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Robert Erskine

Male - 1452


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  • Name Robert Erskine  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 7 Sep 1451 and 6 Nov 1452  [3
    Alternate death 1452  [4
    Person ID I25773  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2021 

    Father Thomas Erskine,   d. Between 11 Nov 1403 and 18 May 1404 
    Mother Janet Keith,   d. Aft 11 Jun 1413 
    Married Bef 13 Apr 1370  [1, 5
    Family ID F16333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown) Stewart 
    Children 
    +1. Christian Erskine,   d. Aft 1478
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F20951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Lindsey 
    Married Aft 20 Dec 1400  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Erskine,   d. Bef 1494
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F15439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1st Lord Erskine.

      "[K]nighted before 20 Dec. 1400; was taken prisoner at the battle of Homildon, 14 Sep. 1402; was one of the hostages for the ransom of King James in 1424, when his revenue was estimated at 1,000 marks, being set at liberty 19 June 1425. He was made a Lord of Parl., as LORD ERSKINE [S.], in or shortly before I438. Soon after the death (1435) of Alexander, husband of Isabel, suo jure Countess of Mar (to which Alexander and his heirs by her that Earldom had been resigned), Lord Erskine was served h. to the said Countess Isabel, and having had seizin 21 Nov. 1438, assumed the title of EARL OF MAR [S.]." [Complete Peerage, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S800] The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom. Ed. James Balfour Paul. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1904-1914.

    2. [S50] Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Second edition, 2011.

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    4. [S5820] John P. Ravilious, 14 Jan 2010, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    5. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.