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Families covered: Gordon of Garty, Gordon of Gordonstoun, Gordon of Sutherland

Adam Gordon, Lord of Aboyne, 'Earl of Sutherland' (d 17.03.1537-8)
m. (1500) Elizabeth, Countess of Sutherland (d 09.1535, dau of John, 8th Earl of Sutherland)
1. Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland (b c1501, dvp 15.01.1529-30)
  m. Janet Stewart (b 1500, dau of John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl)
  A. John Gordon, 11th Earl of Sutherland (b 1525, d 23.06.1567)
  We follow the numbering used by BP1934 (Sutherland) which accepts Elizabeth as Countess of Sutherland in her own right. TSP (Sutherland) describes this John as 10th Earl of Sutherland and thereafter differs on the numbering of all the later Earls.
  m1. (by 05.1546) Elizabeth Campbell (d before 15.05.1548, dau of Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll)
  m2. (c06.08.1548) Helenor Stuart (d c11.1564, dau of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Lennox)
  i. John Gordon (d young)
ii. Alexander Gordon, 12th Earl of Sutherland (b 1552, d 06.12.1594)
  m1. (c1567, div 30.06.1572) Barbara Sinclair (b c1535, d c1573, dau of George Sinclair, 4th Earl of Caithness)
  m2. (13.12.1573) Jane Gordon (b c1546, d 14.05.1629, dau of George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly)
  a. John Gordon, 13th Earl of Sutherland (b 20.07.1576, d 11.09.1615)
  m. (05.02.1600) Agnes Elphinstone (b 27.10.1579, d 18.09.1617, dau of Alexander Elphinstone, 4th Lord)
  (1) John Gordon, 14th Earl of Sutherland (b 09.03.1609, d 14.10.1679, 4th son)
  m1. (14.02.1632) Jean Drummond (d 29.12.1637, dau of James Drummond, 1st Earl of Perth)
(A) John Gordon, Lord Strathnaver (b 21.11.1632, d 14.10.1637)
  (B) George Gordon, 15th Earl of Sutherland (b 02.11.1633, d 04.03.1703)
  m. (11.08.1659) Jean Wemyss (b 19.06.1629, d 05.01.1717, dau of David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss)
  (i) John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland (bpt 02.03.1661, d 27.06.1733)
m1. (28.04.1680) Helen Cochrane (d before 07.1690, dau of William, Lord Cochrane)
  (a) William Gordon, Lord Stathnaver (b 12.1683, dvp 13.07.1720)
  m. (mcrt 04.10.1705) Katherine Morison (d 21.03.1765, dau of William Morison of Prestongrange)
  ((1)) John Gordon, Lord Stathnaver (b 11.1706, bur 13.12.1720)
  ((2)) William Gordon, 17th Earl of Sutherland (b 02.10.1708, d 07.12.1750)
  m. (mcrt 17.04.1734) Elizabeth Wemyss (d 20.02.1747, dau of David, 4th Earl of Wemyss)
  ((A)) William Gordon, 18th Earl of Sutherland (b 28.05.1735, d 16.06.1766)
  m. (14.04.1761) Mary Maxwell (d 01.06.1766, dau of William Maxwell of Preston)
  ((i)) Catherine Gordon (b 24.05.1764, d 03.01.1766)
  ((ii)) Elizabeth Gordon, Countess of Sutherland (b 24.05.1765, d 29.01.1839)
m. George Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Marquess of Stafford, 1st Duke of Sutherland (b 09.01.1758, d 19.07.1833)
  ((B)) Elizabeth Gordon (d 24.01.1803)
  m. (29.08.1757) James Wemyss of Wemyss (b 23.02.1726, d 10.05.1786)
  ((3)) Helen Gordon (b 08.04.1717, d 07.01.1791)
  m. (12.04.1740) Sir James Grant, later Colquhoun, 1st Bart of Luss (b 22.02.1714, d 16.11.1786)
  ((4)) Janet Gordon (b before 16.05.1720, d 09.06.1795)
  m. (24.10.1740) George Sinclair of Ulbster (d 1776)
