Lady Catherine Gordon

  1. Lady Kate is also highly genealogical, but it's useful for learning about Katharine Gordon's three later husbands, although the narrative about her relationship with Henry VII and Henry VIII remains speculative. April 03, 2009 11:53 PM.
  2. Lady Catherine Gordon (dsp. (1) Perkin Warbeck, who claimed to be Richard, Duke of York (d. 23 Nov 1499), (2) bef. 13 Feb 1512 James Strangways, of Fyfield (d. 1515), (3) 1517 Sir Matthew Cradock, of Swansea (d. Jul 1531), and (4) Christopher Assheton, of Fyfield.

In November 1495, the Pretender (from the french for ‘claimant’) Perkin Warbeck arrived at the Scottish court, looking for allies in his attempt to win the English throne. Which of course he claimed as Richard IV, younger son of Edward IV.

Catherine

The Scottish king was James IV (b.1473) who reigned 1488-1513, after seizing the throne from his father. James IV is considered one of Scotland’s more talented monarchs, and pursued an aggressive policy towards England, and an ambitious one towards Scotland’s role in Europe. He seems to have seen Warbeck as an opportunity, supported him financially and militarily – he certainly behaved as though he believed his story.

The answer seems tot be they probably did not. “So who was Lady Catherine? Born in Scotland in 1474, Catherine’s father was George Gordon, Earl of Huntly, and her mother Princess Annabella, daughter of King James I of Scotland.

In January 1496, Perkin was married to a Lady Catherine Gordon. The Gordons were a very significant family; Catherine was a cousin to James IV, her father George Gordon was the 2nd earl of Huntly with wide estates in the north and north East of Scotland, and Berwickshire. His attitude to both James III and James IV had been cautious. James IV is unlikely to have allowed the marriage to go ahead unless he was convinced there was a future; he wanted her father’s support. Catherine was born in 1474.

There is a letter which survives in the Spanish State papers which is apparently a letter from Warbeck to Catherine before the marriage:

Most noble lady, it is not without reason that all turn their eyes to you; that all admire love and obey you. For they see your two-fold virtues by which you are so much distinguished above all other mortals. Whilst on the one hand, they admire your riches and immutable prosperity, which secure to you the nobility of your lineage and the loftiness of your rank, they are, on the other hand, struck by your rather divine than human beauty, and believe that you are not born in our days but descended from Heaven.

All look at your face so bright and serene that it gives splendour to the cloudy sky; all look at your eyes so brilliant as stars which make all pain to be forgotten, and turn despair into delight; all look at your neck which outshines pearls; all look at your fine forehead. Your purple light of youth, your fair hair; in one word at the splendid perfection of your person:—and looking at they cannot choose but admire you; admiring they cannot choose love but you; loving they cannot choose but obey you.

I shall, perhaps, be the happiest of all your admirers, and the happiest man on earth, since I have reason to hope you will think me worthy of your love. If I represent to my mind all your perfections, I am not only compelled to love, to adore and to worship you, but love makes me your slave. Whether I was waking or sleeping I cannot find rest or happiness except in your affection. All my hopes rest in you, and in you alone.

Most noble lady, my soul, look mercifully down upon me your slave, who has ever been devoted to you from the first hour he saw you, Love is not an earthly thing, it is heaven born. Do not think it below yourself to obey love’s dictates. Not only kings, but also gods and goddesses have bent their necks beneath its yoke.

I beseech you most noble lady to accept for ever one who in all things will cheerfully do as your will as long as his days shall last. Farewell, my soul and consolation. You, the brightest ornament in Scotland, farewell, farewell.

Lord Byron's Mother Catherine Gordon

Golly. There is however, a strong possibility that the letter was pretty formulaic, following a template.

Catherine and Perkin set up home at the rather lovely Falkland Palace in Fife. Perkin did not acquit himself well in the invasion of England in 1496, and it is likely that James IV needed to get rid of him with the failure – to then allow an alliance with England, which did indeed follow. So Perkin traveled south to Cornwall, where a tax rebellion had recently flared in 1497. His attempt to seize the throne was a miserable failure, he was captured and taken to the king in October 1497.

