Sir William Gordon

1726 - 1798


MP for Portsmouth 1777-1783, son and co-residuary heir of Hon. William Gordon (q.v.). His father's estate appears to have passed to Sir William's nephew Thomas Gordon of Middleton Court (q.v.).

Sources, which describe his father as 'merchant and planter', and says of Sir William Gordon that after his Grand Tour 'he probably went home to Jamaica, but after his father’s death disposed of his interest in the family plantations and mercantile concerns to his two brothers, and settled in London.'

Further Information

Mary Phillipps nee Allsopp

Associated Estates (1)

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
1757 [EA] - → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Portsmouth Hampshire
1777 - 1783

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Garendon Park, Leicestershire, East Midlands, England