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Sir John Gordon

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Balmangan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Death: 1517 (72)
Cream o' Galloway, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Gordon of Stitchill, 1st of Lochinvar and Princess Joan Gordon, of Stitchill
Husband of Annabella Boyd of Kilmarnock and Elizabeth Lindsay
Father of Robert Gordon, 3rd of Lochinvar; Elizabeth Gordon of Lochinvar; Margaret Gordon of Airds; Isobell Gordon of Lochinvar; William Gordon and 4 others
Brother of Alexander Gordon of Auchenreoch; George Gordon of Troquhain; Margaret Maclellan and Roger Gordon

Occupation: 2nd Laird of Lochinvar
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About Sir John Gordon, 2nd of Lochinvar

KENMURE, Viscount of, a title in the peerage of Scotland, conferred in 1633, on Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar, descended from William de Gordon, second son of Sir Adam Gordon of Gordon, ancestor of the dukes of Gordon. This William de Gordon, (charter by Randolph, earl of Moray, confirmed by Robert I., in 1315), obtained from his father the barony of Stitchell in Roxburghshire, as also the lands of Glenkens, in the northern district of the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, comprehending Lochinvar, Kenmure, &c., which had previously belonged to the Baliols, the Douglases, and the Maxwells of Caerlaverock. They were acquired by his father from John de Maxwell in 1297. William Gordon appears to have been engaged against King David II., as a remission was granted May 9, 1354, by William, Lord Douglas, to William Gordon, and all his followers in Galloway, receiving them into the peace of the king. He died about 1370. The eldest of his four sons, Roger de Gordon of Stitchell, as one of the hostages for Archibald earl of Douglas, superior of Galloway, in 1408 got letters of safe-conduct to go into England for that purpose. He had two sons, Roger de Gordon, who died about 1442, and Adam Gordon of Holm, ancestor of the Gordons of Craig. ..... The Scottish Nation Kenmure

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  GORDON Viscount KENMURE.

The peerage of Scotland: containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom, ... collected from the public records, and ancient chartularies of this nation, ... Illustrated with copper-plates. By Robert Douglas, Esq;. Douglas, Robert, Sir, 1694-1770 Page 367-373/4

AS the origin, grandeur, and antiquity of the great and illustrious sirname of Gordon is fully set forth under the title of duke of Gordon, we shall proceed to deduce the descent of this noble family from their immediate ancestor, viz.

VI. Sir ADAM de GORDON, head or chief of the family of Gordon, was the sixth generation of that illustrious house from Richard, who lived in the reigns of king Malcolm IV. and king William the Lion, and the first who settled in the north of Scotland. He was one of the greatest men of his time, was killed at the battle of Halidonhill, anno 1333, and lest issue four sons.

  • 1. Sir Alexander, who succeeded his father in all his lands in the north. Vide title duke of Gordon.
  • 2. William de Gordon, the first of this family.
  • 3. John de Gordon.
  • 4. Thomas de Gordon.

VII. WILLIAM de GORDON , second son of sir Adam, got from his father most of his lands in the south of Scotland, viz. the lands and barony of Stitchel, &c. which appears from a charter of Thomas Randolf earl of Murray, to sir Adam de Gordon knight, and William Gordon his son, and his heirs, of the lands and tenement of Stitchel, with the pertinents, &c. which charter is confirmed by king Robert Bruce, anno 1315.

Also the lands of Glenkenns in Galloway, which were acquired by sir Adam Gordon from John de Maxwell, anno 1297, and which comprehended the lands of Lochinvar, Kenmure, &c. whereby he became one of the most considerable barons of that country.

After the battle of Durham, in 1346, it seems he had been guilty of some unwarrantable practices with his neighbours the borderers, which appears from an ample remission from William lord Douglas, then guardian of Scotland, to William de Gordon, and all his followers from Galloway, whereby they are received into the faith and peace of their sovereign lord the king, and are restored to all their heritages and conquests every where within the kingdom, and discharges them of all transgressions they had committed after the battle of Durham,&c. The remission is dated the 9th May 1354.

He obtained also from Robert earl of Strathearn, (afterwards king Robert II.) a charter, Willielmo Gordon domino de Stitchel, of the heretable keeping of the new forest of Glenkenns in Galloway, in as ample a manner as the said earl had got it himself from David king of Scotland, his uncle, &c. The grant is dated 8th April 1358.

He died about the year 1370, and was succeeded by his son,

VIII. ROGER de GORDON of Stitchel, who, with sir William Borthwick, were appointed commissioners to a treaty with the English about settling the marches, which they happily concluded. The agreement bearing date at Clochmabanestane the 6th November 1398.

He was killed in the service of his country at the battle of Homildon, together with his chief sir Adam, and many of his brave countrymen, anno 1402, and was succeeded by his son,

IX. Sir ALEXANDER GORDON of Stitchel, who was retoured heir to his father, and infest in the lands of Kenmure on a precept of sasine, obtained from Archibald earl of Douglas, then superior of Galloway, dated 24th January 1403.

The earl of Douglas, having been long a prisoner in England, obtained liberty to come to Scotland, and sir Alexander Gordon became one of the hostages for his ransom, or return into England, or for his surrendering himself a true prisoner to John of Lancaster, the king's son, or to the king himself; and gets letters of safe conduct for going into England, entering himself hostage, &c. anno 1408.

The earl afterwards, in consideration of these good services, and on payment of fiftyfive nobles in gold, gives him a ratification of the rights of all his lands in the lordship of Galloway; also a new grant, dated 28th May 1408, of the twenty-merk land of old extent, of Balmaclellan, lying in the lordship of Galloway, which is still in the family.

And, by another deed dated in June 1412, he is made bailie of the barony of Earlstoun,&c.

He left issue two sons.

  • 1. Roger de Gordon.
  • 2. Adam of Holm, whose son Quintin de Gordon was infeft in the lands of Holm in 1465, of whom William Gordon late of Holm, now of Craig, is the lineal heir.

He was succeeded by his eldest son,

X. ROGER de GORDON, who by a charter, as proprietor of the lands and barony of Stitchel, confirms to St. Mary, and the monks of Jedburgh, a grant formerly made to them, of two ox-gangs of land by William de Gordon, sometime lord of Stitchel, dated 1st June 1431.

In 1439, he made a resignation of his lands of Stitchel in favours of his son William, reserving to himself the liferent.

And dying about the year 1442, was succeeded by his son the said,

XI. WILLIAM de GORDON, promiscuously designed of Stitchel and Lochinvar; which last was part of the lands in Galloway, acquired by sir Adam Gordon from John de Maxwell in 1297, before noticed, and which continued to be the chief title of the family till they were nobilitate, and this William was the first of them that settled and resided in Galloway.

He got from king James II. a charter of the lands and barony of Stitchel, Willielmo de Gordon, filio et haeredi apparenti Rogeri de Gordon, domini de Stitchel,&c. dated 7th February 1440.

He married—, by whom he had four sons and one daughter.

  • 1. John, his heir.
  • 2. Alexander, who, in 1490, purchased the lands of Auchinreoch, &c. and was ancestor of the Gordons of Aird, now Earlstoun, and others.
  • 3. George, who acquired the lands of Troquhain in 1494, and of him the present George Gordon of Troquhain is lineally descended.
  • 4. Roger, who married—MacNaught, heiress of Crago, and was ancestor of the present Alexander Gordon of Crago.
  • His daughter, Margaret, married to sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, ancestor of lord Kirkcudbright.

He survived the year 1450, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

XII. Sir JOHN GORDON of Lochinvar, who got a charter from king James IV. dilecto armigero nostro Johanni Gordon de Lochinvar,totas et integras quadraginta solidatas terrarum de Corscranthane antiqui extentus, &c. dated in 1492.

And another charter of the lands of Middlethird of Kirkcormack,&c. dated in 1501.

He got a grant of the bailiary of Kirkanders from Patrick earl of Bothwell, anno 1504.

Also three charters from king James IV. of a great many other lands in 1506, 1507, and 1509; by all which it appears he was possessed of a vast estate.

He married, 1st, Annabella, daughter of Robert lord Boyd, by Marian, daughter of sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood, by whom he had a son,

  • Alexander de Gordon.

He married, 2dly, Elizabeth Lindsay, by whom he had three sons and two daughters.

  • 1. Sir Robert, of Accarsan of Glenn, who carried on the line of this family, of whom afterwards.
  • 2. William, ancestor of the Gordons of Crauchlaw, of whom are descended the Gordons of Pulvenan, Grange, and Balmeg, &c. in vicecomitatu de Wigton.
  • 3. John, who obtained from his father the lands of Balmaclellan, now Hardlands, purchased from the daughters of Quintin Gordon, a son of the family of Holm, infeft in these lands in 1465, as before observed.
  • 1st daughter, Elizabeth, married to sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig, ancestor of the duke of Queensberry.
  • 2. Janet, married, 1st, to Alexander Stewart of Gairlies, ancestor of the earl of Galloway; and, 2dly, to sir William Keith of Inverugie.

