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Sir Adam John Gordon (de Gordon), Lord of Gordon

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Huntley Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: September 14, 1402 (37-45)
Homildon Hill, Wooler, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom (Died at the Battle of Homildon Hill)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Gordon, 10th of that Ilk and Elizabeth Somerville
Husband of Elizabeth Keith of Aboyne & Cluny
Father of John Gordon and Lady Elizabeth Seton, Heiress of Gordon

Occupation: Clan Leader
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About Sir Adam Gordon, Lord of Gordon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_de_Gordon_(died_1402)

Sir Adam de Gordon, Lord of Gordon (died 1402) was a 14th-century Scottish baron.

Life

He was son and heir of Sir John de Gordon, knight, Lord of Gordon, and his wife Elizabeth Cruickshanks. When George I, Earl of March defected to England Sir Adam Gordon was given the superiority of his lands of Gordon and Fogo, raising him to the baronage, and at the same time made warden of the east marches.

Gordon was also in the division of the Scottish army which, under the young James Douglas, Earl of Douglas, invaded Northumberland in 1388, ending with the battle of Otterburn on 19 August, where Douglas with many other Scottish noblemen was killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Otterburn

On 18 June the same year King Robert II of Scotland granted him a charter confirming to him and to his heirs the lands of Strathbogie given to Sir Adam de Gordon by King Robert de Bruce.

Gordon was included in the grand army with which, in 1402, Archibald Douglas the Earl of Douglas invaded England. Though watched by Henry Percy, the Earl of Northumberland and his son Hotspur, the Scots penetrated without hindrance to the gates of Newcastle. They had reached Wooler on their homeward journey when the approach of an English army forced them to take up a position upon Homildon Hill. They became impatient under the discharge of the English arrows. Sir John de Swynton, with whom Gordon had been at feud, called impatiently for a charge. Gordon fell on his knees, begged Swynton's forgiveness, and was knighted on the spot by his reconciled enemy. They charged the English at the head of a hundred horsemen, and inflicted much slaughter, but were overpowered and slain.

Family

About 1380 Sir Adam Gordon married Elizabeth Keith, daughter of William Keith, Marischal of Scotland and his wife Margaret Fraser. Together they had:

John Gordon, succeeded his father but died before 7 March 1407–8 without issue.

Elizabeth Gordon, married Alexander Seton, son of Sir William Seton of Seton; succeeding her brother John to their father's honors.

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Succeeded his brother.


Sir Adam Gordon of that Ilk married Elizabeth Keith, Lady of Aboyne, daughter of Sir William Keith and Margaret Fraser.3 He died in 1402 at Homildon Hill, Scotland, killed in action.3

Sir Adam Gordon, Kt. of Huntly. being slain at the Battle of Homildon 1402, was succeeded by his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Seton, who in conjunction with her husband obtained in 1408 from Robert Duke of Albany, a charter of the Baronies of Gordon and Huntly with remainder to their joint heirs and to the heirs of Elizabeth.

    He was the son of John Gordon and Elizabeth (?).2 He fought in the Battle of Homildon Hill in 1402.3

Children of Sir Adam Gordon of that Ilk and Elizabeth Keith

   Elizabeth Gordon+4 d. 16 Mar 1438/39
   John Gordon2 d. 1407

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 1, page 1285. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
   [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2011.
   [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 3, page 3426.
   [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 11.

Name: Adam Gordon Lord of Gordon Sex: M Birth: ABT 1355 in Huntly Castle, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1 Occupation: Lord of Gordon Ancestral File #: 9BFR-2T Death: 14 SEP 1402 in Battle of Homildon Hill, Northumberland, England 1 Name: Adam Gordon 2 3 4 1 5 6 7 Birth: ABT 1355 in Scotland 5 Birth: ABT 1356 in Gordon, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 7 Death: Scotland 14 SEP 1402 in Battle of Homildon Hill, Northumberland, England 7 Name: Adam Gordon Sir of Gordon 8 Name: Adam Gordon Sir 3 9 Note:

