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Erskine 2: Erskine of Alva, Erskine of Buchan, Erskine of Kellie, Erskine of Mar, St.Clair-Erskine of Rosslyn
John Erskine, 6th Lord, 1st or 22nd Earl of Mar, Regent d 28.10.1572
As reported in Erskine 1, there is some uncertainty as to whether or not this John's formal acceptance as Earl of Mar was acceptance of his family's longstanding claim to that title or a new appointment. In BP1934 Mar and Kellie, he is shown as 1st Earl but in BP1934 Mar he is shown as 22nd Earl with this 'higher numbering' continuing to modern times. TSP dodges the issue by not numbering the Earls.
m c29.01.1556-7 Annabella Murray d 02.1603, dau of William Murray of Tullibardine
1. John Erskine, 2nd or 23rd Earl of Mar, 1st Lord Cardross b c1562, d 14.12.1634
m1 c10.1580 Anna or Agnes Drummond d before 1592, dau of David Drummond, 2nd Lord
A. John Erskine, 3rd or 24th Earl of Mar d 1653-4
m 06.02.1610 Jean Hay d 24.05.1668, dau of Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll
i. John Erskine, 4th or 25th Earl of Mar, Chancellor bur 11.09.1668
m1 1641 Mary Scott dsps before 23.07.1647, dau of Walter Scott, 1st Earl of Buccleuch
m2 mcrt 08.10.1647 Jean or Mary Mackenzie dau of George Mackenzie, 2nd Earl of Seaforth
a. Charles Erskine, 5th or 26th Earl of Mar b 19.10.1650, d 23.05.1689
m mcrt 02.04.1674 Mary Maule dau of George Maule, 2nd Earl of Panmure
1 John Erskine, 6th or 27th Earl of Mar, 'Duke of Mar' d 05.1732
After being an active parliamentarian after the Union, becoming Secretary of State for Scotland, John lost favour after the succession of King George I after which he became a fervent Jacobite. This led to his receiving the 'empty' title of Duke of Mar from the Pretender King James VII/III and also to his earldom being attainted.
m1 06.04.1703 Margaret Hay b 30.09.1686, d 25.04.1707, dau of Thomas Hay, 7th Earl of Kinnoull
A Thomas Erskine, 'Lord Erskine' dsp 16.03.1766
m 01.10.1741 Charlotte Hope b c1709, d 24.11.1788, dau of Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun
B John Erskine d infant
m2 20.07.1714 Frances Pierrepont d 04.03.1761, dau of Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston
C Frances Erskine, 'Countess of Mar' d 20.06.1776
m 10.1740 James Erskine d 27.02.1785 @@ just below
2 James Erskine b c1680, d 24.01.1754, Lord of Session as Lord Grange
m Rachel Chiesly d 06.1749, dau of John Chiesly of Dalry
A Charles Erskine b 27.08.1709, dsp 01.12.1776, Lt. Colonel
m Agnes Syme d before 16.10.1783
B John Erskine b 28.03.1711, d young
C James Erskine d 27.02.1785
m 10.1740 Frances Erskine d 20.06.1776, dau of John Erskine, 6th or 27th Earl of Mar @@ just above
i John Francis Erskine, 7th or 30th Earl of Mar b 1741, d 20.08.1825
John's earldom was restored. The numberings are as used in BP1934 for the earldoms of 'Mar and Kellie' and 'Mar' respectively.
m 17.03.1770 Frances Floyer d 20.12.1798, dau of Charles Floyer, governor of Madras
a John Thomas Erskine, 8th or 31st Earl of Mar b 1772, d 20.09.1828
m 17.03.1795 Janet Miller d 25.08.1825 dau of Patrick Miller of Dalswinton
1 John Francis Miller Erskine, 9th or 32nd Earl of Mar, 11th Earl of Kellie b 28.12.1795, dsp 19.06.1866
m Philadephia Stuart-Menteth d 15.12.1853, dau of Sir C.G. Stuart-Menteth, Bart
On the Earl's death there was a split of his titles with the ancient Earldom of Mar passing to his nephew John presumably because that title could be passed through the female line and the more recent 1565 creation of that Earldom along with the Earldom of Kellie which he had inherited from his kinsman Methven Erskine passing to his heir-male, his cousin Walter.
