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John DRUMMOND and Elizabeth LINDSAY

John DRUMMOND. Baron of Drummond. 1st Lord Drummond. [PC M3-17-5].
Born about 1438, of Stobhill, Scotland; son of (Sir) Malcolm Drummond and Mariota Murray. (S2).

Drummond, ninth successive knight of his family, was the eldest son of Sir Malcolm Drummond of Cargill and Stobhall, Perthshire, by his marriage with Mariota, eldest daughter of Sir David Murray of Tullibardine in the same county. (S2).

He sat in parliament 6 May 1471, under the designation of Lord of Stobhall. (S2).

He married Elizabeth LINDSAY about 1472. (S1).

In Douglas's ‘Peerage of Scotland’ (ed. Wood, ii. 361) Drummond is absurdly stated to have married ‘Lady Elisabeth Lindsay, daughter of David, duke of Montrose.’ His wife was correctly Elizabeth Lindsay, daughter of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford, and by her he had three sons and six daughters. (S2).

On 20 March 1473–4 he had a charter of the offices of seneschal and coroner of the earldom of Strathearn,in which he was confirmed in the succeeding reign. (S2).

James III of Scotland took the office of Steward of Strathearn from Drummond in September 1475, making him his enemy. (S2).

In 1483 he was one of the ambassadors to treat with the English King, with a safe-conduct (passport) granted 29 November of that year; again, on 6 August 1484, to treat of the marriage of James, Prince of Scotland, and Anne de la Pole, niece of Richard III. (S2).

He was a commissioner for settling border differences nominated by the treaty of Nottingham, 22 September 1484; his safe-conduct into England being dated on the ensuing 29 November. (S2).

Although Dummond was raised to the peerage by the title of Lord Drummond, 29 January 1488, soon after he joined the rebel party against James III, and he sat in the first parliament of James IV, 6 October 1488. (S2).

In this same year he was appointed a privy councillor and justiciary of Scotland, and was afterwards constable of the castle of Stirling. (S2).

In 1489 John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox, rose in revolt against the king. He had encamped at Gartalunane, on the south bank of the Forth, in the parish of Aberfoyle, but during the darkness of the night of 11 Oct. was surprised and utterly routed by Drummond. As one of the commissioners to redress border and other grievances, Drummond had a safe-conduct into England 22 May 1495, 26 July 1511, 24 Jan. 1513, and 20 April 1514. (S2).

Assault on the Lyon Herald

In 1514 Drummond gave great offence to many of the lords by promoting the marriage of his grandson, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, with the queen-dowager Margaret. The Lord Lyon King of Arms (Sir William Comyn) was despatched to summon Angus before the council at Stirling Castle, when Drummond, thinking that he had approached the earl with more boldness than respect, struck him on the breast. (S2).

In 1515 John Stewart, Duke of Albany, was chosen Regent of Scotland, but because Drummond did not favour the election he committed him (16 July) a close prisoner to Blackness Castle, upon an allegation that he had used violence towards the herald. He was tried capitally, found guilty, and his estates forfeited. (S2).

However, he was not long in coming to terms with Albany. With other lords he signed the answer of refusal to Henry VIII, who had advised the removal of Albany, to which his seal is affixed, 4 July 1516, and in October he announced his final separation from the queen's party. He was in consequence released from prison and freed from his forfeiture, 22 November 1516. (S2).

He died at Drummond Castle, Strathearn, (in 1519-S1,S2), and was buried in the church of Innerpeffray. He was succeeded by his great-grandson David. (S2).

Elizabeth Lindsay. [PC M3-17-5].
Born about 1445, of Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland; daughter of Alexander Lindsay, 4th Earl of Crawford, and Margaret Dunbar.

She married John DRUMMOND about 1472.

She died after 22 September 1519.

  1. Malcolm Drummond. He died young. (S2).
  2. Elizabeth DRUMMOND. (S1,S2). Elizabeth married George Douglas, Master of Angus, and was great-grandmother of Henry, Lord Darnley. (S2)
  3. Eupheme DRUMMOND. (Euphame). She married John Fleming, (2nd Lord Fleming-S1)(4th Lord Fleming-S2). Eupheme was poisoned in 1501. Eupheme and her sister Sibylla were buried at Dunblane Cathedral. (S2).
  4. Annabel DRUMMOND. (Annabel-S1)(Anabella-S2). [PC M3-17-5]. She married William Graham, 1st Earl of Montrose. (S1,S2).
  5. David, master of Drummond, is not mentioned in the pedigrees, but is now believed to have been the chief actor in the massacre of members of the Murrays at Monivaird Church (Monzievaird), for which he was executed after 21 Oct. 1490. (S2).
  6. Margaret DRUMMOND. Born about 1476, of Innerpeffery, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. Mistress of James IV, King of Scotland. She (died in 1501-1502-S1)(was poisoned in 1501-S2) in Drummond Castle, Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland. (S1).
  7. Beatrix DRUMMOND. (S1). Beatrix is said to have married James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran. (S2).
  8. William Drummond. (S1,S2). Born in 1464 at Innerpeffery, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland William was living in March 1503. (S2). William married (1) Isabel Campbell. William married (2) Mariot Forrester. William died in 1503 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
  9. John Drummond. Ancestor of the Drummonds of Innerpeffray and of Riccarton. (S2).
  10. Sibylla Drummond. She was poisoned in 1501. (S2). Sibylla and her sister Eupheme were buried at Dunblane Cathedral.


John Drummond and Elizabeth Lindsay
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Annabel Drummond and William Graham                            Eupheme Drummond and John Fleming   William Drummond and Isabel Campbell
     ______________|________________________________           Malcolm Fleming and Janet Stewart   Walter Drummond and Elizabeth Graham
    |                                              |                               |               David Drummond and Lilas Ruthven
    |                                              |                               |               Jean Drummond and John Graham
Helen Catherine Graham and Humphrey Colquhoun   William Graham and Janet Keith     |                    | 
John Colquhoun and Agnes Boyd                   Robert Graham   --   and   --  Margaret Fleming         |
Alexander Colquhoun and Margaret Helen Buchanan John Graham       ------     and       ------      Jean Drummond        
    |                                           John Graham and Margaret Ruthven                  
John Colquhoun     ----    and     ----    Katherine Graham
                         William Colquhoun/Cahoon md Deliverance Peck
                         Joseph Cahoon  md  Elizabeth Scranton
                         Ebenezer Cahoon md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
                         William Cahoone  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
                         William Cahoon md  Mary Smith
                         Mary Cahoon md David Elliott	
                         Peter Mack Elliott  md   Charlotte Alvord
                         Harriett Louisa Elliott  md  James Newberry Morris  
                         Eli Ray Morris md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
                         LeGrand Elliott Morris md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
                         Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy