George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly

(1513 - 22 October 1562)
     George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly was born in 1513. He was the son of Lord John Gordon and Margaret Stewart.
     A contract for the marriage of George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Keith was signed on 27 March 1530.
     George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly married Elizabeth Keith, daughter of Robert Keith Lord Keith and Elizabeth Douglas, on 27 March 1530. George Lord Chancellor of Scotland in 1546.
     George died of apoplexy on 22 October 1562 in Corrichie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was killed at the retreat at the Battle of Corrichie. His body was afterwards produced in Parliament and a sentence of forfeiture was pronounced against him and his family
. He was buried in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Children of George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Keith

George Gordon 4th Marquess Huntly & 1st Duke

(circa 1650 - 7 December 1716)
     P.C., K.T. 4th Marquess, the 1649 attainder was reversed by Act of Parliament 1661 and he was created Duke of Gordon, Marquess of Huntly, Earl of Huntly & Enzie, Viscount of Inverness, Lord Badenoch, Lochaber, Strathavon, Balmore, Auchindown, Garthrie, and Kincardine 1684.
Called John, Duke of Gordon in the 1695 Poll of Aberdeen - Huntly, with wife Mary and children, of Knockespock. App. Commissioner of Poll.. George Gordon 4th Marquess Huntly & 1st Duke was born circa 1650 in Scotland. He was the son of Lewis Gordon 3rd Marquis Huntly.
     George Gordon 4th Marquess Huntly & 1st Duke married Elizabeth Howard Duchess of Gordon in October 1676.
     George died on 7 December 1716 in Scotland.

Children of George Gordon 4th Marquess Huntly & 1st Duke and Elizabeth Howard Duchess of Gordon

George Gordon 5th Duke, General

(2 February 1770 - 28 May 1836)
     George Gordon 5th Duke, General was born on 2 February 1770 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Gordon 4th Duke of Gordon.
     George died on 28 May 1836 aged 66. He had no issue..

George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly

(before 1540 - 20 October 1576)
     George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly was also known as George Gordon in records. He was born before 1540 in Scotland. He was the son of George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Keith.
     A contract for the marriage of George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly and Anna Hamilton was signed on 12 August 1558.
     George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly married Anna Hamilton, daughter of James Hamilton Duke of Chatelherault and Lady Margaret Douglas, circa August 1558.
     He was living with his wife's friends when the rebellion which ended in his father's death took place. He was however included in the forfeiture and was tried and convicted of treason. In 1563 he was condemned to death for high treason, was subsequently pardoned in 1565, which was confirmed by parliament in 1567. In 1565 was consituted Lord Chancellor of Scotland. [Debrett & Aberdeen Sheriff Court book]. George Lord Chancellor of Scotland from 20 March 1564/65 to 11 November 1576?.      
George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly was mentioned in a sasine in July 1573 In July 1573 he was heir to his father of lands, etc. in Elgin.
     George died suddenly, after a game of football on 20 October 1576 in Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was buried in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Children of George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly and Anna Hamilton

George Gordon 5th Earl of Aboyne

( - 1853)
     He was created Baron Meldrum, of Morven co. Aberdeen (Peerage of U.K.) 1815. In 1796 he succeeded his kinsman as 9th Marquess and Earl of Huntly, Earl of Enzie and the peerage cr. 1660. A Representative Peer 1796-1807. [Debrett]

. George Gordon 5th Earl of Aboyne was the son of Charles Gordon 4th Earl of Aboyne.
     George died in 1853.

