Birth Dateabt 1450
Birth PlaceKenmure Castle, Kells, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland
Death Dateaft 11 May 1517
Death PlaceKenmure Castle, Kells, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland
MotherLady Lochinvar , F
ChildrenWilliam , M
Notes for John (Spouse 1)
The name of his [William’s] wife had not come down to us,

but he left issue:

1. Sir John of Lochinvar.

2. Alexander, who obtained a charter of the lands of Auchinreoch … 29 October 1490, …
3. George, who had a charter of part of the lands of Troquhain, Barvoranby and Craig, … 1 March 1494-95 …
4. Roger, who married Geylles, daughter of Andrew Macnaught of Crogo …
5. Margaret, married to Thomas Maclellan of Bomby … and left issue.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol V, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 100-102.

Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar obtained, during his father’s lifetime, a charter of the lands of Kenmure
from William, Earl of Douglas, 7 August 1450, and in 1456 he was fined in respect of these lands (Canmoor) for absence from a justice ayre at Kirkcudbright. In 1456-57, he had sasine of the lands and barony of Stitchill.

He was one of those who on 30 May 1490 obtained a safe-conduct and protection for two months as commissioners of King James IV, with 300 horsemen, to enter and remain in England, and return; and on 26 February 1490-91, he was included in a like protection for six months.

Between February 1496 and July 1498 he is mentioned as paying the tax of spears for the stewartry of Kirkcudbright. On March 1506-7 he obtained a charter of the lands of Torscrachane, and on 11 December 1507 one of Gordonstoun.

The date of Sir John’s death had not been ascertained, but he was still alive on 11 May 1517.

He married,

(1) first, Annabella, daughter of Robert, Lord Boyd,

by whom he had:

1. Sir Alexander, who was one of the gentlemen of the bedchamber to King James III. …

Sir John Gordon married,

(2) secondly,
before 19 May 1489, Elizabeth Lindsay, and by her he had issue:

2. Sir Robert of Glen and afterwards of Lochinvar
3. William, who had charters of parts of the barony of Craichlaw. …
4. John, who obtained from his father the Mains of Balmaclellan afterwards called Hardlands.
5. David, who got a gift of the escheat of Cuthbert Ashennan in Dunjop, 24 March 1538-39.
6. Elizabeth, married to Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig, and had issue. …
7. Janet, married, first … Alexander Stewart of Garlies; and … Sir William Keith of Innerugie.
8. Margaret, married to Bertilmo Glendonwyn, son and heir of John Glendonwyn of that Ilk. …

Sir John had also an illegitimate son, Mr. William, to whom he gave the lands of Crathlet, 1506, and who was legitimated 23 March 1538.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol V, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 102-05.

*William de Gordon had four sons,
and a
daughter, married to Sir Thomas Maclellan of Bombie.

Sir John, the eldest son, inherited the estates, and died about the end of 1512.

Alexander, the second son, was ancestor of the Gordons of Aird, afterwards of Earlston, and from
Roger, the youngest son, descended the Gordons of Craigo.

With two daughters, Sir John had four sons.
Sir Robert, his second son, was the eighth laird of Lochinvar.
William, the third son, was ancestor of the Gordons of Culvennan, and those of Grange and Balmeg.

Source: THE SCOTTISH NATION, Kenmure :

Sir JOHN GORDON of Lochinvar, who got a charter from king James IV. dilecto armigero nostro Johanni Gordon de Lochinvar, totas et integras quadraginta solidatas terrarum de Corscranthane antiqui extentus, &c. dated in 1492.
And another charter of the lands of Middle third of Kirkcormack, &c. dated in 1501.
He got a grant of the bailiary of Kirkanders from Patrick earl of Bothwell, anno 1504.
Also three charters from king James IV. of a great many other lands in 1506, 1507, and 1509 by all which it appears he was possessed of a vast estate.

(1) He married, 1st, Annabella, daughter of Robert lord Boyd, by Marian, daughter of sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood, by whom he had a son,
Alexander de Gordon.

(2) He married, 2dly, Elizabeth Lindsay, by whom he had three sons and two daughters.

1. Sir Robert, of Accarsan of Glenn, who carried on the line of this family, of whom afterwards.
2. William, ancestor of the Gordons of Crauchlaw, of whom are descended the Gor∣dons of Pulvenan, Grange, and Balmeg, &c. in vicecomitatu de Wigton.
3. John, who obtained from his father the lands of Balmaclellan, now Hardlands, pur∣chased from the daughters of Quintin Gor∣don, a son of the family of Holm, infeft in these lands in 1465, as before observed.

1st daughter, Elizabeth, married to sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig, ancestor of the duke of Queensberry.
2. Janet, married, 1st, to Alexander Stew∣art of Gairlies, ancestor of the earl of Gallo∣way; and, 2dly, to sir William Keith of Inverugie.

Sir John had also a natural son, to whom he gave the lands of Crathlet, upon which he got a charter, wherein he is designed Willielmus filius domini Johannis Gordon de Lochinvar, dated in 1506. He was afterwards legitimated on 23d March 1538.

Sir John died in the end of 1512, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Sir ALEXANDER de GORDON, who, in his father's lifetime, was designed of Kenmure.

Source: THE PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom..., by Robert Douglas, Esq., p. 368
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