the founder of the famous publishers of Albemarle Street, 
served to show that Gordon could be traced back to the Scots Brigade 
in Holland, that he raised an Independent Company for the H.E.I.C. 
in 1747, and that he had been the subject of a fierce public controversy 
in the London newspapers of 1774, when a shameful attempt was made 
by the East India Company — sometimes anything but honourable — to 
supersede him. This led to an examination of the (MS.) ledgers of 
Mr. John Murray, which settled all doubts. The result was that we 
now know, by inference, that he was an illegitimate son of Sir Robert 
Gordon, of Gordonstown. These discoveries enabled the present writer 
to develop the career of Robert Gordon, which had begun practically at 
zero, into a story of 22,440 words, published in the Huntly Express and 
Banffshire Advertiser, the merest summary of the facts being set forth 
in the present work. The instance gives one the opportunity of saying 
that many of Mrs. Skelton's discoveries have been printed at full length 



XXXVlll HOUSE OF GORDON. 

and elaborated (in country newspapers) by the Editor of the House 
of Gordon in pursuance of the policy foreshadowed by him in that work 
ten years ago, of getting one's genealogical material out of the precarious 
manuscript stage. The whereabouts of these elaborations are invari- 
ably stated in the list of authorities appended to every biography, but 
unfortunately the average reader will not be able to go to these sources, 
for not a single library in Scotland professes to file more than one or 
two of these journals, invaluable as they are as chronicles of the 
countryside in all its activities. 

Even with these subsidiary channels of information, much remains 
to be told that was alien to the spirit of the present work : and a writer 
with the skill of a Burton could add many companion volumes to the 
Scot Abroad. For instance, there is the story of William Gordon — his 
origin has escaped detection — who went on a Mission in 1739 to Shahu 
Raja, the Maratha King of Satara, being asked to supply " eight guinea- 
hens, two pairs of turkeys, some Bussora pigeons, a little mummy, and 
a kind of curious birds ". Again there is the grim story of the massacre 
of Patna, 1763, where, as a little paragraph in the A berdeen Journal of 
June 25, 1764, reminded its readers, Lieut. John Gordon, " son to Mr. 
Gordon, of Dundurcus," had fallen, in the previous October, a victim 
to the treachery of the dastardly Swiss " Sombre ". 

Romance, of course, does not belong exclusively to yesterday : — 

Confound Romance I . . . And all unseen 
Romance brought up the nine-fifteen. 

Only the other month the issue of the ponderous history (it weighs 
40 lb.) of the Rajkumar College, at Rajkot, Kathiawar, recalled the 
story of Harry Lawrence Gordon (1867-92), who began his career in the 
Durham Light Infantry and then entered the Bombay Staff Corps. A 
band of daring dacoits had infested the province for fourteen months. 
Young Gordon, with some native men of the Agency Police, went out 
one day against the marauders, twelve in number, and rounded them 
up in their stronghold. He completely routed them, but fell with nine 
bullets in his body. " We cannot all be Gordons," said Sir Charles Olli- 
vant, the Political Agent, in addressing the students at the College : 
" but what I ask you to consider is, how it is that in all these months of 
outlawry there has not been found in any of the States which most 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. xxxix 

suffered by it some young Rajput to lead his men with something like 
Gordon's gallantry and determination." 

If there has been romance in the careers of many Gordon officers, 
there has also been romance in the discovery of it, producing an exhilara- 
tion familiar to every student, but more or less incommunicable to the 
ordinary reader. One of the moments is worth recalling, for it possesses 
a literary as well as military value. All students of Carlyliana are 
familiar with the story of Margaret Gordon, supposed to have been the 
Seer's first love. Northern gossips had told and retold the story over 
and over again, but not one of them ever discovered what Gordon she 
was. One day, as Mrs. Skelton was immersed in her own work, Mr. 
Ray C. Archibald, a young Professor of Mathematics in a Ladies' College 
in Canada, discovered that the father of the girl was a Dr. Alexander 
Gordon, an army surgeon. He followed this by a voyage across the 
Atlantic, ran up and down the country in a few weeks, and enlisted 
Mrs. Skelton's interest and help. It was really a terrible task, a look- 
ing for a needle in a haystack ; and involved among other things a 
search through seventeen unindexed War Office letter-books. But Mrs. 
Skelton had the ultimate satisfaction of running the mysterious surgeon 
to earth among the Gordons of Logic, while Mr. Archibald himself dis- 
covered everything else that was worth discovering, the result being an 
elaborate book of 230 pages, issued from the Bodley Head. 

The elements of many another romance will be found scattered 
through the pages of Gordons Under Arms, but Mrs. Skelton, with 
an unfaltering perception of the true function of the New Spalding 
Club, has denied herself the pleasure of exploiting the purple patches 
for the more prosaic task of providing the warp and woof of hard fact. 
The ideal she has pursued is the answer to the questions — Who is to 
use this book ? How shall I help them quickly and efficiently ? Every 
officer has been given an entry number, and referred to his father if in 
the Services, or to a brother or some kinsman who was. Thus Alex- 
ander Dunlop Gordon, 224, of the Croughly family, is described as the 
son of William Alexander, 1474, but not as the brother of James John, 
807, George Huntly,582, William Robert, 1511, and Rowland Hill, 1281, 
who were all in the Army. It is only on referring to William Alex- 
ander, 1474, the father of them all, that you learn those officers were 
brothers. This plan has been adopted to save space, for with every 

/ 



Xl HOUSE OF GORDON. 

desire to help the searcher, one has avoided the irrational helpfulness 
which leaves him nothing whatever to do for himself. The cross- 
references in the text are largely supplemented by the additional identi- 
fications supplied by the elaborate index, which is an inventory rather 
than a mere conventional index, and includes the relatives of the officers 
(who are of course arranged alphabetically in the text). 

No one with the slightest experience of research can fail to under- 
stand the enormous amount of work involved in the construction of the 
careers of individual officers from varied and often contradictory data : 
and how it has been accentuated by the elaborate network of cross- 
references with which the book is equipped. These give us, as nothing 
else could do, a consciousness of the contribution by one great family 
alone to the task of extending our Dominions, a task that was pursued 
inarticulately by these officers themselves. I have said that the Gordons 
have been poor historians, but as a matter of fact, the fighting which 
they helped to put in from the middle of the eighteenth century was little 
understood by the country at large. There was no Seeley to define Ex- 
pansion, there was no political doctrine of " Empire ". Politicians and 
soldiers alike were nearly as much puzzled as little Wilhelmine and old 
Caspar on the field of Blenheim. Therefore the moss-grown memorials 
of such men as the Croughly Gordons in the quiet kirkyard of Kirk- 
michael, and the mere collection of dates which constitute the bio- 
graphies of hundreds of officers in this book are symbolical of the quiet, 
laborious processes which have made us what we are. In retrospect 
and in the bulk it may all be "frightfully thrilling," as Hilda Wangel 
would say, but the individual biography is often as dull as the individual 
sections of an elaborate pattern, and as unconscious of its purpose in 
the great design of which it is a part. 

The consciousness of this gives a political as well as genealogical 
interest to this book, and has sustained the makers of it. Its making too 
was possible only in the Capital most indebted to the services of sailor 
and soldier, for Gordons under Arms could not possibly have been 
done except by a student resident, at least for long stretches at a time, 
in London, where the main data alone are available. Even then, it could 
not have been done in the same space except by a student of leisure 
and immense enthusiasm. To have had to pay searchers' fees would 
have made the publication, expensive as it now is, quite impossible: 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. xH 

SO that the debt due by the Club to Mrs. Skelton is a very heavy one 
regarded from every point of view. 

The Continent of Europe. 

The List of Gordons in the Services of Europe entirely compiled by 
the Editor of The House of Gordon, includes 219 officers and men, of 
whom ninety-four are quite unidentified, and of whom sixteen also figure 
in the Home Services and two in the Jacobite risings of 171 5 and 
1745. They are apportioned as follows : — 



Holland 


68 


Denmark 


6 


France 


64 


Flanders 




Germany 


19 


Portugal 




Russia 


17 


Greece 




Sweden 


13 


Naples 




Poland 


9 


Papal Zouaves 




Spain 


7 


Palestine 





This muster roll, however, cannot be considered complete, for, ex- 
cept in the case of France and Holland, we have no regular registers 
to fall back upon. In lieu of these we have the odds and ends of history 
written by Scotsmen themselves, notably Sir Robert Gordon's Earldom 
of Sutherland, but such books record only the men who were worth 
recording. Among the main sources of information are the following : — 

France. — The Scots Men-at-Artns and Life Guards in France, from their formation until 
their final dissolution, mccccxviii-mdcccxxx. By William Forbes-Leith, S.J. : with etched 
plates by Major H. de Grandmaison, Edinburgh, William Paterson, 1882: 4to : vol. i. pp. 
xiv, 195 ; vol. ii. pp. 232. 

Holland. — Papers ilUistrating the History of the Scots Brigade in the Service of the 
Netherlands, 1572-1782, extracted by permission from the Government Archives at the Hague, 
and edited by James Ferguson [of Kinmundy]. Edinburgh, Scottish History Society, 1899; 
3 vols., 8vo. [The information here has been supplemented by several letters from Prof. Kramer, 
" Director of H.M.'s Private Archives."] 

Denmark and Sweden. — Monro, His Expedition, with the Worthy Scots Regiment 
(called MacKeyes Regiment), levied in August, 1626, by Sr. Donald MacKey, Lord Rhees 
[sic], Colonell for his majesties service of Denmark, and reduced after the battaile of Nerling 
to one Company in 1634 at Wormes, in the Paltz : collected and gathered together at spare- 
houres by Colonell Robert Monro, at first Lievetennant under the said Regiment to the Noble 
and Worthy Capitaine, Thomas MacKenyee of Kildon, brother to the noble Lord, the Lord 
Earle of Seafort ; for the use of all Worthie Cavaliers favouring the laudable profession of 
arms. London, printed by William Jones in Red-Crosse Streete, 1637. [A tantalisingly 
" throughither " production.] 



xlli HOUSE OF GORDON. 

An Old Scots Brigade, being the history of Mackay's Regiment now incorporated with 
the Royal Scots, with an appendix containing copies of many original documents connected 
with the history of the regiment By John Mackay (late) of Herriesdale. Edinburgh, William 
Blackwood, 1885. 

Russia. — Tagebuch des Generals Patrick Gordon, wahrend seiner Kriegsdienste unter 
den Schweden und Polen vom Jahre 1655 bis 1661, und seines Aufenthaltes in Ruszland vom 
Jahre 166 1 bis 1699, zum ersten Male voUstandig veroffentlicht ; durch Furst M. A. Oboienski 
und Dr.phil. M. C. Posselt. [3 vols.] Moskau, Gedruckt in der Universitats-Buchdruckerei, 
1849: St. Petersburg, in Commission bci K. F. Kohler in Leipzig, 1851, 1852, 

Pmsages from the Diary of Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries, a.d. 1635-A.u. i6g() 
[edited by Joseph Robertson] ; Aberdeen, Spalding Club, 1859. [This is an abridgment, in 
the original text, of the Tagebuch, which contams a great deal of supplementary information 
about other Gordons in Russia not reproduced m the Diary.] 

The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, to which is prefixed a short history 
of the country from the rise of that monarchy, and an account of the author's life. By 
Alexander Gordon, of Achintoul, Esq., several years a Major-general in the Czar's service ; 
Aberdeen, printed by and for F. Douglass and W. Murray. 1755 : 2 vols., 8vo. 

General. — Scottish Soldiers of Fortune, their adventures and achievements in the Armies 
of Europe. By James Grant; illustrated by F. A. Fraser. London, Routledgc, 1889, pp. 331. 
[An interesting, but badly arranged and indexless, book, in which few authorities are cited.] 

The type of officer serving under a foreign flag has always fascin- 
ated Scotsmen themselves. Thus Sir Thomas Urquhart in his Jewel 
of 1652 is proud to recount (Maitland Club ed., p. 214) : — 

Several [Scots] have for their fidelity, valor and gallantry been exceedingly renowned all 
over France, Spain, the Venetian Territories, Pole, Muscovy, the Lowcountreyea, Swedland, 
Hungary, Germany, Denmark, and the other States and Kingdoms, 

He acquired immortality in the person of Dugald Dalgetty, who 
had been educated at Marischal College, while Stevenson in Prince Otto 
sketches the type in Herr Oberst Gordon — " well grounded at Aber- 
deen " — of the Grunewald Army. 

Despite the popularity of this type of adventurous Scot, his genesis 
and the genius of the corps which he entered have not been explained 
by Burton or Grant as they deserve. The class from which the men 
came was in most cases the better-to-do, and Town as well as Country 
contributed its quota. That merchandise and militarism should run 
hand in hand is easily understood, for it was the Town which did the 
trade with the Continent and which owned the ships available for all 
passenger traffic. When the laird wanted to go abroad he had to go 
to the merchant and be content with a cargo boat. For both classes 
England long remained a closed door; even if her portals had been 
flung wide open, it was much more easy to sail across the sea than to 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. xHli 

travel by road across the Border. The character of the foreign corps 
also differed. The Scots Men-at-Arms in France and the Scots Brigade 
in Holland were almost the only permanent organisations approximating 
the ideal of our Standing Army: in most other countries the Scots 
trooped in only on special warlike occasions. 

The Scots Men-at-Arms in France were the most aristocratic, 
and attracted the land-owning and Catholic gentry. The Brigade in 
Holland appealed, on the other hand, to the merchant class, who had 
long been bound up with trade in the Netherlands, and it attracted 
Protestants. But beyond that, religious ideals played little part in the 
'listing of these Scots, when the possibilities of war came in sight. 
Protestants like John Gordon, of the Gight family, who was so closely 
associated with the assassination of Wallenstein in 1634, entered the 
service of the Empire to fight for Catholicism, and Catholics took up 
arms for the Protestant Gustavus. As an example of the complete 
indifference as to which flag was to be served, one may cite the early 
experiences of General Patrick Gordon, of Auchleuchries : — 

(i) 1655, Feb., entered the Swedish Army. 

(2) 1656, Jan., captured by the Poles, and entered their service in May. 

(3) 1656, Jul., captured by the Swedes. 

(4) 1657, Jan., recaptured by the Poles, and then captured by the Imperial troops. 

(5) 1658, Ensign in the Swedish service, and soon after captured by the Poles, whose 

service he re-entered. 

(6) 1660, Jun., fought against the Russians at Czudno. 

{7) i65o, arranged to enter the service of the Holy Roman Empire. 

(8) 1660, Sept., entered the Russian army, in which he served till his death in 1699. 

The reasons for Scots entering foreign armies were varied. In 
the first part of the seventeenth century the dejnands of Sweden and of 
France for men were responsible for many levies, the year 1642 witness- 
ing warrants for raising 6000 soldiers for France alone. Then the 
Covenanting struggle in Scotland resulted in many men going abroad 
for safety's sake, as in the case of Adam, son of Sir Adam Gordon, of 
Park, who, on hearing of Lord Huntly's death, "transports himself into 
Germany," and of Patrick, the notorious " Steelhand," who closed a 
fierce anti-Covenanting campaign by entering the service of Poland. 
Sometimes it was a private quarrel, as when John Gordon, bullied and 
wounded by his brother, Alexander, the laird of Birsemoir, " wes forsit to 
leave the kingdom and go in service with Capitan Hepburne to France ". 



xliv HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Russia was the last of the foreign countries to employ Scotsmen 
on a large scale. Peter the Great's remarkable determination to be- 
come a force by engaging the best soldiers and sailors led to his 
inviting Patrick Gordon, of Auchleuchries, to join him ; and the laird's 
success was so great that he soon had a number of his countrymen 
applying for posts. In the following century the Jacobite rebellion 
proved the Czar's opportunity, especially in regard to the fleet, for 
officers with pro-Stuart tendencies were cast adrift in this country. It 
was in this way that Russia acquired the services of Thomas Gordon, 
who had apparently begun his career as a North Sea trader, and having 
entered the Scots Navy by way of privateering, was taken over by the 
English Navy at the time of the Union, meantime doing everything in 
his power to help the Jacobites, until he was forced to give up his com- 
mand, and enter the service of the Czar who made him Governor of 
Kronstadt. Although he did not actually fight in the Fifteen, he may 
be said to have served four masters in turn — Scotland, Great Britain, 
the Jacobites, and Russia. No other man in this book appears in more 
than two of the lists : that is why Thomas's career has been detailed at 
such length. Jacobitism gave two other officers to Russia. There was 
" Sandie" Gordon, a younger son of the laird of Glenbucket, who was 
killed on the Black Sea, while fighting the Turks in 1740 ; if he be- 
haved " honorablie at his death," wrote his father, who was also to die 
an exile on a foreign shore, " it would be a great satisfactione for me to 
know ". William, the son of the Jacobite laird of Cobairdy, also took 
post in the Russian Navy. Half a century later, the struggle of Greece 
attracted Thomas Gordon, of Buthlaw, who learned his Homer at Eton 
and Oxford aitcl 1. > soldiering in the Scots Greys; curiously enough 
there is no evidence that* he ever met Lord Byron, who had narrowly 
escaped being his fellow-laird at Gight. 

One wonders how these old Scots got on in point of language. 
French of course was easy, for many of the youths who entered the 
Scots Men-at-Arms had been educated at Catholic seminaries in France. 
One can understand their getting along in Dutch, for merchandise had 
made it a lingua franca. But how did they manage in Polish and in 
Russian ? The question is peculiarly interesting in view of the fierce 
struggle in Hungary a few years ago when Austria introduced the Ger- 
man word of command, the Magyars insisting that their race could not 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. xlv 

understand it, and the Croats, Ruthenians, and other sections of the 
Composite Monarchy maintaining that the substitution of Magyar would 
not help them. We know for certain that the inability of Admiral 
Thomas Gordon to speak Russian was the cause of friction between him 
and the Dane, Sievers ; he certainly spoke Dutch, but that cannot have 
carried him very far in Muscovy. Some of the Scots had, however, been 
so long abroad that they had practically become foreigners ; such an one 
was the John Gordon, a fellow-prisoner of the laird of Auchleuchries, 
who describes him " ein volliger Deutscher". In some cases these 
soldiers settled permanently abroad, and founded military families. The 
best-known example comes from Poland, where Lady Catherine Gordon 
and Lord Henry Gordon, twin children of the 2nd Marquis of Huntly, 
were taken when young, and acquired a firm footing through the 
marriage of Lady Catherine with Count Andreas Morsztyn, the Grand 
Treasurer of Poland. To this day there is a Man^iis J.^untly Gordon 
in Warsaw, who claims descent from Lord Henry. The descent is not 
quite clear at its start, but there is undoubtedly a closely related group 
of military Gordons who came out of Poland: — 



John James Gordon, " Marquis of Huntly," 

said to be Lord Henry's grandson, 

Col., Polish Army : alive 1694 

Peter Gordon 
Judge at Czerniechow 



Joseph Felix, Karol, Franciszek, 

1742-1811, d. s.p. 1820, d. 1826, 

Saxmi Army Polish Army General, Poland 

Ferdinand Heinrich Joseph von Gordon, Karol, 

Saxon Life Guards : d. 1846 b. 1818 

I ^ ^ '• . 

Franz von, Oscar Ivan, Franciszek, 

d. 1871, d. 1909, Marquis 

Saxon Light Horse Austrian Army of Huntly 

I I 

I I I 

Felix, Rudolf, Oscar, 

1859-75, b. 1863, b. 1873, 

Cadet Hesse Army German Navy 



xlvi HOUSE OF GORDON. 

A second foreign group, still more clearly defined, is descended from 
the Gordons of Coldwells, through a younger son who went to Poland 
as a merchant, as a birth brieve of June 27, 1718, now possessed by his 
family at Laskowitz, and corroborated by a copy in the Aberdeen Pro- 
pinquity Register, serves to prove. The family is now represented by 
Dr. Franz von Gordon-Coldwells, whose grandfather Adoli, with two 
brothers Franz and Edmond, were all in the Prussian Army. The best- 
known family settled abroad is that of the Gordons of Wardhouse, who 
have been long connected with Spain, although they are also intimately 
connected with their native Aberdeenshire, where they still own 
Wardhouse. 

The entry of the Scot into foreign armies came gradually to an 
end with the discovery of our Dominions beyond the Seas, and the 
foreigner's coincident growth of ability to do for himself what we and 
others had largely done for him. Except for Gordons who had practically 
become foreigners, we find a complete stoppage of foreign service ; al- 
though the vitality of the Gordons is so great that in one case a Spanish 
Gordon, Jose Maria of the Wardhouse family, has lived to enter our own 
service as commander of the forces in the Commonwealth of Australia. 
The case is unique, for between 1840, when the laird of Buthlaw left 
Greece, and the present time, I know of only one Gordon who took service 
on the Continent, namely, the Rev. Charles Menzies Gordon, who raised 
men for the Papal Zouaves in 1867. The London Weekly Despatch re- 
ported (May I, 1904), on the authority of the " Conscript Department ot 
the Russian Ministry of War," that among the " 150 distinctively 
British names among the Czar's non-commissioned soldiers," appeared 
that of" Gordon, of Aberdeen" ; but all efforts to verify the statement have 
completely failed. One would have included him in the Foreign Legion, 
for so many Gordons of good family entered the ranks of foreign armies 
that the rule adopted in the British list of excluding everybody beneath 
the rank of a warrant officer has been waived. 

It will be noted that the details in the Foreign List are fuller than 
in the case of the Home Services, for the simple reason that many 
of them have been found in places unlikely to be searched by the 
genealogical student, and several are the result of correspondence 
carried on for several years before this work was contemplated. One 
must wait patiently for the full examination of the more minute historical 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. xlvii 

records of various countries before one can hope to make this particular 
section anything like complete. 

In America. 

The Gordons, officers and men, who have followed the flag on the 
American Continent number 218 ; of whom one, George, took part in 
the filibustering raid on a Brazilian province in 1907 ; one, George 
Tomline, figures in another of the lists, namely, that of the British 
Services ; and only sixty are identified as to origin. 

This list is most deeply indebted to Mr. Armistead Churchill 
Gordon, Staunton, Virginia, who knows more about the Gordon family 
in America than any other genealogist. Mr. Gordon belongs to the 
Gordons of Middlesex, Virginia, founded by John Gordon, the third son 
of James Gordon, II. of Sheepbridge, County Down, who, probably, 
belonged to the Gordons of Salterhill, Drainie, Morayshire, through the 
Rev. James Gordon, minister of Comber, Co. Down. In pursuit of his 
ancestors, Mr. Gordon had elaborate searches made in Ireland, which 
have given us fuller details of the Irish Gordon families than we have 
ever got from anyone else. On his own behalf he has compiled pedigrees 
of the following Gordon families in Virginia — Lancaster, Middlesex and 
Richmond (his own branch), Blandford, Spottsylvania, Falmouth and 
Fredericksburg, and Alexandria. Six years ago he made a list of Gordons 
who had fought in the American Colonies and in the United States, 
and this has been supplemented from his Virginian genealogies, of which 
the present writer has a typewritten copy. Further information was 
received in 1908 from Mr. Daniel Smith Gordon, 65 West 93rd Street, 
New York, claiming descent from Alexander Gordon, a Scot, who went 
to America in 1734, settling in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and 
dying before 1750. Additional facts have been drawn from the follow- 
ing records : — 

List 0/ Officers in the Army of the United States from 1779 to 1900 ; embracing a register 
of all appointments by the President of the United States in the Volunteer Service during 
the Civil War, and of the Volunteer officers in the Service of the United States, June i, igoo. 
Compiled from the official records by Colonel William H. Powell, U.S. Army. New York, 
Hamersley & Co., igoo. 

List of Officers of the Navy oj the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 
1900 ; comprising a complete register of all present and former commissioned, warranted, and 



xlviii HOUSE OF GORDON. 

appointed officers of the United States Navy and of the Marine Corps, regular and volunteer. 
Compiled by Edward W, Callaghan, Regisuar, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department. 
New York, L. R. Hamersley & Co., 1901. 

All this material, together with the information contained in the various 
editions of Who's Who in America, has been arranged by Mra Skelton 
on the pattern of her own work. 

The list is anything but complete. Even Virginia, which has 
been ransacked as no other state has been, has gaps, for Mr. Gordon 
has excluded the Virginia "County Colonists " of the time of the 
Colony, and also officers in the Militia in times of peace, concen- 
trating on those who actually bore arms in war. Again the concluding 
volumes of John M. Moore's Roster of North Carolina Troops in tJte Civil 
War (which is out of print) have not been searched ; and the absence 
in this country of most of those books of infinitesimal historical re- 
search, of which the Americans are past masters, must account for 
many other gaps. 

As it is, we get the following figures from the 218 men mentioned : — 

Confederate army 67 North American (and U.S.) army 82 
Revolution 54 U.S. Navy 15 

The list naturally adds little to our knowledge of the origins of 
the American Gordons on this side of the Atlantic, which is the great 
stumbling-block of genealogy in America except for a few families. 
The initial difficulty occurs not so much in America as in Ireland, from 
which so many families emigrated. Scarcely one family of Gordons 
in Ireland can trace to any well-known stock, the case of the Sheep- 
bridge Gordons, who have given the student so much trouble, being 
typical. It is curious that the Scots origins of George Tomline Gordon — 
the only man who figures in the Home Army as well as in the American 
(Confederate) service — are also unknown. Of the two other Scots 
Gordons who have been in the American service in our own day, 
William Augustus, Missouri Infantry, belonged to the Cairnfield and 
Rosieburn group, and the Rev. George Angier came from Insch. 

There can be no doubt, however, which is the largest family of 
Military Gordons in America. The honour belongs to the Gordons of 
Middlesex, who produced this group of soldiers : — 



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xlix 



Alexander Gordon of Salterhill, Drainie, Morayshire 

Rev. James Gordon, Minister of Comber, Co. Down 

I ? 
James Gordon, I. of Sheepbridge, Co. Down 

James Gordon, II. of Sheepbridge (will proved, 1753) 



Col. James {d. 1768), 

founded Lancaster Gordons, 

1928 



John, 

founder of Middlesex and 

Richmond Gordons 

I 



James, Nathaniel, 

1929 1763-1820 

John Newton, 
1793-1870 

James, 
1826-95 

^ I I 
John Newton, 

1968 

Rev. Edward Clifford, 
1889 



John, 
1765-1842 

I I I 
James Harrison, 

1946 

John Willison, 

1971 
Smith Waddell, 

2002 

I I I 
Arch. Madison, 

1863 

James Willison, 

1947a 

Joseph Calvit, 

1975 



Elizabeth = James, 
m. 1777 I 1759-99 

William Fitzhugh, 
General, 2041 

I I I I I I 
William Fitzhugh, jr. 

2042 
George Loyall, 

1910 
Charles Henry, 

1878 
John Churchill, 

1964 
Alexander Tazewell, 

1852 
Mason, 1983 



Churchill, 
Navy, 1881 

John Harrison, 
d. 1863 

Albert Spark, 

1839 

Churchill Grasty, 

1882 

John Gaskins, 

1966 



The Lancaster and Middlesex family of Virginian Gordons, showing 20 Fighting Men. 



The most distinguished individual officer is General John Brown 
Gordon (1832-1904), the dignified Confederate leader, who was wounded 
no fewer than eight times during the war, and whose book of reminis- 
cences stands head and shoulders above the average military auto- 
biography either in America or in our own country. He belonged to a 
notable military group of Confederate officers, the Gordons of Spottsyl- 
vania, Virginia, and claimed descent from John George Gordon, who 
emigrated from Scotland to Maryland in 1724 and therefrom to Spottsyl- 
vania County. The fact that a grandson was named James Byron 
Gordon is responsible for the suggestion that the family was connected 
with the Gordons of Gight, but no proof is forthcoming. The 
Spottsylvania Gordons produced the following soldiers: — 



HOUSE OF GORDON. 



John George Gordon, 

Scot, emigrated 1724 ; 

in Spottsylvania, Virginia 



George, 
North Carolina, 

I 

Nathaniel, 

M.P. (N.C.) 1819-28 

James Byron, 
Brig. Gen. 1941 



Charles, 
North Carolina 

I 
Chapman, 

1873 

I 

Zachariah, 

Georgia 



John Brown, Augustus Manly, Eugene Cornelius, Walter Scott, Zachariah Chapman, 

Gen. 1962 1866 1890 2021 2061 

I 
Hugh Haralson, 

1920 



I 



Hugh Haralson, 
1921 



The soldier kinsmen of General John Brown Gordon. 

These genealogies are due to the untiring energy of Mr. Armistead 
Gordon, but it is not merely owing to the accident of his enthusiasm 
that they can be constructed. Virginia, with its influx of old families, 
was peculiarly suited to breed an aristocratic soldier caste, whereas the 
north, with a far more migratory and mixed population, naturally de- 
feats the process and defies the genealogist. 

It will be noted that in this American list all ranks have been in- 
cluded, for the private soldier of the Confederacy was as often as not of 
birth as gentle as his officer. " I know an instance," writes Mr. Armi- 
stead Gordon, " where of a mess of five privates and non-commissioned 
officers in winter quarters in 1862-3, three were enga^^ed by way of recrea- 
tion in readinji^ in the original Greek the plays of Euripides and Sopho- 
cles, and the other two in studying the differential calculus.*' 

Jacobites in 1715 and 1745. 

The list of Jacobites shows that 103 Gordons entered the field 
for the old Chevalier in 17 15 and for Prince Charlie in 1745, only two 
men — one of them being the redoubtable John Gordon of Glenbucket — 
taking part in the two risings. The list, which has been compiled 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. ll 

by the present writer, has been made up from a variety of sources. 
The most elaborate of these is : — 

A List of Persons Concerned in the Rebellion, transmitted to the Commissioners of Excise 
by the several supervisors in Scotland, in obedience to a general letter of the 7th May, 1746, 
and a supplementary list with evidences to prove the same : with a preface by the Earl of 
Rosebery and annotations by the Rev. Walter Macleod. Edinburgh, Scottish History Society, 
i8go. [It should be explained that this date 7th May, 1746, has been adopted as the date of the 
whereabouts of the men involved, for we do not know when every return was actually made,] 

A large mass of valuable and little-known information was discovered 
at the Record Office by Mrs, Skelton, and additional facts have been 
found in a variety of sources, as detailed in the authorities quoted. 

The Jacobite risings afforded the last big opportunity for the 
Highlanders in general and the Gordons in particular to exhibit the old 
individualisms which had made the art of governing them so difficult, 
and the warlike feelings they aroused afterwards proved of immense value 
to professional soldiering, especially as regards officers. 

The pusillanimous attitude of the ist and 2nd Dukes of Gordon, 
impressed on posterity by some scathing ballads, has tended to convey 
the impression that the Gordons did not readily rise to rebellion. The 
ennobled families certainly did not make the same move. The ist Duke 
and his son, Lord Huntly, were never quite able to make up their minds 
how to act ; the Earl of Aboyne was a minor : the Earl of Aberdeen 
took no action : the Viscount of Kenmure rose, and lost his head on 
Tower Green in consequence ; while the Earl of Sutherland, who had 
already begun to withdraw from the ducal influence, made the family 
feud wider than ever by opposing the Jacobites vigorously and levelling 
his forces against the Duke. But many of the lairds threw themselves 
into the struggle quite recklessly, largely, I think, at the instigation of 
John Gordon, of Glenbucket, who was plainly disgusted with the luke- 
warmness of the Duke to whom he acted as factor. Families stampeded 
in closely related groups — an aspect of Jacobitism which has never 
been sufficiently investigated. For instance, Moir of Stoneywood and 
his brother Moir of Lonmay, who were both excepted from the Pardon 
of 1747, were respectively the brothers-in-law of Fullerlon of Dudwick 
and Byres of Tonley, who were similarly excepted, while Lonmay's 
son-in-law, Gumming of Pittulie, met a similar fate. Another related 
group, consisting of Thomson of Faichfield, Ogilvie of Auchiries, Forbes 
of Pitsligo, and Irvine of Drum, were all in the same boat in the Forty- 



Hi HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Five ; and a Gordon case of the same kind is illustrated by the lairds of 
Avochie and of Logic, as follows : — 



John Gordon of Avochie, James Gordon, of Ardmeallie, 

alive 1672 d. 1723 

I I 



n I I I 

Patrick, Harry, of Avochie, Peter, Alexander, 

in Binhaill Rebel, '15 of Ardmeallie ofLogie 



Charles, Alexander, John, of Avochie = Mary Robert, of Logic 

Rebel, '45 Rebel, '45 Excepted, 1747 Gordon Excepted, 1747 



Of 103 Gordons who rose, 24 took part in the Fifteen and 79 in 
the Forty-Five. This figure makes eight more than are cited in Lord 
Rosebery's List, which gives the following figures out of a total of 780 : — 



Stewart 


. 104 


Eraser 


. 52 


Mackenzie 


• 32 


Gordon 


• 71 


Ross 


• 4» 


Macpherson 


. 29 


Macdonald 


. 60 


Robertson 


• 41 


Farquharson 


• 25 


Grant 


• 57 


Cameron 


• 33 


Forbes 


. II 



Out of the 85 men excepted by the Act of Pardon of 1747 (20 Geo. II., 
cap. 52), there were seven Gordons — more than appertained to any 
other surname. 

Taken in districts, the 103 Gordons in this section of the present 
work are arranged as follows : — 



Banff . 


• 43 


Edinburgh . 4 


Fife 


Aberdeen 


. 28 


Forfar .3 


Galloway 


Elgin . 


. 10 


Cromarty . . i 
Of unknown origin — 11. 


Perth . 



The effect of the rebellions on professional soldiering was, as I have 
said, most marked, and that is why the Jacobite Muster-roll finds an 
appropriate place in the present work. Not only did the rebellions set 
the old warlike spirit coursing through the veins of many who had al- 
most forgotten how to fight, but the subsequent attitude of expiation gave 
a great fillip to the Services. Take the case of Kenmure. The 6th Vis- 
count lost his head in 1716 : his second son William, who but for the 
attainder which that sentence carried with it, would have been 8th Vis- 
count, sought to right his house and himself by sending every one of his 
five sons into the Army of the Chevalier's successful rival. His foresight 



THE MAKING OF THE MUSTER. Hii 

was justified, for the title was restored to his seconr" son John in 1824, 
only to expire (1847) in the latter's nephew Adam, who had fought 
at Trafalgar and whose four brothers all entered the Army. It was 
precisely the same wisdom which made the wife of the 2nd Duke of 
Gordon send three of her boys into the Services, for her husband and 
his father had nearly wrecked the house with their Jacobitism, ten- 
tative though it was. Her Grace's prudence was imperilled by one of 
the sons, the beloved Lord Lewis, leaving the Navy to follow Prince 
Charlie. So the wise consort of his brother, the 3rd Duke, put every 
one of her three sons into the Services. The notorious outbreak of 
the youngest, George, also a naval officer, once again almost upset her 
calculations : but the enthusiasm of his brother, the 4th Duke, in raising 
four complete regiments, and generally supporting all sorts of soldiering 
efforts in the North, more than restored the balance of patriotism. 

If it was a sense of self-preservation which made these ennobled 
Gordons turn from the House of Stuart to the House of Hanover, it was 
mainly the military opportunity, afforded by each rising in turn, 
rather than a strong dynastic bias, which affected the rank and file, for 
the Gordons possess in a pre-eminent degree the soul of the Soldier, 
rather than the finesse of the Politician. They have always been men 
of action, men who have made history, and who, almost as a conse- 
quence, have lacked most of the laborious qualities which are necessary 
for recording it. So it comes about with a touch of logical irony that, 
with the exception of Mr. Armistead Gordon, none of the makers of this 
Muster possesses a drop of Gordon blood. 

Many hands have helped, under the co-ordinating enthusiasm of 
Mrs. Skelton, to make this Muster-roll. There has been a host of 
correspondents all over the world. There have been the officials at 
the British Museum, the Public Record Office, and the India Office. 
There are the donors of the portraits. Dr. David Littlejohn has always 
been ready to verify points in the unique records in his charge, while 
Major-General Sir A. J, F. Reid, K.C.B., and Colonel William John- 
ston, C.B., have worked patiently at the well-named galleys. 

Thus the Battle-field has Risen after many delays, trying to the 
patience alike of the Muster-maker and the Members of the Club. 
Amid disappointments and the indifference of the familiar Cuibono ? class, 
the men have emerged from the chaos of forgetfulness — leaving many 



Hv HOUSE OF GORDON. 

corners of the field still in doubt and darkness, with gaps in the 
ranks and voices that will not answer the Roll Call. It has risen in 
obedience to the strong will of the chief worker and the informal co- 
operation of many helpers ; and it may become still more clearly defined 
by the correction of many mistakes and the supply of additional data 
which occur to the spectators before whom this pageant of Sailors and 
Soldiers is paraded ; so that, taking a little liberty with M. Rostand's 
line, we may say : — 

C'est le champ de batailh ! Nous I'avons voulu, — c'est lui. 

J. M. BULLOCH. 

123 Pall Mall, London, S.W., 
Sept. 2, 191 2. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 

14. add, " Possibly 16a ". 

16a. Alexander. Capt., his memorial dated 1709, Jul. 4, refers to 
his long and faithful sufferings, particularly at the battle of Landen, where he was disabled by 
the loss of both his leggs. His Majesty King William was graciously pleased to allow him a 
pension of ;£'5o a year payable out of the funds of the Army in Scotland, and yet ever since the 
happy Union of the two Kingdoms, he has had no allowance, nor as yet put upon the establish- 
ment. 

Memorial referred to Lord High Treasurer {S.P. Dom., Entry Books, Peti- 
tions, 244, P.R.O.). Possibly 14. 

18a. 1716, Capt., "a gallant gentleman," comd. "the whole fleet and 
near 2000 men of Land Forces," sent from Bombay in 1716 against the 
Raja of Karwar (south of Goa), who had looted a wrecked merchant ship 
of Surat. Gordon, having drawn up a hollow square, received a shot " which 
went through the uppermost part of his left breast ". His successor in com- 
mand bungled the defence (Clement Downing's Compendious History of the 
Indian Wars, 1737, p. 17). 171 7, Apr., in an attack on the pirate chief 
Angria's stronghold of Geriah (Vijayadurg, 170 miles south of Bombay), "the 
gallant Capt. Gordon " was again wounded {ibid., p. 28). Possibly 19- 

72. read, " Albert Edward "for "A. E." ; line 2, add " Boyes " after 
" Olive " ; line 3, add, " Son of Sir Henry William, 653 "• 

76. line 8, read " Corny." for " Comp." ; line 9, read " S.C. " for " s.c." 

87a. Adam. 1660, Dec, petitioned the King, refers to his deceased 
father's services, and continues 

Your Petitioner had no sooner strength for action, but did inherit his father's loyalty by serving 
his late Majestic under the command of the Lord Marquis of Montrose and the Marquis of 
Huntly, who was beheaded at Edinburgh, upon account of his Majestie's service, and by 
serving your Majestic under the command of the Earles of Glencarne and Middleton [1653-4] 
commissioned by your Majestic, as shall be evidenced by the severall certificates to be pro- 
duced; whereby, by great sufferings and losses sustained by your Petitioner and his father, the 
small fortune he doth inherit is altogether ruined, and your Petitioner himself is brought to 
great straits, not having a competent livelyhood or subsistence, and so will be forced to 
abandon his native country unless your Majestic of your Royal bounty and favour be pleased 
to prevent the same. 

Iv h 



Ivi HOUSE Of GORiX)N. 

May it therefore please your Sacred Majestic to take your Petitioner's sadd and low con- 
dition, together with his father's and his own faithful! services, and their great sufferings and 
losses to your Royall consideration and for the reliefe of your Petitioner's estate and future 
and supply of his own necessities, to bestow upon him the gift of a Lord Viscount in Scotland, 
in case your Petitioner shall be able to put out a competent and fitting person, both for his 
fortune and loyalty upon whom the same may be conferred (S.P. Dom., Charles II., bundle 15, 
p. 42, P.R.O.). 

Son of Nathaniel, 1116; served his heir, 1656, Jan. 2 {House 0/ Gordon, 
I. (221)). 

92. line 15, read, "North Britain" for " Gt. Britain," and add, "till 
1798" ; line 18, for " Son of" read " Fourth son of" ; line 23, read, " H. P. 
Danloux, P. Audinet," for " Danlorix-Audinet ". 

94-5. line 4, read, " Indcp. Coy." for '• Ind. Coy." 

97. line 10, read, "John, 953a," for "John, b. 1791 " ; lines 16-17, read, 
"but for the attainder, loth Viscount, 897," for " loth Viscount". 

110. add, "The Cheltenham Colonel Newcome ". Portrait produced 
in The Poems 0/ Adam Lindsay Gordon, arranged by Douglas Sladen (Con- 
stable, 1 91 2), p. 21. See also Adam Lindsay Gordon and his Friends in 
England and Australia, by Douglas Sladen and Edith Humphris, 191 2. 

116. lines 6-7, read, " gd-father of George, 4th Earl of Huntly, 470i" 
for "had George, 3rd Earl of Huntly ". 

131- line 17, add, "1743, Aug. 7, writes 'hath been an officer in the 
Army forty-three years, and being infirm, and having procured an annuity 
for his life, begs leave to retire from the Service ' " {S. P. Dom., Entry Books^ 
Petitions, P.R.O.). 

139a. Alexander. 1716, or earlier, Lt., ist Ft.; May 16, his father 
William, banker, Paris, writes, " he has lost not only half but whole pay in 
Orkney's Regiment". Gordon himself writes from Paris, same date; "after 
a very troublesome and tedious voyage, and what was yet more shocking, 
lurking in England, I am at last arrived here. It vexed me very much I 
had not the honour to be a sharer of my country's and my friends' fortunes. 
However since it pleased God they should not succeed at this time, I am in 
hopes He will not suffer those murderers and parricides to go on longer in 
their career and restore that Prince they have so barbarously treated ; " Oct. 
12, Maj. of Ft. (Stuart Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., 11. 158, in. 70). 

Only son of William, rf, 1727, Feb. {Edin. Com.); formerly banker, Paris, 
later merchant in Boulogne, afterwards of Campvere, and then merchant in 
Edinburgh, whose origin is obscure ; served his heir 1729, Sep. 11. Possibly 
2058. 

147. Add, line 4, " 1744, Mar. 29, writes to the Lords of the Admiralty 
regretting that they will not grant him three days in town to settle an estate, 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. Ivii 

left him by a near relative just now dead, and that he is considered not worthy 
of a bigger ship" (Adtti., Lts. Letters, P.R.O.). 

162- line 5, add, " 1761, served at siege of Belleisle" ; read, " 1764, Feb. 
27, h.p.," for "1793, h.p."; add, " B. 1728". 

172. line 37, add, " 2144 " after " Robert, of Logie ". 

174- last line, add, " granted for twelve months, to go a voyage in 
merchant service in command of ' Mary,' bound to Africa and West Indies 
and back, ' of greatest importance to my private affairs ' ; refers to having 
comd. gunboats in America for nearly two years " (Adtn., Lts. Letters, P.R.O.). 

183- line II, add, " 1803, Nov. 4, declines appt. to ' Royal William,' asks 
for two months leave of absence on account of family affairs, having only 
been three weeks home from India after an absence of seven and a half years, 
desiring to go to Scotland for final arrangement of private affairs" {Adm., 
Lts. Letters, P.R.O.). 

185- line 23, read, "George, 524," for "George, 521," and line 24, 
"John P., 1055," for "John P., 655". 

192. line 26, read, " Alexander Herman Adam, 230," for " 229 "• 

197. line 8, add, " and William Everard Alphonso, 1492 ". 

212. add, "Son of William, IV. of Aberdour, 1419 ; b. 18 19, Apr. 29; 
went to Natal, where he was murdered, 186 1, Jul. ; had three sons, one being 
William Rose, Summerhill, Gilletts, Natal, alive 1912". 

219- line 2, add, " 191 1, Dec. 2, Capt." {L.G., 1912, Jan. 19). 

223. line 9, read, "Thomas Duff-Gordon, 1590," for "Thomas Duff 
Gordon-Duff, 1543 "• 

225- line 21, add, " and Caroline Augusta, m. Arthur John Lewis, 272a " ; 
new entry below. 

249a. Andrew Douglas. 1911, Sep. 20, 2nd Lt., Middlesex Reg. 
{A.L., 1912). 

B. 1892, Nov. 21. 

271« line 3, add, " 1876, as Gov'r of Fiji had much to do with the 
native war there, describing the campaign in Letters and Notes written during 
the disturbances in the Highlands {known as the Devil Country) of Viti Levu, 
Fiji, 1876 (Edinburgh : privately printed for R. & R. Clark, 1879 ; vol. i., 
pp. xxi, 467, vol. II., pp. 376) " ; add, line 7, "D. 1912, Jan. 30". 

272a. Arthur John Lewis. 1876, took an active part in the war in 
Fiji, as described at much length in his kinsman, Lord Stanmore's Letters 
and Notes (see 271) ; May 26, burned three small towns, Korokula, Mavala, 
and Mavua (ibid., i. 235) ; Jun. 6, captured the fortress town of Koroivatuma ; 
Jun. 7, burned it and Bukutia (ibid., i. 293-7). 



Iviii HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Eldest surviving son of George Robert, of Ellon; b. 1847, Mar. 19; 
1866-81, in the Colonial Service in Trinidad, Mauritius, Fiji, and Canada; 
1877, C.M.G. ; ni. 1885, Feb. 14, his kinswoman, Caroline Augusta, dau. of the 
Hon. Sir Alexander Hamilton, 225, and has one child, Cosmo Alexander, b. 
1886, Jun. 13. 

286- add, " Son of George ; ui. 1876, Aug. 21, at Kirkee, Marie Kate, dau. 
of Henry Lawbuary " (I.O. Rec). 

295a. Charles. 1715, Jan. 11, Ens., ist Ft, {S.P. Dom., Entry Books, 
P.R.O.). 

298. first line, read, " Honywood's (i ith) Dgns," for " Earl of Stair's 
(6th) Dgns." Add, '* 1727, Jun. 20, Lord Stair's (6th) Dgns." {S.P. Dom., Entry 
Books, P.R.O.). 

3()9a. Charles. 1792, Dec. 15, Schoolmaster, R.N., Academy Royal 
(A dm. Reg., P.R.O.). 

374. add, line 11, " 1912, Aug. 9, assumed the name of Gordon Steward 
by Deed Poll, dated Aug. 9 (Times) ". 

377. last line, read, " Hugh Mackay, 673," for ♦' Hugh Mackay, 1673 ". 

382- line 5, add, " 1912, Aug. 9, assumed the name of Gordon Steward 
by Deed Poll, dated Aug. 9 (Times) ". 

397. line 23, read, " Henry William, 652," for " Henry William, 653 "• 

402a David. 1807, May 8, Chaplain, R.N., " Maida ". 1808, Feb. 8, 
" Africa ". 1810, Dec. 20, " Theseus " (Adm. Reg. of Chaplains, P.R.O.). 

Native of Ballyroney, Co. Down ; previous to entering Navy, curate of 
Glenavy ; his only dau. m. 1817, Apr. 5, Thomas Anderson, formerly of 
Somerset, Coleraine, Co. Derry. 

441- line 6, read, " gdmother " for " mother (of James Gordon Francis 
Shirrefs-Gordon) ". 

446- line 5, add, *' Son of Cornelius and Mary ; b. at Llanrhidian, 

Glamorgan, bap. 1786, Mar. 26 ". 

488- line 4, add, " 1707, or earlier, Lt., 'Crown,' appt. Comdr. * Maid- 
stone,' turned out of this ship by Captain Simmonds, who proffered me to go 
ist Lt. of the 'Crown' again, which I refused, and went Volunteer on board 
the ' Maidstone,' till upon his decease, was appt. Comdr. again by Captain 
Fane " (Adm., Captains' Letters, P.R.O.); line 16, read, " Elizabeth Clayton " 
for " Elizabeth," and "»/. before 17 18, Nov. 26, when she was granted adminis- 
tration of the estate of her mother Elizabeth Clayton of Stepney, widow ". 

489. line 9, read, "John, 857," for "John, 858". 

490. line 8, add, " 2068 " after " Arthur, younger of Carnousie ". 

493a George. 171 1, Mar. i, Secy, to Brig. Hill (S.P. Dom., Entry Books, 
P.R.O.). 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. Hx 

507- line 2, read, "1788, May 13, a Lt. George Gordon, 72nd 
Reg." for " 1787, May 17," ; lines 4-5, delete, "this applies equally to 508" ; 
line 5, delete, "1788, Apr,, served on the Coromandel Coast"; line 6, add, 
" 1773, apprenticed to Alexander Lumsden, Advocate, Aberdeen" {List of Ap- 
prentices of the Soc. of Advocates, Aberdeen). 

510. line 6, delete, " Hon. William, 1797 ". 

515. line 6, read, "John Glenny, 1034," for "John Glenny, 1043". 

519. line 5, add, " 1792, Capt. and Lt. Col., 3rd Lt. Gds. ; " line 8, add, 
" 1798, Brig. Gen., Ireland, during Rebellion " ; line 9, read, " Egmont-op-Zee " 
for " Bergen-op-Zoom '' ; line 11, add, "1803-6, Comdr. of the Forces, N. 
Britain. 1808, Lt. Gen. 1809, comd. a division in expedition to Walcheren. 
1819, Gen. 1820, G.C.B.'' ; line 12, add, " 1827, Govr. of Edinburgh Castle, 
and Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland " ; line 13, add, " b. 1770 " ; line 19, 
add, " Portrait by Sir H. Raeburn, miniature by Robertson, engd. by Holl ". 

524. line 21, read, "William, 1408," for " William, 4108 ". 

544- line 8, read, John, 994," for "John, b. 1821, Jun. 29," etc. 

561. line 5, read, " Elers' Memoirs " for " Ebers' Memoirs ". 

563a. line 3, add after his father's name, "whom he succeeded, 191 2, Jan.'' 

564. line 4, read, " John Francis, 1030," for "John Francis, 630 ". 

570. add, line 12, " 1897, C.V.O." ; line 13, add, " 1911, CLE. " ; line 17, 
add, " D. 1912, Jan. 24, at Worthing". 

575. line 10, read, " Edward Hyde Hamilton, 428," for " Edward Hyde 
Hamilton, 528 "• 

585. line 13, delete, " Gordon Clunes, 605 ". 

605. line 6, delete, " Brother of George James, 685, John, 933, William, 
1431 ". 

627. line II, read, "the Queen" for "the King"; line 17, add, " 1711, 
Apr. 12, ' Her Majesty is inclined to recommend Cornet Gordon to the Duke of 
Marlborough for some preferment, in consideration of the wounds he has re- 
ceived in the Service and directs that she be reminded of it ' {S.P. Dom., Anne, 
P.R.O.) ; last line, add, " 1738, Jan. 13, Henry, son of Lt. Henry, petitioned 
for relief {Petitions to the Lord Lieutenant, Lords Justices, and Council, Ire- 
land) ". 

643. line 12, add, " 1818, Jul. 9, granted two years leave of absence to 
go to East Indies, on private affairs. 1823, Jan. 20, then in Calcutta, granted 
leave to remain in India {Adm., Lts. Letters, P.R.O.) ". 

653. line 15, add, " another son, A[lbert] E[dward], 72 ". 
688a. James, 2nd Viscount of Aboyne. 1639, Jun., took possession of 
Aberdeen as an anti-Covenanter; Jun. 14, had a skirmish with Marischal ; 



Ix HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Jun. i8, fought a skirmish at the Bridge of Dee ; Jun. 19, fight renewed ; Jun. 
21, escaped to Berwick (Spalding's Trubles, i. 204, 208, 210, 211). See his 
career in the French Army, 1734- 

801. line 4, add after " wife " the name " Isabella ". 

813. line 20, read, " Webster Thomas, 1368, nephew," for " son, of James 
Murray, 813". 

813a. James Murray. 1795, May 6, Schoolmaster, R.N., Academy 
Royal (A dm. Reg., P.R.O.). 

933. lines 12-13, delete, " Gordon Clunes, 605 ". 

947. line II, read, "John Francis, 1030, " for "John Francis, 630"- 

953a. line 5, add, "rf. unm. 1813, Dec. 31 (Scots Peerage, v. 132)**. 

977. wrongly numbered 677. 

1006- line 5, read, " Andrew Robertson, 250." for " Andrew Robertson, 
258". 

1018. line 3 from the end of p. 229, add, " A History of the 30th Lancers, 
Gordon's Horse," by Major E. A. W. Stotherd, was published for the regiment 
by Gale and Polden, London and Aldershot, 1912. 

1039- line 6, read, " Michael Francis " for " Michael Henry ". 

1047- line 25, read, "John Frederick Strathearn, 1033," for "John 
Frederick Strathearn, 1032 ". 

1116. Add, "Had Adam, 87a (addition), who, i66o, Dec, addressed a 
petition to the King {S.P. Dom., Charles II., bundle 15, p. 42, P.R.O.) in 
which he refers to his 

deceast father Colonell Nathaniell Gordon, having from the beginning of the late warr, served 
your Majestie's Royal Father of ever blessed memory in England under the command of the 
late Earle of Strafford, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and being the first man who did draw his 
sword at Whitehall against the Apprentices of London and others of the tumultous vulgar 
rabble att that tyme, who did crye out for justice against the said Earle of Strafford and 
Bishop of Canterbury ; and having also served his late Majestie under his excellency the Lord 
Marquis of Montrose, in Scotland, till it was his fate, after a long imprisonment by bis Majestie's 
enemies to be murdered upon the scaffold under the colour of justice. 

1149. line 19, read, " Grenada " for " Granada ". 

1186. line II, read, " Charles, 296, " for " Charles, 299 ". 

1233. last line, read, " Walter, 1616," for " Walter, 1615 "• 

1247. last line, read, "John, 996," for "John, 997". 

1255. line 2, add, " 191 1, Jan. i, Capt. ; aviator: in the summer of 191 2 
he flew from Eastchurch to Walmer Barracks on the Admiralty biplane Gi ". 

1279. line 2, add, " 191 1, May 16, res. com. (L.G.)". 

1292. line 5, add, " Son of Samuel, 1286 ". 

1293. line 32, read, "William Neville, 1508," for "William Neville, 
1528". 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. Ixi 

1301a. Stephen. 1912, Jul, 27, Indian Medical Service. 

Son of Rev. Charles James, Penrith; b. 1884; B.A., B.C., M.R.C.S., 
L.R.C.P., Cambridge University, passed in 5th with 3316 marks. Brother of 
William, 1472- 

1308- line 2, delete, " previously Hosp. Mate ". 

1320. line 4, read, " Bengal Cal." for " Bengal Col." 

1323. line 1 2, read, " Thomas, 1343 " for " Thomas, 1323 ". 

1348- line 5, insert, " Hon." between " Aug. 21," and " Capt. ". 

1370a. line 7, read, " 1685 " for " 1885 ". 

1381. line 18, read, "John, Earl of Sutherland, 838," for "John, Earl of 
Sutherland, 839 "• 

1397. line 29, read, " Hon. Charles, 305," for " Hon. Charles, 395 ". 

1431. line 10, delete, " Gordon Clones, 605 ". 

1477. for " Wiiliam Alexander McPherson " read " William Andrew 
McPherson ". 

1478- line 30, read, "m. 1773 at St. John's, Hackney," for "m. 1793, ^^ 
Hexham ". 

1519. line II, read, " Orr Boswell, 1123," for " Orr Boswell, 1519". 

1590. line 12, for " Alexander Duff, 223a," read " Alexander Duff, 223 "• 

1611. line 6, add "Ann," before " sister of John Crawford, 1022 ". 

1623- delete this entry as it seems to refer to the same man as 1828- 

1678- line 3, delete words between " Pavia " and " (C. A. Gordon's, etc.) ". 

1713- lines 4 and 5, read, " Konigsberg" for " Konisberg". 

1764. line 4, for " son " read " grandson of Edmond ". 

1792. line 3, read, "John, 1757," for "John, 1759 ". 

1873- line 6, for " who was " read " and ". 

1875. penultimate line, read, " Callaghan '' for " Powell ". 

1906a. George Augustus. 1862, Asst. Qt. Mr., "Home Guard," ist 
Georgia troops with rank of Capt., and served to the end of the Civil 
War. 

Son of Ebenezer (i 797-1855), who was the great-great-great-grandson of 
Alexander (c. 1635-97), said to have been born " in the Highlands of Scot- 
land," and to have been a soldier in Monk's army and to have gone to Boston, 
1652; b. 1827, Jul. 17, at Dover, N.H.; educated at Dartmouth Coll.; civil 
engineer, journalist, genealogist; m. 1857, Oct. 16, Ann Farley Gordon, his 
distant kinswoman, and had Lysson, Harry, Huntly, Agnes and Margaret ; 
d. 1912, May 3, at his home, 54 Belmont St., Somerville, Mass. {Boston 
Daily Globe, 191 2, May 3, with portrait). 

1908. delete. 



Ixii HOUSE OF^GORDON. 

1915. Substitute for lines 1-3 the following—" 1861, joined the ist 
Minnesota Vols, and fought in Civil War; wounded at Edwards' P'erry, 
Sep. 8, being discharged for ' disability,' Dec. i. On returning home, helped 
to recruit 2nd Minnesota Battery, but owing to his ' disability ' was denied a 
'muster in,' as senior ist Lt. Major Gen., in command of State troops in 
Sioux War, in which he writes, ' I neither distinguished nor extinguished 
myself, for I didn't have the opportunity : I did, however, capture an old 
squaw and two papooses' (Letter to J. M. Bulloch, 191 2, Aug. 25)". Last 
line, read, " Angeles " for " Angelos ". Add, " Wrote Indian Legends and 
other Poems (Salem Press Co., Salem, Mass., 1910, pp. viii, 406), with portrait ; 
m. Sylvia Smith, Englishwoman, and had Ada Byron (Mrs. Hedderly) ; 
Huntly Lennox ; Mary Louisa (Mrs. Brassey) and William Wallace." 

1941. line 8, for " great-great-grandson " read " great-grandson ". 

2058- add, " Possibly 139a," new entry as above. 



LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS. 



C. 



A. Army. 

A. and S.H. Argyll and Sutherlandi High- 
landers. 
A.A. & Q.M.G. Assistant Adjutant and 
Quarter-Master-General. 
A.A.G. Assistant Adjutant-General. 
Ab. Able seaman. 
Abd. Aberdeen. 
Abs. Abstract. 
Acad. Academy. 
Accts. Accounts. 
Act. Acting. 
A.D.C. Aide-de-Camp. 
Add. MS., BM. Additional Manuscripts in 

the British Museum. 
Adj. Adjutant. 
Adjtcy. Adjutancy. 
Adm. Admiral. 
Adm. Admiralty. 
A.H.C. Army Hospital Corps. 
A.L. Army List. 

A.M.D. Army Medical Department. 
A.M.S. Army Medical Staff. 
Apothy. Apothecary. 
Applns. Applications. 
Appt. Appointment. 
Apptd. Appointed. 

A.Q.M.G. Assistant Quarter Master-General. 
Art. Artillery. 
Assem. Assembly. 
Aux. Auxiliary. 

B. 

b. born. 

bap. baptised. 

Barr. Barrister. 

Batn. Battalion. 

B.C.S. Bengal Civil Service. 

Bk. Book. 

Bo.S.C. Bombay Staff Corps. 

Brig. Brigade. 

Brig, Gen. Brigadier- General. 

Bt. Brevet. 

bur. buried. 



Cal. 


Calendar. 




Capt. 


Captain. 




Carr. 


Carriage. 




Cav. 


Cavalry. 




Certif. Certificates. 




Ch. 


Church. 




C. in 


C. Commander-in 


-Chief. 


C.M.S. Church Missionary Society. 


Col. 


Colonel. 




Coll. 


College. 




com. 


commission. 




Com. 
comd 


Commissariot. 
commanded. 




comdg. commanding. 




Comdr. Commander. 





Comdt. Commandant, 
Commiss. Commissary. 
Commisst. Commissariat. 
Compass. Compassionate. 
Comr. Commissioner, 
corpl. corporal. 
corresp. correspondence. 
C.S. Civil Service. 

D. 

d. died. 

D.A.A.G. Deputy Assistant Adjutant-Gen- 
eral. 

D.A.C.G. Deputy Assistant Commissary- 
General. 

D.A.Q.M.G. Deputy Assistant Quarter- 
Master-General. 

D.A. & Q.M.G. Deputy Adjutant and 
Quarter-Master-General.n 

dau. daughter. 

Dep. Deputy. 

Dgns. Dragoons. 

Dir. Director. 

Dist. District. 

Div. Division. 

D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography. 

D. Q.M.G. Deputy Quarter-Master-General. 

D.S. District Superintendent. 



(Ixiii) 



Ixiv 



INDEX. 



Edin. 

educ. 

E.I. 

Eng. 

Ens. 

Epis. 

Estab 

Eur. 

Exam 



E. 

Edinburgh. 

educated. 
East India. 

Engineer. 

Ensign. 

Episcopal. 
. Establishment. 

European. 
. Examination. 



Fd. field. 
Fenc. Fencible. 
f.p. full pay. 
Ft. Foot. 
Fu8. Fusiliers. 



F. 



O. 



Garr. Garrison. 

Gds. Guards. 

Gen. General. 

G.M. Gentleman's Magazme. 

G.O.C. General Officer Commanding. 

Govr. Governor. 

Govt. Government. 

G.P. Gunpowder. 

Gunr. Gunner. 

H. 
H.A.C. Honourable Artillery Company. 
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society. 
H.B. Heavy Battery. 
K.E.I.C.S. Honourable East 

pany's Service. 
Highlrs. Highlanders. 
Hist Historical. . , „ 

MSS. Com. Historical Manuscripts 

Commission. 
Home Office. 
Hospital, 
half pay. 
Head Quarters. 
Hussars. 



India Com- 



Hist. 



H.O. 

Hosp. 

h.p. 

H.Q. 

Hrs. 



I. 



Instr. Instructor. 

Inter. Interpreter. 

intest. intestate. 

I.O. Rec. India Office Records. 

Irreg. Irregular. 

I.S.C. Indian Staff Corps. 



I.A.L. Indian Army Lists. 
ibid, the same. 

I.G.S.N. Coy. .Indian General Steam Navi- 
gation Company. 
Imp. Imperial. 

I.M.S. Indian Medical Service. 
Ind. Indian. 
Indep. Independent. 
Inf. Infantry. 
Innis. Inniskilling. 
Insp. Inspector. 



Jour. Journal. 



k. killed. 



K. 



L. 



Lcrs. Lancers. 

Ld. Lt. Lord Lieutenant. 

L.G. London Gazette. 

licen. licensed. 

Lt. Lieutenant. 

Ltcy. Lieutenancy. 

M. 

m. married. 

Mag. Magazine. 

Maj. Major. 

M.A.L. Madras Army Lists. 

Mar. Marines. 

Med. Medical. 

Mid. Midshipman. 

Mil. Militia. 

Min. Minister. 

Mtsc. Miscellaneous. 



Mod. Eng. Biog. 

Mrges. Marriages. 
MS. Manuscript. 
Mtd. Mounted. 
Musk. Musketry. 



Modern English 
graphy. 



N. 



Bio- 



N. Navy. 

N.B. North British. 

Nat. Native. u- i rv: 

Nav. Biog. Die. Naval Biographical I>ic- 

tionary. 
N.l. Native Infantry. 
N.L. Navy Lists. 
N. &• Q. Notes and Queries. 
N.S. New Series. 
N.S.C. New Spalding Club. 
N.S.C. Misc. New Spalding Club Miscel- 
lany. 
N.W.P. North- West Provinces. 



LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS. 



Ixv 



O. 

Obil. Obituary. 

Ofif. Officer. 

opns. operations. 

Ord. ordinary seamen. 

ord. ordained. 

Ord. off. Ordinance officer. 



P. Principal. 

p.a. private affairs. 

Par. Parish. 

Paymr. Paymaster. 

P.E.I. Prince Edward Island. 

Phys. Physician. 

port, portion er. 

Presb. Presbytery. 

Privy Conn. Reg. Privy Council Register. 

P.R.O. Public Record Office. 

Proby. Probationary. 

Prof. Professor. 

prom, promoted. 

prov. gen. provision general. 

P. W. D. Public Works Departmen t. 



qual. qualified. 

Qr.Mr. Quarter- Master. 

Q.M.G. Quarter-Master-General. 

R. 

R.A. Royal Artillery. 

R. Adm. Rear Admiral. 

R.A.M.C. Royal Army Medical Corps. 

R.C. Roman Catholic. 

R.E. Royal Engineers. 

Rec. Records. 

Reg. Regiment. 

Reg. Register. 

res. resigned. 

Resdt. Resident. 

ret., retired. 

Rev. Surv. Revenue Survey. 

R.F.A. Royal Field Artillery. 

R.G.A. Royal Garrison Artillery. 

R.H.A. Royal Horse Artillery. 

Rif. Rifles. 

R.I. Royal Irish. 

R. Mar. Royal Marines. 

R.M.A. Royal Marine Artillery. 

R.N. Royal Navy. 

R.O. Record Office. 

R., Roy. Royal. 

Roy. Inst. Royal Institution. 

R.V. Batn. Royal Veteran Battalion. 



5. 

S.C. Staff Corps. 

s.c. sick certificate. 

Sch. School. 

Sec. Secretary. 

Serg. Sergeant. 

S.H. Services of Heirs. 

S.I. Ry. South Indian Railway. 

S.Lt. Sub.-Lieutenant. 

S.M. Scots Magazine. 

S.AT. &. Q, Scottish Notes and Queries. 

S.P. State Papers. 
s.p. sine prole, without issue. 
Spald. Club Misc. Spalding Club Miscel- 
lany. 

S.P. Dom. State Papers Domestic. 

S.A.C.G. Sub- Assistant Commissary-Gen- 
eral. 
Spec. Special. 
Stg. Sterling. 
Stn. Station. 
Succ. Succeeded. 
Supt. Superintendent. 
Supy. Supernumerary. 
Surg. Surgeon. 



temp, temporary. 
Test. Testament. 



T. 



U. 



unat. unattached. 

Unit. Serv. Mag. United Service Magazine. 

Univ. University. 

unm. unmarried. 

U.S.V.I. United States Volunteer Infantry. 

V. 

V. Vice. 

V.B.G.H. Volunteer Battalion Gordon 

Highlanders. 
Vetn. Veteran. 
Vol. Volunteer. 

v.p. vita parentis, in the lifetime of his 
father. 

W. 

W.I. West India. 

wid. widow. 

W.O. War Office. 

W.S. Writer to the Signet. 

Y 

Yeo. Yeomanry. 
Yr. younger. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS 

t 

1. [...]. Col., probably H.E.I.C.S. ; "served 30 years in India 
. . . met with his death through an accident on the eve of his return to 
Europe" (Pryse Lockhart Gordon's Memoirs, i. 35). Brother of Rev. 
Harry, 617 ; possibly James, 730- 

2. [•••]• Capt. ; his dau. Janet m. Hew McCormack of Cartwilling, 
Belfast. Son of 12. 

3. [...]. 1608, May I, Lt., k. in connection with the attack made 
by Sir Cahir O'Dogherty, Lord of Inishaven (1587-1608) who, when insulted 
by Sir George Paulett, gov. of Derry, advanced on Derry at 2 a.m. Tuesday 
1608, Apr. 19, with scarcely 100 men : — 

They divided at the bogside, Paulett attacking the lower forts, and Phelim Reagh under- 
taking the Governor's house on the high ground. Paulett escaped into Ens. Corbett's 
house, where a short stand was made. Corbett wounded Reagh, but was struck down from 
behind ; his wife killed the man who had struck the fatal blow and was herself slain. 
Paulett fell by the hand of Owen O'Dogherty. Lt. Gordon jumped from his bed, seized 
a rapier and dagger and ran out, killing two of the assailants, and calling upon the soldiers to 
fight for their lives. He was overpowered and killed (Richard Bagwell's Ireland under the 
Stuarts, I. 52). 

4. [•••]• 1644, Col., Scottish Army (List of Regiments and Chief 
Officers of the Scottish Army, quartered near Newcastle in 1644, printed for 
Robert Bostock and Samuel Gellibrand, St. Paul's Churchyard). 

5. [•••]• 1645, May 9, Capt. Lt., one of the 14th Earl of Suther- 
land's officers, captured at Auldearn, shortly afterwards released by Lord 
Aboyne whose prisoner he was. " Of Brora" {Earls of Sutherland, 525). 

6. [•••]• 1648, Col., ("Gourden") had a command in Suffolk's 
forces at the siege of Colchester, Jun.-Aug. He and his fellow colonels were 
" persuaded to quit their passes at Stratford and Nayland — where at first 
they pretended only the securing of their owne countie — and take their postes 
among the beseegers " {Beaufort Papers : Hist. MSS. Com. p. 26). 

7. [•••]. 1650, Apr. 27, Col., k. at Carbisdell, Invercarron, Ross- 

A 



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shire, fighting with Montrose, who was defeated by Strachan (Earls of 

8. ' t * V • '3- 1653, Mar. 10, Capt., "gone to Denmark"; letter from 
'.Jimes Ais&h'ihgtQrune, at Bergen, to Capt. John Strachan, in Zealand [Claren- 
don Papers in the Bodleian, 181). 

9. [..•]• 1653, Nov. 5, " One Gordon," commanding 100 "Tories," 
went to Falkirk and captured Capt. Townsend and Capt. Scrope of Col. 
Overton's Reg. who were going to Glasgow. " Their [Gordon's troops] 
haste would hardly permit them [the captives] to put on their clothes " 
("Diurnal of Occurrences " quoted in Spottiswoode Misc., i. 144). 

10. [...]. 1690, Aug. 26, Capt., in command of a company at Lord 
Cardross's house, during an attack by a party of 250 rebels, captured, but 
afterwards rescued by Gen. Mackay {Le Fleming Papers, Hist. MSS. Com. 
p. 288). 

11. [..•]• 1692, Capt., Sir Charles Graham's Ft. ; not after Dec. 29. 
Graham's Foot fought at Steenkirk, Jul. 1692 {P.R.O., H.O. Military Entry 
Book, 2, p. 313). 

12. [...]. 1693, Maj., Dgn. Reg., m. Ann, dau. of Maj. Montgomery, 
and had 2. 

13. [..•]. 1694, May 7, Ens., Col. John Buchan's Ft, 1695, Aug. 
4, k. at the siege of Namur (Dalton's A.L., iii. 377). 

14. [•••]• Capt. 1700, Apr. I, " in consideration of his good services 
we have resolved to bestow a mark of our Royal Bounty ; " the King com- 
mands the Treasury to settle a yearly allowance of stg. on Gordon (Scot- 
land Warrant Book PRO., vol. 17, p. 302.) 

15- [•••]• 1704, Jan. 29, Ens., Col. George Maccartney's Ft.; not 
after 1706 (Dalton's A.L., v. 224), 

16. [•••]• 1708, Jan. I, Maj. in Aldunie of Dalvey, witnessed the 
bap. of Allan, son of John Grant, in Lettoch (Cromdale Reg.). 

17. [..•]. 1715, Off., father of David, 397- 

18- [ . . • ]• 171S1 Maj., advised the magistrates of Aberdeen to fortify 
the town against the rebels (Allardyce's Hist, Papers, 39). 

19. [•••]• 1720, May 5, Capt., H.E.I.C.S., Bombay, "his deposi- 
tion (with others) read at a Board meeting, in reference to a charge against 
Mr. Parker" (Bombay State Papers, i. 9). Possibly John, 868, or William, 
1385. 

20. [•••]• i724» Sep. 27, Lt., witnessed the bap., at St. Paul's 
Epis. Ch., Aberdeen, of Susanna, dau. of Patrick Smith, Inveramsay (N.S.C. 
Misc., II. (115) ). 



GORtXDNS UNDER ARMS. 3 

21. [•••]• 1726, Apr. 2, Lt., witnessed the bap,, at St. Paul's 
Epis. Ch., Aberdeen, of Donald McQuean {N.S.C. Misc., 11. (n6)). 

22. [...]. 1726, Dec. 18, Maj., witnessed the bap,, at St Paul's 
Epis, Ch., Aberdeen, of Helen, dau. of Patrick Smith, of Inveramsay {N.S.C. 
Misc., II. (117)). 

23- [...]. 1726, Dec. 18, Lt., witnessed, the bap., at St. Paul's 
Epis. Ch., Aberdeen, of Helen, dau. of Patrick Smith, of Inveramsay {N.S.C. 
Misc., II. (117)). 

24. [.••]■ 1728, May 15, Maj., witnessed the bap., at St. Paul's 
Epis, Ch,, Aberdeen, of Henry, son of Lt. McKfarlin {N.S.C. Misc., 11. (121)). 

25- [•••]• ^28, May 15, Lt., witnessed the bap., at St. Paul's 
Epis. Ch., Aberdeen, of Henry, son of Lt. McKfarlin {N.S.C. Misc., 11. 
(121)). 

26- [••.]• 1728, Jun. 26, Lt., witnessed the bap., at St, Paul's Epis. 
Ch., Aberdeen, of Carolina, dau, of Lt. McQueen {N.S.C. Misc., 11, (121)), 

27. [ . . • ] 1729, May, Capt,, Pocock's Ft.; his widow, Juliana 
Dalgarno, received pension of ^26 (lists missing from 1713-28), 1736, Feb. i, 
bur. in Gordon's aisle. Old Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen {W.O., Wid. 
Pensions, P.R.O. ; Munro's Old Aberdeen, 11. 179), but name listed until 1738. 
" Pocock's Ft.," after a brief existence, disbanded in 1718; John Pocock, Col., 
36th Ft., 1720, Dec. 2 — 1721, Apr. 21; Col., 8th Ft., 1721, Apr, 21 — 1732, 
May 8. 

28- [•••]• 1729. May, Ens., Invalids; his widow, Jane, received 
pension of £16. 1770, '* is supposed to be either dead or re-married, as she 
has not received any pension since Christmas 1765 " {W.O., Wid. Pensions, 
P.R.O.) : possibly Nicholas, 1120. 

29- [•••]• 1729, Jul. 18, Lt., witnessed the bap,, at St. Paul's Epis. 
Ch., Aberdeen, of Wilelmina, dau, of Lt, Duncan McKfarlin {N.S.C. Misc., 11. 

(124)). 

30. [...]. 1741, Off., Bland's (36th) Ft.; his widow, Margaret, re- 
ceived pension of £"20. 1745, last payment, presumably d. or m. {W.O., Wid. 
Pensions, P.R,0), 

31, [•••]• 1745) Lt. Col., "Liverpool Blues," a regiment of volun- 
teers (six companies of 70 men each) raised and officered by leading men of 
Liverpool for home service (J. A. Picton's Memorials of Liverpool, i, 176), 

32. [..•]• 1745) Mar, 12, Capt., witnessed the bap,, at St. Paul's 
Epis, Ch,, Aberdeen, of Jannet, dau, of William Simpson and Clementina 
Ramsay {N.S.C. Misc., 11, (156)). 

33, [.,,]. 1747, Sep. 27, Capt, H. M. Independent Company for the 



4 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

East Indies, conveyed several prisoners from Carlisle to London (AUardyce's 
Hist. Papers, 6i8). Probably Robert, 1193. 

34. [...]• 1755, Oct. 5, Ens., Col. George Howard's (3rd) Ft. (W.O., 
A. Corns.) Cancelled {MS. A.L., 1752, P.R.O.). 

35. [•••]• 1759, J^"^-, Capt., R.N. Nine released Captains, 
prisoners of France arrived at Plymouth (Plymouth Newspapers). "The 
case of poor Captain Gordon and his ship's Company is a most deplorable 
one ; the whole crew perished in the French ship they were taken in, she 
being lost on some rocks near the shore, the crew who were confined in irons, 
were by the French Captain called English dogs, and told they should perish 
as such, and would not suffer a man to let them out " (Gomer Williams's 
Liverpool Privateers, 168). 

36. [.••]. 1760, Dec. 20, Ens., 25th Ft. {A.L., 1762). 1762, name 
erased in MS. W.O., A.L., P.R.O. 

37. [•••]• 1762, Commiss. of Stores and Provisions, at Grand Terre, 
Fort George, Louisiana, 3/- a day. 1763, Off. of one of the Garrisons in the 
Plantations {A.L., 1762-4). 

38. [•••]• i777» Lt., fought against the French in St. Vincent, 
gallantly defending his post at Colonaire, till overpowered by superior num- 
bers (Shepherd's Hist, of St. Vincent). 

39. [...]. 1778, Ens., 99th Wilts. Mil. (J. Almon's List of Officers 
of the Mil. of England and Wales, 1778, 26). 

40- [•••]• 1779, Jan., Capt., possibly H. E. I. C.S., Bombay. An ex- 
pedition was despatched across the Ghats, against Poonah, under Gen. James 
Hartley, Cols, Egerton and Cockburn, on behalf of Ragobah, England's 
claimant to the dynasty (first Mahratta war, 1775-82) against the Mahrattas 
under Mahadagie Scindia, Hurry Punt, Phurkay and Tookagee Holkar : — 

The English reached Tullygaom, 18 miles from Poonah, but John Carnac, Civil Commis- 
sioner with the Army, becoming alarmed at the increasing numbers of the Mahrattas, in spite 
of earnest remonstrance from Ragobah, Jan. 11, determined on a retreat. Hartley strongly 
resisted this, but was overruled. That night the heavy guns having been thrown into a large 
tank and a quantity of stores burned, an army of 2600 British troops began its retreat, secretly, 
as was supposed, before 50,000 Mahrattas. They had not made a single march, before . . . 
they were discovered; Jan. 12, at 2 a.m. Capt. Gordon was fired upon by a party of horse; 
... at daylight . . . they were completely surrounded. . . . During the engagement that 
followed at the village of Wurgaom, 56 men were killed, 151 wounded, and 155 missing, 
supposed to be desertion. Among the killed and wounded were 15 European officers (Henry 
Beveridge's Hist, of India, n. 450). 

41. [...]. 1780, Apr. 25, Ens., W. Norfolk Mil. {A.L., 1782). 

42. [ • • • ] 1781, Feb. 23, Col., of Bevennie ; pre-deceased his son, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 5 

" Hon. James," bu>'. on this date in the Earl of Moray's aisle, at Restalrig 
(Churchyard of Restalrig : Scottish Rec. Soc). 

43- [•••]• 1 781, Sep. An officer presumably, H.E.I.C.S., Bengal, 
referred to as Lt., Capt. and Col. by three different authorities in connection 
with the rebellion of Cheyt Singh, Raja of Benares, who declined to pay 
another five lakhs tribute to the English. Warren Hastings stated (1782, 
Feb. 2) that the Begums of Oudh, to which state Benares had previously paid 
the tribute, supported Cheyt Singh, and that the younger Begum, mother of 
the Nawab of Oudh, "openly opposed and attacked Col. Gordon" (Gleig's 
Hastings^ i. 456). Col. Hannay, operating against Cheyt Singh, stated (1781, 
Sept.) that Lt. Gordon's detachment was cut off {Selections from State Papers, 
Foreign Depart., India, 1772-82, in. 952, 1004) : — 

It happened by the villainy of the Fouzdar of Tanda, Shumsheer Khan [the Bhow 
Begum's Agent and the adopted son of] Behar Ally Khan [her principal minister], who turned 
his guns upon the detachment, and an unfordable nullah front, and many thousands of 
Rajpoots, who had fought them all the way from Chowra Ghaut, made the Sepoys despair. 
Behar Ally Khan deserves death, as the loss of Gordon's detachment can only be imputed to 
him. His Chellah would never have acted so damning a part without orders from him. 

A completely different complexion was put on the affair (1794, May 14) 
by Sheridan in his Begum speech, impeaching Hastings (1794, May 14) 
Eraser Rae's Sheridan, 11. 420-8) : — 

Considerable stress is laid upon the affair of Capt. Gordon. This circumstance, I con- 
sidered to be the most decisive proof of the Begum's innocence, and of the foul conspiracy . . . 
against them. The Begum is charged not only with actually giving assistance to Cheyt 
Singh, but with preventing a British officer (Capt. Gordon) from bringing his force to join 
Col. Hannay, and by that means leaving Col. Hannay in a considerable degree of peril. . . . 
The fact is . . . that Capt. Gordon marches to a river, the fort on the opposite side being under 
the command of Shumsheer Khan. Capt. Gordon, who was not then in the Begum's country 
but had been assisted by the country people through the whole of his march, is desirous to 
pass over, and is not very readily accommodated with a boat, in order that he might pass over 
into the Begum's territories. ... It is stated that these country people detested the English, 
and it is assumed that they were set on by the Begums, though not in their territories ; that 
his detachment desert and leave him, with only 9 or 10 people; that the country people, who 
before were more than a match for him, leave him ; and he is carried over in safety and placed 
under the protection of Shumsheer Khan. As all our material evidence has consisted in papers, 
which have accidentally come to light, we produce letters of thanks from Capt. Gordon and Col. 
Hannay addressed to the Begum, who the moment she hears of their situation, sends an escort 
to them, and brings Capt. Gordon up to Fyzabad, and afterwards places him in safety with 
Col. Hannay. . . . Capt. Gordon says in terms of glowing gratitude, that " their safety and 
life are entirely the gift of Her Highness ". . . . These letters were for a considerable time 
suppressed. . . . When Sir Elijah Impey went to Lucknow, to take depositions upon which 
afterwards charge and proof were to be founded against the Begums . . . in swearing Capt. 
Gordon, Mr. Middleton [President at the Vizier's Court] and Col. Hanhay, who knew the fact 



6 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

of the Begum having saved Capt. Gordon life, they all three swear to the circumstance of the 
delay of Shumsheer Khan, in sending over the boat for the rescue of Capt. Gordon ; they all 
stated that as a suspicious circumstance, and they all three suppress the fact of the Begum 
having saved their lives and of their having returned their thanks in this letter of gratitude to 
her. 

44. [•••]• 1783, Jul- 6, Brig. Maj., k, at the siege of Mangalore 
(Jul. 83-Jan. 84) by combined forces of the French and the Nabob, Tippoo 
Sultan; garrison consisted of detachments of H.E.I.C. and H.M.'s troops 
under Col. John Campbell, 42nd Ft. {Account of Siege of Mangalore, by a 
British Officer, 63). 

45- [...]. 1783, Dec, Col. and Q.M.G. : served under Brig. Gen. 
Macleod in the war by the H.E.I.C. and H.M. troops and the combined forces 
of Tippoo Sultan and the French 1783-4. Macleod, advancing from Telli- 
cherry against Cannanoire, wrote (Bombay State Papers, Home Ser., 11. 295- 
8):- 

Colonel Gordon took the proper means to construct and place at each of the four deep 
rivers that had to be crossed by the troops a sufficient number of tonies jungudores to ferry 
over troops. Col. Gordon, who was in command of advanced guard, Dec. 1783, three miles 
from Cannanore on the way to the sea, resolved to have a view of the colours on the enemy's 
flagst.aff, accompanied by Lt. Fraser and two companies of Grenadier Sepoys. These colours 
seemed very near after an advance the following day, but a thick wood of cocoanut trees still 
hid the walls. Col. Gordon advanced, and, arriving at the skirt of the wood, found himself on 
the esplanade, 300 yards from the wall, finding houses, banks, trees and complete cover for 
troops and batteries. I soon joined him with the Chief Engineer and Commanding Officer of 
Artillery ; the fort was taken by storm next day. I sent Col. Gordon and the Chief Engineer 
to find out most vulnerable place, which they soon did with happy judgment, when attacking 
the town from the beach side next day. 

1784, Jan. 27, "Col. Gordon, commanding in Brig. Gen. Macleod's ab- 
sence, arrived at Mangalore, on board the * Sulivan ' East Indiaman " {Account 
of the six months Siege of Mangalore, by a British Officer, 144-5, 211) which 
states that " his intention was to throw another month's provision into the 
fort, but under the articles of capitulation, Tippoo Sultan would not allow the 
admission of any provisions. Col, Gordon immediately despatched expresses 
to Cannanore and Tellicherry, for all shipping and small craft that could be 
collected, in order to prevent any part of the garrison being necessitated to go 
by land to either of these places." Feb. 4, Col. Gordon arrived at Onore, 
on the " Batilla " in the evening, with an account of the garrison at Manga- 
lore, . . . Tippoo Sultan having agreed to their marching out with military 
honours upon surrendering the fort . . . the troops embarked for Tellicherry 
(Mr. Edward Ravenscroft's letter, dated Feb. 6 on board the " Harriet " 
armed ship, off Onore, to the resident at Carwar, rec. Feb. 19 by Bombay 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 7 

Council {Bombay State Papers, 11. 308)). Feb. 7, Capt, Torriano, Commander 
of the port of Onore, heard from a messenger he had sent out that 

Maw Mirza was told Feb. 6, by Col. Gordon on the " Batilla," that he had come from 
Tellicherry, where he heard horn Gen. Lang that Gen. Macleod had resigned the command of 
the Bombay Army, and that a note for the Commanding Officer had been sent on shore the day 
before, . . . with the provisions for the fort then removing from the " Batilla" into the Nabob's 
boat. The note . . . proved to be only from the Deputy Commissary, specifying the supplies 
dispatched and requesting that three guns might be fired as a signal of their safe arrival. As 
soon as the Nabob's vessel left the port, the required signal was made, and an answer returned 
to the Deputy Commissary indicating that the state of the garrison was totally misunderstood 
by their friends, that ... if the ships left the roads, desertion would reduce them in a short 
time to the last extremity. The Myer, employed betwixt Maw Mirza, the fort and the ships, 
had been for some years in the English service, . . . after delivering Mr. Ravenscroft's letter 
. . . told the Subadar Missauber that a jemidar, lately deserted from the fort, had accompanied 
him on board as if sent from the garrison, and that Col. Gordon had delivered to his care a 
private letter, which Maw Mirza received and secreted. Capt. Torriano . . . secured the 
Myer [who] undertook to deliver a letter to Col. Gordon. . . . The vessels made signals for 
sailing ; Feb. 8, got under weigh in the morning, but from their having waited so long, it was 
conjectured that Col. Gordon had sent on shore an answer to Capt. Torriano's letter, directed 
some signal to be made when it should be received, had remained in expectation of seeing or 
hearing it " (Philippart's East India Mil. Cal., 11. 181-3). Mar. 11, Peace with Tippoo Sultan. 

46. [...]. 1784, Dec. 18, Lt, bur. at Trichinopoly (7.0. Rec). 

47. [•••]• i795> Oc*' 27, Lt., N. Lowland Fenc. Inf. {L.G., 1104). 

48. [...]. 1796, Jun. 10, Vol., 34th Ft., served at the reduction of 
the Island of St. Vincent, d. of wounds {Hist. Rec, 34th Ft., 41). 

49- [•••]• 1796, Jul., Col., w. Miss Moncrief of Manchester Square, 
[London ?], dau. of Col. Moncrief; k. at the siege of Dunkirk {G.M., vol. 66, 
p. 612). 

50. [...]. 1797, Aug. 29, Gen.; Col. Sir David Baird wrote him 
from Wallajahbad, "war would almost immediately be declared by Tippoo, 
who had collected a very large army, and seventy pieces of artillery in the 
neighbourhood of Seringapatam, it is reported that he expects to be supported 
from France" {Life of Sir David Baird, 1. 150). 

51. [...]. 1798, May 22, Capt., " of St. George's in the East"; his 
dau. M. w. Mr. Hanam, Strand, London (G.M., vol. 68, pt. 2, p. 534). 

52. [...]. 1799, Jul. 13, Capt., Old Meldrum Vols. {L.G., 699). 

53. [...]. 1801, May, Capt., in command of a small British con- 
tingent, assisting the garrison (chiefly Tuscan) at Porto Ferrago, Elba, 
when invested by about 1500 French troops ; subsequently blockaded ; con- 
tingent afterwards commanded by Lt. Col. George Airey (Laird Clowes's 
Navy, IV. 451 n.). 



8 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

54- [•••]• 1803, Oct. 18, Capt., had immediate charge of Down- 
patrick prison, while Thomas Russell, who had personated a general officer 
of the rebel army in the north, was waiting trial for high treason. Russell 
sounded Gordon " under the idea of an escape " (Lord Hardwicke's Viceroy's 
Post Bag, 423). 

55. [•••]. 1804, Apr. 25, Ens., Aberdeensh. (55th) Mil., 2nd Coy. 
(Innes's Gordon Highlrs., 19). 

66. [...]. 18 10. Cav. Off. in the army (mostly cavalry) which 
Ranjit Singh, founder of the short-lived kingdom of Lahore (1780- 1839) 
raised on the European system, giving employment to a number of foreign 
officers, and to certain deserters from the British service. " The skill and 
tenacity with which the Sikh Army fought the British in two desperate cam- 
paigns, shows with what success these officers served Ranjit Singh ; his death 
and the accession of Sher Singh, was followed by an outburst of violence, 
... a large number of officers, who had incurred the enmity of the soldiers, 
were murdered in cold blood " (Col. Hugh Pearse's Memoirs 0/ Col. Alexander 
Gardiner). 

57- [•••]• 18 10, Sep. 17, Maj., Aberdeensh. Mil., tried by Court 
Martial, at the Mess Room, in the Barracks, Berwick, on charges preferred by 
Capt. Adj. Christie, '• for malignant, un-officerlike, and ungentlemanlike 
behaviour towards him " ; honourably acquitted {Times, Sep. 25). 

58-9. [.••]. 181 1, Oct. 12, Capt; his dau. Mary Ann, bur. at Fort 
St. George (7.0. Rec). 

60. [•••]• 18 16, Jan. 25, Hon. Capt., present at the Burns Anni- 
versary Celebrations in Edinburgh {G.M., vol. 86, pt. i, p. 174). 

61. [...]• 1816, Apr. 29, Maj., "recently returned from the East 
Indies," d. at Hope Cottage, near Cowes {G.M., vol. 86, pt. 1, p. 567). 

62. [•..]. 18 1 7. Jun. 35, Capt., travelling with Lord Clanwilliam 
from Vienna to London on diplomatic business, robbed by banditti near La 
Carriere {G.M., vol. 87, pt, 2, p. 73). 

63. [...]• 1817, Dec. 12, Capt., R.N., and Lt. Col. Herries, attacked, 
on a journey from Rome to Naples, between Terracina and Fondi, by 
banditti, who fired upon and mortally wounded the postilion, allowing them 
to proceed, after taking their watches and money. " Herries and Gordon must 
be considered as owing their lives to their being unprepared to offer any 
resistance" {G.M., vol. 88, pt. i, p. 71 ; Arniston Memoirs, 291). 

64. [•..]• 1822, Jul. 9, Lt. Col. ; his dau. m. Capt. Mason of the late 
looth Ft. (G.M., vol. 92, pt. 2, p. 88). 

65. ['•']• 1822, Sep. 20, Capt, recently returned with his family 



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from India, appeared at Marlborough Street Police Court, summoned by his 
servant, Francis Paule, a Frenchman, for illegally detaining his clothes ; Paule 
was keeping a vigil at Napoleon's tomb, St. Helena, when his vessel sailed 
without him {Times, Sep. 21). 

66-67- [•••]• 1839, Sep. 9, Capt. ; his dau. Elizabeth was served heir 
to her aunt Margaret Gordon, Gordonville. 

68' [•••]• 1842, Apr. 23, Lt. Col. ; his widow d. at 42 Bon-Accord 
Street, Aberdeen, in her 83rd year {Abd. jfour.). 

69. [•••]• 1848, Jul. 20, Lt. Col., father of W.H., 1362; described 
"of Danesbury Park," Herts., then owned by a Mr. Blake. 

70. A. 1788, Capt., of Lossack, Wigtonsh,, Parliamentary voter, " will 
not swear" (Sir C. E. Adam's Political State of Scotland in 1788, 345). 

71. A. 1822, Dec. I, Mid., "Prince Regent" colonial schooner, in 
charge of a prize, sent with his crew of 11 men to the assistance of the 
colonists, Cape Mesurado, Liberia, during an attack by natives. Gordon 
conveyed to them supplies of food and munitions of war, remaining there one 
month ; d, of fever at Monrovia with eight seamen, just before relief came. 
In 1905, a "Gordon Memorial Scholarship," proposed by Dr. E. W. Blyden 
in 1900, was established in the Liberia College (Sir Harry Johnston's Liberia, 
139-40). 

72. A. E. 1900, Capt. (Colonial), Roberts' Horse, served during 8. 
African war (A.L, 1900 — Jul. '01). 1903, Sep. 22, his widow Olive d. a.t 
Greenpoint, Cape Town (Times, Oct. 11). 

73. Rev. Abercromby. 181 1, Nov. 12 — 1812, Jun. 25, Chaplain's 
duty, Banff, ^8 i6s. 6d. {W.O., Chaplain's Payment Bk., P.R.O.) ; Minister of 
Banff; b. 1758, d. 182 1, Mar. 12. Son of Rev. Harry, Ardersier, 617- 

74. Abraham, M.D. 1741, Aug. 31, Surg. Mate (4th) R.N., "Royal 
Oak". 1743, May 16, 4th Mate, " Namur " ; Aug. 24, 3rd Mate; Nov. 4, 
3rd Mate. 1744, Jan. 25, 2nd Mate. 1745, Feb. 21, Surg., "Chatham"; 
Mar. 14, " Nazareth " fireship (Adm. Offs. appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 1746, 
Oct. II, Surg., 3rd Ft. Afterwards Staff Surg., Hosp., Germany. 1763, 
h.p. {A.L., 1754-1808; MS. A.L., 1752, 127, P.R.O. ). 1754-5 w. Anna 
McDonnel, and had, with other children, Abraham Cyrus, 75, and Mary Jane ; 
d. 1808, Jan. 21, at Stirling, in his 86th year. His widow received pension 
of £40 ; d. 1818, Aug. 31, at Stirling in her 85th year {W.O. Wid. Pensions, 
W.O. Cert., P.R.O.; Tablet, West Parish Ch., Stirling). Son and dau. 
served heirs to their mother in Stirling, 1822, Apr. 19, May, 21. An Abraham 
Gordon, m. 1752, Jul. 5, at St. George's Chapel, Mayfair, Ann Nelson of 
Bishopsgate Street {Harl. Soc). 



lO HOUSE OF GORDON, 

75- Abraham Cyrus. 1771, Sep. i, Ens., 28th F"!. 1772, Jun. 21, 
Ens,, 24th Ft., com. given by Lord Townshend, Ld. Lt. of Ireland, whose 
page he had been, 1774, h.p. {A.L., 1772-4; Cal. of Home Office Papers, 
1775, 209). i777i Vol., 2nd Lt. Inf,, served in America ; Oct, 4, wounded at 
Germantown ; Oct, 8, 2nd Lt., 21st Ft.; Dec. 19, Gen, Sir William Howe 
writes from Philadelphia " he had given the 2nd Ltcy. 21st Ft. to Mr, Gordon, 
from half pay who had been very strongly recommended " (Roy. Inst. Papers, 
Hist. MSS. Com., i, 166, 303; L.G., 1778, Mar. 31). 1779, Dec, i, Lt., 
91st Ft., 1781, Jul. 6, Capt, Lt, 1783, Apr, 25, reg, disbanded h,p, {A.L., 
1778-1832). 1803, Oct 6, Lt. Bawtrey Vols; Oct, 25, Capt, 

Son of Abraham, 74 J 'w. 1781, Dec. 17, at Newark on Trent, " in Nov, 
at Gretna Green, Capt Gordon, 91st P't, m. Miss Locke" (G.3/., vol. 51, 
p. 54), and had Frederick 460. Abraham Henry 77. Robert James, 1270. 
George Cyrus, b. 1792, Dec. 24, B,A., 1815, M,A, 1818, Trin. Coll, 
Cam., Curate of N, Clifton, Notts., d. at Clifton, Yorks, 1859, Jun. 12; 
Augustus, 27. Anna Elizabeth, b. 1788, Aug. 7, and Amalie, 6. 1800, May 8. 
Gordon d. 1832, Jan., at Bawtrey, aged 73 (W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, 
P.R.O,). 

76. Abraham Cyrus. 1843, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras), 1844, Feb, 28, 
Ens., 32nd N.I, 1847, Nov, 26, sent to England on s.c, 1849, Jun, 29, ret. 
to duty ; Aug. 29, Qr. Mr. and Inter, (act.). 1850, Feb, 28, Lt ; Nov, 26, Qr, 
Mr. and Inter. 1 851, Jul. 21, in charge of the Bazaar and Police at Jubbul- 
pore, 1852, Feb, 28, passed in Hindustani, 1854, Jan. placed at the 
disposal of Govt in N,W, Prov. ; Jun. 7, Asst Comr., 3rd class, Sangor and 
Nerbudda. 1856, Oct. 11, Dep. Comr,, and class, Seonee, 1859, Jan 17, 
Dep, Comp,, 1st class, Nursingpoor (Civil emp,) ; Feb, 2, Capt 1862, Jan. 
7, Maj. s.c, ; sent to England on s.c, (E,I.R,, I.L., 1844-66). 

Son of Frederick, 460 ; 6- 1826, Mar. 15, bap. Aug. 6, at Carrigrohan Mil. 
Chapel, Ballincolly, co. Cork ; educ, Barnstaple Grammar Sch„ Mr, Jeffrey's 
Woolwich, King's Coll., and Addiscombe, Nominated for H.E.I.C.S, by G, 
F. Warden, on recommendation of his uncle, James Gordon Murdoch, 
Hampstead; m. 1862, Jul, 15, at St Leonards, Emily, b. 1833, Feb. 17, 
third dau, of James Turing Bruce, Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park {G.M., 13, 
2nd N,S., 226). Gordon d. 1865, Dec 26, at Tunbridge Wells {ibid., vol, i, 
3rd N.S., 290). His widow d. 1903, Nov, 6, in Rome {Times). 

77- Abraham Henry, 1801, Jan, 5, 2nd Lt,, R.M. 1805, Jul, 18, Lt, 
1824, Dec. 18, Capt, 1838, Jun. 28, Maj, 1839, Aug, 26, Lt, Col. 1848, 
Jan. 4, Col., 2nd Comdt, 185 1, Feb. 26, Col, Comdt 1855, Jun, 20, Maj. 
Gen.; ret. f.p, {Hurt's A. L., 1840-66; iV.L., 1802-66; G.M. vol. 29, p. 188, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. II 

vol. 35, p. 419, N.S.). Son of Abraham Cyrus, 75; b. 1785, Apr. 25; 
d. 1865, Apr. 20, in Westbourne Terrace Rd., London, aged 81 (ibid., 
18, N.S., 670). 

78- Adam. Capt., "of Inverbucket " (Acts of Parliament (Private) 4 
Geo IV, c. 27). Son of John, tutor of Glenbucket (Balbithan MS.). 

79. Sir Adam. 1314, may have fought at Bannockburn. 1318? 
raided Norham Castle ; first of the Gordons to go north on getting a grant of 
Strathbogie (Scots Peerage, iv. 512) ; called Alexander in the Earls of Suther- 
land (39, 41, 42, 45, 48, 50); had Sir Adam, 80, and John, 823. 

80- Sir Adam. 1333, Jul. 19, one of the leaders of the army which 
fought at Halidon, being in the^ division commanded by John Randolph, Earl 
of Moray (Scots Peerage, iv. 513). The Earls of Sutherland (p. 43) says he 
was k. at this battle, but the Scots Peerage suggests 1351 as his death. 
Eldest son of Sir Adam, 79 ; had John, 824. 

81- Sir Adam. 1402, Sep. 14, k. at the battle of Homildon (Scots 
Peerage, iv. 517). Son of John, 824; grandfather of Sir Alexander, 115. 

82. Sir Adam, Earl of Sutherland. 1513, Sep. 9, fought at Flodden, 
where his brother Alexander, 3rd Earl of Huntly, commanded the left wing of 
the army, and his younger brother Sir William was killed ; m. Elizabeth 
Countess of Sutherland and became Earl of Sutherland, the family adopting 
the name of Gordon for centuries (Earls of Sutherland, 86). Son of George, 
2nd Earl of Huntly, 469- 

83- Master Adam. 1547, Sep. 10, k. at Pinkie; yr. son of Adam (ist 
Gordon), Earl of Sutherland (Earls of Aboyne, 128). Uncle of John, nth 

Earl, 826. 

84- Adam (" Edom o' Gordon"). 1562, Oct. 28, captured at Corrichie. 
1571, Oct. 17, defeated the Forbeses at Tillyangus ; Nov. 20, defeated them 
again at the Crabstane, Aberdeen, when he captured the Master of Forbes, 
and immediately after burned Powis House with its lady and 27 inmates as 
immortalised in the well-known ballad. 1572, Jun. raided the Mearnsand sur- 
prised the Castle of Doupjlas of Glenbervie ; Jul, 5, defeated Lords Crawford, 
Lindsay and Buchan at Brechin (Records of Aboyne, 469, 489, 490; House of 
Gordon, 11. (555)). Laird of Auchindoun and sixth son of George 4th Earl of 
Huntly, 470; d.s.p. 

85- Adam. 1647, went to the Scots Coll., Madrid, aged 31, for mathe- 
matics and philosophy ; the Rector, unwilling to receive him because of his 
advanced age, gave him 200 reals and obtained for him an officership in the 
army. Son of George, and Isabella Leask, b. at Auchmathie in Buchan 
(Rec. of the Scots Coll., N.S.C. i. 196). 



ti HOUSE OF GORDON. 

86' Adam. 1649, Off- '" Ireland ( O'Hart's Landed Irish Gentry, p. 
389; Inrohnents in the Exchequer Office Dublin, Roll 11. Membrane 10). 

87' Adam. 1652, Capt., d. at Stirling. Son of Adam of Kilcalmkil, 
Ross-shire, German service ; brother of William, 1373' 

88- Sir Adam. 1689, Capt., Lord Strathnaver's Ft. (reg. disbanded in 
1690). 1700, his will showed his arrears of pay amounted to £\2Zj^ 12s. od. 
Scots; " of Dalpholly," had Sir William, ist Bart, of Invergordon, and Alex- 
ander of Ardoch, 140. grandsons, Alexander, 162, Alexander, 146, and Ann, 
252 (Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, 8-13). 

89- Adam. 1694, Ens., Col. James Maitland's (25th) Ft. 1695, July. 
5, Lt., serving at Namur, where com. dated. 1702, Aug. 25, com. renewed 
at Windsor; until 1706 (Dalton's .<4.L., iv. 42,98, v. 222). 1717, Apr. 16, 
three daus., Joan, Theodosia and Ann, served his heirs. Cousin and a 
residuary legatee of George Gordon, macer, Edinburgh ; d. 1702, Apr. 

90- Adam. 1694, May 7, Ens., Sir Charles Graham's Ft. (Dalton's 
A.L., m. 396; Add. MS., B.M., 17, 918). 

91. Adam. 1708, Aug. 13, Lt. and Capt, Earl of Portmore's (2nd) 
Ft., com. dated at Windsor (Dalton's A.L., vi. 67 ; Davis's 2nd Ft. vi. 103). 

92* Lord Adam. 1741, Apr. 25, Cornet, N.B. Dgns. 1743, Sep. 18, 
Lt. {MS. A.L., 1742-3, 1745, P.R.O.). 1745, Sep. 3, Lt., Indep. Coy. of Ft 
{Genealogist, xiv. 12-3). 1746, Sep. 30, Capt., Col. Fleming's Ft; Dec. 13, 
i8th Ft (MS. A.L., 1742-3, P.R.O.). 175 , Jan. 2, Capt Lt, 3rd Ft Gds. 
1756, Jun. I, Capt. and Lt. Col. {MS. A.L., 1755, P.R.O. ; Quarters of Army 
in Ireland, 1749-52; J. Millan's List of Officers, Irish Estab. 1755, bound 
with A.L., 1754). 1758, served under Gen. Bligh in his unfortunate expedi- 
tion to coast of France, signalized himself at the head of his grenadier 
company of the guards, bringing up the rear of the embarkation at St. Cas, 
Sep. 10, in the face of a very superior army, preventing the enemy, for a 
considerable time, getting forward, till being overpowered by numbers, he 
was forced to retire to the beach (James Hamilton's Roy. Scots, 367). 1762, 
Feb. 19, Bt Col. 1763, Jan. 19, Col., 66th Ft 1772, May 25, Maj. Gen. 
1775, Dec. 27, Col., 26th Ft. 1777, Aug. 21, Lt. Gen. 1782, May 9, Col., 
ist Ft. 1789, Jun. 6, Comdr. of Forces in Gt. Britain. 1793, Oct. 12, Gen. 
1778, Apr. — 1796, Govr., Cliff Fort, Tinmouth, £284 3s. 6d. 1796, Nov. 5, 
Govr., Edinburgh Castle (/I. L., 1754-1800; L.G., 1778, 1789,418, 1796, 1062). 

Son of 2nd Duke of Gordon, b. 1728, m. 1767, Sep. 2, Jane, dau. of John 
Drummond and wid. of James, 2nd Duke of Atholl ; he d. s.p. 1801. The 
3rd Hussars bears nickname " Lord Adam Gordon's Lifeguards " (Farmer's 
Regtl. Rec., 25. J. M. Bulloch in Banffshire Advertiser, 191 1, Feb. 23, Mar. 2 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 13 

and 9). Brother of Lord Charles, 300, and Lord Lewis, 1090- Portrait, 
half-length, 14I x 10^, by Danlorix — Audinet : whole length on horseback, 
10 X 6J, by Kay 1796. 

93- Adam. 1745, Sept. 3, Lt., Capt., George Munro of Culcairn's In- 
dependent Coy. ; Dec. 23, captured at Inverury by the Jacobites. 1746, Sep. 
"to be advanced to a company in a marching regiment" {Albemarle Papers, 
I. 218). 1759, Sep. 9, Capt., Earl of Sutherland's Highlrs. {A.L., 1760-2). 

Son of Alexander of Ardoch, 140 ; his daus., Anne and Johanna, m. 9th 
and loth Earls of Kellie (Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, 66-81). 

91-95- Adam. 1757, Dec. i, Ens., Capt. William Williams' Independent 
Coy. of Invalids, at Plymouth (previously in ranks. Horse Gds.). 1762, Feb. 
24, Ens., 73rd Ft. 1770, stationed in Jersey; Jul. 12, or Aug. 6, Ens., Capt. 
Fletcher's Ind. Coy. of Invalids, at Pendennis Castle {W.O., A. Corns., 
P.R.O. ; A.L., 1758-73 ; L.G., 1770). 1772, name erased in MS., "to receive 
pay by warrant" {W.O., A.L., P.R.O.). 

96. Adam. 1765, Mar. 14, Ens., 33rd Ft. 1768, ret. (^.L-, 1766-8; 
L.G., 1768, Apr. 28; W.O., A.L., P.R.O., MS. note). 

97- Hon. Adam. 1769, Sep. 20, Ens., 66th Ft. 1770, Feb. 12, "leave 
of absence for twelve months on private afifairs". 1774, Dec. 26, Lt. 1778, 
Jul. 28, Capt., 8ist(L.G.,Jul. 1778). 1783, h.p., reg. disbanded. 1787, Oct. 7, 
Capt., 42nd Ft.; Dec. 24, h.p. [ibid., 463). 1799, May 7, Capt., Port 
Patrick Vols, {ibid., 426; A.L., 1770-1806). 

Son of "8th Viscount of Kenmure"; m. (i) 1789, Jun., Harriet, dau. of 
Daniel Davies, (5.M., vol. 51, p. 309 ; Conolly's Romance of the Ranks, 11. 16) ; 
she d. 1801, Feb. 28, at Port Patrick; m. (2) 1805, Oct. 25, at Stranraer, 
Maria, eld. dau. of Maj. Hamilton Maxwell and Maria le Blanche. He had, 
John, 6. 1791, Adam, 105, Francis, 447, Henry Pelham, b. 1796, Edward, 424, 
and Louisa, b. 1798. Gordon was Collector of Customs at Port Patrick, d. 
there 1806, Dec. 17; his widow received pension. 1808, four younger 
children, on recommendation of Earl of Galloway, placed on Compassionate 
List at £8 a year each {G.M., 71, pt. i. 279; 77, pt. i. i. 89; W.O., Wid. 
Pensions, Abst. of Applications Compass. List, 1808, Compass. Reg., 1814, 
P.R.O. ; Earlston MS.). His brothers were James, 725, John, loth Viscount 
of Kenmure, 897, Robert, 1203, and William, 1402. Burns addressed a short 
poem, not included in his published works, to Gordon, his intimate friend; 
Mrs. Gordon's sister, Deborah Duff Davies, was Burns's " bonnie wee thing " 
and " lovely Davies" {Scots Peerage, v. 132). 

98- Adam. 1779, Jul. 24, Lt., Sutherland Fenc. Inf. {A.L., 1779-82). 
99. Adam. 1780, May 8, Capt, d. s.p. at Auchanachie in his 76th year 



14 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

{Abd. your.). 1782, Aug. 15, his niece, Elizabeth Gordon (discovered in a 
French nunnery under romantic circumstances) was served his heir (Pirie's 
Parish of Cairnie, 36-8). 1785, May 5, 1783, Feb. 22, will proved (Moray 
Test., vols. 6 and 7). 

100. Adam. 1781, Jan. i, Ens., N. Fenc. Inf. 1782, May 29, or Jun. 
25, Lt. {A.L., 1781-2; L.G.; W.O., A. Corns., P.R.O.). 

101. Adam. 1782, Sep. 29 or Oct. 19, Ens., N. Fenc. Inf. {L.G. ; A. 
Corns., P.R.O.). 

Son of John, of Florida and S. Carolina, who d. 1778, Mar. 4, at 
Bordeaux {American Loyalist Claims Treasury Rec, P.R.O.). 

102- Adam. 1783, Jan. 28, Ens., 83rd Ft.; reg. disbanded {L.G., 88) I 
Aug. 4, or 1784, Feb. 7, Ens. 78th Ft. 1784, Feb. 28, or Jun. 4, Lt., loist 
Ft. [L.G., 71, 129). 1785, May 21, Lt., 67th Ft. {L.G., 241). Dec. 31, six 
months leave of absence on p.a. (this applies equally to Anthony, 253)* 1788, 
Oct. 17, six months similar leave. 1785, Jul. — Oct. 1791, served in West 
Indies; sent to England on s.c. 1793, Apr. 30, Capt. {L.G., 345), returned 
to West Indies. 1794, served at the siege of Fort Bourbon and storming of 
Fort Royal, Martinique, capture of St. Lucia (storming the Nig6e), and 
Guadaloupe. 1795, Feb., West Indies, served in St. Domingo, and at the 
reduction of Fort Bombard. 1799, sent to England on s.c. 1806, Jun. — 1810, 
East Indies. 1813-15, Comd. Aberdeen District {A.L., 1783-1816; IV.O., 
Offs. Services, 1810, P.R.O. ; L.G., 1047). 

Son of Harry, of Knockespock, 615; d. 1815, Feb. 22, at Stonehaven in 
his 49th year {G.M., 85, pt. i. 28; Abd. jfour. ; Wimberley's Gordons of 
Knockespock, 82). 

103- Adam. 17971 Jun. 6, 2nd Lt., Strathnaver Vols. {L.G. 513). 
1798, Dec. 4, Lt. {ibid., 1153). 

104. Adam. 1798, Jul. 20, Capt, 6th N. Brit. (Aberdeensh.) Mil. 
(Innes's Aberdeensh Mil., 12). 1799, Aug. 19, res. {Abd. Jour.). 

105- Adam, nth Viscount of Kenmure. 1804, Jul. 12, Vol. ist Class, 
"Ajax," served in Sir Robert Calder's action ; Oct. 21, Trafalgar. 1806, Apr. 
24, Ab. ; May, 17, Mid., " Seahorse ". 1808, Jul. 6, capture of Turkish frigate 
" Badere i Zaffer ". 1809, at reduction of islands of Cianuti and Pianosa, and 
in a boat action, coast of Italy, wounded ; Oct. 21, taken prisoner in a prize 
off Sardinia; detained at Verdun, 1814, Sep. 5 — Oct. 25, "Zealous," 
passage to Quebec, Oct. 26 — 1815, Apr. 8, '• Psyche," Lake Ontario. 1815, 
Apr. 9— Jul. 8, Lt. (act.), "Prince Regent"; Lt, Jul. i; Jul. 9 — Aug. 10, 
"St. Lawrence"; Aug. 30 — 1816, Jun. 30, Lt. Comdg., " Sauk " schooner, 
Lakes Erie and Huron. 18 16, Jul. — Aug. 25, " Prince Regent," Lake 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 5 

Ontario {N.L., 1805-41; Trafalgar Roll, Unit. Serv. Mag., Feb. 1910; 
Adfu. Offs. Services, P.R.O.). 

Son of Hon. Adam, 97> h. 1792, at Dumfries, succ. to the peerage, 1840; 
d. s.p. 1847, Sep. I, at Kenmure Castle {Scots Peerage, v. 135). 

106- Adam. 1812, Jun. i, or Oct. 9, Ens., Cape Reg. (previously 
served 11 years in 93rd Ft., in the ranks). 18 14, Jun. 9, Lt. 1817, Jan. 
I, or 1818, Jan. 16, h.p., reg. reduced {A.L., 1813-32; Offs. Services, 1828). 

Second son of Adam of Griamachary, h, 1783; m. 1823, Apr. 18, at 
Kildonan, Sutherlandsh., Ann Sutherland, and had Adam, b. 1824, Jan. 4. 
1823-8, lived at Griamachary. 1832, Apr. 25, d. at Reay, Thurso. His widow 
received pension of £40 (1832, Nov. 21, warrant) ; d. 1855, Jun. 5, arrears due 
at her death paid to Adam Gordon, Supt.'s Office, Musselburgh {W.O., Wid. 
Compass, and Bounty Warrants, W .0. Cert., Letters Compass. Fund, P.R.O.). 
Brother of John, 960, Thomas, 1341, and William, 1440, 

107- Adam. 1842, Nov. 25, Asst. Surg., R.N. 1853, Mar. 24, Surg. 

1855, Mar., discharged {N.L., 1843-55). ^^"^ of James, of Littlefolla, Aberdeen- 
shire, b. 1818; Marischal Coll. 1834-36; M.R.S.C. Eng. 1841; lived at 
Ronaldshay, Orkney, after leaving Navy; d. 1873, Sep. 25. 

Brother of George, 529, James Alexander, 784, James Edward, 791, 
Peter, 1155, Robert, 1236- First cousin of John, 909- 

108- Adam Annand. 1857, Jul. 14, Capt., Madras Vol. Gds. 1861, 
Jul. 17 — 1873, Maj. {M.A.L., 1862-73). Son of George. 1832-6, student, 
King's Coll.. Abd. 1845, Edin. Univ. 1846, M.A., King's Coll. Abd. 1847, 
2nd Master, Madras Univ. 1855, Prof, of History, Presidency Coll. 1873, 
Registrar, Madras Univ. ; m. 1847, Feb. 10, at Madras, Letitia, b. 1832, dau. 
of John Richardson {G.M., 27, N.S. 648), and had Adam Annand, 109, 
Isabella, b. 1849, Aug. 21, bap. 1850, Jan. i6 ; Letitia, b. 1850, Nov. 27, bap. 
185 1, May 7 ; Georgiana, b. 1855, May 6, bap. Aug. i ; Agnes Gertrude, b. 

1856, Nov. 25, bap. Dec. 27. Mrs. Gordon d. 1873, Feb. 6, bur. Feb. 7, at 
Madras (7.0. Rec). 

109- Adam Annand, Jr. 1879, Dec. 24, 2nd Lt., 4th Middlesex Vols. 
{A.L. 1880; L.G. pt. 7, 7538). 1881, Jun. i, res. (ibid., pt. 3, 2807). Only 
son of Adam Annand, 108; b. 1847, Nov. 10, bap. 1848, Feb. 19, Madras; 
student, Glasgow Univ. 1876, May 4, entered at Lincoln's Inn (Lincoln's 
Inn Admission Reg., 11. 375). 

110. Adam Durnford. 1814, Jul. 28, Ens., 3rd W. I. Reg. 47th Ft. 
(L.G., 1587 ; 1815, 1539). 1816, Mar. 25, h.p. (A.L., 1815-32). 1817, Nov., 
applied to W.O. " for permission to live in East Indies for an unlimited 
period," petitioned H.E.I.C. for a Bengal cadetship, nominated by Hon. 



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Hugh Lindsay. i8i8, Ens., 20th N.I. 1819, Sep. 28, Lt, 12th N.I. 1820, 
Jun. 12, granted twelve months leave to study in the Coll., Fort William. 
1821, Jun 28, tvk^elve months leave to remain at the Coll. 1822, D.A.Q.M.G., 
until Nov. 4 ; Dec. 9, Adj., ist Batn. 1823, Jan. 14, exchanged to Inter, and Qr. 
Mr., '* having obtained Medals of Merit for Native languages ". 1824, Feb. 3 — 
Jul. 16, S.A.C.G. ; Jul. 16, Examiner, Coll., Fort William. 1827, Apr. 7, went 
to England on s.c, in charge of invalids. 1831, Jan. 12, and Jul. 20 requested 
to make immediate application for extension of leave of absence; Aug. 31, 
requested permission to resign; Sep. 7, accepted; Nov. 18, h p., 47th Ft., 
cancelled, received commuted allowance, £"300 {Applications to Live Abroad, 
Officers Services, h.p., 1827-30, P.R.O., L.G. 1831, 2303; E.I.R., 1818-30; 
7.0. Rec). 1844, Jun. applied for an appt. as Barrack-Master, on recom- 
mendation of Lord Aberdeen ; name added to list of candidates. 1846, Prof, 
Oriental Languages, Cheltenham Coll. ; compiled Hindustani Grammar. 

Son of William, 1416, cadet of the Hallhead family ; b. 1796, Aug. 22, bap. 
at Ardersier, Inverness; educated at Sandhurst; m. 1829, Sep. 12, at Paris, 
his cousin Harriet Elizabeth, only child of Robert Gordon, once Govr. of Ber- 
bice, rf. 1814 ; and had Adam Lindsay, the poet, a trooper in the S. Austral. Mtd. 
Pol., 1853; b. 1833; d. 1870, Jun. 24 (by his own hand) at Brighton, nr. 
Melbourne; and Inez, b. 1837. Gordon d. 1857, Jun. 16, at Cheltenham 
{G.M., vol. 99, pt. 2, p. 364; Cheltenham Col. Reg., i). Gordon (letter to 
Col. Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Sec. to the C. in C, dated Worcester, 1831, 
Aug. 29) states : " my father, grandfather, brothers, six uncles, and all their 
sons, twenty of us, have all been brought up for the Army, and half of these 
have been killed or died on foreign service " (only seven identified). 

111. Adam Graham McNlcol. 1905, Mar. i, Serg. Maj., loth Hrs. 
(previously served 13 years, 306 dys. in the ranks) {A.L., 1905-10); b. 1872, 
May 29; tn. Margaret Simpson Eraser and has Agnes Catherine, b. 1905, 
Mar. 22, bap., Jun. 22, at Mhow, d. Jul. 30, and John Ritchie, b. 1906, Sep. 
i8, bap., Nov. I, at Rawal Pindi (7.0. Rec). 

112. Adam Stewart. 1825, Mar. 10, Vol., ist Class R.N., "Doris". 
1827, Nov. 10, Mid. " Menai ". 1829, Oct. 17, "Prince Regent"; Nov. 14, 
"Hyacinth". 1831, Feb. 11, "Mersey"; Sep. 14, passed as Lt. 1832, May 
2, "Vernon"; Oct. 9, discharged (invalided, Plymouth Hosp.). 1833, May 
20, " Caledonia ". 1834, Feb. 14, prom, for rank. 1837, Apr. 5, serving as 
Mate at his own request; Jun. 22, extra Mate, "Donegal"; Aug. 16, 
" Saracen " cruising off coast of Africa where he contracted consumption. 
1838, Jan. 3, invalided ; Apr. 3," Meteor," a small steamship stationed at 
Falmouth to bring in despatches from Govt, packets detained by wind in the 
Channel; Jul. 6, invalided {Adm. Indexes, Midshipmen, etc., P.R.O.). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 7 

Fourth son of Adam, IX. of Cairnfield ; b. 1811, Jul. 18; d. 1838, Sep. 
25, at Plymouth {BxxWoch's Gordons of Cairnfield df' Rosiehurn, 57). Brother 
of James Gordon Duff, 798, Patrick, 1142, and William, 1460- 

113- Alan Douglas. 1909, Sep. 18, 2nd Lt., R. Berks. Reg. {A.L., 
1910). Son of Stewart Douglas, 1304; h. 1889, Nov. i- 

114. Alastair. 1901, Sep. 15, N. Cadet; Oct. 30, Mid. 1904, Dec. 30, 
S. Lt. 1907, Apr. I, Lt. {N.L., 1902-10). Son of Duncan Forbes, 418; b. 
1884, Nov. 27 (House of Gordon, 11. (489-90)). 

115. Sir Alexander (really Seton), ist Earl of Huntly. 1445-6, Jan. 
23, present at the conflict at the gates of Arbroath when the Ogilvies were 
defeated. 1452, May 18, as Lt. General of the North, defeated the Earl of 
Crawford at Brechin. 1470, Jul. 15, d. at Huntly. Son of Elizabeth Gordon 
who married Alexander Seton ; grandson of Sir Adam, 81 ; had George, 2nd 
Earl, 469. Brother of Henry, 625, and William, 1369- 

116- Alexander, 3rd Earl of Huntly. 1494, seems to have accom- 
panied King James to the Isles and to have been intrusted with the destruc- 
tion of certain houses belonging to John Maclan of Islay. 1503, Mar n, 
commanded by Parliament to lead an army against the Isles, an expedition 
which he repeated in 1505. 1513 Sep. 9, commanded the left wing of the 
army at Flodden, from which he escaped. Son of George, 2nd Earl, 469 ', had 
George, 3rd Earl, 470; d., 1523, Jan. 16, at Perth. 

117. Sir Alexander. 15 13, Sep. 9, k. at Flodden, where the Earlston 
MS. gives him command of the right wing. Laird of Lochinvar. 

118. Alexander. 1562, Capt. of Inverness Castle, "whom the Earle 
of Huntley placed ther and commanded him to mak the castell patent to the 
quein [Mary] whensoever her majestic desyred the same": which he did. 
" Yit, nevertheles the Earle of Murray caused him to be executed ther at 
Innernesse. One of the family of Bothron " (Earls of Sutherland, 141). 

119- Alexander. 1580-1, Mar. 6, Capt. of Ft.; Thomas Randolph 
writes from Edinburgh to Lord Hunsdon, Govr. of Berwick, "eight hundred 
footmen are ... to be levied by five Captains, — namely Sandy Gordon, Bruce, 
Presold, Spens, and ..." (Cal. State Papers, Scotland, v. 650, P.R.O.). 

120- Alexander. 1639, May, Capt. of a troop of horse under the laird 
of Philorth yr. (S.N. &= Q., 1902, Jun.) 1667, captured Patrick Roy Macgregor, 
cateran, and Patrick Drummond, who were executed at Edinburgh, and killed 
another member of the gang at Keith, " where they fought valiantly upon 
Paul's day, or rather the evening " (Balbithan MS., Privy Coun. Reg., 3rd 
ser., II. 489; Legends of Strathisla, 109). Laird of Glengerack, Keith; son 
of William of Auchenhuif and Laird of Cluny's dau. ; ni. Katherine Brodie. 
Brother of William, in the French army. 

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1 8 , HOUSE OF GORDON. 

120a. Alexander. 1640, Jun. 27, member of Covenanters' War Com- 
mittee ; Sep., Capt. 1649, nominated for military command against Com- 
monwealth {D.N.B.). 

Eldest son of John, I. of Earlston, succeeding ; m. Elizabeth, dau. ot 
John Gordon of Murefad; d. 1654. Father of William, 1371. 

120b. Alexander. 1640, Dec, Capt., Covenanting army (Minute Book 
of the War Committee of the Covenanters, 130). 

Laird of Garlarg. Father of Alexander, of Knockbrex, Kirkcud. 

120c. Alexander. 1640, Dec, Capt., Covenanting army {Minute Book, 
130). Laird of Knockgray. 

121- Alexander. . Capt. ; 2nd son of William of Knockespock (alive 
in 1642) and his wife Helen Gordon {Balbithan MS.). 

122. Alexander. 1642, Oct. 23, k. at Edgehill. Eldest son of Sir 
Alexander of Navidale, grandson of the 12th Earl of Sutherland (and Both- 
well's divorced wife Lady Jean Gordon), and brother of John, 832; ^. 1614, 
Dec. 17 {Earls of Sutherland, 262, 511 ; House of Gordon, 11. (132)). 

123- Alexander, 5th Viscount of Kenmure. 1666, took the field to help 
in suppressing the Pentland rising, but was ordered to return to his own dis- 
trict. 1676, May 29, Capt, Wigtonsh. (Mil.) Troop of Horse ; Dec. 24, Capt., 
(Mil.) Troop of Horse formerly commanded by Lord Maxwell {S.P. 
Scotland Warrant Bks., in. 495, iv. 156, P.R.O.). 1689 Jan. 25, Col., Ken- 
mure's Ft. {ibid., xiv. 430); Jul. 27, commanded "at Killiecrankie," where 
many of his officers, and most of his men were cut to pieces " {Earlston MS.). 
Son of William of Penninghame, and father of William, 6th Viscount. 

124- Alexander. 1672, Feb. 28, H.M. Lifeguards; registration of his 
bond for 107 merks Scots to Elspet Barclay, wife of James Miller; "of Tilli- 
hill" {Reg. of Deeds, vol. 32). Regiment raised in 1661; disbanded in 1676. 

124a. Sir Alexander, 2nd bart., of Earlston. 1679, Jun. 22, fought at 
Bothwell Bridge, as a Covenanter, and escaped to Holland. 

Eldest son of William, 1371 ; b. 1650 ; estates forfeited 1683, but restored 
1689; d. 1726, Nov. II ; had 15 children, including Hope, 662. 

125. Alexander. 1687, Jun. 27, or Jul. i, 2nd Lt., Lord Dumbarton's 
(ist) Ft. ; Lt., Nov., not after 1688 (Dalton's A.L., 11. 105, 131). 

126- Alexander. 1689, Jul. 27, Capt. Lt., Kenmure 's Ft., served at 
Killiecrankie (Dalton's A.L., iii. 94). 1690, May 29, "of Kirkland," had 
sasine of an annual rent of £2400, out of the lands of Arnnicneillie, 
Balmaclellan, then possessed by James Gordon, Ens., Kenmure's Ft. 
{Dumfries Sasines, vol. 6, fol. 69); Sept. 10, signed at Edinburgh, a bond, 
to Patrick Craufurd, merchant there, for £"50 8s. od. 

127- Alexander. 1690, Capt., Col. Charles Herbert's (23rd) Ft., serving 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. I9 

in Ireland. 168 1, Jun. 7, drew up his will on the eve of battle, near Mullingar, 
leaving his property to his fellow officers "John Haynes, my Lieutenant, 
and Hance Stevenson, my Ensigne " ; Aug. 2, will proved in the Prerogative 
Court {Dublin R.O. ; O'Hart's Irish Landed Gentry, 1887, p. 505). Described 
" nuper de Ardendragh ". 

128. Alexander. 1691, Apr. i, Lt., Earl of Angus's (26th) Ft. {H.O. 
Mil. Entry Bks., p. 77, P.R.O., Dalton's yl.L., in. 210). 1692, Feb. 2, at Ayr 
on H.M.'s orders for recruits for Flanders : — 

With allowance and concurrence of the Magistrates there, he caused beatt drums throu 
the town for inveiting men to their Majesties's service in the Regiment ; one William Logan, 
who had been formerly engadged in Capt. Campbell's Company, and had run away, came 
. . . and offered voluntarily to take on(e) as a souldier with Lt. Gordon, and received money 
from him for engadgeing him ; notwithstanding, Patrick Ramsay, late collector at Ayr, after- 
wards be his servants and his complices to the number of ten or thereby, came and carried 
Logan away from Lt. Gordon's quarters most violently . . . and keeped by him closs from 
Lt. Gordon in a taverne in Ayr, called the Ladie Capringtouns . . . Ramsay's servant did 
most grievously beatt and abuse Lt. Gordon's servant . . . whereupon Lt. Gordon went to 
the Proveist of Ayr, and informed him thereof, and got three toun officers from the proveist 
for makeing search ... in the tavern, and in King William's name demanded back the 
man . . . whereupon Patrick Ramsay and others, and their servants and complices . . , 
did in a most furious way and manner, come out at a door of the house that was unknoune 
to Lt. Gordone and surpryze and disarm him ; and while the Lt. retired, they pursued him and 
beatt him with pistolls and suords and had thrust him through with their suords, if he had not 
got some defence from Serjeant M'Gavine, and thereafter they carried Lt. Gordon up prisoner 
to the tavern and detained him there for some space until the provost came. . . . [Gordon 
and other officers] not having now time allowed for any tedious prosecutions ... by reason 
of their going to Flanders for His Majesty's service . . . craved the Lords of Privy Council 
... to grant such warrants ... for redressing the injuries done to the petitioners while 
prosecuting their Majesties's orders for recruits . . . and for due punishment of these 
persons. . . The Lords desired their Majesties' solicitors to take instant steps against the 
parties complained of and issue warrant for their imprisonment (Privy Council Reg., Feb. 18, 
1692 ; Ross's Regimental Colours, 46). Out of the reg. before 1694. 

129. Alexander. 1692, Feb. 23, with his wife Jean Gordon got sasine 
of Upper Dallachie, Bellie ; is called "alias major" (Banffshire Sasine), 
Elspet Gordon, spouse to Alexander Gordon of Upper Dallachie alias Major 
departed May 12, 1690 (Jervise's Epitaphs, i. 13). 1724, "Maj. Gordon of 
Dallachie, married to Patrick Grant of Ballindalloch's daughter, died and left 
two daughters ; buried in the Kirk of Bellie but carried from Maverston in 
Urquhart, where he last dwelled in much respect of the country and admired 
by his neighbourhood, as well as adored " (Mitchell MS.). Descended 
from Robert Gordon of Gollachie (ibid.). 

130- Alexander. 1694, Feb. 18, Capt., bur. in Greyfriars, Edinburgh 
(Grey friars Reg., Scot. Rec. Soc). 



20 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

131. Alexander. 1696, May 28 (or 1699), Ens., ist Ft. 1703, Mar. 
3, Lt. (com. renewed 1702). 1704, served at Blenheim, awarded £14 Bounty 
(Dailton's Blenheim Roll ; MS.A.L., 1702, 140; 1709, 19, P.R.O.) 1705, Capt. 
1 7 10, May 9, Maj. ; Jun., served at the siege of Douay, dangerously wounded. 
1 7 13, h.p., Col. Leigh's Ft. 1720, Jan. 4, Maj. &. Capt., Col. Charles Otway's 
(35th) Ft. 1722, Feb. 28, Lt. Col. &. Capt., 41st Ft. 1723, Feb. i, granted 
" six months leave of absence to go to Montpellier for the recovery of his 
health". 1729, May, 29, "four months leave to go to France". 1731, 
represented to the Treasury "that the Invalids of Jersey had not been paid 
since Feb. 24, for want of copper money, and desiring that the agent of the 
Company may be directed to answer such bills as shall be drawn by the 
proper officers there from time to time, till copper money shall be sent over " ; 
Apr. 31, the Treasury decided "that neither the Invalids nor the people of 
Jersey were to be distressed for want of the regular subsistence, and order 
that copper money be sent, or bills taken ..." {Cat. of Treasury Bks., 
1731-41). 1741, Jul. 2, succ. Lt. Gen. P'ielding as Col., 41st Invalids 
{Caledonian Mercury, Jul. 2 ; Succession of Colonels, 1744-50). Gordon d. 
1 75 1 (Dalton's A.L.; MS. A.L., 1742-3, p. 106; 1745, p. 128; 1752, pp. 
333-4, P.R.O.). 

132. Alexander. 1697, Ens., Brig. Walter Collier's Ft.; Mar. 19, 
burgess of Aberdeen {N.S.C. Misc., 11. (474)). One of seven regiments re- 
tained at the reduction in 1698, one of six regiments serving in Holland in 
1703 (Andrew Ross's Old Scottish Regimental Colours, 22, 41, 117). 

133- Alexander. 1699, Mar. 6, Capt. of Laichie ; his wife, Gethrad 
Abraham, and sons, George and Patrick, had sasine on the lands of Laichie 
and others {Banffshire Sasines). Possibly 2nd son of Patrick, 1129 (Bul- 
loch's Gordons and Smiths at Minmore, 9). 

134. Alexander. 1706, Lt., ist Ft.; Feb. 11, Lt. Col. J. Cranstoun, 
writing from Bosch to Robert Cunningham, refers to Gordon's having con- 
veyed to him an earlier letter, and some holland — " I addressed him to 
William Elliott, the laceman, to find you out. It is now long since he went 
from this, and I hope the linen has gone safe to your hands " {Portland 
Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., iv. 284-5). Possibly Ens. Alexander, ist P't 
1701, May 31, in "List of Corns, granted to Off. of the Companys added to 
the regiment by Act of Parliament" (Dalton's A.L., iv. 125, 251). 1712, 
Feb. 19, Capt. {ibid. vi. 64). 17 13, h.p. (Dalton's List of Offs. on h.p. in 17 14, 
p. 29). 

Laird of Muraik ; m. Jane Campbell, and had James George, served 
his heir 1733, and Alexander Henry. 1727, May, 11, will proved in the 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 21 

Prerogative Court, Dublin. 1733, Aug. 24, proved at Edinburgh, described 
"late of Dublin". 1729, Nov. 17, Mrs. Gordon's will, signed Aug. 11, proved 
at Dublin. Brother of Charles, 295 ; possibly brother of Henry, 627' 

135- Alexander. 1710, Aug. 10, Capt., bur. in Gordon's Aisle, Old 
Machar Cathedral, Old Aberdeen {Old Machar Reg.). 

136- Alexander. 1711, Jun. 24, 1712, Dec. 22, Surg. Mate, Garrison 
at Gibraltar, 5/- a day {Declared Accts., Pipe Office, No. 398, P.R.O.) 

137- Alexander. 17 14, Ens., Lt. Gen. Hamilton's Ft. h.p., at is. lod. 
a day, com. lost at Marchienns, Flanders, "44 years of age " {List 0/ 
Reduced Offs. of H.M. Land Forces and Marines pub. for House of Commons, 
1739-40; List, 1749); d. 1750, Aug., belonged to Montrose. 1751, Jan. 18, 
will confirmed at Brechin, there designated " of [Colonel George] Hamilton's 
Scots Reg. in the Dutch Service [raised 1694] afterwards put upon the British 
Establishment on Half Pay " {Brechin Test.) 

138. Alexander. 1715, Mar. 27, 2nd Lt., *' Speedwell" galley {Stuart 
Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., i. 356). 

139- Alexander. 17 15, Aug. i. Ens., Capt. Nicholson's Independent 
Coy. of Ft., Placentia garrison, Newfoundland. 1716, Jun. 2, Capt. Aldridge's 
Independent Coy., at Annapolis Royal, N.S. {W.O., A. Corns., P.R.O.). 

140' Alexander. 1 716, Jun. 9, " Sole Dep. Commiss. of the Musters 
of all Forces, both Horse and Foot, now or hereafter to be raised in Scotland " 
{W.O., A. Co)ns., P.R.O.). 1716, Jun. 13, killed James son of 7th Lord 
Cathcart in a duel at Kensington. Yr. son of Sir Adam of Dalpholly, 88 ; 
"of Ardoch" ; m. Ann, dau. of Sir Robert Munro of Foulis and had Adam, 
93 (Bulloch's Gor^o«5 of Invergordon, 66). 

141- Alexander. 17 17, Aug. 25, Ens., Col. Richard Phillipp's (40th) 
Ft. {W.O., A. Coms., P.R.O.). 

142. Alexander. 1720, Vol., R.N., " Monmouth " ; later Mid., " Essex," 
"Yarmouth," "Elizabeth," and " Weazle " sloop. 1725, Apr. 5, Lt. {Adm. 
N. Board, Lis. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1730, Sep. 20, h.p., previously 2nd 
Lt., "Angelsea". 1733, ^ov. 13, "Antelope". 1736, May 6, "Argyll"; 
Sep. 26, h.p. 1739, Aug. 14, "Severn". 1740, Feb. 2, " Royal George " ; 
Feb. 9, "Grampus". 1741, Feb. 5, Capt., Comdr., "Grampus" {Adtn., 
Sea Offs. Corns., 1730-1818; Treasurer's Pay Bks., Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 
1742, Jun. 25, attacked off Plymouth by a privateer, "El Santo Christo de 
Portal nostra seniora de la Soledad de Portugalute " ; after a three hours' 
engagement Gordon was killed by a cartridge box taking fire at his side 
{G.M., vol. XII. 329, 498). His mother Emelia received ;^i46 bounty 
{Bounty Papers, N. Board, P.R.O.). 



22 MOUSE OF GORDON. 

143- Alexander. 1724, Capt., mentioned in will of Henry, 627i as joint 
executor with wife {Dublin R.O.). Possibly Alexander, 134- 

144- Alexander. 1725, May 12, Capt., mentioned in will of Rev. 
James Gordon, of Mountgordon, Co. Mayo, proved May 25 in the diocese of 
Tuam (Dublin R. O.) ; possibly same as 143- 

145. Alexander. 1726, served as Ord., Ab., and Mid., R.N., " Berwick " ; 
later, Ab., and Mid., " Winchelsea," " Torrington," " Ludlow Castle," and 
"Captain". 1732, Dec. 28, Lt. (Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certif., 
P.R.O.). 1733, Feb. 23, 3rd Lt., "Yarmouth ". 1735, Jan. 13, h.p., previously 
Lt., " Stirling Castle". 1737, Jan. 5, "Terrible" sloop. 1738, Jul. 14,2nd 
Lt., "Lyon''; Dec. 5, h.p. 1739, Jun. 8, "Terrible". 1740, Feb. 21, Lt., 
"Hound" sloop. 1741, Mar. 22, h.p.; Nov. 17, Capt., Comdr., "Otter" 
sloop {Adm., Sea Offs. Corns., 1 730-1818; Treasurer's Pay Bks., Half Pay 
Lists, P.R.O.). 1742, Jan. 7, shipwrecked and lost on the Suffolk Coast, 
only fifteen of the crew, and the mate being saved {G.M., iii. 523, iv. 
47 ; Scots Mag., long memorial ode, iv. 277-9). Son of Sir William of 
Invergordon (but omitted from Bulloch's Gordons 0/ Invergordon) ; grandson 
of Sir Adam, 88- 

146. Alexander. 1726, Nov. i, Surg. Mate, Col. Fielding's (41st) 
Invalids, granted six months leave to go abroad upon extraordinary business 
{Leave 0/ Absence, P.R.O.), 

147. Alexander. 1734, Ab., R.N., " Burford," "Guernsey," and 
" Lark ' ; later Mid., " Lark " ; Ab., " Dursley " galley ; Mid., '* Greyhound ** 
and " Depttord ". 1740, Apr. 17, Lt. {Adm. N, Board, Lts. Passing Certif., 
P.R.O.). 1741, Feb. 25, Lt., "Mortar " bomb. 1744, Jun. 9, h.p.; Jul. 14, 
"Princess Amelia". 1745, Feb. 16, h.p.; May 18, "Shrewsbury". 1746, 
Jan. I, h.p. 1747, Jun. 30, " Superb". 1748, Jul. 29, h.p. 1783, Nov. 24. 
d., probably in Greenwich Hosp., to which his h.p. was always paid {Adm., 
Sea Offs. Corns., 1730-1818; Treasurer's Pay Bks., Half Lists, P.R.O.). 

148. Alexander. 1738, May 18, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Elizabeth". 
1739, Jun. 20, " Bredah ". 1741, Dec. 30, " Marlborough". 1742, Dec. 20, 
Surg., "Duke" fireship. 1743, Jan. 3, "Lightning" bomb. 1744, Jun. 
27, "Mary" galley. 1746, May 1, "Portland" prize {Adm., 0_ffs, appt. 
by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

149. Alexander. 1739, Ens., 25th Ft (Capt. R. T. Higgins's King's 
Own Scottish Borderers, 35). 

150. Alexander. 1741, Feb. 5, 2nd Lt., Cornwallis's Marines {MS. 
A.L., 1742-3, 148; 1745, 148, 200; A. Corns., P.R.O.). i743» Mar. 18, 
d. s.p., at Sheerness {Loudon Daily Post, Apr. 12). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 23 

Only son of Alexander of Pitlurg. 1743, Nov. 2, will proved at Edin- 
burgh (Edinburgh Test.). 

151. Alexander. 1741, Oct. 24, 2nd Lt., Col. Cochrane's, afterwards 
Lt. Gen. Churchill's, Marines (Caleb Whitefoord's Whitefoord Papers, 25 ; 
A. Corns.; MS. A.L., 1742-3, 142, P.R.O.). 1747-8, h. p. at is. lod. a day 
{List of Reduced Offs. of H.M.'s Land Forces and Marines, 1749; A.L., 
1757-81) ; presumably d. 1781-2. 

162- Alexander. 1744, Feb. 20, Mate, R.N., " Somerset". 1745, Dec. 
II, "Marlborough" {Adm., Offs. appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

153- Alexander. 1744, Jun. 13, Ens., Lt, Gen. Barrell's (4th) Ft. 
1746, Sep. — Oct., absent on leave by permission of Lord Albemarle (Terry's 
Albemarle Papers, i. 205, 276). 1747, Feb. 24, Lt. 1748, Oct. 27, burgess 
of Inverness {S.N. &' Q., 1905, Jul., p. 12). 1750, ret. h.p. {MS. A.L., 1736, 
42 ; 1742-51, 42, P.R.O.). 

