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James (2nd Duke of Perth) Drummond[1]

Male Abt 1673 - 1720  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name James (2nd Duke of Perth) Drummond 
    Born Abt Feb 1672/73 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1720  Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I47645  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father James (4th Earl 1st Duke of Perth) Drummond,   d. 11 May 1716, St Germains, France, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lady Jane (of Douglas) Douglas,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Jan 1669/70 
    Family ID F20512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane (of Gordon) Gordon,   d. 30 Jan 1773 
    Married 5 Aug 1706 
    Children 
     1. James (3rd Duke of Perth) Drummond,   b. 11 May 1713,   d. 13 May 1746  (Age 33 years)
     2. John (4th Duke of Perth) Drummond,   d. 1747
     3. Mary Drummond,   b. 1707,   d. 1770, Unmarried Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Henrietta Drummond,   d. Unmarried Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F20511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From John Griffiths Contact for info if you want it jig.pcug.org.au

      "An Outline History of the Drummonds:

      In 1693 James II, after his deposition, created. him Marques of Drummondand
      Duke of Perth (titles acknowledged and confirmed in 1701- by Louis XIV.of
      France), and conferred upon him various high offices; James died in 1716;
      superseded by his son (8) James who was styled '2nd Duke of Perth" andwho
      having been attainted in 1716, could not succeed the Earldom of Perth;
      superseded by his eldest son [9] James, "3rd Duke", wounded at Culloden:
      (attainted 1746);
      superseded by his brother [10) John , "4th Duke".. attainted 1746, died
      without issue 1747;
      superseded by his uncle [11] John. "5th Duke". died 1757;
      superseded by his brother [12], Edward "6th Duke" died 1760 supposedly
      without
      issue, however: ...."

      "...James Drummond, the lineal descendent of John, Earl of Melfort, laidclaim and obtained a decreet of the court of Session, 8th March 1785,finding him to be the person who would have been entitled to succeed byinvestitures of the estate of Perth had it not been forfeited; andthereupon he obtained from the crown a grant of the estate of Perth. Thereason......was the appearance of a person in London who assumed the nameof John Drummond, and asserted that he was the son of Edward, stiled theDuke of Perth, and Elizabeth Middleton; but he could not substantiate hisdescent,"
      (From "Biographical Sketches of the Lives of the Attainted Noblemen ofScotland")

      From John Griffiths Contact for info if you want it jig.pcug.org.au

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.