- KINSHIP: Son and heir.
EDUCATION: Eton, 1780-1786; admitted as a nobleman at Cambridge (St. John's College), 1788; M.A. 1791.
EDUCATION: Office> Chancellor of Marischal College, Aberdeen, 1814-1836.
MILITARY: Entered the Army, 1790; Major-General, 1801; Lieutenant-General, 1808; General, 1819; Colonel - 92nd Foot (the Gordon) Highlanders, raised from his father's estates, 1796-1806; Colonel - 42nd Foot, 1806-1820; of the 1st Foot, 1820-1834; of the Scots Fusiliers, 1834-1836
MILITARY: Battles and Wars> Served in Ireland during the Rebellion, 1798; in Holland, 1799; at Walcheren, 1809.
OFFICE: Grand Master of Freemasons [S.], 1792-1794.
OFFICE: [M.P.] Member of Parliament (Tory) for Eye, 1806-1807.
OFFICE: Lord-Lieutenant of co. Aberdeen, 1808-1836.
OFFICE: Keeper of the Great Seal [S.], 1828-1830.
OFFICE: [P.C.] Privy Councillor, 1830.
OFFICE: President of the Highland and Agricultural Society [S.], 1835 till death.
HONORS: [G.C.B.] Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1820.
TITLES: Succeeded father, in 1827, as Duke of Gordon, Marquess of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Enzie, Viscount of Inverness, Lord Badenoch, Lochaber, Strathaven, Balmore, Auchindoun, Carthie, and Kincardine [S.], titles created 1684; as Marquess of Huntly, Earl of Enzie, and Lord Gordon of Badenoch [S.], titles created 1599; as Earl of Huntly [S.], title created 1445, or possibly 1444; as Earl of Norwich and Baron Gordon of Huntly, titles created 1784; as Lord Mordaunt, title created 1532; and possibly also Lord Beauchamp
TITLES: Extinct> Upon his death, in 1836, the Dukedom of Gordon and other titles of 1684 became extinct as did the Earldom of Norwich, the Barony of Gordon of Huntly [G.B.] created 1781.
TITLES: Abeyance> Upon his death, in 1836, the Barony of Mordaunt [E.] and (possibly the Barony of Beauchamp) fell into abeyance.
TITLES: Devolved> Upon his death, in 1836, the Marquessate of Huntly devolved upon his 4th cousin 1 time removed, George GORDON, Earl of Aboyne.
TITLES: Questionable Descent> Upon his death, in 1836, the Earldom of Huntly could have devolved upon his 4th cousin 1 time removed, George GORDON, Earl of Aboyne, or his sister Charlotte (GORDON) LENNOX, Duchess of Richmond - depends whether the restoration of said title was a "general" one or was one with "spec. rem. to heirs male" - see 'The Complete Peerage', vol. 6 p. 682 fn. (b), 683-684 fn. (d).
STATE OF HEALTH: Wounded in Holland, 1799.
CONDITION: d. s.p.> Died without issue.
PROBATE: Will proved Aug 1836.