154- Alexander. 1745, May 11, Asst. Surg., Scots Greys, served at 
Fontenoy. Surg., R.N. [?] {G.M., vol. 69, pt. i, p. 260-1). 1760-1, settled 
and practised as Surg. Apoth. and Druggist at Norfolk, Virginia ; m. a 
Virginian. 1775, was among the first Loyalists who joined Gov. Lord 
Dunraven in arms, when obliged to retire from Williamsburgh to Norfolk, 
raised three Coys, and appt. Col., Loyal Mil.; fought at Great Bridge; 
assisted in defending that town until it was abandoned ; taken prisoner 
while employed in destroying some cannon ; thrown into gaol ; tried by the 
Council of Safety as an enemy to Virginia, and being found guilty, was at 
first imprisoned, afterwards released on parole, and finally exchanged as a 
Prisoner of War. 1777, Apr., joined Gen. Howe at New York; accompanied 
his army to the Head of Elk, served at Brandy wine and elsewhere. 1779, 
came to England; granted an allowance of £"150 a year by Govt, for his 
services, until 1781, when ordered to return to America with Lord Dunmore. 
Refused permission to join his family in Virginia until some time after the 
peace, and then only for one year. 1784, Jul., returned to England, leaving 
his wife and five children in Virginia, where his property (three houses) in 
Bute Street, Norfolk, valued with contents at £2700, had been destroyed 
(burned) by the Americans, his land not being confiscated. Gordon was 
granted, Sep. 30, a pension of £'40 from Jul. 1784 and received a further 
allowance of £97 los. as Col. of Norfolk Mil {American Loyalist Claims, 
Treasury Rec, P.R.O.). " His family remained in America, but so great was 
Gordon's loyalty that he declared he would never live in a country of which 
King George was not Sovereign. He died at Kensington, 1799, Mar. 11, 
aged 79, buried in Kensington Church in a spot chosen by himself; of a 



24 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

respectable family in Aberdeenshire, and studied in Edinburgh " {G.M., vol. 
69, pt. I, p. 260-1). His elder son Adam, aged 13, granted by the Treasury, 
1779, an allowance of £^0 a year for two years for finishing his education in 
Scotland, and a son George, presumably pre-deceased Gordon ; his widow 
Elizabeth and three daus., Isabella Carr, Sarah Carr, and Elizabeth, survived 
him {Will, Somerset House). 

155- Alexander. 1745. Aug. 31, Capt., Aberdeen Art. Vols., specially 
raised to defend the town against the Jacobites ; a shipmaster (Sinclair's 
Aberdeen Vols., 17). 

156. Alexander. 1746, Mar. 11, Surg, Mate, R.N., " Defiance " {Adm., 
Offs. appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

157. Alexander. 1747, Feb. 6, Surg. Mate, R.N., " Queenborough ". 
1748, Sep. 28, " Guarland " {Adm., Surgeon's Certi/.f Offs. appt. by N. Board, 
P.R.O.). 

158. Alexander. 1751, Apr. 25, Ens., 33rd Ft. 1755, Oct. 13, Lt. 
1756, Dec. 8, Qr. Mar. 1761, Mar. 17, Capt. Lt. 1762, Apr. 30, Capt. 1763, 
May 19, Capt., 85th Ft. 1763-4, h.p. {A.L., 1754-93". ^- Cams., P.R.O.). 
1793-4, d. at Belleville, intestate, estate proved by his niece, Susan, dau, of 
William Maxwell of Ardwell, as nearest of kin, before the commissary of 
Wigtown, Apr. 2, decreet dative; arrears of h. p., £44 7s. 3d. due 1793, Christ- 
mas {Wigtown Test.). 1837, Sep., William Ross served heir to Capt. Alex- 
ander, his great-grand-uncle, at Belleville, Stranraer {S.H.). 

159. Alexander. 1753, Aug. 28, Lt., 25th Ft. 1757, Mar, 22, Capt. 
Lt,, 56th {A.L., T754-8; A. Corns., P,R.O,). 

160- Sir Alexander. 1756, Surg., R,N. ; Jul., h.p. 1757, May 6, 
struck off the list {Adm., Half Pay Lists, P.R.O,). 

161. Alexander. 1756, Feb. 16, and Lt., ist Ft., 2nd Batn. (MS. A.L., 
1752, 116, P.R.O.). 

162. Alexander. 1755, Apr. 30, or 1756, Aug. 29, Ens,, 19th Ft 
(previously served in the Scots Brigade in Holland as Lt,), 1756, Aug. 28, 
or 1757, Sep, 28, Lt, {W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1756-82), 1759, 
stationed at Wonley Camp, Brentwood, Essex (Sir John Gordon of Inver- 
gordon's MS. Pocket Book). 1 793, h.p. {A .L.). Grandson of Sir Adam of 
Dalpholly, 88 ; nt., 1763, Jun. 24, Mary dau, of Caleb Incledon, Falmouth, 
and d. 1781, Nov., aged 60; had George, 4th bart, of Invergordon, 18 17, who 
d. unm. at St. Keverne, near Helston, Cornwall, 1840; Adam, placed on 
Compassionate list at £5, removed Nov, 1809, as "upwards of 30 years of 
age," or "34 in 1808," succeeded as 5th bart., d. unm. at St, Keverne, 1850; 
Anne, got pension of £5 in 1793, which was increased in 1809 to £10, alive 




A GORDON HIGHLANDER, 1794 
Painted by Georges Scott 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 2$ 

and m., at St. Keverne, 1808, Dec. 3; Elizabeth, with pension like her sister, 
alive, but unin., at St. Keverne, 1828 {W.O., Letters, Compass. Fund, Reg. 
Compass. Allowances, 1785, P.R.O. ; Bulloch's Gordons of Invergorden, pp. 
12, 59). Brother of Ann, 252' 

163- Alexander. 1759, Feb. 28, Capt., Strode's (62nd) Ft. 1764, Mar. 
30, leave of absence on private affairs {A.L., 1760-4). 

164. Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon. 1759, raised 89th Ft.; Oct. 13, 
Capt. 1762, Apr. 3, Capt., 85th Ft. 1775, raised a Coy. for 71st Ft., Fraser's 
Highlrs. 1778, raised N. Fencibles, Apr. 14, Col. 1790, raised a Coy. for the 
Black Watch, 42nd Ft. 1793, raised N. Fencibles, Col. 1794, raised looth, 
afterwards 92nd Ft., " Gordon Highlrs.". 

Son of 3rd Duke, b., 1743 ; m., Jane Maxwell, and had George, 5th and 
last Duke, 519, and Lord Alexander, 194 ; d. 1827 (Bulloch's Duke of Gordon's 
First Regiment ; Duchess of Gordon as a Recruiter ; Duke of Gordon's Second 
Regiment ; Duke of Gordon's Third Regiment — four privately printed 
pamphlets). 

165- Alexander. 1759, Oct. 16, Ens., 89th Ft. (Gordon Highlrs.) 
(A.L. 1 761-3). 1762, designated " in Tilliethrowie" in will of Hugh Gordon. 
Only son of George of Cults, whose bill dated Aug. 16, 1759, he held for 
£285 8s. 8d. Scots {Aberdeen Test.). 

166. Alexander. 1756, Feb. 16, Ens., ist Ft. ; Nov. 22, Lt. 1760, 
Jan. 19, Capt., 92nd Ft. 1764, h.p. 1773, name erased, MS. alteration {A.L., 
1756-73; W.O., A.L., P.R.O., 1760, MS. note; G.M., vol. 30, p. 154; S.M., 
vol. 22, p. 106). 177 1, Sep. I, Capt., 24th Ft. (Army Rank 1760, Jan. 19). 
1775, name erased, MS. alteration {A.L., 1772-5). 

167-168- Alexander. 1766, Jun. 8, Ens., 49th Ft. (A.L. 1768); im- 
plicated in a street brawl in Cork, where a butcher was killed. 1769, N6v. 25, 
hanged at Brest as a spy. 

Laird of Wardhouse and brother of Charles, 307. (" Proems d'Alexandre 
Gordon, espion Anglais," Bulletin de la Societe Academique de Brest, i. 
295-360; Abd. Free Press, Aug. 26, 1898; S.N. cr* Q., 1899, Feb., and Banff- 
shire Herald, Keith, 1909, April 7 — June 12, all by J. M. Bulloch). 

169. Alexander. 1772, Aug., Capt., port, of Hassington; his brother 
George, of Gordonbank, Scots Brigade in Holland, served his heir. 

170. Alexander. 1774, Jun. 8 or 29, Ens., 19th Ft. {L.G.). 1775, 
name erased, MS. alteration {A.L., 1775). 

Son of Alexander, Laird of Carleton, Dutch service; d. 1775, Jul. 17, at 
Waterford {Earlston MS.). 1789, May 5, his brother John was served his heir. 

171. Alexander. 1775, Lt., H.E.LC.S. (Madras) ; d. intest. ; his friend 

D . 



26 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Lt. Harcourt Woodhouse appt. administrator to his estate by the Mayor's 
Court, Madras (7.0. Rec). 

172. Alexander 1776 "entered the army as Medical Officer [Hosp. 
Mate] and served through the American War in the Guards" {W.O., Applns. 
Compass. List, 1817, 1821, P.R.O); May 13, ♦' a detachment from three Regi- 
ments of Foot Guards to embark from Portsmouth for North America under 
command of Col. Mathew of the Coldstreams with one Surgeon and three 
mates" [W.O., Out Letters Sec. at War, America, P.R.O.). 1784, Feb. i, 
in charge of a temporary Hosp. for the reception of sick and wounded soldiers 
at Plymouth, at 5/- a day ; Aug. 24, Hosp. discontinued, previously instructed 
by Surg. Gen. Adair, "to repair to London whenever you please and deliver 
up the stores to Mr. Moore's care; you may draw for the amount of your 
disbursements upon Mr. Charlton (Agent to the Hospital) taking care to send 
me the receipt tax and the receipt for rent " {W.O., Out Letters, Med. Dept., 
P.R.O.). 1784, Aug. 25, Hosp. Mate, Cape Breton (but not despatched until 
1785) ; Mar. 12, Mr. Adair wrote him "at Mrs. Gordon's, Logie, Edinburgh, 
with orders to repair to his station" {ibid.). 1787, Jul., doing duty at 
Charlottetown, P.E.I. ; Dec, attached to 42nd Reg. there. 1790, Jan., applied 
(unsuccessfully) for Surgeoncy. 1792, Jun., serving as Hosp. Mate, Island 
of St. John's. 1795, Oct. I, Surg. Mate, Island of St. John's Vols. 1797-98, 
Aug. I, Asst. Surg. {In Letters, Sec. at War, America, P.R.O.). 1797, Aug. 
I, informed in answer to his memorial asking for an increase of pay, "that 
there do not appear to be any proper grounds for it " {Out Letters, Med. 
Dept.). 1800, Mar. 7, appt. Apothy. at Halifax, "to assist Mr. Boggs in 
the distribution and compounding of medicines, and to superintend the 
Hospitals, during the absences of Dr. Noath " {Out Letters, Sec. at War, 
America), but his name appears as Act. Garr. Surg., Charlottetown, until 
Aug. 24. 1801, Dec. 14-18, tried by Court Martial, at Halifax; suspended 
from rank and pay for six months (A/5. List of Mates). 1802, May 5, the Sec. 
at War wrote to Lt. Gen. Bowyer, commdg. at Halifax " you will take the 
necessary steps for causing the pay of Mr. Gordon's present commission to 
be stopped, until he shall have accounted to Mr. Window (Agent for Regtl, 
Hospitals) for the sum of £108 3s., which Gordon drew upon him for on 
account of his pay as Hosp. Mate at Prince Edward Island, for a period 
subsequent to the date of his present appointment " ; Sep. 25, Bowyer written 
to — "An extract of your letter relative to Mr. Gordon has been communicated 
to Mr. Window" {Out Letters, Sec. at War, America). 1802, Sep. 25. h.p. 
1803, May, d. on his passage from Halifax to England. 

Son of Robert of l Logie, Aberdeenshire, and great-grandson of James, 



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I. of Ardmeallie ; m. 1791, Mar. 5, at Charlottetown, Margaret, dau. of Gov. 
Patterson, and had Henry, b. 1791, Edward, 422, Mary Helen, b. 1795, Sep. 
23, and Margaret, b. 1798, Aug. 24, all placed on Compass. List at £6 on 
recommendation of Gen. Bowyer {W.O., Applns. &' Corresp. Compass. List, 
Reg. Compass. Allowances, P.R.O.). Mrs. Gordon m. 2ndly, in 1806, at 
Halifax, the very distinguished surgeon Dr. George James Guthrie (M.D,, 
King's Coll., Abd., 1824); d. 1846, Sep. 18, in London; the elder dau. w. 
1836, Sep. 21, the Rev. Richard Dawes, Dean of Hereford (1793-1867), d. 
1892, Jan. 15; Margaret, famous as "Carlyle's First Love," m. 1824, Jan. 
14, at St. George's Hanover Sq., London, Sir Alexander Bannerman, of 
Aberdeen (i 788-1824), d. 1878, Dec. 24, at Greenwich (Ray C. Archibald's 
Carlyle's First Love ; House of Gordon, i. (144); J. M. Bulloch in Huntly 
Express, 1909, Dec. 3, 17, 31; 1910, Jan. 7, 28). 

173. Alexander. 1776, Oct. 4, Ens., 49th Ft., com. given by Gen. 
Howe, Boston (Worthington C. Ford's British Offs. serving in American 
Revolution, 1774-83), or 1777, Jan. 28 (L.G.) ; d. 1778, Apr. or May {W.O., In 
Letters, Sec. at War, America, S^ Misc., P.R.O.) His letter suggests he 
belonged to the North of Scotland. 

174. Alexander. 1 776, Nov. 7, Mid., R.N., " Fell Snow ". 1 778, Sept. 
29, Ab., " Canceaux ". 1779, Sep. 19, Mid. 1781, Feb. 22, Ab., "Viper". 
1782, Jan. 12, Mid., "Diligente"; Jan. 17, passed as Lt., aged 25 {Adm., 
N. Board Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.) ; Mar. 2, Lt., "Emerald". 1783, 
Sep. 26, h.p. 1787, Jan. 27, "Calypso". 1790, Aug. 24, h.p. ; Aug. 31, 
"Inconstant". i79i,Jan. 27, h.p. 1793, Feb. 13, "Cleopatra "; Jun. 12, 
"Montagu". 1794, Apr. 9, discharged; Apr. 10, h.p.; Apr. 15, leave of 
absence {Adm., Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 

175. Alexander. 1778, Mar. 10, Ens., 2nd Ft.; Nov. 6., Lt. 1780, 
Jul. 25 — 1784, Feb. 2, Adj. 1786, Sep. 21, six months absence on private 
affairs. 1787, Mar. 22, three months additional. 1793, Apr. 26, Capt. Lt. 1794, 
Jun. I, in command of a detachment of the reg. on board H.M.S. " Russell,'' 
during Lord Howe's victory. 1795, Jan. 10, Capt. ; Dec, wrecked on Selsey 
Bill in the " Prince " transport. 1796, Dec, in command of the 2nd division 
which marched from Penzance and St. Ives. 1798, served in Irish rebellion. 
1799, Jul. 25, Maj. 1800, Mar. 4, ret. (Col. John Davis's 2nd Ft., in. 300-t ; 
VI. 104; A.L., 1778-1800). 

Son of Alexander merchant, Boston, Mass., and Jean Mackay (J. 
1789, Jun. 29, at Edinburgh), b. and bap., 1757, Aug. 27, at Boston. 1834, 
Jan. 19, drowned in the Bay of Inverness (G.M., N.S., vol. i, pt. p. 344). 
Brother of George, 505, and Hugh Mackay, 672. 



28 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

176- Alexander. 1780, Apr. 5, Surg., 92nd Ft. 1783, h.p. {A.L. 
1781-92). Previously practised in Old Meldrum {Med Reg., 1780). 

Born "Wemyss"; laird of Edintore; d. 1790, Nov. 22, at Huntly 
{S.M., vol. 62, p. 619; Abd. jfour., Nov. 29; House of Gordon, 11. (401)). 

177. Alexander. 1780, May 20, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Swallow". 
1781, Aug. 21, "Warspite". 1782, Mar. 25, Surg., " Otter " sloop. 1785, 
Apr. 12, h.p. 1796, Jan. 5 — Apr. 10, "Adamant"; Sep. i, " Overyssel ". 

1799, Aug. II, h.p. {Adm., Offs. Appt. by N. Board; Surgeons' Services, 
1742-1815; Half Pay Lists, Mid. Pensions, P.R.O.) 

Son of Alexander in Milton of Drum ; b. 1752, in Strachan, Kin- 
cardine (Peterculter Par. Reg.); Student, Marischal Coll., Aberdeen, 1763- 
7 ; M.D., 1788. 1798, wrote a classic essay on Puerperal Fever. 1784, Feb. 
18, at Aberdeen, m. Elizabeth Harvey {d. 1843, Mar. 8, aged 83), and had two 
daus. Gordon d. 1799, Oct. 19, aged 47 (House of Gordon, i. (145-6), where 
he is erroneously stated to have been the son of Robert of Logie, of the 
Ardmeallie family. * 

178' Alexander. 1780, Oct. 25, 2nd Lt., R.M. 1790, Feb. 6, h.p. 
1826, Nov., appeared at Taunton, in Court for relief of insolvent debtors, 
*' late of Bedminster, Somerset, formerly of Bristol" {L.G., 18296); d. 
1842 {A.L., 1781-1843; N.L., 1800-44). 

179. Alexander. 1780, Nov. 11, Lt., bur. at Bombay (I.O.Rec). 

180. Alexander. 1782, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 17S3, Jun. 24, 
Ens., N.I. 1788, Apr., serving on the Coromandel Coast. 1790, Aug. 21, 
Lt. 1793, Aug. 23, d. at Fort St. George {Bengal Cal., 1788, pp. 49, 55; 
List of H.M. &* H.E.I.C. United Offs.). 

Second son of William of Nethermuir {d. 1771) and Margaret, dau. of 
Hugh Forbes of Schivas ; made his will at Pheymey, 1793, Jul. 10, whereby, 
subject to legacies, he gave his estate to his mother {I.O. Rec. ; Abd. your.). 

181- Alexander. 1790, Oct. 8, Surg. Mate, R.N., " Duke ". 1795, Feb. 
12, " Amphion". 1796, Jun. 28, Surg., "Squirrel". 1799, Aug. 2, " Volage". 

1800, Mar. 8, "Meleager" ; Jul., h.p. 1803, Jun. 18, •'York"; Dec. 31, d., 
ship lost. Gordon m. 1802, Aug. 14, (aged about 30) at Glenarm, co. 
Antrim, Victoria Brown, of Skerry {Adm., Offs. appt. by N. Board, Surgeons' 
Services, Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). 

182. Alexander. 1791, Jun. 30, 2nd Lt., 23rd Ft. ; Nov. 30, Qr. Mr. 

1793, Aug. 31, ist Lt. {L.G., 887 ; A.L., 1792-4). " Garden " in A.L. 

183. Alexander. 1793, Sep., entered R.N. as Capt.'s Servant, " Shark ". 

1794, Jan. 7, Ab. and Mid., "Valiant"; Jun. i, served under Vice Adm. 
Thomas Pringle at defeat of French Fleet by Earl Howe. 1795, Jun. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 2$ 

23, witnessed capture of three republican line-of-battle ships, near I'Orient ; 
Sep., Mid., "Asia," flagship of R. Adm. Pringle, N. Sea. 1796, Apr. 2, 
Mid. and Master's Mate, "Tremendous," Cape of Good Hope; Aug. 
18, Act. Lt., "Prince Frederick"; Dec. 29, Act. Lt., "Trident," E. Indies. 
1798, Jul., Lt., "Arrogant," E, Indies. 1800, assisted at capture of Dutch 
Coy.'s armed ship " Hartog van Brunswyk," and the " Mongoose!" brig and 
" Ondermeming " Indiaman, both taken by the boats of the "Arrogant," May 
17 and 25. 1804, Oct. 10, Lt., "Polyphemus," Cadiz station; Dec. 7, in- 
trusted with charge of the " Santa Gertruyda," Spanish galleon (taken off 
Cape St. Mary), which parted company during a violent gale, Dec. 16, lost her 
rudder, and was totally dismasted. A new rudder was constructed, jury masts 
rigged, and then the galleon was picked up by the " Harriett " and towed to Ply- 
mouth, Jan. 10. The Spanish captain spoke in the highest terms of the 
attention and politeness of Lt. Gordon and the nautical skill he displayed. 
1805, Mar. 28, appointed to the " Glory," and soon after returned to the " Poly- 
phemus," from which (Oct. 4) he was invalided when off Cadiz. 1806, Jan. 22, 
Comdr., "Moselle" brig, Mediterranean, W. Indies. 1808, invalided home 
from Jamaica. 1809, Aug. 24, "Diligence"; Nov. 3, "Rattler" sloop, 
Lisbon, W. Indies, and N. America. 1812, in command of a small detachment 
in the Bay of Fundy, where the " Rattler " and her consorts made many prizes, 
principally American merchantmen. 1813, May, wrote, to the Senior 
Off., off Boston :— 

H.M.S. under my command drove on shore and captured on 19th inst. off Kenebank, the 
private armed ship Alexander, returning to Salem from a cruise often weeks. The Alexander is a 
remarkably fine ship, four years old, and was considered the fastest sailing privateer out of the 
United States. She left Salem with a crew of 127 men, but had only about 70 remaning at the 
time of her capture, the greatest part of whom made their escape on her getting aground, and 
several were drowned in their attempt to swim from her. H. M. schooner Bream contributed 
much to our assistance in getting the ship off, and I am happy to say with hardly any injury. 
I had the honour to report to the Senr. Officer at Halifax my having chased on shore near 
Bayley's mistake, the American privateer schooner Gallynippee of 2 long six pounders and 35 
men on the 2nd inst. and of her being attacked in that situation and destroyed by the boats of 
H.M. ship in charge of Mr. Jas. Cutlip, acting Master (signed) Alex. Gordon. 

1813, Jun. 28, Act. Capt., "Chesapeake" frigate, Halifax; Sep., confirmed. 

1814, Feb. 10, Post Capt. ; May, exchanged with Capt. Burdett of the "Maid- 
stone," Coast of America ; Aug. " Superb," bearing the broad pennant of 
Commodore Hotham off New London ; Nov., " Narcissus," American Station. 

1815, Mar., came to England (John Marshall's R.N. Biog., vol. iii. Supp. 
pp. 224-7). 1832, served on the "AthoU" frigate on the African Station; 



30 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

under Capt. Hayes, C.B.; Sep. 29, tried by Court Martial on board H.M.S. 
•• Victory ". 

The charges were (i) for not waiting on the Commodore when he joined him at Prince's 
Island, stating he was unable to do so, though he did pay a visit to another ship, the Medina, at 
the same time, on the contrary proposing to pay such visit when he should be invalided ; (2) for 
negligently performing Capt. Hayes's orders ; (3) for writing to Capt. Hayes and stating that 
in executing his orders several valuable lives had been lost when on the contrary no life had 
been lost; (4) for making a money bargain, when he invalided, with his successor; (5) for 
writing on his return from the coast of Africa a letter of complaint against Commodore Hayes ; 
and reflecting on his conduct. This letter, although alluded to in the order for assembling the 
Court, in fact it was the original cause of the difference between these officers — was yet omitted 
to be made a substantive change. With respect to charge (4) it was stated that the only bar- 
gain made was selling his furniture and stock to Capt. Webb, who succeeded him, and that at a 
lair price. The Court Martial terminated on Oct. 4: of the five charges the 1st. 2nd and 4th 
were not proved, the court had no authority, to try Gordon on the fifth, and the third was partly 
proved ; whereupon he was admonished to be more circumspect in his correspondence with his 
superior officers in future (Times, Oct. i, and 8). 

Son of John of Balmuir, and Margaret Stuart of Dunearn, Fifesh. ; b. 
1780, May, at Edinburgh; w., 1821, Nov. 6, Mary Elizabeth (d. 1851), dau. 
of Ernest of Park; i8i6, Dec. 2, served heir to Alison Spittal, widow of 
James Stuart, Lord Provost of Edinburgh. 1818, Nov. 11, served heir to his 
brother John, 949. Gordon d. 1842-3 {N.L., 1797-Mar. 1843). Brother of 
John, 949, and Peter, 1153: uncle of John, 986- 

184- Alexander. 1794, Apr. 8, Ens., Capt. Bayley's Independent Coy. 
of Ft. ; Jun. 3, Lt., 90th Ft. {L.G., 305, 510). 1795, May 29, Capt., looth Ft. 
1799, served under the Marquis of Huntly in Holland, very severely wounded, 
and in Egypt. 1803, Jul. 9, Maj., 14th Batn. of Reserve {ibid., 873). 1804, 
Aug. 28, Bt. Lt. Col. ; Sep. 4, Lt. Col. 3rd Batn. of Reserve, A.D.C. to Lord 
Hardwicke, Ld. Lt. of Ireland. 1805, the W.O. would not allow him to 
continue his duties, and the refusal is the subject of several of his letters to 
D. Campbell and Lord Hardwicke {Add. MSS. B.M., 35, 755-35, 758; L.G., 
263); May 18, Lt. Col., 83rd Ft., 2nd Batn. ; Aug. 9, wrote from Chichester 
Barracks to Lord Hardwicke asking permission to recruit Vols, from the Irish 
Mil. {Add. MSS., 35, 761, f. 158 ; L.G., 651). 1809, Jul. 28, fell at the battle 
of Talavera, " being wounded in the neck by a musket ball when charging the 
enemy at the head of his regiment ; when being removed to the rear, a shell 
fell into the blanket in which he was being carried and, bursting, killed 
him and his bearers" {G.M., vol. 79, pt. 2, p. 781 ; Earl of Munster's British 
Campaign in Portugal and Spain, 241 ; A.L., 1795-1810). 

Son of Lord Rockville and Anne Countess of Dumfries ; nephew of Hon. 
William, 1397, and brother of Cosmo, 387- 



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185. Alexander. 1794, Sep. 27, Lt., Sutherland Fencibles {L.G., 794). 
1795, Oct. 3» Ens., i6th Ft. 1796, Apr. 23, Lt. (i6irf., 371, 1017). 1800, 
Aug. 28, Capt., 93rd Ft. 1806, served at the capture of Cape of Good Hope 
under Sir David Baird, remaining in that colony until Apr. 1814. 1813, 
Jan. I, Bt. Maj. 1814, Feb. 10, Maj. Served in the expedition from England 
to New Orleans, present in actions, 1814, Dec. 28, and 1815, Jan. i and 8. 
1821, Jul. 19, Bt. Lt. Col. (ibid., 1510). 1822, ret. (A.L., 1795-1823; 
Philippart's Mil. Cal., v. 198). 1825, applied for an appt. as Barrack 
Master, specially recommended by Lord Robert Kerr. 1826, Aug. 8, and 
application, wrote to Lord F. Leveson Gower — 

A most frightful calamity has overtaken me by the failure of my brother in London 
[John, banker.] ... I am left totally destitute. All I have in the world . . . happened to 
be left in his hands and ... he has involved me in his own ruin. I therefore hope you will 
address the Marquis of Huntly on my behalf ... for the appointment of the vacant Barrack 
Mastership at Aberdeen. 

1826, Dec. 26, advised the authorities of his address for some months at Down- 
patrick, Ireland, stated his inability to accept any appointment abroad "owing to 
financial circumstances and advanced age ". 1827, May 23, wrote to Gower : — 
" I fear I am getting very troublesome, . . . but my difficulties are . . . urgent 
and . . . must ultimately yield to them, if not soon relieved ". 1835, Barrack 
Master, Tobago, 10/- a day {W.O., Barrack Masters Appts. &> Services, P.R.O.). 
Sixth son of Robert, Achness; b. iTj$, Jul. 14; d. untn. at Tobago 
(Bulloch's Gordons of Embo). Brother of George, 521, William, 1408> 
half brother of John P., 655, and Robert, 1207- 

186- Alexander. 1795, ■^'^S- 8» Ens., Aberdeen Highland Fenc. Inf. 
{L.G., 815). 1799, Nov. 26, writing from Glasgow to Lord Huntly for a 
Commission he said " he would exercise his utmost exertion and fidelity in 
getting some clever young lads for his regiment " ; described himself " an 
Ensign in the 2nd Batn., Caithness Legion, that has been disbanded at 
Aberdeen, being the first of the Fencibles that was disbanded in Scotland " 
{Gordon Castle Papers). Aberdeen Highland Reg., raised in 1794, disbanded 
in Ireland, 1803, Sep. 11; Caithness Legion, raised in 1796, disbanded in 
1802 ; Rothesay & Caithness Fencibles, ist Batn., raised in 1794, disbanded 
at Edinburgh, 1799, May i ; 2nd Batn., raised in 1795, disbanded in 1802 
(Andrew Ross's Scottish Colours, 121-2, 126.) 

187- Alexander. 1796, May 17, Qr. Mr., 6th W.I. Reg. ; d., May 18, 
his widow Frances {b. 1756, Aug. 15) granted pension of £16. 1826, living 
in Birmingham (W.O., Applns. Compass. List, Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). 

188. Alexander. 1796, Oct. 31, Capt., Swords (Dublin) Inf. {List of 



32 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Off, of District Corps, Ireland, 1797, p. 113). Son of John, 869 ; '"• Catherine, 
dau. of Hugh Montgomery, and had John, 918-9, Hugh Loftus, 671, and five 
daus. Lord Belmore [Corry Family) calls him " Lt. Col.". 

189- Rev. Alexander. 1797, Aug. 12, Garr. Chaplain, Fort George, 
Salary £"105 5s. {L.G., 760;. 

Son of Rev. James, 709; If- 1773; student at Marischal Coll., 1788-91, 
divinity classes, 1791-4; d. 1800, Jan. i, at Fochabers {S.M., vol. 62, p. 71). 

190. Alexander. 1798, May 26, Lt., Wootton Bassett (Wilts.) Vols. 
{L.G., 954). 

191. Alexander. 1798, Jul. 14, Lt., Westminster Vols. {L.G., 649). 

192. Alexander. 1798, Aug. 29, Ens., 15th Ft. 1799, Jun. 6, Lt., 
8sth Ft. 1 801, May 28, Capt. 1802, h.p. 1803, May 25, 69th Ft. 1804, 
Apr. 21, 95th Ft. 1808, ret. {A.L., 1799-1808; W.O., A.L., P.R.O., 1808, 
MS. note, Henry Stooks Smith's List of Officers, 85th, pp. 28-9, 95th, 
pp. 24-5). 181 1, May 25, Lt. Col., Aberdeen Mil. {L.G., 640), previously 
Capt. 181 7, Adj. {List of Mil. Yeo., Cav. &» Vols., 1825, p. 81, P.R.O.). 

Eldest son of James, of Rosieburn, and Jane Mercer, Edinburgh ; 
b. 1 78 1, w. 1805, Jul. 30, at Edinburgh, Elizabeth {d. 1849, Jul. 28, in Canada) 
2nd dau. of George Robinson, W.S., of Clermiston {S.M., vol. 67, p. 564), 
and had three sons and two daughters (one of them the mother of Lt. Col. 
William Gordon Alexander, 1517), given in full detail in Bulloch's account of 
theCairnfield and Rosieburn Gordons {Banffshire Field Club, 1910, pp. 46-9). 
1823, Sep. 2, Gordon witnessed at Aberdeen the marriage of his sister Mary 
Ann to Major Gen. William Alexander Gordon, 1474. 1827, emigrated to 
Canada. 1841, farming at Mount Dorchester, Stamford; Mar. 16, applied 
to Sir Peregrine Maitland for an appt. as Barrack Master : — 

My sons and daughters are all married and gone from me. Mrs. Gordon and I are left 
alone ; my farming days are nearly at an end, and as I have none of my family now to assist 
me, I am heartily tired of such hard work 1841, Dec. 23 (2nd application) . . . being a 
Banffshire man, I had the honour to class amongst my staunchest friends, the much-lamented 
late Duke of Gordon, and, were it possible, I would prefer employment in Scotland. The 
Barrack Master in Aberdeen is an old man, and an intimate acquaintance of mine, and were 
that situation to become vacant, I would prefer it to any in Britain, as all my relatives are 
within a short distance. Placed on List of Candidates {Barrack Master's Appts., P.R.O.). 

Brother of George Maxwell, 592, James Innes, 806, and William, 1449; 
distantly related to Alexander Hermann Adam, 229. and John, 982. 

193- Alexander. 1798, Oct. 6, 2nd Lt., Glasgow Vols. {L.G., 935). 

194- Lord Alexander. 1801, Oct. 13, Cornet, loth Lt. Dgns. {L.G., 
1240). 1802, Jun 28, Lt., h.p. {ibid., 759). 1803, Apr. 16, 35th Ft. {ibid., 



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1027). 1805, Feb. 19, Capt., 5th Ft; Mar. 2, Lt., Coldstream Gds. {ibid., 
227, 274). 1806, Jun. 3, Capt., 59th Ft., h.p. {ibid., 682). 1807, May 6, Maj., 
Aberdeensh. Mil. {ibid., 713). 

Second son of 4th Duke, Alexander, 164; b. 1785, Nov., at Edinburgh; 
d. unm., London, 1808, Jan. 8; very curious account of his deathbead "con- 
version " given in Rev. Dr. W. Thorpe's Essay on Death-bed Repentance, 1814. 

195. Alexander. 1802, Nov. i, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 680). 
1803, Jul. 18, Lt. {ibid., 105 1). 1804, Dec. 18, res. {ibid., 3). 

196- Hon. Sir Alexander. 1803, May 26, Ens., 3rd Ft. Gds. 1805, 
A.D.C. to his uncle, Sir David Baird, at the re-capture of the Cape. 
1806, Apr. 3, Lt. & Capt. 1809, Jan. 16, served at Corunna, and afterwards 
brought home the official despatches {Abd. Jour. Feb. 11). 1810, May 26, 
Bt. Maj. 1812, Feb. 6, Bt. Lt. Col. 1813, Jul. 28, severely wounded at the 
siege of San Sebastian {G.M. vol. 83, pt. 2, p. 596); Dec. 25, Capt. & Lt. 
Col. 1815, Jan. 15, K.C.B. {ibid., vol. 85, pt. i, p. 68); Jun. 18, fatally 
wounded at Waterloo, while expostulating with Wellington upon the danger 
to which he was exposing himself It is said that when the Duke, roused from 
his sleep, was told of Gordon's death, he burst into tears (Dalton's Waterloo 
Roll Call, 2nd ed., p. 10). The Duke wrote to the Earl of Aberdeen — 

I cannot express to you the regret and sorrow with which I contemplate the losses the 
country and the service have sustained, none more severe than Sir Alexander Gordon. The glory 
resulting from such action so dearly bought is no consolation to me, and I cannot imagine it 
is any to you. But I trust . . . that our exertions will be rewarded by the attainment of our 
first object — then . . . the glory of the actions in which our friends have fallen may be some 
consolation (William Mudford's Waterloo, 286). 

Third son of George Lord Haddo, 510, and brother of George, 4th Earl of 
Aberdeen, 541 ; i. 1786; held ten medals (D.A^.5.), A monument to Gordon 
was erected by his brothers and sister at Waterloo (there is a replica at Haddo 
House) and repaired in 1837 at the public expense, M. Brassau, innkeeper at 
Mont. St. Jean, undertaking to look after it {Times, Oct. 6). A print showing 
him being carried off the field appears in Kelly's Waterloo ; a long account of 
his career in the Aberdeen Free Press, 1899, Jun. 17, by J. M. Bulloch. 

197. Alexander. 1803, Jul. 9, Cornet, 15th Lt. Dgns. 1805, Jan. 22, 
Lt. 1808, Feb. 23, Capt., 3rd W. L Reg. (L.G., 267); Mar. 8, Capt., 15th 
Lt. Dgns. 1808-9, served in the Peninsular war (Medal) {ibid., 339). 181 1, 
May 14, 60th Ft. 181 1, ret. {A.L., 1803-12, W.O., A.L., P.R.O., MS. note). 

Laird of Auchlunies and Ellon, son of the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen ; b. 1786 ; 
m., Albinia Louisa, dau. of Lady Albinia Cumberland, and had Bertie Edward 
Murray, 283, Charles Alexander Boswell, 345, and Richard Lewis Hobart, 



34 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1176- Compiled a journal of the events of the campaign under Sir John 
Moore (from notes taken on the spot) immediately after his return to England, 
now in the possession of the Laird of Ellon. 

198' Alexander. 1803, Sep. 27, Capt., Ealing and Brentford Vols. 
{L.G., 1298). 

199- Sir Alexander. 1803, Oct. 29, Capt., Kirkcudbrightsh. Gentle- 
men & Yeo. Cav. ; Dec. 17, Lt. Col., Kirkcudbright. Vols. {L.G., 1480, 1765). 
1808, Jul. 7, Lt. Col. Comdt. ; Sep, 24, Lt. Col. Comdt., Kirkcudbright. Mil. 
{ibid., 1263, 1 142). 

Son of William, of Culvennan ; b. 1748, m. 1769, Jul. 17, Grace 
Dalrymple, only sister of Sir John Dalrymple Hay, Bart, of Glenluce, and d. 
1830. He had David, 404, and James, 750 (Bulloch's Gordons of Culvennan, 
Dumfries Courier, Aug. 31, 1906). 

200. Alexander. 1804, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1806, Apr. 4, Ens., 
5th N.L 1808, Jan. 25, Lt. 1814, Dec. 11, Qr. Mr. and Inter., 2nd Batn. 
1819, Aug. 12, d. at Anopsheer {E.I. Reg. 1804-19). 

201- Alexander. 1804, Jul. 14, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 852); 
Dec. 18, Lt. {ibid., 1805, p. 3). 1806, 2nd Lt., 92nd Ft. 1808, Mar. 3, Lt. 
1813, Jul. 25, wounded at the siege of San Sebastian {G.M., vol. 83, pt. 
2. P- 596). 1816, Oct. 25, "placed on h.p. by Med. Board on account of ill 
health, receiving no difference and not at his own request" {A.L., 1807-61; 
W.O. Offs. Services, H.P., 1847, 1854, P.R.O.). 

Son of the Rev. John, minister of Alvie, and Ann Matheson ; b. at 
Lynvousley, where he lived and farmed after his retirement, and d. there 1856. 
Brother of George, 544' 

202. Alexander. 1805, Aug. 11, Asst. Surg. H.E.LC.S. (Bombay). 
1807, Mar. 17, 5th N.L, ist. Batn. 1808, Aug. 25, 2nd N.L, 2nd Batn. 1809, 
May 5, ist N.L, ist Batn. 1813, Troop of Nat. Cav. 1815-6 on furlough. 
181 7-8, served in Deccan war, as Med. Store-keeper, and with the Irreg. 
Horse; shared in the prize money. 1818, Jan. i, Surg, to the Residency, 
Satara. 1819, Poonah Aux. Forces {E.I. Reg. 1806-20: I.O. Rec). 

Eldest son of Rev. Dr. George, 534 ; b. 1 786, Apr., in Aberdeen ; student, 
Marischal Coll., 1800-3; nominated for H.E.LC.S. by Charles Grant, on re- 
commendation of the Duke of Gordon ; d. 1819, Mar. 2, at Satara, of cholera 
"after a short illness of seven hours, caught by infection, while administering 
relief to a poor native Indian" {S.M., vol. 5, p. 487). Gordon left his estate 
to his brother George, 540. with instructions to " do the best he can for the 
family at home ". Full account of family by J. M. Bulloch, in Huntly Express, 
1907, July 5. 



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203. Alexander. 1805, Dec. 3, Ens., Peterhead Vols. {L.G., 1683). 

204. Alexander. 1807, Jul. 3, Ens., Madras European Inf., H.E.I.C.S. 
1809, Jan, 3, granted four months leave to Nagpoor on private affairs ; Apr. 
II, appt. to do duty with Resident's Escort, Nagpoor Native Court. 1810, 
Jun. 30, Lt. 1813, Nov. 26, honorary reward for proficiency in Hindustani. 
1814, Jan. 18, additional distinction for proficiency in Persian. 1816, Oct. 14, 
2nd Asst. to the Resident, Nagpoor. 181 7, served at Poonah, sharing in 
booty. 1822, Feb. 28, Bt. Capt:, 1823, sent to the Cape for ten months on 
s.c. 1824, May i, Capt. 1830, Mar. 3, Bt. Maj. ; Sep. 10, Maj. ; ist asst. 
to the Resident, during the absence of Mr. Wilder. 1832, Mar. 26, res. this 
appt., granted furlough to Europe, sailed Mar. 30, retiring from the service from 
Mar. 26. ; " the Resident of Nagpoor had a high sense of Major Gordon's 
services, and derived much advantage from the steadiness of his principles, 
his good judgment and long experience " {E.I. Reg., 1808-32 ; I.O. Rec). 

Son of James in Tillienaught, founder of the existing Gordons of 
Newton; bap. 1790, Jan. 9, at Fordyce ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by J. 
Cotton; m. Maria Margaretta de Wet, a Dutchwoman {d. 1886), and had 
seventeen children including Alexander Ansdell, 220, George Wilkinson 
Ramsay, 602, Henry Wilson, 656, John Andreas Davidson, 1015, Stannus 
Verner, 1299, and William, 1461. Gordon d. 185 1, Sep. 28, at Boulogne 
sur Mer, where he had lived for many years {House of Gordon^ 11. (482)). 
His eldest dau. Anna Maria, d. 1910, Feb. 19 at 91 Warwick Rd., London, 
in her 83rd year (Times). Brother of James, 747, and William, 1432- 

205- Alexander. 1808, Aug. 26, Ens., 8ist Ft. 181 1, Mar. 2, Lt. 
1821, Apr. 19, h.p., 34th Ft. 1827, Jun. 21, Lt., 97th Ft. {L.G., 1428). 1828, 
Jun. 5, 22nd Ft. {ibid., 1165) 1830, Oct. 26, Capt. of Inf., unat., h.p. (ibid., 
2235). 1833, Oct. 4, Capt., 92nd Ft. {ibid., 1783); ^. in 1834 (/I .L. 1809- 
35, W^.O.,^.L., P.R.O., 1834). 

206. Alexander. 1810, May 31, Maj., Banffsh. Mil. {L.G., 861). 

207. Alexander. 1812, May 27, Asst. Surg., R.N. 1822, Oct. 7, 
Surg., ret. {N.L.). 1864, med. practitioner, parish of St. Fergus {Medical 
Register, 1859); d. 1872-3. 

208- Alexander. 1814, Mar. 19, Ens. &. Lt., Coldstream Gds., 2nd 
Batn. 1815, served at Waterloo (Medal) {A.L., 1815-9; Dalton's Waterloo 
Roll Call.). 

Son of William, IV. of Aberdour, 1419, b. 1798; said to have been k. 
1 818, Apr. I, at Cambrai, France, in a duel with a French officer. 

209-10. Alexander. 1815, Sep. i, 2nd Lt., R.E. 1823-4, served as Senior 
Off. in Demerara during an insurrection of the negroes ; mentioned in general 



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orders and received the thanks of the Court of Policy of United Colony of 
Demerara and Essequibo {G.M., vol. 14, N.S., pp. 534, 667). 1824, Dec. 2. 
ist Lt, 1825, Mar. 25, re-appt. ist Lt. from h.p. 1837, Jan. 10, Capt. 
1851, Nov. II, Bt. Maj. ; Dec. 6, Lt. Col. 1854, Nov. 28, Bt. Col. 1856, 
Sep. 10, Col. 1861, Apr. 20, Maj. Gen. Served many years in Canada and 
ultimately at the Cape of Good Hope (Hart's A.L., 1840-64). 

Son of the 4th Duke of Gordon (who got him his com.); b. 1794, Feb. 
15 ; educated at Rothes; m. 1822, Aug. 6, Zeb6e Ann Rose (6. 1797, Feb. 28, 
d. 1874, Oct. 20), dau. of Francis Joseph Tonzi, Comdr., French Naval Service, 
of San Domingo, and Mrs. Howe, widow of an English merchant. Mrs. 
Gordon and her twin sister, Lucinde Antoinette, were, as orphan children, 
rescued from the siege of San Domingo, and brought home in a British 
warship, the Comdr. of which, T. E. Symonds, educated them, and ?». in 
181 5 Lucinde Antoinette. Gordon, d. 1863, Mar. 16, at 22 Bloomsbury Sq., 
London; had Alexander William, 238, and George Tindal, b. 1832, in. 
Elizabeth Knyvett, both alive and residing in Melbourne ; they have Alexander 
Huntly, George Seton, and two daus. Of Gordon's six daus., Theresa Eliza 
Isabella m. Rev. Donald Eraser, Free High Church, Inverness (G.M. vol. 14, 
p. 667, S. N. dr Q. Aug. 1905) and d. 1909, Mar. 9, at St. Leonard's-on-Sea, 
aged 78 (Times, Mar. 12); another, Mereline Victoria, vi. 1858, Aug. 6, at 
Edgbaston, William Ledsam. 

211. Alexander. 1831, Mar. 15, Capt., xo5th or P'orfar, and Kin- 
cardinesh. Mil. {L.G., 1362; A.L., Roy. Mil. 6* Yeo. Cav., 1850, p. 143, 
P.R.O.). 

212. Alexander. 1838, Apr. 6, Ens., ist Ft., ist Batn. {L.G., 386). 
1841, Aug. 3, Lt. 1842, Feb. 8, Adj. 1847, or early in 1848, ret. by sale of 
com. (Hart's A.L., 1840-9); b. 1820; m. 1846, Feb. 4, at Roscrea, Tipperary, 
Mary Bourchier {b. 1825) [w.O. Offs. Mrges., P.R.O.). 

213- Alexander. 1844, Nov. 11, Cadet, R.A. 1847, May 2, 2nd Lt. 
1848, Jun. 30, ist Lt. 1854, Aug. 4, 2nd Capt. 1855, got out to Crimea by 
obtaining the charge of a draft of artillery horses for Sebastopol. Once there, 
he was allowed to serve and did duty for several weeks in the trenches, in the 
famous battery of his kinsman Sir John William Gordon, 1066; Jun. 18, was 
present as aide to Col. Warde, R. A., at the unsuccessful attack on the Redan, 
being slightly wounded ; Jul. 6, k. in the batteries before Sebastopol : — 

On that day Captain Gordon had been requested to open some guns upon the Russians 
for the purpose of directing their attention from one of our working parties. He had success- 
fully accomplished this, when he suddenly obsened a large shell, and had hardly time to warn 
his men, who got safely under cover ; a moment's hesitation as to which side the missile was 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 37 

falling deprived him of the opportunity of safety. He was killed instantaneously. His services 
having been required at Woolwich, he was to have returned there in a few days, and when 
carried back to his tent the blue envelope was found on his table still further hastening his 
return. To use the words of General Sir Richard Dacres, " he was killed in the trenches while 
nobly fighting his guns, leaving no spirit more brave and gallant than himself amongst his 
noble corps " (N. &• Q., 9th ser. viii. 452 ; Mrs. Brewster Gordon's 'John Gordon, 31 ; Kane's 
ListofOffs.,R.A. 58.) 

Son of William Gordon-Cumming-Skene of Pitlurg, 1537; 6- i8a8, Nov. 
30 ; educated at Loretto. 

214. Alexander. 1846, Mar. 31, Lt., Kirkcudbright and Wigtown Mil. 
{L.G., pt. 2, p. 1531). 

215. Alexander. 1854, Aug. u, Ens., 14th Ft. ; Dec. 29, Lt. Served 
in the Crimean Campaign, 1854-5, including battles of Alma, Inkerman, and 
in the trenches at the siege and fall of Sebastopol and assault, Jun. 18 
(Medal and clasps, and 5th Class Medjidie). 1856, went to Malta with his 
reg., as Adj., arrived May-Jun. 1861, at Newcastle, Jamaica; Mar., in charge 
of a Coy. sent to Kingston. 1863, Nov. 26, Capt. 1866, exchanged into 1 ith 
Ft, 1867, ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1855-68; Capt. O'Donnell's 
Rec. 14th Reg., 162, 175, 366). 

216- Alexander. 1870, Sep. 8, ist Lt., 3rd Middlesex Art. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 6, p. 42 10). 1874, Jun. 3, Capt. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2865). 1886, Mar. 24, 
hon. rank of Maj. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 1414). 1891, Feb. 14, hon. rank of Lt. 
Col.; Sep. 19, Lt. Col.; Oct. 17, hon. rank of Col. {ibid., pt. i, p. 816, pt. 
5, pp. 4990, 5466). 1893, Dec. 16, res. his com. {ibid., pt. 6, p. 7322). 

217. Alexander. 1874, Mar. 18, Sub. Lt., Aberdeen Mil.; Jul. i, Lt. 
{L.G., pt. 3, p. 3258, Innes's Aberdeensh. Mil.). 1877, Dec. 19, Ens,, 90th 
Ft. 1878, Jun. 17, Lt. Served in the Gaika War 1878, including operations 
in the Waterkloof and the Perie Bush, Zulu War. 1879, present in engage- 
ments at Zungin Nek, Kambula, and Ulundi (Medal with clasps). 1882, 
Jun. 10, Roy. Horse Gds. 1885, Aug. 19, res. (Hart's A.L., 1878-86). 

Only son of John Gordon-Cumming-Skene, of Pitlurg, and his first wife 
Maria, only surviving dau. of Capt. W. H. Nares, R.N. ; b. 1857, Jun. 14; 
m. 1885, Apr. 9, Ada Wilson {d. 1908, Nov. 19) an actress, and had John, b. 
1886, Feb. 4, and Charles, b. 1888, May 13. Gordon d. 1894, Jun. 4, at his 
residence in Cornwall ; buried in Kensal Green ; described in a tablet in the 
Parkhill burying ground as " Alexander Gordon Cuming Skene ". 

218- Alexander Junr. 1892, May 4, 2nd Lt., 3rd Vol. Batn. (Ren- 
frewsh.) Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlrs. 1893, Aug. 5, 
Capt. 1899, Apr. 29, Qr. Mr. {A.L., 1892-1901, Apr.). 



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219- Alexander. 1905, Sep. 13, 2nd Lt., 5th (Glasgow Highland) 
Vol. Batn. (Highland) Light Inf. 1906, Oct. 6, Lt. {A.L., 1905 -Jan. 08). 

220- Alexander Ansdell. 1851, Jan. 20, Cornet, H.E.LC.S., 7th 
Madras Light Cav. ; Jul. 2, Lt. 1857, Sep. i, Madras Staff Corps. 1858-60, 
on furlough. 1863, Apr. 10, Capt. 1868-9, served with ist Lt. Cav. 187 1, 
Jan. 20, Bt. Maj. 1873, Apr. i, ret. {E.I. Reg., 1851-73). 

Son of Alexander. 204 ; b. 1832, Oct. 17 at Cape Town ; educated at 
Mr. Day's, Brixton, Mr. Ward's, Kew, and Mr. Rowsell's, Godalming ; 
nominated for H.E.LC.S. by Sir R. Jenkins on recommendation of his 
father; m. i860, Apr. 30, at Hannington, Wilts, Lucy Catherine (b. 1839), 
youngest child of Capt. Frederic Johnstone, 54th Ft., and had Lily Isabella 
Willes, b. 1861, Mar. 12, bap. May 14, at Bangalore, d. 1883, Sep. 3; and 
Ramsay Frederick Clayton, 1170. Gordon d. in 1874 {House of Gordon, 11. 
(484) ; I.O. Rec). 

221. Alexander Att wood. 1883, Jan. 15, Cadet, R.N. 1885, Jun. 15, 
Mid. 1889, Jun. 14, Act. S. Lt. 1892, Apr. i, Lt. 1903, ret. {N.L.). 

Only surviving son of Isadore Sidgesmund, a German, who emigrated 
to South Africa where he m. Isabel Ingle Maclear, niece of Sir Thomas 
Maclear; d. 1904, Apr. 14. at 4 Woodpath, Southsea, aged 34 {Times). 
Brother of George Maclear, 591- 

222. Alexander Crombie. 1831, May 31, Vol., ist. class, R.N., " Bar- 
ham ". 1833, Jun. 6, Mid. 1834, Mar. 23, " Malabar ". 1838, Jan. 2, passed 
examination. Served as Mate, N. American, W. Indian and Mediterranean 
Stations, in '• Cleopatra " and " Queen ". 1842, Sep. 17, Lt., " Queen " ; Oct. 
6, " Inconstant," Mediterranean. 1847, Apr. 20, discharged. 1853, Oct. 22, 
Comdr. 1854 Feb. 10, " Majestic ". 1855, " Bulldog," Baltic. 1858, Feb. 
5, Capt., "Amphion," Mediterranean, and "Cadmus," N. America; sub- 
sequently commanded the " Blackbriar," coastguard ship at Greenock. 187 1, 
ret. 1875, I^ec. II, R. Adm. 1880, Jan. 20, V. Adm. {N.L., 1842-93; 
O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die). 

Third son of John of Cairnbulg, 971; b. 1818, Dec. 3, at Mormond 
House, Rathen ; J. P. for Aberdeenshire; d. 1893, Dec. 23, at 3 Albyn Place, 
Aberdeen {Times, Dec. 28). 

223. Alexander Duff. 1832, Aug. 27, Vol., ist Class, R.N., "Win- 
chester," aged 13. 1833, Apr. 17 — Nov. 2, "Blanche". 1834, Aug. 29, 
"Raleigh". 1837, Jul. i. Mid. (extra). 1838, Jul. 28, Mid., "Viper ". 1840, 
Feb. 12, passed as Lt. 1842-3, employed as Mate " Excellent," gunnery ship, 
Portsmouth ; afterwards joined " Illustrious," N. American and W. Indian 
stations. 1845, Dec. 6, Lt. for rank. 1846, Jan. 12, Lt., "Electra". 1853, 



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39 



May 3, Comdr. {Adm. Indexes, Midshipmen, P.R.O. ; O'Byrne'8 Nav. Biog. 
Die; N.L., 1841-57). 

Third son of Thomas Dufif Gordon-Duflf of Park, 1543; b. 1820, Mar. 
2 ; d. 1856, Dec. 4, at sea, off West Coast of Africa. 

224. Alexander Dunlop. 1849, Dec. 11, Ens., H.E.I.C.S. (Madras); 
1850, Sep. 3, 24th N.I. 1856, Jul. 4, Lt. 1862, Jul. 30, Capt., 102nd Ft. 
{E.I.R., 1850-62). 

Son of William Alexander, of the Croughly family, 1474; b. 1830, Nov. 
29, at Inverlochy, bap. Dec. 16 ; educated at Nairn, Kemnay Acad., and 
Addiscombe ; nominated by Lt. Col. Sykes on recommendation of Sir C. 
Forbes, Bart. ; m. 1862, Nov. 8, Margaret Mackenzie {d. 1871, in America) 
youngest dau. of Sir George Simpson, Gov. of Rupert's Land and Hudson's 
Bay, and had a posthumous son (who d. s.p., 1892). Gordon d. 1863, Jul. 
12, at Sandown, Isle of Wight; bur. at Kirkmichael, Banffsh. (7.0. Rec. ; 
Croughly Book, 63 ; Reg. Kirkmichael). 

225. Hon. Sir Alexander Hamilton. 1834, May 2, Ens. and Lt., 
Grenadier Gds. 1840, May 15, Lt. and Capt. 1849, Apr. 10, Capt. and Lt. 
Col. 1854, Feb, 22, Extra Equerry to Prince Consort; Nov. 28, Col. Served 
on the Q.M.G.'s Staff throughout Crimean Campaign, 1854-5, including Alma, 
Balaclava, Inkerman (horse killed) and siege of Sebastopol (Medal, 4 clasps ; 
C.B. ; Off, of the Legion of Honour; 3rd Class of the Medjidie and Turkish 
Medal). 1856, Feb. 25, Lord Panmure wrote to Sir W. Codrington, "the 
report of McNeill and Tulloch is giving us no end of trouble and every 
attempt is being made to ruin Airey and Gordon ; but I will uphold them as 
far as I can, for, though many things might have been better, I conscientiously 
believe they did their utmost to perform the arduous duties with which they 
were charged" {Panmure Papers, 11. 129). 1856, Oct. 17, Lt. Col. unat. h.p. 
1862, May 20, Equerry to Queen Victoria. 1863, Jun. 8, Maj. Gen. 1872, 
Jan. I, Lt. Gen. ; Jul. 5, Col., looth Ft. 1873, K.C.B. 1877, Oct. i, Gen. 
1881, ret. (Hart's A.L., 1840-91, A.L., 1835-90). 1883, Feb. 14, Hon. Col., 
3rd Aberdeensh. (Buchan) Rif. Vols. (L.G., pt. i, p. 796). 

Second Son of George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 541 ; b- 181 7, Dec. 11 ; m. 
1852, Dec. 9, Caroline Emilia Mary, dau. of Sir J. F. W. Herschel, ist Bart,; 
and had nine children including Alexander Hamilton, 226> Francis Henry 
Hamilton, 456, George Herschel Hamilton, 580, and William Reginald 
Hamilton, 1509- Wrote " Remarks on National Defence, Volunteers and 
Rifles with a report on experiment with small arms carried at the Royal Manu- 
factory at Enfield," 1852 (8vo, 1853). "An Enquiry into the Defects of the 
Organisation of the Army," 1875. Gordon d. 1890, May 19. 



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226- Alexander Hamilton. 1880, Feb. 18, Lt., R.A. ; served in 
Afghan War (Medal). 1888, Apr. i, Capt. 1894, Aug. 3 — 1897, Dec. 10, 
Brig. Maj., Malta. 1897, Oct. 9, Maj. 1900, served in S. African War on 
the Staff, relief of Ladysmith, including operations Jan. 12-24, and en- 
gagements at Spion Kop, operations Jan. 5-7, action at Vaal Krantz on 
Tugela Heights and engagement at Pieter's Hill, Natal, including action at 
Laing's Nek, and the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, Jul. 6 — Nov. 9, including 
actions at Belfast, and Leydenburg ; mentioned in despatches (Medal, six 
clasps). 1900, Nov. 29, Bt. Lt. Col. 1901, Jan. 15 — Mar. i, D.A.A.G. 
(Intell.) S. Africa; Apr. 24 — Oct. 27, Inst. Sch. lof. Gunnery ; Oct. 28 — 1904, 
Mar. I, D.A.Q.M.G., ist Army Corps; Mar. 2, Bt. Col. 1905, Apr. 23, Lt 
Col.; Jun. 13, Subst. 1904, Mar. 2 — 1910, Mar. 4, A.Q.M.G. (Mobn.) H.Q. 
of Army, Gen. Staff Off., ist Grade; Mar. 5, h.p. ; Mar. 25, f.p. 1907, June 
28, C.B. 1909, Jun. 13 — 1910, Mar. 4, Gen. Staff Off., ist Grade, E. Comd. ; 
Mar. 25, Dir. Mil. Opns. H. Q., India. 

Eldest son of Sir Alexander Hamilton, 225; b. 1859, Jul. 6; m. 1888, 
Oct. 15, at Holy Trinity Ch., Murree, Isabel, dau. of Maj. Gen. George New- 
march, and has Eileen Muriel, b. 1889, Jul. 17, bap. Sep. 10 at St. Johns 
Ch., Naini Tal. 1903, patented, (No. 22756) "improvements relating to 
sighting apparatus for ordnance," so that calculations for the correction of 
drift and of the want of level of the gun trunnions were rendered unnecessary. 
Portrait in A Hadsecf^ (Arad), 1909, Dec. 16. 

227- Alexander Henry. 1759, Oct. 30, 2nd Lt., Marines. 1763, h.p. 
1764, Feb. 27, P'ort Adj. & Barrack Master, Tobago. {A.L., 1760-4; S.M., 
vol. 26, p. 168; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.) 

228- Alexander Henry. 1828, Mar. 18, Vol. Cadet, H.E.I.C.S., Bom- 
bay Marine ; Jun. i, " Duchess of Athol " ; Jul. i, Mid., "Coote". 1832, 
" Elphinstone ". 1833, "Tigris". 1835, Act. Lt., "Cootc"; Jun. 8, Lt, 
"Elphinstone". 1838, Mar. i, appt to perform duties of Purser on [. . .]. 
1839, Feb. 23, in charge of " Hastings" ; Apr. 20, in charge of "Taptee" 
brig; Jul. 12, Supt. of Pattamars, Qr. Mr., Standing Committee of Survey; 
Sep. 20, in command " Taptee " ; " the Gov. in Council e.xpresses his high 
approbation of his conduct on the occasion of a fire on board the steam vessel 
• Atalanta,' and states that by the intrepid exertions of himself and others the 
vessel and her valuable machinery were preserved uninjured " ; Oct. 7, 
"Zenobia"; Dec. 24, temporary command. 1841, Feb. 26, furlough to 
Europe for three years on s.c. ; selected to proceed to Portsmouth to study 
Naval Gunnery on the "Excellent". 1843, Mar. 16, granted leave of 
absence from "Excellent". 1843, Apr. 3 and Jul. 6, given introductions to 



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Maudslay, Sons & Field, and Robert Napier's factories to enable him to 
improve his knowledge of steam engines and machinery ; Sep. 6, permitted 
to return to India overland ; Oct. 25, informed that, his health not having 
admitted of his going through the theoretical branch of the Gunnery Service, 
the period of his attendance cannot be reckoned as actual service in India, 
1844, Mar. 21, removed from "Hastings" to temporary command of the 
" Euphrates ". 1845, '" charge of " Atalanta ". 1847, Sep. 13, Comdr., 
1848, Apr. I, temporary command of the " Ajdaha " ; Jun. 13, granted fur- 
lough to Europe for three years on s.c. 1850, Nov. 8, ret. {E.I. Reg., 
1829-51; I.O. Rec). Gordon was presented with a Damascus blade, 
mounted to correspond as nearly as possible to the service blade of the 
Indian Navy, by Seyyid Said, Imaum of Muscat, now in the possession of 
Archibald Gordon Pollock, Dorking, his godson ; Gordon and Pollock's father, 
Robert John, 3rd son of Sir Frederick Pollock, ist Bart., mar. sisters. 

Second son of Charles, IV. of Fyvie (who was a grandson of the 2nd Earl 
of Aberdeen) ; b. 1813, Jan. 14, hap. Dec. 20, at Compton m. Catherine Jane 
Bradby {h. 1819). dau. of Adm. Peter Douglas: succ. his; brother William 
Cosmo, 1484> as VI. of Fyvie ; d. s.p. of heart disease, 1884, Mar. 5, in 
the Town and County Bank, head office, Aberdeen. 

229- Alexander Henry, i860. May 8, ist Lt., Hampshire Art. Vols., 
ist Coy. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 1793). 1861, May, res. (ibid., pt. 2, p. 1281). 

230. Alexander Hermann Adam. 1856, Feb. i. Ens., Brit. German 
Legion. 1857, Jan. 17, Adj. 1858, May 15, Lt. 1856, Nov. 11 — 1858, Oct. 
14, served at Cape of Good Hope; Oct. 15 — 1860, Mar. 4, E. Indies; Sep. 
21, Ens., 78th Ft. 1861, Jun. 18, exchanged to 98th Ft, 1862, Jan. 2 — 1867, 
Apr. 25, E. Indies. 1864, Aug. 5, Lt. 1868, May 20 — 1873, Dec. 9, Adj. 
1873, Jan. 28 — Jun. 11, W. Indies; served throughout Ashanti war; Jul. 6, 
landed on the Gold Coast ; made Comdt. of Houssas, and Adj. of Armed 
Police ; organized scouting parties, patrols, and reconnaissances to discover 
the positions of the enemy ; made the first rough map of the neighbourhood ; 
selected the positions and constructed the important redoubts of Napoleon 
and Abbaye, covering Cape Coast and Elmina respectively ; began the Cape 
Coast-Coomassie Road, and had made it practicable for artillery as far as 
Dunquah before Wolseley's arrival ; the Off. Comdg. R.E. reported when Maj. 
Home, R.E., took over the task, " I have now seen the road from Cape Coast 
to Yancomassie Fantee ; with the exception of 3^^ miles between Yamoranza 
and Assayboo, it is all fairly passable for infantry in fours. I think Gordon 
deserves great credit for what he has done." Placed on list of special 
Service Ofifs., and commanded the guard of working party at head of road 

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42 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

till the middle of Oct., when placed in command of Houssas ; Nov. 5-6, 
commanded them at repulse of Ashanti army at Abrakrampa, and Nov. 8, at 
reconnaissance in force ; commanded Houssa Coy., Russell's Reg., at 
capture and destruction of Adubiassie, battle of Amodful, capture and des- 
truction of Becquah, advanced guard engagement of Jarbinbah (slightly 
wounded), skirmishes and ambuscade affairs between Adwabin and the river 
Ordah, battle of Ordahsu, and capture of Coomassie; Dec. 10, promoted 
Capt., 84th Ft., " in recognition of his valuable services with Houssas and 
other forces under his orders, whilst operating against Ashantis " ; several 
times mentioned in despatches (Medal with clasp). Maj. Gen. Whitworth 
Porter (R.E., 11. pp. 11-12), says that "Gordon had proved himself a most 
valuable man ; he seemed to have an influence over the native workmen 
very difficult to obtain, and he showed great skill and tact in the selection of 
those he engaged. The consequence was, that whilst desertions were rife 
in all the other parties, those which had worked under Gordon proved steady 
and trustworthy." 1874, Apr. 1, Bt. Maj. ; May 13, Capt., 65th Ft. 1875, 
Aug. 13 — Oct. I, Brig. Maj., Bengal. 1876, Apr. 15 — Nov. i, Chief Insp. of 
Musketry, Bengal. 1878, Nov. 12 — 1879, J un. 20, Brig. Maj., Afghan Cam- 
paign ; mentioned in despatches (Medal) ; Nov. 22, Bt. Lt. Col. (under Roy. 
Warrant 1878, May i). 1879, Nov. 17 — 1884, Nov. 16, Comdt. Mil. Police, 
Cyprus. 1881, Jan. i, h.p. ; Jul. i, Maj., h.p., York and Lancaster Reg. 
(Roy. Warrant, Jun. 25). 1883, Nov. 22, Bt. Col. 1884, Dec. 10, Maj., York 
and Lancaster Reg., 2nd Batn. 1885, Mar. 35, ret. on ret. p., with hon. 
rank of Maj. Gen. (Hart's /I. L., 1861-94; Maj. G. A. Raikes' Roll of Off 5., 
York and Lancaster Reg., 2nd Batn.). 

Son of Alexander, Sheriff" Substitute of Dornoch, who was a grand- 
nephew of Alexander, of Cairnfield (Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield) ; b. Sep. 
1836, Sep. 1 8, at Heidelberg; Student Marischal College, 1848-50 and '51-2; 
m. 1874, Sep. 24, at Hanwell, Katherine Sophia Escandon {b. 1849), dau. of 
Capt. John H. Buchan, R.N., The Grove, Hanwell (James Lewis Gordon 
being a witness), and had Duncan Robert Wolseley, 419. Harry Francis 
Adam, 620, Katherine Eva Isabel, b. 1875, Sep. 29, bap. Oct. 26, at Lucknow 
(actress, under the name of " Kirsteen Graeme ") ; Alexander John Douglas, 
b. 1878, May 31, bap. Jul. 17, d. 1883, Jun. 3, at Nicosia, Cyprus; Alexandra 
Viola, b. 1884, Sep. 20, at Hanwell; m. 191 1, Jul. 25, at St. Peter's, Cranley 
Gardens, London, Francis Rowsell Cunningham ; and Mary Carmichael, 
b. 1887, Apr. 8, at Hanwell. Gordon d. 1893, Feb. 16, on board the "Aden," 
homeward bound, being then Capt. Supt. of Police, Hong Kong; bur. with 
military honours at Singapore {Times, Feb. 27 ; W.O., Offs. Mrges,, P.R.O. ; 
I.O. Rec). Mrs. Gordon d. 1906, Jun. 3, at Elgin {Times). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 43 

231. Alexander James. 1879, Feb. 8, and Lt., 3rd (afterwards ist) 
Forfarsh. Art. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 603). 1881, Jul. i, Lt. 1885, Mar. 7, 
Capt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 974). 1894, Apr. 4, Hon. rank, of Maj. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 
1885). 1901, Jun. 26, Maj. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 4254, A.L., 1880— Jun. 1902). 

Fourth son of Alexander, of Ashludie, 1823-1911; educated at Harrow 
(Bulloch's Gordons in Forfarsh., 26). Brother of William Alexander, 1475, 
and cousin of William, 1469- 

232. Alexander James Marriott. 1898, Jan. 12, Lt., 4th Batt. E. 
Surrey Reg. (Mil). 1899, Oct. 18, 2nd Lt., 27th Innis. Fus. 1900, Nov. i6» 
Lt. Served in S. African War, 1899-1901, relief of Ladysmith, including 
action at Colenso, where, finding his half Coy. somewhat demoralised at the 
spectacle of a comrade torn to pieces by the bursting of a shell in their midst, 
he coolly walked up and down as they lay under some slight cover, rolling 
cigarettes for the men and assuring them they were perfectly safe ; while thus 
engaged, he observed Private Macquillan of his reg. lying wounded on the 
veldt, 200 yards away under a hailstorm of bullets. Lt. Gordon went out 
into the line of fire, picked up his man, and carried him into shelter, single 
handed, but Macquillan died next morning. Took part in the operations in 
Natal, 1900, Mar. -Jun., in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, Jul.-Nov., including 
actions at Belfast (Aug. 26-27) and Lydenberg (Sep. 5-8) in the Transvaal, 
Nov. 30 — 1901, Jun. (Queen's Medal, one clasp). 1906, Aug. 5, Capt. {A.L., 
1898-1910). 

Second son of James Rollings, of Auchendolly, 817; b. 1879, Sep. 30. 

233- Alexander Love. 1775, Dec. 6, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Sphynx," 
previously Mate, "Prudent". 1777, Dec. 14, "Scarborough". 1779, Jul. 
17, Surg., "Cyclops". 1781, Sep. 25, " Perseus". 1783, Jan. 21, "Orpheus ". 
{Adm. Offs. appt. by. N. Board; Surgeons' Services, 1742-1815, P.R.O.). 
1793, Feb 16, h.p. 

Born 1757 ; m. 1788, Nov. 6, at St. Anne's, Soho, Harriet Anna Brown, 
Ealing {b. 1758); d. 1828, May 28, aged 71; bur. in Ealing Ch., monument 
describing him as " formerly of the parish, but late of Gorleston, Suffolk " 
{Adm., Wid. Pensions, P.R.O. ; Thomas Faulkener's Brentford, Ealing and 
Chiswick, 191). 

234 Alexander Robert Gisborne. 1901, May 18, 2nd Lt., i8th R. 
Ir. Reg. 1904, Jan. 29, Lt. 1909, Aug. 3, Capt. ; Oct. i, Adj. {A.L.). 

Son of Alexander Hamilton Miller Haven, of Delamont and Florida, 
CO. Down, and Ada Austen, dau, of the famous Governor Eyre; 1896-1900, 
at Rugby School ; brother of Henry Gisborne, 645, and John de la Hay, 1023 ; 
grand-nephew of James Gisborne, 797, and gt. grand-nephew of John Craw- 
ford, 1022. 



44 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

235. Alexander Sinclair. 1796, Jan. 30, Adj., London and West- 
minster Lt. Horse Vols. {L.G., 114). 1797, Feb. 7, Lt. {ibid., 121). 1803, 
Nov. 19, Bt. Capt. {ibid., 1593). 1808, Jul. 2, Capt. {ibid., 912). Still 
serving in 181 7 {List of Mil. Offs. and Yeo. Cav., Gt. Brit., 181 7, P.R.O.). 

Sixth son of Charles, XII. of Abergeldie ; i. 1760; d. s.p., at Strath- 
peffer, 1837, Jun. 30 {House of Gordon, i. (97)-(io2)). Entered Drummond's 
Bank in 1776 {Add. MSS. 35,511, f. 99). The family possess an oil portrait 
of him in uniform, on horseback, with drawn sword ; an engraving was done 
in stipple by A. Garden, after A. W. Devis. Henry Angelo {Reminiscences, 
I. 439) calls him a "Joyous convive ; certain Scottish songs which he sang 
with peculiar nationality were delectable to hear ". Brother of Sir Charles, 
306, and William, 1410. 

236. Alexander Theodore. 1899, Nov. 18, 2nd Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 
3rd Batn. (Mil.). 1900, Jun. 30, 2nd Lt., 1st Batn. Served in S. African 
War, operations in Transvaal east of Pretoria, Jul. -Nov., Orange River 
Colony, May-Nov. 1904, Capt., Scottish Horse. 1906, Jul. 10, Capt., 3rd 
Gordons {A.L., 1900 — Jan. 1908). 

Only son of Alexander Morison, of Newton {House of Gordon, 11. 
(491-2)); b. 1881, May 11 : ed. at Glenalmond ; now breeding pedigree short- 
horns at Combscauseway, Insch ; ni. 1910, Jul. 6, at St. Peter's, Eaton 
Square, London, Cecilia Margaret, widow of James E. Moss, son of Sir 
Edward Moss, and dau. of Robert Crawford, Leith {Times). 

237. Alexander Weston. 1878, May i. Ens., Roy. Dublin Fus. 
1880, served in Afghan War (Medal). 1881, Mar. 12, Lt. 1887, Jul. i, 
Capt. 1895, Ja"- 5» Maj. 1900, Nov. 29, Bt. Lt. Col. Served in S. African 
war, 1 899-1 902, relief of Ladysmith, including action at Colenso (severely 
wounded) ; operations in Transvaal east of Pretoria, Jul. ; Comdt., Potchef- 
stroom ; Transvaal, Dec. — May, 1901, Jan. — May, 1902. (Despatches, L.G., 
Sep. 10, 1 901, Queen's Medal, 2 clasps, King's Medal, 2 clasps.) 1904, 
Maj., 2nd in command. 1907, Jul. 29, h.p. ; Aug. 3, ret. p. {A.L., 1878-1910). 

Son of John, 989 ; b. 1859, Jul. 29; ;;/. Katherine Fanny Clay, niece of 
Sir Benjamin Lumsden Gordon, and has Charles Alexander Cosmo, b. 1895, 
Mar. 2, bap. Apr. 20, at Quetta. 

238. Alexander William. 1842, Mar. 11, Ens., ist Ft. 1844, May 
3, Lt. 1848, Dec. 29, Capt. Served at the siege of Delhi, 1857, present at 
repulse of sorties, Jul. 4 and 18, action of Nuggufghur, Aug. 25, where he 
comd. reserves. Medal (clasp) and 1858, Jan. 19, Bt. Maj. 1868, Nov. 16, 
Maj.; Dec. 29, Bt. Lt. Col. 1873, Jan. 15, Lt. Col. 1875, Dec. 22, Col. 
1876, May 31, hon. rank Maj.-Gen., ret. f.p. (Hart's A.L., 1843-92, A.L., 
1843— Oct. '91). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 45 

Son of Alexander, 209; b. 1823, Sep. 26, at Demerara ; m. i8si,Jun. 19, 
at Bishopsbourne Rectory, Kent, Mary Elizabeth (b. 1826, d. s.p. 1862) eldest 
dau. of T, A. Whitney, of Merton, co. Wexford {G.M., vol. 36, N.S., p. 315) ; 
m. 2ndly, after 187 1, Constance Mary Mordague (or Mordac), who survived 
him, s.p. Gordon d. 1891, Aug. 23. 

239. Alfred. 1892, Aug. 6, Mid., R.N. Reserve. 1898, Aug. 13, S. 
Lt. 1909, ret. {N.L., 1892 — Oct. 1910). 

240. Alfred Ernest. 1882, Dec. 9, Lt. (Supy.) ist Middlesex 
(Victoria) Vol. Batn. King's Roy. Rif. Corps : previously in the ranks {L.G., 
pt. 6, p. 6252). 1884, Jun. 14, res. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2612) ; went back to the ranks. 
1893, J""- 1 7' 2nd Lt. (Supy.) {ibid., pt. 3, p. 3458). 1897, Jan. 6, res. {ibid., 
pt. I, p. 69). 

Tenth son of Charles (described by J. M. Bulloch, in Huntly Express, 
1907, Aug. 23, 30); claims descent from Gordon of Abergeldie ; one member, 
Rev. Osborne (D.N.B.) was King Edward's tutor at Oxford. B. 1853, 
Oct. 6 ; commands ist batt., Ely, Church Lads' Brigade ; lives at Bed- 
ford ; ;;/. 1884, Sep. 10, Ada Marion Fellows, and has a dau. and two 
sons, one of them, Archibald Douglas, b. 1888, Apr. 14, being in Indian 
Police since 1907. Brother of Francis Alexander, 449, and William Henry, 
1500, and nephew of John Rolfe, 1060. 

241. Alfred Ernest. 189 1, Jul. 24, 2nd Lt., R.A. 1894, Jul. 24, Lt. 
1899, Nov. 13, Capt. 1899, Apr. 5 — 1902, Jun. 3, Ord. OfT., 4th C.C. 1903, 
Mar. 3 — 1904, Dec. i, Adj., 8th Lane. R.G.A. Vols. 1905, Dec. 5, h.p. {A.L., 
1891-1910). 

Son of Hamilton Winkup, B.C.S. ; b. 187 1, Nov. 25, bap. 1872, Mar. 
14, at Patna; Cheltenham Coll., 1886; Woolwich, 1889. {Cheltenham Coll. 
Reg., 386). Brother of Hamilton Charles, 611- 

242- Alfred William. 1881, May 30, 2nd Lt., Duke of Edinburgh's 
Wilts. Mil. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1439); Jul. i, Lt. {A.L., 1882). 

Seventh son of Charles William, of Wincombe, Wilts, 379 ; educated 
at Marlborough, 1872-6; 1883-93, planted sugar in British Guinea; resides 
at Epsom. 

243- Algernon Hyndman. 1841, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras) ; Dec. 
24, Ens., 52nd N.L 1844, Oct. 22, Lt. ; granted leave to Europe on s.c.from 
Feb. 27 — 1846, Jan. 8, and 1853, Jul. 9 — 1856, May, then four months ex- 
tension. 1856, Nov. 23, Capt. 1863-5, served with 31st N.L 1865, Nov. i, 
2nd in command, 19th N.L 1866, Sept. 12, Maj. 1868, May 3, Lt. Col. 
1869, Aug. 14, Lt. Col., S.C. ; in England on furlough, ret. (E.I. Reg., 
I.A.L., 1842-70). 



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Fifth son of John, VII. of Kethocks Mill, Aberdeen, and Marie Victoria 
Blanc ; b. 1824, Oct. 26, bap. Nov. 26, in Kensington, parents living at 
Norland House ; educated at Rev. Mr. Wickham's, Hammersmith, Rev. W. 
Edmond's, Brighton, and Addiscombe ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by J. P. 
Muspratt, on recommendation of V. Adm. Sir Charles Adam in 1841, when 
his widowed mother was living at Wandsworth ; m. 1847, Jul, 15, at 
Palaveram, Madras, Eliza Carnegie (b. 1832), dau. of David Carnegie Low, 
and had Marie Emily Elizabeth, b. 1850, Nov. 9, bap. Dec. 16 ; d. 1851, Jul. 
16, bur. in Vellore Old Cemetery. Gordon d. 1876, Veh. 2 ; his widow d. 1879, 
Feb. 12 (/.O. Rec] family described S.N. <S* Q., 1900, Jul.: 1902, May). 
Brother of John, 985. Uncle of Theodore, 1310. 

244. Alister Fraser. 1890, Oct. 8, 2nd Lt., Black Watch; Nov. 12, 
2nd Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 1893, Sep i, Lt. 1895, served in Chitral with 
relief force (Medal with clasp). 1897-8, Tirah actions of Chagru Kotal and 
Dargai, capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, operations in Waran 
Valley and action of Nov. 16, operations in Bara Valley, Dec 7-14 (De- 
spatches, L.G., 1898, Apr. 5, 2 clasps). 1899, May 28, Capt ; served with 
Central African Rifles and King's African Rifles 1899, Apr, 12 — 1902, Apr. i r. 
1900, fought in W. Africa, and in Ashanti ; Nov. 29, D.S.O. (Despatches, 
L.G., 1901, Mar. 8.) S, African War, 1901-2, Railway Staff" Off", and Station 
Staff" Off^. ; operations in Transvaal, 1901, Sep. — 1902, May 31 (Queen's 
Medal, three clasps). 1903, Jan. 21 — 1906, Jan. 20, Adj. 1908, Jul. 4, Maj. 
{A.L., 1891-1910). General Staff" Officer, N.E. Coast Defences. 

Third son of William Alexander Grant and grandson of James of 
Croughly, 755; b. 1872, Feb. i ; m. 1908, Jan. 9, at St. James's, Spanish 
Place, Pilar Eliza Mary, 3rd dau. of Charles Edward Harris Edmonstoune- 
Cranstoun {d. 1888) of Corehouse, Lanarksh. (portraits in The Gentlewoman, 
Feb. i), and has Margaret CoUette May, b. 1909, Jan. 13, at Corehouse and 
Alastair Joseph Edgar, 6. 1910, Aug. 11, at Newcastle-on-Tyne (Croughly 
Book, 65 ; Debrett's Peerage, under Baron Staff"ord). 

245. Allan Bell. Served in S. African War; Capt., King Williams- 
town Guard; comdg. C. Squadron {A.L., 1900-3; S. African Who's Who, 
1908, p. 155). 

Son of the Rev. John ; b. 1863, Sep. 27, at All Saints, Transkei, Cape 
Colony; m. 1889, Feb. 5, G. E. Nettleton, and has four children ; S. African 
manager of the Sun Insurance Co. 

246. Andrew. 1759, Sep. 8, Ens., 56th Ft. 1761, May 4, Lt., 79th 
Ft. 1767, Apr. 8, Lt., 26th Ft. 1768, Oct. 29, Capt. {L.G.). 1777, Mar. 
25, Maj. (ibid.). 1781, May 23, Lt. Col., E. Indies; Nov. 13, Lt. Col., 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 4/ 

loist Ft. (ibid.). 1782, Jun. 13, Col., E. Indies. 1783, Apr. 21, served 
under Maj. Gen. Stuart in India ; in command of and Line (4th & 5th 
Brigades) at Cuddalore (Lt. W. I. Wilson's Madras Army, 11. 76). 1784, 
Jun. 29, Lt. Col., 26th Ft. {L.G., 454). 1794,001. 4, Maj. Gen. (ibd ., loii). 
1795, Comdt. of Forces in Jersey during absence of Govr. ; Dec. 26, Col., 
89th Ft. {ibid., 514, 1472). 1797, Col., 59th F^t. and Lt. Govr. of Jersey, salary 
;fi72 17s. 6d. (ibid., 216, 273). 1799, Dec. 14, Lt. Gen., Jersey only (ibid., 
37). 1801, Mar. 28, Col., 26th Ft. (ibid., 393). 

Second son of James, II. of Ellon; d. i8o6, Apr. 17, in Jersey (Times, 
Apr. 20, S.M., vol. 68, p. 397). Gordon figured as Maj. Gen. Stuart's 
second in his duel with Lord Macartney in Kensington, 1786, Jun. 8 (Annual 
Reg.). Brother of James, 712 (Bulloch's " Gordons of Ellon," Huntly 
Express, 1906, Dec. 8, 1909, Feb. 19). 

247. Andrew. 1761, Feb. 6, Staff Surg., Hosp. at Belleisle ; then at 
Martinico. 1763, h.p. (A.L., 1765-72;. 1772, erased in MS. (W.O., A.L., 
P.R.O.). 

Probably son of Francis, Surg., Fochabers; Student Marischal Coll., 
Abd., 1745 ; M.D., 1761 (House of Gordon, i. (496)). 

248- Andrew. 1785, Jun. 23, Boatswain, R.N., aged 33, m. at St. 
Luke's, Middlesex, Mary Lytham, aged 23, both of this parish ; afterwards 
superannuated and pensioned ; d. 1826, Feb. 6, at Sutton, near Hull ; his 
widow received pension (Adm. Wid, Pensions, P.R.O.). 

249. Andrew. 1900, Aug. 6, Qr. Mr., 9th Vol. Batn., Roy. Scots 
(A.L., 1900 — ^Jan. '08). 

250- Andrew Robertson. 1870, Feb. 13, S. Lt., R.N. 187 1, May 24, 
Lt. 1873, Oct-, ret. (N.L., 1870— Apr. '94). 

Second son of Peter Laing (who took the name of Gordon) of Craigmile ; 
b. 1 83 1, Feb. 13, at Aberdeen ; went to Canada after leaving Navy ; attached 
to Meteorological Observatory, Toronto. 1880, Dep. Supt., Meteorological 
Service of Canada. 1884, commanded an expedition to determine the length 
of time during which Hudson's Bay was navigable (in connection with a 
projected railway from Manitoba) and to make surveys. Explorations during 
three seasons 1884-6 proved that the Bay would admit of safe navigation 
during four months of the year (Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biog. ; 
Pratt's People of the Period, i. 453). Served as Lt., Canadian Army. 
M. 1872, Mary Elizabeth, only dau. of Sir Melville Parker, 6th and last 
bart. of Harpur, Warwickshire, and d. 1893, Mar. 24, leaving three sons and 
three daus. Craigmile Gordons described by J. M. Bulloch in Huntly Express, 
1910, Aug. ig, 26, Sep. 2. Brother of John, possibly 1006* 

251. Andrew Rutherfurd. Mid., R.N. i860. Mar. 7, passed as Lt 



48 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

i86i, May 22, promoted Lt, 1873, May, ret. (Adm. Indexes Midshipmen, 
P.R.O. ; N.L., 186 1— Jan. '97). 

Second son of Sheriff John Thomson (1815-65), Edintore family, 1063; 
b. 1840, Mar. 7; d. about 1881 {House of Gordon, 11. (411)). 

252- Ann. 1757. Feb. 3, Ens., 46th Ft. 1758, Jul. 6-8, wounded in 
hand and leg at the attack on the intrenchments at Ticonderoga where the 
French defeated us. 1759, Jul., wounded in the leg at the siege of Niagara. 
1762, Aug. 16, Ens., 42nd Ft. 1763, Jul., wounded in the neck and shoulder 
in fighting the Indians. 1763, h.p. ; Dec. 17, wrote from Fort Bedford to 
Bouquet, about his hard treatment : " I have been very unlucky in the 
Service. My commission cost me dear, and I have sustained losses in this 
country to the amount of £200 stg. by shipwreck, etc. ; now a reduced Lt. 
after seven years in America with almost the loss of a limb'' (Add. MSS., 
B.M. 21,649, f. 503). 

Son of Adam and Helen Gray, grandson of Sir Adam of Dalpholly, 88, 
and brother of Alexander, 162- 1763, got 2000 acres in New Hampshire 
as a reward for his services, by Koyal Proclamation. 1772, Mar. 19, got 1000 
acres at Albany, N.Y., a fourth of the similar grant to Capt. John Munro. 
1 775, these lands confiscated by Congress. Gordon occupied one of two farms 
he had bought at St. Sulpice, 29 miles from Montreal. Attacked by cancer 
in the face, in addition to his wounds, he attended the doctors at Quebec for six 
years. 1780, started for E)ngland for treatment, wrecked in the St. Lawrence, 
losing everything and £300 in Halifax currency, getting home with great 
difficulty. 1 781, mortgaging his farm, he went to London, in dire straits. 1873, 
Apr. 3, granted £60 a year from Jan. 5. 1786, May, applied for compensation 
for the loss of his lost 3000 acres, his medical attendant, Dr. Thomas Birt, 
of Blackman St.,iSouthwark, certified that Gordon was in a desperate state, 
suffering dreadfully from cancer in the face of some years' standing, and quite 
blind, " when called in to attend him some two years before in Sherborne 
Lane (King William Street ?) had caused him to be removed to his sister's 
house 3 Winches Row, St. George's in the Fields, for better air ". Gordon 
wrote thence, Nov. 6, to the Commissioners for Settling American Claims — 

1 received the favour yesterday of your verbal message by your servant intimating my 
appearance this day at Lincoln's Inn Fields. My case, my unhappy case, can only be described 
by Dr. Birt, who has daily attended me two years, and whose testimony was with great 
humanity received on my behalf by the Honble. Board of Commissioners, nothwithstanding 
my unhappy state, let the consequences be what it may, I shall appear if required. 

1787, Jul., sent in a further sworn statement of his case; d. Aug. 22. 
By codicil (to his will), 1786, Jun. 20, he appt. his nephew Rev. Sir Adam 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 49 

Gordon, bart. of Invergorden, executor, with Alexander Ellice, and Hector 
McKay. The following letter from Mrs. Gordon reached London after 
Gordon's death — 

I received your letter by Major Gray; their long passage made it so late, that the 
shipping were gone before I could answer it ; but I write by Mrs. Gibson, which I hope you 
have received. My dear Sir, nothing grieves me so much, as to find your complaint was 
growing worse, which now confirms my fears of never seeing you in this world, but must 
depend upon our happiness in the next. In my present situation, which you must know to be 
distressing with a large family, I shall use every endeavour in my power to do that justice to 
our dear little ones that my circumstances will allow, and leave the rest to Providence. Unless 
some assistance can be got by the interest of your friends and relations to support me, and 
those that can't work for themselves, God only knows what will become of them. Oh mc, in 
my old days your long services and attachment to your King and Country, might be a plea for 
your friends to petition for some allowance to support your family. The services you received 
from Sir Adam Gordon I shall ever pray for his happiness in this world and the next. I wrote 
you in my last letter of Mr. Dovie's friendship to me, since you went home. I have now the 
happiness to assure you that Major and Mrs. Gray will take James as their own child, to act 
by him as their own, this is what the Major said he promised to you. He will be so good as to 
deliver this to you, or in case of death, they will take the trouble to show it to your friends and 
deliver my thanks to them for any service or benefit you have received, and hope at the same 
time my distressed situation may be made known to them, in case God puts it in their hearts 
to take a little notice of my poor children. They all give their blessing to their dear Papa, as 
does, my dear Love, your affectionate and distressed wife, Marie Joseph velle Gordon. 

1787, Dec. 18, £"20 pension granted to widow and five children, and 
in case of her death to continue until children were reduced to one, that 
one to have £'10 (American Loyalist Claims, Treasury Rec, P.R.O. ; 
J. M. Bulloch in Ross-shire journal, 191 1, April 21, 28, May 6). 

253- Anthony. 1781, Apr. 30, Ens., 77th Ft. (L.G., Jun. 9) ; "removed 
in a few months into 67th Ft., by the benevolence of Lord Clonmel, who 
purchased a Ltcy. for him " ; Sep. i, Ens., 67th Ft. {L.G.). 1784, Feb. 21, 
Lt. {ibid. 153). 1785, Dec. 31, either he or Lt. Adam, 102, granted leave of 
absence till 1786, Jul. i, on private affairs {W.O. Leave of Absence, P.R.O.). 
1793, Oct. 8, Capt. Lt. {L.G., 905). 1794, Aug. 6, Capt. 1795, J"'- ^' ^^P*- 
of Invalid Coy. at Chatham Barracks {ibid., 718). 1797, Mar. 2, Maj., Invalids 
in Alderney; Mar. 23, Maj. Comdg. (?6i^., 217,273). 1800, ret. f.p. (.r^.L., 
1 782- 1832). 1805, published a Treatise on the Science of Defence for the 
Sword, Bayonet and Pike in Close Action (London, 4to, 19 plates; dedi- 
cated to the Duke of York), which Captain Alfred Hutton describes (in 
Fixed Bayonets) as the " earliest known work giving any idea of attack and 
defence with the bayonet". In his "Return of Services" (1828, Dec 13) 
he says : — 

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50 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

It was and is to my dearest friend and Protector, the late Earl of Clonmel, I owe every- 
thing . . . including the idea of the Bayonet Exercise. This invention while living he ascribed to 
me. I had been about lo years in Trinity Coll., Dublin, either as Scholar of the House or Master, 
etc. My noble friend was critically conversant in the first application of the powers of the 
Liver. He taught me the mode of applying the musket, so as to obtain the advantage of 
loo : : I ! against a man not similarly instructed. He attended all the exhibitions of it before 
the Lord Lt., the Duke of Rutland and the Comm. -in-Chief. It was proved and admitted that 
the 30 men I had could easily defeat in close action the whole garrison in equal numbers at 
the same time. It was, under the illustrious sanction of the Duke and Sir William Pitt, 
offered to His Majesty's notice, notwithstanding the hostility of Sir David Dundas. His 
Majesty ordered 100 recruits to be drilled in Chatham ; they were honoured with His Majesty's 
inspection, and approbation, Feb. i, 1796, in Pimlico; and on the Friday after at his Royal 
Levee, His Majesty extended his Royal hand to my lips, using the expression " Col. Gordon ". 
Now, were I honoured with your permission, I should at my leisure prepare, and wait upon 
you, with a statement of particulars such as might induce you to rescue a momentous subject 
from destruction. If you will grant me an opportunity, I promise by facts to make this subject 
clear and as true as one of the Corollaries of Euclid. 

Son of Nathaniel, farmer; b. 1746, in Donegal: entered Trin. Coll., 
Dublin, as a pensioner, 1770, Nov. i, aged 24. Gordon, whose wife had in 
1828 been dead "nearly five years," had two sons (i) Anthony, b. 1794, Feb. 
4; entered St. Paul's school, i8o6. May 6; captain 181 1-2; captain of the 
school 181 1-3; Campden Exhibitioner, and Perry scholar. Trinity Coll., 
Cambridge, B.A., junior op. 1815 {St. Paul's School Reg. 231) ; curate at 
Westminster, 1828; chaplain of his Coll. 1838-58; (2) Francis Hastings, 
b., Westminster, 1806, May 6; educated at Bristol; admitted 1826, Oct. 2, 
as a Sizar to Trinity Coll., Cambridge, B.A. 1831. Gordon, who was in 1828 
living at 118 Paul St., Kingsdown, Bristol, aged 87, d. 183 1 {W.O., Offs. 
Services, 1828, P.R.O.). 

264- Anthony. 1794, Oct. 11, Ens., 112th Ft. 1795, h.p. 1825, res. 
or ret. {A.L., 1795-1826). 

255. Anthony. 1811, Dec. 31, Ens., 5th Roy. Vet. Batn. {L.G., 2501) 
on recommendation of the Duke of York (previously served 32 years, 4 months 
in R.A., ret. on pension of 2s. 2d. a day). 1814, ret. f.p. 1828, "incapable of 
serving, 72 years of age, unm., and in bad health, living at St John's, Clachan 
of Dairy, New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightsh." {W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, 
P.R.O.) ; (L there, intest., 1843, Sep. 17. His grandson, Anthony Gordon- 
Candlish, "his nearest lawful heir and next of kin" of the same place, 
claimed amount of full pay due at Gordon's death {A.L., 1813-44; Hart's 
A.L., 1840-4; W.O., Certificates^ P.R.O), and died 1846, Jan. 19, his son, 
also Anthony Gordon-Candlish, being served heir special to him in two plots 
with houses thereon in St. John's, 1867, Jun. 21. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 5 I 

256- Archibald. 1740, Jun. 9, Bt. Capt., 27th Ft. 1742, Oct. 14, 
Capt. from h.p. {MS. A.L., 1742, p. 84, 1752, p. 255, P.R.O. Quarters of 
the Army in Ireland, 1749-52). 1747. Nov., employed in hunting Sir 
William Gordon, Jacobite Laird of Park, informing Lord Findlater, that on 
their road a well dressed man crossed their path at a gallop at a quarter of a 
mile distance. The Capt. thought it necessary to send an officer to examine 
the fugitive, who then set spurs to his horse, and " drove through the boggs 
up a hill as fast as he could ; but the officers in pursuing got their horses 
bogg'd and found themselves environed with dykes and boggs," Sir William 
escaping through his better knowledge of the country (Grant's Banffsh. 
Roads, pp. 59-60). 1758, Jul. 6-8, served at the attack on the entrenchments 
at Ticonderoga, wounded ; July 16, Maj. 1762, Jan. 11, Lt. Col. ; d. in Cuba 
{A.L., 1754-62, S.M., vol. 24, pp. 168, 503; Abd. Joxir., 1762, Oct. 11). 

Will, dated 1757, Feb. 21, proved by his widow Mary, 1763, Feb. 23, 
Prerogative Court, Dublin, mentions wife, son Charles, and dau. Isabella 
(Mrs. Ahmuhty) {Dublin, R.O.). Mrs. Gordon received pension 1762-7, 
when she presumably d. or m. {W.O., Wid, Pensions, P.R.O.). 

257. Archibald. 1742, Jun. 4, Surg. Mate, R.N., Deptford (qualified 
Jun. I, Barbers and Surgeons' Hall) ; Jul. 19, " Dolphin " ; Jul. 22, " Solebay " 
which took many prizes including the Spanish register ship "Concordia," 
valued at ;^2oo,ooo, taken 1744, Feb. 20. 1744, captured by the French and 
taken to Brest {Adm., Surgeons Qualifications: Offs. appt. by N. Board). 

Second son of Sir Thomas, 3rd bart. of Earlston, 1316; b. 1719. 
1737, Jun., apprenticed for three years to George Cunningham, Edinburgh. 
1742, May I, sailed for London on the "Hope". 1743, Jan., set out for 
Plymouth, "where he continued to his great regret, being of a sober, religious 
turn of mind, and could not relish either his companions or way of life ". On 
leaving Earlston he had begged his brothers to make their wills, but they 
"imprudently laughed him out of it". Gordon d, unm. of fever in Brest 
hospital, 1745, Jan. 11, aged 26, his father recovering £"1300 of his prize 
money {Earlston MS.). 

258- Archibald. 1752, Nov. 14, Boatswain, R.N. "Severn;" warrant 
given at Jamaica, Port Royal Harbour {Adm., Foreign Appts., P.R.O. ). 

259- Archibald. 1771, Jul. 25, Ens., 53rd Ft. 1775, Aug. 2, Lt. 
1779, Apr. 15, he and other prisoners on parole, sent a memorial from Easton 
to Gen. Sir Henry Clinton {Roy. Inst. MSS., Hist. MSS. Com., i. 418): 
appears in " List of British Oflf. prisoners with Americans, exchanged since 
Oct. 25, 1780" {L.G., 1781, Feb. 24). 1786, sent to England from Canada 
by Brig. Gen. Howe, in charge of a sergeant and 32 privates, invalids and 



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discharged men, of different regiments ; Aug. 20, sailed in " Admiral Parker " 
transport; Sep. 13, arrived Portsmouth; Sep. 14, wrote to Sec. at War foi 
orders with regard to these men " many very infirm . . . and unable to 
make a journey by land ; " Sep. 23, announced his arrival at Chelsea, having 
marched with the sergeant and 22 privates from Portsmouth the previous 
Tuesday {W.O., In Letters, Misc., Sec. at War). 1787, h.p. 83rd Ft. 

Seventh son of Alexander (Davidson) Gordon, XI. of Gight, whose 
mother, Mary Gordon, heiress of Gight, ;». Alexander Davidson of Newton 
(House of Gordon, i. (281), 11. (475)); hap. at Fyvie, 1754, Oct. 15; d. 1792, 
Nov. 28, at Ardmurchin {Ahd. Jour., A.L., 1772-1805). 

260. Archibald. 1795, Jan. 10, Capt. and Paymaster, (previously Lt.) 
Dumfries Fenc. Cav. {L.G., 99) and took part in repressing the Irish rebellion 
of 1798. 

1798, Jul., 15C0 rebels attacked Clonard, were repulsed, escaped, were pursued, and 
having eventually formed a strong position on the road to Ardee, were put to confusion. 
Some fled into the Bog, where a large number were killed, and two Standards taken. Others, 
whp escaped, went towards Ardee, the rest retreated over the Boyne towards Garretstown, 
where they were again attacked by Capt. Gordon, Dumfries Lt. Dragoons, who had assembled 
130 infantry, consisting of detachments of Fermanagh and Carlow Militia the Swords 
Yeomanry, and about 100 Cavalry, consisting of part of the Dumfries Reg., the Finga', the 
Coolock, the Balbriggan and Lord Gormanstown's Yeomen. The rebels, being mounted, Col. 
Gordon ordered a great part of his cavalry to pursue, and on their advancing, the rebels dis- 
mounted, and fled in all d:rection8. Not 100 remained on the ground when the infantry came 
up, and they were dispersed on the first discharge, and then pursued by Lord Gormanstown's 
troop. Gordon states the loss of the rebels to have amounted to 150 men, while he captured 
200 horses. This service was performed without any loss on the part of His M ijesty's troops. 
Gordon th nks it but justice to the Carlow and Fermanagh detachments to say that after a 
severe march of 8 hours, they pressed forward with the greatest alacrity, and that the exertions 
of the Dumfriesshire Yeomanry answered his warmest expectations {Dublin and Irish Monthly 
R'g; Aug. 1798, p. 79). 

1799, Mar. 12, Maj. {L.G., 477; A.L., 1800-1; List of Offs. Mil. Fenc. 
Cav. &* Inf.f Irish Estah., 1799- 1800). 

Second son of Gilbert of Halleaths (1722-89) ; served his heir 1790, Mar. 
20; ni. 1798, Feb. 6, at Dumfries, Margaret, 2nd dau. of John Ponsonby of 
Egremont, Cumberland {G.M., vol. 68, p. 169), and had Gilbert, d. unm. 1845 ; 
Archibald, went to America, d. 1847 ; and John Ponsonby, 1057- 1816, Jul. 
9, Consul of Havre {G.M., vol. 86, pt 2, p. 79); d. 1841, Jul. 25, aged 69 
{G.M., vol. 16, N.S., pp. 223, 446). His children's tutor, William Seaton, 
was drowned while bathing at Skinburness, 1810, Sep. i {G.M., vol. 80, 
pt. I, p. 278). 



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261. Archibald. 1803, Nov. 22, Maj., Annandale and Eskdale Batn., 
Dumfriessh. Vols. {L.G., 161 1). 

262. Archibald. 1804, Apr. 21, Paymaster, 6th Dgn. Gds. {L.G., 519; 
A.L., 1805-8, IV.O., A.L., 1805-7, P.R.O.). 

263- Archibald. 1836, Jun. 28, Asst. Surg, to Forces {L.G., 1200); 
Oct. 14, 35th ¥x. {ibid., 1784). 1844, Jul. 23. 53rd Ft. 1846, served in the 
campaign on the Sutlej (Medal), including actions at Buddiwal, Aliwal, and 
Subraon. 1848, 95th Ft. ; Sep. 12, Surg. 1848-9, served in medical charge 
24th Ft., Punjaub Campaign, present at Sadoolapore, Chillianwallah, and 
Goojerat (Medal and clasps). 1854-5, served in the Crimean Campaign, 
present at the affair of Bulganac, Alma (where Maj. H. C. Wylly says he 
was wounded, invalided Oct., and promoted to the Staff while absent, Surg. 
Maj. Oct. 27), and capture of Balaclava, P. Med. Off., 2nd Div., siege of 
Sebastopol, and Kingbourn expedition (Medal, three clasps, C.B. (1856, Feb. 
5), Kt. of the Legion of Honour, and Turkish Medal). 1856, Jan. 25, Dep. 
Insp. Gen. 1857, P. Med. Off., Expeditionary Force to China, capture of 
Canton (Medal with clasp). 1858-9, campaign in Oudh (Medal). 1867, Mar. 
9, Insp. Gen. of Hosp. 1870, Jul. i, h.p., ret. 1870, Aug. 9, Hon. Surg, to 
Queen Victoria (Hart's A.L., 1840-87). 

Son of William, of Hallmyre, Peeblesshire, who was the nat. son of 
Sir William, 6th bart. of Gordonstoun (G. E. C.'s Complete Baronetage, 11. 
279); h. 1812 ; M.D, Edin., 1834 ; m. 1851, Jun. 3, at Edinburgh, Magdaline 
{d. 1853 at Rochester), 2nd dau. of Charles Ferrier of Baddinsgill, tn. 2ndly, 
i860, Apr. 21, Mary Preston, 2nd dau. of William Belton Crealock, Stanhope 
Place, Hyde Park, and had issue. Gordon d. 1886, Aug. 3, at Woodlands, 
West Hoathley, in his 75th year (G.M., vol. 36, N.S., p. 189, vol. 40, N.S., 
p. loi, vol. 8, N.S., p. 510, Richard Trimen's ^^th Foot, 202; Col. W. 
Rogerson's ^^rdFt., 133-4 ; Maj. H. C. Wylly's g^th Reg. in the Crimea, 96 ; 
D.N.B.). Mrs. Gordon d. suddenly, 1909, Apr. 2, at her residence, Belmore, 
Lymington, Hants, aged 76, bur. at Greenwich (Times). Brother of Charles, 
338, and George, 551- 

264. Archibald Alexander. 1900, Aug. 21, Capt., 2nd Q.V.B., Roy. 
Scots. 1905, Jan. 10, Maj., hon. rank of Lt. Col. 1906, May 24, res. Legion 
of Honour, 5th Class, France ; Crown of Italy, Offs. Cross ; St. James of the 
Sword Knight's Cross {A.L., 1900-6). 

Second son of William Eagleson, M.D., Bridge of Allan (1821-73), de- 
scended from William Gordon, farmer, Ballyskeagh, Leckpatrick, co. Tyrone 
{Huntly Express, 1909, Nov. 19, 26); b. 1867, Sep. 3; m. 1892, Dec. i, 
Maude, twin dau. of Maj. Gen. Edmund Davidson Smith, and has several 



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sons. 1896, Nov. 16, admitted to the Roy. Coy. of Archers (the King's Body- 
guard in Scotland); 1889, a chartered accountant; 1906, May 24, appointed 
private sec. to the Duke of Wellington ; interested in the Franco- Scottish 
Soc. (A. C. Fox-Davies' Armorial Families, 1902, p. 519; Who's ]VJw). 
Brother of Robert Aaron, 1257, and William Eagleson, 1489. 

265. Archibald Campbell. 1826, Asst. Surg., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal); 
Jun. 13, Art. 1827, serving at Agra. 1828, Jan. 3, 7th Lt. Cav. 1830, Jan. 
4, granted furlough to Europe. 1833, returned ; Dec. 24, 62nd N.I. 1836, 
Feb. 6, Asst. Surg, to Political Agent, at the Residency, Umballa. 1838, 
Apr. 16, in charge of jail, Umballa. 1838, ordered to take charge of Runjeet 
Sing's fleet of boats, laden with produce of the Punjab, proceeding by the 
Indus to Bombay; Jun. 31, Capt. Wade, Political Agent at Loodiana, 
stated : — 

Dr. Gordon is well acquainted with Persian, Punjabi, and Hindu languages, and with 
his medical knowledge, which will render him useful to the people of the countries on his 
route, combines other qualifications essential to an officer required to discharge with credit the 
duty to which he is appointed ; Aug. 22, Capt. Wade " was instructed to convey to Dr. Gordon, 
the Governor General's entire approbation of the manner in which he had performed the duty 
. . . and his acknowledgements for the very useful and interesting report furnished by Dr. 
Gordon ". 

1841, Apr. 23, granted leave on s.c, to the hills N. of Deyrah till Dec. 
I ; but Jul. 23. placed at disposal of Comr.-in-Chief, posted to 60th N.I., at 
Ferozepore; Nov. 24, appt. by Lt. Col. Wild to 53rd N.I., directed to proceed 
with that reg. until able to join 60th N.I. ; confirmed Dec. 9; Nov. 28, 
directed by Maj. Gen. Pollock, commdg. all the troops West of the Indus, to 
give medical aid to the corps of Bildars under charge of Mr. Mackeson ; con- 
firmed 1842, May 14. It does not transpire whether Gordon accompanied 
Wild, who attempted to penetrate to Ali Musjid, where he was repulsed, Jan. 
19, or whether he remained with Pollock, who started in Apr. to relieve Sale 
at Jellalabad, afterwards leading the British Army back to Cabul, Sep. 16. 
1843, Jan. I, Surg. 1844, Jan. 16, regtl. rank; Jun. 22, in charge of jail and 
police batn., Kurnaul. 1845, Feb. 11, in charge of recruit depots of certain 
regiments, Benares. 1848, Feb. 25, appt. to Civil Duties, Mirzapore ; May, 
incapacitated by a serious accident; Oct. 23, relieved. 1849, granted leave 
from Mar. 28 — Sep. 28, preparatory to retirement; Apr. 6, removed to 58th 
N.I. ; Sep. II, ist N.I., at Lahore; d. Nov. 30, at Jullundhur {EI. Reg., 
1826-50; G.M., vol. 34, N.S., p. 108 ; Murray's British India, pp. 584- 601). 
Second son of Rev. George, Minister of Sorn (d. 1805) and Anna 
Lawrie ; b. 1804, May 29, bap. Jun. 25 ; educated at Glasgow Univ., M.D,, 



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CM. ; 1826, nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by C. Marjoribanks (I.O. Rec). 
Brother of George Lawrie, 589- 

266. Archibald Kinloch. 1765, May 3, Ens., 65th Ft. 1767, Aug. 26, 
Lt. 1774, Jun. 3, Capt. 1779, Nov. 25, Maj., 90th Ft. {A.L., 1766-82). 

267- Arthur. 1766, Mar. 25, Mid., " Drake " snow, H.E.I.C.S., Bom- 
bay Marine. 1767, " Fancy " ; d. May 7 {I.O. Rec). 

268. Arthur. 1804, Oct. 13, Ens., 3rd Ft. (The Buffs) {L.G., p. 1267). 
1805, May 23, Lt. 1808, Apr. 14, Capt. 181 1, May 16, severely wounded at 
Albuera {G.M., vol. 8i, p. 662). 1813, Dec. 13, wounded at Bayonne (ibid., 
vol. 84, pt. 2, p. 608). 18 14, ret. 

Son of Thomas Knox, of Ballinteggart, cadet of Delamont ; d. s.p. 18 14, 
Nov. 28, at Exeter, "from wounds, fatigue and hardships encountered in the 
Pyrenees Campaign . . . having been exposed for three nights [1813, Dec. 
9-13] to the inclemency of the weather " (ibid,, Huntly Express, 1909, Sept. 8). 
Brother of John P., 1054- 

269. Arthur. 1850, Dec. 20, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 185 1, May 

3, Ens., 49th N.I. 1852, May 18, passed colloquial exam, in Hindoostanee. 
1853, Feb. 16, passed final {E.I. Reg., 185 1-6, I.O. Rec). 

Son of Arthur Helsham, 272 ; b. 1832, bap. Jun. 14, at Northam, Devon ; 
educated at Rugby; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Martin Tucker on recom- 
mendation of Capt. Tucker; d. 1856, Mar. 30, at Mean Meer, Lahore. 

270. Rev. the Hon. Arthur. 1892, May 4, Chaplain, (act.) Queen's 
Rif. Vol. Brigade (Roy. Scots). 1908, Apr. i. Chaplain, 2nd class, 4th Batn. 
{A.L., 1892-1910). Sometime Chaplain to Edin. Castle. 

Third son of Edward Strathearn, Baron Gordon of Drumearn, 432 ; b. 1854, 
Dec. 20 ; m. 1893, Feb. 8, Emily Olga Marion, dau. of F. F. S. Constant and 
has two sons and a dau. 

271. Sir Arthur Hamilton, ist Baron Stanmore. i860, Feb. 15, Capt. 
Comdt., ist Aberdeensh. Rif. Vols. (L.G., pt. i, p. 652). 1862, Aug. 22, res, 
{ibid., pt. 5, p. 4374). 

Youngest son of George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 541 ; b. 1829, Nov. 26 ; 
created Baron Stanmore 1893, Aug. 21 ; tn. 1865, Sept. 24, Rachel Emily 
{d. 1889), eldest dau. of Sir John Shaw Lefevre, K.C.B., and has Hon. George 
Arthur Maurice, 563a. 

272. Arthur Helsham. 1796, Apr. 25, Cornet, 5th Dgn. Gds. 1798, 
Jul. 6, Lt. 1799, Apr. 8, Capt. Served in the Peninsular War. 181 1, Jun. 

4, Bt. Maj. 1812, A.D.C. to Maj. Gen. Ponsonby and Secretary to the 
Board of Claims ; Jul. 22, present at Salamanca. 1813, Apr. 8, Maj. 1816, 
Feb. 8, Lt. Col. 1824, May 6, h.p. as Lt. Col. unat., by exchange. 1847, 



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Jan. lo, ret.; Feb. 12, Bt. Col. (Philippart's Mil. Cal., v. 124; A.L., 1797- 
65; Hart's ^.L., 1840-65; Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.). 

Third son of Thomas, of Spring Garden, Waterford, 1323 ; who in 
his will dated 1805, May 29, states he bought him a troop in the 5th Dgn. 
Gds., "which I intended as a provision for him, but from his very good con- 
duct as a soldier in said regiment in which he is very highly esteemed, I 
cannot close this my will without leaving him a further token of my affection 
and regard. I therefore bequeath him £"500 stg. " ; b. 1790; m. 1820, Jul. 
20, at York, Anne eldest dau. of Joseph Bilton, York {G.M., vol. 90, p. 84), 
and had with other children Arthur, 269. Edward Charles Acheson, 427» 
Stephen Bilton, 1302. Gordon was a great friend of the Princess Charlotte, 
who was godmother to his eldest child. Prince Leopold being its godfather. 
He d. 1865, May 12, at Orvieto, on his way to England, at a very advanced 
age, bur. at P'lorence [N. and Q., loth S., ix. 444). 

273. Arthur Nell. 1878, May 25, 2nd Lt., 24th (Worcestersh.) Ft. 
1880, res. (Hart's A.L., 1879-81 ; A.L., 1879 — Dec. '80). 

Third son of John, 989; b. 1857, Dec. 31 ; educated at Glenalmond ; in. 
1891, Amy Alice, dau. of William Bancroft Thomson and has Catherine Amy 
Sempill, b. 1895, Nov. 18, bap. 1896, Jan. 25, at Benares; John Woodburn 
Sempill, /;. 1897, Mar. 11, bap. May 9, at Gorakhpur ; Christine Beryl Sem- 
pill, b. 1898, June 26; Hugh Cosmo Erskine, b. 1900, Oct. 29, bap. Dec. 
23, at Christ Ch., Lucknow. 1896, Asst. D.S. Police, N.W. Provinces and 
Oudh. 1897, Gorakhpur. 1900, Etah, 1905; wrote, Modern Islnnaelites, or 
Sketches of the Wanderins; Tribes of N.W. Provinces (Allahabad, pp. 71). 

274. Arthur William Bolton. 1877, Jun. 19, Lt., R.A. 1882, 
served in Egyptian expedition, battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal with clasps. 
Bronze Star). 1886, Jan. 11, Capt. 1886, Feb. i — 1889, Mar. 31, A.D.C. 
to Maj. Gen., W. District. 1887, Feb. 1— Aug. 22, A.D.C. to Govr. of Bom- 
bay. 1890, Nov. 26 — 1895, Mar. 31, Staff Capt., R.A., Madras. 1895, Apr. 
I — Dec. 6, D.A.A.G., Madras; Sep. 20, Maj., Reserve of Offs.; Nov. i, Maj. 
1900, Nov. 28, ret. on ret. pay {A.L., 1877- 19 10). 

Elder son of Edward Charles Acheson, 427; b. 1858, Aug. 2 ; ;;;. and has 
a son b. 1904, Jul. 15, at Heavitree, Exeter {Times) and a son b. 1908, Apr. 
5, at Grasslawn, Exeter {ibid.). 

275. Arthur William Wollocombe. 1885, May 27, Lt., ist Vol. 
Batn., the Buffs, E. Kent. Reg. {A.L., 1885— Jul. '86). 

Eldest son of Stephen Bilton, 1302; b. 1856, Dec. 3; Winchester Sch., 
1870; Matric. Corpus Christi, Oxford, 1876, Jan. 27; B.A., 1880; M.A., 1882 ; 
m. 1893, Aug. 3, Marion Louise, 2nd dau. of W. W. Gascoigne of Bapchild 



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Court, Kent; has no issue; living 191 1 at Oaklands Court, St. Peters, Isle 
of Thanet (Holgate's Old Wykehamists, 70). 

276. Aubrey John Fullerton. 1855, Feb. 4, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. 
(Madras) ; Apr. 11, Ens., 2Sth N.I. 1857, Apr. 28, Lt. i860, Feb. 21, Proby. 
Supt., Mofussil Police, Madura. 1861, Jun. 21, Lt., Madras, S.C. 1862-6, 
Proby. Supt. of Police, Nellore District. 1867, Feb. 4, Capt., S.C, Supt, 
Salem Jail. 1868, on furlough. {E.I. Reg. 6^ I.A.L., 1855-70). 

Youngest son of Henry, 635 ; b. 1837, Dec. 5, bap. 1838, Jul. 17, at St. 
George's Cathedral, Madras; educated at Christ's Hosp. and Clapham 
Grammar Sch. ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Elliot Macnaghten on recom- 
mendation of Maj. Moore in 1855, his mother and stepfather, Col. Vivian, 
then living at Chateau St. Leonard, Pont de Brigue, Boulogne ; ;». 1862, Jul. 
24, at Nellore, Madras, Frances Helen {b. 1838, Nov. 18), dau. of Lawrence 
Cloete, and had Helen Sophia Augusta, b. 1863, Oct. 6, at Southampton, m. 
1884, Jun. 17, Capt. M. A. Gray, B.S.C. ; Aubrey Richard, b. 1865, Nov. 5, 
d. 1866, May 13; and Harry Lawrence, 622- Gordon d. 1869, Oct. 24, at 
Cape of Good Hope. Mrs. Gordon m. 2ndly 1876, Apr. 22, Maj. Gen. W. R. 
Elliott and d. 1884, Jun. 3 (I.O. Rec). 

277. Augustus. 181 7, Apr. 10, Ens., 33rd Ft. 1819, Feb. 4, exchanged 
to h.p., 98th Ft., " without the difference, from ill health and private motives ". 

1828, Sep. 10, Cornet, S. Yorksh. Yeo. Cav. {L.G., 1869). 1834, Mar, 7, 
Ens., 41st Ft. {ibid., 404). 1834, ret. {A.L., 1818-35; W.O. Offs. Services, 

1829, P.R.O. ; W.O. A.L., P.R.O.). 

Son of Abraham Cyrus, 75; b. 1792, Dec. 24; m. 1824, Sep. 18, at 
Scrooby, near Bawtry, Yorksh., and had Emma, b. 1825, Jun. 11, d. 1834, 
Apr. 19; Sarah Elizabeth, b. 1826, Dec. 20, d. 1834, Apr. 5; Cyrus Augustus, 
b. 1828, Jun. 20, d. 1834, May i; Robert Spragging, b. 1831, d. 1834, Apr. 
21, all died at Matlock, one child survived {G.M., vol. i, N.S., p. 667). Gordon 
d. 1847, May 7, at Paddington {ibid., vol. 28, N.S., p. 104). 

278- Augustus. 1823, Dec. 8, Vol., R.N., "Jasper". 1825, Jul. i. 
Mid., "Romney". 1828, Jan. 17, " Revenge". 1830, Apr. 30, passed as Lt. 
1836, Feb. 16, promoted for rank ; Mar. 18, Lt., " Talavera," Mediterranean 
Station. 1840, Jan. 3, h.p.; Oct. i, "Howe". 1843, Jul. 27, paid off. 1844, 
Oct. 3, ist Lt., "Thunderer," surveying vessel, N. America and W. Indian 
Stations. 1848, Aug. 31, discharged. 1849, Nov. i, Comdr. 1865, Jan. i, 
Cdi^t. {A dm. Indexes, Midshipmen, P.R.O. ; N.L., 1836-69; O'Byrne's N'av. 
Bio. Die.). 

Fourth son of Robert, 1205; b. 1809, at Botley, Hants; d. unm. 1869 
(Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, 7th edit., i., 755). 

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279. Augustus Henry. 1794, Cadet, R.A. 1796, Jun. 18, trans, as 
2nd Lt., to R.E. 1798, Aug. 29, Lt. {List of Offs., R.A.; A.L., 1 795-1802). 

Son of William Augustus, 1478; d. 1802 at Bristol. 

280. Benjamin. 1742, May 25, 2nd Lt,, ist Ft. {MS. A.L., 1745, p. 
49, P.R.O.). 1744, serving in Belgium; John Stuart, writing Sep. 8 (O.S.), 
from Mary Kirk Camp, near Ghent, to Grant of Tormore, states that two 
days before a party of the PVench "came down an avenue leading to the 
canal and fired before they were perceived at Col. Abercrombie, and several 
other officers, who were walking on the opposite side of the canal, but they 
all escaped save Ens. Gordon, Bibithen [Balbithan] of our regiment, who was 
shot through the calf of the right leg, the Colonel's servant through the left 
thigh, and a private, who was sentry, wounded in the head ; none of them 
are judged to be any way dangerous" {Tammore MS., B.M.). 1745, Jun. 28, 
Lt. {Quarters of the Army in Ireland, 1749-52). 1747, May 24, wounded 
during a desperate defence of an outwork at Fort Sandberg, when attacked 
by the French {Hist. Rec, ist Ft., 131). 1756, Apr. 27, Capt. Lt. {MS. 
A.L., 1752, pp. 107-8). 1757, Feb. 2, Capt. 1762, Sep. 2, Maj., 48th Ft. 
1769, Mar. 4, Lt. Col. 1779, Feb. 19, Bt. Col. 1782, Nov. 20, Maj Gen. 
1796, May 3, Lt. Gen. 1801, Jan. i. Gen. {A.L., 1754-1803). 

Son of James, L of Balbithan, who was the son of David, of Auchoynany, 
and the grandson of Sir John, of Park; b. 1719. 1733 at Marischal College; 
d. unm., 1803, Nov. 20, at Balbithan, of which he was laird, being the "oldest 
freeholder" in Aberdeenshire (S. U., vol. 65, p. 884). He was succeeded in 
Balbithan by his grandnephew, Benjamin Forbes Gordon, 1603. 

281. Benjamin. 1799, Jan. 14, Purser, R.N., "Hound" {Adm., Offs. 
appt. by Adm. Board, P.R.O.). 

282* Sir Benjamin Lumsden. 1853, Jun. 12, 2nd Lt., H.E.LC.S. 
(Madras Art.). 1857-8, served in Indian Mutiny, present at relief of Lucknow, 
including operations at the Martiniere and Dilkoosha, Dec. 6, action and defeat 
of Gwalior Contingent at Cawnpore, and pursuit (Medal with clasp). 1858, 
Apr. 27, Lt. 1863, Jun. 5, 2nd Capt., R.A. 1868, May 28, Capt. 1872, 
Jul. 5, Maj. 1875, ^P*"' i» Lt. Col. 1880, Apr. i, Bt. Col. 1879-80, served 
in Afghan war, battle of Charasiah, and operations round Cabul (Medal, two 
clasps). i88i, Feb. 22, C.B. 1883, Mar. 31, Col. 1884, Mar. 31 — Sep. 13, 
Brig. Gen. (temp.), Madras; Jun. 10, reward for distinguished services; Sep. 
14 — 1886, Mar. 30, Brig. Gen., Madras; Oct. 27, Maj. Gen.; Mar. 31 — 
1890, May 31, comd. in Madras as a Maj. Gen. 1886-7, served in Bur- 
mese Expedition, comd. in Lower Burma Div. ; thanked by Govt, of India 
(Despatches, Medal with clasps) {L.G., 1887, Sep. 3), 1889-90, served in 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS 59 

Chin-Lushai expedition, comd. Burma Dist. {L.G., 1890, Sep. i»). 1890, 
Mar. 30, Lt. Gen. ; Nov. 15, ret. list. {A.L., 1853-1910). 1899, Jun. 3, K.C.B. 

Third son of James, of Croughly, 755; b. at Revack 1833, Jul. 8, bap. 
Jul. 31, at Abernethy, Moray; educated at Edinburgh and Addiscombe; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by W. J. Eastwick on recommendation of his 
mother; ;;/. i860, Feb. 2, Laura Sophia {b. 1839, May 2), dau. of R. R. 
Caton, of Binbrook, Lincolnsh., and has James Redmond Patrick, 814 ; 
Ethel Fanny Grant, b. 1862, Jun. 26, bap. Jul. 31, at Madras; Ida Georgie 
Grant, b. 1864, May 16, bap. Jun. 14, at Madras ; and' Mabel Laura, /;. 1865, 
Sep. 19, bap. Oct. 25, at Madras (7.0. Rec, Croughly Book, 67). 

283- Bertie Edward Murray. 1832, Oct. 26, 2nd Lt., 21st Ft. {L.G., 
2376). 1833, Oct. 6, Ens., 91st Ft. (ibid., 2574). 1835, Jul. 24, Lt. 1841, 
Apr. 23, Capt. 1842, Aug. 27, was chiefly instrumental in saving 700 lives 
from the trooper " Abercrombie Robinson," on which he commanded the 
troops and which was wrecked at Table Bay. Wellington writes that he had 
" never read anything so satisfactory " as the report of the affair, which 
brought Gordon £100 a year for meritorious service (G. L. Goff's 915^ Argyll- 
shire Highlrs., 335 ; H. Gordon Robley and P. J. Aubin's Princess Louise's 
A. and S.H.). 1846-7, served in Kaffir war. 1848, Oct. 13, Maj. 1855-58, 
served in Greece, making a perfectly sanitary camp for the reg. at Salamis 
Bay. 1858, Sep, 30, Bt. Lt. Col. i860, Aug. 31, Col. 1859-64, was the 
means "of restoring to the 91st Ft. its original Highland designation and 
dress, tartan trews taking the place of the more airy kilt ... he did not 
cease his solicitations until they resulted in complete success in 1864 . . . 
A voluminous correspondence between Col. Gordon and the War Office 
shows clearly his ability, enthusiasm, perseverance, intense nationality, and 
love for his regiment" (Scott Keltie's Scottish Highlands, 11. 744-51). 1870, 
Jan 28, ret. h.p. (Hart's A.L., 1840-71). 

Second son of Alexander, of Auchlunies and Ellon, 197; ^- at Auch- 
lunies, 1813, Dec. 17 ; educated at Rainham, Kent, Edinburgh Acad, and 
(Edinburgh) Royal Military Acad. ; m. 1863, Sep. 19, at St. Olave's, York, 
his kinswoman Katherine Alicia {b. 1825), 2nd dau. of Francis Beynon 
Hackett, of Moor Hall, Warwicksh., grandson of Thomas and Lady Mary 
Horton of Howroyde Hall, Yorksh. {W.O., Offs. Urges., 1862-8, P.R.O. ; 
G.M., N.S., vol. 15, p. 636); d. s.p. 1870, Jul. 27, at Ellon Castle; bur. in 
St. Mary's Church there. J. M. Bulloch described Gordon in Huntly Express, 
1907, Feb. 15; portrait at age of 16 by Sir J, Watson Gordon; picture of 
sinking of the " Abercrombie Robinson," by Thomas Hemy, shown in Royal 
Academy, 1911, reproduced in the Graphic, 191 1, Aug. 26. 



6o HOUSE OF GORDON. 

284. Bertrand Gorges Reginald. 1900, Jan. 20, 2nd Lt. R. War- 

wicksh. Reg.; Aug. 4, Lt. Served in S. African War, 1902, Mar. -May, 
operations in Transvaal (Queen's Medal with clasp). 1905, Aug. 21 — 1908, 
Apr. 6, serving with King's Afr. Rif. 1908, Jan. 18, Capt. ; May 20, Capt., 
Gordon Highlrs. ; Oct. 5, Supt. of Gymnasia, Amballa {A.L., 1900-10). 

Youngest son of James Rollings, of Auchendolly, 817 > ^- 1880, Nov. 7 ; 
m., 1904, Ethel Ives Emily Ziikoska, elder dau. of late Col. Arnold, Roy. W. 
Kent Reg., step-dau. of Maj. Westmorland, Warwicksh. Reg. 

285. Bryan. 1907, Apr. 16, S. Lt., R. Ind. Marine; b. 1885, 
Jun. 25. 

286- Bryce. 1866, Nov. 24, Asst. Apoth., Ind. Sub. Med. Dept. (Bom- 
bay). 1877, Master Refiner, G.P. F'actory, Kirkee. 1880, Apr. 2, Apoth., 2nd 
Class. 1885, Apr. 2, ist Grade. 1888, Jul. 3, pensioned {I.A.L., 1877-89). 
M.R.C.S., 1881, L.R.C.P. Lond., 1886. 

287- C. 1804, Apr. 25, Lt., Aberdeensh. (55th) Mil. (Grenadiers) 
(Innes's yd Gordon Highlrs., 19). 

288. Carlos Pedro. 1870, May 14, Lt., Aberdeensh. Mil. (3rd Batn. 
Gordon Highrs.) {L.G., pt. 4, p. 2698). 1872, Aug. 10, ret. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 
3530, Innes's Aberdeensh. Mil.). 

Eldest son of Carlos Pedro, of Wardhouse ; b. 1844, Jul. 27 ; tn. 1871, Sep. 
18, at Madrid, his cousin, Rosa de Aristigui, youngest dau. of the Count of 
Mirasol, and had three sons; d. v.p. at Madrid, 1876, Mar. 31 (Bulloch's 
Gordons of Wardhouse and Beldorney, 55). Brother of Joseph Maria, 1080« 

288a. Cedric Foskett. 1910, Oct. 5, 2nd Lt., N. Staff. Reg. {A.L., 
191 1). B. 1890, Aug. 7. 

289. Charles, 1st Earl of Aboyne. 1676, May 29, Capt, Mil. Troop 
of Horse, in Shire of Kincardine and Marischal's part of the Shire of Aberdeen, 
in place of Viscount Arbuthnot {Scotland Warrant Book, in. P.R.O.). 

Fourth son of George, and Marquis of Huntly. 1660, Sep. 10, created 
Earl of Aboyne: keen supporter of Charles II.; d. 1681, Mar.; brother of 
Lewis, 3rd Marquis of Huntly, 1089 (Bulloch's Earls of Aboyne, 6-14). 

290- Charles. 1684, Ens., Edinburgh Town Guard; quarrelled with 
Sir Adam Blair, Yr. of Carberry (Fountainhall's Hist. Notes ; Louisa 
Graeme's Or and Sable, 189). 1685, Ens. in Capt. Graeme's Company 
{Mackenzie Decreets, vol. 88). 

Son of John, VIII. of Braco (in the Garioch), a cadet of the Haddo 
Gordons; ;;;. 1686, Mar. 21, Dame Margaret Kennedy, alive 1699, Mar. 30; 
last of his line {Balbithan MS. 55 ; Huntly Express, 1909, Apr. 9). 

291- Charles. 1693, Aug. i. Ens., Col. Mackay's Ft., com. dated 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 6 J 

Eppeyen. 1695, ^^S- 20, wounded at assault of Terra Nova, Namur 
(Dalton's A.L., in. 342, 395). 

292- Charles. 1696, Capt., Col. Lauder's Ft., co-respondent in a 
divorce suit of John Grant, of Ballindalloch, against Anna Leslie (printed in 
the Banffshire Herald, 1910, Oct. i). 

Son of Patrick, of Laichie, 1129 ; '"• Rachel Gordon, heiress of Aber- 
geldie {House of Gordon, i. (94); Bulloch's Gordons in Minmore, 10, 11). 

293- Charles. 1697, Jun. 24, Adj., ist Batn. Scots, Ft. Gds., dated at 
Cockleberg. 1702, Aug. 25, com. renewed at Windsor. 1702-6, ist Adj. 
(Dalton's A.L., iv. 174, v. 219). 

294- Charles. 1702, Sep., Ens., "went to Portugal with the first forces 
went out of Ireland, a sister son of Generall M'Key's ". 1703, Jun., member 
of a club in Dublin formed by Lewis Gordon of Aikenhead (Bulloch's Strange 
Adventures of Lewis Gordon, 27). 

295- Charles. 1708, Sep. 3, Ens., ist Ft. 1710, Lt. ; serving in 1728- 
30 (Dalton's^.L., v. 63, 323; MS. A.L., 1709, 1715, p. 34, 1730, p. 53, 
P.R.O.). 

Youngest son of George (?), of Muirack; d. 1735 ; will dated 1734, Sep. 
26; proved 1735, Dec. 31 {Edin. Test. Prerog. Wills, Dublin); left Muirack 
to his nephews George James and Alexander Henry, sons of his brother 
Alexander, 134- 

296. Charles. 1 7 1 5 , Capt. (probably only mercantile marine), in Arnhall, 
Fettercairn ; went to Holland. 1735, Nov. i, made his will (J. M. Bulloch in 
The Rabbling of Deer, Book of Buclian, k^'j, 206). Brother of Anne, whose 
son John Stewart m. Jean, dau. of Robert, 1186- 

297- Charles. 1720, Ens., Cadogan's (4th) Ft. {MS. A.L., 1736, p. 7, 
P.R.O.). 1737, Jan. 21, Lt., ist Ft. Gds. {A.L., 1740, Roy. Unit. Serv. Inst. ; 
MS. A.L., 1742-3, pp. 27, 143; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 1743, Apr. 22, 
Capt., Lord Harry Beauclerk's (48th) Ft. {S.M., v. 199, 343). 1744- Maj., 
Cotterell's (49th) Marines. 1745, May i, Lt. Col. and Capt., 6th Marines 
1749-50, h.p., 8/6 per diem {MS. A.L., 1742-3, pp. 27, 143, P.R.O. ; Quarters 
of the Army in Ireland, 1744-52 ; Succession of Colonels, 1744-5? -^"^ of Re- 
duced Offs. H. M. Land Forces 6^ Marines, 1749-50). 1755, Mar. 25, Lt. Col., 
Marines at Chatham, then being raised {MS.A.L., 1752, pt. 2, p. 236, P.R.O.). 
1758, Apr. 13, d. at Chatham {S.M., vol. 28, p. 197). His widow, Esther, 
granted pension of £40 from 1758-67, when she presumably d. or vi. {W.O., 
Wid. Pensions, Appln. Papers {Marines), P.R.O.). 

298. Charles. 1726, Dec. 25, Cornet, Earl of Stair's (6th) Dgns. ; 
serving in 1730 {MS. A.L., 1730, p. 22; IV.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 



62 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

299. Charles. 1735, May, 9, Surg. Mate, R.N. ," Kent ". 1736, Apr. 
14, "Torbay" (Aditi. Ofs. Appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

300- Lord Charles. 1741, Apr. 25, Cornet, Wade's Horse. 1745, Apr. 
25 or Jun. 8, Capt., Loudon's Ft. {W.O. Notifications, MS. A.L., 1742-3, 
p. 206, P.R.O.), to which he was unable to complete his company, owing 
to "a very strict punctiliousness of honour " as " he wou'd follow no recruit- 
ing arts : he wou'd take none but that were in a manner volunteers and quite 
willing to 'list" (Sir John Gordon of Invergordon's Correspondence). 1746, 
Mar. 25, he and some fellow officers captured and wounded 156 officers, soldiers 
and sailors from the rebel ship " Hazard " which had been chased into Tongue 
Bay, by H.M.S. "Sheerness" with £12,000 in five chests {G.M., xvi. 207), 
an exploit with which Gen. John Reid credited himself in 1794 (Lady 
Tullibardine's Mil. Hist. 0/ Perthshire, i. 388). 1747-8, h.p.. Lord Loudon's 
Reg. being disbanded. 

Third son of Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon ; b. 172 1 ; d. 1780, Apr. 26, 
at Bainfield, near Edinburgh ; will proved 1790, Sep. 17 {Banffshire Advertiser, 
191 1, Mar. 16). Brother of Lord Adam, 92, and Lord Lewis, 1090- 

301. Charles. 1757, Oct. 7, Ens., 31st Ft. 1758, 70th Ft. {A.L., 1758; 
W.O. Notifications; W.O., A.L., 1758, MS. note, P.R.O.). 

302. Charles. 1759, Sep. 4, Lt., Earl of Sutherland's Highlrs. {A.L., 
1760-3). 1779, Feb. 8, or Jul. 24, Capt., Sutherland F'encibles {L.G., A.L., 
1779-82; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

Probably "Capt. Charles, of Pulrossie," Parliamentary Voter, 1788 (Sir 
C. E. Adam's Political State of Scotland, p. 341), together with his three 
sons John, Yr. of Pulrossie, 920. George, 508. and William, 1405 (Bulloch's 
Gordons of Embo, 87-91.) 

303- Charles. 1759, Oct. 13, Lt., 89th Ft. (raised by Alexander, 4th 
Duke of Gordon, Oct. 1759, disbanded 1765). 1762, Mar. 3, Capt. Lt. 
1764, Oct. 23, fought at Buxar, Gen. Hector Munro particularly recom- 
mending Charles Gordon, 89th Ft., "my A.D.C., for his brave and spirited 
behaviour ; this officer had his horse shot under him in the action " (Philip- 
part's E. India Mil. Col., 11. 87). 1765, h.p. 1767, Apr. 13 or 28, Capt., 
nth Ft. {L.G.). 1776, May 11, Maj., 31st Ft. 1778, Oct. 24, Lt. Col. 77th 
Ft. or Atholl Highlanders {ibid.). 1783, Feb. 28, Bt. Col.; the regiment re- 
fused to sail to India, and the incident created a great scandal, which was 
discussed in Parliament (Stewart's Highlanders, 11. 167 ; Lady Tullibardine's 
Mil. Hist, of Perthsh., i. 70-8, 413; G.M., vol. 53, p. 89; Maidment's 
Scotish Ballads, 1859, pp. 236-244). 1783, Mar. 11, Lt. Col., 6ist Ft. 
{L.G., p. 255 ; S.M., vol. 45, p. 167 ; A.L., 1760-9). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 63 

Second son of William, I. of Sheelagreen, cadet of Cairnburrow ; bap. 
i74i,Jul. 23; 1788, Oct. 20, sold Sheelagreen; d. unm. 1789. Hrother of 
John, 898 ; uncle of Charles, 309. Portrait of Gordon and his officers done 
in silhouette, now in possession of 2nd Middlesex Reg. and reproduced in the 
Graphic, 1910, Aug. 20. 

304. Charles. 1 761, Jul. 18, Lt. Fireworker, Art., H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay) ; 
d. at Tellicherry (Col. F. VV. M. Spring's List of Bombay Art. Offs., 69). 

305- Hon. Charles. 1 766, Jul. 26, Ens., 53rd Ft. ; Sep. 29, leave of 
absence for six months. 1769, Aug. 2,Capt., 66th Ft. {A.L., 1767-72; W.O., 
Notifications, Leave of Absence, P.R.O.). 

Fourth son of William, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen, and his third wife, Anne, 
dau. of Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon ; b. 1745 ; d.unni. at Aberdeen, 1771, 
Dec. 13 {S.M., vol. 33, p. 671). Brother of Hon. Cosmo, 384, and Hon. 
William, 1397. 

306. Sir Charles. 1775, Dec. 2, or 1776, May 14, Lt., ist Batn. 71st 
Ft., having assisted in raising men for the reg. (previously Ens., Dutch 
Service); served in America. 1778, Apr. 7, Capt., 26th Ft. 1782, Apr. 3, 
Maj., 83rd Ft. {S.M., vol. 38, p. 342, vol. 40, p. 223, vol. 44, p. 335). 1783, 
Apr. 17, Bt. Lt. Col.; h.p. 1787, Sep., accompanied the Duke of Bruns- 
wick to Holland, greatly assisting in the capture of Amstelveen, which won 
him the Prussian Order of Military Merit then carrying with it knightly rank 
in England {G.M., vol. 55, p. 1066). 1787, Dec. 25, Lt. Col., 41st Ft. 
1790, returned to England ; Nov. 15, Col. in America only. 1791-2, again 
served under the Duke of Brunswick. His ambition to learn his profession 
thoroughly by service on the continent is expressed by him in a series of 
interesting letters to Sir Robert Keith, Brit. Ambassador at Vienna, Lord 
Cornwallis, Foreign Minister, and Pitt, 1783-93, preserved in British 
Museum {Add. MSS. 28,063; 28,065; 35.528; 35.529; 35.536; 35.539; 
35.54° ; 35.543 ; Chatham Papers, Bundle 139, P.R.O. : summarised by J. 
M. Bulloch in Aberdeen Free Press, 1904, Sep. 15 ; -and Weekly journal, 
1 91 1, Mar. II, Apr. 7). 1793, embarked with Grenadiers of the 41st Ft. for the 
W. Indies and, pending arrival of the Duke of Kent from Canada, placed in 
command of a brigade, particularly distinguished himself at Cas de Navire, 
and capture of Martinique, and St. Lucia ; appt. Govr. of that Island, with 
rank of Brig. Gen. ; tried by Court Martial for levying illegal exactions from 
inhabitants of some of the French W. Indian captured islands. On the 
assembly of the Court it was found that owing to several members having 
died, their number had sunk below the legal minimum. A second Court 
was unable to proceed for a similar reason. A third Court, sentenced Gordon 



64 HOUSE OF CK)RDON. 

to be cashiered, but this sentence was not confirmed by Comr. in Chief in 
W. Indies, nor by authorities at home, and although he was blamed for being 
indiscreet, was allowed to retire by sale of his commission more than a year 
after the holding of the Court Martial. " There is little doubt that he should 
never have been tried ; on his retirement he was continually employed on 
missions of secrecy by the British Government, for he was a no less able 
diplomat than he was a brilliant soldier" (Lomax's 415/ Ft., pp. 367-8, por- 
trait facing p. 28; A.L.^ 1777-95)' 

Third son of Charles, XII. of Abergeldie ; d. uum. in London, 1835, 
Mar. 26 {D.N.B. ; House of Gordon, i. (98)-(ioo)). Brother of Alexander 
Sinclair, 235, Peter, 1150. and William, 1410- 

307- Charles (sometimes called Charles Edward). 1778, Apr. 14, or 
Sep. 26, Lt., N. Fencibles (suggested to the Duke of Gordon by James 
Wemyss of Wemyss) ; enlisted 1 1 men for the reg., being attacked when 
recruiting at St. Sair's Fair, Aberdeensh., Jul. 8 ; assisted Capt. Finlason as 
Paymaster; Sep., comdg. the left wing of "Duke of Gordon's Coy. at Fort 
George " (Gordon Castle Papers). 1782, May 29, Capt. ; Jun. 25, Capt., 96th Ft. 
{A.L„ 1778-82). 1793, Jun. 22, Capt. Lt. and Paymaster, N. Fencibles (L.G., 
518). 1794, Feb. 17 or Aug. 26, Capt. {L.G., 864). 1798, Mar. 15, Paymaster, 
2nd Batn., i8t Ft. {L.G., 237). 1803, Jul. 23, re-appt. {L.G., 922; W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 1809, describes himself " formerly of N. p-encibles, 
aged 60, suffering from general debility and failing sight" {W.O., Offs. 
Services, P.R.O.). 1828, gives " his age at entry in 1798, as 48, stationed at 
Cork, Marlborough, and Gloucester, always Paymaster; placed on h.p. 
1812, Dec. 25, owing to bad health, with a Medical Board Certificate from the 
Gloucester district, unfit for service, 79 years of age, resident at Gordonhall, 
Aberdeenshire" (ibid. ; A.L., 1 794-1833). 

