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This is a list of the 191 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 created before 1801
  5. Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and Earls in the Peerage of Ireland created after 1801

Earls in the Peerage of England

Number Title Date of creation Arms Current holder Notes
1. The Earl of Shrewsbury (1442)
Arms of Talbot-Chetwynd.svg
Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury Also Earl Talbot (GB 1784) and Earl of Waterford (Ire 1446)
2. The Earl of Derby (1485)
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Edward Stanley, 19th Earl of Derby
3. The Earl of Huntingdon (1529)
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William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon
4. The Earl of Pembroke (1551)
Herbert arms.svg
William Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke Also Earl of Montgomery (E 1605) - see below
5. The Earl of Devon (1553)
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Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon
6. The Earl of Lincoln (1572)
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Robert Fiennes-Clinton, 19th Earl of Lincoln
7. The Earl of Suffolk (1603)
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Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk Also Earl of Berkshire (E 1626) - see below
The Earl of Montgomery (1605)
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William Herbert, 15th Earl of Montgomery Also Earl of Pembroke (E 1551) - see above
8. The Earl of Denbigh (1622)
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Alexander Feilding, 12th Earl of Denbigh Also Earl of Desmond (Ire 1628)
9. The Earl of Westmorland (1624)
Earl of Westmorland CoA.svg
Anthony Fane, 16th Earl of Westmorland
The Earl of Berkshire (1626)
Earl of Suffolk COA.svg
Michael Howard, 14th Earl of Berkshire Also Earl of Suffolk (E 1603) - see above
10. The Earl of Lindsey (1626)
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Richard Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey Also Earl of Abingdon (E 1682) - see below
11. The Earl of Winchilsea (1628)
Earl of Winchilsea Nottingham COA.svg
Daniel Finch-Hatton, 17th Earl of Winchilsea Also Earl of Nottingham (E 1681) - see below
12. The Earl of Sandwich (1660)
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John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich
13. The Earl of Essex (1661)
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Paul Capell, 11th Earl of Essex
14. The Earl of Carlisle (1661)
Earl of Carlisle COA.svg
George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle
15. The Earl of Shaftesbury (1672)
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Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury
The Earl of Nottingham (1681)
Earl of Winchilsea Nottingham COA.svg
Daniel James Hatfield Finch-Hatton, 12th Earl of Nottingham Also Earl of Winchilsea (1628) - see above
The Earl of Abingdon (1682)
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Richard Henry Rupert Bertie, 9th Earl of Abingdon Also Earl of Lindsey (1626) - see above
16. The Earl of Portland (1689)
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Timothy Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland
17. The Earl of Scarbrough (1690)
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Richard Lumley, 13th Earl of Scarbrough
18. The Earl of Albemarle (1697)
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Rufus Keppel, 10th Earl of Albemarle
19. The Earl of Coventry (1697)
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George Coventry, 13th Earl of Coventry
20. The Earl of Jersey (1697)
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William Child-Villiers, 10th Earl of Jersey

As can be seen from the list above, the men who are (1) Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, (2) Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, (3) Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon and (4) Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham each hold two earldoms in the peerage of England. There are therefore 24 such earldoms whose holder does not hold a higher peerage.

