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62 HOUSE OF GORDON.
299. Charles. 1735, May, 9, Surg. Mate, R.N. , "Kent". 1736, Apr.
14, "Torbay" {Adm. Offs. Appt. by N. Board, P.R.O.).
300- Lord Charles. 1 741, Apr. 25, Cornet, Wade's Horse. 1745, Apr.
25 or Jun. 8, Capt., Loudon's Ft. (W.O. Notifications, MS. A.L., 1742-3,
p. 206, P.R.O.), to which he was unable to complete his company, owing
to "a very strict punctiliousness of honour " as "he wou'd follow no recruit-
ing arts : he wou'd take none but that were in a manner volunteers and quite
willing to 'list" (Sir John Gordon of Invergordon's Correspondence). 1746,
Mar. 25, he and some fellow officers captured and wounded 156 officers, soldiers
and sailors from the rebel ship " Hazard " which had been chased into Tongue
Bay, by H.M.S. " Sheerness " with ;fi2,oooin five chests {G.M., xvi. 207),
an exploit with which Gen. John Reid credited himself in 1794 (Lady
Tullibardine's Mil. Hist, of Perth sliii-e, i. 388). 1747-8, h.p.. Lord Loudon's
Reg. being disbanded.
Third son of Alexander, 2nd Duke of Gordon ; b. 1721 ; d. 1780, Apr. 26,
at Bainfield, near Edinburgh ; will proved 1790, Sep. 17 {Banffshire Advertiser,
191 1, Mar. 16). Brother of Lord Adam, 92, and Lord Lewis, 1090-
301- Charles. 1757, Oct. 7, Ens., 31st Ft. 1758, 70th Ft. {A.L., 1758;
W.O. Notifications; W.O., A.L., 1758, MS. note, P.R.O.).
302- Charles. 1759, Sep. 4, Lt., Earl of Sutherland's Highlrs. (A.L.,
1760-3). 1779, Feb. 8, or Jul. 24, Capt., Sutherland Fencibles (L.G., A.L.,
1779-82; W.O. Notifications, P.R.O.).
Probably "Capt. Charles, of Pulrossie," Parliamentary Voter, 1788 (Sir
C. E. Adam's Political State of Scotland, p. 341), together with his three
sons John, Yr. of Pulrossie, 920, George, 508, and William, 1405 (Bulloch's
Gordons of E mho, 87-91.)
303- Charles. 1759, Oct. 13, Lt., 89th Ft. (raised by Alexander, 4th
Duke of Gordon, Oct. 1759, disbanded 1765). 1762, Mar. 3, Capt. Lt.
1764, Oct. 23, fought at Buxar, Gen. Hector Munro particularly recom-
mending Charles Gordon, 89th Ft., " my A.D.C., for his brave and spirited
behaviour ; this officer had his horse shot under him in the action " (Philip-
part's E. India Mil. Col., 11. 87). 1765, h.p. 1767, Apr. 13 or 28, Capt.,
nth Ft. {L.G.). 1776, May 11, Maj., 31st Ft. 1778, Oct. 24, Lt. Col. 77th
Ft. or Atholl Highlanders (ibid.). 1783, Feb. 28, Bt. Col.; the regiment re-
fused to sail to India, and the incident created a great scandal, which was
discussed in Parliament (Stewart's Highlanders, 11. 167 ; Lady Tullibardine's
Mil. Hist, of Perthsh., 1. 70-8, 413; G.M., vol. 53, p. 89; Maidment's
Scotish Ballads, 1859, pp. 236-244). 1783, Mar. 11, Lt. Col., 6ist Ft.
{L.G., p. 255 ; S.M., vol. 45, p. 167 ; A.L., 1760-9).

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