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Alexander Elphinstone

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Elphinstone Tower, Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Branxton, Northumberland, England
Cause of death: Killed in the Battle of Flodden.
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Elphinstone and Euphemia Elphinstone
Husband of Elizabeth Barlow
Father of Isabel Elphinstone; Euphemia Elphinstone; Mary Elphinstone; Alexander Elphinstone, 2nd Lord Elphinstone; James Elphinstone and 2 others

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About Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone,_1st_Lord_Elphinstone

Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone (died 9 September 1513) was a Scottish peer.

Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone, was the son of Sir John Elphinstone of that ilk and of Pittendreich. He was raised to the Peerage of Scotland as Lord Elphinstone, of Elphinstone in the County of Stirling, in 1510. He married Elizabeth Barlow.

Alexander, Lord Elphinstone was killed at the Battle of Flodden in September 1513, along with many other Scottish noblemen, and was succeeded in the lordship by his son Alexander.

Elizabeth, Lady Elphinstone, later married John Forbes, 6th Lord Forbes.

Their daughter Euphemia Elphinstone was a mistress of James V and the mother of the royal bastard Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney.


  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord Elphinstone's Timeline

Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
April 25, 1508
Age 28
Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland
Age 28
Calderwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland
May 11, 1509
Age 29
Elphinstone, Stirlingshire, Scotland
April 28, 1510
Age 30
Elphinstone, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 22, 1510
Age 30
Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
May 12, 1512
Age 32
Scotland, United Kingdom
August 22, 1513
Age 33
September 9, 1513
Age 33
Branxton, Northumberland, England