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This is a list of the 190 present and extant earls in the Peerages of the England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Note that it does not include extant earldoms which have become merged (either through marriage or elevation) with marquessates or dukedoms and are today only seen as subsidiary titles. For a more complete list, which adds these "hidden" earldoms as well as extinct, dormant, abeyant, and forfeit ones, see List of earldoms.

Order of precedence

Heraldic representation of the Coronet of a British Earl
Heraldic representation of the Coronet of a British Earl

The general order of precedence among earls is:

  1. Earls in the Peerage of England
  2. Earls in the Peerage of Scotland
  3. Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain
  4. Earls in the Peerage of Ireland
  5. Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

Earls in the Peerages of Britain and Ireland

Number Title Date of creation Arms Current holder Peerage Subsidiary Titles
1 The Earl of Shrewsbury 1442
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Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury England Earl Talbot (Great Britain 1784)
Earl of Waterford (Ireland 1446)
2 The Earl of Derby 1485
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Edward Stanley, 19th Earl of Derby England
3 The Earl of Huntingdon 1529
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William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon England
4 The Earl of Pembroke 1551
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William Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke England Earl of Montgomery (England 1605)
5 The Earl of Devon 1553
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Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon England
6 The Earl of Lincoln 1572
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Robert Fiennes-Clinton, 19th Earl of Lincoln England
7 The Earl of Suffolk 1603
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Alexander Howard, 22nd Earl of Suffolk England Earl of Berkshire (England 1626)
8 The Earl of Denbigh 1622
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Alexander Feilding, 12th Earl of Denbigh England Earl of Desmond (Ireland 1628)
9 The Earl of Westmorland 1624
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Anthony Fane, 16th Earl of Westmorland England
10 The Earl of Lindsey 1626
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Richard Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey England Earl of Abingdon (England 1682)
11 The Earl of Winchilsea 1628
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Daniel Finch-Hatton, 17th Earl of Winchilsea England Earl of Nottingham (England 1681)
12 The Earl of Sandwich 1660
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John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich England
13 The Earl of Essex 1661
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Paul Capell, 11th Earl of Essex England
14 The Earl of Carlisle 1661
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George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle England
15 The Earl of Shaftesbury 1672
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Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury England
16 The Earl of Portland 1689
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Timothy Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland England
17 The Earl of Scarbrough 1690
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Richard Lumley, 13th Earl of Scarbrough England
18 The Earl of Albemarle 1697
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Rufus Keppel, 10th Earl of Albemarle England
19 The Earl of Coventry 1697
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George Coventry, 13th Earl of Coventry England
20 The Earl of Jersey 1697
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William Child-Villiers, 10th Earl of Jersey England
21 The Earl of Crawford 1398
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Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford[Notes 1][1] Scotland Earl of Balcarres (Scotland 1651)
22 The Earl of Erroll 1453
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Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll Scotland
23 The Earl of Sutherland 1230 or 1275 or 1347
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Alastair Sutherland, 25th Earl of Sutherland Scotland
24 The Countess of Mar 1114 or 1457
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Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar Scotland
25 The Earl of Rothes 1458
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James Leslie, 22nd Earl of Rothes Scotland
26 The Earl of Morton 1458
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Stewart Douglas, 22nd Earl of Morton Scotland
27 The Earl of Buchan 1469
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Henry Erskine, 18th Earl of Buchan Scotland
28 The Earl of Eglinton 1508
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Hugh Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton Scotland Earl of Winton (UK 1859)
29 The Earl of Caithness 1455
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Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness Scotland
30 The Earl of Mar and Kellie 1404 or 1565
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James Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar Scotland
31 The Earl of Moray 1562
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John Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray Scotland
32 The Earl of Home 1605
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Michael Douglas-Home, 16th Earl of Home Scotland
33 The Earl of Perth 1605
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John Eric Drummond, 9th Earl of Perth Scotland
34 The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne 1606
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Simon Bowes-Lyon, 19th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Scotland Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (UK 1937)
35 The Earl of Haddington 1619
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George Baillie-Hamilton, 14th Earl of Haddington Scotland
36 The Earl of Galloway 1623
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Andrew Stewart, 14th Earl of Galloway Scotland
37 The Earl of Lauderdale 1624
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Ian Maitland, 18th Earl of Lauderdale Scotland
38 The Earl of Lindsay 1633
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James Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay Scotland
39 The Earl of Loudoun 1633
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Simon Abney-Hastings, 15th Earl of Loudoun Scotland
40 The Earl of Kinnoull 1633
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Charles Hay, 16th Earl of Kinnoull Scotland
41 The Earl of Elgin 1633
