Sir Orford Gordon 9th Bart.

???? - 1857

Claimant or beneficiary


Unsuccessful counterclaimant for enslaved people on Christiana estate in Manchester. He had sold enslaved people previously belonging to Robert Shaw on the estate c. 1823, and by inference had taken back a mortgage for all or part of the sale price. Captain in the 78th Highland Regiment. Inherited the title on the death of his brother John in 1804. Heir of his cousin Robert Home Gordon (q.v.). The will of Sir Orford Gordon of Emdo [sic] House, Sutherlandshire was proved 30/07/1857.


T71/860 Manchester claim no. 315 (Christiana); T71/1190: replication of Hector Mitchell. Sir Orford Gordon had sold enslaved persons, previously belonging to Robert Shaw, to Isaac McCorkell and James Thompson, of Manchester.

Burke's Peerage (4th ed. London, 1837) Vol. 1 p. 523. PROB 11/2254/424. [accessed 26/02/2015].

Further Information

Francis Gore Browne
William Home, Charlotte Mackenzie, Louisa Charlotte Melville, Frances Amelia

Associated Claims (1)

£1,529 1s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant

Relationships (2)

First Cousins
Heir-at-law → Deceased
Notes →
Sir Orford Gordon was characterised as the heir-at-law of Robert Shaw in the compensation records. To date LBS has not traced further the connection between the two...

Addresses (3)

1 Brunswick Terrace, Hove, Sussex, South-west England, England
Embo House, Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
The Priory, Bathwick, Somerset, South-west England, England