Name: George Gordon
Suffix: 2nd Marquess of Huntly
Death: MAR 1649
Cause: Beheaded for supporting Charles I
Change Date: 25 APR 2006
Was brought up in England as a Protestant, and created Earl of Enzie by James I.
On succeeding to his father's title his influence in Scotland was employed by the king to balance that of Argyll in the dealings with the Covenanters, but without success. In the civil war he distinguished himself as a royalist, and in 1647 was excepted from the general pardon; in March 1649, having been captured and given up, be was beheaded by order of the Scots parliament at Edinburgh.
His fourth son Charles (d. 1681) was created earl of Aboyne in 1660; and the eldest son Lewis was proclaimed 3rd marquess of Huntly by Charles II in 1651. But the attainder was not reversed by parliament until 1661.
Father: George Gordon b: 1562
Mother: Henrietta Stuart b: 1573
- Lewis Gordon
- Mary Gordon b: ABT 1612
- Anne Gordon
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