Earls in the Peerage of Scotland

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

Number Title Date of creation Arms Current holder Peerage Notes
1. The Earl of Crawford (1398)
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Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford[Notes 1][1] Scotland Also Earl of Balcarres (1651)
2. The Earl of Erroll (1453)
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Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll Scotland
3. The Earl of Sutherland (1230 or 1275 or 1347)
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Alastair Sutherland, 25th Earl of Sutherland Scotland
4. The Countess of Mar (1114 or 1457)
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Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar Scotland
5. The Earl of Rothes (1458)
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James Leslie, 22nd Earl of Rothes Scotland
6. The Earl of Morton (1458)
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Stewart Douglas, 22nd Earl of Morton Scotland
7. The Earl of Buchan (1469)
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Malcolm Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan Scotland Speech in House of Lords at HL Deb 17 June 1998 vol 590 cc1599-678
8. The Earl of Eglinton (1508)
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Hugh Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton Scotland Also Earl of Winton (UK 1859)
9. The Earl of Caithness (1455)
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Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness Scotland
10. The Earl of Mar and Kellie (1404 or 1565)
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James Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar Scotland
11. The Earl of Moray (1562)
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John Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray Scotland
12. The Earl of Home (1605)
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David Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of Home Scotland
13. The Earl of Perth (1605)
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John Eric Drummond, 9th Earl of Perth Scotland
14. The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1606)
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Simon Bowes-Lyon, 19th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Scotland Also Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (UK 1937)
15. The Earl of Haddington (1619)
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George Baillie-Hamilton, 14th Earl of Haddington Scotland
16. The Earl of Galloway (1623)
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Andrew Stewart, 14th Earl of Galloway Scotland
17. The Earl of Lauderdale (1624)
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Ian Maitland, 18th Earl of Lauderdale Scotland
18. The Earl of Lindsay (1633)
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James Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay Scotland
19. The Earl of Loudoun (1633)
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Simon Abney-Hastings, 15th Earl of Loudoun Scotland
20. The Earl of Kinnoull (1633)
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Charles Hay, 16th Earl of Kinnoull Scotland
21. The Earl of Elgin (1633)
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Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin Scotland Also Earl of Kincardine (1647)
22. The Earl of Wemyss (1633)
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James Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss Scotland Also Earl of March (1697)
23. The Earl of Dalhousie (1633)[2]
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James Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie Scotland
24. The Earl of Airlie (1639)
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David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie Scotland
25. The Earl of Leven (1641)
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Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, 15th Earl of Leven Scotland Also Earl of Melville (1690)
26. The Earl of Dysart (1643)
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John Grant, 13th Earl of Dysart Scotland
27. The Earl of Selkirk (1646)
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Presently disclaimed by James Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of Douglas Scotland
28. The Earl of Northesk (1647)
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Patrick Carnegy, 15th Earl of Northesk Scotland
The Earl of Kincardine (1647)
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Andrew Bruce, 15th Earl of Kincardine Scotland Also Earl of Elgin (1633)
The Earl of Balcarres (1651)
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Robert Lindsay, 12th Earl of Balcarres Scotland Also Earl of Crawford (1398)
29. The Earl of Dundee (1660)
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Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee Scotland
30. The Earl of Newburgh (1660)
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Filippo, 11th Prince Rospigliosi, 12th Earl of Newburgh Scotland
31. The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell (1662)
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Patrick Hope-Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell Scotland
32. The Earl of Dundonald (1669)
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Iain Cochrane, 15th Earl of Dundonald Scotland
33. The Earl of Kintore (1677)
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James Keith, 14th Earl of Kintore Scotland
34. The Earl of Dunmore (1686)
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Malcolm Murray, 12th Earl of Dunmore Scotland
The Earl of Melville (1690)
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Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, 14th Earl of Melville Scotland Also Earl of Leven (1641)
35. The Earl of Orkney (1696)
Earl of Orkney COA.svg
Peter St John, 9th Earl of Orkney Scotland
The Earl of March (1697)
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James Charteris, 9th Earl of March Scotland Also Earl of Wemyss (1633)
36. The Earl of Seafield (1701)
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Ian Ogilvie-Grant, 13th Earl of Seafield Scotland Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Seafield
37. The Earl of Stair (1703)
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John Dalrymple, 14th Earl of Stair Scotland
38. The Earl of Rosebery (1703)
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Neil Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery Scotland Also Earl of Midlothian (UK 1911)
39. The Earl of Glasgow (1703)
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Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of Glasgow Scotland

As can be seen from the list above, the men who are (1) Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, (2) Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, (3) Earl of Wemyss and Earl of March and (4) Earl of Leven and Melville each hold two earldoms in the peerage of Scotland. There are therefore 43 such earldoms whose holder does not hold a higher peerage.

Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain

  1. The Earl Ferrers (1711)
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    • Robert Shirley, 14th Earl Ferrers
  2. The Earl of Dartmouth (1711)
    Earl of Dartmouth COA.svg
  3. The Earl of Tankerville (1714)
    Earl of Tankerville COA.svg
    • Peter Bennet, 10th Earl of Tankerville
  4. The Earl of Aylesford (1714)
    Earl of Aylesford COA.svg
    • Charles Finch-Knightley, 12th Earl of Aylesford
  5. The Earl of Macclesfield (1721)
    Arms of Parker.svg
    • Richard Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  6. The Earl Waldegrave (1729)
    Waldegrave arms.svg
  7. The Earl of Harrington (1742)
    Earl of Harrington COA.svg
  8. The Earl of Portsmouth (1743)
    Wallop arms.svg
  9. The Earl of Warwick (1759) and Brooke (1746)
    Greville arms.svg
    • Guy Greville, 9th Earl of Warwick
  10. The Earl of Buckinghamshire (1746)
    Coat of Arms of the Earl of Buckinghamshire.svg
    • George Hobart-Hampden, 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire
  11. The Earl of Guilford (1752)
    Arms of North of Guilford.svg
    • Piers North, 10th Earl of Guilford
  12. The Earl of Hardwicke (1754)
    Yorke arms.svg
  13. The Earl of Ilchester (1756)
    Earl of Ilchester COA.svg
    • Robin Fox-Strangways, 10th Earl of Ilchester
  14. The Earl De La Warr (1761)
    Arms of Earl de la Warr.svg
  15. The Earl of Radnor (1765)
    Earl of Radnor COA.svg
    • William Pleydell-Bouverie, 9th Earl of Radnor
  16. The Earl Spencer (1765)
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  17. The Earl Bathurst (1772)
    Charles Bathurst Arms.svg
  18. The Earl of Clarendon (1776)
    Arms of Villiers.svg
    • George Villiers, 8th Earl of Clarendon
  19. The Earl of Mansfield (1776) and Mansfield (1792)
    Earl of Mansfield COA.svg
    • Alexander Murray, 9th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
  20. The Earl Talbot (1784) (Earl of Shrewsbury in the Peerage of England and Earl of Waterford in the Peerage of Ireland)
    Arms of Talbot-Chetwynd.svg
  21. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1789)
    Earl of Mount Edgcumbe COA.svg
    • Piers Edgcumbe, 9th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
  22. The Earl Fortescue (1789)
    Fortescue arms.svg
    • Charles Fortescue, 8th Earl Fortescue
  23. The Earl of Carnarvon (1793)
    Herbert arms (Earl of Carnarvon).svg
  24. The Earl Cadogan (1800)
    Arms of Cadogan.svg
  25. The Earl of Malmesbury (1800)
    Earl of Malmesbury COA.svg
    • James Harris, 7th Earl of Malmesbury

