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Kellie, Earl of (S, 1619)

 

Creation: let. pat. 12 Mar 1619

 

Family name: Erskine

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Arms:

See Earl of Mar

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Thomas [Erskine], 1st Lord Erskine of Dirletoun later 1st Viscount of Fentoun later 1st Earl of Kellie, KG PC

2nd but 1st surv son and heir of Hon Sir Alexander Erskine of Gogar (by his wife Hon Margaret Home, only dau. of George [Home], 4th Lord Home), younger brother of John [Erskine], 6th Lord Erskine later 18th Earl of Mar

born

1566

mar. (1)

30 Nov 1587 Anne Ogilvy, dau. of Sir Gilbert Ogilvy of Powrie

children by first wife

1. Hon Sir Alexander Erskine KB, styled Viscount of Fentoun (dvp. 11 Feb 1633), mar. 1610 Lady Anne Seton, 1st dau. of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline, by his first wife Hon Lilias Drummond, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Patrick [Drummond], 3rd Lord Drummond, and had issue:

1a. Hon Thomas Erskine, later 2nd Earl of Kellie

2a. Hon Alexander Erskine, later 3rd Earl of Kellie

3a. Hon Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, 1st Bt., Lord Lyon King of Arms 1663, cr. 20 Aug 1666 a Baronet of Nova Scotia (d. Feb 1677), mar. 1663 Penelope Barclay, dau. of Arthur Barclay of Colhill, a Gentleman of the King's Chamber, and had issue:

1b. Sir Alexander Erskine of Cambo, 2nd Bt., Lord Lyon King of Arms 1681, Member of Parliament for Fifeshire 1710-13 (b. 1663; d. 1727), mar. 1680 his cousin Lady Anne Erskine, only dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Erskine], 3rd Earl of Kellie, and had issue:

1c. Charles Erskine (bapt. 17 Nov 1682; dvp. young)

2c. Alexander Erskine, conjoined in the office of Lord Lyon King of Arms with his father (bapt. 1 Jun 1686; dvp.)

3c. Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, 3rd Bt., Bute Pursuivant 1707-1715, Lyon Clerk 1715-24 (bapt. 1 Oct 1687; d. 8 Feb 1753)

4c. Sir John Erskine of Cambo, 4th Bt., Kintyre Pursuivant 1707-26, Albany Herald 1726 (bapt. 18 May 1690; d. 20 Jul 1754)

5c. Sir William Erskine of Cambo, 5th Bt., Unicorn Pursuivant 1707-15 (bapt. 13 Apr 1695; d. 15 Oct 1781)

6c. David Erskine, Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk Depute 1718-24, Lyon Clerk 1724-69 (d. 7 Oct 1769), mar. (1) ..... Grant, and had issue:

1d. Anne Erskine, mar. 24 Apr 1743 William Dewar of Laverocklaw

2d. Penelope Erskine, mar. John Stewart of Balado

David Erskine mar. (2) ..... Young, and had further issue:

1d. Sir Charles Erskine of Cambo, 6th Bt. (b. 1730; d. 6 Mar 1790), mar. 1758 Margaret Chiene, dau. of John Chiene of Crail, and had issue:

1e. Sir William Erskine of Cambo, 7th Bt. (b. 1759; d. 2 Oct 1791)

2e. David Erskine (b. 1761; d. young)

3e. Charles Erskine, later 8th Earl of Kellie

4e. John Erskine (b. 1768; d. bef. 28 Oct 1799)

1e. Agnes Erskine (b. 1760)

2e. Margaret Erskine (b. 1766)

3e. Penelope Erskine (b. 1769)

2d. George Erskine (d. bef. 28 Oct 1799)

3d. John Erskine (d. bef. 28 Oct 1799)

4d. David Erskine (d. 5 Aug 1793)

5d. Thomas Erskine, later 9th Earl of Kellie

6d. Methven Erskine, later 10th Earl of Kellie

7c. Thomas Erskine (bapt. 17 Jan 1699; d. 2 Feb 1783), mar. Jean Rue, and had issue

8c. Colin Erskine, mar. Agatha Gigli, of Rome, Italy, and had issue

1c. Penelope Erskine (bapt. 17 Nov 1682; d. 7 Apr 1768)

2c. Anna Erskine (bapt. 17 Dec 1692)

3c. Sophia Erskine (bapt. 9 Jan 1698; bur. 6 Jun 1735), mar. 1734 her cousin Sir William Sharp of Scotscraig, 2nd Bt.

2b. Charles Erskine (bapt. 8 Jun 1664)

1b. Margaret Erskine (d. Mar 1726), mar. Sir William Sharp of Scotscraig, 1st Bt. MP, and had issue

2b. Metalane Erskine (b. 1663 ; d. Apr 1691)

3b. Penelope Erskine (bapt. 4 Jul 1665), mar. ..... Macdonald of Clanranald

4b. Mary Erskine (bapt. 21 May 1667; d. after 9 Aug 1717), mar. after Apr 1687 Alexander Colville, de jure 5th Lord Colville of Culross, and had issue

4a. Hon George Erskine (d. 31 Dec 1656)

1a. Lady Mary Erskine (dsp.), mar. bef. 14 Dec 1663 as his second wife Gavin [Dalzell], 2nd Earl of Carnwath

2a. Lady Sophia Erskine (dsp.), mar. 5 Aug 1663 as his third wife Hon Alexander Fraser, Master of Saltoun (b. c. 1630; dvp. Nov 1682), 1st son and heir ap. of Alexander [Fraser], 11th Lord Saltoun of Abernethy, by his second wife Elizabeth Urquhart, widow of John Urquhart of Craigfintrie and dau. of Alexander Seton of Meldrum

3a. Lady Anna Erskine (dsp. bef. Dec 1682), mar. as his second wife William [Forbes], 12th Lord Forbes

4a. Lady Elizabeth Erskine (bapt. 29 Aug 1613; d. 16...)

1. Lady Anna Erskine, mar. Sir Robert Mowbray of Barnbougie

mar. (2)

1604 Elizabeth Norreys (widow of Sir Edward Norreys;  dsp. 27 Apr 1621), sister of Robert [Pierrepont], 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, and dau. of Sir Henry Pierrepont, of Holme Pierrepont, co. Nottingham, by his wife Frances Cavendish, 1st dau. of William Cavendish, of Chatsworth, co. Derby

mar. (3)

Dorothy Needham (widow of (1) Benedict Barnham, Alderman of London, (2) Sir John Pakington KB, and (3) Robert [Needham], 1st Viscount Kilmorey;  d. 1639), dau. of Ambrose Smith, of Cheapside, London

died

12 Jun 1639

created

8 Jul 1604 Lord Erskine of Dirletoun

18 Mar 1606 Viscount of Fentoun, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever

12 Mar 1619 Lord Dirletoun, Viscount of Fentoun and Earl of Kellie, with remainder to heirs male bearing the name and arms of Erskine

suc. by

grandson

note

Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1585;  Privy Councillor [S] 1601 and [E] 1609/10;  Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1603-17;  Groom of the Stole 1604/5;  Knight of the Garter 1615

 

Thomas [Erskine], 2nd Earl of Kellie

bapt.

4 May 1615

died

3 Feb 1642/3

suc. by

brother

 

Alexander [Erskine], 3rd Earl of Kellie, PC

born

mar. (1)

1661 Anne Kirkpatrick, dau. of Col John Kirkpatrick, Governor of Bois-le-Duc

only child by first wife

1. Lady Anne Erskine, mar. 1680 her cousin Sir Alexander Erskine of Cambo, 2nd Bt., and had issue

mar. (2)

8 Jul 1665 Mary Dalzell (d. aft. 1677), dau. of Hon Sir John Dalzell of Glenae (by his wife Agnes Nisbet, dau. of James Nisbet of Restalrig), 2nd son of Robert [Dalzell], 1st Lord Dalzell, by his wife Margaret Crichton, dau. of Robert Crichton of Eliok

children by second wife

1. Hon John Erskine (bapt. 30 Nov 1671; dvp. young)

2. Hon Alexander Erskine, later 4th Earl of Kellie

2. Lady Elizabeth Erskine (bapt. 15 Sep 1673; d. 11 Dec 1744), mar. Alexander Fraser, 4th of Inverallochy (dsp. 1698), 1st son of Simon Fraser, 3rd of Inverallochy

died

May 1677

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Colonel of Foot for the counties of Fife and Kinross;  Privy Councillor [S] 1661

 

Alexander [Erskine], 4th Earl of Kellie

bapt.

14 Sep 1677

mar.

