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GORDON, George 1st Earl of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland
LOCKHART, Anne heiress of Tarbrax
(About 1645-)
GORDON, Alexander 2nd Duke of Gordon
(About 1678-)
MORDAUNT, Henrietta
(About 1685-)
GORDON, William 2nd Earl of Aberdeen
GORDON, Anne Countess of Aberdeen
(About 1713-1791)
GORDON, Alexander Lord Rockville, Lord of Session


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1. DUFF, Anne

GORDON, Alexander Lord Rockville, Lord of Session 3 4 5 6

  • Baptised: 27 June 1738, Methlick parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 4 5
  • Marriage (1): DUFF, Anne on 26 July 1769 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 13 March 1792 2
  • Buried: 1792, St Cuthbert's cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland 3

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  General Notes:

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from Births and Baptisms

GRO Old Parish Registers Index records Susan Murray as the mother of Alexander baptised in Methlick in 1738, and William Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, as father, but in the text of the record itself only the father's name is. The GRO index must be in error since William Gordon married his third wife, Anne Gordon, in 1729. Susanna Murray had died in 1725.

Grave Inscription in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Edinburgh
"Here lies the remains of ANNE, Countess of Aberdeen, relict of William, Earl of Aberdeen, and daughter of Alexander, Duke of Gordon, obiit 26th June a.d. 1791, aetatis suae 78, and also her son, The Honourable ALEXANDER GORDON, Lord Rockville, obiit 13 March 1792. aetatis sui 53, also his daughter, CATHERINE GORDON, wife of Robert Hepburne, Esquire, of Clarkington, who died 2nd April 1832, aged 53 years ; also ROBERT HEPBURNE, Esquire, of Clarkington, who died 5th August 1846, aged 80 years" 4 5

Alexander married Anne DUFF, daughter of William DUFF of Crombie, Sheriff Deputy of Ayr and Elizabeth DALRYMPLE, on 26 July 1769 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Scotland.1 2 (Anne DUFF was born about 1738 and died on 21 August 1811 in Brandsbury, Hampshire, England 1 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Anne, who married, first, in 1762,the Earl of Dumfries and Stair, But had no issue by him; and secondly, in 1769, Alexander Gordon, advocate, brother to the Earl of Aberdeen. He was Sheriff of Kirkcudbright, and became Lord Rockville."

from Book of the Duffs

685/1 490 428

from Index of Marriages

".... the Earl married, secondly, on 19 June 1762, Anne, daughter of William Duff of Crombie, Advocate. She survived him, and married, 26 July 1769, Alexander Gordon, a Lord of Session, styled Lord Rockville, who died 13 March 1792. She died 21 August 1811, at Brandsbury, aged seventy-three."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 1 2 6


1 e-books, The Book of the Duffs comp. by Alistair and Henrietta Tayler (1914).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

3 Internet Site,

4 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Methlick parish Aberdeenshire Baptisms.

5 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

6 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

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