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Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin Scotland Earl of Kincardine (Scotland 1647)
42 The Earl of Wemyss 1633
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James Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss Scotland Earl of March (Scotland 1697)
43 The Earl of Dalhousie 1633[2]
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James Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie Scotland
44 The Earl of Airlie 1639
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David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie Scotland
45 The Earl of Leven 1641
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Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, 15th Earl of Leven Scotland Earl of Melville (Scotland 1690)
46 The Earl of Dysart 1643
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John Grant, 13th Earl of Dysart Scotland
47 The Earl of Selkirk 1646
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Presently disclaimed by James Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of Douglas Scotland
48 The Earl of Northesk 1647
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Patrick Carnegy, 15th Earl of Northesk Scotland
49 The Earl of Dundee 1660
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Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee Scotland
50 The Earl of Newburgh 1660
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Filippo, 11th Prince Rospigliosi, 12th Earl of Newburgh Scotland
51 The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell 1662
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Patrick Hope-Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell Scotland
52 The Earl of Dundonald 1669
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Iain Cochrane, 15th Earl of Dundonald Scotland
53 The Earl of Kintore 1677
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James Keith, 14th Earl of Kintore Scotland
54 The Earl of Dunmore 1686
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Malcolm Murray, 12th Earl of Dunmore Scotland
55 The Earl of Orkney 1696
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Peter St John, 9th Earl of Orkney Scotland
56 The Earl of Seafield 1701
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Ian Ogilvie-Grant, 13th Earl of Seafield Scotland
57 The Earl of Stair 1703
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John Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair Scotland
58 The Earl of Rosebery 1703
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Neil Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery Scotland Earl of Midlothian (UK 1911)
59 The Earl of Glasgow 1703
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Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow Scotland
60 The Earl Ferrers 1711
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Robert Shirley, 14th Earl Ferrers Great Britain
61 The Earl of Dartmouth 1711
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William Legge, 10th Earl of Dartmouth Great Britain
62 The Earl of Tankerville 1714
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Peter Bennet, 10th Earl of Tankerville Great Britain
63 The Earl of Aylesford 1714
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Charles Finch-Knightley, 12th Earl of Aylesford Great Britain
64 The Earl of Macclesfield 1721
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Richard Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield Great Britain
65 The Earl Waldegrave 1729
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James Waldegrave, 13th Earl Waldegrave Great Britain
66 The Earl of Harrington 1742
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Charles Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington Great Britain
67 The Earl of Portsmouth 1743
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Quentin Wallop, 10th Earl of Portsmouth Great Britain
68 The Earl of Warwick 1759
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Guy Greville, 9th Earl of Warwick Great Britain
69 The Earl of Buckinghamshire 1746
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George Hobart-Hampden, 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire Great Britain
70 The Earl of Guilford 1752
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Piers North, 10th Earl of Guilford Great Britain
71 The Earl of Hardwicke 1754
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Joseph Yorke, 10th Earl of Hardwicke Great Britain
72 The Earl of Ilchester 1756
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Robin Fox-Strangways, 10th Earl of Ilchester Great Britain
73 The Earl De La Warr 1761
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William Sackville, 11th Earl De La Warr Great Britain
74 The Earl of Radnor 1765
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William Pleydell-Bouverie, 9th Earl of Radnor Great Britain
75 The Earl Spencer 1765
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Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer Great Britain
76 The Earl Bathurst 1772
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Allen Bathurst, 9th Earl Bathurst Great Britain
77 The Earl of Clarendon 1776
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George Villiers, 8th Earl of Clarendon Great Britain
78 The Earl of Mansfield 1776
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Alexander Murray, 9th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield Great Britain
79 The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 1789
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Piers Edgcumbe, 9th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Great Britain
80 The Earl Fortescue 1789
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Charles Fortescue, 8th Earl Fortescue Great Britain
81 The Earl of Carnarvon 1793
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George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon Great Britain
82 The Earl Cadogan 1800
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Charles Cadogan, 8th Earl Cadogan Great Britain
83 The Earl of Malmesbury 1800
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James Harris, 7th Earl of Malmesbury Great Britain
84 The Earl of Cork 1620
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John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork Ireland Earl of Orrery (Ireland 1660)
85 The Earl of Westmeath 1621
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William Anthony Nugent, 13th Earl of Westmeath Ireland
86 The Earl of Meath 1627
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John Brabazon, 15th Earl of Meath Ireland
87 The Earl of Cavan 1647
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Roger Lambart, 13th Earl of Cavan Ireland
88 The Earl of Drogheda 1661
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Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda Ireland
