Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon

Cosmo George Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon KT (27 April 1720 – 5 August 1752), styled Marquess of Huntly until 1728, was a Scottish peer.

The Duke of Gordon
Portrait, oil on canvas of Cosmo Gordon, 3rd Duke of Gordon (1720–1757) by Philippe Mercier (1689–1760)
Born(1720-04-20)20 April 1720
Died5 August 1752(1752-08-05) (aged 32)
TitleDuke of Gordon
Known forHouse of Lords
NationalityScotland
Spouse(s)Lady Catherine Gordon
Issue6, including Alexander, William, and George
ParentsAlexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon
Lady Henrietta Mordaunt

Life

Gordon was the son of the 2nd Duke of Gordon and was named after his father's close Jacobite friend, Cosimo, Grand Duke of Tuscany. He sat in the House of Lords as a Scottish Representative Peer from 1747 to 1752. In 1748, he was made a Knight of the Thistle.[1]

Family

Gordon married Lady Catherine Gordon (1718 10 December 1779), daughter of William, Earl of Aberdeen, on 3 September 1741. They had three sons and three daughters.[2]

References

  1. Jenkins, Nichole (2013). "Cosmo George Gordon". Kindred Britain. Stanford University Libraries. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. "Gordon, Duke of (S, 1684 - 1836)". Cracroft's Peerage. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Gordon
Duke of Gordon
17281752
Succeeded by
Alexander Gordon


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