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Families covered: Gordon of Aberdeen, Gordon of Braco, Gordon of Fyvie Castle, Gordon of Haddo, Gordon of Methlic, Gordon of Nethermuir

James Gordon (of Methlic)
It is not certain that James actually was 'of Methlic' but he, the third son of John of Scudargue, is reported (by TSP) to be the ancestor of this line. The first known to have been 'of Methlic' was Patrick who follows. The dates indicate that Patrick was probably James's son but this has not been proved.
1. Patrick Gordon of Methlic (d Brechin 18.05.1452) succeeded by ...
  A. James Gordon of Methlic and Kelly, 1st of Haddo
  i. Patrick Gordon of Methlic and Haddo (d before 02.03.1534)
  m. Margaret or Marion Ogilvie (dau of Sir James Ogilvy of Deskford and Findlater)
  a. George Gordon (a 03.1524, dvp)
  m. _ Hay (dau of Hay of Dalgety)
(1) James Gordon of Methlic and Haddo (d before 23.05.1582)
  m. Marjorie Menzies (dau of Sir Thomas Menzies of Pitfoddels, Comptroller)
(A) Patrick Gordon (dvp)
  m. Agnes or Christian Fraser (dau of Andrew Fraser of Stoneywood and Muchalls)
  (i) James Gordon of Haddo (d 11.1623)
  m1. (mcrt 25.07.1582) Jean Keith (dau of William Keith, Master of Marischal)
  (a) George Gordon (dvp 10.1610)
  m. (mcrt 24.01.1606) Margaret Bannerman (dau of George Bannerman of Watertoun, she m2. Sir William Keith of Ludquharn)
  ((1)) Sir John Gordon, 1st Bart of Haddo (d 19.07.1644)
m. (1630) Mary Forbes (dau of William Forbes, 8th of Tolquhoun)
  ((A)) Sir John Gordon, 2nd Bart of Haddo (d 03.1667)
  m. Mary Forbes (dau of Alexander Forbes, 1st Lord of Pitsligo)
  ((i)) Janet or Jean Gordon (a 1696)
  m. (mcrt 19.12.1676) Sir James Gordon, 5th Bart of Lesmoir (b c1660, d c1734)
  ((B)) Patrick Gordon (dspm)
  ((C)) Sir George Gordon, 3rd Bart of Haddo, 1st Earl of Aberdeen (b 03.10.1637, d 20.04.1720, Lord of Session as Lord Haddo)
m. (1671) Anne Lockhart (bur 19.07.1707, dau of George Lockhart of Torbrecks/Tarbrax)
  ((i)) George Gordon, Lord Haddo (bpt 06.08.1674, dvp unm, 2nd son)
  ((ii)) William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen (bpt 22.12.1679, d 30.03.1745, 4th son)
  m1. (1708) Mary Leslie (b 07.1692, bur 29.01.1710, dau of David Melville, 3rd Earl of Leven, 2nd Earl of Melville)
  ((a)) Anne Gordon (b 17.01.1709, d 15.04.1755)
  m. (02.04.1731) William Crichton, 4th Earl of Dumfries, Earl of Stair (d 27.07.1768)
  ((b)) Mary Gordon (b 27.01.1710, bur 03.02.1710)
  m2. (25.04.1716) Anna Susan Murray (b 15.04.1699, bur 22.06.1725, dau of John, 1st Duke of Atholl)
  ((c)) George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen (b 19.06.1722, d 13.08.1801)
m. Catherine Hanson (b c1733, d 15.03.1817, dau of Oswald Hanson of Wakefield)
  (((1))) George Gordon, Lord Haddo (b 28.01.1764, dvp 02.10.1791)
  m. (18.06.1782) Charlotte Baird (d 08.10.1795, dau of William Baird of Newbyth)
  (((A))) George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (b 28.01.1784, d 14.12.1860, Prime Minister) had issue§E
  m1. (28.07.1805) Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton (d 29.02.1812, dau of John James Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn)
m2. (08.07.1815) Harriet Douglas (dau of John Douglas of Morton family)
  (((B)))+ other issue - William (b 18.12.1784, d unm 03.02.1858, Vice-admiral), Sir Alexander (d Waterloo 18.06.1815, Lt. Colonel), Sir Charles (b 05.07.1790, d 30.09.1835, Lt. Colonel), Sir Robert (d 08.10.1847, Ambassador), John (b 1790, d 11.11.1869, Admiral), Alicia (b 1787, d unm 24.04.)
(((2))) Anne Gordon (d 1821)
  m. (05.07.1787) Edward Place of Skelton Grange
  (((3))) Mary Gordon (d 08.1852)
  m. (12.03.1789) Thomas Horton of Howroyde Hall (d 22.12.1829)
  (((4)))+ other issue - William of Ellon (d 19.03.1845), Catherine (d unm 30.09.1784), Susan (d unm 26.07.1795)
  ((d)) Catherine Gordon (b 20.10.1718, d 10.12.1779)
  m1. (03.09.1741) Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon (b c1720, d 05.08.1752)
  m2. (03.1756) Staats Long Morris (General)
  ((e))+ other issue - John (d 30.11.1727), Susan (bur 16.06.1725)
m3. Anne Gordon (d 06.1791, dau of Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon)
  ((g)) William Gordon of Fyvie Castle (d 25.05.1816, General)
  (((1))) William Gordon of Fyvie Castle (dsp 09.01.1847)
  ((h)) Cosmo Gordon (d unm Colonel)
((i)) Alexander Gordon, Sheriff of Kirkcudbright (b 1739, d 13.03.1792, Lord of Session as Lord Rockville)
  m. (26.07.1769) Anne Duff (d 24.08.1811, dau of William Duff of Crombie)
  (((1))) Charles Gordon of Fyvie (b 27.04.1770, d 18.02.1851) had issue
  m. (09.06.1806) Elizabeth (widow of William Clutton)
  (((2))) Sir William Gordon, later Duff-Gordon, 2nd Bart (b 08.04.1772, d 08.03.1823) had issue
  His elder brother's sons having died without issue, William inherited a baronetcy from his mother's brother.
