Earldom of Inchcape
Arms of the Earl of Inchcape


Arms: Per chevron Azure and Argent, in chief two Lymphads Argent, and in base a Bengal Tiger proper. Crest: A Cubit Arm holding a Falcon proper. Supporters: Dexter: a Lion rampant Gules. Sinister: a Bengal Tiger proper. both supporting a Pendant Argent, charged with a Saltire Gules.

Creation date20 June 1929
Created byKing George V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderJames Mackay, 1st Viscount Inchcape
Present holderPeter Mackay, 4th Earl of Inchcape
Heir apparentFergus Mackay, Viscount Glenapp
Remainder to1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Inchcape
Viscount Glenapp
Baron Inchcape
(With a strong hand)

Earl of Inchcape is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1929 for the Scottish shipping magnate and public servant James Mackay, 1st Viscount Inchcape.[2] He had been created Baron Inchcape, of Strathnaver in the County of Sutherland, in 1911,[3] and Viscount Inchcape, of Strathnaver in the County of Sutherland, in 1924.[4] He was made Viscount Glenapp, of Strathnaver in the County of Sutherland, at the same time as he was given the earldom. These titles are also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The family seat is Carlock House near Ballantrae, Ayrshire. The former family seat was Glenapp Castle, which is now a luxury hotel. It was sold by the Mackay family in 1982, having been acquired by the 1st Earl of Inchcape in 1917. The present Earl of Inchcape, however, still owns the Glenapp Estate.

Earls of Inchcape (1929)

The heir apparent is the present holder's only son Fergus James Kenneth Mackay, Viscount Glenapp (b. 1979).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son, the Hon. Alexander David James Mackay (b. 2017).

Line of succession

See also


  1. ^ "No. 33509". The London Gazette. 25 June 1929. p. 4189.
  2. ^ Hesilrige 1921, p. 500.
  3. ^ "No. 28512". The London Gazette. 11 July 1911. p. 5169.
  4. ^ "No. 32900". The London Gazette. 22 January 1924. p. 684.

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