List of viscounts in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

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

The general order of precedence among Viscounts is:

  1. Viscounts of England
  2. Viscounts of Scotland
  3. Viscounts of Great Britain
  4. Viscounts of Ireland
  5. Viscounts of the United Kingdom

but the viscountcies of Ireland created after the Acts of Union 1800 yield precedence to older United Kingdom viscountcies; one of these post-Union Irish viscountcies is older than any viscountcy of the United Kingdom, one other remains as a viscountcy, two are extinct, and one is now a subordinate title.

Viscounts of England[edit]

Heraldic representation of the Coronet of a British Viscount.
  1. The Viscount Hereford (1550)

Viscounts of Scotland[edit]

  1. The Viscount Falkland (1620)
  2. The Viscount of Arbuthnott (1641)
  3. The Viscount of Oxfuird (1651)
    • Ian Makgill, 14th Viscount of Oxfuird

Viscounts of Great Britain[edit]

  1. The Viscount Bolingbroke (1712) and St John (1716)
    • Nicholas St John, 9th Viscount Bolingbroke
  2. The Viscount Cobham (1718)
  3. The Viscount Falmouth (1720)
  4. The Viscount Torrington (1721)
    • Timothy Byng, 11th Viscount Torrington
  5. The Viscount Hood (1796)
    • Henry Hood, 8th Viscount Hood

Viscounts of Ireland[edit]

As it was created in 1816, after the Act of Union of 1801, the Gort Viscountcy yields precedence to older Viscounties of the United Kingdom
  1. The Viscount Gormanston (1478)
  2. The Viscount Mountgarret (1550)
    • Piers Butler, 18th Viscount Mountgarret
  3. The Viscount Valentia (1622)
    • Francis Annesley, 16th Viscount Valentia
  4. The Viscount Dillon (1622)
    • Henry Dillon, 22nd Viscount Dillon
  5. The Viscount Massereene (1660) and Ferrard (1797)
  6. The Viscount Charlemont (1665)
    • John Caulfeild, 15th Charlemont
  7. The Viscount Downe (1680)
    • Richard Dawnay, 12th Viscount Downe
  8. The Viscount Molesworth (1716)
    • Robert Molesworth, 12th Viscount Molesworth
  9. The Viscount Chetwynd (1717)
    • Adam Chetwynd, 10th Viscount Chetwynd
  10. The Viscount Midleton (1717)
    • Alan Brodrick, 12th Viscount Midleton
  11. The Viscount Boyne (1717)
    • Gustavus Hamilton-Russell, 11th Viscount Boyne
  12. The Viscount Gage (1720)
  13. The Viscount Galway (1727)
    • George Monckton, 12th Viscount Galway
  14. The Viscount Powerscourt (1744)
    • Mervyn Wingfield, 10th Viscount Powerscourt
  15. The Viscount Ashbrook (1751)
    • Michael Flower, 11th Viscount Ashbrook
  16. The Viscount Southwell (1776)
    • Pyers Southwell, 7th Viscount Southwell
  17. The Viscount de Vesci (1776)
    • Thomas Vesey, 7th Viscount de Vesci
  18. The Viscount Lifford (1781)
    • Edward Hewitt, 8th Viscount Lifford
  19. The Viscount Bangor (1781)
    • William Ward, 8th Viscount Bangor
  20. The Viscount Doneraile (1785)
    • Richard St Leger, 10th Viscount Doneraile
  21. The Viscount Harberton (1791)
    • Henry Pomeroy, 11th Viscount Harberton
  22. The Viscount Hawarden (1793)
    • Robert Maude, 9th Viscount Hawarden
  23. The Viscount Monck (January 1801)
    • Charles Monck, 7th Viscount Monck
  24. The Viscount Gort (1816)
    • Foley Vereker, 9th Viscount Gort

The Viscount Monck, promoted in the first week of January 1801, does not fall under the restrictions of the Act of Union, and is earlier than all United Kingdom peerages.

Viscounts of the United Kingdom[edit]

Precedence of Irish Viscounties shown in italics
  1. The Viscount St Vincent (1801)
    • Edward Jervis, 8th Viscount St Vincent
  2. The Viscount Melville (1802)
    • Robert Dundas, 10th Viscount Melville
  3. The Viscount Sidmouth (1805)
    • Jeremy Addington, 8th Viscount Sidmouth
    The Viscount Gort (Ireland)
  4. The Viscount Exmouth (1816)
    • Paul Pellew, 10th Viscount Exmouth
  5. The Viscount Combermere (1827)
    • Thomas Stapleton-Cotton, 6th Viscount Combermere
  6. The Viscount Hill (1842)
    • David Clegg-Hill, 9th Viscount Hill
  7. The Viscount Hardinge (1846)
    • Andrew Hardinge, 7th Viscount Hardinge
  8. The Viscount Gough (1849)
  9. The Viscount Bridport (1868)
  10. The Viscount Portman (1873)
  11. The Viscount Hampden (1884)
    • Francis Brand, 7th Hampden
  12. The Viscount Hambleden (1891)
    • Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden
  13. The Viscount Knutsford (1895)
    • Michael Holland-Hibbert, 6th Viscount Knutsford
  14. The Viscount Esher (1897)
    • Christopher Brett, 5th Viscount Esher
  15. The Viscount Goschen (1900)
    • Giles Goschen, 4th Viscount Goschen
  16. The Viscount Ridley (1900)
  17. The Viscount Colville of Culross (1902)
  18. The Viscount Churchill (1902)
    • Victor Spencer, 3rd Viscount Churchill
  19. The Viscount Selby (1905)
    • Christopher Gully, 6th Viscount Selby
  20. The Viscount Knollys (1911)
    • David Knollys, 3rd Viscount Knollys
  21. The Viscount Allendale (1911)
    • Wentworth Beaumont, 4th Viscount Allendale
  22. The Viscount Chilston (1911)
    • Alastair Akers-Douglas, 4th Viscount Chilston
  23. The Viscount Scarsdale (1911)
  24. The Viscount Mersey (1916)
    • Edward Bigham, 5th Viscount Mersey
  25. The Viscount Cowdray (1917)
    • Michael Pearson, 4th Viscount Cowdray
  26. The Viscount Devonport (1917)
    • Terence Kearley, 3rd Viscount Devonport
  27. The Viscount Astor (1917)
    • William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor
  28. The Viscount Wimborne (1918)
  29. The Viscount St Davids (1918)
  30. The Viscount Rothermere (1919)
  31. The Viscount Allenby (1919)
  32. The Viscount Chelmsford (1921)
    • Frederic Thesiger, 4th Viscount Chelsmford
  33. The Viscount Long (1921)
  34. The Viscount Ullswater (1921)
  35. The Viscount Younger of Leckie (1923)
  36. The Viscount Bearsted (1925)
    • Nicholas Samuel, 5th Viscount Bearsted
  37. The Viscount Craigavon (1927)
    • James Craig, 3rd Viscount Craigavon
  38. The Viscount Bridgeman (1929)
  39. The Viscount Hailsham (1929)
  40. The Viscount Brentford (1929)
    • Crispin Joynson-Hicks, 4th Viscount Brentford
  41. The Viscount Buckmaster (1932)
  42. The Viscount Bledisloe (1935)
    • Rupert Bathurst, 4th Viscount Bledisloe
  43. The Viscount Hanworth (1936)
  44. The Viscount Trenchard (1936)
  45. The Viscount Samuel (1937)
  46. The Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1937)
  47. The Viscount Davidson (1937)
    • Malcolm Davidson, 3rd Viscount Davidson
  48. The Viscount Weir (1938)
    • William Weir, 3rd Viscount Weir
  49. The Viscount Caldecote (1939)
    • Piers Inskip, 3rd Viscount Caldecote
  50. The Viscount Simon (1940)
  51. The Viscount Camrose (1941)
  52. The Viscount Stansgate (1942)
  53. The Viscount Margesson (1942)
    • Francis Margesson, 2nd Viscount Margesson
  54. The Viscount Daventry (1943)
    • James FitzRoy Newdegate
  55. The Viscount Addison (1945)
  56. The Viscount Kemsley (1945)
  57. The Viscount Marchwood (1945)
    • David Penny, 3rd Viscount Marchwood
  58. The Viscount Alanbrooke (1946)
  59. The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein 1946)
  60. The Viscount Waverley (1952)
  61. The Viscount Thurso (1952)
  62. The Viscount Brookeborough (1952)
  63. The Viscount Norwich (1952)
  64. The Viscount Leathers (1954)
    • Christopher Leathers, 3rd Viscount Leathers
  65. The Viscount Soulbury (1954)
    • Oliver Ramsbotham, 4th Viscount Soulbury
  66. The Viscount Chandos (1954)
  67. The Viscount Malvern (1955)
    • Ashley Huggins, 3rd Viscount Malvern
  68. The Viscount De L'Isle (1956)
  69. The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (1957)
  70. The Viscount Tenby (1957)
  71. The Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (1957)
  72. The Viscount Dunrossil (1959)
    • Andrew Morrison, 3rd Viscount Dunrossil
  73. The Viscount Stuart of Findhorn (1959)
    • James Stuart, 3rd Viscount Stuart of Findhorn
  74. The Viscount Rochdale (1960)
    • St John Kemp, 2nd Viscount Rochdale
  75. The Viscount Slim (1960)
  76. The Viscount Head (1960)
    • Richard Head, 2nd Viscount Head
  77. The Viscount Boyd of Merton (1960)
  78. The Viscount Mills (1962)
    • Christopher Mills, 3rd Viscount Mills
  79. The Viscount Blakenham (1963)
  80. The Viscount Eccles (1964)
  81. The Viscount Dilhorne (1964)