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GORDON, William 2nd of Craig
(About 1474-1559)
STEWART, Elspet of Laithers
(About 1489-After 1559)
LEITH, Patrick
(About 1490-)
GORDON, James 1st of Tillyangus
(About 1511-)
LEITH, Christian
(About 1515-)
GORDON, William 2nd of Tillyangus
(About 1552-About 1637)


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1. GORDON, Bessie

GORDON, William 2nd of Tillyangus 2

  • Born: About 1552
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Bessie by 1576 1
  • Died: About 1637 1

   Other names for William were GORDON, William of Tulliangous,1 GORDOUN, William 1 and GORDOUNE, William of Craige.1

  General Notes:

"In 1547-48, a lease of Tullyangus was granted by Bishop William Gordon to William Gordon of Craige and James Gordon, his son : this transaction is referred to in a later Charter in favour of William Gordon, the latter' s son. In a charter of confirmation in favour of William Gordoun, apparent of Tulliangus, 1577 and 1591, a previous charter is referred to, granted by William, Bishop of Aberdeen, to William Gordoun, son and apparent heir of James Gordoun of Tillyangus, and to Bessie Gordoun, his spouse, in conjunct fee and to the longer liver of them, and to the heirs male lawfully begotten or to be begotten between them, whom failing to the nearer heirs male of the said William and his male assignees, reserving the free tenement of profits and usufructs to James Gordoun and Christian Leytht, his sponse, and the longer livers. Mention is made that Patrick Leytht of Harthill had been fiar of one half of said lands [probably he was either father or brother of Christian]. There is a footnote in which it is stated that Bishop William Gordon granted a lease of the lands of Tulliangous for 19 years to William Gordon of Craige and James Gordoun, his son, for a yearly rent of five pounds six shillings and eight pence, two bolls of oats, 12 capons, 2 rams, 40 pence for bondage silver, and half a mart.

The above Royal Charter is given in Reg. Magn. Sigill, date 1576 and 1591, Lib. XXXVIIL, No. 218 ("Ant. A. &B." IV., p. 494) in the new Edit., R.M.S., in vol. V., No. 1874."

from Memorials of the Family of Gordon of Craig

William married Bessie GORDON, daughter of Alexander GORDON 2nd of Knockespock and BAYLIE Lady Asswanly, by 1576.1 (Bessie GORDON was born about 1559.)


1 e-books, Memorials of the Family of Gordon of Craig and Notes on the Cabrach by Douglas Wimberley (1904).

2 Rootsweb Ancestors of a 21st century British family.

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