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  • ID: I25695
  • Name: Adam de Gordon
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1028
  • Death: 13 NOV 1093
  • Note: 1

      In the year 1040, Duncan I., King of Scotland, was defeated and slain near Elgin by Maclbeatha, Maormer of Moray (Shakespeare?s Macbeth) who certainly had some claim to the throne being a grandson of Malcolm II.  The son of Duncan, malcolm Canmore fled to England and was received at the Court of Edward the Confessor where he lived for some fifteen years.  Risings took place against Maclbeatha, who incidentally was not the villain Shakespeare made him out to be, and one of the most powerful lords, Duff, Thane of Fife, went to England and
    persuaded Malcolm to make an effort to regain the throne.  Edward the Confessor granted Malcolm the aid of some ten thousand men under Siefried, Earl of Northumberland, and with these and some French and Norman knights then at the English Court, Malcolm marched into Scotland.  Eventually he met Maclbeatha at Lumphanan, some twenty miles west of Aberdeen, when the usurper was defeated and slain in 1057.
        It was in this manner that the Gordons first came into Scotland for among the foreign knights who accompanied Malcolm was Adam de Gordun who, for his services in aiding Malcolm to regain the throne, was granted lands near the lower Tweed, and these lands were called Gordon after his name.  We hear no more of Adam till 1093 when Malcolm Canmore invaded England and was defeated and killed near Alnwick.  Among the slain was Adam who left a son
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  • Change Date: 31 OCT 2002

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Adam de Gordon b: ABT 1071

      1. Type: Book
        Periodical: The House of Gordon
        Author: Bulloch
        Publication: Spalding Club, Aberdeen
        Date: 1907
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