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1. James GORDON II.[1],[2],[3],[4] Born ? in Sheepbridge, Barony of Newry, Co Down, Ireland.[1],[2] James died in 1753 in Sheepbridge, Barony of Newry, Co Down, Ireland.[1],[2],[4] [Will dated 27 January 1749 and proved 17 Nov 1753, in the exempt jurisdiction of Newry and Mourne.]. Occupation: Gentleman [a man whose main occupation is land ownership].[2]

James Gordon was the 2nd of Sheepbridge, County Down, Ireland. The will of James Gordon II was dated 27 January 1749 and proved 17 November 1753 in the jurisdiction of Newry and Mourne, County Down, Ireland. He gives the lands of Lisduff (about 26 acres) to his wife Sarah for life and then his three sons, James, Samuel and John to have its interest and that of Derryboy and Cloughenramer. His son George is to have a 1/2 acre of moss meadow in Cloughenramer with what he has already been given. To his daughter Anne Templeton he gives £ 1-3-0 and to his daughters Elinor and Sarah £30 and to live in the house with their mother. Sheepbridge is to go to his son James, provided he comes to live in Ireland. If he does not choose to do so, Sheepbridge is to go to his son Samuel and James is to have another part. James appoints his dear wife Sarah and John Ellis and Ephraim Murdock as executors. The will is witnessed by Thomas and John Carr and Humphrey Humphries. [2], [1]

James, son of James Gordon II, did not elect to return to Ireland from Virginia, and Samuel inherited Sheepbridge. James did give a share of his inheritance to his brother John, perhaps before John came to Virginia.[2] On 17 September 1779 John conveyed to his nephew, George Gordon, eldest son of his brother Samuel Gordon of Sheepbridge, his interests in the Sheepbridge property. [1]

abt 1712 James II married Sarah GREENWAY[1],[2],[3],[4],[5], daughter of Samuel GREENWAY & Elinor MATTHEWS.[2]

Entry in the Journal of Col. James Gordon in the Colony of Virginia in which James refers to his mother and sisters:
October 4, 1759: Rec'd a letter from Mr. Jos. Taylor of Whitehaven, giving me an account of my dear mother & sisters at Newry. [5]

They had the following children:
2 i. James (1714-1768)
3 ii. Samuel (1716-?)
4 iii. John (~1720-1780)
5 iv. George (~1725-1813)
v. Anne[1],[2],[4].

Anne married Unknown TEMPLETON[1],[2],[4].
vi. Eleanor (Nelly)[1],[2],[4],[5].

Entry in the Journal of Col. James Gordon in the Colony of Virginia regarding his sister, Nelly:
July 8, 1760: Letter from Mr. Taylor & a letter from my sister Nelly to him, giving an account of my sister Sally's death about two years ago.[5]

Eleanor (Nelly) married Joseph CARSON[1],[2],[4].

Joseph was of Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland. [1], [2], [4]
vii. Sarah (Sally)[1],[2],[4],[5]. Born ? . Sarah (Sally) died abt 1758 in Newry, Co Down, Ireland.[4],[5]

Sarah died unmarried. [1], [2], [4]

Entry in the Journal of Col. James Gordon in the Colony of Virginia regarding his sister, Sally:
July 8, 1760: Letter from Mr. Taylor & a letter from my sister Nelly to him, giving an account of my sister Sally's death about two years ago.[5]


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