Biography of John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567

1547 Battle of Pinkie Cleugh


Family Trees

Descent

Ancestry

In 1525 John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 was born to [his father] Alexander Gordon 1505-1530 (20).

On Aug 1529 James Stewart 1st Earl Moray 1499-1544 (30) and [his wife] Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 were married (he was her half second-cousin once-removed). Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 by marriage Countess Moray (3C 1501).

On 13 Jan 1530 [his father] Alexander Gordon 1505-1530 (25) died.

In 1538 Adam Gordon 10th Earl Sutherland -1538 died. His grandson John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (13) succeeded 11th Earl Sutherland. [his wife] Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 by marriage Countess Sutherland.

After May 1544 John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 and [his wife] Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 were married (he was her half second-cousin).

On 04 May 1546 Elizabeth Sutherland 10th Countess Sutherland -1546 died. Her grandson John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (21) succeeded 11th Earl Sutherland. [his wife] Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 by marriage Countess Sutherland.

In 1547 [his wife] Elizabeth Campbell Countess Moray, Countess Sutherland -1547 died.

Battle of Pinkie Cleugh

On 10 Sep 1547 an English army commanded by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47) defeated a Scottish army commanded by James Hamilton 1st Duke Ch√Ętellerault 1516-1575 (31) and Archibald Douglas 6th Earl Angus 1489-1557 (58) at the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh at Musselburgh. The English army included John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (43), Francis Talbot 5th Earl Shrewsbury, 5th Earl Waterford 1500-1560 (47) and Thomas Wentworth 2nd Baron Wentworth 1525-1584 (22). John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) and Edmund Brydges 2nd Baron Chandos -1573 were knighted.
William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (26) accompanied Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (47).
John Forbes 6th Lord Forbes 1475-1547 (82) and Edward Clere -1547 were killed.
John Thynne 1515-1580 (32) was knighted after the battle.
The Scottish army included John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (22) who commanded the Rearguard and Gilbert Kennedy 3rd Earl Cassilis 1515-1558 (32). John Stewart -1547, Robert Douglas 1505-1547, John Livingston -1547, Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield -1547 and Hugh Montgomerie -1547 were killed. John Hay 4th Lord Hay -1556 was captured but soon released.
Malcolm Fleming 3rd Lord Fleming 1494-1547 (53) was killed. His son James Fleming 4th Lord Fleming 1534-1558 (13) succeeded 4th Lord Fleming. Barbara Hamilton Lady Fleming by marriage Lord Fleming.

Around 1565 Unknown Artist. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (44). His right-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

After 1590 Unknown Artist. Portrait of William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598. His left-hand is holding the Lord Treasurer Staff of Office.

In 1548 John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (23) and [his wife] Helen or Eleanor Stewart Countess Erroll, Countess Sutherland were married. Helen or Eleanor Stewart Countess Erroll, Countess Sutherland by marriage Countess Sutherland.

On Oct 1548 John Graham 4th Earl Menteith 1529-1565 (19) and [his wife] Marie Seton Countess Menteith, Countess Sutherland -1567 were married. Marie Seton Countess Menteith, Countess Sutherland -1567 by marriage Countess Menteith.

Around 1552 [his son] Alexander Gordon 12th Earl Sutherland 1552-1594 was born to John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (27) and [his wife] Helen or Eleanor Stewart Countess Erroll, Countess Sutherland.

After Feb 1566 John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 and [his wife] Marie Seton Countess Menteith, Countess Sutherland -1567 were married. Marie Seton Countess Menteith, Countess Sutherland -1567 by marriage Countess Sutherland.

Before 23 Jun 1567 John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 was poisoned by Isobel Sinclair at Helmsdale Castle, Helmsdale.

On 23 Jun 1567 John Gordon 11th Earl Sutherland 1525-1567 (42) died at Dunrobin Castle, Dunrobin. His son [his son] Alexander Gordon 12th Earl Sutherland 1552-1594 (15) succeeded 12th Earl Sutherland. Jean Gordon Countess Bothwell, Countess Sutherland 1546-1629 (21) by marriage Countess Sutherland.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Wyntoun aka Seton

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Son of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Kings Scotland: Great x 5 Grand Son of Robert II King Scotland 1316-1390

Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks 778-840

Kings France: Great x 13 Grand Son of Henry I King France 1008-1060

Ancestry

Father: Alexander Gordon 1505-1530 7 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

GrandFather: Adam Gordon 10th Earl Sutherland -1538 14 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great GrandFather: George Gordon 2nd Earl Huntley 1455-1501 13 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Alexander Gordon 1st Earl Huntley -1470 12 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Alexander Seton 1370-1441 11 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 4 GrandFather: William Seton 1st Lord Seton 1343-1410 10 x Great Grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Gordon -1439

Great x 4 GrandFather: John Gordon -1408

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Crichton Countess Huntley

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Crichton -1454

GrandMother: Elizabeth Sutherland 10th Countess Sutherland -1546 6 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: John de Moravia Sutherland 8th Earl Sutherland -1508 5 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: John de Moravia Sutherland 7th Earl Sutherland -1460 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert de Moravia Sutherland 6th Earl Sutherland -1427 3 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: William de Moravia Sutherland 5th Earl Sutherland -1370 2 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Johanna Menteith Countess Sutherland

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Stewart Countess Sutherland 5 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandFather: Alexander "The Wolf of Badenoch" Stewart 3rd Earl Buchan 1343-1405 4 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 4 GrandMother: Mariota Mackay Countess Moray