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DE GORDOUN, Adam 1st of that Ilk, Laird of Gordon, Berwickeshire, Sir
(About 1035-1093)
DE GORDOUN, Adam of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1080-1138)
GORDON, Richard 3rd of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1118-)


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GORDON, Richard 3rd of that Ilk, Sir 1 2

  • Born: About 1118
  • Marriage (1): Unknown

   Another name for Richard was DE GORDON, Richard 3rd of that Ilk, Sir.

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  General Notes:

"RICHARD or RICHER GORDON is the earliest of the name who has been found on record in Scotland. The first notice of him is in a charter by himself, granting to the monks of Kelso and to the church of St. Michael, in his town of Gordon, certain lands bounded as described, with others named. He also grants that they may place a chaplain in the church as they please. This charter is stated in a recent work on the Gordons to be of date 1160, but the chapel of Gordon only came into the hands of the monks of Kelso in 1171, when the monks of Durham exchanged it for the chapel of Earlston, and the church of St. Laurence at Berwick. The chapel of Gordon, which was under the mother-church of Home, is styled a church in Richard's charter, and the latter was probably granted some years after 1171. Little more is known of Richard Gordon. He is said to have died about 1170, but he and Adam of Gordon, perhaps a brother, appear as witnesses in a writ by Patrick, fifth Earl of Dunbar, to the monks of Durham, undated, but which, from comparison with other writs, was granted after 1182, and most probably between the years 1189 and 1199."

from Scots Peerage 2

Richard married.


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2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

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