Crawfurd Pollok Gordon was born July 1788 in Scotland, United Kingdom to John Gordon-Cuming-Skene (1761-1828) and Lucken Crawford (c1767-aft1806) and died 17 March 1880 in South Erins, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. She married William Forlong of Erins (1790-1878) 16 November 1813 in Scotland. Notable ancestors include Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Charlemagne (747-814), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Canaan.

This lady is (by 2013) still the only one of Robin Patterson's ancestors whose parents could both have claimed ancestry stretching back to antiquity. Her marriage into the "merchant" class in western Scotland possibly inspired some of those merchants to fabricate a noble ancestry for themselves; we may never know.


Offspring of John Gordon-Cuming-Skene and Lucken Crawford (c1767-aft1806)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Gordon-Cuming-Skene (1784-1837)
Reubina or Robina Gordon-Cuming-Skene (1785-)
Maria Gordon (1786-)
Crawfurd Pollok Gordon (1788-1880) July 1788 Scotland, United Kingdom 17 March 1880 South Erins, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom William Forlong of Erins (1790-1878)

Isabella Gordon-Cuming-Skene (1790-)
John Gordon (1792-)
Lucken Norwich (Lucy) Gordon (1794-)
Hamilton Eliza Gordon (1796-)
Thomas Gordon-Cuming-Skene (1799-)
James Gordon-Cuming-Skene (1802-c1892)
George Huntly Gordon (1804-)
Robert Pollock Gordon (1806-)


Offspring of Crawfie Gordon and William Forlong of Erins (1790-1878)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robina Crawfurd Pollok Forlong (1814-) 19 November 1814 Scotland, United Kingdom Thomas *Hamilton* Murray (1821-)

William Forlong (1816-1906) 16 January 1816 Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 18 April 1906 Montreal, Canada Lavinia Lowe (c1816-)

Lucy or Lucken Forlong (1817-1848)
Gordon Forlong (1819-1908) 14 February 1819 Pollock Castle, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom (Pollok Castle, Paisley, Renfrewshire) 30 August 1908 Rongotea, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Laura Isabella Anstey (-1854)
Elisabeth Ana Houlton (1833-1894)

Mary Forlong (1820-1845)
James George Roche Forlong (1824-1904) (Maj-Gen) 6 November 1824 Springhill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 29 March 1904 11 Douglas Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Lavinia (Nina) Reddie Perreau (c1837-)

Ann Elizabeth (Annie) Forlong (1826-1860)
Isabella Jane Forlong (1828-1837)
Thomas Alexander George Forlong-Gordon (1831-1914) 31 August 1831 Wellshot, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 1914 Georgina Jessie Ross (c1831)


See the ancestor "tree" tab above,, and the relatively new page Crawfurd Pollok Gordon (1788-1880)/ancestors.



Notable family

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Bruce Houlton Slane (1931-2017)

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Footnotes (including sources)

¢ Children
  • "Tam bolted" - Thomas left the family and changed his name.
¶ Death
FORLONG.---March 17, at South Erins, Argyllshire, Mrs Crawfurd Gordon, widow of William Forlong, Esq., of Erins, and daughter of the late Lieut. General Gordon, of Pitlurg, Aberdeenshire, aged 92.


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