|Birth: ||May 28, 1735|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1766, England|
William Gordon, 18th Earl of Sutherland was the son of William Gordon, 17th Earl of Sutherland and Lady Elizabeth Wemyss. He married Mary Maxwell, daughter of William Maxwell of Preston and Elizabeth Hairstanes, on 14 April 1761 in Edinburgh. They had two daughters, Catherine Gordon (b. 24 May 1764, d. 3 Jan 1766) and Elizabeth Gordon, Countess of Sutherland (b. 24 May 1765, d. 29 Jan 1839).
According to William Anderson (The Scottish Nation, 1877) their daughter Catherine died at Dunrobin Castle on 3 January 1766 and "…the loss of their daughter so deeply affected the earl and countess that they went to Bath, in the hope that the amusements of that place would dispel their grief. There, however, the earl was seized with a fever, and the countess devoted herself so entirely to the care of her husband, sitting up with him for twenty-one days night and day, without retiring to bed, that her health was affected, and she died 1st June the same year, sixteen days before his lordship. Their corpses were brought to Scotland, and interred in Holyrood-house."
Mary Maxwell Gordon (1740 - 1766)
HERE ALSO WERE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF HIS DESCENDANT WILLIAM EARL OF SUTHERLAND & HIS CONSORT MARY MAXWELL.
WHO BOTH DIED AT BATH. SHE ON THE 1ST & HE ON THE 16TH OF JUNE 1766.
LOVELY IN THEIR LIVES. IN DEATH NOT DIVIDED.
Abbey of Holyrood
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
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Record added: Jun 20, 2013
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