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Charles Gordon (1670 - abt. 1702)

Charles "2nd Earl of Aboyne" Gordon
Born in Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married about 1695 (to 1702) [location unknown]
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Died about at about age 32 in Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2014
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Charles Gordon is a member of Clan Gordon.

Charles Gordon was born about 1670. He was educated at the University of Douai, entering on April 10, 1681 ("aged 11") for arithmetic.[1]

Charles Gordon married his first cousin, Lady Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of Patrick, Earl of Strathmore. Charles Gordon died April 1702.[2]

The second Earl of Aboyne had one son and three daughters: — 1. John, 3rd Earl of Aboyne. 2. Lady Helen Gordon, married George Kinnaird 3. Lady Elizabeth Gordon : died unmarried at Aberdeen, April 14, 1770 4. Lady Grizel Gordon, married at Aberdeen, July 14, 1735, James Grant of Knockando, and died at Knockando, October 18, 1761.[3]

Dictionary of National Biography

GORDON, CHARLES, second Earl of Aboyne (d. 1702), succeeded his father, Charles Gordon [q. v.], as second Earl of Aboyne in 1681, but for many years lived in seclusion. On 27 July 1698, he offered to take his place in the Scottish parliament, when an objection was raised that he had been bred and continued to be a professed Papist. Aboyne publicly declared in parliament that he had embraced the Protestant religion. This statement was corroborated by the president of parliament and by other members. The Earl was allowed accordingly to take his seat. He married his cousin, Elizabeth Lyon, second daughter of Patrick, third Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn, and, leaving one son and three daughters, died in April 1702.[4]


  1. Histories of Scottish families > Earls of Aboyne > (16) Page 14 digitised by National Library of Scotland and retrieved through
  2. Histories of Scottish families > Earls of Aboyne > (17) Page 15 retrieved through
  3. Histories of Scottish families > Earls of Aboyne > (19) Page 16 retrieved through
  4. Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). "Gordon, Charles (d.1702)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 22. London: Smith, Elder & Co.,_1885-1900/Gordon,_Charles_(d.1702) which cites Douglas's Peerage, pp. 24. 25; Hist. of the Family of Gordon ; Concise Hist. of the House of Gordon.

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