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John 
Erskine
c. 1560 - 1634


John 
Erskine
, Seized control of Stirling Castle from uncle (1578); named guardian of young King James VI (1578), but a puppet of Earl of Morton; foiled plot to carry off king (1580); took part in seizure of king and carried him off to Ruthven Castle to keep him from Lennox and Arran (1582); on king's escape, fled to England (1584). With support of Elizabeth I conspired (1584) with Sir Thomas Lyon, master of Glamis, captured Stirling, and on flight of Arran became privy councillor of Scotland (1585) and guardian of Prince Henry (1595); helped to thwart Gowrie conspiracy (1600); envoy to London to negotiate James VI's accession to English throne (1601); lord high treasurer of Scotland (1616-30).

Born: c. 1560Baptised:
Died: 14th Dec 1634Buried:
Family:
Erskine

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
John 
Erskine
(
Drummond
,
Stuart
) c. 1560 - 1634
2.
John 
Erskine
c. 1510 - 1572
4.
John 
Erskine
ante 1495 - 1555
 
   
 

Siblings



Spouses



1. c. Oct 1580
2. 7th Dec 1592
Marie 
Stuart
(
Erskine
) + 1644

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Marie 
Stuart
(
Erskine
) + 1644
1.
Margaret 
Erskine
(
Lyon
)
1a.
John 
Lyon
(
Erskine
) 1596 - 1646
1.1.
Marie 
Lyon
+ 1639
b.
2.
John 
Erskine
(
Hay
) c. 1585 - 1654
2a.
Jean 
Hay
(
Erskine
) + 1668
2.1.
John 
Erskine
+ 1668
2.2.
Elizabeth 
Erskine
+ 1683
c.
Marie 
Stuart
(
Erskine
) + 1644
3.
Anna 
Erskine
(
Leslie
,
Leslie
) 1595 - 1666
3a.
John 
Leslie
(
Erskine
,
Erskine
) + 1641
3.1.
Margaret 
Leslie
(
Wemyss
) 1620 - 1688 ...
3.2.
Mary 
Leslie
* 1621
3.3.
John 
Leslie
c. 1630 - 1681
4.
Mary 
Erskine
(
Keith
) c. 1597 - 1658
4a.
William 
Keith
(
Erskine
) c. 1585 - 1635
4.1.
Jean 
Keith
4.2.
William 
Keith
1614 - 1671
4.3.
George 
Keith
post 1614 - 1694 ...
4.4.
Mary 
Keith
c. 1615 - 1663
4.5.
Sir John 
Keith
+ 1715
5.
James 
Erskine
(
Douglas
) c. 1600 - 1640
5a.
5.1.
Margaret 
Erskine
5.2.
Mary 
Erskine
5.3.
James 
Erskine
+ 1644
6.
Henry 
Erskine
(
Bellenden
) + 1628
6a.
6.1.
Mary 
Erskine
6.2.
David 
Erskine
+ 1671
7.
Catherine 
Erskine
(
Hamilton
) + 1635
7a.
Thomas 
Hamilton
(
Erskine
) + 1640
7.1.
Thomas 
Hamilton
post 1624 - 1645
7.2.
John 
Hamilton
1626 - 1669 ...
8.
Capt. Alexander 
Erskine
(
Bothwell
) + 1640
8a.
8.1.
Alexander 
Erskine
* c. 1622
9.
Sir Arthur 
Erskine
(
Buchanan
) + 1651
10.
Sir Charles 
Erskine
(
Hope
) + 1663
10a.
Mary 
Hope
(
Erskine
) 1629 - post 1643
10.1.
Col. John 
Erskine
10.2.
Sir Charles 
Erskine
(
Dundas
) 1643 - 1690 ...
10.3.
Mary 
Erskine
* ante 1656
Sources

Timeline


c. 1560Born
1572
John 
Erskine
(
Drummond
,
Stuart
) c. 1560 - 1634 inherited the title
Mar
  [E]
c. Oct 1580Married
7th Dec 1592Married
Marie 
Stuart
(
Erskine
) + 1644
ante 1634
John 
Erskine
(
Drummond
,
Stuart
) c. 1560 - 1634 inherited the title
Mar
  [E]
14th Dec 1634Died
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