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GORDON, George 4th Earl of Huntly
(About 1514-1562)
KEITH, Elizabeth Countess of Huntly
(About 1510-)
HAMILTON, James 2nd Earl of Arran, Duke of Chatelherault
(About 1518-)
DOUGLAS, Margaret Countess of Arran
(About 1514-)
GORDON, George 5th Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor of Scotland
(About 1532-1576)
(About 1542-)
GORDON, George 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly
(About 1559-1636)


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1. STEWART, Henrietta

GORDON, George 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly 2 3

  • Born: About 1559
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, Henrietta on 21 July 1588 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 13 June 1636, Dundee, Angus, Scotland 2
  • Buried: 1636, Elgin Cathedral, Moray Scotland 2

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  General Notes:

"474- George, 1st Marquis of Huntly. 1592, Feb. 7, attacked the Earl of Moray at Donibristle; later in the year, fought the Mackintoshes and the Camerons. 1593, Sep., defeated the Mackintoshes in the Cabrach. 1594, Apr. 30, again raided the Mackintoshes; Oct. 3, fought at the battle of Glenlivet. Eldest son of George, 5th Earl, 473, and father of George, 2nd Marquis"

from Gordons Under Arms

George married Henrietta STEWART, daughter of Esme STEWART 1st Duke of Lennox and Unknown, on 21 July 1588 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland.1 2 (Henrietta STEWART was born about 1573,1 died on 2 September 1642 in Lyons, France 2 and was buried in 1642 in Lyons, France 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

"..... on 21st July (Huntly) was married to Lady Henrietta Stewart in the chapel of Holyrood with great triumph, mirth, and pastime. The king took the greatest interest in the marriage, and on 11th July wrote to the Laird of Abercairny announcing his intention to have it answerable 'in all solemnities to our honour and the parties awin estates.' Therefore, as many necessary things could not be had in any common market, he desired the laird to help with venison, wild fowl, fed capons and such others as he could procure in time. The marriage was celebrated by Adamson, Archbishop of St. Andrews, in defiance of a resolution of the Presbytery of Edinburgh, who required the Earl to give satisfactory proof of his steadiness to the reformed religion." (page 506)

"The Marquis of Huntly married Lady Henrietta Stewart, who survived him, and in 1641, owing to renewed persecution by the Kirk, she was forced to go to France. 'A strange thing,' says Spalding, 'to see a worthy lady near seventy years of age put to such trouble and travail . . . her children and grandchildren dispersed and spread, and albeit nobly born yet left helpless and comfortless, and so put at by the Kirk that she behoved to go or else bide excommunication, thereby losing her estate and living. It is said she had three hundred thousand merks in gold and jewels with her.' She died in September 1642, and was buried in her mother's grave at Lyons." (page 526)

from Records of Aboyne 2


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 5 (1908).

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

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 6 (1909).

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