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Lord Lewis Gordon


? - 1754

Jacobite. Son of Alexander Gordon (2nd Duke of Gordon) and younger brother of Cosmo-George Gordon (1719-52) the 3rd Duke. Gordon had been a navy officer, but became an enthusiastic supporter of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen and Banff and Governor of the City of Aberdeen. As such, he raised men and money for the Jacobite army. He defended the city in December 1745. Having raised a troop of men, he marched to Inverurie and defeated the government army under Macleod of Macleod. The following year, after the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, Gordon escaped to the continent. Despite a desire to return to Scotland, his adventures had brought a toll on his health and he died in France.


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