Charles Gordon, 1st Earl of Aboyne

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Charles Gordon, 1st Earl of Aboyne (c1638 - March 1681). The fourth son of George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly and Lady Anne Campbell, he was created 1st Earl of Aboyne and 1st Lord Gordon of Strathaven and Glenlivet by Letters Patent on 10 September 1660. On his death in 1681 he was succeeded in the earldom and lordship by his son.


He married firstly, Margaret Irvine, daughter of Alexander Irvine, c1662, and had issue:

  • Lady Ann Gordon (d. c1665)

His first wife died in 1662.

He married secondly, Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of John Lyon, 2nd Earl of Kinghorne and Lady Elizabeth Maule, on 28 August 1665, and had issue:



Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
New Creation
Earl of Aboyne
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon