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GORDON, John of Essie, and/or of Scudargue
(About 1379-)
MAITLAND, Elizabeth
(About 1381-)
GORDON, William of Tillytarmont, ancestor of Gordons of Lesmoir and of Craig
(About 1402-)
(About 1414-)
GORDON, Patrick in Fulziemont and Johnsleys, Laird of Craig
(About 1445-1519)


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1. BARCLAY, Rachel

GORDON, Patrick in Fulziemont and Johnsleys, Laird of Craig 1 2 3 4

  • Born: About 1445
  • Marriage (1): BARCLAY, Rachel 1
  • Died: About 1519(1520) 5

   Another name for Patrick was GORDON, Patsy of Johnnisleyis.5

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  General Notes:

"The first laird of Craig, Patrick Gordon, son of William Gordon of Tillytarmont, and grandson of Jock of Scurdargue, seems to have wandered about before finally settling down at Craig. He is sometimes designated 'in Fulzemont' ; also 'in Durnach' (Durno); and he was 'in Johnsleys' (Insch) at least as early as 1504. In 1510 he got the lands of Auchindoir, Fulzemont, and Crawok (now Craik, west of Craig Castle) from Sir Alexander Irvine of Drum, whose family had them from Alexander Stewart, Earl of Mar, soon after Harlaw. According to the Balbithan MS., Patrick, who married a Barclay of Towie Barclay and who is supposed to have built the Castle of Craig, fell at Flodden; but he seems to have been alive in 1519."

from The Gordons of Craig by John Malcolm Bulloch

"Patrick, the younger of the two sons of William of Tillytermont, adhered more or less to the designation 'of Fulzemont.' That small property was apparently first acquired by him along with Auchindoir or Craig in 1510. He got a title thereto under an Indenture or agreement with the Laird of Drum, by which his eldest son William was to be infeft heritably in the lands of Auchindor, Fulzemont, Crawok, &c. He has been generally regarded as first laird of Craig, and is believed to have commenced and built a considerable part of the old Castle there, leaving its completion, which was effected in 1518, to his son."

from Gordons of Craig by Douglas Wimberley 5 6

  Research Notes:


Castle Craig, or the Craig of Auchindoir, is situated between Lumsden and Rhynie in Aberdeenshire.


And variant spellings is found on modern maps as Wheedlemont. 7

Patrick married Rachel BARCLAY, daughter of John BARCLAY of Towie and Daughter INNES.1 (Rachel BARCLAY was born about 1459.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Rachel, the eldest daughter of John Berclay (Towie XII), married Patrick Gordon in Fulemont, the first Gordon of Craig. On the old front of the castle of Craig there is a shield bearing quarterly the arms of Gordon, Barclay and Stewart, also the initials 'P.G R.B.,' which evidently refer to Patrick Gordon and Rachel Berclay."

from History of the Barclay Family 1


1 e-books, A History of the Barclay Family Part II 1067-1660 compiled by Hubert F. Barclay (1933).

2 James Allardyce, The Strachans of Glenkindie 1357-1726 (1899).

3 e-books, The Records of Aboyne 1230-1681 edited by Charles XI Marquis of Huntly (1894).

4 e-books, Genealogical Memoirs of the Families of Colt and Coutts by Charles Rodgers (1879).

5 e-books, Memorials of the Family of Gordon of Craig and Notes on the Cabrach by Douglas Wimberley (1904).

6 e-books, The Gordons of Craig by John Malcolm Bulloch psas article download.

7 e-books, A New History of Aberdeenshire vol. 1 by Alexander Smith (1875).

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