Bloody Slaughter of John Drimmy

The "Bloody slaughter of John Drimmie (Johannis Drinnie)
by Andrew Moncur of Slains and others
took place in the year 1537 and is noted in
Reg.Sec.Sig.Reg.Scot.

" Andrew Moncur of Slains "
Blackiemuir in Laurancekirk,

In a retour of 20th Jan 1608,
it appears that Andrew Moncur of Slains
had succeeded before that date
"terris de Blaccokmuir et Kirkburn in baronia de Rescobie et regalitate Sancti Andreae."

His family was a cadet of Moncur of Moncur in Perthshire.
The wife of Harry Barclay of Johnston was a daughter of Moncur of Slains,
and probably a sister of Andrew Moncur.

The only mention I can find to Slains in present day maps of Scotland
is to Kirkton of Slains which lies to the east of Ellon in Aberdeenshire.
However Drimmies had been in the area of Blackiemuir for a considerable time.
Today of course there are very few Drimmies or Drummies in Scotland as a whole.

©Alan Mitchell Drummie Scotland 1985

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