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CodeNA8879
Dates1804-
Person NameGordon Cumming; family
Epithetfamily
ActivityThe Gordon Cumming family of Altyre and Gordonstoun can trace their history to Sir Alexander Penrose Cumming, 1st Bt (d 1806), who was the eldest son of Alexander Cumming of Altyre, in Elgin, and Grace Pearce, the niece and sole heir of John Penrose, of Penrose, Cornwall, who had been the heir of Sir William Gordon, Bt of Gordonstown. In 1804, Sir Alexander was created a Baronet and inherited, through his mother, the names and arms of Gordon of Gordonstown. In 1773 he married Margaret (d 1830) the daughter of the Earl of Findlater and Seafield, their eldest son was Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming, 2nd Bt (1787-1854), who was succeeded in turn by: Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon Cumming, 3rd Bt ((1816-1866); Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming, 4th Bt (1848-1930); Sir Alexander Penrose Gordon Cumming, 5th Bt (1893-1939); and Sir William Gordon Gordon Cumming, 6th Bt (b 1928), who was educated at Eton and RMC Sandhurst. He became a Lieutenant in the Royal Scots Greys and a member of the Conseil International de la Chasse. In 1953 he married Elisabeth, the daughter of Major General, Sir William Robert Norris Hinde, and they have a son, Alexander Penrose, and three daughters.
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