((5))+ other issue - George (b 07.1711, d c08.1715), Alexander (b 07.1712, d before 18.05.1713), Charles (b 08.1713, dsp 08.1732), George (b 09.1714, d 13.03.1736), Robert (b 10.1715, d young), Frederick (b 09.1718, d infant)
  (b) Jean Gordon (d 11.02.1747)
  m. (c31.08.1702) James Maitland, Master of Lauderdale (b c1680, dvp 1709)
  (c)+ other issue - Helen (d unm 19.09.1749), other (d young)
  m2. Catherine Tollemache (d 1705, dau of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bart of Helmingham)
  m3. (mcrt 11.08.1727) Frances (widow of Sir John Travel)
  (ii) Anna Gordon (bpt 14.08.1663, d 06.1695)
  m. (03.05.1683) Robert, 3rd Viscount of Arbuthnott (bpt 08.10.1661, d 08.1694)
  (iii)+ other issue - David (b 22.12.1670), Jean (b 24.04.1665, d before 1680)
  (C) Robert Gordon (b 31.12.1635, dsp 1671)
  m. (mcrt 14.11.1665) Jane Mackay (dau of John Mackay, Lord Reay)
  (D) Jean Gordon (b 10.10.1634)
  m. (mcrt 11.07.1657) Robert Stewart of Eday
m2. (24.01.1639) Anna Fraser (b 1619, dsps 07.1658, dau of Hugh Fraser, 7th Lord Lovat)
  (2) George Gordon (b 09.02.1616, a 1640, Colonel, 6th son)
  m. Rose Macdonnell (dau of Randal, 1st Earl of Antrim)
  (3) Elizabeth Gordon
  m. (25.02.1619) James Crichton of Frendraught (a 1667)
  (4) Anne Gordon (d 07.1648)
  m. (12.1623) Sir Gilbert Menzies of Pitfoddels
  (5)+ other issue - Patrick (b 1604, d infant), Alexander (d infant), Robert (d infant), Adam (b 15.05.1613, d unm Nordlingen 27.08.1634), Jane (bpt 30.06.1601, d infant), Mary (b 19.11.1614, d 02.02.1615)
b. Sir Robert Gordon, 1st Bart of Gordonstoun (b 14.05.1580, d 03.1653, 4th son)
  m. (16.02.1613) Louisa Gordon (d 09.1680, dau of John Gordon of Glenluce, Lord of Longormes)
  (1) Sir Ludovick Gordon, 2nd Bart of Gordonstoun (b 15.10.1624, d 1688)
  m1. (02.01.1644) Elizabeth Farquhar (d 1661, dau of Sir Robert Farquhar)
  (A) Sir Robert Gordon, 3rd Bart of Gordonstoun (b 07.03.1647, d 05.09.1704)
  m1. (23.02.1676, spms) Margaret Forbes (d 04.1677, dau of William Forbes, 12th Lord)
  m2. (1691) Elizabeth Dunbar (b c1677, d 11.03.1756, dau of Sir William Dunbar, 1st Bart of Hempriggs)
(i) Sir Robert Gordon, 4th Bart of Gordonstoun (d 08.01.1772)
  m. (26.05.1734) Agnes Maxwell (d 11.03.1808, dau of Sir William Maxwell, Bart of Calderwood)
  (a) Sir Robert Gordon, 5th Bart of Gordonstoun (d unm 02.06.1776)
  (b) Sir William Gordon, 6th Bart of Gordonstoun (d unm 05.03.1795)
  The baronetcy was 'passed' to his kinsman, James Gordon of Letterfourie. The estate of Gordonstown passed to Sir Alexander Cumming, descendant of William's great aunt Lucy, who took the name Gordon-Cumming.
(ii) Lucy Gordon
  m. David Scot or Scott of Scotstarvet
  (iii)+ 2 sons
  (B) Charles Gordon probably of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Katherine Dunbar (dau of Sir Robert Dunbar of Grangehill)
  (C) Lucy Gordon
  m. Robert Cumming of Altyre (a 1662)
  (D) Katherine Gordon probably of this generation, of this marriage
m. Thomas Dunbar of Grange
  (E)+ 2 sons and 2 daughters
  m2. (mcrt 06.03.1669) Jean Stewart (dau of John Stewart) (of Ladywell, m2. Sir James Naesmyth of Dawick)
  (2) Katherine Gordon
  m. David Barclay, 1st of Urie (b 1610, Colonel)
  (3) Jean Gordon
  m. Sir Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Bart of Coul (d 1702)
  c. Sir Alexander Gordon of Navidale (b 05.03.1585, a 1636) had issue
  m. Margaret Macleod of Assynt
  (1) Jane Gordon possibly of this generation, of one later?