11 Jun 1699 Lady Anne Lindsay (bapt. 20 May 1674; mar. (2) 16 Apr 1714 James [Seton], 3rd Viscount Kingston;  d. 4 Feb 1742/3), only dau. of Colin [Lindsay], 3rd Earl of Balcarres, by his second wife Lady Jean Carnegie, 1st dau. of David [Carnegie], 2nd Earl of Northesk

children

1. Hon Alexander Erskine, later 5th Earl of Kellie

1. Lady Jean Erskine (d. 17 Jul 1735), mar. 1719 John Scott of Harden (d. Jun 1734), 2nd son of Hon Gideon Scott of Highchester (by his second wife Lady Mary Drummond, 1st dau. by his first wife of John [Drummond], 1st Earl of Melfort), 1st son of Walter [Scott], Earl of Tarras for life, by his second wife Helen Hepburn, dau. of Thomas Hepburn of Humble, and had issue

died

8 Mar 1710

suc. by

son

 

Alexander [Erskine], 5th Earl of Kellie

born

mar. (1)

1726 Louisa Moray (dsp. 11 Nov 1729), dau. of William Moray of Abercairny, co. Perth

mar. (2)

Oct 1731 Janet Pitcairn (d. 7 Jun 1775), dau. of Dr Archibald Pitcairn

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Alexander Erskine, later 6th Earl of Kellie

2. Hon Archibald Erskine, later 7th Earl of Kellie

3. Hon Andrew Erskine (d. 1793)

1. Lady Elizabeth Erskine (d. 2 Nov 1794), mar. (1) 23 Apr 1760 Walter Macfarlane of that Ilk (d. 5 Jun 1767), and (2) 1 Oct 1768 her third cousin Alexander [Colville], 7th Lord Colville of Culross

2. Lady Anne Erskine (b. 18 Feb 1735; d. 18 Mar 1802)

3. Lady Janet Erskine (d. 14 Oct 1770), mar. 18 Aug 1863 Sir Robert Anstruther of Balcaskie, 3rd Bt., and had issue

died

3 Apr 1756

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Thomas Alexander [Erskine], 6th Earl of Kellie

born

1 Sep 1732

died

9 Oct 1781

suc. by

brother

note

Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1763-65

 

Archibald [Erskine], 7th Earl of Kellie

born

22 Apr 1736

died

8 May 1797

suc. by

third cousin once removed and heir male

note

Lt Col of the 104th Foot 1782;  s Representative Peer for Scotland 1790-96

 

Charles [Erskine], 8th Earl of Kellie

born

c.1764

died

28 Oct 1799

suc. by

uncle

note

Captain of the Fifeshire Light Dragoons;  suc. his brother 2 Oct 1791 as 8th Baronet of Cambo

 

Thomas [Erskine], 9th Earl of Kellie

born

c.1745

mar.

1771 Anne Gordon (d. 20 Mar 1829), dau. of Adam Gordon of Ardoch

died

s.p. 6 Feb 1828

suc. by

brother

note

British Consul at Gothenburg in Sweden 1775;  Knight Commander of the Order of Gustavus Vasa (Sweden);  a Representative Peer for Scotland 1804-06 and 1807-28;  Lord Lieutenant of Fifeshire 1824-28

 

Methven [Erskine], 10th Earl of Kellie

born

c.1750

mar.

1781 his sister-in-law's sister Johanna Gordon, dau. of Adam Gordon of Ardoch

died

s.p. 3 Dec 1829

suc. by

kinsman

note

on his death the Baronetcy of Cambo became extinct and the Earldom of Kellie and the other peerage titles passed to the collateral heir male of the grantee,

 

John Francis Miller [Erskine], 25th and de jure 9th Earl of Mar and 11th Earl of Kellie

1st son and heir of John Thomas [Erskine], 24th and de jure 8th Earl of Mar, by his wife Janet Miller, dau. of Patrick Miller of Dalswinton

note

suc. his father 20 Sep 1828 as 25th and de jure 9th Earl of Mar and his kinsman 3 Dec 1829 as 11th Earl of Kellie

 

The Earldom of Kellie has been held by the Earls of Mar since 3 Dec 1829.  On the death of John Francis Miller [Erskine], 25th and de jure 9th Earl of Mar, 11th Earl of Kellie, etc., the senior Earldom of Mar (cr. 1114) passed to his nephew and heir general, Rev John Francis Erskine Goodeve, whilst the junior Earldom of Mar (cr. 1565) and the Earldom of Kellie passed to his cousin and heir male, Lt Col Walter Coningsby Erskine CB.  The Earldom of Kellie has been attached to the junior Earldom of Mar since that date.

 

 Last updated 9 Sep 2004

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