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GORDON, Thomas of Glasterim, Corriedoune & Edinvillie, Dr
(About 1597-After 1671)
(About 1608-)
GORDON, Adam Laird of Aberlour
(About 1648-1695)
(About 1645-)
GORDON, John Laird of Aberlour
(About 1671-1732)


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1. GORDON, Jean

GORDON, John Laird of Aberlour 1 2

  • Born: About 1671
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Jean
  • Died: 1732
  • Buried: 22 August 1732, St Ninian's Chapel, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland 2

  General Notes:

"22 AUGUST 1732 JOHN GORDON of Aberlour was buried at Ninian's chappel."

from Rathven Old Parish Register, Vol.2: Burials, 1724-1756 & 1784-1790

SCOTLAND, FROM 1545 TO 1799.

(John Gordon), de Aberlour, propinquior agnatus, id est consanguineus ex parte patris Georgii et Margaretae liberorum magistri Roberti scribae in Edinburgo I. de Tut., 30 July 1696
[John of Aberlour close relative, that is related by blood through his father to George and Margaret children of master Robert scribe or writer (?) in Edinburgh]

from House of Gordon

* William II: Translation
* 1700, 29 October, Edinburgh, Parliament
* Additional Sources
* 9 January 1701
[A1700/10/33] [Petition of the shire of Banff]

The humble petition of the heritors in Banffshire, to his grace his majesty's high commissioner and right honourable estates of parliament

May it please your grace and right honourable estates,

That after a long and expensive war we expected to have enjoyed the blessing of a happily concluded peace by the re-establishing our foreign trade, encouraging of home manufactories, employing the poor in the improvement of our native product and the lessening of our public burden, but instead thereof, to our unspeakable loss and almost ruin of the nation, we find our trade abroad sensibly decayed and our coin carried out by the importation of commodities from places where ours are prohibited; our woollen and other manufactories at home, by the same means and the remissness of magistrates in putting the laws into due execution, do not receive the encouragement which the interest of the country requires, whereby our poor are neither maintained nor employed as otherwise they might; and more especially our Company Trading to Africa and the Indies meet with so much opposition from abroad and gets so little support at home, that after so great a loss of men and expense of treasure, their settlement in Caledonia may now too probably a second time fall under the same unlucky circumstances as first, if not prevented. And yet, after all these hardships which the nation groans under, the numerous forces kept on foot while our much wealthier neighbours are disbanding, which occasions now in time of peace heavy and unnecessary taxes, all which misfortunes and other calamities which have of late befallen us we cannot but look upon as the effects of the displeasure of the Almighty God for the great immoralities that everywhere so much abounds amongst all ranks and degrees of men, to the dishonour of God and our holy religions, and the debauching the spirits and the corrupting the manners of the people.

May it therefore please your grace and the right honourable estates of parliament to take some effectual course for curbing vice and putting into execution the many laudable laws for maintaining and employing the poor, that they may be useful and not burdensome to the kingdom; and for the encouragement of manufactories at home and carrying our trade abroad with advantage, to lay on such prohibitions upon the branches of our import as may overbalance our export, and particularly that of France; and to assert our African and Indian Company's right to their colony of Caledonia, which has been and still is unjustly called into question, and to give such support to it as may encourage the adventurers to go on with their undertaking, which, if vigorously pursued, may tend so much in the future to the wealth, honour and interest of the nation; and to relieve our country of so great a number of forces every way so uneasy to the people, and, in lieu thereof, to fall upon such other methods for security of the peace and support of the government as may be more for the interest of the kingdom and more consistent with the liberty of the subjects.

* Patrick Ogilvie of Boyne
* J. Anderson of Mudhouse, elder
* John Ogilvie of Kempcairn
* J. Anderson of Mudhouse, younger
* Alexander Sutherland of Kinminitie
* W. Innes of Orton
* Alexander Abercrombie of Glassaugh
* J. Leslie of Parkbeg
* James Ogilvie of [...]
* Alexander Innes of Stenton
* James Gordon of Ardmeallie
* Alexander Leslie of Bochreme
* [...] Gordon of Achoynannie
* John Stewart of Drumin
* A. Gordon of Auchinachie
* J. Stewart of Kilmeichlie
* J. Abernethy of Mayer
* Gregor Grant of Delavorar, younger
* John Grant of Carron
* G. Farquharson of Camdell, elder
* Peter Gordon of Ardmeallie, younger
* John Farquharson of Camdell, younger
* Walter Grant of Arindillie
* John Grant of Nevie, elder
* Alexander Leslie of Kininvie, younger
* Patrick Stewart of Tombal
* John Cuthbert of Brackenhills
* Robert Grant of Daskie
* John Innes of Edingight, elder
* James Grant of Downan
* James Abernethy of Barrie
* John Grant of Blairfindy, younger
* John Innes of Edingight, younger
* John Grant of Auchriachan
* James Leslie of Tullich
* [...] Grant of Achlichnie
* James Ogilvie of Badentoul
* Thomas Grant of Newie, younger
* John Hamilton of Boghead
* John Grant of Tomavillean
* Robert Ogilvie of Hawhes
* Alexander Grant of Tounkirke
* George Ogilvie of Cantlay
* William Grant of Blarfindy, elder
* John Mitchell of Achansie
* K. Nairn of Corlach
* John Strachan of Kello
* Ludovic Gordon of Minmore
* P. MacPherson of Knockan
* Alexander Innes of Achoyniany
* John Grant of Milton
* George Gordon of Nether Buckie
* James Grant of Tombreacachie
* Robert Grant of Dunlugas
* John Grant of Dellwocar, elder
* Alexander Grant of Bellintome
* W. Gordon of Boots
* Alexander Hay of Mount Blair
* Alexander Robertson of Cults
* J. Ogilvie of Baldavie
* John Grant of Delmore
* Alexander Abercrombie of Skeith
* John Grant of Culquoich
* John Gordon of Thornybank
* John Gordon of Aberlour
* Sir John Gordon of Park
* John Abernethy of Corskie
* W. Joss of Colleonard
* George Gordon of Buckie
Presented and read in parliament.
†Edinburgh, 9 January 1701 3 4 5

  Research Notes:

The family referred to in this set of quotations from Service of Heirs is identified with this one because of the reference to Adam and John of Aberlour.

John married Jean GORDON, daughter of Alexander GORDON 2nd Laird of Auchintoul, Advocate, Lord of Session and Isobel GRAY. (Jean GORDON was born about 1667, died in 1728 and was buried on 24 December 1728 in Rathven Parish, Banffshire, Scotland.)


1 Old Parish Registers, Aberlour parish Banffshire Baptisms.

2 Internet Site, Rathven Burials.

3 Old Parish Registers, Aberlour Parish Banffshire Baptisms.

4 e-books, House of Gordon by John M. Bulloch.

5 Internet Site,

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