Earl of Menteith
The Mormaer or Earl of Menteith was originally the ruler of the province of Menteith in the Middle Ages. The first mormaer is usually regarded as Gille Críst, simply because he is the earliest on record. The title was held in a continuous line from Gille Crist until Muireadhach IV (aka Murdoch Stewart, Duke of Albany), although the male line was broken on two occasions. A truncated version of the earldom was given two years later to Malise Graham, 1st Earl of Menteith, in compensation for loss of the Earldom of Strathearn, which was a likely result of the execution of the Duke of Albany.
List of holders
First line of mormaers/earls
- Gille Críst, Earl of Menteith (Gilcrist) (d. 1189)
- Muireadhach I, Earl of Menteith (d. 1213)
- Muireadhach II, Earl of Menteith (d. 1234)
- Isabella, Countess of Menteith
- m. Walter Comyn, Lord of Badenoch assumed the peerage in her right.
- Mary I, Countess of Menteith
- Alexander, Earl of Menteith
- Alan, Earl of Menteith
- Alan II, Earl of Menteith
- Muireadhach III, Earl of Menteith (d. 1332)
- Mary Menteith, Countess of Menteith
- m. Sir John Graham assumed the peerage in her right.
- Margaret, Countess of Menteith
- Muireadhach IV Stewart, Earl of Menteith, executed in 1425 and the peerages forfeited.
Second line, from 1427
- Malise Graham, 1st Earl of Menteith(1406–1490)
- Alexander Graham, 2nd Earl of Menteith (c. 1475 – c. 1537)
- William Graham, 3rd Earl of Menteith (c. 1500 – c. 1543)
- John Graham, 4th Earl of Menteith (c. 1529 – c. 1565)
- William Graham, 5th Earl of Menteith (c. 1555 – c. 1578)
- John Graham, 6th Earl of Menteith (c. 1571 – c. 1598)
- William Graham, 7th Earl of Menteith (c. 1591–1661), also created Earl of Airth in 1633
- William Graham, 8th Earl of Menteith (c. 1634 – 1694), extinct or dormant after his death on 12 September 1694
The Stuart-Menteth Baronetcy, of Closeburn in the County of Dumfries and Mansfield in the County of Ayr, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 11 August 1838 for Charles Stuart-Menteth. The Stuart-Menteth family traces its descent from Walter Comyn (third son of Walter Comyn, Justiciar of Scotia), who in 1258 married Isabella, Countess of Menteith (or Menteth).}
- Nicholas, Harris (1842). History of the Earldoms of Strathern, Monteith, and Airth. William Pickering: Stevens and Norton: Clark, Edinburgh. pp. 17–24.
- Paul, James Balfour, The Scots Peerage, Vol. VI, (Edinburgh, 1909)
- Roberts, John L., Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland in the Middle Ages, (Edinburgh, 1997), p. 52
- Clan Campbell Society of North America CCSNA.org, information on the Macoran sept that began in the latter half of the 17th century under the protection of the Earl of Menteith, who later gave this young Campbell of Melfort a farm at Inchanoch. That Macoran / Campbell married a Miss Haldane, niece of Haldane of Lanrick, and the family prospered.