De Gordon, Sir Adam
The following data is extracted from Gordon Family Records.
A101 SIR ADAM DE GORDON (Gordoun) "The first of the name in Scotland." Died fighting valiantly at the siege of Alnwick, A. D. 1093, where his master, King Malcolm, was also killed. Malcolm gave him a grant of several manors and lordships in the south of Scotland for the latter's services against Macbeth. Living in A. D. 1050.
A102 SIR ADAM II. Died fighting valiantly against the English, in defense of his own lands and the border of Scotland.
A103 SIR ROBERT: "d. peaceably. at home.`"
A104 SIR ROBERT II.
A105 SIR RICHARD. He was a very religious man, and gave large possessions to the church.
A106 SIR ALEXANDER. He was in great favor with Alexander I, King of Scotland, who was attacked by a band of traitors, convened him into his bedchamber in the night.
The king slew six of them. The others fled and Sir Alexander Gordon was sent with a party of chosen men in pursuit of them. He killed some of the traitors and brought others prisoners before the king, who bestowed on him as the reward of his good services several lands in the Merse.
(1) Sir William Gordon of Huntly. He was sent by Alexander II, King of Scotland, in command of 1000 chosen soldiers, to, assist St. Lewis IX, of France; in an expedition against the Saracens, A. D. 1267. Gordon lost his life in the presence of St. Lewis (who had tender regard for him), fighting valiantly against the Saracens. The King expressed a very great concern for the loss of so great a man. He was succeeded by his brother, Adam 107.
( 2 ) Adam 107.
A107 SIR ADAM III.
A108 SIR ADAM IV. Was engaged in the barons' war with England, against King Henry III and his son, Prince Edward.
A109 SIR THOMAS. He was succeeded by his daughter.
A110 ALICIA: heiress of Huntly ; built a chapel in the forest of Huntly, where Sir Adam Gordon I killed the fierce boar. She married SIR ,ADAM GORDON, her kinsman.
A111 SIR ADAM V. Was in great favor with King Robert I, of Scotland, who, for his great exploits, girded him upon the field with a cincture of knighthood (a prerogative in those times granted to none but those who had signallized their valor in feats of arms). The King also granted him certain lands called Strathbogie, now called Huntly. He removed from South Scotland into the North of Scotland.
Source: Gordon Family Records