Anabella Drummond ~ Wife of 1st Earl of Montrose

Anabella Drummond:William, third Lord Graham [1st Earl of Montrose 1463/4-1513], sat in the first parliament of King James the Fourth, 1488; and on 3d March, 1504-5, he was created Earl of Montrose, a charter being granted to him of that date, of his hereditary lands of “Auld Montrose”, which were then erected into a free barony and earldom to be called the barony and earldom of Montrose. It is from these lands, therefore, and not from the town of Montrose, that the family take their titles of earl and duke. He fell at the battle of Flodden, 9th September 1513. He was thrice married. By his first wife, Anabella, daughter of Lord Drummond, he had a son, second Earl of Montrose; by his second wife, Janet, a daughter of Sir Archibald Edmonstone of Duntreath, he had three daughters; and by his third wife, Christian Wavance of Segy, daughter of Thomas Wavance of Stevenston, and widow of the ninth Lord Halyburton of Dirleton, two sons, Patrick, ancestor of the Graemes of Inchbrakie, Perthshire; and Andrew, consecrated bishop of Dunblane in 1575, and the first Protestant Bishop of that See. The third Lord Graham took part in 1488 at the battle of Sauchieburn, in which James III. fell. In that battle the King’s rearward division was commanded by Graham, Earl of Menteith, with Lords Erskine and Graham as his lieutenants, and, at a later day, in 1504, on account of his gallantry, Lord Graham was made Earl of Montrose. Still later, at the Battle of Flodden in 1513, he led part of the Scottish vanguard along with the Earl of Crawford, and fell along with his royal master on the disastrous field. By his third wife, a daughter [widow] of Lord Halyburton, the Earl was the ancestor of the Grahams of Inchbrakie. He married Anabella Drummond, daughter of John Drummond of Stobshall,1st Lord and Elizabeth Lindsay of Crawford, on 25 November 1479 in Parish Church, Muthyll, Perth, Scotland. Anabella Drummond was born about 1465 and died after 1492.