Catherine Gordon followed her husband. It appears they had a son, Richard by the stage, and that she was pregnant with a second. You would think that Catherine, had she wished it, could have stayed in Scotland to await the results of what was a pretty desperate venture. Perkin certainly found a place for her to stay as far away from trouble as he could find in Cornwall – St Buryans. When Henry’s men were sent to bring her to Exeter to meet him, by which time she may have been at St Michael’s Mouint in Cornwall, and was in mourning and wearing black; and Henry’s letters refer to her being ‘in dole’ – mourning. What is really not clear is whether this is for her husband, for her children, or both. She seems to have miscarried of a second child; and Richard disappeared from the record, and therefore presumably also died. This ambiguity follows the whole story. Bernard Andre, the king’s poet, describes a tempestuous meeting where Henry rather fell for Catherine; Catherine is consistently reported as being beautiful, but then that again is rather common. Catherine apparently gave Perkin three degrees of verbal beating for his treachery. It’s not a reliable testimony.

Whatever Warbeck’s status, Henry had no power to annul the marriage. They seem to have been able to see each other, but not to sleep together. But by 1499, Warbeck had (possibly duped) tried to escape, been put in the stocks and publicly humiliated, savagely beaten and displayed to the Spanish ambassadors, dragged through the streets of London and hung from the Tyburn tree.

Catherine meanwhile was very well treated by Henry, and despite his deserved pitiless reputation, Henry in many circumstances was well able to be generous – and so he was in this case. He made it clear that Catherine was to be considered the victim of rape and abduction. He supported her financially, and placed her in the household of his wife the queen Elizabeth. Henry continued to support Catherine; in 1501 she was given clothes of cloth of gold with ermine, a gown of purple velvet and a black hood in the French style for example.

Catherine and Elizabeth appeared to have got on very well; she was the chief mourner at Elizabeth’s funeral in 1503. And for a while after the death, Catherine remained at the English court and was supported by Henry, she played cards with him – Henry was a keen card player and gambler.

After Henry’s death, Catherine continued to be supported – she became an English citizen, and was given grants of land in Berkshire; and at some point before 1512 finally married for a second time to James Strangeways; she’s still only 38 years old of course. The gap of 1497 to 1512 is curious and interesting; it feels like a complicated situation for Catherine to be in, could be nothing in it of course. But her later life seems to indicate no aversion to marriage. James Strangeways died in 1516, and in 1517 she married Matthew Craddock of Swansea, thought they spent their time at court; Catherine was the head of Princess Mary’s privy Chamber until 1530.

Matthew died in 1531, and finally Catherine married Christopher Ashton of Fyfield in Berkshire; she died in 1537 and was buried in the church at Fyfield. In her will, Catherine referred to herself as the “sometime wife” of James Strangeways, to Craddock as her “dear and well beloved husband” and Ashton as her “beloved husband”. Into these standard phrases is often read that two at least of these marriages were love matches. It could be so – but certainly not conclusive. What she really thought of Warbeck and regarded her marriage to him is also unknowable. Which is irritating. I’d like to know.

Lady Anne Gordon1

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LadyAnneGordon was born on 5 June 1713.1 She was the daughter of AlexanderGordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon and LadyHenriettaMordaunt.1 She married WilliamGordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen, son of GeorgeGordonof Haddo, 1st Earl of Aberdeen and AnneLockhart, on 9 December 1729 at Bellie Church, Fochabers, Elginshire, ScotlandG.2 She died on 26 June 1791 at age 78.1 She was buried at St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Midlothian, ScotlandG.3
After her marriage, Lady Anne Gordon was styled as Countess of Aberdeen on 9 December 1729.

Children of Lady Anne Gordon and WilliamGordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen

  • General Hon.WilliamGordon+4 b. bt 1730 - 1737, d. 25 May 1816
  • Colonel Hon.CosmoGordon4 b. bt 1731 - 1738, d. a 1783
  • Hon.AlexanderGordon, Lord Rockville+ b. 1739, d. 13 Mar 1792
  • Hon.CharlesGordon5 b. a 1740, d. 13 Dec 1771
  • LadyHenriettaGordon+6 b. a 1741
  • LadyElizabethGordon7 b. a 1742

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S145] George Naylor, The Register's of Thorrington (n.n.: n.n., 1888). Hereinafter cited as Registers of Thorrington.
  3. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  4. [S8] BP1999 page 10. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  5. [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 I, page 92. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  6. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1351. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  7. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume I, page 93.

