Margaret Drummond

Female1475–18 October 1501

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Drummond was born in 1475, in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Drummond 1st Lord of Drummond, was 37 and her mother, Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, was 30. She married James IV King of Scotland in 1496, in Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 18 October 1501, in Drummond Castle, Perthshire, Scotland, at the age of 26, and was buried in Dunblane Cathedral Churchyard, Dunblane, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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James IV King of Scotland
Margaret Drummond
Marriage: 1496
Lady Margaret Stewart
Margaret Stuart

Sources (12)

  • Margret Drummond in entry for James McClachlen, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret Drummond, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Scots Peerage vii p 44

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    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, notably the barony of Drummond, which is probably identical with the parish of Drymen (Stirlingshire), named from Gaelic drumainn, a derivative of druim ‘ridge’. It has been said that the principal family of this name are descended from a Hungarian nobleman, Maurice, who accompanied Edgar Atheling and his sister Margaret to Scotland in 1068, where she married King Malcolm III. However, there is disagreement on whether or not this was the case.

    English: occasionally perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Dromund (Old Norse Drómundr, apparently from a word denoting a kind of Byzantine galley prevalent till the 12th cent., from Greek dromōn ‘runner’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Lady Margaret Drummond and King James IV

    James IV of Scotland, born in 1473, ascended the throne in 1488 at the age of 15 when his father died at the Battle of Sauchieburn. At least nominally the head of the rebel force, James, a Catholic, …

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