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GORDON, Thomas 4th of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1155-)
GORDON, Thomas younger, 5th of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1185-After 1258)
Marjory
(About 1205-)
DE GORDON, Alicia
(About 1225-1280)

 

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1. GORDON, Adam 6th of that Ilk, Sir

DE GORDON, Alicia 1

  • Born: About 1225
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Adam 6th of that Ilk, Sir 1
  • Died: 1280 ? 1

   Another name for Alicia was GORDON, Alicia.2

   User ID: X52.

  General Notes:

"ALICIA OF GORDON, who in her turn confirmed the grants to Kelso made by her predecessors. She describes herself as daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Gordon, younger. When she succeeded is uncertain, as, owing to the omission of witnesses' names, the great majority of charters granted by her, her father and grandfather cannot be dated with exactitude, but it was after 1258."

from Scots Peerage 1


Alicia married Sir Adam GORDON 6th of that Ilk, son of Adam GORDON and Unknown.1 (Sir Adam GORDON 6th of that Ilk was born about 1225 and died about 1274 on Crusade, before reaching Palestine.)


  Marriage Notes:

"She (Alicia de Gordon) married Sir Adam Gordon, who is usually described as her cousin, though the exact relationship is doubtful, and his parentage is also
uncertain. Some Gordon historians say that, as Alicia was great-granddaughter of the first Richard of Gordon, so Sir Adam was great-grandson of the first Adam of Gordon, who is alleged to be Richard's brother.........
The name of Adam Gordon appears first between 1189 and 1199 as a witness alongwith Richard Gordon. He or a later Adam appears at intervals in various writs, and in a charter dated about 1232, Adam Gordon and Adam, his son, are mentioned. The latter may have been the Sir Adam Gordon, Knight, who is a witness on 9 December 1251 to the ratification by Patrick, seventh Earl of Dunbar, of the sale of his father's horses, and this Sir Adam may be identical with the husband of Alicia." (pages 508 and 509)

"Sir Adam Gordon, some time after his marriage, granted to the monks of Dryburgh, on behalf of himself and Alicia, his spouse, certain rights of pasturage and peatary in his lands of Fawnes, co. Berwick. A recent writer on the Gordons suggests that this was done in preparation for Sir Adam's departure for the Crusade under King Louis XI. of France in 1270, and the writer adds that Sir Adam, as did a number of other Scots knights, died on the expedition. This statement may be true, but there is no record or authentic evidence for it. Ferrerius, in his history of the Gordons, states that a William Gordon at this period went as a Crusader, and died in 1270. As, however, the name of William Gordon is nowhere on record, it has been assumed that Sir Adam was the Crusader, though the narrative has no recorded basis. Suffice it to say, Alicia Gordon survived her husband, as appears from a charter to the Abbey of Kelso, granted by her in her widowhood. She is said to have died in 1280, but no authority is given." (page 510)

from Scots Peerage 1 2

Sources


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

2 Internet Site, http://www.thegordondnaproject.com/Results.html.


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