Dates12th Century-Present
Person NameGordon; family; of Orton Hall; Marquesses of Huntly
ActivityThe Gordon family has been among the leading aristocratic families of Scotland for many centuries, with large estates in Aberdeenshire that at their peak covered some 120,000 acres. Successive generations of the family were members of regency councils, leading advisors, commanders of armies and the 2nd Earl of Huntly served as High Chancellor of Scotland. This was in addition to other offices which were almost guaranteed to be held by the head of the Gordon family, for example the post of Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire. Alongside this distinguished history of royal service - which extended to the 2nd Marquess being executed for his Royalist sympathies in 1649 - there were also periods in which the Gordons embodied the late medieval role of over-mighty magnates who pursued personal feuds and rebelled against the monarchy. This led to the 4th Earl of Huntly dying in captivity and on at least one occasion the Gordon lands were declared by the crown to be forfeit. The family were peers of Scotland before the Act of Union of 1707, and thereafter they were invited as representative peers of Scotland to sit in the British House of Lords until two different branches of the family were granted honours in the peerage of the United Kingdom to give them official, permanent seats in the House of Lords. They are one of the few families to have persisted in holding power for the better part of a millennium, and the Marquessate of Huntly has the distinction of being the second-oldest surviving Marquessate in the UK - Winchester being the oldest. Though their conduct has occasionally included disloyalty, at other times they have been among the most faithful servants of the crown and have always managed to navigate the events of the day successfully.
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KHINCH/8/A/A/31List of freeholders in the hundred of Norman Cross.
KAH/26/237/99Mandate for induction: Septimus Courtney M.A., Rector of Haddon: patron, Rt Hon. George Earl of Aboyne.
KHP56/25/4Correspondence between the Vicar, Lord Huntly and solicitors about changes to the trust deed and lease for school, includes sketch plan of 'no. 3 in row of 8 cottages used as school
KHP61/1/6/4Marriage licence, Edmund Turner Esq. of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, bachelor, and Lady Mary Catherine Gordon of Orton Longueville, spinster
KHUNTLY/539/3Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHP61/6/1/1Faculty for the removal of the body and coffin of Lord Douglas William Cope Gordon from Orton Longueville churchyard to the family mausoleum in Orton Longueville church
K488/C2/HD142Richard Huddleston, London, re the Gordon riots, the Lord Mayor's disavowal of the Protestant Association on canvassing the London Catholic electors.
KHUNTLY/539/13Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/65Death Certificate of Elizabeth Richardson
KHUNTLY/1818/8Deed of Covenant
KHUNTLY/1818/44Acknowledgement of right to produce deeds
KAH/35/271/55Sequestration bond for Alwalton parish. Hon. Lord George Gordon, Rector of Chesterton
KHUNTLY/539/12Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/55Schedule, relating to Lady Byrons Trust of Deeds relating to Orton Freeholds
KHUNTLY/1818/97Particular of the Orton Freeholds subject to Land Improvement charges
KHUNTLY/1818/87Copy of Report of Valuation on Orton Freeholds
KHUNTLY/1818/66Death Certificate of Susan Wooten Mackley
KHUNTLY/540Monthly Estate account books
KHUNTLY/1818/90Letter from A.P. Bartley, Oxford Street to Lord Huntly
KHUNTLY/1818/77Board of Agriculture and Fisheries
KHAC5/5989/4/4Black and white photograph of the Marquis and Marchioness of Huntly with two young girls (possibly Isabelle and Marjorie Meuser Wagner) and a pack of hunting dogs
KAH/26/238/35Mandate for induction: Samuel Rogers, M.A., Rector of Orton Longueville with Botolphs Bridge: patron, George Earl of Aboyne.
K488/C2/C16William Cole, Cambridgeshire, re his health, the Gordon riots and Protestantism.
KHUNTLY/1818/64Inland Revenue Valuation: Agnes Jane Speechly, Peterborough
KHUNTLY/1818/34Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/59Land Tax Redemption Certificate
KHUNTLY/1818/86Statement of Gravel Raising Account, Orton Hall Park
KHUNTLY/539/9Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/50Release and Covenant
KHUNTLY/1818/63Inland Revenue Valuation: Agnes Jane Speechly, Peterborough
KHUNTLY/1818/27Statutory Declaration of Edward Swallow Esq. Concerning property included in settlement of 9 June 1886.
