GORDON, John in Gollachy, Jacobite 1708
- Born: About 1645
- Marriage: Unknown
Other names for John were GORDON, John of Gollachie, Jacobite 1708 and GORDOUN, John Golochie.
"The Valuation Rolls of the Sherriffdom of Banffe as they have been valued and certified by the Comma's appointed be the act of Parliat at Edg"" the seaventh of June Imvy& and ninty years. (1690)
Cranoch James Cock ffortie pounds ....
E. Boggs John Stewart Twenty six pounds
Golochie Miln John Mawet thirtie libs . - .
Laird of Ranis twelve hundreth libs - - - -
Cairnfield Robert Gordon one hundreth and fifty pounds
Clastirum Pat. Gordon Sixty pounds - - - -
Orran William Paterson twenty six libs
Leitchestoun Pat. Gordon One hundreth and twenty libs
Nether Buckie John Gordon one hundreth and twenty libs
Tanachie Pat. Stewart one hundreth libs -
Golochie John Gordoun ffourtie libs - - - -
Cowfurach James Gordon one hundreth and fifty libs
Leterfurie John Gordon One hundreth pounds -
Arradoull Alex^ Gordon One hundreth libs
Oxhill John Stewart eighty libs -----
Upper Buckie John Gordon nyne hundreth libs
ffarskan W™. Gordon three hundreth libs -
Muldavit John Hay Three hundreth libs -
ffindochtie W™. Ord Two hundreth and thirty- libs -
Curidoun John ross Eighty libs . . - .
Duke Gordon one thousand eight hundreth libs
Thornibank John Gordon Sevinty lib . . -
Earl of Findlater Three hundreth thirty eight p*^*
Birkinbush James Gordon Twenty libs
Bogs Alex"". Raid ffifteen libs "
From Records of the County of Banff
This John Gordon was witness at the baptism of at least two children of John Grant of Tochieneal, another of whose sons, Alexander, was steward to Lord Findlater:
Old Parish Register
Cullen Parish Banffshire
John Grant in Tochieneill had a son baptized called Nicolas (so designed after Nicolas Dunbar of Castlefield) before witnesses John Gordon yr of Gollachie B. Baird & Mr James in Grambie (?)"
Old Parish Register
Cullen Parish Banffshire
John Grant in Tochieneill had a child baptized called John so designed after John Hay of MilnDavid, John Gordone of Drumwhinle and John Gordon of Gollachy witnesses"
In Seafield Correspondence, Chapter VI, "Letters from the Union in May 1707 to the End of the French Invasion of Scotland in May 1708", a letter to George Tilson, Esq., reads as follows:
"Sr,- . . The prisoners following set out for London, viz., on Fryday, 30th April : -Marq. Huntly, Earl Seaforth, Visct. Killsyth, E. Nithsdale, Ld Drummond, Ld Nairn, Murray of Pomeas, Sr Donald M'Donald, Visct. Stormont, Sr Geo. Maxwell, Stirling of Kier, Stirling of Cardan.Yesterday :-. of Gordon, Vis. Kenmure, Ld James Murray, Fortheringham of Pourie, Lyon of Auchterhouse, Robertson of Strowin, Gordon of Gollachie, Seton of Touch, Stewart of Tannachie, Ross of Kippendavie, Newton of Edmestoun, Mackdonald of Keppoch.
The D. of Gordon would not provide himself with coach or horse for his journey, so that one of the troopers was
forced to be dismounted, and he exalted on the outside of the uncouth beast. The Ds friends do not admire his fancy. The carrying up of those gentlemen occasions too much uneasieness here. I am, Yor most obedient and humble serv*, Rich. Dowdeswell.
Excise Office, Edenburgh, 8 Maij 1708."
and the Editor adds:
"The French landing at Garmouth had rendered many in the county of Banff suspect, and Colonel Grant had been sent north, and had arrested some who who were said to have consorted with the French. These, the Countess intreated her son to interest his father, her husband, in. Gordon of Gollachie, Rathven, and Steuart of Tannachie, Rathven, Banffshire, are both mentioned in Mr. Dowdeswell's letter of 8th May as Jacobite prisoners."
"Writing to the Earl of Findlater . . . the Countess of Seafield. . . on the 21st March tells him . . . 'No dout you have hird of thrie French shipes being at Spaymouth and Buky of gret foras, and on litell on, which had about 24 gouns, which cam and wint to them as apired with inteligans. They wint of the 20 in the mornen, bot war seen afar of
today agenest the Carnose.' Four days later Forglen, writing to Seafield in London . . . tells him
how, 'Friday last sum of them [French] landed at Garmoch, did no harm, dyned, payed weill and went aboord.' Such a landing could only end in involving as suspects men in the county of Banff. Besides the Duke of Gordon, who was early arrested, his son, the Marquis of Huntly, Gordon of Gollachie, and Steuart of Tannachie, both in
Rathven, were sent prisoners to London in April. . . The prisoners taken to London were ultimately returned to Scotland, where those who were tried were acquitted by the High Court of Justiciary. All others arrested were
from Records of the County of Banff