George Gordon, 9th Marquess of Huntly
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George Gordon, 9th Marquess of Huntly
George Gordon, Marquess of Huntly

George Gordon, 9th Marquess of Huntly, (28 June 1761 - 17 June 1853), styled Lord Strathavon until 1795 and known as The Earl of Aboyne from 1795 to 1836, was a Scottish peer.[1]


Huntly was the son of Charles Gordon, 4th Earl of Aboyne, and Margaret, daughter of Alexander Stewart, 6th Earl of Galloway. After succeeding to the title of Earl of Aboyne in 1794 after the death of his father, he also succeeded to the title of Marquess of Huntly after his distant cousin, the 5th Duke of Gordon, died in 1836.

Huntly played in three first-class cricket matches between 1787 and 1792 whilst he was styled Lord Strathavon. He was a member of the White Conduit Club and an early member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and played for early Surrey sides.[2][3]

From 1796 to 1806 he was Colonel in Chief to the 92nd Highlanders (Gordon Highlanders) and from 1806 to 1820 was Colonel in Chief to the 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch).[4]


On 4 April 1791, he married Catherine Cope, daughter of Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Baronet. They had nine children:


  1. ^ "Gordon, George (1761-1853)" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885-1900.
  2. ^ Lord Strathavon, CricketArchive. Retrieved 26 December 2019. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Lord Strathavon, CricInfo. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  4. ^ Scottish Highlands: Highland Clans and Regiments
  5. ^ "Huntly, Marquess of (S, 1599)". Cracrofts Peerage. Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 2011.

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Masonic offices
Preceded by
Earl of Dalkeith
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

Succeeded by
The Earl of Dalhousie
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Gordon
Marquess of Huntly
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon
Preceded by
Charles Gordon
Earl of Aboyne
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Meldrum
Succeeded by
Charles Gordon

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