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GORDON, John of Ardmachar, 4th of Gight
(About 1504-Before 1592)
GORDON, Marjory
(About 1524-)
OCHTERLONY, James younger, of that Ilk
(About 1526-1562)
(About 1528-After 1597)
GORDON, William 5th of Gight
(About 1540-1604)
(About 1544-1604)
GORDON, Christian
(About 1578-)


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1. GORDON, Adam of Park, Sir

GORDON, Christian 1 2

  • Born: About 1578
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Adam of Park, Sir 1 2

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Christian married Sir Adam GORDON of Park, son of John GORDON of Cairnborrow and Edenglassie and Elizabeth BANNERMAN.1 2 (Sir Adam GORDON of Park was born about 1577, died in September 1629 in Glenbucket parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 and was buried in 1629 in Glenbucket parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Adam Gordon of Park was the second son of John Gordon of Edenglassie etc., begotten on the Laird of Watterton's daughter Benerman. He married to his first Lady the Laird of Gight's daughter Gordon, with whom he begat two Sons and a Daughter, viz. Sr John Gordon Second Laird of Park Glenbuicket Edenglassie Invermarkie Auchinhandoch Achoinane and Cabrach, his Second Son Captain Adam Gordon married to Cairnwhelp's daughter ; their Sister Issabel Gordon married John Innes of Coldcoats of whom is come the present Laird of Dunkintie. The said Sr Adam Gordon after his first Ladys death married to his second Lady Helen Tyrie the knight of Drumkilbos daughter, with whom he begat three sons, viz, Patrick Gordon Laird of Glenbuicket, his second son Francis Gordon who went to Polland and married a rich match there, he dyed in Polland without succession, His third son who was Father to the tutor of Glenbuicket"

from Balbithan MS

"Christian (Gordon) made a good match by marrying, as his first wife, Sir Adam Gordon of Park. George Jamesone painted the portraits of Sir Adam and his spouse, which are now in the possession of Mr. Gordon Duff of Park and Drummuir; but whether the lady was Christian Gordon or Helen Tyrie, Sir Adam's second wife, I cannot tell (John Bulloch's George Jamesone, p. 138). As the Park genealogy will be treated in another volume, I shall content myself here with tracing it out only in regard to the Duff connection, because it is the first landed family with whom we can connect the Duke of Fife.

The eldest son of Sir Adam was Sir John Gordon of Park, who married Margaret, daughter of Sir James Sibbald of Rankeillor, in 1631, and had

(i) Sir John Gordon, created a baronet in 1680. The baronetcy became extinct in 1804.

(ii) Sir George Gordon of Edinglassie, Sheriff of Banff. He had, with other issue, a daughter Jean Gordon, married William Duff of Dipple (grandson of the much-disputed Adam Duff in Clunybegg), and became the mother of the first Earl Fife, and ancestor of the Duke of Fife (Temple's Thanage of Fermartyn, p. 121)."

from Gight

"Adam Gordon, the second son of the first marriage above stated, succeeded to Glenbucket during the lifetime of his father, his sasine being dated 11th June, 1620. He received the honour of knighthood. About 1617, he purchased the estate of Corncairn, Ordiquhill, and re-named it Park - a title which it has since retained. He also built the village of Old Cornhill. He was twice married - first, to Christian, daughter of William Gordon, fifth laird of Gight. The eldest son of this marriage was Sir John Gordon of Park, who, in 1631, married Margaret, daughter of Sir James Sibbald of Rankeillor. It was he who, in 1665, erected the Gordon of Park aisle in the graveyard of Ordiquhill."

from Epitaphs and Inscriptions 1 2


1 e-books, Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions by John A. Henderson (1907).

2 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 1 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1903) Gight.

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