William Gordon d.1742

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Sir William GORDON, 1st bart d.1742

Biographical Note

Son of Sir Adam Gordon of Dalpholly, Sutherland, from whom he inherited the family estates in 1700; soon afterwards he bought an estate at Inverbreakie, which he renamed Invergordon, and which became his designation when created a baronet in 1704. MP for Sutherland 1708-27, and later for Cromartyshire. He engaged in business as a banker and died in Chelsea.


Gordon used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 12302); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • History of Parliament.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.