Sir John had also a natural son, to whom he gave the lands of Crathlet, upon which he got a charter, wherein he is designed Willielmus filius domini Johannis Gordon de Lochinvar, dated in 1506. He was afterwards legitimate on 23d March 1538.

Sir John died in the end of 1512, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

XIII. Sir ALEXANDER de GORDON, who, in his father's lifetime, was designed of Kenmure.

He was a man of fine parts, and in great favour with king James III. who made him one of the gentlemen of his bed-chamber when a young man, and gave him a new grant of the superiority of the lands of Kenmure, Lagan, Balmaclellan, &c. the superiority being then in the crown, by the forfeiture of the earl of Douglas, and erected them all into one free barony, holding blench of the crown; upon which he got a charter, Alexandro Gordon de Kenmure, filio et haeredi apparenti Johannis Gordon de Lochinvar, &c. dated anno 1487, which was afterwards confirmed by king James IV. anno 1489.

Some time thereafter he had the misfortune to kill John Dunbar of Mochrum, then steward of Kirkcudbright, for which he was obliged to abscond, and his father and friends were exeemed from the jurisdiction of the said steward, on account of the deadly feud subsisting for the said slaughter, by a privy seal, dated 4th September 1508.

He afterwards got a charter from king James IV. of the lands and barony of Stitchel, &c. Alexandro de Gordon, militi, filio et haeredi apparenti Johannis Gordon de Lochinvar,et Elizahethae Stewart sponsae suae, &c. dated in 1512.

He married, 1st, Janet, daughter of sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig and Elizabeth Crichton his spouse, by a dispensation from the Pope, on account of consanguinity, but she died without issue.

He married, 2dly, Elizabeth Stewart, sister to James earl of Murray, by whom he had one daughter.

  • Jean Gordon, who claimed his estate, but after a long process before the lords of council, she was obliged to renounce all right she had to the estate of Kenmure, &c. in favours of her uncle sir Robert,anno 1517. To which deed the lords of council are witnesses. She married Lauchlan Maclntosh of that ilk, who, in consideration of her being an heiress, quartered her arms with his own, and she, with consent of her said husband, ratified her former renunciation, anno 1520.

Sir Alexander had also a natural son, named Roger, who was legitimate, anno 1546.

He was killed with his royal leader king James IV. at the battle of Floudon, in 1513, and was succeeded by his brother,

XIII. Sir ROBERT GORDON, formerly designed of Accarsan of Glen, now of Lochinvar, who got a charter from king James V. Roberto de Gordon, militi, of the lands of Kenmure, Lagan, &c. dated in 1517.

He obtained from queen Mary a grant of the clerkships of the sheriffdom of Wigton, and stewarty of Kirkcudbright during life, with power to officiate by deputes.

He married Marian, daughter and sole heiress of John Accarsan of Glenshyreburn, now called Rusco, by whom he got all these lands, and built the house of Rusco, &c.

By her he had issue six sons, and three daughters.

  • 1. Sir James.
  • 2. John, who, in 1518, got a charter of the lands of Barnbarrock, and Barnhausie, and was ancestor of the Gordons of Haslefield.
  • 3. Alexander, who acquired the lands of Gaitgill, anno 1517; also the lands of Darmolane, and Markbane, in vicecom. de Wigton.
  • 4. George.
  • 5. Roger.
  • 6. David, who married Isabel, daughter of John Muirhead of Culr•och, by whom he got the lands of Carstramine, &c.
  • 1st daughter, Catharine, married to Patrick Agnew of Salquhary, ancestor of sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw.
  • 2. Elizabeth, married, 1st, to Uthred MacDowal of Machermore; 2dly, to Alexander Livingston of Little-Airds.
  • 3. Janet, married to James, son and heir of Alexander Ogilvie of that ilk, ancestor of the earl of Finlater.

And dying about 1520, was succeeded by his eldest son,

XIV. Sir JAMES GORDON of Lochinvar, a man of great accomplishments, and highly esteemed by king James V. from whom he got a charter, Jacobo Gordon de Lochinvar, militi, of the lands of Hardlands, Minebog, and others, dated in 1539.

