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GORDON, John of Knockespock, Burgess in Aberdeen
(About 1658-1704)
(About 1660-)
FORBES, Henry 4th of Boyndlie
(About 1646-)
GORDON, Daughter
(About 1662-)
GORDON, John of Glenbucket, Jacobite 1715 and 1745
(About 1679-1750)
(About 1679-)
(About 1705-)


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1. MACDONNELL, John 12th of Glengarry

GORDON, Helen 1

  • Born: About 1705
  • Marriage (1): MACDONNELL, John 12th of Glengarry in 1727-1728 1

  General Notes:

Helen was the second wife of Lord John MacDonald.

The Gay Gordons report her as John Gordon's eldest daughter.
'She was a very capable woman, and proud of her descent, for, as her husband wrote to the Earl of Sutherland in April 1745, she was delighted with your clanship to the family of Gordon." James Roy Macgregor describes her as "a lady of great spirit." 2

Helen married John MACDONNELL 12th of Glengarry in 1727-1728.1 (John MACDONNELL 12th of Glengarry was born about 1680 and died in 1757 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"2152- William (Gordon). 1745, Capt. 1746 .... m. (2) 1770, his cousin Christina (1740-1800), dau. of John Macdonell, of Glengarry, by Helen Gordon, dau. of John (Gordon), 2110"

from Gordons Under Arms 1


1 e-books, The House of Gordon III: Gordons Under Arms by C.O.Skelton and J.M.Bulloch (1912).

2 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, OPR Baptisms Strathdon and Corgarff 240/0010 0236 29 June 1709.

3 Internet Site, Dr Lisa Curry History on the Web.

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