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ANDERSON, Alexander of Bruntstane
(About 1520-)
ANDERSON, Charles of Ardbrake and Westerton, of the Noth Family
(About 1565-)
ANDERSON, John in Ardbrake, Banffshire
(About 1600-)


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1. GORDON, Ann

ANDERSON, John in Ardbrake, Banffshire 1

  • Born: About 1600
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Ann

   Other names for John were ANDERSON, John of Ardbreak 2 and ANDERSONE, Johne of Arbreak.3

  General Notes:

"The Panel (see website for image) shows the initials of John Anderson and his wife Anne Gordon, his son James Anderson and his wife Katherine Leslie.

John Anderson was a younger son of 'Anderson of Noth' a powerful and influential family in Banffshire.

Westerton Estate was eventually sold to the Duffs of Drummuir Estate in the late 1800's"

from Heraldry Scotland

' "Captaine Patrick Gordone, sone lawfull to William Gordon of Miniemore, as procurator for himself and for Mistres Jeane Gordone, his spouse, having . . ane contract and dispositione of wodset, of date at Westertoune, 3 June, 1659, granted. . . be Johne, Anderson of Ardbreak, with consent of James Andersone, his eldest lawfull sone, to the said Captain Patrick and Mistres Jeane Gordone ... of fourtie bolles victual payable of the nethermost pairt of the toune and landes of Argathnie. . . ,"received sasine from Mr Alexander Anderson, son lawful to the said John Anderson (who married Anne Gordon : died 1670). William Gordon "off Miniemore" was a witness to the contract of wadset. Westertoune, Argathnie, and Ardbreck lie in the parish of Botriphnie. '

from The Gordons and Smiths at Minmore, Auchorachan, and Upper Drumin in Glenlivet 2 3 4

  Research Notes:


Adam Duff had this designation for a period in the early 17th century:

"Adam Duff, fourth laird of Torriesoul, parted with that estate very early in life. It was subsequently held by his first cousin, James Duff of Bade, 1617, and by 1627 had passed to Gordons, while Adam bought from the family of Anderson the estate of Wester Ardbrack, by which title he was known until his purchase in 1621 from Robert Innes of Balvenie of the estate of Drummuir. ' Adam Duff of Wester Ardbrack, infeft in Drummuir, February 3, 1621.'"

from The Book of the Duffs 5

John married Ann GORDON. (Ann GORDON was born about 1600,6 died on 19 November 1670 1 and was buried in Botriphnie Parish, Banffshire, Scotland 7.)


1 Internet Site,

2 e-books, The Gordons and Smiths at Minmore, Auchorachan, and Upper Drumin in Glenlivet by J. M. Bulloch.

3 e-books, Records of the County of Banff 1660-1760 compiled by James Grant.

4 Internet Site,

5 e-books, The Book of the Duffs comp. by Alistair and Henrietta Tayler.

6 Internet Site.

7 Internet Site,

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