Descendants of John GORDON (to contribute information, please email

First Generation

1. John GORDON was born about 1795 in Kilgarriff, Fairymount, Co. Roscommon.

I have not been able to link John to our Gordon family but I have no doubt that he is connected in some way because (a) John's children were born in the parish of Tibohine (nowadays called Fairymount), possibly even in Kilgarriff, the townland in Fairymount where our Gordons farmed, as some descendants of John's also lived in Kilgarriff, (b) descendants of John grew up with the story that their Gordon ancestors came originally from Scotland; our Gordon ancestors were also originally Scottish, or so we are told, and (c) some of John's descendants were given the name Cormac, which is a traditional name in our own Gordon family. I have extensively researched the name 'Cormac Gordon' and every Cormac Gordon I have ever come across so far has had origins in Tibohine/Fairymmount, and I believe they are all related.

It is possible, in my opinion, that John was a son of our John Gordon who supposedly came from Scotland and settled in Tibohine in the late 18th century. Any assistance in linking John above to our Gordon family would be most welcome. If you can help in any way please email

John married Brigid FINN. Brigid was born about 1798.

I have also been told that Bridget's surname was Finan. The names Finn and Finan are probably interchangeable.

They had the following children.

  2 M i
Patrick GORDON was born about 10 Apr 1817 in Tibohine (Fairymount), Co. Roscommon. He was christened on 12 Apr 1817.
+ 3 M ii Dominic GORDON was born about 27 Jul 1819. He died on 5 Sep 1897.
  4 F iii
Anne GORDON was born about 27 Dec 1820 in Tibohine (Fairymount), Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 29 Dec 1820.
+ 5 M iv James GORDON was born about 24 Aug 1822. He died on 20 Jul 1895.
  6 F v
Honoria GORDON was born about 13 May 1825 in Tibohine (Fairymount), Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 15 May 1825.
  7 F vi
Bridget GORDON was born about 29 May 1826 in Tibohine (Fairymount), Co. Roscommon. She was christened on 1 Jun 1826.

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