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Aberdeen, Earl of (S, 1682)

 

Creation: let. pat. 30 Nov 1682

 

Family name: Gordon

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Arms:

See Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

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George [Gordon], 1st Earl of Aberdeen, PC

2nd son of Sir John Gordon of Haddo, 1st Bt., by his wife Mary Forbes, dau. of William Forbes of Tolquhoun

born

3 Oct 1637

mar.

1671 Anne Lockhart (bur. 19 Jul 1707), sister and hrss. of William Lockhart of Torbrecks, and 1st dau. of George Lockhart of Torbrecks, by his wife Anne Lockhart, dau. of Sir James Lockhart of Lee

children

1. John Gordon (bapt. 7 Sep 1673; bur. vp. 17 Jun 1675)

2. Hon George Gordon, styled Lord Haddo (bapt. 6 Aug 1674; dvp. betw. 1 Jul 1694 and 1708)

3. James Gordon (bapt. 11 Aug 1676; dvp. an infant)

4. Hon William Gordon, later 2nd Earl of Aberdeen

1. Lady Anne Gordon (bapt. 18 Jul 1675; bur. spm. 16 Dec 1708), mar. as his second wife Alexander [Montgomerie], 9th Earl of Eglinton, and had issue

2. Lady Jean Gordon (bapt. 13 Feb 1678)

3. Lady Martha Gordon (b. 13 Feb 1681), mar. Mar 1701 John Udny of that Ilk, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Gordon (b. 28 Mar 1682; d. 10 Feb 1753), mar. 26 Oct 1707 Alexander [Fraser], 13th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, and had issue

5. Lady Margaret Gordon (d. Apr 1738)

died

20 Apr 1720

created

30 Nov 1682 Lord Haddo, Methlic, Tarves and Kellie, Viscount of Formantine and Earl of Aberdeen

suc. by

son

note

suc. his brother 1665 as 3rd Baronet of Haddo;  Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire 1669-74, 1678 and 1681-82;  Privy Councillor 1678;  a Lord of Session 1680;  President of the Court of Session 1681;  Lord High Chancellor of Scotland 1682-84

 

William [Gordon], 2nd Earl of Aberdeen

bapt.

22 Dec 1679

mar. (1)

bef. 12 Oct 1708 Lady Mary Leslie (b. Jul 1692; bur. spm. 29 Jan 1709/10), 1st dau. of David [Melville later Leslie], 5th Earl of Leven, by his wife Lady Anne Wemyss, 1st dau. of James [Wemyss], 1st Lord Burntisland, by his wife Margaret [Wemyss], suo jure Countess of Wemyss

children by first wife

1. Lady Ann Gordon (b. 17 Jan 1708/9; dsps. 15 Apr 1755), mar. 2 Apr 1731 as his first wife William [Dalrymple-Crichton], 5th Earl of Dumfries and 4th Earl of Stair, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Gordon (b. 27 Jan 1710; bur. vp. 3 Feb 1710)

mar. (2)

25 Apr 1716 Lady Susan Murray (b. 15 Apr 1699; d. 22 Jun 1725), 4th dau. of John [Murray], 1st Duke of Atholl, by his first wife Lady Catharine Hamilton, 2nd dau. of William [Douglas later Douglas-Hamilton], 1st Earl of Selkirk and Duke of Hamilton for life, by his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton

children by second wife

1. Hon George Gordon, later 3rd Earl of Aberdeen

2. Hon John Gordon (b. 30 Nov 1727; bur. vp. 2 Dec 1727)

3. Lady Catherine Gordon (b. 20 Oct 1718; d. 10 Dec 1799), mar. (1) 3 Sep 1741 Cosmo George [Gordon], 3rd Duke of Gordon, and (2) 25 Mar 1756 Gen Staats Long Morris MP, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Susan Gordon (bur. vp. 16 Jun 1725)

mar. (3)

9 Dec 1729 Lady Anne Gordon (d. 26 Jun 1791), 3rd dau. of Alexander [Gordon], 2nd Duke of Gordon, by his wife Lady Henrietta Mordaunt, only dau. by his first wife of Charles [Mordaunt], 3rd Earl of Peterborough

children by third wife

3. Gen Hon William Gordon of Fyvie Castle, Member of Parliament for Woodstock 1767 and for Heytesbury 1774, a Groom of the Bedchamber 1775 (d. 25 May 1816), mar., and had issue

