'Erskine01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Erskine of Cavan, Erskine of Erskine, Erskine of Kinnoull, Erskine 'of Mar'

Henry de Erskin (a 1226)
1. Sir John of Erskine (a 1260)
  A. Sir John of Erskine (a 1296)
  i. Sir William Erskine of that ilk (a 1331)
  a. Sir Robert Erskine of that ilk (d 1385, Chamberlain, Ambassador)
  m1. (after 07.1335) Beatrice Lindsay (d before 1352, dau of Sir Alexander de Lindsay of Crawford)
  (1) Sir Thomas Erskine of that ilk (d before 28.05.1404)
  m1. (c1365) Mary Douglas (d by 30.06.1367, dau of Sir William Douglas of Lugton and Liddesdale)
(A) child (b/d by 30.06.1367)
  m2. (before 13.04.1370) Janet Keith (d 1413, dau of Sir Edward de Keith, widow of Sir David Barclay of Brechin)
  (B) Sir Robert Erskine of that ilk, 1st Lord (d 1452)
  Sir Robert claimed the earldom of Mar through his mother's mother's mother Elyne/Elen, daughter of Gartney/Gratney, Earl of Mar. The claim was not formally accepted until the time of John, 6th Lord Erskine. Even then, however, there was uncertainty as to whether or not the identification of that lord as Earl of Mar was acceptance of his family's longstanding claim or a new appointment. The intervening lords are nevertheless sometimes referred to as 'de jure Earls of Mar'.
  m1. ?? Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart, 1st Lord Lorn)
There is some confusion regarding the identity of Sir Robert's wife. We show both of the alternatives and point out that he may have married first one then the other. We show that but stress that this is an assumption. The precedence amongst the Erskine records to naming the Stewart daughter before Elizabeth Lindsay suggests (but does not prove) that Robert's heir was born by that Stewart.
  (i) Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord (d by 1493) - continued below --
  m. Janet Douglas (possibly ?? dau of James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton) --
  m2. Elizabeth (?) Lindsay (dau of David Lindsay of Glenesk, 1st Earl of Crawford)
As noted above, there is some confusion regarding the identity of Sir Robert's wife. According to TSP (Mar), dispensation for the marriage between Janet and Walter Stewart was obtained because they were related in the 3rd degree which supports the view that she was daughter of Elizabeth Lindsay. As it is another assumption that Janet was born after Thomas and 'hence' that Elizabeth was Sir Robert's second rather than first wife, there is no indication as to who was the mother of Christian or Elizabeth.
  (ii) Janet Erskine --
  p. Sir Walter Stewart, Master of Fife (d 24.05.1425) --
  (iii) Christian Erskine --
  m1. Patrick Graham, 1st Lord (d 1466) --
  m2. William Charteris of Kinfauns
  (iv) Elizabeth Erskine suggested in TSP (Morton) --
  m. Sir Henry Douglas of Lochleven (d 01.1476) --
(C) Sir John Erskine, 1st of Dun (a 1409) --
  (D) Elizabeth Erskine --
  m. Duncan Wemyss of Rires --
(2) Nicholas Erskine of Kinnoull (d before 12.1406)
  m1. Jean Cameron (d before 03.1383, dau of Sir John Cameron of Ballegarno)
  (A) William Erskine of Kinnoull
  (i) Sir John Erskine of Kinnoull (d 1445)
  (a) Christian Erskine
  m1. John Crichton
  m2. Robert Crichton, 1st Lord of Sanquhar (d 1502)
  m2. (after 1402) Elizabeth Keith
  (3) Marion Erskine
  m. (before 1362) Maurice Drummond, 2nd of Concraig
m2. (1352) Christian Menteth (d c1387, dau of Sir John Menteth, Lord of Arran)
  (4)+ other issue (dvpsp)
  b. Sir Allan Erskine of Inchture and Inchmartin (d 05.1400)
  m. (before 1362) Isabel Inchmartin (d c1399, dau of Sir John Inchmartin of that ilk)
