Archives of Maryland
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Robert Gordon (c. 1676-1753)
MSA SC 3520-517

Biography:

Born c. 1676.  Immigrated c. 1719, probably from Scotland.  Resided in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County.  One daughter, Agnes (d. 1759).  Died September 9, 1753, in Anne Arundel County.

Gordan was a merchant and a member of the Lower House representing Annapolis from 1725 to 1727, 1728 to 1731, and 1732 to 1752.  He was a justice of the Provincial Court from 1732 to at least 1751, a judge in the Court of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery in Anne Arundel County from 1731 to 1739, and a judge of the Assize Court for the Western Shore from 1739 to 1740.  He was commissioner of the Paper Currency Office from 1733 to 1753.  He was mayor of Annapolis from 1745 to 1746.  Gordon probably served in the military as he was referred to as "captain" by 1723.

Gordon was Anglican and a member of St. Anne's Parish Vestry in Annapolis from 1723 to 1727.  He was a member of the Red House Club, and a founding member of the Tuesday Club of Annapolis in 1745.

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