General Lord Adam Gordon


Lord Adam Gordon was a wealthy and gregarious aristocrat who had a distinguished army career. He fought with great bravery, leading a grenadier company at St Cast, also at Cherbourg, whilst serving in the 3rd (Scots) Guards. c1726 Birth date uncertain. Son of Alexander 2nd Duke of Gordon

1741 Entered the army as ensign, 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys)
1746 Lieutenant 18th Foot
1754 - 68 MP for Aberdeenshire
1756 Lt-Col 3rd Foot Guards
1763 19th Jan. Colonel 66th Foot
1764 Toured West Indies, Canada and US for land purchase
1767 Married Jean, Dowager Duchess of Atholl
1772 promoted to Major-General
1774 - 88 MP for Kinkairdshire
1775 27th Dec. Colonel of 26th Foot (Cameronians)
1782 9th May. Colonel of 1st Foot (Royal Scots)
1789 Commander-in-Chief Scotland
1793 Promoted to General
1796 Governor of Edinburgh Castle
1801 13th August. Died


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