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Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon

Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Gordon Castle, Banffshire, Scotland
Death: August 5, 1752 (32)
Breteuill, Eure, Amiens, France
Place of Burial: Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Gen. Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon and Henrietta Gordon, Duchess of Gordon
Husband of Lady Catherine Gordon, Duchess of Gordon
Father of Susan Fane, Countess of Westmorland; Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon; Vice-Admiral Lord William Gordon; Catherine Gordon; Lord George Gordon and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Skelly; Mary Gordon; Anne Gordon, Countess of Aberdeen; Henrietta Gordon; Lady Catherine Gordon, Countess of Wemyss and 6 others

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About Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon

He was created a Knight of the Thistle, 29 May 1687,,_3rd_Duke_of_Gordon

His father was an intimate friend of the King of Prussia as well as of the Grand Duke of Tuscany; in honour of the latter he was named Cosmo. Born about 1721, he was styled Marquess of Huntly until, in 1728, he succeeded his father to become 3rd Duke of Gordon. Without her father's knowledge or approval, on 3 September 1741 he married Lady Catherine Gordon, only daughter of his own brother-in-law. They became the parents of six children. From 1747 until 1752 he was Representative Peer for Scotland. Under the Jurisdiction Act of 1747 he claimed £22,300 but received only £5,282 of which £4,000 was for the Regality of Huntly. He was only thirty-two when he died in Breteuil near Amiens in France, on 5 August 1752, and was buried in Elgin Cathedral. His widow married the twenty-five-year-old Staats Long Morris who came from New York. When she died in 1779 she, too, was buried in Elgin Cathedral.

Gordon married Lady Catherine Gordon (c. 1725 – 10 December 1779), daughter of William, Earl of Aberdeen, on 3 September 1741; they had three sons and three daughters.[2]

Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743 – 1827) Lord William Gordon (1744 – 1823) Lord George Gordon (1751 – 1793), after whom the Gordon Riots were named Lady Susan Gordon (c. 1752 – 1814), married first John, Earl of Westmorland, and second, Colonel John Woodford, having issue from both marriages Lady Anne Gordon (16 Mar 1748 – 7 Jun 1816) Lady Catherine Gordon (26 Jan 1751 – 3 Jan 1797)

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Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon's Timeline

April 27, 1720
Gordon Castle, Banffshire, Scotland
Age 21
Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland
June 18, 1743
Age 23
Fochabars, Morayshire, Scotland
August 15, 1744
Age 24
York, Yorkshire, England
March 16, 1748
Age 27
London, Middlesex, England
January 26, 1751
Age 30
London, Middlesex, England
December 26, 1751
Age 31
London, Middlesex, England
August 5, 1752
Age 32
Breteuill, Eure, Amiens, France
September 27, 1752
Age 32
Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland