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JAMES McGRUDER OF CRAIGNEICH - 1519-1592
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.
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". p.57/58 1592 Death
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