89 The Earl of Granard 1684
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Peter Forbes, 10th Earl of Granard Ireland
90 The Earl of Darnley 1725
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Ivo Bligh, 12th Earl of Darnley Ireland
91 The Earl of Bessborough 1739
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Myles Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough Ireland
92 The Earl of Carrick 1748
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(Arion) Thomas Piers Hamilton Butler, 11th Earl of Carrick Ireland
93 The Earl of Shannon 1756
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Richard Boyle, 10th Earl of Shannon Ireland
94 The Earl of Arran 1762
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Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of Arran Ireland
95 The Earl of Courtown 1762
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Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown Ireland
96 The Earl of Mexborough 1766
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John Savile, 8th Earl of Mexborough Ireland
97 The Earl Winterton 1766
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David Turnour, 8th Earl Winterton Ireland
98 The Earl of Kingston 1768
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Robert King-Tenison, 12th Earl of Kingston Ireland
99 The Earl of Roden 1771
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Robert Jocelyn, 10th Earl of Roden Ireland
100 The Earl of Lisburne 1776
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David Vaughan, 9th Earl of Lisburne Ireland
101 The Earl of Clanwilliam 1776
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Patrick Meade, 8th Earl of Clanwilliam Ireland
102 The Earl of Antrim 1785
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Alexander McDonnell, 9th Earl of Antrim Ireland
103 The Earl of Longford 1785
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Thomas Pakenham, 8th Earl of Longford Ireland
104 The Earl of Portarlington 1785
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George Dawson-Damer, 7th Earl of Portarlington Ireland
105 The Earl of Mayo 1785
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Charles Bourke, 11th Earl of Mayo Ireland
106 The Earl Annesley 1789
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Michael Annesley, 12th Earl Annesley Ireland
107 The Earl of Enniskillen 1789
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Andrew Cole, 7th Earl of Enniskillen Ireland
108 The Earl Erne 1789
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John Crichton, 7th Earl Erne Ireland
109 The Earl of Lucan 1795
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George Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan Ireland
110 The Earl Belmore 1797
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John Lowry-Corry, 8th Earl Belmore Ireland
111 The Earl Castle Stewart 1800
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Arthur Stuart, 8th Earl Castle Stewart Ireland
112 The Earl of Donoughmore 1800
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Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 8th Earl of Donoughmore Ireland
113 The Earl of Caledon 1800
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Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon Ireland
114 The Earl of Limerick 1803
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Edmund Pery, 7th Earl of Limerick Ireland
115 The Earl of Clancarty 1803
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Nicholas Le Poer Trench, 9th Earl of Clancarty Ireland
116 The Earl of Gosford 1806
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Charles Acheson, 7th Earl of Gosford Ireland
117 The Earl of Rosse 1806
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Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of Rosse Ireland
118 The Earl of Normanton 1806
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James Agar, 7th Earl of Normanton Ireland
119 The Earl of Kilmorey 1822
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Sir Richard Needham (6th Earl of Kilmorey) Ireland
120 The Earl of Listowel 1822
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Francis Hare, 6th Earl of Listowel Ireland
121 The Earl of Norbury 1827
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Richard Graham-Toler, 7th Earl of Norbury Ireland
122 The Earl of Ranfurly 1831
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Edward Knox, 8th Earl of Ranfurly Ireland
123 The Earl of Rosslyn 1801
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Peter St Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn United Kingdom
124 The Earl of Craven 1801
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Benjamin Craven, 9th Earl of Craven United Kingdom
125 The Earl of Onslow 1801
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Rupert Onslow, 8th Earl of Onslow United Kingdom
126 The Earl of Romney 1801
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Julian Marsham, 8th Earl of Romney United Kingdom
127 The Earl of Chichester 1801
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John Pelham, 9th Earl of Chichester United Kingdom
128 The Earl of Wilton 1801
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Francis Grosvenor, 8th Earl of Wilton United Kingdom
129 The Earl of Powis 1804
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John Herbert, 8th Earl of Powis United Kingdom
130 The Earl Nelson 1805
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Simon Nelson, 10th Earl Nelson United Kingdom
131 The Earl Grey 1806
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Philip Kent Grey, 7th Earl Grey United Kingdom
132 The Earl of Lonsdale 1807
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William Lowther, 9th Earl of Lonsdale United Kingdom
133 The Earl of Harrowby 1809
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Conroy Ryder, 8th Earl of Harrowby United Kingdom
134 The Earl of Harewood 1812
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David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood United Kingdom
135 The Earl of Minto 1813
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Timothy Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 7th Earl of Minto United Kingdom
136 The Earl Cathcart 1814
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Charles Cathcart, 7th Earl Cathcart United Kingdom
137 The Earl of Verulam 1815
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John Grimston, 7th Earl of Verulam United Kingdom
138 The Earl of Saint Germans 1815
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Albert Elliot, 11th Earl of Saint Germans United Kingdom
139 The Earl of Morley 1815
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Mark Parker, 7th Earl of Morley United Kingdom
140 The Earl of Bradford 1815
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Richard Bridgeman, 7th Earl of Bradford United Kingdom
141 The Earl of Eldon 1821
