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Lewis Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Huntly

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The Collection is composed of: letter to J. H. Lehterbrow, about picture, 1871; letter to Sir H. Ponsonby about the origins of the family of Gordon, 1891; letter to Major Mercer about Huntly having been to'see tents' and for 'your men to put them up', and that bed is too short'; letter from Huntly with printed heading Cotterstock Hall, Oundle, indicating that he is unable to 'take chair' at Grampian Club anniversary dinner; and, letter from Dowager Marchioness of Huntly with printed heading Orton Longueville, Peterborough, indicating that she is unable to attend garden party as she is 'recovering from serious illness' and is'still unable to leave home'. The Gordon family take their name from the lands of Gordon in Berwickshire. In 15 century, Elizabeth Gordon married Alexander Seton, who was made Lord of Parliament around 1437, as Lord Gordon. Their son, Alexander Seton, was made Earl of Huntly around 1445 and given grants of land from the Crown in Inverness and Moray, and the Lordship of Badenoch. George, 6 Earl of Huntly, was head of the Catholic party in Scotland. On 21 July 1588, he married Lady Henrietta Stewart, eldest daughter of Esme Stewart, Duke of Lennox. He was pardoned by King James VI after defeat by Earl of Argyll at Glenlivat in 1594, and in 1599 was made Marquess of Huntly. On his death on 13 June 1636, he was succeeded by his son George, 2 Marquess of Huntly. 2 Marquess marry, in 1607, Lady Anne Campbell, daughter of Archibald, 7 Earl of Argyll. He supported the Royalist cause during the Civil War and was beheaded on 30 March 1649. He was succeeded by his third son Lewis, 3 Marquess of Huntly. Charles Gordon, 11, Marquis of Huntly, was born at Orton Longueville, near Peterborough, on 5 March 1847. He was educated at Eton and he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. He had succeeded to Marquessate of Huntly in 1863 on the death of his father, Charles, 10 Marquess of Huntly. He was Lord-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria, 1870-1873 and Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, 1881. He was also Justice of Peace and Deputy-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire, and Justice of Peace for Peterborough, and Alderman and Vice-Chairman of the County Council of Huntingdon. Charles Gordon, 11 Marquis of Huntly, died on 20 February 1937. He was succeeded by his great nephew Douglas Charles Lindsay, 12 Marquess of Huntly.

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