GORDON, Adam Laird of Aberlour 2 3
- Born: About 1648 4
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Marriage (2): DAVIDSON, Mariori on 18 August 1681 in Saint Nicholas Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 1
- Died: 30 March 1695 4
- Buried: Enzie Braes Churchyard, Banffshire, Scotland
VALUATION ROLL OF BANFFSHIRE, 1690.
"Aberlour Adam Gordon Two hundreth and fifty libs 250 o o"
In Enzie Braes Churchyard:
"Here lyes ADAM GORDON youngest son of THOMAS GORDON of Glestirim and ANNA GORDON. eldest dau. to the Laird of Bucky. He died the 44th year of his age the 30 March 1696. Here one doeth ly of honorable birthe savoring of Heaven while he lived on earth who by devotion made his frequent flights and shewed desire to be with heavenly lights. And true and dutiful on all relations too For his children servants neighbours and his wife found him exemplary by an holy life hes missed by those and by the indigent then let him have what to the Lord he lent.
Requiescat in Pace "
quoted in myweb.tiscali.co.uk/sheena_charles/EnzieMI.htm
Note: his year of death is otherwise recorded as 1695.
GORDONS MENTIONED IN SERVICES OF HEIRS IN
SCOTLAND, FROM 1545 TO 1799.
(James Gordon), f. legitimus quondam Adami de Aberlour, h. Georgii f. legitimi quondam magistri Roberti scribae in Edinburgh, f. fratris I. G., 19 June 1697
[James, lawful son of the late Adam of Aberlour, heir to George lawful son of the late master Robert clerk/writer in Edinburgh, his brother's son ]"
from House of Gordon 4
"When a Scottish landowner died, the heir could not succeed to the lands until his claim had been formally recognised and he had been served nearest lawful Heir. The procedure to do this began with a Brieve of Inquest (writ) sent from Chancery to the Sheriff of the county in which the lands were situated. The brief instructed him to appoint a jury and hold an inquiry into the claimant's right to succession and into other questions related to the value of the land, the feudal superior and the feudal service of the land holding. The findings of the inquiry were then sent back to Chancery (i.e. retoured) and recorded in the Record of Retours now held in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Retours, which were written in Latin were of two kinds, general retours and special retours. A general retour established the claim of the heir by descent but did not detail the lands of his ancestor whereas special retours not only established the claim but also specified the lands to which he was entitled." 5
Adam married Unknown. (Unknown was born about 1645.)
Adam next married Mariori DAVIDSON on 18 August 1681 in Saint Nicholas Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1 (Mariori DAVIDSON was born about 1655.)