John Gordon-Cuming-Skene was born 9 June 1761 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland to John Gordon-Cuming (1734-1768) and Mary Fullerton (c1734-) and died 4 June 1828 of unspecified causes. He married Lucken Crawford (1767-1850) 1783 in Scotland.



Offspring of John Gordon-Cuming-Skene and Lucken Crawford (1767-1850)
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-)

John was the 11th Laird of Pitlurg and of Birness and Parkhill. [1] In 1815 he inherited the estates of Skene and added that name to his surname.

Gordon Cuming Skene bookplate 1820.jpg

Electric Scotland", presumably quoting from a 19th-century publication but not indicating it, includes this:

John Gordon Cumming, Esq. of Pitlurg and Birness, Aberdeenshire, deriving his descent from Adam de Gordun, the first of the name who settled in Scotland in 1957, inherited in 1815 the estates of his relative, Skene of Dyce, the eldest collateral branch of Skene of Skene, and assumed the name of Skene, in addition to his own, in conformity with a deed of entail. The name of Cumming was also an assumed one, on his father, John Gordon, Esq. of Pitlurg, inheriting the estate of Birness, parish of Logie Buchan, in right of his mother, (who died in 1755), Barbara, daughter of Robert Cumming, Esq. of Birness. Mr. Gordon Cumming Skene also possesses a small property in the parish of Fintray.


See the "tree" tab above and WorldConnect, and the ahnentafel of daughter Craufurd Pollok Gordon.


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The Scottish nation, or, The surnames, families, literature, honours, and ... By William Anderson, William Holl, William James Linton]

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Robin Patterson, Elrondlair