KHP61/24/3File of minutes, programmes, correspondence and other papers on 'Festival Trinity', the parish's millennium celebrations
KHP61/1/6/27Marriage licence. Henry Wickham, a lieutenant in the Scots Guards, of St James, Westminster, bachelor and Lady Ethelreda Caroline Gordon of Orton Longueville, spinster and a minor
KHAC5/5989/4/5Black and white photograph of the Marquis and Marchioness of Huntly and others with a hunting pack and Orton Hall visible in the distance
KPC21/3898/12/1Plan and elevation of cottage for Marquis of Huntly at Orton Waterville
KHUNTLY/1818/95Receipt by Taylor, Kirkman, Manchester, Solicitors to Lord Huntly
KHUNTLY/1818/58Abstract of Title of Charlotte Jane Isabelle, Marchioness to freehold cottages at Orton Waterville
KHUNTLY/1818/102Income Tax Returns
KHUNTLY/1818/82Counsel's Opinion
KHP61/3/11Share certificate. £251 6s in the Joint Stock of Three per Cent Annuities erected under an Act of King George II
KHAC4/4434/6Conveyance of property in Orton Longueville.
KHUNTLY/539/1Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/74Statutory Declaration of Edward Swallow as to the identity of the Orton Freeholds
K488/C1/MHb/16Mary Bostock, London, re disorder after the Gordon riots, difficult tenants and increasing dishonesty.
KHUNTLY/1818/56Schedule of Deeds
KHUNTLY/539/5Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1343Huntly family albums and volumes
KAH/26/237/98Mandate for induction: Septimus Courtney M.A., Rector of Chesterton: patron, Rt Hon. George Earl of Aboyne.
KHUNTLY/258/13Letter book
KHUNTLY/1818/61Statutory Declaration of Robert Jenkin of Overton Waterville, Victualler and James Scott Boys, Peterborough Wine Merchant.
KHUNTLY/1818/81Statutory Declaration of rev. John Mills, Orton Waterville
KHUNTLY/1818/92Marriage Settlement Instruction to Trustees
KHUNTLY/1818/60Sale and particulars of House and Brewery at Peterborough property of Buckle and Co.
KHUNTLY/539/4Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/80Huntly family legal correspondence
KHUNTLY/1818/62Land Tax Redemption Certificate
KHUNTLY/1818Papers of the Huntly Family mainly deeds to properties in Orton Longueville and Orton Waterville
KHUNTLY/1818/93Marriage Settlement Acknowledgement of Receipt
KHAC5/5989/4/2Three black and white photographs of a man and woman standing in the grounds with Orton Hall visible behind them
KHUNTLY/258/18Cash book
KHAC5/5826Huntly family scrap books and Orton Estate Sale Particulars
KHUNTLY/539/2Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/7Deed of Exchange (Confirmation by Inclosure Commissioners)
KHUNTLY/258/14Letter book
KAH/26/241/44Mandate for induction: Alan Chaplin M.A., Rector of Chesterton with Haddon: patrons, Amy Marchioness of Huntly wife of Charles Gordon Marquis of Huntly in whom is vested the advowson. Mary Earp widow, John Lycett M.D, Charles Henry Bramley Esq & Hugh Louis Heber Percy Esq, Mortgagees of the Advowson.
KHUNTLY/1818/47Marriage Articles
KHUNTLY/1818/40Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/94Charge on Marriage Settlement
KHUNTLY/1818/32Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/48Marriage Settlement (Supplemental)
KHUNTLY/258/5Letter book
KHP61/30/30Papers from file labelled 'Lineage details etc. and church inventory'
KHAC5/5826/2Quarto format scrapbook compiled in relation to 11th Marquess of Huntly during the year 1926. Largely comprises newspaper cuttings, including: visit of Marquess and Marchioness to U.S.A.; floods in Peterborough; reviews &c. of the Marquess's publication Milestones; dispute over Barony of Gordon, etc.
KHAC4/4434/7Conveyance of property in Orton Longueville.
KHUNTLY/258/7Letter book
KAH/26/237/111Mandate for induction: Hon George Gordon M.A., Rector of Haddon: patron, George Earl of Aboyne.
KHUNTLY/258/3Letter book
KHUNTLY/258/9Letter book
KHP61/6/4/4Plan of proposed additions to the chapel belonging to the Marquis of Huntly at Orton Church
K488/C2/BS22Henry Bostock, London, re destruction wrought by the Gordon riots.
KHAC2/2635/59Copy settlement. The Rt Hon Lord George Gordon and Mrs C.A. Vaughan
KHUNTLY/1818/98Promissory Note from Lord Huntly to L. Schaverien, Old Bond Street
KHUNTLY/1818/26Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/11Letters of Administration
KHUNTLY/1818/38Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/1Lease and Release
KHUNTLY/1818/31Declaration of continued trust to 2. By 1. And covenant to indemnify.
