|Patrick, who was killed at Brechin on Ascension Day
1452, fighting in the king's army under the Earl of Huntly
against the Earl of Crawford in rebellion, and the Haddo
House charters indicate that the lands had previously
belonged in superiority to the families of de Fullertoun, de
Camera or Chalmers, Barclay of Menteith, and Meldrum.
From these the father of Patrick Gordon, who may well
have been the James of the Pitlurg pedigree, doubtless
acquired some interest, afterwards paramount, while the
lands of Kellie were held by Gordon of Methlic of the Earls
of Crawford until the sixteenth century.