GORDON, Alexander of Tirriesoule and Camdell, 7th of Beldorney 1
- Born: About 1655
- Marriage (1): MACDONELL, Giles of Keppoch about 1685
- Died: 1714 2
- Buried: Mortlach Parish, Banffshire, Scotland 1
Alexander was a cousin of John, the 6th Laird of Beldorney. The family estate had been heavily mortgaged many years before, and then was acquired by Alexander Gordon of Tillysoule, who, according got sasine of it 29 April 1700.
"Of the family of Beldornie, now of Wardhouse, Jean Gordon, mother of the laird, and Marie his sister are in 1704 returned as Papists; whilst in 1732 it was reported to the Presbytery that James Gordon, of Beldornie, was a Papist, and that priests met at his house. Indeed, two of his sons were educated at the Scots Monastery of Ratisbon, viz., Arthur, who appears in the list of arrivals in 1739, when he was eight years old, and Charles, who entered in 1748, at the age of eleven. The younger only became a priest, and died in Holland in 1816. An uncle of theirs, Alexander, had entered in 1718, but he returned to Scotland, where he later married. He was a son of Alexander Gordon by his wife Giles MacDonell, of Keppoch. "
from The Catholic Highlands of Scotland
'The Birnie M.S. continues further, that " Tirriesoul, who had thus become Laird of Beldornie, married Giles [or Geillis].a daughter of MacDonell of Keppoch, Lochaber, and had two sons, James, who
succeeded, and Alexander Gordon of Collonach, who died without issue, and two daughters : the elder was married to Michie of Buchairn, and Barbara, the younger, died unmarried at Belcherry in 1770 at nearly 90 years of age." '
from The Later Gordons of Beldorney
Note: It is not unusual for children who died at a young age to be ignored when later accounts are written about a family, and this often is the explanation for the discrepancies in the reported number of children a man and woman had. 1 3
Alexander married Giles MACDONELL of Keppoch, daughter of Archibald MACDONELL of Keppoch and Unknown, about 1685. (Giles MACDONELL of Keppoch was born in 1660 and died in 1729.)