CONTACT: Xersa E: xersa at xersa dot com dot au Ph: 0403454202
ARTWORKS ABOVE: "Somewhere To Feed, [I am drawing The Sea & Sky Back In]" 2011 Charcoal & pencil on cotton paper Size: 110cm sq. SOLD
FAR LEFT: ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT "DRAWN FROM LIFE" exhibition [detail] 2011 Charcoal on cotton paper.w:- www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au
FOR MY LATEST WORK: w:- www.flickr.com/people/xersa and go to sets or photostream. ALSO: www.xersa.info/index.html
ARTE DALL AUSTRALIA 2013. Touring collection. Selected to exhibit at TURIN, PEIDMONT, ITALY and the NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM in GEELONG, VICTORIA.
LINDEN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS POSTCARDS EXHIBITION www.lindenarts.org
A DOBELL PRIZE FINALIST The debut year of this prestigious award when Sir arthur Boyd was the selecting Judge, XERSA is an internationally exhibited, practicing Artist who began drawing around ten years of age. With experience of 26 solo and over 40 group exhibitions and has work in private & corporate collections nationally & internationally. Xersa is Australian born with Scottish, English & French ancestry; then I asked her, "Your name?" Apparently it was a business name which has no origin or meaning that is now her legal name. Xersa's work has an edginess you can't place your finger on. Powerful imagery stated with minimalism. An owner manager of a Textile Design Studio in Melbourne 1978 - 1993, past studies in ZEN BRUSH DRAWING and impetus evident imbue her works with essence of battles won against adversity. Xersa draws parallels across nature surviving climate change & her own determination to win. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Article by Gallery On Sturt Director & Curator Leigh Tweedie W: www.galleryonsturt.com.au
3 artworks from "REGENERATION" included in the LIVING CARE P/L [formally Provectus Care P/L] collection.
3 artworks included in the BALLARAT BASE HOSPITAL INTEGRATED CANCER CENTRE collection
MERVYN MORIARTY 2 day colour workshop intensive, Malvern
ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT "PROJECT SPACE" Two life drawings from the Art Gallery Of Ballarat Life Drawing sessions
DEUTSCHER AND HACKETT FINE ART AUCTIONS, MELBOURNE (David Band fundraiser) W: www.deutscherandhackett.com SOLD OUT
ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT "DRAWN FROM LIFE" exhibition of selected Artists Featuring PETER CORLETT's sculpture, 'SUE'. Xersa's artwork printed on invitations. W:www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au
ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT "DRAWING IN THE LINDSAY ROOM" A session of life drawing with public viewing
FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA "15x15x15cm" Art Exhibition & fundraiser. BALLARAT GRAMMAR
LINDEN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART "POSTCARDS" exhibition, 26 ACLAND STREET, STKILDA, AUSTRALIA
ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT & NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA Masterclasses started in 2006. TUTORS:- Y. Audette, G. Bailey, D. Cox, M. Feltham, A. Gibson, M. Gurney, A. Hoyle, S. Jacobs, M. Luccio, M. Niicholls, P. Wegner
EXIT ART, NEW YORK, NY. POSTCARDS exhibition, "FRACKING" 475 TENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY Curated by Papo Colo, Jeanette Ingberman & Herb Tam. 3 Artworks included in:-
NYU FALES LIBRARY DOWNTOWN COLLECTION
BRUNSWICK STREET GALLERY, "SMALL WORKS" exhibition BSG 322 Brunswick St, FITZROY, AUSTRALIA
CONCIET-CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE, Otway Estate and Winery, FINALIST
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA Workshops and Masterclasses NGV MELBOURNE
CATALOGUE, Deutscher and Hackett Fine Art Auctions, "David Band fundraising"
MAGAZINES, The Australian Art Collector, issues 50, 51 & 55
CATALOGUE & E BULLETIN, ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT, "Drawn From Life"
ARTICLE, The Ballarat Independant, "ART GALLERY oF BALLARAT, "Drawn From Life exhibition" Ballarat Art Gallery, Lydiard St.
