Friday, September 16, 2022

The 17th Earl of Buchan 1930-2022

 The Earl of Buchan, who died suddenly 11 September, 2022, aged 92, was the 17th holder of the ancient Scottish peerage created in 1469. Malcolm Harry Erskine was born 4 July, 1930, son of the 16th Earl of Buchan (1899-1984), and his wife the former Christina Baxendale (died 1994).

He succeeded 26 July, 1984, as the 17t Earl of Buchan, Baron Erskine of Restormel Castle, co. Cornwall [Peerage of the U.K., 1806]  and Lord Auchterhouse [Scotland., cr 1469], and Lord Cardross [Peerage of Scots, cr 1610].

Lord Buchan, of Newnham House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, married 21 February, 1957, Hilary Diana Cecil Power [born 1930], the only daughter of Sir Ivan Power, 2nd Baronet (1904-54), and his wife the former Nancy Hilary Griffiths (1906-94). The Countess died earlier this year, 10 March, 2022.

The Earl leaves two sons, Henry (born 1960) and the Hon Montagu (born 1966), and two daughters, Lady Seraphina (born 1961), and Lady Arabella (born 1969). The elder son, Henry Thomas Alexander Erskine, styled Lord Cardross (born 31 May, 1960), now succeeds to the peerages.


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