Name: Malcolm Beg Drummond
Suffix: 6th of that Ilk?
Note: 1 2|
Change Date: 13 NOV 2008
According to tradition, Maurice, son of George who was a younger son of King Andrew of Hungary, accompanied Edgar Atheling, heir to the English throne, from Hungary to England. They were shipwrecked on the shore of the Forth. In 1068/9, one of Atheling's sisters, Margaret ('the Saint') married Malcolm III 'Canmore', King of Scots, from whom Maurice received the estates of Drymen.
See Andrew I of Hungary (d 1060) in this file.
?It appears that the founder of the Drummond family was not a Hungarian prince, or even gentleman, but Malcolm Beg, chamberlain to the Earl of Lennox. When the War of Independence broke out the Drummonds embraced the patriotic side. John of Drummond was taken prisoner at the battle of Dunbar, and was imprisoned in the castle of Wisbeach; but he was set at liberty in August, 1297, on Sir Edmund Hastings, proprietor of part of Menteith in right of his wife, Lady Isabella Comyn, offering himself as security, and on the condition that he would accompany King Edward to France.?
In the Daily Telegraph?s obituary of the Earl of Perth in November 2002, the Hungarian roots of the Drummonds were stated.
The earliest Drummond is reputed to have been Maurice of Hungary. He was described as a close relation of the Hungarian royal family. He is also said to have escorted Margaret Atheling to Scotland. Margaret was the future wife of King Malcolm Canmore of Scots. She was later made a saint. For his services Maurice was granted the lands of Dryman in Menteith, Stirlingshire. The evidence for the early generations of the Drummond family are based on unsupported legendary genealogical claims by the Drummond family. Reliable documentation is not available until Malcolm Beg Drummond, 6th of that Ilk.
The claimed line from Hungary is:
Malcolm de Dryman of Hungary was the father of
Sir Malcolm de Drummond, 2nd of that Ilk. He was father of
Maurice de Drummond, 3rd of that Ilk. He was father of
Eoin de Drummond, 4th of that Ilk. He was father of
Sir Malcolm de Drummond, 5th of that Ilk. He was father of
Sir Malcolm Beg Drummond, 6th of that Ilk. He was father of
Sir Malcolm de Drummond, 7th of that Ilk.
Father: Malcolm Drummond
Ada of Lennox
- Malcolm Of Drummond
- Type: Web Site
Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham
- Text: The Drummonds of Drummonderinoch, Comrie, Perthshire.
Ryk Brown. Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada