John Gordon, Lord Gordon

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John Gordon, Lord Gordon (died 1517) was a Scottish nobleman.

He was second, but first surviving, son of the Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly and his first wife Lady Jean Stewart.

He married Margaret Stewart, an illegitimate daughter of James IV of Scotland by his mistress Margaret Drummond before 26 April 1510, the date of their marriage grant. John and Margaret were granted Badenoch and other lands by her father, the king, in 1510.

John Gordon died in 1517 in Perth, Scotland and was buried at Kinloss Abbey in Moray. Since he predeceased his father, the earldom passed to his eldest son, George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly. His second son was Alexander Gordon, Archbishop of Glasgow, the Isles, and Galloway.[1] The third son was James Gordon Chancellor of Moray. Margaret his widow married Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffray.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Popular Scotish Biography: Being Lives of Eminent Scotsmen, Parts 1-8
  2. ^ Cracroft's Peerage The Complete Guide to the British Peerage & Baronetage