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GORDON, James 1st of Lesmoir
(About 1480-1558)
STEWART, Margaret
(About 1492-After 1541)
FORBES, Alexander of Towie
(About 1488-Before 1549)
(About 1495-)
GORDON, George 2nd of Lesmoir
(About 1509-)
FORBES, Katharine
(About 1520-)
GORDON, John of Newton
(About 1550-)


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1. UDNY, Margaret

GORDON, John of Newton 1

  • Born: About 1550 1
  • Marriage (1): UDNY, Margaret 1

   Another name for John was GORDON, John of Glascoforest.

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  General Notes:

"John Gordon, I. of Newton, was the second son of George Gordon, II. of Lesmoir, by Katharine, daughter of Alexander Forbes of Towie, and brother of Alexander, III. of Lesmoir. He was born about 1540, for in 1621 he is described in the Privy Council Register as past 'four score yeiris'.

The Gordon MS. of 1600 states that George Gordon, II. of Lesmoir, 'gave to his sone John Gordone the lands of Glascoforest, Newtoune of Culsamond, Wranghame, with sundrie other lands in the Gareoch adjacent thereto, whereby he was little behind his brother [Alexander, III. of Lesmoir] in yeirlie rent'. "

"1593. - The first laird of Newton was a staunch Roman Catholic, and, living in the times he did, got into trouble repeatedly......"

from House of Gordon 1

John married Margaret UDNY, daughter of William UDNY of that Ilk and Unknown.1 (Margaret UDNY was born about 1565.)

  Marriage Notes:

"John Gordon of Newton married Margaret, daughter of William (?) Udny of that ilk. .... Margaret Udny is first mentioned in a charter of November 24, 1600 (Great Seal), and does not appear after September 30, 1608. The Gordon MS. of 1600 says 'she has sundry children to him. His eldest sone [is] called James. . . . The rest of his sones being minors, he has helped to good livelihoods.' "

from House of Gordon 1


1 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 2 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1907) Cadets of Lesmoir: Newton by J.M. Bulloch assisted by D. Wimberley.

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