Lachlan Duff Gordon of Park

Although Lachlan, a younger son, became a laird by inheriting a landed estate in the north-east of Scotland from his mother, it is likely that his work as a solicitor in Edinburgh gave him the income required to live in the New Town, and to be one of the Trustees of Charlotte Chapel.

Lived
- 14 May 1808
Origin
Culbin, Morayshire
Father
Fourth son of John Duff of Culbin who died January 1751 at Inverness. (7)
Mother
Helen Gordon, daughter and heiress of Sir James Gordon of Park. Esq.
Address
32 Frederick Street
Estate
Park
Profession
Writer to the Signet, apprentice to Alexander Stuart, qualified 1769.
Wealth at death
£12,000. He made his will 'for the welfare of my family'. Most of his wealth was held in investments.
Chapel connection
Trustee of Charlotte Chapel
Married on
1781
Spouse
Rachel Hog
Children
James (died in the West Indies), Roger (died in Russia), Alexander (killed at Trafalgar in HMS Mars 1805), Thomas (Esq of Park House), Rachel (married Patrick Stewart Esq of Auchlincart, Banffshire).

Culbin, Morayshire (3)

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. Culbin Forest, forestry.gov.uk/culbin accessed 21 June 2011
  4. Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet ed. Ronald K. Will (Edinburgh, Clark Constable, 1983)
  5. Bernard Burke, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, fifth edition (London, Harrison, 1871) p.482
  6. Lachlan Duff Gordon's Inventory and Will, CC8/11/5/197 and CC8/11/15/199
  7. John Duff of Culbin's Inventory, CC11/1/5/296

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