De Gordon, Sir Adam
The following data is extracted from Gordon Family Records.
SIR, ADAM DE GORDON: (d. 1333) ; Lord of Gordon; statesman and warrior; s. of Adam de G- in Berwickshire. His great-grandfather, Adam de G-, was s. of an Anglo-Norman nobleman who came to Scotland in the time of David I and settled on a tract of land called Gorden, within sight of the British border. Edward I spent the year of 1303 in Scotland; returning to England, carried with him sons of nobles as hostages and G followed him to England as deputy, to arrange for pacification of the country ; G was on favorable terms with Edward II, from whom he received marks of favor; after the battle of Bannockburn, 1314, Gordon acknowledged Robert Bruce as king, was cordially welcomed, and speedily numbered with the king's most trusted friends; sent on special mission to the Pope, 1320, at Avignon, bearing the memorable letter asserting the independence of the kingdom. Bruce rewarded him for faithful services in subduing the rebellious house of Comyn in the north-eastern counties; he was killed, 1333, at the battle of Halidon Hill.
Source: Gordon Family Records