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John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine

Birthplace: Nisbet, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Dunbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Erskine, 4th Lord Erskine, 16th Earl of Mar and Baroness Isabella Erskine
Husband of Margaret Campbell
Father of Sir Alexander Erskine, Baron of Gogar; Katherine Erskine; John, 6th Lord Erskine, 17th/1st Earl of Mar, Regent of Scotland; Margaret Erskine; Robert Erskine, Master of Erskine and 4 others
Brother of Margaret Erskine; James Erskine; John Erskine; Mary Erskine; Elizabeth Erskine and 3 others
Half brother of Joanna Erskine

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About John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine (died 1552) was a Scottish nobleman who was de jure but not de facto Earl of Mar.

He succeeded to the title of 16th Earl of Mar de jure, [S., c. 1115], on 9 September 1513. On 3 August 1522, Mar was appointed keeper of the ten year old King James V of Scotland and Stirling Castle. He had strict instructions from Margaret Tudor to hold the castle keys and set a password every night for the King's guards. The instructions were given again by act of the Parliament of Scotland in 1523.

John Erskine was the son of Robert Erskine, 4th Lord Erskine and Isabel Campbell. He married Lady Margaret Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stuart. John was succeeded as Lord Erskine by his son John, who was later made Earl of Mar, de facto and de jure.

John's daughter Margaret Erskine was a mistress of King James V of Scotland and the mother of Regent Moray, she later married Sir William Douglas of Lochleven.

Lord Erskine died soon after November 1555.

Children of John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine and Lady Margaret Campbell include;

  • John Erskine, 17th Earl of Mar
  • Robert Erskine, Master of Erskine
  • Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine, diplomat.
  • Sir Alexander Erskine of Gogar
  • Margaret Erskine"

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 August 2012, 17:33 UTC, <,_5th_Lord_Erskine&oldid=508808744> [accessed 30 November 2012]

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John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine's Timeline

Nisbet, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Age 18
Nisbet, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Age 19
Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland
October 8, 1515
Age 28
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 35
Age 36
Age 44
Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Age 62
Gogar, Scotland
July 1555
Age 68
Dunbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland