Thomas Gordon of Middleton Court and Charmouth

1760 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Robert Gordon of [Kingsgate Kent and] Ghent (q.v., d. 1768) and grandson of Hon. William Gordon (q.v., d. 1739), who had owned Hall Head or Hallhead estate. This is almost certainly the Thomas Gordon who had married the sister of John Fisher's wife, and who died of Charmouth c. 1855, and was trustee of John Fisher for Luana and Union estates in St Elizabeth, Jamaica.

  1. Will of Thomas Gordon of Charmouth Dorset [and of Middleton Court, Somerset] [made in 1841] proved 05/06/1855. He left his property in Dorset and Somerset and in London (the latter of which had come to him through his wife Jane Charlotte) to her for life, and then to his nieces Marian Short and Louisa Power Short. He left his wife an annuity of £1000 p.a. and left his property in Jamaica to his wife and to his nephew John Campbell Fisher in trust to support the annuity, then to pay £100 p.a. to his niece Eliza Susan James and the residue to his nieces Marian and Louisa Power Short.


See the wills of his father-in-law Robert Campbell of Blackheath, Kent (PROB 11/1736/65) and his father Robert Gordon of Kingsgate residing at Ghent.

  1. PROB 11/2214/46.

Further Information

Jane Charlotte Campbell

Associated Claims (3)

£4,037 17s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Trustee)
£2,543 12s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Trustee)
£3,708 9s 10d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

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
1780 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Physical (2)

Memorial to Thomas Gordon and his wife Jane Charlotte 
description →
Plaque in Charmouth st Andrews Church erected by the nieces of Thomas (d. 21/03/1855) and Jane Charlotte Gordon (d. 31/01/1855)....
Country house
Middleton Court [Built] 
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'Middleton Court, so called by 1807, was built probably for Thomas Gordon, formerly of Melton Mowbray (Leics.), on the site of an earlier farm. It has a symmetrical five-bayed front with a steep...

Relationships (8)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
The two men had married sisters, the daughters of Robert Campbell of...
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Niece
Uncle → Nephew
Notes →
Also testator and...
Grandson → Grandfather
Nephew → Uncle
Son → Father

Addresses (2)

Charmouth, Dorset, South-west England, England
Middleton Court, Somerset, South-est England, England