Alexander Gordon of Great Myless

1779 - 13th Sep 1839

Claimant or beneficiary


Alexander Gordon (c.1779-1839), son of Charles Gordon (3rd of Cluny) and the brother of John Gordon (4th of Cluny). To date no will or probate has been traced for him.

  1. According to the Gordon of Cluny Papers, these estates (Bacolet, Trois Rivieres and Spey Side) were purchased by Alexander Gordon (d. 1801, q.v. under Alexander Gordon the elder), the uncle of John Gordon of Cluny and his brother Alexander, and administered by the first Alexander Gordon and his brother James (c.1749-c.1776), 'later run by Alexander Gordon (1779-1839).' Disposed of by Capt John Gordon of Cluny V.

  2. A counterclaim on Betty's Hope in Tobago shows Alexander Gordon of Hillingdon Middlesex counterclaiming with John Gordon of Cluny as mortgagee on the estate. For two of their awards, the two men are characterised as 'of London and Scotland'.

  3. Adm. Fell.-Com. at ST JOHN'S, July 8, 1801. [2nd] s. of Charles, Esq., of Braid, near Edinburgh. Schools, Norwich [and Harrow]. Matric. Michs. 1801; B.A. 1806. Resided for a time at Terregles House, Kirkcudbright. Of Gt Myless, Essex, Esq. Married and had issue. Died Sept. 13, 1839, at Nunton, in the Hebrides (Oct. 12, 1839, is the date given on the Gordon mausoleum at Edinburgh). Brother of John (1797). (St John's Coll. Adm., IV. 273; J. M. Bulloch, Gordons of Cluny; G. Mag., N.S., XII. 550.)

  4. The baptism of his eldest son Charles Henry Gordon in Edinburgh in 1816 gives Alexander's wife as Eleanor, daughter of John Henry Baker Esquire, merchant in London. The Gordons of Cluny gives the births of Alexander's twin sons in 1822 and daughter in 1825. All six sons attended Harrow; he is referred to as "of Terregles" in the Harrow School Register.


See separate entry for John Gordon, 4th of Cluny, for more family background.

  1. GB 0231 Aberdeen University Special Libraries and Archives MS 3600/1/14 Gordon of Cluny: papers relating to estates held in Tobago 1847-1990s.

  2. T71/891 Tobago No. 64; T71/891 Tobago Nos. 72 and 75.

  3., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  4. GROS OPR Births 685/2 140 288 St Cuthbert's; John Malcolm Bulloch, The Gordons of Cluny from the Early Years of the Eighteenth Century down to the Present Time (privately printed, n.d.) pp. 20-21, 23, 24.

We are grateful to Derrick Johnstone for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eleanor Baker
6 sons; 4 daughters
Cambridge (St John's) [1801-1806 ]

Associated Claims (4)

£4,625 7s 10d
£3,080 7s 8d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£4,777 5s 1d
£2,574 4s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (4)

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
1801 [SY] - → Owner

Passed from Alexander Gordon the elder to his nephews John Gordon of Cluny and Alexander Gordon under the former's will proved 19/09/1801.

Mortgage Holder
1801 [SY] - → Owner

Passed to John Gordon of Cluny and Alexander Gordon from their uncle Alexander Gordon the elder, whose will was proved 19/09/1801.

1801 [SY] - → Owner

Passed to John Gordon of Cluny and Alexander Gordon from their uncle Alexander Gordon the elder, whose will was proved 19/09/1801.

Relationships (3)

Nephew → Uncle
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (2)

Hillingdon, Middlesex, South-east England, England
Terregles House, Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire, Southern Scotland, Scotland