James Gordon of Antigua and Moor Place, 9th of Knockespock

???? - 1768


Uncle of James Brebner-Gordon (q.v.) and great-uncle of James Gordon (d. 1822, q.v.), whom he described in his will as James Brebner the younger.

  1. Eldest son of George Gordon, 8th of Knockespock and his first wife Marjory Moir. Married Mary, daughter of Patrick Herron (no legitimate children). Half-brother of Colonel Harry Gordon (q.v.) who was the son of James's father's second wife.

  2. James Gordon had leased Crabbs and Martins estates from Col. Valentine Morris in 1739 for 16 years and renewed the lease for them with Valentine Morris II in 1749 to run for 10 years from 1754. In 1765 he obtained judgement against Morris and was assigned the Martin's estate.

  3. Will of James Gordon of Moor Place proved 26/04/1768. He left Moor Place in Hertfordshire (which he had purchased c. 1749) and Wickhams and Barters in Antigua in trust for his nephew James Brebner the elder and then James Brebner the younger; and he left his plantation called Gales or Table Hill in trust for his nephew Francis Grant.


  1. Douglas Wimberley, A genealogical account of the family of Gordon of Knockespock (1903) pp. 79-81.

  2. Close Roll 7 Geo III Part 3 nos. 16 and 17, indenture between Valentine Morris, James Gordon of Moor Park of 01/04/1767 summarised at length by Vere Langford Oliver History of Antigua Vol. II pp. 273-4.

  3. PROB 11/938/275.

We are grateful to David Alston for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Mary Herron

Associated Estates (2)

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
- 1739 [EY] → Lessee
1746 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Uncle → Nephew
Great-uncle → Great-nephew
Great-uncle → Great-nephew

Addresses (1)

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