NameSir Knight William de ERSKINE Of Erskine , M
Birth Dateabt 1290
Birth PlaceErskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death Dateabt 1331
Death PlaceStirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
MotherLady Erskine , F
ChildrenRobert , M (~1308-1385)
 Allan , M (~1329-1400)
Notes for Sir Knight William de ERSKINE Of Erskine
John, or Sir John (as he is styled by Mr. George Erskine), was son and heir of Sir John, and probably succeeded to the estates, though no record of the fact has been found.

He had issue:

1. William, who succeeded.

2. John, to whom the High Steward Granted lands in Largs to be held for the tenth part of a knight’s fee, the grantee to have ‘six brewhouses, if he think fit.’
3. Helen, said to be married to Sir Thomas Bruce, brother of King Robert Bruce, who was executed at Carlisle by order of King Edward I.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol V, Edinburgh, 1906, p. 591.

Sir William Erskine,
who, according to Barbour, distinguished himself in the course of the expedition made by Sir James douglas and Randolph, Earl of Moray, into Weardale, England in 1327. He was at that time made a knight, and on the same day, being well horsed and equipped, he aided Sir Jomes douglas in a plot to draw the English archers into an ambush, but was borne so far with the crown of fugitives that he was taken prisoner. He was, however, shortly afterwards, exchanged for Englishmen taken by the Scots.

He [Sir William] was alive in 1331, when he is referred to as a creditor of the late King Robert.

He is said to have had issue four sons:

1. Sir Robert, who succeeded.

2. Sir Allan Erskine, who had charter of Inchture in Perth and Crambeth in Fife from King David II on 2 October 1365. …

3. Andrew, who had a charter of Roploch from King David II in 1361, and
4. Archibald, of whom nothing is known, are said by the family genealogist of 1709 to have been sons of Sir William, but no other evidence has been found.

Source: THE SCOTS PEERAGE, ed. by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol V, Edinburgh, 1906, pp. 591-2.
Last Modified 10 May 2016Created 9 Jan 2017 using Reunion for Macintosh