4. Col Hon Cosmo Gordon (d. after 1783)

5. Hon Alexander Gordon, Sheriff of Kirkcudbright 1764-84, a Lord of Session 1788-92 under the style of Lord Rockville (b. 1739 ; d. 13 Mar 1792). mar. 26 Jul 1769 as her second husband Anne Dalrymple-Crichton (widow of William [Dalrymple-Crichton], 5th Earl of Dumfries and 4th Earl of Stair), dau. of William Duff, of Crombie, by his wife Elizabeth Dalrymple, dau. of Sir Robert Dalrymple, of North Berwick, and had issue

6. Capt Hon Charles Gordon (d. 13 Dec 1771)

5. Lady Harriet Gordon, mar. 2 Mar 1760 as his second wife Robert Gordon, 15th of Hallhead, and had issue

6. Lady Elizabeth Gordon

died

30 Mar 1745

suc. by

son by second wife

note

a Representative Peer for Scotland 1721-27

 

George [Gordon], 3rd Earl of Aberdeen

born

19 Jun 1722

mar.

bef. 22 Aug 1759 Catharine Elizabeth Hanson (b. c. 1734; d. 15 Mar 1817), dau. of Oswald Hanson, of Wakefield, co. York

children

1. Hon George Gordon, styled Lord Haddo, Grand Master of Freemasons 1784-86 (b. 28 Jan 1764; dvp. 2 Oct 1791), mar. 18 Jun 1782 Charlotte Baird (d. 8 Oct 1795), sister of Gen Sir David Baird, 1st Bt., and yst. dau. of William Baird, of Newbyth, co. Haddington, and had issue:

1a. Hon George Hamilton Gordon later Hamilton-Gordon, later 4th Earl of Aberdeen

2a. Vice Admiral Hon William Gordon, Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire 1820-54, a Lord of the Admiralty 1841-46, Commander-in-Chief at The Nore 1854-57 (b. 18 Dec 1784; d. 3 Feb 1858)

3a. Lt Col Hon Sir Alexander Gordon KCB, ADC to his uncle Sir David Baird and to the Duke of Wellington (d. 1815)

4a. Lt Col Hon Sir Charles Gordon KCB (b. 5 Jul 1790; d. 30 Sep 1835)

5a. Rt Hon Sir Robert Gordon GCB GCH, of Balmoral Castle, co. Aberdeen, Envoy Extraordinary to Rio de Janeiro 1826, Ambassador to Istanbul 1828 and to Vienna1841-47 (d. 8 Oct 1847)

6a. Admiral Hon John Gordon RN (b. 1790; d. 8 Nov 1869)

1a. Lady Alice Gordon, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1813, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester (b. 1787; d. 24 Apr 1847)

2. Hon William Gordon of Ellon (d. 19 Mar 1845)

1. Lady Catherine Gordon (d. 30 Sep 1784)

2. Lady Anne Gordon, mar. 5 Jul 1787 Edward Place, of Skelton Grange, co. York, and had issue

3. Lady Susan Gordon (d. 26 Jul 1795)

4. Lady Mary Gordon (d. Aug 1852), mar. 12 Mar 1789 Thomas Horton, of Howroyde Hall, co. York (d. 22 Dec 1829), and had issue

died

30 Aug 1801

suc. by

grandson

note

a Representative Peer for Scotland 1747-61 and 1774-90

 

George Hamilton [Gordon later Hamilton-Gordon], 4th Earl of Aberdeen, KG KT PC

born

28 Jan 1784

mar. (1)

28 Jul 1805 Lady Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton (b. 10 Jan 1784; dspms. 29 Feb 1812), 1st surv. dau. of John James [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Abercorn, by his first wife Catherine Copley, 1st dau. of Sir Joseph Copley, 1st Bt.

children by first wife

1. Hon ..... Gordon, styled Lord Haddo (b. and dvp. 23 Nov 1810)

1. Lady Jane Gordon (b. 11 Feb 1807; dvp. 18 Aug 1824)

2. Lady Caroline Katherine Gordon (b. 28 Mar 1808; dvp. 24 Jul 1818)

3. Lady Alice Gordon (b. 12 Jul 1809; dvp. Apr 1829)

mar. (2)

8 Jul 1815 Lady Harriet Hamilton (b. 8 Jun 1792; granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an Earl by Royal Warrant 1835;  widow of Lord James Hamilton MP, styled Viscount Hamilton, 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of John James [Hamilton], 1st Marquess of Abercorn;  d. 26 Aug 1833), sister of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, and 2nd dau. of Hon John Douglas (by his wife Lady Frances Lascelles, 1st dau. of Edward [Lascelles], 1st Earl of Harewood), 1st son by his second wife of James [Douglas], 14th Earl of Morton

children by second wife

2. Hon George John James Hamilton-Gordon, later 5th Earl of Aberdeen

3. Gen Hon Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon KCB, Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire 1875-85, Hon Equerry to Queen Victoria (b. 11 Dec 1817; d. 19 May 1890), mar. 9 Dec 1852 Caroline Emilia Mary Herschel VA, a Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Queen Victoria 1855 (d. 29 Jan 1909), 1st dau. of Sir John Herschel, 1st Bt, and had issue

