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John 
Erskine
1675 - 1732


John 
Erskine
, Known as "Bobbing John". Jacobite leader. One of commissioners for union (1705); elected a representative peer of Scotland (1707, 1708, 1710, 1713); privy councillor (1708); English secretary of state for Scotland (1713); dismissed from office on accession of George I (1714); placed himself at head of adherents of James Edward, the Old Pretender (1715), proclaimed James VIII king (Sept. 6); defeated at Sheriffmuir by John Campbell, Duke of Argyll; escaped with Pretender to France; subsequently intrigued against James and dismissed from his court in exile (1725). Attainted (1716), leaving earldom under forfeiture for 108 years.

Born: 1675Baptised:
Died: Aix-La-Chapelle, , , France 1732 Buried:
Family:
Erskine

Titles:

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

1.
John 
Erskine
(
Stirling
,
Hay
,
Pierrepoint
) 1675 - 1732
2.
Charles 
Erskine
(
Maule
) 1650 - 1689
4.
John 
Erskine
1617 - 1668
 
3.  
 

Siblings


1.
James 
Erskine
c. 1680 - 1754

Spouses



1. [no known marriage]
Anne 
Stirling
(
Erskine
,
Erskine
) + post 1737

2. 6th Apr 1703
Margaret 
Hay
(
Erskine
) + 1707
3. 20th Jul 1714
Frances 
Pierrepoint
(
Erskine
) + 1767

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Margaret 
Hay
(
Erskine
) + 1707
1.
Thomas 
Erskine
* 1705
b.
Frances 
Pierrepoint
(
Erskine
) + 1767
2.
Frances 
Erskine
(
Erskine
) ante 1725 - 1776
2a.
James 
Erskine
(
Erskine
) + post 1741
2.1.
John Francis 
Erskine
(
Floyer
) c. 1741 - 1825 ...
c.
Anne 
Stirling
(
Erskine
,
Erskine
) + post 1737
3.
James 
Erskine
(
Bruce
) c. 1737 - 1802
3a.
Christian 
Bruce
(
Erskine
) + post 1772
3.1.
David 
Erskine
(
Elphinstone
) 1772 - 1847 ...
Sources

Timeline


1675Born
1689
John 
Erskine
(
Stirling
,
Hay
,
Pierrepoint
) 1675 - 1732 inherited the title
Mar
  [E]
1689
John 
Erskine
(
Stirling
,
Hay
,
Pierrepoint
) 1675 - 1732 inherited the title
Mar
  [E]
1689
John 
Erskine
(
Stirling
,
Hay
,
Pierrepoint
) 1675 - 1732 inherited the title
Erskine
  [B]
6th Apr 1703Married
Margaret 
Hay
(
Erskine
) + 1707
20th Jul 1714Married
Frances 
Pierrepoint
(
Erskine
) + 1767
1732Died Aix-La-Chapelle, France
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