James Brebner Gordon born Brebner

1724 - 1807

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


Grandfather of James Adam Gordon (q.v.), father of James Gordon (1758-1822) (q.v.) and Mary Anne Brebner Gordon (q.v.), who married Sir William Abdy the 6th bart. (q.v.). James Brebner took the name Gordon on inheriting from his uncle James Gordon of Antigua (q.v.). 

  1. The will of Stephen Lavington proved 08/12/1759 recites an indenture between himself and his sister Ann and brother-in-law James Brebner of Antigua then of Argyle Street of 1755. The text of the indenture shows Lavington conveying his property on Antigua (one unnamed freehold estate - presumed by LBS to have been Lavingtons - and two-thirds of Monk's Hill and Roundhill, and leaseholds over a small acreage at Willoughby Bay and over the other one-third of each of Monk's Hill and Roundhill) to [his brother-in-law] James Brebner in exchange for Brebner taking on Lavington's debts up to £4000, paying Lavington £1300 and granting Lavington an annuity of £500 p.a. in addition to the annuity his wife already held of the same amount.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. II part II pp. 166-167; PROB 11/851/159.

Further Information

Anne Lavington
James Gordon

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Moor Place [Built] 
description →
Country house in Hertfordshire, built 1775-1779 by Robert Mitchell for James Brebner Gordon on an existing Elizabethan manor. Extant, privately...

Relationships (7)

Husband → Wife
Marriage Details →
30th Nov -0001 1777
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Grandfather → Grandson
First Cousins
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Nephew → Uncle

Addresses (1)

Moor Place, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England