Abt 1720 - Yes, date unknown
||Harry Gordon |
||Of Hardhaugh, Morayshire, Scotland 
||Yes, date unknown
- Harry Gordon. He "lived first at Hardhaugh and afterwards at Boat of Bog, the name of the ferry across the Spey near Fochabers, now replace by a bridge. He married Helen Burges, the third daughter of Charles Burges at Clashdow, by Christian Forbes, daughter of John Forbes of Keithack. The Birnie MS calls Helen Burges the "near relation of Harry," and says that the latter left one son and one daughter. The Mortlach Register, however, shows that another son had been born:
a. Charles Gordon, baptized January 24, 1752: in Hardhaugh, Banff; witnesses, Charles Burges in Clashdow and John Forbes In Keithack.
b. Cosmo Gordon: baptized Dec. 28, 1752, in Hardhaugh, Banff; before the same witnesses. The Birnie MS deals at great length with him. He was employed early in life in establishing the use of "Cudbear," invented by his brothers-in-law, George and Cuthbert Gordon, sons of Thomas Gordon of Fotherletter. The Birnie MS says that soon after his marriage (in 1778) he was induced to purchase the office of one of the nineteen Deputy King's Waiters of the Customs of the Port of London for an annuity of £70 during the life of Kenneth Macpherson, one of th Inquest of the Customs, and also during that of his wife (who was Mrs. Cosmo Gordon's eldest sister). This annuity be paid for 34 years. Macpherson had got the billet by way of compensation for not having obtained the office of a Searcher in the Port fo London according to a promise made by Lord North to his friends, "James MacPherson, of Ossian notoriety, and to Sir John MacPherson, Governor General of Bengal."
c. Elizabeth Gordon, sister of Cosmo Gordon, married James Logie, who lived and died at the Boat of Bog, and had three sons and a daughter, including:
c 1: Major Alexander Mathias Gordon Logie who married Emma Elizabeth James who was born in Bombay to Joseph James.
c 2: Alexander Logie, captain, 5th Regiment Bombay Native Infantry. He was the father of William Logie, Lieut.-colonel, 19th Regiment Bengal Native Infantry.
c 3: Elizabeth Gordon who married Henry Ruxton
Question: The Clan of Gordon and claimed relationship with Earl's of Gordon. Answer: There has never been such a title. The Earldom of Huntly was granted to Alexander de Seton about 1445. His son, the 2nd Earl, who married Annabella, daughter of King James IV, took the name Gordon. His son, the 3rd Earl, made the family supreme in the north of Scotland. George Gordon, the 5th Earl, was created Marquess of Huntley in 1599. The 4th Marquess was created Duke of Gordon (in the peerage of Scotland) in 1684. The Dukedom went extinction 1836,when the 6th Duke (who had raised the Gordon Highlanders) died leaving only a daughter. She inherited most of her father's vast estates and married the Duke of Richmond. Her son was created Duke of Gordon (in the peerage of the United Kingdom) in 1876. And the current Duke of Richmond is also Duke of Gordon (and Lennox for that matter and d'Aubigny in the peerage of France--Britain's only quadruple duke).
The marquisate of Huntly, and the chieftainship of the Clan Gordon, went to a distant cousin of the last Duke of Gordon. The present Marquess (who also holds the unique soubriquet "The Cock of the North") is the 13th.
The definitive authority for all this is the Complete Peerage, in numerous fat volumes.
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||James Gordon, b. Abt 1690, Achlochrach, Morayshire, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||Anne MacWilliam, b. Abt 1692, Achmore, Morayshire, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||, Morayshire, Scotland
||Helen Burges, b. Abt 1718, Clashdow, Morayshire, Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown |
||, Morayshire, Scotland
|+||1. Cosmo Gordon, c. 28 Dec 1748, Mortlach Parish, Banffshire, Scotland , d. 07 Feb 1825, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (Age ~ 76 years)|
| ||2. Charles Gordon, c. 24 Jan 1752, Mortlach Parish, Banffshire, Scotland |
|+||3. Elizabeth Gordon, b. Jul 1756, Gordon Castle, Speymouth, Moray, Scotland , d. 22 Dec 1850, Fochabers, Morayshire, Scotland (Age ~ 94 years)|
||20 Oct 2006 |
- [S118273] The Gordon's of Laggan, John Malcolm Bulloch, (Banff, The Banffshire Journal Office, The Banffshire Field Club, 1907), Lee Drew has one of the few copies in existance...