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Mar, John Erskine, Earl, circa 1675-1732



  • Existence: 1675 - 1732

John Erskine, Earl of Mar was a Scottish Jacobite who was the eldest son of Charles, Earl of Mar (who died in 1689), from whom he inherited estates that were heavily loaded with debt. He was nicknamed "Bobbing John", for his tendency to shift back and forth from faction to faction, whether from Tory to Whig or Hanoverian to Jacobite.

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Baron Alexander Robertson Strowan letter

Mss 716665
Identifier: Mss 716665
Scope and Contents Four-page letter from Baron Alexander Robertson Strowan to Lord John Erskine Mar concerning his movements in France as well as those of other members of the Jacobite rebels who fled to France.