Also a charter,duarum mercat. cum dimidia mercat. &c. jacen. in baronia de Balmage, &c. dated in 1541.

He was made the king's chamberlain for five years of the lordship of Galloway, by a writ dated 10th March 1528: and by another, dated the 1st April 1537, he is made governor of the town, castle, and sortalice of Douglas, and chamberlain of that lordship, then in the crown by forseiture.

This sir James Gordon, with sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig, and thirty-seven others, got a remission for the slaughter of Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, committed in the city of Edinburgh, dated in 1529.

And being in great favour with the king, he was one of those chosen to accompany him when he went to bring home his queen.

Sir James, upon that occasion, obtained a writ from the king, taking all his friends and followers under the immediate care of the government, and freeing them from answering to courts for any misdemeanor whatsomever, till sir James's return to Scotland; and as his friends and followers are all named in the writ of privy seal, it sufficiently shows what a numerous, flourishing, and considerable family that of Lochinvar then was.

He married Margaret, daughter and sole heiress of Robert Crichton of Kirkpatrick, nephew of sir Robert Crichton of Sanquhar, ancestor of the earl of Dumsries, by whom he got many lands in the parish of Glencairn, and by her had five sons, and five daughters.

  • 1. John, his heir.
  • 2. William Gordon of Pennygame, ancestor of the present lord Kenmure, of whom afterwards.
  • 3. Robert, who got a grant of the lands of Muirfad, 21st July 1544; but dying unmarried, his estate went to his nephew John, son of his brother William of Pennygame.
  • 4. James, who got possession of the lands of Hardlands, by a charter, dated 2d June 1540.
  • 5. Alexander, who got a tack, from the crown, of the lands of Slagnaw in Kelton, and married Janet Kennedy, relict of John Kennedy of Largs.
  • 1st daughter, Janet, married, 1st, to William earl of Glencairn; and, 2dly, to Patrick Agnew, sheri•• of Wigton.
  • 2. Margaret, married to William, son and heir of sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig, ancestor of the duke of Queensberry.
  • 3. Catharine, married to sir James MacCulloch of Cardness.
  • 4. Helen, married to sir Thomas MacLellan of Bombie, ancestor of lord Kirkcudbright.
  • 5. Elizabeth, married, 1st, to William Grierson of Lag; 2dly, to William Adair of Kenhit

Sir James was killed at the battle of Pinkie, in 1547, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

XV. Sir JOHN GORDON of Lochinvar, a man of great honour, loyalty, and integrity, who suffered greatly for his firm adherence to the interest of queen Mary. In 1555, the queen appointed him justiciar of the stewarty of Galloway; and her son, king James, renewed his commission anno 1587.

In the year 1561, he entered into a contract with the predecessors of the duke of Queensberry, earl of Dumfries, sir Robert Kilpatrick, sir William Grierson, &c. whereby they were bound to stand by one another against all mortals, to keep together in all assemblies, armies, and wars, and to submit all differences amongst themselves to the majority, &c.

In 1567, he is one of the subscribers of the bond for confirming the king's authority, and securing the government, as established by law.

He obtained a charter from queen Mary, of a great many lands,Johanni Gordon de Lochinvar, militi, &c. dated anno 1565.

Also six charters from king James VI. domino Johanni Gordon de Lochinvar, militi, of several other lands; and particularly one, Johanni Gordon,militi, filio et haeredi Margaretae Crichton, filiae et haeredis quondam Roberti Crichton de Kirkpatrick, &c. totas et integras terras de, &c. dated in 1580.

In 1562, he made a resignation of his whole estate in favours of his brother, William Gordon of Pennygame, failing heirs male of his own body, he having then no maleissue; and this William's grand-son's grandson actually succeeded to the honours of Kenmure, as will be shown hereafter.

He married, 1st, Juliana, daughter of— Home of Wedderburn, by whom he had one daughter,

  • Margaret, married to Hugh earl of Loudoun, in 1572.

In 1563, he married, 2dly, dame Elizabeth Maxwell, daughter of sir John Maxwell of Terreagles, afterwards lord Herries in right of his mother, by whom he had five sons, and four daughters.