George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen1

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GeorgeGordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen was born on 19 June 1722.1 He was baptised on 20 June 1722 at Methlick, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandG.1 He was the son of WilliamGordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen and LadySusanMurray.1 He married Catherine ElizabethHanson, daughter of OswaldHanson, before 22 August 1759.1 He died on 13 August 1801 at age 79 at Ellon House, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandG.1
He was styled as Lord Haddo between 1723 and 1745.1 He succeeded as the 3rd Lord Haddo, Methlick, Tarves and Kellie [S., 1682] on 30 March 1745. He succeeded as the 3rd Earl of Aberdeen [S., 1682] on 30 March 1745. He succeeded as the 3rd Viscount of Formartine [S., 1682] on 30 March 1745. He succeeded as the 5th Baronet Gordon, of Haddo, co. Aberdeen [S., 1642] on 30 March 1745. He held the office of a Representative Peer [Scotland] between 1747 and 1761.1 He held the office of a Representative Peer [Scotland] between 1774 and 1790, where he voted against Pitt's Regency Bill.1

Children of George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen and Catherine ElizabethHanson

  • LadyCatherineGordon2 d. 30 Sep 1784
  • LadyAnneGordon+2
  • LadySusanGordon2 d. 26 Jul 1795
  • LadyMaryGordon+2 d. Aug 1852
  • GeorgeGordon, Lord Haddo+1 b. 28 Jan 1764, d. 2 Oct 1791
  • Hon.WilliamGordon2 b. a 1765, d. 19 Mar 1845

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [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 1, page 94. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

Catherine Elizabeth Hanson1

Catherine ElizabethHanson was born circa 1733.2 She was the daughter of OswaldHanson.1 She married GeorgeGordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen, son of WilliamGordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen and LadySusanMurray, before 22 August 1759.1 She died on 15 March 1817 at Rudding ParkG.1 She was buried at Methlick, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandG.1 She died intestate and her estate was administered in August 1820.1
From before 22 August 1759, her married name became Gordon.1 After her marriage, Catherine Elizabeth Hanson was styled as Countess of Aberdeen before 22 August 1759.

Children of Catherine Elizabeth Hanson and GeorgeGordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen

  • LadyCatherineGordon3 d. 30 Sep 1784
  • LadyAnneGordon+3
  • LadySusanGordon3 d. 26 Jul 1795
  • LadyMaryGordon+3 d. Aug 1852
  • GeorgeGordon, Lord Haddo+1 b. 28 Jan 1764, d. 2 Oct 1791
  • Hon.WilliamGordon3 b. a 1765, d. 19 Mar 1845

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [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 I, page 93. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  3. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume 1, page 94.

Oswald Hanson1

At Wakefield, Yorkshire, EnglandG, (an unknown value.)1

Children of Oswald Hanson

  • CaptainRalphHanson+2
  • Catherine ElizabethHanson+1 b. c 1733, d. 15 Mar 1817

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S2818] Wendy Howard, 're: Hanson Family,' e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 25 May 2008. Hereinafter cited as 're: Hanson Family.'

George Gordon, Lord Haddo1

GeorgeGordon, Lord Haddo was born on 28 January 1764.1 He was the son of GeorgeGordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen and Catherine ElizabethHanson.1 He married CharlotteBaird, daughter of WilliamBaird, 5th of Newbyth and AliciaJohnston, on 18 June 1782 at Gilmerton, Midlothian, ScotlandG.1 He died on 2 October 1791 at age 27 at Formartine House, from a fall from his horse.1 He was buried at Methlick, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandG.1
He was styled as Lord Haddo.1 He held the office of Grand Master of the Freemasons between 1784 and 1786.2