  (1) Margaret Erskine
  m. Sir John Glen of Glen and Balmuto
  (2) Isabella Erskine (d before 1427) --
  m. (c1386) Sir John Wemyss of Leuchars, Kincaldrum, Reres and Methil (d c1428) --
  c. Andrew Erskine of Roploch
  d. Archibald Erskine
  ii. John of Erskine
  iii. Helen of Erskine
  m. Sir Thomas Bruce (d 1307)
  B. William of Erskine



Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord (d by 1493) - continued above
m. Janet Douglas (possibly ?? dau of James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton)
1. Alexander Erskine, 3rd Lord (d before 10.05.1509)
  m1. (before 10.1466) Christian Crichton (d 1477/8, dau of Sir Robert Crichton of Sanquhar)
  A. Robert Erskine, 4th Lord (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m. (c1485) Isabella Campbell (a 1519, dau of Sir George Campbell of Loudoun)
  i. Robert, Master of Erskine (dvp unm)
ii. Sir John Erskine, 5th Lord (d 1552)
  m. Margaret Campbell (dau of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll)
  a. Robert, Master of Erskine (dvpspl Pinkie 10.09.1547)
  m. Margaret Graham (dau of William Graham, 2nd Earl of Montrose)
  p. Mrs Jean Home
  (1) David Erskine, Abbott of Inchmahome and Dryburgh (d 28.05.1611)
  m. Margaret Haldane (d 13.01.1619, dau of John Haldane, 7th of Gleneagles)
b. Thomas, Master of Erskine (dspl after 10.1551)
  m. (mcrt 30.01.1549) Margaret Fleming (d after 1584, dau of Malcolm Fleming, 3rd Lord)
  partner unknown
  (1) Adam Erskine (Commendator of Cambuskenneth)
(A) Mary Erskine probably of this generation
  m. Sir James Erskine of Tullibody, later of Favour Royall (d before 08.07.1643) @@ below
  (B) Annabel Erskine probably of this generation
  m. John Buchanan of that ilk (a 1629)
  p. Jonet Abernethy
  (2) Elizabeth Erskine
  m. (mcrt 29.01.1562-3) Robert Graham of Gartmore (d c1573)
  c. John Erskine, 6th Lord, 1st or 22nd Earl of Mar, Regent (d 28.10.1572)
  m. (c29.01.1556-7) Annabella Murray (d 02.1603, dau of William Murray of Tullibardine)
  d. Sir Alexander Erskine of Gogar (d before 03.09.1592)
  m. (before 1563) Margaret Home (dau of George Home, 4th Lord)
  (1) Alexander Erskine (d 04.1578)
(2) Thomas Erskine, 1st Earl of Kellie (b 1566, d 12.06.1639)
  m1. (1587) Anne Ogilvy (dau of Sir Gilbert Ogilvy of Powrie)
  m2. (1604) Elizabeth Pierrepont (d 27.04.1621, dau of Sir Henry Pierrepont of Holme Pierrepont)
  m3. Dorothy Smith (d by 1639, dau of Humphrey Smith of Cheapside)
  (3) Sir George Erskine of Innerteil (d before 02.06.1646, lord of session as Lord Innerteil)
  m. Isobel Brown
  (A) Anne Erskine (a 1648)
  m. (10.1627) John Melville of Raith, 3rd Lord of Monimail (d 22.05.1643)
(B) Margaret Erskine (a 06.1693)
  m1. (mcrt 25.07.1629) Sir John Mackenzie, 1st Bart of Tarbat)
  m2. (mcrt 01.06.1661) Sir James Foulis of Colinton
  (4) Sir James Erskine of Tullibody, later of Favour Royall (co. Tyrone) (d before 08.07.1643)
  m. (1596) Mary Erskine (dau of Adam Erskine, Commendator of Cambuskenneth) @@ above
  (A) Rev. Archibald Erskine of Augher Castle probably of this generation
  (i) Anne Erskine (heiress of Favour Royal)
  m. John Moutray of Favour Royal
  (ii) Mary Erskine (coheir)
  m. William Richardson of Drum & Augher, Sheriff of co. Tyrone (a 1662)
  (B) James Erskine mentioned by BFR
  (C) ?? Erskine
  BFR ('Erskine', p237+) identifies Sir James as ancestor of the Erskines of Cavan, starting with the unnamed father of 7 sons "in the earlier part of the 18th century".
  (i) ?? Erskine
  Uncertain on number of intermediary generations.
