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Margaret Erskine

March 9, 2013 , ,

Erskine Coat of Arms

Erskine Coat of Arms

My 19th great grandmother was born in Scotland in 1357. Her father married an heiress to become lord of a castle.  In a quirk of fate the children were all girls, which devolved the castle to their husbands when they married.  Since they had some real estate and political power they married well.  Her husband and my 19th great grandfather, John Glen, may or may not be an ancestor of the astronaut.

Margaret Erskine (1357 – 1419)

is my 19th great grandmother
Isabel Glen (1380 – 1421)
daughter of Margaret Erskine
Isabel Ogilvie (1406 – 1484)
daughter of Isabel Glen
Elizabeth Kennedy (1434 – 1475)
daughter of Isabel Ogilvie
Isabella Vaus (1451 – 1510)
daughter of Elizabeth Kennedy
Marion Accarson (1478 – 1538)
daughter of Isabella Vaus
CATHERINE GORDON (1497 – 1537)
daughter of Marion Accarson
Lady Elizabeth Ashton (1524 – 1588)
Capt Roger Dudley (1535 – 1585)
son of Lady Elizabeth Ashton
Gov Thomas Dudley (1576 – 1653)
son of Capt Roger Dudley
Anne Dudley (1612 – 1672)
daughter of Gov Thomas Dudley
John Bradstreet (1652 – 1718)
son of Anne Dudley
Mercy Bradstreet (1689 – 1725)
daughter of John Bradstreet
Caleb Hazen (1720 – 1777)
son of Mercy Bradstreet
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Caleb Hazen
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

Little is known regarding the proprietary history of Balhall until shortly before the year 1440. At, and for some time previous to that period, it was possessed by Sir John Glen of Inchmartin, in the barony of Longforgan, which the family de, Inclimartin held from an early date. The first of those who figured conspicuously was John, one of the ten barons selected to make the peace of Scotland with Edward L in 1305; and, on the first appointment of sheriffs in that year, he was chosen for the county of Perth.In the following year, his son Sir David, who had been one of the original followers of Bruce, was hanged, with several other patriots, by order of Edward. His successor — perhaps a son — had a charter from Bruce of the lands of his sires; and about 1376, Sir Allan de Erskyne of Wemyss succeeded to the estates on marrying the heiress. Sir Allan died in 1401, leaving an only daughter, who married Sir John Glen, and the estate of Inchmartin devolved on that knight. He also left co-heiresses, one of whom married Sir Walter de Ogilvy, who succeeded to the half of Inchmartin, and other properties belonging to Glen, of which ” Balhalwell ” (Balhall) formed a part.

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scottish history is very rich. I hope you are enjoying your journey into the past


I am, and one of my friends from Elementary school has just turned up…lives in Edinborough…festival here I come!



March 9, 2013

wow.. that’s a very interesting family story..


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 10, 2013

This Margaret Erskine also seems to be the many times great grandmother of my husband, through her daughter Mariotta Glen, who married Sir John Boswell. Do you have any other information about her, her parents, etc?


Diane Calhoun

October 26, 2013

I do know some. I have a tree on If your husband has a tree it is all there.If not you can join for two weeks for free and suck down all you can find in two weeks. Since Mariota is no in my direct line I have no info on her, but Ancestry probably does.



October 26, 2013

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