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John Scott, 6th Earl of Eldon United Kingdom
142 The Earl Howe 1821
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Frederick Curzon, 7th Earl Howe United Kingdom
143 The Earl of Stradbroke 1821
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Keith Rous, 6th Earl of Stradbroke United Kingdom
144 The Earl Temple of Stowe 1822
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Grenville Temple-Gore-Langton, 8th Earl Temple of Stowe United Kingdom
145 The Earl Cawdor 1827
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Colin Campbell, 7th Earl Cawdor United Kingdom
146 The Earl of Lichfield 1831
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Thomas Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield United Kingdom
147 The Earl of Durham 1833
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Edward Lambton, 7th Earl of Durham United Kingdom
148 The Earl Granville 1833
Fergus Leveson-Gower, 6th Earl Granville United Kingdom
149 The Earl of Effingham 1837
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David Howard, 7th Earl of Effingham United Kingdom
150 The Earl of Ducie 1837
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David Moreton, 7th Earl of Ducie United Kingdom
151 The Earl of Yarborough 1837
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Charles Pelham, 8th Earl of Yarborough United Kingdom
152 The Earl of Leicester 1837
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Thomas Coke, 8th Earl of Leicester United Kingdom
153 The Earl of Gainsborough 1841
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Anthony Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough United Kingdom
154 The Earl of Strafford 1847
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William Byng, 9th Earl of Strafford United Kingdom
155 The Earl of Cottenham 1850
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Mark Pepys, 9th Earl of Cottenham United Kingdom
156 The Earl Cowley 1857
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Graham Wellesley, 8th Earl Cowley United Kingdom
157 The Earl of Dudley 1860
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David Ward, 5th Earl of Dudley United Kingdom
158 The Earl Russell 1861
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John Russell, 7th Earl Russell United Kingdom
159 The Earl of Cromartie 1861
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John Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Cromartie United Kingdom
160 The Earl of Kimberley 1866
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John Wodehouse, 5th Earl of Kimberley United Kingdom
161 The Earl of Wharncliffe 1876
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Richard Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, 5th Earl of Wharncliffe United Kingdom
162 The Earl Cairns 1878
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Simon Cairns, 6th Earl Cairns United Kingdom
163 The Earl of Lytton 1880
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John Lytton, 5th Earl of Lytton United Kingdom
164 The Earl of Selborne 1882
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William Palmer, 5th Earl of Selborne United Kingdom
165 The Earl of Iddesleigh 1885
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John Northcote, 5th Earl of Iddesleigh United Kingdom
166 The Earl of Cranbrook 1892
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Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 5th Earl of Cranbrook United Kingdom
167 The Earl of Cromer 1901
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Evelyn Baring, 4th Earl of Cromer United Kingdom
168 The Earl of Plymouth 1905
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Ivor Edward Other Windsor-Clive, 4th Earl of Plymouth United Kingdom
169 The Earl of Liverpool 1905
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Edward Foljambe, 5th Earl of Liverpool United Kingdom
170 The Earl Saint Aldwyn 1915
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Michael Hicks Beach, 3rd Earl Saint Aldwyn United Kingdom
171 The Earl Beatty 1919
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David Beatty, 3rd Earl Beatty United Kingdom
172 The Earl Haig 1919
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Alexander Haig, 3rd Earl Haig United Kingdom
173 The Earl of Iveagh 1919
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Edward Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh United Kingdom
174 The Earl of Balfour 1922
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Roderick Balfour, 5th Earl of Balfour United Kingdom
175 The Earl of Oxford and Asquith 1925
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Raymond Asquith, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Asquith United Kingdom
176 The Earl Jellicoe 1925
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Patrick Jellicoe, 3rd Earl Jellicoe United Kingdom
177 The Earl of Inchcape 1929
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Peter Mackay, 4th Earl of Inchcape United Kingdom
178 The Earl Peel 1929
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William Peel, 3rd Earl Peel United Kingdom
179 The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 1937
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Benedict Baldwin, 5th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley United Kingdom
180 The Earl of Halifax 1944
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Peter Wood, 3rd Earl of Halifax United Kingdom
181 The Earl of Gowrie 1945
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Brer Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie United Kingdom
182 The Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor 1945
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David Lloyd George, 4th Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor United Kingdom
183 The Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1947
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Norton Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma United Kingdom
184 The Earl Alexander of Tunis 1952
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Shane Alexander, 2nd Earl Alexander of Tunis United Kingdom
185 The Earl of Swinton 1955
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Mark Cunliffe-Lister, 4th Earl of Swinton United Kingdom
186 The Earl Attlee 1955
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John Attlee, 3rd Earl Attlee United Kingdom
187 The Earl of Woolton 1956
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Simon Marquis, 3rd Earl of Woolton United Kingdom
188 The Earl of Snowdon 1961
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David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon United Kingdom
189 The Earl of Stockton 1984
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Alexander Macmillan, 2nd Earl of Stockton United Kingdom
190 The Earl of Wessex 1999
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Prince Edward, 1st Earl of Wessex United Kingdom

