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Offline melanieptucker

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Gordon Family - Cabrach
« on: Tuesday 25 August 09 05:06 BST (UK) »
My ancestor, Adam Gordon (abt. 1759 to 1834), was born in Scotland but died in India.  All we know of his family is that he possibly had a sister named Barbara.

Through process of elimination, I've arrived at the family below as a possibility.  The only trouble is, beyond the marriage of parents and baptism of four children, I cannot  trace this family.  Does anyone have any information on this particular family?

ADAM GORDON m. Jean Marishall (Marshall) 9th September 1755, Cabrach.
Frances bapt. 5 Aug 1756
James bapt 26 Sept 1758
Adam bapt 21 Dec 1760
Barbara bapt 6 Nov 1763

Melanie Tucker

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Re: Gordon Family - Cabrach
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 August 09 17:21 BST (UK) »

There is an extracted record in the IGI for an ADAM GORDON 12/7/1724 born at Cabrach, Aberdeen. He was the son of a John Gordon.

Looks like a match for your Adam's possible father?


THOMSON - Lanarkshire
DEANS - Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Ireland, Ayrshire
PATERSON - Lanarkshire, West Lothian, Midlothian
CAMERON - Lanarkshire, Perthshire, Inverness-shire
WHITEHEAD - Perthshire
BRODIE - West Lothian, Orkney
DICK - West Lothian
SEDGEWORTH/SIGSWORTH - Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Durham
PARVIN/PARVEN - Lanarkshire, Durham
SCOTT - Lanarkshire
GREENWELL - West Lothian
HUNTER - West Lothian
LISTER - Fife, West Lothian
GRAHAM - Stirlingshire
ROBERTSON - Stirlingshir

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Re: Gordon Family - Cabrach
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 August 09 17:31 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Tracey.  I'll keep this in mind.  I'm hoping to not only track backwards (for which you have kindly given me a clue) but also find what happened to Adam Gordon's parents and other siblings.  There is so much guess work!

Thanks again!

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Re: Gordon Family - Cabrach
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 August 09 21:50 BST (UK) »
Melanie, there's a long-running thread about the Cabrach, including Gordon families, just a few lines below this one - suggest you have a look at it:,319814.0.html

AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith

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Re: Gordon Family - Cabrach
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 October 09 01:39 BST (UK) »
Adam Gordon and Jean Marishall were both "in this parish" when they married in 1755 at Cabrach. Their 4 children were all born at Oldtown of Cabrach.
Frances (son) bpt. 5th Aug 1756 - wit John Gordon in Craigencat, Adam Gordon in Piketillom.
James bpt 26 Sep 1758 - wit James Gordon in Dalriach, James Gordon in Hillock of Echt.
Adam bpt 21 Dec 1760 - wit Adam Gordon in Craigencat, Hugh Robson in Auchmair.
Barbara 6 Nov 1763 - wit Francis Gordon in Oldtown & John Gordon in Hillock of Echt.

The Cabrach OPR has gaps - it starts 1711-1714, then 1722-1729,
then 1739-41, 1743-45, complete from 1746.

There was another Adam Gordon b 8th June 1759 at Piketillom, Cabrach to Adam Gordon and Margaret Craigens.

All Cabrach, Fyvie, Methlick in Aberdeenshire
Mee, Merrin, Stevenson in Notts Derby