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Gordon, Sir James Alexander

J. K. Laughton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/11054

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Gordon, Sir James Alexander (1782–1869), naval officer, eldest son of Charles Gordon of Wardhouse, Aberdeenshire, and his wife, a daughter of Major James Mercer, of Auchnacant, Aberdeenshire, was born at Kildrummy Castle, Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire. He entered the navy in November 1793 on the ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare

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