Name: William Gordon
Suffix: of Rothiemay
Death: 1 JAN 1630 in Frendraught
Cause: Murdered in a fire
Change Date: 9 MAR 2011
It is possible that a generation has been missed out between him and his son as shown here.
In 1630 the grandson of Sir James Crichton (Granted a charter at Frendraught 1535)killed Gordon of Rothiemay and mortally wounded Gordon of Lesmore.
William Gordon of Rothiemay was one of the those burnt to death in the mysterious fire at the neighboring Crichton seat of Frendraught in 1630.
His widow engaged a party of wild Highlanders to make ?daylie incursions against Frendret, and kill some of his men?, although it is clear that they also on occasion maltreated their employer. The Sheriff of Banff drove out the highlanders from Rothiemay and returned shortly afterwards to displace a party of troublesome Gordon. He garrisoned the house with ?powder, bullet, and 24 souldiours? and removed Lady Rothiemay off to Edinburgh for trial by the Privy Council. She was imprisoned there from April 1635 until February 1637 when Charles I ordered the council to terminate her trial and set her free on sufficient sureties.
Rothiemay was captured by Montrose from a Covenant garrison in October 1644. In August 1651 it was taken over and held for some years by Cromwellian troops. The Rothiemay Gordons got into debt and in 1712 sold the estate to Lord Boyne?s son Archibald Ogilvie.
The first Gordon Laird of Rothiemay.
The map of Scotland drawn by Robert Gordon of Straloch in 1654 depicts what appears to be a settlement called Gordonsmill, while the map of 1661, by his son James Gordon of Rothiemay [shows Gordon's Mill, Aberdeen].
Father: John Gordon
Mother: Elizabeth Bannerman
Catherine Forbes b: 1583
31 JUL 1606
- Note: Contract date 1
- James Gordon
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Title: Stirnet Genealogy
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