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Re: Alexander Gordon (b 1635 Scotland)
Posted by: R. Isherwood (ID *****1755) Date: September 09, 2003 at 20:57:34
In Reply to: Alexander Gordon (b 1635 Scotland) by John Wesley Gordon of 638

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire, p.273

"Gordon,one of the great Scottish clans.
Alexander,Exeter. A Scotch pris. of war at Tuthill Fields, London, he was redeemed there by Danl. Stone of Cambridge, and came to N. E. with John Cloyes (1) under verbal agreem., working his passage with Capt. John Allen. Cloyes's sale of him to Saml. Stratton 15 Oct. 1652, aft. a yr.'s work without compensa., resulted in his appeal to the ct. in Feb. 1653-4. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. 61.25. His hist. unkn. for 10 yrs., he was mar. to Mary Lissen (2) bef. 10 Oct. 1664, when he had an Exeter gr. adj. land given him by his fa. Lissen. Deposed twice in 1678, 40. Lists 383, 52, 57, 67, 376b (1664). Adm. 15 Aug. 1697 to s. John wid. Mary renounc. Ch: Elizabeth, b. 23 Feb. 1664, m. 26 May 1686 Thos. Emerson of Haverh.; both k. by Ind. with 2 of their 5 ch. 15 Mar. 1696-7. Nicholas, b. 23 Mar. 1665-6. Mary, b. 22 May 1668, m. Nicholas Smith. John, b. 26 Oct. 1670. James, b. 22 July 1673. Lists 67, 376b (1698). M. 7 Aug. 1700 Abiel Redman (John), who was gr. adm. 7 Dec. 1714, and m. 2d Moses Kimmin (2). 5 sons. Alexander, b. 1 Dec. 1675, m. (ct. 14 Sept. 1699) Sarah Sewall (Edward). Lists 67, 376b (1698, 1725). Wid. Sarah, exec. of his will (not found), deeded to Wm. Graves 25 Mar. 1729-30 half a lot owned in common with Graves; liv. a wid. 1732. 7 or m. ch. Thomas, b. 1678, m 1st in Haverh. 22 Nov. 1699 Elizabeth Harriman (Matthew), 7 ch., 6 rec. Haverh.; m. 2d aft. 10 Apr. 1709 Rebecca Heard (2), 5 ch. liv. 1756. Lists 376b (1699, 1725). Will 1757-1761, names 10 ch. Daniel, b. 1682, blacksmith, m. in Haverh. 15 Sept. 1708 Margaret Harriman. Liv. Kingston and app. sold out there 1717. Lists 358c, 376b (1725). Of 5 ch. rec. 1709-1716, 2 m. in Haverh. Wid. or dau. Margaret m. 17 Feb. 1736 Saml. Bradstreet, both of Suncook."

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