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GORDON, James 4th of Aberlour, Jacobite 1745
(About 1715-)
GORDON, Clementina
(About 1718-)
ARROT, John of Fafferty, Jacobite 1745
(About 1710-)
GORDON, Patrick 5th of Aberlour, Lieutenant
(1740-1807)
ARRAT, Mary
(About 1745-)
GORDON, James 6th of Aberlour
(1780-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. MACNAB, Margaret

GORDON, James 6th of Aberlour 1 2 3 4 5

  • Baptised: 29 February 1780, Aberlour parish, Banffshire, Scotland 3 4
  • Marriage (1): MACNAB, Margaret on 21 November 1822 in Banchory Devenick parish, Kincardineshire, Scotland 1 2

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  General Notes:

"GORDON
JAMES
PATRICK GORDON/MARY ARRATT FR369 (FR369)
M
29/02/1780
145/ 20 25
Aberlour"

from Births and Baptisms


Old Parish Registers
Aberlour Parish Banffshire
Baptisms

"Aberlour Feby 29 1780
Gordon
James lawful son to Patrick Gordon Esqr of Aberlour and Mary Arrat his wife was baptized witnesses James Gordon of Aberlour and Clementina Gordon of ditto" 3 4

  Research Notes:

LAST GORDON LAIRD OF ABERLOUR

A distillery was established close to the mansion house of Aberlour. The last laird hoped to solve financial problems with the help of this project, but without sufficient business acumen he failed.

His creditors took possession of the property and let it to John Grant. The latter carried it on successfully until the property was eventualy sold to Alexander Grant.

Alexander Grant had been born on the farm of Drumfurrich and was the son of George Grant and Janet Donaldson. He had been a servant at Elchies and had gone to Jamaica where he made his fortune, returning to buy up Aberlour, hoping to erect a splendid new mansion.

He died before his new building venture could be completed, and the new building and his whole estate passed, on his death, to the only daughter of Dr MacPherson of Garbity, Sandy's sister Annie's daughter, who took the name of Grant.

When she died the estate passed to a distant relative. Mr Findlay, proprietor of The Scotsman newspaper, purchased the estate and became the new Laird of Aberlour.

summarised from Recollections of a Speyside Parish 6


James married Margaret MACNAB, daughter of Alexander MACNAB and Margaret GORDON, on 21 November 1822 in Banchory Devenick parish, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 2 (Margaret MACNAB was baptised on 16 January 1797 in Maryculter parish, Kincardineshire, Scotland 4.)


  Marriage Notes:

"JAMES
MARGARET MACNAB/
21/11/1822
145/
30 175
Aberlour"

"GORDON
JAMES
MARGARET MCNAB/
21/11/1822
251/
30 200
Banchory Devenick"
GORDON

from Index of Marriages

Old Parish Registers
Aberlour parish Banffshire
Marriages

"Aberlour 21st November 1822
Gordon wt McNab
James Gordon Esqr. of Aberlour and Miss Margarett MacNab from the Parish of Nether Banchory were married this day."

Old Parish Registers
Banchory Devenick parish Aberdeenshire
Marriages

"Anno Domini 1822
16 November
Gordon &McNab
James Gordon Esqr. of Aberlour Banffshire and Margaret McNab in this Parish having been contracted and thrice proclaimed in one Sunday were married on the 21st. Instant by J. Gordon" 1 2 5

Sources


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Banchory Devenick parish Aberdeenshire Marriages 1822.

3 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Aberlour parish Banffshire Baptisms.

4 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

5 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Aberlour parish Banffshire Marriages 1822.

6 e-books, Recollections from a Speyside Parish by James Thomson (1902) Chapter XV.


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