GORDON, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (c.1707-83), of Invergordon, Cromarty.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 Dec. 1742 - 1747
1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1707, 1st s. of Sir William Gordon, 1st Bt., of Invergordon. m. (1) Barbara (d. 20 Aug. 1729), da. of Henry Raines, LL.D. of East Greenwich, Kent, s.p.; (2) 18 Feb. 1739, Mary Weir, ?his cos., wid of Hon. George Ogilvie, s.p. suc. fa. 9 June 1742.

Offices Held

Sec. for Scotland to Prince of Wales 1745-51; sec. and chamberlain to principality of Scotland 1753-d.


In 1742 Gordon succeeded to his father’s seat, attaching himself to the Prince of Wales, who in 1745 made him h