Charles Gordon, 10th Marquess of Huntly

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Charles Gordon, 10th Marquess of Huntly (4 January 1792 – 18 September 1863), styled Lord Strathavon from 1794 to 1836 and Earl of Aboyne from 1836 to 1853, was a Scottish peer and first a Tory (1818–30) and then a Whig (1830 onwards) politician.

Family[edit]

Huntly was the eldest son of the 5th Earl of Aboyne (later Marquess of Huntly) and his wife, Catherine. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge,[1] and entered Parliament in 1818 as a Tory MP for East Grinstead before being elected as a Whig MP for Huntingdonshire in 1830. From 1826 to 1830, he was a Lord of the Bedchamber and then a Lord-in-Waiting from 1840 to 1841, his last office being that of Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire from 1861 until his death.

On 20 March 1826, Lord Strathavon married Lady Elizabeth Conyngham (the eldest daughter of the 1st Marquess Conyngham). Elizabeth died in 1839 and the by-now Earl of Aboyne married Maria Antoinetta Pegus, a half-sister of George Frederick Albemarle Bertie, 10th Earl of Lindsey, on 10 April 1844; they had fourteen children:

  • Lord Charles Gordon, 11th Marquess of Huntly
  • Lord Lewis Gordon, lost at sea in HMS Captain (3 May 1848 – 7 September 1870)
  • Lord Bertrand Gordon (24 July 1850 – 10 August 1869)
  • Lt Col Lord Douglas William Cope Gordon MP (11 October 1851 – 4 August 1888)
  • Lord Esmé Stuart Gordon (12 March 1853 – 29 September 1900), married Elizabeth Anne Phippen Brown on 21 July 1874, and had issue
  • Lord Granville Armyne Gordon (14 June 1856 – 14 June 1907), married Charlotte D'Olier Roe (died 28 May 1900), on 4 September 1878, and had issue from whom descend the 12th and 13th Marquesses
  • Lord Randolph Seaton Gordon (17 May 1859 – 16 July 1859)
  • Lady Mary Katherine Gordon CBE (8 January 1845 – 8 September 1930), married Edmund Turnor, on 17 April 1866
  • Lady Evelyn Elizabeth Gordon (22 March 1846 – 16 March 1921), married Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st Earl of Ancaster, on 14 July 1863, and had issue
  • Lady Grace Cecilie Gordon CBE (15 October 1854 – 12 May 1941), married Hugh Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale on 27 June 1878
  • Lady Margaret Ethel Gordon (5 February 1858 – 25 April 1950), married George Ormsby-Gore, 3rd Baron Harlech, 25 July 1881, and had issue
  • Lady Elena Mary Gordon (29 November 1861 – 19 January 1936), married Maj George Lamplugh Wickham, on 28 February 1885, and had issue
  • Lady Edith Blanche Gordon (29 November 1861 – 25 December 1862)
  • Lady Ethelreda Caroline Gordon (31 January 1864 – 9 May 1961)[2]

Lord Aboyne inherited his father's titles in 1853 and on his own death ten years later, they passed to his eldest son, Lord Charles.

Cricket[edit]

He played first-class cricket for Hampshire, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Marylebone Cricket Club in an amateur career which stretched from 1819 to 1843.[3][4][5]

He also appeared for W Ward's XI, the Players, the Gentlemen, the Married, Lord Strathavon's XI (his own club) and the Gentlemen of Kent. In 33 matches he scored a total of 193 runs, with a highest score of 19 against Oxford University, at an average of 4.02.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gordon, Charles (Lord Strathaven) (GRDN810C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/Huntly1599.htm
  3. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite, 1862
  4. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827–1840), Lillywhite, 1862
  5. ^ Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 3 (1841–1848), Lillywhite, 1862
  6. ^ CricketArchive record

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George William Gunning
Sir George Hope
Member of Parliament for East Grinstead
1818–1830
With: George William Gunning 1812–1818
Charles Jenkinson 1818–1829
Viscount Holmesdale 1829–1832
Succeeded by
Viscount Holmesdale
Frederick West
Preceded by
William Fellowes
Viscount Mandeville
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
1830–1831
With: Viscount Mandeville
Succeeded by
Edward Fellowes
George Thornhill
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Aberdeen
Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire
1861–1863
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kintore
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Gordon
Marquess of Huntly
1853–1863
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon