Adam Gordon (c.1452 - 1537) MP

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Nicknames: "Earl of Sutherland"
Birthplace: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Ferrar near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Occupation: of Huntly
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About Adam Gordon

George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly

b. before 1425, d. circa 8 June 1501

George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly|b. b 1425\\\\nd. c 8 Jun 1501|p335.htm#i11867|Alexander Seton Lord Gordon, Earl of Huntly|d. 15 Jul 1470|p683.htm#i11878|Elizabeth Crichton|d. 9 Jun 1479|p234.htm#i11880|Alexander Seton Sir, Lord Gordon|d. 1440|p683.htm#i11881|Elizabeth Gordon|d. bt 16 Mar 1438 - 1439|p334.htm#i11882|Lord William Crichton||p234.htm#i11879|Agnes Unknown (Crichton)||p775.htm#i23684|

    
    Second son of Alexander. The Earldom was settled by charter, obtained by his father 8 Jan 1449/50. Among his acquisitions from the Crown were Schivas in co. Aberdeen, and Boyne, Enzie, and Netherdale in co. Banff.

The Scottish Peerage states: George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly, his first marriage was rendered illegal canonically.

What puzzles me is the marriage contract of Alexander, 3rd Earl. Lets assume George, his father, married Elizabeth Hay in 1471 (after 18 August) Alexander, say born in 1472, would he contract to marry 20 October 1474? His brother Adam was already born and the contract stipulated that failing him, his brother Adam was to implement the contract and so forth, "from son to son lauchfully gotten." In 1485 Alexander (aged 13?) was sitting in Parliament.

CP Volume VI page 677. At first it seems CP is avoiding allotting Alexander a mother, but in a footnote gives the same details. "The identity of his mother is doubtful." To me, it seems Alexander should have been born well and truly before 1472 (to sit in Parliament) and Elizabeth Hay, as widow of Alexander's father, may well have been called his mother when she perhaps was his step-mother.

Could Alexander have been son of this first wife? Say born in 1458-9 he would have been about 25 when sitting in Parliament and about 15 when his marriage was contracted.

"GEORGE, 2nd Earl of Huntly ... He m. 1stly, by contract 20 May 1445, Elizabeth Dunbar, widow of Archibald, Earl of Moray, and daughter. of James, Earl of Moray (...). He div. her and m. 2ndly, 10 Mar 1459, Lady Annabella Stuart, daughter. of JAMES I, from whom he was div. 24 July 1471 (...) and by her had issue, with four daus.,

"ALEXANDER, 3rd Earl.". George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly was born before 1425 at Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Seton Lord Gordon, Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth Crichton.

    George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly married Elizabeth Dunbar, daughter of James Dunbar 4th Earl of Moray and Katherine or Janet Seton (of Gordon), circa 20 May 1455. She was married by forced contract dated 19 days after her husband's death. They seem to have had no issue, and the marriage was dissolved before 10 March 1459/60. George was granted a divorce from Elizabeth Dunbar before 10 March 1459/60. 
    George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly married Lady Annabella Stewart, daughter of James I Stewart King of Scotland and Queen Joan or Jane Beaufort, on 10 March 1459/60. He married before 10 March 1459-60 Princess Annabella Stewart, daughter of King James I. "The Princess appears to have had no male issue, and six years after the marriage George was again a-wooing." George was granted a divorce from Lady Annabella Stewart on 24 July 1471 at Aberdeen. 
    George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly married Elizabeth Hay circa 18 August 1471 at Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On 4,11 and 18 August 1471 banns of marriage between George and Elizabeth Hay were published. "It is usually said the marriage did not take place till after 12 May 1476, but this is founded on the erroneous date noted above (a footnote explains this), and the marriage probably followed closely on the final proclamation. 
    George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly married Elizabeth Erroll (Gray) on 12 May 1476 at Scotland. George was Chancellor of Scotland between 1498 and 1501. 
    George died circa 8 June 1501 at Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Child of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly

Janet or Agnes Gordon+

Children of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly and Lady Annabella Stewart

Adam Gordon (of Aboyne)+ d. 17 Mar 1537/38

Isabel or Elizabeth Gordon+

Children of George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntly and Elizabeth Hay

William Gordon

James Gordon Admiral, Sir

Catherine Gordon

Agnes Gordon (Sinclair)

Mary Gordon (Warbeck)

Alexander Gordon 3rd Earl Huntly+ b. b 1464?, d. 16 Jan 1523/24

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 Adam Gordon married Elizabeth de Moravia, Countess of Sutherland, daughter of John de Moravia, 8th Earl of Sutherland and Margaret Macdonald, circa 1500.1 He died between 17 March 1537 and 1538.
    He was the son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly and Lady Elizabeth Hay.1,2    

He gained the title of Lord of Aboyne [feudal barony].1 Children of Adam Gordon and Elizabeth de Moravia, Countess of Sutherland

   Alexander Gordon, Master of Sutherland+ d. 15 Jan 1529
   John Gordon
   Adam Gordon d. 10 Sep 1547
   Gilbert Gordon

Citations

   [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2011. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
   [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume 4, page 529. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
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Adam Gordon, Lord of Aboyne's Timeline

1452
1452
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1500
1500
Age 48
Scotland
1501
1501
Age 49
Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland (Present Aberdeenshire), Scotland, (Present UK)
1505
1505
Age 53
Probably Sutherland, Scotland, (Present UK)
1509
1509
Age 57
Probably Dunrobin, Sutherland, Scotland, (Present UK)
1511
1511
Age 59
Probably Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland (Present Aberdeenshire), Scotland, (Present UK)
1513
1513
Age 61
Probably Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland (Present Aberdeenshire), Scotland, (Present UK)
1515
1515
Age 63
Dunrobin, Sutherland, Scotland
1520
1520
Age 68
Dunrobin, Sutherland, Scotland
1525
1525
Age 73
Dunrobin, Sutherland, Scotland