KHUNTLY/1818/84Letter from Post Office Engineer to W.A. Young c/o Fowler, 13 Bedford Row
KHP61/6/4/3Church seating plan
KHP61/30/22Letter from the Marquis of Huntly to the electors of Orton Longueville, Orton Waterville, Fletton and Woodston, offering himself as a candidate for election to the new Huntingdonshire County Council
KHUNTLY/1818/91Marriage Settlement Instruction to Trustees
KHUNTLY/1818/79Copy Memo of Tenancy Agreement from Lord Huntly to Amy Huntly
KHUNTLY/1818/89Marriage Settlement Instruction to Trustees
KHUNTLY/1818/24Tenancy Agreement
KHUNTLY/539/14Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/80/2Letters and papers
KAH/26/238/136Mandate for induction: John Matson M.A., Rector of Orton Longueville with Bottle Bridge: patron, Charles, Marquis of Huntly.
KAH/26/238/135Mandate for induction: Charles John Rashleigh Cooke M.A., Rector of Chesterton with Haddon: patron, Charles, Marquis of Huntly.
KHUNTLY/1343/2Packet of twenty photographs of Huntly family
KWH/1G/393The Reverend Rigg with Orton Park Cricket Team
KHUNTLY/258/16Cash book
KAH/26/239/34Mandate for induction: William Watson M.A., Rector of Water Newton: patron, Most Hon Charles Marquis of Huntly.
KHCP/1/6/141J. P. s conviction of John Quenby, Overton Longueville otherwise Long Orton, gardener, for having stolen from the estate of the Earl of Aboyne in Overton Longville several ash plants. Complainant Samuel Roberts, the Earl's agent. First offence, fined 28s. and 12s. costs.
KHINCH/10/38Letter; Thomas Coote, Lisle House, Bournemouth, to 7th Earl of Sandwich.
KHUNTLY/258/12Letter book
KHAC5/5989/4/10Black and white photograph showing trees in the grounds of either Orton Hall or Aboyne Castle
KHP61/1/1/3Composite register
KHP61/8/2/4Draft appreciation by the Marchioness of Huntly, with a list of subscribers, for a gift to Mrs. Hetley in recognition of her good works.
KHUNTLY/258/2Letter book
KHUNTLY/258/6Letter book
KHUNTLY/258/19Cash book
KHAC5/5989/4/3Black and white portrait photograph of the Marquis of Huntly
KHUNTLY/258/10Letter book
KHUNTLY/258/8Letter book
KHUNTLY/258/4Letter book
KAH/26/239/86Mandate for induction: Peter Royston M.A., Rector of Orton Longueville with Bottlebridge: patron, Charles Marquis of Huntly
KHUNTLY/1818/37Tenancy Agreement
KAH/26/241/2Mandate for induction: Montague Frederick Alderson M.A., Rector of Chesterton with Haddon: patron, Charles Gordon Marquis of Huntly.
KHUNTLY/1818/21Assignment of mortgage
KHUNTLY/539/11Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHP61/6/4/1Letter to Richard Hetley, churchwarden, explaining that the entire cost of the recent restoration has been defrayed by the Duke of Northumberland, the Marquis of Huntly and the rector
KHP61/30/21Letter from Edward Bradley, Lenton Vicarage, Grantham to Lady Huntly with notes from his research on Everard Digby (rector c1592-1606)
KHUNTLY/1343/4MS book containing a collection of poems, verses, literary extracts, notes
KHP61/6/4/6Correspondence and other papers concerning the restoration of the church
KHAC5/5989/5/2Blueprint plan of drainage in Orton Longueville with manholes and drains marked
KHAC5/5826/4Plate b/w photographic images of exterior of Castle Fraser, Aberdeenshire, and of Scottish outdoor scenes (two attached disbound folio pages)
KHAC5/5826/1Folio format scrapbook apparently compiled in relation to 82nd birthday of 11th Marquess of Huntly (1847-1937).
Largely comprises newspaper cuttings from May 1929, with earlier news cuttings from 1868, 1899 &c. pasted towards rear
KHUNTLY/539/16Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KAH/26/238/116Mandate for induction: Charles John Rashleigh M.A., Rector of Orton Longueville with Bottlebridge: patron, Charles, Marquis of Huntley.
