IRVINE, Marion 1
- Born: About 1620
- Marriage (1): CRICHTON, James 1st Viscount Frendraught, Sir on 8 November 1642 1
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Marion married Sir James CRICHTON 1st Viscount Frendraught, son of Sir James CRICHTON of Frendraught and Elizabeth GORDON, on 8 November 1642.1 (Sir James CRICHTON 1st Viscount Frendraught was born about 1620 and died in 1650 2.)
"On the 8th November (1642), James Crichton, who had just been created Viscount Frendraught and Lord Crichton, was married to Marion Irvine, daughter of Sir Alexander, in the church of Drumoak. This nobleman is described by a contemporary as courteous and mild, majestic, grave, and wise, an unalterable friend, a dangerous
enemy, one whose word of promise was as good security as the strictest bond. He supported the cause of the Covenant with sincerity, and spared neither his fortune nor his personal exertions in advancing that cause, until he perceived that the destruction of the monarchy was contemplated. He then left his country and joined Montrose, with whom he returned to Scotland to share in the last desperate venture of that enthusiastic leader. In the disastrous rout of Montrose's levies at Carbisdale, on the 27th April, 1650, Viscount Frendraught generously remounted his commander when his horse was shot, and thus enabled him to escape from the field. Frendraught, who was severely wounded and taken prisoner, is said to have put a period to his own life."
from Irvines of Drum 1