The Very Rev. Hon. Henry David Erskine was the Dean of Ripon from 1847 until his death on 27 July 1859. He was the second son of Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine and his wife Frances née Moore. He married Lady Mary Harriet Dawson, daughter of John Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington on the 4th of May 1813.
- A Dictionary of Universal Biography: Of All Ages and of All Peoples, Hyamson, A.M., London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., 1966
- "Ecclesiastical intelligence", The Times (London, England), 25 October 1847, p. 5.
- "Death of the Dean of Ripon", The Times (London, England), 29 July 1859, p. 9.
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