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GORDONS UNDER ARMS. 25
and in., at St. Keverne, 1808, Dec. 3 ; Elizabeth, with pension like her sister,
alive, but unin., at St. Keverne, 1828 {W.O., Letters, Compass. Fund, Reg.
Compass. Allowances, 1785, P.R.O. ; Bulloch's Gordons of Invergordon, pp.
12, 59). Brother of Ann, 252-
163- Alexander. 1759, Feb. 28, Capt., Strode's (62nd) Ft. 1764, Mar.
30, leave of absence on private affairs (A.L., 1760-4).
164. Alexander, 4th Duke of Gordon. 1759, raised 89th Ft. ; Oct. 13,
Capt. 1762, Apr. 3, Capt., Ssth Ft. 1775, raised a Coy. for 71st Ft., Fraser's
Highlrs. 1778, raised N. Fencibles, Apr. 14, Col. 1790, raised a Coy. for the
Black Watch, 42nd Ft. 1793, raised N. Fencibles, Col. 1794, raised looth,
afterwards 92nd Ft., " Gordon Highlrs.".
Son of 3rd Duke, b., 1743 ; m., Jane Maxwell, and had George, 5th and
last Duke, 519, and Lord Alexander, 194 ; d- 1827 (Bulloch's Duke of Gordon's
First Regiment ; Duchess of Gordon as a Recruiter ; Duke of Gordon's Second
Regiment ; Duke of Gordon's Third Regiment — -four privately printed
pamphlets).
165- Alexander. 1759, Oct. 16, Ens., 89th Ft. (Gordon Highlrs.)
{A.L. 1761-3). 1762, designated " in Tilliethrowie" in will of Hugh Gordon.
Only son of George of Cults, whose bill dated Aug. 16, 1759, he held for
£285 8s. 8d. Scots {Aberdeen Test.).
166- Alexander. 1756, Feb. 16, Ens., ist Ft. ; Nov. 22, Lt. 1760,
Jan. 19, Capt., 92nd Ft. 1764, h.p. 1773, name erased, MS. alteration (A.L.,
1756-73; W.O., A.L., P.R.O. , 1760, MS. note; G.M., vol. 30, p. 154; S.M.,
vol. 22, p. 106). 1771, Sep. I, Capt., 24th Ft. (Army Rank 1760, Jan. 19).
1775, name erased, MS. alteration {A.L., 1772-5).
167-168- Alexander. 1766, Jun. 8, Ens., 49th Ft. {A.L. 1768); im-
plicated in a street brawl in Cork, where a butcher was killed. 1769, Nov. 25,
hanged at Brest as a spy.
Laird of Wardhouse and brother of Charles, 307. (" Proems d'Alexandre
Gordon, espion Anglais," Bulletin de la Societe Academique de Brest, i.
295-360; Abd. Free Press, Aug. 26, 1898; S.N. &' Q., 1899, Feb., and Banff-
shire Herald, Keith, 1909, April 7 — June 12, all by J. I\L Bulloch).
169- Alexander. 1772, Aug., Capt., port, of Hassington; his brother
George, of Gordonbank, Scots Brigade in Holland, served his heir.
170- Alexander. 1774, Jun. 8 or 29, Ens., 19th Ft. {L.G.). 1775,
name erased, MS. alteration {A.L., 1775).
Son of Alexander, Laird of Carleton, Dutch service; d. 1775, Jul. 17, at
Waterford {Earlston MS). 1789, May 5, his brother John was served his heir.
171. Alexander. 1775, Lt., H.E.I. C.S. (Madras); rf.intest.; his friend
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