Children of George Gordon 5th Earl of Aboyne

George Gordon Marquess of Huntly

(circa 1563 - 13 June 1636)
     George Gordon Marquess of Huntly was born circa 1563 in Scotland. He was the son of George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly and Anna Hamilton.
     He was head of the Roman Catholic party in Scotland. He was engaged in treasonable correspondence with Court of Spain 1588, erected the standard of rebellion in the North 1589, and surrendered to James VI, tried and found guilty of treason but was released shortly afterwards on the occasion of the King's marriage, renewed his treasonable correspondence with Spain, and in conjunction with the Earl of Errol defeated the Royal Army at Strathaven 1594. In 1597 his honours were restored, and in 1599 he was created Marquess of Huntly (Peerage of Scotland) and between 1608-25 acquired the dignities of Baron Badenoch, Lochaber, Strathavon, Auchindown, Balmore, Garthie, and Kincardine, Viscount Inverness (cr.1600) and Earl of Enzie (cr.1599).
     George Gordon Marquess of Huntly married Lady Henrietta Stewart, daughter of Esme Stewart Duke of Lennox and Catherine de Balsac, on 21 July 1588 in Holyrood, Edinburgh. George was created Marquis of Huntly, Earl of Enzie & Lord Gordon of Badenoch on 17 April 1599.
     George died on 13 June 1636 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland. An unknown person was buried in from Strathbogie in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

Georgina Gordon (Bedford) Duchess of Bedford

     Georgina Gordon (Bedford) Duchess of Bedford was the daughter of Alexander Gordon 4th Duke of Gordon.

Grace Cicelie Gordon Countess Lonsdale

(1854 - )
     Grace Cicelie Gordon Countess Lonsdale was born in 1854. She was the daughter of Charles Gordon 10th Marquess of Huntly.

Granville Armyne Gordon

(1856 - 1907)
     Granville Armyne Gordon was born in 1856 in England. He was the son of Charles Gordon 10th Marquess of Huntly.
     Granville died in 1907.

Henrietta Gordon (Seton)

     Henrietta Gordon (Seton) was the daughter of George Gordon 2nd Marquis Huntly and Anne Campbell Lady.

Henry Gordon

(1802 - 1865)
     Henry Gordon was born in 1802. He was the son of George Gordon 5th Earl of Aboyne.
     Henry died in 1865.

Isabel Gordon Lady Innermeath

     Isabel Gordon Lady Innermeath was the daughter of Lord John Gordon and Margaret Stewart.

Isabel or Elizabeth Gordon

     Isabel or Elizabeth Gordon was born in Scotland. She was the daughter of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly and Lady Annabella Stewart.
     Isabel or Elizabeth Gordon married William Keith (3rd Marischal, son of William Keith 2nd Marischal and Muriel Erskine, in 1482. She is also supposed to be the wife of William Hay, 3rd Earl of Erroll who died in 1507.

Child of Isabel or Elizabeth Gordon and William Keith (3rd Marischal

James Gordon

(24 August 1884 - 1963)
     James Gordon was born on 24 August 1884 in New South Wales. He was the son of William Forbes Gordon (1843-1904).
     James Gordon married Gladys Noel Bowker, daughter of Dr Robert Steer Bowker and Florence Mary Marks, on 17 August 1912 in Woollahra, New South Wales. GORDON-BOWKER.-August 17, at the Woollahra Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Dr. Sweyn Macqueen. James Henry Forbes, second son of the latei Mr William Gordon, of Manar. New South Wales and of Mrs. Gordon, Rose Bay, to Gladys Noel Lydia, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steer Bowker, Brantwood, Edgecliffe.
In 1953 he married secondly Daphne English.
     James Gordon lived at Manar, Braidwood, New South Wales.
     James died in 1963 in New South Wales.

Children of James Gordon and Gladys Noel Bowker

James Gordon

(13 June 1850 - )
     James Gordon was born on 13 June 1850 in Aberdeen. He was the son of George Gordon and Mary or Ann MacPherson.

James Gordon Admiral, Sir

     James Gordon Admiral, Sir was born in Scotland. He was the son of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Hay.

James Gordon Lord, Marquis of Huntley

( - 1649)
     James Gordon Lord, Marquis of Huntley was the son of John Gordon Lord Aboyne.
     James died in 1649.

