Sir John Drummond 2nd of Innerpeffray

Sir John Drummond 2nd of Innerpeffray (c. 1486 – c. 1565) was Forester of Strathearn, and tutor to David Lord Drummond during his minority, and lived at the Drummond residence at Innerpeffray.

John Drummond was son of Sir John Drummond 1st of Innerpeffray, called "John Bane", (pale John), and his cousin, a daughter of John Drummond of Coldoch. His sister Sibilla Drummmond was a mistress of James V of Scotland. Their younger sister Isobella Drummond married the Gordon laird of Buckie.[1]

He was on good terms with his stepsons, Alexander Gordon, who stayed at Innerpeffray in 1544 and 1548, and the Earl of Huntly. He was a supporter of the Catholic and French interest in Scotland.[2] He attended the privy council meeting at St Andrews on 19 December 1546 where the siege of St Andrews Castle was debated.[3]

On 16 May 1554, Robert Elphinstone, 3rd Lord Elphinstone , Lord Elphinstone put his affairs in the hands of his father-in-law Lord Erskine, John Drummond of Innerpeffray, and his brothers-in-law Robert Drummond of Carnock and John Hamilton of Haggs, because he had made poor decisions about his properties in his youth. This transaction was enacted before Mary of Guise and the Privy Council of Scotland in her presence chamber at Stirling Castle.[4]

John Drummond died in 1565 and was buried in the chapel his family built at Innerpeffray.


In 1531 John Drummond was married to Margaret Stewart, Lady Gordon (born c. 1497) the widow of John Gordon, Lord Gordon, and an illegitimate daughter of James IV of Scotland and Margaret Drummond.[5] Following their marriage, James V of Scotland made John Drummond Forester of the Royal Forest of Glenartney in Strathearn.[6]

They had five daughters.


  1. William Drummond, The genealogy of the most noble and ancient House of Drummond (Glasgow, 1879), pp. 147-148.
  2. Annie I. Cameron, Scottish Correspondence of Mary of Lorraine (Edinburgh 1927), pp. 102, 227, 269.
  3. Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, vol.1 (Edinburgh, 1877), pp. 57-8.
  4. Register of Privy Council of Scotland, vol.1 (Edinburgh, 1877), p. 140: William Fraser, Elphinstone Family Book, vol. 1 (Edinburgh, 1897), p. 98-99.
  5. David Malcolm, A Genealogical Memoir of the Most Noble and Ancient House of Drummond and of the Several Branches That Have Sprung From it (Edinburgh, 1808), p. 78.
  6. Joseph Anderson, Oliphants in Scotland, with a selection of original documents from the charter chest at Gask (Glasgow, 1879), p. 44.
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