Second son of John, of Beldorney and Wardhouse ; b. 1750, Feb. 14; 
1769, succeeded his brother Ale.\ander Maria (who was shot at Brest as a 
spy) as laird of Wardhouse and Beldorney ; "'.(i) 1773, Apr. 22, at Slains Castle, 
Charlotte, only dau. of Hon. Charles Boyd, son of 4th Earl of Kilmarnock, 
brother of 15th Earl of Erroll ; m. (2) 1781, Dec. 5, at Aberdeen, Catherine 
dau. of Maj. James Mercer of Auchnacant, successfully raising a divorce action 
against her and Lt. Col. John Woodford, brother-in-law of the 4th Duke of 
Gordon, 1797, Jan. 5-6 (Edin. Com. Consistorial Processes, xxiii. 663 and 
printed in Huntly Express, 1911, Mar. 31). He had, with nine other 
children, Charles Edward, 352. and Sir James Alexander, 783- Gordon d. 
1832, Dec. 23, at Gordonhall (Bulloch's Gordons of Wardhouse and Bel- 
dorney, 31-6.) 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 65 

308- Charles. 1779, Jul. 29, Ens., 2nd Ft. 1782, Jan. 7, or Feb. 23, 
Lt., Capt. Francis Carleton's Independent Coy. {L.G., No. 12272). 1784, Feb. 
2, res. {A.L., 1782; Col. Davis's 2nd Ft., vi. 105). 

309- Charles. 1781, May 26, Ens., 77th Ft. (Atholl Highlrs.). 1783, 
Jan. 22 or 28, Lt. ; 1783, h.p. {L.G., No. 12,410; A.L., 1782-98; W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 1798, name erased in MS. {W.O.,A.L., P.R.O.). The 
Duke of Atholl calls him (Lady Tullibardine's Mil. Hist, of Perthshire, i66o- 
1902, I. 78) a nephew of Charles, 303. but the relationship is not clear. 

310- Charles. 1793, Feb. 8, or Oct. 5, Ens., 76th Ft. {L.G., 877). 
1794, Dec. 10, or 1795, Sep. 8, Lt. {L.G., 924), 1804, Apr. 19, d. on the 
" Harriett," Indiaman, on his passage to England from Bengal {A.L., 1794- 
1804; G.M., vol. 74, p. 596). 

Son of Rev. Lewis, Drainie, Edintore {a.mi\y {House oj Gordon, 11. (404)). 
Brother of John, 935, Lewis, 1094, and Robert, 1224- 

311- Charles. 1795, ^^^- ^4> Lt., Aberdeen Vols. {L.G., 147); Jun. 
21 or 22, given charge of the new Colours presented by Alexander Allardyce, 
M.P., on the Links, Aberdeen (Abd. jfour.). 1797, May 11, or 16, Capt. 
{L.G., 434; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; Smc\a.ir's Aberdeen Vols., 47). 

312. Charles. 1796, Jan. 9, Ens., N. Fencibles {L.G., 39). 

313, Charles. 1796, Jun. 26, Mid., R.N., "Caesar," Channel; Nov. 28, 
discharged ; Nov. 29, " Impetueux," Channel. 1797, Apr. 20, discharged ; Apr. 
21, " Virginie," Baltic and E. Indies. 1798, Sep. 18, discharged; Sep. 20, 
" Suffolk," E. Indies. 1799, Jun. 12, Lt. (Act.), " La Forte," E. Indies and 
Red Sea. 1801, Jun., shipwrecked in Jedda Harbour. 1802, Mar. 3, passed 
as Lt., aged 21 (Adm., Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1802, Mar. 11, Lt., 
"Diamond," Channel; Nov. n, "Venerable," Portsmouth Harbour, 1803, 
May 30, "Dreadnought," Channel; Jul. — 1806, May, Signal Lt., "Villede 
Paris," Flagship of Hon. William Cornwallis, Channel. 1806, May, 
Comdr., "St. Lucia" sloop, Antigua. 1807, May, captured; May, Comdr., 
"L'Eclair," Chatham; Dec. 21, Post Capt. 1808, Jan. i, h.p.; Jul. 30, 
"Caroline" frigate, one of a squadron employed at the destruction of more 
than eighty piratical vessels at Ras-al-Khyma and other ports in the Persian 
Gulf, rendering most effectual assistance to his Senior Off., Capt. Wain- 
wright. 1810, Feb., discharged; Apr., "Ceylon " frigate (40 guns) ; Sep. 18, 
taken off the Isle of France after a violent intermittent three hours' night 
action by the French ships, " Venus," 44 guns, 380 men, and " Victor," 16 
guns; rescued the same day by the " Boadicea " and "Otter" brig. The 
" Ceylon," on quitting Madras, was 47 men short of complement, but she 
had there embarked 100 soldiers, part of whom were to serve as marines, so 

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that, including Maj. Gen. Abercromby and his staflf, she had about 295 per- 
sons on board at the beginning of the action. Her loss was 10 killed, 5 
dangerously, 8 (including Capt. Gordon) severely wounded, and 18 slightly 
wounded. After the P'rench "Venus" frigate abandoned the "Ceylon," on 
the approach of the " Boadicea " in the afternoon of the same day, Capt. 
Gordon returned on board his own vessel from the " Venus " and hoisted the 
English colours. Reporting the capture of his ship, Gordon wrote, Sep. 22, 
from St. Paul's, Island of Bourbon, to R. Adm. Drury : — 

I have to inform your Excellency, that agreeably to your orders, I proceeded towards the 
Island of Bourbon, and on 17th inst., being in expectation of falling in with the blockading 
squadron off Port Louis, I reconnoitred that harbour and estimated the enemy's force at 
seven frigates and one large corvette. Not finding the squadron, I bore up at noon for Bourbon. 
At one o'clock, two of the enemy's ships were observed coming out of port, and soon dis- 
covered to be in chase of H.M. Ship; the headmost gained fast, and the sternmost slowly. I 
continued under the same sail, endeavouring to draw them as far as possible, which also tended 
to extend the distance of the chasing ships. At 15 minutes past twelve midnight, on the 
enemy's coming alongside, I found her to be a frigate of the largest class. Alter a severe con- 
flict of I hour 10 min., she hauled off and dropped astern, which I concluded was to wait her 
consort's coming up. Finding the great superiority ot force I encountered (having drawn my 
conclusion of the enemy's force before dark), I lost not a minute in repairing my rigging, which 
was much cut, and made sail in hopes of reaching the island. At 2, descried the enemy's 
second ship — at 2.15 the headmost coming alongside. I shortened sails to the top-sails and 
renewed the action ; at 4 I had the satisfaction to see her mizen-mast and three top-masts go 
by the board, a few minutes afterwards the " Ceylon's " fore and main-top-mast fell. At this 
time, H.M. Ship being unmanageable, had suffered severely, the rigging and sails being cut 
to pieces, which entirely precluded all further manceuvre. The action was maintained and 
continued with great spirit. At 5 a.m. the enemy's fore and main-masts standing with the 
assistance of his fore-sail enabled him to wear close under our stern, and take a raking position 
on our lee-quarter. H.M. Ship lying an unmanageable wreck, I directed the mizen-top-sail to 
be cut away and endeavoured to set a fore-stay-sail, in hopes of getting the ship before the 
wind, but without effect. The second ship having opened her fire, with the great advantage 
the enemy had by having both his ships under command, enabled him to take and keep his 
raking position, and pour in a heavy and destructive fire, while H.M. Ship could only bring a 
few guns to bear. In the shattered and disabled state of H.M. Ship, a retreat was impossible. 
The superiority of the enemy's heavy and destructive fire left me no hopes of success. Reduced 
to this distressful situation, feeling the firmest conviction that every energy and exertion was 
called forth, under the influence of the strongest impressions I had discharged my duty, and 
upheld the honour of H.M. arms, feehng it a duty I owed to the officers and crew, who had 
nobly displayed that bravery which is so truly their characteristic, when I had lost all hopes of 
saving H.M. Ship, to prevent a useless effusion of blood, I was under the painful necessity of 
directing a light to be shown to the second ship, as a signal that we had struck. I think it a 
duty I owe to Capt. Ross, 6gth Reg., to thus publicly acknowledge the able support I received 
from him and his party of men, who were acting as Marines for the time being {G.M , vol. 81, 
p. 171, vol. 98, pt. I, p. 487). 



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1810, Sep., discharged, tried by Court Martial, honourably acquitted of 
all blame, with his offs. and crew ; Dec. 10, h.p. 185 1, ret. 1853, Mar. 5, 
V. Adm., res. h.p. list. 1858, Jan. 20, Adm. {Adin. Offs. Services, 1817 : 
H.P. Lists, P.R.O. : N.L., 1802-61: John Marshall's /^.N. Biog., Supp., i. 
283-5 ; O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die. ; Boase's Mod. Eng. Biog. ; Laird Clowes' 
Navy, VI. 545). 

Younger son of Francis Grant, 465; h. 1781 ; entered R. Nav. Acad., 
1792, Dec. 19 ; m. 1818, Nov. 20, at the Brit. Embassy, Brussels, Ann, 
elder dau. of Lt. Gen. nth Lord Blayney {S.M., vol. 3, N.S., p. 587), and 
had Jane (only child), who m. (i) 1840, Feb. 5, at Tidenham, Glos., Rev. 
James Henry Scudamore Burr (1816-52) son of Gen, Daniel Burr of Alder- 
maston (Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, i. 259) and had two two sons and a 
dau. ; (2) 1853, Jan. 7, Rev. Francis Lewis, of St. Pierre, Monmouth ; and (3) 
Capt. Roland {ibid.). 1840, Jul. 4, C.B. Gordon d. i860, Oct. 2, at i, Duke 
Street, Bath {G.M., N.S., vol. 9, p. 564). Lady Lytton calls him " that kind 
friend of my childhood " (Louisa Devey's Life of Lady Lytton, 365). 

314- Charles. 1797, Mar. 25, "Clerk to be Chaplain," 2nd Dgns. 
(Scots Greys), "vice Owen, who retires" {L.G., 272; W.O. Notifications, 
P.R.O. ; A.L., 1797, MS. note; W.O. A.L., 1797, MS. note, P.R.O.). 

315. Charles. 1797, May 11 or 16, Capt., Mearns Vols. (L.G., 433; 
W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). " 

316- Charles. 1798, Feb., i, Cornet, 23rd Lt. Dgns. {L.G., 689); 
June I, Lt. i8o2, Aug. 14, Capt., 6oth Ft. 1804, ret. {ibid., 841 ; A.L., 1799- 
1801 ; W.O. A.L., 1804, MS. note, P.R.O.). 

317. Charles. 1799, Mar. 9, ist Lt, Wear Gifford Vols. {L.G., 218). 

318. Charles. 1800, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1801, Jul. 2, Lt., 
nth N.L 1804, May, 25, d. at Elechpore, Madras (£./. Reg.). 

Sixth son of James, of Croughly; b. 1782, Sep. 25, bap. Sep. 27, at 
Kirkmichael, Banffsh. ; nominated for H.E.LC.S., by David Scott (7.0. Rec. ; 
Croughly Book, 70). Brother of George, 515, James, 755, John, 917, Robert, 
1215, and William Alexander, 1474- 

319-20. Charles. 1803, Jul. 18, Lt., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 105 1). 

321. Charles. 1803, Nov. 24, Capt., Aberdeen Vols., 2nd Reg. {L.G., 
1623 ; List of Offs. Mil. & Vols., 1807, p. 3, P.R.O.). 

322. Charles. 1803, Nov. 29, Ens., Roxburghsh. Vols., 2nd Batn. 
{L.G., 1650). 1804, Mar. 24, Qr. Mr. {ibid., 343). 

323. Hon. Sir Charles. 1803, Oct. 6, Troop of Vol. Cav. (comd., 
if not raised, by his uncle, Hon. William, 1397) {L.G., 1353); Dec. 31, 
Ens. and Lt., 3rd Ft. Gds. 1808, Aug. 6, Capt., 83rd Ft.; Aug. 11, Lt and 



68 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Capt., 3rd Ft. Gds. {ibid., 1062). 1809-10, served in Spain and Portugal as 
A.D.C., to Duke of Wellington: "brought intelligence from Soult's head- 
quarters that peace had been concluded between the F"rench and Austrians, 
being present when this was announced to Soult ; Eng. Papers to Oct. 2, 1809, 
affirm the contrary, Soult's news are not generally credited " (Extract from 
Maj. Gen. Sir Alexander Dickson's Diary, Dickson MSS. Series C, 105, 1809, 
Oct. 27). Two years later, Gordon, who was in French headquarters, Sep. 26, 
offered to lay a wager that the Mouitenr would mention that some guns had 
been taken, but would omit the sequel to the story ; — " Lies published in the 
Moniteur about the expedition to relieve Ciudad Rodrigo : Marmonttook four 
guns, Sep, 25, 181 1 (El Bodon) ; but forgets to say that we re-took the only 
two which he had taken for a moment" (Wellington's Despatches, w. 44^). 
1812, Apr. 9, Capt., 3rd Ft. ; May 27 or 29, K.C.B. 1813, Jun. 9, Maj., 2nd 
Greek Lt. Inf. 18 14, h.p. 1815, Nov. 16, D.Q.M.G. to troops at St. Helena, 
Bt. Lt. Col. {L.G., 2350). 1820, Sep. 14, Maj., 8ist Ft. {ibid., 1798). 1821, 
Aug. 9, 93rd Ft. 1822, Dec. 26, Lt. Col. 1826, Mar. 23, h.p. 1828, Nov. 
25, Lt. Col., 42nd Highlrs. {A.L., 1804-3^; Philippart's Mil. Col., v. 122; R. 
H. Burgoyne's 93^^/ Ft., 383). 

Fourth son of George Lord Haddo, 510, and grandson of 3rd Earl of 
Aberdeen: b. 1790 Jul. 5; d. 1835, Sep. 30, at Geneva (G. A/., vol. iv. p. 
667, Scots Peerage, i. 93). 

324. Charles. 1894, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) ; probably Ens. Charles, 
Aberdeensh. Mil., appt. before 1805, Apr. i, to H.E.LC.S. {L.G., 797). 1805, 
Sep. 21, Lt., 3rd N.L {E.I. Reg., 1805-8; S.M., vol. 69, p. 638). 

Son of Charles, of Blelack (1761-1806) and Jean Turner (1762-1823); 
b. 1786, bap., Mar. 19, Logie Coldstone ; nominated for H.E.LC.S. by Sir 
William Bensley on recommendation of Lord Melville; d. 1807, Nov. 14, at 
Berhampore {I.O. Rec. : Abd. Jour.). 

325* Charles. 1808, Jun. 14, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 1109). 

326. Charles. 1808, Sep. 24, Lt., East Chudleigh (2nd) Devonsh. 
Mil. {L.G., 1809, p. 1100). 1809, Aug. 31, Capt. {ibid., 1810, p. 407). 

327. Charles. 1809, Apr. 19, Qr. Mr. and Batn. Clerk, ist (Highland) 
Edinburgh Mil. {L.G., 624). 

328. Charles. 1809, Jun. 22, Ens., 93rd Ft. 1812, Oct. 15, Lt. 1810, 
Jan. 15 — 1814, Aug. 5, served at Cape of Good Hope. 1814, Sep. 18 — 1815, 
May 23, in Louisiana, taking part in three different attacks upon American 
lines before New Orleans, Dec. 28, Jan. i, and Jan. 8, when severely wounded 
in left cheek; received a year's pay as gratuity. 1828, Feb. 28, Capt. 1841, 
ret. f.p. 1854, Nov. 28, Maj.; "considered himself fit to serve and ready in 



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charge of subdivision of the Pensioners Force of the Country, for which 
his lormer services render him quite competent and with the Bt. rank 
of Lt. Col. to which he was entitled on restoration to active duty" {W.O., 
Offs. Services, 1829, 1854, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1810-67; Hart's A.L., 1840- 
67). 

Son of William, of Clerkhill, 1405; b. 1791, Aug. 20, at Clerkhill, 
Farr, Sutherlandsh. ; living at Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, 1854-66; d. 
suddenly, 1866, Aug. 26, at Harrogate {G.M., vol. 2, N.S., p. 557). 

329. Charles. 1810, Jun. 19, Vol., ist Class, R.N., " Hussar," Baltic and 
E. Indies. 181 1, Sep., served at reduction of Java. 181 2, Aug. 18, " Modeste," 
E. Indies; Aug. 20, Mid., passage home. 1813, Mar. 12, Supy., "Thisbe," 
Thames; Apr. 12, " Bellerophon," Newfoundland; Dec. 24, "Royal Sove- 
reign" yacht, Thames. 1814, Mar. 16, " Erebus," rocket ship, Chesapeake 
and N. American Coast; Aug. 17-Sept. 6, actively employed in brilliant ex- 
pedition by Sir James Alexander Gordon against Alexandria on the 
Potomac (three men killed and fourteen wounded). 1815, May 16 " Larne," 
Channel; Jul., Master's Mate; Aug. 29, "Challenger," E. Indies. 1816, 
May 31, "Zebra," E. Indies. 1817, Feb. 5, passed as Lt. ; Apr. 15, Mid., 
"Ganymede," Mediterranean. 1818, Jul, 16, Lt. (act.) " Albion," Mediter- 
ranean ; Aug. 20, Lt., "Tagus," Malta. 1819, Jan. 12, "Active," Halifax 
and Mediterranean. 1822, Mar. 29, " Ariadne," Cape of Good Hope. 
1826, Jan. 6, Comdr. 1827, Apr. 17, "Cadmus," S. America. 1828, Apr. 
17, Post Capt., returned home. 1855, Jan. 22, R. Adm., h.p. 1865, Apr. 24, 
Adm., ret. {Adm. Indexes, Midshipmen, Lis. Passing Certif., P.R.O. ; N.L., 
1814-76; John Marshall's R.N. Biog., 11. pt. 2, p. 29; O'Byrne's A^. Biog. 
Die. ; Boase's Mod. Eng. Biog.). 

Son of 5th Duke of Gordon {S.N. S' Q., 2nd ser., iv. 58, 80) ; and half- 
brother of Alexander, 209; b. 1798; m. 1830, Mar. 10, at Gibston, Elizabeth 
(1812-43), second dau. of Andrew Macpherson of Gibston, her sister marry- 
ing General John Gordon, 962- " Capt. Charles Gordon, Huntly " and 
"Mrs. Captain Charles Gordon" were the names of tunes composed by 
William Marshall. They had Elizabeth, named after the last Duchess of 
Gordon, d. 1910, Mar. 8, at Old Quebec St., London {Times); Margaret, 
alive in Aberdeen 1910; Susan, alive in Crieff, 1910. Admiral Gordon d. 
1876, May 18, at Huntly, aged 78. He was a tar of the old school and 
known to everyone. He occupied a front seat in the parish church and 
during sermon could often be seen taking a small round looking-glass from 
his pocket, and examining the state of his tongue. No old tar passed through 
the town without calling on the Admiral, and tasting his Jamaica rum, the 



70 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

remark made by Jack generally being, "That's rare stingo, sir; by God it 
bites" {Huntly Express, 1876, May 20; 1909, Jan. 22). 

330- Charles. 1809, May 29, Surgeon, " Northampton " (extra ship), 
H.E.I.C.S. 1810, Sep. 21, journal returned (7.0. Rec). 

331. Charles. 181 2, May 19, Lt., 3rd Roy. E.I. Vols. {L.G., 930). 

332- Charles. 1814, Chaplain, Mil,, h.p. {A.L., 1814). 

333. Charles. 1814, Mar. 9, Ens., 93rd F^t. 1816, Feb. 25, h.p. 

1832, Mar. 6, h.p. cancelled upon receiving commuted allowance {L.G., 498 ; 
A.L., 1815-33). 

Second son of Thomas, in Achnamoine, Kildonan, Ross-sh. Sage {Motto- 
rabilia Dotnestica, 133-4) states that, while on military duty at Portsmouth, 
Gordon tn. Miss Russell ; after his father's death they went to reside on the 
farm at Achnamoine ; on their way they spent two days at Kildonan Manse : — 

Mrs. Gordon, who knew nothing of the accommodations and privations of the country, 
on the morning previous to their departure from Sage's father's house, asked Mrs. Sage wha^ 
sort of a domicile might be found there, and whether it was like the Manse. Mrs. Sage, 
pointing very emphatically to a long straggling turf house which might be seen from the 
windows of an upper room, said " It is like that, but scarcely so good ". The poor Anglo 
Saxon burst into tears and exclaimed "Mercy on me," but checking herself added, "Well, 
domestic happiness is as sweet even in a cot as in a palace " ; and she lived with her husband 
many years in the new turf house at Achnamoine very happily, for Charles Gordon built a 
better house, when he took possession of the farm, and lived there until the expiry of his lease. 
Afterwards he resided for a time at Avoch, Ross-shire, and later with his wife's relatives at 
Portsmouth. 

Sage (p. 282) says that Gordon had some feud or other on his hands every 
day of the year, but that his wife was universally esteemed; and that he 
had a son Ensign Hugh [unidentified]. Brother of Hugh, 667i on behalf of 
whose widow and children he wrote to the Sec. at War, 1832, Nov. 24, and 

1833, Feb. 15, from Fareham, Hants {W.O., Letters Compass. Fund, 
P.R.O. Bulloch's Gordons in Sutherland, 92). 

334. Charles. 1821, Jun. 16, Lt., S. Devon Mil. (List of Offs. Mil., 
Yeo. Cav., d- Vol. Inf., 1825, p. 18, P.R.O.). 

335. Charles. 1825, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1826, Jan. 8, Ens., 
13th N.I. ; Nov. 17, arrived at Madras. 1828, Mar. 31, leave to Masulipatam 
on s.c, for three months ; extended to Jul. 25, to enable him to rejoin his reg. 
1830, Nov. 25, leave on s.c., Feb. 24, allowed to return to Europe on s.c. 
1832, Mar. 8, Lt. 1835, Jan. 17, arrived back at Madras; Jan. 22, Qr. Mr. 
and Inter, of his Corps; Jan, 28, left for Vellore. 1837, Apr. 20 and May 8, 
Inter, to a general Court Martial at Moulmein. 1838, Feb. 5, D.A.Q.M.G., 
S. Mahratta Country. 1839, Feb. 13, directed to accompany the Comdr. in 



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71 



Chief on a tour of inspection and review through Centre, Mysore and Southern 
Divisions of Army. 1840, D.A.Q.M.G., Doab Field Force. 1841, Jan. 8, 
Capt. ; Jan. 22, D.A.Q.M.G., Centre Div. 1844, Mar. 5—1854, Q. Mr. G., 
Hyderabad Subsidiary Force, serving H.H. the Subadar of the Dcccan. 185 1, 
Nov. II, Bt. Maj. 1853, Jan. 15, granted furlough to Europe. 1854, Nov. 16, 
Maj., 48th N.I. 1855, Feb. 14, ret. as Lt. Col. {E.I. Reg., 1826-56 ; I.O. Rec). 

Son of George, of Glentromie, 512 1 h. 1808, Apr. 28, at Leitcheston 
House, Rathven, Banffsh. ; educated privately and Mil. Acad., Edinburgh ; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Mr. Marjoribanks on recommendation of Lady 
Saltoun in 1825, his father then residing at Invertromie, Inverness-sh. ; m. 
(i) 1834, Jessie McNab {b. 1813, d. 1843, Sep. 27) and had Eliza, b. 1835, 
Sep. II, bap. Oct. 4 ; d. 1836, Jun. 11, at Moulmein ; and Jane Frances, b. 
1840, Oct. 26, bap. Nov. 25, at Bangalore, m. 1858, Jun. 3, at Glasgow, 
George M. Sandilands, Penang {G.M., 2nd N.S., vol. 5, p. 83). Gordon w. 
(2) 187 1, Oct. 26, George {sic) Hogarth {b. 1829, Dec. 31), dau. of George 
Forbes of Springhill, Aberdeensh. Gordon d. 1875, May 26. Mrs. Gordon 
d. 1909, Apr, 15, at Millbrook House, Jersey {Morning Post). 

336. Charles. 1827, Jul. 14. Capt., East Devon Legion Yeo. Cav. 
{L.G., 2012). 

337- Charles. 1828, Feb. 21, Asst. Surg., nth Ft. ; Mar. j;, 86th Ft. 
{L.G., 486, 680). 1829, Jul. 30, 92nd Ft. {ibid., 1596; A.L., 1829-32). 

Son of George, 508; d. 1831, Jun. 30, aged 24 (Stone in churchyard of 
St. Nicholas, Aberdeen). 

338- Charles. 1835, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1836, Mar. 5, arrived 
at P'ort William, Mar. 16, appt. to do duty with 50th N.L at Dacca; Jun. 21, 
6th N.L; Jun. 28, Ens., 74th N.L 1837, Jul. 8, Lt. 1840, Mar. 7, furlough 
to Europe on s.c. till 1842, Oct. 7. 1843, Nov. 22, Adj. (act.) Cavalry, Bundel- 
cund Legion. 1844, Mar. 29, Adj., Inf., Bundelcund Legion; Jun. 7, placed 
at own request at disposal of Comdr.-in-Chief. 1846, Jan. 29, Adj., 7th Depot 
Batn. ; Mar. 2, cancelled, but Apr. 5 — Nov. i, permitted to do duty with 50th 
N.I., at Allygurh. 1847, Dec. 15. Capt. 1854, Jan., furlough to Europe. 1856, 
Feb. 20, placed at disposal of H.M. Govt., under Brig.-Gen. Lord William 
Paulet, in the Bosphorus. 1857, Jan. 3, arrived back at Fort William ; May 
II, k. by the mutineers at Delhi {E.I. Reg., 1836-58, I.O. Rec. {G.M., vol. 
3, 2nd N.S., p. 224). Maj. H. E. S. Abbott, comdg. 74th N.L, wrote May 13 
that Ens. Elton and the rest of the officers of the 74th N.L were on the point 
of joining to march out with the detachment, when he heard a shot, and on 
looking round, saw Capt. Gordon fall dead {State Papers, Mil. Dept., India, 
I. 266). Mr. G. W. Forrest {Indian Mutiny, 1. 48) states :^ 



72 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Maj. Abbott had given the order to march, and had scarcely got a hundred paces beyond 
the Cashmere Gate, at the main guard, Delhi, when he heard a brisk firing. He inquired what 
it meant, and some of the men replied, "The 38th men are shooting the European officers ". 
He then ordered the men with him, about 100, to return to their assistance — they replied: 
" Sir, it is useless, they are all killed by this time and we shall not save any one, we will not 
allow you to go back and be murdered". The men of the 74th were correct in their surmise; 
all the officers of the regiment had not passed the gate, when some men of the 38th seized and 
shut it, and then began firing at the officers near them and at a group of ladies, who had 
escaped from their burhing houses. . . . Capt. Gordon, 74th, threw up his arms, fell from his 
saddle, and died without a groan. 

Son of William, of Halmyre (descended from the Gordonstoun Gordons) 
and Mary Dunn; b. 1816, Mar. i, at Edinburgh; educated at Edin. Acad.; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Rt. Hon. R. C. Ferguson on recommendation 
of his widowed mother in 1829, then living at 35 Drummond Place; m. 
1842, Apr. 28, at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Charlotte {b. 1815, Dec. 7), dau. of 
Laurance Stoddart {G.M., vol. 17, N.S. p. 662) and had William, 1468- Mrs. 
Gordon d. 1908, Nov. 17, at Wethersfield Place, Essex, in her 93rd year 
(Times). Brother of Archibald, 263. and George, 551- 

339- Charles. 1841, Dec. 14, Ens., 92nd Ft. 1843, Mar. 17, Lt. 1847, 
Jun. 22, Capt. 1849, r^t- '^y sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1842-50). 

Sixth son of John, of Cairnbulg, 971 ; ^- 1823, Oct. 20; ni. 1849, Apr. 
26, at Raemoir House, by Bishop William Skinner, Christian, only dau. of 
William Innes of Raemoir (St. Andrew's Reg., Abd.). Gordon d. 1853, 
May 17, at Pitlurg {G.M., vol. 40, N.S., p. 99). His wife d. s.p. 1891, Jul. 
30, aged 91. 

340- Charles, i860, Apr. 9, Ens., 13th Sussex Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, 
p. 1478). 

341- Charles, nth Marquis of Huntly. 1869, Oct. 28, Maj., ist 
Administrative Batn. Aberdeen Rif. Vols. (L.G., pt. 7, p. 61 16). 1872, Apr. 
9, Lt. Col. [ibid., pt. 2, p. 2149). 1876, Feb. 23, res. his com.; Hon. Col., 
ist Administrative Batn., Kincardinesh. Rif. Vols, {ibid., pt. i, pp. 815 6). 
1881, Capt., H.M. Hon. Corps, Gentlemen-at-Arms. 

Eldest son of Charles, loth Marquis by his second wife Mary Antoinette, 
dau. of Rev. William Peter Pegus ; b. at Orton Longueville, 1847, Mar. 5; 
succeeded 1868 ; m. 1869, Jul. 14, Amy, dau. of Sir William Cunlifie Brooks. 
Brother of Lord Douglas William Cope, 414, Lord Granville Armyne, 607. 
and Lord Lewis, 1098- 

342-3- Charles Aberdeen. 1885, Dec. 5, Lt. Supy., 9th Middlesex 
Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 6, p. 5872). 1887, Jan. 19, res. com. [ibid., pt. i, p. 
277) ; Jun. 4, Lt., 3rd Batn. Northumberland Fus. Mil. (Newcastle) {A.L., 
1888— Apr. 90). 



GORDONS UNDKK ARMS. 73 

Second son of Frederick (1835-1904), the founder of the well-known 
Gordon Hotels in London and elsewhere, who was a native of Ross, 
Hereford, though he claimed distant kinship with the Aboyne Gordons ; m. 

a German, Johanna Elizabeth Sophie ; d. 1902, Mar. 4, at ZoUhaus, 

Hesse, where he was connected with the "Johannis" Springs, largely owned 
along with " Apollinaris," by his father. Brother of Frederick Harry Blake 
(Eric), 463, and Vivian, 1361. 

344. 5ir Charles Alexander. 1841, Jun. 8, Asst. Surg., 3rd Ft. 1843, 
Dec. 29, present with i6th Lancers at battle of Maharajpore (Bronze Star), of 
which he was one of the last survivors. 1846, Jul. 10, Surg. Med. Dept., in 
charge of a force in an expedition at Cape Coast Castle ; thanked in de- 
spatches. 1857-8, served in Indian campaign ; in medical charge of Frank's 
force in its advance to Lucknow, including actions of Chanda, Umeerpore, 
and Badshagungee ; present with loth Ft. at siege and capture of Lucknow ; 
had medical charge of Lugard's force, including relief of Azimghur, capture of 
Jugdespore and action of Chitowrah (C.B., Medal with clasp, twice mentioned 
in despatches), i860. May 11, Dep. Surg. Gen. 1860-1, had medical charge 
of force under Sir Charles Staveley left in occupation of Tientsin, China. 
1870, Sep. 2, sent by War Dept. as Med. Comr. to French army, continued 
in Paris throughout siege and bombardment by German army ; elected 
Member of Council, Soc. de Secours aux Blesses, Hon. Member of Ambu- 
lances de la Presse, and of the Ambulance Evangelique ; on the occasion of 
three of the great sorties and battles around the walls, attached himself to 
the American Ambulance, and gave professional assistance to wounded in 
the field at, Oct. 21, Malmaison, Nov. 30, Champigny, Dec. 21, Drancy and 
Bourget. 187 1, Jan. 19, present at the fourth great battle of Montretout, 
in order to observe the manner of working the Ambulance system ; for his 
services, the Provisional Govt, created him an Off., Legion of Honour. 1876, 
Mar. 22, Hon. Phys. to Queen Victoria. 1880, May 26, ret. ; Apr. i, granted 
reward for distinguished and meritorious services (Hart's A.L., 1842-1900; 
A.L., 1842 — ^Jan. 1900). 

Son of William Alexander, 1474; b. 182 1 ; M.D. St. Andrews, and 
L.R.C.S. Edin., 1840, C.B., 1859, Q.H.P., 1876, K.C.B., 1897. Gordon was 
a voluminous writer, 26 books and pamphlets standing to his credit between 
1847 and 1898, dealing with India (5), Burmah, China (3), Franco-Prussian 
war (2), Gold Coast, Madeira, cholera, army hygiene, hospitals, sanitation, 
Pasteurism, and vivisection. In 1898 he published his autobiography. Re- 
collections of Thirty -nine Years in the Army, with a portrait of himself by 
Bassano (London, 8vo, viii. 320). Gordon m. 1850, Mar. 14, Annie, dau. 

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of John Mackintosh of Torrich, Cawdor parish, and had Henry King, 650; 
Ashton Bostock, b. 1852, Sep. 5, bap. Oct 6, at Wuzeerabad, ;;;. 1881, Feb. 
22, Brig. Surg. Lt. Col. John Mackenzie and has issue ; Charles Alexander, 
b. 1854, Mar, 30, bap. Apr. 24, at Lahore, lost at sea 1873 5 George Dawson, 
b. 1855, Oct. 7, bap. Oct. 24, at Simla, d. 1855, Dec. i ; Frederick Francis, 
b. 1857, Mar. 14, in Coutts's Bank, London; d. s.p. 1907, Nov. 20, Gordon 
d. 1899, Sep. ^o{Times, Oct. 2) ; his widow d. 1910, Feb. 8 aged 84. 

345- Charles Alexander Bos well. 1843, Apr. 21, Ens., 37th Ft. ; Jun. 
13, Lt., 98th Ft. 1845, Jun. 14, Lt., 60th Vt. Served as Vol., at first attack 
upon Mooltan, and 1848-9 through Punjaub campaign with ist Batn. 6oth, 
including Siege of Mooltan, battle of Goojerat, pursuit of Sikh army until its 
final surrender at Rawal Pindi, occupation of Peshawur, and attack and expul- 
sion of Ameer Dost Mahomed beyond Khyber Pass (Medal, two clasps). 
1854, Jun. 6, Capt., 60th Ft., 2nd Batn. 1855, Jun. — 1857, Jun., A.A.G., 
Turkish Campaign (4th class, Medjidie). 1856, Jun. 6, Bt. Maj. i860, Sep. 
18, Maj. 1868, Jan. i, Bt. Lt. Col. 1871, Aug. 9, Lt. Col., 60th Ft. 1876, 
Jan. 13, Bt. Col. 1877, Dec. 19, h.p. 1878, Jan. i — 1879, Dec. 31, A.A. & 
Q.M.G., S. District. 1880, Jan. i— 1882, Apr. i, D.A. and Q.M.G., Malta. 
1882, Apr. I, ret., Hon. rank Maj. Gen. 1883, Apr. i, reward for distinguished 
and meritorious services (Hart's A.L., 1844-96; A.L., 1844 — Jul. '95). 

' Youngest son of Alexander, of Ellon, 197 ; b. 1823, Mar. 29, at Teddington, 
Middlesex; mat. Exeter Coll. Oxon., 1841, May 6; m. 1867, Mar. 2, at St. 
Nicholas Ch., Brighton, Everetta Rosa {b. 1840), dau. of Edward Johnston of 
Silwood Lodge, Berks, the witness being William Gordon {W.O., Offs. Mrges., 
P.R.O.). Gordon d. 1895, Jun. 12, at Northmoor Cottage, Bournemouth 
{Times, Jun. 17). 

346- Charles Algernon. 1904, Mar. 12, 2nd Lt., Duke of Edinburgh's 
(Wilts) Mil. 3rd Batn. {A.L., 1904-6). 

Son of George Henry, 579- 

347- Charles Austin. 1899, joined Imp. Lt. Horse on its formation at 
outbreak of S. African War; present at engagements at Elandslaagte, Intombi 
Spruit and taking of gun by night with Maj. Karri-Davis, etc. ; in hospital 
at neutral camp with enteric when siege of Ladysmith was raised but rejoined 
on recovery, and accompanied reg. to Mafeking, receiving a com. for his dis- 
tinguished conduct. 1900, Dec. 17, accidentally injured at Johannesburg, and 
had to have his left leg amputated. 

Son of Charles, M.D. (King's Coll., Abd., 1850), Pietermaritzburg (</. 1904, 

Oct. 31), son of James, Ballater {House of Gordon, i. (106)) ; educated, Oxford. 

348. Charles Cecil. 1890, Mar. 17, Lt., W. Suffolk (Cambridge) Mil., 



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3rd Batn. 1893, Apr. 26, 2nd Lt., R. Scots. 1895, Sep. 9, Lt. {A.L., 1890 
—Jul. '99). 

Son of James Henry, 802; b. 1871, Sep. 29, bap. Oct. 22, at Quilon, 
Madras, d. 1899, Mar. 31, at Poona. 

349. Charles Cecil. 1905, Dec. 23, 2nd Lt., Duke of Edinburgh's Own 
R.G.A. (Mil.). 1908, May 23, 2nd Lt., R.A. {A.L., 1906-10). 

Son of Charles, formerly of Aberdeen, now insurance manager at the 
Cape, and Elizabeth Grant, granddau. of John Gordon, the Glack, Glenlivet ; 
grandson of Alexander (1818-74), quill-maker, Aberdeen, who m. Isabella 
Russell (1819-84) ; b. 1885, Nov. 28; family described by J. M. Bulloch in 
Fraserburgh Herald, 1910, Mar. i. 

350- Charles David. 1811, Apr. 8, Capt., Surrey Mil., 2nd*Reg. (L.G., 
874). 

Eldest son of David, XIV. of Abergeldie; b. 1790, Oct. 30; m. 1S19, 
Apr. 22, Marian {d. at Malvern, 1869, Jan. i), eldest dau. of Robert Phillips of 
Longworth, Hereford and left four daus. ; d. v.p. at Denmark Hill, 1826, Nov. 
24 {House of Gordon, i. (104)). Brother of Robert, 1239 ; uncle of Charles 
Vincent, 377, Cosmo, 388, Dundas William, 420, Hugh Mackay, 673, and 
James Henry, 802- 

351. Charles Douglas. 1862, Feb. 4, Cadet, R.A. 1864, Sep. 20, 
Lt. {List of Offs. R.A., 83 ; Hart's A.L., 1863-7). 

Youngest son of Charles Alexander, Lahore, Punjab; d. 1866, Jun. 15, 
at 3, Addison Gardens, Kensington, aged 22 {G.M., vol. 2, N.S., p. 270). 

352- Charles Edward. 1801, Sep. 30, Cadet, R.A. 1803, Sep. 8, 2nd 
Lt. ; Dec. 6, ist Lt. 1812, Mar. 17, 2nd Capt. Served in Peninsula and 
France from 1813, May to end of war, including defence of Cadiz, siege of 
San Sebastian, passage of the Bidassoa and Nivelle, actions in front of 
Bayonne, Dec. 10-13, battle of Orthes, occupation of Bordeaux, subsequent 
affairs on the Dordogne, and investment of the fortress of Blaye (Medal, four 
clasps). 1826, Aug. 4, Capt. 1830, Jul. 22, Bt. Maj. 1839, Nov. 24, Lt. 
Col. 1851, Sep. 25, Col. {A.L., 1802-55 ; Hart's A.L., 1840-55). 

Fifth son of Charles, of Ward house, 307; b. 1786; m. 1815, Apr. i, 
Harriet Elizabeth {d. 1875, ^P^^- 6), eldest dau. of Rev. G. Parke {G.M., vol. 
85, pt. I, p. 466) ; and had three sons, one being Charles Edward Parke, 
353-4, and a dau. Gordon d. 1854, Mar. 16, in a railway carriage between 
Stafford and Crewe (G.M., vol. 41, N.S., 532-3 ; Bulloch's Gordons of Ward- 
house and Beldorney, 41-3). Appears as Charles in A.L., 1804-15, Charles 
E., A.L., 1816. 

353-4. Charles Edward Parke. 1833, Dec. 13, Ens., 75th Ft. (L.G., 



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2288). 1834-5, served in campaigns against the Kaffirs in S. Africa (Medal). 
1837, Feb. 17, Lt. 1837-8, served as Asst. Eng. on E. frontier of Cape Colony, 
employed under Col. Lewis, comdg. R.E., to execute a confidential trigono- 
metrical and statistical survey. 1845, Apr. 25, Capt. 1857, Aug. 29, Bt. Maj. 
1857-8, served in Indian campaign, comdg. 75th during capture of Delhi, from 
Sep. 15 ; wounded Sep. 18, leading the assault on the Hubshu-ka-Phatuk ; 
planned and carried out forward movement of the right attack within the City, 
surprising and capturing the Burn bastian at its gorge on evening of Sep. 19, 
retaining it under a constant fire until next morning, when enemy evacuated 
Delhi ; proceeded with Greathead's column, comd. reg. in actions of Bolund- 
shupur, Aligurh, Oct. 5, Akbarabad, Agra, Oct 10, and Kanaj, advance into 
Oude, and minor affairs, ending in relief of Lucknow ; subsequently with 
Oude field force in front of City, until Feb. 14; specially mentioned in 
Outram's despatch for "judgment and coolness in defending left advanced 
outpost of camp during a night attack made by a very large force of the 
enemy, Jan, 16, which he repulsed with severe loss" (Medal, two clasps, Bt. 
Lt. Col., Jan. 19). 1861, Mar. 9, Maj. 1864, Dec, 9, Lt. Col. 1865, Aug. 
3, Col. 1870, Mar. 18, Maj. Gen. 1872, Apr. 27, reward for distinguished 
and meritorious services. 1881, Jul. i, hon. rank Lt. Gen., ret. list. 1895, 
Jun. 30, Col., Gordon Highlrs. {A.L., 1834 — Oct. '97; Hart's A.L., 1840-98. 

Eldest son of Charles Edward, 352; b. 1816, Jan. 8; m. (i) 1845, J""- 
12, at St. Mary de Node, Gloucester, Louisa Cleghorn (1821-46), dau. of 
Edward Day, Tredenick, Cornwall {G.M., N.S., vol. 24, p. 300); w. (2) 1849, 
Jan. 25, Frances Maria Dixon {b. 1816), and had with seven other children 
Charles Edward Tudor, 355, and Stuart Dixon, 1305- Gordon d. 1897, Jun. 
27, at Penge (Bulloch's Gordons of Wardliousc, 43-7). 

355- Charles Edward Tudor. 1867, Jan. 22, Cornet, ist Dg. Gds. 
1869, Lt., ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1868-70). 

Son of Charles Edward Parke, 354 ; ^« 1846, Aug. ; entered Wellington, 
1861 {Wdlingtott Col. Reg., 16). 

356' Charles F. Surg., R.N. (.'), at one time, Roy. Hosp., Haslar; d. 
1817, Apr. 16, at Buckland, near Gosport, aged 105 (G.M., vol. 87, pt. i, p. 573). 

357. Charles Forbes. 1834, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1835, Jul. 2, 
arrived at Madras; Jul. 8, appt. to do duty with 12th N.L ; Jul. 13, transferred 
for duty to 13th N.L ; Aug. 7, posted to 7th N.L, Aug. 12, removed at own 
request to 19th N.L 1836, Nov. 15, granted three months leave on s.c. ; 
extended to 1837, Apr. i ; Mar. 22, permitted to return to Europe on s.c. ; 
sailed per " Loftus " Mar. 26, d. Sep. 21, on the voyage {E.I. Reg., 1835-8 ; 
G.M., vol. 8, N.S., p. 660). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. J J 

Third son of George, 515 ; ^-1813, Jun. 26, hap. 1815, Jul. 16, at Gt. Mar- 
low, Bucks; educated at Dr. NichoU's, Ealing; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by 
J. D. Alexander, on recommendation of Sir Charles Forbes, bart , in 1834, his 
mother then living at 31 Upper Gower Street, London (7.0. Rec. / Croughly 
Book, 73). 

358- Charles Forbes. 1901, May 17, Lt., Cork Garr. Art. (Mil). 
Served in Kano Sokoto campaign (Medal, with clasp). 1901, May 15 — 1906, 
May, 30, Asst. Resdt., N. Nigeria. 1903, Jan. 31, Capt., serving with ist 
Batn. N. Nigerian Reg., W. African frontier force {A.L., 1901 — Oct. '08). 

Second son of Rowland Hill, 1281; h. 1877, Jul. 18, at Alford {Croughly 
Book, 96). 

359-61. Charles Francis. 1797, Aug. 16, Ens., 85th Ft. (Bucks Vols.). 
1798, h.p., Sir Vere Hunt's Recruiting Corps. 1807, name erased in MS. 
{W.O.A.L., 1797-1807). 

362- Charles Francis. 1799, Cadet, H.E.I. C.S. (Bombay). 1800, May 
26, Lt., ist. N.L, at Poonah {E.I. Reg., 1800-3; Rec. 2nd Bombay N.I. , 106). 
B. 1 781, Nov. 28, at Hartford, Devonsh. ; nominated for H.E.LC.S., by S. 
Lushington on recommendation of Mr. Sullivan ; d. 1802, Apr. 26, on the 
coast of Arabia (7.0. Rec.). 

363. Charles George ("Chinese"). 1852, Jun. 23, 2nd Lt., R.E. 
1854, Feb. 17, Lt. 1855, Jan. i, reached Balaklava ; Jun. 6, wounded ; Jun. 
18, present at attack of the Redan, helped to demolish Sebastopol docks; 
British war Medal and clasp, Turkish war Medal and French Legion of 
Honour. 1856, May — 1857, Oct., assist. Commissioner for delimiting new 
frontier in Bessarabia and then in Armenia. 1858, Jun. -Nov., a Commissioner 
to the Armenian frontier to superintend erection of boundary posts of the 
line previously surveyed (Boulger's General Gordon's Letters from the Crimea, 
the Danube and Armenia, 1854-58). 1859, Apr. i, Capt., and second Ad- 
jutant of the R.E. at Chatham for over a year, i860, Sep., joined Anglo- 
French army in China, being present at capture of Pekin in Oct. ; British 
war Medal with clasp ; subsequently made several expeditions into interior, 
exploring part of the great wall. 1862, Apr., began fighting the Taipings ; 
Dec. 30, Capt. 1863, Mar. 24—1864, Jun. i, Brevet Major, British army, 
and served in Chinese army entering as a mandarin and Lieut. Col. ; com- 
manding the " Ever Victorious Army " of some 4000 Chinese, ofiicered by 
150 Europeans, he stamped out the Taiping rebellion, after 33 engagements 
and capture of seven towns, being wounded only once, at Kintang ; re- 
ceived the Yellow Jacket and Peacock's F'eather of a mandarin of the first 
class and the title of Ti-Tu, the highest military rank in China (General 



78 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Gordon's Private Diary of the Taiping Rebellion, edited by A. E. Hake, 
1890 ; Private Diary of his Exploits in China, amplified by S. Mossman, 
1885). 1864, Feb. 16, Bt. Lt. Col. ; Dec. 9, C.B. 1865, commanded R.E. 
at Gravesend and for next six years carried on ordinary duties of the corps, 
and his philanthropic work, especially among boys. 187 1, Oct., British 
member of the International Commission at Galatz for improving the Sulina 
mouth of the Danube for navigation. 1872, Feb. 16, Bt. Col. 1B73, Sep., 
invited to become Governor of the equatorial province of Central Africa, under 
the Khedive, arriving at Gondokoro, the seat of his government, 1874, 
Apr. 16. 1876, Dec, resigned. 1877, Feb., appointed Governor-General of 
Egypt; Oct. i, Lt. Col., British army; practically suppressed slave trade 
during next two years, resigning 1879, ^^c. 8 {Colonel Gordon in Central 
Africa, 1874-79, edited by George Birkbeck Hill). 1880, May 28— Jun. 2, 
private secretary to Lord Ripon in India; Jul. 2 — Sep., in China advising 
the Chinese Govt, about Russia. 1881, Jul. — 1882, Apr., commanded R.E. in 
Mauritius, becoming Major-Gen., 1882, Mar. 25. 1882, Aug.-Sep., mission 
to Basuto chiefs. 1883, visited Palestine. 1884, Jan. 18, Govr. Gen. of the 
Soudan; arrived at Khartoum, Feb. 18; k. there, 1885, Jan. 26 (Lord 
Cromer's Modern Egypt ; W. S. Blunt's Gordon at Khartoum). 

Fourth son of Henry William, 652; b- 1833, Jan. 20, at No, 29, Woolwich 
Common, the house being marked by a tablet. An enormous literature has 
arisen round Gordon, filling several pages of B.M. Catalogue ; complete 
biographies by Sir William Butler, Archibald Forbes, A. E. Hake and 
Demetrius Boulger. There are many portraits and statues of Gordon, notably 
one by Onslow F'ord, R.A., at Chatham and Khartoum; one in Trafalgar 
Square ; and one in front of Gordon's College, Aberdeen. 

364- Charles Qerald. 1890, Apr. 9, Lt., King's Liverpool Reg., 3rd 
and 4th Batns. 1895, Sep. 18, Supy. Capt. 1897, Feb. 17, Capt. 1900, 
Oct. — 1901, Capt., Steinacker's Horse, S. Africa. Served with Imp. Lt. Inf. 
at relief of Ladysmith, including action at Spion Kop, and operations on 
Tugela Heights; operations in Transvaal (Queen's Medal, three clasps). 
1902, Mar. 5, Capt., E. Surrey Reg. {A.L., 1890-1906). 

Son of Charles Vincent, 377; b. 1868, Oct. 15, bap. Nov. 26, at Poona ; 
d. 1905, Nov. II. 

365. Charles Hadfield. 1869, Jan. 13, Lt., R.E. j88i, Jun. 30, Capt. 
1882, served in Egyptian war (Medal and Khedive's Star). 1887, Oct. 11, 
Maj. {A.L., 1870 — ^Jul. 1891, Hart's i4.L., 1870-92). 

Son of Robert, 1242 ; b. 1849, May 6, bap. Jul. 10, at Madras ; ;;;. 1886, 
Georgina, dau. of Thomas Gilzean Rose-Innes, of Netherdale ; d. 1891, May 



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3, at Grahamstown, S. Africa {Abd. Wkly. jfour., 1904, Nov. 16). His 
widow, who m. secondly Major F. Moore, translated Souvenirs of Xante 
Claire (Mile. Aubert) from the French (David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1896, pp. 
231), reissued as Xante Claire, her Life and her Wisdom (Foulis, 1908). 

366. Charles Henry. 1835, Nov. 24, Ens., 93rd Ft. (Sutherland 
Highlrs.). 1838, Jul. 38, Lt. ; served in Canadian rebellion, including march 
into district of Beauharnais, and capture of the mill at Prescott, with force 
under Col. Hon. H. Dundas, 83rd Reg. 1842, May 13, Capt. 1854, Jun. 20, 
Bt. Maj. ; Oct. 10, Maj. 1854-5, served in Crimea campaign, including battles 
of Alma, and Balaclava, expedition to Sea of Azoff, capture of Kertch, and 
Yenikali, and seize of Sebastopol (Crimean medal, three clasps, Bt. Lt. Col., 
1856, Jun. 6, Turkish Medal, and 5th class of the Medjidie). 1857, Sep. — 
1858, Apr., served in Indian campaign, including relief of Lucknow, Nov. 
13-24, comd. 53rd Reg. (C.B.) ; Sir Colin Campbell in his official despatch 
stated that the storming of the Secunderbagh was "done in the most brilliant 
manner, by the remainder of the Highlanders, and the 53rd and the 4th Punjab 
Inf. A keen and gallant race took place between the Sikhs and^Highlanders 
as Gokul Singh of the Sikhs waving his tulwar over his head, dashed in front 
of his men, and Paul, of the 4th Punjab Inf. with voice and action urged on 
his wild followers, closely followed by the 53rd led by Gordon " (G. W. 
Forrest's Ind. Mutiny, 11. 148-53). Brig. Gen. Lugard recommended his 
services for " honourable mention ; a most excellent and gallant officer " 
{State Papers, Mil. Dept. India, 11. 557). Comd. left wing 93rd, at the 
storming of the Begum's Palace ; specially mentioned in despatches as 
comdg. a part of 93rd in dislodging the enemy from their last position in 
Lucknow (Ind. Medal, two clasps). 1862, Mar. 17, Bt. Col. 1869, Mar. 17, 
Lt. Col. ; Mar. 25, Reward for distinguished and meritorious services; Apr, i, 
Maj. Gen. (hon. rank) ; ret. f.p. from Dep. Batn. which he comd. for several 
years {A.L., 1836 — ^Jul. 1895; Hart's ^.L., 1840-96; R. H. Burgoyne's 93^^, 
384 ; W.O. Offs. Services, 1854, P.R.O.). 

Eldest son of Alexander of Great Myless, Essex (d. 1839), the second 
son of Charles (d. 1814), of Braid and Cluny ; b. 1816, Oct. 7, at Edinburgh ; 
took part unsuccessfully in several law actions against succession of the son 
of his uncle John, 947, to the Cluny estates; ni. 1865, Aug. 10, at SL Paul's, 
Knightsbridge, Georgiana (b. 1844), eldest dau. of Sir Edmund H. K. Lacon, 
3rd bart. : she has adopted the name of Lacon-Gordon. Gordon d. s.p. 1895, 
May 24, in London (Bulloch's privately printed Gordons of Cluny). 

367- Charles Henry Granville. 1899, Mar. 8, 2nd Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 
3rd Batn. {A.L , 1899). 



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Eldersonof Lord Granville Armyne, 607; ^- 1880, June 19; </. 1899, Jul. 16 
from a fall from a house in King Street, Aberdeen, bur. Jul. 20, at Orton, 
Peterborough {Times, Jul. 21). 

368- Charles John. 1805, Apr. 6, Cornet, loth Lt. Dgs. {L.G., 433). 
1806, Jan. 7, Lt. (ibid., 17). 1809, Jul. i, Capt. (ibid., 969). 

Son of John, Bristol, who was second son of Robert (1724-84), of 
Auchendolly b. 1787 ; k. 181 1, Apr. 10, at Toulouse (Burke's Landed Gentry, 
7th edit., I. 755 ; G.M., vol. 84, pt. i, pp. 516, 605). Brother of Robert, 1235- 

369. Charles Louis. 1881, Sep. 8, Lt., R. Mar. 1890, Mar, 23— Aug. 
10, Asst. L of Marines; Aug. 10, Capt. 1896, Sep. 21 — 1901, Sep. 20, Adj., 
4th Vol. Batn., Cameronians, Scottish Rif. 1899, Sep. 17, Maj. 1906, Sep. 
17, Bt. Lt. Col.; Nov. i, Lt. Col. 1909, Oct. 10, Bt. Col. (A.L,, 1881-1910). 

Son of William, nephew of Charles Barclay Plenderleath Gordon and 
connected with Gabriel, 466; b. 1863, Sep. 8; m. Constance Marion, only 
dau. of late Hu^h Dawson, Hastings, and has Madge Dorothy and Mignon 
Louise Constance. 

370. Charles Napier. 1827, Feb. 6, Vol., ist Class, R.N. ; Mar. 28, 
"Briton". 1830, Apr. 27, paid off; May i, " St. Vincent," not after Jun. 
21 ; presumably left the service at request of parents (A dm. Indexes, 
Midshipmen). 

Fourth son of George, 542, by his second wife Henrietta Hope {d. 1867), 
eldest dau. of Hon. Charles Napier of Merchiston Hall, R.N. ; b. at Esslemont, 
181 1, Nov. 28; succeeded his brother Robert, 1233. as laird of Hallhead and 
Esslemont, 1828; d. at Esslemont, 1864, Jun. 16; succeeded by his sister 
Anne ; she m. Henry Perkins Wolrige, who took the name of Gordon, 1613- 

371- Rev. Charles Robert Hackertson Davidson. 1861, Jan. 18, 
Hon. Chaplain, 5th Banffsh. (Cullen) Art. Vols. L.G,, pt. i, p. 279). 1862, 
Nov. 7, res. {ibid., 1863, pt. 2, p. 1516). 

Son of George, farmer, Glass; b. 1835; M.A. King's Coll., Aberdeen, 
1855 ; Schoolmaster, Cullen 1857-67 ; Min., Seafield Chapel, near Portknockie, 
1867-73, St. Andrew's Lhanbyrd, 1873-97 ; d. unm. 1909, Jan. 20, in Gray's 
Hosp., Elgin, after a brief illness, aged 74. 

372. Charles Rumbold. 1805, Feb, 8, Vol., ist Class, R.N., *' Zealand," 
aged 14 ; May 18, Mid., "Calypso," Channel, Jul. 18, present during a very 
gallant attack in which " Calypso " distinguished herself, made upon a divi- 
sion of the enemy's flotilla under the powerful batteries on Cape Gris Nez. 
1807, Jan. 10, " Malabar," N. Sea; Apr. 21, Ab., " Zealand "; May 23, Mid. ; 
Jul. 19, " Aimable," Heligoland, N. Sea; Oct. 7, Mid. 1809, Feb. 3, served 
at the capture after a short running fight of " L'lris," French national ship, 



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the fire of which materially damaged the «* Aimable '' in masts, spars, sails 
and rigging, two men wounded, French had two killed and eight wounded. 
i8i I, Jan. 28, Mid., "Crescent"; Feb. 14, Ab., "Edinburgh " ; Apr. 4, Mid. ; 
May 5, Ab., " Hannibal," Baltic ; Jun 2, Master's Mate; Aug. 21, " Christian 
VII.," N. Sea and Portsmouth Harbour. 1812, May 3, Mid., " Bulwark,** 
Basque Roads; Sep., Supy. Lt., " Domingo,*' N. America. 1813, passed as 
Lt. ; May 15, ''Columbia," N. America and W. Indies; Dec. 12, promoted 
to Lt.'s rank. 1815, Apr. 22, discharged; Apr. 23, h.p. 1824, Dec. 22, 
" Ramillies," Deal. 1825, Mar. 5, " Hyperion," Newhaven. 1826, Mar. 15, 
" Ramillies," Downs. 1829, h.p. (Adm. Indexes, Midshipmen ; Offs. Ser- 
vices ; Half-pay Lists, P.R.O. ; N.L., 1814-48 ; O. Byrne's Nav. Biog.). 

Native of Wilts ; b. 1791 ; d. 1848, Apr. 23. 

373. Charles St. Clair. 1880, Apr. 24, 2nd Lt., Roy. Montgomery 
Inf. Mil. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 2660) ; Jun. 9, res. his com. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 3373). 

374- Charles Steward. 1868, Jun. 27, Ens., 14th Prince of Wales's 
Own W. Yorksh. Reg. 1871, Oct. 28, Lt. 1876, May 17—1880, Jan. 23, 
Adj. 1880, Jan. 24, Capt. ; served in Afghan war, action of Mazina, and 
Kama expedition. 1881, Apr. i — 1886, Mar. 31, Adj., W. Riding Yorksh. 
Rif. Vols. 1883, Mar. 20, Maj. 1892, Mar. 7, Lt. Col., h.p. 1896, 'Mar. 7, 
Bt. Col. 1900, Mar. 15, Col. comdg. Regl. Dist. (temp.) res. of offs. 1901, 
Jun. 15, Col., ret. pay {A.L., 1869-1910). 

Son of Charles William, of Wincombe Park, 379; b. 1849, Sep. 8, at 
Oakleaze Park, Glos. ; m. 1874, Oct. 8, at Llandrillo yu Rhos, near Con- 
way, N. Wales, Elizabeth Emma Maysmor- Williams (6, 185 1, Jun. 26) 
{W.O., Of s. Urges., P.R.O.). 

375. Charles Stuart, ist Vol. Batn. Gordon Highlrs. ; 1900, served 
on the Staff of the (regular) Gordons at Aberdeen during S. African War. 
1900, Oct. 10, Maj., hon. Lt. Col., -ist. V.B.G.H. 1906, Sep., Brig. Maj., 
Vol. Inf. Brigade of seven batns. {A.L., 1900 — ^Jan. 1908). i9ii,July 18, 
presented to the King at the Coronation Levee at Holyrood. 

Son of George, Secretary Aberdeen Gas Co. ; originally a banker ; m. 
1892, Jun. 22, Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (Peggy) Chalmers at St. Andrew's 
Ch., Aberdeen (dec.) and has a dau. 

376. Charles Thomas. 1880, Apr. 10, 2nd Lt., 3rd Batn. Gordon 
Highlrs. {L.G., pt, 3, p. 2441). 1881, Apr. 9, Lt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 1736). 
1887, Apr. 27, Capt. 1900, May 16, Hon. Maj. 1908, Mar. 17, res. his 
com. {A.L., 1 880 — ^Jul. 1908). 

Son of James Wilkinson {d. 1886) and grandson of Thomas, 1338 ; b. 
1859 ; laird of Cairness, Memb. of Faculty of Advocates, 1885 ; m. 1887, Flora 



82 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Emmeline Mary, only dau. of Lt. Col. F. H. Hanmer, B.S.C., and has two 
sons and two daus. (House of Gordon, ii. (261)). 

377. Charles Vincent. 1846, Feb. 24, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras) ; 
Jun. 15, Ens., 28th N.I. 1848, Jun. 20, Lt. 1849-50, on furlough. 1857-8, 
present with his reg. on field service from outbreak of disturbances. 1858, 
Jan. I, Asst Comr., Saugar. 1861, Feb. 18, Capt., S.C. ; May i, Asst. 
Comr., Hoosungabad. 1862, Jan. 7, Maj., S.C, Asst. Comr., Central Pro- 
vinces. 1863, Nov. 1, Capt. (regl.) serving with 34th N.I. 1866, Feb. 24, 
Maj. (regl.) 1872, Feb. 24, Lt. Col., S.C. 1875, Apr. 21, ret. in England; 
Jun. 23, Col., hon. rank (£./. Reg. & I.L., 1846-97 ; Hart's A.L., 1846-98). 

Third son of Adam (1801-39) and grandson of David, XIV. of Abergeldie ; 
b. 1829, Dec, 2, bap. 1830, Jan. 9, at Charlton, Kent; educated at New 
Proprietary Sch., Blackheath ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by C. Miles on 
recommendation of James Cook; m. (i) 1854, Jun. 15, at Poona, Emma 
Morgan (b. 1830, Aug. 9, d. 1859, Jan. 9), dau. of Charles Godwin; ;;/. (2) 
1866, Feb. 13, Francis Edith (6. 1844, Jan. 5) eldest dau. of George Olliver, 
of Kingston, Sussex, and had Charles Gerald, 364. Cosmo Huntly, 390. 
Geoffrey Seton, 468. and Robert Francis, b. 1856, Aug. 24, bap. Oct. i, 
at Jaulnah, d. 1861, May 30; Florence, b. 1870, Jul. 25, bap. Aug. 39 at 
Tongkoo, Brit. Burma; Helen Blanche, b. 1872, May 13; Constance 
Evelyn, b. 1877, Apr. 18, m. 1903, Apr. 23, Arthur Knox, 2nd son of Henry 
G. Knox, of Sonning, Berks ; and John Edmond, b. 1887, Jun. 9. Gordon d. 
1897, Jun. 6, at Kingston, Sussex, where his widow still lives (/.O. Rec. ; 
House of Gordon, i. (104); Morning Post, 1903, Apr. 28). Brother of Cosmo, 
388, Dundas William, 420, Hugh Mackay, 1673, and James Henry, 802- 

378. Charles William. 1835, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1836, Sep. 
18, Ens.; Sep. 20, arrived at Madras; Sep. 24, appt. to do duty with 6th 
Lt. Cav. Nov. 24, posted to 7th Lt. Cav. ; Dec. 6, directed to continue 
serving with 6th Lt. Cav. 1837, Jan. 16, ordered to join his reg. at Jaulnah. 
1838, May 26 — 1839, Feb. 28, granted leave to Western Coast on s.c. 1840, 
served with Kurnool Field force, and shared in Prize money ; Jun. 30, Inter, 
and Qr. Mr. 1841, F'eb, 19 — 1844, Dec. 13, furlough to Europe on s.c. 1846, 
Nov. 10, leave to visit Madras and Eastern Coast on s.c. 1847, Apr. 9, per- 
mitted to return to Europe; Nov. i, ret. {E.I. Reg., 1835-48). 

Third son of Charles of Fyvie {d. 185 1) and Elizabeth (1775-1853), 
widow of — Clutton ; b. 1817, Mar. 19, bap. Apr. 5, at Compton, Hampshire ; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Hon. H. Lindsay on recommendation of his 
father in 1835, then living at St. Cross, Winchester; contested Berwick-on- 
Tweed, 1857; M.P. for Berwick-on-Tweed, 1859-63. Gordon t/. 1863, Jun. 



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15, in Pall Mall (Boase's Mod. Eng. Biog.). Brother of Alexander Henry, 
228, William Cosine, 1484 and great nephew of Hon. William, 1397- 

379- Charles William. 1862, Oct. 4, Lt., 9th Dorsetsh. (Shaftesbury) 
Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 5, p. 4826). 

Son of George of Oakleaze, Glos. ; b. 18 19, Aug. 28 ; educated at Eton 
and Oxford ; ni. (i) 1845, Nov. 6, Augusta Caroline {d. 1866), elder dau. 
of Col. R. A. T. Steward, Nottinghan House, Dorset; nt. (2) 1868, May 14, 
Alice, youngest dau. of Rev. Charles Henry Grove, of Sedgehill, Wilts, and 
had twelve children by first and seven by second wife ; of these are Alfred 
William, 242, Charles Steward, 374, Evelyn Boscawen, 436, Frederick, 461, 
George Henry, 579, and Percy Hugh, 1145- Gordon d. 1897. 

379a. Rev. Charles William. 1910, Feb. i, Chaplain, with Capt.'s 
rank, 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, when reg. was organised. 

Fourth son of Rev. Donald, known as Daniel, native of Blair Atholl, 
and Mary, dau. of Rev. James Robertson, Stuartfield ; b. i860 at Glengarry, 
Canada. 1883, B.A., Toronto Univ. 1893, minister West End Church, 
Winnipeg ; has written several novels under the name of " Ralph Connor " ; 
m. Helen, dau. of Rev. John Mark King, principal of Manitoba College. 
Brother of James Robertson, 816- 

380. Charles William (Duff). 1877, Jan. 25, Lt, R.A, 1885, Sep. 9, 
Capt. 1886, Jul. 15—1888, Aug. 22, Adj., 2nd West Kent Art. Vols. {L.G., 
1886, pt. 4, p. 3566, 1888, pt. 4, p. 4515). 1889, Feb. 16, ret. with gratuity 
of £1200 (Hart's A.L., 1878-90, A.L., 1878— Apr. 1889). 

Son of William Nassau, linen merchant, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath : b. 
there 1857, Dec. 21; on leaving R.A., went mining to Montana; tn. Maud 
Margaret Howard, dau. of Capt. J. W. J. Gifford, i8th Hussars; she m. (2) 
1901, June 22, Surg. Gen. Sir Thomas Joseph Gallwey, K.C.M.G. ; d. 1893, 
Oct. 14, in New York; appears in A.L. without the "Duff," which he 
adopted as the result of a nickname. 

381. Charles William Eric. 1896, Jan. 4, 2nd Lt., R. Perth Mil. 
{L.G., pt. I, p. 5). 1898, Apr. 2, Lt. 1899, Oct. 18, 2nd Lt., 42nd Highlrs. 
1899-1902, served in S. African war; advance on Kimberley ; operations in 
Orange Free State, Feb. — May, 1900, including those at Paardeberg ; in 
Orange River Colony, 1900, Nov. — 1901, Sep. ; on Zululand Frontier of Natal, 
1901, Oct.; in Transvaal 1901, Nov.— 1902, May (King's Medal, two clasps). 
1901, Feb. 16, Lt. 1906, May 24, Capt. 1909, Oct. i, Adj. {A.L., 1896-1910). 

Son of William, 1468; b. 1878, Apr. 25. 

382. Charleton William. 1896, Sep. 5, 2nd Lt., W. York Reg. 
1899, Jan. 23, Lt. 1900, served in China (Medal). 1900, Nov. 24 — 1902, 



^4 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Apr. 8, C.R.I. 1902, Apr. 9, Capt., North'd. Fus. 1905, Jan. 17 — 1909, Jan. 
16, specially employed in S. Africa. 1909, Aug. 28, Adj., Spec. Reserve 
{A.L., 1896-1910); b. 1876, Aug. 21 ; qual. Chinese Reg. Test Exam. 

383- CoHn Lindsay. 1901, Nov. 2, Lt, 3rd R. Scots. 1905, May 6, 
2nd Lt., Coldstream Gds. 1907, Mar. 23, Lt. {A.L., 1902-10). 

Son of William of Threave, 1469; b. 1883, Apr. 12; educated at Eton. 

384> Hon. Cosmo. 1756, Jan. 15, Ens., 3rd Ft. Gds. 1759, Nov. 7, 
Lt. and Capt, 1 769, Jun. 8, granted six months leave of absence. 1770, Aug. 3, 
three months on private affairs. 1773, May 18, Capt. Lt. and Lt. Col. 1777, 
Feb. 4, Capt. 1780, Mar. 10-14, O"^ of the Commissioners at Amboy, for the 
exchange of prisoners {Roy. Inst. Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., 11. 102). Jun. 
23, Comd. ist Batn. Brigade of Gds., at Springfield, U.S.A. ; slightly 
wounded. 1782, Aug., tried by Court Martial at New York, on the accusation 
of Lt. Col. Thomas, ist Gds., that he had not done his duty at Springfield ; 
honourably acquitted ; Thomas had been previously tried at New York for 
secretly aspersing Gordon's character on that occasion. 1782, Jun. 20,2nd 
Maj. ; Nov. 17, Bt. Col. 1783, Sep. 4, mortally wounded Thomas in a duel in 
Hyde Park. 1784, Sep. 17, tried at the Old Bailey on a charge of wilful 
murder, and acquitted (Mackinnon's Coldstream Gds., 11. 10; A.L., 1757-84; 
Bulloch's Gay Gordons, 159-64 and Aberdeen Free Press, 1899, Feb. 27). 

Fourth son of 2nd Earl of Aberdeen ; b. 1737; d. unm. 1813, Feb. 27, 
at Bath. Probably " The Maccaroni Magistrate," reproduced in The Sphere, 
1908, Nov. 28. Brother of Hon. Charles, 305, and Hon. William, 1397. 

385- Cosmo. 1756, Jan. 21, Qr. Mr., 55th Ft., previously Serg. 
1757, Mar. 9, Ens.; d. before Aug. 6 (Col. W. Rogerson's ^yd Ft. ; A.L., 
1756; MS. A.L., 1752, pt. 2, p. 15, P.R.O.). His widow Mary received 
pension 1757-63, when she presumably d. or m. {fV.O., Wid. Pensions, 
P.R.O.). The 53rd Ft. numbered 55th from 1755-7. 

386- Cosmo. 1757, Jul. 24, Lt., 78th Vx. (Eraser's Highlrs.), previously 
Cadet 3rd Ft. Gds. ; embarked at Greenock, for Halifax. 1760, Apr. 28, k. at 
Quebec {A.L., 1758-60; S.A/., vol. 22, p. 325; J. P. Maclean's Highlrs. in 
America, 255, 277). 

387- Cosmo. 1792, Dec. 6, Ens., 71st Ft. (L.G., 876). 1793, Aug. 10- 
22, served at siege of Pondicherry. 1794, Oct., 28, Lt., Scots Brigade. 1801, 
Oct. 23, Capt. " Served three years and six months against the Mahrattas, 
under Sir Authur Wellesley, at the battle of Argaum [1803, Nov. 28], sieges 
of Asseerghur, Gawilghur [Dec. 4] and various other hill forts". 1807, Feb. 
12, Maj., 94th Ft. 1809, Jul. 20, Lt. Col., 63rd Ft., comd. 2nd Batn. in Island of 
Walcheren, at Flushing, under Gen. Earl of Chatham. 1809-10, states " that 



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during his services had been only three months absent on sick certificate and 
that his general state ot health was much impaired " {W.O., Offs. Serv., P.R.O.). 
1810, Nov. 8, Lt. Col. h.p., i6th Garr. Batn. 1819, Aug. 12, Bt. Col. 1830, 
Jul. 22, Maj. Gen. 1841, Nov. 23, Lt. Gen. 1854, Jun. 20, Gen. {A.L., 1793 
— 1868; HsiTt's A.L., 1840-68; Maj. James Slack's 63rrf Reg., 24i-2\ W.O., 
Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.). 

Youngest son of Lord Rockville and grandson of 2nd Earl of Aberdeen ; 
b. 1778; m. 1808, Feb. 4, at Southampton, Caroline Bird, widow of John 
Roberts and had a dau, [step dau. ?], Caroline Jane Roberts, b. Mar. 15, 
1806, and Cosmo, b. 181 2, Oct. 20, d. 1876, Jan. Gordon d. 1867, Mar. 7, at 
his residence in Hampshire, in his 90th year, "one of the oldest officers in 
the Army, being senior to Gen. Richard Pigott, Field Marshal Sir Edward 
Blakeney and Gen. Sir Alexander Woodford ; received pension for distinguished 
and meritorious services " {Times, Mar. 13). Brother of Alexander, 184. and 
nephew of Hon. William, 1397. 

388. Cosmo. 1856, Jan. 4, Ens., H.E.LC.S., 46th N.L (Madras). 1857, 
Feb. 5, Lt. 1861, Jun. 27, on Staff employ. 1863, Sep. 28, Proby. Asst. Supt. 
(act.), Mofussil Police, ist Class, Vizagapatam. 1867, Proby. Supt. of Police, 
Nellore. 1868, Jan. 4, Capt., S.C. 1872, Supt. of Police, N. Arcot. 1876, 
Jan. 4, Maj., S.C. 1877, Supt. of Police, 2nd Grade, Trichinopoly. 1878, Jun. 
6, ret. h.p. {E.I. Reg., & I.L., 1856-79 ; Hart's A.L., 1856-79). 

Sixth son of Adam and grandson of David, XIV. of Abergeldie ; b. 
1837, bap. Dec. 9, at Charlton, Kent ; entered St. Paul's Sch., 1846, Jul. 11 ; 
engaged as clerk, P. & O. Co. ; nominated for H.E.LC.S. by John Shepherd on 
recommendation of his uncle, Robert, of Abergeldie, 1239; d.unm. i878,Jul. 19, 
at Eltham, Kent {I.O. Rec. ; House of Gordon, i. (105)). Brother of Charles 
Vincent, 377, Dundas William, 420, Hugh Mackay, 673, and James Henry, 802. 

389- Cosmo George. 1867, Jun. 22, 2nd Lt., R. Mar. Lt. Inf. ; Aug. 3, 
Lt. 1881, Jul. I, Capt. 1884-5, served in Soudan expedition, taking part in 
defence of Suakim, actions of Haskeen and Tofrek, attack on convoy Mar. 
24, and burning of Tamai (Medal, two clasps. Bronze Star). 1885-6, 
occupied Port Hamilton, China Seas, in command of a detachment. 1888, 
Jun. 22, Bt. Maj. 1889, Feb. 8, Maj. 1895, Jun. 22, Bt. Lt. Col. ; Nov. 20, 
Lt. Col. 1899, Nov. 20, Bt. Col. 1901, Nov. 20. h.p.; Dec. 12, Col., 2nd 
Comdt. 1903, Apr. 11, Col. Comdt. 1906, Apr. 10, ret., Maj. Gen. {A.L., 
1868-1910). 

Second son of John, 962 ; b. 1848, Jul. 5 ; m. 1887, Agnes, dau. of Robe 
Simpson of Cobairdy, and has two sons and two daughters {House of 
Gordon, 11. (326)) ; resides at Culdrain, Aberdeenshire. 



86 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

390. Cosmo Huntly. 1874, Feb. 28, Sub. Lt. aftwds. Lt., 3rd Ft., E, 
Kent Reg. 1879, served in Zulu war, action of Inyezane and occupation of 
Eltshowe (Medal and clasp). 1880, May 8 — 1881, Apr. 20, A.D.C. to Govr. 
and Comdr.-in-chief, Straits Settlements. 1882, Mar. 19, Capt. 1888, passed 
final exam., Staff Coll. 1891, Jan. 21, Maj. 1895, Aug. 2 — 1898, Aug. i, 
Dist. Insp. of Musk., W. Dist. 1902, May 28, Lt. Col., D.A.A.G., Bar- 
badoes. 1905, Jun. 17, h.p.. Res. of Offs. ; Oct. 6, ret. pay {A.L., 1874 — 1910). 

Son of Charles Vincent, 377; ^- 1855, Jun. 13, bap. Jul. 4, at Jaulnah ; 
m. 1892, Oct. 19, Ida Mary, dau. of Capt. O. W. Ford, Bengal Army {House 
of Gordon, i. (105)). 

391. Cosmo John Frederick Maitland. 1862, Oct. 30, S. Lt. R.N. 
1864, Nov. 4, Lt. 1880, Apr. 22, Comdr., ret. list {N.L., 1862-84). 

Eldest son of Alexander of Ellon; b. 1843, Oct. 30; d. 1884, May 24. 

392- Cyril Graham. 1903, Feb. 28, 2nd Lt., Duke of Connaught's 
Hants and Isle of Wight R.G.A. (Mil.), 1904, Nov. 19, Lt. 1906, Jun. 21, 
Capt. (A.L., 1903-07). 

393- D. 1796, Jan. 23, Ens., Breadalbane Fencibles {L.G., 90.) 

394. D. 1876, Mar. i, Capt., Gt. Indian Peninsula Ry. Rif. Vols. 
1878, on leave in Europe {Bengal A.L., 1876-8). 

395. D. T. 1861, Jun. I, Cornet, Rajshahye Vol. Cav. {Bengal A.L., 
1862 3). Possibly David Tyrie, of Orchard Leigh, Paignton, Devonsh. ; m. 

Eliza Christina ; d. 1896; had two sisters, Isabella Margaret Mackay, /;/. 

Revd. Neil MacLeod, PVee Ch. Min., Newport, co. Fife (in 1887), and Sara 
Rose {I.O. Rec). Brother of George, 554, and John, 999. 

396- Daniel. 1796, Jan. 18, or Mar. 15, Lt., 60th Ft., 3rd Batn., aged 
27 {L.G., 259) ; com. given for nine years' service as Ens. in Scots Brigade in 
Holland, and bringing with him from that corps the required number of men 
to the 60th. 1798, Oct. 18, h.p. on account of ill-health ; Oct. 22, wrote from 
Tomintoul to the Duke of Gordon : " I have several days ago transmitted to 
H.R.H. Comdr. -in-Chief, a certificate of my inability to serve in the W. 
Indies, agreeable to his wishes" ; the Duke gave him a Captain's com. in the 
N. Fencibles, Dec. i, " being anxious to fill up the vacant commissions in his 
regiment with officers of experience" (Gordon Castle Papers; L.G.y 1152). 
1799, May 1, Capt. Lt., Aberdeensh. Mil. 1803, May 2, Capt., on recom- 
mendation of the Duke {L.G., 680). 1804, F'eb. 27, Adj., Recruiting Staff", 
N.B., on recommendation of Gen. Thomas Scott, Insp. Gen. of Recruits. 
1805, Feb. 9, or Mar., Lt., 55th Ft. from h.p. {L.G., 176); May 30, Capt., 
34th Ft., 2nd Batn. 1807, Apr. 25, Capt., 7th R.V. Batn. 1810, Jan. 27, 
1st R.V. Batn. ; Sep. 28, 7th R.V. Batn. {ibid., 116, 1510). 1816, ret. f.p. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 8/ 

1819,'Nov. I, Capt, 7th R.V. Batn. 1821, ret. f.p. {L.G., 2313; A.L., 1796- 
1832 ; W.O., Ofs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.). 

B. 1769; m. 1798, Dec. 11, in Ruthven, Kirkmichael, Banffsh. (his wife 
d. 1813, Jun, 3), and had Grace, b. 1802, Aug. 9, m. 1829, Apr. 21, at Aber- 
deen, Robert Davidson, Surg., H.E.I.C.S. ; Catherine, b. 1805, Apr. 4; and 
Ann Maria, b. 1808, Feb. 9 (both alive in 1828). Gordon was living in Dee 
Street, Aberdeen by, if not before, 1823; d. there 1831, Feb. 23, bur. in the 
Snow Churchyard, Old Aberdeen, in Mr. McNab's grave, and was therefore 
presumably a Roman Catholic. 

397- David. 1 7 12, entered the army [services untraceable, 1712-40] 
(Capt. William Augustus Gordon's letter to Pitt, Chatham Papers, P.R.O.). 
1741, Jan. 15, Adj., 47th (Col. Lascelles') Ft.; Jan. 21, Ens. 1744, Jan. 21, 
Lt. {MS. A.L., 1745, P.R.O.). 1745, Sep. 21, captured at Preston Pans, 
afterwards rescued by Angus Mil. [Whitefoord Papers, 66). 1745, Nov. 29, 
Capt. Lt. 1746, appeared with other witnesses at proceedings, taken publicly 
in the Great Room at the Horse Guards, " of the Board of General Offs. Appt. 
to examine into the conduct of Sir John Cope, Col. Peregrine Lascelles and 
Brig. Gen. Thomas Fowke, from the time of the breaking out of the Rebellion 
in 1745 till the action at Prestonpans. Gordon stated that about day break of 
Sep. 21, he received orders from Maj. Severn to make the line of Foot stand 
to their arms, which the whole of them accordingly did. Lt. Col. Whitefoord's 
narrative was read and the witnesses stated that as far as came to their 
respective knowledge the narrative was true, and believed the other part of it 
also to be true having nothing to say in contradiction to it" {Report of Pro- 
ceedings on the conduct of Sir John Cope, 51, 68). 1749, serving in Ireland 
{Quarters of the Army in Ireland). 1752, stationed at Halifax, N.S., Jun. 
17, Capt. ; d. from an accident; bur. Sep. 22, in St Paul's Cemetery {MS. 
A.L., 1752, P.R.O.). 

David Gordon is extremely interesting as the first known ancestor of 
" Chinese " Gordon. His origin has bafHed every inquiry, so far, though his 
descendants vaguely state that he belonged to the Gordons of Park, Banff- 
shire, and his grandson Henry William, 653, suggests a military origin by 
writing, 1834, Nov. 13 — " My eldest son at Sandhurst is the fifth generation 

of my family who have served in the regular army ". Gordon m. Sarah , 

who got a pension of £26 and was bur. in Marylebone Churchyard. They 
had William Augustus, 1478 {W.O., Wid. Pensions, P.R.O. ; J. M. Bulloch in 
Genealogical Mag., 1898, Oct. and S.N. & Q., 1903 Jan.). 

398. David. 1767, Jun. 17, Ens., 67th Ft. {A.L., 1768). Subse- 
quently volunteered into Russian Service. 



88 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

399- David. 1775. Jun. 29, or Jul. n, Qr. Mr., 59th Ft., previously 
Serg. Maj. {L.G.). 1778, Jan. 22, or Jun. 13, Lt., 79th Ft. {ibid., A.L., 1777- 
81; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 1781, Dec. 6, d. in Jamaica, aged 37 
(Feurtado's Jamaica People). His widow Rebecca received pension of 
;^2o, 1782-1811 (record of payments ends); one of her two children was 
James, h. 1781, Jan. 17, hap. Mar. 12 {Reg., St. Mary's, Kingston, Jamaica ; 
W.O. Appltn. Papers Compass. Fund, Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). 

400- David. 1775, Oct. I, Ens., 60th Ft., 2nd Batn. 1777, Mar. 17, 
Lt. 1784, Sep. I, granted six months leave of absence through ill health. 
1787, Sep. 30, or Oct. 20, Lt. {L.G., 486). 1793, O^*- 9» O'" i794» J^"- ^8, 
Capt. ; Aug. 27 or Sep. 6, Capt., 99th Ft. {ibid., 53,896), 1795, ^34*^ ^^' 
{ibid., 679). 1796, Feb. 13, York Fus. ; Sep. 10, 48th Ft. ; Sep. 27, Capt., 
Bt. Maj. {ibid., 163, 856). 1800, Jan. i, Bt. Col. 1801, Apr. 4, Capt. Inde- 
pendent Coy. of Invalids, Alderney {ibid., 360). 1803, ret. f.p. {A.L., 1776- 
1832 ; Philippart's Roy. Mil. Cal., iv. 315). 

Living in Cromarty, 1823-8; 1828, Dec. 10, described himself " a very 
great invalid from the effects of a severe shock of palsy, and turned eighty 
years of age" {W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.) ; d. 1831. 

401. David. 1798, Oct. 16, Capt., Florida, Co. Down, Vol. Inf. {List of 
Offs. Mil., Yeo. Cav., and Vol. Inf., 1825, p. 282, P.R.O.). 

Probably David of Florida, son of Robert (1722-96) which David {b. 
1759, Jun. i) had a brother John Crawford, 1022i and m. 1789, Sep. 11, Mary, 
youngest dau. of James Crawford of Crawfordsburn and sister of Anne, 
Countess of Caledon ; and had Robert, probably 1241 ; d. 1837, Mar. 2 
(Gordons of Florida, Burke's Landed Gentry, 7th ed., i. 753). 

402- David. 1800, Aug. 4, Ens., 60th Ft. 1803, May 30, Lt. 1810, 
Dec. 10, or 181 1, Apr. 2, Capt., 5th W.I. Reg. 1817, Jul. 7, f.p., at the 
reduction. 18 18, Nov. 25, h.p. 1847-59, Barrack Master, f.p., Spanish 
Town, Jamaica {A.L., 1801-60; Hart's A.L., 1840-60). 

Son of Gabriel, 466 ; b. 1785 or 1787; m. 1812, Jun. 11, in Jamaica, and 
had Sarah Ann, b. 1813, Aug. 2, m. Charles Gordon and had William 
Cleather, 1483, Gabriel H. J., b. 1816, Feb. i; David, b. 1817, Dec. 7; 
Charles C, b. 1820, Mar. 11; George P., 6. 1823, Sep. 7; Robert Edward 
William, 1265, Christie C, b. 1828, Apr. 33, a dau. (all alive in 1847) ; and 
Barclay Macpherson, b. 1834, d. 1880, in Chicago, who was the father of 
William David, inventor of the Gordon drill for mining {W.O., Offs. Services, 
1828, 1847, 1851, P.R.O.). Gordon d. 1859. 

403. David. 1809, Mar. 2, Asst. Surg., 20th Ft., previously Hosp. 
Mate {L.G., 270). 1815, h.p., ist Garr. Batn. ; applied for permission to 



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live in N. America for twelve months {AX., 1810-25; W^-0., Applns. for 
Living Abroad, P.R.O.). He </. 1824. 

404. David. 1809, Aug. 8, Capt., Dumfriessh. Mil. {List of Offs. Mil-* 
1817, P.R.O.). 

Third son of Sir Alexander, of Culvennan, 199; m. 1797, Agnes (1776- 
1839) dau. of William Hyslop, of Lochend, and had William, 1454; James 
(1818-90), who patented a system of automatic railway signalling; Alexander 
(1802-68) who started the first motor magazine, wrote a notable book on 
" Elemental Locomotion " and designed lighthouses all over the world. 
David Gordon, who invented portable gas, d. 1829, Nov. i, in London, bur. 
in the vaults of St. James's Church Clerkenwell ; biographed at length by 
J. M. Bulloch in Dumfries Courier, 1906, Sep. 22 — Oct. 12. 

405- David. 1827, Mar. 8, Cornet, 4th Lt. Dgns. 1827, Jul. — 1830. 
Jan. I, served in E. Indies; Dec. 31, Lt. 1834, Oct. i, Adj. 1836, Sep. [.?], 
res. Adjtcy. 1838, ret. {A.L., 1827-39; W.O., Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O.). 
B. 1809, at Edinburgh. 

406- David Alexander. 1854, Oct. 18, Ens., Kirkcudbright quota of 
Galloway Rif. Mil. {L.G., pt. 4, pp. 3410, 4184). Col. Hamilton wrote to him 
offering (unofficially) a com., " I would fain hope that a little quasi-soldiering 
with the change of life, air and scene, which it would bring along with it, will 
be sufficient inducement to tempt you to throw in your lot with the remnant 
of the old Galloway's" (Information from his dau. Mrs. Walker). 1855, Mar. 
21, Ens., Rif Brig, ; Aug. 31, Lt. ; served in the Crimea and India. 1858-60, 
Adj. Received 1863, Mar. 17, £11 is. and 1865, Oct. 5, £^ i6s. two issues 
of prize money for capture of Lucknow (Hart's A.L., 1856-60). 

Eldest son of William, 1454; b. 1828, Feb. 29 ; m. 1855, Jan. i, at Epis. 
Chapel, Dumfries, Jane Lawrie {b. 1833), only dau. of Allan Bell, of Hillow- 
town, near Castle Douglas {W.O., Offs. Urges., P.R.O.), and had with other 
children, Lochinvar Alexander Charles, 1102. Gordon d. 1882, Aug. 28, at 
Southampton, bur. at Crossmichael Church, Kirkcudbright. 

407 David Macdowall. 1832, Aug. 15, Vol., ist Class, R.N., '« Dis- 
patch". 1835, Oct. 15, Mid.," Sulphur"; Nov. 13, "Starling". 1838, May 
5, discharged. 1839, Feb. 6, passed as Lt. ; Oct. 25, Mate, "Excellent". 
1840, Mar. II, "Thunderer", 1842, May 18, " Excellent" ; Jun. 2, paid off; 
Jun. 3, Mate, "Excellent" ; Aug. i, "Agincourt". 1845, Mar. 24, Lt., 
"Agincourt". 1846, Feb. 27, Comdr. (act.) "Young Hebe" tender, E. 
Indies; Aug. 8, " Royalist " brig. 1848, l^ow. 20, inv&.\\6.tdi {Adm. Indexes, 
Midshipmen ; Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O. ; N.L., 1839-50; O'Byrne's A^av. 
Biog. ; I.O. Rec.) He prepared several Admiralty charts and maps, including 

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90 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

one of Royalist Haven, South Natunas, in the China Sea, 1842 ; four of north 
coast of Borneo, which he surveyed in 1852, and oneof Tam Sui Harbour, 1855. 
Second son of Thomas Duff, of Park, 1590; ^1 1818, Sep. 30, at 
Park; d. s.p. 1841, Dec. i, at Singapore. 

408- David Russell. 1902, Jun. 4, Gunner, R.N. {N.L., 1902-10). 
Son of Rev. John Henry, Darlington (</. 1878, Mar. 10), a popular 

Secularist lecturer and pamphleteer, who publicly renounced that creed in the 
Leeds Music Hall 1862, Aug. 5. John Henry's father John was a Londoner, 
who became a schoolmaster at Ambleside and then at Mary Port, and ;;/. 
Harriott Russell, aunt of Sir Edward Russell of the Liverpool Post. 

409- Donald. 1799, Aug. 19, Capt. Lt., Aberdeensh. Mil., previously 
Capt., N. Fencibles {Abd. your.), presumably Daniel, 396- 

410' Donald. 1907, Mar. 19, 2nd Lt., Mussoorie Rif Vols. {I.A.L., 
1907-10). 

411- Dous^las Qeorg-e Hamilton. 1872, Jul. 31, Cornet, Middlesex 
Yeo. Cav. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 3392). 1873, Feb. 5, Lt. ; Jul. 16, res. com. {ibid., 
pt. I, p. 468, pt. 4, p. 3337). 1876, F^eb. 2, S. Lt., ist London Eng. Vols. 
{ibid., pt. I, p. 412). 1880, Apr. 24, res. com. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2661). 1890, 
Jan. I, 2nd Lt., S. Middlesex Rif Vols, {ibid., pt. 1, p. 10). 1891, Jan. 17, 
Lt. {ibid., pt. I, p. 294). 1894, Mar. 19, Capt. ; Nov. 21, res. com. {ibid., pt. 
2, p. 1454, pt. 6, p. 6511). 

Eldest son of Rev, Douglas, 3rd son of George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 
541 ; w. 1877, Jun. 7, P2dith, 2nd dau. of Rev. W. T. Bullock, of Faulkbourn 
Hall, Essex, and has Douglas Walter, 413. Hugh Hamilton, 670, and two 
daus. Wrote Neglected Frescoes in Northern Italy (Sette of Odd Volumes, 
1890, pp. 32), and his autobiography, anon., as Fifty Years of Failure ; 
Confessions of an Optimist {igo^)\ Secy., Artists' General Benevolent Inst. 
Brother of George William Hamilton, 603- 

412- Douglas Martin St. Leger. 1887, Aug. 26, Conductor, Madras 
Commisst. Dept. ; spec, promotion for services in Burmese expedition 
previously Commiss. Serg. 1890, Jan., remanded {I.A.L., 1887-90). 

Son of Capt. G. Gordon, Leamington Road Villas, London, 1870; m. 
1882, Jul. 12, at Bangalore Cathedral, Grace Mary {b. i860), dau. of Henry 
Kennedy, and had Marie Melville Bruce St. Leger, b. 1883, May i, bap. Jun. 
2, at Bangalore, Henry Perceval St. Leger. b. 1885, Nov. 24, bap. Dec. 3, at 
Trimulgherry, and Joseph Douglas St. Leger, b. 1894, Oct. 19, bap. Nov. 4, 
d. 1895, Jun. 13. Gordon who d. 1894, Dec. 4 {I.O. Rec), had a brother 
Arthur St. Leger ; possibly son of George St. Leger, 596- 

413. Douglas Walter Hamilton. 1892, Jan. 15, Cadet, R.N. 1894, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 9 1 

Jan. 15, Mid, 1897, Jul. 15, S. Lt. 1899, Jan. 15, ist >and Gunnery Lt., 
" Sutlej " (N.L., 1897-1910). 1911, June 22, Comdr. 

Son of Douglas George Hamilton, 411 ; b. 1878, Mar. 18, //;. 1903, June 
20, Emilie, dau. of Leonard Maton, 15 Cornwall Gardens, London, S.W. 

414- Lord Douglas William Cope. 1868, Sep. 2, Cornet, Coldstream 
Gds. 1871, Oct. 28, Lt. 1880, res. com. {A.L., 1869— Dec. 1880; Hart's 
A.L., 1869-81). 

Fourth son of Charles, loth Marquis of Huntly; b. 1851, Oct. 11. 
Liberal M.P. for West Aberdeenshire, 1876 and Huntingdon, i88o ; d. unm. 
of aneurism in Piccadilly, 1888, Aug. 4; bur. at Peterborough. Brother of 
Charles, nth Marquis, 341, Lord Granville Armyne, 607, and Lord Lewis 
1098 (Bulloch's Earls of Aboyne, 43). 

415- Dudley Basil. 1892, Aug. 13, 2nd Lt., 3rd Middlesex Art. Vols.; 
Dec. 24, Lt. {L.G., pt. 4, p. 4596, pt. 6, p. 7552). 1894, May 12, res. com. 
(ibid., pt. 3, p. 2786). 

416- Hon. Dudley Gladstone Hamilton. 1902, Jul. 10, Capt., 2nd 
Vol. Batn. Gordon Highlrs. {A.L., 1902-7). 

Second son of John, 7th Earl of Aberdeen, 1019; b. 1883, May 6, at 
37 Grosvenor Square; m. 1907, Apr. 25, Cecile Elizabeth, dau. of George 
James Drummond of Swaylands House, Penshurst, Kent (Earl of Perth's 
family) and has issue. Trained in Aberdeen as a mechanical engineer. 

417- Duncan. 1807, Jul. 3, Ens., 59th Ft., 2nd Batn. 1808, Apr. 9, 
Lt. 1810, Dec, served at capture of Isle of France, under Gen. Sir John 
Abercrombie. 181 1, Aug. 26, served at assault of Fort Cornelis and capture 
of Java under Gen. Auchmuchty, slightly wounded (Medal and clasp) {G.M., 
vol. 81, pt. 2, p. 571). 1815, Apr. 20, Bt. Capt. 1816-8, serving in India, 
with I St Batn. 181 8, Mar. 5, exchanged from 2nd to ist Batn. 1825-6, 
served at siege and capture of Bhurtpore, under Lord Combermere (India 
Medal and clasp). 1834, Jul. 2, Maj. {G.M., vol. 2, N.S,, p. 207); Jul. 4, 
ret. p.1846, ret. by sale of com. {A.L., 1808-47; Hart's ^.L., 1840-68; W.O., 
Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O.). 

B. 1786 at Urquhart, Inverness-sh. ; m. 1832, Jan. 30, at Glasgow, 
Margaret Dewar [b. 1810), possibly sister of Rev. Daniel Dewar, D.D., Min., 
Iron Church, Glasgow, afterwards Principal, Marischal Coll., Abd., who per- 
formed ceremony {W.O., Offs. Mrges., P.R.O.). 

418- Duncan Forbes. 1867, May 8, Ens., 92nd (Gordon Highlrs.). 
1869, Dec. 15, Lt. 1879, Dec. 15, Capt. 1878-9, served in Afghan war, action 
of Charasiah and subsequent pursuit ; final occupation of Kabul ; affairs round 
Kabul and Sherpur, assault and capture of heights of Takht-i-Shai and Asmai, 



92 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

severely wounded (Medal, two clasps, Bt. of Maj.) (Despatches, L.G., 1880, 
May 4 and 18). 1881, Jun. 15, Adj., 1st Kincardinsh. and Aberdeensh. Vols. 
1885, May 13, Maj. 1889, Oct. 26, ret. {A.L., 1888-1910). 

Second son of Alexander, of Newton; b. 1849, May 30; ;». 1880, Nov, 
16, Elizabeth Alexandrina, dau. of R. Adm. John Leith of Blackford, and has 
Alastair, 114, Lewis, 1099, and a dau. Esme, m. 1908, Sep. 3, Col. Hugh E. 
Everard. 1893, Jan. 27, Chief of the Aberdeensh. Constabulary; D.L., Co 
Aberdeen, 1899, Oct. 25 ; 4th Class M.V.O., 1906, Oct. 8, on the occasion 
of the Quatercentenary Celebrations, Aberdeen University {House of Gordon, 
II. (489-90))- 

419- Duncan Robert Wolseley. 1899, ^^X "» 2nd Lt., 5th Batn. 
Rif. Brig. Mil. 1900, Apr. 18, 2nd Lt., York and Lane. Reg. 1901, Oct. 23, 
Lt. 1902, Apr. 19, Ind. Army, 2nd Batn., loth Gurkha Rif. {A.L., 1899- 
1909, I.A.L.). 

Eldest surviving son of Alexander Hermann Adam, 230 I ^- 1880, Jun. 
II ; rf. 1909, Jan. i, at Quetta, of enteric {Morning Post, Jan. 5). 

420. Dundas William. 1852, Dec. 9, 2nd Lt., H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) Art. 
1857, Sep. 8, Lt. 1858, Jan. 8, k. in the battery at Alum Bagh, Lucknow, 
while observing effect of his own fire on the enemy {E.I. Reg., 1853-8). 
Maj. Maclntyre says that " Gordon commanded the detachments of Artillery 
at Alum Bagh until the arrival of Capt. Moir, was most conspicuous in the 
performance of his duties, and deserves much credit" (G. B. Malleson's 
Ind. Mutiny, 11. 346) ; Maj. Eyre writing 1858, Jan. 8, says that Gordon, 
who had assisted him most zealously in working the heavy guns in the actions 
of Mungulwar and Alumbagh, " was left behind at the latter place in command 
of a portion of the heavy battery, and was able to render material assistance 
in the defence of that important position. The last sentence had scarcely 
been penned when I was startled by the announcement that poor Lt. D. had 
just been killed in the Alumbagh by a round shot. I deeply regret the loss 
of this most aimable and excellent young officer " (G. W. Forrest's Ind. 
Mutiny, 11. 24, 433, 439). 

Fifth son of Adam, and grandson of David, XI V. of Abergeldie ; b. 1833, 
Mar. 24, bap. May 11, at Charlton, Kent; educated at Blackheath Pro- 
prietary Sch., and Addiscombe; nominated for H.E.LC.S. by Capt. John 
Shepherd on recommendation of his uncle, Robert, 1239 {I-O. Rec. ; House 
of Gordon, 1. (105)). Nephew of Charles David, 350- 

421- Edward. 1803, Apr. 8, Ens., 65th Ft. 1804, Jun. 9, Lt. 1812, 
ret. {A.L., 1804-13; Raikes' Roll of Offs. ist Batn. York and Lane. Reg., 
72). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 93 

422. Edward. 1807, Jun. 18, Vol., R.N. ist Class, "Cleopatra," 
Halifax. 1809, Nov. 11 — 18 10, Sep. 27, Mid., West Indies, capture of 
Martinique. 1810, Sep. 28 — 181 1, Jun, 20, Mid., " Guerriere," American 
coast. 1811, Jun. 21 — 1813, Feb. 24, Master's Mate, "Cleopatra," N. Sea 
and Gibraltar. 1813, Feb. 25 — ^Jun. 28, Mid. and Master's Mate, " San 
Domingo,'' American coast ; Jun. 30, Lt. (act.) " Barrosa," American coast 
and W. Indies. 1814, Feb. 10, Lt. ; Jul. i, h.p. 1818, Jul. 15, Lt., " On- 
tario," Jamaica. 1 82 1, Feb. 3, "Jaseur," Plymouth and Halifax. 1823, Jul. 
I, " Sybille," Jamaica and Mediterranean. 1826, Jun. 3, Comdr. (rank). 

1827, Jun. 27, "Acorn" sloop; lost with all hands off coast of Bermuda, 

1828, Apr. 14 (Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; Laird Clowes' Navy, vi. 505 ; 
W. O. S. Gilly's Shipwrecks, 1 793-1850, p. 313). 

Second son of Alexander, 172". b. 1794, Oct. 29, bap. Dec. 14, Charlotte- 
town, P.E.I. ; entered Navy the day before his mother and step-father Dr. 
Guthrie left Halifax for Ireland (Ray C. Archibald's Carlyle's First Love, 24, 
41, 42, 54, 122). 

423- Edward. 1812, Maj., comd. an Inf. Reg., Nizam's Army, 
stationed in French lines near the Residency at Hyderabad ; Nov., the 
Mohammedan Sepoys of the reg, mutinied, tied him to the muzzle of a gun 
and threatened to blow him away, unless their Raj. and a full pardon was 
given them ; eventually released by a faithful Indian servant ; ret. in con- 
sequence ; the faithful of his reg. were drafted into Russell's Brigade, ist 
Batn., when raised in 18 13 (Capt. Burton's Hyderabad Contingent). 

Younger son of William, 1399; b. 1784, in India, presumably at Pondi- 
cherry ; educated in England; witnessed marriage, at Hyderabad, 1807, of 
his brother Joseph, 1072 ; arrived in Madras from Hyderabad, 1813, Feb. 6, 
settled there as merchant and Govt. Agent; ni. (r) 1817, Apr. 11, at Tran- 
quebar, by special license issued under Roy. Seal of the King of Denmark, 
Mrs. Joseph Gordon (Asiatic jfour. 1817, vol. 4, p. 532 ; Madras Govt. Gaz., 
1817, Apr. 24), who d. 1818, Oct. 11, in her 34th year {ibid., 1818, Oct. 29) ; 
m. (2) 1822, Jan. i, at St. George's Church, Sarah Bagshaw {b. 1798, d. and bur. 
1828, Apr. 25, at St. Mary's Ch.) ; had Louisa Fanny, b. 1822, Oct. 29, bap. 
1823, Jan. I, at St. George's Ch., m. 1858, Aug. 24, at Brighton, Henry 
Holroyd, Barr. Middle Temple (1820-96) and Emily Eliza, b. 1826, Sep. 6, 
bap. 1827, Jan. ii, at St. George's Ch., m. 1848, Apr. 27, at Littleham, Ex- 
mouth, Rev. Frederick Wickham, M.A., 2nd Master, Winchester Coll. (1807- 
62) ; m. (3) 1831, May 30, at Pondicherry, Anne Matilda Seguin, and had 
Sarah Mary Ann, bur. 1833, Apr. 2, at St. Mary's Ch., aged three mths. 
fifteen days. Gordon d. 1833, May 19, at Calcutta, in his 49th year {Madras 



94 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Male Asylum Herald, Jun. 6), which says that " while warm affection dwells 
amongst relatives, sincere and unfeigned regard and good will amongst 
friends ; and while the generous heart prompts to bestow where the lavish 
hand responds to its dictates, so as long as these qualities find a value in the 
eyes of mankind, will the memory of this estimable man be cherished". By 
will, proved at Madras and administration granted 1833, Aug. 16, he appointed 
his wife residuary legatee and executrix with James Ochterlony, S. Binney 
and James Scott. He left certain property to Mrs. Gee (presumably his sister) 
and referred to his children in Europe {I.O. Rec. ; G.M., vol. 29, N.S., p. 656, 
vol. 5, 2nd N.S,, p. 413). Gordon's grandson is the Rev. Gordon Wickham, 
St. Mary's House, Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, Dorset. 

424- Edward. 1819, Aug. 12, Ens., 22nd. Ft. {L.G., 1513). 1825, 
Apr. 7, Lt. {ibid., 643; A.L., 1820-28). 

Fifth son of Hon. Adam, 97; b. 1799, Mar. 12 ; d. unm. 1827, Dec. 14, 
at Jamaica. 

425- Edward. 1872, Mar. 12, Ens., Kirkcudbright Rif. Vols. {L.G., 
pt. 2, p. 1457). 1875, Oct. 9, Capt. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 4773). 1879, Jun. 11, 
res. com. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 3832). 

Younger son of William (1818-99), of Threave, Kirkcudbright; brother 
of William, 1469. 

426- Edward. 1893, Aug. 36, Chief Eng., R.N. Reserve. 1909, ret. 
{N.L., 1893-1909). 

427- Edward Charles Acheson. 1845, Dec. 18, 2nd Lt., R.E. 1846, 
Apr. I, Lt. 1854, Dec. 22, Capt.; served in Crimea campaign from Apr. 
to its close ; May 22, comd. with another Lt. a detachment which landed at 
Varna from the " Caradoc," to erect jetties for landing troops and ordnance 
(Turkish Medal, Order of the Medjidie) ; Commissioner for settlement of 
claims against Turkish Govt, for Crimean War. 1855, Nov. 2, Bt. Maj. 1862, 
Sep. 4, protocol signed at Kanlidja, appt. British Member of Mixed Mil. Com. 
charged with demarcation of the Rayon of fortress of Belgrade. 1862, Nov. 2 — 
1863, Jun. 12, served Turkish Govt, as Insp. of prisons and subsequently 
for eight years member of their Board of Public Works. 1865, in charge of 
Brit. Mil. Cemeteries and Govt. Buildings on the Bosphorus. 1866, Mar. 
31, Bt. Lt. Col. 1868, Nov. 10, Lt. Col. 1871, Apr. i — 1872, Mar. 31, 
Act. Asst. Dir. of Works. 1872, Apr. i — 1876, Mar. 28, Asst. Dir. 1873, 
Nov. 10, Bt. Col. 1880, Mar. 3, Member of Council, Bermudas; Jun. i — 
Sep. 14, Govr. (act). 1881, Jul. i. Col.; Aug.-Nov. Govr. (act.). 1882, 
Mar.-Jul., Administrator; Jun. 24, President, R.E. Committee; Aug. 15, 
Comdt, Sch. Mil. Engi, Chatham. 1885, Nov. i, ret., hon. rank Maj. Gen. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 95 

{A.L., 1846-1909; Hart's A.L., 1846-1909; Connolly's Sappers and Miners, 
II. 182, 495). 

Third son of Arthur Helsham, 272 ; ^. 1827, May 21 ; vi. 1855, May 25, 
at Constantinople, Augusta, only dau. of Col. Bolton, R.E. {G.M., vol. 44, 
N.S., p. 191); had Arthur William Bolton, 274, and Lawrance Christian, 
1083- Gordon d. 1909, Aug. 30, at St. Margaret's, Titchfield, Hants (Times). 

428. Edward Hyde Hamilton. 1882, May 10, Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 
1884, served in Soudan, present at El Teb and Tamai (Medal and clasp, 
Khedive's Star) ; Nile expedition with Gen. Earle in River column (clasp). 
1890, Nov. 18 — Dec. 14, A.D.C. (act.) to Brig. Gen. Massey, Ceylon; Dec. 
15 — 1893, Mar. 28, A.D.C. Brig. Gen., Ceylon. 1892, Apr. 8, Capt., ret. 
Reserve of Offs. 1894, Apr. 9, Adj., 15th Middlesex Rif. Vols. 1896, res. 
{A.L., 1883-1910). 

Son of George Hamilton, 575; i>- 1861, Nov. 8 ; educated at Wellington 
Coll. (Reg. 88); in. (i) 1888, Jan. 4, at Taney Ch., Co. Dublin, Cecilia 
Maude, dau. of Robert Manders, of Landscape, Dublin, and has a dau. Stella 
Maud, b. 1893 ; m. (2) 1897, Oct. 14, Hilda Winifred D'Arcy, dau. of John 
Timothy D'Arcy Hutton, of Aldburgh Hall, Masham, York, and has a dau. 
Harriet Hermione, b. 1899 (Fox Davies' Armorial Families, 4th ed., p. 664; 
Burke's Landed Gentry). 

429- Edward Ian Drumearn. 1897, Feb. 20, 2nd Lt., R. Scots Fus. 
1899, May II, Lt. ; served in S. African war, 1899- 1902 ; relief of Lady smith, 
including operations 1900, Jan. 17 — 24; operations Feb. 5 — 7, and action at 
Vaal Krantz ; operations Feb. 14 — 27 on Tugela Heights, action at Pieter's 
Hill; relief of Mafeking ; operations in Transvaal, May — ^Jun. ; in Transvaal, 
W. of Pretoria, Jul. — Nov., including actions at Fredrichstad, Oct. 17 — 25; 
served with Mtd. Inf., operations in Transvaal, Nov. 30 — 1901, Dec. ; 1901, 
Sep. 25, Capt.; operations in Orange River Colony, 1902, Jan. — Mar.; in 
Transvaal, Mar. — May (Queen's Medal, five clasps, King's Medal, two clasps) 
{A.L., 1897-iqio). 

Elder son of Sir John James Hood, 1047; ^- 1877, Jul. 9. 

430. Edward Robertson. 1884, Feb. 23, Lt., 3rd Batn. R. Warwicksh. 
Reg. (Mil.). 1885, Nov. 25, Lt., 2nd Dgn. Gds. 1895, Sep. 18, Capt. 1896, 
Dec. 16, Capt, 9th Lcrs. 1901, Mar. 15, Maj. 1899 — 1902, served in S. 
African war ; advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont, Enslin 
Modder River and Magersfontein ; relief of Kimberley, wounded ; operations 
in Transvaal, May — ^Jun., 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, 
Pretoria and Diamond Hill, operations in Transvaal, West of Pretoria and 
Orange River Colony, Jul. — Nov., including action at Caledon River; opera- 



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tions in Orange River Colony, Nov. 30 — 1901, Jun., and in Cape Colony, 
Jun. — 1902, Mar. (Despatches, L.G., 1901, Sep. 10, Queen's Medal, six clasps, 
King's Medal, two clasps). 1904, Mar. 15, Maj. 1906, Nov. 3 ret. {A.L., 1884- 
1910). 

Son of Thomas Edward, 1363; ^f- 1864, Feb. 24. 

431- Edward Smith. 1856, Aug. 21, Cadet, R.A. 1857, Oct. i, Lt. 
1870, Jan. 10, Capt. 1877, Nov. 24, Maj. 1877, Oct. i — 1882, Sep. 30, 
Asst. Supt., R. Carr. Factory. 1884, Nov. 24, Lt. Col., h.p. 1885, Oct. i, 
Lt. Col. 1889, Oct. I, Bt. Col. 1890, Oct I, ret. {A.L., 1857-1910). 

Elder son of James Edward, 791; b. 1838, Dec. 14; vi. 1869, Oct. 14, 
at Beddington, Surrey, Alice Knyvett {b. 1848) {W.O., Offs. Mrges., P.R.O.), 
and has Alec Knyvett, Supt., Manchester Fever Hosp. Gordon has been 
twice arrested in France on the unfounded charge of espionage — in May 1900, 
at the Chateau de Favreaux near Morlaix, 33 miles from Brest ; released when 
facts were known ; on May 21, 1904, at Belle Isle-en-Mer, coast of Brittany, 
taken to Lorient, released Jun. 7, having spent over a fortnight in prison ; 
now living at Howley Place, Paddington (J. M. Bulloch in Huntly Express, 
1906, Aug. 31 and Sep. 7). 

432« Edward Strathearn, 1st (and last) Baron Oordon of Orumearn. 
1859, Aug. 31, Capt., I St Edinburgh City Rif. Vols. {List of Vol. Offs., i860, 
p. 32). 1864, May 10, Maj. {L.G., pt. 5, p. 2822). 1867, Nov. 29, Lt. 
Col. {ibid., Nov. p. 6765). 1873, Mar. 26, res. com.; May 17, hon. Col. 
{ibid., pt. 2, p. 1658, pt. 3, p. 2448; Lt. H. E. Harris's List of Vol. Offs., 

1875)- 

Eldest son of John, 960; b. 1814, Apr. 10, at Inverness; 1835, Memb. of 
Faculty of Advocates ; 1876, Lord of Appeal with life peerage ; ni. 1845, Agnes 
Joanna {d. 1895, Oct. 11) only child of John Maclnnes, of Auchinreoch, and 
had Hon. and Rev. Arthur, 270i and Hon. Frederick, 462 ; D.L., Edinburgh 
City and Council, 1872, Sep. 17 {L.G., pt. 5, pp. 5454, 5874); d. 1879, Aug. 
in 21, at Brussels; bur. in the Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh (Bulloch's Gordons 
in Griamachary, 14-17; and D.N.B.). 

433- Edward William. 185 1, Jan. 10, Asst. Paymaster, R.N. i860, 
Jun. 14, Paymaster. 1868, ret. (AT.L., 1851-84). B. 1828, May 18; entered 
Cheltenham Coll., 1842, Aug. {Reg^ 71); d. 1884, Sep. 19. 

434- Edwin Booth. 1900, Oct., Sub. Conductor, Commis. and Trans- 
port Depart. (Bengal) ; Store Keeper, Army Clothing Factory. 1901, Feb. 15, 
pensioned in India {I.A.L., 1900-Jan. 1906). 

435. Eric Redmond Sutton. 1903, Sep. 30, Cadet R.N. 1908, May 
15, Mid. {N.L., 1903-Oct. 1910) ; withdrawn 191 1, Aug. 2. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 97 

Second son of James Redmond Patrick, 814; f>. 1890, Oct. 31 {Croughly 

Book, 86). 

436. Evelyn Boscawen. 1899, Jul. 19, 2nd Lt., ist Wilts. Rif. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 4, p. 4449). 1900, May 5, 2nd Lt., North'd Fus. 1901, Jun. 18, 
Lt. 1900-2, served in S. African war; operations in Transvaal, W. of Pre- 
toria, Aug. — Nov. 29, in Transvaal, Nov. 30 — 1902, May 31 (Queen's Medal, 
three clasps, King's Medal, two clasps). 1907, Aug. 22, Capt. 1908, May 
20, Capt., S. Lane. Reg. (A.L., 1900-Oct. 1910). 

Son of Charles William, 379; b. 1877, Oct. 6; m. 1908, Oct. 21, at 
Peshawar, Martha Florence, dau. of Dr. Wheldon, of Mauritius [Morning 
Post). 

437- Francis. 1672, Dec. 28, Ens., Earl of Arran's Gds., in Ireland 
(Dalton's .<4.L., i. 131). 

437a. Francis. 1686, Lt., Duke of Ormonde's Reg. (Ormonde MSS. 
Hist. MSS. Com., 11. 450). 

438- Francis. 1712, Lt., Maj. Gen. Buchan's Reg., wrote An Essay 
upon Predestination and Grace (Edinburgh, 4to, pp. viii, 113). Col. Thomas 
Buchan was in command 21st Ft., 1686, Jul. — 1689, Mar. ; Col. John Buchan 
held command of a reg. of Inf. during a part of King William's reign. 

439. Francis. 1755, May 3, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Otter" Sloop, 
previously ist Ma.te, " Kingston" {A dtn. Ofs. appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

440- Francis. 1758, Ens., 60th Ft. ; Jul 6-8, served at the attack on 
entrenchments at Ticonderoga, wounded. 1759, Aug. 29, Lt. 1762, May — 
Aug., serving in Canada ; wrote several letters to Col. Henry Bouquet {Add. 
MSS., 21648, B.M.), dealing mainly with regtl. affairs. 1763, Jun., in com- 
mand of Fort Venango ; a body of Seneca Indians " gained entrance under 
pretence of friendship, then closed the gates, fell upon the garrison, but- 
chered all except Lt. Gordon, whom they forced to write from their dictation 
statement of the grievances which had driven them to arms, and then tortured 
over a slow fire for several successive nights, till he expired. This done they 
burned the place to the ground (Parkman's Conspiracy of Pontiac, 11. 152, 
171; Amherst's Despatches, 1763, Jun. 27, P.R.O., A.L., 1759-63). The 
Earlston MS., states he was taken prisoner with some officers " but made his 
escape, tho' some weeks after he was taken a second time at Venango, and 
murdered in his 36th year". 

Fourth son of Sir Thomas, of Earlston, 3rd bart., 1316- 

441- Francis. 1760, Jan. 28, ist Lt., 88th Ft. (Campbell's Highlanders). 
1761, Jun. 16, captured at Fellinghausen {S.M., vol. 23, p. 375). 1763, h.p. 
{A.L., 1760-99). 

N 



98 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Son of John, of Craig, and Anne, dau. of Patrick Reid, of Haughton. He 
had John, sheriff clerk depute, Abd., who d. tium. 1793, Aug. 4; Anne, m. 
1796, Alex. Shirrefs, advocate, Abd., and became the mother of James Gordon 
Francis Shirrefs-Gordon, who succeeded to Craig; Helen,///., 1799, James 
Munro, cabinet maker, Abd., and d. at Pictou, Nova Scotia, 1840, Sep. 
Gordon d. 1788, Oct. 7, at Mill of Lumphart, Daviot {S.M., vol, 50, p. 
569 ; Abd. jfour.). Brother of George, 500- 

442. Francis (of Tillyangua). 1776, Oct. i, Lt. {Roll of Barons and 
Freeholders in Co, Aberdeen). 

443. Francis. 1784, Oct. 6, Ens., 68th Ft. 1785, Mar. 3, to h.p. of 
i6th Ft., by exchange at own request, on account of ill-health {A.L., 1785- 
1856; Hart's A.L., 1840-58; W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, 1847, P.R.O.). 

Son of John, of Craig, and Anne, dau. of James Gordon, of Banchory ; b. 
1772, June 23; student, Marischal Coll., 1787-89. 1796, Mar. 7, Memb. Soc. 
of Advocates, Abd. 1852, Apr. 14, sue. to Craig, also owned Kincardine 
O'Neil ; tn. (1) 1807, Eliz., dau. of James Gordon of Rosieburn ; (2) 1826, 
Isabella, dau. of Gen. John Gordon-Cuming-Skene of Pitlurg, and had two 
sons and three daus., the eldest of whom, Elizabeth, Mrs. Charles Kinnaird 
Johnstone, succeeded him, and assumed the additional name of Gordon. 
Gordon d. 1857, Jan. 27, at Aberdeen {Abd. jfour. ; VVimberley's Gordons 
of Craig, 40-3). Nephew of Francis, 441. and George, 500. 

444- Francis. 1795 — 1800, Master, R.N. (Steele's iV.L.). 

445- Francis. 1803, Nov. 24, Lt., 2nd Aberdeen Vols. {L.G., 1623, 
List ofOffs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 3, P.RO.). 

446- Francis. 1806, Master's Mate and later Master (act.) R.N., 
previously in merchant service. 1814, Jan. 5, passed as Lt., aged 27. 1820, 
Feb. 12, Master, "Tees" {Adm., Lt.s Passing Certif. ; N.L., 1814-20). 

Son of Cornelius, and Mary ; b. at Llanrhidian, Glamorgan, 1786, 

Mar. 26; m. 1809, May 4, at Clifton, Glos., Mary Moisson {b. 1792) and 
had Bentinck Doyle, b. 1817, Dec. 20 and Mary Elizabeth, b, 1819, Dec. 7. 
Gordon was drowned Oct. 28, 1820, while serving in a small tender detached 
from the " Tees " for preventing the importation of slaves into the Mauritius. 
Mrs. Gordon, then living in Jersey, received pension, and two children placed 
on Compassionate List at £5 each {Adtn. Wid. Pensions, Compass. List, 
1820-6, p. 47, P.R.O.). 

447. Francis. 1810, Cadet, H.E.LC.S.. (Madras). 181 1, Jan. 5, Ens. 
2oth N.L 1814, Jul. 12, d. at Jaulnah (£./. Reg., 181 1-5). 

Third son of Hon. Adam, 97; bap. 1793, Sep. 20, at Epis. Ch., Dum- 
fries ; educated at Mr. Davidson's Academy, Castle Douglas ; nominated for 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 99 

H.E.I.C.S., by Mr. Millett on recommendation of his uncles John, Viscount 
Kenmure and Mr. Davies, Surgeon, H.E.I.C.S., Bengal (7.0. Rec). The 
Scots Peerage (v. 132) calls him Francis Mackenzie Gordon. 

448- Francis. 1809, Oct. 7, Dep. Purveyor (act.). Army Med. Depart. 
5s. 7d. a day. 1814, Dec, 31, d. at Messina. His widow (w. 1803, Nov. 
3, at St. Andrew's Holborn) received pension of £30; d. 1840, Dec. 11, at 
Peckham Rye, of consumption {W.O. Certif., P.R.O.). 

449- Francis Alexander. 1863, Jul. 22, Ens., 60th Ft. (King's Roy. 
Rif.). 1866, Dec. II, Lt. (Hart's A.L., 1864-9). 

Second son of Charles and Catherine Newton; b. 1844; d. 1868, Apr. 
8, of cholera, at Calcutta, htir. in Military Burial Ground. Brother of Alfred 
Ernest, 240, and William Henry, 1500; nephew of John Rolfe, 1060- 

460- Lord Francis Arthur. 183 1, Aug. 2, Cornet, ist L. Gds. 1834, 
Jun. 18, Lt. 1837, Dec. i, Capt. 185 1, Nov. it, Maj. 1854, Jun. 20, Maj. 
and Lt. Col., ret. on account of ill-health (Hart's A.L., 1840-58). 

Sixth son of George, 9th Marquis of Huntly, 618; b. 1808, Jan. 20; ni, 
1835, Apr. 17, at Bath, Isabella, only child of Lt. Gen. Sir William Kerr 
Grant, K.C.B., and had Hon. Francis Frederick and Hon. George Grant, 570; 
d. 1857, Jun. 26, at Paris on his return home from the South of France 
(G.M., N.S., vol. 3, p. 230). A handsome marble monument was erected to 
his memory in Mil. Chapel, Windsor, by his brother offs. (Times, 1859, Oct. 
20). His widow d. 1892, Jan. 9. Grandfather of Francis Lewis Rawson, 457 
(Bulloch's Earls of Ahoy ne, 39-40). 

451- Francis Artliur. 1894, Jul. i, Proby. Asst. Eng., R.N. 1895, 
Jul. I, Asst. Eng. 1900, Jul. I, Eng. Lt. {N.L., 1894-1910). 

Son of Thomas, Vice-Consul for Malaga, at Glasgow, and great-grandson 
of Rev. Hugh (1749-1808), minister of Anwoth, Kirkcudbright; w. and had 
a son, b. at Infield Lodge, Barrow-in-Furness, 1910, June 3 (Times), Gordon 
being stationed there as Inspector of warships under construction at Vickers- 
Maxim. 

452. Francis David. 1843, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras); Dec. 23, 
arrived at Madras. 1844, Jan. 4, appt. to do duty with 24th N.I.; Jan. 8, 
with European Reg.; May 3, posted Ens., loth N.I. 1845, May 18, Lt. ; 
Dec. 31, passed in Hindustani. 1846, Aug. 31, qualified as Adj. 1847, May 
31, qualified as Inter.; Jul. 16, granted Moonshee allowance and appt. Qr. 
Mr. (act.) and Inter., 38th N.I. 1849, Sep. 19, Qr. Mr. and Inter., 7th 
N.I. 1851, Feb. 26, Q.M.G. and Inter., 24th N.I. ; May, placed at disposal 
of Govt, for Civil Employ. 1854, May 20, Dep. Supt. at Jhansi. 1856, Nov. 
23, Capt. 1857, Jun. 5, k. by mutineers at Jhansi ; monument erected in the 



lOO HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Memorial Gardens in 1867 by British Govt, in memory of the 66 persons 
murdered there, names recorded {E.I. Reg., 1845-58; Madras Monumental 
Inscriptions). 

Eldest son of Michael Francis, XV. of Abergeldie ; b. 182 1, Jul. 24, at 
Lewisham, Kent ; educated at Edinburgh University and by private tuition ; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by William Wigram on recommendation of his 
uncle, Robert, 1239 (I.O. Rec. ; House of Gordon, i. (108)). 

453-4- Francis Drummond. 1849, Dec. 20, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. 
(Madras). 1850, Sep. 18, Hns., 26th N.I. 185 1, Mar. 31, passed in Hin- 
dustani. 1853, Mar. 17, Dep. Comr. 2nd class, Saugor Div, 1854, Nov. 
16, Lt. 1861-3, on furlough. 1863, Sep. 29, Capt. 1864, May i, d. at 
Kurnool, bur. May 2, in Budavarapet Cemetery ; tombstone erected by offs. 
of the reg. {E.I. Reg. and I.A.L., 1850-64; Jervise's Epitaphs). 

Son of Rev. John, Minister of Speymouth, and Elizabeth Maclean ; b. 
there 1832, Oct. 11 ; educated at Elgin ; nominated in 1849 for H.E.I.C.S., by 
Henry Shank on recommendation of his widowed mother {I.O. Rec). Persons 
interested in his estate requested 1868, May 30, to communicate with official 
agent to Administrator Gen. of India, India Office {Times). Brother of 
William, 1464. 

455- Francis Grant. 1747, entered R.N. as Captain's servant, 
" Squirrel," served as Ab. and Mid. ; afterwards Ab., " Kent " ; Mid., Ab. 
and Lt. " Mermaid ". 1753, Aug. i, passed as Lt., aged 22 {Adtn. N. Board, 
Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1755, Lt., " Bedford ". 1762, Sep. 24, Comdr., 
"Merlin" sloop. 1765, Jul. 11, Capt., "Greyhound". 1769, Jan., h.p. 
1774, May 8, granted twelve months leave on private affairs to Antigua and 
the Leeward Islands. 1775, Jan. 21, "Argo"; Oct., serving at Leeward 
Islands. 

Discovering that a most pernicious trade was carried on at Martinique in arms and gun- 
powder, he searched vessels, and applied to the Count de Noziere, French Governor Gen. there, 
for permission to seize a sloop loaded with gunpowder, who refused it, and said he would sell the 
Americans powder, arms or anything else they wanted under the nose of any English man- 
of-war. Hedesired H.M.S. " Argo " to leave the port immediately, and said if any English man- 
of-war dared to board any ship in that (ort, whether English or not, he would order the forts 
to fire at once and sink them if possible. Adm. James Young in reporting this to the Lords 
of Admiralty, Oct. 23, from Antigua, forwarding Count de Noziere's letter complaining of 
Gordon's conduct at Martinique, stated " Although not directly approving of Capt. Gordon 
searching vessels there, still, on his receiving such information as he did, zeal for his master's 
service might hurry a good officer to do what on cooler thoughts he would not do " (Home 
Office Papers, 1775, p. 497, P.R.O.). 

1776, Feb 2, "arrived from abroad"; Feb. 3, h.p. 1793, Feb. i, "em- 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. '..* I '5 ^ '>' lOI 

ployed again, ord,er in Council" (Adiii. Half Pay LisW^, t;^6>j-tt-J4<i'. \ii)^j 
P.R.O.). Charnock {Nav. Biog., ii. 576-7) states in consequence of his having 
held no commission during so many years he was not advanced when he 
became in point of seniority entitled to a flag to be a Rear Admiral on the 
superannuated list, but put on that of retired Captains. 

Son of William Grant, and Barbara, youngest dau. of George Gordon, of 
Knockespock ; b. 1730; took the name of Gordon in 1768; 1770, living at 
Harrow, Middlesex; Sep. 18, m. at Petersham, Surrey, Mary, dau. of Sir 
Willoughby Aston, Bart., and had Charles, 313, Henry, 629, and Sir James 
VVilloughby, 819- Gordon (i. 1803, Sep. 11 (Adtn. Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). 

456- Francis Henry Hamilton. 1881, Feb. 23, 2nd Lt., Kent Art. 
Mil. {L.G., pt. I. p. 797 ; Hart's A.L., 1882). 

Second son of Sir Alexander Hamilton, 225; b. 1861, Mar. 19; d. 1885, 
May II. 

457. Francis Levk'is Rawson. 1896, May 2, 2nd Lt., Aberdeensh. 
Mil. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 2798). 1898, Feb. 16, Lt. igoo, Mar. 14, and Lt., 
Gordon Highlrs., 2nd Batn. ; served in S. African war. 1901, Jul. 5, Lt. 
1902, Oct. 29, res. (Hart's ^.L., 1896-1903; A.L., 1896 — ^Jan. 1903). 

Son of Francis Frederick, and grandson of Lord Francis Arthur, 450 ; b. 
1878, Mar. 28. 

468- Francis William Lockhart. 1840, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras); 
Jul. 23, Ens., 36th N.L ; Sep. 8, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. 1842, 
Jul, 16, Lt. 1842-3, on furlough ; Apr. 6, res. in England {E.I. Reg., 1840-3), 
on his marriage (with Sarah, dau. of Maskelyne of Oaksey Park, Wilts). 

Son of John, 921; b. 1819, Aug. 12, bap. at St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh ; 
educated at Edinburgh High Sch. and Academy; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., 
by John Thornhill, on recommendation of Sir T. Baring, Bart. ; had Francis 
William Lockhart, b. 1844, Mar. 10, Cheltenham Coll., 1859, Mar; entered 
Oriental Bank, d. at sea, 1879, on S.S. " Eldorado " off Cape St. Vincent on his 
way home from Ceylon, and William Henry Lockhart, b. 1845, Mar. 30, 
Cheltenham Coll., 1859, Mar., student. Inner Temple, 1867, Jan. 29, B.A., 
Trin. Coll. Cam., 1868, called to Inner Temple, 1869, Nov. 17, now in Tor- 
onto, m. 1872, Jul. 25, Emily Gordon, dau. of Col. John Thomas Smith, 
Toronto (7.0. Rec. ; Cheltenham Coll. Reg., loi ; Foster's Men at the Bar), 
and has four sons and three daus. Miss C. Lockhart Gordon (dau. of 458) has 
written many religious stories for Jarrold, and the Religious Tract Society. 

459. Frank Henry, i860, Jun. 8, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay). 1861, 
Ens., 7th N.I. 1862, Jul. 30, Lt. 1866-7, stationed at Kathiwar. 1868, 
serving with Kattywar Local Batn. 1870, Dec. 7, Capt. 1872, on furlough. 



I02 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

.1^74^5, Wnfttrlioug-h. 1876, Wing Off., 14th N.I. {I.A.L. ; Hart's A.L., 1862- 
81). 

Son of James, 768; ^- 1843, ^^P* 24> ** Neemuch, hap. 1844, Jul. 4, at 
Mussoorie; educated at Rev. H. D. Harper's, Sherborne, Dorset, and Addis- 
combe; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Sir Erskine Perry on recommendation 
of A. W. Kinglake (historian of Crimean War and the brother-in-law of his 
aunt Louisa Gordon) in 1859, his father then living at Colleton Crescent, 
Exeter; d. 1880, Jun. 6, at Aden, bur. Jun. 7 in Camp Cemetery (7.0. Rec). 

460- Frederick. 1798, Apr. 17, Cadet, R.A. 1799, Oct. 9, 2nd Lt. 
1801, Sep. 3, I8t. Lt. 1806, Sep. 15, 2nd Capt. Possibly the Capt. Gordon, 
R.A., who distinguished himself in an engagement between English gunboats 
and enemy's squadrons in the neighbourhood of Isle au Croix, 1813, Jan. 3, 
which terminated in the capture of two American vessels, the " Eagle " and 
the "Growler"; the gunboats were ably supported by detachments from 
garrison of the island (Sir G. Prevost's Despatches from Kingstown, Upper 
Canada ; G.M., vol, 83, pt. 2, p. 474). The other captains in the R.A. at 
this time — Capt. Charles, 352, then serving at St. Sebastian, and Capt. 
Henry William, 662 — do not claim this achievement in their war services. 
1814, Dec. 20, Capt. 1819, Aug. 12, Bt. Maj., h.p. 1826, Aug. 5, Maj., 
h.p. unat. ; Nov. 6, ret. by sale of com. {List of Offs., R.A., 29; A.L., 
1799-1827). 

Eldest son of Abraham Cyrus, 75". f>. 1783, Sep. 13; vi. 1802, Jun. 30, 
at Everton, Notts, Elizabeth, second dau. of James Murdoch, of Madeira 
(S.M., vol. 64, p. 615), and had with other children Abraham Cyrus, 76, 
James Thomas, 818, Frederick d. 186 1, Dec. 14, at Barnstaple, aged 37 
{G.M., vol. 12, N.S., p. 238); Elizabeth (youngest dau.), m 1849, Mar. 22, at 
Newport, Barnstaple, Francis, son of Samuel Lawford, of Blackheath {ibid., 
vol. 31, N.S., p. 535). Mrs. Gordon d. 1867, Jan. 12, at Newport, aged 
82 {ibid., vol. 3, N.S., p. 264). Gordon d. 1876, Nov. 17, aged 93; bur. in 
Barnstaple Churchyard also wife and son Frederick. Gordon's niece, 
Harriet Maria Gordon, tn. 1865, Jul. 11, at Newton Abbott, Francis Douglas, 
son of Dr. Harris, of Hawkhurst, Kent {ibid., vol. 19, N.S., p. 237). 

461- Frederick. 1878, Jun. 5, and Lt, 9th Dorsetsh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., 
pt. 4, p. 3421 ; A.L., 1880). 

Son of Charles William, of Wincombe Park, 379; b. 1847, Dec. 30, at 
Nottington House, Dorset ; educated 1861-4 at Marlborough ; d. 1880. 

462- Hon. Frederick. i88t, Jan. 22, 2nd Lt., 91st Ft. ; Feb. 12, 49th 
Ft.; Jul. I, Lt. ; Sep. 14, Gordon Highlrs. 1883, Jan. 31 — 1888, Jan. 30, 
Adj., ist Batn. 1889, Jul. 7 — Aug. 17, with Egyptian army (Medal, four clasps, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 10$ 

bronze star). 1890, Nov. i, Capt. 1893, passed Staff. Coll. 1896, Aug. 12 
—1899, Oct. 8, Brig. Maj., Malta; Oct. 22, Maj. ; Oct. 9— Nov. 6, D.A.A.G. 
(Intell.) S. Africa; Nov. 7 — 1902, Sep. 11, D.A.A.G., S. Africa. 1900, Nov. 

29, D.S.O. 1902, Aug. 22, Bt. Lt. Col. (Queen's Medal, six clasps, King's 
Medal, two clasps) ; Oct. 15 — 1903, Jan. 31, spec, empld. H.Q. of army ; Feb. 
5 — 1904, Feb. 5, D.A.Q.M.G., rst Div., ist Army corps. 1908, Jan. 19, Lt. 
Col. ; Apr. 30, Bt. Col. 191 1, Aug. 10, Gen. Staff Off., ist grade, 2nd Div, ; 
Aug. 30, Col. {A.L., 1880-1911). 

Fourth son of Edward Strathearn, Baron Gordon of Drumearn, 432 ; b. 
1861, Oct. 9; m. 1897, Nov. II, at Harrow Parish Ch., Mabel Rose, dau. of 
James Douglas Robinson, M.C.S., and has a son and two daus. (Bulloch's 
Gordons in Griamachary, 17-18). 

463. Frederick Harry Blake. 1883, Apr. 7, Lt. Supy., 9th (Harrow) 
Middlesex Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1846). 1895, Jun. 5, res. {ibid., pt. 3). 

Eldest son of Frederick, founder of the Gordon Hotels, by his first wife, 
and grandnephew of Thomas Blake, M.P. for Leominster and the Forest of 
Dean ; b. 1864. 1887, Aug., admitted a solicitor ; partner of Edell & Gordon, 
solicitors, till 1909, Dec. 31, and since then on his own account at 15 Devon- 
shire Square, E.G., and i Southampton Row, W.C. ; m. 1890, Mary, only 
dau. of Major Gen. Barton, Wilbury Road, Brighton. Brother of Vivian, 1361- 

464- Frederick Philip Augustus. 1866, Jun. 8, Ens., Madras Vol. 
Gds. 1873, Feb. 18, Lt. {Madras A.L., 1866-73). 

Eldest son of Philip Brodie, H61 ; b. 1849, Mar. 25, bap. Jul. 2, at 
Royapooram ; m. Margaret Evelyn Evans, and has Kathleen Brodie, b. 
1890, Sep. 8, bap. Nov. i, and Phyllis Brodie, b. 1892, Feb. 21, bap. Mar. 3, 
at Hyderabad, where Gordon then held appt. as Supt. of Jails, in the Nizam's 
Service {I.O. Rec). 

465- Q- 1858, Jun. 4, Comdr., Naval Brigade, Pubnah, Bengal ; Dec. 

30, discharged {I.O. Rcc). 

466- Gabriel. 1781, Jan. 6, Ens., 60th Ft. 1784, Nov. 26, Lt. 1794, 
Jul. 10, Capt. Lt., served at capture of Martinique and Guadeloupe (Gold 
Medal, one clasp). 1795, Oct. 21, Capt. 1800, May 16, Maj. 1802, Mar. 9, 
Lt. Col. After 20 years service with his reg. in W, Indies and Canada, got 
leave of absence from Gen. Sir G. Nugent in Jamaica, to come to England. 
1803, went back to Jamaica ; soon after appt. to command and superintend 
British settlement, Bay of Honduras, becoming Deputy Paymaster General, 
" my services were highly appreciated by Sir G. Nugent, who recommended 
them to the consideration of H.R.H, the Duke of York". 1808-9, Lt. Col., 
4th Ft, h.p. 1811, Jun. 4,^ Col. 1814, Jun. 4, Maj. Gen. 1830, Jul. 22, Lt. 



I04 HOU§E OF GORDON. 

Gen. 1837, Apr., Col., 91st Ft. 1846, Nov. 9, Gen. {A.L., 1781-1856; Philip- 
part's Mil. CaL, III. 388 ; W.O., Offs. Services, 1809, P.R.O.). 

Son of William, author of the Universal Accountayit (said, most doubt- 
fully, to have been a son of Cosmo, 3rd Duke of Gordon and a P'rench lady, 
whom he m. at Tours, but never recognised) ; b. 1763 ; m. in Canada, Nancy 
(or Ann) Beatman Finlay {d. 1808, May 13, aged 29), and had two daus., 
the elder Catherine Ann (1800-82), vt. Capt. Edward John Cleather (1797- 
1875) who had with other children. Col. William Barclay Gordon Cleather, 
47th Lane. Reg., and Alice Jane, Mrs. Rosser Samuel Dean, who possesses, 
at 29 Craven Hill Gardens, London, a full length portrait of Gen. Gordon, at 
the age of 76, by Sir John Watson Gordon ; there is also a miniature in the 
possession of Col. C. L. Gordon. Gordon, who was 6 ft. 5^ in., and always 
spoke with a Scots accent, lost his sight at the age of 77, d. aged 92, 1855, 
Aug. 7, from a fall, at Higher Ardwick Lodge, Manchester, where he lived 
with his dau. Mrs. Cleather (J. M, Bulloch in S.N. & Q., 1905, Apr., and 
in Banffshire Advertiser, 191 1, Jun. 15). Father of David, 402- 

467- Qeoffrey. 1910, Jan. i, 2nd Lt., Punjab Lt Horse {I.A.L., 1910). 

468- Qeoffrey Seton. 1899, Aug. 12, 2nd Lt., E. Yorks. Reg. 1900, 
May 26, Lt. 1905, Jan. 10, Ind. army. 1908, Aug. 12, Capt, Squadron Off. 
{A.L., and I.A.L., 1899-1910). 

Fourth son of Charles Vincent, 377 ; b. 1880, May 2 {House 0/ Gordon, 
I. (105)). 

469- Qeor^^e, 2nd Earl of Huntly. 1475, captured Dingwall Castle 
from the Earl of Ross {Records of Aboyne, 401). 1488, Jun. 11, one of the 
three leaders of the first division of the royal army at Sauchieburn {ibid., 406). 
1501, Jun. 8, d. at Stirling. 

Son of Alexander, ist Ead, 115; had Sir Adam, 82> and Alexander, 
3rd Earl, 116, and Sir James, 687- 

470- Qeorge, 4th Earl of Huntly. 1533, accompanied King James to 
Jedburgh to resist the English. 1534, received a com. of fire and sword 
against the Clan Chattan. 1542, Aug. 20, completely defeated an English 
force of 3000 men under Sir Robert Bower at Haddonrig; Nov. frustrated a 
raid by the Earl of Hertford, but failing to follow it up across the border, was 
replaced in command of the Scots army by Lord Moray. 1544-6, laid waste 
the lands of the Camerons. 1547, Sep. 10, taken prisoner at Pinkie, when 
he fought on foot in gilt and enamelled armour. 1555, conducted an ex- 
pedition to the country of Clanronald, but had to retire with ill success. 
1562, Oct. 28, defeated by the royal army at Corrichie, when he was captured 
with his sons Sir John, 827i £ind Sir Adam, 84 ; ^- of apoplexy on the field. 




u±ii\iiKAL UABKiliL. GORDON 
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GORDONS UNDER ARMS. I05 

Son of John Lord Gordon, and grandson of Alexander, 3rd Earl, 116 
{Records of A boy ne, 429-68); ;«. Lady Eliz. Keith, and had Sir Adam of 
Auchindoun, 84 ; George, 5th Earl, 473 ; John, 827, and Sir Patrick, 1127- 

471- George. 1547, Sep. 10, k. at the battle of Pinkie {Dalbithan MS.). 
Eldest son of James, of Cairnburrow. His eldest son John and eight 

of the latter's sons all fought at the battle of Glenlivet (ibid.). 

472- George. 1562, Oct. 28, captured at Corrichie ; Nov. 2, executed 
at Aberdeen. Laird of Coclarachie, Drumblade, Aberdeenshire {House of 
Gordon, i. (123)). 

473- George, 5th Earl of Huntly. 1570, Jul., as one of the Queen's 
party he occupied Aberdeen. 1571, Sep. 3, one of the leaders in the attack 
on Stirling. 1572, Jun. led some forces against the Tower of Merchiston and 
had his horse shot under him. 1576, Oct. 20, d. at Strathbogie {Records of 
Aboyne, 470-98). 

Second son of 4th Earl, 470 ; had George, ist Marquis of Huntly, 474- 

474- George, ist Marquis of Huntly. 1592, Feb. 7, attacked the Earl 
of Moray at Donibristle ; later in the year, fought the Mackintoshes and the 
Camerons. 1593, Sep., defeated the Mackintoshes in the Cabrach. 1594, 
Apr. 30, again raided the Mackintoshes ; Oct. 3, fought at the battle of Glen- 
livet. 

Eldest son of George, 5th Earl, 473j and father of George, 2nd Marquis. 

475-6. Hon. George. 1639, led a "resolute" company of Sutherland 
men " wel armed" to the Covenanters in Moray. 1640, w^ent with some 
Sutherland men to the Scots' army at Newark. 1642, raised "eight sure 
able men" in Sutherland and Strathnaver ; May, marched them to Ireland to 
join Gen. Leslie's reg. of which he was ist Capt., to assist in quelling the 
rebellion; had previously purchased a com. in the Hon. James Campbell, 
Earl of Irvine's reg., but procured a remission till 1643, Mar., when he joined 
reg. in France. 1649, Govr. ofColeraine {Earls of Sutherland, 493,502,509- 
II, 550). 1660, Jul. 6, the King wrote to the Lord Lt. of Ireland, "Col. 
George Gordon has suffered much in our cause ; if you should have any lands 
or moneys undisposed of in Ireland, we recommend him to your favour" 
{Cat. of State Papers, Irish Series, 1660-2). His name appears in the Act ot 
Settlement MS. Vols. 1663, p. 108, in a list of such of the 1649 o^s. "as 
are now alive" (O'Hart's Landed Irish Gentry, 1887, p. 389; Inrolments, 
Exchequer Offices, Dublin, Roll II.). 

Posthumous son of John, 13th Earl of Sutherland; b. 1616; m. 1664, 
Lady Rose Macdonald, dau. of ist Earl of Antrim. Brother of John, 14th 
Earl, 833. 

O 



Io6 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

477- Lord Qeorge. 1646, Jul. 2, Col., k. at the battle of Alford {List 
of Regis . and Chief Offs., Scottish Army, quartered near Newcastle, 1644). 

Eldest son of George, 2nd Marquis of Huntly; brother of Lewis, 3rd 
Marquis; Charles, ist Earl of Aboyne, 289, and Lord Henry, of the Polish 
army. 

478- Qeorge. 1647, May 3, Capt., made a burgess of Aberdeen 
{N.S.C. Misc., II. (394)). 

479- Qeorge. 1662, Oct., Maj., "in Auchindoun," Curator of Patrick 
Murray in Anchmhm^ {Particular Reg. of Sasines, Banff, i. 118-9). 

480- Sir Qeorge, ist Earl of Aberdeen, Lord High Chancellor. 1682, 
Jun. 20, Capt., of one of two Mil. Troops in Shires of Banff and Erroll's part 
of Aberdeen {Scotland Warrant Bk., vn. 238); d. at Kellie, 1720, Apr. 20 
{Scots Peerage, i. 88-90). 

481- Qeorge, ist Duke of Gordon. 1681, served under Turenne at 
Strasburg. 1685, May 22, Lt. and Chief Comdr. of Forces in Shires of Banfi", 
Elgin, Inverness, Ross, Sutherland and Caithness; Jun. 10, in Aberdeen 
{Scotland IVarrant Bks., ix. 132, x. 8). 1686, Feb. 24, Constable and Govr., 
and Capt. of a Coy. at Edinburgh Castle {ibid., x. 8). 1689, Mar. — ^Jun. 13, 
defended the place (described fully by Prof. Sanford Terry, in Scottish Hist. 
Rev. Jan. 1905). 

Son of Lewis, 3rd Marquis of Huntly; b. about 1650; tn. 1676, Oct., 
Lady Elizabeth Howard, 2nd dau. of Henry, Duke of Norfolk, and had 
Alexander, 2nd Duke, who fought as a Jacobite; d. at the Citadel of Leith, 
1 7 16, Dec. 7. A minute account of him by J. M. Bulloch appeared in the 
Huntly Express, 1908, May 29 — Nov. 27; 100 copies privately printed, 
pp. 138. 

482- Qeorge. 1686, Nov. 10, Ens., ist Ft. 1689, May 21, Lt. 
Served in Flanders throughout campaigns of William HL and Marlborough 
(Dalton's A.L., 11. 86, 131, v. 49, 222 ; MS. A.L., 1702, p. 138, P.R.O.). 

483- Qeorge. 1689, Capt., Lord Strathnaver's Ft., reg., raised in Apr., 
served under Gen. Mackay in Inverness-sh. 1690, Nov., reg. disbanded 
(Dalton's A.L., in. 96). 

484- Qeorge. 1689, Capt., Laird of Grant's Ft., Govr. of Balveny 
Castle garrison, which consisted of two companies of the reg., fled on the 
approach of Highland army after Killiecrankie (Dalton's A.L., 111. 92). 1691, 
Nov., reg. reduced. 

485- Sir Qeorge. 1689, Dec. 18, Capt., of a Troop of Horse, formerly 
commanded by the Laird of Blair {Scotland Warrant Bks., vol. 14, p. 244). 
Lady Tullibardine {Mil. Hist, of Perthshire, 22) states that he commanded the 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. IO7 

Earl of Annandale's Horse, the Perthshire Troop, one of twelve regiments 
raised by Lord Leven, 1688-9, ^"^ '^- within a few months, and was succeeded 
by Lt. Robert Pollock, who was in command by 1690, May. But his name 
appears in a Pay List of 1690, May, with that of Lt. Robert Pollock, and in 
a Muster Roll, of Nov. following (Ross's Scottish Colours, 49, 74). 

Second son of Sir John, of Park, Banffshire, and Helen Sibbald ; laird of 
Edinglassie and Carnousie ; m. (i) Mary, dau. of Sir Alexander Abercromby of 
Birkenbog; m, (2) Jean Forbes, and had John and George, 490 {Scotland 
Warrant Bks., vol. 17, p. 455). Sir George d. 1690, bur. at Ordiquhil, his 
troop being present at the funeral. 

486' George. 1690, Nov., Capt., of Ballylany, Antrim, d. by this date, 
leaving widow, Margaret (Irish Bills of Exchequer, 1690, Nov. 22). 

Brother of Katherine, wife of Allan McCleane of Twornerobert, and of 
Mrs. Alice Kennedy. 

487- George. 1691, Nov. 15, Capt., bur. in the Mill Tomb, Grey friars, 
Edinburgh [Greyfriars Reg., Scot. Hist. Soc). 

488- George. 1693, Ab., R.N., "Yarmouth," afterwards Captain's 
Clerk and Mid. ; Ab. and Mid., " Hastings " ; Mid., " Dartmouth " ; Ab. and 
Mid., "Eagle". 1703, Oct. 11, passed as Lt. (Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing 
Certif., P.R.O.). 1709, Apr. 9, Capt., "LowestofTe" frigate; ordered immedi- 
ately afterwards to N. America. 1710, served under Commodore Martin in 
the expedition against Port Royal (Annapolis). 171 2, Apr., wrote to the 
Admiralty in answer to a petition of William Penn, as to a prize seized by 
him (Treastiry Papers, p. 381). 1714, Sep. 22, discharged; Sep. 23, h.p. 
1715, "Advice," one of the fleet ordered for the Baltic under Sir John Norris. 
171 7, "Pearl". 1718, Nov., "ordered Lt. Robert Maynard, and Thomas 
Tucker, Master's Mate ' Pearl,' to sail with two sloops in pursuit of Thatch, a 
pyrate commonly called Blackbeard. After a desperate engagement they took 
him, and carried his head into Virginia, where his sloop and cargo was sold 
for above £2500" (Acts of Privy Council, England, Colonial Series, in. 23-4). 
1 7 19, Dec. 14, discharged; Dec. 15, h.p. 1726, May 5, "Berwick". 1729, 
Jul. I, h.p. 1731, Jul. 12, d.; his widow Elizabeth received pension (Adm. 
Half Pay Lists, Wid. Pensions, P.R.O. ; Charnock's A^^. Biog. ; Laird 
Clowes' Navy, 11. 526, Treasury Papers, 171 2). 

489- George. 1699, Cornet, Brig. Cunningham's Dgns., previously 
" in their Majestie's Gds. in Scotland ". Cunningham's Dgns., formed in 
1691 of six independent troops of horse, raised for service in Scotland, in 
1690, for the suppression of the Jacobite war, left Scotland for Holland 1694, 
Feb., where, 1696, Oct. 11, Cunnmgham was succeeded by William Lord 



I08 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Jedburgh ; reg. returned to Scotland, 1698, Mar. ; there is nothing to show 
when Gordon left the reg., or whether he served under Lord Jedburgh. 

Son of John, of Artloch, and nephew of William, I. of Farskane ; d. at 
Ghent. 1703, Jan., will, proved by his brother, John, 858, mentions 3000 
merks due to him by [his kinsman] John Gordon of Rothiemay [who pre- 
deceased him] by a bond dated 1692, Apr, 11 {Edin. Test., vol. 81). 

490. Qeorge. 1702, Apr. i, Capt. ; it would appear that certain lands 
in the barony of Carnousie, Banffsh., he then held of the Crown, were sur- 
rendered, and by Charter of this date, created into a free barony, under the 
title the barony of Carnousie, and granted to him for life, with remainder in 
fee to his eldest son {Scotland Warrant Bks., vol. 17, p. 455)- Out in 
the '15. 

Second son of Sir George of Edinglassie, 485 ; "'• Forbes of Brux, 

and had Arthur, younger of Carnousie, Charles, Roderick, Alexander, and four 
daus. {Balbithan MS., p. 38). 

491- Qeorj^e. 1702, Aug, 25, Ens., Brig. Gen. Maitland's (25th) Ft., 
com. renewed at Windsor; not after 1706 (Dalton's A.L., v. 222). 

492- Qeorge. 1704, Oct. 24, 2nd Lt, Col. Edward Fox's Marines, 
1707, May 30, Brig. Borr's Marines. 1713, ist Lt., h.p. reg. disbanded. 
1 7 15, Mar, 25, Capt. Lt., 32nd Ft., reg. reformed. 1726, Apr. 25, granted 
three months leave of absence. 1731, Sep. 15, Capt. 1745-51. ret. 
(Dalton's A.L., v. 149, 151 ; List of Half Pay Offs. in 1714, p. 44; MS., 
A.L., 1730, p. 45, 1736, p. 7, 17423. P- 92. »745. P- no, P.R.O. ; Col. 
Swiney's ^znd Ft.). 

493- George. 1709, Dec. 20, Ens., ist (Sir James Wood's) Ft. 17 10, 
Oct. 31, Lt. 1732, May 23, Lt. 1738, Dec. 15, succeeded by Sir John 
Abercrombie (MS. A.L., 1736, p. 31, 1745, p. 48, P.R.O,). 1737, May 16, 
made an honorary burgess of Old Aberdeen (Munro's Old Aberdeen, \. 284). 

494- George. 1 717, Mar. 13, Ens., Purcell's Ft. i73i,Jun. 17, Lt., 
26th (Anstruther's) Ft, {MS. A.L., 171 7-8, 1736, p. 40, P.R.O,); death re- 
corded, but no date, in MS. note. 

495- George, 1736 Aug, 3, Ens,, ist Ft. 1741, Jan. 24, 1st Lt, 45th 
(Houghton's) Ft, 1744, Aug. (or earlier), Lt, Lord Stair's (6th) Dgns. 
Probably the Lt. Gordon, " Rothe's " [sic] Dgns., k. 1747, Jul. 2, at the 
battle near Kesselt, now known as battle of Laeffelt or Val near Maastricht, 
in which the French (125,000), under Marshal Saxe defeated the Allies 
(90,000), under the Duke of Cumberland {G.M., 1747, p. 259), Lord Stair, 
Col. 6th Dgns., 1743, Apr. 25 — 1745. May 29, was succeeded by John, Earl 
of Rothes. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. IO9 

496- George. 1738, May 12, Surg. (2nd) Mate K.I\., "Berwick". 
1740, May 12, I St Mate; Sep. 10, ist Mate, "Salisbury". 1744, Jul. 25, 
Surg., "Wolf" sloop. 1745, Mar. 22, "Princess Louisa"; May 15, 
" Pearle ". 1746, Mar. 25, " Advice ". 1760, Jan. i, h.p. ; May 17 " Duke " 
(not qualified) (Adni. Offs. appt. by N. Board, Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 

497- George. 1739, Jan. 26,2nd Lt., Col. Lowther's Marines (3/S. 
A.L., 1745, p. 187, P.R.O.). 

498. George. 1739, Nov. 22, Adj., Col. Moreton's Marines. 1740, 
Jan. 26, 2nd Lt. 1 741, Apr. 25, ist Lt., Col. Cotterell's Marines. 1747, 
May 25, ist Lt., Capt. John Fletcher's Independent Coy., Col. Powlett's 6th 
Marines. 1748, Aug. 16, Capt. Lt. Took part in the expedition to the E. 
Indies under Adm. Boscawen, who promoted him Capt., 1749, Jun. 30, 
of one of twelve Independent Coys., known as "Gordon's Independent Com- 
pany" ; h.p., at the reduction {MS. A.L., 1742, pp. 144, 152, 215, 1745, p. 
190, P.R.O.). 

499- George. 1747, Nov. ; Capt., merchant and planter in Maryland, 
(i. before this date, when his sister Mrs. Janet G. was living in Edinburgh, 
previously lived for many years in Aberdeen. 

Son of Rev. Charles, Minister of Ashkirk, Roxburghsh., who was the 
brother of Alexander and of John, Provosts of Aberdeen {Aberdeen Propinquity 
Reg.; Book of Btichan, 197). He may have been in the mercantile marine. 

600- George. R.N., d. 1758, in E. Indies (Wimberley's Gordons of 
Craig, 37). 

Younger son of John, of Craig, and Anne, dau. of Patrick Reid, of Haugh- 
ton {Harperfield Tables ; Wimberley's Gordons of Craig, 37). Brother 
of Francis, 441- 

501- George. 1759, Ab., R.N., " Portmahon, later Mid., and Master's 
Mate; afterwards Mid., "Hunter" cutter. 1765, Nov. 13, passed as Lt., 
aged 25 {Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 

502- Lord George. 1759, Oct. 13, Ens., 89th Ft., aged 8 {A.L., 1760- 
3). Entered R.N., served as Mid., American Station. 177-', Jun. 15, 4th 
Lt. "Modeste"; Oct. 16, paid off; Oct. 17, h.p. 1776, Nov. 27, " Bedford " ; 
" never appeared " {Adm. Muster Bk. ; Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 

Third soa of Cosmo, 3rd Duke of Gordon, bap. 1752, Jan. 27; became 
notorious as the Anti-Catholic Rioter; d. unm. in Newgate, 1793, ^ov. 
I. Brother of Duke Alexander, 164) and Lord William, 1401- 

503- George. 1760, Apr. 15, Qr. Mr., 78th Ft. 1763, erased in MS. 
in P.R.O. ; W.O. A.L. {A.L., 1761-3). 

504. George. 1769, Mar. 2, Ens., H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay), N.I. 1770, 



no HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Aug. 21, Lt. 1773-1777, Jul-, Asst. (jr. Mr., Sepoy Inf., ist Batn. ; Jul. 11, 
Capt. 1778, at Tannah ; d. early in 1779 {MS. Lists of Off s., Bombay). By 
will of 1778, Nov. II, proved at Bombay, 1779, Feb. 8, he appointed Stephen 
Iveson of Bombay, Daniel Seton of Surat and his wife Mary, executors, gave 
his estate equally to his son George, possibly 622, and his other child, except 
his house in Bombay, previously settled upon his wile, on which there was a 
charge of Rs, 1000 to former owner (/.O. Rec ). 

Brother of Patrick, of Aberlour. A George Gordon m. 1775, May 25, at 
Bombay, Mary Cavier. 

605. George. 1770, Jan. 12, Ens., 65th Ft. 1775, Aug. 2, Lt. 1776, 
Oct. 12 — 1779, Qr. Mr. 1778, Dec. 16, Capt. Lt. ; Dec. 25, Capt. 1785, 
Oct. I, Capt. 98th Ft. {L.G., 446). 1786, h.p. 1795, Jul. 4, 2nd W.L Reg.; 
Aug. I, Bt. Maj. {ibid., 691, 791 ; A.L., 1770-97 ; Maj. Raikes Roll of Offs. 
6sth Ft., 72; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

Eldest son of Alexander, merchant, Boston, Mass., and Jean Mackay {d. 
1789, Jun. 29 in Edinburgh); bap. 1755, Aug. 6, at Boston; w. Anne, and 
had George St. Leger, 595, and Mary, w. William Matchett-Gordon, 1606 ; 
(5. A/., vol. 14, p. 255; G.iV., vol. 94, pt. 2, p. 80). Gordon d. in the \V. 
Indies, 1796, Sep. 23. His widow who received pension of ;f26 and her dau. 
£20, d. 1823, Nov. 23, at Bath {W.O., Applns. Compass. Fund, Wid. Pensions, 
Compass. Reg., 181 3, P.R.O.^. Brother of Alexander, 175, and Hugh Mackay, 
672; had one sister, Annabella {House of Gordon, i. (115); Bulloch's Name 
of Gordon, 15). 

506. George. 1770, Capt., H.E.LC.S. (Bengal), d. intest. ; Jul. 24, 
effects sold by public outcry; Sep. 11, inventory and account registered 
(7.0. Rec). 

506a. George. 1777, Nov. i, Surg., Chatham Division of Marines, 
f.p., d. His widow, Jane, received pension of £\6 from Nov. 2, until 1790-1, 

when she presumably d. or m. {W.O., Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). 

607. George. 1778, Jan. 15, Ens., 78th (afterwards 72nd) Ft. 1780, 
Sep. 15, Lt. 1787, May 17, tried at Inverness Circuit Court for having shot 
and wounded Kenneth McLeod, town-officer, Dornoch ; shown to be insane, 
he was handed over to his relatives {Abd. Jour.) ; this applies equally to 
608. 1788, Apr., served on the Coromandel Coast {A.L., 1779-91 ; List of 
H.M. and H.E.LC.S. United Offs.). 1792, d. (M.S. note, W.O.A.L., P.R.O.). 

608. George. 1778, Jan. 26, Lt, 78th (alterwards 72nd) Ft. {L.G., 
Jun. 6). 1788, Apr., serving on the Coromandel Coast {List of H.M. & 
H.E.LC.S. United Offs.). 1790, exchanged to h.p., looth F^t, (1779-1822). 

Third son of Charles, of Pulrossie, 302 ; lived at the farm of Skelpig and 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. Ill 

at Spenidle, Sutherland ; d. 1821, Feb. 14, at Aberdeen, aged 56, hur. in St. 
Nicholas Churchyard {Tombstone). His widow, Mrs. Fanny Gordon, informed 
by W.O. letter. May 10, addressed to Mr. Smith, Advocate, Aberdeen, and 
in a second to herself, Aug. 2, that she was not entitled to a pension, owing 
to Gordon's exchange to h.p., receiving the difference (IF.O., Letters, Compass. 
Fund, P.R.O.). His son, Charles, 337, served his heir, 1826, Dec. 16; his 
dau. Isabella, 1835, Oct. i. 

509- George. 1778, Jun. 6, Lt., 73rd Ft. (Lord Macleod's Highland 
Reg.)(L.G.; S.M., vol. 40, p. 334). 1779, Lt., 69th Ft. {L.G.). 1781, d. 
(A.L., 1779-81 ; W.O., Notifications, P.R.O.). 

510- George, Lord Haddo. 1778, Sep. 26, Capt., N. Fencibles, not 
after 1782, Jan. 25 (L.G.). 

Eldest son of George, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen ; /;. 1764, Jan. 28 ; m. 
1782, Jun. 18, Charlotte (d. 1793, Oct. 8), yst. dau. of William Baird of 
Newbyth, and had six sons, George 4th Earl, 541, Hon. Sir Alexander, 196, 
Hon. Sir Charles, 323, Hon. John, 961, and Hon. William, 1797, Rt. Hon. 
Sir Robert, and a dau. Lord Haddo d. v.p. 1791, Oct. 2. 

511. George. 1779, Jan. 12, Lt, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay), served under 
Lt. Col. Cockburn, first Mahratta war; in list of wounded, Baragaum Camp 
(G. W. Forrest's Selections from State Papers, i, 362). 

512- George. 1779, Jun. 10, Ens., N. Fencibles (L.G.). 1780, May 
27, Cornet, ist Dgns. (ibid.). 1787, May 19, granted six months leave of 
absence on private affairs. 1789, Nov. 21, Lt., nth Lt. Dgns. {L.G., 725). 
1793, Feb. 12, Capt. Lt. and Capt. {ibid., 119); Feb. 23, writes from the 
Duke of Gordon's house in St. James's Sq., " I am appointed A.D.C. to Gen. 
Grant. There is a report our regiment is to go abroad soon, and I sincerely 
wish it may be true," . . . wishes to be remembered "to all friends in 
Fochabers" (Gordon Castle Papers). 1795, Apr. 4, Maj. (L.G., 294). 1798, 
Mar. 20 — 1804-5, Lt. Col., 29th Lt. Dgns. (ibid., 237), served in India from 
1799 or earlier to 1802, when he sailed from Calcutta for Europe with his 
wife, son and dau. {A.L., 1 780-1804). 

Son of the 4th Duke of Gordon; w. before 1799, Jane Ross, and had 
Frederick John, bap. 1799, Apr. 4, at St. Mary's Ch., Madras, George 
Alexander, 562, Charles, 335, James, 764, Robert, 1242, William, 1453, and 
certainly three daus. — Georgina, d. 1820, Feb. 16, at Leitcheston ; Jane 
Charlotte, b. 1801, Sep. 27, bap. 1802, Jan. 8, at Calcutta, t)i. 1834, Alexander 
Hutchinson, W.S. (son. of Capt. John Hutchinson, Comdr. Irish Revenue 
cutter " Nepean "), d. before 1851 ; and Frances, alive and unm. in 1851. 
Gordon resided for many years at Leitcheston, certainly from or before 1807, 



112 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

until about 1823, when he went to live at Glentromie, or Invertromie Lodge, 
Badenoch, Inverness-shire, where he d. " Mrs. Colonel Gordon " is the name 
of a tune by William Marshall, 1748-1833, the famous composer, after his 
wife. She was alive in 1841 (J. M. Bulloch in S.N. & Q., 1905, Oct. and 
The Gay Gordons, p. 253 ; Hist, of the W.S.). 

513- Qeorge. 1780, May (or earlier), ist Lt., Donoughmore Vols. 
[Newry Chronicle, May 8). 

Probably second son of Samuel, III. of Sheepbridge, near Newry, who 
got part of Sheepbridge conveyed to him, 1779, Sep. 17, by an uncle, John, 
in Virginia. 

514- George. 1780, Captain's servant, R.N. "Duke," later Ab. and 
Mid.; afterwards Mid., '* Barbadoes," and " Glorieux," Ab., and Mid., "As- 
sistance," Master's Mate, " Racehorse ". 1787, Nov. 21, passed as Lt., aged 
21 {Adm. N. Board, Lis. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1793, Jun., Lt. (act.) 
"Zebra"; Aug, 5, Lt. ; Nov. 24, h.p. 1795, May 4, Lt., "Assistance"; 
Sep. 26, " Amphion ". 1796, Apr. 21, h.p. {Adm. Muster Bks., Half Pay 
Lists, P.R.O,), 

Son of Hon. John, 880". ^- 1769, Apr, 9 ; d. unm. 1799, Aug. 23. 

615- George. 1 781, Cadet, H.E.I. C.S. (Bombay). 1782, Nov. 21, 2nd 
Lt., N.I. 1784, serving at Tannah. 1785, Jan. — 1787, in Bombay. 1788, 
Sep. 6, Lt. ; Dec, Garrison Qr. Mr. at Tellicherry {MS. A.L., Bombay, I.O.). 

Second son of James of Croughly ; b. 1765-6; ;;/. 1806, Mar. 6, Jane 
Emslie {d. 1867) and had four sons, three being Charles Forbes, 357. George 
James, 586, and John Glenny, 1043 After leaving H.E.I.C.S., Gordon 
entered the firm of F'orbes & Co., Bombay; d. 1824 {Croughly Book, 73). 
Brother of Charles, 318 ". James, 755 ; Robert, 1215 ; and William Ale.xander, 
1474. 

616. George. 1783, Cadet, H.E I.C.S. (Bengal). 1785, May 2, 2nd 
Lt., N.I. 1786, Sep. 20, </., bur. Sep. 21 at Fort William (Dodwell and 
Miles' I.A.L. ; I.O. Rec). 

517- George. 1787, Sep. 26, Ens., 42nd Ft. (L.G., 448). 1788, Jan. 
20, cancelled {W.O., Succession Bk., 42nd Ft., P.R.O.). 

518. George, 9th Marquis of Huntly. 1777, Sep. 2, Ens., ist Ft. 
Gds. ; Dec. 26, Capt., 8 ist Ft. 1780, A.D.C., to the Earl of Carlisle, Ld. Lt. 
of Ireland. 1782, Aug. 20, 2nd Ft. 1783, Mar. 12, Maj. Comdt., Independ- 
ent Coy. of Ft. 1784, reduced. 1789, Apr. 9, Lt. Col., 35th P't. {L.G., 270) ; 
Jun. 15, exchanged with Lt. Col. Lennox (after^va^ds Duke of Richmond), 
Coldstream Gds. 1792, ret. {A.L., 1777-93). ^98. May 23, Col., Aber- 
deensh. Mil. {L.G., 333; AJ^., Mil. and Yea. Cav., 1825, p. 81 ; Innes's 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 113 

Aherdeensh. Mil., p. 12, 17). 1830, Jul. 20, A.D.C., Militia Service {L.G., 

1582). 

Elder son of 4th Earl of Aboyne ; h. 1761, Jun. 28, at Edinburgh ; styled 
Lord Strathavon until he succeeded as Earl of Aboyne, 1794; succeeded to 
the Marquisate of Huntly, 1836, May 28, on the death of his kinsman, 
George, 5th Duke of Gordon, 519 ; w. 1791, Apr. 4, at Stepney Ch., Catherine 
Anne, second dau. and co-heir of Sir Charles Cope (1743-81), bart., of Brewerne 
and Orton Longueville, Huntingdonsh., and had with other children Lord 
Cecil James, 1568, Lord Francis Arthur, 450, Lord Henry, 634, Lord John 
Frederick, 1032- Lady Aboyne d. 1832, Nov. 16, at Oak Bank, near Seven- 
oaks, Kent; the Marquis d. 1853, Jun. 17, at 24 Chapel Street, Grosvenor 
Place, London (Bulloch's Earls of Aboyne, 27-32). 

519- Georgia, 5th Duke. 1790, Sep. 4, Ens., 35th Ft. {L.G., 549); 
Oct. 13, got a Letter of Service to raise an Independent Company for the 
Black Watch, which he did at a cost of £1054; the company marched from 
Aberdeen in Dec. (fully described by J. M. Bulloch in Banffshire Herald, 1908, 
Jul. II, 18). 1791, Jan. 28, Capt., 42nd Ft. (L.G., 64). 1794, Feb. 10, Lt. 
Col., looth afterwards 92nd Ft. (Gordon Highlrs.), raised on his behalf by his 
father and mother (Cannon's Ninety Second Reg. ; Greenhill Gardyne's Life 
of a Regiment). 1796, May 3, Col. 92nd Ft. 1799, Oct., severely wounded 
in the shoulder at Bergen-op-Zoom ; Mrs. Grant of Laggan wrote her 
famous song " Hieland laddie " song in reference to his going on this luckless 
expedition. 1806, Col., 42nd Ft. 1820, ist Ft. 1834, Dec. 12, 3rd Ft. 
Gds. {A.L., 1791-1836). 

Elder son of Alexander, 4th Duke, 164, and his wife Jane Maxwell ; m. 
1813, Dec. II, Elizabeth (rf. 1864, Jan. 31), dau. of Alexander Brodie, of Arnhall, 
and d. s. p. 1836, May 28, when the dukedom became extinct. Portrait, as 
Black Watch Officer, by Kaye 1791, and Andrew Robertson 1806; statue in 
granite in Aberdeen ; accounts of his career by J. M. Bulloch in The Book of 
Mason Craft, 1896; Bon-Accord, 1901, Dec. 19; Aberdeen Free Press, 1904, 
Aug. 13. 

520- George. 1792, Conductor, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) Ordnance Dept., 
at Chunar Churr [Bengal Cal., E.I. Reg., 57). 

521. George. 1792, Oct. 27, Capt., Loyal Inverness Fenc. Inf.; not 
after 1797 {L.G., 1105 ; List of Offs., Mil., Fenc. Cav. & Inf., Irish Estab- 
lishment). The Regiment was actively employed during rebellion in Ireland, 
after which in compliment to their good behaviour, it was renamed the " Duke 
of York's Roy. Inverness-sh. Highlrs." (Ross's Scottish Colours, p. 123). 

522. George. 1793, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay). 1795, ^^^' 2, Lt., 

P 



114 HOUSE OP GORDON. 

6th N.I. 1796, Jan. 7, Bt, Capt., local rank E. Indies. 1796, Feb. 3, dis- 
missed the service by sentence of Court Martial (MS. A.L.; Oriental Reg 
1800, p. 210). 

B. about 1778, May, at Bombay; living at Chertsey, Surrey, 1794, Feb. 
when nominated for H.E.I.C.S. ; d. 1799, May 15, on his passage to England 
{I.O. Rec). Possibly son of George, 504 ". a Grace Gordon bur. 1790, Jul. 
28, at Chertsey {Burial Reg.). 

523- Qeorge. 1794, Qr. Mr. Serg., 92nd Ft., aged 25. 1799, serving 
in Holland, severely wounded. 1802, Corporal, Roy. Invalids, in Guernsey. 
1804, 78th Ft. 1805, Jun. 13, Ens., 4th W.I. Reg. 1806, Mar. 5, Lt., 8th 
W.I. Reg. 1813, Mar. 31, Capt. 1827, Apr. 18, h.p., on reduction. 1828, 
described himself " unfit to serve except in garrison owing to wounds re- 
ceived in the service " (ly.O., O^s. Services, 1828, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1806-32). 
Native of the Cabrach ; ;«. 1801, Nov. 26, at St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 
Isabella, dau. of Ens. John Brown, Invalids, and had a dau. b. 1821, Feb. 8, 
bap. at Milltoun of Cabrach ; 1817-28, living in Cabrach. A George Gordon, 
b. 1818, May 12, in Milltoun of Cabrach was presumably his son as the 
mother's name was Elizabeth Brown. Gordon, who resided latterly at East 
North St., Aberdeen, d. 1831, Jan. 18, aged 49 [?], bur. Jan. 22 {St. Andrew's 
Epis. Chapel Reg. ; Old Machar Reg.). His widow rf. Jun. 20, following, bur. 
Jun 23 {ibid.) ; pension (£"12) which she would have received, granted to her 
dau. Amelia through her guardian, John Cadwallader ; she d. 1833, Nov. 
{W.O. Certificates, Wid. Warrants and Journal, Compass. Fund Letters). 
524. George. 1795, O^*- 27, Lt., N. Lowland F'enc. Inf. {L.G., 1104). 
1796, Dec. I, Capt. {List of Offs. Mil. Fenc. Cav. and Inf., Irish Establish- 
ment, 1797-1800). 1804, Aug. 17, Adj., Caithness Vols., ist (Western) 
Batn. {L.G., 1547). 

Seventh son of Robert, of Achness ; b. 1776, Feb. 10 ; m. Isabella {d. 187 1, 

Dec. 5, at Highlands, Downpatrick, aged 84), dau. of Halliday, of Down- 

patrick, and had sixteen children (all unm.) ; settled at Downpatrick ; became 
agent to Col. Matthew Forde, of Seaforde {d. 1837, Aug. 5) " who entertained 
the highest regard and respect for him " ; one son, Matthew P'orde {d. 
1854, Oct. 31, aged 22), recommended 1841, Jun. 23, by Lady Harriet Forde, 
as a cadet, Roy. MiL Academy ; J. P., Co. Down ; 1829, 1836, 1837, Secy, to 
the Grand Jury, distributor of stamps for the county ; upon the accession of 
Queen Victoria and a Liberal Govt., 1837, removed with others from the 
magistracy ; d. 1837, Aug., shortly after Col. F'orde, his son Robert succeeding 
to the agency of the Forde property, and as Secy, to the Grand Jury ; owned 
Highlands, Downpatrick, where he d. unm.^ 1899, Apr. 27, leaving this 



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property to Jean Gordon MacGillivray, grand-dau. of Capt. Gordon's sister 
Jean, who m. Rev. Duncan MacGillivray, min. of Lairg (Information from Miss 
MacGillivray; J. M. Bulloch in Ross-shire journal, 1909, Jun. 4). Brother 
of Alexander, 185, John P., 1055, Robert^ of Invercarron, 1207, and William, 
4108, and half-brother of Rupert Daniel, 1282- Possibly, 532- 

525- George. 1797, Feb. 21, 2nd Lt., Fraserburgh Vols. {L.G., 172). 
1801, Oct. 20, ist Lt. (ibid., 1266). 

526« George. 1797, Jun. 6, ist Lt., Strathnaver Vols. (L.G., 513). 
1798, res. (ibid., 11 53). 

627. George. 1799, Lt., Aberdeensh. Mil., formerly H.E.LC.S., recom- 
mended for a Captaincy in Gordon Fencibles (Gordon Castle Papers) ; Aug. 
19, Capt. Aberdeensh. Mil. (Abd. jfour.). 

527a. George. 1801, Aug. 13, Ens., 45th P't. 1802, Dec. 17, super- 
seded (W.O. A.L., 1801-2, P.R.O.). 

528- George. 1803, Jun. 27, ist. Maj., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 808). 
1807, May 6, res. (ibid., 713 ; List of Offs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. t). 

529. George. 1803, Jul. i, entered R.N. as Vol., ist Class, " Northum- 
berland," W. Indies, afterwards Mid. 1805, Aug.-Sep., Mid., " Circe " ; 
Sep. -Nov., " Hyasna," passage from W. Indies; Nov. 27, Supy., "Salvador 
del Mundo," Plymouth. 1806, Jan., Mid. and Master's Mate, "St. George," 
Channel. 1809, May-Aug., Supy. Mate, " Raccoon," passage to W. Indies ; 
Aug.-Sep. 12, Master's Mate, "Pompee"; Sep. 13, Lt. (act.) " Demerary ". 
1810, Aug., " Pelorus " ; Nov. 26, Lt., "Castor". 1812, May 11, " Scipion," 
Mediterranean. 1813, Feb., invalided ; Jun. 4, " Salvador del Mundo," 
Plymouth. 1814, Oct. 19, "Impregnable"; Oct. 31, Flag Lt. 1815, Jan. 
2, Comdr, for rank; Jan. 8, discharged; Jan, 9, h.p. (Adm. Offs. Services, 
P.R.O.). John Marshall (Nav. Biog., iv. pt. i, p. 341 ; Nav. Chronicle, vol. 
17, p. 319) says he " served as Mid. on the " Blanche " frigate, being wrecked 
and taken prisoner near Ushant, in the night of 1807, Mar. 4; on this occa- 
sion about 45 seamen and marines perished, one-third through drunkenness ". 

Son of James, of Littlefolla ; m. 1815, Dec. 22, at Edinburgh, Anne 
Gordon, Hanover Street (Abd. Jour., 1816, Jan. 3; S.M., vol. 78, p. 80); 
and had Alexander, d. Greenhaugh, 1829, Sep. 15 (Abd. Jour); farmed 
Greenhaugh, Drumblade ; d. 1840 (N.L). Brother of Adam, 107, James 
Alexander, 784, James Edward, 791, Peter, 1155, and Robert 1236 (Huntly 
Express, 1908, Dec. 11, 18). 

530. George. 1803, Aug. 14, Lt., Aberdeensh. Vols. (L.G., 1106). 
530a. George. 1803, Oct. 22, Capt., City Guard, d. at Edinburgh 

(G.M., vol. 73, p. 990). 



Il6 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

531- George. 1803, Sep. 10, ist Lt., Fraserburgh Vols. {L.G., 1177). 
1805, Oct. 9, presented with a sword inscribed with the Company's esteem, 
" as they have now to regret the loss of an officer of great merit, he having 
been obliged to go abroad on unavoidable business" {Abd. jfoiir., 1806, Jan. 
22; L.G., 239). 

532. Qeorge. 1803, Nov. 6, Capt., Downpatrick Vol. Inf. (List, of 
Offs. Mil. Yeo. Cav. and Vol. Inf., 1825, p. 281, P.R.O.). Possibly 524- 

533- George. 1803, Nov. 24, Capt., Cruden (Aberdeensh.) Vols. {L.G., 
1623 ; List of Offs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 4, P.R.O.). 

534- Rev. George. 1803, Dec. 10, Chaplain, Fort George, Inverness, 
salary £"105 5s. {L.G., 1726 ; A.L., 1804-11) ; Dec. 24, Chaplain, ist Aberdeen 
Vols. {L.G., 1800; List of Offs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 2, P.R.O.). 

Native of Strathbogie, b. 1752; M.A., King's Coll., Aberdeen, 1770; 
minister of Mortlach, 1780-93; D.D., 1795; second charge, Aberdeen, 1793- 
181 1 ; m. 1786, Sep. 12, Margaret Copland, Aberdeen, and had Alexander, 
202, George, 540, John, 969, Isabella, b. 1794, Mar. 28, William, James, 
Mary, Adam, Margaret, Helen and Robert Abercrombie; d. 181 1, Dec. 5. 
Mrs. Gordon received pension and the daus. and two youngest sons £"10 each 
on recommendation of the Marquis of Huntly {W.O. Wid. Pensions, Applns. 
Compass. Fund, P.R.O. ; Scott's Fasti, iii. 468; Huntly Express, 1907, 

Jul. 5). 

535- George. 1804, Apr. 3, Ens., ist Aberdeen Vols. {L.G., 393). 
1805, Aug. 14, Lt. {List of Offs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 2). 

536- George. 1804, Apr. 28, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. (L.G., 522). 
1815, Jan. II, Lt. 1831, Nov. 20, Capt. {List of Offs. Mil., 1817, p. 79; 
A.L., Mil. and Yeo. Cav., 1850, p. 126, P.R.O.). J. P. and D.L. 

537- George. 1805, Dec. 24, Qr, Mr., 69th Ft., from Serg. Maj., pre- 
viously in the ranks {L.G., 1596). 1811, Feb. 16, Ens.; Dec. 3, Lt. {ibid., 
293, 231 1). 1813, Aug. 26, Adj. {ibid., 1726). 1814, Mar. 8, k. in action at 
the attack on Bergen-op-Zoom {A.L., 1806-15 ! ^^^S- d^^^^f^sed Offs., P.R.O,). 

M., secondly, 181 2, Aug. 29, at Prestonpans, Jane, dau. of RoLert 
Paterson of Gifford (his first wife d. 1810, Jun. gat Lincoln where the reg. 
was quartered {G.M., vol. 5, p. 672)) and had Catherine Jane, bap. 1813, Sep. 
26, at Woodbridge. Mrs. Gordon received a year's pay (Adj.) £"206 i6s. 8d. 
and pension of £^40; d. 1855, Aug. 21, at Prestonpans; the dau. received a 
third of a year's pay and placed on Compassionate List in 181 5 at £12 
{W.O. Certificates, Wid. Compass, and Bounty Warrants, Abstract Com- 
pass. List Applns. and Remittance Bk., P.R.O.). 

538. George. 1807, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). i8o8, Sep. »i, Ens., 



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2ist N.I. 1814, Dec. 16, Lt. 1823, Feb. 11, d. at Chunar, where he was 
serving as Fort Maj. {E.I. Reg., 1808-24). 

Son of WiUiam, at Spinningdale, Creich, Sutherlandsh., and Janet 
Macintosh; h. there 1786, May 19; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by F. H. 
Inglis on recommendation of Sir Hugh Inghs, bart., in 1807, his father then 
dead. By will dated 182 1, Feb. 14, at Chunar, left estate to his mother or 
nearest living relative {I.O. Rec). 

539- George. 1807, Paymaster, Tyrie and Strichen (Aberdeensh.) 
Vols. {List of Off s. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 6). 

540- George. 1808, Feb. 16, Asst. Surg., H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). 18 10, 
serving at Broach, and the Persian Gulf; Jul. 21, 2nd N.I., 2nd Batn. 1817, 
Nov. 7, ist Nat. Cav. 181 7-8, served with 6th N.I., Deccan war, and with 
Field force under Lt. Col. Prother, in Southern Concan, sharing in Prize 
money for both campaigns. 181 9, Aug. 7, Surg., ist Nat. Cav. ; granted 
furlough to Europe on s.c, arriving home Dec. 31. 1822, returned to duty. 
1823-8, Marine Dept. and Nat. Gen. Hosp. 1828, Suptdg. Surg., N.W. 
Div., Guzerat. 1830, Nov. 13, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. 1832, 
May 4, d. at Aberdeen {E.I. Reg., 1808-32). 

Second son of Rev. George, 534; b. 1786, Aug. i, at Mortlach ; hap. 
Aug. 7 ; M.A. Marischal Coll., 1805 ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Richard 
Chichele Plowden on the recommendation of the Duchess of Gordon. By 
will, made in Aberdeen, proved in London 1832, Oct. 18, by his brother 
William, Advocate, and in Bombay, 1833, J"^- 3i> ^^ gave £^300 each to 
sisters Isabella McRobie, Mary and Margaret, and residue of his estate 
equally to his brothers Rev. Maxwell (min. of Foveran), William, Robert and 
his sisters {I.O. Rec. ; S.N. <S- Q., i. 87; pedigree in Huntly Express, 1907, 

Jul. 5)- 

541- George, 4th Earl of Aberdeen. 1809, Jan. 21, Lt. Col. Comdt. 
3rd Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 378); res. on or before 1811, Mar. i6{ibid., 1812, 
p. 640). 

Son of George, Lord Haddo, 510; b. 1784, Jan. 28; m. (i) 1805, Jul. 28, 
Catherine Elizabeth {d. 18 12, Feb. 29), eldest surviving dau. of John James, 
ist Marquis of Abercorn ; m. (2) 1815, J"!' ^> Harriet, dau. of Hon. James 
Douglas, relict of James, Viscount Hamilton, and had with other children, 
Sir Alexander Hamilton, 225, and Sir Arthur Hamilton, Lord Stanmore 271 ; 
d. i860, Dec. 14. Grandfather of Douglas George Hamilton, 411, and George 
William Hamilton, 603. 

642. George. 1809, Jan. 21, Lt, Col. 3rd Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 378). 
1811, Mar. 16, Lt. Col. Comdt. vice Earl of Aberdeen, res. {ibid., 1812, 



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p. 640) ; Jul. 15, presented with a large silver bowl and sword of honour (now 
at Esslemont) by the reg., after it had been reviewed at Ellon, by Maj. Gen. 
Durham, who referred to " the evident attention he had paid to the drilling 
of the regiment " (Abd. jfour., Jul. 17). 

Eldest son of Robert, of Hallhead and Lady Henrietta Gordon, dau. of 
2nd Earl of Aberdeen ; b. 1761, May 19; /«. (i) 1790, Jan. 17, Anne {d. 
1803) dau. of William Baird, of New Byth ; m. (3) 1807, Feb. 22, Henrietta 
Hope, dau. of Hon. Charles Napier, and had with other issue, Charles 
Napier, 370; George, 645; Robert, 1233; and William, 1450- Gordon d. 
1823, Sep. 27 (Temple's Fermartyn, 516; his mother's eccentric marriage 
described by J. M. Bulloch in Huntly Express^ 1906, Mar. 2). Brother of 
William, 1416. 

543- George. 18(^9, Jan. ai, Capt., 3rd Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 378). 

644- Georjfe. 1809, May 27, Ens., 92nd Ft., previously in Ross-sh. 
Mil. {L.G., 739). 1813, Feb. 25, Lt. (ibid., 431) ; Jul. 28, or Aug. 2, severely 
wounded at the battle of the Pyrenees, unfit for further service. 1814, Jul. 
26, granted pension of £70; Dec. 24, h.p. (ibid., 1815, p. 1044); f.p. before 
181 7, Mar. 24, h.p. by reduction {A.L., 1809-32). 

Son of Rev. John (1750-1805), minister of Alvie ; 6. 1788, Oct. 6, at 
Lynvously; m. 1820, Jul. 5, at Kingussie, Grace, dau. of William Mitchell, 
farmer, Gordonhall, Kingussie, and had John, b. 1821, Jun 29, at Inverdruie, 
bap. Jul. 13, at Rothiemurchus ; William Mitchell, b. 1823, Apr. 16, bap^ 
May 8, at Kerro ; and Alexander, b. 1827, Sep. 4, bap. Oct. 8. Gordon was 
living in Inverness-sh. and Edinburgh, 1823-8; d. 1830, Jan. 22 at P.din- 
burgh of fever after an operation. His doctor writing after his death stated 
he had "always suiTered severely from the gunshot wound in his leg, and the 
pain and lameness occasioned by it rendered him unfit ... for any kind of 
occupation . . . the operation was recommended as the only probable means 
of saving his life". Mrs. Gordon, who was living at Gordonhall, 1830, Mar., 
granted pension of £"40 from Jan. 23 (warrant dated Jun. 16) ; d. on or before 
1833, Jun. 10, when the arrears of pension due at her death were paid to her 
brother-in-law, Alexander, 201 ; the three children placed on Compassionate 
List at £10 each (W.O. Cerli/., Offs. Services, 1828, Wid. Compass, and 
Bounty Warrants and journal, Reg. of Compass. Allowances, P.R.O.). 
Alexander MacPherson {Glimpses of Church and Social Life in the High- 
lands, 330) states that one or more of Gordon's sons was in the army. 

545- Qeorge. 1810, Apr. 7, Vol., R.N., 'Rodney," aged 15. 1811, 
Mar. 31, Mid., "Ville de Paris". 1812, Oct. 15, "Goshawk". 1 813, Oct. 
4, "Boyne". 1815, Dec. 9, d. on board the "Hecate," off Batavia, "a 



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young man of most promising ability in his profession, and much regretted " 
{Abd. your., i8i6, Oct. 30; Adm. Indexes, Midshipmen, P.R.O.). 

Third son of George, of Hallhead, 542 ; b. 1796, Jun. 6 at Esslemont 
(Temple's Fermartyn, 516)- 

546- Qeorge. 1812, Feb. 20, Ens., 42nd Ft. 1814, Jan. 16, Lt. 1813- 

18 14, served in Peninsula, at Nivelle, Nive, Dec. 9, Orthez, Feb. 27, and 
Toulouse, Apr. 10 (Medal, four clasps) ; Oct. h.p., at the reduction, 2nd Batn. 

1815, Jul., f.p. {L.G., 1483). 1817, Mar., h.p.; Jun. 5, f.p., giving the differ- 
ence to Lt. Charles McLaren {ibid., 1366). 1820, h.p. 85th Ft., receiving the 
difference from Lt. James McDougall, having lost sight of right eye. 1847, 
residing at Blythswood Sq., Glasgow, "unfit for active service " (W.O. Offs. 
Services, 1828, 1847, 1854, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1813-61 ; Hart's yi.L., 1840-62). 

B. 1791-4; d. unm. 1861. Either this or following off. was the son of 
Rev. Robert, minister of Drumblade (i 750-1820) and Jean Farquhar (1749- 
1829); M.A., Marischal Coll., Abd., 1807. 

547- Qeorge. 1813, Aug. 5, Ens., 42nd Ft. 1815, Oct. 24, h.p. 1826, 
name omitted in h.p. list in consequence of no issue of pay having been 
made to him for seven years {A.L., 1813-26), 1832, Apr. i, h.p. cancelled, 
receiving commuted allowance for com. {L.G., 1704). 

548- Qeorge. 181 7, Jan. 8, Ens., Roy. W.L Rangers ; Aug. 28, 63rd 
Ft. {L.G., 206, 1974). 1819, Jan. 14, 92nd Ft. (ibid., 153) ; Dec. 29, Lt. 
{ibid., 1820, p. 44; A.L., 1817-26). 

M. 1824, May 10, at St. James's, Jamaica, Mrs. Mary Susanna Lawrence, 
and had a posthumous son, George John Fry, b. there, 1825, Jun. 28, bap. 
Sep. 7. Gordon d. 1825, Jan. 30, at Kensington, Jamaica ; his widow re- 
ceived pension of ;^4o ; her son placed on Compassionate List at £10 in 
1833 ; alive in 1844 {W.O. Certif., Wid. journal, Letters and Reg. Compass, 
Fund, P.R.O.). 

549. Qeorge. 1821, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1822, Apr. 27, Ens., 
34th N.L (afterwards re-numbered 48th N.L) ; May 8, arrived at Madras. 
1825, Dec. 14, Lt. 1830, May 31 — ^Jul. 25, granted leave to Cuddalore ; 
Dec. 17, furlough to Europe on s.c. 1832, Nov. 4, returned to Madras. 
1834, Mar. 29, Adj. (act.) ; served with the Coorg Field force ; shared in 
Prize money. 1835, May, serving at Palaveram, ordered by Comdg. Off. 
there to proceed to Bangalore as witness at a General Court Martial ; Jun. 23, 
directed to assume charge of the detail 48th Reg. at Palaveram ; Aug., 
sailed for Singapore. 1836, stationed with a detachment 48th N.L, at 
Malacca he volunteered for service in H.M.S. "Andromache" on an expedition 
against pirates in the Straits ; Oct., Capt. Chads, C.B,, on disembarking the 



120 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

detachment, favourably noticed its services, expressing his obligations to 
Gordon "for the soldier-like manner in which he had conducted it;" very 
favourably mentioned by Govt, to Court of Directors. 1837, Apr. 27, Capt. 
and Adj. ; Oct. 7, Qr. Mr. and Inter, (act.) ; Nov. 7, Station Staff Off. (act.) 
Malacca. 1838, May 20, former appt., Aug. 28, latter appt. confirmed; Oct. 
9, the Comdg. Off., 48th N.I., forwarded names of Gordon and his detach- 
ment with a view to securing their share in Prize money awarded for the 
capture of pirates. 1839, Jan. 12, granted a month's leave. 1840-1, stationed 
at Cuddapah. 1844, Jan., passed in Hindustani; Feb. 19; granted Moon- 
shee allowance; Jul. i, Brig. Maj., and Station Staff Off., Mulligaum. 1845, 
Aug. 19, A.U.C., to Brig. Gen. Anderson. 1848, furlough to Europe. 
1850, Dec. I, returned to Madras. 185 1, Nov. 11, Bt. Maj. 1855, Jul. 10, 
Maj. 1856, Jan. 30, Lt. Col., ret. {E.I. Reg., 1823-56; A.L., 1880-5). 

Son of William, 1405; f^op. 1804, May 9, at Farr, Sutherlandsh ; edu- 
cated at Fraserburgh ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Jacob Bosanquet on re- 
commendation of William Manning. Gordon d. 1886, May 19 (7,0. Rec). 

650. George. 1823, Conductor, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal) Ordnance Dept. 
1825-9, stationed at Kurnaul. 1830, at the Arsenal (Calcutta ?). 1831, 
attached to the Magazine in the P'ort, Allahabad {E.I. Reg., 1825-32). 

M. 1823, Oct. 14, at Meerut, Elizabeth Waggoner, and had George W. 
Alexander, b. 1828, Feb. 28, bap. Dec, at Kurnaul. Gordon ci. 1831, May 2, 
at Allahabad {I.O. Rec). 

551. Qeorsre. 1825, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1826, Mar. 15, Ens., 
50th N.I. 1829, Mar. 12 — 1834, Lt. (supy.). 1831, granted furlough to 
Europe on s.c. 1833, Jul. 17, applied for extension. 1834, Oct. 24, returned 
to Fort William. 1836, Dec. 7, appt. to command Resident's escort, 
Khatmandu, Nepaul. 1840, Mar. 14, res. ; May 13, placed at the disposal 
of Comdr. in Chief 1842, Dec, furlough to Europe on s.c for two years. 
1846, Apr., passed in Hindustani ; Oct. 14, Adj. (act.), confirmed Oct. 24, 
S.A.C.G., 5th Inf. Brig. 1848, Jan., serving at Lahore ; Oct. 24, engaged at 
battle of Goojerat ; destroyed enemy's camp equipment and loose ammunition, 
mentioned in despatch, 1849, Feb. 24, by Maj. Gen. Gilbert ; Jan. 4, Capt. ; 
Mar. 17, directed to join his corps, on the arrival of Punjab army at head- 
quarters ; Jun., Comdt., 1st Sikh Local Inf. (act.); Jul. 13, 2nd Comdt. 
1850, Nov., ist Comdt. (act.), 1854, Mar. 8, 1st Comdt., at outposts of 
Shabkadar, Michnee, and Abazai ; Jun. 20, Bt. Maj. ; Aug., engaged in opera- 
tions against the Mohmands ; Col. Collins in his despatch, Sep. 3, wrote, 
" to Maj. G. Gordon my warmest and best thanks are due for the able manner 
in which he took his corps into action" ; Sep. 12, Adj. (act.). 1855, Mar., 



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again employed against the Mohmands ; Nov. lo, reported their approach 
in the vicinity of Fort Shabkadar ; driven back by a detail of the garrison. 
1856, Mar. 10, appt. as Adj. (act.) ist Sikh Local Inf. confirmed. 1858, Jul. 
20, Lt. Col. {E.I. Reg., 1826-60). 

Son of William, of Halmyre {d. 1823) and Mary Dunn ; b. 1810, Mar. 13, 
at Edinburgh ; educated at Edinburgh Mil. and Nav. Acad. ; nominated for 
H.E.I.C.S., by R. C. Plowden on recommendation of George Gumming ; tn. 
1845, Jan. 9, at Kinblethmont, Forfarsh., Mary Elizabeth {b. 1822, Dec. 30, 
d. 1858, Jan. 28, at Great Malvern), eldest dau. of W. F. Lindsay Carnegie, of 
Spynie and Boysack [G.M., vol. 23, N.S., p. 312, vol. 4, 2nd N.S., p. 338), 
and had George Keith, 588. William Lindsay Carnegie, 1505, and Alexandrina 
Lily Jane, b. 185 1, Dec. 18. Gordon d. i860. Mar. 7, bur. Mar. 8, at Fort 
William, Calcutta (7.0. Rec). Brother of Archibald, 263, and Charles, 338- 

552. George. 1830, Jun. 8, Cornet, 2nd Dgns. {L.G., 1125). 1835, 
Jul. 10, Lt. (ibid., 1131 ; A.L., 1831-6). 

Son of Alexander, of Newton ; b. 1808, Jan. 5 ; d. 1835, Dec. 2, at Madeira 
{G.M., V. 446 ; House of Gordon, 11. (488)). 

553. George. 1846, Oct. 26, Asst. Surg., R.N. 1856, May 10, Surg. 
1868, ret. {N.L., 1846-80). 

Son of John, H.M. Customs, Leith (1800-80) and Elspet Green {d. 1880, 
May 12, at Heath Cottage, Aberlour, aged 80), dau. of William Green, farmer, 
Ruthrie. Gordon d. 1874, Sep. 8, at Heath Cottage, Aberlour, aged 50 
(stone in Aberlour Churchyard). Brother of Robert Green, d. 1876, Aug. 8, 
at Demerara, aged 34 ; of six sisters, one m. Col. Sir William Green, K.C.B. 

554. George. 1846, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1847, May, directed 
to do duty with 9th N.L, at Benares ; Sep. 30, posted to 34th N.L, at Agra. 
1848, Sep. 29, removed at own request to 14th N.L, at Berhampore ; Nov. 
30, granted leave on s.c. to Darjeeling. 1849, Mar. 19, d. at Dinapore, bur. 
there Mar. 20 {E.I. Reg., 1847-50). 

Son of Rev. Charles (1799-1873), minister of Assynt, Sutherlandsh., and 
Sarah Rose, dau. of David Tyrie, Newton, Edinkillie ; b. 1827, Jul. 3; edu- 
cated King's Coll., Aberdeen, 1841, and Merchiston Castle Acad., Edinburgh ; 
nominated for H.E.LC.S. by John Shepherd on recommendation of James 
Matheson;" cousin of George Gordon {I.O. Rec). Brother of John, 999; 
possibly of D. T., 395- 

555- George. i86o, Feb, 13, Lt., Leicestersh. (Belvoir) Rif. Vols. 2nd 
Coy. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 896). 1861, Mar. 25, res. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 1424). 

556- George. 1877, Capt., Prince Alfred Vol. Guard; in command of 
a Coy. in Galeebra war ; Dec. 2, served in engagement when the Galeebras 

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were defeated at Um-tiut-sana. Wounded in Basuto campaign ; bullet never 
extracted ; afterwards Col. Comdt. of the reg. 

Son of James, Forfar (belonging to the Gordons in Leightnie, parish of 
Lethnot), and brother of William, solicitor, Forfar; b. 1840, Mar. 10; trained 
for his father's business ; went to Port Elizabeth as a boy, became a leading 
citizen; d. unm. 1899, Oct. 15, at St. Clements, Forfar, his brother William's 
residence (Alan Keid's Burgh of Forfar, 365 ; private information). 

557- Qeorge. 1882-3, enlisted in 5th Ugn. Gds., and served 5 years, 
272 days in ranks ; volunteered with Camel Corps which went to the relief of 
General Gordon at Khartoum ; did so well at Abu Klea that Lord Wolseley 
recommended him for a com. ; Lt., 3rd Dgn. Gds., 1885, Oct. 14 ; Dec. 9, 5th 
Dgn. Gds. 1886, Oct. 2, res. on account of expense (Hart's A.L., 1885-7). 

Youngest son of George Tomline, 600 1 ^- 1859, Jan. 15; went to 
Matabeleland with Sir Frederick Carrington, h. there, accidentally, while 
serving as adjutant in the Umtali Vols., 1896, Sep. 29. 

558- George. 1898, Sep. 15, Lt., Chittagong and E. Bengal Rif 
Vols.; served with Dacca Mtd. Coy. {I.A.L., 1898-1904). 

559- Qeorge. 1902, Aug. 2, Lt. R.A.M.C., Vols., now Territorial 
Force, 4th Lowland Brig., R.F" A. (attd.) Scottish Dist. Glasgow Coys. 
1906, Mar. 3, Capt. Coy. Off. {A.L., 1903-10). 

Son of Paul, draper, Helmsdale; M.B., CM., Glasgow Univ., 1889; 
portrait in the Glasgow Medical Corps Annual, 1906, Dec. (Bulloch's Gordons 
in SntUerUiud, 100). 

560- Qeorge. 1906, Jan. 24, 2nd Lt., R. Irish Fus. 1907, Jul. n, 
Lt. {A.L., 1906 — Apr. 1909). 

561- George Alexander. 1791, Dec. 17, Ens., 18th Ft. {L.G., 689). 
1793, Feb. 12, 74th Ft. {ibid., 120). 1795, Sep. 8, Lt., 73rd P't. {ibid., 16). 
1802, Apr. 6, Capt. Lt. {ibid., 345). 1803, Jun. 7, Capt. {ibid., 668, 1804, p. 
794). 1809, Jan. 21, Maj. {ibid., 75). 1814, Jun. 4, Lt. Col. {ibid., 1183). 
1817, ret. {A.L., 1792-1818; Capt. George Ebers' Memoirs, 175). Described 
"Alexander George," L.G., 1802-4 and A.L., 1803-4. 

562- George Alexander. 1820, Apr. 6, Ens., 1st Ft. {L.G., 832). 
1824, Dec. 20, Lt., 6th F't. {ibid., 2095). 1830, Mar. 10, Adj. {ibid., 2480). 
1840, Feb. 28, Capt., 98th Ft. {A.L., 1820-45; ^O., Offs. Services, 1829). 

Eldest son of George, 512; b. 1800, Sep. 9, at Patna, bap. 1802, Jan. 8, 
at Calcutta; m. 1830, Jul. 10, at Poonah, Charlotte Fanny, dau. of Edward 
William Bray; d. 1844, Sep. 10, at Chuck-Choo, China {G.M., vol. 33, N.S., 
p. 566). Mrs. Gordon received pension of £"50, from Sep. 11, under warrant 
dated 1845, May 31 ; she m. (2) 1852, Apr. 21, at Calcutta, Piearce Lowen, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 23 

Master Minister, Calcutta, son of William Lowen {IV.O. Certif., Wid. 
Compass, and Bounty Warrants, P.R.O.). Gordon subscribed in India to 
Edward Lake's jfonrnals of the Sieges of the Madras Army, in 18 17- 18- 19, 
pub. in London, 1825. 

563- George Alexander Stuart. 1893, Jan. 2, 2nd Lt., R.A. 1895, 
Dec. 19, Lt., LS.C. 1898, Jun. 19, Capt. Sqad. Off. 1902, Jan. 2, Maj. 
1907, Apr. 12, Staff, Adj., Behar Lt. Horse {A.L., 1893-1910; I.A.L.). 

Eldest son of William, 1460 ; b. 1872, Nov. 6, bap. Dec. 26, at Simla ; 
m. 1909, Sep. 17, at Bhim-Tal, Kurmoon, United Provinces, Emily Margaret 
(Madge), only dau. of Townley Richard Filgate, of Arthurstown, Co. Louth, 
and Mozufferpore, India {Times, 1909, Sep. 13). 

563a. Hon. George Arthur Maurice Hamilton. igoo-2, Capt., 
Hampshire Reg., 3rd Batn. (Mil.). 1902-3, Gordon Highlrs,, 3rd Batn. (Mil.). 

Only son of Sir Arthur Hamilton, Lord Stanmore, 271 ; b. 187 1, Jan. 3, 
in Eccleston Square, London, and bap. in the crypt of St. Stephen's Chapel, 
Westminster ; educated at Winchester and Trin. Coll., Cambridge, B.A. 1892 ; 
contested West Dorset as Liberal, unsuccessfully, 1900. 

564- George Augustus. 1840, Sep. 18, Ens., 93rd Ft. 1843, ret. by 
sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1841-4). 

Possibly son of Alexander, of Terregles, Kirkcudbrightsh. (son of Charles 
of Cluny) and brother of Charles Henry, 366, and John Francis, 630- 

565- George C. 1888, Mar. 8, Lt., R.N. Reserve {N.L., 1888— 
Apr. '92). 

566. George D. 1847, Mar. 24, Clerk, R.N. (N.L., 1847-52). 

567- George Dalrymple. 1837, Dec. 21, Asst. Surg., H.E.I.C.S. 
(Madras). 1838, Apr. 17, arrived in India. 1840, Mar., directed to relieve 
Surg. Griffiths at Negapatam. 1841, Jul. 8, posted to 33rd N.I. at Moulmein. 
1843, Dec, Cantonment Staff, Palaveram, detachment 6th N.I. 1844, Sep. 
30, passed in Hindustani. 1845, I^"^^- 5 — ^^S- 20, furlough to Ceylon. 1846, 
Dec. 18, sent to Europe on s.c. 1852, Jan. 28, arrived at Madras, posted 
to 9th N.I. {E.I. Reg., 1838-53). 

Son of William (i 768-1823, of Campbellton, cadet of Bar), and Charlotte 
Douglas Dalrymple; b. 181 5, Jul. 28, in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh; 
M.D., Edin., 1837 ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Hon. Hugh Lindsay on re- 
commendation of his grandmother, Mrs. Dalrymple, in 1836, his widowed 
mother then living at Portobello. Gordon d. 1853, Aug. 28, at Penang 
{G.M., vol. 40, N.S., p. 649). By will of that date gave £800 to his brother 
Thomas, of Ceylon, £400, to each of his sisters, and £200, to his youngest 
brother, Henry Clarence {I.O. Rec). 



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568- George Frederick. 1790, Dec. 8, Surg. Mate, R.N., " Edgar ". 
1791, Mar. 15, "Royal William"; Apr. 25, "Formidable" (Adm. Offs. 
Appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

669- George Frederick. 1803, Dec. 8, Capt., Rape of Chichester 
Vols., N. Div. {L.G., 1715). 

570- Hon. George Grant. 1852, Feb. 13, Ens. and Lt., Scots, Fus. 
Gds. 1854, Dec. 26, Lt. & Capt. 1854-5, served throughout Crimean Cam- 
paign, including battles of Alma, Balaclava and Inkerman, siege and fall of 
Sebastopol, and sortie, Oct. 26 ; A.D.C. to Gen. Simpson, Aug. 22 — Nov. 12 
(Medal, four clasps, 5th Class of the Medjidie, Turkish Medal). 1857, Aug. 
29—1858, Apr. 22, A.D.C, G.O.C.S., W. Dist. ; Apr. 30—1861, Sep. 16, 
Adj.; Aug. 21 — Dec. 18, Brig. Maj., Brig, of Gds. ; Dec. 19 — 1862, Oct. 11, 
Brig. Maj., Canada. 1863, Feb. 13, Capt. and Lt. Col. 1866, Jul., Equerry 
& Controller, Prince and Princess Christian's Household ; now Extra Equerry. 
1877, Jun. 30, h.p. 1881, May 10, Maj., Lothian Reg., 3rd Batn. (Edinburgh 
Mil.). 1882, Jan. 7, ret. by sale of com. 1889, Feb. 2, Lt. Col. ; Mar. 9, Col. 
(Mil.) ret. 1891, Jul. 14, C.B. 1899, May 5, C.V.O. 1900, Mar. 7, Hon. 
Col., 3rd Roy. Scots. 

Eldest son of Lord Francis Arthur, 450; ^- 1836, Jan. 29; m. 1863, Aug. 
8, at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, Constance Augusta Lennox (6. 1842), only 
dau. of Lawrence Peel, and has two sons, one being Lawrence George Frank, 
1084 (Bulloch's Gordons 0/ Aboyne, 39-41). 

571- George Grant. 1854, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) ; Jun. 8, 2nd 
Lt, Art.; Oct. 14, arrived at Fort William. 1855, Jan. 17, posted to the 
Fort Art.; Jun. 7, appt. to do duty with a Lt. Fd. Battery; Dec. 10, Horse 
Art. 1856, Sep. 4, passed Hindustani colloquial exam. 1857, Mar. 21, 
Foot Art. ; Apr. 24, leave'to Europe on s.c. for 18 months; Nov. 14, ist Lt. 
1864, Feb. 29, 2nd Capt. 1865, Jun. 10, ret. {E.I. Reg. and I.A.L., 1855-66). 

Fourth son of James, of Croughly, 755; b- 1835, Apr. 6, bap. Apr. 21, 
at Revack, Abernethy ; educated at Cheltenham and Addiscombe ; nominated 
for H.E.LC.S. by J. Shepherd on recommendation of his uncle Col. P. Grant, 
C.B. On leaving army joined his brother William in business in China till 
1870; farmed Milton of Kilravock and Woodlands Strathnairn, 1873, *•" his 
death, 1882, Aug. 5; m. i860, Oct. 9, at Naini Tal, Eliza Tichbourne (6. 
1840, Jul. 22), dau. of Hugh Sibbald, and had George Grant, 572, and James 
Hugh Sibbald Grant, 805 {I-O. Rec, Croughly Book, 74). 

572- George Grant. 1896, Jan. 29, 2nd Lt, N. Bengal Mtd. Rif. 
Vols. 1897, Oct. 8, Capt. 1901, Dec. 6, Maj.; 1907, Mar. 19, Lt. Col. 
1908, Dec. I, Comdt, Hon. A.D.C, Lt Govr., Bengal {I.A.L., 1896-1910), 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 25 

1911, Jan. 1, C.I.E., and Additional Member of the Council of Lt. Govr. of 
Bengal for making Laws and Regulations. 

Second son of George Grant, 571 ; b. at Hankow, 1863, Mar^2o; a tea 
planter in India ; ni. 1891, Apr. 7, at Mandalay, Mary Martin, dau. of John 
Ferguson of Kilquhanitz, Kirkcudbright, and has issue (C roughly Book, p. 75). 

573- George H. 1893, Aug. 26, Sen. Eng., R.N. Reserve {N.L., 1893- 
1910). 

574- Qeorg-e Hamilton. 1794, Apr. 8, Cornet, 6th Dgns. {L.G., 304) ; 
Sep. 30, Lt., looth Ft. {ibid., 986). 1795, Jan. 27, Capt. of Foot by purchase, 
Independent ofTs. on h.p. {ibid., 99). 1806, Dec. 25, Capt., i8th Ft. by 
exchange. 1807, ^P^-j embarked for Curacoa, served in Peninsular war. 
1808, Apr. 25, Bt. Maj. 1810, Mar. 13, leave of absence ; Apr. 19, landed in 
England; May 7, wrote from Wells, Somerset, to the W.O., "very well 
acquainted with the German language, having resided several years at 
Munich and Berlin, while following his military studies, well acquainted with 
the French language, and acquired some knowledge of Spanish during his 
residence in Curacoa " {W.O. Offs. Services, 1810, P.R.O.). 1810, Dec. 6, 
Capt., 71st Ft., by exchange. 1814, Jun. 4, Bt. Lt. Col. 181 5, Dec. 25, 
exchanged to h.p., 71st Ft., without the difference {A.L., 1795-1841 ; Hart's 
A.L., 1840-2 ; Philippart's Mil. Cal., v. 39). 

Residing in London 1823-8; d. 1841, Aug. 28, at St. John's Wood, aged 
52 ; said to have been A.D.C. to the Duke of Orleans and Equerry to the 
Duke of Gloucester, but makes no reference to these appts. in statement of 
services {G.M., vol. 16, N.S., p. 441 ; Annual Reg.). These two references 
give his name as "George Edmund Hamilton " and age at death 52 years; 
presumably older, otherwise obtained a com. at the age of 5 years. Gordon 
and J. H. Bedford Smith of the Carabineers translated an Essay on Military 
Drawing from the German (London, 181 2, 8vo, pp. 55). 

575. George Hamilton. 1847, May 2, 2nd Lt., R.E. 1848, Apr. 9, 
Lt. 1855, Jun. 19, Capt. 1871, Feb. 28, Bt. Maj. 1872, Jul. 5, Maj.; Aug. 
3, Lt. Col. 1877, Aug. 3, Bt. Col. 1881, Sep. 12, Staff Col., S.E. Dist. 
1883, Jul. I, Col. 1886, Nov. 5, Maj. Gen., hon. rank, ret. (Hart's A.L., 
1848-97). 

Son of Robert Gumming Hamilton, 1262 ; b. 1828, Nov. 5, at Malta ; 

m. (i) {d. s.p.) dau. of — Hormslow ; m. (2) i860, Nov. 22, at Sandgate, 

Blanche Emma Beatrice, youngest dau. of John Ashton Case {G.M., vol. 10, 
2nd N.S., p. 95), and had with other children, Edward Hyde Hamilton, 
528, and William Alexander, 1476- Gordon d. 1896, Jul. 15, at Weston- 
Super-Mare. His younger dau. d. 1909, Feb. 17, at Leuzerheides, Switzer- 



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land ; his elder dau. Mabel Antoinette, /;/. 1909, Apr. 20, at Bredon, 
Worcestersh., Rev. Charles William Bjennett, Rector of Woolstone, near 
Cheltenham, son of Rev. H. Bennett, of Pirton, Worcestersh. Mrs. Gordon 
lives at Bredon Manor, near Tewkesbury [Times). 

576- George Hamilton. 1895, ^ov. 2, 2nd Lt., R.A, 1898, Nov. 2, 
Lt. 1901, Nov. 9, Capt. igo8, Jan. 8, Adj. {A.L., 1896-1910). 

Second son of James Henry, 802 ; ^- 1875, Mar. 29 ; ;«. 1908, Mar. 3, 
at the Church of the Annunciation, Bryanston Street, London, Mary Louise, 
eldest dau. of H. Stanley-Parsons, of Holmleigh, Lewes, and has a son h. 
1909, Jun. II, at Castleview, Ballincollig, Co. Cork (Morning Post, Jun. 

17). 

577- George Henry. 1779, Sep. 25, Ens., 9th Ft. (L.G.). 1780, Apr. 
12, Lt., 97th Ft. ; May 31, 9th Ft. (ibid.). 1782, Oct. 19, Capt. (ibid., 21); 
h.p. 1784, Oct. I, Capt., 1 2th Djjns. (ibid., 623). 1786, Feb. 28, 63rd Ft. 
(ibid., 85 ; A.L., 1780-9). 1789, erased, M.S. note (W.O. A.L., P.R.O.). 

M. before 1784, Patience, dau. of Rev. Edward Stedman, minister of 
Haddington (she was served his heir 1790, Oct. 7), and had William Bcckford, 
Bengal C.S,, b. 1784, Dec. 25, bap. 1785, Jan. 23, at St. Anne's, Westminster. 
Gordon d. before 18 18, Nov. 6 (G.M., vol. 88, pt. i, p. 568 ; account of family 
by J. M. Bulloch in Nairnshire Telegraph, 1910, Aug. 9, Sep. 27, Nov. i), 

578- George Henry. 1827, Jul. 10, Hosp. Asst. to Forces (L.G., 
1638) ; served mostly in W. Indies. 1829, Sep. 14, h.p. 1830, Jun. 25, 
f.p. ; Jul. 29, or Sep. 28, Staff Asst. Surg, (ibid., 1396, 2049) ; Oct. 12, Asst. 
Surg., i6th Ft. ; Oct. 25, embarked for Bengal to join reg. 1833, May, 
arrived in England on s.c. ; Dec. 6, Staff Asst. Surg, (ibid., 2248; A.L., 
182835). 

Son of John, ^)7 ; bap. 1809, Mar., at Aberdeen; Alumnus, King's 
Coll., Abd., 1823-6; M.D. Glasgow, 1833; d. 1834, Jun. 6, at Tilbury Fort, 
Essex, (G.M., vol. 2, N.S., p. 443). 

579- George Henry. 1871, Feb. 3, Lt., Wilts Mil. (L.G., pt. i, p. 
1188). 1873, Mar. 26, Capt. (ibid., pt. 3, p. 1657). 1875, Mar. 10, res. (ibid., 
pt. 2, p. 1 71 7). 

Eldest son of Charles William, of Wincombe Park, 379; b. 1846; m. 
1882, Mary Eleanor, dau. of Francis Stanier, of Biddulph, Stafford (Burke's 
Landed Gentry, 1886, ii. 1720) and has with other children Charles Algernon, 
346, and Reginald George Stanier, 1171- 

680- George Herschel Hamilton. 1902, served as a trooper and Lt., 
Scottish Horse Imp. Yeo. in S. African war. 1903, Mar. 30, Capt. (A.L., 
1902 — ^Jan. 1908). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 27 

Son of Sir Alexander Hamilton, 225; i. 1872; at Marlborough, 1886, 
Jan. — 1889, Mids. {ScJi. Reg., 420). 

581- George Huntly. 1820, Cadet, H.E.I. C.S. (Bombay). 1822, Feb. 
25, Ens., ist N.I. {E.I. Reg., 1821-5). 

Son of John Gordon-Cumminf^-Skene, 1536; ^^- 1804, Jun. 4, bap. Jul. 
24, at the Episcopal Ch., Cruden, Slains ; educated at Harrow, and Addis- 
combe ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Hon. George Canning, on recommenda- 
tion of the Marquis of Huntly ; d. 1824, Jun. 5, at sea on board the " Cam- 
brian " (7.0. Rec). 

582. George Huntly. 1842, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal); Sep. 3, 
arrived at Fort William, appt. to do duty with 69th N.I.; Sep. 26, Ens., 
39th N.I. 1843, Dec. 29, served at the battle of Punniar, Gwalior campaign 
(Bronze Star). 1845, Jun. 30, passed colloquial exam, in Hindustani. 
1846, Jan. 30, Lt. 1847, Apr. 26 — Nov. 15, leave to Darjeeling on s.c. 1848, 
Nov. 22, Adj., 3rd Inf. recruiting depot at Benares. 1850, Feb. 14 — Nov. 15, 
leave to Simla on s.c. 1851, Nov. 11, Staff Off. to a treasure escort detach- 
ment. 1852, Apr. 16, Staff Off. to a similar detachment returning to Lahore. 
1853, Nov. 10 — 1854, Feb. 10, leave to Murree and Jhelum on s.c. 1856, 
Apr. 15 — Nov. 30, leave to Simla on s.c. 1857, Jun. 11, Bt. Capt. ; Aug. 
I, 2nd Comdt. loth Punjab Inf., newly raised. 1859, Jun. 4, Comdt. 1862 
Jun. II, Maj. 1866, Jul. 3, ret. 1868, Jun. 11, Bt. Lt. Col. {E.I. Reg., 
1843-69; Capt. T. C. Anderson's War Services of Offs. Bengal Army, 
258). 

Son of William Alexander, 1474; b. 1825, Sep. 10, bap. Oct. 5, at Inver- 
lochy, Ballindalloch (Elgin Reg.) ; educated at Edinburgh Academy ; nomin- 
ated for H.E.I.C.S. by Capt. Clarke on recommendation of Gen. Rt. Hon. 
Lord Keane ; w. 1876, Oct. 19, Charlotte Lydia Hood, Elgin (b. 1847, Mar. 
24). Gordon d. 1879, Mar. 23, at Edinburgh. Mrs. Gordon m. (2) 1888, 
Jul. 26 , Hoskyns I.O. Rec). 

583- George Huntly. 1899, Aug. 28, Serg. Maj., King's Roy, Rif., ist 
Batn. (previous service in ranks, 13 years, 359 days). 1903, Sep. 19, ret., 
pension {A.L., 1903 — ^Jul. 1907); d. 1907, Apr. 17. 

584- George Huntly Blair. 1876, Aug. 14, Lt. R.E. 1879, Oct.— 
1880, Oct., served in Afghan war with Bengal Sappers and Miners, taking part 
(Dec. 1879) in engagement; in charge of signalling in the Khyber line when 
attached by Ghilzais at Jugdullak Kotal Fort, and afterwards at Kabul and 
with Gough's Brigade in Kohistan (Medal). Afterwards served in the Mil. 
Works Dep. in India and as Asst. Instructor in Field Fortifications at School 
of Mil. Engineering, Chatham, 1885-7. 1887, May 4, Adj. ist London Eng. 



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Vols. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 2523) ; Aug. 14, Capt. 1895, May 6, Maj, (Hart's ^.L., 
1877-98; Col. Sir E. T. Thackeray's Bengal Eug., 189). 

Third son of James John, 807; ^- 1857, Jul. 14, at Nairn; educated at 
Wellington Coll., 1869-74; passed 2nd, R.M.A., 1874 {Wellitigtou Coll. Reg., 
p. 53), qualified as Inter, in Turkish ; ;;/. 1882, Sep. 2, at Murree, Harriet 
Mary, third dau. of Sir Bradford Leslie, K.C.I.E., and had Margaret Emily 
Leslie, b. 1883, Jun. 5, bap. Jul. 9, at Murree, and Bradford Leslie, b. 1888. 
Gordon d. at Harwich of a chill, 1897, Nov. 18. He compiled The Croughly 
Book, 1895 (pp. 103) and collected a large amount of material for a general 
history of the Gordon family. 

585- Qeorge James. 1807, Jan. 31, Asst. Surg., H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) ; 
and appt. to do duty with 17th N.L, ist Batn. 1809, Mar. 2, 15th N.L, 2nd 
Batn. ; Jul. 27, in charge of a detachment of the Govr. Gen. Body Gd. pro- 
ceeding to Madras. 181 1, Civil Stations, Hidgellee and Tumlook ; Surg., 
Govr. Gen. Body Gd. ; served at capture of Java, shared in prize money. 
1815, 3rd Comr., Court of Requests. 1818, Salt Agency, 24 Pergunnahs and 
Roymungul. 1819, Surg. 1820, Apr. 15, res. (E.l. Reg., 1808-20; Butler 
Shawe's 2nd N.L. I., 3). 

Son of John, of Carroll, and Isobel Macleod ; m. 1849, at Edinburgh, Jessie 
Campbell (</. 1852). Gordon d. s.p. 1853, Feb. 26, at 16 Elizabeth Terrace, 
Westbourne Park Rd., London ; both bur. at Kensal Green (G.A/., vol. 38, 
N.S., p. 435 ; I.O. Rec. ; Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, 108). Brother 
of Gordon Clunes, 605, John, 933, and Willam, 1431. 

586. George James. 1830, F'eb. 2, Ens., 79th Ft. 1834, Jul. 18, Lt. 
1840, Feb. 21, Capt. 1841, Jan. 29, ret. (Hart's A.L., 1840-3 ; Henry Stooks 
Smith's 79//* Reg., 20). 

Son of George, 515 ; b. 1808 ; found d. in his bed in Gower St., London, 
1842, Jan. 23 {Times, Feb. 1 ; Crouohly Bk., 78). 

587- Qeorge James. 1861, Jul. 23, Ens., 24th Vt. 1863, Apr. 28, Lt. 
1862, Jan. 20 — 1865, Oct. 5, served in Mauritius ; Nov. — 1867, May, E. 
Indies and Burmah ; May — 1868, Jan., in England ; Jan. — 1869, Jan., 
Burmah, E. Indies; Jan., Instructor of Musketry there. 1870, Oct. i, Capt. 
1 2th Ft. 1880, Jul. 12, Adj., ist Suffolk Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 5, p. 4093). 
1881, Dec. 17, Bt. Maj. (Hart's A.L., 1862-85; A.L., 1862— Apr. '85 ; W.O. 
Offs. Services, 1870, P.R.O.). 

Son of William, 1456; b. 1841, Sep. 5, at Mirzapore ; d. 1885, Jan. 26, 
at Rushmere, near Ipswich, leaving two daus. 

588- George Keith. 1864, Sep. 4, Cadet, R.N. 1866, Jun. 17, Mid. 



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1870, Dec. 18, S. Lt. 1874, Jun. 15, Lt. 1881, May 7, Comdr., ret. {N.L., 
1864-1910). 

Son of George, 551; educated at Glenalmond 1862-4; tn. 1875, ^^S- 3i> 
Josephine Claypon, dau. of Rev. Charles WiUiam Hodson and has one child, 
Ethel Mary (Burke's Family Records, 327). 

589. George Lawrie. i8i8. Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1820, Jan. 
I, 2nd Lt., 9th N.I., doing duty with European Reg. 1822, Dec. 28, Lt., 
Pioneers, 1825, Nov. 12 — 1835, Adj., Gumbeer Sing's Levy, afterwards 
2nd Comdt. 1832, employed on survey duty in Assam, with detachment 
under Capt. Jenkins, returned to Manipur ; Dec. 31, submitted report of 
route. 1833, Apr., Capt. Grant, Comr. in Manipur, stated "his concurrence 
in Lt. Gordon's suggestions as to the proposed line of boundary between, 
Cachar Upper Assam and Manipur, as although entirely ignorant of the 
country himself, he has the greatest reliance on Lt. Gordon's judgment and 
discrimination" ; Jun. 20, Capt. Jenkins forwarded to Govt, two maps by 
Lt. Gordon, of portions of the route between Manipur and Upper Assam, 
" very valuable additions to the geographical information of that country," 
mentioned that he had received the first portion of Gordon's survey of a 
new line of communication between Manipur and Assam, and described him 
as " zealous, fulfilling his promise to avail himself of every opportunity of 
extending his knowledge of the country around Manipur"; Jul. 25, de- 
puted to inquire into cause of some disturbances at the Ninghtee River. 
1834, Jul. 24, Bt. Capt. 1835, Jan. 23, the Bengal Govt, sanctioned an 
arrangement agreed to by all parties at Manipur that " Lt. Gordon, from 
whose attention the best results are anticipated, should undertake the general 
charge of the education of the young Rajah " with a tutor from the Hindu ' 
College to instruct him in English ; Feb. 1 1, gave up, in consequence, his 
command of the Manipur Levy ; Feb. 25, Political Agent, Manipur, con- 
solidated salary Rs. 1000 a month ; Lord William Bentinck, on proposing 
this appt., observed : — " Lt. Gordon, whose ability, intelligence, and local 
knowledge has more than once been brought favourably to the notice of 
Govt., seems to be well qualified for this situation ". 1837, Aug., presented 
25 copies of his "English, Bengali and Muneeporee Dictionary" to Govt., 
who Aug. 7, " expressed themselves much gratified at . . . his zeal and 
industry " ; approved in Public Despatch to India, 1840, Mar. 25. 1838, Jan. 
8, Capt. 1841, informed "that his explanation of having omitted to report 
an occurrence, which had endangered the tranquillity of Muneepore was 
considered far from satisfactory " ; Oct. 12, reprimanded for engaging in and 

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"continuing a controversial correspondence with Capt. Guthrie, . . . not- 
withstanding . . . the injunctions . . . given him to act in cordial co-opera- 
tion". 1842, Jan., his explanations accepted; Nov. 16, reprimanded "for 
the offensive tone in which he continued to conduct his correspondence with 
Capt. Guthrie" (E.I. Reg., 1819-45). 

Elder son of Rev. George, D.D., minister of Sorn, Ayr, and Anne, dau. 
of Rev. George Lawrie, London ; b there 1801, Mar. 25, bap. Apr. 8 ; educated 
at Glasgow; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Campbell Marjoribanks on recom- 
mendation of his mother in 181 7, who then lived at 436 Duke St., Glasgow, 
described as ward of Sir John Marjoribanks. Gordon d. intest., 1844, Dec. 
30, at Manipur, of which he was the first Political Agent, bur. outside 
Residency Cemetery (Lj5/ of Inscriptions on Tombs or Monuments in Ass^m ; 
I.O. Rec). Brother of Archibald Campbell, 265- 

590. Qeorge M. 1898, Oct. 10, Mid., R.N. Reserve. 1904, Oct. 14, 
S. Lt. (act.), 1909, Oct. 21, removed {N.L., 1898-1909). 

591- George Maclear. 1886, Sep. i, Lt., Roy. Mar. (Hart's A.L., 
1887-92). 1891, June 29, k. instantaneously by the bursting of a 6 in. gun on 
board the cruiser "Cordelia" (which he joined in 1889, between Fiji and 
Koumea), and bur. at sea. Five others were k. and seven wounded {Times, 
1891, June 7, 8, 10). 

Son of Isadore Sidgesmund, native of Hamburg, who went to South 
Africa, and Isabel Maclear, niece of Sir Thomas Maclear (1794-1879), As- 
tronomer at the Cape {Banffshire Herald, 1909, Oct. 30). 1881-3, at Charter- 
house (Reg. 112). Brother of Alexander Attwood, 221- 

592. George Maxwell. 1810, Feb. 10 — Oct. 21, Vol., R.N., "Gram- 
pus," aged 15; Oct. 22 — 1812, Apr. 21, Mid. 1812, Apr. 22 — Jul. 10, Mid. 
and Ord. ; Jul. ii — Aug. 24, 1813, Mid.; Aug. 25 — 1813, Feb. 22, Ab., 
" Queen ". Feb. 23 — Mar. 2, Mid. ; Mar. 3^-Apr. 9, Ab. " Alexandria " ; Apr. 
10 — 1814, Jan. 7, Mid. 1814, Jan. 8 — 1815, May i. Mid. and Master's Mate, 
"Myrmidon". 1815, May 2 — Jun. 2, Master's Mate, " Eridanus " ; Jul. i — 
Sep. 30, Master's Mate and Mid. 1816, Mar. 6, passed as Lt., aged 20; 
Mar. II, " Minden " {Adm. Indexes Midshipmen ; N. Board Lts. Passing 
Certif., P.R.O.) 

Fifth son of James, of Rosieburn (1739-1815); b. 1796, Apr. 11; d. 1816, 
Aug. 5, on H.M.S. " Minden " on his passage to Gibraltar {Abd. Jour., Sep. 
18 ; Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield in Banffshire Field Club Transacs., 
1909-10). Brother of Alexander, 192, James Innes, 806, and William, 1449- 

593- Rev. Qeorge Maxwell. 1878, Oct. — 1879, Feb., Hon. Chaplain, 
Gen. Biddulph's army in Afghanistan. 1880, Jan., returned to Kandahar 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 131 

from the Punjab, as Acting Chaplain ; Aug. 16, a sortie was ,made from 
Kabul Gate by troops in Kandahar, against village of Deh Kojah, where 
enemy had a gun ; Gordon was in the hospital within the walls receiving 
wounded as they were brought in off the field ; later, went to the Kabul Gate 
for similar duty, where he heard that some wounded men were in a ziarat 
or shrine, 200 or 300 yards outside the gate. He got a dooly and bearers 
and went to this place under heavy fire, for the purpose of bringing them in, 
found no wounded there, but heard they were further on. An officer with 
him said it was quite impossible to go on, as the fire was too hot ; but Gordon 
went, and was struck by a bullet, which passed through his wrist, and entered 
his side, at 7 a.m. ; brought back in the dooly, he d. at 3.30 that afternoon. 

Younger son of James Edward, 791; ^- 1839, Aug. lo; educated by 
Rev. Henry Moule, Fordington, Dorchester, and Trin. Coll., Cambridge, B.A. 
1862-66 ; curate at Beddington and St. Thomas's, Portman Square. 1866^ 
joined C.M.S. as missionary at his own expense, spending the rest of his life 
in India, where he acquired extraordinary influence over the natives, especi- 
ally in the Punjab and Afghanistan. 1882, Mar. 18, foundation stone of a 
chapel dedicated to his memory, in the C.M.S. College, Lahore, laid by Mrs. 
Elsmie. His biography, George Maxwell Gordon, M.A., F.R.G.S., The 
Pilgrim Missionary of the Punjab, by Rev. Arthur Lewis, C.M.S. (London, 
Seeley, 1889, 8vo, pp. 397, with portrait) ran through three editions. A 
brief sketch of his career appears in The Heroic in Missions, by Rev. Augus- 
tus R. Buckland, 1894 (pp. 83-99). 

594. George Richard. 1885, Apr. 27, Lt., Moulmein Rif. Vols. {Ben- 
gal A. L., 1885-7). 

B. at Moulmein; m. there 1881, Apr. 26, at St. Patrick's Ch., Julia 
Hermann (b. 1858), and has Ivy Julia, b. 1882, Feb. 2, bap. Feb. 12, m. 1903, 
Nov. 26, at St. Peter's R.C. Ch., Bassein, Maj. Timothy {b. 1879), son of 
Robert Gamier; Iris Gertrude, b. 1883, Apr. 20, bap. Apr. 29; George 
Richard, b. 1884, Sep. 6, bap Sep. 18; Winifred Kathleen, 6. 1886, Dec. 31, 
bap. 1887, Jan. 12 (all at St. Patrick's Ch.), m. 1906, Nov. 5, at St. Peter's 
R.C. Ch., Bassein, James (b. 1881), engineer, son of William Houston ; 
Frederick Walter, b. 1888, Jul. 30, bap. Aug. 5, d. and bnr. 1890, Jul. 29, at 
St. Patrick's Cemetery, Moulmein ; Mabel Eugenie, b. 1889, Nov. 26, bap. 
Nov. 30 ; Marie Virginia, b. 1891, Nov. 25, bap. Dec. 2 (both at St. Patrick's 
Ch.) ; Alexandra Louise, b. 1893, Jul. 27, bap. Aug. 2, at Moulmein; Irene 
Bertha, b. 1895, Jun. 12, bap. Jun. 17, at Bassein. Gordon became a school- 
master at Moulmein, 1893, previously, from 1881, a clerk; in 1895, described 
as millowner at Bassein (7.0, Rec). 



132 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

595. George St. Leger. 1797, Sep. 26, Ens., 2nd W.I. Reg. {L.G 
924). 1800, Ens., 104th Ft. 180T, h.p. 1803, Sep. 10, Ens., 39th Ft. {ibid. 
1173); Nov. 29, Lt., 30th Ft. {ibid., 1653). 1804, Nov. 10, Capt., 8ist Ft. 
Nov. 13, S2nd Ft. {ibid., 1366, 1379). 1808, Aug. 13, Maj., 8th W.I. Reg 
{ibid., 1091). "Served in the expedition to Zealand; A.D.C. to Gen. An 
struther, at Vimiera and commanded with great credit the 6th (?) Reg. during 
the campaign in Spain" {A.L., 1 798-1 810; G.M., vol. 79, pt. 2, pp. 1235-6; 
S.M., vol. 72, p. 77). 

Son of George, 505; b. 1788, Apr. at Doncaster ; d. at Antigua, 1809, 
Oct. 28, after a few days' illness. Called "John St. Leger" in A.L., 
1798-1804, and L.G., 1797-1803. 

596. George St. Leger. 1844, Aug. 30, Ens., 56th Ft. 1848, Aug. 
18, Lt. 1850, ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1845-51). Possibly father of 
Douglas Martin St. Leger, 412. 

597. George Thomas. 1800, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). 1801, May 
22, Ens., 5th N.I. 1803, May 23, Lt. 1807, Aug. 12 — 1815, Adj., 2nd Batn. 
1818, Apr. 3, Capt., 2nd.N. Lt. Cav. 1820, F"eb. 1, leave to England for 
three years ; but returned in 1822. 1824, May i, Maj. ; served under Lt. Col, 
Prother in Southern Concan ; shared in the Deccan prize for general captures. 
1829, Apr. 30, temporary command of Kattywar. 1831, Feb. 16, appt. to 
command troops at Deesa. 1832, Mar. 29, leave to the Neilgherries on s.c, 
for twelve months; Nov. 2, Lt. Col. 1833, Mar., served as President of a 
Court Martial at Bombay ; May 15, returned to Deesa. 1834, Jan. 4, furlough 
to Europe for three years for benefit of his health. 1836, Dec. 4, on return to 
Bombay, transferred to 3rd Lt. Cav. 1837, Dec. i, ret. {E.I. Reg., 1801-48 ; 
Services of ^rd Bombay Lt. Cav., 26). 

Younger son of William (who was the youngest son of Thomas, II. of 
Fodderletter, Strathavon, a junior cadet of Beldorney), manufacturer of Cudbear 
dye (so named after his brother Cuthbert), Leith, and Sarah Chandler ; b. 
1784, Dec. 4; bap. Dec. 28, in the New English Chapel, Edinburgh, James 
Gordon, Leith, being one witness; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Rt. Hon. 
Henry Dundas ; ;/;. 1821, Oct. 15, at Old Aberdeen, Margaret Catherine, 
youngest dau. of Principal Roderick Macleod, King's Coll., Aberdeen {S.M., 
N.S., vol. IX. p. 495) ; and had Isabella Ann, b. 1837, Mar. 15, bap. Apr. 14, at 
Deesa, m. 1857, Aug. 7 ; Margaret Sarah, b. 1839, Jul. 27 ; Matilda Christina, 
b. 1841, Jul. 27, m. (i) 1865, Dec. 19, at St. James's Ch., Dover, Henry Horace 
Powell {d. 1890), J. P., Cinque Ports, son of Henry Percy Cotton, Quex Park, 
Thanet (becoming the mother of Major Percy Horace Gordon Powell 
Gordon, the explorer) ; m. (a) 1902, Mar., John B. Dunning {G.M., vol. i. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 133 

N.S., p. 1 20, Burke's Family Rec.) ; and Georgina Jessie, h. 1843, Mar. 27, 
m. 1866, Sep. 13, James Nicol McAdam, 78th Highlrs., youngest son of 
James McAdam, ot Tindon End, and grandson of Sir James Nicol McAdam 
{G.M., vol. 2, N.S., p. 686). Gordon d. 1850, Sep. 6, at Deebank(now Riverston), 
Banchory, bur. at Old Machar Cathedral {ibid., vol. 34, N.S., p. 454; I.O. 
Rec. ; Fodderletter family described by J. M. Bulloch, Huntly Express, 1909, 
Aug. 27, Sep. 3 ; and in Wimberley's Gordons of Bcldorncy, 33-36). 

598- George Thomas. 1815, Sep. 13, Vol. ist class, R.N., "Dwarf," 
cutter, aged 13, his father, Lt. Samuel, of the " Dwarf," granted permission 
Sep. 9, to enter his name on the cutter's books. 1818, Mar. 28, Boy ist 
class " Lee," Oct. 11, "AthoH". 1820, Dec. 20, discharged. 1821, Mar. 6, 
"Impregnable". 1822, Mar. 6, discharged; May 10, "Ariadne". 1825, 
passed as Lt. 1829, May 6, Lt., " Revenge ". 1830, May 4, " Erebus ". 
1832, Oct. 5, " Rhadamanthus," steam vessel. 1835, ^^P- 9> " Phcenix " 
steamer, his services on this ship on coast of Spain, first Carlist war, 1835- 
40, procured him a knighthood, ist class, Order of San Fernando {G.M., vol. 
19, N.S., p. 641). 1837, Jan. 7, additional Lt., "William and Mary" yacht; 
Jul. I, in command "Comet" steamer; while holding this com., conveyed 
the first King of Hanover to Rotterdam. 1840, Aug. i, Comdr. 1S43, Apr. 
II, "Cormorant" steam sloop. Pacific. 1846, Nov. 9, Post Capt. 1849, 
Sep. 7, "Encounter". 1854, flag Capt. to Comdr. in Chief, Baltic. 1855, 
"Osborne" royal yacht, brought King Victor Emmanuel to England, and 
back to Boulogne. 1858-61, commanded steam reserve, Portsmouth. 1864, 
R. Adm. 1871, V. Adm. ret. 1877, Aug. i, Adm. {Adni. Indexes, Midship- 
men, P.R.O. ; O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die. ; Boase's Mod. Eng. Biog. ; N.L., 
1829-1887). Probably the Lt. Gordon, nominated with others by the King 
of Hanover, 1837, Sep., Knight of the Guelphic Order (G.M., vol. 8, N.S., p. 

301)- 

Second son of Samuel, 1286; b. 1807 (?) ; m. 1865, Jun. i, at St. 
George's, Hanover Sq., London, Ellen Jane, dau. of William Parker, of 
Clopton Hall, Suffolk, widow of Capt. Harry Eyres, R.N., C.B. {G.M., vol. 
19, 2nd N.S., p. 107) ; d. 1887, Jul. 30, at Ingleden, near Tenterden, Kent 
(Times, Aug. 4, Sep. 23 ; Walford's County Families). Mrs. Gordon was 
elected, 1904, Jan., after a legal dispute, by 112 votes to 56, churchwarden of 
the ecclesiastical parish of St. Michael, part of the borough of Tenterden 
[Daily Telegraph, Jan. 15, 18). She d. 1910, Jun. 15, at Ingleden, bur. at St. 
Michael's Ch. ; left estate ;^27,986 gross, net personality £22,148 (Times, 
Jun., Aug. 16). 

599. George Tindal. 1845, Sep. 12, Vol. ist class, R.N., "Lark". 



134 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1847, Apr. 10, "Queen"; May 24, Mid., "Spartan". 1849, Jun. 19, " Im- 
pregnable "; Jul. 30, " Daedalus ". 185 1, Nov. 26, Mate, " Plover ". 1852, 
Aug. 20, "Swift". 1854, Nov. 9, Lt. 1861, left the Navy {Adm. Indexes, 
Midshipmen, P.R.O. ; N.L., 1855-61). 

600- George Tomline. 185 1, Feb., Lt. Sherwood F"oresters (Not- 
tinghamsh.) Mil. {L.G., pt. i, pp. 417, 488). 1853, May i, Lt. {ibid., pt. 2, 
p. 1332). 1854, Dec, Capt. (ibid., pt. 4, p 3957). 1862, joined the Con- 
federate army (see Foreign list). 

Eldest son of Rev. John (1794- 1843), vicar of Edwinstowe, and his wife, 
Sarah Matthews, actress; grandson of Rev. George (1761-1845), Dean of 
Lincoln; great-grandson of Rev. John (1725-93), Archdeacon of Lincoln; 
b. 1823, Aug. 8 ; educated at Westminster School and Jesus College, Cam- 
bridge, B.A., 1848; squire of Cuckney, Notts; in. 1847, Harriet, dau. of Rev. 
T. Harrison, of Firby Hall, Yorks, and had six sons — three being George, 557» 
John Charles Frederick, 1020-1, ^nd Leonard, 1086, ^nd two daus. Ida, /». 
Lieut. Gen. Sir Charles Whittingham Douglas, and Beatrice, in. Lord Alexander 
Kennedy. Gordon d. 1868, Feb. 26, at the Hotel Dieu, New Orleans. His 
widow m. 1870, Oct. 26, Rear Adm. Henry Anthony TroUope (1837-94), a 
member of Lord Kesteven's family. Gordon's family was described at length 
by J. M. Bulloch in the Hutilly Express, 1907, Sep. 6 — Oct. 18. Brother 
of Rev. Henry, 637, and John, 906. 

601. George W. 1892, Jan. 27, S. Lt., R.N. Reserve. 1899, Jul. 22, 
Lt. 1904, Apr., ret. {N.L., 1892- 1910). 

602- Qeorg^e Wilkinson Ramsay. 1870, Feb. 10, Ens., nth Ft. 
1871, Nov. I, Lt. (Hart's A.L., 1871-3). 

Ninth son of Alexander, 204; b. 1850, Sep. 22, at Boulogne-sur-Mer ; d. 
of fever, bur. 1872, Feb. 29, at Gwalior {House of Gordon, 11. (486)). 

603- Qeorjfe William Hamilton. 1874, Oct. 10, Sub. Lt. (supy.), 1st 
Wilts Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 5, p. 4654). 1878, Oct. 10, Lt. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 
2931). 1882, Mar. 18, res. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 1217). 

Second son of the Hon. and Rev. Douglas, and grandson of George, 4th 
Earl of Aberdeen, 541 ; 6. 1854, Jun. 15; director Public Works, O.R. Colony ; 
d. unnt. 1906, Dec. 31. Brother of Douglas George Hamilton, 411- 

604- Gilbert. 1691, Jan. 28, Lt., Col. Hill's Ft., principal, in an 
obligation for £106 15s., to William Baxter, merchant, registered there 1696, 
Jul. 16 {Reg. of Deeds). 

605- Gordon Clunes. 1825, Mid. (act.), Indian Navy, "Lady Mel- 
ville ". 1826, Mar. 6, Mid. 1828, 5th Mate. 1830, Dec. i, 4th Mate. 1823, 
3rd Mate. 1840, left service with gratuity, £784 (/.O. Rec), 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 135 

Second son of Joseph, of Carroll, and Ann Clunes ; b. i8io, May 29, 
Edinburgh ; became a W.S., 1842 ; d. unm. 1843, Nov. 25 {Gordons of Inver- 
gordon, in). Brother of George James, 585, John, 933, William, 1431. 

606. Graham. 1885, Feb. 28, Lt. (supy.) 7th Middlesex (London 
Scottish) Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. i, p. 862). 1890, Mar. 22, Capt. {ibid., pt. 2, 
p. 1712). 1898, Sep. 21, Maj., hon. rank {ibid,, pt. 5, p. 5539). 1903, Jan. 
26, Maj. {ibid., pt. i, p. 759); Feb. 14, res., hon. rank Lt. Col., with permis- 
sion to wear his uniform on retirement {tbitl., pt. 2, p. 1137). 

1883, Nov. I, solicitor, 37 Golden Square, London {Law List); practis- 
ing there in 191 1. 

607- Lord Qranville Armyne. 1877, Jun. 25, Sub. Lt., Longford 
Mil. {L.G., pt. 5, p. 3961). 1878, Jul. 3, res. {ibid., pt. 5, p. 3906). 

Sixth son of Charles, loth Marquis of Huntly ; b. 1856, Jun. 14; wrote 
novels, poetry, travel and sport. 1884, applied for a patent, which was not 
granted (Specification, 143,737), for " sights for firearms and ordnance " ; tii. (i) 
1878, Sep. 4, Charlotte D'Olier {d. 1900), dau. of Henry Roe, distiller, Dublin ; 
in. (2) 1902, Aug. 5, at Dieppe, Margaret, dau. of W. F. Humble, Chester, 
widow of F. B. Close, and divorced wife of Christian Frederick Gordon ; had 
by first wife Charles Henry Granville, 367, and Granville Cecil Douglas, 608- 
Lord Granville d. 1907, Jun. 14, on board S.S. " Prinz Ludwig" between Suez 
and Aden, and was buried, Jun. 21, at Colombo. Brother of Charles, nth 
Marquis, 341; Lord Douglas William Cope, 414, and Lord Lewis, 1098 
(Bulloch's Gordons of Aboyne, 44-7; his portrait appears in his Sporting 
Reminiscences, p. 3). 

608 Granville Cecil Douglas. 1900, May 2, 2nd Lt., 3rd Gordon 
Highlrs. 1901, Mar. 8, Lt. ; May 6, seconded for service in S. Africa {L.G., 
pt. 3, P- 3927); Sep. 14, 2nd Lt., Scots Gds., ist Batn. ; Dec, joined the reg. 
at Bloemfontein ; operations in the Transvaal, Jul. — Dec. ; in Orange Riv. 
Col., 1902, Jan. — May (Queen's Medal, five clasps). 1904, Feb. i, Lt. 
1908, Mar. 8, Asst. Supt. Gymnasia, London Dist. {A.L., 1900-1910). 

Second but only surviving son of Lord Granville Armyne, 607; b. 1883, 
Apr. 28 ; m. 1907, Apr. 20, at the Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks, 
Violet, only dau. of Gerard Streatfeild, of Fulbrook House, Elstead, and has 
Douglas Charles Lindsay, b. 1908 ; and Adam Granville, b. 1909. Heir pre- 
sumptive to the Marquisate of Huntly. 

609 H. 1779, Jan. n, Asst. Surg.,^ H.E.LC.S. (Madras), previously 
Ens. {List of Ancient Records in Fort St. George, 13). 

610- H. H. 1 899- 1 902, Capt., Cape Mtd. Rif, served in S. African war 
{A.L., 1900-2). 



136 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

611- Hamilton Charles. 1891, Mar. 4, 2nd Lt., 4th Dgn. Gds. ; Sep. 
9, res. {A.L., 1891). 

Eldest son of Hamilton Winkup, Bengal C.S. and Ada Isabella ; 

1870, Feb. 25 ; joined Bengal Police ; m. Alice Mabel {d. 1896, Aug. 6, 

bur. Aug. 7, at Noakhali New Cemetery) and had Stuart Hamilton, b. 1897, 
Mar. 9; Violet Ada Christine, b. 1898, Nov. 13; and Charles Winkup, b. 
1901, May II. Brother of Alfred Ernest, 241- 

612- Hamilton Douglas. 1839, Jan. 18, Ens., 78th Ft. 1842, Apr. 8, 
Lt. 1850, Apr. 26, Capt. (Hart's A.L., 1840-52). 

Second son of Thomas of Harperfield, 1327 ; ^- 1819, Nov. 30, at Carfin, 
Lanark; d. 1851 ; Mrs. Gordon's jfohn Gorduti of Pitlur^ (1886, p. xxiii), 
gives the date as 1849. 

613- Hamilton Thomas. 1855, Dec. 7, 2nd Lt., H.E.LC.S., Bengal 
Eng. 1858, Jan. 5, placed at disposal of P.W.D. ; Jan. 6, Asst. Eng., Dum 
Dum ; Aug. 13, Lt. {E.I. Reg., 1856-60; Capt. T. C. Anderson's Services of 
Offs., Bengal Aimy, 258). 

Son of Robert Cumming Hamilton, 1262 ; ^. 1836, May 15, bap. Jun. 15, 
at East Teignmouth, Devonsh. ; educated at Worcester Grammar Sch., 
Cheltenham Coll., Addiscombe, and Chatham, 1856, Feb. i — 1857, Aug. 27 ; 
nominated in 1845, ^o'" H.E.LC.S., by Hon. Hugh Lindsay on recommenda- 
tion of his father, then living at Greenhill Place, Worcester; d. 1861, Feb. 14, 
on board the " Dwarkanath " at Diamond Harbour, off Calpee, Hooghly 
River {I.O. Rec). 

614- Hans. 1798, Jan. i, Asst. Surg., H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1799, 
Dec. on the " Walthamstow " Coast and China, sailed 1800, Feb. 15 {New 
Oriftital Reg., 1800). 1802, Sep. 15, 13th N.L, ist Batn. 1805, Sep. 24, 
Surg. 1808-9, ^t Zillah of Manargoody. 1809, Mar. 7, 4th N.L, ist Batn. ; 
May 31, 13th N.L 1812, Dec. 12, 19th N.L 1819, Trichinopoly Garrison. 
1820, Garrison and Zillah of Trichinopoly ; d. Jun. 19, at Tanjore. (lomb- 
stone at St. Peter's Cemetery). 

By will, dated 1816, Jul. 24, at Trevandrum, Travancore, proved 1820, 
Jul. 17, at Madras by Maj. William Ireland Jones and Robert Richardson, 
Surgeon, executors in India, — the English executors being Joseph Reid, Old 
Broad Street, London, and Bt. Maj. Dennis Kingdon, 18th Ft., Holdsworthy, 
Devonsh. — he made bequests in favour of his mother, Catherine Gordon, 
Wexford, and sisters Elizabeth, and Amelia, wife of Robert Moore Lane, and 
others {E.I. Reg., 1800-20; I.O. Rec). 

615- Harry. 1742, Eng. Extraordinary, R.E. 1745, Dec. 14, arrived 
at Inverness on H.M.S. " Hound" (Fraser's Chiefs of Grant, 11. 194). 1747, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 137 

Jul., serving in Flanders, under the Duke of Cumberland, 5s. a day. 1754* 
Sub. Eng., serving in Canada under Gen. Braddock, who started from 
Alexandria, May 30, to cross the Alleghany Mountains to attack F'ort Du 
Quesne at the junction of the Ohio with the Monongahela (Orme's jfournal, 
pp. 227, 387); Jul. 9, surprised by the French, and their Indian allies, and 
cut to pieces, " Mr. Engineer Gordon was the first man that saw the enemy, 
being in front of the Caysentels, marking and picketting the road for them ". 
Braddock was killed, while Gordon and five others were wounded (A. G. 
Bradley's Fight with France for N. America, 96 ; Sackville Papers, Hist, 
MSS. Com.). 1756, Feb. 12, Lt., attached as Eng. to and served with 60th 
Ft. (MS. A.L., 1752, pt. 2, p. 57, P.R.O.) ; Sep. 9, Eng. Extraordinary. 
1757, May 14, Capt. Lt. 1758, Jan. 4, Bt. Capt. ; served under Gen. Wolfe. 
1759, Aug. 16, Capt. 1762, in command of one of the ten Coys,, 60th Ft., 
Jan., served at siege of Martinique, wrote a long despatch about it {Add. 
MSS., 21,6-^8, f. 176, B.M., printed in extenso in Aberdeen Free Press, 1905, 
Aug. 8) ; Jun., served at the siege of Havannah (Whitworth Porter's R.E., i. 
163, 171, 195); Aug. 13, served at Cuba, wounded {S.M., vol. 24, p. 504). 
1766, Jun. 18, started on an official voyage of discovery (1164 miles) down 
the Ohio from Fort Pitt to the mouth of the river, which he reached Aug. 9 ; 
continued his journey, Aug. 10, on the Mississippi ; Aug. 16, arrived at Fort 
Masiasch, where a fort had been erected by the French to check the Cherokee 
Indians coming down the river ; Gordon proposed that a new fort should be 
built in connection with the Mississippi and Ohio trade (account of his tour 
in the Dartmouth Papers, Hist. MSS. Com.; part of the journal printed as 
Appendix 4, Thomas Pownall's Topographical Description of N. America, 
1776). 1768, commanding the troops in Grenada. 1770, in Dominica. 
1772, Jul. 23, Bt. Maj. 1776, serving in Canada (Hadden's Journal, p. 174). 
1777, Aug., arrived in London, was presented to and had a conference with 
the King at St. James's Palace {Lond. Chron., Aug. 6, 7, 9) ; Aug. 29, Bt. 
Lt. Col. 1778, "an experienced engineer, directed the getting ready of the 
King's Batteries for 32 pounders, when Paul Jones was cruising the Irish 
Channel in the 'Ranger' privateer and Liverpool was preparing to face 
him " (Gomer Williams's Liverpool Privateers) ; Dec. 18, Sub. Director of 
Eng. and Maj. 1780, Nov. 20, Col. Comdt. In or before 1787, Comdr. in 
Chief of Eng., in the Leeward Islands {A.L., 1754-87). 

Younger son of George, of Knockespock (to which he succeeded), and his 
second wife, Jean Leith, which George was younger son of Harry, of Auchlyne 
{House of Gordon, 11. (368)) ; m. 1755, privately by the Chaplain of a British 
reg. at Philadelphia, Hannah Meredith of that city, and, 1763, publicly there. 

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138 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

The first ceremony gave rise to a very painful Chancery suit, 1816-21 
(Swanston's Cases, i. 166, 11. 400-482). He had Peter, drowned, s.p., in 
Grenada, 1787, Aug.; Adam, 102; Henry (Harry), 628; James. Gordon 
landed at Eastbourne, 1787, Aug. 18, and, having been very ill on the voyage 
from Grenada, d. there Aug. 23, although the monument erected at Clatt by 
his dau. Mrs. Hannah Fellowes-Gordon states that he d. in America. An 
account of his career by J. M. Bulloch appeared in the Huntly Express, 1907, 
Mar. 29, Apr. 5 ; see also Wimberley's Gordons of Knockcspock, p. 88. 
Brother of Peter, 1149; described, *' Harry " in R.E., and in 60th Ft., 1759; 
" Henry" in 6oth Ft., 1759-65. 

616- Harry. 1757, Feb. 2, 2nd Lt., 39th Ft. 1761, Nov. 10, ist 
Lt. 1764, h.p. 1778, Mar. 14, Lt. and Capt., 41st Marines {MS. A.L., 

1752, pt. 2, p. 180, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1758-79; S.M., vol. 19, p. 167, vol. 32, p. 
688). 

His widow Jane, received pension of ;f26 from 1779, Nov. 23 — 1 790-1 ; 
shew. (2) William Duncan, in Culdrain, and d. 1796, Apr. 5; will proved 
Jul. 26 {W.O. Wid. Pensions, P.R.O. ; Moray Test.). 

617- Rev. Harry (Harie). 1757, Chaplain, Garrison at Fort George, 
salary 158. per week ; May 28, petitioned the General Assembly of the Church 
of Scotland, "setting forth the smallness of his stipend (;^i6 8s. ij(d.) the 
teinds being exhausted with the great e.xpence and trouble he is exposed to 
by the building of Fort George and craving some addition to his living from 
the Royal Bounty," "the building of Fort George has taken up more than 
one-third of the lands". 1760, May 23, the Assembly instructed committee 
for managing Royal Bounty to allow Gordon £25 for that year. 

Probably son of Rev. George, minister of Alves; licen. by Presb. Fordyce, 

1753, Nov. 23; ord. 1757, Apr. 5; min., Ardersier (Scott's Fasti, iii. 245); 
m. 1754, Dec. 21, Sarabella, dau. of Rev. Walter Morrison, Deskford ; and 
had Rev. Abercromby, 72, and Pryse Lockhart, 1164- Gordon d. 1764, 
Mar. 15. Great-grandfather of Harry Panmure, 623- Possibly brother of 
James, 730- 

618- Harry or Henry. Maj., son of John, in Minmore (d. 1776); d. 
unm. Brother of John, 907, Lewis, 1093, and William, 1407. 

619- Harry or Henry. 1807, Aug. 14, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. (L.G., 
1 143). 1808, Jun. 4, Lt. {ibid., 109). 

Son of John, in Laggan, and Janet Proctor; b. 1786; M.A. King's 
Coll., Aberdeen, 1805 ; afterwards of the Tobacco warehouse, H.M. Customs, 
Liverpool (Bulloch's Gordons of Laggan, p. 18). Brother of James, 739, and 
John, 932. 



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620- Harry Francis Adam. 1907, Oct. i, 2nd Lt., W. York Mil. 
igoS, Dec. 16, York and Lane. Reg. {A.L., igo8-io). 

Only surviving son of Alexander Hermann Adam, 230; b. 1887, Apr. 8. 

621. Harry James Grant. 1852, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S., Madras Eng. 
1854, Dec. 9, 2nd Lt. 1858, Apr. 27, Lt. Served at Mohumera, Persian 
war ; present throughout whole of Central India campaign under Sir Hugh 
Rose, who mentioned him with approval (E.I. Reg., 1852-60; Vibart's Hist. 
Madras Eng., i. 599, 11. 422-3). 

Elder son of Henry, 635; ^. 1835, Oct. 13, bap. 1836, Feb. 23, Fort St. 
George, Madras ; educated at Clapham Grammar Sch., and Addiscombe ; 
nominated for H.E.LC.S. by Maj. James Oliphant, on recommendation of 
his stepfather Col. Vivian ; his guardian being William Tucker (I.O. Rec). 
Gordon was drowned i860, Jul. 11, in Talien-Whan Bay, 

which he had crossed with Capt. Lumsden, to inquire for letters on the steamer 
" Lightning ". They put off in a boat, belonging to the " Imperatrix," manned by the 3rd officer 
and two sailors. On their return, the wind blew strong, and at about 5 p.m., when about half way 
across the harbour, a sudden gust capsized the boat. The shore was about four miles distant, 
there was a strong wind and a very heavy sea. Lumsden volunteered to try to reach the shore, 
so as to lighten the boat and get assistance for the sailors, neither of whom could swim. Gordon 
followed him with the same object, but he was numbed with the cold, and was obliged to return 
to the boat. According to the testimony of one of the crew, Gordon's strength was so far gone, 
that he was barely able to clutch at this man's legs, as they hung in the water. His strength 
soon failed altogether, he lost his hold and sank. His body could not be found, although every 
exertion was made to recover it. Capt. Shaw Stewart in his report remarked that " Lt. Gordon's 
services, though short, had been most brilliant and distinguished and a very promising career 
lay before him ; our corps has lost in him a much-beloved brother officer, the Madras army a 
distinguished ornament, and the state a most zealous and able servant " (Addiscombe, Its Heroes 
and Men of Note, 659 ; Monument, St. Thomas's Ch., Madras). 

622- Harry Lawrence. 1886, Aug. 25, Lt., Durham Light Inf. 1887, 
Oct. 16, Bombay (afterwards Indian) S.C. (A.L., 1886 93). 1892, Dec. 19, 
k. during an attack on dacoits in Kathiawar. Capt. O'Donnell, writing at 
midnight to Sir Charles Ollivant, Political Agent in Kathiawar, stated : — 

At three this afternoon the Thanadar informed me that he had received information from 
a spy of ours . . . that he had seen outlaws near a tank near Wadharwa, and that he had sent 
word to Lt. Gordon. I also sent an express . . . and started ... as soon as I could get a 
party of eight sowars, thirteen foot-police and seven of the 23rd Bombay Rifles ready. On 
turning a corner round a hillock, I saw a party of men . . . who told me that the outlaws 
were on ahead, and at that moment a dark flag was raised about 400 ft. in firont, and they said 
that the outlaws were by the flag . . . and meant to fight to the last. It was then just after 
sunset, and I feared that the outlaws might escape in the dark, as they have so often done, so 
shouting " charge " we rode on. I then saw that a party of Agency Sowars were under cover 
on foot, quite near the outlaws, about 60 to 100 paces from them. They saw us coming, and 



I40 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

the impetus of our advance carried them forward on to the outlaws, whom they shot down or 
sabred at once. The whole party was accounted for. They had entrenched themselves in an 
oblong trench, about i6 ft. by 8 ft., round which they had raised a low parapet over which they 
fired. Ten of them were killed in the entrenchment. I found Lt. Gordon lying about 4 it. to 
the eastward of the entrenchment, quite dead, thot through the head . . . death must have 
been instantaneous. I was informed that Lt. Gordon . . . with his party of 20 sabres . . . 
had followed them up, and come upon them near Keradie about 5 p.m. . . . dismounted his 
party and exchanged shots . . . that, at last, had charged the outlaws . . . less than fifteen 
minutes before my arrival at the head of his troops . . . and was shot. The Jemadar states 
that Lt. Gordon spoke to him after being shot, but from the nature of his wound, which 
shattered his left temple, I hold this to be impossible. I am sending Lt. Gordon's body to 
Morvi, en route to Rajkote for interment in charge of the Jemadar, who has asked to be 
allowed his last tribute of respect to this brave young officer (Times, 1*^93, Jan. 19). 

Son of Aubrey John Fullerton, 276; ^- 1867, Apr. 5. 

623. Harry Panmure. 1856, May 2, Cornet, 10th Hussars. 1857, 
May 22, Lt. 1858, ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1856-8). 

Only son of Harry George (1801-83), part founder and manager of the 
Oriental Bank, and Mary Ann, dau. of George Alexander, Provost of Banflf, 
and grandson of Rev. Harry, 617 ; '^- 1837, Oct. 22, at Bombay; educated at 
Harrow, 1851-3, O.xford and Bonn; went to Shanghai; commanded the 
Mounted Rangers Vols, during Taiping rebellion ; joined London Stock 
Exchange in 1865, founding the firm of Panmure Gordon, Hill and Co. and 
floating, by 1882, £80,000,000 worth of American enterprises, especially 
breweries, and an enormous sum of Eastern loans ; in. Carrie, dau. of Thomas 
Beverley, of Beverley, York; d. s.p., 1902, Sep. 1, at Nauheim ; will sworn 
at £86,714. He lived in a princely style, and his eccentricities — coach- 
collecting, tartan upholstery, and the like — were the subject of a great amount 
of newspaper gossip at the time of his death, notably in the Financial News, 
and Daily Express, London, Sep. 3 ; M.A.P., Sep. 13; portrait by Herkomer 
reproduced in The Sphere, 1902, Sep. 13 ; another in D. J. T. Gray's Dogs of 
Scotland, pt. vi. ; Farskane Gordons described by J. M. Bulloch, Banffshire 
Herald, 191 1, Jul, 22; Aug. 19; Sep. 2, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 21 ; Nov. 4, 11, 
18, 25 ; Dec. i). 

624. Harry Vaughan. 1899, Jul. i, Eng. proby. (act.) R.N. 1900, 
Jul. I, Asst. Eng. 1904, Jun. i, Eng. Lt. (A\L., 1899-1910). His wife had a 
son, 1909, Dec. 16, at 3 Beauchamp Hill, Leamington {Times). 

625. Henry (surname •' Seton "). 1452, May 18, k. at battle of Brechin. 
Brother of Alexander, ist Earl of Huntly, 115, and of William, 1369 

{Scots Peerage, iv. 521). 

626- Henry. 1644, May 15, William Jessop writes from Holborn to 
Commissioners of the Navy, Tower Street, " My Lord (Admiral) commanded 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. I4I 

me to let you know his desire that Mr. Henry Gordon might be entered Master 
of the 8th " Whelp " (State Papers Domestic, Charles I. vol. 504, No. 49.) 

627- Henry or Marie. 1704, Aug. 25, 2nd Lt., 21st Ft. (Scots Fus.). 
1706, petitioned Marlborough for a Coy. in the new levies ; Oct. 24, Cornet, 
N. British Drgns. (MS. AL., 1702, p. 255, 1709, p. 12, P.R.O. ; Dalton's 
A.L., II. 57, V. 36, 82, VI. 314; Blenheim Roll, pt. 11. 59). 1711, Feb. 15, 
addressed a memorial to the King: "he has been in H.M. service twelve 
years, and . . . lost a leg and half of his thigh at the battle of Hochsttt 
[Blenheim], notwithstanding which he has served ever since five campaigns 
in Earl of Stair's Regiment, and was shot through the other leg at the battle 
of Mons (1709), and humbly praying your Majesty would be graciously 
pleased to order him a yearly gratuity as others under the like misfortune 
have ". A report by order of the King on this petition states "that his share 
of the Bounty money for Hochstet, only amounted to £22 " and suggests 
that " in regard to his sufferings in the service may be deserving ... of a 
proportionable allowance, and to such other preferments as Your Majesty 
shall think fit to bestow on him, or to recommend him for, to your General 
under whom he serves when an opportunity offers " ( W.O., Reports on 
Memorials, P.R.O. ). 1715, Mar. 12, mentioned in will of his cousin John, 
864 (described as of "Warrand's Regiment"), who left him his sword and 
pistols [Edinburgh Test.); Jun. i, Cornet, Brig. Gen. Richard Waring's 
Carabiniers, com. renewed (Dalton's George the First's Army, 329). 

D. 1724, will signed Jul. 18, refers to sale of his com., without specifying 
reg., mentions wife, Elizabeth, and two children, and appoints Capt. Alexander, 
143j joint executor with her (Dublin Wills). Possibly brother of Alexander, 
laird of Muraik, 134. 

628. Henry or Harry. 1777, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1778, Jul. 
6, Ens., Sepoy Inf., 9th Batn. 1782, Mar. 8, Lt. 1788, Apr., served as Qr. 
Mr., N.I. Batns., 2nd Brigade, on the Coromandel Coast; res. on account of 
ill health same year (Dodwell and Miles's I.A.L.; Bengal Cal., 47, 53; 
List of H.M. & H.E.I.C., United Offs.). 

Son of Harry, 615 5 b- 1761, Oct. 4, at Philadelphia ; served heir to his 
father, 1789, Dec. 9, on the death of his elder brother, Peter, who d. unni. 
and intest. James, the younger brother, induced Harry to enter into an agree- 
ment concerning the family estates under which James received a certain 
annuity. When this agreement was made James was aware, but Harry was 
not, that their father had m. their mother secretly in 1757, six years before 
the public ceremony. Having learned this in 1818, Harry instituted pro- 
ceedings, with the object of establishing his legitimacy, against James, who 



142 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

denied it. The result of the trial was a declaration " that Harry Gordon was 
according to English law legitimate, and heir-at-law of his father ; by Scots 
law he was legitimate apart from the hrst ceremony of marriage ; the agree- 
ment was declared void and all moneys received by James were ordered to be 
refunded " (Swanston's Cases, i. i66, ii. 400-82 ; Times, 1818, Mar. 18). 
Gordon m. Anne dau. of George Carnegie, of Pitarrow, Kincardineshire ; 
(L 1836, Nov. II, aged 75, leaving an only dau., Hannah, who m. 1857, Jun. 
16, William Abdy Fellowes, 1600- She succeeded to Knockespock in 1876, 
on the death of her kinsman Sir Henry Percy Gordon, bart., and took the 
name of Fellowes-Gordon. 

629. Henry. 1791, May 18, Mid., R.N., "Robust," Home station; 
afterwards Ah. and Mid., " Edgar " ; Mid., '* Ganges " and " Casar," Channel 
Fleet; passenger, "Sampson" to W. Indies; Mid. and Master's Mate, 
" Beaulieu " ; Lt. (act.) " Malabar," W. Indies and Demerara. 1796, Apr. 15, 
"Matilda". 1798, Jul. 13, Lt. 1799, Nov. 13, discharged ; Nov. 14, h.p. ; 
Nov. 21, Lt., " Repulse," Channel Fleet. 1800, Mar. 10, shipwrecked on a 
sunken rock near Ushant, taken prisoner, regaining his liberty in a few 
months; Jun. 28, discharged; Jun. 29, h.p.; Aug. 23, " Princess of Orange," 
N. Sea. 1803, Apr. 29, Comdr., discharged, h.p, ; Oct. 19, Comdr., " Wol- 
verine " sloop, Portsmouth. 1804, Mar. 24, the "Wolverine," 

on her way to Newfoundland, in charge of a convoy, sighted two strangers. As they 
showed an intention to attack the rear ol the convoy, the " Wolverine " stood to intercept them, 
signalling the convoy to escape as best it could. At 4 p.m., the larger of the two enemies, 
the " Blonde," 30 guns, i8o men, a French privateer, was within range. . . . The " Wolverine " 
(H guns, 76 men) carried her ports very low; her battery consisted of two 18 pr. long guns, 
and six 24 pr. carronades on the main deck, all of which could be iuught on the same side, 
. . . four 12 pr. carronades on the quarter deck and one on the forecastle. . . . One of her 
two 18 prs., the best guns she carried, jammed, and could not be moved to the engaged broad- 
side. Her ports being so near the water line, she was compelled to engage to leeward in order 
to be able to fight her heavy guns. Her enemy was higher out of the water and carried long 
8 prs. on the main deck. . . . The two ships fought at a distance of 50 yards for 50 minutes, 
before the " Wolverine" lowered her colours. Her sails and rigging were cut 10 pieces, her 
hull riddled between wind and water, and of her small crew five were killed and 10 wounded 
. . . the " Wolverine " sank soon after the prisoners had been removed. Of the convoy, six 
ships escaped, and only two were taken. 

1805, Apr. 8, Gordon was posted for his gallant defence; remained a 
prisoner many years in France ; " the manner in which he returned . . . has 
been variously stated " (Laird Clowes's Navy, v. 341-2 ; John Marshall's 
Roy. Nav. Biog. 11. 936). 181 1, Nov., tried by Court Martial, at Sheerness ; 
honourably acquitted {Times, Nov. 25) ; Nov. 23, h.p. 1837, R. Adm., ret. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 43 

1840, Aug. 17, transferred to Active List of Flag Offs., R. Adm. {G.M., vol. 
14, N.S., p. 309). 1847, Dec. 27, V. Adm. res. h.p. {ibid., vol. 29, N.S., p. 
188). 1854, Jan. 21, Adm. {ibid., vol. 41, N.S., p. 306; N.L., 1800-55; 
O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die. ; Hardwicke's Annual Biog., 1856, p. 190 ; Boase's 
Mod. Eng. Biog.). 

Second son of Francis Grant, 455; '"• 1826, Dec. 18, at Walcot Ch., 
Bath, Charlotte, dau. of Sir John Wrottesley 8th hart., and widow of Rev, 
John Hellyer {d. 1823); twice Mayor of Bath; d. 1855, Sep. 14, at Nelson 
Place, Bath {G.M., vol. 96, pt. 2, p. 639 ; Henry Stooks Smith's Nav. Obit., 

i8s5> P- 3)- 

630- Henry. 1795, Oct. i, Ens., 67th Ft., previously Vol., iiith Ft. 
{L.G., 1129; Freeman's yonrnal, 1795, Oct. 27). 1796, Mar. i, Lt. {L.G., 
219; A.L., 1795-6). 

Younger son of Edward, Bromley {d. 1803), and Jane, dau. of Henry 
Barr, of Stapleford Abbot's, Essex; d. 1796, Jun. 11, at St. Domingo, of 
yellow fever {G.M., vol. 66, pt. 2, p. 702 ; House of Gordon, 11. (218)). 

631. Henry. 1796, Oct. 24, Ens., W. Middlesex Mil. {L.G., 23). 1797, 
Feb. 24, Lt. {ibid., 633). 

632. Henry. 181 1, Dec. n. Vol., H.E.LC.S., Bombay Marine. 1813, 
Oct. 13, Mid., "Vestal" {I.O. Rec). 

633- Henry. 18 18, Aug. 7, Capt., d. in Upper George Street, Edge- 
ware Road, in his 50th year. 

"Brother of the late Maj. James Gordon, of Northwood, Isle of Wight" 
{G.M., vol. 8-8, pt. 2, p. 376 ; Abd. Jour., Aug. 19). 

63i Lord Henry. 182 1, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1822, Mar. ro. 
Ens., 23rd N.L 1824, May i, Lt. 1826-7, A.D.C. to Govr. Gen. 1828-37, 
Dep. Paymr., Meerut. 1839, Oct. 8, Lt., 2nd Eur. Reg. 1840, Jul. 22, tried 
by Court Martial, in connection with some losses in his office at Meerut ; 
honourably acquitted. 1842, Nov. 12, Capt., 5th N.L 1843-4, on furlough. 
1846, serving with loth Irregular Cav. ; May i, ret. {E.I. Reg., 1822-47). 
1855, Feb. 27, Capt., Aberdeensh. Mil., local rank of Maj. 1857, Nov. 12 ret. 
(Innes's Aberdeensh. Mil.). 

Fourth son of George, 9th Marquis of Huntly, 518; b. 1802, Aug. 31 ; 
m. 1827, Mar. 6, Louisa Payne {d. 1867, May 17), and had Sarah Elizabeth 
Catherine bap. 1828, Mar. 26, at Meerut; Louisa Frances Charlotte b. 1829, 
Dec. 17, bap. 1830, Mar. 6, at Meerut; Henrietta Mary, d. young; Theresa 
Burton, b. 1834, Feb. 14, bap. Mar. 31, at Meerut, d. and bur. 1836, Oct. ir, 
at Shussoorie; Julia Cecil, b. 1836, Sep. 5, bap. Oct. 17, at Mussoorie; 
Augustus Henry, b. 1839, Sep. i, bap. Oct. 8, at Mussoorie, d. 1869, Aug. ; 



144 MOUSE OF GORDON. 

William Sackville, b. 1842, Jul. 14, at Landour, bap. 1843, Feb. i, at Calcutta, 
d. 1878, Sep. 27 ; Wilhelmina Gertrude Maria and Millicent Theresa, twins, 
h. 1844, Aug. 25; Augusta, b. 1849, Mar. 26; and Leslie Charles, b. 1852, 
May 14, possibly 1088- Lord Henry d. 1865, Aug. 28 (7.0. Rec. ; Bulloch's 
Earls of Aboync, 36-7). 

635. Henry. 1824, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras) ; Jun. 7, arrived at 
Madras. 1825, May 6, Ens., 7th N.L, afterwards transferred to i8th N.L ; 
Dec. 16, received orders to join army in Burman war. 1826, Mar, 29, per- 
mitted to return from Rangoon to Madras for four months on s.c. 1828, 
Jun. 20, Lt. 1830, Sep. 4, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. 1833, Aug. 
25, returned; Oct, 12, appt. Member, Invalid Committee, F"ort St. George ; 
Dec. 19, relieved, in order to rejoin his reg. 1834, Jan. 4, D.A.Q.M.G. (act.). 
Centre Division of army. 1836, Jan. 23, Adj. (act); Oct. 7, D.A.Q.M.G. 
(act.). 1837, passed in Hindustani; Dec, 8, Adj. 1838, Jul. 21-5, Member 
of a Committee, P'ort St. George. 1839, Jan. 25, Post Master, Belgaum, 
during stay of the reg. there. 1840, Nov. 21, D.A.Q.M.G., S, Division, 
Bombay army. 1841, Jun. i, res. Adjtcy. ; Sep. 16, appt. to command a 
field detachment. 1842, Jan. 10, left Belgaum ; Mar. 3, Capt. ; granted three 
months leave to sea-coast and sea on s.c. 1843, Nov. 6 — 1845, Jan. 15, leave 
to Neilgherries on s.c. ; d. Jun. 22, at Setabuldee {E.I. Reg., 1825-46). 

Son of John, and Sarah (both dead by 1824) ; b. 1806, Jun. 10, bap. 

Jul. 31, St. Pancras, Middlesex; nominated for H.E.LC.S., by William 
Astell, on recommendation of Sir James Allan Park, bart. ; m, 1832, Emma 
Charlotte {b. 1814), 2nd dau. of James Walsh, H,M, Customs, Dep, Lt., 
Tower Hamlets and Chairman of the Tower Sessions {G.M., vol. 25, N.S., 
p. 308), and had Aubrey John Fullerton, 276, and Harry James Grant, 621- 
Mrs. Gordon m. (2) 1846, Jan. 13, at Paddington, Lt, Col. Vivian, rst Madras 
Fus. ; living at Boulogne in 1854 {G.M., vol. 25, N.S., p. 308, I.O. Rec). 

636- Henry, 1825, Jul. 12, held a com. N.W, Jersey Mil. 1826, 
Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1827, Jan, 7, Ens,, 38th N.L 1831, Apr. 5, Lt. 
1834, serving at Kamptee; Dec. 21, six months leave to Presidency. 1835, 
Mar, 20, cancelled, and appt. Member of a Committee for examination of 
army clothing ; May 28, Member of a Court Martial, Fort St. George, 
granted leave until Sep. ; Oct., rejoined at Nagpore. 1840, May, qualified in 
Hindustani, granted Moonshee allowance ; Aug., Qr. Mr. and Inter., 
stationed at Bangalore. 1841, Sep. 3, Adj. 1842, Jan. 7, Capt. ; Nov. 26, 
Public Staff. Off., French Rocks. 1843, Oct. granted leave to Presidency. 
1844, Jan. 9, furlough to Europe. 1845, J^"- 24, Bt. Maj. ; Dec. 2, returned 
to Madras {E.I. Reg., 1827.55), 



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Third son of Robert, 1205; b. 1807, Jul. 23, at Botley, Southampton, 
bap. Sep. 8; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by R. Campbell on recommendation 
of Lt. Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor, K.C.B. ; d. num. 1854, Aug. 11, at Chester 
Terrace, Eaton Square, London, "an extremely zealous, good officer, and 
very generally respected by the natives" (7.0. Rec. ; G.Mi, vol. 42, N.S., p. 
409). 

637- Rev. Henry. 1854, Aug. 9, Chaplain, R.N., "Meander," Devon- 
port {G.M., vol. 42, N.S., p. 292). 1855, Jun. 14, " Eurydice," N. America 
and W. Indies {N.L., 1854-8). 

Third son of Rev. John (1794-1843), Edwin stowe ; grandson of Rev. 
George (i 761-1845), Dean of Lincoln ; and great grandson of Rev. John (1725- 
93), Archdeacon of Lincoln ; b. 1829 ; educated at Shrewsbury, 1841-7 {Reg., 
91), Balliol Col., Oxon., 1846-50, St. Mary's Hall, B.A., 1851 ; d. 1856, Oct. 
27, at East Retford, aged 27 (Foster's Oxford Graduates ; G.M., vol. i, N.S., 
p. 779). Brother of George Tomline, 600, and John, 996- 

638- Henry. i860, Feb. 25, Ens., Dumfriessh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, 
p. 997). 1863, Jan., res. (ibid., pt. i, p. 331). 

639- Henry. 1867, Oct. 12, Ens., Gordon Highlrs. 1870, Jan. 29, 
exchanged into Rif. Brig. 187 1, Aug. 9, ret. (Hart's A.L., 1868-71 : W.O. 
A.L., 1870-1, P.R.O.). 

Third son of James, II. of Manar; b. 1848; ?». 1874, Ellen, youngest dau. 
of the Hon. Vice-Chancellor, Sir Charles Hall, knt. of Farnham Chase, 
Bucks, and has a dau. (House of Gordon, 11. (315)). Brother of Hugh, 669- 

640- Henry. 1875, Aug. 4, Asst. Surg., afterwards Surg, (act.) 7th 
Fifesh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 3867). 1886, Oct. 23, res. {ibid., pt. 5, p, 
5106). M.B., Edin., i868; M.D., 1885. 

641- Henry A. 1902, Jun. 23, Lt., Leicestersh. Mil. {A.L., 1902 — Oct. 

1903)- 

642- Henry Charles. 1883, Aug. 4, Surg. A.M.D. ; aftervvards Surg. 
Capt., A. M.S. Stationed at Sierra Leone, when news was received of British 
defeat at Tamli and the killing of Capt. Robinson ; went up the river with 
avenging party of West Indian troops, who captured the place and took 
numbers of the enemy. 1891, May 24, embarked at Sierra Leone on the 
steamer " Oil Rivers " on his passage to England. Gordon suffered acutely 
from heart-disease; d. May 30, bur. at sea (Hart's A.L., 1884-92; Times, 
1891, Jun. 13). 

Eldest son of John, 1004; b. 1857, May 27, at Banchory-Ternan ; 
M.B., Abd., 1880; M.D., 1889; B.Sc. (Public Health), Edin., 1891 (Col. John- 
ston's Aberdeen Graduates, 200). 



