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Alexander Irvine, 8th Laird of Drum

Also Known As: "8th of Drum"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Drum Castle, Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Irvine of Lonmay and Elizabeth Irvine Ogilvy
Husband of Elizabeth Irvine Keith and Marion Douglas
Father of Alexander Irvine, 9th Laird of Drum; Janet Gordon (Irvine); Margaret Cheyne Irvine; William Irvine; Robert Irvine and 4 others
Brother of Janet Gordon (Irvine); Gilbert Irvine and John Irvine

Occupation: 8th Laird of Drum
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Alexander Irvine of Drum

Extract from "Short account of the family of Irvine of Drum in the county of Aberdeen", 1893, Page 7 (http://archive.org/details/shortaccountoffa00wimb)

Alexander, the 8th laird, grandson of the preceding, married Lady Elizabeth Keith, 2nd daughter of William, 4th Earl Marischal, and his wife Margaret, daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Keith of Inverugie, by whom he had five sons and four daughters, viz.: 1. Alexander, younger of Drum. 2. Robert, of Fornett and Moncoffer, extinct. 3. James, of Brucklavv, predecessor of Saphock, extinct. 4. William, of Beltie, extinct. 5. John, of Artamford, whose descendant, Irvine of Crimond, succeeded to Drum in 1737.

Daughters— 1. married to Hay of Ury, the eldest cadet (failing heirs male of the 6th Earl), in 1541, of the Errol family. 2. married to Keith of Inverugie (or perhaps of Ludquhairn or of Ravenscraig). 3. Elizabeth, married to James Ogilvy of Boyne. 4- Margaret,' married to Gilbert Menzies of Pitfodels.

It was in this laird's favour, but before he succeeded to the estate, that a Charter - was granted, under the Great Seal of Scotland, on the resignation of his grandfather in favour of Alexander Irvine, grandson and heir apparent of Alexander Irvine of Drum, and the heirs male of his body, to the nearest and lawful heirs male and assignees whatsomever, of the lands and barony of Drum, with the lands and baronies thereto annexed, Lonmay, Learney, Auchindoir, and particularly the lands of Tarland and Coul, dated at Edinburgh the of February in the I2th year of the Queen's reign (1554).

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Alexander Irvine of Drum's Timeline

1530
1530
Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1552
1552
Age 22
Aberdeenshire,Scotland
1554
1554
Age 24
1555
1555
Age 25
1557
1557
Age 27
1558
1558
Age 28
1561
1561
Age 31
Abt. 1561
1563
1563
Age 33
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1570
1570
Age 40
1589
1589
Age 59
Aberdeen, Scotland