George Gordon, Lord Haddo

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About George Gordon, Lord Haddo

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

George Gordon, Lord Haddo (28 January 1764 – 2 October 1791) was a Scottish Freemason and the eldest son of George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen.

On 18 June 1782, Haddo married Charlotte Baird, a sister of Sir David Baird, Bt. and they had seven children:

  • Hon. George Hamilton-Gordon (1784-1869), later 4th Earl of Aberdeen and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1852 – 1855).
  • Hon. William (1784-1858), politician and Vice-Admiral.
  • The Hon. Sir Alexander (1786-1815), Lieutenant-Colonel, killed at Waterloo.
  • Lady Alice (1787-1847), granted the rank of an earl's daughter in 1813, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Sophia of Gloucester, died unmarried.
  • Hon. Charles (1790-1835), soldier.
  • Hon. Sir Robert (1791-1847), diplomat.
  • Hon. Sir John (1792-1869), Admiral.

Haddo was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland from 1784–86. He predeceased his father in 1791 and on the latter's death in 1801, the earldom passed to Haddo's eldest son, George.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'George Gordon, Lord Haddo', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 March 2013, 14:43 UTC, <,_Lord_Haddo...> [accessed 6 June 2013]