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Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon

Male 1775 - 29 Feb 1818


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  • Name Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon 
    Title Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 
    Born 1 Dec 1775  Laggan, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Feb 1818  , , India Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • John Gordon was killed by Killidar Arabs in an attack in India.
    Notes 
    • Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel John Gordon, a distinguished officer in the Army (1775 - 1817).

      Brevet-Lieut.-Col. John Gordon (1775-1818).

      The Birnie MS says that the eldest son of John Gordon and Janet Proctor was John. He is apparently the son referred to, but unnamed in the Mortlach Register: --

      "John Gordon and Janet Proctor in Mill of Laggan had a lawful son, December 1, 1775. Wit: John Gordon there and John Gordon in Laggan."

      John Gordon began his career in the North Regiment of Fencible Highlanders, under the Duke of Gordon, entering it as lieutenant Nov. 28, 1795. He then got a commission as ensign in the first battalion of the 1st Foot (Royal Scots). For the sake of clearness I give his ranks in the regiment at a glance:--

      Ensign...............Feb. 26, 1799
      Lieutenant.........June 1, 1800
      Captain..............Aug. 24, 1804
      Brevet-Major.....June 4, 1814
      Major..................Dec. 15, 1814
      Lieut.-Colonel.....June 25, 1817

      He wrote a series of letters to his kinswoman, Miss Anne Gordon, Spynie, between February 1800 and 1806, which are in the possession of Mrs. Davidson, Forres. [1]
    Person ID I6705638  7_families
    Last Modified 31 May 2005 

    Father John Gordon,   b. Abt 1739, Laggan, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Laggan, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Janet Proctor,   b. Abt 1741, Edinvillie, Aberlour, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Oct 1774  Edinville, Moray, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Marriage shown in IGI as being in Mortlach Parish, Banff, Scotland.
    Family ID F2105240  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1775 - Laggan, Moray, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Feb 1818 - , , India Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S123654] 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 existence.., 18 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S123654] 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 existence.., 30 (Reliability: 3).