   [Isiaha Lee.ged]
   Sir Adam Gordon succeeded to his brother. In October 1398 he was, on account of 'unmesurit harmes,' excepted from free exchange of prisoners on the Marches, and was obliged to appear before the Border Commissioners as a common gruce-breaker under a fine of ÂÐ1000. On 20 January 1398-99 he granted, as Adam Gordon, lord of that Ilk, a bond to William Le Bard of Kirkwood. When the Earl Of March in 1400 passed to the serice of King Henry IV and his Scottish estates were forfeited, Gordon was granted the superiority of his lands of Gordon and Forgo, and thus attained baronial rank. He is styled Lord of Gordon among the barons in the English acounts of the battle of Homildon, and Sir Adam Gordon, Knight, in writs of a later date, which corroborates the story told by Bower, and elaborated by Sir Walter Scott in his drama of Homildon HIll, how the Lord of Gordon, charmed by the bold advance of Sir John Swinton, though their families had been long at feud, sprang from his horse, knelt at Sir John's feet, and begged the honour of knighthood at his hand. They then rushed side by side against the enemy, and fell together in the battle on 14 September 1402. Bower carefully distinguishes Gordon before his receiving the accolade as Lord of Gordon, and after it as Sir Adam Gordon, Knight. He is so designed in the charters to his daughter after his death.
   Sir Adam, according to Ferrerius, married the only daughter of the Laird of Somerville, but this seems to be a perversion of a fact to be stated later. There is better evidence that his wife was Elizabeth Keith, fourth daughter of Sir William Keith, Marischal of Scotland, by his wife, Margaret Fraser, only child and heiress of Sir John Fraser, and granddaughter of Sir Alexander Fraser, who held the territory of Aboyne and other lands in the shires of Aberdeen, Kincardine, and Forfar. The marriage probably took place before or about 1380, as Elizabeth Keith's eldest sister, Muriel, married, in 1379, as his second wife, Robert, Earl Of Fife and Menteith. Elizabeth Gordon survived her first husband; married secondly, Sir Nicholas Erskine of Kinnoull, who left her again a widow before December 1406; and, thirdly, Thomas Somerville, probably the Thomas Somerville who was Lord of Carnwath. She, under the designation of Elizabeth of Keith, Lady of the barony of Aboyne, on 20 October 1431, infeftment of certain lands in the barony of Aboyne to Sir Alexander Forbes. She had thus succeeded to her mother, Margaret Fraser, in some at least of her large estates, including Aboyne and Cluny. She died about 1436, as in 1437 these lands were in possession of her daughter, whose husband had life rents.
   [The Scots Peerage IV:516-518]
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   Sir Adam De Gordon (d 1402), warrior, was son and heir of Sir John De Gordon, a knight distinguished in border warfare. In the 'raid of Roxburgh' (1377), whe the Earl Of March massacred all the English who had come to the annual fair, Gordon was a principal assistant, in revenge for which the band of English raiders broke in upon his lands and carried off his cattle. Gordon invaded the English side of the border and was bringing home a large booty with many prisoners when he was intercepted by Sir John Lilburn and his brother, with whom a battle was fought near Carham, Northumberland. Gordon was wounded, but victory was gained and the gwo brothers made prisoner. He was also in the division of the Scottish army which, under the young Earl of Douglas, invaded Northumberland in 1388, ending with the battle of Otterburn on 19 Sug, where Douglas with many other Scottish noblemen was killed. On 18 June the same year Robert II granted him a chater confirming to him and to his heirs the lands of Strathbogie given to Sir Adam De Gordon (d 1333) by King Robert Bruce. Gordon was included in the grand army with which, in 1402, the Earl of Douglas invaded England. Though watched by the Earl of Northumberland and his son Hotspur, the Scots penetrated without hindrance to the gates of Newcastle. They had reached Wooler on their homeward journey when the approach of an English army forced them to take up a position upon Homildon Hill. They became impatient under the discharge of the English arrows. Sir John De Swynton, with whom Gordon had been at feud, called impatiently for a charge. Gordon fell on his knees, begged Sywnton's forgiveness, and was knighted on the spot by his reconciled enemy. They charged the English at the head of a hundred horsemen, and inflicted much slaughter, but were overpowered and slain. Gordon left two daughter, one of whom died early; the other, Elizabeth De Gordon, married Alexander, son of William Seton of Seton, Edinburgh. On 28 July 1408 the Duke Of Albany, regent of the kingdom, granted a charter confirming to Alexander Seton and Elizabeth Gordon, heiress of Gordon, the barony of Gordon, and Huntly, Berwickshire, with other lands which had formerly beloged to Gordon there and in Aberdeenshire. From this couple descended the earls of Huntly, the dukes of Gordon, the dukes of Sutherland, and other noble families.
   [Dictionary of National Biography VIII:157-158]
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   5 possible matches found on Ancestry.com	Ancestry.com

Father: John de Gordon Sir b: ABT 1330 in Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland Mother: Elizabeth Cruickshanks b: BET 1340 AND 1350 in Aswanley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Keith Lady b: ABT 1365 in Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

   Married: AFT 1380 in Scotland 7
   Married: AFT 1380 10

Children

   Has Children Elizabeth Gordon Lady b: ABT 1384 in Huntly Castle, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
   Has No Children John Gordon b: ABT 1385 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Sources:

   Title: Isiaha Lee
   Repository:
       Name: RootsWeb's WorldConnect
   Text: Date of Import: Jun 10, 2007
   Author: G.E. Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs
   Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, 2000
   Publication: Name: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1910-1959; Location: Gloucester, U.K; Date: 2000;
   Page: V:459
   Author: Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, editor
   Title: The Scots Peerage
   Note:
   The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom
   Page: IV:516-518
   Title: Dictionary of National Biography; George Smith & Sir Leslie Stephen, ed {Vol I-XXI published 1885-1890}
   Page: VIII:157-158
   Title: Sherry Huggins
   Repository:
       Name: RootsWeb's WorldConnect
   Text: Date of Import: Mar 24, 2008
   Title: Ancestral File (TM)
   Publication: Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Date: June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998;
   Repository:
       Name: Family History Library, SLC
   Note:
   Title: Thomas Charles Renehan
   Repository:
       Name: RootsWeb's WorldConnect
   Text: Date of Import: Apr 29, 2008
   Author: G.E. Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs
   Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, 2000
   Publication: Name: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1910-1959; Location: Gloucester, U.K; Date: 2000;
   Page: VI:675-676, XIV:398
   Author: Sir James Balfour Paul, Lord Lyon King of Arms, editor
   Title: The Scots Peerage
   Note:
   The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom
   Page: V:596
   Title: Thomas Charles Renehan
   Repository:
       Name: RootsWeb's WorldConnect

Source: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=john_d_newport&id=I17161&style=TABLE

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Sir Adam Gordon, Lord of Gordon's Timeline

1361
1361
Huntley Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1381
August 2, 1381
Age 20
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1384
1384
Age 23
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1402
September 14, 1402
Age 41
Wooler, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
September 1402
Age 41