The House of Gordon
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...from her melancholy, did set downe the day in wreat, and it prouved a true vision; for she departed from this lyffe the twelfth day of March, 1642, betwixt eleven and twelf hours in the forenoone, which nather wanted nor exceided one day of the six months advertisement which he had promised to give her before her death." Earlier in the book (p. 94), in the section relative to his services to Lady Aboyne, he says: "And some days before her death, Agnes Barclay, whom you i.e., Lady Henriette did know, asked her to whom she would commend you, if it should please God to cal her at that tym. To which demande she made this answer, after she had considered it a little space of tym: Agnes, said she, I have considered your demande, and I know that I have as many, and as noble kindred as any woman in Scotland hath: and, by the death I am going to, I know not who among them al would give my child one maile of meat, or loge her one night, if once I were dead. Therefor, I know non to whom l can recommend her but only to God, who is the father of orphelines, and to such as wil do her good for his sake. You were present when she spock this, and might, yea, and should have remarked it well, for then you wanted not full two months of thretteine years old " (Blakhal's Narration). 4. James, by the second wife, Beatrice (Balbithan MS.). It seems strange that Birkenburn should have had two sons named "James." The Lyon Register credits the first laird with the sons given by the Balbithan MS. to the second laird. James Gordon, II. Of Birkeneurn. (Son of I.: Killed "atl the Hunting " before September, 1592.) Very little is known about this laird. The Balbithan MS. (p. 45), which calls him " Barron of Monalltrie, ..".
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