CATALOGUE, "REGENERATION" Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre 2012 fundraising solo exhibition, GALLERY ON STURT
ARTICLES, BALLARAT COURIER, Art Connect, 3/4 page "Regenerating Wellness" 28th Feb. News, 8th Mar. "Artists take a good cause to heart"
ARTICLE, BALLARAT NEWS, Newsweek, "Using art to help the community"
ARTICLE, BALLARAT HEALTH SERVICES, Newsletters, "Reach New Heights"
ARTICLE, CITY OF BALLARAT, Art Survey, "Regeneration" by Arts & Culture Coordinator, Deborah Klein
FORTY FIVE DOWNSTAIRS GALLERY 2009 45 Flinders Ln, MELBOURNE,"SevenSunsSevenMoons" Fundraising silent auction of Artworks supporting THE TRUST FOR NATURE & OPEN FAMILY AUSTRALIA Curated by Xersa. Artists:- PRUE ACTON OBE, ANJELIE BEYER, GODWIN BRADBEER, CHARLOTTE CLEMENS, FRANCIS HOOPER, ANNA HOYLE, DEBRA LUCCIO, MARCO LUCCIO, MERVYN MORIARTY, IAN MOWBRAY, LINKS TO LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHERS, HELEN PONDER, DEBRA SHILL, XERSA
AFFIRMATION ARTS, 523 W 37th STREET, NEW YORK, NY. 2009 "Nemesis Catch" "A NEW BEGINNING #2"selected for:-
NEW YORK DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL GALA. The Gala, held at "CIPRIANI", WALL STREET, NEW YORK, NY. 2009 a presentation evening for 2 senior surgeons & Fundraiser for the New York Downtown hospital WELLNESS & PREVENTION CENTRE. 500 distinguished guests were present. "A NEW BEGINNING #2" sucessfully sold
HIS HONOUR, JUSTICE PETER R.A.GRAY 2009 portrait was hung in the AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL COURT CHAMBERS collection
COURTNEY STREET NORTH MELBOURNE SOLO EXHIBITIONS, 2001-2009, Courtney Street, a terrace home in the University & Hospitals precinct, close to the CBD was leased as a serviced apartment for short term visitors from Swrden, UK, USA, Canada, China, Japan, Fiji University & Australian Corporations. The exhibition continued during the sale of the property
NGV 2006-2009 Workshops and Masterclasses
LES TWENTYMAN OAM 2008 A portrait in oils and sketches of his experiences in Hospital
CONCIET-CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE 2007-2010 ART PRIZE, Otway Estate and Winery FINALIST
CROWN TOWERS "THE HIDDEN FACES OF THE ARCHIBALD" Melbourne hotel lobby displaying my portrait of GODWIN BRADBEER Curated by Jacqueline Taylor OAM
CONCIET-CORANGAMARAH ART PRIZE, Otway Estate and Winery FINALIST
STUDIO SOLO EXHIBITION 2006 A Charity fundraising exhibition in my studio in Moonee Ponds for TRUST FOR NATURE Curated by Xersa
SUEDE DOWN UNDER 2006 Participated in a fundraising for Friends Of The Earth Organization
MELBOURNE CITY COUNCIL 2000 Commissioned participation in the "NORTH WEST MELBOURNE 2010" Sculpture project
PUBLICATION, "THE DOBELL PRIZE FOR DRAWING, THE FIRST TEN YEARS, 1993 TO 2002" Art Gallery Of New South Wales
CATALOGUE, "SEVENSUNSSEVENMOONS" Forty Five Dounstairs Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane Melbourne
ARTICLES & BULLETINS, The Leader News, Artscope, Forty Five downstairs Media, The Age, Laurence Money column
CATALOGUE, "Nemesis Catch" Affirmation Arts, New York, NY
NYFA MEDIA, [New York Foundation For The Arts] "Nemesis Catch"
CATALOGUE, "Hidden Faces Of The Archibald" Crown towers Melbourne
MAGAZINES, The Australian Art collector Magazine, issues 50, 51 & 55
ART AFFAIRS GALLERY 1997 Carlton Directed by Mr Lindsay Anderson. A solo exhibition "SURVIVAL EXISTENCE"
COMMISSIONED MURAL PROJECTS 1997- 1999 Restuarants and Private homes, Melbourne region
MELBOURNE CITY COUNCIL 1997 Photographic contract. Assisted with colour principles on projects in the CBD Melbourne.
DIANNE TANZER GALLERY 1996 Fitzroy Directed by Dianne Tanzer. A solo exhibition in one of the galleries.
