Agnes Joanna Gordon (née McInnes)

29th Jan 1826 - 11th Oct 1895


The ODNB for Edward Strathearn Gordon Baron Gordon of Drumearn [in Perthshire, Scotland], shows on 07/08/1845 the marriage of Edward Strathearn Gordon to Agnes Joanna [1826-1895] only child of John McInnes of Auchenreoch Stirlingshire, and Auchnenfroe Dumbartonshire, 'a wealthy Grenada sugar planter.' 'Gordon's absences from his Edinburgh home in order to pursue his political career, and latterly his failing health, brought a measure of estrangement from his wife.'

"Agnes Johanna, the daughter of John McInnes Esquire and Isabella his wife, of the Island of Grenada, born on the 29th January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty six at the dwelling house in Carriere estate, in the parish of St Andrew, in the said Island of Grenada, was baptised according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland, at the said dwelling house on Carriere estate on the twenty ninth day of April in the said year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty six by the Revd. Benjamin Webster Record of [crossed out]." Record in the Cardross Parish Register made 19/03/1831.

Will of John McInnes of Saint Patrick Island of Grenada proved 04/07/1835. Under the will he left an annuity of £20 p.a. to his mother-in-law Mrs Joanna Urquhart...'now residing at Cromarty', and other legacies to his wife's family, but the main heiress was his daughter Agnes Joanna.

Living at 2 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, in the censuses 1851-1891. Agnes Joanna Gordon nee McInnes, born 29/01/1826 in Grenada, died October 1893[sic] aged 67[sic], buried in Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh. Agnes Joanna Gordon died 11/10/1895 aged 69 years, according to her death certificate, and her parents were John McInnes, landed proprietor, and Isabella McInnes nee Urquhart.


A.S. Gordon, ‘Gordon, Edward Strathearn, Baron Gordon of Drumearn (1814–1879)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) [, accessed 06/08/2012].

PROB 11/1849/345.

GROS OPR Births 494/30 78 Cardross.

Censuses online 1851-1891; memorial no. 178712268; GROS Deaths 1895 685/1 1175.

We are grateful to Jim Brennan for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Edward Strathearn Gordon Baron Gordon
4 sons and 3 daughters

Associated Estates (1)

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  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1835 [SY] - → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (1)

Daughter → Father

Addresses (1)

2 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland