Viscount of Arbuthnott

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Viscountcy of Arbuthnott
Arms of Viscount Arbuthnott
Creation date 16 November 1641
Created by King Charles I
Peerage Peerage of Scotland
First holder Robert Arbuthnott
Present holder Keith Arbuthnott, 17th Viscount of Arbuthnott
Heir apparent Walter F Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott
Remainder to the 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.
Subsidiary titles Lord Inverbervie
Chief of the Name and Arms of Arbuthnott

Viscount of Arbuthnott is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1641, along with the subsidiary title Lord Inverbervie, for Sir Robert Arbuthnot.

The Viscount of Arbuthnott is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Arbuthnott.

The family seat is Arbuthnott House, Arbuthnott, near Inverbervie, Kincardineshire (Aberdeenshire).

Kincardineshire was a Scottish shire (later known as a county), which had previously been represented by two commissioners in the former Parliament of Scotland. The constituency included the whole shire, except for the Royal burgh of Inverbervie which formed part of the Aberdeen Burghs constituency.

All Viscounts in the Peerage of Scotland have "of" in their titles, but most Scottish Viscounts have dropped the practice of using "of." The only ones who persist in the usage of the word are the Viscount of Arbuthnott, and, to a lesser extent, the Viscount of Oxfuird.

Coat of arms[edit]

The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the viscountcy is: Azure a crescent between three mullets argent. This can be translated as: a blue shield containing a silver crescent with three silver stars around it.

Viscounts of Arbuthnott (1641)[edit]

Coat of Arms of the Viscounts of Arbuthnott (see details)

His heir apparent is his son Christopher K Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott


  1. ^ Early family tree
  2. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (1999). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage (106th edition ed.). Crans, Switzerland. p. 99. ISBN 1-57958-083-1. 
  3. ^ Scots Peerage, I, p. 313-4
  • Bing, Hon Mrs Christy (1999). The Lairds of Arbuthnott. Agnate Press. ISBN 0-9535923-0-8. 

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