ARTS PROGRAM, OPTUS [FOXTEL] CABLE TELEVISION 1996 Half hour feature & Artist talk, Dianne Tanzer Gallery
METRO CRAFT CENTRE 1991-96 ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS Metro Craft Centre, North Melbourne
COMMISSIONED SCULPTURES AND MURALS, LEMAX GROUP Pty Ltd 1996 Kew, Ferntree Gulley, Seaford
ROBERT LINDSAY GALLERY [FORTY FIVE DOWN STAIRS] 1995, selected for "9x5 SAVE ALBERT PARK" Curated by ANDREW SIBLEY, including DAVIDA ALLEN, RICK AMOR, PETER BOOTH, ARTHUR BOYD, GODWIN BRADBEER, JUDY CASSAB, JON CATTAPAN, BRIAN DUNLOP, GRAHAM FRANSELLA, LEONARD FRENCH, GRAHAME KING, LES KOSSATZ, COLIN LANCELEY, RICHARD LARTER, DAVID LARWILL, BRUNO LETI, MICHAEL LEUNIG, VICTOR MAJZNER, MANDY MARTIN, LEWIS MILLER, MIRKA MORA, JOHN NEESON, JOHN OLSEN, JOHN PERSEVAL, GEOFFREY RICARDO,JAN SENBURGS, GARY SHEAD, HEATHER SHIMMEN, SALLY SMART, STEPHEN SPURRIER, WENDY STAVRIANOS, TIM STORRIER, JOHN WOLSLEY, XERSA
PROFESSIONAL GRAIN PTY LTD [now GLENCORE PTY LTD]1995 Nine Artworks in their collection
COMMISSIONED MURALS 1994-95 for Restaurants and private residences, Carlton area
BLACKWOOD STREET GALLERY North Melbourne Solo exhibitions 1991 "THE ELEMENTS", 1992 "OUT OF SILENCE", 1993 "ENIGMA", 1994 "EXISTENCE" Curated by Xersa
ART GALLERY NEW SOUTH WALES, DOBELL PRIZE 1993 FINALIST, AGNSW, Dobell Prize Finalists archives
GREENWAY HIRST PAGE Architects 1993 Collection
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 1993 Eltham Festival
LEONARD JOEL'S International Art Auction 1992 Armadale, Victoria
DIAMOND VALLEY ART AWARD, FINALIST 1991
FITZROY SECONDARY COLLEGE 1991 Artist in Residence
ZEN OF DRAWING WORKSHOP 1991 OKI DO YOGA International Intensive program
FUNDRAISING SOLO EXHIBITION 1991 FOE GALLERY, Brunswick St. Fitzroy. For The Friends Of The Earth & Trust for Nature Organizations, Curated by Xersa
BUTOH IMPROVISED THEATRE 1991-1999 with Director TAKAO NAKAZAWA, included Zen brush drawing.Participated in THE SANTANGELO THEATRE FESTIVAL, ITALY creating sets & lighting for Nakazawasans 'MOMO', Noh theatre & Butoh dance. Held a workshop in CAPRI, ITALY, illustrating interconnection of art & theatre. In JAPAN, Director of modern Noh theatre, AKIRA OKAMOTO, Takao Nakazawa's teacher, privately viewed our performances in his studio. Okomoto invited us to view his "AT THE HAWKS WELL" performed by RENNIKU-KOBO modern & SANKONOKAI traditional Noh theatre groups, based on a Keats poem with experimental sound by MINEKO GRIMMER in collaboration with MAMORU FUJIEDA, performed at AOYAMA ROUND THEATRE, TOKYO
AGNSW DOBELL PRIZE ARCHIVES
FOXTEL [OPTUS] CABLE TELEVISION, Arts Programm, 1/2 hour feature "Xersa" presented in the Dianne Tanzer Gallery
CATALOGUES, Dianne Tanzer Gallery. Robert Lindsay Gallery, [now the Forty Five Downstairs Gallery] "9x5" silent auction & exhibition. Leonard Joel Fine Art auctions.
