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William Gordon, 6th Viscount of Kenmure

Military Commander

William Gordon, 6th Viscount of Kenmure and Lord Lochinvar (c. 1672 – 24 February 1716) was a Scottish Jacobite. William Gordon was the only son of Alexander Gordon, 5th Viscount of Kenmure and succeeded his father on his death in 1698, but was not able to inherit his family's property until 1700, because of a protracted law suit. Not initially an active supporter of the exiled Stuarts, Lord Kenmure became the leader of the Lowlands nobles, who opposed the Act of Union in 1701. Absenting himself from parliament, early in Anne's reign, the sixth Viscount Kenmure was deeply involved in plotting for a Jacobite rising and French invasion. Late in 1705, he was chosen by Lowlands Jacobites as a delegate to St Germain, although he did not travel there. Early in 1706 he claimed that disaffection was driving the Galloway Cameronians into Jacobitism. In 1707 he was one of the Jacobite peers for whose conduct David Murray, fifth Viscount Stormont, answered to Colonel Nathaniel Hooke, envoy from St Germain. In the same year, James Francis Edward Stuart granted him a marquessate. In 1711, he married Mary (d. 1776), daughter of Sir John Dalzell (d. 1698), sister of Robert Dalzell, fifth earl of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1672
Parents
Alexander Gordon

Death

Date of death
1716-02-24
Cause of death
Decapitation

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