George Gordon

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Biographical Note

George Gordon of Gordonbank, Berwickshire, was a writer in Edinburgh and was served heir to his brother James in that estate on 26 January 1738. He was an Episcopalian and had a son baptised at Old St. Paul’s, Edinburgh, in 1752. His son George was served his heir on 3 August 1758.


He used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 12260) signed by the early-eighteenth century Edinburgh engraver Archibald Burden. The extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • Bulloch, John Malcolm. The House of Gordon, Vol. I. Aberdeen: Printed for the University, 1903, 354-355.
  • Registers of Old St. Paul’s, Edinburgh, A.D. 1748-1762, Scottish Antiquary 6 (1891): 74.
  • Information provided by Kelsey Jackson Williams.