146 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

643- Henry Cranmer. 1806, Dec. 26, Vol., ist Class, R.N., " Meleager,' 
aged 13, Greenland, N. Sea, Jamaica. 1808, Apr, i, Mid.; Jul. 30, wrecked 
on Barebush Key, near Port Royal; Aug, i. Mid., "Polyphemus", 1809, 
Jul,, witnessed surrender of St. Domingo to the British and Spanish forces. 
181 1, Mar. 26, " Hyperion," Newfoundland, 181 2, cruising the whole summer 
in Davis Strait, for protection of whale fishery ; escorted convoy from New- 
foundland to Barbadoes, afterwards frozen up in St. John's Harbour. 1814, 
Jan., Master's Mate, " Hyperion," Channel ; Feb. 2, passed as Lt., aged 19 
{Acini., Indexes, Midshiptucn, N. Board Lis. Passing Certif., P.R.O.), 1815, 
Jan., Mid., " Cornwallis," E. Indies; Jul. i, Lt. (act.) " Wellesley " ; Aug. 22, 
discharged; Aug. 23, h.p. (Adni. Half Pay Lists; Offs Services, P.R.O. ; 
N.L., 1815-49; O'Byrne's Nov. Biog. Die, 408). Laird Clowes {Navy,\, 
155) is responsible for the statement that Gordon was tried by Court Martial 
for the loss of the "St. Lawrence," 1815, Feb. 26. 

Son of Joseph and Lucy ; b. 1794, Jan. 13, bap. Jul. 12 at Codicote, 

Herts ; m. 1823, Nov, 7, at St. John's Cathedral, Calcutta, Christina Lucas ; 
d. and bur. 1842, Jun. 6, Circular Road Bur. Ground, Calcutta, aged 43. 
Gordon d. 1842, Feb. 25, at Chandernagore, aged 47 {G.M., vol. 17, N.S., 
p. 677 ; I.O. Rec.). See Joseph Cranmer, 1078- 

644- Henry Erskine. 1874, Sep. 30, Lt., Lanarlcsh. Yeo. Cav. {L.G., 
Pt. 5. P- 4536; 1877, pt. 7, p. 6439). 1882, Sep. 2, Capt. {ibid., pt 5, p. 
4071). 1890, May 24, hon. rank, Maj. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2969). 1897, Jan. 13, 
Maj., hon. rank Lt. Col. {ibid., pt. i, p. 188). 1901, Aug. 23, 2nd Comdt. 
1903, Jun. 27, res. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 4016; A.L., 1874-1908, Jan.). 

Second son of John, of Aikenhead, and Lady Christian Isabel Erskine 
{d. 1886), dau. of 13th Earl of Buchan ; b. 1849, Sep. 11 ; Memb. of Faculty 
of Advocates 1874, Jul. 16; succeeded his brother in Aikenhead, 1902; D.L. 
Lanarksh., 1898, Sep. 6 {L.G., pt. 5, p. 5385), Renfrewsh., 1904, Jun. 6 
{ibid., pt. 3, p. 3716); m. 1895, Bertha A., second dau. of Major J. Finlay of 
Castle Toward, Argyllsh., and has five daus. (Lodge's Peerage, 1909, p. 371). 

645- Henry Qisborne. 1910, Jul. 23, 2nd Lt, R.A. {A.L., 1910). 
Fifth son of Alexander Hamilton Miller Haven, of F'lorida Manor, Co. 

Down, and Ada Austin, dau. of Governor Eyre (the object of so much criticism 
for the execution of G. W. Gordon, "the Jamaica martyr") ; 6. 1889, Aug. 
29 (Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, i. 753). Brother of Alexander Robert 
Gisborne, 234, J^nd John de la Hay, 1023- 

646. Henry Herbert. 1863, Jan. 16, Ens., 44th Ft. ; retired by the sale 
of his commission in 1867, being unable to bear the expense of going abroad 
{A.L., which calls him " Henry " only). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 47 

Son of John, 983; h. 1842; went to New Zealand; became Lt. Col., 
Christchurch Vols., and Mayor in 1888; m. Mary Arden (Information from 
his sister, Mrs. Kilraith). 

647- Henry Hoile. 1871, Sep. 13, 2nd Lt., ist Forfarsh. Art. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 4, p. 3997). 1873, Jun. I, Lt. {A.L., 1880). 1887, Jan. 8, Capt. 
{L.G., pt. I, p. Id). 1894, May 5, Maj., hon. rank {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2617). 
1895, Mar. 27, res. {ibid,, pt. 2, p. 1869). 

Eldest son of John (1826-78), spinner, Dundee; became a merchant 
there ; served heir to his father, 1878, Nov. 5 ; m. 1890, Mary Elizabeth 
Douglas and had John Henry, b. 1891, Andrew Douglas, b. 1893, and 
Clement James, b. 1894 ; Gordon d. 1903 (Bulloch's Gordons in Forfarshire, 
27). Brother of John Edmond, 1027- 

648- Henry Hudson. 1903, Jul. i, Eng. Sub. Lt., R.N. 1906, Apr. i, 
Eng. Lt. {N.L., 1903-10). 

649. Henry J. 1884, Feb. n, Surg., R.N. {N.L., 1884— Mar. 1890); 
(7. before 1890, Apr. 

650. Henry King. 1883, Aug. 17, Capt., Rangoon Rif. Vols. 1893, 
Aug. 18, Lt. Col., Moulmein Rif. Vols. 1895, F^b. 8, Supy. list. 1897, Feb. 9, 
unatt. list. 1898, Jan. 28, Comdt., Hyderabad Rif. Vols. {I.A.L., 1883-99). 
Lt. Col., National Reserve, on which he wrote to the Spectator, 1912, Feb. 24. 

Eldest son of Sir Charles Alexander, 344 ; b. 185 1, Apr. 12 ; educated at 
the Edinburgh Academy and at Rugby ; four 3'ears in a bank at home ; 28 
years in the Bank of Bengal in India and Burma ; wrote A Handbook to 
Colloquial -Burmese, 1886, and From the City of Palaces to Ultima Thule, 
1887 ; interested in Esperanto {Outlook, 1905, Aug. 26) ; m. 1893, Feb. 4, 
Beatrice Giselle Louise, elder dau. of Edward Chichester Incledon-Webber 
of Buckland House and St. Brannock's, Braunton, Devon, and Georgina 
Chisholm Beare {Landed Gentry, 1886, 11. 1949), and has Janet Ivy Giselle, 
h. 1896, Oct. 2i at St. Brannock's; Florence Ruby Beatrice, b. 1898, Jul. 22, 
at Hyderabad ; and Charles Alistair Richmond, b. 1907, Apr. 5, at Crosspark, 
Barnstaple, N. Devon ; resides at " Cromdale " Folkestone. 

651- Henry Pottinger. 1874, Jan. 14, Capt., Roy. N. Down Mil., 
previously Lt. {L.G., pt. i, p. 137). 

Elder son of Alexander Thomas (1811-71), grandson of Alexander (1762- 
1829), of Castle Place, Belfast, and great-grandson of Robert (1722-93), of 
Florida Manor, co. Down; b. 1846; d. nnm. 1879. Nephew of James Gis- 
borne, 797, and Robert Francis, 1266 {Huntly Express, 1909, Sep. 9). 

652. Henry William. 1803, Aug. 17, Ens., R.A.; Sep. 12, Lt. 1805, 
Dec, served in expedition to Naples, took part in occupation of Sicily. 1806, 
Jun. I, Adj. ; Jul. 4, present at battle of Maida, and attack and surrender of 



148 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Rock of Scylla (Medal and clasp). 1810, Aug. 3, 2nd Capt. 1825, Jul. 29, 
Capt, 1830, Jul. 22, Maj. 1837, Jan. 10, Lt. Col. 1848, Nov. i, Col. 1854, 
Nov. 28, Maj, Gen. 1863, May 19, Lt. Gen. {A.L., 1804-66). 

Youngest son of William Augustus, 1478; ^^- 1786; ni. 1817, May 31^ 
Elizabeth Goodson, dau. of Samuel Enderby of Croom's Hill, Blackheath ; 
had five sons, three being, Charles George, 363, Sir Henry William, 653, and 
Samuel Enderby, 1293, and si.x daus. Gordon, who d. 1865, Sep. 19, at 
Southampton is described by A. Egmont Hake thus {Story of Chinese Gordon, 
7th ed., I. 6) :— 

A man of much individuality. He was a good and complete soldier, with a cultivated 
knowledge of his profession. He will be long remembered by those who served under him 
. . . for his firm yet genial character, and his very striking figure. He was of a peculiar tv-pe . . . 
[with] his lively and expressive face, great round head — bald, and surrounded by short curly 
hair, black in his best days, his robust playfulness of manner, and the twinkle of fun in his 
clear blue eyes. In his company it was not possible to be dull; he had a look which diffused 
cheerfulness and an inexhaustible fund of humour. On occasions, he could be stern, for the 
essence of his character was a decision which turned to severity when others deviated from 
their duty, or did it amiss. He lived by the " code oi honour": it was the motive of all his 
actions, and he expected those with whom he dealt to be guided by its precepts. ... So deeply 
did General Gordon revere the ideal of the British OfHcer, and his calling, which he considered 
the highest and best, that Charles Gordon's acceptance of a foreign command . . . gave him 
no pleasure ; he was proud of his son, but he did not like to think that he was serving among 
foreigners, and not, as a Gordon should, with the men of his own race and faith. He was 
greatly beloved ; for he was kind-hearted, generous, genial in his nature, always just in his 
practice and in his aims . . . less fitted to obey than to command. More than oiKe, well as 
he knew the value of discipline, it was his to resist his superiors, and to protest against dictates 
which he would hold to be superfluous and unjust. No portrait [he was sketched as a cadet 
by Dr. Walcott] does him justice, or in the least recalls a face . . . noble and commanding. 

653 Sir Henry William. 1835, Aug. 28, Ens., 8th Ft. ; Dec. 29, 59th 
Ft. (L.G., 1644, 2592). 1840, Aug. 14, Lt. 1845, Jul. II, Capt., 86th Ft.; 
served on the Staff in E. and W. Indies and China. 1847-8, Asst. poor law 
Comr., Ireland, and relief Inspector during famine. 1855, ret., h.p. ; Aug., 
appt. to superintend surplus clothing and stores in the Crimea, and Ordnance 
Store Keeper; on peace being proclaimed, ordered to superintend embarkation 
of the material and stores of the several depts. of army, except Commiss. 
Dept., including Medical, Land Transport and Army Works Corps as well as 
Railway. 1857, Jan. 22, C.B. 1870, Jan. i. Controller. 1877, Aug. 6, 
K.C.B. 1878, May i. Commiss. Gen. ; Jul. 9, ret., h.p. (Hart's A.L., 1840-87). 

Son of Henry William, 652 ; 6. 1818 ; m. 1851, Jun. 20, at Ahmedabad, 
Henrietta Rose (6. 1826; d. 1907, May 5, at Hove), 4th dau. of Lt. Gen. 
William Staveley, C.B., Comdr. in Chief, Madras, and widow of Capt. Charles 
Granet ; and had Henry William, 654, Louis Augustus, 1106, and William 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 49 

Staveley, 1514. Sir Henry d. suddenly, 1887, Oct. 22, at Hayward's Heath, 

after a few hours' illness (Times). 

654. Henry William. 1870, Mid., R.N. ; Sep. 7, lost in H.M.S. 
" Captain " (N.L.). 

Son of Sir Henry William, 653- 

665. Henry William. 1890, Feb. 14, 2nd Lt., R.E. 1893, Feb. 14, 
Lt. 1 90 1, Feb. 14, Capt. 1900-2, served in S. African war (Queen's Medal, 
two clasps, King's Medal, two clasps). 1903, employed under Transvaal 
Govt, on survey duty; Mar. 2 — 1906, Mar. i. Adj., Vols. 1907, Jan. 22, Gen. 
Staff Off., 3rd Grade, H.Q. of army {A.L., 1890-1910). 

Son of Samuel Enderby, 1293; b. 1871, Feb. 5; entered Cheltenham 
Coll., 1884, Sep. ; Woolwich, 1887. 

656. Henry Wilson. 1854, May 6, Ens., 63rd N.I. (Bengal). 1856, 
Nov. 23, Lt. 1855-6, served in Sonthal rebellion. i860, Jan. 14, Adj., 8th, 
afterwards renumbered 20th N.I. ; served in China war, action of Sinho, cap- 
ture of Taku forts, and occupation of Pekin. 1863, Umbeyla campaign. 
1866, May 6, Capt., I.»S.C. 1868, Hazara campaign. 1874, May 6, Maj. 
1877-8, Towaki expedition. 1878-80, Afghan war, capture of Ali Musgid, 
advance to Gundamuk, operations in Kuram, and Zaimukht expedition 
(Despatches, L.G., 1879, J^"- 28, Nov. 7). 1880, May 6, Lt. Col. 1881, 
Mahsood Waziri expedition (Despatches). 1884, May 6, Bt. Col. 1894, 
May 21, ret. {A.L., 1855-1910). 

Fourth son of Alexander, 204 ; b. 1837, May 21, bap. Jul. i, at British 
Protestant Chapel, Boulogne-sur-Mer ; educated at Rev. E. Day's, Brixton 
Hill; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by William Dent (7.0. Rec. ; House of 
Gordon, 11. (484-5)). 

657- Herbert. 1889, Sep. 21, 2nd Lt., Leics. Reg. 1891, Apr. i, Lt. 
1898, Jan. Capt. 1900, Nov. 12 — 1910, Nov. n, employed with Egyptian 
army; 1900-2, served in Soudan, re-occupation of Bahr-el-Ghazal Province 
(Egyptian Medal, clasp). 1905, Soudan, operations against Nyam Nyam 
Tribes, Bahr-el-Ghazal Province. 1905, May 3 — 1908, Dec. 27, A.A.G., 
Egyptian army. 1906, Aug. 8, granted permission to accept and wear Im- 
perial Ottoman Order of the Osmanieh, 4th class, conferred by Sultan of 
Turkey, in recognition of valuable services (L.G. ; A.L., 1889-1910). 

Eighth son of George (1815-87), Donavourd, Perthshire, and his second 
wife Francis Elizabeth Gumprecht; b. 1869, Jun. 30. Brother of Rev. 
Julius, 1081. First cousin of William, 1469 (Bulloch's Gordons in Forfar- 
shire, 30). 

658- Herbert Spencer Compton. 1872, Mar. 21, Ens., Aberdeensh. 



I50 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Mil. 1873, Mar. 29, Sub. Lt., Argyll and Sutherland Highlrs. 1882, Oct. 
21, Capt. 1890, Jul. 23, Maj. 1893, Aug. 2, ret. A.L., 1872-1910). 

Son of John Henry, 1040 or 1041; b. 1851, May 4; entered Harrow 
Sch., 1865, Sep. (Reg.); m. (i) 1881, Florence, dau. of Col. Bolton, 31st 
Ft. ; (2) 1896, Jan. 20, Nathalie Marguerite, dau. of Gen. Nathaniel Steven- 
son, second son of Nathaniel Stevenson of Braidwood, Lanarksh., and has 
John Lesmoir, 1049; Charles Skirron Gilbert, b. 1897, and Violet Joan, b. 
1905, Mar. 2. Gordon, who lives at Westhorpe, Little Marlow, Bucks, 
claimed, 1887, Aug. 7, the Lesmoir baronetcy {House of Gordon, 11. (216)). 

659- Hesse Maxwell Auj^ustus. 1821, May 3, Ens., 85th Ft. 
{W.O. A.L., 1821, P.K.O. ; Henry Stocks Smith's 85//; Reg., 28-9). 

Son of William Hesse, Madras C.S. and Marianne Jean Johnstone (;;/. 
1798, Dec. 2, at St. Mary's, Fort St. George, Col. Arthur Wellesley being a 
witness) ; grandson of John; Gerrard Street, London, who is supposed to have 
been the brother of Rev. William, Blickling {Nairnshire Telegraph, 1910, 
Nov. i); b. 1804, Aug. 19, on board H.E.LC. ship "Windham " on passage 
from Madras to England ; educated at Mr. Wallington's, Ealing Common ; 
nominated for Addiscombe in 1818, by Mr. Grant, his widowed mother then 
living at 7 Portman Street, London, and in 182 1, for Madras Cavalry by 
John B. Taylor, his mother then living at 74 Upper Berkeley Street ; pre- 
sumably res. nomination ; d. 182 1, Nov. 10, at Malta {G.M., vol. 92, pt. i, p. 
91 ; I.O. Rcc). His brother was William Colin (i 799-1820), Madras C.S. 

660- Hodgrson Campbell. 1869, Jun. 5, Ens., ist Aberdeensh. Kif. 
Vols. Gordon Highlrs., ist Vol. Batn. (L.G., pt. 4, p. 3461 ; pt. 5, p. 3960). 
1870, May 13, Lt. ibid., pt. 4, p. 2655). 187 1, Jun. 7, Capt. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 
2795). 1884, Jan. 7, Maj. 1889, Jun. 22, Lt. Col. 1894, ret. {A.L., 1880-94). 

Third son of William (1807-84), stock broker, Aberdeen and Margaret 
Campbell Miller (1810-90); b. 1848; stock broker in Aberdeen; d. unm., 
1897, Dec. 14. Brother of James Miller, 811 {Huntly Express, 1909, Feb. 12). 

661- Sir Home Seton. 1863, Jan. 21, Ens., 44th Ft. 1864, Dec. 20, 
Lt ; served in India. 1867-9 ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1862-70). 
1869, Jul. 7, Lt., Glamorgan Light Inf. Mil. {L.G., pt. 5, p. 3958). 1870, Jun. 
21, Capt. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 3184). 1873, Jul. 30, res. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 3545)- 

Only son of Sir William, loth Bart, of Embo; b. 1845, Mar. 21, at Dover; 
educated at Ealmg and Sandhurst; succ. 1876; tn. 1870, Nov. 25, Mabel 
Montagu, only child of Montagu David Scott, M.P., of Hove, and had an only 
child, now Sir Home Seton, an authority on cricket (Bulloch's Gordons in 
Sutherland, 67); d. 1906, Dec. 11, at 8 Granville Place, Portman Square, 
London. Grandson of Sir Orford, 1122- 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. Igl 

662- Hope. 1 716, Lt., R.N., d. aged 20 "of a pluracy just as he was 
going to see his brother Robert " {Earhton MS.). 

Fifth son of Sir Alexander 124a ; named Hope, after his grandmother, 
Mary Hope, dau. of Lord Craighall. Grandson of William, 1371- 

662a. Hugh. 1745, Second Cap., Earl of Sutherland's Mil. {Add. 
MSS., 34,736). 

Son of John, of Carroll ; father of Hugh, 663> and Lewis, 1091. 

663. Hugh. 1757, Jan. 31, Lt., 62nd, renumbered 77th Ft. (Mont- 
gomery's Highlrs.). 1762, A', at Martinique, during attack Jan, 24-7 {A.L., 
1758-62; J. P. Maclean's Highlanders in America, 254; S.M., vol. 24, p. 
156; Abd. Jour., Apr. 5). 

Son of Hugh, of Carroll, 662a, and Lucie, dau. of Ludovick Dunbar, o^ 
Grange (Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, 103). 

664- Hugh. 1766, Mid., R.N., will, Sep. 10 {Edinburgh Test.); his 
sister Ann served his heir, 1766, Jul. 4. 

Only son of Francis, of Mill of Kincardine {d. 1747, Oct. ; Qr. Mr. to the 
Rebels in the "45," and nephew of John, of Glencat) and Barbara Rose. 

665- Hugh. 1796-7, sailed from Gravesend to Dominica via Barba- 
does and got a com. in the St. George's Lt. Inf., Roseau, Dominica ; took 
part in a fight with a French privateer, which carried off a large sloop (owned 
by a Capt. of the reg.) laden with sugar. 1803, in garrison during the in- 
surrection at Guadaloupe. 1804, sent to Prince Rupert's garrison. 1805, 
Feb.-Jun., took part in defence of Dominica against the French; "having 
been exempted from military duty, I offered my services as a supernumerary 
A.D.C., and was despatched with orders for the light infantry of the St 
George's regiment to take part at the river side and defend the fort until 
further orders " ; returned to England same year {Sketches and Recollections of 
the West Indies by a Resident [Hugh Gordon ?], Smith Elder, 1828 ; 8vo, pp. 

xii, 330; PP- 34, 91, 99» 151. 159)- 

Presumably Hugh Gordon, "late of Dominica," who ;//. 1807, Oct. 27, 
at Macduff", Catherine {d. 18 10), dau. Rev. Thomas Wilson, minister of 
Gamrie, and had Rev. George (1808-39), minister of Knockando. 

666-7. Hugh. i8ii. Mar., Lt., 5th N.B. (Ross) Mil. {E.G., 574), and 
as such was made a hon. burgess of Peebles, where the reg. was stationed, 
181 1, Dec. 26. 1813, Aug. 26, Ens., ist Ft. 1814, April 26, left Mussel- 
burgh to join the 4th Batn. at Portsmouth ; May 9, sailed for Quebec on the 
" Leopard " which was totally lost (value £"100,000) Jun. 28, on a reef on the 
north-east side of the desert island of Anticosti, every one (875 souls) how- 
ever getting ashore in rafts ; Jul. 10, rescued, when only three days' provisions 
remained, by H.M.S. "Crocodile'' and taken to Quebec, Jul. 17; Aug. 12- 



t$2 MOOSE OP GORDON. 

Nov. 2, down with brain fever and dysentry; Nov. 30, Lt. 1815, June 6, 
sailed on the " Prince Kutosoph," reaching Spithead Jul. 15 ; Jul. 21, sailed 
on H.M.S. "Signet" for Ostend ; Jul. 25, marched from Ostend to Clichy 
camp, Paris (reached Aug. 25) via Bruges, Ghent, Sottegem, Lessines, Mons, 
Bavay, Le Quesnoy, Le Cateau Cambresis, Boney [Bohain ?], Peronne, 
Roye, Gournay, Pont Ste. Maxence, Louvres, and St. Denis; Dec. 10, 
marched to Calais (reached 1816, Jan. 15) via Meulan, Pontoise, Beaumont, 
Nouville, Beauvais, Marseille, Gordechenoy, Poet, Beuro, Agience, Abbeville, 
Vroa, Montreuil, Samier, Conduit, Idumeal, and Boulogne. 1816, Jan. 15, 
superintended embarkation of artillery, horses, stores, etc., and reached Rams- 
gate Jan. 18, after a "distressing voyage," during which 16 " fine artillery 
horses " died ; Jan. 19 marched to Dover, where the Batn. was disbanded, Feb. 
I, when Gordon set out for London which he left Feb. 8, in the smack 
•* Forth " for Leith, Feb. 15 (Gordon's 9000-word journal, in possession of his 
grandson, Hugh Gordon, 110 Cannon St., E.C., and printed in the Aberdeen 
Weekly Free Press, 1911, Aug. 26-Sep. 30); Mar. 25, h.p. {A.L., 1814-29). 

Third son of Thomas, J. P. {d. 181 5), in Achnamoine, Kildonan (was 

brother of Charles, 302) and , dau. of Adam Gordon, tacksman ol Rhenevy ; 

b. 1792, Sep. II ; m. (i) his cousin Margaret {d. 1818, May 22) dau. of 

Gordon, in Inchberry (?), Tongue; (2) 1822, F'eb. 20, at F'arr, Sutherland, 
Annabell McKay, Rhiroy, Farr {d. 1886, Jul. 1), and had with other children 
Elizabeth, ;//. Alexander Gordon (1808-92), Helmsdale, son of John, farmer 
at Caen, Kildonan, said to be descended from a branch of the Gordons of 
Carroll. After his retirement, Gordon farmed at Bad'chlamhain and Strath- 
alladale ; in 1822, resided at Thurso ; d. 1828, Sep. 24, at Galwall, of apoplexy, 
following a paralytic aflFection from which he had suffered a year and a half. 
The Duke of Gordon forwarded a memorial to the War Office on behalf of a 
pension and compassionate allowances for Mrs. Gordon and her children ; 
they were not eligible, Gordon having ;//. after being placed on h.p. and not 
having previously served three years on f.p. (W.O. Certif. and Letters Com- 
pass. Futid, P.R.O. ; Sage's Memorabilia Domestica, 11. 210; Bulloch's 
Gordons in Sutherland, 93). Brother of Charles, 333- 

668- Hugh. 1817, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1819, Jan. i, Lt., 13th 
N.L 1823, Adj., 27th N.L 2nd Batn. 1825, Dep. Paymr., field force, 
Chittagong. 1826, Pay dept. ; Dec. 30, Capt., Asst. to Comr., Arracon 
{E.I. Reg., 1818-29). 

Younger son of Thomas, W.S., of Whitburn {d. 1845 ; son of Rev. 
Thomas, Speymouth, who was the grand nephew of James, IV. of Cairnfield) 
and Letitia M'Veagh (rf. 1814); 6. i8oo, Dec. 19, bap. Dec. 29; educated 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. I 53 

at Mr. McKay's academy, Edinburgh ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Mr. 
Lumsden, on recommendation of his father ; d. 1829, Feb. 14, at Sandoway, 
in Arracon (Bulloch's Gordons of Ca'nnfield, 23, and in Huutly Express, 19081 
Mar. 13, 20). Uncle to Sir James Davidson, 789> and Peter Lawrence, 1158. 

669. Hugh. 1856, Mar. 25, Ens,, 90th Ft. 1857-8, served in Indian 
Mutiny; "the men of the 90th Ft., led by Col. Campbell, after a brief but 
desperate struggle, captured some guns outside Lucknovv, up to which En- 
signs Gordon and Chute carried the colours " (A. M. Delavoye's 90^^ R^g-i 
140; Hart's ^.L., 1857-9). 

Eldest son of James, II. of Manar; d. 1858, May 26, of sunstroke at 
Lucknow, aged 19 {G.M., v. 2nd N.S., p. 312 ; House of Gordon, 11. (315)). 

670- Hugh Hamilton. 1898, May 15, Cadet, R.N. ; Aug. 15, Mid. 
1902, Apr. 15, Sub. Lt. 1904, Jun. 30, Lt. {N.L., 1898-19x0). 

Second son of Douglas George Hamilton, 411 ; b. 1883, Jun. 14. 

671- Hugh Loftus. 1814, Apr. 28, Asst. Commiss. Gen. {L.G., 935); 
previously one of the Mil. Offs. who volunteered to serve in 1813, in line 
regiments. 1815, h.p. {A.L., 1815-34). 

Second son of Alexander, 188- 

672- Hugh Mackay. 1775-6, served as a Volunteer in America, 
attached to Sir William Howe's head-quarters. 1776, present in actions Aug. 
22 and 27. 1777, May 13, Ens., 71st Ft.; Sep. 11, served at battle of 
Brandywine. 1778, Lt., i6th Ft. 1779, Jan., sailed from New York to join 
his reg. in Pensacola, W. Indies. 1780, May, sent through the Indian 
country to the Comdr. in Chief to solicit a reinforcement ; Maj. Gen, Clark, 
comdg. forces in W. Florida, wrote to Lord George Germaine from Pensacola, 
May 12, that Gordon had discharged his "duty much to my ease and satis- 
faction, with clearness, judgment and precision " (L.G., Oct. 13). 1781, Jan., 
returned to Pensacola; May, taken prisoner while acting as A.D.C, to Gen. 
Campbell; Jul. 19, Campbell wrote to Capt. John Smelt from N. York 
desiring him to pay amount of " Lt. Gordon's loss by shipwreck " (Roy. 
Inst. Piipers, Hist. MSS. Com., 11. 302) ; on being exchanged joined Gen. 
Campbell at New York. 1783, present at the evacuation; accompanied 
Campbell to Halifax, continued as his A.D.C. until 1787, then joined his reg. 
in Ireland, 1788, May 31, Capt. 1792, embarked with reg. for Halifax. 
1793, May, W. Indies. 1794, returned to England; appt. A.D.C. to Gen. 
Sir W. Pitt. 1795, Jun., sailed on a secret expedition ; served at capture of 
Cape of Good Hope. 1796, went to India with Gen. Sir Alured Clarke; 
May 14, Bt. Maj. (L.G., 460) ; served with the army during all its operations. 
1798, Jan. 23, Q.M.G., to Forces in E. Indies and Bt. Lt. Col. {ibid., 63). 

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154 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1799, Jun. 28, Maj., Inspector of Mil., Jersey (ibid., 625). 1802, ret. h.p. 
1803, A.A.G., to Lt. Gen. Sir James Craig, E. Dist. 1805, Mil Sec, to 
Comdr. of Forces in Ireland. 1808, Apr. 25, Bt. Col. 18 11, Jun. 4, Maj. 
Gen., on the staff at Madeira, which he evacuated 1814, Oct. 2, in consequence 
of the peace; May 2, Col., York Chasseurs. 1815, Jun. 25, appt. to the 
Command S.W. Dist., and Lt. Govr. (act.) Portsmouth.. 1816, Jan. 2, Col., 
1 6th Ft. ; Mar. 25, Lt. Govr., Jersey. 1821, Jul. 19, Lt. Gen.{A.L., 1778- 
1824 ; Philippart's Roy. Mil. Cal., in. 163-4 ; W.O. Offs. Services, 1809-10, 
P.R.O.). 

Fourth son of Alexander, merchant, Boston, Mass., and Jean Mackay 
{d. 1789), said to be a grand dau. of Captain Mackay of Scoury ; b. 1760; 
bap. 1760, Sep, 5, at Boston; d. unw. 1823, Mar. 12, in Dean Street, May- 
fair {G.M., vol. 93, pt. I, p. 284); bur. in a vault under St. James's Ch., 
Piccadilly (House of Gordon, i. (i 16)) ; had a son James Wilson, 822- Por- 
trait by Opie, mezzotint by Barney, 16 x 11^, dedicated to Sir Alured Clarke. 
Brother of Alexander, 175, and George, 505- 

673. Hugh Mackay. 1864, Feb. 23, Ens., W. Kent Rif. Vols. {L.G., 
pt. 3, p. 1258). 1866, Jan. 24, Lt. {ibid., pt. 1, p. 585). 1868, Mar. 26, Capt. 
{ibid., pt. 3, p. 2043). 1873, Mar. 15, Capt. Comdt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 1508). 
1878, Feb. 27, Maj., ist Administrative Batn. ; Apr. i, res. Captn.'s com. {ibid., 
pt, 2, p. 960, pt. 3, p. 2455). 1886, May 8, Col. 1887, Jan., res. {A.L., 1880-7). 

Son of Adam (1801-39), grandson of David, XIV. of Abergeldie, and 
godson of Hugh Mackay, 672; b. 1826, Sep. 24; succeeded as XVII. of 
Abergeldie, 1869; ;//. 1859, May 19, Susan Amelia, elder dau. of Charles 
Hewit Sams, Lee, Kent ; D.L. Aberdeen, 1900, Dec. 20 {L.G., pt. 6, p. 8760); 
d. s.p. at the Courtyard, Eltham, 1901, Mar. 19. Nephew of Charles David, 
350, and Robert, 1239; brother of Charles Vincent, 377; Cosmo, 388, 
Dundas William, 420, J^nd James Henry, 802 {House of Gordon, i. (107)) 

674- Hugh Pennycuick. 1886, Aug. 25, Lt., Argyll and Sutherland 
Highlrs, 1895, Dec. 11, res. (Hart's A.L., 1887-96). 1901, Aug. 10, 2nd 
Lt., Connaught Rangers, 4th Batn. Served as Capt, with the W. Africa 
frontier force in Nigeria, and 1904, Feb., engaged in command of 100 rifles 
and one gun, assisting to clear country between Idumage, Obubuku, and 
Oboru Uku, where much opposition was experienced; Feb. 15, Uku taken, 
the rearguard under Gordon and Lt. Mathers eventually getting in safely 
with all killed and wounded {A.L., 1901-4; Times, Mar. 14). 

Son of William Fraser Forbes, 1496; b. 1866, Jul. 16; educated at 
Anglesey (1878-83) and Wellington Coll. {Reg., 3); d. 1904, Jul. 8, in St, 
Thomas's Hospital, London, from the effects of dysentry {Times). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. X55 

675- Huntly. 1855, Apr. 15, Ens. and Adj., 50th Ft. 1856-7, res. 
{W.O.A.L., P.R.O.). 1857, Nov., living at Dalcraig, near Gortlich, Inverness. 

676- Huntly. 1907, Jan. 15, 2nd Lt, King's Own (R. Lane. Reg.) 3rd 
Batn. 1908, Dec. 16, 2nd Lt., Wore. Reg. {A.L., 1909-10). Son of Robert, 

1250. 

677- Huntly Fleetwood. 1899, J^"- 25, 2nd Lt. Unat. 1900, Mar. 12, 
LS.C. 1901, Apr. 25, Ind. army; Jul. 14, Squadron Off., i8th Tiwana Lcrs. 
1904, Feb. 12 — 1907, Jul. 12, A.D.C, to Maj. Gen. G. L. R. Richardson. 
1908, Jan. 25, Capt. {A.L. and I.A.L., 1899-1910). Portrait in The Graphic, 
1911, May 12. 

Son of John Charles Frederick, 1020; b. 1880, Mar. 21, bap. Apr. 26 at 
Sitapur, Oudh ; m. 1908, Feb. 26, at Lismore Cathedral, Constance Louise, 
3rd dau. of Col. H. F. Cotton, late Gordon Highlrs., The Hall, Lismore, and 
has a son b. 1908, Dec. 23, at Rawal Pindi, Punjab. 

678- Huntly George. 1841, Dec. 31, Asst. Surg., 95th Ft. 1853, 
Apr. 22, Surg., 69th Ft. 1861, Dec. 31, Surg. Maj. 1867, Mar. 9, Dep. 
Insp. Gen. of Hosp. 1876, Apr. 28, Insp. Gen., afterwards Surg. Gen. 1880, 
Aug. 2, ret. (Hart's A.L., 1842-89). 

Son of John, 960; b. 1820, Aug. 2; M.D. Edin. 1841 ; m. (i) 1847, Feb. 
24, at Colombo, Julia Stanley Grantham (6. 1825), and had Charlotte 
Emily, b. 1848, d. of fever and bur. 1869, Aug. 26, at Meerut; m. (2) Eliza- 
beth Gregory, and had Mary Dorothea, b. 1868, Nov. 20, bap. Dec. 24 at 
Meerut, bur. there 1869, Oct. 8, and John Huntley, 1044 (W.O.^ Offs. Urges., 
P.R.O.). Gordon d. 1888, Nov. 8, in London. 

679. Huntley Pryse. 1885, Jun. 9, Capt., S.L Ry. Rif. Vols. (Madras 
A.L., 1885). 

Only son of George Huntley (i 796-1868), Sir Walter Scott's amanuensis, 
who was the son of Pryse Lockhart, 1164; b. 1841, Feb. 2 ; educated at New 
College, London and Trinity College, Dublin ; Madras Civil Service, 1860-87 ; 

m. 1862, Oct. 16, Hester Elizabeth {b. 1840, Jul. 2), and has Kathleen 

Hester, b. 1865, Sep. 16, bap. Dec. 31, at Coimbatore ; twin sons Huntley 
Pryse and George Huntley, b. 1866, Sep. 5, bap. Sep. 16, at Ootacamund, d. 
respectively Sep. 16 and Nov. 19, same year (7.0. Rec.) ; resides at Romans, 
Southall, near London. 

680- Ivan Hugh. 1900, Jan 17, 2nd Lt, Unatt. 1 901, Apr. 14, LS.C. 
1902, Apr. 17, Lt. Ind. Army ; May 29, Double Coy. Off. ; took part in opera- 
tions against the Darwesh Khel Waziris. 1909, Mar. 2, Capt. {A.L. and 
I.A.L., 1900-10). 

Third son of Donald Clunes {b. 1842), I.C.S., and great-grandson of 



156 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Joseph, W.S., last laird of Carroll; b. 1880, May 8 ; m. 1907, Jun. 22, at 
Simla, Hilda Louisa Elton, dau. of Sidney L. T. Widdrington (Bulloch's 
Gordons of Invergordon, 113). Brother of Macleod James, 1109. 

681- J- 1803, Lt., his plans (130 yds. to the inch) of the new settle- 
ment at Balambangan, North of Borneo, and for the defence of the outer harbour 
of Penang are in the British museum {Add. MSS., 13909 d.e. 13910 b). 

682-3. J. 1862, Jan. 10, Lt, ist Punjab Rif. Vols. (BengaM.L., 1862-6). 

684- J. D. Jun. 10, Lt., Allahabad Light Horse Vols. (Bengal A.L., 
1885-9). 

685- J. D. R. 1808, Feb. II or 23, Ens., 5th Ft. {W.O., A.L., 1808, 
M.S. note P.R.O. ; L.G., p. 166). 1808, Feb. 11, wrote to Viscount Castlereagh 
from 3 Beaufort Buildings, Strand, referred to three previous letters sent and 
unanswered, concerning plans and mformation in his possession, relative to 
New Spain, and added that he was at a loss to know, to what he was to attri- 
bute Castlereagh's silence ; refers to " the considerable expense of living in 
London , . . in suspense how to act," and states " when I last waited on Gen. 
Stewart (your Lordship's brother), he gave me hopes that I would be put under 
your protection and . . . receive a Commission in the Army after I had com- 
municated the information . . . and directed that I might have pecuniary 
assistance . . . now I find my application on that subject to be in vain." This 
letter is marked on the back "See Gordon and let him have £"100 for his 
plans, etc., and when at the Horse Guards, see about his Ensigncy ... I 
have some doubt about Gordon ; he is not, I fear, very correct, whether fit for 
gentlemen's society ". Gordon wrote again from the same address on F^eb. 15, 
requesting an interview or an answer ; refers to part of his plans and informa- 
tion already delivered at Lord Castlereagh's house and to further important 
information and plans which he had severely suffered in obtaining : — 

If considered unworthy your attention, you ought to have the candour to inform me, as 
the laws of common civility ought to be kept sacred by all classes of men. 

In his next letter, which is dated Mar. 8, Gordon writes: — 

I feel very grateful for what your Lordship has done for me respecting my commission, 
but ... it is entirely out of my power to join my Regt., and furnish myself with the precise 
necessaries an officer requires without assistance. I therefore hope . . . that you will grant me 
the little assistance I need . . . and having once joined my regt., ... I will be able to con- 
duct myself with all the economy and honourable procedure which dignify an officer. ;^I50 or 
;^2oo.will enable me to acquit myself with my creditors in town and join my regt. with a re- 
spectable equipage ... I am now preparing my plans of providing for and sheltering an army 
in New Spain and likewise the observat'ons I made during my stay in Cuba the whole of May 
and part of June last ; to which subject I can solemnly affirm that there is not a Spaniard nor 
d^ny other person in this country that can be of more service than myself, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 157 

To this Gordon received a letter dated Downing St., Mar. lo : "Upon 
your stating in writing that you are prepared to join your Regt., Lord Castle- 
reagh will make an advance to you of ;fi5o, which you are, however, to con- 
sider as the utmost to which he can extend his assistance. ... In the 
meantime you will transmit, when finished, the papers to which you allude in 
your letter ". Gordon, replying on Mar, 14, says : — 

I have to acquaint you that, as it is the desire of the Marquess of Huntly that I may be 
exchanged from the 5th Foot into his regt., the 42nd, and that he will be in town on Friday 
next, when he will recommend me to H.R.H., the Comm. in Chief for that purpose, I shall 
therefore need the above-mentioned sum, as soon as it may be convenient to you, as I will 
immediately join the 2nd Battn. of the 42nd at Fort George, unless I obtain the King's 
licence, as I do not wish to lose my Commission by being superseded, as it is now near a month 
since I was appointed. 

It appears that Gordon had been employing Andrew Tod, 47 Bedford St., 
Covent Garden, to do the work. Tod wrote to Gen. Stewart on May 16 : — 

At the beginning of December last I received a note from Mr. Ridgway, a bookseller in 
Piccadilly . . . informing me that a Mr. Gordon, in Duke St., St. James's, wanted a person to 
make some plans for him on an emergency. I next day waited on Mr. Gordon and agreed to 
do what he required. I began by making at my own lodgings a plan of the City and harbour 
of New Vera Cruz, from a very imperfect sketch he furnished me with. He next requested I 
would at his lodgings make plans of the Country of New Spam . . . and continued in his 
employment until the latter end of March last, making plans and writing a description of the 
country, which I left at my Lord Castlereagh's in St. James's Square. . . . Mr. Gordon 
furnished me with no documents ... he merely expressed tome the distance of one town from 
another. . . . The roads and rivers were delineated without any given angles or other data. 
The figures expressing the soundings set forth on the plan of the harbour, were put down 
without the assistance of any memorandum of actual soundings taken on the spot. ... I 
understand that Mr. Gordon said he made the whole of the plans himself and that 1 only put 
a little colour upon them, and also that I only wrote the description verbatim, as he expressed 
himself to me ; but I can most solemnly assure you it is not the fact. Mr. Gordon never even 
put a pencil upon the plans ... So far from being capable of making plans, he is totally 
unacquainted with mathematics and geometry, nor does he know how to use any mathematical 
instrument, and as to the description of the country, he only mentioned the heads and left it to 
me to clothe it in what language I thought proper. For all my labours he only paid me £22, 
and gave me his acceptance at a month for ;^io more, which bill he has not honoured, al- 
though due on the 12th. 

Gordon wrote two days later to Lord Castlereagh, from Anderton's 
Coffee House, soliciting a private interview without which " I cannot have it 
in my power to join my regt. in Ireland, nor depart from London ". Pre- 
sumably by now he must have been aware of Tod's disclosures, as he sent 
another letter dated May 24, expressing his desire for an interview 



158 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

in which [he] intended to lay before you ... his lamenta'Ie history, in order that you 
might be aware that you are slighting and treating with so much contempt ... an innocent 
distressed young man . . . crushed, persecuted and banished from his native land. ... 1 am 
innocent, and beg you will be so good as to let me know, if I am to experience your protection 
or not ; il that be the case I am willing to resign the commission . . . and return ihe £^50 
I have received since I came home to England ; if you , . . consider me of any service to my 
country, I am very willing to comply with your wishes, if you will treat me with humanity. 

Gen. Stewart wrote to Gordon, May 26 : "I apprehend the remuneration 
you have already received more than compensated for any information you 
conveyed to Government, and I have not at present any further occasion for 
your services"; Feb. 18, res. com. (W.O., In Letti ; nt War, Misc. 

IV.O. A.L., 1808, MS. note, P.R.O.). 

"The unfortunate son of a very distinguished nobleman." 
686. J. L. Border Mtd. Rif. Vols., Natal, Lt., 1903, Oct. 11 ; Capt. 
1905, Nov. 15; served in S. African war; 1899, operations in Natal, actions 
at Rietfontein and Lombard's Kop ; defence of Ladysmith, sortie Dec. 7, and 
action 1900, Jan. 6; operations in Natal, Mar. — Jun., action at Laing's Nek. 
1901, Sep. — Oct., operations on Zululand frontier of Natal; in Transvaal, 
Orange River Colony and Cape Colony {A.L., 1906). 

687- Sir James, Admiral of the Scots fleet, J 513, Jul. 27, James 
IV. sent his navy to assist Lewis of France. Gordon was appointed " general! 
of that fleett, by reasone of the confidence which the King had in his fidelitie 
and valour " {Earls of Sutherland, 86 ; William Gordon's Illustrious Family 
of Gordon, i. 107). 

Younger son of George, 2nd Earl of Huntly, 469; Laird of Letterfourie. 
He is said to have had a great-grandson, Solomon Gordon, commissioner for 
inspection of the Swiss Regiment in the service of the Dutch States-General, 
who was the father of Gertrude Gordon (6. 1669), a Dutch poet {Biographisch. 
Woordcubock der Nederlatiden, vol. 7, p. 293). 

688- James. 1526, July 25, took part in the defeat near Melrose of 
Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm in his attempt to free King James from the 
power of the Douglases (Lord Treasurer's Accounts, v. 385). 1547, Sep. 10, 
k. at Pinkie ; " deceissit vndir our baner in the feild of pynkecleuch " (Stichill 
Inventory, 3). 

Eldest son of Sir Robert, of Lochinvar, captain of the Castle of Douglas, 
1537-42 ; ///. 1520, Margaret, only dau. of Robert Crichton of Kirkpatrick, by 
whom he acquired lands in Glencairn {Scots Peerage, v. 106-10). 

689- James. 1640, Jul. 6, the War Committee ordained him to " goe 
upon service in the publict, as the fourth Captaine," and "to h.ive the sogers 
leviat out of the parochess of Carsfarne, Dairy, Balmaclellan, Kelles, Partowen, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 159 

and Balmaghie and furth of the paroche of Tungland, one, and of these that 
are to be leviat under the water of Urr, fourtie, quhilk will complete thair 
numbers " (Minute Book of the War Committee of the Covenanters in the 
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, pp. 5, 118). 1654, Jul, 18, Col., prisoner of war 
on bail, suspected of having helped the escape of Col. Robert Montgomery ; 
detained at Hull (State Papers Domestic, Interregnum, 1654, vol. 75, p. 437, 
P.R.O. and Earlston MS.). 

Fourth son of John, I. of Earlston and Mary Chalmers ; d. s.p. 1654, at 
Hull (Earlston MS.). 

690- James. 1643-4, Jan. Lt. Col., Col. William Stuart's Dgns., 
served under the Earl of Manchester, until reduction. 1645, Jun. 30, peti- 
tioned that his accounts should be audited in order that he might receive 
satisfaction for his arrears, as other Scottish Offrs. (Hist. MSS. Com., 6th 
Report, p. 66). His name appears in a List of Officers claiming to the 
£60,000 granted by His Majesty for the Relief of His Truly Loyal and 
Indigent Party (p. 78), where he certified as "of London and Westminster ". 
This list was printed for Henry Brome, at the Gun, Ivy Lane, and Ann Seile, 
over against St, Dunstan's Ch., P'leet Street, 1663, "in consideration of many 
worthy persons brought into great distress for their fidelity ". 

691. James. 1641-9, Chaplain, Lord Montgomery's Reg., served in 
Ireland during Ulster rebellion (Irish Exchequer Bills, 1682-3, Nov. 25, p. 
83, A. ; Inrolments, Exchequer Office, Dublin, 11. 17 ; Inrolments of Adjudica- 
tions, — arrears of Commissioned Offs., who served Charles I. or Charles II. 
in the Wars of Ireland before 1649, J""- S» i" favour of the 1649 Offs., 
formerly denominated "the 49 Lots" P.R.O. — O'Hart'sLaw^^^ Irish Gentry, 
1889, p. 389). 

Son of Alexander, of Salterhill, Elgin (dead by 1649) ; minister at Comber, 
Co. Down; ;//. Marie, dau. of Rev. James Symson, minister of Airth, 
and widow of Rev. Hugh Binning, minister of Govan (d. 1653) ; had at least 
one dau., Eli;?abeth, who m. Lt. Packington ; supposed to be the ancestor of 
the Gordons of Sheepbridge ; treated at length by J. M. Bulloch in Banffshire 
Herald, 1910, Aug 20, 26 — Sep. 4, 17, 24; and by Philip Crossle in the 
Ballymena Observer, 191 1, Apr. 14, 21, 28. 

692- James. 1649, Off. in Ireland (O'Hart's Irish Landed Gentry, 
1887, p. 389; Inrolments, Exchequer Office, Dublin, 11. 30, 55). 

693- James. 1663, or earlier, Maj., Gen. L. King's Ft.; his name 
appears in a List of Officers claiming to the £60,000 granted by His Majesty 
for the Relief of His Truly Loyal and Indigent Party (H. Brome, p. 78, 
pub. 1663). 



l6o HOUSE OF GORDON. 

694. James. 1678, Ens., Col. Edward Villiers' Ft. (Dalton's A.L., 1. 

250)- 

695- James. 1688, Oct. 2, Ens., Independent Coy. of Ft. (Dalton's 
A.L., II. 180). 

696- James. 1689, Capt., Viscount of Kenmure's Ft. (Dalton's .<4.L., 
III. 94). 

Eldest son of James of Craichlaw ; his name appears with other ofTs. in a 
contract with some merchants in Edinburgh, for the supplying of uniforms to 
the reg,, dated there 1689, Jun. 24, registered 1690, Apr. 22 {Reg. of Deeds, 
Mackenzie Office, vol. 65) ; w. Janet Dunbar of Baldone, and had James, 
699; will, 1691, Feb. 4 {Edinburgh Test.). Brother of William, 1377- 

697- James. 1690, Maj., in the retinue of King James II. in Ireland 
(O'Hart's Irish Landed Gentry, 1887, p. 505). 

698- James. 1693, Aug. 20, Ens., 25th (Earl of Leven's) Ft., dated at 
Lennick ; not in 1694 (Dalton's A.L., 111. 334). 

699. James. 1696, Cornet, Wigtonsh. Troop of Horse. 1709, Feb. 
23, 2nd Lt., 23rd Ft., Roy. Welsh Fus. {MS. A.L., 1709, p. 37, P.R.O.). 
1709-11, took part in the campaign in Flanders, from whence he wrote home 
many letters, gives date of com. as ist Lt., 17 11, Jan. 13, states "that his 
Captain's Commission cost him near £40 " and describes himself as •' the 6th 
Subaltern officer and the only Scotchman in the regiment ". Ddhon {A.L., 
VI. 342) states he was serving as ist Lt., 171 5, Jun. i. 

Son of James, 696; was VIII. and last laird of Craiglaw; b. 1677 ; d.s.p. 
1734, Nov. 24; succeeded by his nephew William Wallace of Galrigge. 

700 James. 1704, Aug. 25, Ens., 26th Ft. {MS. A.L., 1709, p. 41, 
P.R.O.). 1715, Dec. 13, Lt. {MS. A.L., 1717, p. 251 ; Dalton's A.L., v. 89, 

v«- 345)- 

701-2. James. 1705-6, Feb., Lt., Mar's Reg. (Highland Coy.) " in place 
of him that's dead " {Correspondence of the Earls of Leven and Melville, 11. 
146); transferred to Col. William Grant's Coy. 1707, Dec. 24, reduced to 
ensign's pay, with another Lt., " being resolved to run an equal loss in said re- 
duction for bygones and in time coming, until the seniority of our commissions 
be determined friendly and legally ; therefore authorise John Innes, agent for 
the company, to divide in his accompts with us the lieutenant's and ensign's 
pay of said company, by equal halves betwixt us, as well subsistence as 
arrears from Dec. 24, 1707, onwards until either of us report to him the 
seniority of our commissions" (dated 17 12, Feb. 20). 1714, Dec. 7, still in 
Coy. (Dalton's .(4 .L., vi. 219; Lady TuUibardine's Mil. Hist, of Perthshire, 
1660-1902, pp. 46, 47). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. l6l 

Younger son of Patrick, I. of Badenscoth ; laird of Barnes ; m. Margaret 
Moir and had issue {House of Gordon, u. (354)). 

703. James. 1739, Jan. 18, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Russell" {Adm. Offs. 
appt. by N. Board, Surgeons Qtialifications, P.R.O.). 

704- James. 1739, entered merchant service, afterwards R.N., served 
as Ab. and Mid., " Duke ". 1746, Dec. 4, passed as Lt., aged 25 {Adm. N. 
Board, Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1758, Apr. 10, 2nd Lt., "London". 
1759, Mar. II, paid off.. Mar. 12, h.p. — 1785 {Adm. Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 

Son of John, of Kinellar ; b. 1720; d. 1785, Sep. 22, at Edinburgh {ibid., 
S.M., vol. 47, p. 468 ; House of Gordon, 11. (253)). 

705- James. 1740, petitioned the Duke of Newcastle "for a commis- 
sion in any of His Majesty's regiments where there is greatest appearance of 
of service " ; described himself as " Cadett, N.B. Fuziliers," previously in 
Scots Greys for seven years {Add. MSS., B.M., 33054, f. 133). 

Son of James, of Tillyfour (killed in the rebellion of 17 15), who was 
younger son of James, IL of Auchlyne ; succeeded as IH. of Auchlyne {House 
of Gordon, 11. (371)). 

706- James. 1745, Sep. 8, Lt., Sir William Pepperell's Ft. ; reg. dis- 
banded before 1751 {MS. ^.L., 1742-3, P.R.O.). Pepperell "distinguished 
himself in 1745, as Comdr. of the Colonial force which captured Louisburg ". 

707- James. 1747, Captain's servant, R.N., " Tryal " sloop, " Syren " 
and "Eagle"; Ab. and Mid., "Success". 1754, Nov. 13, passed as Lt., 
aged 22 {Adm. N. Board Lts. Passing Certif, P.R.O.). 1760 (or earlier) 3rd 
Lt., "Lynn"; Jun. 12, discharged; Jun. 13, h.p.; Aug. i, ist Lt., "Pem- 
broke". 1761, Mar. 14, discharged; Mar. 15, h.p.; Nov. 18, Comdr., 
" Barbadoes " sloop, Leeward Islands. 1762, Jan. i, h.p. ; Sep. 27, "Grace" 
cutter; Dec 8, discharged; Dec. 9, h.p. 1763, Nov. 27, "Alarm" cutter, 
in which he gave a passage (1764, Aug. 10-29) from Kirkwall to Belfast to 
Ann Corbet, who was bolting from her husband, James Fea, of Clestrain, 
cousin of the captor of Gow, the pirate (Fea's Real Captain Cleveland, p. 217). 
1766, Jul. I, h.p. 1776, Apr. 15, d.; left a widow Jane {Adm. Half Pay 
Lists, P.R.O.). 

708- James. 1751, Ab., R.N., "Salisbury"; later " Principa " ; 
Mid., " Saphire " ; Master's Mate, " Berwick " ; Mid., " Cambridge " ; Master's 
Mate, " Devonshire '\ 1757, Dec. 14, passed as Lt., aged 36 {Adm. N. 
Board Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1762, Jul. 24, 3rd Lt., " Temeraire " ; 
Aug. 17, 2nd Lt. 1763, Aug. 10, paid off; Aug. 11, h.p. 1764, Mar. 10, 
granted twelve months leave to Georgia and S. Carolina in the merchant 
service ; returned by Nov. i. 1765, Jan. 28, similar leave; returned by Sep. ; 
Oct. 7, similar leave to Teneriffe and S. Carolina. 1766, Jul. 12, returned ; 

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1 62 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Sep., similar leave. 1767, Feb., returned; Mar., similar leave; Sep., 
returned; Oct., similar leave. 1768, Jun., returned; July 28, similar leave to 
Malaga and Port au Prince ; time of return not stated. 1769, Apr. 4, similar 
leave to S. Carolina. 1770, Mar., returned; Sep. 29, "Defence". 1771, 
May 29, paid off; May 30, h.p. ; Aug. 8, Comdr., " Endeavour" bark. 1773, 
Sep. 15, paid off; Sep. 16, h.p. ; Nov. 23, Comdr., " Endeavour," went to the 
Falklands. 1774, Oct. 22, paid off; Oct. 23, h.p. 1776, Apr. 20, " Boulogne " 
hulk; Dec. 24, h.p. 1778, Aug. 6, "Lenox". 1779, Apr. 9, paid off; Apr. 
ID, h.p. {Adm. Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 1781, Oct. 20, d. at Greenwich 
(G.A/., vol. 51, p. 492). 

709- Rev. James. 1757, Jan. 12, Chaplain, 21st Ft. 1759, Oct. 23, 
granted three months absence on private affairs. 1777, Apr. 15, appt. ends 
{MS. A.L., 1752, p. 228, W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1754-77). 1778, 
Sep. 26 — 1783, N. Fencibles {L.G. ; A.L., 1754-83). 1788, Jul. 5, Chaplain, 
Fort George, salary £105 5s. {L.G., 318). 1797, Apr. 12, res. {A.L., 1789- 
97). 1800, Jan. 19, or Mar. 8, re-appt. (G.A/,, vol. 70, p. 275) at request of 
the Duchess of Gordon (Gordon Castle Papers). 1803, Dec. res. {G.M., vol. 
73, p. 1248; A.L., 1801-4). 

Son of George (1698-1768), of Fifthpart of Dundurcus, to whom he was 
served heir, 1780; b. 1728 ; student, Marischal Coll., 174 1-5; licen. by presb. 
Aberdeen, 1752, Aug. 12 ; pres. parish of Bellie by Ale.xander, Duke of Gordon, 
1769, adm. 1770, Mar. 14 ; m. Margaret {d. 1792, Apr. 14), dau. of Rev James 
Lumsden, Towie, and had Alexander, 189, Jane, and Mary Jane. Gordon d. 
1809, Jan. 30, in his 82nd year; appears in A.L., 1763-70, as "Joseph" 
(family described by J. M. Bulloch, Banffshire Herald, 1907, Aug. 31). 
Possibly brother of John, 891- 

710- James. 1758, Aug. 23, Master at Arms, R.N., "Cambridge"; 
appt. given at English harbour, Antigua, employed at Barbadoes and Lee- 
ward Islands [Adm. Sec. Reg., P.R.O.). 

711- James. 1759, Oct. 15, Ens., 89th Ft. 1762, Mar. 30, Lt. 1763, 
h.p.; Oct. 26, Lt.,48th Ft.(^.L., 1761-1808; W.O.,A.L., P.R.O., 1763, MS. 
note; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; S.M., vol. 25, p. 695). 1807, name erased 
in MS. from h.p. 89th Ft. {W.O. A.L., P.R.O.). 

712. James. 1761, Oct. 21, Capt., iisth Ft. ^{W.O. Notifications, 
P.R.O.). 1763, h.p. on reduction. 1777, Aug. 29, Bt. Maj. ; Dec. 16 or 
1778, Jul. 25, Maj., 8oth Ft. {ibid.; L.G.). Served in America, taken 
prisoner. 1780, member of Court Martial which tried Lt. Col. Thomas, 
accused at New York of libelling Col. Cosmo Gordon, 384- 1 782, Feb. 5, signed 
warrants for subsistence of British and German prisoners in Pennsylvania 
{Roy. Inst. Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., 11. 395). 1782, May 27 and Jun, 3, 



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wrote from Lancaster to Sir Guy Carleton and to the Chevalier de la 
Luzerne, touching Capt. Asgill, who was seized by the Americans as a 
sacrifice for the defeat of Huddy. 1783, P'eb. 19, Bt. Lt. Col., further cor- 
respondence ; Asgill was released through Gordon's instrumentality, his 
mother wrote a letter of thanks which did not reach New York until after his 
death (A.L., 1763-84; Spencer Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., p. 20; S.M., vol. 
45. P- 670). 

Elder son of James, H. of Ellon (d. 1749) and Elizabeth Glen ; succ. his 
father 1750; sold estate to Lord Aberdeen, 1752, in which year he petitioned 
for a writership in the H.E.LC. ; d. unin. 1783, at Morris House, Kingbridge, 
near New York {S.M., vol. 45, p. 670 ; J. M. Bulloch in Aberdeen Free Press, 
1903 ; Htmtly Express, 1906, Dec. 7, 1908, May 15). Brother of Andrew, 246. 

713- James. 1770, Dec. 27 or 1771, Jan. 10, Ens., 19th Ft. [W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O, ; L.G. ; A.L., 1771). Name erased in A.L, 1771, MS. 
alteration ; entry in Notification Bk. marked " stop't. by Lord Barrington's 
order": "does not accept" in MS. {W.O. A.L., P.R.O. , 1771). 

714- James. i77i,Jan. 25, or Apr. i, Ens., 26th ¥t. {W.O. Notifica- 
tions, P.R.O.; L.G.). Served in America; taken prisoner before 1776, 
Mar. 19, when York was decided upon as his place of residence {Pennsylvania 
in the War of the Revolution, 1775-93, ed. W. H. Egle, Harrisburg, 1890, i. 
512). 1777, Mar. 17, Lt. {A.L., 1772-7). Name erased in MS. in W.O. A.L., 
P.R.O., 1777. 

715- James. 1775, Sep. 2, Ens., 60th Ft., 3rd Batn. {L.G.). 1778, 
May 21 or 30, Lt. {ibid.). 1779, May 22, Adj. 1781, k. {W.O. A.L. P.R.O.; 
MS. note A.L., 1776-82; Douglas and Aikman's Almanack and Reg. of 
Jamaica, 1783, p. 86). 

716- James. Capt., k. during American war (Rogers' Christie Family) : 
possibly identical with 715- Brother of Gabriel, 466- 

717- James. 1776, Oct. 8, Ens., 55th Ft. {L.G.). 1779, Jan. 20, Lt., 
59th Ft. {A.L., 1777-84, W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). Exchanged to h.p., 
io8th Ft. {W.O. A.L., P.R.O., 1779 84, MS. note). 

718- James. 1774, Jan. 18, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Alarm ". 1778, Aug. 
10, Surg, (act.) " Stirling Castle " {Adm. Offs. appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

719. James. 1777, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay) Art. 1781, Mar. 17, 
Lt. -Fireworker ; d. and bur. there Jun. 14 (Col. F. W. M, Spring's Bombay 
Art., 74). 

720- James. 1778, Apr. 14, or Sep. 26, Lt., S. Fencibles {W.O. Noti- 
fications, P.R.O. ; L.Q.). 

721- James. 1778, Apr. 14, or Oct. 24, Lt., N, Fencibles {W.O. Noti- 



1 64 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

fications, P.R.O.); Jul. 21, sent for recruits to Forfar by the Duke of Gordon, 
to whom he wrote Jul. 24, from Benholm, Kincardine {N. Fettc. Letter Bk. 
and Papers, Gordon Castle). Not after 1782, Mar. 23 {L.G.). 

722 James. 1778, Oct. 4, Ens., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal) Art.; Nov. 18, 
Lt. 1786, Nov. 24, Capt. 1795, May 6, Maj. 1800, Jan. i, Bt. Lt. Col. 
1801, member of a Committee to consider the materiel equipment. 1803, 
Feb. 27, k. by the explosion of a gunpowder magazine at the Fort of 
Bijaigarh, near Aligarh, N. W. Provinces, while taking account of the stores 
after surrender; the Comdr. in Chief in reporting his death, said "that he 
felt particularly indebted for his exertions, directed by uncommon zeal and 
ability " ; the Govr. Gen. in an army order " deeply regrets the severe loss 
which the public service had sustained by the death of Lt. Col. Gordon " 
(Bengal Cal., 1788, p. 34; New Oriental Reg., 1800, pp. 18, 62; E.I. Reg., 
1803-4; Philippart's E. India Mil. Cal., i. 312, iii. 415; F. W. Stubbs's 
Bengal Art., i. 203 ; Capt. Buckle's Bengal Art., pp. 169, 246-7) ; his monu- 
ment at Bijaigarh is now in ruins, and inscriptionless. 

Son of James {d. 1763), at the Laggan of Auchindoun, and Jean 
MacWilliam, and great-great grandson of John, V. of Beldorney (Bulloch's 
Gordons of Laggan, 6, 38-43). Brother of John 906, and William, 1415- 
First cousin of Thomas, 1332- 

723. James. 1780, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). 1782, probably 
served in the war against Hyder Ali and his French allies. Mar. — Jun., when 
they were defeated by Coote, as in Nov. is stated to be "a prisoner with 
Tippoo" {List of Off 5., Bombay, 1783, Dec); Nov. 21, Ens., 8th N.I. 1784- 
8, serving in Bombay {ibid., 1784, Nov., 1785, Jan., 1786, Dec., 1787, Jun., 
1788, Dec). 1788, Sep. 4, Lt. 1798, Nov. 6, Capt. 1804, Maj. ; Nov. 26, 
ret. E.I. Reg., 1800-4). 

724- James. 1780, Jun. 29, Ens., 11th Ft. i78i,Jun. 2, Lt., Inde- 
pendent Coy. of Ft. {L.G.). 1782, Mar. 2, 104th Ft. 1783, h.p. 1784, May 
12, or Nov. 20, 78th Ft. {W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; L.G., 576; A.L., 
1780-6). 1785 ret. {W.O. A.L., P.R.O., MS. note). 

725- Hon. James. 1780, Aug. 7, Ens., looth Ft. 1781, Apr. 24, or 
Jun. 26, Lt. {W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; L.G.j A.L., 1780-5). 

Fifth son of Hon. John, but for the attainder 8th Viscount of Kenmure ; 
d. 1784 in E. Indies {Earlston MS.). Brother of Hon. Adam, 97i Hon. John, 
897, Hon. Robert, 1203, and Hon. William, 1402- 

726- James. 1780, Dec. 20, Lt., d. before this date, on which the will 
of his widow, Jane Mitchell, indweller, Canongate, was confirmed {Edinburgh 
Test.). 



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727. James. 1782, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1783, May 15, Ens. 
N.I. 1788, Apr., serving on the Coromandel Coast {List 0/ H.E.I.C. and 
H.M. Offs.). 

728. James. 1782, Jul., Capt., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal) N. Cav., Body 
Guard, Burdwan. 1786, Nov. 24, Capt. Comdt., ist Coy., ist Batn., 
Cawnpore {Bengal CaL, 1788, p. 25, 1792, p. 48). 

729- James. Lt., Col. Odell's Reg., raised in America, afterwards sent 
to Jamaica, serving there until Odell's death, then attached to the Duke of 
Cumberland's Reg. as 2nd Batn. 1783, Sep., disbanded in Jamaica. 1784, 
Apr. 19, Gordon addressed a memorial to the Sec. at War, from a street in 
Westminster Market, London ; " being anxious to return to his native country, 
after long and severe service in this and other corps, and settle on his h.p., 
was severely mortified to find on his arrival in London he could not procure 
any, nor raise a shilling on the certainty thereof, having no officer of superior 
rank in London or friend . . . hoping such redress as . . . his services and 
present situation deserve " ; Sir George Yonge answered that he " never 
interferes in any matters whatsoever respecting the provincial forces " {W.O. 
Sec. at War, In Letters, Misc., P.R.O.). 

730. James. 1785, Lt. Col., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal) Art., 2nd Batn., k. 
with several other officers at Sainey, near Dum Dum {G.M., vol. 80, pt. 2, p. 
142). Possibly 1. 

731- James. 1785, Sep. 25, Capt., "Manager to the British Linen 
Coy.'s Bank," bur. in Greyfriars (Brown's Edinburgh Epitaphs, 322). 

As a matter of fact, Gordon, who was accountant of the Bank for 51 years 
(from its foundation in 1746), d. 1797, Dec. 18, aged 88 {S.M., vol. 59, 
p. 982). He was "struck with the palsy" in Feb. 1786, and there is no 
further reference to him in the books of the Bank till 1795, Dec, when he 
wrote praying the directors to make a settlement on his wife in case she 
survived him. He lived in Horn's Buildings, Calton Hill, and had a son 
James who entered the Bank's service in 1767. The S.M. erroneously calls 
him "John"; the G.M. (vol. 67, p. 1133), correctly, "James". 

732- James. 1786, Asst. Mil. Paymr., at Juliana Maria; not in 
H.E.I.C.S. {Bengal Cat., 1792, which he assisted to compile). Probably the 
Dep. Paymr. and Paymr. Gen., King's Troops in Ceylon, who d. 1805, Mar. 
3, at Ramnad, India {G.M., vol. 75, p. 117 ; S.M., vol. 67, p. 805). 

733-4- James. 1793, Feb. 4, Cadet, R.A. 1795, Feb. 21, 2nd Lt. ; Mar. 
6, ist Lt. 1797, Apr. 21, d. at Perth {List of Offs., R.A., 24; A.L., 1794-7). 

735- James. 1793, Aug. 4, Captain's servant, R.N. ," Pearl ". 1794, 
Jul. 12, Boy, " Saturn". 1795, Jan. 9, "Jupiter". 1797, May 26, " Resolu- 



1 66 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

tion ". 1798, Jan. 26, Ord., Apr. 16, Ab., " Thisbe," Jun. 6, Master's Mate 
and Mid.; Jul. 26, "Porcupine"; Aug. 16 "Spencer"; Nov. 14, "Driver". 
1800, Dec. 3, passed as Lt., aged 22 {Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certi/., 
P.R.O.) 1802, Lt. ; 1807, Oct. II, Comdr., "Vesta '' armed schooner. 

Son of James, in Nairn, and Margaret ; b. 1778, Aug. 22, bap. Aug. 

26, d. 1808, Mar. 12, at Halifax, N.S., " as a man and an officer he was highly 
respected and beloved" {S.M., vol. 71, p. 158; G.M., vol. 79, p. 585; Abd. 
your., Feb. 1). 1808, Mar. 24, adminstration granted to Daniel Butler Dawes, 
Store Keeper, H.M.'s N. Yard, Halifax {Probate Ojfice, Halifax). 

736- James. 17971 Apr. 15, Lt., Roy. Edinburgh Light Dgns. Vols. 
{L.G., 337). 

737- James. 1797, Jun. 15, 2nd Lt., Banffsh. Vols. {W.O., Notifica- 
tions, P.R.O.). 

738- James. 1798, Aug. 29, or Sep. i, Capt., Aberdeensh. (Huntly) 
Vols. {L.G., 812). 1800, Feb. 3, entertained the reg. at Mellis's Inn, Huntly, 
to celebrate Lord Huntly's birthday {Abd. your.). 

739- James. 1799, Cadet H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1800, Oct. 9, Ens., 
15th N.L 1803, Jul. 13, Lt. 1806, Adj., 2nd Batn. 1809, Dec. 23, Capt. 
1 8 10, D.A.G. (act.) ; served in several campaigns, twice wounded. 181 7, 
Jun. 12, d. Jun. 13, bur. at P'ort William, Bengal. The Marquis of Hastings 
wrote (Gen. Orders), Jun. 18 : — 

The Comdr.-in-Chief considers it due to the memory of a deserving public servant to 
record the high sense entertained ... of the merits of Maj. Gordon and of the loss which 
the army has sustained by the premature death of an officer, who in the early part of his life 
was distinguished by his professional gallantry and exertions, ... by his conduct maintained 
invariably the reputation of the army. ... In an early period of his service, Maj. Gordon's 
abilities and character obtained for him the gratifying distinction of being appointed to a 
public situation in the Adjutant General's official department, where, actuated by the purest 
principles and the warmest zeal for his employers, he devoted his talents to the successful 
discharge of the duties of an important and laborious office until compelled to relinquish his 
official avocation by that state of health which ultimately deprived the country of his valuable 
services {E.I. Reg., i8oo-i8). 

Second son of John, in Laggan {d. 1795), cadet of Beldorney ; b. 1780, 
bap. 1781, Jan. 7, at Mortlach. By will dated Calcutta 181 7, May 7, proved 
there Jun. 14, he appointed Maj. Charles Stewart, H.E.LC.S., Capt. Jeremiah 
Bryant, H.E.LC.S., John Angus and Aeneas Mackintosh, of Calcutta, 
executors with his brother and residuary legatee, John, 932 ; gave to his 
mother an annuity of ;f8o, to his brother Harry, 619, 40,000 Sicca Rs., to his 
sister Betty, 40,000 Sicca Rs., and to each of her five children ;f 100, to his 
sister Ann, the interest on 4000 Sicca Rs. and such further sum as made£^3o 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 67 

a year until she ;«. and then the 4000 Rs., to Mrs, Irvine, Gt. Marlborough 
Street, London, £105, and to Charles Gordon of Wardhouse, and Cosmo 
Gordon, H.M, Customs, Liverpool, £^ 5s. each for a ring (7.0. Rec. ; Birnie 
MS. ; Bulloch's Gordons in Laggan). 

740=1- James. 1799, Mar, i orjun. 4, Lt., Roy. Clan Alpine (Murray's) 
Fencible Inf. {List of Offs. Mil., Fenc, Cav. and Inf., Irish Establishment, 
1800, L.G., 540). 1800, Jul. 12, Ens., 72nd Ft. {L.G., 1801, p. 174). 1804, 
Aug. 18, Lt. {ibid., looi ; A.L., 1801-9). 1807, name erased in MS. 
{W.O. A.L., P.R.O.). 

742- James. 1799, Jun. 8, Ens., Loyal Durham Fencible Inf. {List of 
Offs. Mil., Fenc, Cav. and Inf. Irish Establishment, 1800). 

743- James. 1799, Sep. 14, Conductor of Stores of the Field Train 
Depart, of the Ordnance. 1800, Jun. 10, Clerk of Stores; Feb. 5, Asst. 
Commiss. 1817, Aug. 17, ret, h.p. {List of Offs., R.A., 139). 

744. James. 1800, Jan. 18, 2nd Lt, Old Aberdeen Vol. Inf. {L.G., 
pp. 51, 312). 

745- James. Lt., d. 1800, May 27, at CuUen, aged 58. 

Second son of George, of Buckie, and Anna dau. of Alexander Gordon, 
VII. of Cairnfield (1687-1775). His widow, Helen, dau. of William Ord, 
Findochty family, d. there 1803, Dec. i, aged 78 (Cramond's Ruthven, 99 ; 
Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield). 

746- James. 1800, Aug. 12, ist Lt., Loyal Muirkirk (Ayrshire) 
Vols. {L.G., 914). 

747. James. 1801, Jan. i, Asst Surg., H.E.I. C.S. (Madras). 1803, 
May, arrived in India. 1805, serving with 5th extra Batn., Wallajahbad. 
1807, or earlier, attached to Residency, Nagpur. 1815, Jan. i, Surg. ; Sep. 
26, i6th N.I. 1817, Sep. 19, ist N.I. ; accompanied 20th and 24th Madras 
N.I. at the battle of Seetabuldee, Nov. 26-7, " Capt. Stone with a small party 
of the 24th, turned back, towards Seetabuldee, and joining another party of 
Sepoys under Lt. Ritchie, 20th N.I., who was accompanied by Surgeon J. 
Gordon, captured and spiked two heavy brass guns from the Arabs " ; Dec. 
14, Nagpur captured (Phillipart's E. India Mil. Cal. in. 162). 1822, Apr. 
25, 14th N.I. {E.I. Reg., 1801-25). 

Third son of James, in Tillynaught, who was the brother of Alexander 
(i 755-1824), founder of the present Gordons of Newton {House if Gordon, a. 
(480)) ; educated Banfif Academy ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Mr. Cotton 
m. 1819, Sep. 8, at Nagpur, Maria Louisa, only dau. of James Eraser, his 
brother Alexander being one witness, and had James Richard, h. 1820, Oct. 
14, bap, 1821, Dec. 21, at Hyderabad, Isabella Louisa, b. 1822, Jul. i, bap. 



1 68 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1823, Sep. 21, at Secunderabad, and George Alexander, b. 1823, Dec. 21, bap. 

1824, Mar. 8, d. Jul. 10, at Nagpur. Gordon d. 1824, Nov. 9, at Tokah ; by 
will dated 1824, Oct. 24, proved at Bombay Nov. 27, appointed his brothers 
Alexander, 204, and William, 1432, with Michie Forbes, London, executors, 
made provision for his wife and dau., an annuity to Mrs. Massie ; "as my 
brother William is likely from early promotion to be obliged to vacate his 
present appointment, I leave him ;f 5000, to be paid to him on his return to 
England " ; gave residue of his estate to his son (7.0. Rec). Mrs. Gordon 
m. (2) 1829, Oct. 16, Gen. Sir Ephraim Gerrish Stannus, (i 784-1850) 
Lieutenant-governor of Addiscombe. 

748- James. 1802, Sep. 29, Vol., ist class, K.N., " Argo," coast of 
Africa, W. Indies, Mediterranean and Channel. 1803, served under Sir 
Samuel Hood at reduction of St. Lucia and Tobago. 1804, Aug., Mid. and 
Master's Mate, "Tigre," Mediterranean. 1805, served under Nelson, W. 
Indies, in pursuit of combined squadrons of France and Spain. 1807, 
possibly took part in expedition to Egypt ; Jul., Master's Mate, " Moselle," 
Jamaica, served under Capt. Alexander Gordon. 1808, Dec. 7, passed as Lt., 
aged 22 (Adtn. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certi/., P.R.O.) ; Dec. 12, Lt. for 
rank; Dec. 21, Lt. "Osprey," Downs and Channel. 1809, Jun., "Gany- 
mede," Channel. 1810, Apr., "Rattler," Channel, W. Indies and Halifax. 
1811, Jul., " Eurydice," Halifax. 1812, Apr., "Circe," Channel, Cork, and 
Jamaica. 1814, Apr. i, "Manly''; Aug., " Nymphen," Channel. 1815, 
Apr., "Royal Sovereign," Plymouth; Jun., " Tonnant ". 1819, Jul. 28. 
" Leander," Portsmouth, E. Indies. 1821, Jan. 29, Comdr., for rank (Adm, 
Offs. Services, P.R.O., O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die. ; John Marshall's Nav. 
Biog. IV. pt. 2, p. 52). 

Son of James, Madeira; b. there 1786, Sep. 25; d. 1856, Jan. 21, at 
Port Macquarie, aged 67 {G.M., vol. i, 2nd N.S., p. 122). 

749- James. 1803, Jan. 8, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil.; Jul. 18, Lt. {L.G., 
680, 1051). 1807, May 6, Capt. {ibid., 713; List of Offs. Mil. and Vols., 
1807, p. 1 ; 1817, p. 79, P.R.O.). D. 1820, Nov. 20, at Port Maria, Jamaica 
(S.A/., vol. 8, p. 398). 

750- James. 1803, Aug. 6, Capt., Kirkcudbrightsh. Yeo. Cav. {L.G., 
1958); Oct. 29, Maj. Comdt. {ibid., 1480). 1805, Sep. 13, Lt. Col. {ibid., 
1018; List of Mil., Yeo. Cav. and Vol. Inf., 1820, p. 241, 1825, p. 226). 
Lord Brougham relates {Creevey Papers, \. 319-20) an "outrage" committed 
by Gordon, in placing under arrest Mr. Gillespie, the Chaplain of his regi- 
ment, for praying for Queen Caroline. The regiment presented him with a 
large silver epergne showing him on horseback. 




COL. JAMES GOKx^wiN, OF CULVENNAN 
As Colonel of the Kirkcudbright Yeomanry 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 69 

Second son of Sir Alexander, of Culvennan, 199; b. at Edinburgh 1771, 
Dec. 2 ; Soc. of Advocates, Edin., 1793 ; in. Janet Hannay (i 793-1851) ; d. s.p. 
1843 at Balcary, Kirkcudbrightsh. (J. M. Bulloch, Dumfries Courier, 1906, 
Sep. 15). See his portrait in this volume. 

761- James. 1803, Nov. 24, Capt., Aberdeensh. (Strathbogy) Vols. 
{L.G., 1622). 

752. James. 1803, Nov. 24, Ens., Aberdeensh. (Peterhead) Vols. 
{L.G., 1623). 

753. James. 1803, Dec. i, Capt., Ayrsh. Vols. {L.G., 1675). 

754- James. 1803, Dec. 15, Capt., N. Briton Vol, Inf. {L.G., 1757). 

755- James. 1804, Sep. 8, Ens., 92nd Ft. {L.G., 1102). 1805, Apr. 
9, Paymr., 2nd Batn. {ibid., 465). 1806, Dec. ,25, Lt. 1807, Apr. 18, 
Paymr., ist Batn. {L.G., 492) ; served in Peninsular war at Corunna, Fuentes 
d'Onor, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (Medal, seven clasps), 
and in Waterloo campaign (Medal). 1820, Mar. 2, h.p., on account of ill 
health (Hart's ^.L., 1840-68; W.O.Ofs. Services, 1828, 1847, 1854, P.R.O.). 

Fourth son of James, in Croughly ; b. there 1776, May 27 ; D.L., Elginsh., 
1827, Jan. 3 {L.G., 1638), Nairn, 1855, Mar. {ibid., pt. i, p. 1143). m. (i) 
1819, Oct. 20, at Barry Cottage, Margaret [d. 1829) youngest dau. of Robert 
Knight, Portsoy {S.M., vol. 5, N.S. p. 487), and had James Charles, 787; m. 
(2) 1831, Janet Georgina, dau. of Maj. John Grant of Auchterblair, and sister 
of Field Marshal Sir Patrick Grant ; had Benjamin Lumsden, 282j George 
Grant, 571 and Robert Knight, 1271- Gordon d. iSSy, Apr. 9, at Ivy Bank, 
Nairn, bur. at Kirkmichael {Croughly Book, 81). Brother of Charles, 318? 
George, 515, John, 917, Robert, 1215, and William Alexander, 1474. 

756. James. 1806, May, Vol. ist Class, R.N., "Ariel," N. Sea. 1807, 
Dec. 13, Mid. 1808, Jun. 19, "Thisbe," Greenwich; Sep. 30, "Royal 
Sovereign," Deptford. 1809, Jun. 28, "Thisbe," Greenwich; Jul. 12, Ab., 
"Etna" bomb, Walcheren expedition; Oct. 29, Supy. "Thisbe," Greenwich. 
i8io, Jan. 17, Ord., " Belvidere " ; Dec. 7, Mid. " Melampus," Halifax. 
181 1, Jul. 8, "Guenieve," Halifax. 1813, Jan., Supy., " Africa," passage from 
N. America to Ireland ; Feb. " Salvador del Mundo," Plymouth ; May 5, passed 
as Lt., aged 22 {A dm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Cert if.. Indexes Midshipmen, 
P.R.O.). 1815, ^^'"- 3' L*-' ^^^ rank; Jun. 5, "Asia". 1816, Jan. 22, h.p. 
{Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die. ; N.L., 1815-63). 

Son of James and Elizabeth ; b. 1790, Sep. 28, in London, bap. 1798, 

Jun. 6, at New Court, Temple; m. 1825, Dec. 21, at St. Pancras, Elizabeth, 
widow of Arthur Humphreys, late of Bombay {G.M., vol. 95, pt. 2, p. 640) • 
d. 1863. 

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170 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

757- James. 1807, Mar. 28, Ens., Roy. Westminster Mil. (L.G., 1003) ; 
Sep 26, Lt. {ibid., 1808, p. 6). 1809, Apr. 18, Ens., 14th Ft. ; served at 
Walcheren (ibid, 520). 181 1, Mar. 12, Lt. {ibid., 458). 1813, 2nd Batn. 
stationed at Malta, a detachment under Lt. Gordon stationed at Lampedersa, 
a rocky islet between Malta and Tunis (Capt. O'Donnell's 14//? Reg., 93, 
100; A.L., 1809-18). 

D. unm. 1816, Oct. 11, at Zante ; the minister of Cromdale, Inverness, 
petitioned the Sec. at War (unsuccessfully) for relief from Compassionate 
Fund on behalf of Gordon's mother, Mary M. Gordon, Culfoichmore, near 
Grantown {W.O. Letters and Applns. Compass Fund, P.R.O.) — 

A widow of nearly 30 years, left by her hubband with the charge of a numerous family, 
some. . . had emigrated to . . . America, while those at home had not Hucceeded in life as 
to be able in her old age, to afford her any effectual a.d, being burdened with numerous 
families of children. She had been at much pains and expense in training and educating her 
youngest son James in the hope of his being a prop to her declining years . . . ; a very 
old destitute woman, and a real object of charity, in extremely indigent circumstances; in her 
opinion her son died from ailments occasioned by his services at Walcheren from which dis- 
orders he never totally recovered. 

758- James. 1808, Jul. 18, 2nd Lt., R.E. (L.G., 1051). 1809, Jul. 5, 
Lt. ; Jun., served in the attack on the Castle of Scylla. 1810, Mar., present 
during siege and capture of Santa Maura. 1813, Oct. 7, Capt. {ibid., 1990.) 
1837, Jan. 10, Maj. 1838, Mar. 31, Lt. Col. 1851, Nov. 11, Col., ret. f.p. 
1855, Oct. 27, Maj. Gen. (Hart's A>L., 1840-68). 

Son of John, of Swiney, 920; d. 1867, Apr. 5, suddenly at 32, Saxe 
Coburg Place, Edinburgh (Scotsman, Apr. 6). Appears in A.L., 1809-19, as 
"James A.," afterwards as "James ". 

759- James. 1810, Mar. 14, Ens., Ross and Cromarty Fencibles 
(L.G., 4iy). 

760. James. 1810, Dec. 10, Vol., ist Class, R.N., "Rattler, N 
America, aged 16. 1811, Sep. 2, Mid. 1812, Jan. 2, Vol. 181 3, Oct. 1, 
Mid., "Chesapeake". 1814, Jul. 13, Ab., " Maidstone "> Jul. 25, Mid.; Dec. 
17, "Narcissus". 1816, Apr. 13, Ab., "Portia"; Jun. 22, Master's Mate. 
1817, Feb. 5, passed as Lt., aged 21 (Adm., Indexes Midshipmen, N. Board 
Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). Afterwards served on "Vengeur" and 
" Queen Charlotte," guard ships, Portsmouth, then " Kochfort " and " Re- 
venge," Mediterranean. 1821, Sep. — 1826, Jun., in command of a tender, 
" Express " schooner, 1824, served for five months at blockade of Algiers. 
1826, Jun. .27, Lt., " Medina ". 1827, paid off. 1828, Apr. 2 — 1831, Apr. 16 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. I/I 

"Pearl," Cork. 1834, Jun. 6, Comdr. 1839-42, Inspecting Comdr., Coast 
Guard, Fowey (GJl;, vol. 1 2, N.S., 194). 1842-7, Whitby; h.p. (O'Byrne's Nav. 
Biog. Die. ; John Marshall's Nav. Biog., iv. pt. 2, p. 394 ; N.L., 1826-53). 

B. 179^, Nov. 20, hap. t795, Aug. 3, at Kestins, Dundee; d. 1853, Feb. 
II, in Montpellier Square, London, aged 59 (G.M., vol. 39, N.S., p. 449)- 
His son James Duff, m. (i) 1845, Feb. i, Catherine Charlotte, dau. of Rev. 
Dr. James Came [ibid., vol. 23, N.S., p. 422); m. (2) 1858, Oct. 8, Frances 
Galloway, third dau. of Edward Leathes, Normanstone, Lowestoft, who was 
a grandson of John Leathes of Herringfleet Hall, Suffolk {ibid., vol. v., 2nd 
N.S., p. 529); then living at Pembridge Lodge, Bayswater (Burke's Landed 
Gentry, 1886, 11. 1073). 

761. James. 1816, Oct. ri, Asst. Surg., H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1817, 
Aug. 14, admitted. 1819, stationed at Chunar. 1820, 3rd N.L, ist Batn. 
1823-7, serving with Guickwar contingent. 1827, Oct. 19, furlough to 
Europe. 1828, Jun. 2, Surg. {E.I. Reg., 1817-29). 

Son of William, 1428, b. 1793, May 18, at Sheepbridge, near Newry, co. 
Down; d. 1829, Mar. 7, at Edinburgh. By will, dated 1828, Dec. 28, at 
Naples, proved 1833, Jul. 8, by his father in the Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury, made bequests in favour of his brothers, John, George and Alexander, 
his sisters Mary, Eliza Green, and Charlotte [Townley] and her child, his 
aunts (i) Mary Wood, her son Andrew, (2) Margaret Thompson, and (3) 
Margaret, her husband, Alexander Gillespie, and their dau. Mary, his uncles 
Alick and Donaldson, and Mrs. Paterson (I.O. Rec). Most probably the 
James Gordon, M.D., Edinburgh, 1815. James, son of Rev. George, D.D., 
534. student, Mar. Coll., 1809-12, is erroneously identified as this officer in 
Mar. Coll. Records, 11. 406; but this James, in 1813, was a merchant's ap- 
prentice and (/. in Abd., 1815, Oct. 22 (W.O. Applns. for Compass. Allowances, 
P.R.O.). 

762- James. 1818 ; Maj., of Northwood, Isle of Wight, d. before this 
date, possibly the Maj. Gordon who d. 18 16, Apr. 2, at Hope Cottage, near 
Cowes, " lately returned from E. Indies " {G.M., vol. 86, pt. 2, p. 567, vol. 88, 
pt. 2, p. 376). Brother of Henry, 633- 

763- James. 1816, Sub-Conductor, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay) Ordnance 
Dept. 1819, May 15, Conductor, Camp Equipage Dept., afterwards of the 
Grand Arsenal {E.I. Reg., 1822-5). 

M. (i) i8i6, Jul. I, at Bombay, Mary Charlotte de Cantellue {b. 1803, d. 
and biir., 18 17, Sep. 12, at Colaba) ; m. (2) 1818, Jul. 27, Elizabeth Merry, 
Bombay, and had Walter, b. 1820, Dec. 26, bap. 182 1, Feb. 18, at Colaba. 
Gordon d. 1824, Jul. 3, bur. Jul. 4, at Bombay {I.O. Rec). 



172 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

764- James. 1821, Cadet, H.E.I. C.S. (Madras). 1822, Apr. 27, Ens., 
24th N.I., A.D.C., to Lt. Gen. Bowser, Comdr. in Chief. 1825, Nov. 11, 
Adj. 1826, Sep. 8, Lt. (£./. Reg., 1821-9). 

Son of George, 512 ; ^. 1804, Sep. 2, at Rathven, Banffsh. ; privately 
educated ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by George A. Robinson on recommenda- 
tion of Gen. Alexander Ross; d. 1829, Jan. 10, on board the " Mountstuart 
Elphinstone " on his passage home, after severe sufferings which he bore 
with the greatest fortitude (/..O. Rec. ; Abd. Jour., 1829). 

765- James. 1823, Nov. 27, Ens., 93rd Ft. (L.G., 2070). 1824, Jan. 
8, 63rd Ft. 1825, May 26, Lt. {ibid., 1070). 1826, May 18, Lt., 4th Ft. 
{ibid., 1398). 1826, Dec. 27 — 1828, Apr. 29, served in Portugal. 1829, Nov. 
12, Capt. {ibid., 2326). 1831, Mar. 15, h.p., 3rd W.I. Reg., at his own re- 
quest {W.O. Offs. Services, 1828, 1847, P.R.O.). 1881, Jul. i, ret; hon. rank 
of Maj., r.p. (Hart's A.L., 1840-93 ; A.L., 1824-92). 

Son of John Gordon-Cuming-Skene, of Pitlurg, 1636; b. 1799, Jun. 20; 
m. before 1847, Jane Adelaide, second dau. of Sir Thomas M'Kenny, ist 
bart., of Dublin (Burke's Peerage, 1864, p. 717). Gordon d. s.p. 1892, Feb. 
25, at Medhurst, Great Malvern. 

766- James. 1825, Cadet, H.E.I. C.S. (Bengal). 1826, May, 21, Ens., 
3rd Light Cav. 1833, Feb. 15, granted nine months leave on s.c. to the hills 
N. of Deyrah. 1838, Jan. 21 — 1840, furlough to Europe on private affairs. 
1838, Jun. 30, Lt. 1840, Sep. 30, directed to do duty with detachment 01 
recruits proceeding to Bombay, where he arrived 1841, Feb. 20. 1842, May, 
10, Adj. ; Oct. 14, Brig. Maj., 2nd Brigade of Cav., Army of Reserve. 1854, 
Jun. 20, Bt. Maj. 1857, Mar. 10, ret, with pension of Lt. Col. {E.I. Reg., 
1826-56). 

Son of Alexander (formerly W. Indian merchant ; owned a property in 
Lanarksh., living at 24 Great King Street, Edinburgh, 1813-25), and 
Elizabeth Buchanan, sister of Thomas Buchanan (1733-89), of Ardoch, M.P. 
(Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, i. 240) ; h. 1807, Nov. 25, and bap. at Glasgow, 
witnesses being John Gordon and James Buchanan ; nominated for H.E.I. C.S. , 
by Mr. Bosanquet, on recommendation of the Duchess of Leeds ; educated at 
a private Latin and Greek class, Edinburgh, and at the University; m. 
1842, Mar. 17, at Kurnaul, Mary Harriet (6. 1818, Aug. 8), dau. of Henry 
Loftus Tottenham (i 770-1826) of MacMurrough, Co. Wexford {G.M., vol. 
18, N.S., p. 198). She d. s.p. 1869, Oct. 24. Gordon d. 1875, Sep. 15 
(Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, 11. 1830; 7.0. Rec). 

767- James. 1825, Apr. 6, Asst. Surg., R.N. 1834, Aug. i, Surg. 
{N.L., 1825-47); d. 1847. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 173 

768- James. 1836, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1836, Sep. 12, Ens., 
59th N.I. 1839, Jun. 25, Lt. 1842, May 15 — Nov. 15, leave on s.c. to visit 
Mussoorie. 1845, Jul. 30, passed in Hindustani (colloquial). 1845-6, served 
on the Sutlej ; at Sobraon (Medal). 1847, Jan. 31, Adj. (act.). 1848, Jul. 29, 
passed in Hindustani. 1850, Dec. 11, Bt. Capt. 1851, Nov. 10, dismissed 
the service {E.I. Reg., 1836-52). 

Sixth son of William, of Milrig, Ayrshire, and Janet Orr; h. 1816, Nov, 
lo ; educated at Edinburgh Academy, and Addiscombe, 1834, Feb. 7; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by C. Marjoribanks, on recommendation of D. 
Halliburton; rn. 1839, Dec. i, Henrietta Pigou and had Frank Henry, 459, 
and Annetta Matilda, m. 1877, Gen. Thomas Stock, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay), 
(who d. s.p. 1889), now living at 26, Gordon Road, Ealing. Gordon d. 1875, 
Jan. in New Zealand (7.0. Rec). Brother of Patrick Gordon-Canning, 1519- 

769- James. 1837, Jan. 13, Asst. Surg., 34th Ft. {L.G., 91). 1841, 
Jan. 26, d. in Canada {A.L., 1840-2). 

B. 1813, L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, 1833. 

770- James. 1839, Cadet H.E.I.C.S. (Madras); Jul. 9, admitted; Jul. 
24, attached for duty to 33rd N.I. ; Dec. 5, Ens., 4th N.I. 1841, Jan. 30, 
discharged in India {E.I. Reg., 1841). Nominated abroad for H.E.I.C.S., by 
Col. Agnew^ C.B. ; m. — Dobson {I.O. Rec). 

770a. James. 1844, Apr. 8, Asst. Surg., R.N. 1848, Apr. 19, "Apollo," 
tried by Court Martial, when Surgeon William Graham testified "to his 
professional skill and attention to his duties, especially when small-pox raged 
amongst the troops " ; dismissed the service {Times, Apr. 22 ; N.L., 1844-8). 

771. James. 1846, Jun. 13, Ens., H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay), ist N.I. 
1848, Oct. ig, qualified as Hindustani Inter.; Nov. 21, Qr. Mr. and Inter, 
(act.) 4th N.I. 1849, Jan. 25, Inter, (act.) H.M's. 22nd Ft.; Jun. 21, Lt. ; 
Oct. 27, qualified as Mahratta Inter., and appt. Qr. Mr. and Inter, of his 
corps. 1861, Feb. 18, Bt. Capt. 1862, Jan. 4, Capt., S.C. 1863, Staff Off- 
at Bhooj. 1864, Jan. 28, at Hyderabad. 1866, Jun. 13, Maj., S.C. 1868, 
Staff Off., Baroda. 1872, Jun. 13, Lt. Col., S.C. 1877, Cantonment 
Magistrate, Belgaum ; Jun. 13, Col. 1879, Dec. 13, Maj. Gen., ret. f p. 
{E.I. Reg., and I.A.L., 1846- 1906). 

Son of Robert; b 1825, Jan.; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Sir W- 
Young, bart., on recommendation of F. J. Fuller ; m. 1850, Jun. 5, at St. 
James's Ch., Tanna, Bombay, Georgiana Hall {b. 1824, Oct. 5), and had 
Amelia Catherine, b. 185 1, Jun. 26, bap. Aug. 21, at Kurrachee, in. 1882, Apr. 
29; Mary Jessie Jane, b. 1855, Jun. 2, bap. Oct. 22, at Baroda, ni. 1876^ 
-Sep. 28, at St. Peter's Ch., Brighton, Robert Maxwell, fifth son of Antonio 



174 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Fabris of Springcroft, Beckenham, they were living at 15 Hyde Park 
Mansions, 1901, when their silver wedding was announced (Times); and 
William James, b. 1857, Mar. 3, bap. Mar. 9, at Baroda. Gordon lived 
latterly at Brighton, and d. 1907, Aug. 18, at 6 Wilbury Gardens, Hove, aged 
82 (Times, Aug. 20, I.O. Rec). Possibly brother of Robert, 1246- 

772- James. i860, Feb. 7, Capt., Devonsh. (Exeter and S. Devon) 
Rif Vols. (L.G., pt. I, p. 853). 

773. James, i860, Nov. 2, Lt. 4th S. Banffsh. (Keith) Rif. Vols. 
(L.G., pt. 4, p. 4092). 1862, Mar. 4, res. (ibid., pt. 3, p. 2617); May 29, Lt, 
3rd S. Banffsh. Rif. Vols, (ibid., pt. 3, p. 2903). 1866, Jul. 26, Capt. (ibid., 4356). 

Eldest son of John (1804-81), in Lettoch, Glenlivet, and Jane Grant; b. 
1834, Jan. 7 ; solicitor at Keith; d. there 1870, Aug. 27, unm. and is com- 
memorated by a cross in Kirkmichael Churchyard. (Lettoch family de- 
scribed by J. M. Bulloch, Huntly Express, 1906, Jun. 20, 29, Jul. 6). Brother 
of Peter George, 1157, and William Robert, 1512- 

774- James. i860, Dec. 16, Adj., ist Administrative Batn. Hadding- 
tonsh. Rif. Vols. (L.G., 1861, pt. i, p. 277). 1865, Dec. 16, Capt. (ibid., 
1866, pt. I, p. 399). 1881, Jan. 4, Maj. hon, rank; Oct. 15, ret. (ibid., pt. i, 
P- 233, pt. 5, p. 5309; A.L., 1880-1903) ; d. 1903, Oct. 18, at Edinburgh. 

775- James. 1861, Jun. 13, Capt, loth Aberdeensh. (Inverurie) Rif. 
Vols. (L.G., pt. 3, p. 2690). 

776- James. 1862, May 21, Lt, 27th Devonsh. (Colyton) Rif Vols. 
(L.G., pt 3, p. 2904). 

777- James. 1865, Oct lo, Ens., 15th Forfarsh. Rif. Vols. (L.G., pt 
8, p. 4862). 

778- James. 1873, Dec. 24, Sub. Lt, 7th Kincardinesh. Rif Vols. 
(L.G., pt. 6, p. 6079). 1875, May 12, res, (ibid., pt. 2, p. 2512). 

779. James. 1875, Aug. 7, Lt. of Orderlies, A.H.C. on promotion 
from Serg. ; previously enlisted 1862, May 23, 78th Highlrs., became Hosp. 
Serg., transferred to A.H.C. shortly before obtaining com., total service in 
ranks, 13 years, 76 days. 1881, Jul. i, Qr. Mr., A.H.C. (from 1884^ Aug. 1, 
Medical Staft). 1881-2, serving in Natal. 1883-5, Edinburgh. 1885, Aug. 7, 
hon. rank of Capt, ret. on ret. pay (Hart's A.L., 1876-88; A.L., 1876 — 
Apr. 1887). 

B. 1841, Jun. 4; m. 1867, Jun. 6, at Gibraltar, Mary Jane Cunningham, 
and had James, b. 1868, Donald Hay, b. 1869, Maude Eliza, b. 1875, Duncan, 
b. 1876, Ethel Ada, b. 1879. Gordon d. 1887, Mar. 17, at Sunderland. 

780- James. 1887, Apr. 13, 2nd Lt., ist Banffsh. Art. Vols. (L G., pt 
2, p. 21 11). 1888, Dec. 15, Lt. (ibid., pt 6, p. 7142). 1893, Oct 7, Capt 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 175 

(ibid., pt. 5, p. 6021). 1901, Jun. 26, Maj. hon. rank {ibid., pt. 3, p. 4254),, 
1903, Apr. ret. {A.L., 1887-1903). 

781- James. 1889, Jul. 6, 2nd Lt. (supy.) Ayrsh. and Galloway Art. 
Vols. {L.G., pt. 4, p. 3614). 1894, May 5, Lt. (ibid., pt. 3, p. 2617). 1895, 
Feb. 27, Capt. (ibid., pt. i, p. 1152). 1901, Nov. 23, res. (ibid., pt. 6, p. 
7655 ; A.L., 1880-1901). 

782- James Adam. 1809, Apr. 12, Lt., Bedfordsh. Mil., ist Batn. 
{L.G., 544); Apr. 16, Capt. (ibid., 1810, p. 445). 

Probably James Adam, of Knockespock, son of James, of Knockespock, d. 
1832, who was son of James Brebner, judge in Grenada (i 723-1807) who was 
the son of Margaret (dau. of George Gordon, of Knockespock) and James 
Brebner. James Adam, b. in London 1791, Mar. 10, also owned Moore Place 
(Herts), Much Hadham, Naish (Som.) and Stocks. M. 1832, Sep. 23, Emma 
Katherine, dau. of Admiral Wolley, and d. s.p. 1854, Mar. 4 ; succeeded 
in Knockespock by Sir Henry Percy, only son of Sir James Willoughby, 819- 

783- Sir James Alexander. 1793, Captain's servant, R.N., "Arro- 
gant," Bay of Biscay; afterwards "Invincible," Portsmouth, " Ramillies," 
Channel, " Defence," Plymouth, " Eurydice," Coasting Convoys, " Revolu- 
tionaire," W. Squadron. 1795, Mid., " Namur," Channel fleet, off Cadiz. 
1797, discharged; Mid., "Goliath," Mediterranean, off Cadiz. 1799, dis- 
charged; Mid., "Royal William," Spithead. 1800, discharged; Jan. 27, Lt., 
" Bourdelois," off Western Islands, Jamaica. i8or, Jan 28, particularly 
signalized himself, at capture, after a close cannonade of half an hour, of the 
French national brig "La Curieuse," i68 men, about 50 being killed and 
wounded; British loss, i man killed, 7 wounded. 1802, Aug. 21, discharged; 
Aug. 22, h.p. ; Oct. 13, ist Lt., "Racoon," Jamaica. 1803, Jul. 11, dis- 
tinguished himself in a very warm action, which led to the capture, in 
Leogane Roads, of the French corvette, " Le Lodi " ; Oct. 22, Comdr. 1804, 
Mar. 3, Comdr., " Racoon," took many prizes, amongst others " L'Argo," 
"L'Aventure" and " L'Alliance ". 1805, Mar. 31, discharged; Apr. 1, 
Post Capt.; May 16, Capt., " Diligentia," afterwards " Legera " ; Sep. 28, 
discharged; Sep. 29, h.p. 1807, Jun. 18, "Mercury," Newfoundland. 1808, 
Apr. 4, off Cadiz, in company with the "Alceste," and "Grasshopper" took 
a distinguished part in a gallant two hours and a half action, which termin 
ated in the defeat, under the batteries of Rota, and in the teeth of 1 1 French 
and Spanish line of battleships, of 20 of the enemy's gun-boats, having a 
fleet of merchantmen under their charge; Aug. 21, discharged; Aug. 22, 
"Active" (date of appt. Jun. 27)08" Corfu. 1811, Mar. 13, distinguished 
himself in the memorable action off Lisbon, when the " Active " and three 



176 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

other frigates, 156 guns, 879 men, completely routed, after a conflict of six 
hours, and a loss of 4 killed and 24 wounded, a Franco- Venetian armament, 
284 guns, 265s men ; Nov. 29, the "Active" took " La Pomone," 44 guns, 
382 men, 50 killed and wounded, British loss 8 killed, 27 wounded, one 
being Gordon himself, " an officer, whose merits " said Capt. Murray Maxwell, 
" Alceste," who had been simultaneously engaged with " La Pauline," French 
frigate " are known to his country, and who lives in the hearts of all who 
have the happiness to know him ". 

Gordon was wounded about the middle of the action ; while leaning on the capstan, a 
36 pound shot came in through a port hole, grased a carronade slide, took off a seaman's leg, 
and struck the Captain on the knee-joint, severing his leg, as if done by a knife. As he was 
being carried below, he directed his first Lt. Dashwood, to do his best, and gave similar advice 
to Lt. Hayes . . . shortly afterwards Lt. Dashwood lost his right arm. Lt. Hayes took the 
command, an 1 though wounded fought the "Active" till the end of the action. When the 
" Pomone' surrendered, the P'rench Captain delivered his sword to Capt. Maxwell, "Alceste," 
as the Senior Officer, who considering the " Pomone " to be the fair prize of the " Active," 
sent the sword to Capt. Gordon, as his by the right of conquest (W. H. Long's Medals oj 
the British Navy, 185, note). 

181 2, Jun. II, discharged — gold Medal and Jul. 31, pension of ;f3oo; Sep. 
14, " Sea-Horse," Jamaica, Channel, and America. 1813, Nov. 13, destroyed 
" Le Subtitile " privateer; then joined Sir Alexander Cochrane in the Chesa- 
peake. 1814, Aug. 17, with a squadron, of six other vessels, entered the 
Potomac, finally reached, attacked and took Fort Washington, Aug. 28, 
Alexandria capitulated Aug. 29; the conquerors, Aug. 31, retired with 21 of 
the enemy's vessels laden with all kinds of merchandise, the whole of which 
they brought down in triumph, in spite of all obstacles ; Sep. 9, engaged in 
reduction of Baltimore. Gordon afterwards accompanied expedition against 
New Orleans. 1815, Jan. 2, K.C.B. ; Sep. 12, discharged; Nov. 7, "Mada- 
gascar," Sheerness. 1816, Oct. 31, discharged; Nov. 1, " Maeander," Sheer- 
ness. 181 7, Jan. 2, discharged. 1819, Jan. 11, "Active," Halifax and 
Mediterranean. 1832, Jul., Supdt., Chatham dockyard. 1837, Jan. 10, R. 
Adm. 1840, Jul. I, Lt. Govr., Greenwich Hospital. 1848, Jan, 8, Vice Adm. 
1853, Oct. 28 (last) Govr., Greenwich Hospital. 1854, Jan. 21, Adm. 1855, 
Jul. 5, G.C.B. 1868, Jan. 30, Adm. of the Fleet {Adm., Offs. Services, 
P.R.O. ; O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die; Blackwood's Mag., vol. 21, p. 534; 
John Marshall's Nav. Biog., 11. 937-47). 

Third son of Charles, of VVardhouse, 307, and Catherine Mercer ; grand- 
son of Major Mercer, who wrote two poems on him (Lyric Poems, 79, 108); 
great nephew of Lord Glenbervie, who introduced him to his first capt. 
{Glenbervie journals, 50, 65, 92, 107); bap. 1778, Oct. 7, in St. Paul's 





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GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 177 

Chapel, Aberdeen; m. 1812, Aug. 27, Lydia, youngest dau. of John Ward, 
of Marlborough, Wilts, and had James Alexander, 785, and ten daus., the 
last of whom, Sophia Margaret (b. 1830), d. 1911, Feb. 24, leaving £^26,344. 
Sir James Alexander d. at Greenwich, 1869, Jan, 8 (Bulloch's Gordons of 
Wardhouse and Beldorney, ^6-^0 \ Huntly Express, 1906, Sep. 21 — Oct. 5; 
W. H. G. Kingston in Colburn's United Service Mag., 1849, Nov. ; Tom 
Hughes in Macmillan's Mag., 1869, Feb.). Portraits by James Gold, 1814, 
reproduced in the Graphic, 1911, Mar. 3, and an oil painting at Greenwich 
Hospital, reproduced in the present volume. 

784- James Alexander. 1804, Apr. 14, Vol., ist class, R.N., "Ville 
de Paris," Channel, aged 14; Oct. 1, or Nov. i, Mid. 1806, Nov. 25, Mid., 
"Royal Sovereign," Mediterranean. Served at blockade of Toulon. 181 1, 
Feb. 26, Mid., " Montague," returned to England ; Jun. 7, passed as Lt., 
aged 20 [Adm. Indexes Midshipmen, N. Board Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 
181 1, May 16, Mid., " Egmont " fitting out at Sheerness; Jul. 5, " Laures- 
tinus,'' Brazil and Rio de la Plate. 181 2, Jul. 6, Master's Mate, escorted 
convoy to Halifax ; took a warm part in hostilities against Americans in the 
Chesapeake; present in attack upon Crany Island. 1813, Aug. 21, wrecked 
on the Silver Keys, off the Bahamas, at night, remained with ship's company 
until after Court Martial at Halifax ; Nov. 26— Dec. 30, Supy., " Diomede," 
passage to England. 1814, Jan. i — Apr. 30, Admiral's Mid., " Asia," passage 
to Bermuda ; Apr. i, promoted Lt., " Manly," by Admiral Hon. Sir Alexander 
Cochrane, confirmed May 26 ; served in the Chesapeake, and accompanied 
the expedition to New Orleans. 1815, Sep. 16, paid off, Portsmouth; h.p. 
1857, Apr. 13, Comdr. {Adni. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. 
Die: N.L., 1815-1876). 

Son of James ("Brae"), of Littlefolla, and Elizabeth ; b. 1791, bap. 
Mar. 20, at Aberdeen ; on his retirement, he farmed Ittingstone till his death. 
He was known as " Hairy Bluff" from his likeness to Henry VHI. ; d. unm,^ 
1876, Mar. 12, at Huntly (stone in Auchindoir Churchyard, J. M. Bulloch 
m Huntly Express, 1906, Sep. 8). Brother (or half-brother) of Adam, 107> 
George, 629, and James Edward, 791, Peter, 1155, Robert, 1236- First cousin 
of John, 909. 

785- James Alexander. 1829, May 16, entered R.N. 1835, May 6, 
passed as Lt. 1838, Jun. 27, 1st com. ; Sep. 17, Additional Lt, "Niagara," 
Lakes of Canada. 1839, Oct. 20, " Donegal," off Lisbon. 1841, Aug. 18, 
from h.p., Senr. Lt, " Warspite," N. America and W. Indies. 1842, Oct 15, 
Comdr. 1845, Jan. 17, in command "Wolf" sloop (O'Byrne's Nav. Biog, 
Die; N.L., 1838-47). 



178 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Only son of Sir James Alexander, 783; b. 1816, Mar. 19; d. unm. 1847, 
Jan. 6, off Labuan, coast of Borneo (G.A/., vol. 27, N.S., p. 566). 

786- James Caulfield. 1836, Mar. 18, Ens., 92nd Ft. 1839, Sep. 17, 
Lt. (Hart's A.L., 1840-2). 

Son of Sir James Murray, 813; b. 1817 ; d. 1841, Aug. 27, at Dominica 
(G.M., vol. 16, N.S., p. 668). 

787- James Charles. 1839, Sep. 17, Ens., 92nd ¥i. {L,G., 1776). 
1841, Dec. 14, Lt. 1845, ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1840-6). 1847, 
Feb. 20, Ens., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal); May 31, directed to do duty with 62nd 
N.I., at Dacca; Dec. 29, posted to 21st N.I., Bandah. 1848, Jul. 14, removed 
at own request to 4th N.I., Delhi. 1849, Mar. i, removed at own request to 
56th N.I. ; Mar, 29, appt. to do duty with 34th N.I., Lahore ; Dec. 29, removed 
at own request to 39th N.L, proceeding there. 1851, granted leave on s.c. 
May I — Dec. i, to Kangra. 1852, served in the Punjab; Jul. 24, stationed at 
Meean Meer ; cashiered (E.I. Reg., 1847-53). 

Eldest son of James, 755, b. 1822, Jun. 22; nominated abroad for 
H.E.LC.S., by Maj. Gen. Robertson ; d. 1852, Sep. 5, at Wazerabad 
(7.0. Rec). 

788- James Cosmo. 1781, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) ; Jun. 15, Ens., 
N.L 1782, Jul. 10, Lt. ; aiterwards Judge Advocate Gen. (act.), Town Maj. 
(act.). Fort William, A.D.C., to Sir Charles Stuart (Bengal Cal., 1792, p. 
40). 

Son of John, of Birkenbush ; b. 1756, Aug. 13; m. 1792, Oct. 16, 
Christian, dau. of Robert Henry Kno.x, merchant, Dunbar, widow of Robert 
McLeish, Dunbar; d. 1792, Dec. 13, at Calcutta. Mrs, Gordon was granted 
pension from Lord Clive's fund from Dec. 31 ; she d. 1809, in London 
(G.M., vol. 63, p. 575 ; Knox Genealogy, 1896, p. 13). Gordon's sister Mary 
d. 1792, Mar. 12, at Banff (^4 6r/. Jour.). 

789- Sir James Davidson. 1873, Mar. 25, Maj., 2nd Comdt., Ban- 
galore Rif. Vols. 1878, Feb. i, leave for twelve months. 1879, Hon. Col. 
(Madras A L., 1873-81). 

Elder son of Evelyn Meadows (1798-1868), and grandson of Thomas, of 
Whitburn (d. 1845), ^^^ ^^^ *^^ great-grand-nephew of James, IV. of 
Cairnfield; b. Calcutta, 1835, P^b. 17. 1854-89, H.E.I.C.S. Civil (Bombay), 
aftds. LC.S. ; held the Mutiny medal 1866, May 25, C.S.I. ; resident at 
Mysore; K.C.S.I., 1881, May 24; d. 1889, Jun. 27, in St. James's St., London 
(Hutitly Express, 1908, Mar. 13, 20). Brother of Peter Lawrence, 1158; 
nephew of Hugh, 668- 

790- Rev. James Drummond. 1901, Mar. 22, Chaplain on probation 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1/9 

(Church of Scotland) Bombay Eccles. Estab. 1904, Mar. 22, Junior Chaplain ; 
Jun. 27, Chaplain Sind Rif. Vols. 1906, Jul. 28, res. his com. in the Vols. 
{I.A.L., 1904-6; Times of India). 

Second son of Rev. William, minister of Glenbervie {d. 1902), who was 
the son of Peter in Reekimlane, Cabrach ; M.A. Aberdeen, 1891; B.D. 1894; 
B.Sc. 1895 ; in. 1901, P'eb. 26, Annie Sutherland, dau. of John Sutherland Gunn, 
M.B. Abd., Surgeon, I. M.S., and his wife, Annie, dau. of George Ferguson, 
Humanist, Univ. and King's Coll., Abd. ; has Annie Drummond, b. 1903, 
Nov. 3, bap. 1904, Jan. 7, and William Lindsay Drummond, b. 1906, Oct. 24. 

791. James Edward. 1804, Apr. 14, Vol. ist Class, R.N., " Ville de 
Paris," Channel, aged 16 ; Oct. i. Mid. 1806, Nov. 25, Mid., " Royal 
Sovereign," Mediterranean 1808, Aug. 22, Supy., " Malta," passage from 
Mediterranean ; Nov. 5, Mid., " Ville de Paris," Plymputh, Coast of Spain, 
and Mediterranean. 1810, Jan. 27, Mid. and Master's Mate. i8ii, Jan. 29, 
Mid., " Barfleur," Lisbon; May 5, Lt. (act.) "Vestal," confirmed May 17; 
Jun. 7, passed as Lt. {Adni. Indexes, Midshipmen, N. Board Lis. Passing 
Certif., P.R.O.). 1812, Dec. 22, Lt, " Lacedaemonia," America. 1814, Nov. 
16, in command, "St. Lawrence," Havannah and Bermudas. 1815, while 
proceeding with despatches from R. Adm. Cockburn, relative to the peace 
between Great Britain and United States, was captured Feb. 26, in Gulf of 
Florida after a desperate action with the American privateer brig," Chasseur " ; 
being shortly afterwards re-taken, in compliance with the orders of Sir James 
Alexander Gordon was commissioned afresh at Havannah, Mar. 7, by 
Gordon ; acquitted for loss of St. Lawrence by Court Martial, Apr. 21, dis- 
charged; Apr. 22, h.p. {Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; O'Bryne's A^av. Biog. 
Die.; N.L., 1811-64; M.2ic\s.y's American Privateers, 295-300; Coggleshall's 
American Privateers, 362-7 ; Statham's Privateers). 

Son of James, of Littlefolla, Fyvie, and Ann McDonald, Coclarachie ; b. 
1789, Mar. II, at Coclarachie, Abernethy ; m. 1836, Oct. 25, Barbara {d. i860, 
Jan. 9, aged 63), one of the seven daus. of Samuel Smith, banker, brother of 
the first Lord Carrington, and Elizabeth Frances Tumor, and had Edward 
Smith, 431, George Maxwell, 593, and a dau. ; M.P. for Dundalk, 1831-2 ; an 
uncompromising Protestant lecturer and pamphleteer, professing Anglicanism, 
Hon. Sec, Brit. Reformation Soc. and Vice President of the Protestant Al- 
liance. Gordon d. 1864, Apr. 30, at 20 Porchester Terrace, Hyde Park (J. M. 
Bulloch in Huntly Express, 1906, Sep. 15, Banff sh. Herald, 19 10, Apr. 9). 
Brother of Adam, 107, George, 529, James Alexander, 784, Peter, 1166, and 
Robert, 1236- First cousin of John, 909- 

792. James Edward. 1901, Mar. 13, 2nd Lt., ist Wilts Rif. Vols. 



l8o HOUSE OF GORDON. 

{L.G., pt. 2, p. 1774). 1903, May 27, res. (ibid., pt. 3, p. 3369; A.L., 1901- 

3. Jul)- 

793. James Errol. 1778, Oct. 8, 2nd Lt, Roy. Marines. 1781, May 
14, ist Lt. 1795, May 17, Capt. 1808, Apr. 25, Bt. Maj. 1809, May 10, 
Maj., ret. f.p. {A.L., 1792-1822 ; Philippart's Mil. Cal., v. 192). D. 1821 
(MS. note, W.O. A.L., P.R.O.). 

794. James Eyiea. i860, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). i86i, Jul. 
27, Ens., H.M. Bombay N.I. 1862, Oct. 5, Lt. 1863, serving with 109th 
Ft. 1864, 12th N.L 1865-6, 3rd Light Cav. 1866-71, 2nd Squad. Subaltern. 
1867-8, served in Abyssinian expedition (Medal). 187 1, Feb. 21, Capt., 3rd 
Sind Horse. 1876, May 31, 2nd Squad. Off. 1878-80, served in Afghan war, 
action at Sir-i-Asp, march from Kabul to relief of Kandahar, battle, Sep. 
1 (Despatches, Medal and clasp. Bronze Star). 1881, Jul. i, Maj. 1885, 
Oct. 23, Squad. Comdr,, 2nd Lcrs. 1887, Jul. 27, Lt. Col. ; served with 5th 
Light Cav. 1889, Nov. 4, ret. {I.A.L., 1861-1905). 

Elder son of John (1809-46), Bombay C.S., and Amelia Anne Keays, and 
grandson of Joseph, last laird of Carroll; 6. 1841, Nov. 14, bap. Dec. 16, 
at St. Andrew's Ch., Bombay ; educated at Guildford Grammar Sch., Rev. 
J. Brackenbury's, Wimbledon, and Addiscombe ; nominated in 1856 for 
H.E.LC.S., by C. Mills on recommendation of Col. W. Turner, his widowed 
mother then living at 36 Inverness Road, Bayswater; m. 1880, Nov, 29, at 
Kirkee, Frances Helena Mary (b. 1848, Nov. 21), dau. of Dr. James George 
Davey, Gloucester (7.0. Rec), and widow of Rev. Thomas Bangham, Canon 
of Lichfield. Gordon d. s.p. 1905, May 4, at Ventnor, aged 62 {Times, May 
8; Bulloch's Gordons of Ittvergordoti, no). 

795- James Gabriel. 1801, Aug. 19, Vol. ist Class, R.N., "Venge- 
ance," Channel ; Sep. 5, Mid., E. Indies. 1802, Jul. 10, " Neptune," 
Portsmouth. 1803, Apr. 11, " Topaze " ; Jul. 13, "Puissant"; Dec. 27, 
"Illustrious," Downs, Basque Roads, Cadiz. 1809, Mar. i, passed as Lt., 
aged 23 ; commanded a barge belonging to his ship at the cutting out of a 
brig from Vivero Harbour; Apr. 11-12, present at attack on French fleet in 
Aix Roads ; had charge of a gun-boat during Walcheren expedition ; severely 
wounded ; said to have witnessed, Dec. 18, while on the " Freija " frigate, 
the capture at Guadaloupe of two French frigates, "Loire" and "Seine". 
1810, Jan. I, Master's Mate, " Pompee," VV. Indies; Jan. 24, Lt. (act.) 
"Guadaloupe," Oct. 3, Lt, for rank; Oct. 8, " Tonnant," Channel. 181 2, 
Jul. i6, " Egmont," Flushing fleet, Cherbourg, Basque Roads. 18 14, Apr. 
18, "Porcupine," served at the forcing of the Gironde ; Jun. 15, Flag Lt., 
"Porcupine"; Sep. 20, Flag Lt., "Queen," Mediterranean. 1815, Jul. 20, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. l8l 

Comdr., for rank; Sep. 22, discharged ; Sep. 23, h.p. 1827, Apr. 28. 1830, 
in the Ordinary, Sheerness ; h.p. 1841, Dec, "Devastation". 1846, Dec. 
31, "Ocean". 1848, Jan. 11, "Ganges"; Mar. 1, "Wellington". 1851, 
Jul. 28, Capt, 1867, Jul. 1, R. Adm., h.p. (Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; 
O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die. ; N.L., 1810-72). 

Son of William, Portsea, and Ann ; b. 1785, bap. 1786, Dec. 27, at 

Portsea, Southampton ; m. Rachel Maria , (d. 1852, Mar. 2, at Maidstone, 

aged 61 (G.il/., vol. 37, N.S., p. 429)), and had Vaughan Labron, 1359a ; James, 
who m. 1848, Jan. 4, at St. Pancras, London, Julia, dau. of John Harrison, 
Welbeck Street {ibid., vol. 29, N.S., p. 304) ; Caroline Janetta, tn. 1867, Nov, 
19, at St. Michael's, Paddington, Evan Garnons Lloyd, of Blaen-y-Glyn., 
Merionethsh. (ibid, vol. 4, 2nd N.S., p. 812); Catherine Caledonia (youngest 
dau.), m. 1856, Jan. 10, Norman B. Bedingfield, Royal Yacht, "Victoria and 
Albert " (ibid., vol. 45, N.S., p. 513). Gordon d. 1871, Jul. 3, at Aston Clinton 
Rectory, aged 86 (Times, Jul. 8). 

796- James George. 1796, Oct. 31, 2nd Lt., Gorey (Wexford) Cav. 
(List of Offs. District Corps of Ireland, 1797, p. 87). 1798, serving in the 
rebellion he " displayed so much courage and humanity, and so strongly at- 
tracted the attention and kindness of Gen. Skirrett, who commanded in his 
neighbourhood, that he subsequently procured him a commission, and ac- 
companied it with a letter of the most kind and cordial advice and direction " 
(James Bentley Gordon's Memoir of the N. American Continent, p. xviii). 
1805, Jul. 23, Ens. Newfoundland Fencibles {L.G., 946). 1807, Aug. 22, Lt. 
(ibid., 1098). 1808, Jan. 16, Lt, 67th Ft.; Aug. 6, 4th Garr. Batn. (ibid., 
72, 1062). 1810, Jun. 23, Lt., 41st Ft. (ibid., 900). 1813, Aug. 2, taking 
part in operations round Lake Erie. 

The 2nd division with only two officers attached to it was attacking Fort Sandusky. 
Lt. Col. Short, 41st. Ft., was killed whilst descending the ravine at the head of his column, 
the command devolving on Lt. Gordon, who, encouraging his men and calling on them to 
follow his example, was one of the first in the ditch, and was in the act of cutting the 
picqueting with his sabre, when a ball fired from a wall-piece, struck him in the breast. 
Although dangerously wounded, he refused to abandon his post, and continued to animate his 
men by his example, until a second ball fired from the same piece, and lodging in his brain, 
left the division without an officer (Maj. Richardson's War of 1812 ; Lomax's ^xst Reg., 
PP- 75, 77. 92, II3-) 

Elder son of Rev. James Bentley (1750-18x9), author of History of 
Ireland, grandson of Rev. James, of Neve Hall, Londonderry (1693-1791). 
These Gordons claimed descent from a younger branch of the Duke of 
Gordon (Philip Crossle, in Ballymena Observer, 1911, Feb. 24; D.N.B.). 



I 82 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Gordon's mother, Jane, was granted a pension of £40 from 1820, Dec. 5 
{W.O. Wid. Compass, and Bounty Warrants, P.R.O.). 

797. James Gisborne. 1820, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal) ; Dec. 22, Ens., 
31st N.I. 1823, Jul. II, Lt, 29th N.I. ; Sep. 25, 15th N.I. 1824, May i, 
30th N.I. {E.I. Reg., 1820-6 ; Butler Shawe's 2nd {Jornicrly 315/) N .1., 51). 

Second son of Alexander (i 762-1829), of Castle Place, Belfast, and 
grandson of Robert, of Florida and Ballinteggart, cadet of Delamont ; b. 1804, 
Sep. 12 ; educated at Belfast ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Charles Grant, 
on recommendation of Viscount Castlereagh ; d. 1825, Dec. 27, at Cuttack, 
Bengal ; monument at Buxar erected by his brother offs. (7.0. Rec). Brother 
of Robert Francis, 1266; uncle of Henry Pottinger, 651- 

798- James Qordon Duff. 1842, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal); Oct. 18, 
Ens., 50th N.I. 1844, Jun. 24 — Nov. 30, leave to Mussoorie on s.c. 1845, 
Jun. 4, qualified in Hindustani (colloquial). 1846, Jan. 29, Adj., i8th 
Depot Batn. ; Mar. 2, cancelled. 1847, Aug. 12, Lt. {E.I. Reg., 1842-9). 

Seventh son of Adam, of Arradoul and of Cairnfield, and Elizabeth 
Cruickshank (Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield, 59) ; b. 1822, Jun. 6, bap. at 
Rathven, Banflfsh. ; privately educated ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by \A. 
Col. Sykes on recommendation of J. Gordon Duff, 13 Harley Street, London; 
d. 1848, May 22, bur. May 23, at Lahore (7.0. Rec). Brother of Adam 
Stewart, 112, Patrick, 1142, and William, 1460- 

799- James Quy Birnie. 1899, Nov. 19, 2nd Lt, Roy. Lane. Mil. 
1900, Jul. 20, Lt. 1901, Nov. 27, Lt., Manchester Reg. 1900-3, served in 
S. African war, slightly wounded; operations in Cape Colony, 1900, Feb. — 
Apr., Orange River Colony, May — Nov., Nov. 30 — 1901, Jul., Transvaal, Jul. 
— 1902, May 31 {Despatches, L.G., 1902, Apr. 25, Queen's Medal, four clasps. 
King's Medal, two clasps). 1905, May 27, Lt., Ind. Army, Double Coy. Off., 
52nd Sikhs, 1909, Jan. 16, Capt. {I.A.L., 1900-10). 

Only son of James Lewis Joseph, 809 ; b. 1881, Oct. 14, bap. Nov. 29, at 
Murree. 

800- James 11. 1902, Dec. 23, 2nd Lt., Roy. Fus., ist Vol. Batn. 
{A.L., 1903— Jan. '04). 

801- James Hall Mcintosh. 1907, May 24, 2nd Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 
ist Vol. Batn. {A.L., 1907 — Jan. '08). 

Second son of George (1861-1905), timber merchant, Aberdeen, and his 
wife , dau. of Daniel Mcintosh, farmer, Craiginches, Nigg; b. 1888, Oct. 

31- 

802. James Henry. 1857, Apr. 20, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras); Jul. 
21, Ens., 46th N.I. 1859, Jun. 24, Lt. 1866, Sep. 12, Lt, S.C. 1862-8, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 83 

37th N.I, 1869, Apr. 20, Capt., S.C. 1870, Dec. 20, Qr. Mr., 23rd N.I. 
1877, -^pr- 20, Maj. S.C. 1881, Aug. 26, Wing. Comdr. 1883, Apr. 20, Lt. 
Col., S.C. 1884, Jan. 7, 2nd Comdt. 1885-7, Burmese expedition, commanded 
23rd Mad. L.I. (Despatches, L.G., 1886, Jun. 22, Medal with clasps). 1887, 
Apr. 20, Bt. Col. ; Jul. i, D.S.O. 1893, C.B. 1895, Apr. 20, Col.'s allow- 
ance. 1896, Jan. 25, U.S.L. (Hart's A. L., 1858-1911). 

Seventh son of Adam (1801-39), who was the fourth son of David, XIV. 
of Abergeldie ; b. 1839, Jan. 25, bap. Apr. 2, at Charlton, Kent; educated at 
Charterhouse and Mr. Kreser's, Blackheath ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by 
J. H. Astell on recommendation of his uncle Robert, 1239 ; '"• 1869, J^"- 28, 
Arabella (b. 1837, Nov. 8), 2nd dau. of Charles Hewitt Sams of Lee, Kent, 
and has Charles Cecil, 348, George Hamilton, 576, Lucy, b. 1870, Jan. 4, 
bap. Jan. 15, at Quilon, Julia Margaret Arabella, b. 1873, May 30, bap. Jun. 
26, at Bangalore, and Mary, b. 1889, Apr. 13 (I.O. Rec; House of Gordon, 

I. (105)). Brother of Charles Vincent, 377, Cosmo, 388, Dundas William, 
420, Hugh Mackay, 673; nephew of Charles David, 360. 

803- Hon. James Henry. 1867, Jun. 11, Capt., i8th Aberdeensh. Rif. 
Vols. ; Jun. 18, Ens., 3rd Cambridgesh. Rif. Vols. (L.G., pt. 4, p. 3483, pt. 6, 

P- 4365)- 

Second son of George John James, 5th Earl of Aberdeen ; b. 1845, ^^t. 

I I, at the Ranger's House, Blackheath, and bap. at the Chapel Royal, Brighton ; 
educated at Cheam School, St. Andrews University, and Trinity Coll., Cam- 
bridge ; 1865, took a voyage in an open boat with his brother George, from 
St. Leonards to Boulogne ; 1867, Jul. 29, set out in a canoe from Dover to 
Genoa, describing the voyage in The Light Blue and afterwards reprinting 
it privately as A Canoe Voyage in the " PO0ION" (Cambridge : William 
Metcalfe, 1868, 8vo, pp. 74), to which a biography is appended. 1868, Feb. 
12, found shot dead in his rooms at Trinity Coll. beside a rifle, which is 
supposed to have gone off" accidentally; bur. at Methlick (Times, 1868, Feb. 
14, 18 ; Carnie's Reminiscences, 11. 321). Brother of Sir John Campbell, 7th 
Earl of Aberdeen, 1019. 

804- James Henry. 1903, Jun. 4, Serg. Maj., R.F.A., ret. pension 
(A.L., 1 903-11). 

805. James Hugh Sibbald Grant. 1885, Aug. 22, Lt., Gordon 
Highlrs., 3rd (Militia) Batn. (A.L., 1885-91). 

Eldest son of George Grant, 571; b- 1861, Sep. 14, bap. Oct. 9, at 
Meerut ; 1878-1883, sheep farming in New Zealand ; 1883-90, farmed Milton 
and Woodlands of Kilravock and Woodlands, Strathnairn ; 1890, emigrated 
to British Columbia and then to California (Croughly Book, 82). 



184 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

806- James Innes. 1803, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1804, Sep. 21, 
Lt., 17th N.I. 1812, Adj., Provincial Batn., Moorshedabad. 1814-15, on 
furlough. i8i8, Jan. 8, Capt. Oct. 25, Capt., 35th N.I. 1819, served with 
2nd Ceylon Vol. Batn. {E.I. Reg., 1804-26). 

Third son of James, of Rosieburn (1739-1815), who was fourth son of 
Alexander VII., of Cairnfield, and Janet Mercer ; b. 1788, Jun. 20, at Portsoy, 
bap. at Fordyce ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Viscount Castlereagh ; m. 

1824, Nov. 2, {b. 1778, May 10, d. 1825, Mar. 6); d. 1825, Oct. 10, at 

Meerut (S.M., vol. 18, N.S., p. 640) ; by will dated there Oct 2, proved Nov. 
I, by G. J. Gordon, agent, Old P'ord Street, Calcutta, executor, with Lt. John 
Hay (to whom he gave his sword with two scabbards), left estate to his 
brother Alexander, 192 {10. Rec. ; Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield^ 49). 
Brother of George Maxwell, 592, and William, 1449- 

807- James John. 1843, Jan. 27, Ens., 55th Ft. 1845, Nov. ii, Lt. 
1848, 86th Ft. 1855, Aug. 10, Capt. 1859, Sep. 23, i6th Ft. 1861, Apr. 6, 
54th Ft. (Hart's A.L., 1844-67). 

Eldest son of William Alexander, 1474 ; b. 1824, Aug. 4, at Inverlochy ; 
m. 1848, Apr. 18, at Bombay, Jane Moore {b. 1829), eldest dau. of Col. C. D. 
Blair, C.B., Bengal Cav. and had Charles William, b. 1849, Aug. 22, bap. 
Sep. 23, at Deesa, d. 1904, May 28, at Keeling, William Alexander Blair, b. 
1851, Jun. 26, bap. Aug. 29, at Poona, and George Huntley Blair, 684; d. 
1865, Nov. 17, bur. Nov. 18, in the Mil. Burial Ground, F^ort William, 
Calcutta. Mrs. Gordon d. 1910, Mar. 18, in London (W.O. Offs. Mrges., 
P.R.O. ; Croughly Book, 83). 

808- James Joseph. 1805, Aug. 4, Ab., R.N., "Africa," aged 21 (?); 
Oct. 10, Mid. ; present at Trafalgar. 1806, Jan. i, Ab. ; Jul. i, Mid., Cadiz, 
Channel and S. America. 1808, Feb. 22, Mid., " Northumberland ". 1810; 
Aug., Master's Mate, " Hibernia, " Mediterranean ; Nov. 7, passed as Lt., 
aged 22 (?) {Adm. Indexes Midshipmen, N. Board Lis. Passing Certi/., 
P.R.O.). 1810, Nov., Master's Mate, "Centaur," Mediterranean. 1813, 
May, Mid., " Freija," variously employed. 1814, May 26, Lt., for rank; 
Oct., Supy. Mid., on promotion, "Queen," Mediterranean. 1815, Feb. 18, 
"Tremendous"; Sep. 21, discharged; Sep. 22, h.p. {Adm. Offs. Services, 
P.R.O. ; N.L.). 

Only son of Capt. George (?), Gordon Bank, Berwick ; b. 1784 (1786 ?) at 
Edinburgh ; m. 1822, Jul. 1, in the Canongate, Edinburgh, aged 36 (?) 
Elizabeth, aged 25, dau. of John Harvey, innkeeper, Bathgate, Glasgow ; d. 
1824, Jul. 18, Barony parish, Glasgow, aged 41 {Adm. Wid. Pensions, 
P.R.O.; S.M., vol. 15, N.S., p. 384). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 85 

809- James Lewis Joseph. 1864, Jun. 3, Ens., 58th Ft. 1868, Jul. 4, 
Lt. 1875, Dec. 18, Capt. 1876, Oct. 20, 59th Ft. 1881, Jun. 11, Station 
Staff Off., Murree. 1882, Oct. 14, Paymr., Devonsh. Reg. (late nth Ft.) 
(Hart's A.L., I.A.L., 1865-87). 

Second son of Rev. Dr. George (1801-93), minister of Birnie, cadet of 
Beldorney (Bulloch's Gordons in Laggan, 53); h. 1844, Aug. 13, at Birnie, 
Elgin ; m. 1878, Oct. 3, at Simla, Elizabeth Marion, dau. of Gen. John Irwin 
VVilles, H.E.I.C.S., and had James Guy Birnie, 799, and Irene Anna Birnie, 
b. 1879, Jul. 24, bap. Oct. 2, at Dugshai ; d. 1886, May 7, at Naini Tal, India. 
Nephew of William, 1456. 

810- James Loudoun. i860. Mar. 26, Lt., 7th Forfarsh. Rif. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 2, p. 1257). 1865, Apr. 18, Capt. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2189). 1868, Jul. 
10, Capt. Comdt. ; Oct. 27, Maj., ist Administrative Batn. {ibid. pt. 5, p. 
3885, pt. 6, p. 5648). 

Son of William {d. 1855), solicitor and procurator-fiscal, Brechin ; 
himself solicitor there ; m. Barbara, youngest dau. of William Laws, Prudhoe 
Castle, Northumberland, and had William Montgomerie, Asst. Col. Sec, 
Trinidad, ni. Constance Lucretia, dau. of Sir Oliver Nugent, Antigua ; their 
son is Oliver Loudoun, 1121 (Bulloch's Gordons in Forfarshire, 13). Brother 
of William Loudoun, 1506- 

811- James Miller. 1864, Jul. 5, Ens., 97th Ft. 1867, Oct. 30, Lt. 
1868, Jun. 13, Lt., 2ist Ft. 1872, Nov. i — 1874, Nov. 30, Supt. Gymnasia, 
S. Dist. 1873, J"'- 9 — 1876, Nov. 8, Instructor of Musketry. 1878, Jan. 23, 
Capt. 1879, served in Zulu war, present at Ulundi ; Orderly Off. to Col. 
Collingwood whilst in command of 2nd Brigade, 2nd Div., afterwards served 
with Russell's Column, attached to Nat. Cav., and subsequently with 21st Ft. 
in operations against Sikukuni, including storming of stronghold ; slightly 
wounded (Medal with clasp). 1882, passed Senr. Dept. Roy. Mil. Coll. and 
Staff Col. 1883, D.A.A. and Q.M.G. 1885, Feb. 2, Maj., ret. pay, with 
hon. rank Lt. Col. 1890, Mar. 29, Maj., Rif. Brig., 5th Batn., Prince 
Consort's Own Tower Hamlets Mil. (Hart's A.L., 1865-93; A.L., 1865- 
92, Jul.). 

Second son of William (1807-84), stockbroker, Aberdeen, and Margaret 
Campbell Miller (1810-90); b. 1845, Feb. 16 ; m. Mary Elizabeth Gilroy and 
had two sons, Alaster and James, and two daus., Marjory and Dorothy; d. 
1892, Jun. 4, at Kirkbride, Maybole, N.B. {Abd. Free Press, Jun. 7). Mrs. 
Gordon m. (2) Alexander Balmain, of the Glasgow Stock Exchange, who d. 
s.p. {Huntly Express, 1909, Feb. 12). Brother of Hodgson Campbell, 
660. 

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1 86 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

812- James Money. 1891, Aug. 29, 2nd Lt., Sind Rif. Vols. 1894, 
Aug. 13, Supy. List. 1896, Aug. 13, Unat. List. {I.A.L., 1896-1900, Jan.). 

Possibly Cecil James Money, son of Thomas Sargent, Clerk, Chief Court, 
Lahore; b. 1878, d. 1900, Dec. 7, at Lahore ; or James Money, son of James 
Money (Asst. in Accts. Office, Agra, tn. 1849, Sep. 29, Olivia Reid), grandson 
of Robert, Agra, and great-grandson of Adam, Calcutta {d. 1834), formerly 
corporal, 73rd Highlrs. ; b. 1851 ; Clerk, Commiss. Office, Hissar; ;;/. there 
1873, Feb. 14, Evelyn (6. 1856), dau. of John Isaac Sargent, Hissar (7.0. 
Rec). Related to Samuel Carey, 1291, and William Duncan, 1487. 

813- James Murray. 1794, Jun. 25, Captain's servant, R.N., 
" Britannia," Mediterranean, flagship of Adm. William Hotham, present in 
action Jul. 13, with French fleet. 1795, Apr. *» Mid., " Tarleton," Mediter- 
ranean. 1797, Mar, 7, Ab. and Mid., " Virginie," Channel, N. Sea, E. 
Indies. 1800, Jul. 18, Lt. (act.), " Vulcan " bomb., E. Indies. 1801, Aug. 
3, Lt. (act.), " Trincomale ". 1802, Oct. 12, Lt. (act.) " Dedaigneuse," E. 
Indies. 1803, Feb. 25, Lt. 1805, May 27, Comdr. (act.), "Albatross," E. 
Indies. 1806, Feb. i, conformed. 1807, Feb., returned to England; Oct. 19, 
" Proeris," Channel, E. Indies. 1808, Feb. 15, Post Capt., "Powerful," E. 
Indies; Apr. 28 (act.), "Terpsichore," E. Indies; May 23, confirmed. 1809, 
Jul. 28, discharged ; Jul. 29, h.p, 1840, C.B. 1841, Nov. 23, R. Adm. 1851, 
ret. 1853, Mar. 5, V. Adm. (Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; O'Byrne's Nav. 
Biog. Z)tc. ; 'Marshall's Nav. Biog., Supp., pt. i, p. 294; Laird Clowes's 
Navy, VI. 545 ; N.L., 1803-51). 

Son of Thomas, I. of Balmaghie (1737-1804) and grandson of William, of 
Campbellton (1695-1787); b. 1872, Mar. 6; served heir to his father and 
brother Thomas William, 1358i 1814, Apr. 21 ; ;//. 1810, Dec. 13, Sarah 
Almeria, dau. of Archdeacon Caulfield, widow of Capt. Charlton, H.E.I.C.S. 
{d. 1821, Dec. 22) and had James Caulfield, 786; Thomas Dempster, 1351, 
and Webster Thomas, 1368- D.L., Kirkcudbrightsh., 1820, Nov. 20 {L.G., 
1822, p. 155). * Gordon d. 1850, Dec. 28, at Balmaghie House, Castle Douglas, 
in his 79th year {G.M., vol. 35, N.S., p. 203). 

