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DRUMMOND, Malcolm, Sir
(About 1280-1346)
DRUMMOND, John of Stobhall, Sir
(About 1308-)
DRUMMOND, Annabella Queen of Scots
(Between 1349/1354-1401)


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1. STEWART, John [ruled as Robert III] King of Scots

DRUMMOND, Annabella Queen of Scots 1 3

  • Born: Between 1349 and 1354 1
  • Baptised: Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland
  • Marriage (1): STEWART, John [ruled as Robert III] King of Scots 13 March 1365(1366) (papal dispensation) and concluded before May 1367 1 2
  • Died: 1401, Scone Palace, Scone, Perthshire, Scotland 1 3
  • Buried: 1401, Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, Scotland 4

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Annabella married John [ruled as Robert III] STEWART King of Scots, son of Robert II STEWART King of Scots and Elizabeth MURE of Rowallan, 13 March 1365(1366) (papal dispensation) and concluded before May 1367.1 2 (John [ruled as Robert III] STEWART King of Scots was born in 1337,3 died on 4 April 1406 in Rothesay Castle, Dundonald, Ayrshire, Scotland 3 and was buried in 1406 in Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland 3.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The prominence of Annabella's aunt would prove fortuitous to her niece. David II had no children by 1366, and his heir was his nephew, Robert Stewart. The relationship between Stewart and the king was tense at best, and David II had tried several options to divert the succession from Stewart, with no success. In March 1366, Annabella and John Stewart, lord of Kyle and son of Robert Stewart, were granted a papal dispensation for their marriage. The marriage was concluded before May 1367, at which point John's father granted his son and his new wife his earldom of Atholl. The marriage between Stewart's son and the niece of David's queen suggests that the king was acknowledging the possibility of a Stewart succession, but that he was grooming his preferred Stewart to take his place within the line of succession."

"Annabella and Robert III had at least seven children. The eldest, their daughters Margaret and Elizabeth, were born in the early years of their marriage, and certainly before 1373, when they were excluded from the royal succession by Robert II's entail of the crown to his male heirs. This settlement meant that should Annabella and John not have a son, the crown would pass to John's brother and his male children, rather than to Annabella and John's daughters."

from History Scotland article

"King Robert married, about the year 1367, Annabella, daughter of Sir John Drummond of Stobhall, who was crowned at Scone 15 August 1390, and died there in the autumn of 1401." (page 17, ll 26 and 27)

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)

(referring to Scots Peerage, volume 1, in "The Kings of Scotland")

"p. 17, ll. 26 and 27, delete 'about the year 1367,' and insert ' Papal dispensation, dated 13 March 1365-66 ' (cf. vol. vii. 37).'

from Scots Peerage (vol 9 Addenda et Corrigenda) 1 2 3


1 History Scotland, Vol.18 No.5 September /October 2018 "Annabella Drummond: The Patient Queen" by Dr Amy Hayes.

2 e-books.

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

4 Internet Site,

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