Tom Forlong-Gordon was born 31 August 1831 in Wellshot, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to William Forlong of Erins (1790-1878) and Crawfurd Pollok Gordon (1788-1880) and died 1914 of unspecified causes. He married Georgina Jessie Ross (c1831) 26 June 1856 in Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, 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.

Family tradition says that "Tam bolted". He certainly changed his surname and appears to have gone to Canada.


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 Tom Forlong-Gordon and Georgina Jessie Ross (c1831)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harry Forlong-Gordon (c1860)
Margaret Forlong-Gordon (c1862-1901) 1901 Herbert Hugh Dobbie (c1862-)

Alice Forlong (c1864)


Footnotes (including sources)

₪ Wedding
At St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Glasgow, on the 20th inst., Thomas G. Forlong, Esq., youngest son of William Forlong, Esq. of Erdus[sic], Argyleshire, to Jessie Georgina, daughter of William Ross, Esq., Paymaster, 1st Royal Lanark Militia.

The Greenock Advertiser of 24 June 1856 reported the more likely place name "Erins" and added that the celebrant was "the Rev. Benjamin Mathie, Incumbent of St. Paul's Church, Hendon, Bishopwearnmouth" - Mathie was quite possibly a relative, perhaps the husband or son of Elizabeth Forlong (1784-).

¶ Death
  • Death possibly in Canada, where some of his descendants were born.
  • David Forlong Rice


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