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Robert Erskine of that Ilk

Male - 1385


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  • Name Robert Erskine of that Ilk 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 14 May 1385 and 11 Nov 1385  [1, 2
    Alternate death Bef 11 Nov 1385  [3
    Person ID I27435  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2020 

    Father William Erskine,   d. Aft 1330 
    Family ID F16380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Lindsay,   b. Abt 1286,   d. Bef 6 Dec 1352  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Aft Jul 1335  [1, 4
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Erskine,   d. Between 11 Nov 1403 and 18 May 1404
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F16378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • High Chamberlain of Scotland 1350-57, 1363-64. Keeper of Stirling Castle.

      "Sir Robert was an active partisan of the High Steward in his claim to the throne on the death of King David II in February 1370-71, and is said to have materially contributed to a peaceful solution by restraining his stepson William, Earl of Douglas, who pretended also to the vacant throne. But the reasons of this episode or the ground of Douglas's claim have never been stated, and remain still an historical mystery. Sir Robert did homage at the coronation of the new King in 1371, and was also present when, in 1373, the succession to the Crown was secured to the Stewart family. His loyal services were acknowledged, and perhaps stimulated, by an important bond of Robert, Earl of Fife, with consent of his brother John (afterwards King Robert III), binding the Earl to be a faithful friend to Sir Robert and his family, a bond sworn on the gospels and sealed by both brothers at Perth on 7 February 1372-73. […] Sir Robert was a frequent attender of Parliament and Council up to 1384." [The Scots 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. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas., year only.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    4. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.