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Sir Robert Lord Erskine, 1st Lord Erskine

Also Known As: "12th Earl of Mar"
Birthplace: Sinton, Selkirkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: November 06, 1452 (79-88)
Sinton, Selkirkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Erskine, 13th Earl of Mar and Janet Keith of Syntoun
Husband of Daughter of Robert Stewart of Lorn and Lady Elizabeth Lindsay, of Crawford
Father of Janet Erskine; Christian Erskine; John Erskine; Malcolm Erskine; Sir Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord Erskine and 1 other
Brother of Lady Diana Erskine; John Erskine, 1st of Dun; Elizabeth Erskine and Margaret Erskine
Half brother of Sir Robert Erskine; Margaret Barclay and Hugh Barclay

Occupation: 1st Lord Erskine, de jure 13th Earl of Mar
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Sir Robert Lord Erskine, 1st Lord Erskine

ROBERT ERSKINE; s. and h. of Sir Thomas E. of that ilk [i.e. Erskine, on the Clyde] (d. between Martinmas [11 Nov.] 1403 and Whitsunday [18 May] 1404), by Janet,1 widow of Sir David Barclay, of Brechin, and probably dau. and h. of Sir Edward Keith, of Syntoun; knighted before 20 Dec.1400; was taken prisoner at the battle of Homildon, 14 Sep. 1402; was one of the hostages for the ransom of King James in 1424, when his revenue was estimated at 1,ooo marks, being set at liberty 19 June 1425. He was made a Lord of Parl.,2 as LORD ERSKINE in or shortly before 1433.3 Soon after the death (1435) of Alexander, husband of Isabel,Countess of Mar (to which Alexander and his heirs by her that Earldom 4 had been resigned), Lord Erskine was served h. to the said Countess Isabel, and having had seizin 21 Nov. 1438, assumed the title of EARL OF MAR. He m., soon after 20 Dec. 1400,5 Elizabeth, dau. of David (LINDSAY), 1st EARL OF CRAWFORD, by Elizabeth, dau. of ROBERT II. He d. between 7 Sept. 1451 and 6 Nov. 1452.

Father of Thomas Erskine, 2nd Lord Erskine (d. 1494),_2nd_Lord_Erskine

Sir Robert Erskine, knight, was one of the hostages for the ransom of James the First in 1424. On the death of Alexander, earl of Mar, in 1435, he claimed that title in right of his mother, and assumed the title of earl of Mar, but the king unjustly kept him out of possession. He died in 1453.

Kildrummy Castle was seized briefly in 1442 by its rightful owner, Sir Robert Erskine. [Kildrummy Castle, p. 10]

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Sir Robert Lord Erskine, 1st Lord Erskine's Timeline

Sinton, Selkirkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
March 1405
Glenesk, Angusshire, Scotland
Glenesk, Angus, Scotland
Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
November 6, 1452
Age 84
Sinton, Selkirkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)