Marion Douglas

Other names: 
Lady Drum
approx 1577- approx 1633.

Marion Douglas, daughter of the Earl of Buchan, married Alexander Irvine, Laird of Drum, around 1590. The Irvines of Drum were an influential family in Aberdeen. Alexander Irvine gave money to Aberdeen University and Marion Douglas funded Lady Drum's Hospital. The new mansion of Drum was built during their marriage, and Alexander Irvine and Marion Douglas' initials appear on one of the lintels. The couple had at least three children.