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GORDON, George 2nd of Lesmoir
(About 1509-)
FORBES, Katharine
(About 1520-)
UDNY, William of that Ilk
(About 1543-)
GORDON, John of Newton
(About 1550-)
UDNY, Margaret
(About 1565-)
GORDON, George of Rhynie, then of Sheelagreen
(About 1593-)


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1. GORDON, Christian

GORDON, George of Rhynie, then of Sheelagreen 1

  • Born: About 1593
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Christian before 1622 1

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  General Notes:

"A number of minor cadets were founded by George, a son of John Gordon of Newton. The Newton MS. and Temple (Fermartyn, p. 264) call him the second son, but the Great Seal calls John the second son. Furthermore, the Newton MS. calls him 'George of Shilagrein'; but every other reference describes him of 'Ranny' or Rhynie. Two other Gordons are described as 'of Rhynie'. The Balbithan MS. (p. 45) says that one of the sons of George Gordon of Crichie (also a cadet of Lesmoir) was 'John Gordon of Rhynie,' and it also notes that Sir John Gordon, the 'second laird of Park,' had an illegitimate son, 'Patrick Gordon of Rhynie'.

"Sheelagreen has been owned by four different families of Gordons
(i) Braco, cadets of Haddo ; (2) Newton ; (3) Coclarachie [see House of Gordon, 1., (120)-(142)]; and (4) Farskane, cadets of Park."

from House of Gordon 1

George married Christian GORDON, daughter of George GORDON 3rd of Coclarachie and Bessie DUNCAN, before 1622.1 (Christian GORDON was born about 1612.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The Balbithan MS. (p. 52) and the Newton MS. say the 'goodman of Rhynie, George Gordon,' married Christian, daughter of George Gordon, III. of Coclarachie, by Bessie, daughter of James Duncan of Merdrum. This was before 1622. The Book of Annual Rentaris gives some confirmation of this marriage, for at a Court
held in Aberdeen by the sheriff depute, February 20, 1634, Bessie Duncan made a declaration through her son, Dr. William Gordon, that she was 'restand to Alexander, Mr. Hugh and William Gordouns, her children, Mr. Robert Bisset of Lessendrum, George Gordoun of Raynie, and William Seatoun of Hadow equallie amongst them 600 merkis,' these being her three younger sons, and the husbands of her three
daughters {Spalding Club Misc., iii., 123)."

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 Gordons of Rhynie, Sheelagreen, Rothney, Cults.

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