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GORDON, George 6th Earl, then Marquess of Huntly
(About 1559-1636)
STEWART, Henrietta
(About 1573-1642)
CAMPBELL, Archibald 7th Earl of Argyll
(About 1574-1607)
GORDON, George 2nd Marquess of Huntly and Earl of Enzie
(About 1590-1649)
GORDON, Charles Earl of Aboyne, Lord Strathavon and Glenlivet
(About 1628-1681)


Family Links

1. IRVINE, Margaret

2. LYON, Elizabeth

GORDON, Charles Earl of Aboyne, Lord Strathavon and Glenlivet 1 3

  • Born: About 1628
  • Marriage (1): IRVINE, Margaret 1
  • Marriage (2): LYON, Elizabeth 28 August 1665(contract) 2
  • Died: March 1681 4

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  General Notes:

"We now have the Diploma by King Charles II. ( printed in Latin under this paragraph) creating Lord Charles Gordon (4th son of George, second Marquis of Huntly,) Earl of Aboyne, lord Strathaven, and Glenlivet, and this on account of the services rendered by the family of Huntly. This peerage of Aboyne was first created in 1626 in favour of John, the fifth son of the 1st Marquis of Huntly, and his heirs male. John Gordon, Viscount Aboyne and Melgum, was burnt at Frendraught Tower in 1630, leaving issue by his wife Sophia Hay, 5th daughter of Francis, Earl of Errol, an only daughter, so the peerage became extinct. Two years later his elder brother George, Lord Gordon, was created Viscount Aboyne, with special remainder to his second son James. When the Lord Gordon succeeded to the Marquisate of Huntly the Aboyne title went to his second son James-a consistent and active supporter of the Royal cause. He was excommunicated by the General Assembly at Edinburgh 24th April 1644 : took part with Montrose, and was excepted from pardon in 1648, but made his escape to France. He died unmarried at Paris in February 1648-9, a few days prior to his father's execution. As already noticed. Lord Charles Gordon was designated Lord Aboyne in 1659."

from Records of Aboyne 3

Charles married Margaret IRVINE, daughter of Alexander IRVINE 10th of Drum, Sheriff Principal of Aberdeen and Magdalene SCRIMGEOUR.1 (Margaret IRVINE was born about 1629 and died in December 1662 5.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret (Irvine), married to Charles, first Earl of Aboyne, by whom she had an only daughter, Lady Anne Gordon"

from The Irvines of Drum 1

Charles next married Elizabeth LYON, daughter of John LYON 2nd Earl of Kinghorne and Elisabeth MAULE, 28 August 1665(contract).2 (Elizabeth LYON was born about 1645 and died in March 1681 6.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Lady Elizabeth Lyon was the daughter of John Lyon, 2nd Earl of Kinghorne and Lady Elizabeth Maule. A contract for the marriage of Lady Elizabeth Lyon and Charles Gordon, 1st Earl of Aboyne was signed on 28 August 1665. She died in March 1681"

from website 2


1 e-books, The Irvines of Drum and Collateral Branches by Jonathan Forbes-Leslie (1909).

2 e-books, Lady Elizabeth Lyon.

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

4 Internet Site, Charles Gordon, 1st Earl of Aboyne.

5 Internet Site, Margaret Irvine.

6 Internet Site, Lady Elizabeth Lyon.

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