Charles Erskine, Earl of Mar

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Charles Erskine, Earl of Mar (19 October 1650 – 23 May 1689) was a Scottish nobleman.[1] He is regarded as both the 22nd earl (in the 1st creation) and the 5th earl (in the 7th).[2]

He raised the 21st Regiment of Foot, or Royal Scots Fusiliers, in 1679, and became its first colonel.[3] However, he was arrested shortly before his death.[4]

On 2 April 1674, he married Mary Maule, daughter of George Maule, 2nd Earl of Panmure. Their son John Erskine succeeded to the title.


  1. ^ "House of Erskine". European Heraldry. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ Some sources deem him the 21st Earl, still others as the 10th Earl. (cf. Earl of Mar#Notes)
  3. ^ "History - Tribe of Mar". Tribe of Mar. Tribe of Mar. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  4. ^ Round, John Horace (1911). "Mar, Earldom of" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 665.
Military offices
New regiment Colonel of the Scots Fuzileers
Succeeded by
Thomas Buchan
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Erskine
Earl of Mar
Succeeded by
John Erskine