Note: The precedence of the older Scottish earldoms is determined by the Decreet of Ranking of 1606, and not by seniority.

List of heirs of Earls in the Peerages of the British Isles

Heirs apparent

Peerage of England

1. James Chetwynd-Talbot, Viscount Ingestre, eldest son of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford

2. Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley, eldest son of the Earl of Derby

3. Reginald Herbert, Lord Herbert, eldest son of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery

4. Jack Courtenay, Lord Courtenay, eldest son of the Earl of Devon

5. Arthur Howard, Viscount Andover, eldest son of the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

6. Peregrine Feilding, Viscount Feilding, eldest son of the Earl of Denbigh and Desmond

7. Henry Bertie, Lord Norreys, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon

8. Tobias Finch-Hatton, Viscount Maidstone, eldest son of the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham

9. Luke Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, eldest son of the Earl of Sandwich

10. Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley, eldest son of the Earl of Shaftesbury

11. William Bentinck, Viscount Woodstock, eldest son of the Earl of Portland

12. Augustus Keppel, Viscount Bury, eldest son of the Earl of Albemarle

13. George Child-Villiers, Viscount Villiers, eldest son of the Earl of Jersey

Peerage of Scotland

14. Anthony Lindsay, Lord Balniel, eldest son of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres

15. Harry Hay, Lord Hay, eldest son of the Earl of Erroll

16. John Douglas, Lord Aberdour, eldest son of the Earl of Morton

17. Alexander Erskine, Lord Cardross, eldest son of the Earl of Buchan

18. Rhuridh Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie, eldest son of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton

19. Alexander Sinclair, Lord Berriedale, eldest son of the Earl of Caithness

20. James Stuart, Lord Doune, eldest son of the Earl of Moray

21. James Drummond, Viscount of Strathallan, eldest son of the Earl of Perth

22. Alexander Patrick Stewart, Lord Darlies, eldest son of the Earl of Galloway

23. John Maitland, Viscount Maitland, eldest son of the Earl of Lauderdale

24. William Lindesay-Bethume, Viscount Garnock, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsay

25. William Hay, Viscount Dupplin, eldest son of the Earl of Kinnoull

26. Charles Bruce, Lord Bruce, eldest son of the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine

27. Richard Charteris, Lord Elcho, eldest son of the Earl of Wemyss and March

28. Simon Ramsay, Lord Ramsay, eldest son of the Earl of Dalhousie

29. Davis Ogilvy, Lord Ogilvy, eldest son of the Earl of Airlie

30. James Grant of Rothiemurchus, Lord Huntingtower, eldest son of the Earl of Dysart

31. John Douglas-Hamilton, Lord Daer, eldest son of the Earl of Selkirk

32. Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Lord Scrymgeour, eldest son of the Earl of Dundee

33. David Hope-Johnstone, Lord Johnstone, eldest son of the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell

34. Archibald Cochrane, Lord Cochrane, eldest son of the Earl of Dundonald

35. Tristan Keith, Lord Inverurie, eldest son of the Earl of Kintore

36. Oliver St John, Viscount Kirkwall, eldest son of the Earl of Orkney

37. James Studley, Viscount Reidhaven, eldest son of the Earl of Seafield

38. John Dalrymple, Viscount Dalrymple, eldest son of the Earl of Stair

39. Harry Primrose, Lord Dalmeny, eldest son of the Earl of Rosebery and Midlothian

40. David Boyle, Viscount of Kelburn, eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow

Peerage of Great Britain

41. William Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, eldest son of the Earl Ferrers

42. James Finch-Knightley, Lord Guernsey, eldest son of the Earl of Aylesford

43. Edward Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, eldest son of the Earl Waldegrave

44. William Stanhope, Viscount Petersham, eldest son of the Earl of Harrington

45. Oliver Wallop, Viscount Lymington, eldest son of the Earl of Portsmouth

46. Charles Greville, Lord Brooke, eldest son of the Earl of Warwick

47. Frederick North, Lord North, eldest son of the Earl of Guilford

48. Philip Yorke, Viscount Royston, eldest son of the Earl of Hardwick

49. Simon Fox-Strangways, Lord Stavordale, eldest son of the Earl of Ilchester

50. William Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, eldest son of the Earl De La Warr

51. Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, Viscount Folkestone, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor

52. Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, eldest son of the Earl Spencer

53. Benjamin Bathurst, Lord Apsley, eldest son of the Earl Bathurst

54. Edward Villiers, Lord Hyde, eldest son of the Earl of Clarendon

55. William Murray, Viscount Stormont, eldest son of the Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield

56. William Herbert, Lord Porchester, eldest son of the Earl of Carnarvon

57. George Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of the Earl Cadogan

58. James Harris, Viscount FitzHarris, eldest son of the Earl of Malmesbury

Peerage of Ireland

59. Jonathan Boyle, Viscount Dungarvan, eldest son of the Earl of Cork and Orrery

60. Sean Nugent, Lord Delvin, eldest son of the Earl of Westmeath

61. Anthony Brabazon, Lord Ardee, eldest son of the Earl of Meath

62. Benjamin Moore, Viscount Moore, eldest son of the Earl of Drogheda

63. Jonathan Forbes, Viscount Forbes, eldest son of the Earl of Granard

64. Ivo Bligh, Lord Clifton, eldest son of the Earl of Darnley

65. Frederick Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon, eldest son of the Earl of Bessborough

66. James Stopford, Viscount Stopford, eldest son of the Earl of Courtown

67. John Savile, Viscount Pollington, eldest son of the Earl of Mexborough

68. Charles King-Tenison, Viscount Kingsborough, eldest son of the Earl of Kingston

69. Shane Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn, eldest son of the Earl of Roden

70. John Meade, Lord Gillford, eldest son of the Earl of Clanwilliam

71. Randal McDonnell, Viscount Dunluce, eldest son of the Earl of Antrim

72. Edward Pakenham, Lord Silchester, eldest son of the Earl of Longford

73. Charles Dawson-Damer, Viscount Carlow, eldest son of the Earl of Portarlington

74. Richard Bourke, Lord Naas, eldest son of the Earl of Mayo

75. Michael Annesley, Viscount Glerawly, eldest son of the Earl Annesley

76. Charles Bingham, Lord Bingham, eldest son of the Earl of Lucan

77. John Lowry-Corry, Viscount Corry, eldest son of the Earl Belmore

78. Andrew Stuart, Viscount Stuart, eldest son of the Earl Castle Stewart

79. John Hely-Hutchinson, Viscount Suirdale, eldest son of the Earl of Donoughmore

80. Frederick Alexander, Viscount Alexander, eldest son of the Earl of Caledon

Peerage of the United Kingdom (also includes heirs apparent for Irish peerages created after 1800)