  • 1. Sir Robert, designed in his father's lifetime sir Robert of Glen.
  • 2. William, appointed commendator of Glenluce in 1581, and infeft in the lands of Glenquicken and Garrocher in 1588; but died without issue.
  • 3. John Gordon of Buitle, who died also without issue.
  • 4. James of Barncrosh, afterwards of Buitle, whose son John succeeded to the estate and honours of Kenmure, as hereafter.
  • 5. Alexander Gordon of Enrig.
  • 1st daughter, Mary, married to Alexander Kennedy of Bargeny.
  • 2. Janet, married to John MacDowal of Garthland.
  • 3. Elizabeth, married to Alexander Stewart of Gairlies, ancestor of the earl of Galloway.
  • 4. Grizel, married to James lord Carlisse of Torthorald.

He had also a natural son William, infeft in the Kirkland of Balmaclellan in 1570, and legitimate in 1574.

Sir John dying in 1604, was succeeded by his eldest son,

XVI. Sir ROBERT GORDON, formerly of Glen, now of Lochinvar, who, in his younger days, was one of the strongest and most active men of his time.

He was one of the three defendants at the famous tournament, proclaimed by king James VI. to whom his daughter, princess Elizabeth, delivered the prizes, though her own brother prince Henry, and several others of the first rank, were challengers.

He also gave many remarkable instances of his strength and courage, in defence of Galloway against the inhabitants of Annandale, whose cattle, having been carried off by the English, they were in use of making reprisals on their next neighbours.

In one of those encounters, they having killed James Gordon of Lochinkitt, his friend and follower, he went down the country, and burnt the houses of Gratney, Wamphrey, Lockerby, Reidhall, Langrigs, &c. and killed Richard Irvine of Gratney, and took several others of them prisoners, for which, and some other daring actions of that kind, king James sent out a strong party to apprehend him; but he audaciously deforced the king's party, laid violent hands on the officer who commanded them, and made him eat and swallow his majesty's warrant for apprehending him.

However, being at last weary of these lawless practices, his father and friends made intercession with the king, and obtained from him an ample remission for all his former misbehaviour, upon which he came to court, and soon became so great a favourite of the king, that he made him one of the gentlemen of his bed-chamber.

After his accession to the crown of England, he bestowed upon him several lands, then in the crown by the annexation in 1587, by which he became possessed of a vast estate, as appears from many charters, domino Roberto Gordon de Lochinvar, militi, &c.

In 1621, he was created a baronet, by a charter,Roberto Gordon de Lochinvar, militi, baroniae de Galloway in America, &c.

He married lady Elizabeth Ruthven, eldest daughter of John earl of Gowrie, by whom he had two sons, and two daughters.

  • 1. Sir John of Lochinvar, afterwards viscount Kenmure.
  • 2. Robert of Gilston, who got a grant from the crown of the barony of Galloway, in Nova Scotia, with many ample privileges; but he died without issue.
  • 1st daughter; Elizabeth, married to John lord Herries, afterwards earl of Nithsdale.
  • 2. Isabel, married to Alexander Fraser, younger of Philorth, ancestor of lord Salton.

He had also a natural son, John, who was infeft in the lands of Haslefield,anno 1624, and married Elizabeth, only daughter and heiress of Alexander Gordon of Carstramon.

Sir Robert dying in 1628, was succeeded by his eldest son,

XVII. Sir JOHN GORDON of Lochinvar, who, in his father's lifetime, got a charter of the •ive pound land of Nether-Barcapel, the five merk land of Kirkonnel, Blackmark,&c. Johanni de Gordon filio legitimo natu maximo, domini Roberti Gordon de Lochinvar, &c. dated anno 1619.

He was a great loyalist, and steady friend of king Charles I. who highly esteemed him, and raised him to the dignity of the peerage, by the titles of viscount Kenmure, lord Lochinvar, &c. by letters patent, dated 8th May 1633, to him et haeredibus masculis quibuscunque, &c.

And as a further testimony of his majesty's favour, he got part of his lands erected into a royal burrow, with ample jurisdiction, to be called the burgh of Galloway, now New-Galloway.

This sir John sold his barony of Stitchel, which had been so long in the possession of his family; and, it is said, gave the price of it in a purse to the duke of Buckingham, in hopes that he would favour his title to the earldom of Gowrie, which he claimed in right of his mother, eldest daughter of John the last earl: but, this is said to have happened the very night before the duke was stabbed by Felton, and so had no effect.

