|Death:||Died in London, Middlesex, , England|
|Occupation:||a commissioner for the union of England and Scotland. Scottish representative peer in four parliaments, president of the Board of Trade and manufactures, and lord-lieutenant of the eight northern counties of Scotland., Earl|
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About John Gordon
Burke's Peerage Extract
JOHN GORDON later SUTHERLAND (1690), 16th Earl of Sutherland, KT (1716), PC (S 1687, Feb 1689/90 and Feb 1702/3, GB Jan 1720/1); baptised 2 March 1660/1; Col Foot Regt Flanders 1694–97, Commr for Union of S and E parls Feb 1705/6; regranted Earldom 29 March 1706 with remainder to his only son and himself and his heirs male of the body, then to his son's heirs male of the body, in default of which to the heirs female of the body of his son without division and their issue male, in default of which to his own heirs female; rep S peer 1707–08 and 1715–33; Lord Lt: Caithness, Elgin, Nairn, Ross and Cromarty and Sutherland 1715–25, as which did much to quell the 1715 Uprising; Lt-Gen 1715; married 1st 28 April 1680 Helen, grand-daughter of 1st Earl of Dundonald (qv), and had issue, with a daughter (died unm):
- 1a William, Lord Strathnaver; born just before 19 Dec 1683; Col of Foot 1702–10, MP (Whig) Wick Burghs 1708–09 (election annulled since he was eldest son of a Scottish peer), helped f suppress 1715 Uprising; married (contract 9 Oct 1705) Katharine (died 21 March 1765), daughter of William Morison, of Preston Grange, Haddingtonshire, MP, and died in the lifetime of the father 19 July 1720, having had:
- 1b John, Lord Strathnaver; born Nov 1706; buried 12 Dec 1720
- 2b WILLIAM, 17th Earl
- 3b George; died unmarried 13 March 1736
- 1b Helen; married 12 April 1740 Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, 1st Bt (qv) and died 7 Jan 1791, leaving issue
- 2b Janet; married 24 Oct 1740 George Sinclair of Ulbster (see THURSO, V) and died 9 June 1795, leaving issue
- 1a Jean; married (contract 31 Aug 1702) James, Lord Maitland, eldest son of 5th Earl of Lauderdale (qv), and died 11 Feb 1747
The 16th Earl married 2nd Katherine (died without issue 1703), widow of Lord Doune (see MORAY, E) and 2nd daughter of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt, by Elizabeth, Countess of Dysart in her own right (qv); married 3rd (contract 11 Aug 1727) Frances (died without issue 20 Dec 1732), widow of Sir John Travel, MP, and died 27 June 1733
John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland
M, #10121, b. 3 March 1661, d. 27 June 1733
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Last Edited=5 Apr 2009
John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland was born on 3 March 1661. He was the son of George Gordon, 15th Earl of Sutherland and Jean Wemyss. He married, secondly, Catherine Tollemache, daughter of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt. and Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart.1 He married, firstly, Helen Cochrane, daughter of William Cochrane, Lord Cochrane and Lady Catherine Kennedy, on 28 April 1680. He married by contract, thirdly, Frances (?) on 11 August 1727. He died on 27 June 1733 at age 72.
John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland gained the title of 16th Earl of Sutherland. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.2
Children of John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland and Helen Cochrane
* Lady Jean Gordon+ d. 11 Feb 17473
* William Gordon, Lord Strathnaver+ b. b 19 Dec 1683, d. 13 Jul 1720
1. [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 1, page 1257. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
2. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2249.
John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sunderland PC (1661-1733) was a Scottish nobleman.
He married Helen, daughter of Lord Cochrane. He supported the revolution of 1688 and was a commissioner for the union of England and Scotland. He was a Scottish representative peer in four parliaments, president of the Board of Trade and manufactures, and lord-lieutenant of the eight northern counties of Scotland.
He aided in putting down the rising of 1715 in the defeat of the Jacobite rebellion.
He resumed the name of Sutherland instead of Gordon. In 1719 by decree of Lyon Court, he was thereafter recognised Chief of the clan Sutherland.
* William Gordon, Lord Stathnaver who married Catherine Morrison.
* Jean Gordon b. abt 1692 Scotland d. Virginia USA
John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland PC (1661–1733) was a Scottish nobleman and army officer.
He was the only son of George Gordon, the 15th earl of Sutherland (1633–1703), and his wife, Jean.
Upon his father's death in 1703 he succeeded as earl of Sutherland. He supported the revolution of 1688 and was a commissioner for the union of England and Scotland. He was a Scottish representative peer in four parliaments, president of the Board of Trade and manufactures, and lord-lieutenant of the eight northern counties of Scotland. In 1703 he was appointed a privy councillor by Queen Anne.
He aided in putting down the Jacobite Rising of 1715. When the rebellion had been quashed, Gordon was invested by George I with the Order of the Thistle and was granted an annual pension of £1200 in recognition of his services.
In 1715 he was a commander in the the Skirmish of Alness, a Jacobite victory. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skirmish_of_Alness
In 1719 his men took part in the Battle of Glen Shiel, which brought to an end the first Jacobite rising. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Glen_Shiel
He resumed the name of Sutherland, instead of Gordon. In 1719 by decree of Lyon Court, he was thereafter recognised Chief of the Clan Sutherland.
John Gordon, 16th Earl of Sutherland's Timeline
March 3, 1661
April 28, 1680
December 19, 1683
June 27, 1733
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