Drummond, James, 4th Earl of Perth (1648 -1716)
James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth was the only son of James, 3rd Earl, and Anne Gordon, daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Huntly. In 1684 he was Lord Chancellor of Scotland. In the following year he and his brother became converts to the Church of Rome, and were greatly in favour with James II, who made him the first knight of the newly revived Order of the Thistle. This book was written to justify Perth's conversion, and this copy was a gift to him from the author. After the flight of the King, Perth tried to escape, but was caught and thrown into prison, being released in 1693 on condition that he leave the country. He joined James in Paris, and was created Duke of Perth in the Jacobite peerage on the death of James II, under the terms of the king's will. He married, firstly, 18 January 1670, Jane Douglas, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Douglas, secondly, Lilias, daughter of James Drummond, of Machany, and widow of the Earl of Tullibardine, and thirdly, Mary Gordon, daughter of Lewis, Marquess of Huntly, and widow of Adam Urquhart of Meldrum.