The 7th Duke of Richmond & Gordon KG GCVO
1845 - 1928
Patron and benefactor to the village of Fochabers
Chancellor of University of Aberdeen 1917-1928
The satisfactory control of the extensive Gordon estates called for much energy and careful administration. Inheriting the same nobleness of character, undaunted courage and generous courtesy as his forefathers, the 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon was greatly loved by the people of Fochabers.
With the fervent patriotism of a Richmond and Gordon, the Duke, the soul of a soldier, dedicated his life in South Africa for his King and country, and, with the daring that nerved his noble grandfather during the Peninsular War, went out at the head of his regiment. He commanded the 3rd Royal Sussex Regiment during 1901-1902. His career and achievements in the service, his reputation as a soldier, add lustre to the already grand military scroll of the Richmond and Gordon family. Kind hearted and with a personal conern for the interests and welfare of employees and servants, the Duke was held with great esteem throughout his domain.