2 Frances Jemima Erskine d 20.06.1842
m 12.10.1830 William James Goodeve d 22.12.1861
A John Francis Erskine Goodeve-Erskine, 33rd Earl of Mar b 29.03.1836, d 17.06.1930 had issue
m 12.09.11866 Alice Mary Sinclair Hamilton d 06.6.1924, dau of John hamilton of Hilston Park
3 Janet Erskine d 16.05.1861
m 29.04.1830 Edward Wilmot Chetwode of Woodbrook d 09.05.1874
b James Floyer Erskine dsp 15.05.1798
m 12.11.1796 Susan Sharpe dau of Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe of Hoddom
c Henry David Erskine b 10.05.1776, d 31.12.1846
m 22.10.1805 Mary Anne Cooksey d 04.03.1860, dau of John Cooksey
1 Henry David Erskine d infant
2 John Francis Erskine b 17.11.1808, d unm 29.09.1845, Captain
3 Walter Coningsby Erskine, 10th Earl of Mar, 12th Earl of Kellie b 12.07.1810, 17.01.1872 had issue
m 11.09.1834 Elise Youngson d 14.07.1895, dau of Col. Youngson of Bowscar
Walter was successful in claiming the earldoms of Mar the 1565 creation and Kellie although he had died before the judgement came through on the Mar earldom.
4 James Augustus Erskine b 27.03.1812, d 24.07.1885 had issue
m1 15.06.1837 Fanny Delacombe d 17.09.1851, dau of Gen. Henry Ivatt Delacombe
m2 04.11.1852 Elizabeth Bogue Brodie d 09.02.1882, dau of George Brodie
5 Henry David Erskine b 15.06.1814, d 07.12.1852 had issue
m 27.06.1846 Eliza Ingle d d 1881, dau of John Ingle
6 Charles Thomas Erskine b 06.01.1821, d unm 05.11.11861, minister
7 Anne Caroline Erskine b 03.09.1823, d 04.12.1891
m 18.06.1856 Joseph Haskell d 26.02.1871, minister
d Thomas Erskine b 10.07.1785, d 01.01.1859, minister had issue
m 04.06.1817 Charlotte Watson d 01.12.1876, dau of Major Watson
e+ other issue - d unm Charlotte Francis, Mary Anne, Charlotte, Jane, Augusta
ii James Francis Erskine d 05.04.1806, Colonel
m 'a Swiss lady'
a issue dsp
D Mary Erskine b 05.07.1714, dsp 19.02.1772
m mcrt 21.08.1729 John Keith, 3rd Earl of Kintore bpt 21.05.1699, dsp 22.11.1758
E Jean Erskine b 05.12.1717
m ? Mr Cox
i daughter
F+ other issue - Francis b 1716, d young, John b 1720, Dean of Cork, Rachel b 28.01.1719, d unm 20.06.1793
3 Harry Erskine d Almanza 14.04.1707
4 Jean Erskine d 16.11.1763
m 21.02.1712 Sir Hugh Patterson, Bart of Bannnockburn d 23.03.1777
b. George Erskine d 21.06.1676
c. Barbara Erskine
m 07.09.1670, sep 1681, sp James Douglas, 2nd Marquess of Douglas b c1646, d 25.02.1700
d. Mary or Jean Erskine
m 05.08.1673 John Cunningham, 11th Earl of Glencairn d 14.12.1703
e. Sophia Erskine d 06.1734
m 1676 Alexander Forbes, 3rd Lord of Pitsligo d 12.1690
ii. Sir Francis Erskine d unm 1662
iii. Elizabeth Erskine d 1683
m 20.07.1641 Archibald Napier, 2nd Lord of Merchiston d 1660
iv. Mary Erskine d unm
partner unknown
v. Annabella Erskine
m Robert Stewart of Culbeg
m2 07.12.1592 Marie Stuart d 11.08.1644, dau of Esme Stuart, 1st Duke of Lennox
B. James Erskine, Earl of Buchan d 01.1639-40
m1 Mary Douglas, 6th Countess of Buchan d 1628, dau of James Douglas, Earl of Buchan
i. James Erskine, 7th Earl of Buchan d 10.1664
m Marjory Ramsay dau of William Ramsay, 1st Earl of Dalhousie
a. William Erskine, 8th Earl of Buchan d unm 1695
William's successor for the earldom was his kinsman David Erskine, 4th Lord Cardross.
