WHICH DAY JOHN, EARL OF PERTH, LORD DRUMMOND, IS ADDED TO THE NUMBER OF THE BURGESSES OF DUNDEE, FOR HIS SERVICES TO THE COMMONWEAL.
JOHN, second EARL OF PERTH, was the younger son of PATRICK, third LORD DRUMMOND, and ELIZABETH, daughter of the EARL OF CRAUFURD. His elder brother, JAMES, who had been created EARL OF PERTH in 1605, died leaving only one daughter; and as the title was granted , "with remainder to heirs male whatsoever," the succession to the title devolved upon JOHN DRUMMOND.
He was an ardent supporter of the Prelatic party, and was one of those who voted for the "Five Articles of Perth" at the General Assembly, held there in 1618. By his marriage with LADY JEAN KER, daughter of the first EARL OF ROXBURGRE, he had three sons JAMES, third EARL OF PERTH, JOHN DRUMMOND of Logie Almond, and WILLIAM, afterwards second EARL OF ROXBURGHE. This marriage connected him doubly with Dundee, as SIR JAMES SCRIMGEOUR of Dudhope was married to one sister of the COUNTESS OF PERTH, and SIR JAMES HALIBURTON of Pitcur to another.