4. Rev Hon Douglas Hamilton-Gordon, Canon of Salisbury Cathedral, Chaplin in Ordinary to Queen Victoria and Hon Chaplain to King Edward VII (b. 13 Mar 1824; d. 6 Dec 1901), mar. 15 Jul 1851 his cousin Lady Ellen Susan Anne Douglas (d. 22 Jan 1914), 2nd dau. of George Sholto [Douglas], 17th Earl of Morton, by his wife Frances Theodora Rose, sister of Hugh Henry [Rose], 1st Baron Strathnairn, and 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir George Henry Rose GCH, Clerk of the Parliaments 1818-44, and had issue

5. Hon Arthur Hamilton-Gordon, later 1st Baron Stanmore

4. Lady Frances Hamilton-Gordon (b. 1819; dvp. 20 Apr 1834)

died

14 Dec 1869

created

1 Jun 1814 Viscount Gordon, of Aberdeen in the County of Aberdeen

suc. by

son by second wife

note

a Scottish Representative Peer 1806-14;  Knight of the Thistle 1808;  Privy Councillor 1814;  by Royal Licence 1818 he assumed the name of Hamilton in addition to and before that of Gordon;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1828;  Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1828-30 and 1841-46;  First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1852-55;  Knight of the Garter 1855;  Lord Lieutenant and Sheriff Principal of Aberdeenshire 1846-69;  Ranger of Greenwich Park 1845-60;  Chancellor of King's College, Aberdeen 1847-60;  Elder Brother of Trinity House 1853-60

 

George John James [Hamilton-Gordon], 5th Earl of Aberdeen

born

28 Sep 1816

mar.

5 Nov 1840 Mary Baillie (d. 3 Apr 1900), sister of George [Baillie later Baillie-Hamilton], 10th Earl of Haddington, and 2nd dau. of George Baillie of Mellerstain and Jerviswoode MP (by his wife Mary Pringle, 2nd dau. of Sir James Pringle of Stichill, 4th Bt.), 1st son of Hon George Hamilton later Baillie (by his wife Eliza Andrews, dau. of John Andrews), 2nd son of Hon Charles Hamilton, styled Lord Binnie (by his wife Rachel Baillie, 2nd dau. and sole hrss. in her issue of George Baillie, of Jerviswoode, co. Lanark, and Mellerstain, co. Roxburghe), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Hamilton], 6th Earl of Haddington

children

1. Hon George Hamilton-Gordon, later 6th Earl of Aberdeen

2. Hon James Henry Hamilton-Gordon (b. 11 Oct 1845; dvp. 12 Feb 1868)

3. Hon John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, later 7th Earl of Aberdeen later 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

1. Lady Mary Hamilton-Gordon (b. 28 May 1844; d. 13 Feb 1914), mar. 30 Jan 1863 as his first wife her cousin Walter Hugh [Hepburne-Scott], 8th Lord Polwarth, and had issue

2. Lady Harriet Hamilton-Gordon (b. 17 Dec 1849; d. 15 Feb 1942), mar. 7 May 1870 William Alexander Lindsay CVO, Clarenceux King of Arms 1922-26 (d. 13 Sep 1926), 1st son of Hon Colin Lindsay, of Deer Park, Honiton, co. Devon (by his wife Lady Frances Howard, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Forward [Howard], 4th Earl of Wicklow), 4th son of James [Lindsay], 24th Earl of Crawford, and had issue

3. Lady Katherine Eliza Hamilton-Gordon (b. 16 Oct 1852; d. 28 Feb 1931), mar. 21 Nov 1876 Alexander Hugh [Bruce], 6th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, and had issue

died

22 Mar 1864

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Aberdeenshire 1854-60

 

George [Hamilton-Gordon], 6th Earl of Aberdeen

born

10 Dec 1841

died

27 Jan 1870

suc. by

brother

 

John Campbell [Hamilton-Gordon later Gordon], 7th Earl of Aberdeen later 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, KT GCMG GCVO PC

created

4 Jan 1916 Earl of Haddo, in the County of Aberdeen, and Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, in the County of Aberdeen and in the County of Meath and in the County of Argyll, with remainder to the heirs male of his body

 

The Earldom of Aberdeen has been held by the Marquesses of Aberdeen and Temair since 4 Jan 1916.

 

 Last updated 8 Oct 2004

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