The title Duke of Gordon has been created once in the Peerage of Scotland and again in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Dukedom, named for the Gordon family, was first created for the fourth Marquess of Huntly on November 3, 1684. This Dukedom became extinct in 1836.
Most of the Gordon estates passed to the son of the 5th Duke's eldest sister, the English nobleman Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond, whose main seat was Goodwood House in Sussex. In 1876 he was created 1st Duke of Gordon in the second creation. Thus, the Duke holds four dukedoms, more than any other person in the realm.
Dukes of Gordon, Second Creation
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox
- 1st Duke of Gordon (1818–1903) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, 7th Duke of Lennox
- 2nd Duke of Gordon (1845–1928) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond, 8th Duke of Lennox
- 3rd Duke of Gordon (1870–1935) Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, 9th Duke of Lennox
- 4th Duke of Gordon (1904–1989) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond, 10th Duke of Lennox
- 5th Duke of Gordon (b. 1929) Heir Apparent: Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara (b. January 8, 1955)
Lord March's Heir Apparent: Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, Lord Settrington (b. December 20, 1994)
The fastest Duke of Gordon?
Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 4th Duke of Gordon, or Freddie Richmond, as he was known, began a motor racing career in 1929 when he took part in the JCC High Speed Trial. In the next year he became a member of the Austin team and won the Brooklands 500 Miles. He created his own team of MG Midgets in 1931 and won the celebrated Brooklands Double Twelve race, but then became more involved in the organisational side of motor sport. The Duke was the longest-serving Vice President of the Royal Automobile Club.
Duke of Gordon Hotel
The Duke of Gordon Hotel in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, overlooks the Spey Valley to Ruthven Barracks.
The hotel was built in 1715. It was built on the site of an earlier stone castle originally built in the 1300's by the ancestors of the Seven Dukes of Gordon.
The Scottish Highlands and the Duke Of Gordon have enchanted Royalty through the ages.
Kingussie is the ancient capital of Badenoch and the homeland of the seven Dukes Of Gordon.