814- James Redmond Patrick. 1879, Jan. 22, 2nd Lt., 15th Hrs. 
i88o, served in Afghan war, relief of Kandahar (Medal). 1881, Jan. 25, Lt. ; 
served in S. African war, Transvaal campaign. 1881, Jan. 25 — 1884, Dec. i. 
Adj. 1884-5, Bechuanaland expedition (Medal with clasp). 1887, Burmese 
expedition (Medal with clasp). 1887, Jan. 16 — 1889, Apr. 27, A.D.C., toMaj. 
Gen., Madras. 1888, Aug. 15, Capt. 1889, Aug. i — 1891, Dec. 31, Adj., 
Aux. forces, Yorks. Hrs. (Princess of Wales's Own). 1892, Mar. 30 — ^Jun. 
24, spec, service, Lagos, expedition against the Jebus (Medal with clasp). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. tS/ 

1892, Oct. II — 1894, Jan. 31, recruiting Staff Off., Dublin Dist. 1894, Mar. 
25 — 1896, May II, London Dist. 1895, May i, Maj. ; Nov. 23 — 1896, Feb. 
19, spec, service, Ashanti expedition (honourably mentioned, Star). 1897, 
Jun. 12, Lt. Col. 1900, Feb. 3, temp., 17th Lrs ; Feb. 8 — 1901, Apr. 9, Brig. 
Gen., Cav. Brig., S. African war ; Nov. 29, C.B* 1901, Apr. lo, Lt. Col., 
15th Hrs. ; Jun. 12, Bt. Col. 1902, Aug. 17, h.p. 1903, Aug. 15, Subst. 
Col. ; Aug. 15 — 1905, May 9, A.A.G., H.Q. of Army ; May 10 — Oct. 8, Brig. 
Gen., 4th Cav. Brig. 1906, Apr. 4, ret. h.p. {A.L., 1880-1910). 

Only son of Sir Benjamin Lumsden, 282; b. i860, Nov. 23 ; ni. 1888, 
Nov. 27, Clarissa Maria Guthrie, youngest dau. of Charles William Reynolds 
of Ramsdale, Berks., and had two sons, one being Eric Redmond Sutton, 
436; (^- 1 910, Dec. 3, of pneumonia, at 200 Brompton Road, London. 
Portrait in the Sphere, vol. i. p. 255, and picture of charger that carried' him 
through sixteen months of the S. African war {ibid., 1901, Mar. 9). 

815- James Richard. 1856, Jan. 10, Lt., King's Own Lt. Inf. Mil. 
{L.G., pt. I, p. 158). 

816- James Robertson. Col., Ontario Militia. 

Eldest son of Rev. Daniel (really Donald), Montreal and Mary, dau. of 
Rev. James Robertson, Stuartfield ; b. 1843; S^^^- Toronto Univ.; mining 

and civil engineer ; m. and has three children. Brother of Rev. Charles 

William, 379a. 

817- James Rollings. 185 1, Jun. 13, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 
1852, Apr. 28, Ens., 15th N.L 1856, Nov. 23, Lt. 1857-8, on furloui^h. 
1862, Jul. 30, Capt., io8th Ft., Inniskilling Fus., 2nd Batn. 1874, Jul. 29, 
Maj. 1877, Jul. 21, ret, hon. rank Lt. Col, (E.I. Reg., and I.A.L., 1851- 
1906; Hart's .(4. L., 1852-1906). 

Eldest son of James (1795-1860), Montego Bay, Jamaica, who was a 
grandson of Robert, of Auchendolly, and Anne Payne ; b. 1831, Nov. 15, hap. 
1833, Oct. 17, at St. James's, Cornwall County, Jamaica ; educated at Edin- 
burgh Academy, Mr. Exley's, Bristol and Addiscombe ; nominated in 1845, 
for H.E.LC.S., by R. Ellice on recommendation of his uncle William Mills, 
his father then living at Norfolk Crescent, Bath; m. 1877, May 31, Isabel 
Emily Pauline (6. 1852, Feb. 11, d. 1909, Jan. 10), dau. of Rev. Charles 
Lawford, Winterbourne, Stoke, Wilts and had Robert Charles Lowther, h. 
1878, Jul. 26, Alexander James Marriott, 232, and Bertrand Gorges Reginald, 
284- Gordon d. 1906, Nov. 27, at Upper Norwood [Times ; I.O. Rec, Burke's 
Landed Gentry, 1886, i. 755). He was head of the Gordons of Auchendolly, 
but the estates had been willed away out of the Gordon family in 1884. 

818- James Thomas. 1824, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal). 1825, May 



1 88 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

31, arrived at Madras. 1826, Jan. 18, served at taking of Bhurtpore, shared 
in Prize money ; Jan. 25, Lt., 15th N.I. 1828, Feb. 16, qualified in Persian 
and Hindustani; Oct. 31 — 1829, Oct. i, Inter, (act.) and Qr. Mr,, 6th N.I. 
1830, Jan. 8, Adj. (act.) 15th N.I. 1833, Nov. 14, similarly appt. during 
absence of Lt. Evans. 1834, Apr. 28, Interp, & Qr. Mr. (act.) during absence 
of Lt. Hunter. 1835, Jan. 13, res. appt. ; Jun. 20, furlough to England. 
1838, Jul. 12, arrived at Fort William; Sep. 7, Inter, and Qr. Mr. (act.) 24th 
N.I. 1839, Apr. 10, similar appt., 69th N.I. ; Aug 19, 2nd Comdt. Lower 
Assam Sebundy Corps. 1840, Feb. 17, Junr. Asst., to Comdr., Assam ; Dec. 
16, placed in charge of Zillah Nowgong. 1841, Mar. 10, Capt. 1843, J""- 
21, Principal Asst. (act.), to Comdr. of Assam, at Tezpur. 1844, Jun., appt. 
confirmed, posted to Nowgong division, with temporary charge of Tezpur 
division. 1848, Sep. 30, furlough to Europe on s.c. {E.I. Reg., 1825-50). 

Son of Frederick, 460; b. 1805, Dec. 21, bap. 1806, Feb. 17, at Everton, 
Notts; educated at Dr. Inchbald's and by private masters at Woolwich; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by the Hon. W. F". Elphinstone, on recommenda- 
tion of Mrs. Loughnan ; w. 1837, Dec. 13, at Hampstead, Caroline (6. 1815, 
Oct. 15), only dau. of Rev. James Harrington Evans, John Street Chapel, 
London (G.M., vol. 9, N.S., p. 205), and had James Frederick, b. 1839, Dec. 
5, bap. 1840, Aug. 26, at Tezpur, d. 1855, Feb. 2, at Haverstock Hill {G.M., 
vol. 43, N.S., p. 440) ; Caroline Elizabeth, b. 1841, Sep. 24, bap. Nov. 20, at 
Nowgong, d. 1859, Mar. 22, at Haverstock Hill {G.M., vol. 6, 2nd N.S., p. 
548), Amelia Sarah, 6. 1846, Jul. 31, bap. 1847, J^"- iS> ^^ Assam, and 
Caroline. Gordon, d. 1849, May 12, at Hampstead (G.M., vol. 32, N.S., p. 104 ; 
I.O. Rec). Tombstone in Tezpur Church, "erected by European and native 
friends in Assam, in testimony of their deep love and esteem for his amiable 
conduct in all his domestic relations, and of their high regard for his upright 
and zealous character as a public servant. The foundation of this Church of 
the Epiphany was laid by him May 16, 1847. • • • And he remained to witness 
the establishment of the Tezpur Mission to the frontier tribes, of which he was 
the earnest author and promoter". Mrs, Gordon, w. (2) 1856, F'eb. 5, at 
Hampstead, Andrew Steedman, Haverstock Hill (G.M., vol. 45, N.S., p. 418). 

819- Sir James Willoughby, bart. 1783, Oct. 17, Ens., 66th Ft.: 
served 1786-90, in the West Indies. 1789, Mar. 5, Lt. 17Q3, Aug. 27, as a 
volunteer in Lord Howe's fleet was present at the taking of Toulon where he 
remained till Oct., and then returned to Gibraltar. 1795, ^^P- 2, Capt., going 
to Scotland as A.D.C., to Gen. Dalrymple and then to Ireland as A.A.G., to 
the Northern District (Philippart's Royal Mil. Cal., in. 308). 1796, Dec, 
present at the "taking" (!) of the French fleet in Bantry Bay {Times, 1851, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 89 

Jan. 6). 1797, Nov. 9, Maj. {L.G., 1062). 1798, Mar., went to Halifax to 
join his reg. 1799 appointed Mil. Sec. to the Duke of Kent at that time 
Comdr.-in-Chief in British N. America, returning to England with H.R.H. 
in 1800, on Aug. 4 of which year he got a grant of land on Prince Edward 
Island. 1801, May 21, Lt, Col., 85th Ft. ; Jul. 24, at the taking of Madeira, 
going on to Jamaica where he remained nearly three years. 1803, Mar. 12, 
D.A.G., to Forces in Jamaica ; May 26, permanent A.Q.M.G., under Sir 
David Dundas in the South District (ibid., 251, 622). 1804, Jan., Dep. 
Barrack Mr. Gen. (ibid. 16); Aug. 11, Lt. Col,, 92nd Ft. (ibid., 954), and 
Mil. Sec. to Frederick Duke of York, against whom he gave evidence in the 
House of Commons, in the matter of the notorious Mary Anne Clarke, much 
to the disgust of Mr. Creevey, who speaks of his " pompous impudent evi- 
dence " (Creevey Papers, i. 150-1), and of Pierre Franc McCallum who wrote 
a 66 pp. pamphlet against his "ingratitude" (Observations on H.R.H. the 
Duke of Kent's shameful Persecution). 1808 Jun. 13, Lt. Col. Comdt. Roy. 
African Corps (L.G., 834). 1809, Mar., Mil. Sec. to Sir David Dundas, 
Comdr.-in-Chief; Sep. 30, Commiss.-in-Chief of Forces at home and abroad 
Ireland and E. Indies excepted (ibid., 1555). 1810, Jul. 25, Bt. Col. ; Aug. 4, 
Col., Roy. African Corps (ibid., 1095, 1140). 181 1, Aug. 10, Q.M.G. (ibid., 
1548). 1812, Q.M.G., of Forces in the Peninsula; present at capture of 
Madrid (Aug.) and Burgos (Sep.) and the subsequent retreat to Portugal 
(Times, 1851^ Jan. 6) ; Philippart (Mil. Cal., in. 309), says he returned a 
"few weeks" after his appointment. 1813, Jun. 4, Maj. Gen. (L.G., 1046). 
1815, Nov. 27, Col. 85th Ft. (ibid. 2447). 1823, Apr. 23, Col., 23rd Ft. (ibid., 
706). 1825, May 27, Lt, Gen. (ibid., 925 ; A.L., 1784-1852). 

Eldest son of Francis Grant, 455; 6. 1772, Oct. 21 ; 1801, F.R.S. ; 1808, 
wrote Military Transactions of the British Empire 1803-7. 1809, in his 
evidence before the House of Commons on the Duke of York he stated that 
he had been employed in " every part of the world (the East Indies ex- 
cepted) " where His Majesty's troops had been stationed : — 

I have been four times to the West Indies, and have been there nearly six years. I 
have been twice to America. I have been all over the Mediterranean. I have commanded a 
regiment in America. I have commanded a regiment in the West Indies. It has been my 
fortune, very undeservedly perhaps, to have a sword voted for my services and to have been 
repeatedly thanked by general officers under whom I have been placed. It is perhaps a 
singular part of my service that I have not only served in every situation in the army, from an 
ensign up to my present rank that a gentleman could serve in, but I have also served in every 
situation upon the staff of the army without a single exception. [He considered, on the same 
occasion, that the method of purchase and sales of commissions in the army was advantageous 
to the service] (Philippart, Roy. Mil. Cav., in. 311). 



190 ^OUSE OF GORDON. 

i8io, Jan. 5, he got a lease for 80 years, at £52 14s. a year of 3I acres of 
land at Chelsea Hospital — denounced on Apr. 14, 1809, in the House of 
Commons by Sir Francis Burdett as "a scandalous job ". He built a villa 
here facing the river and in 1814, gave a breakfast at which the Emperor of 
Russia, the King of Prussia, the Duchess of Oldenburg (Queen of Bavaria), 
the Duke of York, the Duke of Wellington, and Blucher were present ; often 
entertained royalty here (Reginald Blunt's Paradise Row, 141-4 ; Beaven's 
Old Chelsea 291). 1815, Jan. 12, K.C.B. 1818, Oct. 3, baronet. 1825, 
G.C.H. 1829, Mar., M.P., for Launceston. 1830, Nov. 23, Privy Councillor. 
1831, Sep. 13, G.C.B. M. 1805, Oct. 15, by private license at Beckenham by 
the Bishop of Rochester, Julia Lavinia, dau. of Richard H. A. Bennett of 
Beckenham, and cousin of the Duke of Northumberland (by Elizabeth 
Burdett, whose three sisters m. peers) ; Sir John Moore was best man at 
the wedding {Abd. jfonr., 1809, Jan. 19). Gordon d. 1851, Jan. 4, 8 a.m., of 
bronchitis at Chelsea ; his widow d. 1867, Mar. 28, at Woodlands, St. John's 
Wood, London. He had an only son Sir Henry Percy (6. 1806, Oct. 21 ; d. 
s.p., 1876, Jul. 29), laird of Knockespock and father of Mrs. Robert William 
Disney Leith (Burke's Peerage ; D.N.B.). According to Willis's Current 
Notes (Jan. 1851, p. 7), Sir James Willoughby's name was "intimately con- 
nected with the history of lithography in this country". His (engraved) 
portrait appears in the Investigation of Charges against the Duke of York. 

820-1- James William. 1859 (or earlier), Mate, "Copenhagen"; 
drowned, Dec. 14, at Negapatam, E. Indies {G.M., vol. 8, N.S., p. 415). 

Eldest and only surviving son of James Brodie ; w. 1846, May 7, at St. 
Mark's, Ellen, widow of Stephen Hallpike, Singapore, then living in Myddelton 
Square, Islington (G.M., vol. a6, N.S., p. 88), who proved his will i86o, May 
16, then of Northam, Dovon. 

822. James Wilson. i8ai. Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1822, Apr. 
27, Ens., 37th N.I. (E.I. Reg., 1822-6). 

Son of Hugh Mackay, 672, and Isabella ; b. 1805, Sep. 11, bap. 

Sep. 27, at St. Luke's, Chelsea; educated at Mr. Chambers' ; nominated for 
H.E.I.C.S., by George Robinson (on recommendation of his father), who in 
1822, nominated and recommended him for E.I. College, in order to qualify 
as a Writer, Madras C.S. (I.O. Rec); d. 1825, Aug. 20, bur. Aug. 21, at 
Masulipatam. Described " James William " in E.I. Reg. 

823. John. 1339, assisted Robert Stewart at the taking of St. Johnston 
from Balliol. 1367, k. at the taking of Berwick "after he had manfullie 
entered the same by force " {Earls of Sutherland, 43, 53). The Scots Peerage 
(IV. 513), queries his identity with the John, third son of Sir Adam, 79- 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 91 

824- John. 1356, Sep. 19, probably fought at Poictiers ; captured by 
the English between May and Nov. 1357 {Scots Peerage, iv. 515). 

Son of Sir Adam, 80; had Sir Adam, 81 and Sir John, 825- -t^- before 
1360-1, Feb. 

825- Sir John. 1377, "took an active part in fighting against the 
English, who in retaliation for the Earl of March's attack on Roxburgh, 
raided Gordon's lands and goods. He also defeated at Carham [dated by Sir 
Robert Gordon, 1370] a superior English force under Sir John Lilburn. In 
this conflict he was severely wounded. He also took part in the combat at 
Melrose under the leadership of Sir Archibald Douglas, when Sir Thomas 
Musgrave, Warden of Berwick, was made prisoner" (Scots Peerage, iv. 515). 
1378, Nov. 30, recaptured Berwick and its constable, whom he killed (Earls 
of Sutherland, 43). 1388, Aug. 5, said to have fought at Otterburn, but not 
killed there as Earls of Sutherland says. 

Son of John, 824^^- between i^igi and 1395 ; handfasted father of the 
famous "Jock" and "Tam". 

826- John, nth Earl of Sutherland. 1547, Sep. 10, fought at Pinkie, 
from which he escaped " verie narrowlie, haveing ther lost sundrie of his 
followers, such as his vncle Mr. Adam Gordon," 83 (Earls of Sutherland, 
129). 

Son of Alexander, Master of Sutherland, d. v. p., 1529 ; and grandson of 
Sir Adam, Earl of Sutherland, 82, whom he succeeded in 1537. Poisoned 
at Dunrobin, 1567, Jun. 23 (Scots Peerage, viii. 339-343). 

827- Sir John (took name of Ogilvie). 1562, Jun. 27, severely wounded 
Lord Dgilvie of Airlie in a raid in Edinburgh ; Oct. 21, defeated Queen Mary's 
troops at Findlater; Oct. 28, captured by them at Corrichie; Nov. 2, executed 
at Aberdeen. 

Third son of George 4th Earl of Huntfy, 470 (Records of Ahoyne, 466, 
468 ; Scots Peerage, iv. 536). 

828- John. 1582, Sep. 17, Capt. ; admitted a burgess of Aberdeen 
(N.S.C. Misc. I. 78). 1 591-2, Feb. 7, assisted the Earl of Huntly at Doni- 
bristle, where the Earl of Moray had taken refuge. Gordon, sent by Huntly 
to summon Moray from the castle, was fired on and mortally wounded ; "left 
for dead at Dinnybrissell " (when the Gordons pursued Moray, who fled with 
Patrick Dunbar, Sheriff" of Moray, on Huntly's firing the castle), "his hatt, his 
purse, his gold, his weapons were taken by one of his own companie, his 
shanks were pulled off. He was taken into the Earle of Moray's mother, and 
was cherished with meate and drinke and clothinfg. A rare exemple ! She 
brought him over with her Sonne's corps to seek justice." Gordon protested 



192 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

that he was brought " ignorantlie " inio the business, " but confessed the Lord 
had brought him to his shamefull end for his manie other great offences " 
(Calderwood's Church of Scotland, v. 145); Feb. 12, executed at Edinburgh. 
Younger son of John, IV. of Gight ; w. Marjory, "the laird of Shevthins 
daughter Affleck," (Auchinlech ?), and had two daus. {House of Gordon, i. 
(199.200); II. (561)). 

829- John. 1639, Capt., in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright "upon ser- 
vice twa monthes tyme during the quhilk space his officeres were peyit by 
himself and also disbursed for his sogers ane certain soume ". 1640, Aug. 
24, presented a supplication to the War Committee of the Covenanters 
" desyring that he may be peyit the disbursements, conforme to his accompt 
proJucit". Granted and " subscribit by ane great many of the Committee " 
{Minute Book of the War Committee of the Covenanters in the Stewartry of 
Kirkcudbright, 30). 

Eldest son of Alexander, II. of Earlston; b. 1613; m. Jean, 3rd dau. 
and co-heiress of David Boswell, of Auchinlech, " by whom he had only one 
child, who died young and was buried in the tomb of Auchinlech ''. D. v.p., 
1645, Oct. 29, "about thirty years old; much regretted and reckoned one of 
the most singularly pious men in his day" {Earlston MS.). 

830- John. 1640, Jun. 27, Capt. of part of the forces raised in the 
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, ordained " not onlie sie the horss, men, and 
maintenance put furth [from Anwoth], but also sie that they put furth with 
arines and maintainance conform to the order " ; ordained " to cause clipe and 
intromit with some scheipe parteining to Bakbie, anti-covenanter, and to be 
comptable thairfoire to the publict, and that they remaine upon the ground 
whair they are until they be gotten sauld ". Jul. 6, ordained "to goe furth 
upon service in the publict as ane uther ane of the captains, ... to have 
the sogers to be leviat out of the parochess of Monegoff, Kirkmabreck, Anwoth, 
Girthetoun, and Tungland fowr and of these that are to be leviat under the 
water of Urr, fourtie " ; Dec. 29, ordained " that the baggage horss of the 
parochess of Partone and Balmaghie be delyverit " to him, " quhilk is yet 
restane " ; and to be paid " ane uther restane " {Minute Book of the Committee 
of the Covenanters in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, pp. 5, 6, 118, 143, 212). 
164 1, Capt. in Lord Kirkcudbright's Reg., which marched into England under 
command of Lt. Col. William Stewart. 1644, again marched into England 
as Lt. Col. to Col. William Stewart. 1645, Aug., k. at the siege of Hereford. 
The leaguer before Hereford wrote : " Diverse men have been slaine in the 
siege alread}', but none of note, save Lt. Col. Gordon of Colonel Stewart's 
Regiment, who was killed by a greate shott, and is very much lamented in 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 93 

the army, hee leaving behind him the memory of a very gallant man " 
(Portland Papers, Hist. MSS. Com. i. 244). 

Elder son of John, I. of Cardoness, who was son of William of Cullen- 
doch ; b. 1612 ; m. 1630, Marion, only dau. of John Peebles, of Broomlands, 
and had John, III. of Cardoness, b. 1631 ; Commissioner to Parliament, 1630 
{MS. Memorial of the Family of Cullendoch and Cardoness, by Col. William 
Maxwell, 1698). 

831- John. 1640, Jul. 6, the War Committee " expelles the resoune 
preponit, and ordaines that he goe upon service in the publict, as one of the 
Captains to go furth of the Stewartrie of Kirkcudbright " ; . . . ordained " to 
have the sogers to be leviat out of the parochess of Renck, Buitell, Keltoune, 
Gelstoune, Kirkcormock and Crocemichael and of these to be, leviat under 
the water of Urr, fourtie"; Aug. 25, empowered him "for redelyverie of the 
armes to the paroche of Buittle, alledgit to be ressaivit by him frae thame 
the last yeir " ; Dec. 3, presented a supplication with Capt. John Gordon of 
Cardyness for thameselfs, and in name of Capt. James Gordon, Capt. Lt. 
Forrester, and in name of thair officers and souldiers schawing that they want 
unpeyit to thame and thair souldiers the third pairt of thair fourtie dayes 
lone, quhilk should have been peyit to thame furth of the ten penny as uther 
regiments were . . . ; ordained peyment conforme to thair accounts ". 1648- 
9, Lt. Col. {Minute Book of the Committee of the Covenanters in the Stewartry 
of Kirkcudbright, pp. 5, 6, 33, 118, 143; Acts of Pari., vi. 11. 356, 1936, 

493^)- 

Second son of John, of Muirfad and of Penninghame, and Jean Glen- 
donning; laird of Rusco; m. a dau. of George Gordon, of Kirkdale, 4th son of 

John, in and of Airds, and Agnes, dau. of McKie of Largs {Earlston MS.) 

and had Elizabeth, m. John, of Over Barr, and Jean, m. Anderson Carson. 
Gordon d. before 1672, Aug. 9, after which Rusco reverted to the Earlston 
family {Scots Peerage, v. 108). 

832. John. 1643, Oct. helped the 2nd Earl of Antrim who was captured 
in May by Gen. Munro and warded by Capt. Wallace, "ane gryte puritane," 
to escape from Carrick Fergus. Gordon, who was Lt. to Wallace, " craftellie 
convoyit wp vnespyit in his breikis certane towis, be the quhilk the erll 
escaipit and wan frielie away, to Wallass' gryte greif ; and the livetennand 
followit and fled also " (Spalding's Trubles, 11. 291). 

Second son of Sir Alexander, of Navidale ; b. 1616, Feb. 17 ; had been or 
became a priest {Earls of Sutherland, 262, 513 ; House of Gordon, 11. 132). 
Brother of Alexander, 122- Cousin of John, 833- 

833- John, 14th Earl of Sutherland. 1645, May 9, one of the leaders 

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194 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

on the Covenanting side at Auldearn, retiring to Inverness in safety (Earls 
of Sutherlaftd, 525). 1650, Aug., raised 1000 men to assist Leslie against 
Cromwell and went to Stirling with it : afterwards being sent north to 
" conveeen more forces" (ibid. 558). 1651, Mar., sent a regiment to Stirling 
on behalf of the King, Sutherland himself being ordered to stay in the north 
to watch the "cost and attend the English ships in case they should land any 
men in these bounds or attempt anything " [ibid., 560). 

Second son of John, 13th Earl ; 6. 1609, Mar. 9 ; d. 1679, Oct. 14, aged 
54. The Sutherland Tables say he had a son, John, " slain at Dumbar," 1650, 
but no such son is given in the Scots Peerage, viii. 350. Brother of Adam, 
1637> and George, 475-6- Cousin of Alexander, 122, 1656, and John, 832- 

834- John. 1645, ^^y 9» Capt., captured at Auldearn {Earls of 
Sutherland, 525); Aug. 13, "Capt., Scots army in England," signed at Ayr, 
as cautioner, a contract of marriage between Robert Gordon, late Provost of 
Ayr, principal, his father, and Agnes Cunynghame, relict of John Knicht, 
sometime Baillie in Ayr; registered 1664, Nov. 14. Will, 1680, Jan. 6, 
describes him " in Boghall " {Mackenzie Reg. of Deeds, vol. 11.). 

835- John. 1646, Jan., Capt., Comd. the strong garrison at Fyvie 
which had been fortified by the Earl of Aboyne {Britane^s Distemper, 176). 

Probably the Capt. John, second son of James, of Knockespock, who d. 
163 1, Sep. {Balbithan MS. ; Earls of Sutherland, 531). Knockespock's son 
was charged, 1618, Jan. 19, with abducting Marjory Gordon of Cluny. 

835a. John. 1645, Feb. 2, Capt., with the rebels at Inverlochy ; 
fought also at Kilsyth, Aberdeen, and Alford, " first ascaptane, then as major, 
and last as lievtennent collonell ". 1647, May 20, signed the Covenant 
{Records of the Gen. Assent., Scot. Hist. Sec., xi. 251, 260). " Of Littlemill." 

836« John. 1667, ^cc- 5> ^^^' '■> Lord Donegal got permission to 
proceed against him {Ormonde Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., loth Report, pt. 5). 

837- John. 1678, Feb. 20, Lt., Lord James Douglas's Ft. (Dalton's 
A.L., I. 215). 

838- John (afterwards Sutherland), 16th Earl of Sutherland. 1680, 
Apr. 30, Lt., Mil. Reg. of Ft, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Berwick, Peebles, Dumfries, 
Wigton and Kirkcudbright {Scotland Warrant Bk., P.R.O., v. 472, 483). 
1685, raised men against Argyll (Eraser's Sutherland Book, i. 310-4). 1689, 
raised a reg. ; 1690, disbanded {ibid., i. 316, 318). 1692-3, Feb. i, raised 
Strathnaver's Foot for Ireland and went to Flanders with it in 1694 {ibid., i. 
371 ; Ross's Reg. Colouts, 19). 1715, took keen part in suppressing Jacobite 
rebellion in the north. 1705, Jun. 18, wrote to the Duke of Argyll : "The 
soldier trade, by not being justly payed (the publicks not paying me) and 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 195 

being to much att Court, has impaired my fortune not a litle " (Fraser's 
Sutherland Book, ii. 200). 1715, active in suppressing the Jacobite rebellion, 
recapturing (Nov. 12) Inverness; made Lt. Gen. 1717, Jul. 13, D.L., Inver- 
ness; Comdr., t'encible Mil; Sep. 12, Comdr. Fencible Mil. in Ross, 
Cromarty, Nairn, Caithness, Orkney, Shetland, Sutherland, and Inverness 
[Scotland Warrant Bk., P.R.O., vol. 30, pp. 57, iii). 

Elder son of George, 15th Earl of Sutherland; bap. 1661, Mar. 2; 
abandoned " Gordon " for the original family name of " Sutherland " ; d. in 
London, 1733, Jun. 27. Father of William, Lord Strathnaver, 1381- 

839- John. 1685, May 5, Capt., Burgh Militia of Banff, wrote on this 
date to Lord Findlater (James Grant's Seafield Correspondence, p. 4) — 

I am to have a rendevouz of my companie of millitia foott att Banff on Monday nixt . . . 
houping yor Lo. will be a good example to the rest of the shyre in sending yor men weill 
mounted in new hats, reid coats, ?hoes and stockings, wt. lininges conform, but, above all, 
weill fixed armes. 

May 20, he writes : — " I have apointed a randevus at Huntly Tuesday nixt." 
Baillie of Banff ; ordered by the Town Council, 1682, May 23, to convene 
" the haill inhabitants in thair best armes, such as muskettis, pickis, and 
halberts" and to "tak ane compt of the millitia gunes " (Cramond's Annals 
of Banff, I. 161) ; apparently m. Helen Saunders, and had Helen, h. 1676, 
Elizabeth, b. 1677; Helen, b. 1679, and John, b. 1681 [ibid. 11. 287). 

839a- John. 1685, Jul. i, Chaplain to three Scots Regiments " lately 
come over from Holland" (Dalton's A.L., 11. 48). 

840- John. 1687, Jul. I, 2nd Lt., ist Ft., com. signed Aug. i ; Nov., 
Lt. (Dalton's yl.L., 11. 105, 131). 

841. John. 1688, Mar. 11, Capt, Col. John Wachop's (Scots) Ft. 
(chiefly officered by Roman Catholics, disbanded 1697) ; Aug. 20, Maj. (Dalton's 
A.L., II. 153, 161 ; King's State of the Protestants of Ireland, 366); Jun. 20, 
made a burgess of Aberdeen, with his servant Hugh Barron, and Alexander 
Patrie, Serj. in his Coy. [N.S.C. Misc., 11. (461)). 

Probably Capt. John, of Ardo (brother of James, 701-2), whose dau. Jean 
m. James Grant of Rothiemurcus. 

842. John. 1688, Mar. 25, Lt., Col. John Wachop's (Scots) Ft. 
(Dalton's A.L., 11. 153) ; Jun. 20, burgess of Aberdeen, with son George. 

843. Sir John, 3rd. bart of Embo. 1689, Capt., Lord Strathnaver's Ft. 
Eldest son of Sir Robert, 2nd bart. of Embo, whom he succeeded, 1692 ; 

jn. Anne, dau. of John Bayne, of Delny ; d. 1694, Oct. (Bulloch's Gordons of 
Embo, 54 ; Murray Rose in Inverness Chronicle, 191 1, Jan. 18). 



196 ^OUSE OF GORDON. 

843a. John. 1689, Aug. 29, Capt. Lt., Leven's (25th) Ft. {S.P. Scot- 
land Warrant Book, 14 p. 141). 

844- John. Lt. Col. ; 1690, Jan. 30, apparently the off. (Christian name 
not given) who was operating in Buchan as a rebel with Lords Lovat and 
Frendraught. 

Son of James, IV. of Newton ; husband of Mary Gordon, heiress of 
Gight, d. before 1708 {Hope jfohnstone Papers, Hist. MSS. Com. 153, 201 ; 
House of Gordon, i. (273) ; 11. (469)). 

845- John. 1690, Jun. i, Adj., Col. Edward Fitzpatrick's (7th) Ft. 1692 
May 21, Ens., com. dated at Bethlem Abbey. 1693, Aug. 2, Lt., Col. Francis 
Collingwood's Ft., dated at Wemnel. 1694, serving in P'landers. 1695, 
Adj. (Dalton's A.L., in. 145, 258, 323 ; iv. 83). 

846- John. 1692, Ab., R.N., "Assurance"; afterwards " Medway " ; 
Ord., " Glory " ; Ab., " Humber " ; Gunr., " Yarmouth " ; Mid., " Lizard " ; 
Mid. and Qr. Mr., " Anglesey " ; Ab. and Master's Mate, "Lizard". 1701, 
Jul. 3, passed as Lt., aged 26 (Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certif.). 

847- John. 1692, Mar. 7, Capt., Sir David Collier's Ft. {S.P. Dam., 
King William's Chest, 12, p. 256); Jun., " slaine " in Ireland, as stated by 
his brother and executor, Robert, who petitioned the Treasury before 1693, 
Oct. 20, complaining that William Hamilton, agent to the reg., had possessed 
himself of his brother's personal effects and refused to account. Mordecai 
Abbott reported on the case Nov. 10, 1693 {Treasury Papers, vol. 24, p. 65, 
P.R.O.). 1692, June 15, new Capt. apptd. in his place {Home Entry Bk., 2, 

P- 273- 

848- John. 1692, Aug. I, Ens., ist Ft, 2nd Batn. 1702, com. re- 
newed. 1704, Aug. 2, served at Blenheim ; received £11 bounty ; out of the 
reg. 1708 (Dalton's A.L., in. 241 ; v. 50, pt. 2, p. 36). 

849- John. 1692, Aug. i, Lt., Earl of Leven's (25th) Ft., com. signed 
at Lembecq (Dalton's A.L., in. 27a). Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch got a 
decreet against him for 40s. stg. contained in a ticket granted by Gordon 
1691, May 14, to Master David Scrimgeour, of Cartmore {Reg. 0/ Deeds). 

850- John. 1694, May 7, Ens., Col. James Fergusson's Ft. ; out of the 
reg. in 1702 (Dalton's A.L., iv. 43). Possibly, 864- 

851- John. 1694, May 22, Lt., Col. James Maitland's (25th) Ft. ; out 
of the reg. before 1702, Aug. 25 (Dalton's A.L.,iy. 42). 

852- John. 1694, Sep. 18, Capt., Lord Strathnaver's Ft. (Dalton's 
A.L., III. 380). 1696, Feb. 26, subscribed £^100 to the Darien Scheme (J. P. 
Maclean's Highlrs. in America, 80; Barbour's William Paterson, 266). 
1700, Mar. 22, made a burgess of Aberdeen, with his son George {N.S.C. 
Misc., II. (480)). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 197 

853. John. 1695, Lt. and Surg., d. of a decline at Leith ; "a tall, 
handsome young man ". 

One of the 23 children of William, III. of Earlston, 1371 (Earlston MS.). 
He was in the entail for Carleton. 

854. John. 1696, May 8, Ens., Lord Strathnaver's Ft., dated the Hague. 
1698, h.p. (Dalton's A.L., iv. 149). 

855- John. 1697, Jul. 10, Ens., Earl of Derby's, afterwards Brig. 
Durell's (i6th) Ft., dated at Cockleberg. 1702, com. renewed. 1704, Aug. 2, 
k. at Blenheim. His widow Jane (and three children) received £22 bounty 
and pension of £x6 until 1728-9, when she presumably ;«. or d. (Dalton's 
A.L., IV. 180, 253; Blenheim Roll ; Hist. Kec. 16th Reg., 10; W.O., Wid. 
Pensions, 17 13, 1729, P.R.O.). 

856- John. 1697, or earlier, Capt., residing in Fochabers ; Dec. 14. 
will proved by James Stewart, sometime at Boat of Spey, then in Redhyth, 
as a creditor for ;^37 6s. 8d., the amount of a bond granted to him by Gordon, 
dated 1697, ^^y 28 ; certain sheep belonging to testator were in the custody 
of his dau. Beatrix. George Gordon, merchant in Elgin, became cautioner 
{Moray Test.). 

857- John. 1703, Jan., Lt., proved will of his brother George, 489- 
Son of John, II. of Artloch (a cadet of Cairnburrow), whom he succeeded 

{Reg. of Retours, Aberdeen, vol. 50, folio 300, No. 10). 

858- John. 1706, Jun. 12, Capt., of Airds; his son George served his 
heir. 

859. John. 1708, Mar. 11, Capt., Lord John Murray's Ft., afterwards 
known as the Earl of Tullibardine's Reg. (described by Andrew Ross in A 
Military History of Perthshire, i., 23-7). He d. 1708, Mar. 11, in Baillie 
Baxter's house in Old Aberdeen, bur. Mar. 13, in Gordon's Aisle, Old Machar. 

860- John. 1708, Mar. 24, Surg., Garrison at Dumbarton Castle {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.) 

861- John. 1709, Mar. i, Ens., Maj. Gen. Gilbert Primrose's (24th) 
Ft. (Dalton's .^.L., VI. 343; MS.A.L., 1709, p. 40, P.R.O.). 1 710- 1, presented 
a memorial to Queen Anne, 

Your petitioner by God's blessing, upon your Majestie's Touch, recovered of the evill 
about five years agoe, in gratitude of so great a benefit, he has endeavoured to serve your 
Majestie ever since, and received a dangerous wound in the head at the siege of Douay [1710, 
Jun.] which has disabled him for some time, and brought him into expences. Therefore in 
consideration of his faithfull services and for his future encouragement humbly prays your 
Majestie will be graciously pleased to order him a better commission or your Royal Bounty as 
your Majestie in your great goodness shall think fitt (S. P, Dom., Anne, Vol. 29, p. 15, P.R.O.) 

862. John. 1710, Mar. 4, Ens., ist Ft. {MS. A.L., 1715, p. 34, P.R.O.) 



1 98 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

863- John. Lt., d. 171 1, Mar. 14, aged 85, bur. in Penninghame 
Churchyard; on retiring, he had farmed Crosherie, parish of Kirkcowan, 
Wigton, and afterwards removed to Mains of Penninghame. Great-grand- 
father of John, 921. 

864- John. 1 7 151 Mar., Capt., Col. Fergusson's Ft., d., will dated 
Edinburgh, Mar. 12, proved by widow and sole executrix Mrs. Anne Stirling, 
to whom he left everything except his sword and pistols, which he bequeathed 
to his cousin " Cornet Harie Gordon of Brigadier Warrand's (Waring's) Reg.," 
627 {Edinburgh Test.). Possibly 850- 

865- John. 1 7 15, Jun. i, Ens., Maj. Gen. Gilbert Primrose's (24th) 
Ft. (Col. George Paton's 24/// Reg., 50). 

866- John. 1715, Aug. 29, Ens., 3rd Ft, Gds. {MS., A.L., 1717, p. 
259). 1 7 18, Jul. 9, Capt. Lt., Col. Roger Handasyd's (22nd) Ft. {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 

867- John. 1716, Jan. 30, Capt., H.E.I.C.S., "Hester," to Bencoolen. 
1 7 18, Aug. 10, log ends. 1719, Oct. 8, "Montagu," to Whampore. 1721, 
Jul. 19, log ends. 1722, Oct. 13, "Montagu," to Whampore. 1724, Aug. 23, 
log ends. 1726, Nov. 16, " Montagu," to Madras and Calcutta. 1728, Aug. 
31, log ends (7.0. Rec). D. 1729, Nov. 18 {Hist. Reg. Chronicle, 59.) 

868- John. 1721, Jun. 20, Capt., H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay), Z;Mr. at Bom- 
bay ; several soldiers in " Capt. Gordon's Coy." d. and bur. there about this 
time {I.O. Rec). This refers equally to William, 1385- Possibly 18- 

869. John. 1 72 1, Aug. 29, Lt., ist P't. {MS. A.L., 1722, p. 55, 1736, 
p. 35, P.R.O.). 1739, May 3, Lt., ist com. 1712, May 2 {A.L., 1740, Roy 
Unit. Serv. Inst., p. 69). 1740, Nov. 4, Capt Left the reg. in or before 
1744, Jun. {MS. A.L., 1742-3, p. 178, 1745, pp. 46, 48). 

Of Nether Buckie; w. 1728, Mary, 2nd dau. of William Armar, Arch- 
deacon of Connor ; she got sasine of an annuity of £600 (Scots) out of 
Nether Buckie, 1729, Feb. 14; they had Alexander of Swords, 188> ^^^ ^ 
dau. Martha. 

870- John. 1723, Apr. 11, Qr. Mr., of Athlone, Co. Roscommon, will 
(dated 1722, Feb. x8) proved in the Prerogative Court, Dublin, mentions 
wife, Jane CraflTord, dau. Jane, wife of John Bohanon, and a nat. son, John 
{Dublin, R.O.). 

871- John. 1725, May 3, Lt., mentioned in will of Rev. James Gordon, 
of Mount Gordon, proved on this date in the diocese of Tuam, who left all 
his household plate to John Gordon, of Glenbucket {Dublin, R.O.). 

872. John. 1727, Ord., R.N., "Berwick"; afterwards Mid,; later 
Ab., "Griffin" fireship ; "Argyle;" Mid., "Exeter;" Master's Mate, 
"Rose". 1738, Jan. 30, passed as Lt., aged 23 {Adm. N. Board Lis., 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 1 99 

Passing Certif., P.R.O.), 1739, Aug. 14, Lt., "Terrible" bomb. 1740, May 
30, " Defyance ". 1743, Mar. 29, paid off; Mar. 30, h. p. ; Jul. 29, " Phcenix". 
1744, Apr. 3, arrears of h.p. at death paid to his mother Elizabeth, adminis- 
tratix [Adm. Treasurer's Pay Bks., Half Pay Lists, P.R.O.). 

873-4. John. 1728, Feb. 15, Surg. Mate, R.N., " Severn " ; Aug. 9, 
passed examination Barbers and Surgeons Hall. 1731, Feb. 33, "Yorke" 
(Adm. Offs. Appt. by N. Board ; Surgeons Qualifications, P.R.O.). 

875- John. Lt., " aboard Capt. Gordon's vessell " ; m. Jean Webster 
and had an only child Margaret, m. George Linton, in Mounthilie, farmer 
(Aberdeen Propinquity Books). Gordon d. before 1734, Jun. 27. 

876- John. 1734, Captain's servant, R.N., " Kingston "; afterwards 
" Hector"; Ab., "Hector"; Mid., "Hound" sloop. 1744, Sep. i, passed as 
Lt., aged 26 [Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.); Oct. 6, 3rd Lt., 
" Maidstone ". 1746, Aug. 19, 3rd Lt., " Romney " ; Nov. 21, 2nd Lt. 1748, 
Sep. 16, paid off; Sep. 17, h.p. 1755, ■^P'^- n, " Warwick " ; Aug. 14, 
"Oxford". 1757, May 16, paid off; May 17, h.p.; May 27, 3rd Lt., " Prince 
Frederick"; Jun. 21, 2nd Lt. 1758, Jan., ist Lt. 1762, Apr. 6, d. on board 
{Adm. Half Pay Lists, Muster Bks., P.R.O.). 

877- John. 1737, Jan. 16, 2nd Lt., Sir James Wood's, afterwards 
Campbell's, (21st) Ft. 1741, Jan. 21, ist Lt., Powlett's (9th) Marines {A.L., 
1740, Roy. Unit. Serv. Inst., 33; MS.A.L., 1742-3, P.R.O.). 1745, Jul. 30, 
Capt. Lt. 1746, Feb. 26, Capt. 1748, h.p. at 5s. a day (ibid., 1745, pp- 89, 
202 ; 1752, pt. 2, pp. 133-4, 205 ; List of Reduced Offs. of H.M. Land Forces 
and Marines-on h.p., 1749). 1755, Feb. 17, Capt., 14th Marines. 1756, Aug. 
25, Capt., 20th Ft., 2nd Batn. ; res. before 1757, Mar. 9 (A.L., 1754-7; 
Alexander Gillespie's Roy. Marines, 118; G.M., vol. 25, p. 187, vol. 26, p. 
412; S.M., vol. 17, p. 160, vol. 18, 417). 

Second son of Sir James, 2nd bart. of Park ; 1751, claimed the estate of 
Park; d. unm, 1781, Sep. Uncle of Sir John James, 1016; grandson of Sir 
John, 951 (Bulloch's " Sir John Bury Gordon," Banff Field Club Transac- 
tions, 1907, May 23). 

878- John. 1 741, Jan. 20, Ens., 48th Ft. (MS. yl.L., 1742-3, p. 125, 
P.R.O.). 1744, Nov. 22, Lt. (ibid., 1745, p. T98). 1748, Sep. 29, Adj. (ibid., 
1752, PP- 373-5)- 1757, Nov. 21, Capt. 1760 res. (W.O. A.L., P.R.O., MS. 
note; A.L., 1754-60; Quarters of the Army in Ireland, 1749-52). 

879- John. 1743, Aug. 19, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Fox" (Adm. Surgeons 
Qualifications, Offs. appt. by N . Board, P.R.O.). 

880- Hon. John. 1746, Apr. 19, 2nd Lt., ist Ft., 2nd Batn. 1751, 
Jun. 19, Lt. (MS. A.L., 1742-3, pp. 179-80, 1752, pt. i, p. 115, pt. 2, p. 77, 



200 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

P.R.O. ; Quarters of the Army in Ireland, 1749-52). 1757, Jan. 7, Capt. 
62nd Ft. (Montgomery's Highland Batn.); recruited 76 men, of whom 30 
were approved. 1761, Mar. 25, granted three months leave of absence. 1763, 
h.p. 1772, Jul. 23, Bt. Maj. 1775, Aug. 15, Capt., S2nd Ft. (L.G.). 1776, 
Jul. 23, Maj. 1777, Aug, 29 or Sep. 6, Bt. Lt. Col. {ibid.). 1778, Jul. 28, 
Lt. Col., 8ist Ft. {ibid., A.L., 1756-79 ; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

Second son of John, 3rd Earl of Aboyne; b. 1728, Jun. 19 ; m. 1761, May 
18, at Carnwath, Clementina, dau. of George Lockhart and had George, 514i 
John, 908) and two daus. Gordon, who owned Glentanner, d. 1778, Oct. 31, 
at Kinsale {Annual Reg., vol. 21, p. 22), bur. in St. Maltose Churchyard, near 
the door of the tower in a low stone vault, covered by a flat stone with in- 
scription, barely legible, giving parentage, age 52 years and date of death 
Nov. 3 (Rev. J. L. Darling's St. Maltose Ch., Kinsale, 41). His widow {d. 
1803, Mar. 31) received pension of £40 {W.O. Wid. Pension^ P.R.O,). 
Brother of Hon. Lockhart, 1103. 

881- John. Surg., Col. Rich's (4th) Dgns. ; not mentioned in A.L., 
but so described on his tombstone in the burying ground at Fort William, 
which calls him : 

" Brother of Alexander Gordon of Pitlurg ; " probably the son of Charles, 
of Whiteley, who bought Pitlurg from Alexander Gordon of the old Pitlurg 
family in 1724; according to the tombstone, b. 1726, Jan. 8, at Elgin; d. 
1750, Jul. 10, "in camp of the lands of Callard much regretted". Probably 
the John Gordon from Moray, army surgeon, who was at King's Coll., Abd., in 
1741. 

882- John. 1753, Mar. 9, Capt, got sasine on Inchdrour {Banff 
Sasines). 

883- John. 1755, Mar. 15, Ens., ist Ft., 2nd Batn. 1756, Nov. 22, 
Lt. 1760, Sep. 18, Capt., 60th Ft. 1762, Apr. 5, Capt., 3rd of the four 
Independent Coys, of Foot at New York ; Aug. 18, granted six months leave 
of absence. 1763, h.p. {A.L., 1756-66; W.O. A.L., 1760, MS. note, Leave of 
Absence, '9.R.O.). Possibly 894- 

884- John. 1757, Feb. 10, 2nd Lt., 21st Ft. 1759, Sep. 9, Lt. ; not 
after 1761 {A.L., 1758-61 ; W.O. Notifications, W.O. A.L., 1761, MS. note). 

885- John. 1758, Jan. 12, Ens., 9th Ft. 1760, Jun. 30, Lt. {A.L., 
1759-62). 1762, Feb. 13, Capt., 91st Ft. {W.O. A.L., MS. Notes, P.R.O.). 

886. John. 1758, Jul. 31, Ens., 42nd Ft. 1760, res. com. {A.L., 1759- 
60; W.O., A.L., 1760, MS. note, P.R.O.). 

887- John. 1759, Oct. 23, Lt., 89th Ft., raised by the 4th Duke of 
Gordon and disbanded 1765 {A.L., 1761-2). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 201 

Son of Alexander, Collector of Customs; d. and bur. 1761, Sep. i, in St. 
Mary's Cemetery, Madras (Rev. C. H. Maiden's 5^ Mary's Ch. Reg.)- 
Brother of Sir Alexander, of Lesmoir (House of Gordon, 11. (247-8)). 

888- Sir John, 4th bart. of Earlston. 1760, May 8, Capt., 70th Ft 
from the Dutch service (through the interest of the Duke of Queensberry, see 
1769), 1764, exchanged toh.p., 123rd Ft. 1778, Jul. i, wrote from Edinburgh to 
Lord Barrington, stating his wish " to return to such actual service as my 
years will permit ... In the war in 1748 I learned fortification or the Art of 
Attack and Defence, and hope to be useful ... if necessity calls, as an 
Assistant Engineer" {A.L., 1760-97; W.O. In Letters Misc., Sec. at War, 
P.R.O.). 

Eighth son of Sir Thomas, 3rd bart. of Earlston, 1316 ; b. 1720, Dec. 20, 
in Edinburgh ; m. 1775, Apr. 18, Anne (d. 1822) yst. dau. of Thomas Mylne, 
of Powderhall ; d. s.p., 1795, ^^*- ^7' ^^ Silverknows, near Cramond [Earlston 
MS. ; G. E. C.'s Complete Baronetage, iv. 440). 

889-90. John. 1762, Ab., R.N., "Juno"; afterwards Ab. and Mid., 
"Essex"; Mid., "Levant"; Ab., " Phoenix ". 1768, Sep. 6, passed as Lt., 
aged 21 {Adm. N. Board Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 

891. John. 1763, Oct. 6, Lt., H.E.LC.S. (Bengal), murdered with 
others at Patna by the Swiss, Samur, on behalf of Mir Kasim Ali, Nawab of 
Murshidabad. The story of the murder was told by J. M. Bulloch and C, O. 
Skelton in a pamphlet (8vo, pp. 34) printed privately at Keith, 1908. 

A letter dated 1764, Jun. 1 1, from an officer, 89th Ft. (quoted in Aberdeen 
journal, Jun. 25) describes him " son to Mr. Gordon of Dundurcas ". Prob- 
ably brother of Rev. James, 709. 

892. John. 1764, Mar. 20, Col., m. at St. Martin's in the Fields, John 
[sic] Norris Fisher who divorced him 1773, May 10, and m. next day John 
Storr, who d. 1783, Jan. 10, aged 74, bur. in the North Aisle, Westminster 
Abbey. Storr's will, dated 1781, Jan. 27, proved by his widow, 1783, Jan. 
16, who got his Yorkshire estates and personality for life [Westminster Abbey 
Reg., Harl. Soc. ; Smith's Old Yorkshire). 

893- John. 1764, May 8, Capt., 50th Ft. 1772, Sep. 26, Maj. 1776, 
Feb. 19, Lt. Col. [A.L., 1765-82). 

Third son of John, of Ballinteggart, co. Down (ancestor of the Gordons of 
Florida), and Grace, dau. of Thomas Knox, of Dungannon, co. Tyrone ; b. 
1730; m. 1780, Jan. 7, Elizabeth [b. 1746, Apr.) 2nd dau. of Sir Richard 
Warwick Bamfylde, 4th bart. (Betham's Baronetage ; Huntly Express, 1909, 
Oct. 8; Burke's Commoners, iv. 376; G.M., vol. 104, pt. 2, p. no). Gordon 
d. 1782, Jun. 10 [S.M., vol. 44, p. 503), bur. in Islington Churchyard (Lyson's 

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202 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Environs of London, iii. 146). His widow d. 1834, Apr. 7, at Beckenham, 
Kent. Uncle of Arthur, 268, John Crawford, 1022, and John P., 1054- 

894- John. 1764, Jun. 15, Capt., 47th Ft., Army rank, 1760, Sep. 18 
(^.L., 1766-67). Possibly 883- 

895. John. 1768, Nov. 5, Asst. Surg., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal); d. at 
Patna ; estate administered by James F'raser (7.0. Rec). 

896- John. 1770, May 23 or Jun. 7, Capt., 37th Ft., from h.p. {A.L., 
1770; L.G.); not after Jun. 23. 1779, Oct. 19, Lt., 88th Ft. {ibid.; W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 1780, name erased in MS. {W.O. A.L., P.k.O.). 

897- John, 7th Viscount of Kenmure. 1770, Aug. 28, Ens., 17th Ft., 
previously in R.N. for two or three years. 1772, Sep. 24, Lt. 1776, Apr. 20, 
Capt., 14th Dgns. {L.G.). "This regiment was then in Ireland where he 
imprudently launched out into all the extravagant dissipation of the times, 
drove his chaise and four, with his Coronet on it, assuming the honours of 
the family ; he soon after found himself under the necessity of selling out," 
1779, May {Earlston MS. ; L.G. ; A.L., 1771-80). 

Second son of John, who, but for the attainder, would have been 8th 
Viscount of Kenmure; b. 1750; 1780, M.P. for the Stewartry ; 1793, Jul. 
entertained Robert Burns for three days (" Kenmure sae generous"); 1824, 
Jun. 17, attainder pronounced on his grandfather in 1716, reversed; m. 1791, 
Sarah Ann Morgan, who rf. 1815 {Scots Peerage, v. 133-5). Lord Kenmure 
d. s.p. 1840, Sep. 21, being succeeded by his nephew Adam, 105- Brother 
of Hon. Adam, 97, Hon. James, 725, Hon. Robert, 1203i and Hon. William, 
1402. 

898- John. 1 77 1, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) Inf. 1773, Feb. 27, 
Ens. 1781, Oct. 13, Capt. 1783, Dec. i, res. (7.0. Rec.) 

Elder son of William, of Craibstone, and I. of Sheelagreen, who was son 
of John, of Drumwhindle, and grandson of William, I. of Farskane; bap. 1740, 
Aug. 13, at Deskford ; m. "a dau. to [James Gordon? of] Clashterim " 
{Mitchell MS.) \ d. s.p. 1829, Jul. 20, at Florence (./46rf. your.). Brother of 
Charles, 303- 

899. John. 1774, Jul. 5, Ens., 39th Ft. 1778, Jul. 22, Lt. 1779-83, 
served at siege of Gibraltar. 1785, ret. {A.L., 1775-85; W.O. A.L., 1785, 
MS. note, Notifications, P.R.O. ; John Spilsbury's Siege 0/ Gibraltar, 131). 

900- John. 1775, Jul. 7, Capt., 54th Ft. ; not after Dec. i {A.L., 1776, 
MS. note ; G.M. (Dublin), 1775, Aug. i, p. 537). 

901. John. 1776, Aug. 7, or 1777, Jan. 21, Ens., 27th Ft. ; served in 
America; wounded, sent home on recruiting service. 1781, Jan. 2, wrote 
from Coleraine to Sec. at War, urging his claims for promotion " I am the 
oldest Ensign in the 27th Reg. for upwards of two years ... it is well 



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known that I have exerted myself not a little for the good of H.M.'s service 
both abroad and at home, and have been successful in procuring a great 
number of men for it, and I think it is exceedingly hard that a junior Officer 
should be put over my head because he happened to be on the spot " {W.O. 
In Letters, Misc., Sec. at War, P.R.O.). 1782, Jul. i, or 1783, Jan. 14, Lt. 
I^L.G., 158 ; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 1786, h.p., looth Ft., by exchange 
{W.O. A.L., 1786, MS. note, P.R.O.). 1787, Oct. 24, or Nov. 3, Lt., 67th 
{L.G., 510). 1790, Oct. 14, Ens., Maj. William Anstruther's Independent 
Coy. of Invalids at Jersey [ibid., 623). 1791, Jan. 26, sent from Grenada in 
charge of some invalids, 67th Ft., landing in London, Mar. 30. X792, Mar. 3, 
Ens., Maj. Anstruther's Independent Coy, at Guernsey [ibid., 141). i793> 
Sep. 30, writes from Alderney to Sec. at War about his rank, refers to "18 
years service and 11 years of that as a Lt.". 1794, Sep. 13, Lt., Maj. 
Waugh's Independent Coy. of Invalids at Alderney {ibid., 916); Sep. 27, 
writes again from Alderney requesting " that in view of his appt. as Lt. of 
Invalids, he may be allowed to retain his rank as Lt. in the Army from 1782, 
Jul. I {W.O. In Letters, Misc., Sec. at War, P.R.O.). 1795, Aug. 22, Adj. 
{L.G., 861). 1797, Jul. 18, Lt., one (Maj, Gen. Napier's) of five Independent 
Coys, of Invalids at Alderney {ibid., 664). 1803, ret. f.p. {A.L., 1777-1824); 
d. 1824. 

902- John. 1777, Aug. 23, Master, R,N,, "Boston"; Nov, 12, 
"Terrible" {Adm. Offs. appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 1795 or earlier, h.p. 
{N.L., 1795-1806), 

903- John. 1777, Dec. 23, Ens., 8ist Ft. 1780, Jun. 29, Lt. 1783, 
h.p. 1803, Sep. 27, Capt., Perthsh. Vol, Brig,, 4th Batn, {L.G., 1300), 1804, 
Mar. 14, Lt., Perthsh. Mil. {ibid., 675). 1808, Sep. 25, Capt. {ibid., 1827 ; 
A.L., 1778-1841 ; Hart's A.L., 1840-2; Lady Tullibardine's Mil. Hist, of 
Perthsh., 1660-1902, pp. 218, 233). Residing at Corstoun ; d. 1841. 

904- John. 1778, Capt., of Cairnwhelp, life renter on the Duke of 
Gordon's estates (Sir C. E. Adam's Political State of Scotland). 

905- John. 1778, Lt., of Kirkney, life renter on the Duke of Gordon's 
estates (Sir C. E. Adam's Political State of Scotland). 

905a. John. 1778, Apr. 13, Schoolmaster, R.N., "Trident" {Adm. 
Reg., P,R,0.). 

906- John. 1778, Apr. 14, or Sep. 26, Lt,, N, Fencibles {L.G.) one of 
the first offs. appt. by the Duke of Gordon, enlisting 1 1 men for the reg. ; Sep. i, 
wrote a very interesting account of the first experiences of the N. Fencibles 
in garrison at Fort George, where he was acting as Qr. Mr. for the four Coys, 
to Ross, the Duke of Gordon's cashier ; stated that he comd, the right of the 
Duke's Coy, ; Sep, 2, Thomas Ross, a recruit stated that " Capt, Gordon of 



204 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Laggan was very kind to the Lochaber men'' (Gordon Castle Papers). 1782, 
Sep. 15, or Oct. 5, Capt. {L.G.; A.L., 1779-82). 

Eldest son of James, in Laggan, who was the son of Thomas, in Achnas- 
tank, a cadet of Beldorney ; bap. 1744, Feb. 12; farmed Laggan; d. 1799, 
Dec. 23, at Boghead, near Elgin {G.M., vol. 69, p. 1191 ; J. M. Bulloch, in 
Banffshire Field Club Transactions, 1907, Jan. 31). Brother of James, 722, 
and William 1415 ; first cousin of Thomas, 1332- 

907. John. 1778, Jul. 10, Qr. Mr., 48th Ft. {W.O. Notifications, 
P.R.O.) ; Oct. 9, the Duke of Gordon wrote to Cox and Mair, " Mr. Gordon, 
the Surgeon, has been with me, and as it is not certain whether he can hold 
the Surgeoncy (N. Fencibles) or not, being as I am informed appointed 
Quarter Master to the 48th, I beg you will not take out the commission till 
you hear from me " ; Dec. i, Dr. J. Gordon had written from London to the 
Duke : " It was believed we should be immediately ordered for the West 
Indies, but the unexpected revolution that happened in that quarter of the 
globe, by the taking of Dominique, in which were three Companies of our 
regiment, and the uncertain situation the remaining part may be in [came] " ; 
he asks Major Finlason, N. Fencibles, to send him " an order to receive pay- 
ment of the regimental Agent here for what money may be owing me " ; Dec. 
27, the Duke wrote to Cox and Mair, " It is my desire that George French, 
mate, be appointed Surgeon, vice John Gordon, who has resigned " (Gordon 
Castle Papers). 1783-4, exchanged to h.p., nth Ft. {L.G.), but appears as 
Qr. Mr., 48th, until 1786 {A.L). 1792, May 21, J. P., Banffsh. 1793, en- 
listed fourteen men for N. Fencibles ; Mar. i, or Jun. 22, Ens. and Lt. {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O. ; L.G.). 1794, Jun. 7 or 27, Capt. Lt. ; Nov. 12 or 
1795, Jan. ^7» Capt.[; Sep. 12 or 29, Capt, 7th W.I. Reg. 1796, Nov. 30, 
or Dec. 6, 8th W.I. Reg. 1798, Aug. 15 or 18, Maj. 1801, comd. reg. in 
lieu of Lt. Col. Wilson at home on s.c. 1802, Apr. 9, reg., stationed at Prince 
Rupert's, Dominica, mutinied that night (Hugh Gordon's Sketches and 
Recollections of the West Indies, pp. 105-16), killing a few of the ofTs., Gordon 
with two others escaping ; " the regiment had latterly received no pay, and 
although the Major commanding and Paymaster had made repeated applica- 
tions to Governor Johnstone, they had been made in vain, two companies 
not having received their pay since Oct. 24, and two from Nov. 24, 1801 ". 
After the mutiny Gordon and Johnstone indulged in a series of mutual 
recriminations, Gordon came home, arriving in London 1803, Feb. Johnstone 
was recalled, preferred charges against Gordon. 1804, Jan. 30 — Feb. 14, 
tried by Court Martial at Chelsea Hospital ; found generally not guilty, but 
placed on h.p. {Trial 0/ Major jfohu Gordon, printed for E. Lloyd, London, 



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1804; 8vo., pp. 298; A.L., 1779-1819; Bulloch's Gordons and Smiths, pp. 

32-44- 

Son of John, IV. in Minmore; m. 1807, Nov. 29, Magdalene Gumming, 
Kirkmichael, and had John William, b. and bap. 1805, in London, Eliza 
Hellen, b. and bap. 1807, Jun. in London and George Henry, 578- Gordon 
d. 1819, Apr. 3, at Aberdeen, btcr. Apr. 9 in Inveravon Churchyard, Banffsh. 
His widow (lived in Tomintoul until 1823, then in Aberdeen) received pension 
of ;^7o from Apr. 4, under warrant dated Nov. 13, the three children placed 
on Compass. List at ;^i2 each on recommendation of his brother Lewis and 
the Duke of Gordon {W.O. Certificates, Wid. Compass, and Bounty Warrants, 
Abstract of Applns., Compass. List, P.R.O.). Brother of Henry, 618, Lewis, 
1093, and William, 1407- 

908- John. 1778, Aug. 14, Cornet, H.E.LC.S. (Bengal) Nat. Cav. ; 
Nov. 8, Lt. 1796, Jun. i, Capt. 1800, May 29, Maj. ; Oct. 5, Lt. Col. 
1803, Aug. 26, comd. ist Nat. Cav. under Gen. Lake at Secundra; Nov. i, 
comd. Reserve Brigade at Laswarree ; presumably the Col. Gordon stated 
[Annual Reg., 1803) to have had a Brigade of Reserves on march from Agra. 
1805-ig, comd. 2nd Brigade. 1806, Feb. 13, plundered of baggage, etc., at 
Phass Gunge, by the Zamindars. 1808, Sep. 12, granted furlough to Europe 
till 1811. x8io, Jul, 25, Col. 1813, Jun. 4, Maj. Gen. 1819, Jan, 15, 
furlough to Europe; remained in England. 1825, May, 27, Lt. Gen, {E.I. 
Reg., 1800-33 ; I.O. Rec). 

Eldest son of Hon. John, 880, served his heir, 1787 and 1804 ; b. 1765, 
Jul. 8; nominated for H.E.LC.S. by John Purling; m. 1810, Nov. 22, Eliza, 
3rd dau. of Robert Morris, M.P., Gloucester; d. 1832, Dec. 26, in Devon- 
shire St., London, bur. in chancel, Marylebone Parish Ch., where there is a 
white marble monument surmounted by military trophies, having below a 
coat of arms; monument in Restalrig Churchyard {G.M., vol. 103, pt. i, p. 
186 ; Roger's Monuments). 

909. John. 1778, Sep, 26, Ens., N. Fencibles {L.G.), enlisted six men 
for the reg. (Gordon Castle Papers). 1779, Apr. 10, Lt. {A.L., 1779-82). 
1782, Feb. 13, Ens., Capt. John Mackenzie's Independent Coy.; Jun. 17, 
Lt, {W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 1783, h.p., Waller's Ft. {A.L., 1785-96). 
1794, Sep. 12, Lt., 8ist Ft., but same day appt. Capt. Lt., looth Ft. {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 1797, Jun. 20, Capt. {L.G.). 1798, recruited upwards 
of 40 men in the neighbourhood of Coynachie (Greenhill Gardyne's Life of a 
Reg., I. 46). 1799, Jan. 19, Maj. 1801, served with Sir Ralph Abercromby's 
expedition to Egypt. 1805, Jan. r, ret, Bt. Lt. Col. {A.L.^ 1779-1827). 

Younger son of John, in Auchmair, who was the son of Peter, in Haddoch, 



206 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

a supposed cadet of Birkenburn ; hap. 1751, Nov. 3; farmed Coynachie, 
Gartly ; m. 1784, Sep. 16, Elizabeth Souter, and had John, 962, and William, 
1437 ; d. 1827, Mar. 27, at Coynachie, aged 75 {House of Gordon^ 11. (322)). 
Uncle of John, 926- 

910-1- John. i779f Feb. 8, or Jul. 24, Capt., Sutherland Fencibles {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.; L.G.; A.L., 1780-2). 

912- John. 1780, Aug. 2, Ens., 73rd Ft., 2nd Batn., previously Vol. 
1781, Jan. 13, or Feb. 24, Lt. 1782, Dec. 28, ist Batn. {L.G. ; W.O. Noti- 
fications, P.R.O.). Describes himself {W.O. Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.) 

"entered the Army, aged 16, Volunteer, 72nd Ft., 1784, Feb. 22 — 1794, 
Feb. 10". 1785, Qr. Mr. 99th Ft. 1787, h.p. 1794, Jul. 19, Qr. Mr. 99th 
Ft. {L.G., 1794, p. 749); Nov. 26, Ens. 1795, ^^^- *8» L*- ('^"^-j PP- 125, 
321). Reg. reduced on f.p,, 1798, but name appears in h.p. list until 1803 
{A.L.). Describes himself {Services) " Qr. Mr. 99th Ft., 1794, Nov. 26, Ens., 
1795* Feb. 26, Lt., 1803, Jul. 9 " (reg. raised again as 98th in 1804). 1803, 
Jul. II, Qr. Mr., 47th P't. {L.G., 833). 1804, Mar 24, Ens., ist Roy Garr. 
Batn. {ibid., 346). Describes himseli {Services) " Qr. Mr., 47th Ft., 1804, 
Mar. 3 ". 1805, May 4, Ens., 8th Roy. Vetn. Batn. {L.G., 584). Describes 
himself {Services) "removed to 6th Roy. Vetn. Batn. in 1805, went on half 
pay, 98th Ft, 1807, Oct. 34 — 1815, when, Aug. 22, he was appt. Ens., 2nd 
Roy. Vetn. Batn." {L.G., 1767), " Ens., ist Roy. Vetn. Batn., 1819, Nov. i " 
{ibid., 2082), "Ens., 7th Roy. Vetn. Batn., 1820, F"eb. 20" or Nov. i {ibid., 
382) ; states he "retired on f.p. as Ens., 1821, Apr. 16 and was not desirous 
of service, being worn out in it" {A.L., 1782- 1846; Hart's. ..4 .L., 1840-6). 

M. 1791, Oct. 3, at Chatham; had a dau., Jane, b. 1803, Oct. 26 (alive 
in 1828); living in Jersey 1823-8; d. 1845. 

913- John. 1780, Sep. 23, or 1781, Feb. 27, Ens., 6oth Ft. {L.G.; 
W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 1780, Nov. 9, or 1781, Jul. 10, Lt., 88th Ft. 
{L.G.). 1781, Jun. 10, or 1782, Jan. i, Capt. {ibid.). 1783, h.p. (A.L., 
1780-S). 

914- John. 1781, Jan. 13, Lt., 71st Ft. Probably the " Lt. Gordon, 
Brig. Qr. Mr., 1792, Jan. 16," under Maj. Gen. Abercromby. 1795, Sep. 8, 
Capt.-Lt., 75th Ft. {L.G., 1795, p. 924); Oct. 23 or 1797, Feb. 28, Capt. 
{ibid., 203; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 1799, Apr. 21, wounded at 
Seringapatam (Alexander Beatson's War with Tippoo Sultaun, p. cxxii). 
i8oo, serving in Bombay {New Oriental Reg. ; A.L., 1781-1805). 

D. and bur. 1803, May. 7, in Bombay; estate administered there 1804, 
Feb. 21, by Lt. John Turner and Surg. Colin Anderson, 75th Ft.; left Rs. 
500 to his sister, Helen Eliza, and any residue to his nephew, John Gordon 



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Joyce — " Sir Adam Gordon, West Tilbury, Essex (3rd bart. of Invergordon) 
knows where to find him " (7.0. Rec). 

915- John. 1 781, Jan. — Apr., joined Lord Cornwallis when he arrived 
at Wilmington upon his expedition to Virginia ; Cornwallis soon after gave 
him a com. to raise an Independent Coy. of Horse; k. during that summer 
in a skirmish with a party of Americans {American Loyalist Claims, Treasury 
Rec, P.R.O.). 

Eldest son of Lewis, in Tomnagayloch, who was the son of Thomas, in 
Achnastank, Glenlivet, a cadet of Beldorney (J. M. Bulloch in Banffshire 
Field Club Transactions, 1907, Jan. 31); went to Wilmington before 1777, 

Oct., and was a merchant there ; m. Margaret , his administratrix. 

Brother of Thomas in Spynie, 1332, who claimed his property ; first cousin 
of James, 722, John 906, and William, 1415. 

916- John. 1781, Jun. 27, Ens., 51st Ft.; "declines" com. (W.O. 
Notifications, A.L., 1781, MS. note, P.R.O). 

917. John. 1782, Mar. 18, or 30, Ens., N. Fencibles ; May 12, or Jun. 
15, Lt., {L.G. ; A.L., 1782). 

Eldest son of James, in Croughly (1726-1812) ; b. 1763, Jan. 19 ; d. 1788, 
May 16, at Croughly {Croughly Book, 86). Brother of Charles, 318, George, 
515, James, 755, Robert, 1215 and William Alexander, 1474. 

918-9. John. 1783, Jun. 6, Ens., 45th Ft. {W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 
1783-4, h.p. 1784, Jun. 25, Ens., 21st Ft. {Z.G., 422). 1789, Aug. 19, or 
Oct. 10, Lt. {ibid., 641). 1791, Oct. 13, Capt., 38th Ft. {ibid., 698). 1795, 
Sep. I, Maj. {ibid., 929). 1801, Jan. i, Bt. Lt. Col. {ibid., 38; A.L., 1784- 
1803). 1804, Feb. 7, Inspecting Field OtT., Vol. Corps, rank Lt. Col. while so 
employed {L.G., 170). 1807, May 19, similar appt., Yeo. and Vol. Corps, 
Gt. Britain {ibid., 675). 

Elder son of Alexander, 188 ; "^. Ann Woolley, from near Lichfield, 
and had a dau. Catherine, m. 1838, Robert Archdall ; probably the Lt. Col. 
John, d. 1846, Oct. 15, at Prince's Town, Co. Fermanagh, aged 79 {G.M., 
vol. 26, p. 670), which is alone responsible for the statements "that he ret. 
on h.p. as Lt. Col. in 1844, and in 1807, when but a Lt., took part in the 
capture of the Danish Islands, St. Thomas and Santa Cruz, in 1809, capture 
of Martinique, siege of Fort Bourbon capture of Les Saintes, and in 1810, 
served at the capture of Guadaloupe ". 

920. John. 1 789, " Lt., Sutherland, bought from Patrick Sinclair, 
Sutherland, for £5500, the estate of Swinzie (Swiney), Risgill and Munray " 
(Henderson's Caithness Families, 172). 

Eldest son of Charles, of Pulrossie, 302 ; wrote A Short History of the 



208 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Adventures of a London Reviewer, 2nd ed., 1824, and History 0/ the French 
National Convention (1828?); had with other sons, James, 758> and John 
Edward Hamilton, 1028 I <^. 1825 (Bulloch's Gordons of Embo, 88-91). 

921. John. i79i,Jan, 26, Ens., 30th Ft. 1793, Apr. i, Lt. 1796, 
ret. (A.Z., 1792-6; W.O. A.L., 1796, MS. note, P.R.O. ; Rec. ^oth Reg., 

238)- 

Only son of Nathaniel {d. 1784, Aug. 31), of Whitehill, Troqueer, Kirk- 
cudbright, and Laura Turton ; served heir to his father, 1794, Nov. 12; 
w. 1796, Jan. 22, at Edinburgh, Ellen or Helen or Eleanor, dau. of Pelham 
Maitland, and had Francis William Lockhart, 458, Nathaniel John, 1118. and 
Henry Pelham Maitland, h. 1805, Jul. 22, d. 1826, May 5, Bengal C.S. ; 
living 1819-20, at Buccleugh Place, Edinburgh, described " sometime of 
Kennyhiir' (7.0. Rec. ; N. and Q., loth S., xi. 289). His grand-dau. Miss C. 
Lockhart-Gordon has (1912) a miniature of him in uniform. 

922-3- John. 1791, Cadet, H.E.I. C.S. (Bengal). 1792, Feb. 3, res. 
{E.I. Lists). 

Son of Arthur (Attorney Gen,, East Florida, brother of Archibald Duff) 
and Harriet Priscilla ; b. 1775, Aug. 2 (J.O.Rec). 

924- Sir John, 8th bart., of Embo. 1792, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal 
Engineers). 1793, Nov. 8, Ens. 1800, Dec. 10, Lt. {E.L Reg., 1800-5). 

Fifth but eldest surviving son of Sir William, 7th bart., of Embo, 1396 ; 
b. 1776, Jul. 2, at Cork, bap. there by the Rev. Samuel Perrot, Presb. ; d. 
unm. 1804, Nov. 13, bur. Nov. 13, at Prince of Wales's Island (7.0. Rec). 

925- John. 1792, Oct. 27 or 1793, Mar. i, Ens., Loyal Inverness 
Fencibles {Z.G., 1105). 1794, Jan. 15, Ens., ist Ft. 1795, Jan. ^7 or Feb. 
17, Lt. 1796-7, served at Calir, Porto Ferrajo and other places in the 
Mediterranean. 1797, Sep. 5, Adj. {L.G., 847). 1799, Sep. 10, engaged at 
the Helder, wounded near Shagen in an attack by French and Dutch forces 
on Sir Ralph Abercromby's position {Hist. Roy. Reg. of Ft., 164). 1800, 
Dec. 25, Capt. 1801, serving in Egypt, wounded in action Mar. 21, at 
Alexandria (Abercromby's victory). " When serving as Adj. to the garrison 
at Gibraltar a mutiny took place, by his active exertions contributed to re- 
store order among the troops " {Abd. Jour., 1815, Jan. 18). 1807, Aug. 13, 
Maj. 1809, Jan. 16, served under Sir John Moore, at Corunna ; commanded 
3rd Batn., I St. Ft. in the Walcheren expedition, embarking at Portsmouth, 
Jul. ; first British Off. to take possession of Flushing on its capitulation 
{Hist. Roy. Reg. of. Ft., 179 ; Abd. Jour.). i8io, commanded his reg. in 
several engagements, at Busaco (Sep. 27) and others, under Wellington. 
181 1, went to W. Indies to take command of another Batn., stationed at 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 209 

Berbice, Barbadoes, and other places (Abd. your.). 1812, Jun. 24, the first 
Batn. sailed from Barbadoes in seven transports, under his command, ar- 
rived Aug. 6, at Quebec. 1813, Jun. 4, Bt. Lt. Col.; Jun. 17, two companies 
embarked from Kingston under his command, to attack a strong post 
occupied by the Americans at Sodiers ; Jun. 20, detachment landed, captured 
a great quantity ol stores and burned public buildings; re-embarked same 
day, sailed to Four Mile Creek, having lost three privates killed, one sergeant 
and three privates wounded (Wetherall's Roy. Reg. of Ft., 188) ; Dec. 17, in 
command of a party of the 19th Light. Dgns., a detachment of the Roy, Scots 
and the 89th Light Coy., marched from Burlington towards Niagara, dis- 
lodged the enemy from the heights of Lewiston ; Dec. 29, five Coys, crossed 
Niagara, employed in storming the enemy's batteries at Black Rock and 
Buffalo ; favourably mentioned in Riall's despatch dated Niagara frontier, 
1814, Jan. I, to Gen. Drummond (ibid., 77-9). 1814, Jul. 3, comd. five coys, 
in the advance on Chippawa to reinforce the garrison there ; Jul. 5, slightly 
wounded ; Riall reported " that Gordon merited the warmest praise for the 
good example shown to the regiment " ; Jul. 25, in an action "excited the ad- 
miration of Lt. Gen. J. Gordon Drummond for his conduct on some very 
trying occasions " {G.M., vol. 84, pt. 2, pp. 371, 377, 387) ; Sep. 17, comd. the 
Roy. Scots, supported by the 89th Reg., at the attack on Fort Erie, checked 
the enemy's advance, but severely wounded ; d. Sep. 24 on the retreat 
(Abd. your.). 1815, the offs. ist Batn. erected a monument at Montreal 
"to commemorate their high esteem for him as a man, and their respect for 
his character as a soldier" (Wetherall's Roy. Reg. of Ft., 220; A.L., 1793- 
1815). 

Son of Robert, grandson of John, in Auchmair, afterwards in Drumfergue, 
and great-grandson of Peter, in Haddoch, who is supposed to have belonged 
to the Birkenburn Gordons [House of Gordon, 11. (320)) ; educated at Marischal 
Coll. ; " for some time studied the law, but upon trial, he disliked the versatility 
necessary to the advocate and relinquished his profession " (Abd. Jour., 1815, 
Jan. 18). Royal Bounty of £50 granted to his mother, Mary, from 18 14, 
Sep. 25. Nephew of John, 909- 

926. John. 1793, Mar. i, Capt., Sutherland Fencibles (R. H. Bur- 
goyne's ()^rd Ft., xiii. ; L.G., 518; List of Offs. Mil., Fenc. Cav., S' Inf., 
Irish Establishment, 1798; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

927- John. 1793, Mar. i, Lt., 4th (or Breadalbane) Fencibles, 2nd 
Batn. 1794, Sep. 10, made a burgess of Banff (Cramond's Annals of Banff, 
II. 430). 1795, May 26, Capt. {L.G., 514); Aug. i, member of the Court 
Martial, at Aberdeen, on Lt. John Steele, Perthsh. Cav. (Abd. your.). 1796, 

DD 



2IO HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Mar. 8, promoted to Col, M'Dowall's Fenc. Cav. {L.G. 260; Lady Tullibar- 
dine's Mil. Hist, of Perthshire, \. 158). 

928- John. 1793, Mar. i, or Jun. 15, Lt., Perthsh. Fencibles, 2nd Batn. 
{L.G., 492 ; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

929- John. 1794, Nov. 22, Capt. Lt., Rothsay [sic"] and Caithness 
Fencibles {L.G., 1145). 179S, Jun. 6, Capt. and Adj. {ibid., 571-2). 

930- John. 1795, Jul. 24, Landsmen, R.N., "Kite"; Sep. 19, Mid. and 
Master's Mate. 1796, May 17, "Cynthia". 1800, Sep. i, " Impetueux ". 
1801, Sep. 2, passed as Lt., aged 22 {Adm. N. Board Lts. Passing Certif, 
P.R.O.). 1802, Apr. 29, discharged, h.p. ; Jun. 21, Lt., " Kite". 1805, May 
23, discharged; May 24, h.p.; May 27, "Alert"; Jun. 13, "Hebe" (Adm. 
Half Pay Lists ; Muster Books, P.R.O.). 

Eldest son of Robert (i 737-1810), mason at Craighead, Aberlour, and 
farmer at Garbity, Rothes, and his first wife, Helen Green; b. 1760; 
Apr. 26(?); bap. 1778, Sep. 14, at Aberlour {Rothes Reg.); wi. 1804, Jun. 

25, at St. Brelade, Jersey, Mrs. Hetty Pipon ; d. 1806, Jul. 7, on his passage 
from Jamaica, " a brave, active, and intelligent officer of most amiable and 
engaging manners, which had endeared him to his friends and acquaintances 
by whom he is sincerely and justly regretted" {Abd. jfour., 1806, Nov. 19; 
G.M., vol. 76, pt. 2, p. 1075; S.M., vol. 68, p. 887; Adm. Wid. Pensions). 

931- John. 1795. Sep. 22, Dep. Purveyor to the Hospitals for Forces 
(Z.G., 984), previously " Hosp. Mate from Jamaica ". 1797, Mar. 25, pro- 
moted Dep. Purveyor to Forces, St. Domingo (/6/rf., 273). 1798, Dec. 28, or 
1799, Feb. 9, Staff Asst. Commiss. of Stores and Provisions, Dominica {ibid., 
126). Dep. Commiss. of Stores and Provisions, Dominica Garrison, salary 
£"172 17s. 6d. {A.L., 1804-8). 

932. John. 1795, Nov. 28, Lt., N. P^encibles (Z.G., 1277). 1799, Feb. 

26, Ens., ist F't. {ibid., 189). 1800, Jun. i, Lt. ; Aug., stationed at Kilkenny. 
1801-6, served in the West Indies. 1804, Aug. 24, Capt. {ibid., 1685). 1812, 
stationed at Trichinopoly, comd. four Coys. " when suppressing a mutiny 
amongst H.E.LC. native troops at Quilon, which then threatened most 
serious consequences to the British possessions in India " (Wetherall's ist 
Ft., 124; Cannon's 15/ Ft., 187). 1814, Jun. 4, Bt. Maj. {L.G., 1184); Dec. 
15, Maj. 1817, Jun. 25, Bt. Lt. Col. 1818, Jan. 15, appt. Member of the 
Committee to decide all claims to prize money in the first division of the 
Deccan army {Memorial of Sir Thomas Hislop, 16) ; F"eb. 27, comd. the 
flank coys, of his reg. and Madras European reg. at the capture of the Fort of 
Talneir, upon the Tapti river, about 80 miles west of Berhampur, Central 
Provinces. The G.M. (vol. 88, pp. 263-4, 367) states : — 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 211 

The Killedar was desired to open the gates and surrender himself and the garrison un- 
conditionally ; he promised to do so and the Europeans passed safely through four gates of 
the place, the Killedar and his servants surrendering at the third gate to the Adjutant General, 
Lieutenant Colonel Conway. The fifth gate was found shut, some Arabs within still insisting 
upon terms ; after some delay this gate was opened from within : Major Gordon and Captain 
Macgregor Murray, with two or three officers and ten or twelve grenadiers of the Royal Scots 
entered, and were immediately attacked by the treacherous Arabs before aid could be given. 
Gordon and Macgregor were killed at this spot. 

The Killedar was subsequently hanged or shot (Wetherall's ist Ft., 140 ; 
A.L., 1796-1819). 

Eldest son of John, in Milltown of Laggan, cadet of Beldorney, and 
Janet Proctor; b. 1775, Dec. i? {Mortlach Reg.). By his will, after be- 
queathing certain legacies and annuities, including £200 and an annuity of 
£80 to his mother, £500 to his sister Elizabeth, £100 to each of her five 
children, £"500 to his sister Anne, which were in addition to the provision, 
made by will of his brother James, 739, Gordon gave residue of his estate to 
his surviving brother Harry, 619, whom he appt. executor (7.0. Rec). His 
mother received pension of £70 from 1818, Dec. 25, under a warrant dated 
1819, Nov. 2 ; d. before 1834, Jul. 4, when balance of pension due at death 
was paid to Elizabeth Gordon, North Street, Elgin {W.O. Wid. Compass, 
and Bounty Warrants, Letters Compass Fund, P.R.O. ; J. M. Bulloch in 
Banffshire Field Club Transactions, 1907, Jan. 31). 

933. John. 1796, Jan. 28, or 1797, Jan. 2 or Feb. 28, Ens., 74th Ft. 
{W.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; L.G., 203). 1796, serving in Madras. 1799, 
Oct. 8, Lt, i2th Ft. {ibid., 1022). 1800, sailed from India; Nov. 2, d. of 
Batavian fever while blockading Java {Asiatic Annual Reg.; A.L., 1796- 
1802). Gordon's cousin William Macpherson, in whose coy. he served, 
described him as " the truest young man I ever met with ... I shall never 
cease to deplore the loss of one who, had he lived, would have made the 
proudest of his relatives exclaim with pride that John Gordon was their kins, 
man ; . . . the Captain of the man-of-war on board of which he was, was so 
affected four months after his death that he could hardly mention it to me ". 

Younger son of John, of Carroll and Isabella Macleod (J. M. Bulloch's 
Gordons of Invergordon, 107). Brother of George James, 585, Gordon 
Clunes, 605, and William, 1431. 

934. John. 1796, Jan. 9, Lt., Sutherlandsh. (Brora) Vols. {L.G., 41). 

935. John. 1796, Jan. 15, Asst. Surg., H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1800, 
stationed at Amboyna. 1801, Jan. 24, Fort St. George Dispensary {E.I. 
Reg., 1800-3). 

Third son of the Rev. Lewis, minister of Drainie, Edintore family ; b. 



212 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1775, Jun. 5; student King's Coll., 1787-89 and Marischal Coll., Abd., 1789-91; 
d. 1802, Feb, 7, at Madras " after a lingering illness, a gentleman whose up- 
right principles, and rectitude of conduct, united with mildness of manners 
and modesty of deportment gained him the esteem of an extensive circle of 
friends and acquaintances, who sincerely lament his premature fate " (William 
Urquhart's Oriental Obituary, 98). Under his will, dated at Madras 1801, 
Sep. 6, proved there 1802, Mar. 2, his father, brothers William, and Charles, 
310, received benefits, as also his brother Lewis, 1094j in " consideration of 
his disappointment in Seringaptam prize money and the varied proofs he had 
given of his goodness of heart and generous treatment with regard to his 
friends," also his sisters Fenella and Robina, and brother Robert, 1224 {I-O. 
Rec, ; House of Gordon, 11. (404)). 

936- John. 1796, Oct. 11 or 15, Cornet, Berks. Fenc. Cav. (Windsor 
Foresters) (PT.O. Notifications, P.R.O. ; L.G., 974). 

937- John. i796,»Nov. 8, Cornet, Gorey Cav. (Co. Wexford? or Co. 
Donegal ?) {L.G., 1134)- 

938. John. 1797, Apr. 29, or May 3, Lt., Bristol Vols. {L.G., 375; 
W.O. Notifications, P R.O.). 1803, Aug. 27, Capt. {L.G., 1098). 

939- Sir John, 5th bart of Earlston. 1797, May 27, Ens., ist Vi., 
I St Batn. {L.G., 471) "obtained this Commission from Lord Adam Gordon ". 
1798, Apr. 4, Lt. 1803, May 26, h.p., 4th Ft., "at his own request from 
private motives, without receiving the difference, never wounded, not desirous 
of serving again" {W.O. Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O. ; L.G., 6ai ; A.L., 1798- 
1850; Hart's .^.Z., 1840-50). An Hon. John res. com. as Lt. Col. Comdt., 
Kirkcudbright Vol. Inf., before 1808, Jun. 7 {L.G., 1263). 1820, Aug. 14, 
Capt., Kirkcudbright Yeo. Cav. {ibid., 1897; List 0/ Offs. Mil. Yeo. Cav. 
and Vol. Inf., 1825, p. 226, P.R.O.); Nov. 20, D.L., Kirkcudbright {Z.G., 

155)- 

Eldest son of James, Jamaica, who was fifth son of Sir Thomas, 3rd 
bart. of Earlston, 1316, and Christiana Scarlett, dau. of a planter; b. 1780, 
Oct. 4 ; succeeded his uncle Sir John, 888, 1769. as 5th bart. of Earlston, 1795, 
Oct. 18; m. (i) 1809, Apr. 10, Juliana {d. 1824, Feb. 13), dau. of Jervis Galli- 
more, of Greenfield, no issue; m. (2) 1826, Apr. 22, at Edinburgh, Mary {d. 
1869), dau. of William Irving, of Gribton, Dumfriessh., and had three sons, one 
being Sir William, 1462, and five daus. Sir John d. 1843, Jan. 8 at Earlston. 

940- John. 1797, Jun. 15 or 20, 2nd Lt., Enzie (Banffsh.) Vols. {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.; L.G., 580). 

941. John. 1797, Jun. 20, Capt., Roy. Glasgow Vols. {L.G., 580). 
1803, Aug. 27, Maj. {ibid., iioo). 



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942. John. 1798, Aug. 14, Capt., New Galloway Vols. {Z.G., 888). 
1799, May 7, Capt. Conidt. {ibid., 426). 

943. John. 1798, Oct. 31, or earlier, Ens., N. Fencibles, appt. to the 
Militia (?) ; the Duke of Gordon recommended Ens. James Bisset to succeed 
him (Gordon Castle Papers). 

944. John. 1799, Jan. 5, Capt. Comdt., Ross-sh. Mil. (L.G., 11). 

945. John. 1799, Aug. 20, 2nd Lt., Glasgow Vols. {L.G., 826). 

946- John. 1800, Lt., residing at Hallyburton, Forfarsh., brother of 
William, Attorney, Supreme Court of Judicature, Bengal, who d. there 1802, 
leaving his property to his brother and sister, Janet, also residing at Hally- 
burton. 

Son of John, merchant, Leith, and Janet, both dead in 1800 (/.O. 
Rec). 

947- John. 1800, Dec. 2, 2nd Lt., Roy. Aberdeen Light Inf. {L.G., 
1350)- 1804, Apr. 25, Lt, 55th Aberdeen Mil., 7th Coy. 1808, Aug. 11, 
Maj., vice Lord Alexander Gordon (ibid., 1109). 1820, Jun. 6, Lt. Col. 
1836, Hon. Col., in succession to the EarlofAboyne (Innes's Gordon //io^/«/r5., 
^rd Batn., pp. 19, 21, 23, 25; List of Offs. Mil. Yeo. Cav. and Vol. Inf., 
1825, p. 81, 1850, p. 126). 

Eldest son of Charles, of Braid and Cluny, whom he succeeded ; d. untn. 
1858, Jul. 16, at 4 St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh, leaving an enormous 
fortune and a natural son, John, 1001, who succeeded him after prolonged 
litigation. Uncle of Charles Henry, 366, George Augustus, 564 and John 
Francis, 630 (Bulloch's Gordons of Cluny, 33-40). 

948- John. 1801, Mar. 17, Ens., Roy. Edinburgh Vols., 2nd Reg., 2nd 
Batn. (L.G., 296) ; indexed under East India Vols. 

949- John. 1802, Sep. 4, Ens., ist W.I. Reg. (L.G., 930). 1803, Jan. 
25, Lt., 67th Ft. (ibid., 106). 1805, Apr. 13, Capt. (ibid., 478). 1806, Aug. 
19, Capt., 2nd Ft. (ibid., 1081). 1809-10, served in Portugal. 1811, when 
reg. embarked for Portugal, left at depot, Chichester, in command of two 
Coys, on recruiting duty ; later, left at Elvas in command of a detachment, 
when troops under Sir John Moore advanced from Lisbon to Salamanca, 
this detachment joined Sir Arthur Wellesley before his advance into Spain, 
took an honourable part in operations leading up to Talavera, 181 1-2. 1816, 
embarked with reg. for Barbadoes (A.Z., 1803-17; Col. John Davis's 2nd 
Foot, IV. pp. 122-4, 169, 170, 202, 321, 323, 334, 369, 378, VI. p. 107; G.M., 
vol. 87, pt. I, p. 283). 

Third son of John, I. of Balmuir, Peterhead, and Peggy Stuart of the 
Binend family; d. unni. 1816, Nov. 22, at Barbadoes of yellow fever, "as did 



214 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

many other officers, to whose memory their surviving brother officers erected 
a handsome marble monument in Bridgetown Cathedral, Barbadoes " (//««//>" 
Express, 1908, May 11, 18). Brother of Alexander, 183, ^nd Peter, 1153. 

950. John. 1803, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1804, Oct. 2, Lt., 
Marine N.I. 1808, serving in Prince of Wales's Island. 1816, at Bencoolen. 
1818, Jun. 30, Capt. {E. I.Reg., 1804-22). 

Son of George, printer, Calcutta, who ;«. there 1784, Aug. 12, Ann, (^. 
1806, Dec. 29), elder dau. of Lt. Col. Fischer; b. there 1787, Sep. 23, bap. 
1788, Jan. 16 ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by the executrix of Sir Lionell 
Darrell (who had recommended him) in 1804, his parents then residing at 
Stirling; m. 1815, May 23, at Chinsurah, Bengal, Johanna Leonora Christina, 
dau. of D, A. Overbeck, Chinsurah, and had George Daniel, b. 1816, Mar., 
alive in 1835, in England, Francis Leonora, b. 1818, Apr. 27, bap. 1821, 
Oct. 31, at Prince Edward Island (w. 1834, Jul. 12, Ens., F. M. Wade), and 
Theodore, 1309- Gordon d. 1822, Apr. 18, at Chinsurah ; by will dated 1818, 
Jul. 8, at Barrackpore, left estate to his wife except his gold watch, chain 
and two seals to his brother-in-law, Peter Theodore Gerard Overbeck, Chin- 
surah, and his seal with his arms, to his elder son. His widow w. (2) Capt. 
Wright, living at Thornhiil, near Stirling, in 1838 (7.0. Rec). Described 
{S.M., vol. 12, p. 127) "only son of George Gordon, Inspector of Taxes". 

951- "Sir "John. 1803, Apr. 21, Capt., Aberdeensh. Mil. 1804, Apr, 
25, reposted (Innes's Aberdeenshire Militia, 17, 19). 

Only son of " Sir " Ernest, who wrongfully assumed baronetcy of Park, 
as did this son, John ; d. num. 1804, Jun. 10, at Rothbury, Northumberland, 
when the wrongful assumption of the baronetcy ceased ; see Sir John Bury, 
1018- Grand-nephew of John, 877- 

952- John. 1803, Aug. 2, Lt., Renfrewsh. Mil. ; Aug. 15, Capt. {L.G., 
1077). 

953- John. 1803, Aug. 13, Capt., Sutherland Vols. {L.G., 1007). 
953a. John. 1803, Aug. 24, Boy, 2nd Class, R.N., " Romney ". 1804, 

Sep. 23, Vol., ist Class. 1805, Feb. 13, Ab., " Ajax ". 1807, Feb. 15, Vol. 
and Ord., " Endymion " ; Mar. 2, Mid. 1810, Apr. 2, passed as Lt. (Adiii. 
Indexes, Midshipmen, P.R.O.). 

Son of Hon Adam, 97 I bap. 1790, Jan. 23, at Dumfries. 

954- John. 1803, Aug. 13, Lt., Ayrsh. (Maybole) Vols. {L.G., 1006). 

955- John. 1803, Oct. 11, Lt. Col., Loyal Birmingham Vol. Inf., 2nd 
Batn. {L.G., 1381). 

956- John. 1803, Oct. 20, Ens., Holborn above the Bars, London (St. 
Andrew's and St. George the Martyr's) Vols. {L.G., 1434). 

957. John. 1803, Dec. 6, Lt, Sutherland Vols. {L.G., 1703). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 21$ 

958. John. 1804, Apr. 3, Ens., Aberdeen Vols., ist Reg. {L.G., 373). 
1806, Feb. 24, Lt. {ibid., 388 ; List of Off s. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 2). 

959. John. 1804, Jul. 14, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. (Z.G., 852). 1808, 
Jun. 14, Lt. {ibid., 1109 ; List of Off s. Mil., 1817, p. 79; 1825, p. 81). 

D. 1828, Sep. 8, in the Roy. Infirmary, Edinburgh, aged 49, btir. Sep. 
9, in Greyfriars Churchyard {W.O. Certificates, P.R.O.). 

960- John. 1804, Nov. 17, Ens., 2nd Ft. {L.G., 1394). 1806, Jan. 21, 
Lt. {ibid., 77). 1808-9, served at Vimiera, Beneventi, and Corunna ; for 
some time attached to the Staff of the Duke of Kent. 18 10, May i, Capt. 
{ibid., 629). 1812, stationed at Depot, Silverhill ; Dec, at Lisbon. 1813, 
Apr., invalided home from Spain. 1816, Jun. 5, landed at Barbadoes with his 
reg. 1816-19, Aug., D.Q.M.G.and Brig. Maj., Trinidad. 182 1, Mar. 22, Maj. 
com. antedated to 1820, Dec. 23 {ibid., 726, 1463), 1823, Jul. 31, ret. by sale 
of com. {A.L., 1805-24; Davis's 2nd Ft., iv. pp. 203, 242, 289, vi. p. 107). 
1826, Dec. 30, local rank of Maj. on Continent only {L.G., 132). 

Eldest son of Adam, Griamachary ; b. 1782, Aug. 21 ; m. (i) 1807, Margaret 
Ballingall, Perth, d. 181 1, Apr., at Southampton, aged 24 {G.M., vol, 81, p. 
598) and had John Ferguson, 1029, and Ferguson, d. 181 1, May 21, at South- 
ampton {S.M., vol. 73, p. 477); "/. (2) 1813, May 18, at Inverness, Katherine, 
dau. of Alexander Smith, widow of Lt. Col. Ross, 57th Reg. {ibid., vol 75, p. 
477), d. 1817, Sep, 13 of fever at Trinidad {G.M., vol. 87, pt. 2, p. 561); m. (3) 

1829, Jessie Scales, widow of Drysdale, d. 1852, Nov. i, at Edinburgh, 

and had Edward Strathearn, Lord Drumearn, 432- Gordon d. 1850, Sep. 5, 
at Southampton, whither he had gone (after seeing his twin nephews Sir John 
James Hood, 1047. and Sir Thomas Edward, 1354, off to India at Portsmouth) 
to meet his son Huntly George, 678, on his arrival from Ceylon (J. M. 
Bulloch in Ross-sh. journal, 1907, Feb. 8, 15, 22 and Mar. i). Brother of 
Adam, 106, Thomas, 1341, and William, 1440. 

961. Hon. John. 1805, Apr. 15, Landsman, R.N., " Medusa," E. Indies, 
1806, Feb. 21, Mid., " Revenge," Channel and Cadiz station. 1808, Oct. 28, 
" Ardent," Leith ; Dec. 24, Supernumerary, " Conqueror," passage to Lisbon. 
1809, Mar. 3, "Peacock," passage home from Lisbon; May 10, "Nymph," 
Lisbon, coast of Norway; Dec. 18, wrecked at the entrance of the Firth of 
Forth. 1811, May 26, " Aquilon," Channel. 1812, Mar. 21, Lt. for rank; 
May 21, " Justitia " ; Sep. 10, Lt., " Revolutionnaire," Western Islands. 1813, 
May 22, "Sea Horse," Iceland and N. America. 1814, Jun. 15, Comdr. for 
rank. 1815, Jan. i, h.p. 1818, Feb. 18, Comdr., "Carnation," Portsmouth, 
Newfoundland; Nov. 20, Capt. (act), "Tamar," Newfoundland; Dec. 31, 
confirmed. 1844, Feb. 22, " America," Pacific and Mediterranean. 1846, 



2l6 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Aug., trial by Court Martial on board the " Victory," " for sailing from Val- 
paraiso, Chili, Apr. 26, for England in disobedience of the orders of Rear 
Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour, his superior officer and Commander-in- 
Chief"; the Court found "that in sailing from Valparaiso in the 'America' 
with treasure on board," Capt. Gordon was •' not actuated by his pecuniary 
advantage," and adjudged that he " should be severely reprimanded ". Gordon 
" complained that the principal viva voce evidence was called by the Court 
after the case both of the prosecutor and himself had been regularly closed, 
that if that evidence was part of the prosecutor's case, he ought to have 
had some intimation of it, and that he could have met and explained 
points, which in the course adopted took him by surprise" {Times, Aug. 25, 
27 ; woodcut of the trial, 9 in. by 6 in., in the Pictorial Times, 1846, Sep. 3, 
the editorial note on the same criticising the decision very severely). Gordon 
retired as R, Adm. 1863, Mar. 23, Adm. {Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; 
O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die; John Marshall's Nav. Biog., Supp. pt. iv. p. 
203 ; N.L., 1812-69). 

Sixth son of George, Lord Haddo, 610 1 ^- 1791. ^^P- J"'- 6, at 
Methlick; d. utim. 1869, Nov. 11, at 28 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish 
Square, London ; bur. at Kensal Green. 

962- John. 1803, May 4, entered Woolwich, nominated by 5th Duke 
of Gordon. 1805, May 10, 2nd Lt., R.A. 1806, J un. i, Lt. 1809, served at 
capture of Danish Islands, St. Thomas and Santa Cruz, capture of Martinique, 
siege of Fort Bourbon, capture of Les Saintes. 1810, capture of Guadaloupe 
(Medal, two clasps) ; returned to Jamaica, then to England, appt. ist Lt., 
R.H.A., served in Ireland. 1815, joined Duke of Wellington's army on the 
march to Paris after Waterloo. 1816, Aug. 5, and Capt. 1817, Apr. i, h.p. 
at the reduction. 1823, F'eb, 24, f.p., served in the Ionian Isles. 1831, Sep. 
3, Capt., recruited for some years at Huntly, raised a number of men, many 
of whom went with him to Ceylon. 1837, Jan, 10, Maj. 1839-43, comd. 
troops in Ceylon. 1843, Apr. 6, Lt. Col. 1844, Apr. 15, h.p. ret. 1854, Jun. 
20, Col. 1858, Aug. 9, Maj. Gen. {A.L., 1806-62). 

Second son of John, 909; b. 1789; m. (i) 1822, Sep. 4, at Old Aberdeen, 
Jean, youngest dau. of Rev. Skene Ogilvie, D.D., Old Aberdeen ; m. (2) 1832, 
Jan. 26, at Huntly, Jane {b. 1810, Nov. 21), dau. of Andrew Macpherson, in 
Gibston and Margaret, dau. of Rev. Robert Gordon, Drumblade, and had 
Cosmo George, 389f William Andrew McPherson, 1477. and Sophia Margaret, 
b. 1833, Sep. 25, at Gibston, bap. Nov. 21, at Huntly. Gordon, who latterly 
farmed Culdrain, d. th^re 1861, Jun. 4. His widow d. 1886, Feb, 20 {House 
of Gordon, 11. (324-5)). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 21/ 

963- John. 1805, Jun. 25, Ens., 96th, renumbered 95th Ft. i8o6, Oct. 
14, Lt. {L.G., 1352). 1815, Sep. 7, Capt. (ibid., 1883). 1819, Mar. 20, h.p. 
{W.O. Op. Services, 1828, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1806-31). 

Probably son of William (described in Pirie's Cairnie, pp. 26-41), 
Achanachie, which John farmed on retiring; d. 1830, Dec. 18, at Huntly 
{G.M., vol. loi, pt. I, p. 93; Abd. your.). Described "George" in A.L., 
1805-7 and in L.G., 1806. 

964- John. 1805, Jun. 25, Capt., Caithness Vols., 2nd. Batn. {L.G., 

495)- 

965- John. 1805, Jul. 10, Qr. Mr., Aberdeensh. (Fraserburgh Batn.) 
Vols. {L.G., 972), previously Ens. 1806, Jan. 21st, Lt. {ibid., 239; List of 
Offs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 5). 

966- John. 1805, Jul. 10, Qr. Mr., Aberdeensh. (Tyrie and Strichen) 
Vols, {List of Offs. Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 6). 

967. John. 1806, Oct. 16, Capt. and Adj., Kilkenny Mil. (List of Offs. 
Mil. and Vols., 1807, p. 443; 1817, p. 112, 1825, p. 1x6, P.R.O.) ; d. before 
1845, J^^- ^7» when his widow was informed in answer to her application that 
she was not eligible for a pension {W.O. Letters, Compass. Fund, P.R.O.). 

968. John. 1807, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras) Cav. {E.L Reg., 1808-10). 
Second son of John Gordon-Cumming-Skene, of Pitlurg, 1536 ; b. at 

Gordon Lodge, Slains, bap. 1792, May 20; nominated for H.E.LC.S. in 1807, 
" then aged 20," by Rt. Hon. R. Dundas on recommendation of Mr. Millett ; 
d. 1809, Dec. 20, bur. Dec. 21, at Madras (7.0. Rec. ; Rev. C. H. Maiden's 
St. Mary's Ch. Reg. ; Abd. Jour., 1810, Dec. 19). 

969- John. 1807, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay) Art. 1809, Mar. 26 or 
29, Lt. Fireworker (E.L Reg., 1808-10 ; Col. Spring's Bombay Art. Offs., 80). 

Third son of Rev. George, 534 ; b- 1791, Jan. 20, bap. Jan. 28. Student 
Marischal Coll., 1802 ; d. 1809, Aug. 23, on board H.M.S. "Vestal" in the 
Persian Gulf, on his passage to India (7.0. Rec). 

970. John. 1807, Apr. 23, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil., 2nd Reg. {L.G., 

713)- 

971- John. 1809, Jan. 21, Maj., Aberdeensh. Mil., 2nd Reg. {L.G., 377). 

Son of George, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen, from whom he got Cairnbulg ; b. 
1787, Mar. 20; m. 1812, Jun. 8, Catherine Ann {d. 1870), fifth dau. of Sir 
William Forbes, 5th bart. of Craigievar, and had six sons — four being 
Alexander Crombie, 222, Charles, 339, John, 989, William, 1459— and three 
daughters, one of whom married William, 1452- Gordon d. 1861, Sep. 18, 
at Countesswells House, Aberdeen, {G.M., N.S., vol. 11, p. 458; Cairnbulg 
family described by J. M. Bulloch in Huntly Express, 1907, Apr. 12). 

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2l8 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

972- John. 1810, Apr. 9, Bt. Lt., 4th Local Mil., Aberdeen, previously 
Qr. Mr. {Abd. jfour., Apr. 18). 

973- John. 1810, Jul. 17, Ens., i8th Ft. 1812, Jan. 24, Lt. 1817, 
Jul. 31, h.p. {A.L., 1811-23). 

Son of Rev. John, min. of Strathdon, and Isabel Lumsden. M.A. 
Marischal Coll., 1807 ; d. 1821, Aug. 6, at Hopeman, Duffus, aged 32 {S.M., 
vol. 9, N.S., p. 296; Scott's Fasti, in. 164). Brother of Robert, 1237- 

974-5- John. 181 1, Lt., 2nd Ft. 1812, doing duty at Abrantes, not 
with reg. ; wounded at Salamanca. 1813, Jan., one of the ofTs. sent home with 
the Head Quarters and six skeleton companies on account of casualties and 
sickness (Col. Davis' 2ttd Foot, vol. iv., pp. 203, 211, 227-8, 242). 

976- John. 1812, 5th Mate, " Lord Melville," H.E.LC.S., having in 
1810 gone to India and China as seaman, " Marquis of Ely " ; came home as 
4th Mate, "Inglis" (I.O. Rec). Native of Scotland; b. 1793, Sep. 21. 

677- John. 1813, Sep. 28, Ens., 47th Ft., previously Vol. (L.G., ig6o). 
1816-8, served in Malwa. 1819-20, served in Persian Gulf. 1820, Apr. 13, 
Lt. 1825, served in Ava, wounded Mar. 7, and during subsequent operations 
at Donabew, Mar. 26 ; severely wounded Dec. 1-2, on the Heights, near 
Prome^ banks of the Irrawaddy, received one year's pay for each wound. 
1830, Jun. II, Capt., h.p. 1831, Dec. 2, f.p. (L.G., 2510). 1841, Nov. 23, 
Maj. 1850, Oct. 15, Lt. Col.; Dec. 15, ret. by sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 
1840-76; W.O. Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O. ; Lt. John MsLXshdAVs N aval Opera- 
tions in Ava, pp. 125-6). 

Son of John (1746-1832), W.S., of Kinharvie, Kirkcudbright, who it 
is suggested, was a grandson of Hon. John, of Greenlaw (^Dumfries Courier, 
1909, Jul. 24); b. 1795, Feb. 20, at Edinburgh ; d. 1875, Apr. 8, at 2 Newbold 
Terrace, Leamington, bur. there. Nephew of Robert, 1201. first cousin and 
brother-in-law of Robert Edward George, 1264> 

978- John. 1815, Apr. 27, Ens., 83rd Ft. 1816, Jun. 6, exchanged to 
h.p., Bourbon Reg., at his own request. 1833, May 3, ret., received commuta- 
tion for com. {L.G., 836 ; A.L., 1816-34). 

B. about 1798; m. 1821, Apr. 9, in the Isle of Man, no issue in 1828; 
1823-8, lived in Dublin and Chester {W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.) 
Named John James in A.L. 

979- John. 1815, Dec. 27, Ens., Kirkcudbright and Wigtown Mil. {List 
of Offs. Mil., 1817, p. 88, P.R.O.). 

980. John. 1816— 1818, Jul ai, Surg. Mate, " Marquis of Wellington," 
H.E.LC.S. {I.O. Rec). 

981- John. 1818, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1819, Jan. 14, Ens., 



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arrived at Madras, posted to 6th N.I., but ordered to do duty with loth N,I., 
2nd Batn. 1820, May, appt, to do duty with Rifle Corps; Dec. 4, joined his 
reg. at Vellore. 1822, Sep. 16, appt. to do duty with 5th N.I., 2nd Batn. 
1824, Dec, served with this reg. at capture of Kittoor, sharing in Prize Money. 
1826, May 15, ordered to join his reg. 1828, May 20, granted a furlough on 
s.c. until 1831 {E.I. Reg., 1819-31). 

Son of , grandnephew of Charles, of Pulrossie, 302, and nephew of Rev. 

George, min. of Loth, Sutherlandsh. ; b. there 1802, Jan. 15; educated at 
Tain, and Edinburgh ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Hon William Elphinstone 
on recommendation of John Mackay ; d. 1831, Apr. 28, at Palamcottah, bur. 
there Apr, 29 {I.O. Rec. ; Bulloch's Gordons in Sutherland, 108-10). Second 
cousin of D. T., 395, George, 554, and John, 999. 

982- John. 1819, Apr. 14, Asst. Surg., H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay); Oct. 28, 
arrived in India, posted to nth N.I.,at Poonah. 182 1, Mar. 21, k. in a severe 
action between a division composed of H.M. and H.E.I.C. troops and a 
refractory Arab tribe at Beni Abu Ali, on the Persian Gulf (£./. Reg., 
1819-21 ; G.M., vol. 91, pt. 2, p. 271 ; I.O. Rec). 

Second son of Rev. William, min. of Garmouth, and Catherine Brodie, 
and grandnephew of Alexander (W.S.), of Cairnfield ; b. 1795, ^^J 19; ^- 
unm. (Bulloch's Gordon of Cairnfield and Rosieburn). Uncle of Alexander 
Hermann Adam, 230 ', second cousin of Alexander, 192. 

983. John. 1825, Dec. 16, enlisted, 91st Ft. 1827, Jun. 29, Corporal. 
1828, Mar. 25, Serg. 1831, Apr. i, Colour Serg. 1835, Nov. 7, Serg. Maj. 
1841, Jan. 26, Qr. Mr. 1847, Jan. 22, Ens. and Adj. 1849, Dec 27, Lt. 
1850, Dec. 29, assegaied mortally in action near Fort Hare (Kaffir war), Cape 
Colony, whilst saving the life of Lt. Borthwick, who was wounded and whom 
Gordon placed on his own charger (Hart's ^.L., 1842-51; G.L. Goft's 915^ 
Highlrs., 335). 

B. i8o8 ; m. 1832, Apr. 25, at Manchester, Ann Flannagan, Salford, and 
had Boswell, b. 1833, Jun. 30, d. before 1850 ; John, 1003, William, 1463, 
Elizabeth, b. 1839, Sep. 27, at Graham's Town, bap. Nov. 3, m. Charles 
Pringle, of Caledon, Co. Armagh, and had thirteen children ; Henry Herbert, 
646, Hellen Jane, b. 1844, Jul. 29, at Graham's Town, bap. Sep. 8, m. 1881, 
Henry James Kilbraith, Newry, no issue ; Thomas Boswell, b. 1847, Feb. 20, 
Graham's Town, bap. Mar. 29, d. young, and Martha Ann, b. 1850, Sep. 14 
Graham's Town, bap. Nov. 24, in. Robert Erskine, Belfast, has had nine chil- 
dren. For his gallantry Gordon's widow (who lost her reason on hearing of 
his death, but had completely recovered by i860, Jan.), was granted "Blood 
Money," a gratuity of £608 6s. 8d. and a year's pay, a third of a year's pay 



220 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

to each of her seven children, and a pension of £60 under a royal warrant 
dated 1851, Jun. 3, five children were placed on the Compassionate List from 
1850, Oct. I, at £8 each {W.O. Certificates, Widows Compass, and Bounty 
Warrants, P.R.O.). 

984. John. 1826, May 16, Vol., R.N., " Beaver," aged 15. 1827, Jun. 
I, Mid.; Nov. 3, "Bustard". 1828, Jul. 14, " Espiegele " ; Aug. i, 
"Slaney". 1830, Dec 10, " Sparrowhawk ". 1833, Jan. 22, passed as Lt. 
(Adtn. Indexes, Midshipmen, Lts. Certif. of Service, P.R.O. ; N.L., 1833 — 
Jul. '43). B. in Jamaica. 

985. John. 1827, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1829, May 21, Ens., 
arrived in India; Sep. 4, 53rd N.I. 1830. Supernumerary Lt. 183 1, Oct. 
20, granted a month's leave to the Sand Heads on s.c, extended, Dec. 12, to a 
furlough to Europe on s.c. 1835, May i, permitted to retire on a pension 
from Lord Clive's Fund from 1834, May 2 {E.I. Re"^., 1828-34). 

Second son of John, VII. of Kethock's Mill, and Mary Victorie Blanc; 
b. 181 1, Aug. 30, at St. George's, Dominica; educated at Rugby; nominated 
for H.E.I.C.S. by John Loch on recommendation of William G. Adam in 
1828, his father, a merchant, then living at 77 Gower Street, London. On 
leaving the army, he went to Trin. Coll., Cambridge, and became an Anglican 
curate in 1837, serving at Levens, Westmorland, Barkway, and Christ Church, 
St. Pancras. Joined J<oman Catholic Church 1848 (as John Joseph), and wrote 
Reasons of my Conversion. Newman dedicated " The Dream of Gerontius " to 
him — *' fratri desideratissimo ". Gordon d. 1853, Feb. 13, at Bath, of pleurisy 
{S.N. S' Q., 1900, Jul.). Brother of Algernon Hyndman, 243; uncle of 
Theodore, 1310. 

986- John. 1827, Jan. 14, Ens., 35th Ft. {L.G., 1370). 1828, Nov. 
16 — 1829, Dec. 31, served at St. Lucia, W. Indies (ly.O., Offs. Services, 1829, 
P.R.O.). 1831, Apr. 5, Lt. {L.G., 643). 1833, Apr. 5, Capt. {ibid., 667). 
1840, Dec. 15, Maj. 1843, Feb. 24, exchanged to 17th Ft. 1848, exchanged 
to 60th Ft., for the sake of being engaged in active service and thus sacrificed 
the immediate prospect of a Lt. Colonelcy, which he would have obtained had 
he returned home with the 17th. Gordon embarked on the steamer " Napier " 
at Tatta, 1848, Aug. 16, and arrived Raj Ghat, Sep. ; k. Dec. 27, at the 
storming of the suburbs of Multan. 

On the arrival of the Bombay column, orders were issued by Lord Gough to carry the 
fortress. The officer in command of the Rifles, the Hon. Col. Dundas, C.B., was promoted to 
a superior command as Brigadier, and the charge of his regiment devolved on the Major next 
in seniority. On the morning of Dec. 27, the attacking columns moved out about noon and 
to the Rifles was assigned the chief post of honour in war, " to take off"," as Lord Gough once 



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expressed it, " the rough of the enemy's fire ". It was their first duty to dislodge the enemy 
from a fortified mound which protected the suburbs and the approach to the City on the side 
of the attack. The Sikhs were there posted in greath strength, with matchlocks and zum- 
borocks, picking off our gallant men as they advanced. But nothing could retard their pro- 
gress. The mound was carried at the point of the bayonet, but not without considerable 
loss on our side. Major Gordon led the way, cheering on his men, sword in hand, and was in 
the act of giving some orders, when the deadly aim of a Sikh marksmen stopped his career, 
and he fell into the arms of his Adjutant, to speak no more. He died almost immediately on his 
first and last field in the prime of manhood (G.Af., vol. 31, N.S., p. 548 ; Hart's, i4.L., 1840-9). 

Gen. Sir Henry Dermott Daly (Memoirs, pp. 20, 43) declares that " a more 
chivalrous soldier and high-minded gentleman the British army never at any 
time numbered in its ranks. I had a peculiar opportunity of seeing his 
bearing during the operations of September 12 ri848] when he was here 
[Multan] as an amateur, and amongst many brave and noble officers he was 
remarkable." 

Second son of James Farquhar, W.S., II. of Balmuir, and Margaret, 
dau. of Robert Haldane, of Airthrey; b. 1808, Oct. 17, at Edinburgh [Huntly 
Express, 1908, Apr. 17), Brother of James Farquhar Gordon-Oswald, 1569 5 
nephew of Alexander, 183, and of Peter, 1153- 

987- John. 1829, Sep. 17, Ens., 6th Ft. (L.G., 1829). 1830, Jan. i — 
1831, Dec. 31, served at Poonah and Bombay. 1832, Nov. 11, Lt. (ibid., 
1158). 1833, Aug. 17, Lt., ist Ft. {ibid., 1539). .1836, ret. (^.L., 1830-7; 
W.O., Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O.). B. 1808, May 18, at Glasgow. 

988- John. Comdr., " Hormusjee Bomanjee," H.E.I.C.S., 1834, Sep. 18, 
administration of his estate granted to William Fenwick, Registrar, Supreme 
Court, Bombay (7.0. Rec). 

Son of William, 1407; d. at Singapore, 1833, Jul. 14, aged 27, and com- 
memorated by a tombstone at Tombae (Bulloch's Gordons and Smiths at 
Minmore, 28). 

989- John. 1836, Dec. 9, Ens., H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1837, Jun. 13, 
arrived at Fort William ; Jul. 4, directed to do duty with 73rd N.I., and Nov. 
28, with 15th N.I. at Barrackpore ; Dec. 9, Ens., 6th N.I. 1839, Nov. 28, 
qualified as Inter, in a Native Corps. 1840, Mar. 25, Inter, and Qr. Mr. 
(act.). 1842, served in Afghanistan under Gen. Pollock; Jul. 16, Lt. 1843, 
Jan. 16, Inter, and Qr. Mr. (act.); Jul. n, Inter, and Qr. Mr. (act.), 3rd Cav. 
1844, Oct. 31, Inter, and Qr. Mr., 6th N.I. 1846, served in Sutlej campaign 
and subsequent occupation of Lahore. 1847, Jan. 29 — 1849, Nov. 26, furlough 
to Europe on s.c. 1850, Mar. 7, Inter, and Qr. Mr., 9th Cav. and Station 
Staff, Muttra. 1851, Feb. 20 — 1852, Mar. 15, leave on s.c. to Mussoorie and the 
hills north of Deyrah, extended to Dec. 15. 1851, May 5, Capt. 1853, Aug. 



222 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

30, Inter., 6th N.I. 1856, Feb. 9, directed to take charge of the Station Staff 
Office, Dacca. 1857-8, served through Indian Mutiny; Jun. 6, had a very 
narrow escape at Allahabad, which the rebels attacked in force that night, 
killing 14 of 17 off"s. of the reg. {Times, 1899, Jan. 17) ; Jul. i, Fort Adj., and 
Jul. 13, D.A.Q.M.G., Allahabad; 

Jul. 31, sent by Gen. Neill in command of a party of 50 Fusiliers and 25 Sikhs with two 
six pounders and a 5 J inch mortar manned by six gunners in a steamer to Jajaman to seize the 
boats in which it was reported Nana Sahib intended to cross the river. The party destroyed 
several boats, carried off six or eight and returned to Kanhpurthe next day; Aug. 5. despatched 
at 4 a.m. in command of a party accompanied by the Subadar Narain Rao, a relative of Nana 
Sahib, who had carried off his two daughters. Gordon had under him 40 men of the Madras 
Fusiliers, 25 Sikhs and six gunners in charge of two six pounders and a 5^ inch mortar : this 
expedition was also successful ; Aug. 8, despatched to intercept Nana Sahib's troops and 
ascertain the number of mutineers at Bithor ; Aug. 12, A.D.C. to Neill; Aug. 20, sent down 
the river to destroy some 62 boats belonging to the Gudh rebels to prevent their crossing the 
river. Gordon's party managed in four days to destroy 35 boats of various sizes (G. B. 
Malleson's Indian Mutiny, i. 499, 507-8, 517, in. 309-10). 

He took part in operations at Allahabad and Cawnpore, actions of Meengar- 
war and Alumbagh, served throughout relief of Lucknow (horse shot) and 
subsequent defence of the Residency and occupation of the Alumbagh with 
repulse of the various attacks, and at the final capture of Lucknow ; frequently 
mentioned in despatches, Bt. of Maj. (1858, Jul. 20) with two clasps and 
a year's service. 1858, Apr. 12, Judge Advocate Gen., Maj. Gen. Outram's 
Staff", having acted from Oct. 2, examined all Nana Sahib's papers found at 
Cawnpore, Outram recommending Gordon for honourable mention and thank- 
ing him for his services, stated he had given him every assistance (G. W. 
Forrest's State Papers in Military Dept. India, Lucknow and Cawnpore, i. 
15-16, II. 573). 1858, Jul. 14, sent to Europe on s.c. for three years. 1859, 
Apr. I, Maj. 1862, Jan. i, Lt. Col. Bengal Inf. 1867, Oct. 18, Bt. Col. 
1870 — 81, in command Cawnpore district. 1874, Col. Bengal Inf. 1879, 
Aug. 13, Maj. Gen. 1881, May 24, C.B. ; Jul. i, placed on U.S.L. 1882, 
May 7, Lt. Gen. 1888, Dec. i, Gen. (Hart's A.L., 1840-1900; A.L., 1840 — 
Apr. 29). 

Eldest son of John, of Cairnbulg, 971 ; ^- 181 7, Dec. 28, bap. at Rathven, 
Aberdeensh. ; educated Nav. and Mil. Academy, Edinburgh, entered Addis- 
combe 1835, Aug. 7 ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Rt. Hon. R. C. Fergusson, 
M.P., on recommendation of E. Collins ; w. 1849, Apr. 11, at Prestbury, Mary 
Madeleine, b. 1827, Jan. i, second dau. of Rev, Dr. Roberts, of Ravingdon, Co. 
Carlow (G.M., vol. 31, N.S., p. 536) and had Alexander Weston, 237, Arthur 
Neill, 273, John, 1C07, and Sarah Madeleine Sempill, b. 1864, Aug. 6, bap. 



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Aug. 29, at Mussoorie. Gordon, who lived after his retirement at Dursley, 
Gloucestersh,, d. 1899, Jan. i, at Wiesbaden {Times, 1899, Jan. 17 ; I.O. Rec). 

990-1. John. 1846, Nov. 26, ist Lt., Montreal Light Inf. (Mil.), and 
afterwards Capt. (com. in possession of his son, John), 

Son of Thomas, in Endrig, who went to Virginia; b. 1813, Oct. 30; 
m. Gertrude Ogden ; and had William Seton, lawyer. New York, and John, 
Brazilian merchant, now (191 2) residing at 22 South Audley St., London. 

992. John. 1837, Apr. 28, Cornet, Renfrewsh. Yeo. Cav. {L.G., 1793). 

993. John. 1837, Jul. 13, Asst. Surg., R.N. {N.L., 1837— Mar. 48). 

994. John. 1841, Oct. 15, Ens., 92nd Ft. 1845, Jul. 4, Lt..; Sep. 16, 
exchanged to 65th Ft. 1846, Mar. — 1855, Sep., served in Australian Colonies 
(New Zealand Medal). 1854, Jun. 6, Capt. 1855, Sep. 7, ret. by sale of com. 
(Hart's A.L., 1842-56; Raikes's York and Lane. Reg., p. 72). 

Son of George, 544; b. 1821, Jun. 29, at Rothiemurchus. 

995. John. 1846, Apr. 22, Capt., 76th or Inverness, Banff, Elgin and 
Nairn Mil. (Cairnfield, Buckie) {L.G., pt. 2, p. 2302 ; A.L. Mil. and Yeo. Cav., 
1850, p. 113, P.R.O.) 

Possibly laird of Cairnfield (son of Adam, of Cairnfield), who was b. 1805, 
Sep. 23, and d. 1882, Apr. 19 (Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield and Rosieburn). 

996- John. 1847, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay) ; Dec. 19, arrived at 
Bombay; Dec. 29, attached to do duty with 26th N.I. 1848, Apr. 7, Ens., 
19th N.I. Aug. 10, passed colloquial exam, in Hindustani. 1849, Jan., en- 
gaged in operations before Multan, severely wounded at the storming of the 
city, Jan. 2. 1850, Dec. 3, granted a year's furlough to Europe. 1853, Apr. 
15, Staff Off. (act.), Kalapoor. 1855, Jul. 12, Lt. ; Oct. 15—1859, Fort Adj., 
Asirgarh. 1857, Gordon raised a body of volunteers there, and thus saved it 
from a threatened attack by mutineers : — 

The men who formed the garrison belonged to a contingent which speedily asserted its 
right to a prominent place amongst the mutineers. The Fort Adjutant, distrusting their 
demeanour, had enlisted some 90 men from the villagers of the town, and had charged them 
with the task of watching the behaviour of the Sepoys. These men were known as 
"Gordon's Volunteers". On Jun. 19, the Europeans of the garrison heard of the mutinies at 
Nimach and Naserabad. Every precaution was taken by Gordon to relieve the fort by fair means 
of a portion of its real enemies. One company of the regiment was detached to Burhampur, 
12 miles distant. Gordon visited Captain Keetinge, Political Agent for that part of the 
country, who had fortified a position 14 miles distant from Asigarh. This Company mutinied, 
marched on Asigarh, in July and was prevented from entering it only by the havildar major of 
the regiment, whose loyalty had been appealed to not in vain by Gordon. The following 
morning, the four remaining companies, obeyed, not without murmuring, the order given to 
them to march out and encamp below the fort, their places within being taken by Gordon's 
Volunteers. The next day a party of Bhil Infantry, commanded by Lieutenant Birch, surprised 



224 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

and disarmed the Burhampur mutineers. A few hours later that place was reinforced by two 
companies of the 19th Native Infantry, under Captain Blair. The disarming of the Gwalior 
men outside the fort, a work performed admirably and without bloodshed by Captain Blair and 
Lieutenant Gordon, completed the necessary measures to ensure the safety of the fortress 
pending the arrival of Colonel Stuart's column (G. B. Malleson's Indian Mutiny, iii. 58-g). 

1858, Jun. 21, Commissariat Agent, Asirgarh. 1859, Sep. 27, granted fifteen 
months furlough to Europe on s.c. {E.I. Reg., 1847-61 ; I.O. Rec). 

Second son of Rev. John (i 794-1843), vicar of Edwinstowe, and Sarah 
Matthews, actress; grandson of Rev. George, Dean of Lincoln (1761-1845), 
and great-grandson of Rev. John, Archdeacon of Lincoln (i72S-93). B. 1827, 
bap. Jul. 16, at St. Mary Abbott's, Kensington ; educated at Stamford 
Grammar School and privately ; nominated for H.E.LC.S., in 1846-7, by Sir R. 
Jenkins, G.C.B., his widowed mother then living at Cuckney, Notts. ; m. 1855, 
Mar. I, at Poona, Mary Anne, b. 1829, Dec. 14, dau. of Digby Marsh, and 
granddaughter of the Archbishop of Armagh ; had John Digby, b. 1855, Dec. 
4, student, Inner Temple, 1876, Jan. 15, called to the Bar, 1880, practised 
before the High Court, Allahabad, N.W. Provinces (Joseph Foster's Men at 
the Bar)', George Henry, b. 1857, Feb. 21, bap. Dec. 9, at St. Thomas's 
Cathedral, Bombay, d. there 1858, Jan. 26; and Emily, b. 1858, Oct 21, bap. 

Oct. 31, at Asirgarh, m. Fishburne, banker. Gordon d. i860, Nov. 15, 

at Paris; bur. Nov. 22, at Edwinstowe (G. M. Marshall's Edwinstowe Reg., 
163, 178 ; Huntly Express, 1907, Oct. 18). His widow d. 1896, Jul. 22. 
Brother of George Tomline, 600, and Rev. Henry, 637- 
997. John. 1847, Sep. 3, Ens., 82nd Ft. 185 1, Aug. 9, Lt. 1854, 
Sep. I, Capt. 1855-6, served at siege and fall of Sebastopol from 1855. 
1857, served at Cawnpore, thanked by Maj. Gen. Windham, who favourably 
mentioned his great services voluntarily rendered during the siege, where he 
was wounded in action, Nov. 28 (G. W. Forrest's State Papers in Mil. Dept., 
India, 1. 386). Lt. East writing to E. Blagden Hall, from Cawnpore, Dec. 5, 
states (Buchan Observer, 191 2, Apr. 9) that 

an order came at 10 p.m. to send every man, even if certain death, from this hospital to 
one three miles in the rear, and to place two men in a palanquin if necessary and the rest in 
hackerries ; the order we refused as far as our own regiment was concerned to obey, and the 
officer went back on a bootless errand for a written order from Sir Colin Campbell. Next 
morning the two field surgeons came down with carriage and ordered us to move all who 
would not actually die on the way, fo away went our poor wounded jolted on hackerries, and 
their wounds opened and injured. Well, next day or the day after, they were all sent back to 
their former abode. I kept Isaac and Gordon, but they got so irritable from the constant firing 
and the enemy's shot and shell, excitement and alarm, that I moved them to the field hospital, 
thinking they would be quieter and out of fire and as they wished it wanting me to go with 



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them, but the next day they were sent back again. The sick and wounded have been cruelly 
treated, left day and night under fire crowded together, no attention. . . . If any recover, it 
will be in spite of the treatment they received. Yesterday the 6th [?]... about lo a fire com- 
menced from every gun and mortar. I thought the hospital would be shaken down from the 
concussion. . . , To-day we know that our enemy fled. 

Gordon was wounded in the foot, which had to be amputated ; mortifica- 
tion then set in; d. and was bur. 1858, Jan. 8, at Cawnpore (Hart's /I. L., 
1848-59 ; LO. Rec). Tablet on the S. Wall, All Souls' Memorial Ch., Cawn- 
pore, " to the memory of Captain John Gordon " and others " who fell in the 
defence of Cawnpore, erected by their brother officers " ; handsome marble 
monument (by Gaffin, The Quadrant, Regent Street,) erected in Farnham Ch., 
near Aldershot, in white Carrara marble, elaborately carved, has a large flag, 
with an inscription. 

Younger son of Robert Edward George, 1264; b. 1830, at Ashbridge 
House, Aldershot, hap. Mar. 14. Gordon's nephew, Rev. Edward G. Gordon, 
vicar of St. John's, Waterloo Road, London, has his portrait painted by 
Mitchell Innes, of Ayton Castle (to whom Gordon sent a Russian bell, pre- 
sumably from the Crimea, and who gave it to Gordon's mother). Mrs. Mitchell 
writes 1858, Mar. 5, from 25 St. James's Place, to Mrs. Mitchell Innes 
about " that amiable son and most estimable man, Johnny Gordon — I have 
heard him spoken of by old officers at the Military Clubs here in terms of the 
highest praise. They say his gallantry and self-possession were such that 
distinction in his profession must have come to him ; that when ordered by 
an incompetent commanding officer to quit the field, he refused for the honour 
of British arms to do so, and kept his ground at the head of his companies, 
who stuck to him." James Bland writes 1864, Jul. 22, from St. Helier's, 
Jersey, " a kinder or more warm-hearted man . . . never existed ". 

998- John. 1848, May 23, Ens., 74th Ft. 1850, May 24, Lt. 185 1, 
Nov. I, mortally wounded at Waterkloof, Kaffir war, by a ball, which passed 
through both thighs, and lodging in the body of a soldier close by, killed him 
on the spot : — 

So close was the Kaffir who fired, that Gordon attempted to seize his gun. Next day 
the party set off for Post Relief, 15 miles distant across the table-land ; unable from the nature 
of his wounds to bear the motion of a waggon, he was carried on a stretcher the whole distance 
by the men of his company. His sufferings were very great, though borne with a fortitude 
only equalled by his courage in the field ; his thirst was insatiable. At the fort a miserable 
barrack-room with roughly-paved floor and smoke-blackened rafters had been has'ily cleared. 
After three days of excruciating agony, the broken limbs suddenly mortified, and he was carried 
off, Nov. 6, in a few hours (W. R. King's Campaigning in Kajffirland, 185 1-2, pp. 150-7 ; Hart's 
A.L., 1849-52). 

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226 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Second son of Sir Charles (1793-1842), of Drimnin, who was a son of 
William, in Minmore, 1407 (Bulloch's Gordons and Stniths at Minmore, 24-6). 

999. John. 1848, Jun. 9, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). 1849, Jul. 9, 
Ens., ist N.I. 1850, Nov. i, passed in Hindustani. 1852, Sep., Adj. (act.) 
2nd Belooch Batn. ; Oct. 28 — 1858, Adj. 1853, May 4, 2nd in command of 
the Batn. 1854, Jul. 13, Lt. 1858, Mar. 17 — 1865, 2nd in command, ist 
Reg., Scinde Irregular Horse. 1861, Feb. 18, Capt., Bo. S.C. 1862, Jan. 4, 
Capt. 1866, Jan. 25, Maj., Scinde Frontier Field Force. 1868, Jun. 9, Maj., 
Bo. S.C. 1872, on furlough. 1874, Jun. 9, Lt. Col., Bo. S.C, Wing Off., 
28th N.I., general duty, Rajkote {E.I. Reg., and I.A.L., 1849-76 ; Hart's A.L., 
1849-76). 

Son of Rev. Charles (i 799-1873), min. of Assynt, Sutherlandsh. and 
Sarah Tyre; b. 1831, Feb. 22, educated at Rev. T. H. Marzials's, Lille, 
France; entered Addiscombe 1846, Aug. 7; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Sir 
J. W. Hogg on recommendation of F. Mathieson ; d. 1875, Aug. 27, at Dwarka. 
Brother of D. T., 395, George, 554i and second cousin of John, 981. 

1000- John. 1849, Nov. I, H.M. Hon. Corps of Gentlemen at Arms 
{G.M., vol. 32, N.S., p. 637). 

1001. John, Younger. 1852, Mar. 29, Capt., Aberdeensh. Mil. (L G., 
pt. 2, p. 1058). A John, the younger was made D.L., Co. Banff, 1846, Apr. 13 
(ibid., pt. 2, p. 1569-70). 

Possibly laird of Cluny and son of John, 947 ; if so, d. s.p. 1878, Mar. 31, 
his widow (Emily Eliza Steele Pringle) marrying Sir Reginald Cathcart 
(Bulloch's Gordons of Cluny, 49-53). 

1002- John. 1854, Nov. 5, Ens., 93rd Highlrs., previously in ranks, 
enlisted about 1837, served in Canada and the Crimea (Medal with clasps for 
Alma (wounded) Balaclava, Sebastopol, and Turkish Medal) where begot his 
com. The Duke of Sutherland is said to have given him £100 for an officer's 
outfit. 1855, Apr. 7, Lt. 1857, served in Indian Mutiny, present at relief of 
Lucknow, operations at Cawnpore, and battle, Dec. 6 ; pursuit of Serai Ghat ; 
passage of the Kala Nuddee, and occupation of Futtehgurh, where he d. of 
dysentery 1858, Jan. 26, bur. Jan. 27, aged 41 (R. H. Burgoyne's Hist. 
Records of the gyd, pp. 166, 384). 

Son of James {b. 1782, who is said to have been related to the Achnamoine 
Gordons), Gartymore, Helmsdale, Sutherlandsh., and Margaret Sutherland 
who received gratuity of £50 at Gordon's death {W.O., Letters Compass. Fund, 
P.R.O.). Private James M'Askill, living 1903, at 115, Gallowgate, Aberdeen, 
who acted as Gordon's servant at Balaclava states " the old soldiers of the 
regiment always spoke in high terms of Gordon who appears to have been a 



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splendid type of a Christian soldier " (Letter from Capt. Mackay, Aberdeen, 
1903, Nov., pub. in The Thin Red Line). Gordon is said to have been enlisted 
by Robert Gordon, sergeant, 93rd, father of Thomas, 1348, and to have had 
a brother Adam, an officer in the Confederate army at Wilmington. 

1003- John. Mil. Chaplain, King Williamstown, Cape Colony (having 
enlisted as a private). 

Son of John, 983; h. 1837, Oct. 13, bap. Nov. 12, at St. Helena; m. 
Elizabeth Cassel and left a large family. 

1004- John. i860, Jan. 28, Ens., Kincardinesh. (Banchory) and 
Aberdeensh. (Deeside Highland) Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. i, p. 561). 1861, Feb. 
21, Lt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. loio). 1879, Feb. i, Capt. {ibid., pt. i, p. 470). 1881, 
Jul. I, Maj., hon. rank {ibid., pt. 2, p. 189). His fellow Offs. presented him 
with an illuminated address, Oct. 7, on the completion of 21 years service. 
1890, Dec. I, ret., " the mainstay of the company for fully thirty years, and on 
his retirement the members showed their high appreciation of his long service 
by presenting him with a handsome gift. Although the Major has retired, 
he takes a great interest in the company, and is still looked upon as one of 
their number" {Records ^th {Deeside) Highland V.B.G.H., 1898). 

Son of Donald (i 794-1881), postrunner, Banchory, and Janet Grant 
(1805-81); b. 1832 ; in. (i) Agnes B. Christie (1833-74), and had three sons, 
the eldest being Henry Charles, 642; "'• (2) Jemima Blaikie (1829-1900), no 
issue. Gordon, who was agent of the North of Scotland and Town and 
County Bank, Banchory, for about 34 years, being previously general 
merchant there, d. 1910, Dec. 9, at Banchory, aged 78. 

1005- John. 1863, Jul. 30, Capt., Aberdeensh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 4, 
p. 4040). 

1006. John. 1868, Mar. 16, Lt., 23rd Aberdeensh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 
3, p. 1979) ; Jun. 19. Capt. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 3584). 1876, Jan. 19, res. com. 
{ibid., pt. I, p. 199). 

Possibly John, of Craigmyle, son of Peter Laing (who took the name of 
Gordon); brother of Andrew Robertson, 258; "«• 1868, Jan. 21, at Aberdeen, 
Lizzie Harrison, 2nd dau. of Capt. Robert Jamieson, Aberdeen {Times, Jan. 
25) and has issue. The Craigmyle family, to whom Peter Laing was not re- 
lated, was described in Huntly Express by J. M. Bulloch, 1910, Aug. 19, 26, 
Sep. 2. 

1007- John. 1869, Jan. 23, Ens., 9th Ft. ; Feb. 17, 89th Ft. 187 1, Oct 
28, Lt. 1880, Sep. 9, Capt. 1875, Dec. i — 1880, Dec. i and 1881, Jan. i — 
May 24, A.D.C. to Govr. of Madras. 1884, May 21, Bt. Maj. ; served with 
2nd Batn., Roy. Irish Fus. in Soudan expedition, present at El Teband Tamai 



228 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

(Medal with clasps, Khedive's Star). 1885, Aug. 12, Maj., Roy. Irish Fus. 
1886, Apr. 5, D.A.Q.M.G., Bengal {A.L., 1870— Jul. '87). 

Son of John, 989; b. 1850, Nov. 5. bap. Nov. 17, at Muttra ; m. 1881, 
Oct. 22, at Ootacamund, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1859, dau. of Lt. Gen. C. D. 
Clementson and had John Grenville, 1036» and Mary Constance, m. 1906, 
Apr. 28, at St Mark's, Surbiton, Albert Percy, only son of Johannes Meyer, 
of Parkside, Hampton Wick. Gordon d. 1887, Jun. 14, bur. Jun. 15, at Cherat. 
Mrs. Gordon w. (2) Frederick Melville Dobson. 

1008. John. 1876, Apr. 19, Sub. Lt. Supy., 3rd Banffsh. Art. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 2, p. 2583). 1879, Mar. 5, res. com. (ibid., pt. 3, p. 1877). 

1009- John, Junr. 1880, May 19, 2nd Lt., 7th W. Riding of Yorksh. 
Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 4, p. 3073). 1881, Aug. 31, Capt. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 4457) 
1886, Jun. 12, res. com. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2865). 

1010- John. 1882, Jun. 10, Lt. Supy., 15th Middlesex (Customs and 
Docks) Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 3, p. 2690). 1885, Feb. 28, res. com. {ibid., pt. i, 
p. 863. -, A.L., 1882-5). 

1011- John. 1907, Jan 10, 2nd Lt, Fifesh. and Forfarsh. Imp. Yeo. 
{A.L., 1907 — ^Jan. '08). 

1012. John. 1908, Jun. 27, Lt. Col., R.A.M.C. (Territorial), i Sco. Gen. 
Hosp. {A.L., 1908-9). 

Son of James; b. 1849, Nov. 11, at Keith; M.B., CM. Abd. 1884; M.D. 
1888. Asst. Physician, Roy. Infirmary, Aberdeen (Col. Johnston's Roll of 
Graduates, Aberdeen Univ., p. 203). 

1013- John Alexander. 1894, Apr. 18, 2nd Lt , ist (Ross Highland) 
Vol. Batn. Seaforth Highlrs., enrolled Private 1882, Nov. 29. 1900, Jun. 20, 
Lt 1903, Jul. 4, Capt 1905, Feb. 8, Maj. ; Jul., ret (/4X., 1894 — ^Jul. '05). 

Son of George {b. at Tyrie, who ultimately farmed Whitebog, Cromarty, 
and who was the son of George {d. 1873), Woodhead of Aberdeen, and his wife 
Barbara Chessor) ; bank agent at Fortrose ; now at Beaver, Manitoba. 