  m. Hugh Munro of Inveran
  d. Jane Gordon (b 01.11.1574)
  m. (12.1589) Hugh Mackay of Farr (b c1562, 11.09.1614)
  e. Mary Gordon (b 14.08.1582, dsp 1605)
  m. (mcrt 21.02.1597-8) David Ross of Balnagowan (d 20.11.1632)
f.+ other issue (d infant) - Alexander, Adam
  iii. Jean Gordon (d 01.1584)
  m1. Alexander Innes, 16th of that ilk (b c04.1553, dsp 01.1577-8)
  m2. Thomas Gordon (d before 12.1585)
  iv. other issue (d unm) - Margaret, Eleanor
  m3. Marion Seton (d 23.06.1567, dau of George Seton, 4th Lord)
B. Janet (Jean) Gordon
  m. (c1557) Sir Patrick Dunbar of Westfield & Cumnock
  C. Beatrice Gordon
  m. William Sinclair of Dunbeath
  D. other issue - Alexander of Kintessok (d 1552), William
2. John Gordon of Tillychaddy
  A. daughter
  m. George Gordon of Cochlarachie
3. Adam Gordon of Ferrar (d Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  partner unknown
  A. Adam Gordon of Golspiekirkton (Golspie Kirkton) (d 03.1626)
  The following comes from 'The Gordons of Embo with other families of the name in the County of Sutherland' (p72+), a source used for Gordon18.
  m. Christine Murray (dau of Hugh Murray of Abircsors)
  i. Alexander Gordon of Golspiekirkton
  m. Margaret Gordon (dau of John Gordon of Backies)
  a. Robert Gordon (2nd son)
  m. Jean Gordon (dau of Patrick Gordon of Graigton)
b. Adam Gordon
  m. Jean Anderson (dau of Rev. Andrew Anderson of Kildonan)
  c. Margaret Gordon
  m. Robert Cadel (or Calder?)
  d.+ other issue - John, Christian
  ii. Adam Gordon in Culgower (Culgour or Kilgour)
  m. Jane Gordon (dau of John Gordon of Midgarty)
  a. Adam Gordon
  b. John Gordon
  m1. Jean Gordon (dau of Alexander Gordon of Carroll)
  m2. Katherine Gordon (dau of John Gordon of Easter Helmsdale)
  c. Alexander Gordon
  m. Margaret Gun (dau of Alexander Gun in Borboll)
  iii. Hugh Gordon
  m. _ Abenethy (dau of William Abernethy)
  a.+ issue - William, Adam
  iv. Gilbert Gordon
  partner unknown
  a. Hugh Gordon
  v. John Gordon in Spain
  partner unknown
  a. Francis Gordon in Holland
partner unknown
  (1) Adam Gordon
  vi. Elizabeth Gordon (dsp)
  vii. Jane Gordon
m. William Sutherland of Caen in Kildonan
4. Gilbert Gordon of Garty
  m. Isabel Sinclair (dau of Alexander Sinclair of Dunbeath)
  The following comes from 'The Gordons of Embo with other families of the name in the County of Sutherland' (p75+), a source used for Gordon18.
  A. John Gordon of Garty (d 1567)
  B. Patrick Gordon of Garty (dsp)
  m. Jane Sinclair (dau of the laird of Dun)
  C. Jane (Jean) Gordon
  m. John Gordon of Embo (d 1628)
  D. Eleanor Gordon
m. Alexander Sutherland (grandson of Alexander, natural son of John, Earl of Sutherland)
  E. Isobel Gordon
  m. William Sutherland of Clyne
  F. Beatrix Gordon
  m. George Sinclair of Scrabister (son of the laird of Dun)
  partner unknown
G. George Gordon of Marle (d 1587)
  i. Adam Gordon in Doil
  m1. Marie Gordon (dau of John Gordon in Midgarty, son of Hugh of Drummoy)
  m2. _ Sutherland (dau of James Sutherland of Shiberscag)
  Not clear which wife was mother of ...
  a.+ issue - Hugh, Patrick
  partner(s) unknown.
  c.+ other issue - John, Adam
5. Beatrix Gordon
  m1/2. "the Laird of Gormack"
  According to BLG1952 (Thoms of Aberlemno), Beatrix also married ...
  m2/1. William Farquharson, 2nd of Invercauld
6. Helenor Gordon
  m1. _ Gordon of Tilliwhoudie
  m2. George Gordon of Craig
7. Elizabeth Gordon
  m. laird of Lethintie
8. daughter
  m. laird of Leys and Birkenbog (here?)
partner unknown
9. daughter
  m. John Robson, chief of Clan Gunn
10. Thomas Gordon

Main source(s):
(1) For Earls of Sutherland : TSP (Sutherland), BP1934 (Sutherland)
(2) For Gordon of Gordonstoun : BP1908 (Gordon of Letterfourie)
with input as reported above
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