The Marquess of Huntly
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PredecessorDouglas Gordon, 12th Marquess of Huntly
BornGranville Charles Gomer Gordon
(1944-02-04) 4 February 1944 (age 78)
ResidenceAboyne Castle
Spouse(s)
Jane Elizabeth Angela
(m. 1972; div. 1990)

Catheryn Kindersley Milbourn
(after 1991)
Issue
ParentsDouglas Gordon, 12th Marquess of Huntly
Hon. Mary Pamela Berry

Granville Charles Gomer Gordon, 13th Marquess of Huntly (born 4 February 1944), styled Earl of Aboyne until 1987, is a Scottish peer and the Premier Marquess of Scotland.

Early life

Huntly is the son of Douglas Gordon, 12th Marquess of Huntly, by the Honourable Mary Pamela, daughter of Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley. His older sister, Lady Pamela Lemina Gordon married Hon. Ian Henry Lawson-Johnston (second son of Ian Lawson-Johnston, 2nd Baron Luke) in 1970.

He was educated at Gordonstoun.

Career

He succeeded to the marquessate in 1987 on the death of his father (who had inherited the marquessate from his great-uncle, Charles Gordon, 11th Marquess of Huntly)[1] and contributed occasionally in the House of Lords. However, he lost his seat in parliament after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. He is also the Chief of the Clan Gordon.

Personal life

Lord Huntly married Jane Elizabeth Angela, daughter of Alistair Monteith Gibb, in 1972. Before they divorced in 1990, had one son and two daughters[2]

Lord Huntly married secondly in 1991 to Catheryn (Née Kindersley) Milbourn. The former wife of Robert Lennon Milbourn, she was the eldest daughter of Gay Kindersley (a grandson of Robert Kindersley, 1st Baron Kindersley) and the former Margaret Diana Wakefield (a daughter of Hugh Wakefield of Mayfair, London). The Marchioness is a Patroness of the Royal Caledonian Ball.[3] Together, they were the parents of one daughter:[2]

The seat of Lord and Lady Huntly as Aboyne Castle in Aberdeenshire.[2]

Titles

Since 1987, he is:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com Granville Charles Gomer Gordon, 13th Marquess of Huntly
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Huntly, Marquess of (S, 1599)". cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Patronesses". Royal Caledonian Ball. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.