James Gordon Viscount Aboyne

( - 1649)
     James Gordon Viscount Aboyne was the son of George Gordon 2nd Marquis Huntly and Anne Campbell Lady.
     James died in 1649 in France. He died unmarried and the Viscounty expired..

Jane Gordon

(circa 1843 - )
     Jane Gordon was born circa 1843. She was the daughter of George Gordon and Mary or Ann MacPherson. Jane, John and Mary were listed as the children of Mary or Ann MacPherson in the 1851 census in 66 Gerrard St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Lady Jane Gordon

(before 1615 - after 1668)
     Lady Jane Gordon was also known as Jean Gordon in records. She was born before 1615 in Scotland. She was her first husband's second cousin and the fourth & youngest daughter of George, 1st Marquis of Huntly. She was the daughter of George Gordon Marquess of Huntly and Lady Henrietta Stewart.
     Lady Jane Gordon married Claud Hamilton 2nd Lord Hamilton, Baron Strabane, son of James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn and Marion Boyd, on 28 November 1632 in Bellie, Moray, Scotland. Castle Gordon lies within this parish. A contemporary account recorded: Upon Wednesday the 28th of November in the afternoon the Lord of Strathbane otherwise called the Master of Abercorn was married with lady Jane Gordon the marquis youngest daughter within the kirk of Belly by an Irish minister brought with him of purpose they were honourably entertained within the Bog and within a few days departed home..
     Her disappeared husband's record:- Younger son of James (Hamilton) 1st Earl of Abercorn by Marion daughter of Thomas (Boyd) 5th Lord Boyd. Strabane co. Tyrone 1611 - plantation of Ulster. Created 14 Aug 1634 (Privy Seal 7 May 1634) Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, co. Tyrone with remainder to the heirs male of the body of his father.
     Lady Jane Gordon lived at Aberdeenshire, Scotland, between 1643 and 1645. She was described as Lady Strabane.
     Lady Jane Gordon married Sir Phelim O'Neill as her second husband, in November 1649 in Ireland. After the castle of Strabane was burned in the rebellion of 1641 she was taken prisoner when he burnt and destroyed the castle of Strabane and then married Sir Phelim O'Neil, leader of the rebels.
     She married Phelim O'Neill "after a long courtship of letters". [Lois Prout]. She was his third wife. In December 1641 he took her to his home in Charlemont and proposed marriage, his wife having recently died. Because of a vow she had made not to marry for five years, she declined and he sent her to her brother in law, "Sir George Hamilton in Munster" accompanied by a Franciscan friar and a company of horse. Analecta Hibernica 3 (1931) p.1-61. They later married about 1649.
     She was reduced to so indigent and deplorable condition as, in 1656, to accept the sum of £5 from the State, towards her relief.
     Jane died after 1668. She was living in 1668 as the widow of Sir Phelim O'Neill.

Children of Lady Jane Gordon and Sir Phelim O'Neill

Jane Gordon (Hamilton) Countess of Haddington

     C.M.G., D.S.O.. Jane Gordon (Hamilton) Countess of Haddington was the daughter of George Gordon 2nd Marquis Huntly and Anne Campbell Lady.

