Walter Erskine, Earl of Mar and Kellie (1839–1888)

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Walter Henry Erskine, Earl of Mar and of Kellie (17 December 1839 – 16 September 1888) was a Scottish peer.

Walter Henry was the son of Walter Coningsby Erskine, 12th Earl of Kellie and Elise Youngson. He succeeded as 13th Earl of Kellie on his father's death in 1872. Coningsby Erskine had pursued a claim for succession to the earldom of Mar which was unresolved on his death, but this claim was recognized in 1875 making Walter Henry the Earl of Mar also. However, this was modified in 1885 by a special Act of Parliament, limiting the claim to the seventh creation of the title, leaving Walter the 11th Earl of Mar concurrently with John Goodeve-Erskine, who was 27th Earl of Mar in its first creation. There have thereafter been two earls of Mar at any one time.

On 14 October 1853, he married Mary Anne Forbes (1838–22 May 1927), daughter of William Forbes. They had nine children.

Masonic offices
Preceded by
Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, Bt.
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1882–1885
Succeeded by
Archibald Campbell
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Walter Erskine
Earl of Kellie
Earl of Kellie
1872–1888
Succeeded by
Walter Erskine
Earl of Mar and Kellie
Earl of Mar
1875–1888