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Fourth son of Adam, IX. of Cairnfield ; b. 1811, Jul. 18; d. 1838, Sep.
25, at Plymouth (BuWoch's Gordons of Cajntfield 6^ Rosieburn, 57). Brother
of James Gordon Duff, 798, Patrick, 1142, and William, 1460-
113- Alan Douglas. 1909, Sep. 18, 2nd Lt., R. Berks. Reg. (A.L.,
19 10). Son of Stewart Douglas, 1304 ; b. 1889, Nov. i.
114- Alastair. 1901, Sep. 15, N. Cadet; Oct. 30, Mid. 1904, Dec. 30,
S. Lt. 1907, Apr. I, Lt. {N.L., 1902-10). Son of Duncan Forbes, 418; b.
1884, Nov. 27 (House of Gordon, 11. (489-90)).
115. Sir Alexander (really Seton), 1st Earl of Huntly. 14456, Jan.
23, present at the conflict at the gates of Arbroath when the Ogiivies were
defeated. 1452, May 18, as Lt. General of the North, defeated the Earl of
Crawford at Brechin. 1470, Jul. 15, d. at Huntly. Son of Elizabeth Gordon
who married Alexander Seton ; grandson of Sir Adam, 81 ; had George, 2nd
Earl, 469. Brother of Henry, 625, and William, 1369.
116- Alexander, 3rd Earl of Huntly. 1494, seems to have accom-
panied King James to the Isles and to have been intrusted with the destruc-
tion of certain houses belonging to John Maclan of Islay. 1503, Mar 11,
commanded by Parliament to lead an army against the Isles, an expedition
which he repeated in 1505. 1513 Sep. 9, commanded the left wing of the
army at Flodden, from which he escaped. Son of George, 2nd Earl, 469 ; had
George, 3rd Earl, 470: d., 1523, Jan. 16, at Perth.
117- Sir Alexander. 1513, Sep. 9, k. at Flodden, where the Earlston
MS. gives him command of the right wing. Laird of Lochinvar.
118- Alexander. 1562, Capt, of Inverness Castle, "whom the Earle
of Huntley placed ther and commanded him to mak the castell patent to the
quein [Mary] whensoever her majestie desyred the same": which he did.
" Yit, nevertheles the Earle of Murray caused him to be executed ther at
Innernesse. One of the family of Bothron " {Earls of Sutherland, 141).
119. Alexander. 1580-1, Mar. 6, Capt. of Ft.; Thomas Randolph
writes from Edinburgh to Lord Hunsdon, Govr. of Berwick, "eight hundred
footmen are . . . to be levied by five Captains, — namely Sandy Gordon, Bruce,
Fresold, Spens, and ..." (Cal. State Papers, Scotland, v. 650, P.R.O.).
120- Alexander. 1639, May, Capt. of a troop of horse under the laird
of Philorth yr. {S.N . &= Q., 1902, Jun.) 1667, captured Patrick Roy Macgregor,
cateran, and Patrick Drummond, who were executed at Edinburgh, and killed
another member of the gang at Keith, " where they fought valiantly upon
Paul's day, or rather the evening " {Balbithan MS., Privy Conn. Reg., 3rd
ser., II. 489; Legends of Strathisla, 109). Laird of Glengerack, Keith; son
oi^Villiam of Auchenhuif and Laird of Cluny's dau.; m. Katherine Brodie.
Brother of William, in the French army.

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