KHAC5/5989/4/1Photographs of Orton Hall and the grounds
KHAC5/5826/5Plate b/w photographic images of exterior of Orton Hall and of works to Victorian brick edifice (two detached disbound folio pages)
KHAC5/5989/3/2Cutting from the Aberdeen Journal with the headline 'Gordon Chieftain's Home Coming: Peer and Ploughmen in Sad Procession to Aboyne Church. Marquis of Huntly Buried in Family Vault'
KHAC5/5989/4/6Black and white photograph of Orton Longueville church
KHAC5/5989/1Sale particulars
KHAC5/5989/4/7Black and white photograph of the Marquis of Huntly, five men in kilts and three women outside a marquee
KHAC5/5989/3Newspaper cuttings
KHP61/28/2Letter from the Marquis of Huntly, stating that he had found the book HP61/28/1 amongst some old books and thought it should be kept in the parish chest.
KHAC5/5989/4/9Black and white photograph of Aboyne Castle
KHUNTLY/258/1Letter book
KHAC5/5989/2/1'By Courage, Not By Craft: The National Government Yesterday and Tomorrow' by the Marquis of Huntly P.C., LL.D
KHUNTLY/258Letter books, cash books and ledger of the Marchioness of Huntly, Orton Hall
KHAC2/2637Huntly newspaper obituaries
KHCP/1/23/79Convictions, Petty Sessions (Fletton): William Stretton and Pick Stretton damaging 12 ash poles at Haddon property of the Marquis of Huntly. 6/- damages and 15/9 costs or 2 months hard labour.
KHP61/30/1Bound table showing the descent of The Manor of Orton Longueville, 1548 - 1948. There is also loose at the front of the book a family tree of the connections of the families of Waldegrave, Hertford, Howard, Cope, Huntly and Galloway. (1714 - 1961).
KHP61/30/26Sale particulars: The contents of Orton Hall, Peterborough to be offered by auction by Phillips, Son & Neale by direction of Arthur Bradley Campbell Esq. in the Estate of the late Isabelle, Marchioness of Huntly
KHAC5/5989/2Items published by the Marquis of Huntly
KHP61/6/4/18Poster advertising a garden fete and sale of works in aid of the Church Restoration Fund
KHUNTLY/515Mortgage Papers
KHCP/1/37/106Deposition: Charles Linton and James Marriott, labourers: Stealing a yard of gravel at Long Orton, property of the Marquis of Huntley. Evidence by the Marquis's bailiff, William Izzard and a highway surveyor Wm. Wright, that the two men had been employed to clear the land and raise the gravel. The Marquis charged nothing for the gravel, the parish paid only for the raising of it. He (the Marquis) had three heaps of his own from which the accused had helped themselves in order to earn 8d a yard without the labour of raising it.
KHUNTLY/80/1Letters and papers
KAcc1832/D/3/276Witham Navigation
KHAC5/5989/1/2Sale particulars: The Orton Estate, Orton Longueville (comprising nearly 97 acres) to be offered for auction by Messrs. Knight, Frank & Rutley at 20 Hanover Square, London by order of the mortgagees
KHUNTLY/540/1Estate and household account book
KHAC3/3517Huntly and Dale family photos
KHCP/1/31/159Justices of Peace Convictions at Fletton: Edmund Truer, laying snares on land belonging to Charles Gordon, Earl of Aboyne
KHUNTLY/539/15Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHAC3/3854OS plans showing Huntly estates in north Hunts
KHAC2/2575/T/15Schedule of title deeds and documents
KHAC5/5826/3Quarto format scrapbook compiled in relation to 11th Marquess of Huntly. Largely comprises newspaper cuttings, including: 'the American debt'; reviews &c. of Milestones and of Dr J.D. Bullock's 'appreciation' volume The Cock o' the North; adoption of Marjorie and Isabel Mosher by family, etc.
KHUNTLY/539/8Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHAC5/5989Huntly family scrapbooks, photographs and sale particulars
KHUNTLY/539/10Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1343/5MS book of unpublished poems on English History by Lady Huntly
KHUNTLY/539Diaries of Lady Mary Antoinetta, wife of the 10th Marquis of Huntly of Orton Hall
KHCP/1/11/40Deposition: Prosecution following a Nov. 5th disturbance in Kimbolton. Charles Ibbs, the constable, stated that over 30 people assembled in the Turnpike Road Public High Street, firing pistols, letting off fireworks, and shouting. The Revd. Thomas Huntly of Kimbolton deposed to telling the crowd to depart - to James Bull's defiance - to Robert Cawley's possession of a loaded pistch. Warrent issued for arrest of Corley (Cawley) and Bull.