Janet Gordon

     Janet Gordon married James MacPherson, son of unlinked 19C MacPherson, on 5 October 1826. Ian Mculloch wrote in June 2013: Research online into the Old Parish Records (OPRs) or Statutory Records (SRs) available in ScotlandsPeople online database have established that Margaret Turner was actually the second wife of James McPherson of Tomnalienan in the Civil Parish of Inveravon and Quaod Sacra Parish of Glenlivet who moved to Auchmillie Farm near Portsoy in the 1880s.
James McPherson’s first wife was Janet Gordon of Ballaknochcan. They married 5 October 1826 (OPR, 1826) and had five children.
*
Jenny was born 9 August 1828 and was baptized two days later, as listed in the Register of Protestant Children in the District of Tomintaul (OPR, 1828a);
*John was baptised 14 February 1831 in Inveravon (OPR, 1831c);
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Margaret was born 20 December 1834 in Glenlivet and baptised two days later (OPR, 1834a).
*
William was born 18 December 1836 and also baptised two days later (OPR, 1836a):
*Finally,
George was born 30 November and christened on 3 December 1840, as witnessed by John Grant and William Smith (OPR, 1840).
The regular appearance of John Gordon from Ballaknochcan, Janet’s home, as a witness, suggests that he might have been Janet’s father or a brother. Janet Gordon presumably died because James McPherson of Tomnalienan married again to Margaret Turner from Croftbain on 8 July 1845 (OPR, 1845). James and Janet’s eldest Jenny would have been 16, John 15, Margaret 11, William 9 and George 4. James (Snr.) and Margaret Turner’s first child James (Jnr.) was born eleven months later, on 1 June 1846 (OPR, 1846). Seventeen months later, James and Margaret had another boy, Robert, born 27 December 1847 (OPR, 1847). Their next child, Ann, was also born in Inveravon, on 9 October 1850 (OPR, 1850). Their fourth child was Alexander McPherson, born 21 May 1852, also in Inveravon (OPR, 1852).
Nine years after Alexander’s birth, the Census held on 7 May 1861 (1861d) found James McPherson and Margaret née Turner’s blended family living at Tomnalienan. James (Snr.) was now 50 and farming 120 acres. He and his wife Margaret (aged 53) still had James (Jnr.) 14, Robert 12, Ann 10 and Alexander 8 at home. Also listed was James (Snr.s’) son William 23 (therefore born about 1838, probably 1836 and from his first marriage) and George McPherson aged 2 (born about 1859), who was probably the son of William. They also had a
servant and three ploughmen. There were two other small families living on the estate, one an ex-agricultural worker and the other a “pauper formerly domestic servant,” neither McPhersons.
The Census (1871e) held ten years later recorded that James (Snr.) was now 70, farming the same 120 acres of arable land and employing two men and a girl. Also resident were his wife, Margaret McPherson, now 62, James (Jnr) 24, Robert 23, a surgeon and physician, Ann 18, and Alexander 18, a student of medicine at the University of Aberdeen. Neither William (now about 33) nor George (now about 12) were at home. Also present were a servant aged 24, a farm servant aged 24, a domestic servant aged 18, and a shepherd aged 16. There were two other families also resident on Tomnalienan, implying the presence of other longstanding, elderly and one-time agricultural labourers and domestic servants. It is also shown below that James (Snr.) and
Margaret had the means to record their families standing and accomplishments on impressive gravestones.
Ten years on, the Census conducted on the 3rd of April 1881 recorded the remnants of James and Margaret McPherson’s family at Tomnalienan (1881d). James (Snr.) was 75 and now farming 254 acres of which 140 were arable, employing three men, one boy and one girl. Margaret his wife was 73 (born about 1808) and they were living in a substantial house that had five rooms that had at least one window. However, only one of their children was at home; James (Jnr.) aged
34. They had three agricultural servants and a domestic servant.

Sometime between the Census in 1881 and 1884, James (Snr.) and Margaret moved the remnants of their family to Auchmillie Farm, about 3 kilometres south of Portsoy (see right). It is about 36 miles from Inveravon Primary School to Auchmillie, that is, about two days horse ride or three days by bullock cart or on foot. But the family did not
forget their Highland origins; they continued to commemorate their departed through monumental inscriptions in the Downan Cemetery in Inveravon for many decades.
James Macpherson (Snr.) died at Auchmillie Farm, at 10.00 pm on the 19th of September in 1884 (SR,1884c). He was confirmed as a retired farmer married to Margaret Turner and as previously married to Janet
Gordon. He was 82, therefore born about 1802. He was also confirmed as the son of William Macpherson, farmer (deceased), and Jane Macpherson née Smith (deceased). Alex Robb MD certified that he died of congestion of the lungs after two days, with many prior years of asthma and rheumatism. The informant was Annie Macpherson, his daughter. The death was registered by James Grant at Fordyce on 22 September.

