GORDON, JOHN [SSNE 503]
- First name
- DOLL, CLYNE PARISH, SUTHERLAND
- Social status
John Gordon was the illegitimate son or grandson of Adam Gordon in Doll (Clyne parish in Sutherland). John was an officer in colonel Donald Mackay's [SSNE 93] regiment in Danish-Norwegian service in 1627. He was later a Colonel himself in Dutch service.
T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), II, p. 130; J. Mackay, 'Mackay's Regiment' in Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, VIII, 1879, p. 188; Gordon under Arms, eds. C. O. Skelton and J. M. Bulloch (Aberdeen, 1912), nos. 1748-1749; R. Gordon, A Genealogical History of the Earldom of Sutherland (Edinburgh, 1813), p. 402; J. Mackay, An Old Scots Brigade: Being the History of Mackay’s Regiment Now Incorporated with the Royal Scots (Edinburgh, 1885), p. 208; J. M. Bulloch, The Gordons in Sutherland (including the Embo Family) (Dingwall, 1907), pp. 80-81.
This entry was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard
- DENMARK-NORWAY, MACKAY'S REGIMENT
- Arrived 1627-01-01, as OFFICER
- Departed 1627-12-31, as OFFICER
- Capacity OFFICER, purpose MILITARY