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About Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine

THOMAS ERSKINE Master of Erskine

Thomas, Master of Erskine, here treated, is not the same person as Sir Thomas Erskine, Lord of Brechin

Biographical Summary by The Scots Peerage

Thomas, Master of Erskine after his brother's death. Before that date, from 1541 onwards to 1547, he held the office of Abbot or Commendator of Dryburgh. He concluded a treaty with England in June 1551.He had sasine, on 7 October 1551, as Sir Thomas, Master of Erskine, of the lands of Brotherstanes, co. Berwick, sold to him by Sir John Home of Coldenknowes. He seems to have died soon afterwards, or at least before his father. He married (contract 30 January 1548-49) Margaret, daughter of Malcolm, third Lord Fleming, and widow of Robert, Lord Graham, who fell at Pinkie, but by her had no issue. He had a natural son Adam, Commendator of Cambuskenneth, and a daughter (by a Jonet Abernethy) Elizabeth, married (contract 29 January 1562-63) to Robert Graham of Gartmore, brother of John, Earl of Menteith. The Scots Peerage V: p. 611

Biographical Summary by The Peerage of Scotland

Thomas Master of Erskine, who being a Nobleman of great Parts was imployed in several Embassies into England[c], whereby he won great Reputation to himself, and served his Country very faithfully. He married Margaret Daughter of Malcolm Lord Fleming[d]: But was taken away in the Flower of his Age, leaving no lawful Issue behind him[e].

Biographical Summary by Darryl Lundy's Peerage

Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine1 M, #109223, d. after 7 October 1551
Last Edited=29 Dec 2011 Consanguinity Index=0.09%

Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine was the son of John Erskine, 5th Lord Erskine and Lady Margaret Campbell.2 A contract for the marriage of Thomas Erskine, Master of Erskine and Margaret Fleming was signed on 30 January 1548/49.1 He died after 7 October 1551, without legitimate issue.2

He was Commendator to Dryburgh between 1541 and 1547.2 He was styled as Master of Erskine between 1547 and 1551.1 He held the office of Scottish Ambassador to England in 1551.2 Citations


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