'Gordon15'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Gordon of Esslemont, Gordon of Hallhead

Thomas Gordon of Ruthven
TSP (Huntly) reports that Thomas married 3 times (as shown below) and that "He is said to have had sixteen sons." BLG1952 reports that he married twice, identifying his 2nd wife as below, and reports that he had 4 sons, the 4th being George.
m1. _ Hay (sister of Sir Thomas Hay of Enzie)
m2. ?? Innes (dau of Sir Walter Innes of that ilk)
1. George Gordon, 1st of Hallhead (4th son)
  m1. (sp) dau of laird of Craigellie
  m2. (Janet?) Mortimer (dau of ?? Mortimer of Craigievar, she m2. Lumsden of Maidler)
  A. Alexander Gordon, 2nd of Hallhead (dsp 1511)
  B. John Gordon, 3rd of Hallhead (d c1553)
  i. John Gordon (b 1507, dvp Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. ?? Duguid (dau of ?? Duguid of Auchenhove)
  a. Robert Gordon, 4th of Hallhead
  m. Janet Innes (dau of James Innes of Toux/Pitfour)
  (1) Patrick Gordon, 5th of Hallhead (d 1617)
(A) Patrick Gordon, 6th of Hallhead (dspm 1620)
  (B) Robert Gordon, 7th of Hallhead (dsp 1622)
  (C) George Gordon, 8th of Hallhead
  (i) Patrick Gordon, 9th of Hallhead (d 1683)
  BLG1952 identifies Patrick's wife as Margaret. A contributor (CD, 24.07.08) has kindly advised us that she was ...
  m. (c1654) Margaret Burnett (dau of Alexander Burnett of Leys by Jean Arbuthnott)
  (a) John Gordon, 10th of Hallhead (a 1704)
  m. Mary Ross (dau of Ross of Auchlossar)
  ((1)) Patrick Gordon, 11th of Hallhead (dsp 1724)
((2)) William Gordon (planter in Jamaica)
  ((A)) Sir William Gordon (b 1727, d 1798)
  m. (07.1776) Mary (d 1796, (dau of Thomas Allsopp &) widow of Samuel Phillipps of Garendon Park)
  ((3)) Barbara Gordon probably of this generation
  m. (1720) Harry Farquharson (d Culloden 16.04.1746)
  (b) Charles Gordon, 12th of Hallhead (dsp after 1725)
(c) Robert Gordon, 13th of Hallhead, 1st of Esslemont (d 07.09.1737)
  m. Isabella Byres (dau of James Byrres in Aberdeen, brother of Sir John, 1st of Coates)
  ((1)) Robert Gordon, 14th of Hallhead, 2nd of Esslemont (d 1758)
  m. (23.01.1728-9) Anne Bowdler (dau of Thomas Bowdler)
  ((A)) Robert Gordon, 15th of Hallhead, 3rd of Esslemont (d 1793)
  m1. Clementina (dau of Comte de Rabutin)
  ((i)) Mary Anne Clementina Gordon
  m. John Stevenson
m2. (02.03.1760) Harriet or Henrietta Gordon (dau of William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen)
  ((ii)) George Gordon, 16th of Hallhead, 4th of Esslemont (b 19.05.1761, d 27.09.1823, Lt. Colonel)
  m1. (17.01.1790) Anne Baird (d 1803, dau of William Baird of Newbyth)
  ((a)) Robert Gordon, 17th of Hallhead, 5th of Esslemont (b 04.11.1790, d 16.08.1828, Major) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (13.07.1825) Jane Little-Gilmour (d 26.12.1844, dau of Walter Little-Gilmour, 6th of Craigmillar, 11th of Liberton)
  ((b)) Alicia Anne Gordon
  m. (08.07.1816) John James Hope-Johnstone of Annandale & Raehills
  ((c))+ other issue - William (d Toulouse 10.04.1814), George (b 06.06.1796, d unm 09.12.1815)
  m2. (22.02.1807) Henrietta Hope Napier (dau of Capt. Hon. Charles Napier of Merchiston Hall)
  ((e)) Charles Napier Gordon, 6th of Esslemont (b 28.11.1811, d unm 16.06.1864)
((f))+ other issue (d unm) - Harriet, Frances, Georgina
  ((iii)) William Gordon (b 1764, d 1803, Captain)
  m. Frances Elrington (dau of Capt. Thomas Elrington)
  ((a)) Adam Gordon (b 22.08.1796, d 16.06.1857) had issue
  m. (12.09.1829) Harriet Elizabeth Gordon (dau of Robert Gordon) @@ just below
  ((b)) Robert Cumming Hamilton Gordon (b 21.12.1799) had issue
  m. (22.01.1828) Frances Freer (dau of George Freer of The Friary)
  ((c)) Thomas Rowley Gordon (Captain) probably of this generation, had issue
m. Kate Freer (sister of Frances)
  ((iv)) Robert Gordon, Lt. Governor of Berbice, British Guiana (d 1814)
  ((a)) Harriet Elizabeth Gordon
  m. (12.09.1829) Adam Gordon (b 22.08.1796, d 16.06.1857) @@ just above
  ((2)) Alexander Gordon (d 31.10.1778) had issue
  m. (1735) Jane Grierson (sister of Sir William Grierson of Lagg)
  ((3)) Margaret Gordon (b 1692, d 1747)
  m. (1716) John Black
((4)) Janet Gordon
  m. (28.06.1752) Thomas Legertwood in Cairnhill
  ((5)) Isobel Gordon
  m. James Russell (professor in Edinburgh)
  (d) Mary Gordon apparently of this generation, as advised by a contributor (CD, 24.07.08)
  m. (1705) Rev. Adam Ferguson of Logierait (b 1672, d 1754)
  ((1)) Adam Ferguson 'of Raith' (b 20.06.1723, d 22.02.1816, social philosopher & historian)
  m. (1766) Catherine Burnett (b 1746, d 1795, dau of James Burnett by Isabella Black)
  ((A)) Mary Anne Ferguson probably of this family, of this generation
  m. Rev. A.R.C. Dallas
  ((B))+ other issue - Sir Adam (b 1771, d 1855), John (b 1784, d 1855, Rear Admiral)
  ((2))+ "many other children"
  (D) Walter Gordon (dsp)
  C. Margaret Gordon
  m. Alexander Leslie, 3rd of Kincraigie
m3. _ Chisholm (dau of Chisholm of Strathglass)

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Wolrige-Gordon of Hallhead and Esslemont)
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