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GORDON, John 1st Baronet of Haddo, Sir
(About 1610-1644)
FORBES, Mary
(About 1600-)
GORDON, George 1st Earl of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland
(1637-1720)
LOCKHART, Anne heiress of Tarbrax
(About 1645-)
GORDON, William 2nd Earl of Aberdeen
(1679-1745)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. LESLIE, Mary

2. MURRAY, Susanna
3. GORDON, Anne Countess of Aberdeen

GORDON, William 2nd Earl of Aberdeen 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 21 December 1679
  • Baptised: 22 December 1679, Methlick parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): LESLIE, Mary in 1708 1
  • Marriage (2): MURRAY, Susanna on 26 April 1716 in Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland 2
  • Marriage (3): GORDON, Anne Countess of Aberdeen on 9 December 1729 in Bellie parish, Moray, Scotland
  • Died: 30 March 1745 7
  • Buried: 15 April 1745, Methlick parish Churchyard, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 7

   Another name for William was GORDON, William Lord Haddo, Right Honourable.5

  General Notes:

William bought the estate of Fyvie in Aberdeenshire in 1733 for his third wife Anne Gordon, daughter of the Duke of Gordon, and her children since the Haddo estate was to pass to his eldest son of a previous marriage. When he died in 1745 Fyvie passed to his 9 year old son William.

from Fyvie Castle, Garden and Estate





Inscription engraved around Gordon enclosure in Methlick Churchyard:

"WILLIAM 2nd Earl of Aberdeen Kt, b. 1678 Elected M.P. for County of Aberdeen 1708 but was declared unable to sit in Parliament being the eldest son of a Peer, elected one of the Representative Peers of Scotland 1721-1727. He built Haddo House 1732 and died of a fever in Edinburgh 30 Mar.1745 in 70th year of his age & was buried here 15 Apr 1745."

from Find A Grave website 7 8


William married Mary LESLIE, daughter of David MELVILLE (LATER LESLIE) 3rd Earl of Leven, 2nd Earl of Melville and Unknown, in 1708.1 (Mary LESLIE was born in July 1692 1 and died in June 1710 in Methlick parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 9.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Mary, who was born in July 1692. She was married in 1708 to William, Lord Haddo, afterwards second Earl of Aberdeen, and died in 1710."

from Scots Peerage (vol 6) 1

William next married Susanna MURRAY, daughter of John MURRAY 2nd Marquess of Atholl, 1st Duke of Atholl and Catherine HAMILTON, on 26 April 1716 in Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland.2 (Susanna MURRAY was born on 10 April 1699 10, baptised on 10 April 1699 in Tibbermore, Perth, Scotland 10 and died on 22 June 1725 11.)


William next married Anne GORDON Countess of Aberdeen, daughter of Alexander GORDON 2nd Duke of Gordon and Henrietta MORDAUNT, on 9 December 1729 in Bellie parish, Moray, Scotland. (Anne GORDON Countess of Aberdeen was born about 1713,10 12 died on 26 June 1791 4 and was buried in St Cuthbert's cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland 4.)


Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

2 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Tibbermore parish Perthshire Marriages.

3 e-books, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae by Hew Scott.

4 Internet Site, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=140013228.

5 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Methlick parish Aberdeenshire Baptisms.

6 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

7 Internet Site, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145061737.

8 Visitors' Guide, The National Trust for Scotland: Fyvie Castle Garden and Estate.

9 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Deaths and Burials.

10 LDS Family Search, IGI.

11 e-books.

12 Internet Site, http://www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info/genealogy.


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