Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan

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About Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan

Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan FRS (17 April 1710 – 1 December 1767), styled Lord Auchterhouse until 1745, was a Scottish peer.

Buchan was the eldest surviving son son of David Erskine, 9th Earl of Buchan, by Frances, daughter of Henry Fairfax. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1734. A freemason, he was Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland between 1745 and 1746.

Lord Buchan married Agnes, daughter of Sir James Steuart, 7th Baronet, on 31 January 1739. They had six children:

Lady Anne Agnes Erskine (b. 1739; d. 5 October 1804)

David Erskine, Lord Cardross (1741–1747)

David Stewart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan (1742–1829)

Henry Erskine (1746–1817)

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine (1750–1823)

Lady Isabella Erskine (d. 1824)

Lord Buchan died at Walcot, Somerset, in December 1767, aged 57, and was succeeded in the earldom by his second but eldest surviving son, David. The Countess of Buchan died at Edinburgh, Scotland, in December 1778, aged 61.

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Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan's Timeline

April 17, 1710
June 12, 1741
Age 31
June 12, 1742
Age 32
Amondell, Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland
November 1, 1746
Age 36
Edinburgh, Scotland
January 21, 1750
Age 39
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 1, 1767
Age 57