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Aboyne, Viscount of (S, 1632 - 1649)


Creation: let.pat. 20 Apr 1632


Extinct: Feb 1648/9


Family name: Gordon













George [Gordon], 1st Viscount of Aboyne later 2nd Marquess of Huntly, PC

1st son and heir of George [Gordon], 1st Marquess of Huntly, by his wife Lady Henrietta Stuart, 1st dau. of Esmé [Stuart], 1st Duke of Lennox



1607 Lady Anne Campbell (b. 1594; d. 14 Jun 1638), 1st dau. of Archibald [Campbell], 7th Earl of Argyll, by his first wife Lady Anne Douglas, 5th dau. of William [Douglas], 6th Earl of Morton


1. Lord George Gordon, styled Lord Gordon, killed at the Battle of Alford (dvp. 2 Jul 1645)

2. Lord James Gordon, later 2nd Viscount of Aboyne

3. Lord Lewis Gordon, later 3rd Marquess of Huntly

4. Lord Charles Gordon, later 1st Earl of Aboyne

5. Lord Henry Gordon, in the French service (d. after 1667)

1. Lady Anne Gordon (d. 9 Jan 1656), mar. 6 Nov 1639 James [Drummond], 3rd Earl of Perth, and had issue

2. Lady Henrietta Gordon (d. Jun 1651), mar. (1) 1630 Hon George Seton, styled Lord Seton (dvp. 4 Jun 1648), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of George [Seton], 3rd Earl of Winton, and (2) 1649 as his first wife John [Stuart], 2nd Earl of Traquair, and had issue by her first husband

3. Lady Jean Gordon (d. 1655), mar. 14 Jan 1639/40 as his second wife Thomas [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Haddington, and had issue

4. Lady Mary Gordon, mar. 8 Dec 1643 Alexander Irvine of Drum

5. Lady Catherine Gordon, Maid-of-Honour to Queen Mary Louise of Poland, mar. John Andrew, Count Morsztyn, Grand Treasurer of Poland (b. c. 1613; d. 8 Jan 1693)


22 Mar 1648/9


v.p. 20 Apr 1632 Viscount of Aboyne, with remainder, after his father's or his own death (whichever should first happen), to his second son, James Gordon, and the heirs male of his body

suc. by



Knight of the Bath 1610 ; Privy Councillor 1616; suc. his father as Marquess of Huntly 16 Jun 1636; Chancellor of Marischal College 1643-49; King's Lieutenant in the North 1644; attainted and executed for his support of King Charles I


James [Gordon], 2nd Viscount of Aboyne



Feb 1648/9


a consistent and active but inefficient supporter of King Charles I, in whose name he took and held Dumfries; he was defeated by the Duke of Montrose, then fighting for the Covenanters, at the Bridge of Dee 1639; excommunicated by the General Assembly at Edinburgh 1644; joined the Duke of Montrose, then fighting for King Charles I, in 1645, and his desertion of Montrose at the Battle of Philiphaugh 1645 ruined King Charles's cause in Scotland; 1st surv. son and heir of his father on the death of his elder brother, Lord Gordon, 1645; excepted from the general pardon of 1648 and fled to France; he died in Paris a few days after the execution of King Charles and a few days before the execution of his father


On the death of the 2nd Viscount of Aboyne the Viscountcy of Aboyne became extinct.


First written 10 Jul 2008



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