Lord George Gordon

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth26.12.1751EWIKI
First Known Service23.3.1772CSORN
FatherCosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon (1720–1752)EWIKI
MotherLady Catherine GordonHPO
BrotherLord William (1744-1823)HPO
Last Known Service12.9.1780CSORN
Date of Death1.11.1793 - Newgate Prison, London EWIKI
Cause of DeathTyphusCSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
26.12.1751 Appointed LordEWIKI
23.3.1772 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 6/87/318-319RNLPC
5.6.1772 Lieutenant ADM 6/20/457CSORN
11.10.177412.9.1780Elected a Member of Parliament for LudgershallHPO
1777 Resigned from the NavyHPO


EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
HPOHistory of Parliament online Web Site
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook

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Posted by Cy on Monday 25th of February 2019 15:54

You are probably correct. The last data I have on him is a commission by Rodney on 14th June 1772 to be 4th Lieut. of the Modest which paid off on 16th Oct 1772.

Posted by Michael T R B Turnbull on Monday 25th of February 2019 15:12

You have quoted the HPO which is incorrect in stating the date of Lord George Gordon's retirement from the Navy as 1777 based on a letter to Lord Sandwich. The letter is dated 1777 but Gordon stopped his active service in 1772.

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