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  • ID: I29641
  • Name: William (Sir) Gordon , of Schivas & of Gight
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1450
  • Death: 9 SEP 1513 in Battle of Flodden
  • Event: 1 Source See Stirnet Genealogy at
  • Note:
    A. Y. Cheyne, The Cheyne Family in Scotland, published in 1931, traces the "landed family" from the mid 1100's to their end in the 1600's, Page 105; and Thanage of Fermartyn, Page 73

    Early Cheyne at


    Families covered: Gordon of Ardlogie, Gordon of Ardneidle, Gordon of Cairnfield, Gordon of Gight, Gordon of Letterfourie, Davidson of Newton

    Two alternative lines of descent are recorded for the early generations of this family. One, known as 'the Balbithan theory', shows the descent as follows:
    Sir William, 1st of Gight
    1. George, 2nd of Gight (dspm)
    2. James of Cairnbannoch, 3rd of Gight
    A. Alexander, 4th of Gight (dspmls)
    3. James of Ardmacher (Ardmather)
    A. William, 5th of Gight (had issue)
    Because 'The House of Gordon', which is the main source used for this family, does pay respect to that theory but believes it necessary to reject it, we follow that book as follows ...
    Sir William Gordon of Schivas and Gight (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
    m. Janet Ogilvy (a 10.1536, dau of Sir Walter Ogilvy of Auchlevyn, 1st of Boyne)
    1. George Gordon, 2nd of Gight (b c1502)

    Main sources: 'The House of Gordon', Volume 1, edited by John Malcolm Bulloch, printed for the New Spalding Club in Aberdeen in 1903.

    Father: George Gordon , 2nd Earl of Huntly
    Mother: Elizabeth Hay , of Erroll

    Marriage 1 Janet Ogilvy , of Auchlevyn & Boyne b: ABT 1460
      1. Has No Children George Gordon , 2nd of Gight b: ABT 1510
      2. Has No Children James Gordon , 3rd of Gight b: ABT 1510
      3. Has Children John Gordon , 4th of Guight b: ABT 1510
      4. Has Children Catherine Gordon , of Schivas and Gight
      5. Has Children Barbara Gordon

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