1014. John Anderson. 1848, Sep. 12, Ens., 27th Ft. 1849, ret. by 
sale of com. (Hart's A.L., 1849-50). 

1015- John Andrias Davidson. 1861, Jun. 20, Ens., loist Ft 1863, 
Apr. 30, Lt., 41st N.I. 1865-6, doing duty with the 32nd Punjab Pioneers, 
served in Bhootan expedition (Indian Medal with clasp). 1870, Jan. 10, 2nd 
Wing Subaltern 2nd N.I. ; Jun. 5, Capt.; Jul. 29, 1st Wing; Oct 17, Adj. 
1879, served in Afghan war. 188 1, Jun. 20, Maj. 1885-7, Burmese expedition, 
1886, in command of a column which advanced from Minbu, and Jun. 19 at- 
tacked and captured Ngape, a large village at the foot of the Aeng Pass over 
the Arakan Yomas, 37 miles west of Minbu ; the climate was found to be so 



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terribly unhealthy at that season of the year that it became necessary to aban- 
don the place, and the garrison retired Aug. i ; mentioned in despatches {L.G., 
1887, Sep. 2). 1887, Jun. 29, ret. as Lt Col. (Lt. Col. William Butler Shaw's 
2)id Bengal N.I., p. 87; Hist, of the War in Burma ; I.A.L., 1862-1911; 
7.0. Rec). 

Seventh son of Alexander, 204; i. 1844, Dec. 18, bap. 1845, Jun. ^3» ** 
the Episcopal Chapel, Boulogne-sur-Mer ; educated at Rev. E. Day's, Brixton 
Hill ; nominated for Bengal Inf. by Sir R. Vivian on recommendation of 
Colonel Wilkinson. 

1016. John Anthony. 1824, Oct. 7, Ens., African Col. Corps {L.G., 
1694); d. 1825 {A.L., 1825-6). 

1017. John Barrett, i860, Jun. 22, Ens., 13th Essex Rif. Vols. (L.G., 
pt. 4, p. 2498). 

1018. Sir John Bury, 6th bart., of Park. 1 796, Apr. i, Ens., Coldstream 
Gds. 1799, served in Holland in the Helder expedition, under the Duke of 
York and Sir Ralph Abercromby, landing at Helder, Aug. 27, with the King's 
Colour; Sep. 10, present at the battle of Krobendam, and Sep. 19 at the 
battle of Schagenburg, carried the King's Colour ; Sep. 20, Lt. and Capt. ; 
Oct. 2, battle of Bergen. 1801, served under Abercrombie in Egypt, landing 
there Mar. 8 ; in charge of a Coy. at the battle, Mar. 13, and at Alexandria, 
Mar. 20, receiving a severe contusion in the left shoulder by the bursting of 
a shell ; Aug. 22, present at battle westward of Alexandria, under Sir John 
Hutchinson (Medal). 1806, Nov. 30, ret. 1812, Jan. 24, Cornet, 22hd Light 
Dgns. ; Apr. 8, serving in Madras; Nov. 5, Lt. 1814, A.D.C. to Comdr. in 
Chief, Madras. 1820, Jun. 13, Capt., 13th Light Dgns. 1822, entered 
Nizam of Hyderabad's service ; Feb., in command of a force of the Nizam's 
army at Fort Mohun, which surrendered ; same year, appt. to the command 
of the EUichpur Horse (subsequently 5th Nizam's Cav., disbanded 1853J, 
when his appt. as Qr. Mr. of one of the divisions, Nizam's army, was abol- 
ished. 1826, raised and was appt. ist Comdt., 4th Reg., Nizam's Cav., 
at Mominabad, which was named the 4th Cav., Hyderabad Contingent, in 
1854, the 4th Lancers, Hyderabad Contingent, in 1890, and Gordon's Horse, 
(30th Lancers), in 1903. 1834, Jul. 18, Maj. Sir John makes no reference to 
the raising of this reg. nor to his services under the Nizam of Hyderabad 
{W.O., Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1797-1807, 1812-36; L.G., 1812, 
pp. 196, 485 ; Burton's Hyderabad Contingent. A three-colour picture of a 
member of the reg. is given in Lovett's Armies of India, p. 46). 

Second son of Sir John James, 4th bart., of Park, 1046 ; b. 1781, Apr. 5, 
at Banff; assumed the baronetcy in 1804 ; m. (i) 1798, Jan. 9, Pyne (whom he 



230 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

divorced in 1806), dau. of Hon. Maurice Crosbie, Dean of Limerick, and had 
a dau.; m. (2) 1815, Sep. 2, at St. George's Ch., Madras, Margaret Erskine, 
4th dau. of Richard Campbell of Craigie House, Ayrsh. Sir John d. intest., 
1835, Jul. 23, at Madras, monument in St. Mary's Cemetery ; with his death 
baronetcy became extinct ; after certain administration proceedings, it appears 
that in 1855, Oct., 24,000 Rs. were paid over to Govt, Madras, as unclaimed ; 
Jun. following, an advertisement appeared (Times) for heirs entitled to his 
estate. Lady Gordon was granted a pension oi £^0 from 1835, Jul. 24, under 
warrant dated 1836, Apr. 7, then living at 48 Park Street, Grosvenor Square ; 
m. (2) 1836, Oct. 25, at St. George's, Hanover Square, Gerhardt Antoine van 
Barneveld de Meteren (Bulloch's Gordons of Park ; IV.O., Certificates, Wid. 
Compass, and Bounty Warrants, P.R.O.). 

1019. Sir John Campbell, 7th Earl of Aberdeen. 1869, Jan. 25, 
Capt., i8th afterwards 2nd Aberdeensh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 527). 
1880, Nov. 17, res. {ibid.^ pt. 7, p. 5737). 1888, Jan. 14, Hon. Col., ist 
Aberdeen Art. Vols, {ibid., pt. i, p. 361). 

Third son of George John James, 5th Earl; b. 1847, Aug. 3 ; succ. his 
brother George as 7th Earl, 1870 ; m. at St. George's, Hanover Square, 1877, 
Nov. 7, Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks, second dau. of Dudley Coutts, ist Baron 
Tweedmouth, and has with other children, Dudley Gladstone Hamilton, 416- 
Brother of Hon. James Henry, 803- 

1020-1. John Charles Frederick. 1869, Nov. 10, Ens., 58th Ft. 
187 1, Oct. 28, Lt. 1873, Oct. 3, Lt., Bengal S.C. 1881, served in Mahsud 
Waziri expedition as D.A.Q.M.G., 2nd column, mentioned in despatches; 
Nov. 10, Capt., Bengal S.C. 1882, served in Egyptian expedition, Tel-el- 
Kebir, mentioned in Despatches (Medal with clasp, Bron/e Star). 1889, Nov. 
10, Maj., LS.C. 1890, Aug. 9, Lt. Col. 1895, ^o^- *°. ^*- ^°^'> ^S.C. 
1897, Jul. 31, CLE. ; Aug. — Sep., took part in the operations on the Samana 
and in the Kurram Valley (Medal, two clasps). 1897-8, Tirah expedition, 
operations against the Khani Khel Chamkannis (Despatches, Medal, three 
clasps). 1899, Nov. 10, Bt. Col. 1902, served in S. African war (Queen's 
Medal, two clasps); Aug. 11, Hon. rank of Col. 1904, Mar. 2, ret. {A.L., 
1807-1911). 

Second son of George Tomline, 600 ; ^. 1849, May 4; w. 1879, Jun. 20, 
at St. John's Ch., Naini Tal, Grace Hay, b. 1856, Jul. 24, dau. of Fleetwood 
Williams, C.S.L, and has Huntly Fleetwood, 677, and Debonnaire Beatrice, 
b. 1895, Oct. 31, bap. Dec. 7 at Jullundur (7.0. Rec). Col. Gordon appears 
as the officer on the extreme right of John Charlton's well-known picture, now 
at Buckingham Palace, of the Indian Contingent in front of St. Paul's at the 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 23 1 

celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Victoria's accession in which 
he commanded the deputation of the 6th Bengal Cav., being decorated with 
C.I.E., 1897, Jul. 31 and Medal; also holds King Edward VII. Coronation 
Medal. 

1022- John Crawford. 1779, Apr. 10 or 20, Ens., 50th Ft. {L.G.) 
1780, May 16 or 30, Lt. {ibid., W.O., Notifications, P.R.O.). 1783, h.p., 88th 
Ft. {A.L., 1779-1800). 

Eldest son of Robert, of Florida; b. 1757. Brother of David, 401, and 
nephew of John, 893- 

1023- John de la Hay. 1906, Aug. 10, Cadet, Roy. Mil. Coll., passed 
with honours; Aug. 29, 2nd Lt., Roy. Irish Reg. 1907, Nov. 9, Lt. 1908, 
Nov. 29, Lt., Indian Army {A.L., 1906-11). 

Third son of Alexander Hamilton Miller Haven, of Florida, Co. Down ; 
b, 1887, Mar. 31. Brother of Alexander Robert Gisborne, 234, and Henry 
Gisborne, 645, great-great-grand-nephew of John, 893- 

1024. John Duff. 1790, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1791, Jun 11, 
Ens., N.I. 1793, Sep. 19, Lt. 1796, stationed at Pallamcotta, May 5, offici- 
ated at the marriage of John King, surg., with Harriet Campbell. 1800, 
Jun. 17, Capt., Adj. 2nd Batn. {New Oriental Reg., 1800; Dodwell and Miles's 
Indian A.L.) ; d. 1801, Apr. 19, (7.0. Rec). 

1025. John E. 1891, Jan. 15, Cadet, R.N. 1893, Sep. 15, Mid. 1897, 
May 15, Supy. Lt. (act.); Sep., res. {N.L. 1891-7). 

1026- John Edgar. 1900, Apr. 18, 2nd Lt., Worcester Reg.; Nov. 24, 
Lt. 1903, Jan. 3, Lt., W. African Rif. 1904, Oct. 8, Capt. (local rank). 
1906, May 19, res. {A.L., 1900 — Jul. '06). 

Fourth son of John, for 40 years manager of the London and Brazilian 
Bank, whose father James (1809-84) was Provost of Dumfries ; b. 1877, Mar. 
20; d. 1906, Nov. II, at Toronto, of pneumonia {Times, Nov. 14; family 
described by J. M. Bulloch, Dumfries Courier, 1909, Feb. 17). Brother of 
Robert Norman, 1273- 

1027. John Edmund. 1887, May 28, 2nd Lt., ist Forfarsh. Art. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 3, p. 2926). 1889, Feb. 16, Lt. {ibid., pt. i, p. 882). 1892, Apr. 2, 
Capt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 1926). 1893, Feb. 4, res. {ibid., pt. i, p. 614; A.L., 
1887-93). 

Probably fourth son of John (1826-78), spinner, Dundee, and brother of 
Henry Hoile, 647- 

1028. John Edward Hamilton. 181 1, Mar. 13, Ens., 82nd Ft., pre- 
viously Ens., ist Somerset Mil. {L.G., 508). 1812, Dec. 3, Lt. {A.L,, 1812- 
22). 



232 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Son of John, of Swiney, 920 ; b. 1788 ; m. 1814, Jan. 29, at St. Ann's Ch., 
Alderney, Rebecca, dau. of Jean Sanford, Alderney, and had John, b. there 

1815, Apr. 12, bap. Apr. 21, d. 1868, Dec. 4; Sophie Marguerite, i. there 

1816, May 23, bap. May 26, d, 1842, Apr. 23 ; George Montague, b. 1819, 
Nov. 7, at Newry, 6a/». Nov. 14, and McKay, b. 1822, Jun. 30, at Calcutta. 
Gordon d. 1822, Aug. 28, at Calcutta, aged 34. His widow, who d. 1843, 
Dec. 13, at Alderney, received pension of ;^8 from 1822, Aug. 29, the four 
children were placed on Compass. List at £S each from Christmas {W.O., 
Certificates, Wid. Compass, and Bounty Warrants, Abstract of Applns. 
Compass. List, W.O., Letters, Compass. Fund, P.R.O. ; 7.0. Rec. ; Bulloch's 
Gordons in Sutherland, 89-92). 

1029. John Ferjfuson. 1825, Apr. 12, Ens., 3rd Ft. {L.G., 642). 1826, 
Jan. 28, Lt., unattached h.p., by purchase {ibid., 180) ; May 18, Lt., 92nd Ft. 
paying the difference {ibid., 1400). 1831, Nov. 25, Capt., unattached h.p., by 
purchase {ibid., 2456) ; Dec. 2, Capt., 47th Ft,, by purchase, paying the differ- 
ence. 1834, Oct, 15 — 1836, Mar., served in the Mediterranean. 1838, Mar. 
24, Maj. ; Jul. 24 — 1839, Jun. 6, served in the W. Indies (Hart's y4.L., 1826-44 ; 
W.O., Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O.). 

Elder son of John, 960i and Margaret Ballingall, Perth, served her heir 
1842, Oct. 31, also served heir to his uncle George Ballingall and to his aunt 
Elizabeth Ballingall, 1842, Oct. 31; b. 1808, Jul. 31, at Southampton; m. 
1833, Feb. 16, at Kingscourt, Ireland, Essy Dyas, dau. of William Philip 
Ward, of Kingscourt. Gordon d. s.p. 1843, ^^^- 16, of yellow fever, at St. 
Kitts. His widow received pension of £jo ; d. and bur. at Londonderry 
shortly before 1855, May 10 {W.O., Certificates, Letters Compass. Fund, 
P.R.O.). 

1030. John Francis. 1840, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1841, Jan. 
15, arrived at Madras, Jan. 26, appt. to do duty with 12th N.I. ; Mar. 2, Ens., 
4th N.I. 1842, Jul. 16, Lt. 1844, Mar. 5, res. in India {E.L Reg., 1841 5), 

Fifth son of Alexander of Great Myless, Essex, and grandson of Charles, 
III. of Cluny ; b. at Terregles, Kirkcudbright, 1822, Jan. 23, bap. May 9; edu- 
cated at Eton; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by William Astell on recommenda- 
tion of J. H. Baker, in 1840, his widowed mother then living at Gt. Myless 
(7.0. Rec.) ; d. in Australia, 1880, May 8. Brother of Charles Henry, 366, 
and George Augustus, 564 (Bulloch's Gordons 0/ Cluny, 23). 

1031. John Francis. 1872, Aug. 14, Qr. Mr., 34th Ft., afterward, 
the ist Batt. Border Reg., having served in the ranks of that reg. under age 
60 days, and then 16 years, 128 days. 1857, served in Indian Mutiny, in- 
cluding actions with Gwalior contingent and subsequent defence of Cawnpore, 



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Nov. 26 — Dec. 6 ; operations on Nepaul frontier and in the Trans-Gogra 
district, 1859, Feb. — May (Medal). 1881, Aug. 24, tried by court-martial 
(Hart's^.L., 1873-82 ; ^.L., 1873— Jan. 82). 

1032. Lord John Frederick. 1813, entered R.N., " Larne ". 1819, 
passed as Lt., aged 20 {Adm. Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 1821, Dec. 
31, Lt., "Rochfort," Mediterranean Station. 1828, Aug. 6, Comdr. for rank. 
1830, Feb., paid ofif from " Pandora " sloop on return from E. Indies. 1836, 
Aug. 4, Capt. (John Marshall's Nav. Biog., iv. pt. 2, p. 298 ; N.L., 1821). 

Third son of George, 9th Marquis of Huntly, 518, and Catherine Anne, 
second dau. and co-heir of Sir Charles Cope, bart., of Brewerne, Oxford ; b. 
at Aboyne Castle, 1799, Aug. 5. 1836, Oct. 26, Lord of His Majesty's bed- 
chamber and G.C.H. 1841-52, M.P. for Forfar; m. 1836, Aug. 24, Lady 
Augusta Fitz Clarence {d. 1865), nat. dau. of King William IV. ; assumed 
the additional name of Halyburton ; d. s.p, 1878, Sep. 29. 

1033. John Frederick Strathearn. 1900, Aug. n, 2nd Lt., Roy. Scots. 
1900, served in S. African War; operations in Cape Colony, Dec. -Mar., 1901 ; 
Mar. — 1902, May 31, operations in Transvaal (Queen's Medal, five clasps) ; 
Dec. 16, Lt. 1904, Nov. 3, employed with King's African Rif. {A.L., 1900-11). 

Second son of Sir John James Hood, 1047; b. 1882, May 19. 

1034. John Qlenny. 1823, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). 1824, Oct. 
4, arrived at Madras, Ens., 19th N.I. 1826, Jun. 7, granted furlough to 
Europe on s.c. 1828, Jun. i, returned, appt. to do duty with 7th N.I. 1829, 
Sep. 2, granted leave on s.c. for twelve months. 1830, Aug. 21, extended for 
six months. 1831, Jan. 26, six months extension. 1838, leave on s.c. to 
Bombay, arrived there from Kalludgie, Feb. 26 ; Apr. 7, granted furlough to 
Europe on s.c. 1839, Mar. 20, applied unsuccessfully for situation as Orderly 
Off., at Addiscombe; Jun. 8. Bt. Capt.; Oct. 9, removed to 2nd European 
Reg. as fifth Lt. ; ret. in England (E.I. Reg., 1824-41). 

Son of George, 515; ^. 1806, Dec. 30, bap. 1807, Jun. 19, at St. Pancras, 
Middlesex ; educated at Rev. Dr. Nicholas's, Ealing ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. 
by William Taylor Money on recommendation of John Forbes ; d. unm. 1875, 
May 26 (7.0. Rec. ; Croughly Book, 87). 

1035. John Grant. i86o, Dec. 28, Ens., Ayrsh. (Girvan) Rif. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. I, p. 242). 1863, May 30, Lt. (ibid., pt. 3, p. 2971). 

1036. John Qrenville. 1901, Dec. 4, 2nd Lt., Princess Victoria's 
Roy. Irish Fus. 1902, May, served in S. African war, operations in Trans- 
vaal, Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony (Queen's Medal, four clasps). 
1906, Sep. 14, Lt. {A.L., 1902-11). 

Only son of John, 1007; b. 1882, Sep. 15, bap. Sep. 27, at Ootacamund, 

GG 



234 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Madras. 1900, Dec. i, served heir to his grand-aunt Catherine Erskine 
Gordon, who d. 1900, May 3, at Murtle. 

1037. John H. 1790, Jan. 11, Surg. Mate, R.N., "Bellonia". 1791, 
Mar. II, "Salisbury". 1793, Mar. 30, "Victory"; d. 1795 (Adm. Offs. 
appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

1038- John Hamilton. 1787, Sep. 24 or Dec 15, Adj., 60th Ft. from 
h.p. (see 1774) Scots Brigade in Holland (L.G., 577; A.L., 1788-90; W.O., 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 

Son of John, 1770, Scots Brigade, afterwards of the King of Portugal's 
service (brother of George, of Gordonbank), will confirmed 1785, Aug. 31, 
Gordon being executor. Presumably the J. H. Gordon about whom Lord 
Adam Gordon wrote to Sir Robert Keith, 1 783, " as a young man of good family " 
and asking a place for him under the Empire ; Keith was unable to oblige. 
Lord Adam writes, 1785, May i, he may get "young J .H. Gordon provided 
for in our own service" {Add. MSS., 35, 534, ff. 113, 266, B.M.) ; d. before 
1790, Apr. 13 (L.G., 217). 

103Q- John Henry. 1841, Dec. 28, Ens., 79th Ft. 1843, Oct. 6, ret. 
(Mackenzie's Rec. Tgth, 242 ; Henry Stooks Smith's List of Offs., "jgih, 20), 
1844, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay). 1845, Jan. 24, Ens., 6th N.L 1846, Jun. 
2 , Lt. ; Sep. I o, granted leave to Oct. 3 1 , to go to Poona on s.c, extended for him 
to go to Bombay; Dec. 31, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. {E.I. /^£^., 1845-8). 

Second son of Michael Henry, XV. of Abergeldie; bap. 1824, Feb. 3, at 
Lewisham, Kent ; educated at Rev. M. Lindsay's, Ealing, and Woolwich ; d. 
1848, Apr. 20, at Gettisham, Devonsh. (7.0. Rec. ; G.M., vol. 29, N.S., p. 675 ; 
House of Gordon, i. (106)). 

1040. John Henry. 1853, May 7, Lt., Duke of Lancaster's Own Light 
Inf. Mil. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1333). 1855, Jun. 20, Capt. {ibid., pt. 2, p. 2458). 

1041. John Henry. 1859, Sep. 16, Paymr., 4th Ft. 186 1, res. (Hart's 
A.L., i86o-3). 

1042. John Henry. 1864, Mar. 8, Lt. Stirlingsh. (Stirling, Dumbar- 
ton, Clackmannan and Kinross) Mil. {L.G., 1549). 1872, May 3, res. {ibid., 
pt. 3, p. 2149). One of these three John Henry Gordons was youngest son 
of Edward, and had Herbert Spencer Compton, 658 {House of Gordon, n. 
(216), where he is erroneously stated to have served in H.E.LC.S.). 

1043. John Hope. 1878, Apr. 10, 2nd Lt., ist Lanarksh. Rif. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 3, p. 2455). 1880, Jan. 7, Lt. ; Mar. 13, Capt. {ibid., pt. i, p. 52, 
pt. 3, p. 2021). 1892, Jan. 30, ret. as Maj. hon. rank {ibid., pt. i, p. 489; 
A.L.y 1880-92). 

1044- John Huntly. 1869, Oct 9, Ens., 41st Ft 1870- 1, served in E. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 235 

Indies. 1871, May 31, Lt. 1879, Jul. 4, Capt. 1882, May 23, Maj. {A.L., 
1870— Apr. '84). 

Son of Huntly George, 678; ^- 1850, Nov. 24, bap. Dec. 3, at Meerut; 
Cheltenham Coll. 1865, Aug. {Reg., 232) and Roy. Mil. Coll. ; d. 1884, Feb. 
17, at St. Andrews {W.O., Offs. Services, P.R.O.). 

1045- John Hyslop. i860, Jan. 30, Capt, 5th Essex Rif. Vols. {L.G., 
Pt- 3. P- 477)- 1863, Sep. res. {ibid., pt. 5, p. 4649). 

Second son of William, of Culvennan, 1454; b. 1829, Nov. 6; m. 1859, 
Feb. I, Margaret, dau. of W. Napier, and had iWilliam Fabian (1862-90) 
and Mary Winifred. Gordon, who was in the service of the Victoria Dock 
Co., d. 1869, Oct. 19. 

1046- Sir John James, 4th bart., of Park. 1765, Dec. 20, Ens., 9th 
Ft. 1767, Jan. 7, granted six months leave of absence. 1772, tried by Court 
Martial in Ireland, for having behaved in a way unbecoming to an officer, 
sentenced " to be suspended from pay and duty for twelve months and to be 
reprimanded by the commanding officer at the head of the regiment "'. The 
Marquis of Townshend, Lord Lt. of Ireland — dissatisfied with the method of 
the trial and the finding, and " being of opinion that any man who could be 
guilty of such scandalous behaviour should not have a Commission in His 
Majesty's army — directed the Court Martial to re-assemble and to revise their 
sentence " ; Jul. 6, the Court decided that " the prisoner is discharged from 
His Majesty's service, but in consideration of his youth and some favourable 
circumstances . . . they recommended him for mercy ". Gordon had served 
four years in the W.Tndies without pay ; this fact was urged (unsuccessfully) 
in his favour as a reason for his being allowed to receive the value of his 
Ensigncy and Lieutenancy, which he had purchased, as he would otherwise 
be reduced to beggary {A.L., 1766-72; Home Office Papers, Ireland, P.R.O., 
V. 442). Garden of Troup gave him an introduction to Baron Grant de 
Blairfindy, Col. of the Roy. Legion of France, in which Gordon became a 
captain, 1774, Mar. (see 1777)- Grant says that Gordon gave him "much 
trouble and anxiety . . . too much given to drinking, which made him 
quarrelsome, so that I really could not keep him in my service. I advised 
him to return to Scotland, and advanced at different times 30 Louis d'Or, 
which he promised to return. I have never heard from him since. He was 
an excellent young man, when sober, but extravagant to excess when drunk " 
(Eraser's Chiefs of Grant, 11. 539-540). 1776, Feb. 4, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. 
(Bombay). 1777, Nov. 21, Ens., N.I. 1780, Dec. 10, k. at the siege of 
Bassein, Bombay, where he served as Lt. under Gen. Goddard ; a subscription 
was raised for his widow as a reward for his gallantry. 



236 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Elder son of Sir William, 3rd bart., of Park, attainted for Jacobitism ; b, 
1749 ; m, 1777, Dec. 26, at Bombay, Hannah, dau. of T. Corner, London, and 
had John Benjamin (de jure 5th bart.), b. 1779, Sep. i, at Fort St. George, 
Madras, appears in a " List of Cadets in England " children, dated 1782, Aug. 
25, but not in the list of 1783, Dec. 28; Jessie Hannah, b. 1780, Aug. 22, bap. 
Sep. 25, at Bombay, w. 1808, Mar. 22, Richard Creed, London, and d. before 
1832 ; and Sir John Bury, 1018- By will, dated 1778, Aug. 27, at Mamalong, 
he left certain lands and farms belonging to the estate of Balbithan to which 
he was entitled on the death of Col. Gordon, of Balbithan, 280, together with 
an annuity specified in a bond (in the possession of his attorney, James Duff, 
Sheriff Clerk of Banff, who was to account to Lady Gordon for the moneys 
paid to him by Sir John James's uncle, Capt John of Park, 877. an executor 
and trustee with Col. Gordon, of Balbithan, and Richard Lathom, Madras) and 
his other property to Lady Gordon for life, subject to any son or daughter 
enjoying such part of the property during her life, as she should think proper 
to allow them. She d. 1792, Jan. 28, in Sloane Street, London. 

1047- Sir John James Hood. 1849, Aug. 21, Ens., 74th Ft. ; Oct. 5, 
29th Ft. 1854, Jan. 9, Lt. 1857-9, served in Indian Mutiny, actions of 
Nasrutpore, Chanda, Ameerpore, Sultanpore, siege and capture of Lucknow, 
capture of Jugespore, action of Nowadee (Medal with clasps). 1859, Dec. 2, 
Capt. i860, Oct. 12, 46th Ft.; Nov. 30, Bt. Maj. 1861, May 29, Capt., 
Bengal S.C. 1869, Mar. 23, Bt. Lt, Col.; Aug. 21, Maj., Bengal S.C. 1875, 
Aug. 21, Lt. Col. Bengal S.C. 1877, Feb. 23, Bt. Col. 1877-8, served in 
Jowaki expedition, mentioned in despatches (Medal and clasp). 1878-80, 
served in Afghan war, Brig. Gen., Kuram Field force and Brigade, forcing of 
the Peiwar Kotal, Zaismusht expedition, assault of Zawa, expedition to 
Karmana and Malikshai Waziri expedition, despatches (Medal with clasp) 
1879, Nov. 10, C.B. 1880, Mar. 12—1881, Mar. 26, Brig. Gen. 1881, Mar. 
27 — May 26, Brig. Gen., Mahsud-Waziri expedition, 2nd Column, mentioned 
in despatches, thanked by Govt, of India, 1882, Nov. 28 — 1887, Mar. 24, 
Brig. Gen., Bengal. 1886-7, Burmese expedition, comd. operations from E. 
frontier district, thanked by Govt, of India, mentioned in despatches (clasp). 
1886, Dec. 20, Maj. Gen. 1890, Oct. 8, Asst. Mil. Sec. (Indian affairs). 
Head Qrs. of army. 1891, Jan 3, Lt. Gen. 1894, Apr. i, Gen. 1897, Jan. 
I, Member of Council, India. 1898, May 2, K.C.B. 1899, Jan. 12, u.s.l. 
1904, May 13, Col., 29th Punjabis. 1907, ret. 1908, G.C.B. (A.L. 1850- 
1909). 

Younger son of William, 1440; b. 1832, Jan. 12, wrote a history of the 
Sikhs, 1904; m. 1871, Feb. i, his cousin Hon. Ella Gordon {b. 1846, Dec. 15, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 237 

d. 1903, Sep. 8), dau. of Lord Gordon of Drumearn ; and had Edward Ian 
Drumearn, 429, John Frederick Strathearn, 1032, and Randolf Drumearn, b. 

1889, Jul. 24, d. Nov. 12, at Edinburgh. Gordon d. at 18, Magdala Crescent, 
Edinburgh, 1908, Nov. 2. Twin brother of Sir Thomas Edward, 1354; Gen. 
Sir Robert Biddulph writes to Mr. T. E. Toomey, the well-known authority 
on holders of the Victoria Cross : " There have been other cases of twin 
brothers in the army, but we believe the case of the two Generals Gordon is 
quite unique. They were born on the same day, entered the army the same 
day, and reached the highest rank, that of General, on the same day ". 

1048. John Keily (Kelly?). 1901, Dec. 21, 2nd Lt., R.A. 1904, Dec. 
21, Lt. {A.L., 1902-10). B. 1883, Mar. 31. 

1049. John Lesmoir. 1900, Jan. 26, 2nd Lt., Argyll and Sutherland 
Highlrs., 3rd Batn. ; Sep. 8, ist Life Gds. ; served in S. African war. 1901, 
Oct. 2, res. 1904, Sep. 10, Lt., Argyll and Sutherland Highlrs., 3rd Batn. 
Capt., Reserve Offs. 1911, May, res. {A.L., 1900-11). 

Elder son of Herbert Spencer Compton, 658; b. 1883, Jan. 26 ; m. 1904, 
Feb. 18, Kathleen, dau. of Surg. Gen. Henry Edward Rose {House of Gordon, 
II. (217)). She appeared in " Philopoena " and "The Collegettes" at the 
Aldwych Theatre, London, 1909, Feb. 27, Mar. 10, and now runs the Entente 
Cordiale Dog Bureau, Regent St., London, being interviewed thereon at length 
in the London Star, 1910, Sep. 9. 

1050. John Lewis Randolph. 1888, Aug. 22, 2nd Lt., Wore. Reg. 

1890, Mar. 8, Lt., Dorset Reg. 1891, Jul. 19, LS.C. 1895, served in Chitral 
with relief force (Medal with clasp). 1897-8, N.W. frontier of India; Aug. — 
Oct., operations on the Samana and in the Kurram Valley, flying column 
under Col. Richardson (two clasps) ; Tirah expedition, actions of Chagru 
Kotal and Dargai, capture of the Sampagha and Arhanga Passes, reconnais- 
sance of the Saran Sar and actions of Nov. i, operations in the Waran Valley, 
and action, Nov. 16 (clasp). 1899, Aug. 22, Capt. 1901, Mar. 8, Double 
Coy. Comdr., 15th Sikhs, a corps raised in 1846 at Ludhiana by Maj. Patrick, 
1142, as the Regiment of Ludhiana {A.L., 1888-1911). 

Third son of John Lewis, West Park, Elgin, Edintore family {House of 
Gordon, 11. (414)); b. 1867, Oct. 27; educated at Glenalmond 1883-5; m. 
1902, Oct. 10, Gwendoline Scale Pearson, b. 1881, Oct. 21, and has Agnes 
Mary, b. 1902, Jul. 8, bap. Sep. 9, at Holy Trinity Ch., Murree, Joyce 
Gwendoline, b. 1904, Dec. 29, bap. 1905, Jan. 26, at Multan, and a dau. b. 
1908, Nov. 5, at Nowshera, N.W.P. Brother of Ronald Steuart, 1280- 

1051. John Maxwell. 1879, Nov. 26, 2nd Lt., Ayrsh. and Wigtown 
Mil. {L.G., pt. 7, p. 6752). 1884, May 14, Lt., 12th Lrs. 1890, Sep. 15, 



238 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Capt. 1896, Jun. 3, ret. (ibid., pt, 3, p. 3246). Served in S. African War, 
Adj., 69th Batn. Imp. Yeo., 1900, Mar. — 1901, Feb., operations in Transvaal, 
Nov. 30 — 1901, Feb., despatches (Queen's Medal, three clasps, promoted 
Maj., Reserve of Offs.). 1902, May 7, Maj., Montgomerysh. Imp. Yeo., 2nd 
Comdt. {A.L., 1880-1906). 

Only son of John Taylor (1801-84), of Nethermuir, Aberdeenshire, and 
Bonnyton, Ayrshire; b. 1862, July 8; educated at Eton; partner in George 
Taylor & Co., coal masters, Annbank, Ayrshire, and in Bell, Rannie & Co., 
wine merchants, Edinburgh ; "a popular personage on race courses, especially 
in the north " (Field, 1909, Jan. 23), registering his colours (tartan and yellow 
cap) in 1889; member of the National Hunt Committee; sometimes rode his 
own horses, the Badminton Mag. (1907, Oct.) giving his picture on 
"McCrankie"; won the Grand National, 1894, with " Leybourne " (Arthur 
Nightingale up). M. 1891, at Terperley, Cheshire, Mary, dau. of George 
Daglish, of Rockmount, Lancashire, and had John Hector Maxwell, b. 1900, Sep. 
26; and a dau. b. 1892. Gordon d. 1909, Jan. 17, after a short illness at 
Sunnyside, Princes Park, Liverpool, bur. at Bunbury Church, Cheshire ; will 
proved for ;^34,ioi. 

1052. John Miller. 1904, May 23, Surg., R.N., Nav. Hosp., Plymouth. 
M.B. Glasgow, 1902, Jul. 17 (N.L., 1904-10). 

1053- John Orford. 1783, Jan. 21 or Jun. 12, Ens., 47th Ft. (L.G., 412). 
1783, h.p. 1794, Aug. 29, or 1795, P^^- 26, Lt. i2oth Ft. (ibid., 198); Aug. 
I, Lt., 78th Ft., 2nd Batn. (ibid., 790); Dec. 30, or 1796, Jan. 2, Lt., Roy. 
Garr. Batn. (ibid., 8 ; A.L., 1795-8). Called John Orford in L.G., John in A.L. 

Perhaps a relation of Sir Orford Gordon, 9th bart. of Embo, 1122. 
D. 1798 (W.O., A.L., P.R.O., MS. note). 

1054- John P. 1796, Dec. 22, Ens., 9th Downsh. Mil. (List of Offs. 
Irish Mil. Establishment, 1797-9). i799f Eeb. 21, Ens., ist Ft., ist Batn. 
1800, Aug. 22, Lt. 1804, Oct. 3, Bt. Capt. 1805, Feb. 19, Capt 1806, 
serving in Madras. 18 10, serving at Masulipatam. 1814, Jun. 4, Bt. Maj. 
(L.G., 1816, p. 1275). 1818, ret. (A.L., 1800-19). 

Son of Thomas Knox, of the Ballinteggart family. Chief Justice of South 
Carolina; d. before 1825, Jun. 3; mentioned in will of his sister Grace as 
" treasurer, Co. Down " (Huntly Express, 1909, Oct. 8). Brother of Arthur, 
268> nephew of John, 893« Called John in A.L.^ 1800, George, in A.L., 
1801-5, indexed as G. P., A.L., 1806-14. 

1056. John P[olson ?] 18x1, Jan. 3, Ens., 87th, Ft. 1813, Aug. 5, Lt. 
1816, Mar. 21, h.p., 71st Ft. (A.L., 1812-25). 

Son of Robert, Achness, and his third wife, Barbara Poison; b. 1793, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 239 

Sep, 26; m. 1819, Jun. 12, at Achany, Anne Purvis, 6. 1808, Jun. 24, youngest 
dau. of William Munro, V. of Achany and had Catherine, b. 1820, Mar. 21, at 
Blarich, bap. Apr. 11, d. unm. 1891, Elizabeth Jane, 6. 1822, Jan. 27, bap. Feb. 
15, at Lairg, m. in Canada, her cousin William Patrick Ross, and Georgina 
Munro, b. 1823, Jul. 27, bap. Aug. 12, at Lairg, m. Donald Fraser, Tain. 
Gordon d. 1824, May 29, of consumption at the Lairg Cottage, near Tain 
{S.M., vol. 15, p. 128), fewr. there Jun. i. His widovi^ (</. 1879) received pension 
of ;^4o under warrant dated 1824, Oct. 5, children placed on Compass. List at 
£"io each from Christmas {W.O., Wid. Warrants Bks., Abstract of Applns. 
Compass. List, P.R.O. ; Alexander Mackenzie's Munro of Foulis, 478). 
Brother of George, 524. William, 1408, half brother of Alexander, 185, Robert, 
1207, and Rupert Daniel, 1282. 

1056- John Patrick. 1883, Sep. 5, Capt., Banffsh. (Keith) Rif. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 5, p. 4361 ; A.L., 1880 — ^Jan. '84). 

Second son of John, of Cairnfield ; b. 1857, Feb. ; educated at Merchiston ; 
succeeded to Cairnfield, 1882 ; m. 1878, Mar. 6, Mary, fifth dau. of William 
Rose, of Sheriffston, Elgin; left an only son, John Stewart, b. 1880, Aug. 15 
(Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield and Rosieburn). 

1057- John Ponsonby. 1822, Jan. 17, Ens., 89th Ft. {L.G., 235), 
1826, Aug. 15, Lt., h.p. unat. {ibid., 2017) on account of ill-health. 1823-8, 
living in France and England. 1828, " incapable of serving, from nervous 
debility, brought on from a severe fever while serving in India " {W.O., Offs. 
Services, 1828, P.R.O. ; Hart's A.L., 1840-68). 

Third son of Archibald, 260; b. 1801 ; d. 1866, Dec. 12. 

1058-9. John Robert. 1812, Feb. 18, Cornet, 7th Light Dgn. Gds. 
{L.G., 313). 1813, Sep. 15, Lt. {ibid., 1890). 1815, served at Waterloo 
(Medal), wounded Jun. 15. 1816, Dec. 26, Capt. {ibid., 2466). 1824, ret. 
{A.L., 1813-25; G.M., vol. 8^ pt. I, p. 631; Dalton's Waterloo Roll Call, 
2nd edit., pp. 65, 67). 

Son of John (1774-1834), of Wincombe Park, Wilts; b. 1795; ^- 1824, 
Sep. 20, at Plymouth, aged 29 {G.M., vol. 94, pt. 2, p. 382). Nephew of 
William, 1426- 

1060. John Rolfe. 181 1, Feb. 12, Cornet, ist Dgn. Gds. {L.G., p. 256). 
1812, Oct. 20, Lt. {ibid., 2100). 1813, Jul. 15, Lt, 4th Dgns. {ibid., 1412). 
1815, Feb. 9, Lt., i8th Hussars {ibid., 280) ; Mar,, embarked for Flanders ; 
served at Waterloo, had two horses shot under him, present at actions Jun. 
16, 17 (Col. Harold Malet's i?>th Hussars, 103, 117, 147-8, 150). 1816, ret, 
{A.L., 1812-7; Dalton's Waterloo Roll Call, 2nd edit., pp. 90, 92). 

Younger son of Alexander {d. 1823), and grandson of George, founder of 



240 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

the well-known London gin distillery; b. 1789; after retiring, settled in 
France, where he was a close friend, at Montpellier, of Charles Pinckney 
Sumner, the American publicist (Edward L. Pierce's Memoirs of Sumner, iii. 
574-6, IV. 264). He had a son John Richard, who married Marie Chambeau, 
stepdaughter of the famous naturalist, Charles Frederic Martins, and who had 
a son Dr. Charles Henri Gabriel Gordon-Martins, now practising at St. 
George's d'Orques, H6rault. Gordon d. at Montpellier, 1863 (J. M. Bulloch 
in Banffshire Advertiser, 1910, Nov. 16). Uncle of Alfred Ernest, 240. Francis 
Alexander, 449. and William Henry, 1500- 

1061- John S. 1892, Mar. 5, 2nd Lt., 2nd Angus Vol. Batn. (late 2nd 
Forfarsh.) Roy. Highlrs. 1894, Feb. 17, Lt. {A.L., 1895-1902, Oct). 

1062- John Salmon. 1844, Jul. 30, Ens., 96th Ft. 1846, Mar. ao, 
Lt. 1855, Aug. 31, Capt. 93rd Ft. 1856, Nov, 10, h.p. on reduction. 1857, 
Aug. 7, 3rd Ft. 1867, ret. {A.L., 1845-68). 

Fifth son of William, 1437; b. 1824, Mar. 5 ; Mar. Coll., Abd., 1834-41 ; 
m. 1849, Jan. 22, at Hackney, Frances Charlotte {d. 1906, Jul. 27, at 
Streatham), third dau. of Rev. John Mclntyre, St. James's, Jamaica ; d. s.p. 
1880 {Hotise 0/ Gordon, u. (323)). 

1063- John Thomson. 1860, Jun. 22, Capt., ist City of Edinburgh 
Rif. Vols. (L.G., pt. 3, p. 2402). 1862, Nov. 8, res. {ibid., pt. 6, pp. 5346, 

5938). 

Only son of Dr. John (1 786-1818), the distinguished anatomist, Edin., 
who was the seventh son of John, of Edintore {House of Gordon, 11. (408)- 
(411)) ; b. 18 15 (?) ; sheriff-depute of Aberdeen, 1847, and of Edinburgh, 1848 ; 
m. Mary Wilson, second dau. of *• Christopher North," and had four sons, 
including Andrew Rutherford, 251i and a dau. Gordon d. 1865, Sep. 2, 
at Thury Harcourt, near Caen, Normandy. Nephew of Thomas, 1335- 

1064- John William. 1777, Jun. 28, Cadet, R.A. 1779, F'cb. 22, 2nd 
Lt. 1780, May 15, k. by an explosion at Charlestown, America {List of Off s. 
R.A., 16). 

1065- John William. 1818, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay). 1820, Aug. 
13, Lt., N.L 1826, Jun. 28, Asst. Revenue Dept., and Topographical Survey 
of Guzerat. 1822, Aug. 19, Asst., ist class Surveyor in the Deccan. 1823, 
Oct. 25, res. this position on appt. as Adj. (act.), ist extra Batn. 1824, Sep. 
4, Adj., 2nd extra Batn. 1827, Apr. 26, granted six months leave to Calcutta ; 
extended for three months ; Dec. i, placed at disposal of Resident at Hydera- 
bad. 1831, attached as Adj., to 4th Cav., Nizam's army (a reg. raised by 
Sir John Bury, 1018. in 1826). 1832, Jul., in temporary command, described 
"a capital horseman". 1833, Apr. 29, arrived at the Presidency, as a 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 24 1 

candidate for the command of the Nizam's 5th Cav., for which he was repre- 
sented to be particularly fit ; Dec. 20, Capt. ; the Govr. Gen. on the ground of 
Gordon's comparatively short period of service in the army and of his having 
only just attained the rank of Captain, objected to his being appointed and, 
1834, Oct., selected an officer who had been 26 years in the service and 
upwards of 11 years a Captain. 1835, Nov. 2, nominated to the command of 
the Nizam's Cav., possibly succeeding Sir John Bury, 1018, who d. in Jul. 
Gordon d. 1839, Jul. 23, on the Neilgherries, bur. Jul, 24, at Ootacamund ; 
tombstone erected " as a mark of esteem and regard by many friends in the 
Bombay and Nizam's Services" described "Commandant of His Highness 
the Nizam's 3rd Regiment of Light Cavalry" (£./. Reg., 1819-40; Capt., 
Burton's Hyderabad Contingent). 

Son of George, and Sophia; b. 1804, Feb. 11, bap. 1805, Jun. 21, at 
Hardingstone, Northampton ; educated at Mr. Comfield's, Northampton, and 
at Addiscombe ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Rt. Hon. George Canning on 
recommendation of his uncle Sir Robert Gardiner, K.C.B. (7.0. Rec). 

1066. Sir John William. 1833, Dec. i, 2nd Lt., R.E. 1837, Jan. 10, 
ist Lt. ; spent some of his early service in N. America. 1845, Jul. 12, Capt., 
going out shortly afterwards for six years to Bermuda, to begin defence work ; 
" no one ever saw so much labour got out of working parties of soldiers or 
convicts as Gordon did and that without a harsh word ". 1854, went out to the 
Crimean war as fifth in seniority of the R.E ; by Nov. was commanding 
Royal Engineers of the exped. ; Sep. 20, pursuit at Alma ; Sep. 26, at Balac- 
lava ; Nov. 5, at Inkerman ; Oct. 17 — 1855, Sep. 8, took leading part in the 
siege of Sebastopol. The Allies' operations were divided into three, Gordon's 
attack being from the extreme right, which is minutely described in the 
Illustrated London News, 1854, Nov. 11. Chesney says that " England soon 
rang with Gordon of Gordon's Battery " : — 

He never left his trenches when a bombardment was in progress, and on one such 
occasion at least was seen walking on still in his sleep, when three long nights under fire had at 
last vanquished the powers of his watchful eyes. Among the Naval Brigade [from the 
" Terrible" and "Beagle"] he was especially beloved for his undaunted endurance and his 
presence was never unwelcome, even when the tall form which he disdained to hide drew 
the enemies' bullets, an effect which his visits often produced, so as to cause the tars to name 
him " Old Fireworks," a soubriquet he enjoyed among them throughout the siege (Charles 
Cornwallis Chesney's Essays on Modern Military Biography). 

1855, Mar. 22, severely wounded — a bullet passing through the lower 
part of his right arm and another being received in the shoulder — while re- 
pelling the sortie on the Waronzoff Ridge. " Of colossal height, he was 
observed on the top of the parapet of the advance parallel and mortar battery, 

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242 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

with no better defence than a swish, whipping the Russians from the works " 
(Connolly's Sappers and Miners, vol. ii.). Lord Raglan writes of him to Lord 
Panmure, Mar. 24, as "a most valuable officer; is wounded in two places in 
the arm, but I found him yesterday cheerful and pretty well, and he reckons 
upon a speedy recovery. He was leading the troops forward when he was 
struck " ; Apr. 24, Lt. Col. ; May 24, " he was able to command his depart- 
ment in the Kertch expedition," on the difficulties of which he wrote an able 
report {Panmure Papers, i. 119, 205); Jun. 29, Col. " His iron frame," says 
Chesney, "gave way at last to the effects of the wounds and he was absent on 
enforced sick leave when the great fortress fell [Sep. 8], to the overthrow of 
which he had contributed more than any individual soldier of the Allied 
Armies" (Medal, three clasps, Bts. of Maj., Lt. Col., and Col., C.B., Off. of 
the Legion of Honour, Sardinian and Turkish Medal, and 3rd Class of the 
Medjidie). He was next appointed to command the R.E. of the Southern 
District when the works for the defence of Portsmouth had recently been 
begun. His command here was interrupted by his having to go to Canada 
on the occasion of the Trent Affair, 1861, Nov.-Dec. 1866, Aug. 3, Maj. 
Gen. 1868, Mar. 28, K.C.B. 1869, Jun. i, Insp. Gen., R.E. (/4.L., King- 
lake's Crimea, 6th edit, xiii, p. 93 ; Chesney's Essays in Mil. Biog., 154-62 ; 
D.N.B.; Illustrated London News, 1854, Nov. 11; Proceedings of the 
Institute of Civil Engineers, xxix. 319-21, xxxi. 241-5). 

Elder son of Thomas, of Harperfield, Lanarkshire, 1327i who was the 
younger son of Dr. John Gordon Cumming, of Pitlurg ; b. 1814, Nov, 4, at 
Carfin, Lanarkshire; educated privately at Bexley ; D.L. Lanarkshire, 1864, 
Sep. I. 1870, Feb. 8, committed suicide at the house of his brother-in-law, 
Lt. Col. Hutchinson, Golfston, Westward Ho ! Devon, which he was visiting 
with " Chinese " Gordon. " He was a man of great height and strength and 
careless of danger. His earnest religious conviction governed his whole 
conduct, though his warmth of feeling was hidden under a cold exterior." 
Chesney says " he was in strength a giant, in modesty a maiden, in humility 
a child ". A full length portrait of Gordon by C. H. Lutyens hangs in the 
headquarters mess of the R.E. at Chatham. Succeeded in Harperfield by his 
sister Amelia, wife of Lt. Col. F. J. T. Hutchinson, 1870. Nephew of John 
Gordon-Cumming-Skene, 1536- 

1067- John Wilson. 1906, Apr. 28, 2nd Lt, 6th Vol. Batn. (late ist 
Banffsh.) Gordon Highlrs. {A.L., 1906 — ^Jan. '08). 

Son of James, Insp. of Poor, Rathven, served his heir 1897, Dec, 14, and 
grandson of James, Clashterim, Insp. of Poor, Rathven. 

1068. John Wood. 1874, May 16, Sub. Lt, E. Middlesex Mil. {L.G., 



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pt. 3, p. 2622). 1874, May 16, Lt. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 4771). 1875, Nov. 20, Lt., 
S9th Ft 1878, May 9, Lt., Bombay S.C. i88o, served in Afghan war, took 
part in march from Quetta to Kandahar with force under Gen. Phayne. 1881, 
Feb. 2—1885, Adj. 1882, Wing Off., i6th Bombay N.I. 1884, Aug. 2, 
Station Staff Off., Lt., 3rd Class S.C. 1885, Jul. 12—1887, Dec, Adj., Sind. 
Rif. Vols. 1886, Nov. 20, Capt., S.C. 1888, Apr. 20, Wing Comdr., 17th 
N.L 1895, Nov. 20, Maj. ; Dec. 3, ret. (Hart's A,L., 1876-1901 ; A.L., 1876- 
1900). 

Son of Rev. Dr. Cosmo Reid (1834-1907), M.A. Edin. 1859, Rector of 
Chetwynd, Newport, Salop, whose family came from Gordon Bush, Suther- 
land, and who married Emma Smith ; b. 1855, Jul. 21, m. 1881, Jun. 30, at 
Christ Ch., Paddington, Florence {b. 1853, Feb. 2), dau. of William Bishop, 
20 Craven Hill, and had Evelyn Russell, b. 1883, May 24, bap. Jun. 30, at 
St. Mary's, Poona, Winifred Griffith Russell, b. 1884, Nov. 29 and Margaret 
McLeod, b. 1886, Apr. 20, bap. May 24, at Karachi (7.0. Rec). Gordon d. 
1900, Aug. 13, at Winsham, Chard, Somerset, aged 45 {Times, Aug. 17) leaving 
three daus. 

1069. Joseph. 1689, raised and maintained a Coy. at his own ex- 
pense at the siege of Derry ; attainted by King James for having been in 
arms against him under King William. Dr. King, Bishop of Londonderry, 
describes him {The State 0/ the Protestants in Ireland, 1691, p. 521), as " Lt. 
Col., of Co. Tyrone ". Gordon sent the following petition to the Lords Justices 
and Council of Ireland, dating it Royal Hospital, 1722, Dec. 18 {Lord Lieu- 
tenant's Petitions, Irish, P.R.O., Carton 233, No. 4193). 

Your Petitr before the late Revolution in this Kingdom Raised a Company of Men for 
the Service of his Late Majesty King William of Glorious Memory in the Regiment Comanded 
by Docf George Walker (Afterwards Governr of Londonderry) ; That yor Petitr Sustained very 
Great Losses before the Siege of Derry, and was at Great Charges in Raising the Said Com- 
pany, in Arming them, Giveing them Mony as Pay, and otherwise haveing Seaventy men in 
the Same, and afterwards Comanded to Derry, where yor Petitr Continued Dureing the Siege, 
and Behaved himself as was becoming, and after the Said Siege had a Comission in the same 
Regimt under Collo Robert White, who soon Dying the Regimt was afterward Comanded by 
CoUo John Earlfield — wherein yor Petif still served till the same was Broke all which appears 
by his Commission and Certificates. 

That, now yor Petitr by Misfortunes and Crosses is reduced to very low Circumstances 
haveing a Wife and small familly of children and Nothing to sustain himself or them. 

That yor Petitr applied himself to the Goveres of his Majesties Royall Hospitall for Re- 
liefe for the sustenance of himselfe and familly, who Determined yor Petit"^ not to be within 
the rules thereof, as apperes by their order hereto anexed. 

May it therefore Please yor Excellc'cs & Lordships to take yor Petitrs Case into yor Con- 
sideration, and out of yor great Goodness & Charity, Order him Such Concordation for the 



244 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

reliefe of himself and Poor family, as yo' Excellcies and Lordships in yor Great Wisdoms shall 
think fit. 

The Committee of the Governors of Kilmainham decided, 1722, Dec. 18, 
that Gordon was " a great object of charity, but do not think fit to reheve him 
in the Hospital he not appearing to be properly within the rules thereof " ; 
d. 1752, Feb. 23, at the Roy. Hosp., Dublin, aged between 90 and 100, described 
Captain; "an invalid officer" {S.M., vol. 14, p. loi). 

1070. Joseph. 1784, Lt., wrote from Steyer two letters in French, to 
Sir Robert Murray Keith, Ambassador at Vienna, dated Jan. 16, and Apr. 23, 
refers to his cousins in Scotland {Add. MSS., 35,531, f- 29,242, B.M.), 

Perhaps a son of Capt. Charles and Rachel, of Abergeldie, and owner of 
Birkhall {House of Gordon, i. (94)), who in. Elizabeth, dau, of James Gordon, 
of Tillifour, and sister of James, of Auchlyne, 705- Joseph Gordon of Birk- 
hall's grand-nephews, Sir Charles, 306, and William, 1410, were constant 
correspondents of Keith. 

1071. Joseph. 1795, Mar. 25 or Jan. 6, Cornet, 25th Light Dgns. ; 
Nov. 21, Adj. {L.G., 569, 1225). 1796, Feb. 23, Lt., 2i8t Light Dgns. {ibid., 
199). 1803, Jun. 25 or Aug. 16, Capt., 22nd Light Dgns. {ibid., 1027). 1814, 
Jun. 4, Bt. Maj. {ibid., 1183). 1816, ret. [?] {A.L., 1796- 181 7). 

D. 1815, bur. Oct. II, tombstone in St. Mary's Cemetery, Madras; his 
youngest dau. Mary Farrell, Mysore State, d. 1814, Apr. 20, aged 20. 

1072. Joseph. 1801-8 Capt., afterwards Maj., Nizam of Hyderabad's 
Service (Capt. Burton's Hyderabad Contingent ; List of Offs. not of British 
or H.E.I.C. Services). 

Elder son of William, 1399; b. 1776, in India, presumably at Pondicherry ; 
possibly educated in England ; probably employed in a merchant's office ; 
living at Vepery 1799, described as "with Mr. John de Frees," also in 1800, 
"a writer"; m. 1807, Oct. 29, by the Resident at Hyderabad, Marguerite 
Josephine Augustine Boutet, aged 23, native of Pondicherry, his brother 
Edward, 423, being a witness ; d. intest. 1808, Mar. 5, at Madras ; adminis- 
tration of his estate granted (Nov. 16) to his brother. His widow w. 1817, 
Apr. II, Edward Gordon {I.O. Rec). 

1073. Joseph. 1803, Aug. 6, Ens., Edinburgh Highland Vols. {L.G., 

959)- 

Probably son of John, of Carroll, to which estate Joseph (W.S. 1804) 
succeeded in 1807; the latter d. 1855, March 7: see Joseph Gordon, 1079 
(Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, 109-116). 

1074. Joseph. 1803, Oct. 6, Lt., West Gilling Vols. (L.G., 1356). 

1075. Joseph. 1808, Dec. 31, Capt., N. Riding of Yorksh. Mil., 2nd 
Reg. {L.G., 1810, p. 191). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 245 

1076. Joseph. 1809, Mar. 23, Capt, Edinburgh Mil. {L.G., 624). 
Probably the same as 1073- 

1077. Joseph. 1892, Aug. 17, Serg. Maj., Roy. Irish Rif., having served 
under age one year, 273 days, in ranks 15 years, 20 days. 1897, Aug. 20, 
ret. on pension {A.L., 1892-1911). 

1078. . Joseph Cranmer. 1798, May 15, Ens., Bedfordsh. Mil. {L.G., 
523). 1803, Jun. 23, Lt., W. Essex Mil. {ibid., 924). 1809, Apr. 25, Lt., ist 
Essex Mil. (ibid., 763). Probably the Lt. Gordon, ist Essex Mil., wounded 
1813, Jan. 22, in an engagement at Swan Creek, near Brown's Town, the 
settlement of the Brave Wyandots, Michigan {G.M., vol. 83, pt. i, p. 576). 

Perhaps a relative of Henry Cranmer, 643. 

1079. Joseph Gordon. 1884, Apr. 30, Lt., 3rd Glamorgansh. (Swansea) 
Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1932). -1886, May 22, Capt. {ibid, pt. 3, p. 2455). 
1889, Dec. 14, res. on leaving Glamorgan {ibid., pt. 6, p. 7206, A.L., 1884-9). 

Only son of Lewis Dunbar Brodie, C.E., the inventor of "Gordon's 
formulae," who was fourth son of Joseph, W.S., of Carroll (1073 ?) ; b. 1851. 
Nov. 3; connected with mining enterprises in Wales; J. P. for Glamorgan, 
shire, 1897 (Bulloch's Gordons 0/ Invergorden, 121). 

1080. Joseph Maria. 1875, Aug. 19, Lt., R. A. 1879, res. 1882, Sep., 
Maj. Comdg., S. Australian Art., which he raised. 1888, Feb. -Mar., Comdt., 
act. with temp, rank of Col., during Brig. Gen. Owen's absence on leave 
prior to his final retirement. 1892, A.D.C. to the Earl of Kintore ; Inspector, 
Warlike Stores, London. 1893, Aug. 2, Comdt., S. Australian Military 
Forces. 1895, Col. 1898, Jul. i, Insp. of Mil. Stores for the Australian 
Colonies. 1900, took part with the S. Australian contingent in S. African 
war (Queen's Medal, three clasps); 1900, C.B., Dec. 10, Brig. Gen. 1902-5, 
Comdr., Military Forces, Victoria (Philip Mennell's Die. 0/ Australian Biog. ; 
A.L.; Who's Who). 

Fifth son of Carlos Pedro (1814-97), of Wardhouse and Kildrummy ; b. 
1856, Mar. 18 ; educated at the Oratory, Edgbaston, and at Beaumont, 
Windsor; delivered a lecture on the Federal Defence of Australia {R.U.S. 
Inst. jfour.fXLii. 128); m. 1892, Eileen {d. igio, Aug. 18, at Melbourne), dau. 
of Edward FitzGerald of Castlemaine, Victoria; and has Carlos and Eileen. 
Brother of Carlos Pedro, 288. Cousin of Alejandro, 1646, Alvaro, 1671, 
Francisco, 1763, Jose, 1778, Juan, 1781- 

1081. Rev. Julius. 1899, Chaplain, Queenstown, Cape of Good Hope, 
Rif. Vols., served in S. African war (Queen's Medal, clasp) {A.L., 1906). 

Sixth son of George (1815-87), of Donavourd, Perthshire, and his second 
wife Frances Elizabeth Gumprecht ; b. 1863 ; M.A. Edin. 1886; ord. 1891 



246 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

curate of Queenstown and chaplain of Tennyson settlement, Cape Colony, 
1889-92; curate of King William's Town, 1892-4; rector of Queenstown, 
1894-1906; rector of Parktown, Johannesburg, 1906; m. Mary Noel, dau. of 
Hon. Sir J. D. Barry (Bulloch's Gordons in Forfarshire, p. 29), Brother of 
Herbert, 657- 

1081a. L. R. 1879, Lt., Pietermaritzburg Rifles; Medal without bar, 
sold at Sotheby's, 191 2, Jun. 7. 

1082. Laurie Algernon Percy. 1880, Apr. 6, Lt., Bangalore Rif. Vols. 
(Bengal, A.L., 1880-1). 

Second son of Philip Brodie, 1161; b. 1856, Jan. 16, bap. Jun. 4; m. 
1881, Jul. 19, at Bangalore, Alice, b. 1861, dau. of A. Haslar, and has Sybil 
Edith Cameron, b. 1882, Apr. 18, bap. May 27, at Vepery, m. 1903, Dec. 23, 
at Trinity Ch., Yercand, Arthur, b. 1873, youngest son of Samuel Giffbrd, 
Clifton, Bristol, Asst. Mine Supt., Kolar, Mysore Province ; Kathleen Alice, 
b. 1884, Jun. 17, bap. Jul. 30, at Coimbatore, m. — Smidt, India Telegraph 
Dept. ; Doris Pearl, b. 1889, Sep. 27, bap. Dec. 12, d. Dec. 29, and Eustace 
Philip Brodie, b. 1892, Apr. 22, bap. May 19, d. May 20. Gordon is a solicitor 
at Madras {I.O. Rec). 

1083. Lawrence Christian. 1883, Feb. 14, Lt., R.A. 1886 7, served 
in Burmese expedition. 189 1, served in Miranzai expeditions (ist and 
2nd). 1892, Mar. 3, Capt 1896, Sep. 3, seconded for service with a native 
mountain battery in India. 1897-8, took part in operations on N.W. Frontier 
of India, with Tochi fleld force, operations on the Samana Range, action of 
the Ublan Pass, also with Tirah expedition force. 1901, Sep. 13, Maj. 
1905, with 86th Coy. (H.B.) Multan {A.L., and I.A.L., 1883-1911). 

Second son of Edward Charles Acheson, 427; b. 1862, Jul. 6, at Con- 
stantinople ; w. Marie Madeleine and has Lawrence Lee, b. 1897, Aug. 18, 
bap. 1898, Jul, 30, at Sts. Michael and Joseph R.C. Ch., Simla. 

1084. Lawrence George Frank. 1883, Aug. i, ist Lt, R.A. 1886, 
Sep. 20 — 1908, Apr. 13, A.D.C. to Viceroy, India. 1893, Jan. 10, Capt. 
1899 — 1902, served in S. African war. 1900, Feb. 13, Maj. and Lt. Col.; 
relief of Ladysmith including operations on Tugela Heights, Feb. 22-7, and 
action at Pieters Hill ; operations in Natal, Mar. -Jun. including action at 
Laing's Nek, Jun. 6-9; operations in Transvaal E. of Pretoria, Aug.-Nov. 29, 
including actions at Belfast, Aug. 26-7, Leydenburg, Sep. 5-8; Nov. 29, 
D.S.O. ; operations in Transvaal, Nov. 30 — 1901, Jun.; Dec. — 1902, Nov., 
operations in Orange River Colony, 1902, May (Queen's Medal, four clasps. 
King's Medal, two clasps) {A.L., 1883- 191 1). 

Elder son of Hon. George Grant, 570 ; b. 1864, May 21 ; m. 1895, ^^^' '» 



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Florence Juliette, dau. of C. A. Walters and widow of Alexander McHinch, 
C.I.E., and has Thelma Esme Florence, 6. 1900, Jan. 3, bap. Feb. 3, at Christ 
Ch., Mhow. 

1085- Lawrie. 1892, Jun. 8, 2nd Lt., Nilgiri Rif. Vols. 1893, Jun. 20, 
Lt. 1894, Jan. I, Supy. List. 1906, Jan. i, Lt., unat. list {I.A.L., 1892 — 
Oct. '99). 

1086- Leonard. 1875, Feb. 3, Sub. Lt., S. Lincoln Mil. {L.G., pt. i, 
p. 403). 1876, May 13, Supy., ist Devon Mil. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2919) ; Sep. 6. 
Lt, 25th Ft., Scottish Borderers. 1878-9, served in Afghan war with Pesha- 
wur Valley field force and expedition to the Bazar Valley (Medal). 1882, Jan. 
31 — 1883, Mar. 31, Instr. of M. ; 1884, Sep. i — Dec. ; Dec. 13 — 1886, Mar. 31, 
Extra A.D.C. to Viceroy, India. 1885, Sep. 23, Capt. 1887, Nov. 21 — 1892, 
Nov. 29, A.D.C. to Lt. Govr., N.W. Province. 1894, Dec. 3, Maj. (^.L., 
1875— Apr. '96). 

Second son of George Tomline, 600; b. 1854, Nov. 17; d. 1896, Feb. 5, 
from pneumonia at Rawalpindi {Times, Feb. 10), being buried the same day. 
There were two bands, and the Gordon Highlanders pipers at the ceremony. 

1087- Leonard William James. Served during S. African war with 
S. Australian Contingent; 2nd Lt., Bedfordsh. Reg., 1900, May ig; Dec. 
18, wounded at 4 a.m. in the cheek by part of an explosive bullet while in 
charge of picket on a kopje near Thabanchu, when De Wet with 2000 men 
and four guns broke through the lines. 1901, Oct. 23, Lt. (Queen's Medal, 
four clasps) {A.L., 1900-1904, Jul.). 

Son of Hon. Sir John Hannah {b. in Scotland 1850), Puisne Judge, S. 
Australia, who is the son of Rev. James, Presbyterian minister at Gawler, 
S. Australia (emigrated to Australia 1859), whose father farmed Cargen, near 
Dumfries. B. 1879; d. 1904, Apr. 16 at Adelaide (Tm^s ; Philip Mennell's 
Die. of Australian Biog.) 

1088. Leslie Cliarles. 1878, Mar. 20, 2nd Lt., 36th Middlesex Rif. 
Vols. {L.G., pt. 3, p„ 2073). 1879, Apr. 2, res. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2562). 

Possibly son of Lord Henry, 634> d. unm. 1888, Feb. 7. 

1089- Lewis, 3rd Marquis of Huntly. 1639, May, 14-21, when only 
thirteen, went secretly to the Highlands, and " tooke the guiding of the ruide 
hylanders vpon him, showeing thereby what on day might be expected and how 
this sparke was lyke to growe to a great and ardent burneing flame " {Britaine's 
Distemper, ig). . . . " How soone the countraymen hard the [2nd] marquiesse 
his son was come to be their leader, they came all chearfullie to the fields, as 
if they had by some propheticke spirit foreseine how walorous and brawe a 
cauelier that youth would one day prowe " {Britaine's Distemper, 19, 20, 21). 



248 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Spalding {Trubles, i. 188-190) says the youth "cam doun Diesyde with sum 
Hieland men out of Bray of Mar, wnder Donald Farquharsone and wnder 
[Alexander Gordon] the laird of Abirzeldie," to the number of 500, and 
raided Durris, Echt, Skene, Monymusk, and " vtheris houssis perteining to 
the name of Forbes, all gryte covenanteris," and also Glenkindie. 

Third son of George, 2nd Marquis of Huntly, 1710. whom he succeeded in 
1649 ; m. 1644, Oct., Mary, dau. of Sir John Grant, of Freuchie, and had 
George, ist Duke of Gordon, 1712- D. 1653, Dec, (Lamont's Diary, 65). 

1090. Lord Lewis. 1744, Aug. i, 3rd Lt., *• Dunkirk"; Nov. 28, 4th 
Lt, "Torbay," previously " Namur " {Adm. N. Board, List of Appts. by 
V. Adm. William Rowley, 1744, Aug. 21 — 1745, Jan. 9, Mediterranean) ; 
Dec. 27, writes his thanks to Brian Fairfax, Comr. of Customs, for getting him 
a lieutenancy (Add. MSS., 21,544, f. 21, B.M.). 1746, Jul. 5, his mother, the 
Duchess of Gordon, writes to the Duke of Newcastle, " Lord Lewis served 
His Majesty 8 years abroad, without touching a farthing of His Majesty's 
money and at his coming to Brittain had the mortification to find a younger 
Lieutenant than himself preferred to a ship " {S.P. Scotland, Bundle 32, No. 
48, P.R.O.). 

Third son of Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon, took a prominent part in the 
Jacobite rebellion, for which he raised two regiments (Spalding Club Misc. i. 
402-11; Fraser's Chiefs of Grant, 11. 189); hero of the beautiful ballad, 
" O send my Lewie Gordon hame ". D. 1754, Jul. 15, of a fever at Montreuil. 
having lived in exile since the rebellion (J. M. Bulloch in Aberd. Weekly Free 
Press, 191 1, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. i). Portrait at the age of 13, painted by 
Alexander, in the possession of the Duke of Richmond, and reproduced in 
Allardyce's Jacobite Papers, 209. Great-grandson of Lewis, 1069; brother 
of Lord Adam, 92. and Lord Charles, 300. 

1091- Lewis. 1750, served in merchant service, afterwards Mid., and 
Master's Mate, R.N., " Medway," Master's Mate, '* Royal George," " Namare". 
1757, May 2, passed as Lt., aged 24 (Adm. N. Board, Lis. Passing Certif, 
P.R.O.). Sir John Gordon of Invergordon (Pocket Book MS., p. 348, in 
possession of Andrew Ross, Ross Herald), undertook, 1757, to ask for a 
Lieutenancy for him. 

Younger son of Hugh, of Carroll, 662a. 

1092- Lewis. 1771, Surg. Mate, R.A., 4th Batn. D. 1772, Jan. (List 
of Offs.,R.A., lis). 

1093. Lewis. 1782, May or Jun. 15 or 29, Ens., N. Fenc. Highlrs. 
(L.G. ; W.O., Notifications, P.R.O.). 1783, Apr., reg. disbanded, no h.p. 
allowed to the Offs. (W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.). States "he was 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 249 

enrolled and served as a Volunteer Private in the first Volunteer Corps 
formed in Scotland at Edinburgh from 1794, Aug. — 1797, Mar., receiving no 
pay". 1796, Feb. 13, Ens., ist Strathspey Fencibles, previously Vol. (L,G., 
163). 1797, Mar. 10, or Apr. 15, Lt., Edinburgh Highland Vols., {ibid., 337) 
"receiving no pay, as the Officers' pay was spent on clothing the men"; 
Aug. 31 or Sep. 5, Capt. and Adj. {ibid., 848), •' his pay as Captain again 
spent on clothing for the men, he only received 3/9 per day as Adjutant". 

1801, Aug. or Sep., res. Adjcty., "received no half pay for his services as 
Adjutant, and the regiment was discontinued early in 1802 at the peace of 
Amiens". 1801, Nov. 19, or 1802, Feb. 16, Ens., 8th W.I. Reg. {L.G., 156). 

1802, May 27, or Jun. i, Lt., by purchase {ibid., 554), " placed on half pay, 
35th Foot, Oct. 25, upon reduction of the 2nd Batn. and allowed the old half 
pay rate only, £42, and some odd shillings per ann. ". 1803, Jun. 2 or 4, 
Capt., Edinburgh Highland Vols, {ibid., 651) "receiving five days pay per 
week, 9/5, for some years, until this was withdrawn by a new regulation". 
1809, Mar. 17 or 23, Maj., Edinburgh Highland Mil. {ibid., 624), " receiving 
no pay except when on permanent duty; this regiment disembodied in 1814 ; 
not desirous of service as (1828) the very bad state of his health rendered him 
altogether unequal to the fatigue" {A.L., 1803-42; Hart's A.L., 1840-58; 
Richard Trimen's 35^/j Foot, 202). 

Son of John, IV. in Minmore (Bulloch's Gordons and Smiths, 14-17) ; b. 
1767 ; for some years Secy, of the Highland Soc, wrote two letters to the Sec. 
at War in 1820 from the Soc. Chambers, Edinburgh, on behalf of the family 
of his brother, John, 907 {W.O., Letters, Compass. Fund, P.R.O.). 1823, 
went to live in Aberdeen, where he d. unm. 1839, Jan. 23 ; memorial in 
Tombae R.C. Chapel. Brother of Henry, 618, and William, 1407- 

1094. Lewis. 1796, Cadet H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1797, Aug. 8, Ens., 
5th N.I. 1798, Sep. 29, Lt. (Dodwell and Miles's Indian A.L.). 

Second son of Rev. Lewis, rnin. of Drainy, Edintore family {House of 
Gordon, II. (403)) ; 6. 1780, Oct. 19 ; educated at Marischal Coll., 1794; <i. 1801, 
Dec. 5, at Palamcotta (Walker's Hibernian Mag.y 1802, Sep., p. 576). 
Brother of Charles, 310, John, 935, and Robert, 1224- 

1095- Lewis. 1798, Jan. 2, Ens., 73rd Ft., res. (L.G., 3, W.O.A.L., 
1798, MS. note, P.R.O. ; A.L., 1799). 

1096- Lewis. 1800, Oct. 25, Ens., loth Edinburgh N.B. Mil. {L.G., 

^33°)- 

1097- Lewis. 1794, Aug. 26, Purser, R.N., " L'Espiegle " sloop, 1796, 
Jun. 8, "Cyclops"; Nov. 9, "Triton". 1815, h.p. D. 1840 {N.L., 1814- 

Mar. '40). 

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250 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1098. Lord Lewis. 1869, Mar. 16, Sub. Lt., R.N. 1870, Sep. 7, lost 
on H.M.S. " Captain," which capsized in a squall off Finisterre (N.L,, 1870). 

Second son of Charles, loth Marquis of Huntly; b. 1848, May 3. 
Brother of Charles, Marquis of Huntly, 341, Lord Douglas William Cope, 
414, and Lord Granville Armyne, 607- 

1099- Lewis. 1901, May 8, 2nd Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 1905, Mar. 10, 
Lt. 1910, Aug, 6, Capt. 1911, Mar. 9, employed with Egyptian army 
(A.L., 1901-11). 

Eldest son of Duncan Forbes, 418, b. 1883, F'eb. 26. 

1100- Lewis Malcolm. 1891, Jan. 9, Mid., R.N. Reserve. 1897, 
Aug. 4, S. Lt. 1904, Mar. 26, Lt. (N.L., 1891-1910). 

Son of Lewis, XVIIL of Abergeldie; b. 1873, M*y ^3> employed in P. 
and O. service {House 0/ Gordon, i. (no)). 

1101. Lincoln. 1884, Nov. 5, 2nd Lt., Nagpur Rif. Vol. 1886, Apr. 
I, Lt., Oudh Light Horse. 1888, Apr. 13, Lt., unat. list. 1889, Jan. 25, Lt., 
3rd Punjab Rif. Vols. 1896, Aug. 13, Supy. list. 1897, Apr. 13, Capt., Oudh 
Rif. Vols. {I.A.L., 1884— Apr. '99). 

Son of John ; b. 1863, Oct., at Woolwich ; m. 1886, Dec. 9, at Sitabuldee, 
Dora, b. 1863, dau. of William Alfred Billings, Nagpur, and had Iris Campbell, 
b. 1887, Oct. 8, bap. Dec. 2, at St. John's Ch., Meerut, Violet Josephine 
Campbell, b. 1890, Feb. 28, bap. Nov. 19, at Saharanpur, Kenneth Campbell, 
b. 1891, Mar. 21, bap. Apr. 23, at Meerut, d. and bur. there 1892, Jan. 26, 
Lilian Campbell, b. 1893, Feb. 16, 6a/). Apr. 14, at Meerut and Jeffrey William 
Lincoln Campbell, b. 1894, Nov. 18, bap. Dec. 5 at Christ Ch., Kasauli, 
Lahore. Gordon, who was District Traffic Supt., Oudh Ry., d. 1899, Jan. 7, 
of cholera, in the General Hosp., Calcutta, bur. Jan. 8, in the Epis. Cemetery, 
Circular Road (7.0. Rec). 

1102. Lochinvar Alexander Charles. 1883, Jun. 28, ist. Lt, R.A. 
1892, Oct. I, Capt. 1895, Jan. 8, Adj., Machine Gun Coy., Hong Kong. 
1900, Feb. 13, Maj. 1910, Feb. 13, Lt. Col. {A.L., 1883-1911). 191 1, Dec. 
14, led the Howitzer Brigade at the gallop past the King at the Delhi review. 

Third son of David Alexander, of Culvennan, 406; b. 1864, May 26; 
educated at Cheltenham Coll. {Reg., 328) and Woolwich, 1881-3 ; tii. 1895, 
Apr. 30, Marie, dau. of James Tuck Withers, solicitor, and has Alexander 
William Kenmure, 6. 1898, Oct. 19, and Jean Isobel Marion, b. 1896, Aug. 8, 
at Hong Kong. 

1103. Hon. Lockhart. 1 759, Aug. ic, Capt., 85th Ft., previously served 
as a Vol. ; Sep. 25, Hon. Burgess, Old Aberdeen. 1761, Jun., taken prisoner 
during attack on Belleisle {S.M., vol. 23, p. 326). 1763, h.p. 1776, Aug. 16, 



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Capt., 35th Ft. 1772, Jul. 23, Bt. Maj. 1777, Aug. 29 or Sep, 6, Bt. Lt. Col. 
{L.G.). 1779, Jul. 13, ret. {ibid.; A.L., 1760-79; R. Trimen's ^^th Foot, 
202). 

Youngest son of John, 3rd Earl of Aboyne (Bulloch's Earls of Aboyne, 
20, 50) ; b. 1732 ; w. (i) Isabella, a Jewess, dau. of Elias Levi, with whose 
relations he had a lawsuit in 1769 (Add. MSS., 35,174, f. 373, B.M.) ; w. (2) 
1770, Oct. 3, Catherine, dau. of John Wallop, Viscount Lymington, and had 
seven children, one being Loudoun Harcourt, 1105. 1787, Judge Advocate 
Gen., Bengal, Comr. of Police, Calcutta, and one of the nine directors of the 
General Bank of India (Bengal Cal., 1788, p. 6.) D. 1788, Mar. 24, at 
Calcutta, tombstone in South Park Street Burial Ground inscribed " his mind 
was great, his knowledge and talents eminent, his form beautiful, he joined 
fortitude to the most exquisite sensibility and was an affectionate husband, 
a good father, a zealous friend, sincerely regretted " {Bengal Obit.). His dau. 
Caroline A., d. i8oi, Dec. 13, at Exmouth {{G.M., vol. 72, p. 82). Mrs. 
Gordon d. 181 3, May — "she was living with her dau. Mrs. Williams, in 
Somerset St., Portman Square, London, and had suffered for some time from 
great depression, which caused her to throw herself from a first floor window 
on to the footpath, though taken up alive, she died in a few minutes " {Times, 
May 31). Brother of Hon. John, 880- 

1104. Lockhart. 1780, Apr. 7, ist Mate, R.N., " Swift" cutter, previ- 
ously Master (act.) "Vigilant"; May 5, " Margaretta " {Adm. Offs. Appt. by 
N. Board, P.R.O.). 

1106. Loudoun Harcourt. 1794, Sep. 15, Cadet, R.A. 1796, May 21, 
2nd Lt. {L.G., 556). 1797, Dec. 2, ist Lt. {ibid., 1798, p. 63), and went to 
Martinique. 1798, Feb., came home on account of ill health; Jun., returned 
to the W^ Indies, where he remained six years. 1803, Apr. 20, superseded 
{List of Offs., R.A., 26 ; A.L., 1 795-1803) for having taken advantage of the 
Insolvent Debtors' Act {Apology for the Conduct of the Gordons, p. v.); Oct. 
19, landed at Liverpool. 1806, Aug. 12, Ens., 56th Ft. 1807, Jun. 20, Lt. 
1821, Oct. 25, h.p. on account of ill health. 1828, " not desirous of serving". 
{A.L., 1807-40; W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.). 

Younger son of Hon. Lockhart, 1103; b. 1780, May 9; educated Royal 
Acad., Woolwich. 1804, Jan. 15 (Sunday), he helped his brother, the Rev. 
Lockhart, to " abduct " from her house in Bolton Row, Piccadilly, Rachel Fanny 
Antonina Dashwood {d. 1829), illegitimate dau. of Lord de Despencer, and 
(separated) wife of Matthew Allen Lee {d. 1829), with whom she had eloped 
to Gretna ; the lady was immortalised by De Quincey as " The Female 
Infidel"; Mar. 5, the Gordon brothers were tried and acquitted at the Oxford 



252 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Assizes, the Marquis of Blandford presiding over the jury. The case is 
minutely dealt with by Loudoun Gordon himself in Afi Apology for the Con- 
duct of the Gordons, 1804, 8vo, pp. xxxiv, 143; and by J. M. Bulloch in The 
Earls of A boy ne, 49-72, and The Gay Gordons, i6$-i<)2. 1823-8, living at 
Laverstock, near Salisbury. Gordon d. 1839. 

1106- Louis Augustus. 1876, Jun. 14, Sub. Lt., unat. 1877, Jan. 17, 
59th Ft.; Jun. 14, Lt. ; Dec. 3, Lt., Bombay S.C. 1881, Jun. 3, 2nd Cav. 
1885, Jan. 16, Adj. ; Oct. 23, Squad. Comdr. 1888, Jun. 14, Capt., LS.C. 
1897, Jun. 14, Maj., Indian Army. 1900, Jan. 20 — Feb. 6, on special service, 
S. Africa ; employed with Transport, D.A.A.G., Feb. 7 — Mar. 2 ; Rly. Staff 
Off., Mar. 3 — Nov. 21. 1903, Jun. 14, Lt. Col., Indian Army. 1904, Mar. 4, 
Comdt., 32nd Lcrs., Indian Cav., Comdg. at Lorelai. 1906, Oct. 23, Bt. Col., 

1909, Jun. 25, C.B. {A.L., 1876-1910). 

Third son of Sir Henry William, 653; b. 1857, May 28, at Dublin; 
m. 1902, Oct. 27, at All Saints' Ch., Marylebone, Gwendoline, b. 1878, May 
16, widow of Vincent Cosgrave, of Portage La Prairie, Canada, dau. of Rev. 
Albert Augustus MacDonagh, Canon of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and has Rose, 
b. 1904, Apr. 22, at Lorelai, Beluchestan, bap. Jul. 18, at Quetta (Times). 
Made an application in 1909, for a patent for colour printing machinery but 
it did not pass the preliminary stage (F. A. Crisp's Visitation of England 
and Wales, xii. 179). 

1107- Lovell Charles. 191 o, Feb. 28, Conductor, Indian Army, Poona, 
Office of Director of Ordnance Stores, N. Circle Lv., ex India 12 months, 

1910, Oct. 6 {I.A.L.). B. 1873, Jun. 5. 

1108. Ludovlck. "One of the Gentlemen in His Majesty's Guard," 
obligation by him 1676, Nov. 20, to John Pottie, burgess of Falkland, for £54 
Scots, registered 1678, Jul. 17. Gave a bond, 1686, Jan. i, to John Murray, 
burgess, in Haddington, for £"48 Scots, registered 1688, Feb. 20 {Reg. of 
Deeds). 

Brother german to the laird of Craighead {Reg. of Deeds). 

1109. Macleod James. 1886, Aug. 25, Lt, Liverpool Reg. 1888, 
Feb. 2, Lt., I. S.C. 1897, Aug. 25, Capt., LS.C. {A.L. 1886— Jan. 1902). 

Eldest son of Donald Clunes, and great-grandson of Joseph, W.S., last 
of Carroll ; b. 1866, Feb. 20, bap. Mar. 15, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta; 
m. 1899, Sep. 19, at St. Jude's Ch., Kensington, Annetta Mary, b. 1865, May 
12, dau. of Col. Thomas James, C.B. ; d. s.p. 1901, Jul. 12, at 76 Wimpole 
Street, London, and bur. at Norwood (Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, 
112). Brother of Ivan Hugh, 680- 

1110. Malcolm Bruce. 1901, Mar. 16, 2nd Lt., 5th W. Middlesex 
Rif. Vols. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1857). 1903, Jun. 6, res. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 3582). 



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1111. Mathew. " One of the Gentlemen of His Majesty's Guard of 
Horse " gave a bond, 1685, Apr. 14, to John Hoge, brewer burgess of Canon- 
gate, for £116 Scots, registered 1689, Mar. 2 {Reg. of Deeds). 

1112. Maxwell. 1808, Jun. 14, Lt., Aberdeen Vols. (L.G., 1109). 
1809, Jan. 21, Ens., Aberdeen Mil. {ibid., ^jy). 1811, Jun. 12, Surg. Mate 
{Abd.your.,]u\. 3). 

1113-4. Michael. 1803, Feb. 22, Barrack Master, Shelburne, Nova 
Scotia, 5/- a day {L.G., 198; G.M., vol. 73, p. 375). 1806, Jun. 25, (or 
earlier) Asst. Commiss. (act.), 7/6 a day. 18 10, Jun. 23, D.A.C.G., to forces 
{L.G., 901) 1817, h.p. {A.L., 1817-21). Member of White's Club, 1815; 
d. 1820. 

1115. Michie Forbes. 1828, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay); Dec, 2, 
arrived at Bombay. 1829, Jan. 18, attached for duty to 15th N.I. 1832, Oct. 
24, accompanied a detachment from Ragoote Nowa Bunda on quarantine 
duty to the Presidency. 1833, Feb. 26, Ens (act.), 2nd N.I., confirmed Aug. 
13. 1834, Jan. 16, nth N.I. ; passed as Inter, in Hindustani; Apr. 23, 
Member of a Committee at Bombay to examine in Hindustani and Mahratta ; 
Dec. 9, Qr. Mr. and Inter. 1835, Sep. 2, Adj. (act.). Marine Batn. ; Oct. 8, 
Adj., Guzerat Provincial Batn. ; Oct. 23, qualified as Inter, in Mahratta. 
1836, Oct. 28, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. 1839, Sep. 22, arrived back 
at Bombay ; Oct. 9, removed to 2nd European Reg. as 15th Lt. 1840, Feb., 
qualified as Inter., Gujerati, appt. Agent for the British Govt., at Soon- 
meanee. 1842, Jan. 26, submitted memorandum of a journey from Wudd to 
Kottra by the Moola Pass ; shortly afterwards appt. Agent, Scinde and 
Beloochistan ; Aug.-Nov., in charge of Post Office, Kurrachee. 1843, ^^^' 
7, Asst. to Inam Comr., S. Mahratta country. 1846, Jan. 21, Capt. 1851,' 
Oct., Supt., Poona Duffar 1854, Nov. 28, Bt. Maj. 1855, Feb. 15, Inam 
Comr. 1857, Nov. 26, 2nd Comdt., and Adj. (act.), 2nd Sind Irreg. Horse. 
1862, Jan. I, Maj., S.C. 1863, Jul. 16, Lt. Col., S.C. ; went to England on 
furlough. 1864, Jul. 18, ret. ; Aug. 23, hon. rank of Col. (E.I. Reg. and I.A.L., 
1830-65). 

Younger son of William, 1407 ; b. 1813, Mar. 27, in Inveravon, Banffsh., 
educated at Mil. Acad., Edinburgh ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Robert 
Campbell on recommendation of Sir Charles Forbes, hart.; m. 1844, Nov. 
21, Jemima Catherine, b. 1824, May 3, dau. of Sir John Currie, Calcutta Mint, 
and had William, b. 1845, Sep. 24, d. 1846, Sep. 20 ; Mary Josephine, b. 
1847, Apr. 27, m. 1879, Jun. 24, Clement William Robert Gordon {d. 1897, 
of the Lettoch family); Harriet Plauda, b. 1848, Jul. 2t, d. 1851, Mar. 29. 
Gordon d. 1894, Mar. 7, at Southport ; his widow d. 1896, Feb. 24 ; his portrait 



254 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

at the age of sixteen is in the possession of his dau. Mrs. Clement Gordon, 
Wimbledon (7.0. Rec. ; Bulloch's Gordons and Smiths in Minmore, 28-9). 

1116- Nathaniel. 1634, Nov., joined the gang of Gordons who set 
about avenging the death of Viscount Aboyne at Frendraught (Spalding's 
Trubles, i. 48). 1639, Jun., captured Ogilvie of Powrie in a hand-to-hand 
struggle at Elsick (Gordon's Scots Affairs, 11. 275). 1640, Jun., left for Ber- 
wick with George Lord Gordon (Spalding's Trubles, i. 293). 1642, Maj. and 
Capt. of a troop of Dgns., consisting of 100 troopers, besides ofts., under 
William Earl of Bedford, forming part of the army of the Earl of Essex {List 
of Cavaliers of His Majesty's Marching Army, 1642, p. 15). 1644, Feb., 
plundered lands of Tarty (Spalding's Trubles, 11. 322); Mar. captured provost 
and magistrates of Abd. ; Apr. 5, captured derelict Danish herring smack off 
Abd. ; Apr. 24, raided Montrose ; Jul. 24, looted Abd. and Dundee merchants 
at Elgin. 1645, Mar. 9, seized all the available arms in Abd. ; May 9, fought 
at Auldearn; Jul. 2, at Alford ; Aug. 15, at Kilsyth ; Sep. 13, at Philiphaugh. 

Son of John, of Ardlogie, who was son of William, V. of Gight ; executed 
at the Cross of St. Andrews, 1646, Jan. 20. Britane's Distemper says he 
was " too walourous " ; Wishart describes him as " famous for his courage and 
military skill ". The ballad of the " Gallant Grahams " speaks of " Nathaniel 
Gordon, stout and bold, did for King Charles wear the blue " (House of 
Gordon, i. (2i5)-(22i); Buchan's Ballads and Songs, i. 52). 

1117- Nathaniel. " One of His Majesty's Life Guards," gave a bond 
for £t4 198. od., dated 1666, Apr. 3, at Edinburgh, to James Riddell, merchant 
burgess there, registered 1670, Jan. 4 {Reg. of Deeds). 1689-90, Feb. i, Capt. 
Lt., Kenmure's Ft., com. signed by King William at Kensington ; Jul. 27, 
probably served at Killiecrankie, where many of the offs. and men were cut to 
pieces {Earlston MS.). 1691, Aug. 18, promoted Capt., by Gen. Mackay, 
comdg. King William's forces, com. signed at F^ettercairn Camp; reg. incor- 
porated in Col. Hill's Ft. at Inverloghie. 1705, Mar. 25, Lt., Col. Lepell's Ft., 
com. dated at St. James's Palace. Dalton {A.L., v. 188, 269) says this reg. 
served in Ireland in 1706 ; took part in the battle of Saragossa. 17 10, Aug. 20, 
Gordon served until 171 1, May, "when his age and fatigues, together with 
the heats of the climate where the Regiment is obliged him to quit and return 
home " ; presented a petition to the King, " setting forth his long and faithful 
service in many stations ever since the reign of King Charles H., and his 
being now, by the wounds he has received in service, and old age rendered 
very infirm and incapable of further duty . . . praying that he may be put 
upon such pension as shall be thought proper"; following upon the King's 
order of reference in Council, dated Sep. 3, a report on this petition, dated Sep. 



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28, recommended " in consideration of Captain Gordon's long services to 
place him on the pension of Corpl. of Light Horse in Chelsea Hospital ; it 
may be some small support to him till an opportunity may offer of providing 
better for him by commission amongst the companies of Invalids " {W.O., 
Reports on Petitions and Memorials, P.R.O.). 

Possibly either son of David, of Gordonstown, parish of Dairy, and him- 
self laird of Carleton, who m. Agnes Gordon, of Over Barr, and d. 1743 ; or son 
of William, of Airds, who ui. Agnes, dau. of John Gordon, of Over Barr, and 
who d. 1743; or he may have been Nathaniel in Culmark, who d. 1729, 
leaving James and William in Culmark, and Robert in Glenshimrock (Kirk- 
cudbright Commissariot, bundle 3, 1734). 

1118. Nathaniel John. 1819, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1821, 
F^eb. 13, Ens., i6th N.I.; Sep. 5, arrived at Madras. 1825, Jun. 2, Lt., 31st 
N.I.; Aug. 13, appt. to do duty with i8th N.I. 1827, Apr. 5, granted five 
months leave on s.c. to E. Coast ; Oct. 28, similar leave for six months to 
sea. 1832, Sep. 4, Qr. Mr. and Inter. 1832-4 served with Field force in 
Coorg, shared in Prize money. 1836, Dec. 19, Capt. 1837, Sep. 19, granted 
leave to Europe. 1841, Jan. 15, arrived at Madras, served there on Court 
Martial duty for a few months. 1842, Apr. 12, comd. a detachment of his 
reg. proceeding from the Presidency to Trichinopoly. 1844, Jan. 12 — Feb. 
12, Adj. (act.) ; Jun. i, Qr. Mr. and Inter, (act.) and charge of Adjts. Dept. ; 
Nov. 2, D.A.A.G., S. Division. 1846, Jan. 27, granted leave on s.c. to the 
Cape of Good Hope for two years ; Nov. 9, Bt. Maj. 1849, May 19, granted 
leave on s.c. to Tranquebar until Dec. 31. 1854, May 2, allowed to return to 
Europe on s.c. for three years. 1855, Feb. 11, Maj. ; Jun. 20, Bt. Lt. Col. 
1859, May 17, Bt. Col. i860, Sep. 12 or Oct, 8, Lt. Col. 1861, Dec. 31, ret. 
as Maj. Gen. {E.I. Reg., 1821-62 ; I.O. Rec). 

Son of John, 921. served his heir in 1839; ^- 1803, Sep. i, bap. Sep. 9, 
at Hamilton, Lanarksh. ; educated at Glasgow Grammar sch.; nominated for 
H.E.I.C.S. by Thomas Reid on recommendation of George Cumming; m. 
1840, Jul. 2, Mary Heillig (6. 1818, d. 1886, May 17), and had John Harley 
Kirsop, b. 1841, Jun. i, bap. Jun. 17, d. and bur. Jun. 20, at St. George's, 
Madras; Pelham, b. 1844, Feb. 14, bap. Feb. 26; Anthony Gilbert Francis, 
b. 1848, Sep. 18, bap. Oct. 16, at Bangalore; Maugham Hedley, b. 1854, Dec. 
14, d. 1871, Nov. 22, John, b. 1845, ^P'^- 4 5 Helen Marianne Elizabeth, b. 
1846, Jun. 16, w. 1873, Apr. 27, and Anthony, b. 1848, Sep. 18. Gordon d. 
1883, Apr. 4. Called "John " only, 182 1-5 1. 

1119. Neil Fraser. 1889, Feb. 15, 2nd Lt., R.A. 1892, Feb. 15, Lt. 
1896, Jul. 28 — Sep. 14, seconded for service, appt. Indian Ordnance Dept. 



256 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1899, Apr. 15, Capt, ; served in S. African war, operations in Natal, defence 
of Ladysmith, including action, 1900, Jan. 6 (Queen's Medal, with clasp), 
1901, Feb. 22, Capt., Div. Art.; Apr. i — 1904, Apr. 7, Adj. {A.L., 1889- 
1905, Jan.). 

Second son of William Alexander Grant, merchant at Hankow, of the 
Croughly family, and grandson of James, 755; b. 1869, Sep, 5 ; educated at 
Inverness Coll. ; m. Violet Laura, eldest dau. of Clifton Whiting, Ashtead 
Grove; she d. 1905, Dec. 26, at 15 Bolton Gardens, London (Times). Gordon 
d. 1904, Oct. 31, at Bexhill ; monument in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness. 
Brother of Alistair Fraser, 244- 

1120. Nicholas. 1715, Jan. 11, Ens., Invalid Coy. at Tilbury (W^.O., 
Notifications, P.R.O.). Possibly 28- 

1121. Oliver Loudoun. 1908, Dec, Cadet, R.N. 1909, Jan., entered 
Osborne {Morning Post, 1908, Dec 22). 

Son of William Montgomerie, Asst. Col. Secy., Trinidad, and Constance 
Lucretia, dau. of Sir Oliver Nugent, Antigua, and grandson of James 
Loudoun, 810 ; educated at Aldenham Sch. 

1122. Sir Orford, 9th bart. of Embo, 1794, Oct, 25, Ens,, Essex 
Fencibles {W.O., Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.) or 1795, Apr. 25 {L.G., 363). 

1795, ^*y '3 °^ '^' ^"^" ^y^ ^*- ' ^^P* ^ °'" **' ^*' (Services ; L.G., pp. 
451, 929). 1802, Jun. 23 or Oct. 12, Capt., 22nd Lt. Dgns. {Services ; L.G., 
1085) ; h.p., by reduction (Services). 1803, Mar. 23, from h.p,, Lt., W. 
Norfolk Mil. ; Jul. 11, Capt.; Jul. 9 or 26, Capt., 7th Batn. of Reserve (L.G., 
pp. 370, 907, 938). 1804, Aug. I or 18, Capt., 96th Ft. 1805, Oct. 26 or 29, 
Capt., 78th Ft. (Services ; L.G., pp. 1002, 1330). 181 1, res. Captcy., Norfolk 
Mil,, ret. or res. from 78th Ft (ibid., 2444, wrongly indexed A.L., 1796-1859), 
'* in consequence of loss of health whilst serving in the Peninsula and in the 
Island of Walcheren " (W.O., Offs. Services, 1847, P.R.O.). 1814, Mar. 10, 
Ens., 39th Ft. (L.G., 567). 1815, Jul. 27, Lt, 3rd Garr. Batn, (ibid., 1591). 
1816, Nov. 25, h.p. by reduction. 1828, not desirous of serving (Services). 

Second son of Sir William, 7th bart., 1396> succeeded his brother Sir 
John, 8th bart,, 924; b. 1786; m. 1813, Dec. 20, at Plymouth, Frances (d. 
1866, Aug. 11), dau. of Gen, Gore Browne, and had Julia, b. 1814, Nov. 27, 
William Home, loth bart., b. 1816, Jan. 21, Louisa, fe. 1817, Aug. 18, and 
Frances (Mme. Apostolides), b. 1825, May 30; living at Bath, 1823-8; at 
Brighton, 1847 ; d. there, 1857, Jun, 19. Grandfather of Sir Home Seton, 
nth bart., 661- 

1123. Orr Boswell. 1865, Jul. 24, Ens,, 79th Cameron Highlrs. 1869, 
Feb. 17, Lt 1872, May 27—1875, Sep, 30, A,D.C, to G.O.C., N. Britain. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 2 57 

1878, Jul. 13—1879, Oct. 18, Adj.; Oct. 19, Capt. 1881, Jul. i, Maj. 1882, 
served in Egypt ; Div. Baggage Mr., Lt. Gen. Hamley's Staff, from Ismaila 
to Cairo, present at Tel-El-Kebir (Medal with clasp, Khedive's Star). 1884, 
Feb. I, Adj., ist Inverness-sh. Rif. Vols. 1890, Oct. 22, Lt. Col., h.p. Reserve 
of Offs. {A.L., 1866-1911 ; Mackenzie's ygth Ft., 243). 

Second son of William Francis, who was second son of William (1765- 
1833), of Milrig ; b. 1845, Jun. 9, in Australia ; educated at Glenalmond, 
1856-9 {Reg., 20); m. Ethel, (d. i9i2,Jun. 5, at Thorncombe, Crowcombe), 
dau. of Charles Hill, J. P., of West Hoathley, Sussex, and had William Francis 
Boswell Hill, 1495, and Charles Campbell Boswell, b. 1893; living in 1911 at 
Taunton, Nephew of James, 768. and Patrick Gordon-Canning, 1519. 

1124. P. 1804, Apr. 25, Ens., Aberdeensh. 55th Mil., 8th Coy. (Innes's 
Gordon Highlrs., ^rd Batn.). 

1125- Patrick. 1513, Sep, 9, k. at Flodden (BalbithanMS.). 

Second son of William, of Tilly tarmont, who was second son of "Jock," 

of Scurdargue ; bought the lands of Craig, Aberdeenshire; m. dau. of 

Barclay, of Towie, and had five sons. Captain Wimberley {Gordons of Craig, 
9), says he was alive after Flodden. 

1126' Patrick. 1547, Sep, 10, k, at Pinkie {Balbithan MS.). 

Elder son of William, H. of Craig, and grandson of Patrick, 1125 ', 'w. 

, dau. of Leslie, of Wardes, and had four sons and two daus. (Wim- 

berley's Gordons of Craig, 1 1). 

1127- 5ir Patrick. 1591-2, Feb. 7, took part on the attack on Doni- 
bristle and the murder of the Earl of Moray ; Mar. 21, denounced as a rebel 
therefor {Privy Counc. Reg., ist ser. iv. 735), 1594, Oct. 3, k. at battle of 
Glenlivet {ibid. v. 179), 

Seventh son of George, 4th Earl of Huntly, 470; ff^- before Jan., 1582- 
83, Agnes Betoun, natural dau, of Cardinal David Betoun ; seems to have 
had no legitimate issue {Scots Peerage, iv, 538 ; Records of A boy ne, 469), but 
the Balbithan MS. says he had a natural son in the French Guards, 1620- 

1128- Patrick. Capt. ; 1663, May 5, the Lyons of Muiresk signed a 
bond not to harm him and other Gordons : he is described as " in Newton " 
{Privy Council Reg. 3rd ser, i. 362). 

1129- Patrick. 1664, Jul, 14, Capt., commissioned by the Privy Council 
to arrest certain rebels. 

Younger son of William, L in Minmore ; laird of Laichie (Dufftown) ; m. 
Jean Gordon, of the Cluny family, and had Alexander, 133, and Charles, 292 ; 
d. by 1675 (Bulloch's Gordons and Smiths, 9-10). 

1130- Patrick. 1674, Jul, 3, the King writes to the College of Justice 

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258 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

that the Swedish Envoy Extraordinary had alleged that the vessel " Wine 
Grape " of Stockholm, a Swedish galliot laden with iron and steel for Hull 
had been captured "last summer" by Captain Patrick Gordon, a Scots 
privateer, and taken to Leith where she and her cargo were declared free by 
the High Court of Admiralty ; Gordon and his partners appealed to the Lords 
of Council on the pretence that the master was born a subject of the States 
General and that the vessel and goods were cleared under bail which was far 
under their true value ; the King requested the College to go into the whole 
matter {S.P. Scotland, Warrant Book, 3, p. 5, P.R.O). 

1131> Patrick. 1689, Oct. i, 2nd Lt. of Grenadiers, ist Ft. 1694, 
Aug. 3, Capt. 1702, com. renewed. Served under William IH. and Marl- 
borough in Flanders. Brigade Maj. at Blenheim, 1704, Aug. 13, for which 
he received £"30 bounty. 1706, Maj. Out of the reg. in 1709. 17 14, or 
earlier h.p. (Dalton's A.L., in. 48, 241, iv. 22, v. 48, pt. 2, pp. 2, 36; 
Blenheim Roll, 7, List of Offs. on H.P, 17 14, 45; MS. A.L., 1709, p. 34). 

Son of John, Aberdeen (Burke's Commoners, iv. 9), who was the son of 
John, merchant in Poland {Spalding Club Misc., v. 329), who in turn was 
a son of John, of Birsemoir (killed at the Ride of Darnaway, 1591)1 a cadet of 
Cluny (Balbithan MS.). Gordon was appointed Govr. of Pennsylvannia, 
1726, making a speech to the Freemen of the Province, Nov. 22 (printed at 
Philadelphia and now in B.M.). He made Treaties with the Indian chiefs at 
Conestogoe, 1728, May 28, and at Philadelphia, Jun. 4, 5 (in B.M.). Appleton 
{Cyclopcedia of American Biography) notes that in his first address he said 
that he had been a soldier, knew nothing of the crooked ways of professed 
politicians, and must rely on a blunt straightforward course in his communica- 
tions with the people and the administration of the Government ; was popular 
with the Indians and whites alike. He m. 1695, Apr. 3 (O.S.), Isabel, dau. 
of William Clerk, barrister at law and sister of Father Clerk, confessor to the 
King of Spain (Burke's Commoners, iv. 17), and had a son, a "child," who 
was Ensign to Lt. Col. Cranstoun in 1706 {Portland Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., 
IV. 284), and a dau. Philadelphia, named after the town of her birth, who m. 
Col. Abraham Taylor, military secretary to her father ; her descendants took 
the name of Taylor-Gordon (Burke's Commoners, iv. 7-10 ; A^. and Q., loth S., 
III. 27 ; Walford's County Families, i860). Gordon d. at Philadelphia, 1736, 
Aug. 5 ; portrait in the State House at Harrisburg ; arms in Robert Seton's 
Old Family, p. 354 (Justin Winsor's History of America ; John F. Watson's 
Annals of Philadelphia ; Acts of Privy Council, Colonial Series, iii. 124, 404, 
563, 820). A distant cousin John, 1758> son of Patrick, of Birsemoir, who 
joined Hepburn's reg. in France, 1643 (Spalding's Trubles, 11. 255). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 259 

1132. Patrick. 1692, May i, Qr. Mr., ist Ft., com. dated at Hague; 
out of the reg. before 1702 (Dalton's A.L., iii. 241).  

1133- Patrick or Peter. 1693, Sep. 14, Capt., Col. George Lauder's 
Ft, com, dated at Ninove. 1695, J""- ^6, left the reg. (Dalton's A.L., in. 
341, 394)- 

1134. Rev. Patrick. 1700, Chaplain, R.N., "Salisbury". 1701, 
" Swiftsure ". 

Probably a Scotsman {Sloane MS., 2038, f. 330) ; had a younger brother, 
who in 1 701 studied surgery and pharmacy in France. He wrote Geography 
Anatomized, 1693, the 20th edition appearing in 1754; outlined the establish- 
ment of the S.P.C.K. ; Fellow of the Royal Society ; corresponded with Sir 
Hans Sloane (Sloane MS., 4025, 4037, 4038). 1702, Apr. 28, sailed on 
H.M.S. "Centurion" with Rev. George Keith for Boston; d. about 1702 in 
New York (Allen and McClure's History of the S.P.C.K.; J. M. Bulloch in 
A^. and Q., loth S. in. 283, 323; in S.N. and Q., 1905, Sep. ; and in Abd. 
Weekly Jour., 1909, Oct. 21 ; " Peter Lombard " in the Church Times, 1906, 
Apr, 20). 

1135- Patrick. 1709, Nov. 23, Ens., 2nd Ft. 17 10, Sep. 16, Lt., also 
17 15, Sep. 26 (Col. John Davis's 2nd Ft., vi. 103). 

1136- Patrick. 1738, May 20, Surg. Mate, two of eight Independent 
Coys, in Jamaica comd. by Capts. Mark Delauny and James Draper {W.O., 
Notifications, P.R.O.). 

1137- Patrick. 1741, Jun. 6, Ens., ist Ft., 2nd Batn. (/I.L., 1740, p. 
70, Unit. Serv. Inst.; MS. A.L., 1745, p. 47, P.R.O.); served in the Cartha- 
gena expedition, being one of the 40 offs. who returned to England 1742, 
Apr. I, Lt. {MS. A.L., 109; Quarters of the Army in Ireland, 1745, 1750, 
1751)- i755> J^n- 22, Capt. Lt. 1756, Feb. 16, Capt. {ibid., 1752, pp. 108 
113, 114). 1760, Jun. 27, wounded during an engagement with Cherokee, 
Indians, near Indian Town, Etchoey, in command of baggage guard ; Jul. 2, 
wrote from Fort Prince George, Quebec {S.M., vol. 22, p. 491 ; Hist. 1st Ft.> 
p. 140). 1 76 1, Apr. 2, granted six months leave of absence from the expira- 
tion of his former leave, Aug. 26, for recovery of his health ; Oct, 17, Maj., 
io8th Ft. 1763, h.p. 1772, May 25, Bt. Lt. Col. {L.G.). 1776, Feb. 7 or 
13, Lt, Col., 29th Ft. (ibid., A.L., 1754-76) ; sailed for relief of Quebec ; shortly 
after landing given command of a brigade consisting of 21st Ft., 29th Ft., 
and 62nd Ft.; Jul. 25, fatally wounded between La Prairie and St. John's, 
Quebec, by Lt. Benjamin Whitcomb of Burrell's Reg., whose account of the 
incident is printed in the American Archives (5th ser. vol. i. p. 825). Major 
Everard {History of Farrington's Reg., pp. 79-80), tells the story thus : — 



260 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Brigadier Gordon, having been to see Lord Petersham, who with the 29th Grenadiers 
was stationed at St. John's ; was passing through a small wood on his way back to his 
quarters at La Prairie when he was shot at and severely wounded by Lieutenant Whitcomb, 
Connecticut Rangers, who had offered his services to venture through the wood and bring in 
prisoner an English Officer ; he had stationed himself among the thickest copses between La 
Prairie and St. John's ; the first officer who chanced to pass was Gordon mounted on a high- 
spirited horse, and Whitcomb, thinking there was little probability of seizing him, fired . . . 
two balls entering the shoulder. Gordon did not lose his seat, and the horse, setting off at a 
gallop, brought him to the first settlement, where he was discovered nearly insensible by an 
officer's servant, who taking him off his saddle, conveyed him in a cart to the quarters of 
Lieutenant Hepburne, 21st Regiment, where every attention was paid him ; after suffering 
extreme agony, he die:l, Aug. i, 1776, and was buried at Montreal. When Whitcomb returned 
to Ticonderoga and informed General St. Clair, who commanded there, how he had acted, the 
latter expressed his disapprobation in the highest terms. 

Another account of the affair is given in Lt. James Hadden's Journal, 
and in Anburey's Travels, p. 256 {W.O., In Letters, America, P.R.O., ii 11). 

Son of George, of Troquhain {d. 1759), to whom he was served heir, 1774 ; 
acquired Kings Grange ; d. num., his brother Alexander succeeding ; will proved 
1780, Feb. 18 (J. M. Bulloch in Dumfries Courier, 1907, Jun. la; The Gay 
Gordons, 139-147). 

1137a- Patrick. 1746, May 19, Capt., writes from Pittarrow to Capt. 
McGrath, Lord John Prummond's reg., where he had awaited, as arranged, 
for McGrath's surrender (Information from Dr. W. A. Macnaughton, 
Stonehaven). 

1138- Patrick. 1744, passed the examination of the Company of Barbers 
and Surgeons, May 4, Surg. Mate, R.N., " Prince Frederick " {Adm. Surgeons' 
Qualifications, P.R.O.). 1745, Jul. 26, "Britannia" hosp. ship. 1747, Jun. 
22, Surg., "Basilisk" bomb; Jun. 27, ♦* Hazard " sloop (Adm. Offs. Appt. by 
N. Board, P.R.O.). 

1139- Patrick. 1760, Captain's servant, R.N., "Rochester," and Mid., 
" Foudroyant," " Dublin," " Foudroyant " ; Ab., " Crescent " ; Mid., " Royal 
Sovereign"; Ab., " Renown " ; Mid., "Valiant," " Essex," and "Phoenix". 
1766, Oct. 7, passed as Lt., aged 21 {Adm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certif., 
P.R.O.). 

1140- Patrick. 1794, May 28 or Jun. 3, Ens., Capt. Irvine's Inde- 
pendent Coy. {W.O., Notifications, P.R.O. ; L.G., 510, 749); May 29 or 
Jul. 19, Lt., looth Ft. {ibid.). 1799, Oct. 19, Capt. Lt. {L.G., 1067). 1801, 
May 26, Capt. {ibid., 578); served in expedition to Egypt. 1803, recruiting 
for reg. at Huntly (Greenhill Gardyne's Zi/e of a Regiment, i. 20, 132 ; A.L., 
1795-1807). 

Belonged to Binhall, Huntly ; m. 1799, Nov. 24, Clementina Hallyburton, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 26 1 

Huntly, and had Clementina, d. 181 1, Feb. 14, aged 10 years and 4 months 
and Georgina, d. 18 12, Jul. 31, aged 9 years and six months (stone erected by 
their mother in Ruthven churchyard (James Pirie's Parish of Cairnie, 210)). 
Gordon d. 1806, Apr. 22, in Colchester Barracks. His widow received pension 
of ;^3o and £'10 for each dau. ; d. before 1831, Jan. 25, when amount of 
pension due at her death was paid to Rev. J. Walker, Huntly {W.O., Applns. 
and Out Letters, Compass. Fund, Index Wid. Pensions, Compass. Reg., 1813, 
P.R.O.). 

1141. Patrick. 1798, Aug. 25, ist Lt., Aberlour and Borham Yeo. 
Cav. {L.G., 791). 

Probably Patrick, of Aberlour, who if. there 1807, Jul. 19, in his 67th year, 

and who m. 1778, Oct. 2, dau. of John Arnott, of Faffarty, and widow of 

Capt. Dougal, 

1142. Patrick. 1825, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1826, Oct., arrived 
at Calcutta; Dec. 20, Ens., nth N.I. 1827, Apr., joined reg. at Kurnaul. 
1830, served against insurgent Moulvees, Barasat district, and present at 
skirmish of Bughora. 1833, Aug. 7, Lt. 1842, Adj., Bundelcund Field force, 
present at affair with insurgents near Teytepur. 1845-6, served on the Staff 
of the Army of the Sutlej ; Nov. 20, Capt. ; Dec. 18, attached to Maj. Gen. 
Gilbert comdg. 2nd Divison at battle of Moodkee, and Dec. 21, battle of 
Ferozeshah ; favourably noticed, Dec. 30, in a Supp. List, to the Comdr. in 
Chiefs Despatch. 1846, Feb. 10, present at battle of Sobraon as Brigade 
Maj., 6th Brigade, 3rd Division, mentioned, Feb. 14, in Despatches ; Apr. 28, 
Bt. Maj. for his services (Medal, two clasps ; Capt. T. C. Anderson's War 
Services of the Bengal Army, 269). 1854, Jun. 20, Bt. Lt. Col. 1856, Oct. 
12, Maj., nth N.L 1856-7, raised and commanded the Ludhiana Reg., now 
known as the 15th Ludhiana Sikhs of which G. W. Forrest {Indian Mutiny, 
I. 356, 358-9) says :— 

The behaviour of the Loodianah Regiment during the mutiny at Benares in June 1857 
seems to have caused much anxiety. This regiment, in which Lt. Col. Gordon placed much 
confidence, and a party of about 70 of the Irregular Cavalry with the Europeans were to parade 
on June 4 at 5 p m. for the purpose of disarming the 37th, who had been suspected of disaffec- 
tion for some time. During the disturbance which followed a Sepoy levelled his musket at 
Gordon, the gallant and popular Commander, and a Sikh stepping forward held his arms in 
front of the Colonel and received the bullet. Then another Sikh aimed at his Commander and 
and was promptly shot down by two of his comrades. Lord Canning wrote at the time, 
" that the disarming was done hurriedly and not judiciously, and a portion of a regiment of the 
Sikhs was drawn into resistance who had they been properly dealt with would . . . have 
remained faithful ". General Olpherts remarked " Not so — the regiment had a large number 
of Hindustanees, who were traitors at heart, though it did not suit Colonel Gordon or others 



262 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

to say so". Gen. D, T. Dodgson wrote to General Olpherts, " You did not open fire on the 
Loodianah Regiment until they had fired on your men and on the Infantry (European) and had 
fired on their own commanding officer. ... I know a good many of the Sikhs were loyal, but 
a great many were disloyal. . . . Gordon had evidently the greatest difficulty in getting the 
Loodianah Regiment to move up in front of the 37th, else why should Ponsonby have ordered 
me twice to go and urge him to come up at once ? and when he did get the Regiment to move, 
it wavered and stopped more than once during the advance." 

1857, Dec. I, Lt. Col. of Brigade, 2nd class, comdg. Benares district, 
stationed at Dinapore. 1858, Nov.-Dec, comd. a column engaged with two 
others, clearing the country south of the Ghaghra (G. B. Malleson's Indian 
Mutiny, in. 293). 1859, Mar., appt. to Dinapur Brigade, i860, Apr. 13, Lt. 
Col. Owing to ill-health was compelled to apply for furlough to Europe ; he 
felt keenly the loss of his brigade and the fact of his not being at once rein- 
stated on his return to India, and in consequence of this disappointment he 
retired, 1861, Dec. 31 (Times, 1897, May 11) as Bt. Col. with special annuity 
{L.G., Aug. 13 ; E.I. Reg. and I.A.L., 1826-62). A coloured sketch of the 
Ludhiana Sikhs by Col. Lovett appears in The Armies of India (p. 94), 
and is reproduced here by his permission. 

Third son of Adam, of Cairnfield (Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield and 
Rosieburn); b. 1810, Mar. 2T,bap. Apr. 13 at Rathven, Banffsh. ; m. 1848, 
May 4, Charlotte Mary, b. 1823, Aug. 30, dau. of Capt. Mathers, 59th Ft. ; 
d. 1897, Apr. 27, at Bath. His widow d. 1906, Sep. 18, at 8 Lansdowne 
Crescent, Bath (Times, Sep. 22). She bequeathed £"2000 to Charles Francis 
Brewer in recognition of his faithful service and ;^2o requesting him to take 
care of her " dear little pet dog, Bonnie ". Brother of Adam Stewart, 112. 
James Gordon Duff, 798, and William, 1460- 

1143- Paulus /Emilius. 1780, Mar. 6, Ens., 83rd Ft. (L.G.). 1781, 
Jul. 17, Ens., 47th Ft. (ibid.). 1783, Nov. 8, Lt. (ibid., 638; A.L., 1780-91). 

Younger son of Sir William, 7th bart. of Embo, 1396; d. 1791, Jan. at 
New Providence, Bahama Islands (G.M., vol. 61, p. 186). 

1144. Percy H. 1903, Jan. i, Mid., R.N. Reserve {N.L., Jan.— Oct.). 

1145. Percy Hugh. 1893, Jul, 15, Cadet, R.N. 1895, Dec. 15, Mid. 
1899, Sep. 15, Sub. Lt (act.); Dec. 15, confirmed. 1902, Apr. i, Lt. 1906, 
Aug. 20, res. {N.Z., 1893- 1906). 

Twelfth son of Charles William, of Wincombe Park, 379; b. 1879, May 
9 ; farming m 1908. 

1146. Percy W. 1910, Mar. 4, Purser (act.) R. N. Reserve (N.Z.). 

1147. Peter. 1708, Nov. 3, Ens., i6th (Col. F. Godfrey's) Ft; not 
after 1714 {MS. A.L.^ 1709, p. 34, P.R.O. ; Dalton's A.L., vi. 333). His 




THE LUDHIANA SIKHS 

Raised by Major Patrick Gordon 

From the Painting by Col. A. C, Lovett 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 263 

widow Jane received pension of £"16, 1729-39 (lists missing 1713-28) when she 
presumably d. or m. ; last payment made to Elen Gordon who held a letter of 
attorney {W.O., Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). 

1148. Peter. 1755, Nov. 15, Cadet, R.A. {W.O., Ordnance Com- 
missions, P.R.O.). 

1149- Peter. 1755, Dec. 27, Ens., 54th Ft. {MS.A.L., 1752, pt. 2, p. 
19, P.R.O.). 1758, Mar. 25, Lt., 51st Ft. Wheater {Records of the <,ist 
Foot, 225), states that Gordon served with the reg. in Germany and was 
wounded at Minden. 1760, Mar. 22, granted one month's leave of absence 
for the recovery of his wounds, on recommendation of his Comdg. Off., Maj. 
Gen. Brudenell ; Apr. 19, another month's leave, and Jul. 19, two months ad- 
ditional for similar reasons ; Oct. 28, Capt. Comdt., Independent Coy., loist 
Ft. {W.O., Notifications, P.R.O.). 1761, Jan. 26, advertised {Ahd. your.), 
" for four or five men to compleat his Independent Highland Company and 
will give seven or eight guineas for very clever young men. He wants two 
Serjeants, and a corporal, and will give two guineas to any person that brings 
him a recruit " ; Mar. i, got command of Coy. {Rutland Papers, Hist. MSS. 
Com., II. 245). 1762, Jul. 12, "deserted from Captain Peter Gordon's Coy., 
Maj. James Johnston's Batn. of Highland Buffs [loist], Alexander Duncan, 
born in Strathbogy " {Abd. Jour.). 1763, h.p. ; May 27, Capt., 63rd Ft.; 
May 28, writes from Argyle Street to the Sec. at War, asking to be appointed 
to a Coy. in the 63rd Ft., "was recommended by Lord Bute some time ago 
for a Company in any of the regiments in the Leeward or New Conquered 
Islands '. 1764, May, Capt., 70th Ft. {S.M., vol. 26, 292), served in Granada. 
1768, Feb. I, Govr. Melvill writes from there to Lord Barrington : — 

Captain Peter Gordon, 70th Regiment, in this garrison, having laid before me by 
memorial the most pressing reasons of a private nature for his disposing of his Commission, 
if His Majesty's leave can be obtained, and having also represented to me very strongly pre- 
tentions to that indulgence from service and particular expenses in raising a Company, I 
cannot but join my earnest request to your Lordship on his behalf, at the same time that I 
could have wished there had been no such reason for so deserving a man and good officer 
quitting the service. Your Lordship will no doubt have a more particular application on this 
matter from Captain Gordon and his friends (W.O., In Letters Misc., Sec at War, P.R.O. ; 
A.L., 1756-68; L.G., 1768). 

Younger son of George, of Knockespock ; became Member of H. M. 
Council, Grenada; k. 1768, Jun., in a duel with Mr. Proudfoot, Member of the 
House of Assembly {S.M., vol. 30, p. 502 ; G.M., vol. 38, p. 446). Brother 
of Harry, 615- Erroneously described (Wheater's Records ^ist Foot, 225) as 
of 1 08th Ft. 

1150- Peter. 1761, Oct. 21, Ens., 114th Ft. {W.O., Notifications, 



264 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

P.R.O.). 1763, h.p. 1768, Aug. 12 or Sep. 3, Ens., 13th Ft. {ibid., L.G.). 
1773, Nov. 3 or Dec. 6, Lt. {ibid., S.M., vol. 35, p. 67). 1778, Jul. 28, Capt., 
8ist Ft. (ibid., vol. 40, p. 391). 1781, Jun. 9, ret. {L.G. ; A.L., 1765-81). 

Eldett son of Charles, XII. of Abergeldie, whom he succeeded 1796 ; 6. 
1751 ; educated at Marischal Coll., 1762-66 ; m. (i) 1782, Feb. 5, at St. Paul's, 
Abd., Mary {d. 1800), dau. of Alexander Forbes, of Blackford, and (2) 1803, 
Apr. 3, at Glenkindy, Elizabeth Ann {d. 1813) second dau. of Alexander Leith 
of Freefield. Gordon d. 18 19, Dec. 6, at Abd., bur. in Glenmuick, being 
succeeded by his brother David (1753-1831). Brother of Alexander Sinclair, 
235, Sir Charles, 306, and William, 1410 {House of Gordon, i. (io2)-(io3)). 

1151- Peter. 1798, Jul. 20, Capt., Aberdeensh. and Banffsh. Mil., ist 
Grenadier Coy. (Innes's Gordon Highlrs., yd Batn., 12). 1799, Aug. 19, 
res, {Abd. your.). 

1152. Peter. Capt, H.E.I.C.S., "Wellesley, 1801, Oct. 19—1804, 
Feb. 30 (7.0. Rec). Served the Govt, for a time as Commodore of the ex- 
pedition to Egypt ; afterwards fell in with a F^rench frigate, " La Franchise," 
off the coast of Brazil and beat her off, the '* Wellesley then being laden with 
Govt, stores for the Cape" ; he got a piece of plate for this service (Petition 
of his son, Peter, to the House of Lords, 1841). 

Son of James (1696- 1765), merchant, Garmouth, who was the son of 
Robert, of Lunan, and the brother of Alexander, W.S. (1687-1775), of Cairn- 
field ; ///. Ann, dau. of Phillips, Sheriff of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and 

had two sons and four daus., including Peter (i 790-1857), captain in the 
mercantile marine, who had a remarkable career as an explorer, missionary, 
writer, and publicist (Bulloch's Gay Gordons, p. 220, and his Gordons of 
Cairnfield and Rosieburn). 

1153. Peter. 1803, Aug. 16, Ens., 18th Ft., {L.G., 1027). 1804, May 
5, Ens., 87th Ft. {ibid., 557). 1805, Mar. 23, Lt ; Aug. 13, Capt. {ibid. 363, 
1017). 1807, Jul. 5, fatally wounded (dying Jul. 24) during attack on Buenos 
Ayres, and d. at Monte Video {A.L., 1804-8; G.M., vol. 77, p. 1807 ; Times, 
Oct 27). 

Younger son of John, W.S., I. of Balmuir; b. 1786. Brother of Alex- 
ander, 183, and John, 949; and uncle of John, 986- 

1154. Peter. 1810, Feb. 24, Fort Adj., Citadel and Garrison, Messina, 
salary £99 3s. od., previously Serg., 58th Ft. {L.G., 270). 1816, Ens., 60th 
Ft. {ibid., 1 187). 181 7, March 25, h.p. {A.L., 181 1-2 1). 

M. (2) 1809, Aug. 22, at Messina, Harriet Frazer; had Anne, bap. 1802, 
Jul. 25, at St Patrick's Ch., Waterford ; Peter, bap. 1813, Nov. 6 at Messina; 
and Elizabeth, bap. 1816, Dec. i, at St. Helier, Jersey, Daniel Eraser and his 
wife standing as god-parents. 182 1, living at 176 Canongate, Edinburgh. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 265 

Gordon d. there Mar. 9, bur. Mar. 13 in the Canongate Burial Ground. His 
widow {d. 1866, Mar. 20, at Villa Place, Newcastle-on-Tyne, aged 73), re- 
ceived pension of £40, children placed on Compass. List at £g each {IV.O., 
Certificates, Abstract of Applns. and Letters Compass. Fund, P.R.O.). 

1155. Peter. 181 1, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1812, Jun. ii. Ens., 
nth N.I. i8i5,Jan. 17, Lt. 1819, May 31, Inter. andQr. Mr., ist Batn. 1822, 
Paymr. {E. I. Reg., 1812-24). 

Son of James, of Littlefolla, and Anne Macdonald ; bap. 1795, Jun, 18, at 
Huntly ; educated at Capt. Malor's private military inst. ; nominated for 
H.E.I.C.S. by Mr. Thornton on recommendation of James Gordon ; d. 1824, 
Apr. 16, at Seringapatam ; tombstone erected in cemetery there by his brother 
Robert, 1236, to whom he left estate. Brother of Adam, 107, George, 529, 
James Alexander, 784, and James Edward, 791 ; and first cousin of John, 
909. 

1156-7. Peter George. 1867, Apr. 19, Lt., Banffsh. Rif. Vols. {L.G., 
2529). 1873, Jul- 23, res. {ibid., pt. 4, p. 3453). 

Third son of John (1804-81), in Lettoch, Glenlivet, and Jane Grant; 
b. 1841, Apr. 8; d. unm. 1899, Mar. 14 at Nevie (J. M. Bulloch in Huntly 
Express, 1906, Jul, 6). Brother of James, 773, and William Robert, 1512- 

1158. Peter Lawrence. 1856, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras) ; Oct. 4, 
Cornet, Light Cav., Nov. 23, Lt. 1857, Dec,-i858, Feb., served during sup- 
pression of mutiny in Bengal, in Saugor Nerbudda territories. 1858, May- 
Dec. 16, served with Brig. Rowcroft's force. 1860-1, on furlough. 1862-3, 
served with Govr.'s Body Guard, 1864, 2nd Light Cav. 1865, 4th Light 
Cav. ; Nov. i. Adj. 1866, Feb. 6, Capt., D.A.Q.M.G., N. Division. 1867, 
Jan. I, Brig. Maj., Malabar and Canara. 1869, in England on s.c. 1871-2, 
on furlough. 1872-3, serving with i8th Hrs. 1874-5, 3rd Cav. 1875, leave 
on s.c. 1876, Oct. 4, Bt. Maj. 1877, on furlough. 1879, Apr. 19, ret. {E.I. 
Reg. and I. A. Z., iS^-j-jg; A.L., 1857-1911). 

Second son of Evelyn Meadows (i 785-1868), Bengal C.S. (cadet of 
Cairnfield), and Sophia Flora Cloete ; b. 1841, Jan. 23, at Dacca, bap. May 
2, at St. Thomas's Ch., there ; educated at Rev. J. R. Pears's, Windlesham, 
Surrey, Edinburgh Academy, and by Thomas Hodge, St. Andrew's ; nomin- 
ated for H.E.I.C.S. by Sir G. Pollock on recommendation of his father; m. 
1869, Dec 2, Margaret Jane Daniell, b. 1844, Apr. i, and has Margaret 
Evelyn, b. 187 1, Feb. 14, m. 1893, Aug. 23, Lt. Henry Forbes Mackay, R.M.A. ; 
Ethel Emma, b. 1872, Jun. 20, at Bangalore, bap.}w\. 12, m. 1893, Feb. i, 
Capt. A. H. Abercrombie ; Katie Evelyn, 6, 1875, Apr, ^2, bap. May i, at 
Saugor; and W^alter Lawrence Evelyn, b. 1877, Oct. 21. Gordon was living 

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266 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

at Southsea in 1908. Brother of Sir James Davidson, 789 ; nephew of 
Hugh, 668. 

1159- Philip. 1803, Aug. 24, Ens., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 1220). 

1160- Philip. 1805, Sep. 24, Ens., 27th Ft. {L.G., 1201). 1806, Nov. 
18, Lt. {ibid., 1493). 181 1, May 10, slightly wounded at Albuera {G.M., vol. 
81, pt. I, p. 662). 1812, Apr. 6-7, wounded at the siege of Badajos; Jul. 22, 
wounded in an affair at Salamanca {ibid., vol. 82, pt. i, p. 174, pt. 2, p. 574). 
1813, Jun. 21, wounded at Wittoria. {ibid., vol.83, pt. 2, p. 276); </, of wounds, 
Aug. 28 {IV.O., Reg. of Deceased Offs., P.R.O. ; A.L., 1806-14). 

Son of John, Grantown, N.B. ; tn. before 1807, Mar. 29, when his wife 
d. at Gonzero, Sicily {S.M., vol. 69, p. 718); his father placed, "in conse- 
quence of the loss he sustained by the death of his son," on the Royal 
Bounty, at £30 from 1814, Dec. 25, d. 1825, Dec 17 {JKO., Letters Compass. 
Fund). 

1161. Philip Brodie. 1857, Aug. i, Supy. Lt., Madras Vol. Gds. 
(Madras, A.L., 1859). 

Son of Charles Philip, who belonged to Lynn, Norfolk, who was by pro- 
fession a solicitor and who enlisted as a private in H.E.LC. Art., arriving at 
Madras 1814, Jul. 6 ; discharged at own request, with permission of the 
Comdr.-in-Chief ; practised as an attorney at Madras; m. 1818, Jan. i, at 
Black Town Chapel, Mary Anne Flood {b. 1806, d. 1836, Nov. 8, bur. beside 
her husband in St. George's Cathedral), and had Philip Brodie b. 1820, Dec. 21, 
bap. 1821, Mar. 15, at St. George's Ch. ; Lucretia Caroline, b. 1818, Oct. 4, 
bap. 1819, Jan. i, m. Maj. Hay; Alexander Douglas, 6. 1822, Jan. 21, bap. 
Jun. 22 ; Archibald Henry Light, b. 1823, Apr. 7, bap.jul. 6,d. 1824, Aug. 28 ; 
Georgiana Elizabeth, b. 1824, Oct. 24, bap. 1829, Apr. 15 ; m. 1841, Feb. 27, 
at Palamcottah, Rev. C. E. Macleod ; Augusta Sarah Catherine, b. 1826, Aug. 

7, bap. 1829, Apr. 15, m. Rhenius; Theodore Henry Light, 6. 1828, Apr. 

28, bap. 1829, Apr. 15 ; Adelaide Esther, b. 1830, Jan. 9, m. 1847, Apr. 2, at 
Vepery, Cecil Nicholls, 5th Madras N.L, d. 1848, Jun. 27, at Wells, Somerset ; 
and Dorothea Lucinda Symonds, b. 183 1, Nov. 30, bap. 1833, Mar. 20 ; Charles 
Philip d. 1833, Jul. 23 at Madras. Philip Brodie, who was a solicitor, m. 1847, 
Sep. 28, at Royapooram, Charlotte Maria, b. 183 1, dau. of Capt. A. A. F". J. 
MussitA, H.E.LC.S. (a Swiss), and had Frederick Philip Augustus, 464, 
Laurie Algernon Percy, 1082, Philip Cecil Harcourt, 1162, Florence Adelaide 
Antoinette, b. 1852, Jan. 6, bap. May 13, at Vepery ; Clarence George Douglas, 
b. 1853, Jun. 19, bap. Aug. 24, at Vepery, d. 1854, Oct. 16; Vivian Havelock 
St. Barbe, Inspector of Police, 6. 1859, Jul. 6, bap. Oct. 5, m. 1890, Feb. 24, 
at Akyab, Anna Jane, b. 1871, dau. of John Forkgen, d. 1910, Jun. 5, at 84 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 26/ 

Ladbroke Grove ; and Kathleen Amy Beatrice, b. 1861, Jan. 14, bap. May i. 
Philip Brodie Gordon d. 1866, Jan, ; his widow d. 1883, Nov. 21, bur. at St. 
George's Cathedral, Madras {I.O. Rec). 

1162- Philip Cecil Harcourt. 1885, Aug. i, Surg., afterwards Surg. 
Capt., A.M.S. Served in Burmese expedition 1885-9; mentioned in de- 
spatches {L.G., Sep 2 ; Medal, two clasps). 1897, Aug. i, Surg. Maj., A.M.S., 
afterwards Major, R.A.M.C. Served in S. African war, 1901-2, operations 
in Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony (Queen's Medal, three clasps). 
1905, Aug. I, Lt. Col. {A.L., 1885-1911). 

Youngest son of Philip Brodie, 1161; b. 1864, Jan. 17; L.R.C.P. and 
L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, 1885 ; m (i) 1888, Aug. 4, at Rangoon, Wilhemina B. 
Constantia, dau. of Charles Hayter, b. 1868, d. 1890, Nov. 26, at Trimulgherry ; 
(2) 1892, Dec. 29, at Newcastle, Sarah Jane Norah French (from whom he 
obtained a divorce, 1903, Mar. 16 {Daily Telegraph)), and has Cecil Philip 
George, b. 1893, Aug. 17, bap. Sep. 28, at Nowgong; Dorothy Norah Brodie, 
b. 1895, Jul. 5, bap. Sep. 17, at Christ Ch., Mussoorie ; and Claudine Con- 
stance, b. 1900, May 26, bap. Jul. 5, at Ranikhet. 

1163- Philip James. 1881, Jan. 22, 2nd Lt, 54th Dorsetsh. Reg., 
Jul. I, Lt. 1883, May 13, Lt, Bengal S.C. 1888, served in Hazara expedi- 
tion (Medal with clasp). 1890, Nov. 10, in civil employment, survey of 
India, Supdt., 2nd grade; Nov. ii, forest surveys, in charge of No. 9 party. 
1892, Jan. 22, Capt, LS.C. i9oi,Jan. 22, Maj., Indian Army (supy. list). 
1907, Jan. 22, Lt. Col. {A.L., and I.A.L., 1881-1911). 

Son of John ; b. 1859, Jun. 2 ; m. 1899, Dec. 21, at St Paul's, Poona, 
Edythe Harriet, b. 1866, Mar. 23, davi. of James Catterall, and had Phyllis, 
b. 1 901, Dec. 12, bap. Dec. 25, at St. Thomas's, Dehra Dun. 

1164. Pryse Lockhart. 1778, May 10, 2nd Lt, Marines. 1780, Jul. 
9, Lt. {A.L. 1779), got his commission through Lt. Col. Browne, who 
became his father-in-law. He set out to join his corps at Cork, 1778, Sep. 25 
(Memoirs, i. 70), afterwards going to Limerick. During his stay in Ireland, 
he recruited 297 men (ibid., i. 127). 1780, joined his corps at Plymouth, when 
he was appointed to the grenadier company, commanding it in the absence of 
the captain : " no instance had ever before occurred of an officer making his 
debut as a first lieutenant and of a year's standing " {ibid., i. 131). On the re- 
commendation of lieut. governor Campbell, he officiated as deputy'judge 
advocate in several general courts martial {ibid., 1. 132). He served in H.M.S. 
" Racehorse " till 1782 when it was paid off as unserviceable : and in that year 
conveyed Admiral Rodney to Bristol {ibid., 1. 135). While on the •' Racehorse " 
he got £17 4s. 9|d. as his share of prize money for the capture of three 



268 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

privateers (ibid., i, 137). Served two years on H.M. frigate " Rose," and on 
he " Princess Amelia " at the relief of Gibraltar, 1783, going on to the West 
Indies in which he spent a year, and which he revisited in 1789 on H.M.S. 
" Orion " {ibid., i. 138). In 1793 he quitted "a service which I disliked and 
in which I had served fifteen years as a subaltern " (ibid., i. 139). The rest 
of Gordon's career was spent in the army as follows : — 1793, Jun. 22, Lt. and 
Qr. Mr., N. Fencibles {L.G., 518). 1794, Jun. 21, Capt. {ibid., 599). 1795, 
h.p. 1798, Nov. 3. Gordon's brother, Rev. Abercromby, 73, writes from Banff 
to the Duke of Gordon about the Majority of the regiment for him {Gordon 
Castle Papers). 1805, Jun. 15, Ens., 15th Ft. {L.G., 770) or Jun. 13, 13th 
Garr. Batn. 1805-6, h.p. 1825, ret. or res. {A.L., 1781-1826). 

Son of Rev. Harry, minister of Ardersier, 617 J b. 1762, Apr. 23 ; edu- 
cated at King's Coll., Abd., 1776-78 ; wrote a ravelled autobiography. Personal 
Memoirs, 1830, in two vols., and two books of travel ; took Byron and, after- 
wards. Sir Walter Scott over the field of Waterloo in 181 5 ; tn. (i) 1787, Eliza 
{d. 1794), dau. of Col. John Browne of the Marines, and (2) 1800, Jan 28, at 
St. Margaret's, Westminster, Margaret Fairs {d. 1850), widow of Capt. 
Thomas Gorges, and had William Abercromby, 1473, and George Huntly 
{d. 1868), Scott's amanuensis (described at length by J. M Bulloch in the 
Banffshire Reporter, 1910, Aug. 34, 31). Gordon d. 1845, Sep. 2, at 90 High 
Street, Cheltenham. 

1165. R. 1830, Apr. 16, 2nd Off., H.E.I.C.S., "William Wilson," 
Madras to Calcutta {I.O. Rec). 

1166- R. 1853, Nov. I, 3rd Off., H.E.I.C.S., ♦• Sesostris," Bengal 
{I.O. Rec). 

1167- R- Capt., d. before 1862, Dec. 9, when his only son, Robert 
Adam, d. at Ventnor {G.M., vol. 14, 2nd N.S., p. 133). 

1168- R. 1892, Mar 26, 2nd Lt., Jersey Mil. {A.L., 1892— Jan. 

'95). 

1169- R> D« 1901-2, 2nd Lt, Transvaal Cadets, served in S. African 
War(^.L.). 

1170 Ramsay Frederick Clayton. 1884, Aug. 23, Lt., i8th Hrs. ; 
Sep. 10, Hampsh. Reg. 1888, Jan. 2, I.S.C. 1895, Aug, 23, Capt., I.S.C. 
1901, Mar. 12, Squad. Comdr., 15th Bengal Lcrs. 1901, Apr. — 1902, Apr., 
Dep. Insp. Gen. of Military Police, Burmah ; now commands it. 1902, Aug. 
33, Maj., Indian Army. 1910, Aug. 23, Lt. Col. {A.L. and I.A.L.). 

Only son of Alexander Ansdell, 220 ; b. 1864, Nov. 17 ; educated at 
Wellington Coll., 1877-82 {House of Gordon, 11. (484)). 

1171. Reginald Qeorge Stanier. 1900, Sep. 17, 2nd Lt., Shropsh. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS: 269 

Mil, 1901, Jul. 12, hon. 2nd Lt. (army). 1902, Feb. 26, Lt 1906, Feb. 17, 
2nd Lt., Dorset Imp. Yeo. {A.L., 1900-Jan. '08). 

Son of George Henry, of Wincombe Park, 579; b. 1883 ; educated at 
Eton. 

1172- Reginald Qlegg. 1903, May 28, 2nd Lt., 1st Edinburgh (city) 
R.G.A. Vols, (having joined the University Battery, 1903, Mar. 23). 1904, 
Feb. 13, Lt. {A.L., 1904-Jan. '08). 

Only child of David Stewart Ramsay (1845-1905), son of Samuel (1797- 
1882), who belonged to the Ardmeanach Gordons, Glenmuick (House of 
Gordon, i. (113); and Abd. Weekly Jour., 1910, Mar. 2); b. 1878, Sep. 26, 
at Calle Monte Allegre, Chili; M.B., CM. Edin., 1903; m. 1909, Jun. 10, 
Barbara Mackenzie, dau. of John Masson, and resides at Lettoch, Killie- 
crankie. 

1173. Richard. 1796, Sep. 20, Ens., 53rd Ft. (W.O. Notifications, 
P.R.O. ; A.L., 1797). 1797, superseded {W.O. A.L., MS. note, P.R.O.). 

1174. Richard. 1808, Oct. 29, Ens., 89th Ft. {L.G., 1455). 1809, 
Dec. 23, Lt., i2th Ft. {ibid., 2022; A.L., 1809-11). 1810, ret. {W.O. A.L., 
MS. note, P.R.O.). 

1175. Richard John. 1909, Nov. 8, Gunr. (act.), R.N. {N.L., 1910-11). 

1176- Richard Lewis Hobart. 1829, Oct. 9, Vol., ist class, R.N., 
"Victory " aged 15. 1830, Feb. 6, "Winchester ". 1831, Jul. 21. Mid. 1832, 
Jun. 25, Vol. ist Class; Sep. 3, Mid. 1833, Jun. 27, "Challenger" (Adtn. 
Indexes, Midshipmen^ P.R.O.). 1835, May 20, drowned (ship lost) off the 
coast of Chili, by the upsetting of a boat in performing a dangerous service 
essential to the preservation of the lives of his shipmates for which he had 
volunteered, May 15. The whole of the crew were saved except Gordon and a 
seaman, and were taken off the coast where they were in danger of being 
attacked by hostile Indians for 27 days, by the " Blonde" frigate. 

Fourth son of Alexander, of Ellon, 197; b. at Auchlunies 1815, May 27. 

1177- Robert. "Collonel in Germanic," Lord Morton's Reg., which 
served under Lord Willoughby (Earl of Lindsey) at the relief of Rochelle, 
1628 {Earls of Sutherland, 408). 

Son of Patrick, of Craigton, Sutherland, who was a brother of John, of 
Rothiemay ; had a brother John, " Lieutenant Collonel in Germanic " (Dun- 
robin MS., printed in the House of Gordon, u. (152)). 

1178- Robert. 1647, Nov. 2, went Madrid College, aged 24 ; refused 
admission, because his head had been pierced by a leaden bullet, and he had 
no knowledge of Latin ; given 250 reals and the expense of his journey ; 
became an officer in the army. 



