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Lord Douglas (of Pitcur) Gordon Halyburton

Male 1777 - 1841  (64 years)

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  • Name Douglas (of Pitcur) Gordon Halyburton 
    Prefix Lord 
    Born 1777 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1841 
    Person ID I161133  My Genealogy

    Father Charles (4th Earl of Aboyne) Gordon,   b. Abt 1726,   d. 28 Dec 1794  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Lady Mary Douglas,   d. 25 Dec 1816 
    Married 13 Apr 1774 
    Family ID F2819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Pitcur was inherited by Agatha Halyburton, wife of the 15th earl of Morton, whose second son, the Hon. Hamilton Douglas, became possessed of it, and according to the entail, assumed the name of Halyburton. On his death in 1783, it went to his aunt, Mary, countess of Aboyne, whose second son, Colonel the Hon. Douglas Gordon, afterwards Lord Douglas Gordon Halyburton, succeeded to it, and on his death in 1841, his nephew, Lord Frederick Gordon, became the proprietor, also taking the name of Halyburton, being the lineal male heir and representative of that ancient family.

      A shrewd soldier, landowner and bank director who counted Henry Brougham*, Lord Lansdowne and the duke of Sussex among his personal correspondents and friends, his military career included service in Austria, whence he returned with dispatches from Colonel Crawford in 1796, and seven years (1803-10) as an assistant to the quartermaster-general in Ireland, which equipped him well to develop his substantial interests in banking and transport in Dundee and Ireland