John Erskine 1672-1739

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Sir John ERSKINE or ARESKINE, of Alva, 3rd bart. 1672-1739

John Erskine's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *581)

Biographical Note

The second son of Sir Charles Erskine (1643–1690), 1st Bt., of Alva, Stirling (now in Clackmannan). WikiTree gives his date of baptism as 11 June 1675 in Tillicoultry. He was a member of the Scottish Parliament (1700-7) and of the British Parliament (1707-8, 1713-15).

Charles Erskine, Lord Tinwald (1680-1763) was his younger brother.


Used two engraved bookplates:

Franks 681 Areskine, Sr. John, of Alva, Baronet. 1707 .

Franks *581 Areskine, Sr. John, of Alva, Baronet. 1707. (A different plate.)


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • History of Parliament
  • WikiTree