James Brebner Gordon
Profile & Legacies Summary
1724 - 1807
Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary
Grandfather of James Adam Gordon (q.v.), father of James Gordon (1758-1822) (q.v.) and Mary Anne Brebner Gordon (q.v.), who married Sir William Abdy the 6th bart. (q.v.).
- The will of Stephen Lavington proved 08/12/1759 recites an indenture between himself and his sister Ann and brother-in-law James Brebner of Antigua then of Argyle Street of 1755. The text of the indenture shows Lavington conveying his property on Antigua (3 freehold estates and 2 leasehold estates) to James Brebner in exchange for Brebner taking on Lavington's debts up to £4000, paying Lavington £1300 and granting Lavington an annuity of £500 p.a. in addition to the annuity his wife already held of the same amount.
- Vere Langford Oliver, History of Antigua Vol. II part II pp. 166-167; PROB 11/851/159.
Moore Place, Herfordshire, South-east England, England