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  • Styled as Lord Gordon.
  • Invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) in 1610.
  • Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland] in 1616.
  • Created 1st Viscount Aboyne [Scotland] on 20 April 1632, with a special remainder to his second son, James.1
  • Succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Enzie [S., 1599] on 13 June 1636.
  • Succeeded to the title of 2nd Marquess of Huntly [S., 1599] on 13 June 1636.
  • Succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Gordon of Badenoch [S., 1599] on 13 June 1636.
  • Succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Huntly [S., 1445] on 13 June 1636
  • Beheaded for Royalist sympathies on 22 March 1648/49

On succeeding to his father's title his influence in Scotland was employed by the king to balance that of Argyll in the dealings with the Covenanters, but without success. In the civil war he distinguished himself as a royalist, and in 1647 was excepted from the general pardon; in March 1649, having been captured and given up, he was beheaded by order of the Scots parliament at Edinburgh.

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His fourth son Charles (d. 1681) was created earl of Aboyne in 1660; and the eldest son Lewis was proclaimed 3rd marquess of Huntly by Charles II in 1651. But the attainder was not reversed by parliament until 1661.

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George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly's Timeline

1592
1592
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1609
March 4, 1609
Age 17
Haddo, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1610
1610
Age 18
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1615
1615
Age 23
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1615
Age 23
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1619
1619
Age 27
Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1620
1620
Age 28
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1620
Age 28
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1621
1621
Age 29
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland