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Check this one out.
An interview with Jim and he talks about being part Scottish.
You'll find a link to a video clip on the right side of the page.
http://scotlandtoday.scottishtv.co.uk/c ... &newsType=
The truth shall set you free.
The Gordon Clan is actually from the North East of Scotland from Aberdeen up towards Huntly.............. ..........for many many years Aberdeen was the home of the Gordon Highlanders regiment..........then when that was amalgimated with the Queens own, we got The Gordon Highlanders Museum..............literally within walking distance from my house............
Yep the Gordon clan is mega big in Aberdeen.........the phone book is teaming with Gordons...........
lol.....'can you feel the pull Jimmy'...........lol.......'go to Aberdeen.......discover your roots'.............lol..........
lol........he could come with Tea's husband .......He's half Scot's......his mum's from Aberdeen.
Gaelic Name: Gôrdan
Motto: Bydand (Remaining)
Badge: Rock Ivy
Lands: Strathbogie, Deeside and Aberdeen
Origin of Name: Placename, Berwickshire
Pipe Music: The Gordon's March
The name Gordon is territorial and the family who took the name are believed to have been of Anglo-Norman descent, moving from the Borders to Aberdeenshire. The wild boar’s head appears on the Gordon arms because, legend says, the first Gordon saved a Scottish king from an attacking boar.
The monks of St Mary at Kelso were given their land by Richard, Baron of Gordon in 1150 and 1160, the earliest recording of the name in use.
Sir Adam of Gordon was a supporter of Robert the Bruce and travelled to Rome to ask the Pope to reverse Bruce’s excommunication, served after Bruce killed Comyn in a church.
The king gave the Earl of Atholl’s confiscated lands of Strathbogie to Gordon. The castle there became known as Huntly, a reminder of the Gordons’ Berwickshire lands. Sir Alexander Gordon was created Earl of Huntly in 1449.
At this time the king was at enmity with the powerful Douglases.
The Gordons stood on the king’s side, and with their men involved in the south of the country, the Earl of Moray, a relation and ally of the Douglases, took the opportunity to sack the Gordon lands, setting Huntly Castle ablaze. The Gordons returned and quickly destroyed their enemies.
As the Douglases were removed from all their positions of power, the Gordons grew without challenge. Their near-regal status earned their chiefs the still-used nickname “Cock ‘o the North”.
During the Reformation, Gordon power was such that they could disregard it and choose to remain Catholic. Nonetheless, they fought with the men of Mary, Queen of Scots, resulting in Huntly dying in battle and his son being beheaded before her.
By the time of Montrose they had become supportive of the Scottish crown. The followers of the 2nd Marquess of Huntly were known as the Gordon Horse, and it is believed that had Huntly’s self-importance not impeded co-operation with the great Montrose, the war for Scottish independence may have had a different ending.
As it was, Huntly was captured in 1647, then beheaded after two years in jail.
During the Risings of 1715 and 1745 there were Gordons on both sides. The 2nd Duke of Gordon followed the Jacobites in the ‘15, but the 3rd Duke supported the Hanovarians by the time of the ‘45, while his brother raised two regiments against him at Culloden.
The Dukedom became extinct with its line after the 5th Duke, and the present Marquess descends from the Earl of Aboyne, whilst a new Duke of Gordon was created of the Duke of Richmond in 1876.
During the Risings of 1715 and 1745 there were Gordons on both sides. The 2nd Duke of Gordon followed the Jacobites in the ‘15, but the 3rd Duke supported the Hanovarians by the time of the ‘45.
Small world Jim
No comment, no comment...be a good girl. No comment...nope...good girl here.
"When in doubt, tell the truth."
I love doing research, great fun...
we have a friend that went to Scotland recently he said...
..it rained all the time he was there.
So if you go Jim, dinna forget your umbrella..
(You have to say it with a Scottish accent)
We had a real Scottish Fare and my sweetie(I almost typed sweatie, but come to think of it he was sweating from dancing, men sweat alot when they dance, good way to loose weight) even tried the Haggis,
I warned him not to but he did.... since he's na use to spices he was
dancin to the lew(not sure how to spell it) quite often.
But the meal was fantastic, mmmmm.. roast beef...mmmmmm
The pipers came, and the dancers, came and the politicians came.
And the Clans came, it was nice to see the different tartans.
And the snow came and came and came and came and stayed.
The next day the folks in the area had no hydro for a few days.
I have a gas fireplace so it wasn't so bad.
About a foot of snow up here.
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