John Wilson Gordon

Brief Life History of John Wilson

When John Wilson Gordon was born on 27 May 1812, in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, Bacleugh Maxwell Gordon, was 45 and his mother, Anne Walkingshaw, was 36. He married Jean Knight about 21 May 1836, in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871.

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John Wilson Gordon
Catherine Hausten
Marriage: 21 May 1869
John Easton Gordon

Sources (11)

  • John Gordon, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • John Gordon, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Scotland, Death Record - John Wilson Gordon

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World Events (8)

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Gordon in Berwickshire, named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.

English (of Norman origin): alternatively, said to be a nickname from a diminutive of Old French gourd ‘heavy, dull, sluggish’ (compare 8 below).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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