Thomas Gordon 1685-1769

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Sir Thomas GORDON 3rd bart 1685-1769

Biographical Note

Son of Sir Alexander Gordon, 2nd baronet (1650–1726). Became a bankrupt in 1743 and alienated his lands and baronies of Earlston and Afton.


Used an engraved bookplate:

Franks 12230 Gordon of Earlestoun Bat.

(Wrongly identified by Franks as 'Sir John Gordon 3rd Bart. succeeded 1726; died 1769'.)


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • Cokayne, G.E. Complete baronetage. 1904, vol. IV, p.438.