ARTICLE, Yea Chronicle "FOE Ehhibition"
MAGAZINES, Craft Art International, issues 22 & 26
LIBERTY CASINGS FOUR ARTWORKS were commissioned to become part of LIBERTY CASINGS Pty Ltd Collection
UNOMI ARTS Group exhibition, Director Mirium Weiner
STUDIO EXHIBITIONS 1984, 1985, 1986, North Fitzroy Curated by Xersa
FTGAS GALLERY Solo Exhibition "A Dozen years on" Ferntree Gulley Art Society Gallery 'THE HUT GALLERY'
FTGAS GALLERY ANNUAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS, Artists CHRIS CANNING, FRED WILLIAMS, NOEL COUNIHAN, RAY CROOKE, ARNOLD SHORE attended the gallery. The Hut Gallery started early 1900's exhibiting works by ARTHUR STREETON, LOUIS BUVELOT, PHILLIPS FOX, TOM ROBERTS, CHARLES CONDER, JULIAN ASHTON, WILLIAM RICKETS, MERRIC BOYD, ALBERT NAMATJIRA
1980 - 1989 BIBLIOGRAPHY -
Reviews and articles, Melbourne Times by K. Nicolls, Art Almanac by Penny Webb, Yea Chronicle, Daylesford Advocate.
RMIT Studies in Fine art. Painting, Industrial Design
BALLARAT UNIVERSITY ANNUAL EXHIBITION Was called SMB [School Of Mines Ballarat]
Commonwealth of Australia Study advancement Scholorship.
GLENDONALD SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN Kew participated in a fundraising exhibition opened by Author ALAN MARSHALL
DANDENONG FESTIVALS FOR MUSIC AND ART FINALIST AND PRIZE WINNER
MISA'S GALLERY Burwood Road Hawthorn, First Solo Exhibition in Melbourne. Director, MISA TADIC
WORLD RECORD CLUB Commissioned portrait of Billy Holiday
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Department of Works. draughtsperson Assisting with the design of award winning bridges of Melbourne's Eastern Freeway.
1970 - 1979 BIBLIOGRAPHY -
Articles & front page feature, Ballarat Courier, Herald Sun Newspaper & Daylesford Advocate
BALLARAT UNIVERSITY was called SMB or SCHOOL OF MINES Fine Art Painting.
CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY STUDENTS EXHIBITION, Highly Commended
DAYLESFORD TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL ART AWARD
DAYLESFORD PLAYERS Commissioned Portrait of Sir Winston churchill
APEX GROUP organised a special "Sisters" feature for their show at the Ballarat Begonia Festival with my Sister Barbara Limb. my name then was Christine
DAYLESFORD first solo exhibition and one "SISTERS" exhibition with my sister Barbara Limb was held in our Father's Caltex service station showroom opposite the COBB & Co Hotel & Queen Victoria Jubilee fountain on Raglan & Howe Streets
1960 - 1969 BIBLIOGRAPHY -
Articles & photographs in Ballarat Courier & Daylesford Advocate Newspapers. Archives, Ballarat Library.
I became interested in my families origons, especially my dear departed Grandmother, MINNIE RUTH CRAIG there seems to be some mystery, that which I am gradually unfolding. Although this information is yet to be confirmed, It was easy to follow a path through Scottish history, uncovering tales of battles & achievments extraodinary & other intriguing findings such as:- My Mothers Father, SIDNEY GEORGE ALLARS painted watercolours, He fought in France with his brother who was killed and buried at BAILLUEL FRANCE. WILLIAM MARSHALL CRAIG painter of watercolours & miniatures for King George 1V & Queen Caroline & miniatures for the Duke & Duchess of York. SIR THOMAS CRAIG poet & writer on Feudal Law, JAMES CRAIG Architect & Soldiers, Jurists, Polititions, Creative Visionaries & Men of the Order.
XERSA nee CHRISTINE LIMB
ALEXANDER WILLIAM LIMB & DORIS ALLARS Alexander was an aircraft engineer at Laverton before he married & moved to Daylesford establishing a service & Caltex petroleum station ALEXANDER SADLER CRAIG b.1913 Melbourne d. 1989 Geelong Mayor of Bendigo 1956-57 member of Monash University Interim Council has a portrait in the council collection which is an exact likeness to Alexander. As Minnie did marry twice I am thinking that they are brothers or half brothers as both came from Melbourne.
JAMES WILLIAM LIMB b.1879 Derbyshire son of Reuben Limb married after 1911 MINNIE RUTH CRAIG b.1880 Collingwood Vic. both married twice
JOHN ALEXANDER CRAIG b.1846 Liverpool UK., emmigrated to Australia 1868. married CHARLOTTE ELIZA MANSER Bendigo 1872. Minnie was born in Collingwood 1880. The gold rush in 1851 may have lured John's family to Sandhurst Bendigo they had 3 Daughters, moved to Melbourne & settled in Collingwood raising 2 Sons & 5 Daughters 1 dying in infancy. John's Brother, WILLIAM CRAIG b.1855 d.1897 Victoria.
