Lord Frederick Gordon-Hallyburton

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Lord John Frederick Gordon Hallyburton GCH (15 August 1799 – 29 September 1878) was a Scottish naval officer and Member of Parliament.

He was born the Honourable John Frederick Gordon, third son of George Gordon, 5th Earl of Aboyne by his wife Catherine Anne, daughter of Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Baronet. On 28 May 1836 his father succeeded as 9th Marquess of Huntly.[1][2] He reached the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy on 4 August 1836.[3]

On 24 August 1836 Gordon was married to Lady Augusta Kennedy-Erskine (17 June 1803 – 8 December 1865), widow since 6 April 1831 of the Hon. John Kennedy Erskine of Dun, second son of Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa.[4] She was born Augusta FitzClarence, the fourth daughter of King William IV by the actress Dorothea Jordan,[5] and had been raised to the rank of a Marquess's daughter on 24 May 1831.[6] By this marriage he gained three step-children:

They had no children of their own.[1][2][6] Gordon was made a Knight Grand Cross in the civil division of the Royal Guelphic Order on 22 August 1836[7] and a Lord of the Bedchamber to the King on 26 October that year.[8]

In the general election of 1841 Gordon was elected to Parliament for Forfarshire,[9] succeeding his uncle Lord Douglas Gordon-Hallyburton.[10] He also inherited his uncle's estates, and assumed the additional surname of Hallyburton in 1843.[1][6][11] He was made a Deputy Lieutenant for Forfarshire on 5 June 1847[12] and re-elected for the county in the general election of that year.[13] He remained in Parliament until the 1852 election,[6] when he was replaced by Lauderdale Maule.[10]

Gordon-Hallyburton was promoted to Rear-Admiral on the Reserve Half Pay List on 12 May 1857,[14] and promoted in the same list to Vice-Admiral on 4 November 1863[15] and full Admiral on 8 April 1868.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, 1907, vol. 4, p 559
  2. ^ a b Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, Huntly, Marquess of (S, 1599), Cracroft's Peerage. Accessed 23 October 2011
  3. ^ RN Executive Officers - 1790-1879 "H". Accessed 23 October 2011
  4. ^ a b c d James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, 1904, vol. 2, p. 499-500
  5. ^ a b Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, Munster, Earl of (UK, 1831 - 2000), Cracroft's Peerage. Accessed 23 October 2011
  6. ^ a b c d Joseph Foster, Members of Parliament, Scotland, 1882, p. 152
  7. ^ John Haydn and Horace Ockerby, The Book of Dignities, 1894 reprinted 1969, p. 787
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 19433. p. 1900. 1 November 1836.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 19999. p. 1856. 16 July 1841.
  10. ^ a b Leigh Rayment, The House of Commons - Constituencies beginning with "F". Accessed 23 October 2011
  11. ^ Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord John Gordon
  12. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20744. p. 2179. 15 June 1847.
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20764. p. 2951. 13 August 1847.
  14. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22003. p. 1770. 19 May 1857.
  15. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22787. p. 5304. 10 November 1863.
  16. ^ The London Gazette: no. 23370. p. 2221. 14 April 1868.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Douglas Gordon-Hallyburton
Member of Parliament for Forfarshire
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Succeeded by
Lauderdale Maule