List of earls in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

This is a list of the 193 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.

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Order of precedence

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

NumberTitleDate of creationArmsCurrent holderPeerageNotes
1.The Earl of Crawford(1398)Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford[Notes 1][1]ScotlandAlso Earl of Balcarres (1651)
2.The Earl of Erroll(1453)Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of ErrollScotland
3.The Earl of Sutherland(1230 or 1275 or 1347)Alastair Sutherland, 25th Earl of SutherlandScotland
4.The Countess of Mar(1114 or 1457)Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of MarScotland
5.The Earl of Rothes(1458)James Leslie, 22nd Earl of RothesScotland
6.The Earl of Morton(1458)Stewart Douglas, 22nd Earl of MortonScotland
7.The Earl of Buchan(1469)Malcolm Erskine, 17th Earl of BuchanScotlandSpeech in House of Lords at HL Deb 17 June 1998 vol 590 cc1599-678
8.The Earl of Eglinton(1508)Hugh Montgomerie, 19th Earl of EglintonScotlandAlso Earl of Winton (UK 1859)
9.The Earl of Caithness(1455)Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of CaithnessScotland
10.The Earl of Mar and Kellie(1404 or 1565)James Erskine, 14th Earl of MarScotland
11.The Earl of Moray(1562)John Stuart, 21st Earl of MorayScotland
12.The Earl of Home(1605)David Douglas-Home, 15th Earl of HomeScotland
13.The Earl of Perth(1605)John Eric Drummond, 9th Earl of PerthScotland
14.The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne(1606)Simon Bowes-Lyon, 19th Earl of Strathmore and KinghorneScotlandAlso Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (UK 1937)
15.The Earl of Haddington(1619)George Baillie-Hamilton, 14th Earl of HaddingtonScotland
16.The Earl of Galloway(1623)Randolph Stewart, 13th Earl of GallowayScotland
17.The Earl of Lauderdale(1624)Ian Maitland, 18th Earl of LauderdaleScotland
18.The Earl of Lindsay(1633)James Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of LindsayScotland
19.The Earl of Loudoun(1633)Simon Abney-Hastings, 15th Earl of LoudounScotland
20.The Earl of Kinnoull(1633)Charles Hay, 16th Earl of KinnoullScotland
21.The Earl of Elgin(1633)Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of ElginScotlandAlso Earl of Kincardine (1647)
22.The Earl of Wemyss(1633)James Charteris, 13th Earl of WemyssScotlandAlso Earl of March (1697)
23.The Earl of Dalhousie(1633)[2]James Ramsay, 17th Earl of DalhousieScotland
24.The Earl of Airlie(1639)David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of AirlieScotland
25.The Earl of Leven(1641)Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, 15th Earl of LevenScotlandAlso Earl of Melville (1690)
26.The Earl of Dysart(1643)John Grant, 13th Earl of DysartScotland
27.The Earl of Selkirk(1646)Presently disclaimed by James Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of DouglasScotland
28.The Earl of Northesk(1647)Patrick Carnegy, 15th Earl of NortheskScotland
The Earl of Kincardine(1647)Andrew Bruce, 15th Earl of KincardineScotlandAlso Earl of Elgin (1633)
The Earl of Balcarres(1651)Robert Lindsay, 12th Earl of BalcarresScotlandAlso Earl of Crawford (1398)
29.The Earl of Dundee(1660)Alexander Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of DundeeScotland
30.The Earl of Newburgh(1660)
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Filippo, Prince Rospigliosi, 12th Earl of NewburghScotland
31.The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell(1662)Patrick Hope-Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and HartfellScotland
32.The Earl of Dundonald(1669)Iain Cochrane, 15th Earl of DundonaldScotland
33.The Earl of Kintore(1677)James Keith, 14th Earl of KintoreScotland
34.The Earl of Dunmore(1686)Malcolm Murray, 12th Earl of DunmoreScotland
The Earl of Melville(1690)Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, 14th Earl of MelvilleScotlandAlso Earl of Leven (1641)
35.The Earl of Orkney(1696)Peter St John, 9th Earl of OrkneyScotland
The Earl of March(1697)James Charteris, 9th Earl of MarchScotlandAlso Earl of Wemyss (1633)
36.The Earl of Seafield(1701)Ian Ogilvie-Grant, 13th Earl of SeafieldScotlandHansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Seafield
37.The Earl of Stair(1703)John Dalrymple, 14th Earl of StairScotland
38.The Earl of Rosebery(1703)Neil Primrose, 7th Earl of RoseberyScotlandAlso Earl of Midlothian (UK 1911)
39.The Earl of Glasgow(1703)Patrick Boyle, 10th Earl of GlasgowScotland

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)
  2. The Earl of Dartmouth (1711)
  3. The Earl of Tankerville (1714)
    • Peter Bennet, 10th Earl of Tankerville
  4. The Earl of Aylesford (1714)
    • Charles Finch-Knightley, 12th Earl of Aylesford
  5. The Earl of Macclesfield (1721)
    • Richard Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  6. The Earl Waldegrave (1729)
  7. The Earl of Harrington (1742)
  8. The Earl of Portsmouth (1743)
  9. The Earl of Warwick (1759) and Brooke (1746)
    • Guy Greville, 9th Earl of Warwick
  10. The Earl of Buckinghamshire (1746)
    • George Hobart-Hampden, 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire
  11. The Earl of Guilford (1752)
    • Piers North, 10th Earl of Guilford
  12. The Earl of Hardwicke (1754)
  13. The Earl of Ilchester (1756)
    • Robin Fox-Strangways, 10th Earl of Ilchester
  14. The Earl De La Warr (1761)
  15. The Earl of Radnor (1765)
  16. The Earl Spencer (1765)
  17. The Earl Bathurst (1772)
  18. The Earl of Clarendon (1776)
  19. The Earl of Mansfield (1776) and Mansfield (1792)
    • 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)
  21. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1789)
  22. The Earl Fortescue (1789)
    • Charles Fortescue, 8th Earl Fortescue
  23. The Earl of Carnarvon (1793)
  24. The Earl Cadogan (1800)
  25. The Earl of Malmesbury (1800)
    • James Harris, 7th Earl of Malmesbury

Earls in the Peerage of Ireland

NumberTitleDate of creationArmsCurrent holderPeerageNotes
The Earl of Waterford1446Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of WaterfordIrelandAlso Earl of Shrewsbury in the Peerage of England and Earl Talbot in the Peerage of Great Britain
1.The Earl of Cork1620John Boyle, 15th Earl of CorkIrelandAlso Earl of Orrery (1660)
2.The Earl of Westmeath1621William Anthony Nugent, 13th Earl of WestmeathIreland
3.The Earl of Meath1627John Brabazon, 15th Earl of MeathIreland
The Earl of Desmond1628Alexander Feilding, 11th Earl of DesmondIrelandAlso Earl of Denbigh in the Peerage of England
4.The Earl of Cavan1647Roger Lambart, 13th Earl of CavanIreland
The Earl of Orrery1660John Boyle, 15th Earl of OrreryIrelandAlso Earl of Cork
5.The Earl of Drogheda1661Derry Moore, 12th Earl of DroghedaIreland
6.The Earl of Granard1684Peter Forbes, 10th Earl of GranardIreland
7.The Earl of Darnley1725Ivo Bligh, 12th Earl of DarnleyIreland
8.The Earl of Bessborough1739Myles Ponsonby, 12th Earl of BessboroughIrelandAlso Earl of Bessborough (UK 1937)
9.The Earl of Carrick1748David Butler, 10th Earl of CarrickIreland
10.The Earl of Shannon1756Richard Boyle, 10th Earl of ShannonIreland
11.The Earl of Arran1762Arthur Gore, 9th Earl of ArranIreland
12.The Earl of Courtown1762Patrick Stopford, 9th Earl of CourtownIreland
13.The Earl of Mexborough1766John Savile, 8th Earl of MexboroughIreland
14.The Earl Winterton1766David Turnour, 8th Earl WintertonIreland
15.The Earl of Kingston1768Robert King-Tenison, 12th Earl of KingstonIreland
16.The Earl of Roden1771Robert Jocelyn, 10th Earl of RodenIreland
17.The Earl of Lisburne1776David Vaughan, 9th Earl of LisburneIreland
18.The Earl of Clanwilliam1776Patrick Meade, 8th Earl of ClanwilliamIreland
19.The Earl of Antrim1785Alexander McDonnell, 9th Earl of AntrimIreland
20.The Earl of Longford1785Thomas Pakenham, 8th Earl of LongfordIreland
21.The Earl of Portarlington1785George Dawson-Damer, 7th Earl of PortarlingtonIreland
22.The Earl of Mayo1785Charles Bourke, 11th Earl of MayoIreland
23.The Earl Annesley1789Michael Annesley, 12th Earl AnnesleyIreland
24.The Earl of Enniskillen1789Andrew Cole, 7th Earl of EnniskillenIreland
25.The Earl Erne1789John Crichton, 7th Earl ErneIreland
26.The Earl of Lucan1795George Bingham, 8th Earl of LucanIreland
27.The Earl Belmore1797John Lowry-Corry, 8th Earl BelmoreIreland
28.The Earl Castle Stewart1800Arthur Stuart, 8th Earl Castle StewartIreland
29.The Earl of Donoughmore1800Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 8th Earl of DonoughmoreIreland
30.The Earl of Caledon1800Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of CaledonIreland
31.The Earl of Limerick1803Edmund Pery, 7th Earl of LimerickIreland
32.The Earl of Clancarty1803Nicholas Le Poer Trench, 9th Earl of ClancartyIreland
33.The Earl of Gosford1806Charles Acheson, 7th Earl of GosfordIreland
34.The Earl of Rosse1806Brendan Parsons, 7th Earl of RosseIreland
35.The Earl of Normanton1806James Agar, 7th Earl of NormantonIreland
36.The Earl of Kilmorey1822Sir Richard Needham (6th Earl of Kilmorey)Ireland
37.The Earl of Listowel1822Francis Hare, 6th Earl of ListowelIreland
38.The Earl of Norbury1827Richard Graham-Toler, 7th Earl of NorburyIreland
39.The Earl of Ranfurly1831Edward Knox, 8th Earl of RanfurlyIreland

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

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. Susan of Mar, Mistress of Mar, eldest daughter of the Countess of Mar

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

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

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

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

22. Jack Stuart, Lord Doune, eldest son of the Earl of Moray

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peerage of Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

81. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. William 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. Benedict Bewdley, Viscount Corvedale, eldest son of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

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

131. Brer Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, eldest son of the Earl of Gowrie

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

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

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

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

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

137. 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. • Alexander Leslie, brother of the Earl of Rothes
  9. • Alexander Erskine, brother of the Earl of Mar and Kellie
  10. • John Bowes-Lyon, brother of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
  11. • Thomas Baillie-Hamilton, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Haddington
  12. • Andrew Stewart, second cousin once removed of the Earl of Galloway
  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. • Piers Edgcumbe, half-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. • William Lowther, half-brother of the Earl of Lonsdale
  38. • Louis Eliot, uncle of the Earl of St Germans
  39. • Nigel Parker, uncle 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. • Sam Pepys, brother of the Earl of Cottenham
  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. • 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. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/46479/page/1231
  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.
  1. Current Earl has Life Peerage Baron Balniel, of Pitcorthie in the County of Fife (1975).
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