|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.