House of Erskine

House of Erskine

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Hereditary Keeper of Stirling Castle

Lord Garioch (1320)

Earls of Mar, first creation (1114/1404, attainted 1716 to 1824)

  • Robert Erskine, 1st Lord Erskine (d. 1453) (deemed 12th Earl of Mar by 1885 Act, with precedence from 1404)
  • Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord Erskine, 13th Earl of Mar (d. 1494)
  • Alexander Erskine, 3rd Lord Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar (d. 1510)
  • Robert Erskine, 4th Lord Erskine, 15th Earl of Mar (d. 1513)
  • John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine, 16th Earl of Mar (d. 1555)
  • John Erskine, 6th Lord Erskine, 17th and 1st Earl of Mar (d. 1572) (deemed restored to Earldom of Mar by 1885 Act; deemed also to have been created Earl of Mar by House of Lords, 1875)
  • John Erskine, 18th/2nd Earl of Mar KG (c. 1558–1634)
  • John Erskine, 19th/3rd Earl of Mar (c. 1585–1654)
  • John Erskine, 20st/4th Earl of Mar (d. 1668)
  • Charles Erskine, 21st/5th Earl of Mar (1650–1689)
  • John Erskine, 22nd/6th Earl of Mar KT (1675–1732) (attainted 1716)
  • John Francis Erskine, 23rd/7th Earl of Mar (1741–1825) (restored 1824)
  • John Thomas Erskine, 24th/8th Earl of Mar (1772–1828)
  • John Francis Miller Erskine, 11th Earl of Kellie, 25th/9th Earl of Mar (1795–1866) (succeeded to Earldom of Kellie 1829, confirmed 1835)
  • Walter Coningsby Erskine, 12th Earl of Kellie, 26th/10th Earl of Mar (1810–1872) (recognised as Earl after his death)
  • John Francis Erskine Goodeve-Erskine, 27th Earl of Mar (1836–1930) (confirmed 1885)
  • John Francis Hamilton Sinclair Cunliffe Brooks Forbes Goodeve-Erskine, 28th Earl of Mar (1868–1932)
  • Lionel Walter Erskine-Young, 29th Earl of Mar (1891–1965)
  • James Clifton of Mar, 30th Earl of Mar (1914–1975)
  • Margaret Alison of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar (b. 1940)

Earls of Mar, seventh creation (1565)

Lords Erskine of Dirleton (1603, from 1835)

Viscounts of Fentoun or Fenton (1606, from 1835)

Earls of Kellie (1619, from 1835)

Hereditary Keeper of Stirling Castle

  • John Erskine, 6th Lord Erskine, 1st and 17th Earl of Mar (d. 1572) (deemed to have been created Earl of Mar by House of Lords, 1875, deemed also restored to Earldom of Mar by 1885 Act)
  • John Erskine, 2nd/18th Earl of Mar KG (c. 1558–1634)
  • John Erskine, 3rd/19th Earl of Mar (c. 1585–1654)
  • John Erskine, 4th/20th Earl of Mar (d. 1668)
  • Charles Erskine, 5th/21st Earl of Mar (1650–1689)
  • John Erskine, 6th/22nd Earl of Mar, Jacobite 1st Duke of Mar, Marquess Erskine or Marquess of Stirling, Earl of Kildrummie, Viscount of Garioch and Lord Alloa, Ferriton and Forrest KT (1675–1732) (attainted 1716)
  • John Francis Erskine, 7th/23rd Earl of Mar (1741–1825) (restored 1824)
  • John Thomas Erskine, 8th/24th Earl of Mar (1772–1828)
  • John Francis Miller Erskine, 11th Earl of Kellie, 9/25th Earl of Mar (1795–1866) (succeeded to Earldom of Kellie 1829, confirmed 1835)
  • Walter Coningsby Erskine, 12th Earl of Kellie, 10th Earl of Mar (1810–1872)
  • Walter Henry Erskine, 13th Earl of Kellie, 11th Earl of Mar (1839–1888) (recognised 1875)
  • Walter John Francis Erskine, 12th Earl of Mar and 14th Earl of Kellie KT (1865–1955)
  • John Francis Hervey Erskine, 13th Earl of Mar and 15th Earl of Kellie (1921–1993)
  • James Thorne Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar and 16th Earl of Kellie, Baron Erskine of Alloa Tower (Life Peerage) (b. 1949)

Earls of Buchan (1469)

Lords Cardross (1606, from 1695)

Barons Erskine (1806, from 1960)

  • James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan (1442–1487)
  • Alexander Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan (d. 1505)
  • John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Buchan (c. 1497–1551)
  • Christina Stewart, 4th Countess of Buchan (d. 1580)
  • James Douglas, 5th Earl of Buchan (d. 1601)
  • Mary Douglas, 6th Countess of Buchan (d. 1628) married James Erskine (d. 1640), younger son of John Erskine, 2nd/18th Earl of Mar KG.
  • James Erskine, 7th Earl of Buchan (d. 1664)
  • William Erskine, 8th Earl of Buchan (d. 1695)
  • David Erskine, 4th Lord Cardross, 9th Earl of Buchan (1672–1745)
  • Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan (1710–1767)
  • David Stewart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan (1742–1829)
  • Henry David Erskine, 12th Earl of Buchan (1783–1857)
  • David Stuart Erskine, 13th Earl of Buchan (1815–1898)
  • Shipley Gordon Stuart Erskine, 14th Earl of Buchan (1850–1934)
  • Ronald Douglas Stewart Mar Erskine, 15th Earl of Buchan (1878–1960)
  • Donald Cardross Flower Erskine, 6th Baron Erskine, 16th Earl of Buchan (1899–1984)
  • Malcolm Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan (b. 1930)

 Lords Cardross (1606)

  • John Erskine, 2nd/18th Earl of Mar, 1st Lord Cardross KG (1562–1634)
  • David Erskine, 2nd Lord Cardross (1627–1671) son of Henry Erskine, second son of the second marriage of John Erskine, 2nd/18th Earl of Mar.
  • Henry Erskine, 3rd Lord Cardross (1650–1693)
  • David Erskine, 4th Lord Cardross, 9th Earl of Buchan (1672–1745)

See above

Barons Erskine (1806)

  • Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1749/50–1823) youngest son of Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan.
  • David Erskine, 2nd Baron Erskine (1777–1855)
  • Thomas Erskine, 3rd Baron Erskine (1802–1877)
  • John Erskine, 4th Baron Erskine (1804–1882)
  • William Erskine, 5th Baron Erskine (1841–1913)
  • Montagu Erskine, 6th Baron Erskine, 16th Earl of Buchan (1865–1957)

See above

Erskine of Torrie in the Baronetage of Great Britain (1791-1836)

  • Sir William Erskine, 1st Baronet (1728–1795) son of Colonel the Hon. William Erskine, younger son of David Erskine, 2nd Lord Cardross.
  • Sir William Erskine, 2nd Baronet (1770–1813)
  • Sir James Erskine, 3rd Baronet (1772–1825)
  • Sir John Drummond Erskine, 4th Baronet (1776–1836)

Erskine of Alva in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia (1666)

Earls of Rosslyn (1801, from 1805)

  • Sir Charles Erskine, 1st Baronet (1643–1690) son of Sir Charles Erskine, youngest son of John Erskine, 2nd/18th Earl of Mar KG.
  • Sir James Erskine, 2nd Baronet (c. 1670–1693)
  • Sir John Erskine, 3rd Baronet (1672–1739)
  • Sir Charles Erskine, 4th Baronet (died 1747)
  • Sir Henry Erskine, 5th Baronet (c. 1710–1765)
  • Sir James Erskine, 6th Baronet, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn (1762–1837) succeeded Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn with special remainder to his nephew.
  • James St Clair-Erskine, 3rd Earl of Rosslyn (1802–1866)
  • Robert St Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn (1833–1890)
  • James St Clair-Erskine, 5th Earl of Rosslyn (1869–1939)
  • Anthony St Clair-Erskine, 6th Earl of Rosslyn (1917–1977)
  • Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn (b. 1958)

Lords Erskine of Dirleton (1603-1829)

Viscounts of Fentoun or Fenton (1606-1829)

Earls of Kellie (1619-1829)

  • Sir Thomas Erskine, 1st Earl of Kellie KG (1566–1639)
  • Thomas Erskine, 2nd Earl of Kellie (d. 1643)
  • Alexander Erskine, 3rd Earl of Kellie (d. 1677)
  • Alexander Erskine, 4th Earl of Kellie (d. 1710)
  • Alexander Erskine, 5th Earl of Kellie (d. 1756)
  • Thomas Alexander Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie (1732–1781)
  • Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie (1736–1795)
  • Charles Erskine, 8th Earl of Kellie (1765–1799)
  • Thomas Erskine, 9th Earl of Kellie (c. 1745–1828)
  • Methven Erskine, 10th Earl of Kellie (c. 1750–1829)

See above for further Earls.

 Erskine of Cambo in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia (1666-1829)

Earls of Kellie (1619, from 1795)

  • Sir Charles Erskine, 1st Baronet (c. 1620–1677) younger brother of Alexander Erskine, 3rd Earl of Kellie.
  • Sir Alexander Erskine, 2nd Baronet (c. 1663–1727)
  • Sir Charles Erskine, 3rd Baronet (died 1753)
  • Sir John Erskine, 4th Baronet (died 1754)
  • Sir William Erskine, 5th Baronet (died 1780)
  • Sir Charles Erskine, 6th Baronet (died 1790)
  • Sir William Erskine, 7th Baronet (died 1791)
  • Sir Charles Erskine, 8th Earl of Kellie, 8th Baronet (1765-1799)

See above for further Baronets.

The Earldom of Kellie has been held by the Earls of Mar since 1829.  On the death of John Francis Miller Erskine, 9/25th Earl of Mar, 11th Earl of Kellie, the senior Earldom of Mar (cr. 1114) passed to his nephew and heir general, Rev John Francis Erskine Goodeve later 27th Earl of Mar (1836–1930), whilst the junior Earldom of Mar (cr. 1565) and the Earldom of Kellie passed to his cousin and heir male, Lt Col Walter Coningsby Erskine later 12th Earl of Kellie, 10th Earl of Mar (1810–1872).  The Earldom of Kellie has been attached to the junior Earldom of Mar since that date.

Erskine of Cambo in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom (1821)

  • Sir David Erskine, 1st Baronet (1792–1841) a natural grandson of Thomas Erskine, 9th Earl of Kellie.
  • Sir Thomas Erskine, 2nd Baronet (1824–1902)
  • Sir ffolliott Williams Erskine, 3rd Baronet (1850–1912)
  • Sir Thomas Wilfrid Hargreaves John Erskine, 4th Baronet (1880–1944)
  • Sir (Thomas) David Erskine, 5th Baronet (1912–2007)
  • Sir Thomas Peter Neil Erskine, 6th Baronet (born 1950)