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William Erskine

Male - Aft 1330


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  • Name William Erskine  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1330  [3
    Person ID I27438  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2020 

    Father John Erskine 
    Family ID F16381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Robert Erskine of that Ilk,   d. Between 14 May 1385 and 11 Nov 1385
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F16380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "[A]ccording to Barbour, distinguished himself in the course of the expedition made by Sir James Douglas and Randolph, Earl of Moray, into Weardale, England, in 1327. He was at that time made a knight, and on the same day, being well horsed and equipped, he aided Sir James Douglas in a plot to draw the English archers into an ambush, but was borne so far with the crowd of fugitives that he was taken prisoner. He was, however, shortly afterwards exchanged for Englishmen taken by the Scots. He was alive in 1331, when he is referred to as a creditor of the late King Robert." [The Scots Peerage, citation details below]

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

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

    3. [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.