The Petition of James Gordon, younger, of Craiglaw in 1682

Lord Fountainhall records for 13 May, 1682:
‘[James] Gordon of Crachelay, (who was forefault for being in the late Rebellion, 1679,) came and gave in a petition to [James] the Duke of York, imploring his clemency and mercy, and promising loyalty. He was receaved into favor.’ (Lauder, Historical Notices, I, 357.)

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~ by drmarkjardine on February 7, 2015.

One Response to “The Petition of James Gordon, younger, of Craiglaw in 1682”

  1. James Gordon of craiglaw ” younger” was my 6th gg. You may be interested that he fled to wales and gave birth to a son Alexander Gordon “ale seller” born 1688-90 who ended up as burgess, coroner and 4 times mayor of Aberystwyth . He was a sympathiser and had many meetings of non conformists in his yard . He was quite a character and features in “Aberystwyth and its court leet” Ithas taken me many years and a confirmation by genealogist to verify this . Interestingly your surname Jardine also features further back in tree.I would love to know more and find your writing very informative.

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