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GORDON, John of Avochie
(About 1640-1684)
GORDON, Elizabeth of Braco
(About 1650-)
GORDON, Henry of Avochie, Jacobite 1715
(About 1675-)
GORDON, John of Avochie, Jacobite 1745
(1708-1778)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GORDON, Mary

GORDON, John of Avochie, Jacobite 1745 2

  • Baptised: 4 May 1708, Rothes parish, Moray, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Mary 1 2
  • Died: 3 April 1778, Aberdeen, Scotland

   User ID: B624.

  General Notes:

"Son of Harry, of Avochie, 2094; Mary (d. 1785) only child of Peter Gordon, of Ardmeallie (House of Gordon, n. (148)); 'she was a person of very superior habit and thereby did much to enable her husband to pay the 500 fine for his Jacobite tendencies' (Shearer's Rothiemay); they had three sons and two daus., one of whom, Ann, m. James Hay of the Rannes family, whose grandson succeeded, 1857, to Avochie, and adopted the son of Hay-Gordon. John Gordon, of Avochie, d. 1778, Apr. 3, at Aberdeen (Abd. Journ.,Apr. 6).

from Gordons Under Arms

Note: the entry for John Gordon in this source is much lengthier than that provided here, containing details of John's activities and achievements in the 1745 conflict.




"Avochie's, or the ' Strathbogie battalion,' was raised by John, son of Harry Gordon of 'Abachie' (Avochie), and Charles Gordon of Blelack. It numbered about 300 men"

from Prisoners of the 45 3 4


John married Mary GORDON, daughter of Peter GORDON 2nd of Ardmeallie and Mary DUFF.1 2 (Mary GORDON was baptised on 19 January 1723 in Marnoch parish, Banffshire, Scotland 5 6 and died on 5 April 1785 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"3. MARY, who married John Gordon of Avochie, in the parish of Huntly, and died on April 5, 1785, leaving issue (Jervise's Epitaphs, ii. 382)"

from Coclarachie


"Gordon, John, of Avochie Son of Harry Gordon of Avochie. He cannot have been more than a lad at the time of the Rising. he must have escaped to France, and seems probably that he remained there until 1763. he married Mary, only child of Peter Gordon of Ardmeallie, a noted Whig. They had three sons and two daughters. He died at Aberdeen in 1778."

from Jacobites of 45

Note: Both quotations above state that John's wife was an only child. This seems to have been far from being so.
1 2

Sources


1 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 1 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1903) Coclarachie: The Gordons of Ardmeallie.

2 e-books, Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 North East Scotland by Frances McDonnell (in paper Clearfield 1996).

3 e-books, The House of Gordon III: Gordons Under Arms by C.O.Skelton and J.M.Bulloch (1912).

4 e-books, The Prisoners of the 45 ed. from State Papers by Bruce Gordon Seton and Jean Gordon Arnot vol.1 (SHS 3d series vol. XIII 1928).

5 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Marnoch parish Banffshire Baptisms.

6 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.


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