Robert Gordon Alderman of Bristol

???? - 1784


  1. Robert Gordon married Sarah Garmston, daughter of John Garmston, whittawer of Bristol, in 1754.

  2. Will of Robert Gordon Alderman of Bristol proved 11/02/1786. Under the will [made in 1782], he left £10,000 to his son Robert and £10,000 to his daughter Ann: of this latter £10,000, £4,000 was to come from his capital in a Bristol sugar-refiners, Morgan, Blake & Co. He recommended that his sons John and William continued his mercantile business, and to avoid embarrassing it asked that Robert and Ann agreed to receive their £16,000 legacies by instalments. He gave £5000 to his daughter Mary Garnett, wife of John Garnett of Redland in Westbury on Trym, again to be paid in annual instalments. He left his Paisley estate and the enslaved people on it to his elder son William Gordon and his Windsor Lodge estate to his sons William and John as tenants-in-common.


  1. Marriage settlement: [accessed 06/02/2019].

  2. PROB 11/1138/175.

We are grateful to Victoria Wisternoff for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Sarah Garmston
William; John; Ann; Robert; Mary

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1771 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Joint owner

This is a tentative identification only of the Robert Gordon co-owner of Glasgow with Robert Gordon Alderman of Bristol. Robert Gordon Alderman of Bristol is known to have co-owned other estates in St James with John Gordon until c. 1774, but his will is silent on an estate named Glasgow, and his co-owner John Gordon has not yet been identified with confidence.

1774 [EA] - 1783 [LA] → Owner
1768 [EA] - 1773 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England