GORDON, John of Avochie 1
- Born: About 1640
- Marriage (1): GORDON, Elizabeth of Braco about 1671 1
- Died: 1684, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 1 2
- Buried: 5 November 1684, Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland 1
Another name for John was Joannis de Avachie.3
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John married Elizabeth GORDON of Braco, daughter of Henry GORDON younger, of Glassaugh, then of Farskane, then of Braco and Marie OGILVY, about 1671.1 (Elizabeth GORDON of Braco was born about 1650.)
"Elizabeth Gordon, who is described in 1671 as eldest lawful daughter. She was married first to John Gordon, yr of Avochie, about 1671. On October 10, 1670, the Moray Synod recommended that 'young Avochie should be injoyned to separat from Elizabeth Gordon, untill he report a testimoniall from the minister and place where he was orderlie maried'. On April 9, 1672, Gordon produced 'a testimonie of his being maried at the church of Foard in England : but the same is supposed to be infamous by reason it is without dait of the day and place'. Finally on May 5, 1672, Gordon
presented a full and formal testimony 'from the minister of Fuird in Ingland that he was orderlie maried by him to Elizabeth Gordon' (Cramond's Synod of Moray, pp. 152, 153, 157). There are ten places named Ford in 'Ingland'. It would be interesting to know how Elizabeth Gordon came to be there. On May 5, 1671, she and young Avochie had sasine of an annual rent of £320 furth of the lands of Braco. On January 16, 1674, John Gordon, yr of Avochie, had sasine of the mill of Braco, called the Nethermill of Strathillae and the mill of Craiglethie."
from Leichestoun 1