  m. (10.02.1810) Caroline Cornwall (d 23.04.1875, dau of Sir George Cornwall of Moccas Court)
  (((3))) Alexander Gordon (d unm Talavera 28.07.1809, Colonel)
(((4))) Cosmo Gordon (b 28.11.1777, d 07.03.1867, General) had issue
  m. Caroline Bird (widow of John Roberts)
  (((5))) Elizabeth Gordon (d 05.10.1775)
(((6))) Anne Gordon (d 1837)
  m. (17.06.1795) John Cathcart of Genoch
  (((7))) Jane Gordon (d 26.05.1862)
  m. (14.01.1799) Hugh Primrose Lindsay of Plaistow Lodge (b 30.10.1763, d 23.04.1844)
  (((8))) Catherine Gordon
  m. (01.10.1800) Robert Hepburn of Clerkington (d 1846)
(((9))) Margaret Gordon (b c1781, d 18.02.1853)
  m. (12.07.1802) Sir Coutts Trotter, Bart of Westville
  ((j)) Henrietta Gordon
  m. (02.03.1760) Robert Gordon of Hallhead (d 1793)
  ((k))+ other issue - Charles (d unm 13.12.1771, Captain), Elizabeth
  ((iii)) Anna Gordon (bpt 18.07.1675, bur 16.12.1708)
  m. Alexander Seton Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (b c1660, d 18.02.1729)
  ((iv)) Martha Gordon (b 13.02.1681)
  m. (03.1701) John Udny of Udny
((v)) Mary Gordon (b 28.03.1682, d 18.02.1753)
  m. (26.10.1707) Alexander Fraser, 12th Lord Saltoun (b 1684, d 24.07.1748)
  ((vi))+ other issue - John (bpt 07.09.1673, bur 17.06.1675), James (bpt 11.08.1676, dsp), Jean (bpt 13.02.1678), Margaret (d 04.1738)
  ((D)) Jean Gordon
  m. (mcrt 1655) John Forbes of Waterton
  ((E)) Jonet Gordon
  m. (mcrt 08.11.1659) George Morrison of Barrak
  ((F))+ other issue - Charles, James of Saphak
  (b) William Gordon, portioner of Archadlie
  m2. Agnes Gordon (dau of John Gordon of Tilliehilt) @@ below
  (c) Janet Gordon (a 02.1625)
m. Thomas Davidson of Aberdeen
  Mother unknown.
  (d) Mary Gordon (a 1599)
  (B) Robert Gordon of Saphak had issue
  m. Elizabeth Auchinleck
  (C) David Gordon of Nethermuir (b c1540) 
  The following comes from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p220+). David was succeeded by ...
  (i) Patrick Gordon of Nethermuir
  (a) ?? Gordon of Nethermuir (b c1600, a 1640) succeeded by ...
  ((1)) Patrick Gordon of Nethermuir
  m. Anna Strachan
  ((A)) John Gordon of Nethermuir (2nd son)
  m. Eliza Gordon
  ((i)) George Gordon of Nethermuir (dsp by 1731)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Anna, Elizabeth
  ((B))+ other issue - Patrick, William
  (b) Patrick Gordon
  (c) James Gordon
  ((1)) ?? Gordon
  ((A)) John Gordon of Nethermuir (a 1731)
  ((i)) William Gordon of Nethermuir
((a)) John Gordon of Nethermuir (dsp)
  ((b)) Maxwell Gordon
  m. _ Taylor (dau of John Taylor of Blackhouse)
  (((1))) John Taylor Gordon of Newton Lodge, Blackhouse & Nethermuir
  (D) John Gordon of Tilliehilt (a 1575)
  (i) Agnes Gordon
  m. James Gordon of Haddo (d 11.1623) @@ above
  (E)+ other issue - James, Alexander
  (2) Elizabeth Gordon
  m. Thomas Cheyne, 7th of Essilmont
  b. Alexander Gordon of Braco
  m. Elizabeth Annand
(1) Patrick Gordon of Braco
  m. Janet Seton
  c. Janet Gordon
  m. Alexander Forbes of Groddie and Towie
  d. daughter probably of this generation
  m. Walter Barclay of Towie (d before 1515)
  e. Agnes Gordon possibly of this generation, married twice? two sisters with name confused?
  m1. (div before 1525?) John Leslie of Wardis (b 1460, d 1546)
  m2. Alexander Seton, 4th of Meldrum (d c1526)
  ii. Isabel or Elizabeth Gordon
  m. John (or Alexander) Allardice of that ilk
  iii. Margaret Gordon
  TSP suggests that Margaret m. Alexander Fraser of Durris (d 1475). However the Fraser source indicates that she was married to his son ...
  m. William Fraser of Durris (a 1506)
  iv.+ other issue - Robert of Fetterletter, Alexander (d 29.06.1518, Bishop of Aberdeen), George of Auchterhouse, James (a 05.1540, rector of Lomnay)
  B. Margaret Gordon probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Cumming of Altyr (a 1512)

Main source(s): TSP (Aberdeen), BP1934 (Aberdeen)
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