Gordon Forlong was born 14 February 1819 in Pollock Castle, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom (Pollok Castle, Paisley, Renfrewshire) to William Forlong of Erins (1790-1878) and Crawfurd Pollok Gordon (1788-1880) and died 30 August 1908 in Rongotea, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand of unspecified causes. He married Laura Isabella Anstey (-1854) 15 January 1852 in Margate, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He married Elisabeth Ana Houlton (1833-1894) 1857 in Paddington, Greater London, England, United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Charlemagne (747-814), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Scotland, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Belarus, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, the United States.

Preacher in London. Then in 1876 embarked on "Dunbritton" with Elisabeth and 10 children, arriving 6 Aug 1876 in Wellington, NZ. Lived in various places including Dunedin 1880-85, Wanganui 1887-1904.

No mention in NZSG Index 1999.

By 1975 he had 255 gt-gt-grandchildren, with more to come. Gordon's ancestry included Scottish Kings and Anna Cromwell, sister of Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell.

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Offspring of William Forlong of Erins and Crawfurd Pollok Gordon (1788-1880)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Robina Crawfurd Pollok Forlong (1814)
William Forlong (1816-1906) 16 January 1816 Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 18 April 1906 Montreal, Canada Lavinia Lowe (c1816-)

Lucy/Lucken Forlong (1817-1848)
Gordon Forlong (1819-1908) 14 February 1819 Pollock Castle, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom (Pollok Castle, Paisley, Renfrewshire) 30 August 1908 Rongotea, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Laura Isabella Anstey (-1854)
Elisabeth Ana Houlton (1833-1894)

Mary Forlong (1820-1845)
James George Roche Forlong (1824-1904) 6 November 1824 Springhill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 29 March 1904 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Lavinia (Nina) Perreau (c1824-)

Ann Elizabeth (Annie) Forlong (1826-1860)
Isabella Jane Forlong (1828-1837)
Thomas Alexander George Forlong-Gordon (1831-1914) 31 August 1831 Wellshot, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 1914 Georgina Jessie Ross (c1831)


Offspring of Gordon Forlong and Laura Isabella Anstey (-1854)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Clara Laura Forlong (c1852-)
Amy Forlong (c1854-)

Offspring of Gordon Forlong and Elisabeth Ana Houlton (1833-1894)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Crawford or Crawfurd Forlong (1858-1885)
Elisabeth Adeline Gordon Forlong (1859-1881)
Emilie Rose Forlong (1860-1939)
Phebe Constance Forlong (1862-1936) 25 March 1862 Blythswood Hill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 18 November 1936 Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand William John Charles Slane (1863-)

Houlton Gordon Forlong (1864-1908)
Hamilton Gordon Forlong (1866-1933) 22 January 1866 Milton, Scotland, United Kingdom 7 December 1933 Whanganui, Whanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Nellie Drew (1873-1920)
Heloise Alberta Woodford (1880-)

Eva Forlong (1868-1949)
Douglas Gordon Forlong (1869-1955) 4 July 1869 Ealing, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 19 July 1955 Bunnythorpe, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Mary Humphrey (1873-c1924)
Annie Florence Anderson (c1880-)

Anna Gordon Forlong (1873-1926) 9 February 1873 Brentford, London, England, United Kingdom 11 December 1926 Whanganui, Wellington Province, New Zealand Frederick Louis Harrison (1873-1945)

Percival Gordon Forlong (1874-1920) 12 March 1874 Ealing, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 22 October 1920 Helen Grahame Fawns Hair (1874-)

Clyde Pollok Gordon Forlong (1876-1881)


Notable family

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Bruce Houlton Slane (1931-2017)

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Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
  • IGI
Ω Birth
  • Born (where his parents were married) at the home of his widowed great-grandmother Robina Pollok, who was possibly hosting some of her less well-off relatives. Maybe there had been a downturn in the wine market. She died the following year.


  Robin Patterson

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