Earls in the Peerage of Ireland

Number Title Date of creation Arms Current holder Peerage Notes
The Earl of Waterford 1446
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Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Waterford Ireland Also Earl of Shrewsbury in the Peerage of England and Earl Talbot in the Peerage of Great Britain
1. The Earl of Cork 1620
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John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork Ireland Also Earl of Orrery (1660)
2. The Earl of Westmeath 1621
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William Anthony Nugent, 13th Earl of Westmeath Ireland
3. The Earl of Meath 1627
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John Brabazon, 15th Earl of Meath Ireland
The Earl of Desmond 1628
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Alexander Feilding, 11th Earl of Desmond Ireland Also Earl of Denbigh in the Peerage of England
4. The Earl of Cavan 1647
Earl of Cavan COA.svg
Roger Lambart, 13th Earl of Cavan Ireland
The Earl of Orrery 1660
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John Boyle, 15th Earl of Orrery Ireland Also Earl of Cork
5. The Earl of Drogheda 1661
Arms of Moore of Drogheda.svg
Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda Ireland
6. The Earl of Granard 1684
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Peter Forbes, 10th Earl of Granard Ireland
7. The Earl of Darnley 1725
Earl of Darnley COA.svg
Ivo Bligh, 12th Earl of Darnley Ireland
8. The Earl of Bessborough 1739
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Myles Ponsonby, 12th Earl of Bessborough Ireland Also Earl of Bessborough (UK 1937)
9. The Earl of Carrick 1748
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(Arion) Thomas Piers Hamilton Butler, 11th Earl of Carrick Ireland
10. The Earl of Shannon 1756
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Richard Boyle, 10th Earl of Shannon Ireland
11. The Earl of Arran 1762
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Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of Arran Ireland
12. The Earl of Courtown 1762
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Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of Courtown Ireland
13. The Earl of Mexborough 1766
Earl of Mexborough COA.svg
John Savile, 8th Earl of Mexborough Ireland
14. The Earl Winterton 1766
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David Turnour, 8th Earl Winterton Ireland
15. The Earl of Kingston 1768
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Robert King-Tenison, 12th Earl of Kingston Ireland
16. The Earl of Roden 1771
Earl of Roden COA.svg
Robert Jocelyn, 10th Earl of Roden Ireland
17. The Earl of Lisburne 1776
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David Vaughan, 9th Earl of Lisburne Ireland
18. The Earl of Clanwilliam 1776
Earl of Clanwilliam COA.svg
Patrick Meade, 8th Earl of Clanwilliam Ireland
19. The Earl of Antrim 1785
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Alexander McDonnell, 9th Earl of Antrim Ireland
20. The Earl of Longford 1785
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Thomas Pakenham, 8th Earl of Longford Ireland
21. The Earl of Portarlington 1785
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George Dawson-Damer, 7th Earl of Portarlington Ireland
22. The Earl of Mayo 1785
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Charles Bourke, 11th Earl of Mayo Ireland
23. The Earl Annesley 1789
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Michael Annesley, 12th Earl Annesley Ireland
24. The Earl of Enniskillen 1789
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Andrew Cole, 7th Earl of Enniskillen Ireland
25. The Earl Erne 1789
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John Crichton, 7th Earl Erne Ireland
26. The Earl of Lucan 1795
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George Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan Ireland
27. The Earl Belmore 1797
Earl of Belmore COA.svg
John Lowry-Corry, 8th Earl Belmore Ireland
28. The Earl Castle Stewart 1800
Earl of Castle Stewart COA.svg
Arthur Stuart, 8th Earl Castle Stewart Ireland
29. The Earl of Donoughmore 1800
Earl of Donoughmore COA.svg
Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 8th Earl of Donoughmore Ireland
30. The Earl of Caledon 1800
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Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon Ireland
31. The Earl of Limerick 1803
Earl of Limerick COA.svg
Edmund Pery, 7th Earl of Limerick Ireland
32. The Earl of Clancarty 1803
Earl of Clancarty COA.svg
Nicholas Le Poer Trench, 9th Earl of Clancarty Ireland
33. The Earl of Gosford 1806
Earl of Gosford COA.svg
Charles Acheson, 7th Earl of Gosford Ireland
34. The Earl of Rosse 1806
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Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of Rosse Ireland
35. The Earl of Normanton 1806
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James Agar, 7th Earl of Normanton Ireland
36. The Earl of Kilmorey 1822
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Sir Richard Needham (6th Earl of Kilmorey) Ireland
37. The Earl of Listowel 1822
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Francis Hare, 6th Earl of Listowel Ireland
38. The Earl of Norbury 1827
Earl of Norbury COA.svg
Richard Graham-Toler, 7th Earl of Norbury Ireland
39. The Earl of Ranfurly 1831 Edward Knox, 8th Earl of Ranfurly Ireland

As can be see from the list above, the man who is Earl of Waterford also holds an earldom in the Peerage of England and an earldom in the Peerage of Great Britain, the man who is Earl of Desmond also holds an earldom in the Peerage of England, and the man who is Earl of Cork is also Earl of Orrery. There are therefore 39 earldoms in the Peerage of Ireland whose holders derive their precedence from them.

Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

Precedence of Irish Earldoms shown in italics.
  1. The Earl of Rosslyn (1801)
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  2. The Earl of Craven (1801)
    Craven arms.svg
    • Benjamin Craven, 9th Earl of Craven
  3. The Earl of Onslow (1801)
    Onslow arms.svg
  4. The Earl of Romney (1801)
    Earl of Romney COA.svg
  5. The Earl of Chichester (1801)
    Arms of Pelham, Earls of Chichester.svg
  6. The Earl of Wilton (1801)
    Earl of Wilton COA.svg
    The Earl of Limerick (Ireland)
    The Earl of Clancarty (Ireland)
  7. The Earl of Powis (1804)
    Herbert arms.svg
  8. The Earl Nelson (1805)
    Arms of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson.svg
    The Earl of Gosford (Ireland)
    The Earl of Rosse (Ireland)
    The Earl of Normanton (Ireland)
  9. The Earl Grey (1806)
    Arms of Grey, Earl Grey.svg
  10. The Earl of Lonsdale (1807)
    Lowther arms.svg
    • William Lowther, 9th Earl of Lonsdale
  11. The Earl of Harrowby (1809)
    Earl of Harrowby COA.svg
  12. The Earl of Harewood (1812)
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  13. The Earl of Minto (1813)
    Earl of Minto COA.svg
  14. The Earl Cathcart (1814)
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  15. The Earl of Verulam (1815)
    Earl of Verulam COA.svg
  16. The Earl of Saint Germans (1815)
    Eliot arms.svg
    • Albert Eliot, 11th Earl of St Germans
  17. The Earl of Morley (1815)
    COA of Parker, Earls of Morley.svg
    • Mark Parker, 7th Earl of Morley
  18. The Earl of Bradford (1815)
    Earl of Bradford COA.svg
  19. The Earl of Eldon (1821)
    Earl of Eldon COA.svg
    • John Scott, 6th Earl of Eldon
  20. The Earl Howe (1821)
    Earl Howe COA.svg
  21. The Earl of Stradbroke (1821)
    Earl of Stradbroke COA.svg
    • Keith Rous, 6th Earl of Stradbroke
  22. The Earl Temple of Stowe (1822)
    Earl Temple of Stowe COA.svg
    • Grenville Temple-Gore-Langton, 8th Earl Temple of Stowe
    The Earl of Kilmorey (Ireland)
    The Earl of Listowel (Ireland)
    The Earl of Norbury (Ireland)
  23. The Earl Cawdor (1827)
    Earl of Cawdor COA.svg
    The Earl of Ranfurly (Ireland)
  24. The Earl of Lichfield (1831)
    Earl of Lichfield COA.svg
  25. The Earl of Durham (1833)
    Earl of Durham COA.svg
  26. The Earl Granville (1833)
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    • Fergus Leveson-Gower, 6th Earl Granville
  27. The Earl of Effingham (1837)
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    • David Howard, 7th Earl of Effingham
  28. The Earl of Ducie (1837)
    Earl of Ducie COA.svg
    • David Moreton, 7th Earl of Ducie
  29. The Earl of Yarborough (1837)
    Arms of Pelham, Earls of Chichester.svg
  30. The Earl of Leicester (1837)
    Arms of Coke, Earls of Leicester.svg
  31. The Earl of Gainsborough (1841)
    Noel arms, Earl of Gainsborough.svg
  32. The Earl of Strafford (1847)
    Arms of Byng, Earl of Strafford.svg
    • William Byng, 9th Earl of Strafford
  33. The Earl of Cottenham (1850)
    Earl of Cottenham COA.svg
    • Mark Pepys, 9th Earl of Cottenham
  34. The Earl Cowley (1857)
    Earl of Cowley COA.svg
  35. The Earl of Dudley (1860)
    COA - Ward, Earl of Dudley.svg
  36. The Earl Russell (1861)
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  37. The Earl of Cromartie (1861)
    Arms of the Earl of Cromartie.svg
  38. The Earl of Kimberley (1866)
    Wodehouse arms, Earl of Kimberley.svg
  39. The Earl of Wharncliffe (1876)
    Earl of Wharncliffe COA.svg
    • Richard Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, 5th Earl of Wharncliffe
  40. The Earl Cairns (1878)
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  41. The Earl of Lytton (1880)
    COA of Bulwer-Lytton.svg
  42. The Earl of Selborne (1882)
    Arms of Palmer, Earl of Selborne.svg
    • William Palmer, 5th Earl of Selborne
  43. The Earl of Iddesleigh (1885)
    Northcote arms.svg
    • John Northcote, 5th Earl of Iddesleigh
  44. The Earl of Cranbrook (1892)
    Earl of Cranbrook COA.svg
