GORDON, Alexander of Strathaven or Stradoun
- Born: About 1570
- Marriage (1): SINCLAIR, Agnes
'# Name: Alexander Gordon of Stradoun 1 2 3 4
# Sex: M
# Burial: Elgin Cathedral, Moray, Scotland
# Death: JAN 1622
Stradoun is now known as Strathaven.
Of "Kylahuntly in Badenoch" Scotland. See John Malcolm Bulloch ed., Scottish Notes and Queries (Aberdeen: D. Wyllie & Son, The Rosemont Press), 2d Ser, Vol. III, p. 105.
The following indicates the early connection of the Gordons of Strathaven to the estate of Fotterletter:
"Instrument narrating that Alexander Gordoun of Strathoun appeared personally on the lands after mentioned, holdmg in his hands a precept of sasine by George, Earl of Huntlie, which he presented to Nicholas Ros of Auchinclossyne as bailie. The precept is in the following terms : - George, Earl of Huntlie states that with consent of his wife, Elizabeth Keyth, he has granted to Alexander Gordoun of Strathoun in life rent for the whole time of his life his lands of Inchmarnocht, and also his lands of Wuer (Over) Watternavdy, Nedder Wetternavdy, Tullicarne, Croft Fairlie, VVuer I5alnastray, Nedder Balnastray, Candnacrag, Mekill Candmour, Litill Candmour with mill of Dunnat, Dulchip and the ferry boat of the same upon the Water of Dee, lying within the Earl's lordship of Oboyne and sheriffdom of Aberdeen, and that in exchange for the lands of Dalmoir, Achnachill, Cappache, Findra, Wester Cando, Ester Cando, Dalnabotht, Auhtlony, Fotterletter, Inuerlochy, West Enrowry and Ester Enrowry, lying in the sheriffdom of Banff, as contained in a charter to the said Alexander G. The Earl directs Nicholas Ross of Auchlossane and William Gordoun to give sasine. Dated at Aberdeen 19th December 1544. Witnesses to the precept, John Earl of Sutherland, Robert Carnegy of Kynnard, William Wrre of Petfeche, Master William Gordon and Thomas Gordon. After the reading of which precept, the bailie passed to the lands of Inchmernocht and others and gave 15 1 8-1 55 1] Protocol Book of Si7'- John Crisiisone. 87 possession by "thack and raipe " to the said Alexander Gordoun in liferent, in teims of charter and precept. Done on the lands 9th March 1544. Witnesses, William Gordoun in Sauhyne, George Innes, (George Ross and (Sir John Cristisone), notary public. 132 a. Full text of Scottish Records Society Publications, http://www.archive.org/stream/scottishrecordso48scotuoft/scottishrecor dso48scotuoft_djvu.txt (accessed 9/5/08).'
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Alexander married Agnes SINCLAIR. (Agnes SINCLAIR was born about 1570 in Caithness, Scotland.)