Alexander Irvine, 9th Laird of Drum

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Alexander Irvine, IX

Birthplace: Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Aberdeenshire, Scottland, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Irvine of Drum and Elizabeth Irvine
Husband of NN Hay and Lady Marion Douglas
Father of Katherine Gordon; Mary Irvine; Robert Irvine; Janet Irvine; Margaret "Lady of Buchan" Cant and 3 others
Brother of Janet Gordon (Irvine); Margaret Cheyne; William Irvine; Robert Irvine; James Irvine and 4 others

Occupation: 9th Earl of Drum, 9th Laird of Drum, 9th Laird of Drum Castle
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About Alexander Irvine, 9th Laird of Drum

Extract from "Short account of the family of Irvine of Drum in the county of Aberdeen", 1893, Page 9-10 (

Alexander, 9th laird, son of the preceding, married Lady Marion Douglas, daughter of Robert, 4th Earl of Buchan, and had by her 2 sons and 5 daughters. 1. Alexander, younger of Drum. 2. Robert of Fedderate, now extinct ; he married Isobel, daughter of Sir Robert Campbell of Glenorchy, about 1640, and had 2 daughters.

Daughters— 1. Margaret, married to Sir Geo. Ogilvie of Dunlugas, afterwards created Lord Banff, or Lord Ogilvie of Banff, date of patent, 1642, their daughter Helen married 2nd Earl of Airlie. 2. Isabella, married to Urquhart of Leathers. 3. Janet, married to Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie. 4. Anne, married to Sir John Ogilvie of Inverquharity. 5. Mary, married to Sir Robert Grahame of Morphie, 1628.

This laird got from his father in 1583 a Charter in favour of himself and his heirs male, whom failing the nearest heirs male whatsoever of himself, bearing the arms and surname of Irvine, or his assignees, of the said lands and barony of Drum, the land of Whiteriggs, Lonmay, &c. This Charter" is dated at Aberdeen, 4th April, 1583. He also got a Charter of confirmation from King James VI. of the last named Charter, containing a new clause, of new uniting the said lands into a barony and free forestry, to be called in all time coming the barony of Drum, and a clause of de iicvo damns thereof in favour of the said Alexander Irvine, younger of Drum, and his heirs male and assignees aforesaid," dated at Holyrood House, 13th April, 1583.

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