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Letterfourie House

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Letterfourie, a modern mansion in Rathven parish, Banffshire, 3 miles SSE of Buckie. It is the seat of Sir Robert Glendonwyn Gordon, ninth Bart. since 1625 (b. 1824; suc. 1861), who holds 1720 acres in the shire, valued at £1982 per annum. The seventh descendant of the youngest son of the second Earl of Huntly, he is premier baronet of Nova Scotia, his father having assumed the baronetcy after the death (1795) of its sixth holder, Sir William Gordon of Gordonstown, who was ninth in descent from the second son of the second Earl of Huntly.—Ord. Sur., sh. 96, 1876.

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