Maurice de Drummond, 1st Seneschal of Lennox

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Maurice de Drummond, 1st Seneschal of Lennox

Also Known As: "Maurício", "Maurisz", "Морис Драммонд"
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: 1092 (57-66)
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Wife of Maurice Drummond
Father of Malcolm de Drummond, 2nd Seneschal of Lennox

Occupation: 1st Seneschal of Lennox
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About Maurice de Drummond, 1st Seneschal of Lennox

Maurice de Drummond was an adult by 1067. His father is unknown. Despite the fanciful legend, he was not a son of Prince Gyorgy of Hungary.

According to the traditional story, Maurice accompanied Edgar Atheling from Hungary to England in 1068. See David Malcolm, Genealogical memoir of the most noble and ancient house of Drummond (1808).

For a simple discussion of the problems with this story, including chronological impossibility, see Are the Drummonds a branch of the Hungarian Arpads? in soc.genealogy.medieval.

Origin of the Drummonds

The Drummonds do not appear on record before 1271.

"The first undoubted ancestor of the Drummonds waa Malcolm Beg, who appears as Seneschal of Lennox about 1225.

"The early Drummonds were evidently closely related to the ancient Celtic earls of Menteith, whose Arms of three ways bar they bore differenced only by colour, and in whose family burial place at least one Drummond - of age by 1248 - was buried beneath a fine stone carved with his effigy in Celtic armour.

"Their first undoubted ancestor [of the Drummonds] to be so far traced for certain was 'Maelcolum Beg' or 'Little Malcolm', who was obviously of West Highland birth and appears in still extant charters as seneschal of Lennox from about 1225.

"His two sons are recorded as 'of Drummond' and his grandson seems to be the first one to have made Drummond into a surname."

  • Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk and David Hicks, The Highland Clans (1967).
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Maurice de Drummond, 1st Seneschal of Lennox's Timeline

Dryman, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Age 62
Alnwick, Northumberland, England