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144 DEBRETT S ILLUSTRATED BARONETAGE. Sister living Grace Helen : >. 1851, Victor Garreau, Esq., who d. 1867, Barrister-at-law, and formerly Ch. Magistrate of the Seychelles, and has issue living, Emile Victor, b. 1856 ; is in Bank of England, Kenneth Henry, b. 1865, Marie Eleonore, Grace Emily. Residence, Hazledon, 27, Shepherd's Bush Road, W. The ist baronet, Sir Alexander, sat as M.P. for Aberdeenshire (Tory) 1709-22. Tn 1720 he lost

8o,ooo in the South Sea Bubble, and sacrificed the Gutter estates. The 2nd baronet, Sir Alexander,

having dissipated the remainder of the fortune, emigrated to America, and on April 3rd, 1730, at a general meeting of Indian chiefs at Nequisee, was crowned Commander and Chief Ruler of the Cherokee nation, a position he resigned to H.M. King George II. at Windsor on June i8th of the same year, when six Indian chiefs, who had accompanied him to England, also did homage to the King. The pecuniary resources of the 3rd and 4th baronets did not permit them to publicly assume the title; but Kenneth, the eldest son of the latter, having obtained a commission in the Army, and married a lady of some fortune, assumed the baronetcy, and was recognised as sth baronet, but died without issue, when the title devolved upon his brother, Robert Stewart, who being aged and invalided did not assume the baronetcy. At his death the title reverted to the present baronet, who represents in the male line the ancient Earls of Buchan (Comyn), Hereditary High Constables of Scotland, and bears the plain arms of Gumming (Earl Buchan). A curious old prophecy about the house of Culler was strangely fulfilled in the person of the present baronet appearing at Culter in 1869, when the painting on the banqueting-hall came down, thus completing the first of the two following prophetic sayings of the peasantry around : ist, " that the rightful heir to Culter was to appear the day the picture from the upper hall was removed " ; 2nd, that when the other large picture now in Culter is removed Culter will pass from the Duffs to the Cummings. GORDON-GUMMING, Creation 1804, of Altyre, Forres. Courage. Sir WILLIAM GORDON GORDON-CUM- MING, 4th Baronet ; b. July2Oth, 1848; s. his father, Sir ALEXANDER PENROSE, 1866 ; ed. at Eton ; formerly Major and Lieut. -Col. 2nd Batn. Scots Guards ; served in S. African war 1879 (medal with clasp), in Egyptian campaign 1882 (medal with clasp and bronze star), and in Camel Corps of Nile expedition 1884 (two clasps) : m. 1891. Florence Josephine, da. of the late Com. Garner, of New York Yacht Club, and has issue. ^rms Quarterly : ist and 4th, azure, three garbs or ; 2nd and 3rd, argent, three bands sable, each charged with as many roses of the field barbed or. flfrcsts ist, a cat sejant ; 2nd, a lion rampant or, in the dexter paw a dagger proper. JJupportr rs Two horses argent. Seats Altyre, near Forres ; Gordonstoun, near Elgin. Daughter living Elma, i>. 1892. Brothers living ALEXANDER PENROSE, b. July 3ist, 1853; ed. at Harrow m. 1877, Frances Campbell, da. of the late Hon. Charles Eames, United States Min. at Venezuela, and has issue living, Margaret, b. 1878. - Walter Frederick Campbell, b. 1859 ; ed. at Eton. Residence, Gordonstoun, Elgin, N.B. Sister living Eliza Maria (Baroness Middletoti) : m. 1869, the gth Baron Middleton. Residences Wollaton Hall, Nottingham; Birdsall House, York; Settrington House, York; Middleton Hall, Tamworth; Applecross, Dingwall, Ross-shire, N.B. Uncle living (son of 2nd Baronet) William Gordon, b. 1829 ; ed. at Eton ; formerly Lieut.-Col. Bombay S.C., and Hon. Col. and Lieut.-Col. Comdt. 6th Vol. Batn. Gordon Highlanders ; is a J.P. and D.L. for Banffshire : m. 1867, Alexa Angelica Hervey, da. of James Brand, Esq., of Bal- ham. Residence, Auchintoul, Huntly, N.B. Club, Junior United Service. Aunts living (daughters of 2nd Baronet) Constance Frederica. - Jane Eliza. - Emilia : m. ist, 1867, Major Warden Sergison, J.P. and D.L., who d. 1888 ; 2ndly, 1891, the Rev. William Seymour Edgell, R. of Totteridge, and has issue living (by ist marriage), Charles Warden (of Cuckfield Park, Sussex, and Slangham Park, Crawley), b. 1867; is Lieut, ist Batn. Scots Guards, and a J.P. for Sussex : ;. 18 Prudence Ida Sussex : ;. 1891, the Hon. Florence Emma Louisa, da. of 4th Baron Sjudeley, and has issue living, udence Ida Evelyn b. 1892. Editha Elma: ;. 1890, Joseph Henry Russell Bailey, Esq., ist Batn. Grenadier Guards [see Bailey, Bart.], (by 2nd marriage) Alice Seymour, b. 1892, Beatrice Mary Gordon (twin), b. 1892. Residence, Totteridge Rectory, Herts. Widow living Of 2nd Baronet JANE ELIZA (Lady Gordon-Gumming), da. of William Mackintosh, Esq., of Geddes and Hilton, N.B. : m. 1846, as his 2nd wife, Sir William Gordon-Gumming, 2nd baronet, who d. 1854. Residence, 49, Belgrave Road, S.W. Collateral Branches living. Issue of the late Henry Gordon-Gumming, Esq., 3rd son of 2nd baronet, b. 1822, d. 1887: m, 1859, Elizabeth Newton, da. of Major Ludovick Stewart : Henry William Grant, & 1859 : m. 1892, Evelyn Agnes, da. of Hugh Barlow Lindsay, Esq. [see E. Crawford, colls.]. Ludovic Seymour, b. 1861 ; is Capt. ist Batn. Sherwood Foresters (Derby- shire Regt.). Club, Junior United Service.