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Lilias Drummond

Birthdate: (27)
Birthplace: Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: May 8, 1601 (27)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Patrick Drummond, 3rd Lord Drummond and Elizabeth Lindsay
Wife of Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline
Mother of Sophia Seton; Lady Isabel Maitland, Lady; Anne Seton, Viscountess Fentoun and Margaret Seaton
Sister of Katherine Drummond; Jane Drummond; Elizabeth Drummond; Anne Drummond; James Drummond, 1st Earl of Perth and 2 others

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About Lilias Drummond

"The Green Lady" of Fyvie Castle.Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The best-known spectre here is that of the “Green Lady”, Dame Lilias Drummond, wife of the Alexander Seton, owner of the Castle in the early 17th century. Although they had five children, they were all daughters, and this rankled with the ambitious Seton who longed for a son. One day his discontented eye fixed upon one wife’s relatives, a young woman named Grizel Leslie. She was more than welcoming of his Lordships advances and, very soon, the two were enjoying a passionate affair. Neglected by her husband, Dame Lilias retired to their house in Fife where she became ill and died on 8th May 1601. She was barely cold in her grave before Alexander Seton had married Grizel and brought her to live at Fyvie Castle. But on their wedding night, they were disturbed by moans and heavy sighs from outside their bedroom window. Seton comforted his terrified wife, assuring her that it was just the wind. But the next morning, on opening the window, he found etched into the solid stone of the outside ledge the name D LILIAS DRUMMOND. The mysterious impression is still there; whilst her spirit, swathed in green, makes frequent returns to the stairways and corridors of the old castle, bemoaning her betrayal, and leaving the delicate fragrance of Rose petals in her ghostly wake.


http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=thepeerage&id=I65763

Name: Lilias Drummond 1 Name: Lilias Seton 1 Sex: F

Birth: 1574 2 Death: 08 MAY 1601 in Dalgety, Fife, Scotland

Note: without male issue 3

Father: Patrick Drummond 3rd Lord Drummond b: 1550 Mother: Elizabeth Lindsay

Marriage 1 Alexander Seton 1st Earl of Dunfermline b: 1555

   Married: FROM 1590 TO 01 JUL 1592 3

Children

   Has Children Sophia Seton
   Has Children Anne Seton
   Has Children Margaret Seton
   Has Children Isabel Seton b: 01 AUG 1594

Sources:

   Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.
   Abbrev: The Complete Peerage
   Author: Editor: G.E. Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden
   Publication: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K., 2000
   Page: volume I, page 376
   Title: re: 1st Lord Drummond, Recipient: Darryl Lundy, Author E-mail:
   Abbrev: re: 1st Lord Drummond
   Author: Hughes, Derek
   Publication: 22 December 2004, 13 February 2005 and 2 March 2005
   Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed.
   Abbrev: The Complete Peerage
   Author: Editor: G.E. Cokayne, with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden
   Publication: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K., 2000
   Page: volume IV, page 532 
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Lilias Drummond's Timeline

1574
1574
Crawford, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1590
1590
Age 16
Dumfermline, Fife, Scotland
1594
August 1, 1594
Age 20
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
1599
August 8, 1599
Age 25
Dumferline, Fifeshire, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
August 8, 1599
Age 25
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
1601
May 8, 1601
Age 27
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland