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James Mcgruder (abt. 1519 - abt. 1592)

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James Mcgruder aka McGruder
Born about in Craignech, Perth, Scotlandmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died about in Craignech, Perth, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 May 2011
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1519 James McGruder, son of William, grandson of Gillespie, great-grandson of Gilawnene McCrouder of Comrie, was born in 1519 at Craigneich, Muthill Parish, Pertshire.

1531 "As a lad, about 1531, James McGruder is said to have served as a page to Lord Drummond. This would have been David, 2nd Lord Drummond, who succeeded Sir John in 1519, and died in 1571. Page service of adherents' sons was customary for large social functions, and those more capable were trained for staff roles in the nobleman's service.

1547 Dated at Edinburgh on 26 February 1547, James McGruder (McGrudir) and his brother Duncane, were among a list of 400 persons from Perthshire who were granted respite for rebellion in 1546.

1580 James McGruder appears on record incidental to the raid by his son John, along with John Drummond of Drummond-ernoch and others on Bocastell near Callander on 17 November 1580.

The citation reads: "Johnne Makgruder. sone to James Makgruder, servand to the Lord Drummond...... (Register of the Privy Council, 19 January 1580/81, vol. iii. p. 350.) "[1]

1592 "On 17 November 1591 / 92, James McGruder (McGrowther) and James Reddoch, son of Edward Reddoch (Reidheuch). laird of Culevragan (Cultibregan in Glen Artney), witnessed a bond of caution signed at Innerpeffry. Edward Reidheuch was principal and James Drummond, Commendator of Inchaffray, was surety for him, that he shall make his men conform to the General Band 57 to keep the King's peace in the Highlands. (Register of the Privy Council, vol. vi, p. 814.) This bond of caution is the last record of James McGruder and he may have died about this time at the age of 73. He is believed to have married a cadet Drummond whose first name is unknown". [2]p.57/58 1592 Death

Place: Craignech, Perth, Scotland Age: 72-73

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Record ID Number: MH:I8472

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  • Year Book of the American Clan Gregor Society. Volume LXIII Published 1979.
  • Gathering of 1978[3] volume 63
  1. The McGruder Lineage in Scotland to Magruder Family in America


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On 8 Aug 2017 at 01:03 GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:

Magruder-85 and Mcgruder-3 appear to represent the same person because: The same person. Magruder or Mcgruder

On 23 Jan 2013 at 15:28 GMT Ila (Barnett) East wrote:

I found a connection to your family tree through James Mcgruder. I would love to connect with you and exchange information.

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