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George 
Gordon
1770 - 1836


George 
Gordon
, educated at Eton and St. John's College, Cambridge. He had a long career in the army, and was a Member of Parliament for Eye from 1806 to 1807. Like his father, whom he succeeded as 5th Duke in 1827, he was Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen, 1808-1836, and Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, 1828-1830. In 1813, he married Elizabeth Brodie, but the marriage was childless, and when the Duke died in 1836, the dukedom became extinct. The Duchess, who rescued the 5th Duke from his financial embarrassments with her large dowry, survived him for thirty-seven years, devoting herself to works of charity, after she joined the Free Church in 1846. Very little family correspondence has survived from this period, but a certain number of relevant letters will be found in the section relating to the Dukedom of Gordon on pp. 52-55 of volume II of this catalogue.

Born: Edinburgh, Scotland 2nd Feb 1770 Baptised:
Died: 28th May 1836Buried:
Family:
Gordon

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Ancestors
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1.
George 
Gordon
(
Brodie
) 1770 - 1836
2.
Alexander 
Gordon
(
Maxwell
,
Christie
) 1743 - 1827
4.
Cosmo George 
Gordon
(
Gordon
) 1719 - 1752
5.
Catherine 
Gordon
(
Gordon
) 1725 - 1779
3.
Jane 
Maxwell
(
Gordon
) ante 1750 - 1812
6.
Sir William 
Maxwell
* ante 1730
 

Siblings


1.
Col. Charles 
Gordon

2.
Charlotte 
Gordon
(
Lennox
) 1768 - 1842
3.
Lady Madelina 
Gordon
* c. 1772
4.
Lady Susan 
Gordon
(
Montagu
) 1774 - 1828
5.
Louisa 
Gordon
(
Cornwallis
) * 1776
6.
Lady Georgiana Elizabeth 
Gordon
(
Russell
) 1781 - 1853
7.
Alexander 
Gordon
1785 - 1808

Spouses



1. 11th Dec 1813
Elizabeth 
Brodie
(
Gordon
) * 1794

Descendants
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Timeline


2nd Feb 1770Born Edinburgh, Scotland
11th Dec 1813Married
Elizabeth 
Brodie
(
Gordon
) * 1794
17th Jun 1827
George 
Gordon
(
Brodie
) 1770 - 1836 inherited the title
Gordon
  [D] (1684-1836)
28th May 1836Died
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