270 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Son of George, and Margaret Bonneyman, in Elgin {Records of the Scots 
Colleges, I. 197). 

1179. Robert. 1648, Capt., Col. Robert Munro's Reg. {Earls of Suther- 
land, 542). 

Eldest son of Alexander, of Carroll, and Florence, dau. of Hector Munro, 
of Pitfour ; m. Margaret, dau. of Sir Alexander Gordon, of Navidale, and had 
Robert, 1181 ; d. before 1710, Nov. 25 (Bulloch's Gordons of Itivergordon, 97 ; 
House of Gordon, 11. (150)). 

1180> Robert, 4th Viscount of Kenmure. 1650, Dec. 22, as Governor 
of Kenmure Castle, surrendered to the English, undertaking forthwith to 
deliver up " his Castle of Kenmure with all the arms and ammunition for the 
use of His Excellency the Lord General Cromwell," but all his household 
stuffs were secured for his own use and those of the garrison had liberty to re- 
pair to their own homes (Mackenzie's History of Galloway, 11., Appendix 19). 
1651, Sep. 3, taken prisoner at the battle of Worcester (Nicoll's Diary, 
Bannatyne Club, 59). 1653, Jul. 27, joined Glencairn's Rising, taking a 
hundred horsemen to Killin, and returning South to raise more forces (Mer- 
curius Politicus, No. 167), and thenceforth he was one of the most active 
leaders against the Commonwealth. " He is repeatedly mentioned in Col. 
Lilburne's correspondence with the Lord General and others from Aug. 1653, 
till towards the end of the year, during which period he was engaged in the 
Highlands, particularly in association with Lord Lome, afterwards 9th Earl 
of Argyll, and the Laird of Macnaughton. 1654, Jul. 19, at the defeat of the 
Royalist Army at Loch Garry, his charger was taken and he with others " 
was" fain to make use of his heels over the bog" {Mercurius Politicus, 1654, J ul- 
Aug.). 1659, imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle ; escaping over the wall with 
two of his servants during the time of the sermon on Sunday, Dec. 18. 

Son of James, of Barncrosh and of Buittle, who was uncle of John, ist 
Viscount of Kenmure.; 6. 1622, Nov.; succeeded, 1643, his brother John, as 
4th Viscount of Kenmure, the latter having succeeded, 1639, John, 2nd 
Viscount; ;w. 1655, Oct. 20, at St. Paul's, Covent Garden, Martha, widow of 
Sir Gregory Norton, bart., of Charlton, Berks; d. s.p. before 1663, ^^^- 27, 
at Greenlaw, being succeeded by his grand uncle's great grandson, Alexander, 
123 {Scots Peerage^ v., 112, 120-123). 

1181- Robert. 1679, Apr. or earlier, Lt., Earl of Dumbarton's Ft., 
muster taken on arrival at Kinsale {Ormonde Papers, 11. 219). F^our com- 
panies of the reg. (which took part in the siege of Tangier) arrived there from 
Ireland on the "James" and "Swan," 1680, Apr. 4, and 12 more on the 
" Ruby," •* Phoenix," and " Garland " in the following Jul. (Routh's Tangier, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 2/1 

167, 183, 317, 318). 1683, Oct. I, musters at Tangier. 1684, Feb. 24, appears 
in a " List of Soldiers and others, to be transferred from Tangier to England 
by H.M.S. ' Oxford '" {Dartmouth Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., nth Report, 
pt. 5, p. no, Scottish Review, 1907, Jul. 4, p. 8). 1684, May 4, ist Lt. 
(Dalton's A.L., i. 318). 

Younger son of Robert, 1179- 

1182- Robert. 1682, Jun. 20, " Commission to Gordon, Younger of 
Gordonstown, to be Lt. Col. and Capt. of Militia Regiment in shires of Ross, 
Sutherland and Caithness" (Scotland Warrant Bks., P.R.O. vii. 212). 

Probably Sir Robert, 3rd bart. of Gordonstown; b. 1647, Mar. 7, at 
Gordonstown ; distinguished as a mechanician ; knighted 1673 ; succeeded 
to baronetcy about 1685; twice w. ; d, 1704, Sep. 5, or Oct. at Ogston 
{D.N.B.). 

1183- Robert. 1689, Jul. lo, Ens., Earl of Angus's Reg. The Camero- 
nians (Muster Roll). 

1184- Robert. " Lifetennant," i.e. Lieutenant, "who married and 
yet lives " (Balhithan MS.). 

Second son of Adam, of Glenbucket,. cadet of Park, who<i. 1693 ; mentioned 
in the Poll Book, 1696 (List of Pollahle Persons, i. 518); brother of Capt. 
Adam and Ensign Alexander, both in continental armies. 

1185- Robert. " An officer in the army" (Douglas's Baronage, 1798, 

P- 3°)- 

Younger son of Sir James, 5th bart of Lesmoir who d. about 17 14 

(House of Gordon, 11. (256)). 

1186- Robert. Lt., Hamilton's Ft., which served at Malplaquet, where 
Hamilton comd. four Batns. of Infantry as Maj. Gen., Scots Brigade. 1714, 
h.p. on reduction (MS. A.L., 1722, p. 120, P.R.O. ; List of Reduced Officers 
H.M. Land Forces and Marines entitled to receive half pay, published 1738-40 
for House of Cominons ; A.L., 1740, p. 144, Roy. Unit. Serv. Inst. ; Dalton's 
A.L.). 

M. before 1716, Dec. 25 ; d. 1739, Apr. 13 ; will proved 1740, Feb. 20, by 
widow Margaret, for £\2 i6s. 8d., amount of h.p. due at death (Brechin Test. ; 
W.O. Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.). "Jean (d. 1766, Mar. 12), dau. of Lt. Robert 
Gordon, Montrose (rf. before 1747) m. 1747, John, son of Robert Stewart, thrice 
Provost of Aberdeen, and Anne Gordon (sister of Charles, 299), Professor of 
Mathematics, Marischal Coll., Aberdeen ; Stewart and his dau. Margaret, d. 
1766, Mar, 13 (Abd. your.). 

1187- Robert. 1738, Ab., R.N., Deptford Stores ship, afterwards Qr. 
Mr. Mate and Mid. ; Mid., " Carcass " sloop, " Love," " Preston," " Wager". 



272 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1744, Aug. 2, passed as Lt., aged 28 {A dm. N. Board, Lts. Passing Certif., 
P.R.O.). 1745, Mar. i, Lt., •' Tavistock ". 1746, Apr. 30, discharged, May 
I, h.p. 1747, Oct. 14, Portsmouth stores. 1748, Apr. 15, " Hampshire," 
Aug. 2, sunk; Aug. 3, h.p. 1755, Oct. 7, "Ferret" sloop. 1756, Jun. 11, 
3rd Lt, "St. George". 1757, Mar. 29 or 30, and Lt. ; May, "Culloden". 
1760, Aug. 20, h.p. {Adm. Half Pay Lists, 1746-51 ; Muster Bks., P.R.O.). 

Son of John, of Carroll ; m. Jane, dau. of Thomas Grant, of Achoynanie, 
will 1774, Dec. 30 {Ahd. Test. ; Eraser's Chiefs of Grant, i. 514) ; had a dau. 
Jane, his executrix, and a dau. d. 1783, Jan. 30, at Kintradwell, Sutherland 
(S.M., vol, 45, p. no). Gordon d. 1781, Jul. 17, at his house in Castlehill, 
Aberdeen {Ahd. jfour., Jul. 23). His sister Elizabeth, </. 1780, Mar. 24, at 
Tain (ibid., Apr. 3) ; had a sister Margaret ; nephew of " Capt. William 
Gordon," and possibly related to Adam Gordon, who receivedhish.p. for him. 

1188- Robert. 1741, Apr. 14, Ens., ist Ft. 1742, May i, Lt. and 
Capt. 1753, Jun. 20, discharged {MS. A.L., 1742-3. P- io9. i75«» PP- 113. 
114, P.R.O. ; Quarters of the Army in Ireland, 1745, 1749, 1750-2). 

1189- Robert. 1741, May 4, and Lt., Col. Long's Marines. 1743, 
Sep. 28, ist Lt., Maj. Gen. Philipp's (40th) Ft. 1745, Feb. 9, ist Lt., Byng's 
Coy., Col. Long's Marines. 1747, Jun. i, Capt., one of 12 Independent 
Coys, of Marines going on an expedition under comd. of Hon. Adm. Boscawen. 
1751, Oct. 12, Capt., Col. Campbell's (aist) Ft, from h.p. (MS. A.L., 1742-3, 
pp. 74, 104, 138, 139, 218; 1745, p. 126; 1752, p. 225, P.R.O.). 1762, May 7, 
Bt Maj. {A.L., 1754-64). 

1190. Robert. 1741, Jul. 11, Ens., 14th Ft 1746, Apr. 23, Lt 1747, 
Jan. 20, Adj. 1750, Sep. 27, granted ten months' leave of absence from Jun. 
25 on private affairs. 1751, Oct. 31, exchanged with Lt. Leathes Johnstone 
from Irish h.p., ret (MS. A.L., 1742-3, p. 61 ; 1745, p. 75 ; 1752-3, p. 188; 
Leave of Absence, P.R.O.). 

1191- Lord Robert 1741, Sep. 18, Comet N. British Dgns. (MS. 
A,L., 1745, p. 18, P.R.O.). 

A " Lord " Robert Gordon can have been a son only of a Duke of Gordon, 
but no such son of a Duke of Gordon is known to any peerage. On the same 
date Lord Adam, who was undoubtedly a son of Alexander, 2nd Duke, also 
became a cornet in the same reg. The " Lord " is probably a mistake. 

1192. Robert. 1743, Mid., R.N., "Shark" sloop; later Ab. and Qr. 
Mr., "Deal Castle," Captain's servant, " Sheerness," Ab., "Chesterfield," 
Mid., " Assistance," Ab., '• Devonshire ". 1750, Feb. 13, passed as Lt, aged 
20 (Adw. N. Board Lts. Passing Certif, P.R.O.). 

1193- Robert. 1747, Jun. i, Capt., Independent Highland Coy., raised 



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by him for service in Scotland, but afterwards in E. Indies, previously Lt., 
Collyear's Reg., Scots Brigade {W.O. Commissions, P.R.O. ; G.M., vol. 22, 
p. 297) ; probably the Capt. Gordon, H.M. Independent Coy. for the E. Indies, 
who, Sep. 27, conveyed several prisoners from Carlisle to London (Allardyce's 
Hist. Papers, 6iS). 1748, served at Pondicherry. 1755, returned to England 
from India. 1756, Aug. 21 or Sep. 3, Capt., 33rd Ft. {W.O. Commissions and 
Notifications, MS. A.L. 1752, pt. 2, p. 153, P.R.O. ). 1758, Dec. 30, Maj. 
and Capt., 84th Ft., raised for service in E. Indies {G.M., vol. 26, p. 413 ; 
S.M,, vol. 17, p. 418 ; Maj. G. A. R&ikes's Roll oj Offs. S^th Reg., 2nd Batn., 
p. 84; A.L., 1757-72). 1759, Sep., comd. 2nd Division at the attack on 
Vandiwash, war against the French on the Coromandel Coast ; " in the first 
line on the right was Draper's Regiment, commanded by Major Brereton, on 
the left was Coote's Regiment commanded by Major William Gordon, 1392j 
in the centre were the troops of the India Company commanded by Major 
Robert Gordon, with ten pieces of artillery in the centre and on the flanks '' 
(Complete History of the War in India, 1749-61). 1760, Mar., temporarily 
comd. main army during absence of Col. Coote and Maj. Monson ; Mar. 28, 
moved to Alamparvah ; Apr. 1, encamped at Kellenore, and sent a detachment 
against Killaporum ; Apr. 11, in charge of a large detachment sent by Coote 
to take the pettah under Fort of Valdore ; comd. attack at Valdore which 
surrendered Apr. 18 ; Sep., comd. ist Division in attack on Bound Hedge, 
Pondicherry (Robert Orme's Military Transactions in Indostan, 11. 518-23, 
624-8, 666-9 ; Add. MSS., 35,917, f. 46, B.M.). 1760, serving at Cuddalore. 

1761, Apr., Comdg. Off., Cuddalore Camp, ordered sale of effects on death of 
William, 1392, buying one of the lots, which included William's " gray horse 
£73 I2S., Freemason's apron and cross and a harp". 1761, Jun., said 
(Morning Chronicle, 1774, Jan 27) to have served at Belle Isle and in Portugal. 

1762, Jan. 18, Bt. Lt. Col., left 84th Ft. (W.O. A L., erased MS. note); Oct. 
8, Lt. Col., in Portugal only. 1768, offered his services to H.E.I.C. ; accepted, 
Sep. 4, arrived at Bombay, given comd. of troops there in the absence of 
Col. Pemble. 1769, Nov. or earlier, Lt. Col., Bombay Inf., aged 49, employed 
at Tellicherry. 1770, Mar. 28, Col. (MS. A.L., Bombay). 1771, Jan., sent with 
1500 men against a set of pirates called Coolies to the N. of Surat, subdued 
them; stormed Morvah ; attacked Broach (Morning Chronicle, 1774, Feb. i). 
1772, Nov. 12, again attacked Broach; Nov. 28, it was decided at a Council 
meeting " Mr. Gordon must repair to his station at the Presidency with the 
military and main force under his command " ; Dec. 18, Council acquiesced " in 
Colonel Gordon's staying at Broach with the whole military force till circum- 
stances conveniently admit of his return " ; Council decided 1776, Oct. 7 (affair 

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274 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

at Broach) that Gordon "in consideration of his very particular case is to be 
allowed the sum of Rs. 8000 as his share out of the general amount " (G. W. 
Forrest's Bombay State Papers, 1. 1 -J ^, 191; 11. 176). 1773, employed at Bombay 
1774, Feb. I, appt. Comdr. of forces in Madura, the directors rescinding by 155 
votes the appointment which they had given, Jan 27, to Col. James Stuart of 
the Torrance family (who fought a duel with Lord Macartney in 1780), a 
fierce newspaper correspondence in the Morning Chronicle for Gordon and in 
the Public Advertiser against him, and an eleven hours meeting of the directors 
on Jan. 27 having intervened (controversy printed verbatim in Banffshire 
Advertiser, 191 1, May 4-25) ; Feb. 8, Brig. Gen. ; Apr. 12, Comdr. in Chief, his 
staff consisting of Capt. Richard Campbell, Maj. of Brigade, Capt, Alexander 
McLellan, A.D.C., and Mr. Robert Taylor, secretary {MS. A.L., Bombay, 
1774, Nov. i; 1775, Jul. ; 1776, May) ; Dec. 12, sent to reduce the fort of Thana 
in co-operation with Mr. John Watson, Supt., Bombay Marine; this expedi- 
tion and results dealt with at length in 15 letters from Gordon to the 
President of the Council; Dec. 28, the fort was taken by assault : Dec. 31, 
Thana captured (J. M. Bulloch in Huntly Express, 1907, Jan. 4, 11); 
Philippart {E. India Mil. Cal., 11. 488, note) says when Ensign Nugent 
reported to Brigadier General Gordon that the breach was practicable, having 
proceeded under shelter of the bank of the river and at great personal risk to 
ascertain this fact, the Brigadier " one of the bravest and best of men," . . . 
said to his A.D.C. Capt. McClellan, " Maister Nugent tells me he cou'd dance 
a minuet on the breach ". 1775 (first Mahratta war) Gordon, made acquaint- 
ance with the negotiations with Raghunath (one of the claimants to the 
throne at Poona), signifies his approbation of the measures, offers his services 
to command the forces sent to Raghunath, dissents to the appointment of Lt. 
Col. Keating to the command {Bombay Secretariat Records, 126). 1776, 
Mar. 7, Warren Hastings writes to Govr. and Council, Bombay that the 
command be given to Gen. Gordon, 

to whom alone we deem [it] fit to be entrusted with a charge of such consequence to the 
interest, and order and safety of the Company. By express choice and nomination he was 
appointed to it ; we also recommend that you give him immediate orders to join the troops with 
Raghunath and march the combined forces with all possible expedition to Poona. The occasion 
is too critical and important for us to stand on personal respects, and we hereby declare that 
we shall consider you responsible to the Company for the consequences, if our present recom- 
mendation of General Gordon should not be complied with (Bombay State Papers, Maratha 
Series, i. 275-6). 

Nov. 23, Gordon submits his reasons to the Secret Committee, which he 
requests may be entered on their Minutes, why the Presidency should give 



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no protection, countenance nor support to Raghunath, who has left his place 
of residence assigned him by the peace treaty and come to Bombay. In his 
fight with Keating, Gordon found a great supporter in John Murray, the 
publisher, who had fought tenaciously for him in his struggle with Stuart 
{Banffshire Advertiser, 191 1, Jun. 1). 

Apparently (natural ?) son of Sir Robert, 4th bart. of Gordonstown, to 
whose son and successor, Sir William, 6th bart., he left part of his fortune. 
Gordon d. 1777, May 4, bur. in Bombay (S.Af., vol. 40, p. 11). By will, 
dated 1776, Aug. 16, he appointed his friend Lt. Col. Cockburn and his 
secretary, Robert Taylor, executors, leaving each of them Rs. 800 ; he 
bequeathed £"1000 each to Mrs. Elizabeth Sutherland, Lady Duffus, widow 
of Eric Sutherland, Lord Duffus, ;^iooo to Mrs. Joanna Taylor, wife of 
William Taylor, Writer in Edinburgh, ;^5oo to Mrs. Naomi Ross, widow of 
Ross, of Pitearney, Ross-sh., Rs. 800, and his wearing apparel to his 
servant Christopher Joseph (7.0. Rec). 

1194. Robert. 1746, Nov. 27, Cornet, N. British Dgns. {W.O. 
Notifications, P.R.O.) 

1195. 1759, Jun. I, Mid., R.N. "Lynn" (Adm. Muster Bks., P.R.O.). 

1196- Robert. 1759, Sep. 6, Lt., Earl of Sutherland's Batn. of Highlrs. 
{A.L., 1760-3 ; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

1197- Robert. 1759, Oct. 27, Ens., Essex Mil., ist or Western Batn. 
A.L., 1762). 

1198- Robert. 1760, Dec. 20, Ens., 2Sth Ft. previously Vol. 1762, 
May I, Ens., 102nd Ft., 1763, h.p. {A.L., 1763-85 ; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.). 

1199. Robert. 1768, Gunr., H.E.LC.S. " Drake" snow. 1769, Jan. or 
Mar. 26, "Admiral Watson". 1770, Mar. 31, " Resolution " (7.0, Rec). 

1200. Robert. 1772, Jul. 3, Ens., 44th Ft. 1776, Jul. 9, Lt., 35th Ft., 
{A.L., 1773-80; Richard Trimen's Rec. ^^th Reg.). 

Youngest son of Alexander, XL of Gight, d. 1780 {House 0/ Gordon, i. 
(281), II. (47s) ; W.O. A.L. 1780, MS. note, P.R.O.). 

1201. Robert. 1775, Surg. Mate, 54th Ft. (previously Hosp. Mate). 
1779. Jul- 30. Surg., 54th Ft. {L.G., 1780, Feb. 15). 1781, Sep. 13, ret. 
{L.G., Dec. 11). Served through American war and is referred to in Army 
Accounts 1776-80, "abstract of expenses incurred at Philadelphia" by him, 
and, 1781, Dec. 3, "Mr. Gordon to be reimbursed what the Surgeoncy cost 
him by the sale of an Ensigncy" {Roy. Inst. Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., 11. 
227, 358). Re-entered the service as Hosp. Mate, and 1782, Aug. 2 to Nov. 13, 
was serving at Woodbridge Camp at 5/- a day, and said to be "going to 
Jamaica in Jan. 1783" {W.O. Out Letters, Med. Dept., P.R.O.). "Mr. 



276 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Robert Gordon sold his commission as regtl. Surg. . . . some time after 
which the late Surgeon Gen, [Mr. Robert Adair] on his earnest solicitation 
employed him in 1782 to attend the camp and he has been established and 
resident in Jamaica since 1785" {ibid. 1792, Dec. 18); date of appt. 1785, 
Mar. 25 {ibid. 1790, Mar.). 1790, one of eight mates serving in Jamaica 
at 7/6 a day {List of Hosp. Mates, 1786, Dec, to 1790, Jan.). Had applied 
for the Surgeoncy of a cav. regt., but was informed " as you are at so great 
a distance from home it might be of great prejudice to the service to have 
such a corps left without assistance until you should be able to join it, es- 
pecially as these regts. have now no Mates " {W.O. Out Letters, 1789, Aug. 4). 
1794, still holding appt, as Hosp. Mate, for Surg. Gen., writing to John Weir, 
Surg, to Forces in Jamaica, refers to " Dr. Robert Gordon's Memorial" which 
he received and laid before A, M. Board, and adds " I doubt not of his being 
considered when a proper opportunity offers, but the office of Physician is 
quite out of the question " {ibid., Apr. 3) ; and again " the A. M. Board will 
certainly take his services into consideration when a proper opportunity of 
promoting him shall offer. ... I Bnd he solicits a physician's ofBce and in 
this regard I can answer that the Board seems resolved not to promote to 
Physician any who are not Fellows or Licentiates of the College [of Phys, of 
Lond.]. I beg . . . you to say this to him and I will take an early opportunity 
of writing to Dr. Gordon" {ibid., Apr. 16). 1795, Sept. 16, Acting Dep. 
Purveyor at Jamaica. 1796, Nov. 23, Phys. to Forces, St. Domingo (? Bar- 
badoes). 1797, Sept. 2, A. M. Board writes to Sec. at War: "We beg 
to return the enclosed with the only observations we can possibly make on it, 
which are that we neither are informed according to Mr. Gordon's letter 
to Col. Brownrigg that the office of Insp. Gen. at St. Domingo is going 
abeging, nor even that the office is vacant, and that we never recommended 
Mr. Gordon to any appt., not having any knowledge of him " {ibid.). 1797, 
Dec. 25, placed on h.p. 1801, Apr. 25, f.p. 1802, Mar. 19, recommended, 
unsuccessfully, by Duke of Kent, for Insp. of Hosp. at Halifax, N.S, ; Jun. 
25, h.p. 1803, Jul. 25, f.p. ; Aug. 9, Phys. to the Forces {L.G., p. 986), 
possibly as result of his letter to Board of Apr. 2, praying for remunera- 
tion granted to officers of 30 years' standing. 1804, Feb. 15, tried by Court 
Martial at Chelsea College (warrant dated loth) " for writing a letter [dated 
Jan. 23] conceived in most disrespectful and highly offensive terms to the 
Surg. Gen. his superior officer in the Med. Depart, to the prejudice of good 
order and military discipline " ; Jun. 23, The Judge Advocate Gen, writes : 
" Taking into consideration that the circumstance of the New Regulations 
of H.RH., the Comdr. in Chief, which were signified by the Deputy 



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Secretar}' at War to the Army Medical Board, had not been communicated 
to Dr. Gordon, and firmly believing from his assertion that nothing but the 
impression of being improperly treated and degraded by having an inferior 
officer placed over him, as he conceived without due authority, could have 
induced him to write the letter in question, and that had the New Regula- 
tions been communicated to Dr. Gordon, the Court [was] inclined to believe 
it would have prevented any remonstrance on the subject and did therefore 
adjudge that he the said Dr. Gordon be reprimanded in such manner as H. M. 
may be pleased to direct. H. M. is pleased to direct that Dr. Gordon be re- 
primanded by the Physician General of the Army ". Reprimanded and ordered, 
July 9, to report himself immediately to Phys. General for further instruc- 
tions ; Aug. II, dismissed the service {L.G., 955). 1807, May, placed on h.p. 
1821, Jul. 19, Dep. Insp, of Hosp. by brevet {ibid., p. 1616; A.L. gives date 
1817, Jul. 17). 

Son of Thomas, of Kinharvie (i 700-63), supposed to be a cadet of Kenmure, 
and Ann Gartshore ; w., 1784, Oct. 23, at Kingston, Jamaica, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Ann Adams {d., 1813, Nov. 12), and had a dau. Elizabeth (d., 1832, Apr. 15) 
placed on Compass. List from Christmas 1821 at £"16. Arrears due at her 
death paid to her brother Robert Edward George, 1264 {W.O. Abst. of Appl. 
Compass. List, Wid.'s journal, W.O. Cert., Corresp. Compass. Fund, P.R.O. '; 
A.L. 1 797-1823). Gordon d. 1822, May 27, aged 75 (Kinharvie family 
described by J. M. Bulloch in Dumfries Courier 1907, Jul. 24). Uncle of 
John, 977. 

1202. Robert. 1778, May 30, Off., RN., wrote from H.M.S. " Berwick" 
from Spithead ; Jun. 28, wrote from St. Helens ; Sep. 25, wrote from sea — 
" the French fleet are not to be found ". Burke {Peerage, 191 1, under Gordon, 
of Earlston) says he retired owing to bad health. 

Third son of William, of Culvennan (J. M. Bulloch in Dumfries Courier^ 
1906, Aug. 25): d. 1753, Nov. 13; inherited Threavegrange from his brother, 
David, 398, 1692; d. unm. 1831, at Dumfries. 

1203. Hon. Robert. 1778, Jun. 6, Ens., 78th, afterwards 72nd, Ft. (L.G.). 
1779, May 26, Lt. 1788, Apr., serving on the Coromandel Coast {ListofH.M. 
and H E.LC. Offs.). 1792, May 4 or Nov. 10, Capt. Lt. {L.G., 838). 1794, 
May 3 or Sep. 14, Capt. 1798, ret. {ibid., 402 ; A.L., 1779-98; W.O. A.L., 
1798, MS. note). 

Younger son of John, "8th Viscount of Kenmure"; d. unm. 1797 in 
England ; will proved 1800, Jan. 14, by two surviving brothers, executors ; 
there was owing to him at death ;f 1000 contained in a bond dated 1792, Dec. 
18, 1793, Jan. 10, by Dunbar, Earl of Selkirk and Basil, Lord Daer, to Alex- 



278 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

ander McKenzie, his trustee {Edinburgh Test.). Brother of Hon. Adam, 97, 
Hon. James, 725, John " loth Viscount of Kenmure," 897, William, " 9th 
Viscount of Kenmure," 1402. 

1204. Robert. 1779, Feb. 8 or Jul. 24, Lt, Sutherland Fencibles {S.M., 
Vol. 41, p. 400; A.L., 1779-82). 

1205. Robert. 1780, Jan. 17 or Feb. 8, Cornet, 2nd Dgn. Gds. (L.G.). 
1784, Oct. 9, Lt. {ibid., 513). 1787, Jun. 27, granted six months leave of 
absence on private affairs, 1790, Dec. 18, Capt. {ibid., 754). 1792, Dec, 
reported unfit for service, "his fractured leg being still in a very weak state, 
but it is hoped that in a few months he will be perfectly well " {W.O. In 
Letters Misc. Sec. at War, P.R.O.). 1794, Mar. i or Sep. 9, Maj. {L.G., 
907)- 1797. Oct. 28, Lt. Col., 26th, afterwards 23rd, Light Dgns. {ibid., 1023), 
1801-2, comd. in Egypt (Davis's 2nd Ft., iv. 395). 1803, Feb. 19, ret. 
{L.G., 227). 

Third son of Robert, of Auchendolly (1724-8), mayor of Bristol ; b. 1760 ; 
m. 1799, Feb. 5, at Southampton, Elizabeth Blaney, dau. of Col. B. Johnston, 
65th Ft., and had Augustus, 278, and Henry, 636. 1807-9, Hving at Botley 
Grange, Southampton ; d. 1845, Jan. (Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886; Bishop 
of Winchester's Reg., Harl. Soc. ; G.M., Vol. 68, pt. i, p. 164; S.M., 1809, 
Feb.). Uncle of Charles John, 368, and Robert, 1235- 

1206. Robert. 1781, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Bombay). 1782, Sep. 6, 
arrived at Bombay; Nov 21, Ens., European Reg., detachment under Brig. 
Gen. Mathews for invasion of Canara ; present at siege and storm of Onore, 
assault and capture at Cundapore, and of all the works that defended Hyder 
Gheer Ghauts, followed by surrender of Bednore. 1783, Apr., took part in 
attack and storm of Annantapoor, taken prisoner, marched with 80 other oifs. 
to Chittledroog in irons; kept thus closely confined until the peace. 1784, 

^removed to ist Batn. N.I ; served as Von Adj., Tannah. 1788 Sep. 6, Lt. 
1790, Nov., Adj., 1 2th Batn., superintending the discipline of 1200 recruits, 
went on service to Tellicherry, with that corps complete in discipline, though 
young soldiers. 1791, served at siege and capture of Cannanore undei Lt. 
Gen. Sir Robert Abercromby, and in the field the entire campaign. 1792, 
served at siege of Seringapatam. 1793, May, appt. to Adj. Gen.'s office. 
1796, Jul. II, D.A.A.G. 1797, Sep. 6, Capt. Lt., accompanied Gen. Stuart to 
Malabar for the subjugation of the Cotiote Country. 1798, Feb. 13, Adj. Gen., 
Member of Military Board, rank of Lt. Col. ; Dec. 28, Capt. 1799, served at 
siege and capture of Seringapatam (Philippart's E. India Mil. CaL). 1805, 
Apr. 28, Maj. 1807, Agent for army clothing. 1809, Oct. i, Lt. Col. 1813, 
Dec. furlough to England. 1816, May 29, ret. {E. I. Reg., 1800-16). 



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Apparently connected with Gordons of Edintore through Rev. Lewis, 
minister of Drainie ; b. 1763; in. 1800, Oct. 4, at Bombay, Hannah King, 
one of the eight beautiful daus. of John King, of Puttenham, near Guildford, 
1746-1817; d. 1835, Aug. I, at Canterbury in his 73rd year; commemorated 
by an inscription in Old Walmer Parish Church as an " honourable and useful 
officer, appreciated and acknowledged by the Governors and Commanders-in- 
Chief under whom he served, and his private worth as a liberal friend and 
amiable companion is affectionately remembered by his brother officers and 
others ". His only child Robert Edward, /;. 1823, Jan. 12, at St. Marylebone, 
d. 1837, Nov. 14, at Walmer. Mrs. Gordon d. there 1836, Dec. i {G.M., vol. 
4, N.S., p. 333, Vol. 7, N.S., p. 109, Vol. 8, N.S., p. 658). Gordon's portrait in 
oils, his photograph and one of his wife, were lent to the India Exhibition, 
Earl's Court, 1895, ^y ^^- ^"^ ^'"s- Eastwick-Field. Mrs. Gordon's youngest 
sister m. Capt. Robert William Eastwick (1772-1865), the subject of Adventures 
of a Master Mariner, edited by Herbert Eastwick Compton, 1890 (J. M. 
Bulloch in Huntly Express, 1907, Jul, 26 ; and in Northern Scot, 1911, May 
27, Jun. 3). 

1207. Robert. 1779, Aug. 18, or 1781, Jun. 2, Ens., 73rd after 1786, 
71st Ft., previously Vol. (L.G.) 1784, Nov. 2 or 1785, Oct. 22, Lt. {L.G., 477). 
1788, Feb. 26, granted leave of absence until 1789, Jan. i, on account of his 
health. 1790, Jan. 2, twelve months leave on private affairs. 1791, Jan. 24, 
or Feb. 26, Capt., Independent Coy. of Ft. {W.O.A.L., 1790, MS. note P.R.O. 
L.G., 120; A.L., 1788-90). Said (by family tradition) to have served in 
Ireland during rebellion as Capt. in a Fencible reg. or in Sutherland Fencibles. 

Eldest son of Robert, Achness, by his first wife Barbara, dau. of Robert 
Munro, of Blairich ; b. 1755, Nov. 24; acquired Invercarron ; m. Christina, 
dau. of Hugh Munro, of Achany, and had two sons and three daus., including 
Barbara, the mother of Principal Rainy [Genealogy of the Families of Douglas 
and Robertson, 1884, pp. 42-3 ; Mackenzie's Munro of Foulis, 478 ; Melville's 
Balfours of Pilrig, 220, 223). Half-brother of Alexander, 185, George, 524. 
John P[olson.?], 1055, Rupert Daniel, 1282, and William, 1408- 

1208-9. Robert. 1781, Dec. 3, 2nd Lt., Marines. 1784, h.p. 1787, 
Nov. 17 or 1788, Feb, 9, Ens., 60th Ft. {L.G., 1788, 62). 1790, Apr. 13, Adj. ; 
May 5 or 8, Lt. {L.G., 217, 275). 1793, Nov. 2 or 1794, Feb. 25, Capt. Lt. 
(ibid., 169). 1794, Nov. 16 or 1795, ^P""- i4> Capt,, 34th Ft, (ibid., 330). 
1798, Feb. 27, Maj. of Brigade, forces in S. Britain (ibid., 174). 1800, May 13, 
Maj. 1806, Jul. 17, ret. [ibid., 462; A.L., 1782-1806; Rec. 24th Reg., gj). 
1808, May 7, Insp, Field Off., Yeo. and Vol, Corps, rank of Lt. Col., while so 
employed (L.G., 625). 



280 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

D. 1832, Mar. 2, at Inverness, aged 64 {G.M., Vol. 102, pt. i, p. 389) 
erroneously described as "late of 13th Light Dragoons". Probably the Maj- 
Gordon 34th Regiment, who met Capt. George Elers in London, 1806, Nov. 
(Elers' Memoirs^ 200). 

1210-1. Robert. 1794, Sep. 27, Lt., Sutherland Fencibles, 2nd Reg. 
{L.G., 974). 

1212. Robert. 1794, Nov. 29, Capt., Elgin Fenc. Inf. {List of Offs. 
Mil., Fenc. Cav., and Inf., Irish Establishrnent, 1 797-1800). 

1213- Robert. 1795, J""- *°» Capt., Earl of Elgin's Fenc. Cav. (L.G., 
630). 

1214. Robert. 1797, Mar, 10 or Apr. 15, Ens., Edinburgh Highland 
Vols. {L.G., 377). 1798, Jun. 5, Lt. {ibid., 482). 1801, Sep. 5, Capt. Lt. {ibid., 
1073). 1803, Jun. 4, Capt. {ibid., 651). 

1215. Robert. 1797, May 27 Ens., N. Fencibles {L.G., 471). 1798, 
Aug. 29 or Sep. i, Lt. {ibid., Sio). 1800, Jul. i, ist Lt., Strathdon Vols. 
{ibid., 748). 

Fifth son of James, in Croughly (1726-1812) ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of . . . 
Stewart of Lynchorck, Strathavon, and had John and two daus. {Croughly 
Book, 92); d. 1828, Feb. 4, at Croughly, his widow, who tn. Capt. Grant, of 
Woodside, dying 1858. Brother of Charles, 318, George, 515, James, 755, 
John, 917, and William Alexander, 1474- 

1216. Robert. 1797, Jul. i, Lt., W. York Mil., 4th reg. {L.G., 1007). 

1217. Robert. 1798, Aug. 29, Ens., N. Fencibles {W.O. Commissions, 
P.R.O.). 1803, Jul. 18, Lt., Aberdeensh. Mil. {L.G., 1051). 1804, Jun. 25 or 
Jul. 14, Capt. {ibid., 852; List of Offs. Mil., and Vols., 1807, p. i). 

Son of Alexander, of Invernettie and Glendaveny, who was the son or 
George, IV. of Sheelagreen ; acquired the estate of Ashmore, Perthshire ; m. 
1806, May 19, at Alehousehill, Catherine, youngest dau, of James Reid {Abd. 
your.. May 21), incorrectly stated {House of Gordon, 11. (506) to be dau. 01 
Anderson, of Techmuiry ; d. s.p. and v.p., 1824, Jul. 27, at Ashmore. 

1218. Robert. 1798, Dec. 12, Ens., N. Fencibles {Gordon Castle 
Papers). 

Eldest son of William, in Lettoch, Glenlivet, and Anne Grant, Birchfield, 
Cromdale; bap. 1783, Nov, 3, 

1219. Robert. 1799, Jul. 24, Lt., Sutherland Fencibles {L.G.). 

1220- Robert. 1800, Apr. 13, 2nd Lt., Sutherland Vols. N. Batn. 
{L.G., 358). 1803, Aug. 13, ist Lt. {ibid., 1008). 

1221. Robert. 1800, Oct. 11, Ens., 6oth Ft. {L.G., 1157). 1803, Aug. 
9, Lt. {ibid., 984). 1805, Jul. 20, Lt., 85th F"t. {ibid., 930); d. 1810 {A.L., 



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1801-11; Henry Stocks Smith's List of Offs. 85th Reg., pp. 28-9; Col. 
Mend's King's Roy. Rif., 27). 

1222- Robert. 1801, Feb. 23, Asst. Surg., R.N. ,'* Minerva " frigate. 
1803, prisoner at Verdun (Joseph Babington Macaulay's L?/V of the Last Earl 
of Stirling), where Rev. William Gordon (1771-1837), a native of Islip and 
vicar of Dun's Tew, Oxford, was also a prisoner for eleven years, being 
captured when abroad as tutor to the son of Sir Henry Dashwood, bart. {G.M., 
vol. 8, N.S., 97). 1815, h.p. ; Jul. 7. "Haslar". 1819, May 14, " Abion ". 
{N.L., 1801-46); d. 1846. 

1223- Robert. 1802, Mar. 9, Ens., 47th Ft. 1804, superseded {L.G., 
246; A.L., 1803-4; W.O. A.L. 1804, MS. note P.R.O.). 

1224- Robert. 1803, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay) Eng. 1804, May i, 
Ens. ; Jun. 21, stationed at Versovah. 1806, Feb. 27, Lt. 1809, Oct. 16, 
stationed at Goa. 1810, Jun. 12, granted leave on s.c. to sea. 181 1, Dec. 8, 
instructed to be prepared to accompany a force ordered to proceed on field 
service. 181 2, Jul., attached to Pioneer Corps. 1812-1815, Oct. 18, Asst. to 
the Rev. Surv. of Bombay. 1815-1826, Resident at Travancore. r8i8, Jan. 
8, Bt. Capt. 1819, Apr. i, Capt. 1830, Sep. 18 — 1834, Insp. Eng. in Gen., 
Guzerat. 1831, Feb. 20, Maj. 1832, Mar. 14, allowed to purchase a plot of 
ground for the purpose of building a house in Ahmedabad' (E. L Reg., 
1801-35). 

Sixth son of Rev. Lewis, minister of Drainie, of the Edintore family, and 
Elizabeth Logan (House of Gordon, 11. (404)); b. 1786, Apr. 2, bap. Apr. 10, 
educated at Marischal Coll.; m. 1816, Mar. 13, at St. Andrew's Ch., Calcutta, 
Finella Davidson, b. 1795, widow of Hugh McPherson, and had Robert, 1246 ; 
Stewart St. John, b. 1829, Jan. i, Bombay C. S. ; Ellen Mary, d. before him ; 
and Louisa, bap. 1818, Mar. 14, m. in India. Gordon d. 1834, Aug. 7, at Bom- 
bay. His widow d. 185 1, Feb. 1 1, at Bombay. Brother of Charles, 310, John, 
935, Lewis, 1094 ; grandfather of Stewart Douglas, 1304. 

1225- Robert. 1803, Oct. 13, Maj., Inverness-sh. Vols., Inverness and 
Fort George Batn. {L.G., 1398). 

1226. Robert. 1803, Oct. 13, Capt., Sherborne Vols. {L.G., 1399). 

1227- Robert. 1803, Oct. 13, Lt., Haddington, Tranent and Pencait- 
land Vols. (L.G., 1394). 

1228- Robert. 1803, Dec. i. Ens., Linhthgowsh. Vols., 2nd reg. {L.G., 
1676). 

1229. Robert. 1804, Jan. i, 2nd Lt., Marines; served at Trafalgar. 
1806, May 13, ist Lt. 1827, Aug. 31, Capt. 1841, Nov. 23, Maj., ret. f.p. 
D. 1850 (/I.L., 1805-51). 

NN 



282 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1230- Robert. 1804, Apr. 25, Lt., Grenadier Company, Aberdeensh. Mil. 
(Innes's Gordon Highlrs., 3rd Batn.). 

1231- Robert. 1804, Jun. 5, Paymr., Kirkcudbright Yeo. Cav. {List oj 
Mil., Yeo. Cav., and Vols., 1820, p. 241, 1825, p. 226). An Ens., Robert, Kirk- 
cudbright and Wigtown Mil. res. or ret. (?) on or before 183 1, Apr. 18 {L.G., 
1669). 

1232- Robert. 1805, May 28, Cornet, Dorset Yeo. Cav. {L.G., 736). 
1808, May 13, Lt. {ibid., 736). 

1233- Robert. 1805, Oct. 17, 2nd Lt., 21st Ft. 1809, Jan. 17, ist Lt. 
{L.G., 61). 1812, Oct. 20, Capt. {ibid., 2100). 1821, Aug. 24, Maj. {ibid., 
2256). 1824, Jul. 29, Maj. loth Ft. {ibid., 1294); Nov. 11, exchanged to h.p., 
98th Ft., on account of ill-health and being unfit for service {A.L., 1806-29). 

Eldest son of George, of Hallhead, 542, whom he succeeded ; b. 1790, Nov. 
4, at Esslemont House, bap. Nov. 23, Robert, of Hallhead, and Peter Smith, of 
Addie, being his godfathers, and Lady Harriet Gordon, godmother {Ellon 
Session Reg.); m. 1825, Jul. 13, at Inch House, Edinburgh, Jane only dau. ot 
Walter Little Gilmour, of Liberton and Craigmillar (she ;//. (2) 1841, Mar. 
23, George Hermand Fergusson, 1810-70, son of Sir James Fergusson, of 
Kilkerren, and d. s.p. 1844, Dec. 26) ; d. there 1828, Apr. 16 {W.O. Certif., 
P.R.O. ; G.M., vol. 95, pt. 2, p. 78). Succeeded in Esslemont by his half- 
brother Charles Napier, 370, and in Hallhead by his dau., Ann, Mrs. 
Wolrige-Gordon, the mother of Henry, 1612, John, 1614, Robert, 1544, and 
Walter, 1615- 

1234- Robert. 1806, Nov. 20, Capt., E. Middlesex (Hampstead) Mil. 
{L.G., 1807, p. 3). 181 1, Oct. 2, Maj. {List of Off s. Mil., and Vols., 1807, p. 
597 ; Ltst of Mil., Yeo. Cav. and Vol. Inf., 1825, p. 43). 

1235. Robert. 1807, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1808, Nov. 28, 
Cornet, 8th Cav. 1817, Oct. 31, Lt. 1818, Jul. 11, Qr. Mr. 1819, May 31, 
Inter, and Qr. Mr. 1822, Paymr. 1824, Nov. 6, Capt. (£./. Reg., 1808-28). 

Third son of John, of Bristol, and grandson of Robert, of Auchendolly ; b. 
1791, Apr. 19, bap. May 18, at St. James's, Bristol; d. 1827, Jul. 11, at 
Kamptee (Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, p. 755 ; LCT. Rec). Brother of 
Charles John, 368 ', nephew of Robert, 1205- 

1236. Robert. 1808, Cadet H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1809, May 28, Ens., 
13th N.I. ; Nov. 28, captured by the French in the Bay of Bengal ; for loss 
sustained as Subaltern, granted compensation of Rs. 350. 1815, Jan. 29, Lt. 
1817, served at capture of Nagpur, shared in Prize money. 1817-8, served in 
war against the Pindarries and certain of the Mahratta States, sharing in Prize 
money. 1819, Jun. 8, Adj., 2nd Batn. 1824, Jun. 4, Qr. Mr. Inter, and 



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Paymr., 26th N.I. 1824, Nov. 30 — Dec. 8, served at siege of Kemmen- 
dine: — 

The stockade was quadrangular, arid surrounded on all sides except one almost washed 
by the river, by a dense jungle ; to give greater confidence to the natives, the small detail of 
Europeans was distributed in small parties among the Sepoys at the different posts all round 
the stockade, the front, north and south faces of which were commanded by Captains Robson, 
Reahe and Gordon ; Major Yates writes (despatch dated Dec. 9) to the D.A.G. " Where each 
officer under my command evinced every proud qualification of the Soldier, it is impossible to 
bring to Sir Archibald Campbell's notice the individual merits of all . . . Lt. and Qr. Mr. 
Gordon though labouring under much present illness and great debility perserved, nevertheless 
(even against my advice) in the active discharge of his duties ". 

(Philippart's E. India Mil. Cal. in. 241 ; Services of ist Madras European 
Reg., 454 ; Williams' Bengal N.I.). 1825, Jan. 6, granted three months leave 
on s.c. irom Rangoon to Bengal ; Mar. 31, four months extension ; Mar. 13, 
Capt. Bt. Maj., 26th N.I., Jul. 19, leave to Presidency on s.c. to Sep. 15. 
1826, Jun. 26, granted leave to Sep. 20, extended to October 18 ; furlough to 
Europe from Dec. 23. 1830, May 24, arrived back at Madras ; Jul. 19, appt. 
member of a Committee for examination of army clothing, stores, etc., at 
Madras ; Sep. 15, member of a Committee ordered to assemble in Fort St. 
George to examine individuals of the Company's Army ; previously served on 
a General Court Martial. 1831, Mar. 25 — Sep. 30, Brig. Maj., Bangalore; 
Jun. 10, Madras Govt, forwarded to the Court of Directors letters from the 
Deccan Prize Committee, supporting Gordon's claim to participate in the 
fund for capture of Hill Forts ; Oct. 22, granted leave to the Presidency from 
Oct. 31 — 1832, Jan. 15 ; Nov. 11, served on General Court Martial at Madras ; 
Jan. 2, leave extended to Apr. 15 ; Jan. 17, member of a General Court Martial 
at St. Thomas's Mount; Jan. 25, Paymr., Bellary. 1833, Nov. 2, member of 
a Committee to investigate claims to pensions. 1835, Jan. 3, Brig. Gen. 
Foulis on res. comd., Ceded Districts, thanked Gordon for the efficient manner 
in which he had conducted his Dept. ; permitted to res. appt. as Paymr., and 
Oct. 9, granted leave to Presidency ; Dec. 29, furlough to Europe on s.c. 
1837, Nov. 14, Maj. ; permitted to ret. from Aug. 19 {E.I. Reg., 1809-38). 
Son of James, of LittlefoUa, Fyvie, and Anne Macdonald ; b. there 1794, 
Apr. 29 ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by the Hon. Robert Dundas on recom- 
mendation of the Marquis of Huntly ; m. Alexandrina Macgregor, and had 
Robert, 1250, and a dau. Gordon d. at Huntly in 1855 (I.O. Rec. ; J. M. 
Bulloch's " Gordons in Brae," Huntly Express, 1906, Aug. 31). Brother of 
Adam, 107, George, 529, James Alexander, 784, James Edward, 791, and 
Peter, 1165 ; first cousin of John, 909- 



284 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1237. Robert. 1808, Jul. 2, Ens., 42nd Ft. {L.G., 11). 181 1, Sep. 6, 
Lt. {ibid., 1724). 18 1 4, Apr. 10, severely wounded at Toulouse {G.M., vol. 
84, pt. I. p. 605). 1815, Jun. 16, k. at Quatre Bras {A.L., 1809-16 ; Lt. Col. 
Percy Grove's 42nd Ft., ist Batn., v., Appendix; Dalton's Waterloo Roll 
Call, 157-9). 

Son of Rev. John (i 758-1827), minister of Duffus, and Isabel Lumsden ; 
d. unm. ; his mother applied to War Office for a pension in 1820 and 1824; 
informed she was not eligible unless in distressed circumstances and formerly 
maintained by her son ; her dau. Catherine Forbes (m. Rev. William Asher), 
who applied for an allowance in 1819, was informed Aug. 9, through Charles 
Forbes, M.P., Fitzroy Square, that since 181 7, Dec. 25, pensions had not been 
granted to sisters of officers {WO. Letters, Compass. Fund, P.R.O.). Brother 
of John, 973. 

1238- Robert 1808, Sep. 34, Maj., Inverness-sh. Mil., ist Reg. {L.G., 
1809, 290). 

1239- Robert 1810, May 24, Boy, 2nd class, R.N., " Phoebe," aged 
13. 181 1, Jan. 14, Vol., ist class ; Nov. i. Mid., Cape of Good Hope, Channel, 
Western Islands ; served at capture of " Renomm6," off Madagascar, in May, 
present at surrender of the " Nereide," and of the Settlement of Tamatave. 1813, 
Jan. 15, Mid., "Centaur," N. Sea and Channel ; served at conquest of Island 
of Java. 1814, Jan. 27, Ab., '• Tonnant " ; Apr. i, Mid., coast of America and 
Cork ; served in many engagements with Americans, present at attack on New 
Orleans. 1816, Jul. 17, "Queen Charlotte," Mediterranean; Aug. 17, Lt. 
(act.), served at bombardment of Algiers ; Sep. 16, Lt., discharged h.p. 1819, 
Sep. 6, Lt. " Iphigenia," Jamaica. 1820, Jun. 4, Comdr. (act.), "Ontario"; 
Jul. 13, "Confiance"; Oct. 30, confirmed. 1821, Sep. 8, returned home, paid 
off. 1830, Nov. 20, Comdr., "Herald" yacht, Portsmouth. 1831, Jan. 22» 
paid off. 1831, Nov. 22, Comdr., "Pearl, " W. Indies. 1834, Dec. 20, paid 
off. 1837, Jan. 10, Post Capt. 1857, May 14, R. Adm. 1858, Dep. Mr., 
Trinity House. 1868, Apr. 8, Adm. {Adm. Indexes, Midshipmen, Offs. Ser- 
vices, P.R.O. ; N.L., 1816-69; John Marshall's Nav. Biog., iv. pt. 2, p. 51; 
O'Byrne's Nav. Biog. Die; G.M., vol. 97, pt. 2, p. 364, vol. loi, p. 2, p. 644, 
V. 2nd N.S., p. 410). 

Third son of David, XIV. of Abergeldie ; b. 1796, Sep. 7, at Chislehurst ; 
succeeded his brother Michael, as laird of Abergeldie, i860 ; d. unm. 1869, Feb. 
18, at 17 Pall Mall, London {House of Gordon, i. (107)). Brother of Charles 
David, 350 ; uncle of Charles Vincent, 377. Cosmo, 388, Dundas William, 
420, Hugh Mackay, 673, and James Henry, 802- 

1240. Robert 1816, Dec. 13, Capt., Wilts. Yeo. Cav. {L.G., 1917 ; 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 285 

List of Off s. Mil., Yeo. Cav., 1817, p. 197, 1825, p. 207). A Robert Gordon 
was D.L., Wilts, 1826, Mar. 30 {L.G., 966). 

1241. Robert. 1821, Jan. 30, 2nd Capt., Florida, Co. Down, Vol. 
Inf. (List of Mil., Yeo. Cav. and Vol. Inf., 1825, p. 282). 

Probably Robert, of Florida, son of David, 401 ; b. 1791 ; w. 1825, Aug. 
25, Mary, dau. of William Crawford, of Lakelands, Co. Cork ; High Sheriff 
1833 ; d. s.p. 1864 (Burke's Irish Landed Gentry). 

1242- Robert. 1825, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1826, Aug. 20, ar- 
rived at Madras ; Aug. 23, Ens., 37th N.I. 1827, Nov. 24, sent to Wallajah- 
bad, to take charge of young offs. and details of corps under orders to join 
their respective regiments. 1829, Oct. 9, Qr. Mr., Inter., and Paymr. (act.). 
1830, Jun. 8, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. ; Jun. 17, Lt. 1833, Jun. 7, 
arrived back at Madras ; Jul. 30, sent to Secunderabad. 1834, Jan. 8, member 
of a Committee in Fort St. George ; Jan. 20, member of a Court Martial at 
Madras; permitted to remain at the Presidency on s.c. till Jun. 30. 1836, 
May 17, instructed by the off. comdg. Hyderabad Subsidiary force to proceed 
to Jaulnah on Court Martial duty. 1837, Mar., passed in Hindustani at 
Secunderabad, awarded honorary reward, Mar. 11 ; Apr. 5, Adj. (act.); Apr. 
21, D.A.A.G. (act.) ; Dec. 8, confirmed. 1838, Feb. 13, accompanied Comdr.- 
in-Chief on a tour of inspection and review through Centre, Mysore, and 
Southern divisions of the army. 1839, Feb. 25, A.A.G. (act.) ; Apr. 9, con- 
firmed. 1840, May 5, accompanied Comdr.-in-Chief on similar tour; Aug. 4, 
services placed temporarily at the disposal of Comdr.-in-Chief for regimental 
duty; Sep, 24, Capt. ; Oct., Staff Off. (act.) to a detachment in Island of Sow 
Chow. 1841, Jan., served at capture of Chumpee, and assault of Canton 
in May as Adj. (Medal, shared 12 months donation Batta) ; employed in 
garrisoning Hong Kong and other captured ports on the coast of China, 
shared second donation of China Batta; Sep. 29, ordered by off. comdg. at 
Hong Kong to proceed with sick and convalescent, 37th N.I., to Madras; 
Dec. 3, granted twelve months' leave on s.c. to the Neilgherries and 
Western coast. 1843, Mar., D.A.G. (act.). 1845, Feb. 7, Bt. Maj., and 
D.A.G. on recommendation of Comdr.-in-Chief. 1847, May 4 — 1849, leave 
on s.c. to the Neilgherries and to sea. 1849, Apr. 7, accompanied the Comdr.- 
in-Chief on a tour of inspection and review through Mysore and Southern 
divisions, and provinces of Malabar and Cannara. 1851, Jun. 30, Maj. 
1852, Nov. 19, A.G. (act.). 1853, Oct. 25, A.G., Bt. Lt. Col., and member 
of Clothing Board; d. Oct. 28, at Madras {G.M., vol. 41, N.S., p. 217; 
E.I. Reg., 1826-54; I.O. Rec). The Comdr.-in-Chief, in announcing to the 
army his sudden and unexpected death, wrote : — 



286 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Although Lt. Col. Gordon only recently attained the responsible position of Adjutant 
General, yet his zealous services in the department for a period of i6 years during which he 
passed through its several grades with personal credit and public advantage, offered a reasonable 
prospect of long and useful labour in behalf of the army at large. Lt. Col. Gordon served with 
distinction in China with his regiment The Lieutenant General, having assumed command of 
the army only the day before Lt. Col. Gordon's death, could possess but little personal know- 
ledge of its late Adjutant General, but from documents which have been laid before His Ex- 
cellency, he has no doubt that the army generally will sympathise in this expression of regret 
at so unlooked for a deprivation of Lt. Col. Gordon's services, while his friends and official 
associates cannot fail deeply to deplore the loss of an officer possessing many desirable 
qualities. 

A monument was erected by his friends in St. Andrew's Church, Madras, 
" in testimony of their esteem, and as a memorial of the ability, integrity and 
usefulness of his public life, of his amiable disposition, his warm-hearted but 
unostentatious benevolence and of the Christian purity of his private life ". The 
37th N.I. was raised to the rank of a Grenadier reg. for its gallantry in China, 
in 1841. Under Gordon's direction was compiled An Abridgement of the 
General Orders issued at the Presidency of Fori St. George^ from 1800-1840, 
y^n., indexed^ Madras, 1840. 

Fourth son of George, 512; b. 1807, Mar. 31, at Leitcheston House* 
Rathven, Banffsh. ; educated at a private school ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., 
by Sir G. A. Robinson on recommendation of Gen. Alexander Ross ; m. 1847, 
at Madras, Adeline Louisa Letitia, b. 1825, dau. of Henry Collier, and had 
Charles Hadfield, 365 ; Adeline Charlotte, b. 1850, Aug. 3, bap. Oct. 20, at St. 
Andrew's Church, Madras, /;/. 1871, Aug. 10, W. D. O. Hay Newton; and Amy 
Frances, b. 1852, Jul. 25, bap. Oct. 4, m. 1878, Apr. 24, William 8. Cooper. 

1243- Robert. 1827, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Madras). 1829, Mar. 8, Ens., 
48th N.I. 1830-1, Supy., served with the F'ield force in Coorg, shared in 
Prize money. 1834, Oct. 24, Senr. Ens., 33nd N.I. ; Oct. 28, Lt. 1839, Sep. 
7, Adj. (act.), Sappers and Miners. 1840, Apr. 14, sailed for Singapore, with 
detachments, proceeding to the eastwards under Lt. Col. Montgomerie, C.B. 
1841, May, present with Sappers and Miners in operations before Canton ; 
shared donation of 12 months Batta. 1842, May 18, served at capture of 
fortified heights and city of Chapo ; Sir Hugh Gough writes : — 

I directed the Rifles to occupy the houses close to the wall to cover the Grenadiers of 
the 53rd and the Sappers and Miners, who were directed to ascertain the depth of a canal that 
intervened. Lieutenant Gordon, attached to the Sappers, fortunately found a small boat, with 
which he crossed (finding the canal not fordable), and secured two others of considerable size 
at the opposite side, with which we crossed over, the Grenadiers, 55th and Brevet Major 
McLean, and a body of Sappers with scaling ladders, and the walls were soon in possession of 
the left wing . 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 287 

Gordon served with the Northern division of the army in China until the 
termination of hostilities (Medal), and shared in second donation of 12 months 
China batta. 1843, J""- 22, Capt. 1844, Feb., rejoined his reg. 1845, Dec. 
16, granted furlough to Europe on s.c. 1850, Jul. 23, Paym. (act.), Nagpur 
Subsidiary Force. 1852, Jul. 19, Supt. Engineer, Nagpur. 1854, Jun. 20, 
Bt. Maj. ; Nov. 21, Executive Off., Kamptee Executive Range. 1855, em- 
ployed in Public Works Dept., Saugor and Narbudda Territories, Jubbulpore 
division. 1856, Aug. 26, Executive Off. 1857, Sep. 4, placed at disposal of 
Comdr.-in-Chief, for regimental duty. 1857, Nov. 30, Maj. 1861, Aug., Lt. 
Col. ; Dec. 31, ret. {E.I. Reg., 1828-60 ; I.A.L., 1861-62). 

Son of Robert, of Larglanglee (1771-1833), solicitor, Kirkcudbright, and 
Rose Hutchinson (family described by J. M. Bulloch in Kircudbright Adver- 
tiser, 191 1, Jan. 6) ; b. there 1808, Jul. 12, educated there and at Edinburgh 
University ; nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Robert Campbell, on recommenda- 
tion of Col. John Duff; m. 1848, Nov. 30, Susan Rainsford Hannay, Kirkdale, 
b. 1827, Jan. 27, and had Robert William, b. 1850, Aug. 18, bap. Sep. 29, at 
Kamptee ; Mary Hastings Hannay, b. 1851, Dec. 26, bap. 1852, Jan. 25, at 
Kamptee ; Edwin Charles, b. 1854, May 3, bap. Jul. 25, at Kamptee ; Frederick 
Everard, b. 1855, Aug. i, bap. Sep. 24, at Kamptee; William David I486 ; 
Henry iEneas, 6. 1859, Dec. 22, bap. i860, Apr. 11, at Moulmein ; Rose Helen 
Frances, b. 1864, Jan 23 {G.M., vol. 16, p. 376) ; Norman Hutchison, b. 
1865, Mar. 7, d. Aug. 6, Nora Susan Jane, b. 1867, Jan. 24, m. 1888, Apr. 4, 
Cecil Collard. Gordon d. 1875, Mar. 16, in Guernsey (7.0. Rec.) Brother of 
William Barclay Ireland, 1481, being served his heir 1873, Oct. 10. 

1244- Robert. " Col.," President of the Council of St. Vincent, d. there 
1829, aged 91 (Shephard's St. Vincent). The G.M. (vol. 100, pt. i, p. 381) 
calls him " Hon." not Col., gives age as 90, and 1830, Sep. 16, as date of 
death. 

1245- Robert. 1839, Dec. 11, Cadet (Bombay) Art, ; but never actually 
joined it. 

Son of Robert, 1224; b. 1821, Dec. 18, at Aleppi, bap. 1822, Jan. i ; 
educated at Mr. Andrew's and Mr. Jones's, and at Military Seminary ; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by J. Loch in 1836 on recommendation of his 
mother, then living at 55 Hans Place, Chelsea ; d. 1840, May 13, near Cairo, 
on passage to India (7.0. Rec). 

1246. Robert. 1841, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bombay). 1842, Jan. 5, Ens., 
4th N.I ; Mar. 28, arrived at Bombay. 1843, May 5, passed in Hindustani ; 
Oct. 7, Inter, (act.), i8th N.I. 1844, May, passed in Mahratta ; Oct., in 
Guzeratti. 1845, J^"- 4» ^t. 1845, Sep., Inter., 2nd N.I., and Qr. Mr. and 



288 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Inter., 64th N.I. 1846, Oct. 19 Adj., 4th N.I. 1847, Apr. 26, granted one 
month's leave on s.c. to Mahabaleshwar, extended to Oct. 31, to go to Bombay, 
where, Sep. 27, placed at disposal of Board of Education. 1848, Sep. 14, res. 
Adjtcy., placed temporarily at disposal of Comdr.-in-Cliief foi regtl. duty ; 
Oct. 3, ordered to join headquarters of his corps. 1849, Aug. i, sent to Calcutta 
on s.c. ; Sep., granted furlough to Europe. 185 1, Apr. 15, Capt. 1853, 
Apr. 27, arrived back at Bombay ; Jun., Asst. Supy., to the Superintendent, 
Rev. Survey and Assessment, Guzerat. 1855, Dec. 17, Asst. Comdr., Punjab. 
1858-60, on furlough. 1862, on furlough. 1863, Oct. 29, ret. {E.I. Reg. 
1842-64). 

Son of Robert {d. before 1851), New Bond Street, London; b. 1822, 
Nov. 14; nominated for H.E.I.C.S., by Sir W. Young, hart., on recommenda- 
tion of F. J. P^uller in 185 1 ; student, Lincoln's Inn, 1858, Nov. 20 ; called 
to the Bar, 1863, Nov. 17, then living at 32 Clarges Street, London ; m. i860, 
F'eb. 18, at St. James's, Piccadilly, Marie Therese, youngest dau. of Sir East 
Clayton East, ist bart.. Hall Place, Maidenhead, Berks, and had Cecil John 
Pelham, b. 1861, Jan. 3, bap. Jan. 10, d. and bur. Aug. 10, at Mhow ; Gerald 
Clayton East Pelham, called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, 1888, Dec. 26 ; Marie 
Therese, ni. 1898, Edward S. Cox; and Violet Minna, d. 1891, Jun. 19. His 
widow ^. 1909, Mar. 11, at 32 Clarges Street {Lincoln's Inn Admissions, 11. 
285; Foster's Men at the Bar; I.O. Rec). Possibly brother of James, 
771; but Sir Gilbert Clayton-East, bart., writes, 191 1: "Neither 1 nor any 
member of the family ever did know the origin of Robert Gordon. We never 
either heard of any relative." 

1247. Robert. 1844, Dec. 31, Ens., 66th Ft. 1846, Dec. i,ret. (Hart's 
A.L., 1845-47). 1852, Nov. 18, Capt., Norfolk Mil., 2nd (eastern) Reg. {L.G., 
pt. 4, p. 3152). 1853, May 16, Capt, Isle of Wight Mil. Art. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 
2569). 1859, Dec. 14, Maj. {ibid., pt. 6, p. 4850). 1868, May 16, res. (Lt, 
Col. J. Mouat F. Hunt's Art. Mil. Reg. of Southampton, pp. 400, 407, 408). 

Elder son of Rev. Robert {d. 1828), rector of Scampton, Lincoln ; who 
was the son of Rev. George, Dean of Lincoln ; who was the son of Rev. John, 
Archdeacon of Lincoln ; m. (i) 1852, F'eb. 10, at Ryde, Isabella Mary, youngest 
dau. of R. Adm. Hood Hannay Christian, grand-dau. of R. Adm. Sir Hugh 
Cloberry Christian, K.B., 1796 {G.M., vol. 37, N.S., p. 510); m. (a) 1858, 
Dec. 2 (then of Tyne Hall, Bembridge, Isle of Wight), at Bonby, Lincolnsh., 
Cecilia Frances, eldest dau. of Rev. Weaver Walter, Vicar of Bonby, Rural 
Dean, Prebendary of Lincoln {ibid., vol. 6, 2nd N.S., p. 90). Presumably 
father of Robert Weaver Walter, 1275. Cousin of George Tomline, 6OO1 
Rev. Henry, 637, and John, 997. 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 289 

1248- Robert, i860, Nov. 2, Capt. Comdt., S. Banffsh. (4th) Rif. Vols. 
{L.G., pt. 4, p. 4092). 1862, Mar. 4, res. {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2617) ; May 29 
Capt., 3rd Banffsh. Rif. Vols, {ibid., pt. 3, p. 2903). 

1249- Robert. 1866, Dec. 19, Capt., 7th Hants Rif. Vols. {L.G., p. 7057). 

1250- Robert. 1868, Jan. 8, Ens., 102nd Ft. ; Feb. i, 109th Bengal 
Inf. 187 1, Sep. 8, Lt. 1874, Jul. 3, Lt., Bengal S.C, Wing Off., 22nd 
Punjab N.I. 1877-8, took part in the Jowaki expedition, N.W. frontier of 
India (Medal with clasp). 1880, Jan. 8, Capt., Bengal S.C. 1886, Oct. 25, 
Wing Comdr. 1888, Jan. 8, Maj. I. S.C. 1891, served in Miranzai first 
expedition. 1894, Jan. 8, Lt. Col., Indian Army. 1897, took part in operations 
on N.W. frontier of India with Malakand Field force, relief of Maiakand, 
subsequent operations in Bajour and with Mohmund Field force (Medal, two 
clasps; Despatches, L.G., 1898, Mar. 18). 1898, Jan. 8, Bt. Col.; served in 
Tirah Expeditionary force on line of communications (Despatches, L.G., Apr. 
5). 1899, Jul. 12, ret. {A.L., and I.A.L., 1869-1911). 

Son of Robert, 1236 ; b. 1850, Jan. 8 ; ;». i886, Feb. 17, at Lahore, 
Helen Marshall {b. 1855, Sep. 18, d. 1889, Dec. 18), dau. of William Black- 
wood, and has Huntly, 676; Hilda, b. 1888, Jun. 17, d. Aug. 26; and Eva 
Muriel, b. 1889, Jul. 9. Col. Gordon lives at Linnkeith, Blairgowrie (J. M. 
Bulloch's Gordons in Brae, in Huntly Express, 1906, Aug. 31). 

1251- Robert. 187 1, Mar. 3, Ens., ist Lanarksh. Rif. Vols. ; Apr. 29, 
Lt. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1283, pt. 3, p. 2224). 1873, Jan. 18, res. com. (tbid., pt. i, 
p. 219). 

1252- Robert. 1877, Jun. 9, Lt. of Orderlies, A.H.C., on promotion 
from Colour Serg., A.H.C., total service in ranks 13 years, 198 days, having 
enlisted into 8ist Ft., 1863, Nov. 23, at Newport, Mon., aged 22, afterwards 
transferred to A.H.C. 1881, Jul. i, Qr. Mr., A.H.C. 1884, Aug. i, Medical 
Staff. 1887, Jun. 9, hon. rank of Capt. {A.L., 1878-92). 

M. 1870, Jan. 31, at Templemore, Ireland, Caroline Standing, and had 
Joseph Frederick, b. 1875, and Florence Caroline, b. 1877. Gordon d. 1892, 
Jan. 17, at Aldershot. 

1253- Robert. 1883, Apr. 7, Lt., ist Elginsh. Rif. Vols., afterwards 
Seaforth Highlrs. (Ross-sh. Buffs) Vol. Batn. {L.G., pt. 2, p. 1845 ; A.L., 

1883-9). His widow, J. F. , now lives at 32 Therapia Road, Honor 

Oak, London, S.E. 

1254- Robert. 1895, Jul. 10, 2nd Lt., Gordon Highlrs. 2nd Vol. Batn. 
1897, Dec. 8, Lt. {A.L., 1895 — J^"- iQoi)- 

Son of John, head forester at Durris House ; agent for Union Bank of Scot- 
land, Ellon, Aberdeensh. ; m. Isabella, dau. of late George Marr, architect, Ellon. 

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290 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1255- Robert. 1900, Jan. i, 2nd Lt, Roy. Marine Light Inf. 1901, 
Jan. I, Lt. {A.L., 1900-11 ; N.L., 1900-11); b. 1882, Jan 22. 

1256- Robert. Colonial Off., attached to the Gordons in Tirah cam- 
paign (Despatches, Medal, two clasps) ; employed with Queensland Mtd. Inf., 
S. African war. 1900, Jan., transferred to ist Gordons ; Feb., comd. Mtd. Inf. 
Coy. 1 901, Jan. 30, wounded and permanently lamed at Doom River (Des- 
patches, S. African Medal, six clasps). 1900, Nov. 29, ret. pay, unatt. list. 
Reserve of Offs. 1902, Oct. 5, Capt, Nov. 29, D.S.O. 1904, Dec. 10, Bt. 
Maj., Commonwealth Mil. Forces {A.L., 1900-11). 

Second son of James, Riviera, Brisbane (1822-1904), who was one of the 
discoverers of Port Darwin and who was the son of William (1784-1879), 
Balmadellan (J. M. Bulloch in Aberdeen Weekly Journal^ 1909, May 6) ; 6. at 
Brisbane, 1866, Dec. 22 ; educated at Brisbane Grammar Sch., and High Sch. 
Hobart,Ta8mania(W^Ao'5 Who, 1904; Information from Robert Gordon, Brock 
ham Park, Betchworth, his uncle ; family described by J. M. Bulloch in Aberd. 
Weekly your., 1909, Aug. 6 ; portrait in S. African Who's Who, 1908, p. 155) 

1257- Robert Aaron. 1888, Apr. 11, 2nd Lt., Edinburgh Art. Mil 
1889, Jul. 27, Lt. 1893, Sep. 9, 2nd Lt, Roy. Scots Lothian Reg. 1896 
Jan. 22, Lt. 1899, Nov. 28, Capt. Served in S. African war, ]899-i9oo, with 
I St Batn. ; Feb., present in operations near Stormberg, under Sir William 
Gatacre ; in operations for relief of Wepener, including engagements at 
Dewetsdorp; in operations under Lt. Gen. Ian Hamilton, 1900, Sep. 1902, 
Jan. 14, res. (A.L., 1888-Apr. 1902). 

Youngest son of William Eagleson (1821-73), M.D. Edin., 1842, Bridge 
of Allan (who belonged to Co. Tyrone) ; b. 1871, Feb. 7, at Jasmine Cottage, 
Bridgeof Allan ; educated at Edinburgh Collegiate School ; d. s.p. 1903, May 
27, in London, after a brief illness, bur. Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. Brother 
of Archibald Alexander, 264» and William Eagleson, 1489- 

1258- Robert Alexander. 1795, ^^^- '4« Ens., Corps of Waggoners, 
serving with forces on the Continent, previously Serg. Maj., 3rd Ft. Gds. 
{L.G., 146*). 1797, Sep. 26, Ens., 7th W. I. Reg. {ibid., 924). i8oc. Mar. 
18, Lt., 31st Ft. (ibid., 260). 1803, Mar. 5, Lt , 66th Ft. {ibid., 226). 1807, 
Jun. 2, or 1808, May 7, Capt. {ibid., 625; A.L., 1796-1815). 

D. unm, 1814, at Batticaloa {W.O. A.L.^ M.S. note). Described 
•« Alexander " {A.L., 1797), "J. Alexander " {A.L., 1 798-1800), " R. Alexander " 
{L.G., 1800; A.L., 1801-15). 

1259. Robert Alexander. 1883, Apr. 7, Lt., Seaforth Highlrs. (Ross-sh. 
Buffs) Vol. Batn. {A.L., 1883— Jan. '89). 

1260. Robert Clifton. 1844, May 31, Ens., 80th Ft. 1846, Aug. i, Lt. 
1847, ret. {H&Tt'slA.L., 1845-48). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 29 1 

Elder son of Robert Edward George, 1264; b. 1826, Aug. 31, at Ash- 
bridge House, Aldershot ; m. 1858, May 5, Georgiana Catherine, dau. of George 
Nevile, Skelbrooke Park, Doncaster, widow of Charles A. Whittuck {G.M., vol. 
4, 2nd N.S., p. 666; Burke's Landed Gentry, 1886, p. 1339), and had Rev. 
Edward G. Gordon, Vicar of St. John's, Waterloo Road, London, who has 
(1912) a charming pencil sketch of Gordon and his brother John, 997> by 
J. B. Schmitz, 1864, drawing master, at Sandhurst. 

1261. Robert Crosby. 1783, Jun. 17, Ens., 64th Ft. {L.G., 407) ; h.p., 
72nd Ft., by exchange (W.O. A.L., MS. note, P.R.O.). 1788, Mar. 8, Lt., 12th 
Ft. (L.G., 109). 1790, Jan. 27, h.p., 6sth Ft., by exchange {W.O. A.L., 1789, 
MS. note, P.R.O.). 1794, Aug. 28, or 1795, Aug. 27, Capt., 120th Ft. {L.G., 
87); reg. reduced ofFs. placed on f.p. 1796, Apr. 5, or 9, Capt., ist Ft., ist 
Batn., ; May 3 or 7, Capt., 6ist Ft. {ibid., 330, 434; W.O. A.L., MS. notes, 
P.R.O.). 1797, Jan. 26, or Feb. 14, Maj. {L.G., 144; A.L., 1784-98). 

Eldest son of Sir William, 7th bart. of Embo, 1396; b. 1772; d. 1797, 
Nov. 25 or 28, at Derby, aged 25 {S.M., vol. 59, p. 931 ; G.M., vol. 67, 
p. 1072). 

1262 Robert Cumining Hamilton. 1815, Jul. 14, Ens., and Lt., 3rd 
Ft. Gds. {L.G., 1483), 1818, Dec. 25, h.p. by reduction. 1820, Mar. 24, Lt., 
48th Ft. {ibid., 714). 1823, Mar. 20, h.p. by reduction ; Dec. i, Lt., 95th Ft. 
{ibid., 2071). 1828, Nov. 25, Capt. {ibid., 2171). 1831, Jun. 7, exchanged to 
unat. list, h.p. 1838, May 11, Capt., 85th Ft. {ibid., 1090). 1838, ret. {A.L., 
1816-39). 

Son of William, 1416; b. 1799, Dec. 21, in Plymouth Citadel; m. 1828, 
Jan. 22, at Handsworth, near Birmingham, Frances, eldest dau. of George 
Freer, Surgeon, of the Friary, Handsworth {G.M., vol. 98, pt. i, p. 175), and 
had George Hamilton, 575, Hamilton Thomas, 613, William Elrington, 1491, 
Adam Charles, b. 1833, Rector of Doddleston, m. Georgina Frances {d. 1904, 
Jun. 24), dau. of Hon. Frederick Anson, Dean of Chester, and d. 1904, Jan. 8 ; 
Richard Goodall, schoolmaster, 6. 1843, Feb. 25, d. s.p. 1892; and a dau. 
Frances Freer {W.O. Offs. Services, 1829, P.R.O.). 

1263- Robert Eddington. 1897, Dec. 15, 2nd Lt. (from Military forces, 
Victoria), Northamptonsh. Reg. 1900, Jan. 19, Lt. 1905, Aug. 2, Capt. 
1907, Nov. 2, employed with W. Africa frontier force {A.L., 1898-1911). 

Probably a descendant of George Gordon, Melbourne, Victoria, who tn. 
18x4, Violette, dau. of Lt. John Eddington, 2nd Batn. Roy. Scots, and Ann 
Elizabeth, dau. of James Blair, Rothesay and Elizabeth McLachlan, and 
had Archibald Campbell Eddington, Harry Graham and Violette (Burke's 
Colonial Gentry, i. 270). 



292 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1264. Robert Edward George. 1804, Oct. 12, Ens., ist Ft. 1806, 
Jun. 29, Lt. 1814, May 26, Capt, h.p. 181 7, Jun. 19, Capt., 45th Ft. {L.G., 
1488). 1823, ret. (A.L. 1805-24). 

Son of Robert, 1201 ; b. 1789; m. 1824, Oct. 19, his first cousin Anne, 
only dau. of John Gordon, W.S., and had John, 997, and Robert CHfton, 1260- 
Gordon d. 1864, Apr. 8, at Leamington, aged 75 {S.M., vol. 15, p. 639 ; G.M., 
vol. 16, 2nd N.S., p. 678). An oil painting of Gordon and his wife is (1912) 
in possession of their grandson, Rev. Edward G. Gordon, Vicar of St. John's, 
Waterloo Road, London. 

1265. Robert Edward William. 1846, Sep. 8, Ens., 20th Ft. 1847, 
res. (Hart's A.L., 1847-8). 

Probably son of David, 402 ; b. 1826, Aug. 24, in Jamaica. 

1266- Robert F. 1845, I^ec. 10, Lt., N. Down Mil. {A.L. Roy. Mil., 
Yeo. Cav., 1850, F.R.O.). 

Probably Robert P'rancis, of Florida Manor, and Delamont House, Co. 
Down, J. P., D.L., High Sheriff, Co. Down, 1873 ; b. 1802, Jul. 2 ; d. s.p. 1883. 
Son of Alexander, of Castle Place, Belfast. Brother of James Gisborne, 797 ; 
uncle of Henry Pottinger, 651. 

1267 Robert Q. 1864, Feb. 4, Asst. Paymr., R.N. {N.L., 1864-1873. 

1268 9. Robert Henry John Huntly. 1817, Apr. 10, Ens., i8th Ft. 
{L.G., 1058; A.L., 1818-20). 1819, h.p., 83rd Lt., by exchange {W.O. A.L., 
MS. note, P.R.O.). 1819, Cadet, H.E.LC.S. (Madras). 1820, Apr. 6, Ens., 
2nd N.L; Jul. 31, arrived at Madras. 1822, May 16, Lt 1824, Jun. 25, 
granted a furlough to Europe on s.c. 1828, Aug. 18, arrived back at Madras. 
1830, Aug. 13, transferred to Invalid establishment ; Aug. 20, permitted to re- 
turn to Europe on s.c 1833, Mar. i, ret. (£. /. Reg., 1820-33). 1834, May 
30, Ens., 44th Ft. {L.G., 982) ; ret. {W.O. A.L., MS. note, P.R.O.). 

Son of Robert Huntly, Xeres, Spain {d. 1803) and Letitia Rudyerd ; which 
Robert was the son of Cosmo, Jamaica, who was a son of James, of Beldorney ; 
bap. 1797, Oct. 6, at St. Anne's, Kew Green, Surrey; educated at Hall Place, 
Kent, and Woodford Wells, Essex; nominated for H.E.LC.S. by William 
Astell on recommendation of C. Richardson in 1819, his widowed mother then 
living in Brunswick Square, London; m., 1831, Nov. 14, at Laggan, Helen 
Macdonald {d. 1863) and had Henry, b. there, 1832, Oct. 27 (who d. unm. 1870, 
Oct. 13, at Bruges). Gordon d. at 7 Vachel Road, Reading, 1878, Mar. i, the 
death certificate being signed by Letitia Ann Rudyerd Gordon. Gordon's 
mother ni. (2) C. Richardson (7.0. Rec. ; J. M. Bulloch in Abd. Weekly 
your., 1910, Feb. 23, Apr. 13). Described as Robert in L.G. and A.L. 

1270- Robert James. 1798, Feb., Vol., 1st class, R.N., "Niger," 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 293 

Channel; Mid. 1799, Jan., Mid., "Triumph," Channel. 1800, Mar., 
" Barfleur," Channel. 1801, Apr., *' Indefatigable," Channel. 1802, Apr., 
"Amelia," Plymouth Sound ; Jun., " Endymion," Spithead ; Aug., " Donegal ". 
1803, " Hussar," Channel. 1804, Feb., wrecked, made prisoner, escaped in 
1807 ; Oct. 7, passed as Lt., aged 20 {Adm. N. Board, Lis. Passing Certi/., 
P.R.O.) ; Dec. 1 1, Lt., " Sceptre,'' did not join. 1808, Jan. 23, Lt., " Mercury," 
Cadi2, Mediterranean, distinguished himself there on various occasions. 
Murray Maxwell writes Apr. 4, from Cadiz to R. Adm. Purvis {G.M., vol. 78, 
p. 440) :— 

Lieut. Gordon and Lieut. Whylock went with First Lieut. W. O. Pell in command of the 
" Mercury's " boats, and took part in a small action in the mouth of Cadiz Harbour in the teeth of 
eleven sail of the line. The boats and others pushed on in the most gallant manner, boarded 
and brought out seven tartans from under the very muzzles of the enemy's guns, and from 
under the protection of the barges, and pinnaces, and the combined fleet which had by that 
time joined the gunboats. 

Lord Collingwood communicated an account he had received of the 
destruction of a number of vessels on the beach of Rodi, near Monfredonia, 
by the boats of the " Mercury " under Lieutenant Gordon {ibid., vol. 79, p. 968). 
1810, Mar. 14, discharged ; Mar. 15, h.p. ; Jun. 17, "Leveret," Baltic; Nov. 
2, Lt., "Southampton," W. Indies. 1812, Nov., wrecked. 1813, Aug., 
"Fox," Halifax, Quebec, coast of America. 1814, Feb. 28, Comdr. (act), 
" Spider," W. Indies ; Jun. 6, Comdr., for rank ; Aug., Comdr. (act.) 
"Satellite," W. Indies; Sep. 20, Comdr. (act.), " Muros," Surinam. 1815, 
Comdr., " Arachne," did not join ; Apr. i, Comdr., "Snapper," Guernsey; 
Sep. 18, discharged ; Sep. 19, h.p. (Adm. Offs. Services, Half Pay Lists, 
P.R.O. ; John Marshall's Nav. Biog., iv. pt. i, 202 ; Laird Clowes's Navy, v. 

433)- 

Third son of Abraham Cyrus, 75; bap. 1786, Dec. 17, at Bawtrey, 
York ; d. 1824, Sep. 27, at Wilet Medinet, a day's journey from Senaar, from 
which he was proceeding in an attempt to penetrate up to the source of the 
Bahr Colittaid {S.M., vol. 15, p. 639 ; G.M., vol. 94, pt. 2, p. 574, vol. 95, pt. i, 
p. 478). Gordon left Cairo in May or June, 1822, on behalf of the African 
Association for the purpose of ascertaining the sources of the Bahr el-Abiad 
or White Nile, then a mystery [Quarterly Review, 1822, Oct., p. 93 ; J. J. 
Hall's Life of Henry Salt, 11. 205, 211); Jun. 20, the French traveller, 
Frederick Cailliaud (Voyage d Merde, 1826, iii. 267), met him between 
Assouan and Dongbla. He visited several of the mountain regions of 
Kordofan, and to use the expression of the Arabs, " had written down the 
country " (G. A. Hoskin's Travels in Ethiopia, 1835, P- 180). He fell ill in 



294 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Kordofan, but managed to reach Wad Medina, on the Bahr el-Azrek or Blue 
Nile, a little north of Senaar, where he died and was buried. Lord Prudhoe, 
who visited Senaar in 1829, says Gordon died of violent tertian fever 
{journal of the Roy. Geo. Soc, 1835, p. 47). 

1271. Robert Knight. 1841, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1841, Sep. 
4, arrived at Fort William ; Sep. 22, posted to 72nd N.L, at Allahabad, under 
orders for Agra. 1844, Aug. 4, Lt. 1847, Nov. 26, Adj., 2nd Sikh Local 
Inf. 1848, Feb. 4, 2nd Comdt. (act.) : Mar. 18, granted six months' leave on 
s.c. to Simla. 1849, Jul., 2nd Comdt. (act.). 1850, Apr. 3, confirmed ; Oct., 
passed in Hindustani. 185 1, Sep., Adj. (act.). 1853, Sep., Comdt. (act.). 
1856, Nov. 23, Capt. ; Jun. 12, Bt. Maj. 1857, Mar. 13, Comdt.; Apr. 8, 
placed at disposal of Comdr.-in-Chief ; May 11, granted leave on s.c. to 
Dharmsala ; extended to 1858, Mar. 31, and then to Sep. 30 {E.I. Reg., and 
I.A.L., 1841-61). 

Son of James, 756 {Croughly Book, p. 93, which says he "served in one 
of the expeditions on the North West frontier, where he was wounded and 
received the Medal ") ; b. 1824, at Revack ; educated at Edinburgh Academy ; 
nominated for H.E.LC.S., by Capt. John Shepherd on recommendation of his 
father; d. i860, Oct. 20, bur. Oct. 21, at Dharmsala {I.O. Rec). 

1272- Robert Napier Stuart. 1898, Jul. 20, 2nd Lt., unat. 1900, 
Oct. 20, Lt, Indian Army, 56th Inf. 1903, Jul. 23, serving with Burma 
Military Police, Asst. Comdt, Mitkyina Batn., Siam. 1907, Jul. 20, Capt 
1908, Jul. 8, h.p. {A.L., 1898-1911). 

Son of William, 1460; b. 1879, Oct 16. 

1273. Robert Norman. 1895, Sep. 28, 2nd Lt, Border Reg. 1898, 
Apr. 23, Lt 1904, Apr. 3, Capt {A.L., 1895-1911). 

Third son of John, Tunbridge Wells, who is the son of James {d. 1884), 
Provost of Dumfries ; b. 1875, J""- i^- Brother of John Edgar, 1025. 

1274- Robert Watson. 1803, Dec. 31, Ens., 6th Ft., aged 17 
{W.O. Offs. Services, 1828, P.R.O.) or 1804, Jan. 7, Ens., 8th Ft (L.G., is ; 
A.L., W.O. A.L., 1804-5, corrects 8th Ft. to 6th Ft, MS. notes). 1805, 
Mar. 17, Lt., 6th Ft {Services) or Mar. 16 {L.G., p. 336). 1813, Sep. 16, 
Capt 1815, Dec. 31, h.p. {Services), or 1816, Mar. 16, h.p. {A.L.) 1820, 
Capt., 8 1 St Ft, exchanged Nov. 20 to 19th Ft {Services) or 1820, Dec. 
21, Capt, 8ist Ft (L.G., 2456). 1821, Jan. 17, 19th Ft, by exchange {ibid., 
212; A.L., W.O. A.L. 1820, MS. notes). 1826, Sep. 19, Maj., unat. h.p. 
by purchase {Services ; L.G., 2261). 1823-8, living unm. in Dublin. 1828, 
describes himself " most anxious for employment, but not for 18 months or 
two years, owing to being executor to the will of an only brother, a solicitor, 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 295 

and whose affairs in consequence being of a most complex nature cannot by 
any exertion be arranged in a shorter period " (Services). 1836, Dec. 23, 
Maj., 93rd Ft. {L,G., 2623). 1837, ret. {A.L., 1805-37). 
B. 1789. Will proved 1848, in Dublin. 

1275- Robert Weaver Walter. 1884, Jun. 13, 2nd Mate, 3rd grade, 
" Clive," Roy. Indian Marine. 1885, Apr. i, 2nd grade ; Apr. 6, " Enterprise ". 
1887, Feb. 25, in command, " Pagan " tender. 1888, Oct. i, ist grade. 1889, 
Sep., " Canning " troopship. i8go, Jun. 28, " Dalhousie," troopship. 1891, 
Oct. I, I.-t. 1892, Mar. 28, granted twelve months' furlough. 1893, ^Pi"- 
14, Lt. in command "Comet". 1895, Sep. 16, "Mayo"; Oct. 10, "Clive" 
troopship, 1897, Apr. 24, twelve months' leave. 1898, Apr. 29, Port Off., 
Karachi. 1899, Jan. i, Comdr. ; Jul. 22, Asst. Port Off., Bombay. 1900, 
Comdr., "Lawrence" despatch vessel. 1901, Jun. 12, "Mayo"; Oct. i, 
" Canning " troopship. 1902, Nov. 12, Asst. Port Off., Bombay. 1904, Aug. 6, 
twelve months' leave. 

Probably son of Robert, 1247 5 b. 1864, Apr. 9; d. unm. 1905, Jun. 21, 
at Birdlip, Gloucester ; by will, dated 1904, Nov. 25, at Territeit, left estate to 
his sister Mrs. Lilian Kentish Moore (I.O. Rec.) 

1276. Robert William Thew. 1858, Feb. 26, Ens., 93rd Ft. (Sutherland 
Highlrs.) 1861, Nov. 5, Lt. 1863-4, served in the N.W. Frontier campaign, 
and in Umbeyla Pass under Sir John Garvock (Medal with clasp). 1872, 
passed in senr. dept.. Staff Coll. 1873, Sep. 12 — 1874, Feb. i, special service 
Ashanti expedition. 1873, Oct. 29, Capt. ; served throughout first phase of 
Ashanti war ; raised at Sierra Leone native contingents for Wood's and 
Russell's regiments ; present at repulse at Abrakrampa, Nov. 5-6, the recon- 
naissances in force Nov. 8 and 27 (Despatches, Bt. of Maj., Medal), 1874, 
Apr. I, Bt. Maj. 1875, Aug. 14 — 1877, Sep. 20, Brig. Maj., Malta. -1876, 
Sep. 21 — 1879, Nov. 10, Brig. Maj., Aldershot. 1878, Sep. 18 — Dec. 30 and 
1879, Mar. 27— Oct. 27, on duty with Boundary Commissioners, Turkey. 
1879, Nov. II — 1881, Dec. 31, Comdt., Nicosia, Cyprus. 1881, Jul. i, Maj. 
1882, Aug. 4, Brig. Maj., expeditionary force, Egypt ; Nov. 18, Bt. Lt, Col, ; 
served throughout Egyptian war, first on the Staff of Sir Archibald Alison's 
force at Alexandria and on formation of the army as Brig. Maj., 3rd Brigade 
(Highlrs.) ; present at Tel-el-Kebir (Despatches Bt. of Lt. Col., Medal with 
clasp, 4th Class of the Osmanieh, and Khedive's Star). 1884, served with 
Soudan expedition under Sir Gerald Graham, as D.A.A,G, and Q,M,G, ; 
present in engagement at El Teb (Despatches ; two clasps). 1882-5, serving 
on Gen. Stephenson's Staff, Cairo {A.L.^ 1859-85; Capt. R. H. Burgoyne's 
gT^rd Reg., pp. 384-5, 359). 



296 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Second son of William, 1430 ', b. 1838, Dec. 3, in India ; bap. 1839, May 14, 
at Assurghur; educated at Cheltenham Coll. (Reg.); d. 1885, May 31, of 
intermittent fever, contracted at Suakin on board the " Ganges," at Port Said, 
" much liked by all who knew him " {Times, Jun. 2 and 6) ; " the service has 
lost one of the most promising officers and the battalion a good soldier, 
staunch comrade, and sincere friend " {Regimental Orders). White marble 
tablet erected by his comrades in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Aberdeen, 
designed by Col. Nightingale, 93rd Highlrs. 

1277- Robertson. 1828, Apr, 24, Qr. Mr., 93rd Sutherland Highlrs. 
Served in the W. Indies 1828, Apr. 25 — 1829, Dec. 31 {A.L., 1829-32 ; Capt. 
R. H. Burgoyne's 93^^ R^g-, 385). 

B. 1798, Mar. 22, at Farr, Sutherlandsh. ; d. 1831 {W. O. Offs. Services, 
1829, P.R.O.). 

1277a. Roland Graham. 1910, Feb. 25, Lt., Bombay Vol. Art (I.A.L., 
1910-1). 

1278* Ronald Eag^leson. 1909, Dec. 33, 2nd Lt, K.E. {A.L., 1910-11). 

Son of Robert, M.D., Cape Town, and Marianne Elizabeth Versfeld, and 
grandson of George (1824-93), who was the uncle of Archibald Alexander, 264i 
Robert Aaron, 1257, and William Eagleson , 1489 \ b.i 889, Jan. 1 7. Presented 
at King George's first levee, 191 1, Feb. 21. 

1279. Ronald Henry. 1904, Apr. 3, Lt, Gordon Highlrs., 3rd Batn. 
(Aberdeensh. Mil.). 1907, Mar. 21, Capt {A.L., 1904 — Jan. '08). 

Son of Hon. John Edward, and great-grandson of John, 960- 

1280. Ronald Stuart. 1897, Jan. 20, 2nd Lt, unat, prob. I.S.C. {L.G., 
pt I, p. 342). 1898, Mar. 22, Lt I.S.C. 1899, -^P*"- *<>• ^^^» 57^^ Wilde's 
Rif. 1900, served in China (Medal with clasp). 1901, Aug. 20, Double 
Coy. Off. 1904, Aug. I, Adj. 1906, Jan. 20, Capt {A.L., 1897-1911). 

Fifth son of John Lewis (1827- 1902), of West Park, Elgin, a member of 
the Edintorc family {House 0/ Gordon, 11. (415)); b. 1876, Nov. 24, at Elgin: 
educated at Glenalmond. Brother of John Lewis Randolph, 1050- 

1281. Rowland Hill. 1850, Dec. 12, Ens., 38th Ft 1852, Dec. 31, Lt. 
1854-5, served throughout Crimean Campaign, including battles of Alma, Inker- 
man and siege of Sebastopol ; comd. the party, 38th Reg., engaged in repuls- 
ing sortie, 1854, Dec. 20, for which he was honourably mentioned by Lord 
Raglan and promoted into Coldstream Gds. 1855, Feb. 23, Capt. (Medal 
with clasp, Turkish Medal); Sep. 7, exchanged to 42nd Ft. 1858, served in 
Indian Mutiny ; comd. a small force under Brig. Douglas in the Mirzapore 
district, which attacked and defeated the rebels at Kirkutghur (Despatches, 
Medal). 1869, ret (Hart's y4.L., 1851-70). 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 297 

Son of William Alexander, 1474 1 b. 1833; w. (i) 1856, Jul. 8, Elizabeth 
Rose, dau. of Dr. Manson, Spynie, and had William Alexander, b. 1859, Oct. 
21, bap. i860, Feb. 5, at Bareilly ; Marion Scott, b. 1862, Jan. i, 6a/). Jan. 29, 
at Futtehghur, d. 1863, Nov. 2, bur. Nov. 3, at Meerut ; tn. (2) 1876, Mar. 25, 
Sarah Ann, youngest dau. of George Peploe Forwood, Liverpool, and had 
Charles Forbes, 358- Gordon d. 1888, Jun. i, at St. Servan, France {Croughly 
Book, 94). 

1282- Rupert Daniel (or David). 1796, Mar. 15, Cornet, Col. 
M'Dowall's Fenc. Cav. {L.G., 260). 

Probably eighth son of Robert, Achness, by his second wife, Betty Mackay ; 
b. 1782, Feb. 17; </. 1802, Jun., Clarendon Parish, Jamaica (S.M., vol. 64, p. 
783). Brother of Alexander, 185, George, 524, William, 1403, half brother of 
John P[olson], 1055, and Robert, 1207- 

1283- Samuel. 1745, Oct. 4, Surg., Marquis of Granby's Ft., then 
being raised {W.O. Corns., P.R.O.). 

1284. Samuel. 1766, Captain's servant, R.N., "Lively"; later Ab., 
"Augusta" and "Montreal"; Mid., "Montreal"; Ab., "Yarmouth," and 
" Ramillies " ; Mid., " Ramillies," and " Marlborough ". 1772, Feb. 4, passed 
as Lt., aged 23 [Adtn. N . Board, Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 

1285- Samuel. 1778, Feb. 14, Purser, R.N., "Harpy" sloop, "pre- 
viously served as a Warrant Off. for part of the [American] war before last ". 
1779, Oct i6, "Porcupine". 1782, res. on account of ill health (Adm. Offs. 
appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.). 

Went to America 1770, settled at Charlestown, as a merchant. 1775, ^^^^ 
America, returned to London and applied for an appointment as Purser 
[American Loyalist Claims, Treasury Rec, P.R.O.). 1787, Dec. i, residing in 
Jersey, served heir to his grandfather, Robert M'Brair, messenger in Dumfries. 

1286- Samuel. 1794, Oct. 21, Ab., R.N., "Artois," Ushant, and Bay 
of Biscay. 1796, Aug. 9, Mid., "Duke," Channel. 1797, Jun. 17, Master's 
Mate, "Veteran," N. Sea. i8oi, Feb. 4, passed as Lt., aged 25 {Adm. N. 
Board, Lts. Passing Certif., P.R.O.) ; Mar., Mid., " London," expedition to 
Copenhagen ; served in all the actions in the North Sea, at landing of troops 
in Holland, and battle of Copenhagen, Apr. 2; Apr. 11, Lt. (act.) "Ganges," 
N. Sea, Channel and W. Indies; Jul. 11, rank of Lt. 1802, Jul. 23, Lt. 
(act.), " Hunter," passage from W. Indies to Plymouth ; Oct. 5, confirmed ; 
Oct, 15, discharged; Oct. 16, h.p. 1803, Mar. 17, Lt., "Prince Frederick," 
Hamoaze Buoy, and cruising with Channel Fleet. 1805, Sep. 12, Lt., 
"Sprightly". i8io. May 12, Lt., "Dwarf" cutter. Downs and Channel. 
1813, Nov. 4, captured the American schooner "Charlotte," 2 guns and 8 

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298 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

men (G.M., vol. 84, pt, i, p. 79). 1818, Aug. 28, paid off. 1821, Jul. 19, 
Comdr. for rank {Adm. Offs. Services, P.R.O. ; N.L., 1861-27). 

Son of Thomas and Catherine ; bap. 1775, Jun. 24, at the Protestant Church, 

Clonmel ; w., before 1799, Mar. 4, Phyllis , and had George Thomas, 

598; Samuel Duncan (eldest child), 1292, and (by 1805) two other children; 
d. 1826, Nov., at the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth {G.M., vol. 96, pt. 2, 

P.475)- 

1287. Samuel. 1808, Jan. 16, Ens., ist W. I. Reg. (L.G., 73). 1809, 
Mar. 4, Lt. (ibid., 270). 1818, Jan. 8, Capt. {L.G., 190; W.O. A.L., erased 
MS. note; A.L., 1808-22). 

1288- Samuel. 1829, Apr. 13, Vol., ist Class, R.N., "Pike," aged 14. 
1831, Nov. 21, paid off. 1833, Jan. 11, Mid., "African". 1834, Jan. 18, 
"Leveret". 1835, Oct. 3, "Phoenix". 1837, P'eb. 11, passed as Lt. 1838, 
Jun. or Jul., discharged, Plymouth Hospital. 1840, Jan. 27, pensioned {Adm. 
Indexes Midshipmen, Lis. Passing Certif., P.R.O.). 

Son of Rev. Thomas {d. 1827), who was the second son of Thomas, of 
Spring Garden, Co. Waterford, 1323 ; *• 1815, Jan. i, at Dublin, m. 1844, May 
30, Sarah Jane, dau. of George Hall, of Rathmore, Co. Kildare, and had three 
sons and two daus. ; d. 1879, Apr. 28 (J. M. Bulloch in the Huntly Express, 
1907, Sep. 24). 

1289. Samuel. 1849, Sub-Conductor, H.E.LC.S. (Madras), Commiss. 
Dept., Aden, previously Corporal, Madras Art., 4th Batn., Aden. 1855, Supt, 
Govt. Bakery, Bombay. 1858, Jul. 10, Conductor, i860, stationed at Poona. 
1861-2, ret. {R.I. Reg., 1819-61.) 

Son of Robert ; ^.1821 ; m. (i) 1847, Nov. 9, at Aden, Hannah, (6. 1834 
d. and ftwr. 'there, 1853, Jan. 28), dau. of Thomas Church, and had, David 
Birdwood, b. 1849, Jun. 27, 6rt^. Jul. 11 ; Elizabeth Catherine, b. 1851, Jun. 
I, bap. Jul. 27 ; m. (2) 1853, Jan. 20, Mrs. Eliza Johnston, dan. of John 
Kevers, and had Samuel, b. and bap. 1854, Feb. 3, at Aden ; William Robert, 
b. 1855, Aug. 24, bap. Sep. 7, at Bombay; Alice Martha, b. 1858, Apr. 6, bap. 
Jul. 18, at Bombay; John Turnbull, 6. i860, Jul. 27, 6rt/). Sep, i, at Poona. 
Gordon d. 1894, Sep. i (7.0. Rec.) 

1290. Samuel. 1900, Mar. 7, Asst. Eng., R.N. D. 1904, Jun. 18 
(N.L., 1900-4). Described "William" until obituary notice. 

1291- Samuel Carey. 1906, Apr. 19, 2nd Lt., Mussoorie Rif. Vols. 
{I.A.L., 1907-11). 

Younger son of Carey Ward, Comdr., LG.S.N. Coy., and Eleanor Clark, 
b. 1839, dau. of James Boddington Smart; gdson. of Adam, and great-gdson. 
of Adam, Calcutta (said to have belonged to Banff, formerly Corporal, 73rd 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 299 

Highlrs., who m. 1788, Sep. 12, at Cawnpore, Susanna , and d. 1834) ; b. 

1861 ; m. (i) 1881, Aug. 5, at St. John's Church, Calcutta, Anne CeciHa Caroline 
{b. 1864, d. and btir. 1894, May 8, at Roman Catholic Cathedral, Agra), dau. 
of Edward Rooke Watts, Calcutta, and has Nina Eleanor Watts, b. 1882, Jan. 
10, bap. Feb. 13, Calcutta ; Minnie Eliza Watts, b. 1884, Apr. 2, bap. May 2, 
Calcutta, m. 1900, Apr. 24, Archibald Edwin, b. 1876, son of Edwin Curtis 
Lerwell, Chandernagore ; Edward Watts, b. 1886, Apr. 9, bap. Jun. 2, at 
Jubbulpore ; Robert Augustus Watts, b. 1889, Jul. 11, bap. Aug. 20, Calcutta, 
d. i9oi,Jul. 31, bur. Aug. i, R. C. Cemetery, there ; Alice Irene, i. 1893, Jun. 21, 
bap. Jul. 9, Agra, d. 1894, Apr. 18, bur. at R. C. Cathedral, Agra ; m. (2) 1895, 
Emma Violet, b. 1878, dau. of G, Astridge, Oodeypore, and has Gertrude 
Eveline Muriel, b. 1896, Nov. 15, bap. Nov. 30, R. C. Church, Simla; Stella 
Cecilia, b. 1898, Jun. 24, bap.]\j\. 17, R. C. Church, Cawnpore ; Violet Mary, b. 
1900, Feb. 22, bap. Mar. 6, at Peshawur; Ellen Jane, b. 1902, Feb, 25, bap. 
Mar. II, St. Patrick's Chapel, Fort William; Carey Ward John, b. 1904, 
Jan 27, bap. Jan. 30, Calcutta ; and Florence Elfrida Andrewetta, b. 1905, Nov. 
30, bap. Dec. 15, at Agra. Gordon was a teacher in Calcutta, 188 1-9, later 
at St. Peter's College, Agra, 1893-5 '> Head Master, St. Michael's School, Simla, 
1896. Head clerk in a mercantile firm, Cawnpore, 1898. Private teacher at 
Peshawur, 1900, at Doveton College, Calcutta, 1904, Asst. Master, St. 
George's High School, Agra, 1905. Related to James Money, 812, and 
William Duncan, 1487- 

1292- Samuel Duncan. 1814, Nov. 22, R.N. " Dwarf ". 18 15, Aug. 
21, Mid., " Evidans". 1816, Apr. i, discharged. 1818, Jun. 2, " Iphigenia". 
1820, Jan. 3, passed as Lt, aged 21 {Adm. N. Board, Lis. Passing Certif., 
P.R.O.). 182 1, Jul. 28, discharged ; Jul. 28, " Helicon " ; Nov. 14, " Driver ". 

D. 1823, Feb. 10 (Adm. Lts. Passing Certificates ; Indexes, Midshipmen, 
P.R.O.) 

1293. Samuel Enderby. 1844, Jun. 19, 2nd Lt., R.A. 1846, Apr. i, 
Lt. 1852, Jul. 28, Capt. 1854, Adj. ; when serving as Adj. at Woolwich was 
selected by Col. Strangways, appt. to command the R.H.A. in Crimea, to be 
his Adj., and proceeded to Varna; on Col. Strangways' succeeding to the 
command of the R.A., Gordon was appt. his A.D.C., served throughout 
Campaign 1854-5; at the battle of the Alma, the two guns of Turner's 
battery which did such good service on the top of the knoll on the right of our 
position, on which Lord Raglan and the Head Quarters Staff were assembled, 
arrived without a sufficient number of men to man the guns, a portion of the 
detachment having been delayed in endeavouring to extricate an ammunition 
wagon, one of the horses of which had besn shot in the river. On observing 



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this, Lt. Col. Sir CoUingwood Dickson, Capt. Gordon and Lt. Walsham dis- 
mounted from their horses and served one of the guns, during which operation 
Lt. Walsham was killed. Capt. Gordon accompanied his General on the flank 
march and was present at the action at M'Kenzie's farm. Served at Bala- 
clava and Inkerman, siege and capture of Sebastopol (Medal, four clasps, 
Sardinian and Turkish Medals, Brevets of Maj., 1854, Dec. 23, and Lt. Col., 
1855, Nov. 2, and 5th Class of the Medjidie). 1857-8, served in Indian 
Mutiny, having the command of a column which did good service in Oudh, 
present at actions of Pandora and Doundeakeira (Despatches, Medal and 
C.B.). 1859, Jul. — 1864, Apr. I, Brig. Maj., Sch. of Gunnery. 1863, Nov. 
2, Bt, Col. ; afterwards Supt., Roy. Military Repository and the Chief Instruc- 
tor, Sch. of Gunnery. 1866, May 12, Lt. Col. 187 1, May i — 1877, Oct. 3, 
Director Artillery Studies. 1875, Dec. 23, Col. 1877, May 17, Maj. Gen., 
President of Heavy Gun Committee. 1879, Oct i, Lt. Gen. 1882, Nov., 
ret. {A.L., 1845-Apr. 83; Times, 1883, Feb.). 

Son of Henry William, 652 ; b. 1824, Nov. 14, and bap. at Greenwich 
Parish Church, Dec. 16; m. 1865, Jul. 22, at Ross, Herefordsh., Margaret 
Flora Mary (1834-1901), dau. of Maj. Peter M'Dougall, of Achadunan, 
King's Own Borderers, and had Henry William, 655. Henry Donald, Govt. 
Auditor, b. 1858, \^r. 19, bap. Apr. 29, at St. Peter's Chapel, Calcutta; 
William Neville, 1^8 i^V.O. Offs. Mrges., P.R.O.); Charles Hanbury, 6. 
1865 ; and Margaret Julia, b. i860. Gordon d. 1883, Feb. 5, at Brooks Lodge, 
The Park, Cheltenham, being bur., Feb. 9, at Leckhampton, Glos. (F.A. 
Crisp's Visitation of England and Wales, xii. 181). His Decorations and 
Medals were stolen from his son's house in Kensington, 1906, Nov. (Daily 
Chronicle). 

1294- Samuel Rawley. 18 12, Nov. 24, Ens., 6th W.I. Reg. {L.G., 
2348). 1814, Sep. 21, Lt. (ibid., 1815, p. 173). 1817, May 22, Lt, W. I. 
Rangers {ibid., 1278). 1818, Jul. 2, h.p., 15th Light Dgns. {A.L., 1813-29). 

Son of Mrs. Sarah Gordon, Downpatrick, Co. Down; d. 1828 (W.O. 
Letters, Compass. Fund, P.R.O.). 

1295* Samuel Thomas. Surg., Turkish Army, during Servian war 
(Medal). Employed as a civil Surg., during South African war, 1899 
(Medal). . 

Son of Dr. Samuel (1815-98), and great-grandson of Thomas, of Spring 
Garden, Co. Waterford, 1323; A.B., T.C.D., 1874, F.R.C.P.I. 1892, M. 1890, 
L. and L.M. 1874, L.R.C.S.I., 1874 {Richmond Hosp., Carm. Sch. and T.C. 
Dub.). Fell. Acad. Med. Irel. ; Surg., R.I. Constab. ; late House Surg., 
Richm. Hosp., Dub. 



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1296- Simon. Capt., of Bornhill, Herts., d. 1669, Oct. 18, ftwr. in St. 
Stephen's parish, Herts., epitaph describes him as "of honest birth, of mer- 
chant trade, a man of worthy fame, a Captain of St. Christopher's'' (Cusan's 
Hertfordshire, 11. 284-5). A Simon Gordon, St. Alban's, Herts., had a son 
Samuel, who matriculated at Trinity Coll., Oxford, in 1680, aged 18. 

1297. Simon. 1780, Dec. 25, 7th Lt., Wilts. Mil. (Ailesbury Papers, 
Hist. MSS. Com., 15th Report, App. VH, p. 257) ; a certificate by the Earl of 
Ailesbury states that the Militia of Wilts was first raised in 1757 and con- 
tinued to 1780, then quartered at Birmingham. A Simon Gordon m. Mary 
(alive in 1805), dau. of Sir John Glynne (Betham's Baronetage). 

1298. Simon. 1798, Jul. 21, Capt, Wear Gifford Vols. {L.G., 672). 
1799^ J^n- 12, Maj. Comdt. {ibid., 35). 

1299. Stannus Verner. 1864, Aug. 9, Ens., 37th Ft. 1868, May 22, 
Lt. 1868, Aug. I, Bengal S.C. 1876, Aug. 9, Capt. 1878-80, served in 
Afghan war, passage of the Mungiar defile, expedition into the Khost Valley ; 
action of Charasiah, and subsequent pursuit ; defence of Camp Latabund ; 
affair at Saidabad ; march from Kabul to relief of Kandahar, and battle Sep. i 
(Despatches, L.G., 1880, May 4, Dec. 3; Medal, three clasps. Bronze Star, 
Brevet of Maj., 1881, Mar. 2). 1890, Aug. 9, Lt. Col., LS.C. 1891, served 
in first Miranzai expedition. 1895, served in Chitral operations; D.S.O. 
1897, Jan. 23, Bt. Col.; comd. 23rd Bengal Inf. (Pioneers). 1902, Aug. 11, 
ret. (A.L. and I.A.L., 1865-1911). 

Eighth son of Alexander, 204; b. 1846, Aug. 29; m. 1872, Aug. 29, 
Alice Gerrard, b. 1854, Aug, 7, dau. of Col. Halford Fellowes and has Charles 
Hubert Fellowes, F.S.S., b. 1873, Jul. 16, bap. Oct. 14, at Murree, who m. 
1899, Nov. 25, KUa May, b. 1873, ^^b. 17, dau. of James Pocock, Kew, and 
has Ailie Fellowes, b. 1902, Apr. 5 {House of Gordon, 11. (485)). 

1300. Stephen. 1804, Aug. 24, Cornet, 5th Dgn. Gds. {L.G., 1038). 
1805, Dec. 24, Lt. {ibid., 1595). 1812, Feb. i, Capt. {ibid., 196; A.L., 
1805-20). 

Fourth son of Thomas, of Spring Garden, Co. Waterford, 1323 ; d. 1820, 
Jul. 30, at Geneva {S.M., vii. 382). 

1301. Stephen. 1808, Mar. 12, Ens., 28th Ft. {L.G., 356). 1809, 
May 23, Lt. {ibid., 713). 1813, Jun. 21, slightly wounded at battle of Vittoria, 
and Jul, 25, at the siege of Sebastian {G.M., vol. 83, pt. 2, pp. 276, 595). 
18 14, Feb. 14, slightly wounded in Spain; Mar. 18, k. (mww.) in action at 
Lambigo, France {ibid., vol. 84, pt. i, pp. 491, 499). 

1302. Stephen Bilton. 1839, Jun. 7, Ens., 45th Ft. {L.G., 1137). 
1842, Apr. 15, Lt. 1846-7, served in Kafiir war (Medal). 1847, Jan. 22, Adj. 



302 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1848, "when the regiment was stationed in Natal, a portion of it had been 
mounted, this mounted troop being first commanded by Lieutenant and 
Adjutant Gordon"; Jul. 19, Capt. •' Capt. Gordon with three other officers 
killed in Natal in 22 days, 137 elephants, 42 buffaloes, 39 elands, 17 rhinoceros, 
I lion, 8 koodoo, 1 hippopotamus, besides wild boar, and other smaller deer " 
(Col. P. H. Dalbiac's 4Sth Reg., 168-9). i860, Apr. 20, Maj. 1861, ret. 
(Hart's A.L, 1840-73). 

Eldest son of Arthur Helsham, 272; b. 1821, Jun. 23 ; m. 1854, Sep. 14, 
at Alwington, Ellen Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. John Wollocombe, Rector of 
Stowford, Devon {G.M., vol. 42, N.S., p. 619) and had Arthur Wollocombe, 
276; Ellen Frances, b. 1858, Apr. 16, w. F. Vowler; Stephen Charles, 6. 
i860, Apr. 21; Mary Frances, b. 1861, Aug. 11 ; John Bilton, b. 1862, Nov 
26; Penelope Emily, b. 1865, Feb. i, at Llandaff, d. 1873, Feb.; Archibald 
Hugh, 6. 1868, Oct. 14, d. 1873, Feb. Gordon, d. 1872, Jan. 7, at Whitstone, 
near Exeter. 

1303. Stephen Blaney. 1839, Oct 26, Ens., 2nd W.I. Reg. {L.G., 
1992). 1842, Apr, 15, Lt. 1851, Dec. 26, Capt. D. 1852 (Hart's /I. L., 
1840-53). 

1304< Stewart Douglas. 1874, Sep. 21, Sub. Lt. and Lt., 72nd Ft. 
1878, Apr. 18, Lt., Bengal S.C. Served in Afghan war, 1877-80, actions of 
Patkoo Shana and Ahmed Khel (Despatches, L.G., 1880, Oct. 22, Medal with 
clasp). Served in Egyptian expedition, 1882, battle of Tel-el-Kebir (Medal 
with clasp. Bronze Star, 5th Class Medjidie). 1885, Sep. 21, Capt., LS.C. 
1888, Feb. 10 — 1893, Nov. 17, Asst. Secy. Mil. Dep., Govt of India. 1894, 
Sep. 21, Maj., I. S.C. 1897, Feb. 2 — 1901, Apr. 14, D.A.A.G., Head Quarters, 
Bengal. 1900, Sep. 21, Lt. Col., Indian Army. Served in S. African war, 
1900-2, and comd. mobile column, Ry. Staff Off. (graded D.A.A.G.), 1900, 
Mar. 3 — 1901, Dec. 13, operations in Transvaal and Orange River Colony, 
1902, Jan. — May (Despatches, L.G., Jul. 29). 1902, Nov. 3, Comdt, 13th 
Duke of Connaught's Lcrs. 1904, Oct. 12, Bt Col. {A.L., 1874-1911). 

Only son of Stewart St John (1829-66), Bombay C.S., Edintore family 
{House of Gordon, 11 (406)); b. 1855, Sep. 8, bap. Oct 27, at St Thomas's 
Cathedral, Bombay; m. 1889, Feb. 12, at Christ Church, Simla, Margaret 
Eleanor, b. 1867, Sep. 18, dau. of Sir Frederick Russell Hogg and niece of the 
I St Lord Magheramorne, and has Alan Douglas, 113 (7.0. Rec). Grandson 
of Robert, 1224- 

1305- Stuart Dixon. 1872, Jan. 15, Cadet, R.N., on a nomination of 
Lord Goschen. 1874, Jun. 19, Mid. 1875, shared in suppressing the rebellion 
at Singapore. 1876, Jan. i, A.D.C. to Lord Napier of Magdala at installation 



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of the Star of India ; took part in the forcins; of the passage of the Dardanelles, 
and at the operations there and at Besika and Baklar Bays, the second passage 
of the Dardanelles, and the defence of the Gallipoli Peninsula. 1879, Sep. 
20, Sub. Lt„ "Dragon," served during Egyptian war (Medal, Khedive's 
Bronze Star). 1884, Jun. 30, Lt., served in naval and military operations 
near Suakim, E. Soudan, 1884-5 (Clasp). 1884, Dec. 28, ret. {N.L., 1872-88, 
which does not mention services of 1875). 

Fifth spn of Charles Edward Parke, 353-4; b. 1859, Mar. 23, and bap. 
Apr. 28, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta. On leaving the Navy, he entered 
the service of the Royal Niger Constabulary and as Acting Commandant 
went up the Niger and Beune rivers and was stationed at Brass where he 
gained a knowledge of the natives, utilised in his melodrama, "True Blue, 
or Ashore and Afloat," Olympic Theatre, London, 1896, Mar. 19 — Apr. 25. 
He was engaged as civil engineer and pioneer by the Imperial British East 
Africa Co. and surveyed the first telegraph wire in East Africa from Melinda to 
Mombasa. In 1895 he was secretary of a company to buy Nelson's old 
ship the "Foudroyant" {Times, 1893, Oct. 30-31). Portrait and biography in 
The Sketch, 1896, Mar. n. 

1306-7- Theodore. 1788, Jun. 24, Surg.'s Mate, 60th Ft. 1791, Nov. 
I, Hosp. Mate. 1793, Oct. 16, Surg., 13th Ft. 1794, Nov. 4, Apoth. to 
Forces on the continent under the Duke of York (L.G., 1088). 1793, Sep., 
embarked for Jamaica with a body of troops, which first took possession of 
a part of the Island of St. Domingo. 1796, Oct. 25, Surg, to the Garrison, 
Jamaica; Dec. 3, Asst. Insp. of Hosp. for the forces (ibid., 1016, 1169); 
served there until the final evacuation of the island towards the end of 1798. 
1799-1803, Mar., Head of Med. Dep., W. Indies. 1800, May 30, Dep. Insp. 
1807, Head of Med. Dept., expedition to S. America under Gen. Whitelock. 
1809-10, h.p. 1810, Feb. 27, Principal Insp., Army Med. Dept., Member of 
Med. Board, (ibid., 287 ; A.L., 1794-1844; Hart's A.L., 1840-4: G.M., vol. 
19, N.S., p. 329). 

Son of Rev. George William Algernon (1724-94), minister of Keith, who 
was son of Rev. Theodore (1701-79) and Anne, dau. of Prof. George, V. of 
Kethock's Mill, b. 1770; King's Coll., Aberdeen, 1782-6, M.D., 1796; in- 
herited estate of Overhall, as heir portioner of line and prov. gen. to George 
Leith, 1817, Oct. 18; lived for years at Ythan Lodge, Aberdeenshire; d. 
unni. 1843, Jan. 28, in Duke St., Portland PI., London ; had a nat. son, 
Theodore 1 789- 1870, editor of the f/oro/o^/ca/ Mag. (J. M. Bulloch in S.N. 
and Q., 1900, Jul.). First cousin of Algernon Hyndman, 243, and John, 985 ; 
second cousin of Theodore, 1310. 



304 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1308- Theodore. 1803, Nov. 28, Hosp. Mate. 1804, Mar. 24, Asst. 
Surg., 14th Batn. of Reserve, previously Hosp.«Mate {L.G., 346); Nov, 23, 
91st Ft. 1805, served in expedition to Hanover. Served in campaign 
1808-9, including battles of Roleia and Vimiera; nearly drowned in the 
Douro while in charge of invalids from Sir John Moore's army. 1809, Jul. 

8, Surg., 89th Ft. {ibid., 1038). 181 1, Apr. 2,4th Ft. {ibid., 602). Served 
in Peninsular war, 18 12-3, including battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, siege of 
San Sebastian, retreat from Burgos, and passage of the Bidassoa (1813, Oct. 
8), severely wounded in head and neck. 18 13, Sep. 9, Surg, to the Forces 
{ibid., pt. 2, p. 1798). 1815, Sep. 7, Phys. to the Forces {ibid., 1923). 
1818, Nov. 26, Dep. Insp. of Hosp. by Brevet {ibid., 2227). 1830, Sep. 28, 
Asst. Insp. of Hosp. {ibid., 2049). 1836, Jan. 29, Dep. Insp. Gen. of Hosp. 
{ibid., 170; A.L., 1805-46; Hart's A.L., 1840-6). Professional assistant 
to the Director Gen., Army Med. Depart. (Sir James McGrigor, bart.), 1816, 
until his death. 

Said, doubtfully, to be a son of George, in Balnacraig, who was son of 
Peter, in Haddoch, who has been claimed as a cadet of the Birkenburn Gordons 
{House of Gordon, 11. (319)); b. 1786, Apr. 22. 1798-1802, King's Coll., 
Aberdeen, M.A., M.D. 1814, L.R.C.P. 1815, F.R.C.P., 1838; w. 1822, Oct. 

9, at St. George's, Hanover Square, London, Elizabeth Bruce, dau. of Rev. 
P. Barclay, Minister of Sandstaig, and Grizell, dau. of Rev. John Barclay, 
minister, Delting, and niece of Maj. Gen. Sir R. Barclay, K.C.B. Gordon 
d. 1845, Mar. 30, at Brighton. His widow {d. 1885, aged 94) was granted 
pension of £60 under warrant dated 1845, Jul. 8 (Munk's Roll of the Roy. Coll. 
of Physicians, in. 130-1 ; D.N.B.; F.J. Grant's Zetland County Families, 
40 ; W.O. Wid. Pensions, P.R.O.) 

1309. Theodore. 1838, Cadet, H.E.I.C.S. (Bengal). 1839, Jan. 8, ar- 
rived at Fort William ; Jul. 2, directed to do duty with 12th N.I. at Barrack- 
pore ; Aug. 22, Ens., 67th N.I., at Arracan. 1841, Feb. i, Lt. 1843, Mar., 
granted furlough to Europe on s.c. 1846, returned Aug. 10, passed in Hindu- 
stani. 1849, Mar. 16, granted leave on s.c. to hills N. of Deyrah till Nov. 30. 
1850, Dec, appt. to do duty at Landour depot. 185 1, Dec, leave on s.c. for 
four months; extended to Nov. i. 1853, Jan. 12, Capt. 1857, served in 
Azimghur district during Mutiny. i86o, served in China. 1863, Jun. i, Maj., 
ret. {E.I. Reg. and I.A.L., 1839-64; Capt. T.C. Anderson's War Services of 
H. M.'s Bengal Army, 259). 

Son of John, 950 ; b. 182 1, Jul. 22, bap. Oct. 31, at Prince Edward Island ; 
1829-30, sent to England, educated at Mr. Fyshe's Academy, Galashiels ; 
nominated for H.E.I.C.S. by Sir Richard Jenkins, on recommendation of 



GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 305 

Andrew Spottiswoode in 1838, his mother, Mrs. Wright, then living at Thorn- 
hill, near Stirling, Perthsh. ; m. (i) 1853, Sep. 3, at Landour, Susan Caroline 
Bell, b. 1834, Sep. 19, d. and bur. there, 187 1, Jul. 27 ; in. (2) 1874, May, 30, 
at Landour, Mary, b. 1830, Oct. ii, dau. of George Lister, Mussoorie, and had 
Frances Nora Christina, b. 1855, Nov. or Dec. 7, bap. 1856, Apr. 16, in. 1877, 
Dec. 24; Harriet Adelaide Louisa, b. 1857, Dec. 21, bap. 1858, Mar. 18; May 
Blanche, b. 1859, May i, bap. Aug. 18, d. 1880, Jun. 6, bur. Jun. 8, at Lan- 
dour; Theodore George, b. i860, May 19, bap. Jul. 11 ; Daniel Theodore, b. 
1861, Jun. 25, bap. Jul. 8; Rose Alice, b. 1862, Nov. 14, bap. 1863, May 19, 
w. 1887, Feb. 10; William Albert Wright, b. 1865, Mar. 27, bap. Sep. 21, m. 
1895, in Bengal, Alice Adelaide Forster, and d. 1904, Nov. 15, leaving two 
sons and a dau. ; Emmeline Caroline Kingscote, b. 1866, Oct. 18, bap. 1867, 
Apr. 17, m. 1888, Oct. 8, Lt. Col. C. E. Nicol, M.B., D.S.O. (1902); Grace 
Violet, b. 1868, Dec. 12, bap. 1869, May 16, m. 1892, Jan. 4; and Walter 
Overbeck, b. 1870, Dec. 8, bap. 187 1, May 3, d. 187 1, Aug. i, at Landour, 
Gordon was nephew of Helena Frances Gordon, who d. at Castle Gordon, 
near Musselburgh, and served her heir in 1869; d. and bur. 1898, Jun. 17, at 
Landour. His widow d. 1901, Jul. 15 (7.0. Rec). 

1310- Theodore. 1854, Sep. 29, Ens., 92nd Gordon Highlrs. 1855, 
Sep. 25, Lt. 1859, Sep. 16, Capt. 1864, ret. (Hart's A.L., 1855-65). 

Son of Theodore (6. 1810), who was the brother of Algernon Hyndman, 
243, and John, 985, of the Kethock's Mill family ; b. 1836 ; inherited Overhall 
from his father Theodore, who had inherited it from a cousin, Theodore, 1307? 

which he sold; m. Warne, and went to America; d. 1902, Sep. 2; his 

family lived at Morganton, Burke Co., North Caroline. 

1311- Thomas. 1594, Oct. 3, k. at the battle of Glenlivet, along with 
his two sons, James and William '• very brave gentlemen, under the Earle of 
Huntley's banner in a field called Auld Auchainachie " {House of Gordon, 11. 

(177-8)). 

Younger son of James, L of Lesmoir, sometimes called of Drumbulg, 
Gartly, and sometimes of Seggyden, Kennethmont ; said by Douglas {Baron- 
age, I. 31), to have been the ancestor of the Buthlaw Gordons. 

1312- Thomas. 1598 (?) accompanied Sir Hew Montgomery with the 
force raised by the latter in the West of Scotland, to attack the Earl of Tyrone 
(Betham's Baronetage, in. 317). 

Said, by Betham, to be descended from the Craichlaw Gordons, and to be 
the ancester of Samuel {d. 1780), created, 1764, Aug. 21, baronet "at Newark- 
on-Trent". The baronetcy became extinct in Sir Jenison William, 1747- 
183 1 (G. E. C.'s Complete Baronetage, v. 132). 

QQ 



306 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

1313- Thomas. 1680, went to sea in merchant's employment, to Ire- 
land, the Canaries and the Home Trade, as Boatswain and Master's Mate ; 
later Ord., R.N., " Lark," Vol. and Mid., " St. Albans," Vol. and. Mid., " Eliza- 
beth," Master's Mate and Mid., "Diligence," Mid., "Weymouth". 1689, 
Mid. "Countess Warwick" and " Dutchess". 1694, Oct. 31, passed as Lt., 
aged 27 {Adm. N. Board Lts. Passing Certi/., P.R.O.) ; Nov. 19, Lt., ist com. 
1695, Apr. 17, 2nd Lt., "Ruby" prize; Aug. 16, "Burlington". 1699, Mar. 
24, discharged ; Jul. 30, Mid. Extra, "Mary" guardship. 1700, Feb. 21, 
discharged; Mar. 25, Mid. Extra, "Revenge". 1701, Feb. 21, 2nd Lt., 
"Montagu"; 1703, Sep. 13, d. at sea (Adm. Muster Books, P.R.O.). 

1314- Thomas. 1693, P'eb. 28, got Royal Letters to " pass and repass in 
peace and quietnesson the * Margaret ' of Aberdeen (100 men and 30 guns), which 
he commanded, from Campvere to the Mediterranean " {Scotland Warrant 
Books, P.R.O., vol. 15, p. 225 ; Drummond-Moray Papers, Hist. MSS. Com. 
p. 185). 1693, Sep. 19, instructions, signed William Gordon, Campvere, were 
given to "Captain " Thomas Gordon commanding the frigate " Neptune" for 
the capture of the enemy's vessels (Drummond-Moray Papers, p. 185). 1703, 
Jul. 17, Comdr. " Royal Mary," Scots Navy {ibid., p. 186 ; Scotland Warrant 
Books, P.R.O., vol. 19, p. 21) ; Nov. 6, "to be delivered to him for a voyage to 
Italy, with salmon, herring and other goods, ship to be redelivered, Apr. next " 
{ibid., vol. 19, p. 56). 1704, Apr., Lord Seafield advised Lord Cromartie that 
" Captain " Gordon had cleared the coast of sea privateers, having chased three 
of them (Eraser's Earls 0/ Cromartie, i. 235) ; Aug., captured the " Catherine," 
belonging to James Meyers, Rotterdam, when she was on a voyage from the 
Canaries, laden with wine and equipped with a French passport, " which was 
discovered to him by the cook of the said ship, in revenge to the Captain, who 
had, the day before, beaten him and she is ordered this day [Aug. 29] to be 
brought into Leith Harbour in order to the selling both the bottome and cargo " 
(Portland Papers, Hist. MSS. Com.^ iv. 117); Ambassadorial correspondence 
about this vessel was going on with the Lord High Treasurer as late as 
1714, Jun. 10 {Treasury Papers, vol. CLXXvn. 8, P.R.O.). 1705, Jan. 5, the 
Queen requested the Treasury to give a " suitable gratuity to Captain Thomas 
Gordon, out of the prizes taken by him, for faithful service and good behaviour, 
this last summer" (Scotland Warrants Book, P.R.O., vol. 19, p. 142); Jun. 
19, ordered to liberate the prisoners, on the Ostend privateer, " St. Esprit," 
four guns, commanded by Jean Sable, which he captured off Fraserburgh, so 
as to ensure a similar privilege to three Aberdeen ships which had been cap- 
tured by Ostend privateers on their way from Campvere (Stirling-Drummond- 
Moray Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., p. 186), and " in consideration of his good 



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services" thereanent, the bond was ordered (1707, Aug. 19), to be given up 
to him for the sale of the vessel (Scotland Warrant Books, P.R.O., vol. 25, p. 
82, vol. 27, p. 81); Jun., Jul., Aug., the " Royal Mary" "came several times 
from Scotland to Tingmouth Bay," when by the connivance of the Governor, 
Col. Villiers, a "great friend" of Gordon, there were landed, "in the night 
time," at a place called Sally-port, close by the Castle, 13 casks of brandy, 10 
hogsheads of French claret ; a cask of French white wine, 10 bags of Jamaica 
pepper, a considerable quantity of linen and other goods," which were taken 
to the Castle by Villiers' "owne coach horses " (Treasury Papers, P.R.O., vol. 
xcvii. No. 40); Aug. II, appeared off Slains Castle, from which Lady Erroll, 
a strong Jacobite, sent a cutter to desire Gordon " to take another course : 
with which he complied ". Nathaniel Hooke (Correspondence, ed, by Rev. 
W. D. Macray for the Roxburghe Club, i. 74, 267, 366, 373 ; 11. 399, 400), 
says : — 

This lady has gained him over, and as often as he passes and repasses that way he takes 
care to give her notice. I have brought with me one of his letters [dated Aug. 11], as a proof 
of his good disposition [to the Jacobites and their French supporters]. Since that time there 
are I [fourteen] signals agreed upon Sep. 3-14 at Slains [detailed by Hooke] between him and 
M. Carron [commander of the French " Audacious "] that they may avoid each other. 

Nov. 7, Comdr. " Royal William," Scots Navy (Scotland Warrant Books, 
P.R.O., vol. 21, p. 113), his first rank in the Royal Navy dating under an 
order of 1709, Mar. 30, from this commission (Drummond-Moray Papers, 
Hist. MSS. Com., p. 186). 1706, May, "Royal William," fitted with new 
masts at Gottenburg, was requested to convoy 25 to 30 sail for Scotland 
(Mar and Kellie Papers, Hist. MSS. Com., p. 202) ; Jun., complained to the 
(English) Admiralty from "Tinemouth Haven" that Capt. Jones of H.M.S. 
" Dunwich " had " saluted " him with a *' sharp great [grape ? ] shot " for 
"spreading a broad pendant in English waters" (Adm. i. 1823). 1707, Jun. 
8, Gordon appeared off Slains, in command of two frigates (40 and 28 guns 
respectively) on guard upon the coast ; Jun. 9, M. de Ligondez, captain of a 
French frigate, also appeared off Slains : Gordon's two frigates " gave him 
chase " and gained upon him, particularly the 40 gun frigate. Hooke says 
(Add. MSS., 20,858) :— 

Then M. de Ligondez made the signal [as arranged in 1705] : upon which, Captain fired 
a gun to recall his companion, which obeyed with reluctance. The two firigates sheered off 
for sometime at sea, and Captain de Ligondez, having cruised off for some time at sea, arrived 
about noon before the High Constable's castle : . . . I went aboard with Mr. Moray about 
nightfall, and by the vigilance and good conduct of M. de Ligondez we met with no accident 
in the passage, but arrived safe at Dunkirk the 17th of June, after between eight and nine days' 
sail. . . . 



308 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

At the same time [Gordon] desired the Earl [of Erroll] would inform me that he should 
soon be obliged to quit the service because he refuses to take the oath of abjuration which is 
going, in consequence of the Union, to be imposed on all the officers . . . He offers to come 
to France with his 40 ton frigate at the first notice of His Majesty's pleasure. 

1707, May I, Scots Navy taken over by English Admiralty, Gordon's 
Captaincy being made to date from 1703, July 17; Aug. 5, Capt. Thomas 
Gordon, Comdr. of the " Royall William" and Capt. James Hamilton, Comdr. 
of the " Royall Mary " 

attended the Admiralty Board, and they produced their commissions and instructions 
which were read. The Navy Board to be ordered to survey these two ships and report their 
opinion what men and gunns are proper to be established on them and of what rates they 
propose them, and to add them to the list of the Royal Navy by the names of the " Edinburgh " 
and " Glasgow," and commissions to be made out for these two captains — the Council propose 
to have them employed as a standing convoy to the trade between Edinburgh and the Nore. 
(James Grant's Last of the Old Scots Navy, 3). 

Aug. 19, "Edinburgh" and "Glasgow" ordered to Chatham to be re- 
fitted for Channel service [ibid., p. 4); Nov. 15, as Capt. of the " Edinburgh" 
ordered to put himself under the command of the Capt. of the " Dread- 
nought," who is to send him twelve hours before to convoy the *• Russia " 
and '• Virginia " to the Nore {ibid., p. 6) ; Nov. 21, ordered to go to Newcastle 
to convoy ships to the Forth, and then to convoy ships and colliers to the 
Nore {ibid., p. 6). 1 708, took part in facing the French fleet under Farbin, 
and captured the " Salisbury " (52 guns), which had been taken by the French 
three years before; three other vessels were wrecked, but the "Salisbury" 
was the only vessel captured, Byng stopping his pursuit at Buchan-ness 
(Clowes's A^flvy, 11. 517 ; John Scot's " Remembrance," as printed in Ferguson's 
Scots Brigade in Holland in. 405); Mar. 17, an Edinburgh correspondent 
says " Gordon will mack 3000 guinies by the ship he did tack; there is 1500 
pound of pleat in her which he hath got " {Banffshire jfoum., 1908, Aug. 4) ; 
Jul. I, Comdr., " Leopard ". 1 709, Aug. 24, ordered to cruise on the " Leopard " 
(50 guns) in company with the " Gosport " between Pevensey and Winchelsea 
to protect the herring fishery ; Oct. 23, ordered to proceed to Marlestrandt to 
convoy some ships from Riga with masts (Drummond-Moray Papers, Hist. 
MSS. Com., p. 186). 1 7 10, Sep., at St. Helena, in returning from which, in 
Sep., he chased a Martinico ship {Adnt., i. 1825). 1711, Nov. 5, in command 
of the " Moor," he got orders to convoy some vessels of the United East 
India Company home {ibid., p. 187). 1715, May 6, Capt. of the "Advice" 
{ibid., p. 187). Gordon's letters to the Admiralty {Adm., i. 1823-1826 ; printed 
in the Ban ff'shi re Advertiser, 191 2, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. i) end with one 
written from the "Advice" at Chatham. 1 715-6, Feb., Gordon, declining to 



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take the oath of allegiance, either resigned, or was dismissed from, his post 
in our navy and joined the service of Peter the Great, in which he rose to be 
Governor of Kronstadt (see 1819)- 

1314a. Thomas. 1693, Aug. i, Lt., Earl of Argyll's Ft., com. dated at 
Epfegen. 1695, serving in Flanders. 1697, reg. disbanded (Dalton's A.L,, in. 
337 ; IV. 44). Presumably Maj. and Capt. Thomas Gordon, Vezey's Spanish 
Ft. on h.p., 1714 {List of Offs. on h.p., 1714). 1722, or earlier, Maj., Earl of 
Galway's Reg., "employed by the Board of Ordnance at Bernera" {MS. A.L. 
1722, p. 118, P.R.O.) ; the Earl of Galway, 2nd Marquis de Ruvigny (1648- 
1720) was serving in Flanders in 1693, Comdr. of the English forces in 
Portugal in 1704-9. 1728, Feb. 12, Maj. and Capt., Bisset's Ft. 

Laird of Clerkseat, son of William, merchant in Aberdeen {d. before 1719, 
Nov. 19) ; 1721, Jun. 30, enforced the provisions of marriage contract, dated 
1719, Nov. 19, of his sister Christian and Master Andrew Howison, one of 
the Masters of the Aberdeen Grammar School {Abd. Sheriff Court Rec.) ; 
1725, Jan. 9, witnessed the bap., at St. Paul's Epis. Chapel, Aberdeen of 
Christian, dau. of Alexander Aberdein ; 1728, Jun. 26, witnessed the bap. of 
Caroline, dau. of Lt. McQueen {N.S.C. Misc., 11. (115)). Will proved 1733, 
Sep. 4 {Edinburgh Test.) ; his sisters Christian, Ann, and Jean served his heirs, 
1740, Sep. 17. 

1315- Thomas. 1709, Dec. 5, Lt., Col. Wood's Ft. 1722, h.p. on 
reduction. 1727, May 5, 2nd Lt, 21st Ft. 1730, Jul. i, ist Lt., serving in 
Ireland {W.O. Corns. ; MS. A.L., 1722, p. 127, P.R.O.). 

Third son of William (who m. Elizabeth Morton, of Clerkhill), who was 
the second son of Thomas, of Buthlaw; m. Lady Margaret Scott (1690-1749), 
youngest dau. of Walter Scott, ist and last Earl of Tarras {Scots Peerage, 
VII. 82); executor to will of his brother John, who d. abroad in 1707 {Abd. 
Test.); d. 1736, will proved Oct. 28 {Dublin Wills). His widow, received 
pension of £20 from 1741; she d. in Edinburgh, 1749, will proved Jun. 21 
{W.O. Wid. Pensions, P.R.O. ; Edinburgh Test., vol. 112). 

1316- Sir Thomas, 3rd bart., of Earlston. 1715, "gained great credit 
for his activity with the Marquis of Annandale, who appointed him his Deputy 
Lieutenant. He helped to collect 2000 well armed and disciplined volunteers, 
who marched with him to Dumfries, which prevented the rebels making the 
town their head-quarters on their way to England, and preserved both town 
and country from contributions and all other depredations " {Earlston MS.). 

Son of Sir Alexander, 124a; b. 1685, Oct. 26, ni. (i) 1710, Jan. 20, Anne, 
d. 1751, Apr. 8, eldest dau. of William Boick, and had five sons, three being. 
Sir John, 4th bart., 888, 1769, Archibald, 257, Francis, 440, and one dau. ; m. (2) 



310 HOUSE OF GORDON. 

Gibson, of Whitehaven, no issue; d. 1769, Mar. 23 of "iliack" passion 

(G.E.C.'s Complete Baronetage, iv. 440). Grandfather of Sir John, 939- 

1317- Thomas. Capt., Edinburgh Trained Band. 

Younger son of Alexander, of Briggs, and Garmouth ; by trade a (famous) 
watchmaker (Smith's Old Scottish Clock Makers, which illustrates several 
of his clocks); d. 1742 {S.M., ix. 439; Bulloch's Gordons of Cairnfield, 64). 
Great-grandson of William, I. of Arradoul, 1375- 

1318* Thomas. 1 743, May 25, Mid., extra, R.N., •* Launceston ". 1744, 
Feb. 28, "Cornwall". 1748, Jul. 23, 2nd Lt., "Lena". 1749, Jan. 10, h.p. 
1752, Feb. 18, granted leave for twelve months. 1754, Mar. 4, similar leave. 
1755, M^y 21, Lt., "Antelope ". 1756, May 28, discharged from " Antelope" 
to command the "Oxford" under V. Adm. Smith; Aug. 24, discharged. 
1757, May, " Hawke," cutter, carrying messages and despatches from England 
to Germany; May 23, Comdr. ; Dec. 23, Capt., "William and Ann," armed 
vessel. 1758, Mar. 26, wrote from Sheerness asking for leave of absence to 
settle affairs relating to his family; Apr. 17, paid off. ; Apr. 18, h.p. ; lived at 
Deal ; Dr. James Grainger, author of The Sugar Cane, describes him to 
Bishop Percy as " a fine fellow" (Nichols' Literary Illustrations, vii. 258, 
259, 261, 262). 1759, Jan. -1761, Jul., engaged in impress service at Bristol. 
1761, Jul. 2, left Bristol for Portsmouth to command "Alarm," during indis- 
position of Capt. Rushworth ; Sep. 18, Capt., " Biddeford " (20 guns), " ordered 
into the North Sea as cruiser for the protection of the coasting trade ; Dec. 30, 
ran on shore through the ignorance of the pilot, who perished with the ship, 
which was totally lost on the Hazeborough Sand, near Yarmouth, Gordon 
and nearly half the crew perishing; "two of the crew after the ship struck, 
took it by turns to hold him up, and protect him in the best manner they were 
able from the washing of the sea, but at last worn out with fatigue and by the 
extremity of the weather, he died in the arms of his supporters " (Charnock's 
Nav. Biog., VI. 447 ; Adm. Half Pay Lists, Capt.^s Letters, vols. 1832-5, 
P.R.O.). In an anonymous memorial poem of thirty-one rhymed couplets in 
the Gentleman's Magazine, of 1763 (vol. 33, p. 38) it is stated that the pilot 
was drunk. Of Gordon we read