Earl of Eldon
Arms of the Earl of Eldon


Arms: Argent, three Lion’s Heads erased Gules, in chief an Anchor erect Sable, on a Chief wavy Azure, a Portcullis with chains Or. Crest: A Lion’s Head erased Gules, gorged with a Chain and pendant therefrom a Portcullis Or.Supporters: On either side a Lion guardant proper, gorged with a Double Chain and pendant therefrom a Portcullis with chains Or.

Creation date7 July 1821
Created byKing George IV
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderJohn Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
Present holderJohn Scott, 6th Earl of Eldon
Heir apparentJohn Scott, Viscount Encombe
Subsidiary titlesViscount Encombe
Baron Eldon
MottoSit sine labe decus
(English: Let honour be without stain)
John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

Earl of Eldon, in the County Palatine of Durham, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1821 for the lawyer and politician John Scott, 1st Baron Eldon, Lord Chancellor from 1801 to 1806 and again from 1807 to 1827. He had already been created Baron Eldon, of Eldon in the County Palatine of Durham, in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1799,[1] and was made Viscount Encombe, of Encombe in the County of Dorset, at the same time was given the earldom.[2] His grandson, the second Earl, briefly represented Truro in the House of Commons.

As of 2017 the titles are held by the latter's great-great-great-grandson, the sixth Earl, who succeeded his father in 2017.

William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell, was the elder brother of the first Earl of Eldon. The Hon. Sir Ernest Scott, second son of the third Earl, was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Hungary.

The family seat was, until the 20th century, Encombe Park, near Kingston in Dorset.

Earls of Eldon (1821)

Present peer

John Francis "Jock" Scott, 6th Earl of Eldon (born 9 July 1962) is the son of the 5th Earl and his wife Claudine de Montjoye-Vaufrey et de la Roche and was educated at Ampleforth College. He was styled as Viscount Encombe between 1976 and 30 January 2017, when he succeeded to his father's peerages.[4]

He married Charlotte de Vlaming, and they have two children:[4]

See also


  1. ^ "No. 15160". The London Gazette. 20 July 1799. p. 717.
  2. ^ "No. 17722". The London Gazette. 7 July 1821. p. 1410.
  3. ^ Johnny ELDON Obituary
  4. ^ a b Burke's Peerage, volume 1 (2003), p. 1293