b. Marjory Erskine
m1 1669 Simon Fraser of Inveralochy
m2 09.1683, sps Charles Fraser, 4th Lord b before 09.1662, d 12.10.1716
c. Anne Erskine
m James Canaries
d. Henrietta Erskine
m Thomas Forbes of Auchry d 1701
e. Jean Erskine
m George Gray of Halkerton
f. Margaret Erskine probably of this generation
m 23.02.1671 William Gray of Invereighty
1 Marjory Gray
m William Douglas, Provost of Forfar
ii. John Erskine dsp
iii. Mary Erskine
m Alexander Forbes, 2nd Lord of Pitsligo d after 07.06.1690
iv. Margaret Erskine
m Sir James Graham of Airth
v. Elizabeth Erskine d unm
m2 Dorothy Knyvett dau of Sir Philip Knyvett, Bart of Buckenham
vi. Dorothy Erskine
m _ Walker
C. Henry Erskine dvp 1628
m after 14.12.1625 Margaret Bellenden dau of Sir James Bellenden of Broughton
i. David Erskine, 2nd Lord Cardross d 1671
m1 mcrt 09.08.1645 Anne Hope dau of Sir Thomas Hope, Bart of Craighall
m2 1655 Mary Bruce dau of Sir George Bruce of Carnock
D. Alexander Erskine
p. Anna Bothwell d c04.1625, dau of 1st Lord Holyroodhouse
i. Alexander Erskine bpt 17.04.1622
E. Sir Arthur Erskine d Worcester 03.09.1651
m 25.06.1628 Margaret Buchanan dau of Sir John Buchanan of Scotscraig
i.+ issue - John, William
F. Sir John Erskine d before 1668 had issue
m mcrt 1640 Margaret Inglis dau of William Inglis of Otterstoun
G. Sir Charles Erskine of Alva d 08.07.1663
m1 mcrt 10.01.1639 Mary Hope bpt 13.06.1620, dau of Sir Thomas Hope, 1st Bart of Craighall
i.+ 2 sons dvpsp
iii. Sir Charles Erskine, 1st Bart of Alva b 04.07.1643, d 04.6.1690
m 1670 Christian Dundas dau of Sir James Dundas of Arniston
a. Sir James Erskine, 2nd Bart of Alva d unm Landen 23.07.1693
b. Sir John Erskine, 3rd Bart of Alva d 12.03.1739
m Catherine Sinclair or St. Clair dau of Henry St. Clair, 10th Lord
1 Sir Charles Erskine, 4th Bart of Alva d Laffeldt 02.07.1747
m 1743 Henrietta Fraser dau of Col. Fraser of Dunballoch
2 Sir Henry Erskine, 5th Bart of Alva d 07.08.1765, Lt. General
m 1761 Janet Wedderburn d 06.1797, dau of Peter Wedderburn of Chesterhall, sister of 1st Earl of Rosslyn
A Sir James Erskine, later St.Clair-Erskine, 6th Bart of Alva, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn b 06.02.1762, d 18.01.1837
James inherited Rosslyn through his father's mother and the Earldom from his mother's brother who had chosen the title in anticipation of the earldom passing to James.
m 04.11.1789/90 Harriet Elizabeth Bouverie b 1771, d 08.08.1810, dau of Hon. Edward Bouverie
i James Alexander St.Clair-Erskine, 3rd Earl of Rosslyn b 15.02.1802, d 16.06.1866, General had issue
m 10.10.1826 Frances Wemyss d 30.09.1858, dau of Lt. Gen. William Wemyss of Wemyss
ii Henry Francis Erskine b 1804, d unm 24.05.1829
iii Janet Erskine d 16.11.1880
m 10.11.1829 Bethell Walrond of Dufford House
B John Erskine d 10.02.1817
m 1802 Mary Mordaunt d 17.07.1821, dau of Sir John Mordaunt, Bart
i Mary Erskine dsp 14.05.1892
m 18.06.1856 Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 11th Bart d 29.05.1898
C Henrietta Maria Erskine d unm 1602.1820
c. Charles Erskine of Tinwald d 05.04.1763, Lord Justice Clerk, Lord of Session as Lord Tinwald
m1 21.12.1712 Grizel Grierson of Barjarg
1 Charles Erskine b 23.10.1716, d unm 25.06.1749, MP
2 James Erskine of Barjarg and Alva b 20.06.1722, d 13.05.1796, Lord of Session as Lord Barjarg then Lord Alva
m1 19.09.1749 Margaret Macguire d 1766, dau of Hugh Macguire of Drumdow
m2 Jean Stirling dau of John Stirling
Uncertain who was the mother of which child.
A John Erskine b 30.12.1758, d 16.01.1793 had issue
m 23.08.1786 Christian Carruthers dau of John Carruthers
B Isabella Erskine
m Lt. Col. Patrick Tytler of Woodhouselee family
i Elizabeth Glencairn Tytler d 05.10.1874, youngest daughter
m 21.03.1825 Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Bart b 29.12.1792, d 23.05.1867
3 Jean Erskine appears to fit here
m William Kirkpatrick of Ailsland b 1705, d 22.05.1778
4 Christian Erskine d 21.08.1755 appears to fit here
m 04.02.1733 Sir Robert Laurie, 4th Bart of Maxwelton d 28.04.1779
m2 26.08.1753 Elizabeth Harestanes d 24.10.1806, dau of William Harestanes of Craigs
d. Robert Erskine physician to the Czar of Russia
e. Helen Erskine
m 02.1691 John Haldane, 14th of Gleneagles b 31.03.1660, d 26.06.1721
f. Mary Erskine not mentioned by BP1934
m mcrt 22.01.1685 Sir William Stirling, 2nd Bart of Ardoch d 02.1702
iv. John Erskine Colonel, deputy governor of Stirling Castle assumed to be by first marriage
BP1934 Queensberry identifies John, father of Helen, as brother of Charles, 1st Bart of Alva. A site visitor TF, 16.12.04 kindly reported that he was the Colonel John Erskine who married Euphemia Cochrane and the John Erskine who was father of Euphemia by that marriage. He is thought to have had 2 more daughters but by which wife/wives is not known.
m1 ??
i. Helen Erskine d 20.07.1754
m mcrt 08.09.1705 Sir William Douglas, 2nd Bart of Kelhead d 10.10.1733
m2 Euphemia Cochrane dau of William Cochrane of Ochiltree
ii. Euphemia Erskine d 11.01.1766
m Sir Alexander Boswell, 8th of Auchinleck b 01.04.1706, d 1782, Lord of Session as Lord Auchinleck
Unsure by which marriage but, as she is described in TSP Belhaven as "eldest daughter", possibly of the first was ...
v. Mary Erskine
m 31.08.1676 William Hamilton, 3rd of Wishaw d c1726
m2 Helen Skene dau of Sir James Skene of Curriehill
H. William Erskine d unm
I. Mary Erskine d 1648
m mcrt 12.10.1609 William Keith, 6th Earl Marischal b c1585, d 28.10.1635
J. Anna Erskine d 02.05.1640
m mcrt 28.12.1614 John Leslie, 6th Earl of Rothes b c1597, d 23.08.1641
K. Margaret Erskine dsps
m mcrt 19.06.1618 John Lyon, 2nd Earl of Kinghorne b 13.08.1596, d 12.05.1646
L. Annabella Erskine a 1608, d young
m Catherine Erskine d 05.02.1635
m mcrt 27.02.1622 Thomas Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Haddington b 25.05.1600, d 30.08.1640
2. Mary Erskine dsp 1575
m 13.06.1573 Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus, de jure Earl of Morton d 04.08.1588

Sources: TSP Mar, BP1934 Mar, BP1934 Mar and Kellie, TSP Buchan, BP1934 Buchan, BP1934 Rosslyn
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