Annabella Drummond, Queen Consort of Scotland

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Annabella Drummond, Queen Consort of Scotland

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stobhall, Cargill, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Perth, Scotland
Place of Burial: Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Drummond, 11th of Lennox and Mary Montifex, Heiress of Stobhall
Wife of Robert III Stewart King of Scots and Robert III, King of Scots
Mother of James I of Scotland; Margaret Stewart, Lady of Galloway; David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay; Elizabeth Stewart, Princess of Scotland; Mary of Scotland, Countess of Angus and 2 others
Sister of Dougal Drummond, Bishop of Dunbland; Sir Malcolm Drummond, Earl of Mar; Margaret Drummond; Sir John Drummond 12th of Lennox; Mary Drummond and 2 others
Half sister of Katherine Drummond

Occupation: Queen Consort of Scotland, Queen Consort
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Annabella Drummond, Queen Consort of Scotland

Annabella was ONLY married to King ROBERT III (John) STEWART - she did NOT marry his younger brother, Robert (1st Duke of Albany)

Annabella died in Scone Palace in October 1401, and was buried at Dunfermline Abbey.

Family

Annabella was the daughter of Sir John Drummond of Concraig (b. Abt 1330) by his wife Mary de Montfitchet (or Montifex) 

A papal dispensation of 13 March 1365/66 allowed John Stewart (the future Robert III of Scotland) in 1367 to marry Annabella Drummond.

They had three sons and four daughters:

  1. Elizabeth, married James Douglas, 1st Baron Dalkeith
  2. Mary, married first to George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus, second to Sir James Kennedy the Younger (by whom she had Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy), third to William Graham of Kincardine, and fourth to Sir William Edmonstone of Duntreath.
  3. Egidia, died young
  4. Margaret, married Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
  5. Robert, died young
  6. David, later Duke of Rothesay
  7. James, later King of Scots

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-------------------- From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabella_Drummond

She was the daughter of Sir John Drummond, of Stobhall, near Perth, 11th Thane of Lennox and Chief of Clan Drummond, and Mary Montifex. Her father's sister was Margaret Drummond, the second wife of David II of Scotland.

She married John Stewart (the future Robert III of Scotland) in 1367. Soon, she was enveloped in a power struggle with her husband's brother, Robert. Since Anabella and John did have two daughters, but no sons for several years, he was a supporter of a law that would bar women from inheriting the throne.

Annabella was crowned with her husband at Scone Palace when he came to the throne in 1390. She continued bearing children until she was past forty and had her last child, the future James I of Scotland, in 1394.[1]

Robert, an invalid since 1384 due to an accident with a horse, grew increasingly despondent and incompetent throughout the 1390s. During this time he is said to have said to his wife that he should be buried in a dung heap with the epitaph "Here lies the worst of kings and the most miserable of men".[2] Anabella was prompted to take matters into her own hands. Protecting the interests of her oldest son, David, she arranged a great tournament in 1398 in Edinburgh, where her oldest son was knighted.[3] In April of that year she also called a council where he was created Duke of Rothesay and Lieutenant of the Realm in the same year.[2] Shortly after his mother's death he would be imprisoned by his uncle and died in mysterious circumstances.

The Fife burgh of Inverkeithing was a favorite residence of the queen. Her presence is still recalled in the sandstone font, decorated with angels and heraldry, which she presented to the parish church of the town, one of Scotland's finest surviving pieces of late medieval sculpture. Issue

Annabella had several children with Robert III:

   Elizabeth, married James Douglas, 1st Baron Dalkeith
   Mary, married first to George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus, second to Sir James Kennedy the Younger (by whom she had Gilbert Kennedy, 1st Lord Kennedy), third to William Graham of Kincardine, and fourth to Sir William Edmonstone of Duntreath.
   Egidia, died young
   Margaret, married Archibald Douglas, 4th Earl of Douglas
   Robert, died young
   David, later Duke of Rothesay
   James, later King of Scots

Death

Annabella died in Scone Palace in October 1401, and was buried at her birthplace of Dunfermline. With the loss of her protection, her eldest son David would become the prey of his uncle, Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, dying shortly after.[2]

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Annabella Drummond, Queen Consort of Scotland's Timeline

1350
1350
Stobhall, Cargill, Perthshire, Scotland

Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

1350
Drymen, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
1365
March 13, 1365
Age 15
Dispensation,Kyle,Ayrshire,Scotland
1367
1367
Age 17
Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
1378
October 24, 1378
Age 28
Scotland
1379
1379
Age 29
Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
1380
1380
Age 30
Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
1383
1383
Age 33
Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
1390
1390
Age 40
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
1394
July 25, 1394
Age 44
Dunfermline Palace, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland