Katherine Erskine and family

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Father is Henry Erskine 3rd Lord Cardross: died 21 May 1693 in his 44th year (therefore born around 1650) Married 3 May 1671 to: Mother Catherine Stewart 1. David 2. Charles 3. William 4. Thomas b. 5 June 1691 5. Catherine b before 1690*** 6. Marie / Mary b. 30 March 1690 bt. 8 April 1690 7. Anna / Anne b. 1692 bt. 9 Dec 1692

Katherine born 17 Dec 1675 "Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Births and baptisms" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/: accessed 1 September 2021), Erskine, Katherine parents: Henry Baron Cardross Erskine and Catherine Stewart, 17 December 1675, Uphall or Strathbrock; citing Parish Number 672, Reference Number: 10 14 7. HUSBANDS

Sir William Denholm of Westshields, (Scots Peerage index page 346) Sir William Vol 2 368 mentioned as husband of Katherine No date of marriage found

Daniel Campbell of Shawfield 1671 - 1753 (1670 and death of 8 Jun 1753 Scots Peerage) https://www.scottish-places.info/people/famousfirst4521.html https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-1754/member/campbell-daniel-1672-1753 https://www.theglasgowstory.com/story/?id=TGSBH01

Catherine/ Katherine /Ketherin 1st husband: William Denholm 2nd Husband: Daniel Campbell b.1670/72 (m 1695: 1st wife - Margaret Leckie (dau. John Leckieof Newlands, Renfrew) 3 sons and 3 dau. "Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Banns and Marriages" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/: accessed 1 September 2021), Campbell Daniel and Margarit Leckie, 11 November1695, Glasgow; citing Parish Number 644/1, Reference Number: 240 45.

married Catherine 4 Apr. 1714 1 daughter Catherine (Campbell) Gordon "Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Banns and Marriages" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/: accessed 1 September 2021), Campbell Daniel and Catherine Erskine or Denholm, 4 April1714, Edinburgh; citing Parish Number 685/1, Reference Number: 460 160.


ORIGINAL DATA: Kathrin Possible Birth 12/2/1693 Craigie, Perth and Kinross

"Church of Scotland: Old Parish Registers - Births and baptisms" database, National Records of Scotland, ScotlandsPeople (https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/: accessed 30 August 2021), Erskin, Kathrine parents: William Erskin, 12 February 1693, Craigie; citing Parish Number 584, Reference Number: 10 12.


b. 19 Mar. 1691, 1st s. of Hon. William Erskine of Torry, M.P. [S], dep. gov. of Blackness castle, by Magdalen, daughter. of Sir James Lumsden of Innergellie, Fife. married. 10 Dec. 1725, Henrietta, 2nd daughter. of Sir William Baillie of Lamington, Lanark, widow. of Robert Watson of Muirhouse, Edinburgh, 1son. 2daughters. succeeded. father. Apr. 1697.

Capt. 2 Dragoons. 1717, major. 1723; lieutenant.-colonel. 7 Drags. 1741, retired. 1751. Erskine, a professional soldier, of a Fifeshire family, was awarded the Perth Burghs seat by the Commons after a double return against a Squadrone candidate, Charles Leslie, whose petition was referred to the elections committee, a motion for fixing a date for the hearing of the petition by the committee being rejected.1 As one of the tellers against the motion was Lord Ilay’s friend, Henry Cunningham, it appears that Erskine belonged to the Argyll faction, but there is no record of his voting. He did not stand again. He served in the army for some thirty-four years, commanding his regiment at Fontenoy, where he is said to have strapped the regimental standard to his son’s leg, telling him not to return without it.2 He died 2 May 1754.


from journal written by John Erskine BROTHER of Henry 3rd Lord Culross:

The author of the following Journal was a younger son of David, second Lord Cardross. https://deriv.nls.uk/dcn23/1266/1394/126613940.23.pdf (Introduction)

David Erskine, second Lord Cardross, was about a year and a half old at the time of his father’s death.

David Lord Cardross was twice married, first, in 1645, to Anne, fifth daughter of Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, baronet, King’s advocate. By her he had two children, 1. Henry, third Lord Cardross, [Father of Catherine] who is so often mentioned in the Journal, 2. Margaret, who was married to William Cunningham of Boquhan. The second wife of Lord Cardross was Mary, youngest daughter of Sir George Bruce of Carnock, and sister of Edward and Alexander, first and second Earls of Kincardine. Of this marriage, which took place in 1655, were born seven children, namely: 1. Alexander, who died young. 2. William, afterwards of Torry, and deputy-governor of BlacknessCastle. He married his cousin-german 3. Magdalen, daughter of Sir James Lumsden of Innergellie, by his wife Margaret ,daughter of Sir George Bruce of Carnock. 4. John, afterwards of Carnock, the author of the Journal. 5. Charles, a captain in the army, was killed at the battle of Steinkirkin 1692. 6. Veronica, married in 1703 to Walter Lockhart of Kirktoun, Lanarkshire. Magdalen, married to Alexander Monypenny of Pitmilly, Fifeshire. 7. Mary, who died young.

David, Lord Cardross, died in 1671.

Henry, third Lord Cardross, succeeded his father in 1671

Henry, Lord Cardross, died in May1693, and was succeeded by his eldest son David as fourth lord, who, in 1695, succeeded to the earldom of Buchan.

Author of Journal John Erskine was born at Cardross in Perthshire, on 30th March 1662: he had, therefore, just reached majority about two months before the Journal was begun.

[John about Henry] In view of the ever-growing oppression and trouble for conscience’ sake in his native land, Mr. [John] Erskine had serious thoughts, in the spring of 1684, of emigrating, along with his eldest brother [Henry], to America, in the hope of finding there that freedom which could no longer be enjoyed at home.

COMMENT It seems that Henry had a younger brother William as well as a son William. There seems to be some confusion as to who was who. Catherine had both an uncle William and a brother William.

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