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About John P 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, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_Erskine,_5th_Lord_Erskine&oldid=508808744> [accessed 30 November 2012]

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John P Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine's Timeline

1487
1487
Nisbet, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1505
1505
Age 18
Nisbet, Roxburghshire, Scotland
1506
1506
Age 19
Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1513
1513
Age 26
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1522
1522
Age 35
Scotland
1523
1523
Age 36
1531
1531
Age 44
Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1549
1549
Age 62
Gogar, Scotland
1555
July 1555
Age 68
Dunbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
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Scotland