Duke of Montrose

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Dukedom of Montrose
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Arms of the Duke of Montrose
Quarterly, 1st and 4th: Or a Chief Sable three escallops of the field (Graham); 2nd and 3rd: Argent three Roses Gules barbed and seeded proper (Montrose).
Creation date 1707
Monarch Anne
Peerage Peerage of Scotland
First holder James Graham, 4th Marquess of Montrose
Present holder James Graham, 8th Duke
Heir apparent James Graham, Marquess of Graham and Buchanan
Remainder to the 1st Duke's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titles Marquess of Montrose
Marquess of Graham and Buchanan
Earl of Montrose
Earl of Kincardine
Earl Graham of Belford
Viscount Dundaff
Lord Graham
Lord Aberruthven, Mugdock and Fintrie
Baron Graham of Belford
Seat(s) Auchmar
Former seat(s) Buchanan Castle

The title of Duke of Montrose (named after Montrose, Angus) was created twice in the peerage of Scotland, firstly in 1488 for David Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford. It was forfeited and then returned, but only for the period of the holder's lifetime. Thus, it was not inherited.

The title was bestowed anew in 1707, again in the peerage of Scotland, on the fourth Marquess of Montrose, and has since been in the Graham family. The title is also tied as 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 & 1707), Earl Graham of Belford (1722), Viscount Dundaff (1707), Lord Graham (1445),[1] Lord Aberruthven, Mugdock and Fintrie (1707) and Baron Graham of Belford (1722). The titles Earl and Baron Graham of Belford 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 Marquess of Graham and Buchanan.

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

Lords Graham (1445)[edit]

  • Patrick Graham, 1st Lord Graham (d. c. 1466), was a great-grandson of Robert III
  • 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 1505

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)

The heir apparent is James Alexander Norman Graham, Marquess of Graham (b. 1973), elder son of the 8th Duke

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