Children of George Gordon, Lord Haddo and CharlotteBaird

  • GeorgeHamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen+2 b. 28 Jan 1784, d. 14 Dec 1860
  • Vice-AdmiralWilliamGordon3 b. 18 Dec 1784, d. 3 Feb 1858
  • Lt.-Col. SirAlexanderGordon3 b. bt 1785 - 1789, d. c 18 Jun 1815
  • LadyAliciaGordon3 b. 1787, d. 24 Apr 1847
  • Lt.-Col. SirCharlesGordon3 b. 5 Jul 1790, d. 30 Sep 1835
  • Rt. Hon. SirRobertGordon3 b. 1791, d. 8 Oct 1847
  • AdmiralJohnGordon3 b. 1792, d. 8 Nov 1869

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 16.
  3. [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 1, page 93. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

Charlotte Baird1

CharlotteBaird was the daughter of WilliamBaird, 5th of Newbyth and AliciaJohnston.1 She married GeorgeGordon, Lord Haddo, son of GeorgeGordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen and Catherine ElizabethHanson, on 18 June 1782 at Gilmerton, Midlothian, ScotlandG.1 She died on 8 October 1795 at CliftonG.2,3 She died intestate and her estate was administered in November 1796.2
After her marriage, Charlotte Baird was styled as Baroness Haddo on 18 June 1782. From 18 June 1782, her married name became Gordon.

Children of Charlotte Baird and GeorgeGordon, Lord Haddo

  • GeorgeHamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen+2 b. 28 Jan 1784, d. 14 Dec 1860
  • Vice-AdmiralWilliamGordon4 b. 18 Dec 1784, d. 3 Feb 1858
  • Lt.-Col. SirAlexanderGordon4 b. bt 1785 - 1789, d. c 18 Jun 1815
  • LadyAliciaGordon4 b. 1787, d. 24 Apr 1847
  • Lt.-Col. SirCharlesGordon4 b. 5 Jul 1790, d. 30 Sep 1835
  • Rt. Hon. SirRobertGordon4 b. 1791, d. 8 Oct 1847
  • AdmiralJohnGordon4 b. 1792, d. 8 Nov 1869

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 15. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 16.
  3. [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 I, page 93. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  4. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume 1, page 93.

Lady Catherine Gordon Of Scotland

Henry Jeffery Flower, 6th Viscount Ashbrook1

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Henry JefferyFlower, 6th Viscount Ashbrook was born on 26 March 1829.1 He was the son of HenryFlower, 5th Viscount Ashbrook and FrancesRobinson.1 He married EmilyAbingdon, daughter of John FrederickAbingdon, on 4 September 1860.1 He and EmilyAbingdon were divorced on 28 February 1877 with her adultery with a Captain Hugh Sydney Baillie as the cause.1 He died on 14 December 1882 at age 53 at Castle-Durrow, County Kilkenny, IrelandG, without surviving issue.1
He was given the name of Henry Jeffery Walker at birth.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Queen's County.1 On 15 July 1847 his name was legally changed to Henry Jeffery Flower.1 He gained the rank of Ensign in 1848 in the 52nd Foot.1 He held the office of High Sheriff of Queen's County in 1856.1 He succeeded as the 6th Viscount Ashbrook [I., 1751] on 3 August 1871.1 He succeeded as the 7th Baron Castle-Durrow, co. Kilkenny [I., 1733] on 3 August 1871.1 On 3 May 1872 his claim to the peerage was allowed.1

Child of Henry Jeffery Flower, 6th Viscount Ashbrook and EmilyAbingdon

  • Hon.Henry JeffreyFlower2 b. 27 Dec 1875, d. b 1882

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 270. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S7529] WikiTree, online http://www.wikitree.com/. Hereinafter cited as WikiTree.

Lady Ellen Susan Anne Douglas1

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LadyEllen Susan AnneDouglas was the daughter of George SholtoDouglas, 17th Earl of Morton and Frances TheodoraRose.1,2 She married Reverend Hon.DouglasHamilton-Gordon, son of GeorgeHamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen and HarrietDouglas, on 15 July 1851 at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London, EnglandG.1,3 She died on 22 January 1914.1
Her married name became Hamilton-Gordon.

