Marischal succeeded to the earldom in 1712. The title carried with it the hereditary marshalship of Scotland. In 1715 he joined in the earl of Mar's rising on behalf of the pretender, fought at Sheriffmuir, and was attainted. With his brother James he embarked on the abortive rising of '19 and was wounded at Glenshiel. Thereafter their lives were spent largely abroad, mainly in the service of Frederick the Great. In 1763 he returned to his native Scotland and recovered many of the family estates, but found the climate disagreeable, preferring that of Prussia, to which he returned.
Subjects: British History.