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Hon. Thomas 
Erskine
1750 - 1823


Hon. Thomas 
Erskine
, Called to bar (1778); won instant success with defence of Captain Baillie of Greenwich Hospital, accused of libel (1778); made successful defences of Admiral Lord Keppel (1779) and of Lord George Gordon, demolishing the doctrine of constructive treason (1781); M.P. (1783-84, 1790-1806); attorney general to prince of Wales(1783-92); contributed to passing of Fox's Libel Act (1792); particularly effective in blunting harshness of libel prosecutions under Pitt ministry; unsuccessfully defended Thomas Paine (1792); subsequently appeared for Frost, Hardy, and Horne Tooke; attacked current theory of criminal responsibility and established the plea of insanity in defence of Hadfield, charged with shooting at George III (1800); lord chancellor in Greenville's All the Talents administration (1806-07), despite his ignorance of equity; made last speech in House of Lords (1820), in defence of Queen Caroline.
Born: 21st Jan 1750Baptised:
Died: 17th Nov 1823Buried:
Family:
Erskine

Titles:

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

1.
Hon. Thomas 
Erskine
(
Moore
,
Buck
) 1750 - 1823
2.
Henry David 
Erskine
1710 - 1767
4.
David 
Erskine
1672 - 1745
 
   
 

Siblings


1.
David Steuart 
Erskine
1742 - 1829
2.
Henry 
Erskine
(
Fullarton
,
Monro
) 1746 - 1817

Spouses



1. 29th Mar 1770
2. 12th Oct 1818

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
1.
Margaret 
Erskine
2.
Frances 
Erskine
3.
Mary 
Erskine
4.
David Montagu 
Erskine
(
Cadwalader
) 1777 - 1855
4a.
4.1.
Anne Agnes 
Erskine
4.2.
Frances 
Erskine
4.3.
Thomas Americus 
Erskine
(
Newnham
)
4.4.
Mary 
Erskine
* 1806
4.5.
Stewarta 
Erskine
* 1810
4.6.
Elizabeth 
Erskine
(
Hawkins Whitshed
) 1812 - 1886 ...
4.7.
Emma 
Erskine
* 1813
4.8.
Harriet 
Erskine
* 1814
4.9.
David 
Erskine
(
Spode
,
Harford
) 1815 - post 1890
4.10.
Edward Morris 
Erskine
* 1817
4.11.
Jane Plumer 
Erskine
* 1818
4.12.
James Stuart 
Erskine
(
Towrring-Minucci
) 1821 - post 1890
4.13.
Margaret 
Erskine
+ 1831
4.14.
Sevilla 
Erskine
(
Howard
) + 1835 ...
4.15.
John Cadwalader 
Erskine
+ 1882 ...
5.
Thomas 
Erskine
* 1788
6.
Esme Stewart 
Erskine
1789 - 1817
7.
Elizabeth 
Erskine
+ 1800
b.
8.
Hampden 
Erskine
* 1821
c.
9.
Rev. Henry David 
Erskine
(
Dawson
) + post 1822
9a.
Harriet 
Dawson
(
Erskine
) 1784 - 1827
9.1.
Julia 
Erskine
9.2.
Caroline 
Erskine
9.3.
George 
Erskine
9.4.
Agnes 
Erskine
9.5.
Henry 
Erskine
9.6.
Harriet 
Erskine
* 1814
9.7.
Louisa Lucy 
Erskine
* 1815
9.8.
Fanny 
Erskine
* 1822
Sources

Timeline


21st Jan 1750Born
29th Mar 1770Married
8th Apr 1806
Hon. Thomas 
Erskine
(
Moore
,
Buck
) 1750 - 1823 inherited the title
Erskine
  [B] of Restormel (1806-)
12th Oct 1818Married
17th Nov 1823Died
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