George Gordon (formerly Seton) was born circa 1441 to Alexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly (-1470) and Elizabeth Crichton (-) and died 8 June 1501 in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Dunbar (-) 20 May 1455 JL in Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Annabelle Stewart (1432-1509) circa 1460 JL in Scotland, United Kingdom.

George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly (before 1455 – 8 June 1501) was Chancellor of Scotland from 1498–1501. Gordon fought on the King's side against the Douglases during The Douglas Rebellion and helped secure a defeat at the Battle of Brechin. The 2nd Earl completed the building work that his father had begun in constructing Huntly Castle. He died at Stirling Castle on 8 June 1501.[1]


He married Elizabeth Dunbar, the daughter of John Dunbar, 4th Earl of Moray, on 20 May 1455. There were no children from the marriage; the two were married for only a short time before he obtained a divorce.

The divorce was in order to marry Annabella of Scotland, daughter of James I of Scotland. The couple had at least one daughter, Isabella (-bef1485), who became the first wife of William Hay, 3rd Earl of Errol (-1507), producing sons William and Thomas, who both died on 9 September 1513. Some sources list James and Annabella as having as many as six children, including:

The Earl obtained an annulment on 24 July 1471 on the basis of Annabella of Scotland's consanguinity with Elizabeth Dunbar. He then married his mistress, Elizabeth Hay, on 12 May 1476; they had children:

  • Adam Gordon (died between 17 Mar 1537 - 1538)
  • Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly (died 21 Jan 1523/24)
  • Lady Catherine Gordon (died October 1537)
  • William Gordon (died 9 September 1513)
  • James Gordon
  • Lady Agnes Gordon
  • Lady Eleanor Gordon[2]


Offspring of George Gordon (formerly Seton) and Annabelle Stewart (1432-1509)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alexander Gordon, 3rd Earl of Huntly (-1524)
Adam Gordon (-)
William Gordon (-)
James Gordon (-)
Janet Gordon (-bef1559)
Isabella Gordon (-1485)
Elizabeth Gordon (-)

Offspring of George Gordon (formerly Seton) and Elizabeth Hay (-)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Catherine Gordon (-1537)
Eleanor Gordon (-)
Agnes Gordon (-)



Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Gordon
Earl of Huntly
Succeeded by
Alexander Gordon
Political offices
Preceded by
5th Earl of Angus
Lord Chancellor of Scotland
Succeeded by
Duke of Ross


Namesakes of George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly (bef1455-1501)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly (bef1455-1501)Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United KingdomAlexander Gordon, 1st Earl of Huntly (-1470)Elizabeth Crichton (-)Elizabeth Dunbar (-)+Annabelle Stewart (1432-1509)+Elizabeth Hay (-)
George Gordon (1743-1800)Fredericksburg, Virginia, United StatesJohn George Gordon (c1706-c1767)Sarah Chapman (1707-1795)Sarah Herndon (1754-1842)
George Gordon, 9th Marquess of Huntly (1761-1853)Charles Gordon, 4th Earl of Aboyne (c1726-1794)Margaret Stewart (bef1744-1762)Catherine Anne Cope (1771-1832)
George Gordon, 1st Duke of Gordon (c1649-1716)LeithLewis Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Huntly (c1626-1653)Mary Grant (c1624-aft1707)Elizabeth Howard (c1659-1732)
George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen (1637-1720)John Gordon (1610-1644)Mary Forbes (-1643)Anne Lockhart (-1707)
George Gordon (1835-1888)Kelso, New South Wales, AustraliaBalabula, Young, New South Wales, AustraliaGeorge Gordon (c1800-bef1863)Norah Sullivan (c1812-aft1842)Ellen Eldridge (1835-1899)
George Duncan Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon (1770-1836)Edinburgh, Scotland, United KingdomBelgrave Square, London, England, United KingdomAlexander, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743-1827)Jane Maxwell (c1748-1812)Elizabeth Brodie (1794-1864)+Ann Thomson (1780-1862)+Jane Graham (c1772-1838)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢2 Children 2
¢3 Children 3
  • Catherine married: (1) Perkin Warbeck (-1499); (2) James Strangeways of Fyfield (-1515); (3) Matthew Cradock of Swansea (d. 1531); (4) Christopher Assheton of Fyfield. She failed to produce any children.


  Robin Patterson

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