Sir Malcolm Drummond, 10th Thane of Lennox

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Birthplace: Stobhall, Inchmahome/Cargill, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: October 17, 1346
Neville’s Cross, West of , Durham, Durham, England (Battle of Neville’s Cross, killed in action)
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Son of Malcolm Drummond, 9th Thane of Lennox and daughter Graham
Husband of wife of Malcolm Drummond
Father of Sir Maurice Drummond, 1st of Concraig; Sir John Drummond, 11th of Lennox; Walter Drummond and Margaret Drummond, Queen consort of Scotland
Brother of Gilbert Drummond of that ilk

Occupation: Lord of Tulliecraven
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About Sir Malcolm Drummond, 10th Thane of Lennox

Sir Malcolm Drummond, 10th Thane of Lennox1

Sir Malcolm Drummond, 10th Thane of Lennox was born after 1295.1 He was the son of Sir Malcolm Drummond, 9th Thane of Lennox and unknown daughter Graham.1 He married unknown daughter Graham, daughter of Sir Patrick Graham of Kincardine. He died in 1346, killed in action. He fought in the Battle of Durham in 1346.1


Of the lady whom he married there is no account; but he left issue three sons.

  • 1. Sir John Drummond, of Stobhall, & of that ilk, b. 1322, d. 1373, Stobhall, Cargill, Perthshire, Scotland (Age 51 years)
  • + 2. Sir Maurice Drummond, 1st of Concraig, d. 1362
  • 3. Walter Drummond, d. Yes, date unknown
  • + 4. Margaret Drummond, d. 1375

Sir Malcolm Drummond, 10th Thane of Lennox fought in the Battle of Neville's Cross, Durham in 1346. He died in 1346, killed in action.

The Battle of Neville’s Cross derives its name from a stone cross that Lord Neville paid to have erected on the battlefield to commemorate this remarkable victory. The fate of the unfortunate David II of Scotland is immortalised in Shakespeare’s play Henry V. In Act 1 Scene 3, Henry says to the Archbishop of Canterbury:

For you shall read that my great-grandfather / Never went with his forces into France / But that the Scot on his unfurnish’d kingdom/ Came pouring, like the tide into a breach, / With ample and brim fullness of his force; / Galling the gleaned land with hot essays, / Girding with grievous siege castles and towns; / That England, being empty of defence, / Hath shook and trembled at the ill neighbourhood.

But the Archbishop replies:

She hath been then more fear’d than harm’d my liege; / For hear her but exampled by herself: / When all her chivalry hath been in France, / And she a mourning widow of her nobles, / She hath herself not only well defended, / But taken, and impounded as a stray, / The king of Scots; whom she did send to France, / To fill King Edward’s fame with prisoner kings…


From Curt Hofeman PostEm 2010-03-28

"Malcolm, who appears on various occasions as a witness to charters by Malcolm, fifth Earl of Lennox, and also by Murdach, Earl of Menteith, between 1310 and 1332.(2-31) He is stated in a charter by King Robert Bruce, of uncertain date, but between 1315 and 1321, to have resigned the lands of Auchindonan, co. Dumbarton, in favour of Sir Malcolm Fleming.(3-31) That is nearly all that is recorded of him. The family histories state that in 1334 King Edward III. gave a grant of his lands to Sir John Clinton, but that is a misdating of the grant of 1301 already cited.(4-31) He had a charter from King David II. about 1346, of the lands of Tulliecravan and Dronan, co. Perth. Malcolm, or Sir Malcolm, as he is sometimes called, is said to have died about 1346, or soon after, but nothing certain has been ascertained. His chief memorial is that he was the father of Margaret Drummond, the second wife of King David II., through whose influence it is believed that her family first rose to a prominent position."

"Sir Malcolm had, so far as known, two sons and a daughter:—

  • 1. John, who succeeded.
  • 2. Maurice, who is designed brother of John in the agreement with the Menteiths ...
  • 3. Margaret, designed by the writer of the _Liber Pluscardensis_ as daughter of Sir Malcolm Drummond, a noble and very beautiful lady,(7-32) is overlooked entirely by the earlier historians of her family. She married, first, John Logie of that Ilk, and had by him a son, also named John. But in the end of 1362, or beginning of 1363, she became the mistress of King David II., and apparently before October 1363, and certainly before the following February, he made her his wife, at Inchmurdoch.


MALCOLM de Drummond, son of MALCOLM de Drummond & his wife --- (-after 1346). m ---. The name of Malcolm’s wife is not known.

Malcolm & his wife had three children:

  • 1. JOHN Drummond (-after 1360). m [MARY Montefichet, daughter of WILLIAM Montefichet of Auchterarder and Cargill & his wife ---]. John Drummond had three children: ...
  • 2. MAURICE Drummond (-after 1368).
  • 3. MARGARET Drummond (-[Avignon] soon after 31 Jan 1375). The Chronicle of John of Fordun (Continuator - Annals) records the second marriage of "lord David king of Scotland" and "Margaret of Logie" at "Inchmurdach" in 1363[424]. The Liber Pluscardensis records the marriage "apud Enchemarthow", dated to [1362/63] from the context, of King David and "Margaretam de Logi, filiam domini Malcolmi de Drummond" and their divorce without her consent "circa festum Carnis Brevii" in 1369[425]. m firstly JOHN Logie of that Ilk, son of ---. m secondly (Inchmurdach Manor, Fife or Inchmahone Priory, Perthshire Apr or Dec 1363, divorced 20 Mar 1370) as his second wife, DAVID II King of Scotland, son of ROBERT I King of Scotland & his second wife Elizabeth de Burgh (Dunfermline Palace, Fife 5 Mar 1324-Edinburgh Castle 22 Feb 1371, bur Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh).

  • Malcolm Beg Drummond, Thane of Lennox (d c1259) - continued above m. Ada of Lennox (d by 1260, dau of Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, by Elizabeth Stewart)
    • 1. Sir Malcolm Drummond of that ilk (a 1301) m. ?? Graham (dau of Sir Patrick Graham
      • A. Gilbert Drummond of that ilk (d Dupplin Moor 12.08.1332) m. Matilda
        • i.+ issue - Ellen, Elizabeth, Johanna, Annabella
      • B. Sir Malcolm Drummond of that ilk (d c1346)
        • i. John Drummond of that ilk m. Mary Montefichet (dau of Sir William Montefichet of Auchterarder and Cargill)
    • 2. John (a 1304)/m. Elena (possibly dau of Walter Stewart, Earl of Menteith)
      • A.+ issue - Christian, Margaret


  1. David Malcolm’s "Genealogical Memoir of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Drummond" (Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland: Graham Maxwell, 1808)
  2. William Drummond’s "Genealogy of the House of Drummond" (Edinburgh, Scotland: EUP, 1889).
  3. The Genealogy of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Drummond (Google eBook) William Drummond Strathallan (1st viscount), William Drummond Priv. print., 1889.  Page 261
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Sir Malcolm Drummond, 10th Thane of Lennox's Timeline

Stobhall, Inchmahome/Cargill, Perthshire, Scotland
Inchmahome Isle, Lake of Monteith, Scotland
Perthshire, Scotland
October 17, 1346
Age 50
Neville’s Cross, West of , Durham, Durham, England