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ELPHINSTONE, John of Pittendreich, Sir
(About 1450-)
ELPHINSTONE, Alexander 1st Lord Elphinstone
(About 1475-1513)
BARLOW, Elizabeth
(About 1490-)
ELPHINSTONE, Alexander 2nd Lord Elphinstone
(About 1510-1547)


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1. ERSKINE, Catherine

ELPHINSTONE, Alexander 2nd Lord Elphinstone 1

  • Born: About 1510 2
  • Marriage (1): ERSKINE, Catherine 25 November 1525 (contract) 1 2
  • Died: 10 September 1547, Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, near Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 2

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Alexander married Catherine ERSKINE, daughter of Sir John ERSKINE 5th Lord Erskine, 17th Earl of Mar and Margaret CAMPBELL, 25 November 1525 (contract).1 2 (Catherine ERSKINE was born about 1510.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Lord Elphinstone was contracted in marriage on 20 November 1525, when little over fourteen years of age, 'without avise of his friends' to Catherine Erskine, daughter of John, fourth Lord Erskine, by Isabel, daughter of Sir George Campbell. The marriage was celebrated before 27 February 1525-26, as he and his wife then got a charter from the King of the lands of Pittendreich, on his own resignation. They had issue .... "

from Scots Peerage (vol 3)

"ELPHINSTONE (Volume 3) p. 532, 1. 26, for 'fourth' read 'fifth.'"

from Scots Peerage (vol 9 Addenda et Corrigenda)

"Catherine, contracted in marriage, on 25 June 1518, to John Murray of Touchadam, with 650merks of tocher. But this did not take effect, and she was married (contract dated 20 November 1525) to Alexander, second Lord Elphinstone, with 1300 merks of tocher."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1 2 3


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 5 (1908).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 9 Index (1914).

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