Margaret Drummond, Queen of Scotland

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For the mistress of King James IV, see Margaret Drummond (Mistress).
Margaret Drummond
Queen Consort of Scotland
Tenure 1364–1369
Spouse Sir John Logie
David II of Scotland
m. 20 February 1364; div. 20 March 1369
Issue John of Logie (by her first marriage)
House Clan Drummond
Father Sir Malcolm Drummond
Mother Margaret Graham, Countess of Menteith
Born c. 1340
Died after 31 January 1375

Margaret Drummond (circa 1340 – after 31 January 1375), known also by her first married name as Margaret Logie, was the second queen of David II of Scotland and a daughter of Sir Malcolm Drummond, Knt. (died circa 1346) by his wife Margaret Graham, Countess of Menteith.

Margaret first married Sir John Logie of that Ilk, having by him a son, John of Logie.[1][2] She later served as a mistress to King David who was widowed from his first wife, Joan of The Tower, on 14 August 1362.

Margaret then married David II of Scotland at Inchmurdach in Fife, on 20 February 1364. They had no children and the King divorced her on 20 March 1369 on grounds of infertility. Margaret, however, travelled to Avignon, in southern France, and made a successful appeal to the Pope to reverse the sentence of divorce which had been pronounced against her in Scotland. Having borne a child from her first marriage, it seems likely that David himself was infertile, since his thirty-seven year marriage to his first wife also bore no issue.[3]

Margaret survived the King, and was alive on 31 January 1375, but seems to have died soon after that date.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraser, Douglas Book vol i, pp248-249
  2. ^ Bain, Cal.Doc.Scot. p.22 no 93. In which he is gifted a "parcel-gilt cup by the English King valued at £4 5s 1d
  3. ^ Ashley, Mike (1999). The mammoth book of British kings and queens. London: Robinson Publishers. p. 551. ISBN 1-84119-096-9. 
  4. ^ Dunbar, Sir Archibald H., Scottish Kings - A Revised Chronology of Scottish History 1005 - 1625, Edinburgh, 1899, p.156
Scottish royalty
Preceded by
Joan of The Tower
Queen consort of Scotland
1364–1369
Succeeded by
Euphemia de Ross