DR. JOHN CRAIG b.1820 Glasgow Scotland d.1931 Preston Victoria Australia married MARY CHAPLIN 1842 Liverpool UK, emmigrated to Australia about 1868 with sons JOHN ALEXANDER and WILLIAM. Dr. John improved & manufactured a weighing machine designed by James Heriot, in Liverpool. The machine was exhibited at the Royal Agricultural Society show at Shrewsbury July 15th-17th 1845
JAMES CRAIG b.1739 Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland m. AGNES REID 1792 Holywood Dumfries. His Brother WILLIAM MARSHALL CRAIG painted water colours for KING GEORGE 1V & QUEEN CAROLINE & miniatures for the DUKE & DUCHESS OF YORK James was gold medal awarded Architect of Edinburghs 18th Century "New Town" development. James' portrait by Artist DAVID ALLEN 1761 is in the Royal Scottish academy, Edinburgh. This may be the correct James although there are two recorded.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM CRAIG b.1662 d.1744 Holyroodhouse Edinburgh Scotland m. MARY THOMPSON b.1706 d.1790 his second wife. Mary's Father REV. THOMAS THOMPSON's son JAMES was author of "THE SEASONS" MARY's Mother, BEATRIX TROTTER, a noted Potter & relation to the HOUSE OF HUME. William was 82 and Mary 38 when James was born. William died soon after. From William's first marriage to ELIZABETH LINDSAY 1687, son WILLIAM ALEXANDER CRAIG m. JANET STUART & emmigrated to Ulster Ireland & d.1759 Staunton Fort Defiance Augusta Co. Va. Relatives of this line are SIR JAMES CRAIG a British Army General, SIR JAMES HENRY CRAIG Adjutant General to the DUKE OF YORK, LORD WILLIAM CRAIG a Scottish Judge whose Son was JAMES CRAIG 1st VISCOUNT CRAIGAVON 1st Prime Minister of Ireland.
LOUIS CRAIG b.1640 d.1681 Riccarton Edinburgh Scotland AND MARGARET DALGLIESH daughter of ROBERT DALGLIESH AND JEAN DOUGLAS. louis's daughter ELIZABETH m. SIR JOHN GIBSON. The ARMORIAL BEARINGS were registered to LOUIS CRAIG.
THOMAS CRAIG b.1610 d.1663 Riccarton Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland m. MARGARET ELIZABETH CRANSTOUN daughter of JAMES CRANSTOUN & ELIZABETH
SIR LOUIS CRAIG LORD WRIGHTHOUSES b.1569 d.1622 Riccarton Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland m. BEATRIX CHIRNSIDE daughter of ...CHIRNSIDE of E. Nisbet, Co. Berwick. Sir Louis was a noted Jurist raised to the bench in 1604
SIR THOMAS CRAIG b.1538 Craigston Aberdeenshire d.1608 Riccarton Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland, Noted writer on Feudal Law, m. HELEN HERIOT, son SIR JAMES CRAIG undertaker of the 'Ulster Plantation' whose Daughter MARGARET CRAIG m. SIR ALEXANDER GIBSON LORD DURIE. The estate of Sir Thomas Craig passed to JAMES GIBSON who m. the niece of Thomas Craig's son. ROBERT CRAIG gained the title SIR JAMES GIBSON-CRAIG b.1765, his Son, SIR WILLIAM GIBSON CRAIG b.1797, MP for Edinburgh. Sir Thomas Craig's other Sons, JOHN CRAIG M.D. Physician to JAMES V1 member of College of Physicians, M.D. at Oxford 1605 & Grandson, JAMES CRAIG M.D.
WILLIAM CRAIG jr. b.1501 Craigfintray Aberdeenshire Scotland d.1590 Holyroodhouse Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland m. MRS WILLIAM CRAIG. Minister of Holyrood, assisted in the drawing up of the 'National Covenant' 1580 with WILLIAM CRAIG snr. & Uncle REVERAND JOHN CRAIG.
ALEXANDER CRAIG b.1480? Craigfintray Aberdeenshire Scotland, BEARER OF THE ARMS OF CRAIG 1542
WILLIAM CRAIG b. about 1440, Craigfintray Castle Aberdeenshire Scotland whose Sons ALEXANDER CRAIG became the Bearer of the Arms of Craig, WILLIAM CRAIG d.1513 in the Battle of Flodden & REVERAND JOHN CRAIG b.1512 FOUNDER OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, MINISTER OF HOLYROOD also assisted in the drawing up of 'THE NATIONAL COVENANT 1580 with WILLIAM CRAIG jr. Rev. John Craig travelled to Italy in 1536 where he tried to influence change. He was being escorted to the gallows in Italy in 1560 for this when an uprising distracted the guards allowing him to escape making it back to Scotland.
