Duke of Montrose

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Dukedom of Montrose
Coat of arms of the duke of Montrose.png
Creation date1707
CreationSecond
MonarchAnne
PeeragePeerage of Scotland
First holderJames Graham, 4th Marquess of Montrose
Present holderJames Graham, 8th Duke
Heir apparentJames Graham, Marquess of Graham
Remainder toThe 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten, heirs female, and heirs of nomination[1]
Subsidiary titlesMarquess of Montrose
Marquess of Graham and Buchanan
Earl of Montrose
Earl of Kincardine
Earl Graham
Viscount Dundaff
Lord Graham
Lord Graham and Mugdock
Lord Aberruthven, Mugdock and Fintrie
Baron Graham, of Belford
Seat(s)Auchmar House
Former seat(s)Buchanan Castle
MottoN'oubliez ("Forget not")

Duke of Montrose (named after Montrose, Angus) is a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of Scotland. The first creation was in 1488 for David Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford. He was forced to forfeit the dukedom later in 1488, but it was restored to him in 1489, although only for his lifetime. Thus, it was not inherited.

The title was created anew in 1707, again in the Peerage of Scotland, for James Graham, 4th Marquess of Montrose.[2] It has remained since then in the Graham family, and the title is also tied to the chieftainship of Clan Graham.

The Duke's subsidiary titles are: Marquess of Montrose (created 1644), Marquess of Graham and Buchanan (1707), Earl of Montrose (1503), Earl of Kincardine (1644), Earl Graham (1722), Viscount Dundaff (1707), Lord Graham (1445),[3] Lord Graham and Mugdock (1644), Lord Aberruthven, Mugdock and Fintrie (1707) and Baron Graham, of Belford (1722). The titles of Earl Graham and Baron Graham are in the Peerage of Great Britain; the rest are in the Peerage of Scotland. The eldest son of the Duke uses the courtesy title of Marquess of Graham and Buchanan.

The family seat is Auchmar House, near Loch Lomond, Stirlingshire. It was previously Buchanan Castle, near Drymen, Stirlingshire.

Lords Graham (1445)[edit]

  • Patrick Graham, 1st Lord Graham (d. c. 1466)
  • William Graham, 2nd Lord Graham (d. 1472), eldest son of the 1st Lord
  • William Graham, 3rd Lord Graham (1464–1513), became Earl of Montrose in 1503; a great-grandson of Robert III

Dukes of Montrose, first creation (1488)[edit]

Other titles: Earl of Crawford (1398), Lord Brechin and Navar (1472 for life)

Earls of Montrose (1503)[edit]

Other titles: Lord Graham (1445)

Marquesses of Montrose (1644)[edit]

Other titles: Earl of Montrose (1503), Earl of Kincardine (1644), Lord Graham (1445) and Lord Graham and Mugdock (1644)

Dukes of Montrose, second creation (1707)[edit]

Other titles: Marquess of Montrose (1644), Marquess of Graham and Buchanan (1707), Earl of Montrose (1503), Earl of Kincardine (1644), Earl of Kincardine (1707), Viscount Dundaff (1707), Lord Graham (1445), Lord Graham and Mugdock (1644) and Lord Aberruthven, Mugdock and Fintrie (1707)
Other titles (Lord Graham & 2nd Duke onwards): Earl Graham and Baron Graham (1722)
  • David Graham, Marquess of Graham (1705–1731), second son of the 1st Duke, predeceased his father without issue


References[edit]

  1. ^ Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2753. ISBN 978-0-9711966-2-9.
  2. ^ Duke of Montrose Archived 5 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Cracroft's Peerage.
  3. ^ Graham, Lord (S, 1445)

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