Wallace Gordon

Wallace Gordon (bef. 1805 - abt. 1850)

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Wallace Gordon
Born before in Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2019 | Last significant change: 7 Aug 2019
20:53: Melanie Paul edited the Primary Photo for Wallace Gordon (bef.1805-abt.1850). [Thank Melanie for this]
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The Birth and Death Dates are a rough estimate. See the text for details.
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Wallace Gordon was born in Scotland.


Wallace Gordon was definitely born before 1829, as that's the year he married Margaret Vernon. Best guess is about 1805-ish, because Margaret was born 1806.

Wallace Gordon=Margaret Vernon marriage record

Marriage and Children
Wallace married Margaret Vernon on the 30th August 1829, in Penninghame, Wigtownshire, Scotland.[1]
      Wallace and Margaret had nine children over the next 20 years:
        • Mary (born 3 Nov; bap 9 Dec 1829)
        • Margaret (born 26 Aug; bap 28 Aug 1832)
        • Jessie (born 27 Dec 1834; bap 2 Jan 1835)
        • James (born 23 Jan; bap 26 Jan 1837)
        • John (born 3 Jan 1838; bap 17 Jan 1838)
        • Isabella (born 3 Aug 1840; bap 30 Jan 1841)
        • Wallace (born 26 Feb 1843; bap 1 May 1844)
        • Robert (born 13 Jan 1845; bap 19 June 1849)
        • Samuel (born 3 Jan 1849; bap 19 Jun 1849)

Death and Burial
Wallace Gordon passed away between 1848 and 1851.[2]
A family source suggests he died in 1850, but this needs verification.

Research and Other Notes
There is a Wallace Gordon born to John Gordon and Jean Lyell in Arbroath Parish in 1778, which would have made him aged 51 in 1829. Not impossible, but not necessarily likely. I have been unable to find any other male Wallace Gordons on birth/baptism records between 1775 and 1829 that look to be possible.
Being born in 1778 would have made him aged around 70 years when their youngest son was conceived. Again, not impossible, but not incredibly likely.
Wallace does not appear on the 1841 census with his wife and children. By the 1851 census, wife Margaret is listed as a widow.
Wallace must have been alive at least until around June of 1848 in order for Margaret to conceive their youngest child, Samuel. Unless Samuel is not the son of Wallace, despite Samuel's baptismal record stating he was the lawful chid of the couple.
Mel P Paul-5413 18:58, 6 January 2019 (UTC)


  1. From family records; also scotlandspeople.gov.uk Old Parish Registers Marriages 895/ 20 226 Penninghame. Page 226 of 260. (Purchased pdf in the personal files of Melanie Paul )
  2. Wife gave birth to youngest son, Samuel, 3rd January 1849, so Wallace (if the father) must have been alive at least until June of 1848 (allowing for an 8-month baby, at the least). He has to have died, or Margaret lied, prior to the 1851 census where Margaret is listed as a widow.
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