Christening

Date 1835-02-24
Place Drymen, Stirling Council Area, Scotland
Description for name see Notes

Narrative

An unusal name and not following family naming tradition. Research suggests possibility of named for Cosmo George Duke of Gordon Gordon (sic) b 27 April 1720 SPeymouth, Moray, Scotland. son of Alexander Duke of Gordon Gordon and Henrieta Mourdant (Cosmo George Duke Of Gordon Gordon, 'Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950' — FamilySearch.org.htm).

A search for Cosmo any surname on Family Search turns up none before the Duke, and quite a number scattered around Scotland in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Research indicates a Jacobite connection:

- his father, Alexander 2nd Duke of Gordon fought with the Jacobites at Sherrifmuir, lost (1716), was imprisoned, and then pardoned.
- Cosmo is named for Cosimo III de'Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany - a Jacobite.
- SJL 13 January 2014

Source References

  1. Scotland-ODM - 'Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950'
      • Page: C11477-4; Scotland VR; 1041941; 2:17TPM2N; Cosmo Mcbeth, 'Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950' — FamilySearch.org.htm

References

  1. Mcbeath, Cosmo