John Gordon, 1st of Essie

John, second son of John de Gordon, Lord of Strathbogie, was designed of Essie, and married Margaret, sister of Sir Richard Maitland of Gight, and had three sons. (1) John, ancestor of Pitlurg; (2) William, ancestor of Lesmoir; and (3) James of Methlic. This account does not refer to any authority, and is probably a copy of some pedigree found by Chalmers among Pitlurg deeds. It is, however, chronologically possible, and would satisfactorily account for the fact that the early Gordons of Methlic were always styled kinsmen by the Earls of Huntly. The first Gordon of Methlic who appears in history is Patrick.


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