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Earldom of Kincardine
held with
Earldom of Elgin
Or, a saltire and chief gules on a canton argent a lion rampant azure armed and langued of the second[1]
Creation date1647
Created byCharles I
PeeragePeerage of Scotland
First holderEdward Bruce, 1st Earl of Kincardine
Present holderAlexander Bruce, 15th Earl of Kincardine
Heir apparentCharles Bruce, Lord Bruce
Remainder toHeirs male forever, bearing the name Bruce[1]
Subsidiary titlesBaron Elgin
Lord Bruce of Kinloss
Lord Bruce of Torry
Seat(s)Broomhall House
MottoFuimus ("We have been")[1]

The title Earl of Kincardine was created in 1647 in the Peerage of Scotland for Edward Bruce, grandson of George Bruce of Carnock, who was the younger brother of the 1st Lord Kinloss, he in turn being the father of the 1st Earl of Elgin.

Charles Bruce, the ninth Earl of Kincardine, inherited the title Earl of Elgin in 1747, and the Earldoms of Elgin and Kincardine have remained united since.

Earls of Kincardine, first creation (1647)

Earls of Kincardine, second creation (1707)

Family tree


  1. ^ a b c Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 1293–1299. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.