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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (G)
Gordon, J.M.

Jose Maria Rafael Ramon Francisco Gabriel Del Corazon De Jesus Gordon was born at Jerez, Spain in 1856.  For obvious reasons I will refer to him as “Joseph” or “Gordon”.

His family was descended from the First Earl of Huntly, who died in 1470.  The family estates were Wardhouse and Kildrummy in Aberdeenshire.  The Tenth Laird fought on the losing side at Culloden.  After the Scottish defeat there by the British, landed property of the defeated Scots was confiscated unless the owners gave up the Catholic religion. As a result many Scots looked to go abroad.  One such was an ancestor of Joseph whose descendants, including Joseph’s father married Spaniards. Although family links were maintained young Joseph could only speak Spanish in his early years.

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