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From: "Maureen Williams" <>
Subject: What Age Did Men Marry in the Mid 1700s
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2005 17:27:49 -0500
I am trying to figure out the age of my ancestor (Alexander Gordon) who was
a Jacobite and fled Scotland after the rebellion and settled in Co.
I know that he was a teacher in Cairn (near Huntly) before the rebellion.
He was married and had a son born in 1743. This son was eventually brought
to him in Ireland by two of his sisters.
Here is the family dynamics:
Grandfather: John Gordon - (5th Laird of Avochie) md. Unknown Forbes
Father Patrick (1682-1761) md. Margaret Hay
Children of Patrick & Margaret Gordon:
John Gordon b. 1717
Alexander Gordon ?*
Elizabeth Gordon b. 1721 md. John Gordon - had son Alexander b.1750
Daughter Gordon b. 1723
Charles Gordon b. 1728-1786* - went to Maryland, U.S.A.
Charles (at age 17) was forcibly recruited by Glenbucket's men and caught
after the rebellion at Carlisle. He was sent to Newgate Prison to be
executed. He was spared because of his age at the time of the rebellion and
*Alexander was not exempted and was on the list for execution...he never
returned to Scotland.
Could you tell me at what age men married in the mid 1700s in Scotland?
Hopefully I can enter an approx. date for Alexander. The son James b. 1743
was his first and only child (the mother died in childbirth).
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