Charles Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aboyne

Charles, second Earl of Aboyne, succeeded his father 1681, and on 27 July 1698 was admitted to sit in Parliament after some opposition, on the ground that he had been bred a Papist. He made a declaration, however, to the effect that he had become a Protestant, whereupon he was allowed to take the oath and his seat.

He married his first cousin Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of Patrick, Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn. She was married, secondly, to Patrick, third Lord Kinnaird, and thirdly, to Captain Alexander Grant of Grantsfield. She died January 1739. The Earl died April 1702, leaving issue:-
    1. John, third earl.
  • 2. Helen, married to George Kinnaird, and was mother to Charles, sixth Lord Kinnaird. (See that title.).
  • 3. Elizabeth, died unmarried at Aberdeen 14 April 1770.
  • 4. Grizel, married, at Aberdeen, 14 July 1735, to James Grant of Knockando, and died at Knockando 18 October 1761.


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