81. Jamie St Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough, eldest son of the Earl of Rosslyn

82. David Marsham, Viscount Marsham, eldest son of the Earl of Romney

83. Julian Grosvenor, Viscount Grey de Wilton, eldest son of the Earl of Wilton

84. Felix Pery, Viscount Glentworth, eldest son of the Earl of Limerick

85. Jonathan Herbert, Viscount Clive, eldest son of the Earl of Powis

86. Thomas Nelson, Viscount Merton, eldest son of the Earl Nelson

87. Lawrence Parsons, Lord Oxmantown, eldest son of the Earl of Rosse (Peerage of Ireland)

88. Arthur Agar, Viscount Somerton, eldest son of the Earl of Normanton (Peerage of Ireland)

89. Alexander Grey, Viscount Howick, eldest son of the Earl Grey

90. Dudley Ryder, Viscount Sandon, eldest son of the Earl of Harrowby

91. Alexander Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood

92. Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Viscount Melgund, eldest son of the Earl of Minto

93. Alan Cathcart, Lord Greenock, eldest son of the Earl of Cathcart

94. James Grimston, Viscount Grimston, eldest son of the Earl of Verulam

95. Alexander Bridgeman, Viscount Newport, eldest son of the Earl of Bradford

96. John Scott, Viscount Encombe, eldest son of the Earl of Eldon

97. Thomas Curzon, Viscount Curzon, eldest son of the Earl Howe

98. Robert Rous, Viscount Dunwich, eldest son of the Earl of Stradbroke

99. Robert Needham, Viscount Newry and Mourne, eldest son of the Earl of Kilmorey (Peerage of Ireland)

100. James Campbell, Viscount Emlyn, eldest son of the Earl Cawdor

101. Adam Knox, Viscount Northland, eldest son of the Earl of Ranfurly (Peerage of Ireland)

102. Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson, eldest son of the Earl of Lichfield

103. Frederick Lambton, Viscount Lambton, eldest son of the Earl of Durham

104. Granville Leveson-Gower, Lord Leveson, eldest son of the Earl Granville

105. Edward Howard, Lord Howard of Effingham, eldest son of the Earl of Effingham

106. James Moreton, Lord Moreton, eldest son of the Earl of Ducie

107. George Pelham, Lord Worsley, eldest son of the Earl of Yarborough

108. Edward Coke, Viscount Coke, eldest son of the Earl of Leicester

109. Henry Noel, Viscount Campden, eldest son of the Earl of Gainsborough

110. Samuel Byng, Viscount Enfield, eldest son of the Earl of Strafford

111. Charles Pepys, Viscount Crowhurst, eldest son of the Earl of Cottenham

112. Henry Wellesley, Viscount Dangan, eldest son of the Earl Cowley

113. Colin Mackenzie, Viscount Tarbat, eldest son of the Earl of Cromartie

114. David Wodehouse, Lord Wodehouse, eldest son of the Earl of Kimberley

115. Reed Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, Viscount Carlton, eldest son of the Earl of Wharncliffe

116. Hugh Cairns, Viscount Garmoyle, eldest son of the Earl Cairns

117. Philip Lytton, Viscount Knebworth, eldest son of the Earl of Lytton

118. Alexander Palmer, Viscount Wolmer, eldest son of the Earl of Selborne

119. Thomas Northcote, Viscount St Cyres, eldest son of the Earl of Iddesleigh

120. John Gathorne-Hardy, Lord Medway, eldest son of the Earl of Cranbrook

121. Alexander Baring, Viscount Errington, eldest son of the Earl of Cromer

122. Robert Other Ivor Windsor-Clive, Viscount Windsor, eldest son of the Earl of Plymouth

123. Luke Foljambe, Viscount Hawkesbury, eldest son of the Earl of Liverpool

124. Sean Beatty, Viscount Borodale, eldest son of the Earl Beatty

125. Arthur Guinness, Viscount Elveden, eldest son of the Earl of Iveagh

126. Mark Asquith, Viscount Asquith, eldest son of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith

127. Fergus Mackay, Viscount Glenapp, eldest son of the Earl of Inchcape

128. Ashton Peel, Viscount Clanfield, eldest son of the Earl Peel

129. James Wood, Lord Irwin, eldest son of the Earl of Halifax

130. Heathcote Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, eldest son of the Earl of Gowrie

131. William Lloyd George, Viscount Gwynedd, eldest son of the Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor

132. Nicholas Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne, eldest son of the Earl Mountbatten of Burma

133. William Cunliffe-Lister, Lord Masham, eldest son of the Earl of Swinton

134. Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, eldest son of the Earl of Snowdon

