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GORDON, John of Abachie (Avochie)
(About 1572-)
CAMPBELL, Daughter
(About 1582-)
LESLIE, John 6th of Wardis, Baronet, Sir
(About 1575-1640)
GORDON, Elspet
(About 1586-1642)
GORDON, John fiar of Avochie
(About 1600-)
(About 1605-)
GORDON, John of Auchanachie, then of Avochie
(About 1620-After 1664)


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1. FORBES, Isobell

GORDON, John of Auchanachie, then of Avochie 2 3

  • Born: About 1620
  • Marriage (1): FORBES, Isobell 1 2
  • Died: After 26 April 1664 3

   Another name for John was GORDON, John of Abashie.1

   User ID: B537.

  General Notes:

"The estate of Newton, or a part of it, was alienated and lost in George Gordon's lifetime. His connection with the Civil War had cost him so much in expenses and fines that the lands were heavily burdened. The estates were therefore divided up among several creditors. Chief among them were ..(here follows several named individuals including)

John Gordon of Avochie. - In 1649 there was a contract between George Gordon of Newton and John Gordon of Avochie by which Newton (with consent of James, his son) dispones to Avochie the barony of Newton (reserving liferent of Issobel Forbes, mother of Newton), for behoof of Avochie and other cautioners of Newton, who take upon them the claim of Anna Sibbald (young Newton's wife) and other large debts ; signed at Colpne, June 27, 1649, before James Cruickshank of Tillimorgne and George Gordon, son to George Gordon of Wrangham ; John Gordon, son to Alexander Gordoun in Tocher ; and Mr- Patrick Cheyne, notary public. On July 10, 1649, John Gordon of Avochie got sasine in Newton. In 1664 John Gordon of Avochie renounces any benefit of deed executed at Colpne, June 27, 1649. between him and 'the deceisit' George Gordon of Newton in favour of Robert Forbes ; signed at Corskellie, April 26, 1664, before John Gordon, appeirand of Avochie ; William Forbes, servitor to the said Robert Forbes ; and George Scott, notary public. (Original in the possession of Mr. A. M. Gordon.)"

from Newton 3

John married Isobell FORBES, daughter of James FORBES of Knapernay and HAY of Crimondgate.1 2 (Isobell FORBES was born about 1618.)

  Marriage Notes:

"His (John, fiar of Avochie) Son John Gordon married the Laird of Talquhons brother daughter Forbes."

from Abachie

"Mr. James Forbes of Knapernay married Hay, daughter to Crimonmogat, qo. did bear to him ...... Isobell Forbes married on John Gordon of Abashie."

from Family of Forbes 1 2


1 e-books, Genealogy of the Family of Forbes from the account of Mathew Lumsden 1580 ed. William Forbes (1819).

2 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 1 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1903) Balbithan MS Abachie.

3 e-books, The House of Gordon vol. 2 ed. John Malcolm Bulloch (1907) Cadets of Lesmoir: Newton by J.M. Bulloch assisted by D. Wimberley.

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