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Posted: 19-Oct-2004, 10:07 PM
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Posted: 19-Dec-2004, 11:23 PM
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Hte only thing I was able to find out about my grandmothers family was they did live in scotland, but they had to leave for some aparent reason, I've heard it was because they helped the highlanders so they lost their title and land. Immigrated to Ireland and in the 1800's came to america durign the potato famine and helped build the railroad.


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Posted: 02-Jan-2005, 07:19 PM
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Hey Blue that's a great view of the family grounds.
I am hopping to go over this March 3rd to see my girlfriend and spend a week in Inverness so I hope I can go over and get some new photo's for our thread...

Great areial view!
where did you find it?

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Posted: 14-Jan-2005, 12:44 PM
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QUOTE (coastman @ 16-Jul-2004, 03:44 PM)
My family Moore is associated with the Gordon Clan. However the spelling of our name has varied over the generations. In America our ancestral home is Elon College North Carlonia. In Ireland it is Ulster. In Scotland it is Gallway.

That is fascinating coastman!
As you can see, we are kinsman. cheers.gif
I am not real clear on my connection to Scotland, but do seem to recall that it may be via Northern Ireland. Was there not a large contingent of Scots in the northern counties? I do know that my Great-grandfather Moore came from County Galway, Ireland.

btw, I have forgotten what "Bydand" meant.
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Posted: 18-Jan-2005, 12:00 AM
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Bydand means "remaining"



The Gordon's fought on both sides during the Jacobite risings of 1715 and 1745. The second Duke of Gordon followed the standard of the Old Pretender at the battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715.

The third Duke remained loyal to the Hanoverians when Prince Charles Stuart reasserted his father's claim in 1745 but his brother Lord Louis Gordon raised a regiment of two battalions. After Culloden Lord Louis escaped to France where he died in 1754. George the 5th Duke of Gordon was a general in the army and Govenor of Edinburgh Castle.

Do you know why the Gordon's are refered to as "cock o the North"?
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Posted: 19-Jan-2005, 09:11 PM
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http://sites.scran.ac.uk/jmhenderson/web/c...s/findlater.htm


DARGAI RIDGE, 20th October, 1897.
Inscribed to Piper Findlater

The Cock o? the North, the Cock o? the North!
The Hielan? pipes did skirl,
And the Gordon men, they didna "hen",
Tho? death at their ribs did dirl.
The Cock o? the North, the Cock o? the North!
Struck up, on Dargai steep;
As furth wi? a roar, broke the kilted Core,
Where Death stood ready to reap.

The Cock o? the North, the Cock o? the North!
If ye hear the chanter shrill?
As the Gordons gay, faced Death that day,
Through the reek, on Dargai hill.
The Cock o? the North, the Cock o? the North!
Though winged in the fight still screamed,
For Findlater blew, where the bullet flew,
And Death in red riot gleamed.
The Cock o? the North, the Cock o? the North!
A bonnie red comb has he!
We?re proud o? his kind ? we?ll keep them in mind
For the look they gave Death in the e?e,
On the rocky ridge o? Dargai o
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Posted: 19-Jan-2005, 09:19 PM
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Thank you Mr. Egan with the posting of our family song!!!!

But doesn't answer the question!

Smarty!
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Posted: 19-Jan-2005, 09:49 PM
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This is to clearify why " the cock of the North" is usued with the House of Gordon.


The Castle of Strathbogie was to be renamed huntly after a portion of the Gordon lands in Berwickshire. Sir Alexander Gordon was created Lord Gordon and his son was raised to the title of Earl of Huntly. The family became embroiled in the deadly battle for power between the king and the Douglases. Huntly was for the king, but when he moved his forces south, the Earl of Moray, kinsman and ally of the Douglases, devastated the Gordon lands and burned Huntly Castle. The Gordon's were recalled and soon defeated their enemies. After the fall of the Douglases, the power of the Gordons grew unchallenged. Their control over their lands was almost regal, and the chiefs are to this day fondly referred to as "cock o' the North" A new castle at Huntly rose from the ruins of the old and it soon rivalled any of the great houses of the realm. In 1496 Huntly castle hosted the marriage of the pretender, Perkin Warbeck believed at the time to be one of the missing sons of Edward IV (the princes in the tower) to Lady Catherine Gordon. James honoured the couple with his presence, although he was a frequent visitor to Strathbodie in any event.
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Posted: 19-Jan-2005, 11:17 PM
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Thank you, "cousin" Annabelle!

I have a brooch of the Gordon badge. Picked it up at the Ohio Highland Games a few years back. It is always a conversation starter when I wear it!
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Posted: 19-Jan-2005, 11:31 PM
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Wear it proudly my dear bubba!

I have a tape I purchased in Scotland that tells about the Gordon's of Scotland and their contribution's to the world.


Do you know why Gordon's do not call themself "clan"? They usually refer to themselves as "house of "?


Ok, Egan see if you can find this one! Tag!


(Egan really is extremely intelligent but we can't let him know that so keep this a secret ok folks) actually he's so intelligent he's weird! Haven't decided what language he speaks, something called Jersey accent gets in the way.
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Posted: 20-Jan-2005, 03:49 PM
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QUOTE (Annabelle @ 19-Jan-2005, 11:31 PM)


Do you know why Gordon's do not call themself "clan"? They usually refer to themselves as "house of "?



No, but I think I had better find out!

I feel like I am in school again! smartass.gif
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Posted: 20-Jan-2005, 10:56 PM
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Come on JP give it a try
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Posted: 20-Jan-2005, 11:43 PM
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Posted: 21-Jan-2005, 01:22 PM
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Okay I give up!
I looked but could not find it. (of course I am at work and cannot spend too much time on this ... bored.gif )
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Annabelle 
Posted: 22-Jan-2005, 11:02 AM
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Sekhmet you want to answer this one for JP?

Give it a try!
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