135. Daniel Macmillan, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, eldest son of the Earl of Stockton

136. James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn, eldest son of the Earl of Wessex

Heirs presumptive

  1. John Hastings-Bass, brother of the Earl of Huntingdon
  2. William Feinnes-Clinton, brother of the Earl of Lincoln
  3. Harry Fane, brother of the Earl of Westmoreland
  4. William Jennings Capell, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Essex
  5. Philip Howard, brother of the Earl of Carlisle
  6. Thomas Lumley, brother of the Earl of Scarborough
  7. David Coventry, nephew of the Earl of Coventry
  8. Rachel Elizabeth Sutherland, eldest daughter of the Earl of Sutherland
  9. Susan of Mar, Mistress of Mar, eldest daughter of the Countess of Mar[4]
  10. Alexander Leslie, brother of the Earl of Rothes
  11. Alexander Erskine, brother of the Earl of Mar and Kellie
  12. Alexander Sholto Douglas-Home, second cousin of the Earl of Home
  13. John Bowes-Lyon, brother of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
  14. Thomas Baillie-Hamilton, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Haddington
  15. Marcus Abney-Hastings, half-brother of the Earl of Loudoun
  16. Archibald Leslie-Melville, uncle of the Earl of Leven and Melville
  17. Colin Carnegy, brother of the Earl of Northesk
  18. Princess Benedetta Rospigliosi, Mistress of Newburgh, daughter of the Earl of Newburgh
  19. Geoffrey Murray, brother of the Earl of Dunmore
  20. Rupert Legge, brother of the Earl of Dartmouth
  21. Adrian Bennet, first cousin of the Earl of Tankerville
  22. David Parker, brother of the Earl of Macclesfield
  23. Sir John Hobart, 4th Baronet, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Buckinghamshire
  24. Christopher Edgcumbe, brother of the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
  25. John Fortescue, first cousin of the Earl Fortescue
  26. Cavan Lambart, cousin of the Earl of Cavan
  27. Piers Butler, brother of the Earl of Carrick
  28. Robert Boyle, second cousin of the Earl of Shannon
  29. William Gore, cousin once removed of the Earl of Arran
  30. Robert Turnour, brother of the Earl Winterton
  31. Michael Vaughn, brother of the Earl of Lisburne
  32. Berkeley Cole, first cousin of the Earl of Enniskillen
  33. Charles Crichton, second cousin once removed of the Earl Erne
  34. Nicholas Acheson, first cousin of the Earl of Gosford
  35. Rupert Craven, first cousin thrice removed of the Earl of Craven
  36. Anthony Onslow, kinsman of the Earl of Onslow
  37. Richard Pelham, second cousin of the Earl of Chichester
  38. James Lowther, half-brother of the Earl of Lonsdale
  39. Louis Eliot, uncle of the Earl of St Germans
  40. Edward Parker, first cousin of the Earl of Morley
  41. Robert Temple-Gore-Langton, brother of the Earl Temple of Stowe
  42. Timothy Hare, brother of the Earl of Listowel
  43. Leander Ward, half-brother of the Earl of Dudley
  44. David Hicks Beach, brother of the Earl of St Aldwyn
  45. Charles Balfour, brother of the Earl of Balfour
  46. James Baldwin, brother of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
  47. Brian Alexander, brother of the Earl Alexander of Tunis

Earls without heirs

Earl of Clancarty, Earl of Norbury, Earl Russell, Earl Haig, Earl Attlee, and Earl of Woolton

See also


  1. ^ "Page 1231 | Issue 46479, 28 January 1975 | London Gazette | The Gazette". Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ As the current Lord Steward of the Household, The Earl of Dalhousie ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  3. ^ Rospigliosi patrilineal arms
  4. ^ "Earldom of Mar | Holders of the Earldom". Archived from the original on 9 August 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  1. ^ Current earl has life peerage Baron Balniel, of Pitcorthie in the County of Fife (1975).