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Charter of Avochy as heir of John Gordon of Avochy in 1622, Avochie
having been resigned by John Leslie of the Balquhain family in 1588.
Achannachie is close to Daugh of Ruthven. Tullymeneth, or Tillyminate,
is near Gartly.
Family of Gordon.
After mentioning some of the Gordons from the twelfth to the
fifteenth century, and the Duke of Gordon, Nisbet adds : —
" The branches of this family are —
Gordon, Earl of Aboyne.
George Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, Viscount of Formartin, Lord
Haddo, &c.
Gordon of Abergeldie, descended of the Earl of Huntly.
Robert Gordon of Pitlurg.
James Gordon of Rothiemay.
Gordon of Glenbucket, descended of Rothiemay.
Sir William Gordon of Lesmoir, Baronet.
George Gordon of Rothiemay, whose grandfather was a son of the
family of Lesmoir.
Sir John Gordon of Park.
Sir Adam Gordon of Dalquholly, descendant of Huntly.
George Gordon of Edinglassie.
Sir Patrick Gordon of Glasterim.
Captain Patrick Gordon of Tachachie.
William Gordon of Newark.
John Gordon of Knockespock.
George Gordon of Badenscoth, descended of Lesmoir.
John Gordon of Auchanassie, whose grandfather was a second son of
the family of Lesmoir.
Alexander Gordon of Birkenburn, descended of Lesmoir, the first cadet
of that family.
James Gordon of Terpersie, descended of Lesmoir.
John Gordon of Letterfury, descended from a fourth son of the Earl of
Patrick Gordon of Nethermuir, descended from the family of Haddo.
Gordon of Dauch.
Mr Robert Gordon, brother of Dauch.
John Gordon of Avochie."
Memo. — I find that the Gordons of Manar, Aberdeenshire, claim to be
descended from the families of Lesmoir and Birkenburn through the latter :
the late James Gordon of Manar, who succeeded in 1834, and married
Elizabeth, daughter of William Lumsden of the Clova family, was eldest
son of Hugh Gordon of Manar by Elizabeth, daughter of William Forbes
of Echt : and Hugh's grandfather was brother of the last laird of Birken-
burn, and son of Alexander Gordon of Birkenburn by his wife, Helen

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