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GORDON, Henry of Glassaugh
(About 1590-1643)
OGILVY, Isobel
(About 1600-)
GORDON, Henry 2nd of Glassaugh and of Braco
(About 1625-)
(About 1638-)
GORDON, Elizabeth
(About 1655-)


Family Links

1. GORDON, John of Avochie

2. GORDON, William Officer in India

GORDON, Elizabeth 1

  • Born: About 1655
  • Marriage (1): GORDON, John of Avochie about 1671 1
  • Marriage (2): GORDON, William Officer in India on 13 July 1685 1

   Other names for Elizabeth were GORDONE, Elizabeth,2 GORDONE, Elspet 2 and GORDOUNE, Elizabeth.2

   User ID: B644.

  General Notes:

This lady may have been the "Elspet Gordon" at the baptism of Patrick Stuart in 1707. 3

Elizabeth married John GORDON of Avochie, son of John GORDON of Auchanachie, then of Avochie and Isobell FORBES, about 1671.1 (John GORDON of Avochie was born about 1640, died in 1684 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 1 4 and was buried on 5 November 1684 in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, Scotland 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Elizabeth Gordon, who is described in 1671 as eldest lawful daughter. She was married first to John Gordon, yr of Avochie, about 1671. On October 10, 1670, the Moray Synod recommended that 'young Avochie should be injoyned to separat from Elizabeth Gordon, untill he report a testimoniall from the minister and place where he was orderlie maried'. On April 9, 1672, Gordon produced 'a testimonie of his being maried at the church of Foard in England : but the same is supposed to be infamous by reason it is without dait of the day and place'. Finally on May 5, 1672, Gordon
presented a full and formal testimony 'from the minister of Fuird in Ingland that he was orderlie maried by him to Elizabeth Gordon' (Cramond's Synod of Moray, pp. 152, 153, 157). There are ten places named Ford in 'Ingland'. It would be interesting to know how Elizabeth Gordon came to be there. On May 5, 1671, she and young Avochie had sasine of an annual rent of 320 furth of the lands of Braco. On January 16, 1674, John Gordon, yr of Avochie, had sasine of the mill of Braco, called the Nethermill of Strathillae and the mill of Craiglethie."

from Leichestoun 1

Elizabeth next married William GORDON Officer in India, son of James GORDON of Daach or Daugh, Ruthven and Unknown, on 13 July 1685.1 (William GORDON Officer in India was born about 1650 and died about 1708 5.)

  Marriage Notes:

"His (John Gordon of Avochie's) widow married on July 13, 1685, 'Mr. William Gordoune, son to Daach, and without proclamations by ane order from the Bishop'. Mr. William Gordon lived at the Mill of Avochie in 1696, where, as gentleman tenant, he was Poll Tax Commissioner for Dunbennan and Kinnoir."

from Leichestoun 1


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

2 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

3 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Boharm parish Banffshire Baptisms.

4 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Huntly Aberdeenshire Baptism of son John Gordoun 1685.

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

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