(a) ?? Erskine
  ((1)) Robert Erskine of Cavan (d 27.02.1812)
  m. (18.05.1765) Elizabeth Parr (b 1736-7, d 27.07.1802, dau of Josiah Parr of Cavan, son of Bernard son of John of Parr Green)
  ((A)) Josiah Erskine (d 01.021819, rector of Knockbride) had issue
  m. (1799) Marianne Swanzy (d 05.07.1852, dau of Henry Swanzy of Avelreagh)
  ((B)) Moutray Erskine of Cavan (b 22.12.1769, d 1820) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Jane Wilson (sister of Henry Bevan Wilson-Slator of Whitehill)
  ((C))+ other issue - Robert (d 1828, Major), Arabella (b c1768, d unm 11.1852), Margaret (d unm)
  ((2)) Archibald Erskine (d 16.01.1811, captain)
  m. _ Paget
  ((A)) James Erskine (d 07.06.1825, Colonel, Lt. Governor of New South Wales) had issue
  m1. (sp) _ Jones
  m2. Sarah Andrews (b c1774, d 15.05.1860, dau of John Andrews of Shotley Hall, sister of Anne, Marchioness of Winchester)
((B)) Araminta Erskine (d 05.06.1860)
  m. (18.05.1816) Paterson O'Hara (d 25.08.1850, Captain)
  ((C))+ 2 other daus (d unm)
  ((3))+ other issue - son (d Quebec 1759), son (d Minden 1759), 3 other sons
  (D) Anne Erskine ("only dau.") probably of this generation
  m. Robert Moutray of Roscobie, Seafield & Markinch
  (5) Archibald Erskine (a 1592)
  (6) Margaret Erskine
  m1. Sir Adam Crichton of Ruthven (d c1592)
  m2. James Reid of Aikenhead
  (7) Jean Erskine
  m1. George Auchinleck of Balmanno (d 03.11.1596)
  m2. (before 06.07.1598) John Leslie, 10th of Balquhain (d 1622)
  (8) Mary Erskine
  m. Sir Dugald Campbell, 1st Bart of Auchinbreck (d 1641)
  (9) Christian Erskine (d before 16.12.1614)
  m. (mcrt 12.12.1579) Sir Alexander Home of Manderston (d before 03.08.1610)
e. Arthur Erskine of Blackgrange (dsp before 01.1570-1)
  m. (mcrt 07.01.1561-2) Magdalen Livingston (dau of Alexander Lvingston, 5th Lord)
  f. Catherine Erskine --
  m. (mcrt 20.11.1525) Alexander Elphinstone, 2nd Lord (b 22.05.1510, d Pinkie 1547) --
  g. Margaret Erskine (d 05.05.1572) --
  m. (mcrt 11.07.1527) Sir Robert Douglas of Lochleven (d Pinkie 10.09.1547) --
  p. James Stewart, King James V of Scots (b 10.04.1512, d 14.12.1542)
  h. Janet Erskine --
  m. (mcrt 01.09.1532) John Murray of Touchadam --
  i. Elizabeth Erskine
  m. Walter Seton of Touch
iii. James Erskine of Little Sauchie (a 1592) ancestor of Erskines of Balgony
  m. (before 07.06.1541) Christine Stirling (of Keir, d 09.1582)
  a. Robert Erskine
  b. Sir William Erskine (parson of Campsie)
  m. (?) Joanna Erskine
  (1) Janet Erskine
  m. (mcrt 03.01.1601) William Alexander, 1st Earl of Stirling (b c1567, d 12.02.1640)
  c. Adam Erskine
(1) John Erskine
  d. Janet Erskine
  m. (1567) James Preston of Valleyfield
  e.+ other issue - James (vicar of Falkirk), Thomas (Captain)
  iv. Margaret Erskine (a 03.1533) --
  m1. (mcrt 14.12.1518) Sir James Haldane, 6th of Gleneagles (d c29.03.1547) --
  m2. George Home of Argaty (a 06.1562)
  v. Elizabeth Erskine
  m. Sir James Forrester, 3rd of Garden
  vi. Mary Erskine
  m. Andrew de Cuninghame of Drumquhassil
vii.+ other issue - Alexander (parson), William, Janet
  B. Walter Erskine of Over Dunnotter
  C. Christian Erskine
  m. David Stewart, younger of Rosyth
  D. Agnes Erskine --
  m. William Menteith, younger of Kerse (dvp) --
  m2. (before 1480) Ellen Home (a 1513, dau of Alexander Home, 1st Lord)
2. Helen or Jean Erskine --
  m. Sir Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss (d 08.1493) --
3. Isobel Erskine --
  m. (c24.01.1455-6) Patrick Graham of Kilpont, Craiguchty and Auchmore (dvp c1488?) --
4. Elizabeth Erskine
  m. Sir Alexander Seton, 1st of Touch (a 1488)
5. Mariota or Muriella Erskine --
  m. William Keith, 2nd Earl Marischal (d 1483) --

Main source(s): TSP ('Mar'), BP1934 ('Mar'), BP1934 ('Mar and Kellie'), TSP ('Kellie')
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