Great Britain, Middlesex, Indenture of Release and Disclaimer dated 21 November 1867, a large 2-page vellum document in respect of an annuity of £2,000 and indemnity in respect of an annuity of £60 respectively bequeathed by the Will of Sir J.W.Gordon Bart deceased and Release in respect of his real and personal estate, from Miss Gordon and Sir H.P.Gordon Bart to W.T.Longbourne Esq, signed under seal by H.P.Gordon and Julia E.Gordon and with witness signatures and affixed duty stamps. Some age toning on outside, otherwise very fine.
Important document in respect of the Will of General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, 1st Baronet GCB, GCH (21 Oct 1772 - 4 Jan 1851), Baronet Gordon of Northcourt in the Isle of Wight from 1818, was Quartermaster-General to the Forces. Sir James had an impressive military career. He was commissioned in 1783 to 66 Regiment of Foot, appointed Assistant Adjutant General in Ireland in 1795, in 1801 commanded 85 Regiment of Foot in Madeira and in the same year was appointed Deputy Adjutant General in the West Indies. He served as Aide de Camp and Military Secretary to the Duke of Kent before returning to England in 1803 to be appointed Assistant Quartermaster-General and the next year was Military Secretary to Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. He was Commissary-in-Chief to the Forces from 1809 and appointed Lieutenant General in 1825 and then Quartermaster-General to the Forces from 1811 to 1851 and during this time he was promoted to full General on 23 November 1841. He had two children, a son, Henry Percy Gordon and a daughter, Julia Emily Gordon. Sir James died in 1851 and was buried in the family vault at Knighton on the Isle of Wight.