American peers

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American peers. Some members of the British peerage have lived in or had connections with America, both before and after independence. Before independence, several peers served as governors of the various American colonies.

William Alexander, who was later an American major-general in the American Revolutionary War, was a pretender to the dormant title Earl of Stirling, and was even once permitted to participate in an election of Scottish representative peers, however his claim to the title was later rejected by the House of Lords.

The Lords Fairfax of Cameron were for several generations citizens of and resident in the United States.

The current Duke of Manchester lives in California.

The 5th and present Earl of Wharncliffe is an American citizen and lives in Maine.

Peter Curzon, 4th Viscount Scarsdale lives in Florida.

Karen Spencer, Countess Spencer lives in Pacific Palisades, California.