He married lady Jean Campbell, daughter of Archibald seventh earl of Argyle, by whom he had a son and successor,

XVIII. JOHN, second viscount Kenmure, to whom Archibald lord Lo•n, afterwards marquis of Argyle, and William earl of Morton, were tutors testamentar; but he dying without issue, was succeeded in his estate and honours by his cousin and heir-male John, son of James of Barn•ro••, to whom we now return.

XVI. JAMES GORDON of Barnerosh and Buitle, a younger son of sir John Gordon of Lochinvar, by Elizabeth, daughter of sir John Maxwell of Terreagles, who married Margaret, daughter of sir John Vaus, and relict of John Glendoning of Drumrash, by whom he had two sons.

  • 1. John.
  • 2. Robert.

XVII. JOHN the eldest son succeeded to the estate and honours of Kenmure, as above, and was the third viscount Kenmure; but he dying without issue, was succeeded by his brother,

XVII. ROBERT, fourth viscount Kenmure, a man of great loyalty and integrity, who suffered many hardships on account of his firm attachment to the royal family. His estate was forfeited by the parliament, and a reward put upon his head by Oliver Cromwell, to any who should bring him in dead or alive.

However, he survived the restoration, went to court, and married one of the ladies of the bedchamber,anno 1661. He returned to Scotland immediately thereafter, and died at Greenlaw that same year without issue, whereby his estate and honours devolved upon his next heir-male, John of Pennygame, lineally descended of the forementioned William Gordon of Pennygame, to whom we now return.

XV. WILLIAM GORDON of Pennygame, second son of sir James Gordon of Lochinvar, [No. XIV. of these memoirs, by Margaret his wife, daughter and heiress of Robert Crichton of Kirkpatrick], was infeft in the lands of Kilreoch and Grobdale, by a charter dated anno 1542.

He married Helen, daughter of Alexander Stewart of Gairlies, ancestor of the earl of Galloway, by whom he had a son and successor,

XVI. JOHN GORDON of Pennygame, who succeeded also to the lands of Muirfad, upon the death of his uncle Robert, as before observed.

He was succeeded by his son,

XVII. ALEXANDER GORDON of Pennygame, who was a great loyalist, but died about 1645, having contracted a great deal of debt in the beginning of the civil commotions. This appears by several apprisings and adjudications led against his estate after his death, of which we shall only mention one,viz. appris•• at the instance of—Ferguson of Craigdarroch against the lands of Pennygame and others, which belonged to the deceast Alexander Gordon of Pennygame, &c.

He left issue a son and successor,

XVIII. WILLIAM GORDON of Pennygame, who married—daughter of—, by whom he had issue two sons.

  • 1. John, afterwards viscount Kenmure.
  • 2. Alexander, who carried on the line of this family.

He died about 1660, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

XIX. JOHN GORDON of Pennygame, who, upon the death of Robert fourth viscount Kenmure, succeeded to his estate and honours as before observed, anno 1661, and was the fifth viscount, but dying without issue in 1662, was succeeded by his brother,

XIX. ALEXANDER, sixth viscount Kenmure, who, upon his brother's succession to the honours of Kenmure, was designed by the title of Pennygame, which appears by an inhibition,

"at the instance of John Scott merchant burgess of Edinburgh, against Alexander Gordon of Pennygame, now viscount Kenmure, heir-male to umquhil Robert viscount Kenmure his predecessor, who was heir-male to umquhill John viscount Kenmure his predecessor, who was heir-male to umquhil John viscount Kenmure his predecessor, who was son and heir to umquhil John, first viscount Kenmure, his father, then designed John Gordon of Lochinvar, &c. and sua heir-male by progress, to him upon the passive titles, &c."

dated 6th July 1663. He afterwards got a charter under the great seal, of the lands of Kenmure, &c. dated anno 1676.

In his younger years he was bred to the army, came early into the revolution, and had the command of a regiment at the battle of Killycrankie, where many of his officers, and most of his men were slain.

He married, 1st, the daughter and heiress of—Gordon of Auchlauin, by whom he had one daughter,

Agnes, married, 1st, to William Maxwell of Kelton, second son of the earl of Nithsdale; 2dly, to John Lindsay of Wauchop.

He married, 2dly, Marian, daughter of —MacCulloch of Ardwell, by whom he had a son,

  • William, his heir,—and three daughters,
  • 1. Jean, married to William Gordon of Skirmers.
  • 2. Marian, married to sir Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun.
  • 3. Elizabeth, married, 1st, to Samuel Maxwell of Newlaw; 2dly, to Samuel Brown of Mollance.