JAMES DEL CRAIG b. about 1380, LORD OF HUPE in Orkney, m.1422 MARGARET SINCLAIR daughter of HENRY SINCLAIR 1st Earl of Orkney son of Malise of Stratherne. James was granted Attestation in 1442
JOHN OF THE CRAIG, LAIRD OF THE CRAIG OF AUCHINDOIR, was given the title, STEWART OF CRAIGFINTRAY CASTLE by Robert 11. b.about 1300 led the Battle Of Culblean on St Andrews day 30th November 1335 from KILDRUMMIE CASTLE in favour of ROBERT THE BRUCE who later became BRUCE KING OF SCOTLAND. John of the Craig's estate passed to his daughter upon his death about 1380 from whose marriage, the STEWARTS originated. His Arms passed to a brother or cousin in Aberdeenshire whose line then became the Craigs of Craigfintray. The name Stewart originated from William The Conqueror 1028-1087 who had three sons by Matilda; William, ancestor of the Fitz-alans, Earls of Arundel, Simon, projenitor of the name Boyd and Walter who settled in Scotland. King David 1 gave Walter the title, LORD HIGH StEWART, he, as stated before, married ANNABELLE, the daughter of John of the Craig. They had a son named Alexander of whose sons were; John of Bonkyll, Alexander, ancestor of the Earls of angus, Alan, ancestor of the House of Darnley, Earls and Dukes of Lennox and JAMES whose grandson ROBERT ascended the throne of Scotland in 1371.
JOHAN CRAIG b.1280 OF LINLITHGOW. Fealty was sworn to EDWARD 1 by JOHAN DE CRAGYN of Linlithgow 1296 with JOHAN CRAIG, AGNEYS DEL CRAGE of Edinburgh & JOHAN DEL CRAGGE of Lanarckshire
BRYCE DEL CRAIG b.1250? [Bruce of Craig] Burgess of Aberdeenshire in 13OO-17
CRAIG CLAN emerged in 1066 in Aberdeenshire seated at Craigfintray Castle in Kildrummie. Names were adopted from the area where they settled. Names were documented at a later time in The Ragman rolls.
The name Craig is derived from Crag [Cragge, Cragie, Cragayn] from the Crags or rocky outcrops in mountains. The name Drummond [Dromund] derived from the Gaelic word Dromainn meaning high ground. Both names are from the highlands. In 1685 in The Peerage Of scotland, the Earl of Melfort, Lord John Drummond of gillestoun, Viscount of forth, Lord drummond of Riccartoun, Castlemains and Gilstoun, later gained further titles of Lord Concraig & Viscount Cargill. His father was James Drummond 3rd Earl of Perthshire. The Drummonds fought with Robert Bruce against the English in the battle of Banockburn even though alliegance was sworn to Edward 1 of England in 1296. They were rewarded with lands in Perthshire. In 1364, Margaret Drummond married David 11, son of Robert Bruce. She was his 2nd wife. In 1367, Margarets niece, Annabella Drummond married John, High Stewart of scotland who later was named Robert 111. From overlaying all the stories & historical writings We may be able to ascertain that John of the Craig Laird of the Craig of auchindoir, Perthshire was given the title Stewart of Craigfintray Castle in Kildrummie by Robert 11 legitimated by the marriage of his parents in 1347 that John of the Craig could have been one and the same as John Drummond of Stobhall. Much of this sort of history is concealed in a plethora of confusing tales. It seems it was not considered then to be an unhealthy practice to intermarry. A story found in "The complaint of the people of Orkney" reads:- 'Sir Alexander Murray of Olgilvie and Sir Johns' Brother in Law, the Earl of Stratherne, had, due to a fued, thrust Sir John Drummond out of the office of Stewartship to prefer a title of his own election in 1413. It seems that Sir John had killed the Earl of stratherne over this but was not convicted of any crime. The Earl of stratherne apparently had boasted that he had better entitlement to the crown than King James 1 being by marriage related to King robert and Elizabeth Mure.' John Drummond May have chosen to use the title from his seat of holding of Concraig.
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