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Earl of Buchan

The Mormaer or Earl of Buchan (pron.: /mɔːrˈmɛr/, pron.: /ˈbʌkən/) was originally the provincial ruler of the medieval province of Buchan. Buchan was the first Mormaerdom in the High Medieval Kingdom of the Scots to pass into the hands of a non-Scottish family in the male line. The earldom had three lines in its history, not counting passings from female heiresses to sons. Today it is held by the Erskine family as a peerage. The current holder is Malcolm Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan (b. 1930). [1] or here [2][3]

Earls of Buchan; Second creation (1374)

  • Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan (d. 1404)
  • Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany (d. 1420), in 1406 he granted earldom to his son
  • John Stewart, Earl of Buchan (d. 1424) – Killed at the Battle of Verneuil
  • James I of Scotland. (d. 1437)[3]
    • Mary Stewart, Countess of Buchan (1428-1465), Countess from 1444
    • Wolfert VI van Borselen (1433-1489),suo jure uxoris Earl of Buchan from 1444 until 1469, Stadholder of Holland, Friesland and Zeeland

Earls of Buchan; Third creation (1469)

  • James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan (1442–1487)
  • Alexander Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan (d. 1505)
  • John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Buchan (c. 1497–1551)
    • John Stewart, Master of Buchan (d. 1547)
  • Christina Stewart, 4th Countess of Buchan (d. 1580)
    • m. Robert Douglas of Morton
  • James Douglas, 5th Earl of Buchan (d. 1601)
  • Mary Douglas, 6th Countess of Buchan (d. 1628)
    • m. James Erskine, 6th Earl of Buchan (d. 1640) (assumed title of Earl of Buchan in right of his wife; created Earl of Buchan in 1617)
  • James Erskine, 7th Earl of Buchan (d. 1664)
  • William Erskine, 8th Earl of Buchan (d. 1695)
  • David Erskine, 9th Earl of Buchan (d. 1745)
    • Henry David Erskine, Lord Auchterhouse (b. 1699)
    • David Erskine, Lord Auchterhouse (b. 1703)
  • Henry David Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan (1710–1767)
    • David Erskine, Lord Cardross (1741–1747)
  • David Stewart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan (1742–1829)
  • Henry David Erskine, 12th Earl of Buchan (1783–1857)
    • Henry Erskine, Lord Cardross (1812–1836)
      • Henry Shipley Erskine, Lord Cardross (1834–1849)
  • David Stuart Erskine, 13th Earl of Buchan (1815–1898)
  • Shipley Gordon Stuart Erskine, 14th Earl of Buchan (1850–1934)
  • Ronald Douglas Stewart Mar Erskine, 15th Earl of Buchan (1878–1960)
  • Donald Cardross Flower Erskine, 16th Earl of Buchan (1899–1984)
    • David Stuart Erskine (1928–1933)
  • Malcolm Harry Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan (b. 1930)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Henry Thomas Alexander Erskine, Lord Cardross (b. 1960)





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