He married, 3dly, lady Grizel Stewart, daughter of James earl of Galloway, by whom he had two sons and three daughters.

  • 1. John Gordon of Greenlaw, who married Nicholas, daughter of—Stewart of Castlestewart, and had issue.
  • 2. James Gordon, Esq; who married Grizel, eldest daughter and heiress of William Gordon of Grange.
  • 1st daughter, Mary, married to sir Patrick Maxwell of Springkell, Bart.
  • 2. Grizel, married to Mr. Robert Gordon of Dundeugh.
  • 3. Isabel, married to John MacGhie of Balmaghie.

He dying in 1698, was succeeded by his eldest son,

XX. WILLIAM, seventh viscount Kenmure, who married Mary, daughter of sir John Dalziel of Glenae, and sister of Robert earl of Carnwath, by whom he had three sons, and one daughter.

  • 1. Robert, his heir.
  • 2. John, who succeeded his brother.
  • 3. James, died unmarried.
  • His daughter Henriet, married her mother's cousin-german, John Dalziel, Esq; son of captain James Dalziel, brother to sir John Dalziel of Glenae foresaid.

This viscount had the misfortune to be engaged in the rebellion 1715, was taken prisoner at Preston, tried by his peers, condemned and executed, and his estate and honours were forfeited to the crown.

XXI. ROBERT, his eldest son, had it not been for the forfeiture, would have been eighth viscount Kenmure; but he dying unmarried, was succeeded by his brother,

XXI. JOHN, who now represents that noble family, &c.

He was bred to the army, but is now retired to his seat in the country.

He married lady Frances MacKenzie, daughter of William earl of Seasorth, by whom he hath issue four sons and one daughter.

  • 1. William.
  • 2. John.
  • 3. Adam.
  • 4. Robert.
  • The daughter, Frances.

ARMS.

Azure, three boars heads erazed or.

CREST; on a wreath, a demi-savage, proper, wreathed about his temples and middle with laurel.

SUPPORTERS; two savages wreathed as the crest, each holding in his outer hand a battoon erect, proper.

MOTTO; Dread God.

CHIEF SEATS. At Kenmure-castle, &c. in the stewarty of Kirckudbright

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  • Sir John Gordon1
  • M, #35288, b. circa 1448, d. after 11 May 1517
  • Father William de Gordon d. c 1455
  • Sir John Gordon was born circa 1448 at of Lochinvar & Stichell, Roxburghshire, Scotland.2 He married Annabella Boyd, daughter of Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd, Great Chamberlain of Scotland and Mariota (Janet) Maxwell, circa 1470.3 Sir John Gordon married Elizabeth Lindsay before 19 May 1489. Sir John Gordon died after 11 May 1517.3
  • Family 1 Annabella Boyd d. b 19 May 1489
  • Child
    • Sir Alexander Gordon+ b. c 1477, d. 9 Sep 1513
  • Family 2 Elizabeth Lindsay
  • Children
    • Margaret Gordon4 d. a 1492
    • Elizabeth Gordon+4,5 b. c 1479
    • Janet Gordon4 b. c 1481
    • Sir Robert Gordon+ b. a 1489, d. 1526
    • William Gordon b. c 1491, d. a 10 Jan 1516
    • John Gordon6 b. c 1493
    • David Gordon4 b. c 1495, d. a 24 Mar 1539
  • Citations
  • 1.[S8196] The History of the Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway, by Sir Andrew Agnew, 1864.
  • 2.[S11584] The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 101-102.
  • 3.[S11584] The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 102.
  • 4.[S11584] The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 105.
  • 5.[S11586] The Scots Peerage, Vol. VII, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 118.
  • 6.[S11584] The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, p. 104.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1175.htm#i35288

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  • Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar1
  • M, #20333, d. after 11 May 1517
  • Last Edited=23 Jan 2012
  • Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar was the son of William de Gordon, 1st of Lochinvar.2 He married, firstly, Annabella Boyd, daughter of Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and Mariot Maxwell.3 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Lindsay before 19 May 1489.4 He died after 11 May 1517.5
  • He lived at Lochinvar, Scotland.1
  • Child of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar and Annabella Boyd
    • 1.Isobell Gordon+6
  • Children of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar and Elizabeth Lindsay
    • 1.Elizabeth Gordon+1
    • 2.Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar+4
  • Citations
  • 1.[S26] Claudia Orange, editor, The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume Four, 1921-1940 (Wellington, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 1998), volume VIII, page 594. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of N.Z. Biography: Volume Four.
  • 2.[S1322] David Arathoon, "re: Acheson Family and Campbell Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 8 April 2005 - 14 July 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Acheson Family and Campbell Family."
  • 3.[S32] BLG2001 page 883. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S32]
  • 4.[S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume V, page 104. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • 5.[S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume V, page 102.
  • 6.[S32] BLG2001. [S32]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p2034.htm#i20333