  45. The Earl of Cromer (1901)
    Earl of Cromer COA.svg
    • Evelyn Baring, 4th Earl of Cromer
  46. The Earl of Plymouth (1905)
    Earl of Plymouth COA.svg
    • Ivor Edward Other Windsor-Clive, 4th Earl of Plymouth
  47. The Earl of Liverpool (1905)
    Foljambe E of Liverpool.svg
  48. The Earl Saint Aldwyn (1915)
    Earl of Saint Aldwyn COA.svg
    • Michael Hicks Beach, 3rd Earl Saint Aldwyn
  49. The Earl Beatty (1919)
    Earl of Beatty COA.svg
    • David Beatty, 3rd Earl Beatty
  50. The Earl Haig (1919)
    Arms of Haig.svg
    • Alexander Haig, 3rd Earl Haig
  51. The Earl of Iveagh (1919)
    Arms of Guinness, Earl of Iveagh.svg
  52. The Earl of Balfour (1922)
    Arms of Balfour (Earl of Balfour).svg
  53. The Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1925)
    Asquith arms.svg
  54. The Earl Jellicoe (1925)
    John Jellicoe Arms.svg
    • Patrick Jellicoe, 3rd Earl Jellicoe
  55. The Earl of Inchcape (1929)
    Earl of Inchcape COA.svg
  56. The Earl Peel (1929)[4]
    Earl Peel COA.svg
  57. The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1937)
    Earl of Baldwin of Bewdley.svg
    • Benedict Baldwin, 5th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
  58. The Earl of Halifax (1944)
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  59. The Earl of Gowrie (1945)
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    • Brer Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie
  60. The Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (1945)
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    • David Lloyd George, 4th Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
  61. The Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1947)
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  62. The Earl Alexander of Tunis (1952)
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  63. The Earl of Swinton (1955)
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    • Mark Cunliffe-Lister, 4th Earl of Swinton
  64. The Earl Attlee (1955)
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  65. The Earl of Woolton (1956)
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  66. The Earl of Snowdon (1961)[5]
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  67. The Earl of Stockton (1984)
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  68. The Earl of Wessex (1999) and Forfar (2019)[6]
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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. Alexander 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. Alexander Charles Robert Sutherland, Lord Strathnaver, eldest son of the Earl of Sutherland

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

18. Harry Erskine, Lord Cardross, eldest son of the Earl of Buchan

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

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

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

22. Michael Douglas-Home, Lord Dunglass, eldest son of the Earl of Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peerage of Great Britain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

54. Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, Viscount Folkstone, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peerage of Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

82. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

References

  1. ^ "Page 1231 | Issue 46479, 28 January 1975 | London Gazette | The Gazette". www.thegazette.co.uk. 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. ^ As the current Lord Chamberlain of the Household, The Earl Peel ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  5. ^ As a nephew of the British Sovereign, The Earl of Snowdon ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  6. ^ As a younger son of the British Sovereign, the Earl of Wessex ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  7. ^ "Earldom of Mar | Holders of the Earldom". www.earldomofmar.co.uk. 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).