Clan Erskine

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Clan Erskine
Crest: On a chapeau Gules furred Ermine a haund hauldin up a skene in pale Argent, hiltit an pommelled Or.
James Thorne Erskine,
The 14t Earl o Mar an
the 16t Earl o Kellie
Historic seatHoose o Dun

Clan Erskine is a lawland Scots clan.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oreegins o the Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Erskine Logo (French Oreegin). Erskine is an aurie tae the sooth o the River Clyde an ten mile tae the wast o Glesga. The name is believed tae be auncient or Auld Breetish for green risin grund. In the 13t century durin the reign o King Alexander II o Scotland the first kent body o the name Erskine wis Henry Erskine who wis an an the awner o the Barony o Erskine.

In modren Scots Gaelic, the name is spelt "Arascain".

Areskyn tartan, as published in 1842 in Vestiarium Scoticum.

Wars o Scots Unthirldom[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the Wars o Scots Unthirldom the Clan Erskine wur supporters o King Robert the Bruce.

15t Century[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1435 Alexander Stewart, the Earl o Mar dee'd an Sir Robert Erskine claimed the title. this an aa made him the chief o Clan Mar. Housomeivver the King athdrew the earldom in 1457 statin that it coud anerlie belang tae a Ryal Stuart. Ten years later Sir Robert wis creatit the first Lord Erskine. This unlawful succession wis finally interruptit bi Mary I, Queen o Scots, who saw that the richtful heir John Erskine, 17t Earl o Mar wis restored.

16t century & Anglo-Scots Wars[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the Anglo-Scots Wars the 4t 'Lord Erskine' led the Clan Erskine at the Battle o Flodden Field in 1513 whaur he wis slain.

Mary I, Queen o Scots haed been in the care o the 5t Lord Erskine an when he dee'd she made John Erskine the 6t Lord Erskine the Earl o Mar: John Erskine, 17t Earl o Mar.

18t century & Jacobite Uprisins[eedit | eedit soorce]

At the beginnin o the Jacobite Uprisins it seemed likely that the Erskines wad support the Breetish govrenment. Housomeivver the chief o Clan Erskine, John Erskine, 23rd Earl o Mar haed traveled tae Lunnon in 1714 expectin the post o Secretary o State o Scotland. Housomeivver he wis no gien the job an as a result he became a Jacobite. He then raised an airmy o ower ten thoosan men for the Jacobite cause. This force wis no uised tae its potential durin the Battle o Sheriffmuir on 13 November 1715 whaur the Jacobites wur defeatit. The Earl o Mar then fled Scotland tae Saint-Germain in Fraunce, whaurupon he betrayed his Jacobite associates. He lost his line o the Earldom o Mar an it wis no restored till 1824.

Clan Chief[eedit | eedit soorce]

The current Chief o Clan Erskine is James Erskine, 14t Earl o Mar who descends frae the Earls o Mar, seivent Creation (1565) (as deemed bi the Hoose o Lords in 1875).

The Clan Mar nou haes a separate chief; Margaret o Mar, 31st Coontess o Mar who descends frae the Earls o Mar, first Creation.

Clan Castles[eedit | eedit soorce]

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