Sir John Erskine

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Sir John Erskine, 3rd Earl of Mar

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Kildrummy, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Erskine, 19th Earl of Mar and Annabella / Anne Erskine
Husband of Lady Jean Christian Erskine
Father of John Erskine, 21st/4th Earl of Mar; Francis Erskine; Elizabeth Erskine and Lady Mary Erskine
Half brother of Mary Erskine; James Erskine, 6th Earl of Buchan; Lady Anne Leslie, Countess of Rothes; Catherine Hamilton; Henry Erskine, Master of Cardross and 4 others

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About Sir John Erskine

Biographical Summary

"John, Earl of Mar, who succeeded, was apparently the only child of his father's first marriage with Anna Drummond. He is first referred to in the will made by his father on 1 April 1608... On 2 June 1610 he was made a Knight of Bath, when Prince Henry was created Prince of Wales, and during the later years of his father's life he acted as his agent at Court...

...The date of the Earl's death is not certain, some authorities stating he died in 1654, others alleging 1653. There are indications which suggest he died between January and October 1653. The family genealogist of 1709 asserts that he became blind before his death...

...This Earl of Mar married, 6 February 1610, Jean Hay, second daughter of Francis, ninth Earl of Erroll. She survived him, made her will at Alloa on 6, and died on 14 May 1668."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. V, page 623-624

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Sir John Erskine's Timeline

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 20
Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
July 8, 1663
Age 78
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
of Alva
Governor of Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, estates sequestrated