GORDON, Alexander of Dunkintie
- Born: About 1589
- Marriage (1): GRANT, Margaret of Ballindalloch
- Died: 19 August 1633, Glenelg, Moray, Scotland
Another name for Alexander was Laird of Dinkintie.1
'# Name: Alexander Gordon of Dunkintie 1
# Sex: M
# Birth: ABT 1580 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
# ALIA: Gordoun
# Death: 19 AUG 1633 in Glenelg, Moray, Scotland
St Andrews parish lieth north of the town of Elgin, on both sides of the river Lossie, about two and a-half miles in length, and near a mile in breadth. The church standeth on the north bank of the river, one and a-half mile east from Elgin, and two miles E. S.E. from New-Spynie. This parish was formerly called the Barony of Kilmalemnock, and was the heritage of Sir Gilbert Hay of the family of Lochloy or Park ; afterwards it came to the family of Innes. And Alexander of Innes having killed a gentleman on the street of Edinburgh, anno 1576, purchased a remission from the Regent, Morton, at the expense of resigning this Barony (which comprehended Pitgavenie, Bareflathills, Dunkintie, Kirktown, Fosterseat, and Scotstownhill) in his favour (M. S. Hist, of Innes.) East of the river, at the lower end, is Inch, pertaining to the family of Innes. Above which is Dunkintie, which once belonged to Alexander Gordon, son of Alexander of Strathdon, who, with his two sons, was killed in Glenavon, by a party of thieves, about anno 16 , [sic] and the lands came to the family of Gordon. The History of the Province of Moray, by Reverend Lachlan Shaw, Elgin: J. Grant (1827), new ed., p. 101.
"Alexander Gordon of Dunkyntie, and George Gordon his eldest son, with some servants, being at the hunts in Glenelg at the head of Strathaven, were upon the 19th of August cruelly murdered by certain highland limmars, likeas the laird and his son in their defence slew three of thir lowns, but craftily they presently yerded two of them in a hole, and the third they left lying above the ground, syne went their ways, of whom triall yet could never be gotten, for all the marquis of Huntly could do, they being his own brother's son and brother's oy, whom thir limmars had killed without any known cause. Dunkyntie's second son, getting account of this woeful murder, convenes some friends suddenly, and takes up the corps of his father and brother, in two chests; the head of the third limmar they cut off, and set it upon a fork-head, whilk was carried by an horseman all the way to Elgin before the corps, and upon the 22d day of August, with great lamentation, they were both buried within the marquis' isle; and presently thereafter this limmar's head was set upon an iron stob on the end of the tolbooth of Elgin, in example of others to do the like. The marquis took the death of his lawful brother's son and brother's oy to heart, but in all his life, do his best, he could never get trial of this murder, who extended his moyan to the full thereanent; so he died without revenge. Some thought this strange, that the great marquis of Huntly should see .his blood destroyed without trial or reparation." The History of the Troubles and Memorable Transactions in Scotland, fro the year 1624 to 1645, John Spalding, Aberdeen: T. Evans (1850), pp. 29-30.'
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Alexander married Margaret GRANT of Ballindalloch, daughter of Patrick GRANT younger, 3rd Laird of Ballindalloch and Margaret GORDON. (Margaret GRANT of Ballindalloch was born about 1585.)