Catherine Gordon (née Hering)

21st Aug 1763 - 26th Dec 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Catherine Hering, daughter of Julines Hering of Jamaica and Heybridge.

  1. Born 21/08/1763, baptised 25/09/1763 at Westminster. Married John Gordon (q.v.), Collector of Customs at Bristol, 1787. Died 26/12/1840.

  2. Catherine's sister Mary Helen Hering married Henry Middleton (1770-1846), one of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence.

  3. Catherine's daughter, also called Catherine, married Sir William Miles, 1st Bart, son of Philip John Miles (q.v.).


  1., England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online]; Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 pp. 10-13; John Alexander Inglis, The family of Inglis of Auchindinny and Redhall (1914) p. 75.

  2. See the Hering Family Papers, 1674-1960, [accessed 12/03/2013].

  3. [accessed 28/03/2011].

We are grateful for the assistance of Madeleine Mitchell in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Gordon of Bristol
7 sons, 3 daughters

Associated Claims (1)

£1,079 13s 4d

Relationships (7)

Wife → Husband
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Notes →
Michael Hinton Castle married Catherine Gordon's daughter Mary Helen...
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Philip John Miles's son Sir William Miles, 1st Bart., married Catherine Gordon, daughter of John Gordon and Catherine...
Niece → Aunt
Notes →
Catherine Gordon was the main beneficiary in the will of her aunt Mary...

Addresses (2)

Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Stapleton Grove, Stapleton [now in Bristol], Gloucestershire, South-west England, England