James Macpherson’s second wife, Margaret Macpherson née Turner, died at 7.50 am on 16 December 1885 (SR, 1885b). She was 78, therefore born about 1807. She was confirmed as the daughter of William Turner, farmer (deceased) and Isabella Turner née McGovan (deceased). Her cause of death was certified as “cardiac weakness and irregularity for 1 1/2 years, congestion of lungs 1 1/2 years and anasarca4 for 6 months” by Alex Robb, MD. The informant was James McPherson, her son, and her death was registered 22 December 1885 at Fordyce by James Grant, Registrar.

James (Snr.) and Margaret are both commemorated in the Downan Cemetery, Lair 158; “In loving remembrance of James Macpherson, late farmer, Tomnalienan, Glenlivet, who died at Auchmillie near Portsoy
19 Sep 1884 aged 82. Also his wife Margaret Turner who died at Auchmillie near Portsoy 16 Dec 1885 aged 78 (Mitchell, Mitchell, & Bishop, 2007, p. 30).
Their going left James (Jnr.) and Ann to farm Auchmillie in Fordyce. Ann had apparently nursed her parents into their old age and remained unmarried. The Census conducted on 5 April 1891 (Census, 1891a) found that James (Jnr.) McPherson was 44, also unmarried and head of the household. Ann, 39, was his housekeeper. They had three farm servants, two domestic servants and a visitor, Lizzie Crass, 32.
Ten years on, James (Jnr.) and Ann were, respectively, still farming and housekeeping at Auchmillie (Census, 1901a). “Annie Macpherson” died on the 24th of December 1908(SR, 1908b). She was 58 and died of cerebral apoplexy, as certified by James Reid MB. Her parents were confirmed as James McPherson and Margaret
McPherson née Turner. Her brother James McPherson (Jnr.) was present.
“James Macpherson” (Jnr.) died at 8.00 pm on 18 August 1914, at Auchmillie, Fordyce (SR, 1914). He was described as a single farmer, aged 68, verifying that he was born about 1846. James Jnr. was also confirmed as the son of James Macpherson, farmer (deceased) and Margaret Macpherson, née Turner (deceased). He died of heart disease over two years as certified by James Read MB. The informant was Robert William Macpherson, James’ nephew, whose address was given as the Town Hall, Chester. His death was registered by William Thompson, Fordyce.
Annie and James (Jnr.) were also commemorated in the Downan Cemetery by a Celtic cross on double plinth within an enclosure, Lair 156-158; “In loving memory of Annie Macpherson, daughter of James Macpherson, farmer in Tomalienan, who died at Auchmillie, Portsoy 24 Dec 1908 aged 58. Also James Macpherson, farmer, son of James Macpherson, Tomalienan, Glenlivet, died at Auchmillie, Portsoy, 18 Aug 1914 aged 68 (Mitchell, et al., 2007, p. 29).
James (Snr.) and Margaret’s second son Robert had a distinguished family that was also commemorated in Downan Cemetery, Lair 126, with a Celtic Cross on triple plinth. On the east face, it reads; “In loving memory of Robert Macpherson MD, son of James Macpherson, late of Tomalienan, Glenlivet, who died at Stalybridge, Cheshire 11 Feb 1895 aged 47 [b. abt. 1848]. Also in loving memory of his wife Isabella M. Smith Macpherson d. 22 Jul 1924 aged 77 [b. abt. 1847]. RIP.” On the north face the plinth commemorates two of their children; “James Macpherson MD d. 28 Dec 1907 aged 32 [b. abt. 1875]. John Gordon Smith Macpherson, MD d. 14 Jun 1917 aged 40 [b. abt. 1877].” On the south face it commemorates “Their son Geo. Smith Macpherson CE d. 23 Jul 1941 aged 61 [b. abt. 1880]. Also their dau Margt. Isabella Macpherson d. 17 Jul 1951 aged 73” [therefore born about 1878] (Mitchell, et al., 2007, p. 25).

