Earls of Melfort (1686)
1st Earl of Melfort, John Drummond, b.1650, a.1686, d.1715
Younger brother of James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth, and like him close to James VII. In 1685 he was
created 1st Viscount of Melfort and 1st Lord Drummond of
Gillestoun, and then in 1686 1st Earl of Melfort, 1st
Viscount of Forth and 1st Lord Drummond of Riccartoun, Castlemains
and Gilstoun. He fled with James to
2nd Earl of Melfort, John Drummond, b.1682, a.1715, d.1754
Son of the 1st Earl and Euphemia Wallace (b.b.1654, d.1743), daughter of Sir Thomas Wallace of Craigie, Lord Justice Clerk.
3rd Earl of Melfort, James Drummond, b.1708, a.1754, d.1766
Son of the 2nd Earl and Marie Gabrielle díAudibert (b.1675, d.1741), daughter of Jean díAudibert, Comte de Lussan, from whom he inherited that French title.
4th Earl of Melfort, James Lewis Drummond, b.1750, a.1766, d.1800
Son of the 3rd Earl and Marie de Berenger. In 1800 he succeeded as heir-male to the attainted earldom of Perth (nominally the 12th in the sequence) and the associated Jacobite titles.
5th Earl of Melfort, Charles Edward Drummond, b.1752, a.1800, d.1840
Younger brother of the 4th Earl.
6th Earl of Melfort, George Drummond, b.1807, a.1840, d.1902
Nephew of the 5th Earl, being the son of that manís younger
brother Leon Maurice Drummond (b.1761, d.1826) and Marie Elizabeth Lucie de
Longemarre (b.?, d.1824). In 1853 he obtained a reversal of attainder by Act of
Parliament for all the pre-Revolution
For a continuation of this line please refer to the Perth page.
(Last updated: 20/02/2010)