Drummond, John, 2nd Earl of Perth (1588 -1662)

John Drummond, 2nd Earl of Perth, was the second son of Patrick, 3rd Lord Drummond, and his first wife, Elizabeth Lindsay, daughter of David, 9th Earl of Crawford. His elder brother, James, was created Earl of Perth in 1606 with remainder to his male heirs. When he died in 1611, leaving an only daughter, the title passed to John. He married Jean Ker, eldest daughter of Robert, 1st Earl of Roxburghe. There is a mystery about the book cited above, as it has on the titlepage the anagram ownership inscription of the poet William Drummond of Hawthornden, and though the arms are clearly those of the Earl of Perth, it is possible that Hawthornden was making unauthorized use of the Earl's arms. On the other hand the two certainly knew each other, and it is just possible that the book was a gift. Hawthornden left many of his books to Edinburgh University Library, but unfortunately they have all been rebound, while the family library of the Earls of Perth was sold in Paris in 1760, and though many books from it survive in the Bibliothèque Municipale de Toulouse, none apparently have this stamp.

Seat / Residence(s): Stobhall Castle, Perthshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Drummond, John, 2nd Earl of Perth (1588-1662)  (Stamp 1) Title: Drummond, John, 2nd Earl of Perth (1588 - 1662) (Stamp 1)
Arms: Three bars wavy
Crest: A talbot's head erased
Motto: Gang warily
, Motto: Dabit tuta per undas vela tibi
Dimensions (height x width): 48mm x 40mm
Heraldic Charges: bars wavy (3), Heraldic Charges: talbot's head