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(About 1195-About 1269)
GORDON, Thomas younger, 5th of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1185-After 1258)
(About 1205-)
GORDON, Adam 6th of that Ilk, Sir
(About 1225-About 1274)
(About 1225-1280)
GORDON, Adam 7th of that Ilk
(About 1247-1296)


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1. Marjory of England

GORDON, Adam 7th of that Ilk 1 2

  • Born: About 1247
  • Marriage (1): Marjory of England 1
  • Died: 1296, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

   Another name for Adam was DE GORDUN, Adam 7th of that Ilk.

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  General Notes:

Adam de Gordun married an Englishwoman named Marjory. Through her he possessed an estate in England, which meant he had to do homage to the English King, Henry III.

In the conflict over who ruled Scotland and England, Adam decided in favor of John Balliol. John Balliol raised an army in the West. Adam joined this because his Berwickshire lands were plundered by the English during the English king's victorious invasion of Scotland.

On the 28th of April 1296, the armies met on the field of Dunbar. Adam was one of the large number of men who fell in that fight. (biographies/gordoun.htm)

Adam married Marjory of England.1 (Marjory of England was born about 1252.)

  Marriage Notes:

"ADAM OF GORDON, of whom little is known. He is named in a charter by his son, and this is almost the only reference to him on record. Ferrerius says he was the son and successor of the so-called William, and that he died on 14 September 1301. This is very precise, but it seems more probable that he was the Adam Gordon who deceased in or before 1296, and whose widow, Marjorie, received, on 3 September 1296, an order from King Edward I. of England for restitution of her rights in the Berwickshire lands. This suggests that Adam Gordon was of the patriotic party, and that his lands had been forfeited, but on this point all is conjectural."

from Scots Peerage 1


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 4 (1907).

2 Internet Site,

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