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William Gordon, Knight, 1st Laird of Gight

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: September 9, 1513 (43-51)
Battle of Flodden, Northumberland, England (Killed in Battle)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly and Annabella of Scotland
Husband of Janet Ogilvy of Boyne; (No Name) and (No Name)
Father of Catherine Gordon of Gight; Catherine Gordon; John Gordon of Gight, 4th of Gight; James Gordon of Cairnbannoch and Gight and Janet Gordon
Brother of Adam Gordon, Lord of Aboyne; Ann Deacon (Gordon); Lady Isabel Gordon; Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly and Elizabeth Gordon
Half brother of John Gordon; James Gordon; Janet Gordon of Huntly; Agnes Gordon of Huntly; Lady Catherine Gordon and 4 others

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About Sir William Gordon of Schivas & of Gight

from the third son, Sir William, ancestor of the Gordons of Gight, the mother of Lord Byron was descended.

William Gordon died on 9 September 1513 at Flodden Field, Northumberland, England, killed in action.1

He was the son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly and Lady Elizabeth Hay.1 He was ancestor of the Gordons of Gight.1 He fought in the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513.1

He had the lands of Aboyne and he exchanged these with his brother Adam for the lands of Gight.



  1. Janet Ogilvy, daughter of Sir Walter Ogilvy, of Boyne, b. est 1455 & Margaret Edmonstone 


  1. Catherine Gordon. Married James Innes, of Crommey 
  2. John Gordon. Married Marjory Gordon.
  3. George Gordon, of Gight, b. Abt 1502. Married Elizabeth Gordon, of Fetterletter 


  1. [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 2, page 2011. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.


  1. [S00119]   The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Edinburgh, 1977, Paget, Gerald, Reference: O 28793
  2. The Scots Peerage Vol lV page 530


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Sir William Gordon of Schivas & of Gight's Timeline

Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 42
Craig, Angus, Scotland
Age 44
Age 46
September 9, 1513
Age 47
Northumberland, England
Pitlurg, Aberdeenshire, Scotland