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, Isabel
(About 1731-1811)


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1. GORDON, James 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745

, Isabel 1

  • Born: About 1731 1
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, James 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745
  • Died: 1811 1
  • Buried: 1811, Scotstown's Burial Place, St Peter's Church, Aberdeen, Scotland 1

   Other names for Isabel were GORDON, of Glastirum, Mrs 1 and GORDON, Isabel relict of James Gordon of Glastirum, Mrs.1

   User ID: X533.

  General Notes:

"Plan of Scotstown's burial place at St. Peter's Church, Aberdeen

(5) Mrs. Gordon of Glastirum, 1811....

.... In order to identify the persons here mentioned, I have examined the first register, 13th April, 1769, to 30 December, 1797; and the second register, 5th January, 1798, to 31st July, 1831. The following is the result......

.....(5) 1811. March 1. Mrs. Isabel Gordon, 80 years, rehct of James Gordon, of Glastirum, and mother of the late Mrs. Margaret Moir."

from Moir Genealogy 1

Isabel married James GORDON 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745, son of George GORDON 3rd of Glastirum, 6th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie), Jacobite 1715 and Violet STRACHAN, before 1 April 1739. (James GORDON 4th of Glastirum, 7th of Leitcheston (Letterfourie),Jacobite 1745 was born in 1698,2 died on 22 February 1783 2 3 and was buried in 1783 in Rathven parish, Banffshire, Scotland.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The dislike of the Gordons may have been inherited with the appearance of a Strachan bride among the Leith-hall Leiths, for the family of Glenkindie, as staunch Covenanters, had suffered severely at the hands of the Gordons, and even at the end of the 17th century the old feud was carried on by the lawless conduct of the laird of Glenbucket against his neighbour at Glenkindie.

Another form of the vendetta occurred in 1738-40, when John Leith of Leith-hall (the father of Alexander Leith-Hay) and his uncle, Patrick Leith, brought a lawsuit over money alleged to have been lent to the impecunious Arthur Gordon of Law, who was said to have borrowed largely from John Leith, IV. of Leith-hall. Leith's widow had taken James Gordon, the laird of Clashtirum, for a second husband, and she and her brother-in-law, Gordon of Drumwhindle, father of Colonel Charles Gordon of the Atholl Highlanders, supported Gordon of Law, the defender in the action."

from Territorial Soldiering


1 e-books, Moir Genealogy and Collateral Lines by Alexander L. Moir (1913).

2 e-books, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland by John Burke.

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

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