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  • John (Sir) (2nd of Lochinvar) Gordon[1]
  • Died 1517
  • Father William (1st of Lochinvar) Gordon, d. Aft 1450
  • Family 1 Elizabeth Lindsay
  • Children
    • 1. Elizabeth (of Lochinvar) Gordon
    • 2. Robert (Sir) (3rd of Lochinvar) Gordon, d. Abt 1520
    • 3. Isabel (of Lochinvar) Gordon
    • 4. William Gordon
    • 5. John (of Hardlands) Gordon
    • 6. David Gordon
    • 7. Janet Gordon
    • 8. Margaret Gordon
  • Family 2 Annabella Boyd
  • Children
    • 1. Alexander Gordon, d. 9 Sep 1513, Battle Of Flodden
  • From: http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/getperson.php?personID=I55411&tree=Main

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  • 'Gordon03'I
  • William of Gordon of Stitchill (d c1370)
    • 1. Roger Gordon of Stitchill (d Homildon Hill 14.09.1402)
      • A. Sir Alexander Gordon of Stitchill
        • i. Roger Gordon of Stitchill (d c1442)
          • a. William Gordon of Stitchill, 1st of Lochinvar (Kirkcudbrightshire) (d c1455)
            • (1) Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar and Kenmure (a 05.1517)
            • m1. Annabella Boyd (dau of Robert, Lord Boyd)
              • (A) Sir Alexander Gordon, younger of Lochinvar and Kenmure (dvp Flodden 09.09.1513)
              • m1. (div ?) Janet Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy, 2nd Lord)
                • (i) .... etc.
              • m2. Janet Douglas (dau of Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig)
              • m3. (before 04.10.1512) Elizabeth Stewart
              • partner unknown
                • (i) .... etc.
            • m2. (before 19.05.1489) Elizabeth Lindsay
              • (B) Sir Robert Gordon of Glen, later of Lochinvar (d 05.1525)
              • m. Mariota Acarsane or Accarson (d before 07.08.1538, dau of John Acarsane of Glen)
                • (i) .... etc.
              • (C) William Gordon of Craichlaw (d 1545)
              • m. Janet Baillie
              • (D) John Gordon of Hardlands
              • (E) David Gordon
              • (F) Elizabeth Gordon
              • m. Sir William Douglas, 6th of Drumlanrig (d after Flodden 10.09.1513)
              • (G) Janet Gordon
              • m1. (mcrt 20.05.1486) Alexander Stewart of Garlies
              • m2. (1503) Sir William Keith of Inverugie (d 1521)
              • (H) Margaret Gordon (a 1492)
              • m. (before 12.07.1492) Bertilmo Glendonwyn, younger of that ilk (dvp)
              • (I) Isabel Gordon possibly of this generation, of this marriage
              • m. Gilbert McDowall of Freugh (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
            • partner unknown
              • (J) William Gordon of Crathlet
            • (2) Alexander Gordon of Auchireoch, etc ancestor of Gordons of Airds of Kells
              • (A) .... etc.
            • (3) George Gordon had issue
            • m. Janet (da of John Maclellan or Dougalson of Troquhain)
            • (4) Roger Gordon ancestor of Gordons of Crogo
            • m. Geylles Macnaught (dau of Andrew Macnaught of Crogo)
            • (5) Margaret Gordon
            • m. (mcrt 13.07.1476) Thomas Maclellan of Bomby
        • ii. .... etc.
  • Main source(s): TSP (Kenmure), BE1883 (Gordon of Kenmure)
  • From: Stirnet.com
  • http://www.stirnet.com/genie/data/british/gg/gordon03.php

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Sir John Gordon, 2nd of Lochinvar's Timeline

1434
1434
Lochinvar, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
1445
1445
Balmangan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1475
1475
Age 30
Lochinvar, Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
1485
1485
Age 40
Kirkcudbright, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
1517
1517
Age 72
Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
1545
1545
Age 72
Scotland
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