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GORDON, James of Tirriesoul (Torriesoul) and Camdell
(About 1630-1692)
(About 1635-1708)
GORDON, Alexander of Tirriesoul and Camdell, then 7th of Beldorney
(About 1655-1714)
MACDONELL, Geillis 'of Keppoch'
GORDON, James 8th of Beldorney and Camdell
(About 1687-)


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1. GORDON, Mary

GORDON, James 8th of Beldorney and Camdell 1

  • Born: About 1687
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, Mary about 1722 1

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  General Notes:

"Of the family of Beldornie, now of Wardhouse, Jean Gordon, mother of the (7th) laird, and Marie his sister are in 1704 returned as Papists; whilst in 1732 it was reported to the Presbytery that James Gordon, of Beldornie, was a Papist, and that priests met at his house. Indeed, two of his sons were educated at the Scots Monastery of Ratisbon, viz., Arthur, who appears in the list of arrivals in 1739, when he was eight years old, and Charles, who entered in 1748, at the age of eleven. The younger only became a priest, and died in Holland in 1816."

from Catholic Highlands 2

James married Mary GORDON, daughter of John GORDON of Law, then of Wardhouse and Kildrummy and Daughter IRVINE, about 1722.1 (Mary GORDON was born about 1703.)

  Marriage Notes:

"James Gordon, who succeeded his father as laird of Beldorney, married Mary, daughter of John Gordon, a cadet of the Terpersie family, who was laird of Law, in Kennethmont, and had acquired Kildrummie and Wardhouse.

Most of the foregoing is based upon information received from Messrs Wilsone and Duffus. I believe it to be fairly correct" (page 3)

"The 3rd laird of Law .... John Gordon, by his first wife, a daughter of Mr Robert Irvine, minister of Towie .... had a son Arthur, and a daughter Mary, who married James Gordon, VIIIth laird of Beldorney, probably about 1722." (page 29)

from Gordons of Beldorney 1


1 e-books, A Short Family History of the Later Gordons of Beldorney by Douglas Wimberley (1904).

2 e-books, The Catholic Highlands of Scotland by Odo Blundell (1909).

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