Children of Lady Ellen Susan Anne Douglas and Reverend Hon.DouglasHamilton-Gordon

  • Douglas GeorgeHamilton-Gordon+1 b. 17 Aug 1852, d. 24 Apr 1938
  • George WilliamHamilton-Gordon4 b. 15 Jun 1854, d. 31 Dec 1906
  • William HughHamilton-Gordon4 b. 1 Oct 1855, d. 25 Jun 1936
  • Catherine EllenHamilton-Gordon4 b. 5 Nov 1856, d. 21 Feb 1913
  • Ellen LouisaHamilton-Gordon4 b. 4 Aug 1858, d. 25 Jul 1942

Lady Catherine Gordon 1621

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 page 10. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2789. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  3. [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 I, page 96. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  4. [S8] BP1999. [S8]

Reverend Hon. Douglas Hamilton-Gordon1

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Reverend Hon.DouglasHamilton-Gordon was born on 13 March 1824.1 He was the son of GeorgeHamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen and HarrietDouglas.1 He married LadyEllen Susan AnneDouglas, daughter of George SholtoDouglas, 17th Earl of Morton and Frances TheodoraRose, on 15 July 1851 at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London, EnglandG.1,2 He died on 6 December 1901 at age 77.1
He graduated from Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EnglandG, with a Master of Arts (M.A.)1 He held the office of Chaplain-in-Ordinary to HM Queen Victoria.1 He held the office of Canon of Salisbury.1 He held the office of Honorary Chaplain to HM King Edward VII.1

Children of Reverend Hon. Douglas Hamilton-Gordon and LadyEllen Susan AnneDouglas

  • Douglas GeorgeHamilton-Gordon+1 b. 17 Aug 1852, d. 24 Apr 1938
  • George WilliamHamilton-Gordon3 b. 15 Jun 1854, d. 31 Dec 1906
  • William HughHamilton-Gordon3 b. 1 Oct 1855, d. 25 Jun 1936
  • Catherine EllenHamilton-Gordon3 b. 5 Nov 1856, d. 21 Feb 1913
  • Ellen LouisaHamilton-Gordon3 b. 4 Aug 1858, d. 25 Jul 1942

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 page 10. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [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 I, page 96. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  3. [S8] BP1999. [S8]

General Hon. Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon1

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General Hon. SirAlexanderHamilton-Gordon was born on 11 December 1817.1 He was the son of GeorgeHamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen and HarrietDouglas.1 He married Caroline Emilia MaryHerschel, daughter of SirJohn Frederick WilliamHerschel, 1st Bt. and LadyMargaret BrodieStewart, on 9 December 1852 at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London, EnglandG.1,2 He died on 19 May 1890 at age 72.1 He was buried at Hanley, London, EnglandG.2
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Aberdeenshire between 1875 and 1885.1 He gained the rank of Colonel in the 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment.1 He held the office of Honorary Equerry to HM Queen Victoria.1 He gained the rank of General. He was appointed Chevalier, Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur of Medjidie.1 He was appointed Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.)1

Children of General Hon. Sir Alexander Hamilton-Gordon and Caroline Emilia MaryHerschel

  • Victoria Alberta AlexandrinaHamilton-Gordon1 b. 25 Jul 1855, d. 16 Oct 1936
  • Caroline AugustaHamilton-Gordon1 b. 9 Sep 1856, d. 30 Nov 1937
  • Lt.-Gen. SirAlexanderHamilton-Gordon+1 b. 6 Jul 1859, d. 13 Feb 1939
  • Francis HenryHamilton-Gordon1 b. 19 Mar 1861, d. 11 May 1885
  • Kathleen IsabellaHamilton-Gordon1 b. 9 May 1863, d. 6 Jan 1930
  • William ReginaldHamilton-Gordon1 b. 28 Nov 1864, d. 12 Jan 1890
  • Ernest ArthurHamilton-Gordon1 b. 27 Jun 1866, d. 9 Dec 1920
  • LouisaHamilton-Gordon1 b. 14 Mar 1868, d. 11 Oct 1929
  • George HerschelHamilton-Gordon1 b. 16 May 1872, d. 15 May 1939

Citations

  1. [S8] BP1999 page 10. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S8]
  2. [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 I, page 96. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

Lady Catherine Gordon Wikipedia