Duke of Gordon

The title Duke of Gordon has been created once in the Peerage of Scotland and again in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Dukedom of Gordon
held with
Dukedom of Richmond, Dukedom of Lennox
Arms of the Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon
Creation date1684 (first creation)
1876 (second creation)
MonarchCharles II (first creation)
Victoria (second creation)
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderGeorge Gordon, 1st Duke of Gordon
Present holderCharles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond
Heir apparentCharles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara
Remainder to1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesEarl of Kinrara
Extinction date1836 (first creation)
Seat(s)Goodwood House

The Dukedom, named after the Clan Gordon, was first created for the 4th Marquess of Huntly, who on 3 November 1684 was created Duke of Gordon, Marquess of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Enzie (all three of which he already held by an older creation), Viscount of Inverness, and Lord Strathaven, Balmore, Auchindoun, Garthie and Kincardine. On 2 July 1784, the 4th Duke was created Earl of Norwich, in the County of Norfolk, and Baron Gordon, of Huntley in the County of Gloucester, in the Peerage of Great Britain. The principal family seat was Gordon Castle. The Dukedom became extinct in 1836, along with all the titles created in 1684 and 1784.

Most of the Gordon estates passed to the son of the 5th Duke's eldest sister, the 5th Duke of Richmond, whose main seat was Goodwood House in Sussex.[1] In 1876 his son, the 6th Duke, was created Duke of Gordon, of Gordon Castle in Scotland, and Earl of Kinrara, in the County of Inverness. Thus, the Duke holds four dukedoms (including the titular Aubigny-sur-Nère; see Duke of Aubigny), more than any other person in the realm. Aubigny is in the defunct Peerage of France and the central arms of the Duke are based on the original Jacobean ones for the Union of the Crowns, with the inherited but inactive English claims to the French throne also represented prominently.

Dukes of Gordon, first Creation (1684)

Other titles: Marquess of Huntly (1599), Marquess of Huntly (1684), Earl of Huntly (1445), Earl of Enzie (1599), Earl of Huntly and Enzie and Viscount of Inverness (1684), Lord Gordon of Badenoch (1599) and Lord Badenoch, Lochaber, Strathavon, Balmore, Auchidon, Garthie and Kincardine (1684)
Other title (4th Duke): Earl of Norwich and Baron Gordon of Huntly, in the county of Gloucester (GB, 1784) and Baron Mordaunt (En, 1529)

Dukes of Gordon, second Creation (1876)

Other titles: Duke of Richmond (1675), Duke of Lennox (1675), Earl of March (1675), Earl of Darnley (1675), Earl of Kinrara, in the county of Inverness (1876), Baron of Settrington, in the county of York (1675) and Lord of Torboulton (1675)
  • the duke's heir apparent: Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox (b. 1994), the 11th Duke's eldest son

Family Tree

Gordon and Gordon-Lennox Family Tree: Dukes of Gordon and Marquesses of Huntly
King James I of Scotland
King James II of Scotland
Alexander Seton (Gordon),
1st Earl of Huntly

(d. 1470)
King James III of Scotland
Annabella of Scotland
George Gordon,
2nd Earl of Huntly

(d. 1501)
Earls of Sutherland
King James IV of Scotland
Alexander Gordon,
3rd Earl of Huntly

(d. 1524)
Catherine Stewart (illegit.)
m. 3rd Earl of Morton
Margaret Stewart (illegit.)
John Gordon,
Lord Gordon

(d. 1517)
Lady Margaret Douglas
m. 2nd Earl of Arran
George Gordon,
4th Earl of Huntly

Lady Anne Hamilton
George Gordon,
5th Earl of Huntly

(d. 1576)
George Gordon,
6th Earl of Huntly,
1st Marquess of Huntly

George Gordon,
1st Viscount Aboyne,
2nd Marquess of Huntly

James Gordon,
2nd Viscount Aboyne

Lewis Gordon,
3rd Marquess of Huntly

Charles Gordon,
1st Earl of Aboyne

George Gordon,
4th Marquess of Huntly,
1st Duke of Gordon

Charles Gordon,
2nd Earl of Aboyne

Alexander Gordon,
2nd Duke of Gordon
5th Marquess of Huntly

John Gordon,
3rd Earl of Aboyne

(d. 1732)
Cosmo George Gordon,
3rd Duke of Gordon
6th Marquess of Huntly

Charles Gordon,
4th Earl of Aboyne

Alexander Gordon,
4th Duke of Gordon
7th Marquess of Huntly

George Gordon,
5th Earl of Aboyne,
9th Marquess of Huntly

Lady Charlotte Gordon
m. Charles Lennox,
4th Duke of Richmond & Lennox
George Duncan Gordon,
5th Duke of Gordon
8th Marquess of Huntly

Charles Gordon,
10th Marquess of Huntly

Charles Gordon-Lennox,
5th Duke of Richmond & Lennox

Charles Gordon,
11th Marquess of Huntly

Lord Granville Armyne Gordon
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox,
6th Duke of Richmond & Lennox,
1st Duke of Gordon

Granville Cecil Douglas Gordon
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox,
7th Duke of Richmond & Lennox,
2nd Duke of Gordon

Douglas Charles Lindsey Gordon,
12th Marquess of Huntly
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox,
8th Duke of Richmond & Lennox,
3rd Duke of Gordon

Granville Charles Gomer Gordon,
13th Marquess of Huntly

(b. 1944)
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox,
Lord Stettrington
Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox,
9th Duke of Richmond & Lennox,
4th Duke of Gordon

Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox,
10th Duke of Richmond & Lennox,
5th Duke of Gordon

(b. 1929)
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox,
Earl of March and Kinrara

(b. 1955)

See also


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