KHUNTLY/1818/16Trust Disposition
KHUNTLY/1343/6Common Place Book of Lady Huntly
KHUNTLY/1818/4Conveyance in Trust
KHUNTLY/1343/3Photograph Album of costumes worn at a Waverley Fancy Dress Ball held at Willis's Rooms
KHUNTLY/1818/6Lease and Release
KHUNTLY/1818/39Re-assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/100Letter from Williamson, Red Lion Square, Solicitor to Lady Huntly, to Fowler, Legg and Young for Lord Huntly
KHUNTLY/1818/80Articles of Agreement and Covering Letter
KHUNTLY/1818/99Statutory Declaration Of Marquis Charles
KHUNTLY/1818/101Letters from Fowler to Williamson
KHUNTLYHuntly Collection
KHAC5/5155/6Records of Buckles solicitors Peterborough
KHAC5/5989/1/1Sale particulars: The Orton Estate near Peterborough with Orton Hall and Park (comprising 3,313 acres in total) to be offered by auction by Humbert & Flint at the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, London by order of the mortgagees
KHP61/30/25Sale particulars: The Orton Estate near Peterborough with Orton Hall and Park (comprising 3,313 acres in total) to be offered by auction by Humbert & Flint at the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, London by order of the mortgagees
KHUNTLY/1818/88Marriage Settlement Instruction to Trustees
KHUNTLY/258/11Letter book
KHUNTLY/539/6Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/57Epitome of Title of Lord Huntly to Orton Estate by Fowler Legg and Young, Bedford Row
KAH/26/239/78Mandate for induction: Henry George Woodhouse M.A., Rector of Water Newton: patron, Charles Marquis of Huntly.
KHAC5/5989/4/8Black and white photograph of the Marquis of Huntly standing on the driveway leading to Aboyne Castle
KHP56/25/2School trust deed (plan attached) between Charles, Marquis of Huntly (with others) and The Revd Henry George Woodhouse (with others) and draft deed
KHP61/3/16Plan showing an additional piece of land added to the churchyard by the Marquis of Huntly with a note signed by the Marquis
KHP61/1/6/5Special marriage licence issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury for the marriage of The Honourable Hugh Cecil Lowther of Oakham, Rutland, bachelor, son of the Right Honourable Earl of Lonsdale, deceased, and The Honourable Grace Cicelie Gordon, commonly called Lady Grace Gordon, of Orton Longueville, spinster, daughter of The Most Honourable The Marquess of Huntly
KHCP/1/37/57Easter Sessions Calendar of Prisoners
KHUNTLY/539/7Diary of Lady Mary Antoinetta
KHUNTLY/1818/96Statement of Account
KAH/26/238/1Mandate for induction: Charles Child B.D., Rector of Orton Longueville with Botolph Bridge: patron, George Earl of Aboyne.
KAH/26/237/109Mandate for induction: Hon George Gordon M.A., Rector of Chesterton: patron, George Earl of Aboyne.
KHCP/1/34/13Correspondence over sending commission of the Peace to Crown office to have the Earl of Aboyne's name inserted.
KHUNTLY/1818/67Notices of Settlement
KHUNTLY/1818/73Statutory Declaration of Edward Swallow, Bank Chambers, Peterborough, land agent
KHUNTLY/1818/76Statutory Declaration
KHUNTLY/1818/33Re-assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/28Articles of Agreement
KHUNTLY/1818/15Bargain and Sale
KHUNTLY/1818/25Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/258/15Cash book
KHAC0/515Marquis and Marchioness of Huntly
KHAC5/5989/3/1'Chieftan of the Gordons'
KAH/26/241/35Mandate for induction: Warren Hastings M.A., Rector of Orton Longueville with Bottlebridge: patron, Charles Gordon Marquis of Huntly & Aboyne Co. Aberdeen & Orton Longueville.
KHAC5/5704Sale particulars of Bidwells and Sons, Cambridge, relating to Huntingdonshire
K515/B/64Valuation book, no.37
K515/B/65Valuation book, no.38
KHUNTLY/80/3Letters and papers
KHP61/6/4/13Correspondence and other papers concerning the restoration works to the chancel
KHP61/30/31Papers from file labelled 'Various letters on history of the church and concerning people buried in churchyard'
K515/B/69Valuation book, no.44
K515/B/67Valuation book, no.42
KHUNTLY/1818/83Notice and Charge (and covering letter)
KHCP/1/7/58Woodstone Corn Rent Schedule - description of every parcel of ancient enclosure, name of owner, exact measure, yearly tithes or corn rents and quantity of wheat, which is to govern each of the yearly tithe rents in future
KHUNTLY/1343/1Family Album of photographs
KHUNTLY/1818/29Appointment of Trustees
KHUNTLY/1818/36Assignment of Mortgage
KHUNTLY/1818/30Assignment of Mortgage
K515/B/63Valuation book, no.33
KHP61/30/29Bundle of loose notes and correspondence found inside HP61/30/28
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