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Alexander Gordon

Also Known As: "3rd of /Huntly/", "Alexander /Gordon/", "3rd Earl of Huntly"
Birthplace: Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: January 21, 1524 (59-64)
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Perth, Tayside, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly and Annabella of Scotland
Husband of Jean Stewart, Countess of Huntly and Elizabeth Gray
Father of Marjory Gordon; Alexander Gordon of Strathavon; John Gordon, Lord Gordon; William Gordon, Last Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen; Jean Gordon and 4 others
Brother of Isabel Gordon, Countess of Erroll
Half brother of Agnes Gordon of Huntly; John Gordon; James Gordon; Janet Gordon of Huntly; Elizabeth Gordon and 6 others

Occupation: 3rd Earl of Huntly
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About Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly

Alexander Gordon, third Earl of Huntly, who commanded the left wing of the Scottish Army at Flodden in 1513, married Joan, daughter of John Stewart, first Earl of Athole by his first marriage to Margaret, daughter of Archibald, fifth Earl of Douglas, and died in 1524.

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly:

Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly [1]

  • M, #13398,
  • d. 21 January 1523/24
  • Last Edited=25 Apr 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.01%

Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly married by contract, firstly, Lady Jean Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl and Margaret Douglas, on 14 October 1474.[1]

He married, secondly, Elizabeth Gray, daughter of Andrew Gray, 2nd Lord Gray and Janet Keith, after 27 July 1511.[3]

He died on 21 January 1523/24.[1]

He was the son of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly and Lady Elizabeth Hay.[1],[2]

  • He was granted Strathavon, Banffshire and the Brae of Lochaber.[1]
  • He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Huntly [S., 1445] in June 1501.[1]
  • He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Scotland].[1]
  • He fought in the Battle of Flodden on 9 September 1513, where he commanded the Scots left wing.[1]
  • He held the office of Member of the Council Regency in 1517.[1]

Child of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly

  • 1. Janet Gordon+[4]

Children of Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly and Lady Jean Stewart

  • 1. Jean Gordon+[5]
  • 2. John Gordon, Lord Gordon+[1] d. 1517
  • 3. Alexander Gordon of Strathavon [6]
  • 4. William Gordon [6]


  • 1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 2011. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume 4, page 529. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • 3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 1642.
  • 4. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 222. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 199.
  • 6. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 2, page 2012.
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Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly's Timeline

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Probably Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Probably Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
August 11, 1479
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Probably, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
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