|George, third Earl of Aberdeen, was born 19 and
baptized at Methlic 20 June 1722, and was served heir to
his father 11 July 1746. He was elected a representative
peer for Scotland 1747-84. By his wife Catherine, daughter
of Oswald Hanson of Wakelield, county York (whom he
married before 22 August 1759, and who died 15 March 1817,
aged eighty-four, and was buried at Methlic) he had issue:-
Earl George died at Ellon House 13 August 1801, cet.
eighty, and was succeeded by his grandson.
- 1. George, Lord Haddo, born 28 January 1764. He
married 18 June 1782 in the parish of St. Giles,
Edinburgh, Charles, youngest daughter of William
Baird of Newbyth (who died at Clifton 8 October
1793), and by her had issue:-
- (1) GEORGE, fourth Earl of Aberdeen.
- (2) William, born 18 December 1784, entered the Royal Navy 1797,
and became vice-admiral, commander in chief at the Nore
1864-7, a lord of the Admiralty 1841-6, M.P. for Aberdeenshire 1820-54. Died unmarried 3 February 1858 at Exmouth,
county Devon, and there buried.
- (3) Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Gordon, K.C.B., served as
aide-de-camp to his uncle Sir David Baird, G.C.B., at the
Cape of Good Hope and in Spain, also to the Duke of
Wellington in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, where he
was mortally wounded and died in the Duke's quarters.
Obelisks to his memory stand at Waterloo and at Haddo
- (4) Sir Charles Gordon, K.C.B., Lieutenant-Colonel of the Forty-Second Highlanders, born 5 July 1790, died 30 September
1835 at Geneva.
- (5) Right Honourable Sir Robert Gordon, G.C.B., G.C.H., of
the Diplomatic Service. He was Envoy Extraordinary to
the Brazils 1826, and in the same year sworn of the Privy
Council, Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire 1828, and to
the Empire of Austria 1841-7. He was created G.C.B. 1829.
Sir Robert was lessee of the estate of Balmoral, where he
died 8 October 1847, and was buried at Methlic. Balmoral Castle was afterwards bought by Queen Victoria.
- (6) Admiral John Gordon, R.N., born in 1790, died 8 November
1869 in London, and was buried at Kensal Green.
- (7) Alicia, born in 1787. Had the precedence of an earl's
daughter granted to her by royal warrant 2 January 1813.
She was lady in waiting to H.R.H. Princess Sophia
Matilda of Gloucester. She died unmarried 24 April 1847
in London, and was buried at Kensal Green.
Lord Haddo died v. p. 2 October 1791, and was buried at
- 2. William of Ellon. Died 19 March 1845. Buried at
- 3. Catherine, died unmarried at Traquair 30 September
- 3. Anne, married, 5 July 1787, 1 to Edward Place of Skelton
Grange, Yorks., one of the earl's executors, and had
- 4. Susan, died unmarried 26 July 1795.
- 5. Mary, married, 12 March 1789, to Thomas Horton of
Howroyde Hall, Yorkshire. She died August 1852,
and was buried at Rippenden. He died 22 December
1829. They left issue.