James (Snr.) and Margaret’s youngest natural son, Alexander, is also commemorated in the Downan Cemetery, Lair 157, by a pillar with an urn on top. The inscription read “In loving memory of Alexander
Macpherson, MD, youngest son of the late James Macpherson, Tomanlienan, Glenlivet, who died at Inveravon House, Haslingden, Lancashire, 23 May 1890 aged 38 [b abt 1852]. Deeply loved and deeply regretted”(Mitchell, et al., 2007, p. 30).
In sum, James McPherson (Snr.) of Tomnalienan married twice, had five children by his first wife Janet Gordon, four by his second wife Margaret Turner, invested heavily in higher education for many of his children
and moved to Auchmillie a few years before he died. Two of his children from his second marriage, Ann and James (Jnr.), farmed Auchmillie until they died, unmarried, three kilometres from Portsoy. Curiously, all of
James McPherson (Snr.) and Margaret Turner’s children and grandchildren that qualified as doctors died in the 30s or 40s, perhaps indicating the hazardous nature of their profession or a genetic weakness in the family.
What is also clear from the extensively cited OPRs, SRs and gravestones is that there are no known blood links between these McPhersons of Auchmillie ex-Tomnalienan and the McPhersons of Portsoy
.

Child of Janet Gordon and James MacPherson

Janet Gordon

(after 1521 - )
     Janet Gordon was also known as Jean in records. She was born after 1521. She was the daughter of Alexander Gordon Master of Sutherland and Lady Janet Stewart.
     Janet Gordon married Sir Patrick Dunbar, son of Sir Alexander Dunbar and Margaret Falconer, in 1537 or 1553?. She was the daughter of Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland & sister of John 14th Earl of Sutherland. They married by a dispensation from the Pope on account on consanguity..

Janet Gordon (Campbell)

     Janet Gordon (Campbell) was the daughter of Lord John Gordon and Margaret Stewart.

Janet Gordon (Innes)

(before 1450 - )
     Janet Gordon (Innes) was born before 1450 in Scotland. She was the daughter of Alexander Seton Lord Gordon, Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth Crichton.

Janet or Agnes Gordon

     Janet or Agnes Gordon was born in Scotland. She was the daughter of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly.
     Janet or Agnes Gordon married James Ogilvie.

Child of Janet or Agnes Gordon and James Ogilvie

Jean Gordon (Bothwell) (Sutherland) (Ogilvy)

( - 14 May 1629)
     Jean Gordon (Bothwell) (Sutherland) (Ogilvy) was the daughter of George Gordon 4th Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Keith.
     Her brother the Earl arranged for her divorce from Bothwell, so he could marry the Queen. See An historical and crritical enquiry into the evidence produced by the earls of Murray and Morton, against Mary queen of Scots for more information. James Dunbar of Tarbet gave evidence..
     Jean died on 14 May 1629.

Children of Jean Gordon (Bothwell) (Sutherland) (Ogilvy)

Jean Gordon (Drummond) 5th Countess of Perth

(after 1676 - 30 January 1773)
     Jean Gordon (Drummond) 5th Countess of Perth was born after 1676. She was the daughter of George Gordon 4th Marquess Huntly & 1st Duke and Elizabeth Howard Duchess of Gordon.
     Jean died on 30 January 1773.

Jean Gordon (Sinclair) Countess of Caithness

     Jean Gordon (Sinclair) Countess of Caithness was born in Scotland. She was the daughter of George Gordon 5th Earl Huntly and Anna Hamilton.

Jean Gordon Countess of Dumfermline

     Jean Gordon Countess of Dumfermline was born in Scotland. She was the daughter of Lewis Gordon 3rd Marquis Huntly.