List of earls in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

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This is a list of the 193 present and extant earls in the Peerages of the England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Note that it does not include extant earldoms which have become merged (either through marriage or elevation) with marquessates or dukedoms and are today only seen as subsidiary titles. For a more complete list, which adds these "hidden" earldoms as well as extinct, dormant, abeyant, and forfeit ones, see List of earldoms.

Order of precedence[edit]

Heraldic representation of the Coronet of a British Earl

The general order of precedence among earls is:

  1. Earls in the Peerage of England
  2. Earls in the Peerage of Scotland
  3. Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain
  4. Earls in the Peerage of Ireland created before 1801
  5. Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and Earls in the Peerage of Ireland created after 1801

Earls in the Peerage of England[edit]

Number Title Date of creation Arms Current holder Notes
1. The Earl of Shrewsbury (1442) Arms of Talbot-Chetwynd.svg Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 22nd Earl of Shrewsbury Also Earl Talbot (GB 1784) and Earl of Waterford (Ire 1446)
2. The Earl of Derby (1485) Stanley arms.svg Edward Stanley, 19th Earl of Derby
3. The Earl of Huntingdon (1529) Blason fam uk Hastings (selon Gelre).svg William Hastings-Bass, 17th Earl of Huntingdon
4. The Earl of Pembroke (1551) Herbert arms.svg William Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke Also Earl of Montgomery (E 1605) - see below
5. The Earl of Devon (1553) Courtenay-Earl of Devon COA.svg Charles Courtenay, 19th Earl of Devon
6. The Earl of Lincoln (1572) Blason Clinton.svg Robert Fiennes-Clinton, 19th Earl of Lincoln
7. The Earl of Suffolk (1603) Earl of Suffolk COA.svg Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk Also Earl of Berkshire (E 1626) - see below
The Earl of Montgomery (1605) Herbert arms.svg William Herbert, 15th Earl of Montgomery Also Earl of Pembroke (E 1551) - see above
8. The Earl of Denbigh (1622) Feilding arms.svg Alexander Feilding, 12th Earl of Denbigh Also Earl of Desmond (Ire 1628)
9. The Earl of Westmorland (1624) Earl of Westmorland CoA.svg Anthony Fane, 16th Earl of Westmorland
The Earl of Berkshire (1626) Earl of Suffolk COA.svg Michael Howard, 14th Earl of Berkshire Also Earl of Suffolk (E 1603) - see above
10. The Earl of Lindsey (1626) Earl of Lindsey COA.svg Richard Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey Also Earl of Abingdon (E 1682) - see below
11. The Earl of Winchilsea (1628) Earl of Winchilsea Nottingham COA.svg Daniel Finch-Hatton, 17th Earl of Winchilsea Also Earl of Nottingham (E 1681) - see below
12. The Earl of Sandwich (1660) Earl of Sandwich COA.svg John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich
13. The Earl of Essex (1661) Earl of Essex COA.svg Paul Capell, 11th Earl of Essex
14. The Earl of Carlisle (1661) Earl of Carlisle COA.svg George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle
15. The Earl of Shaftesbury (1672) Earl of Shaftesbury.svg Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury
The Earl of Nottingham (1681) Earl of Winchilsea Nottingham COA.svg Daniel James Hatfield Finch-Hatton, 12th Earl of Nottingham Also Earl of Winchilsea (1628) - see above
The Earl of Abingdon (1682) Earl of Lindsey COA.svg Richard Henry Rupert Bertie, 9th Earl of Abingdon Also Earl of Lindsey (1626) - see above
16. The Earl of Portland (1689) CoA Bentinck Famly.svg Timothy Bentinck, 12th Earl of Portland
17. The Earl of Scarbrough (1690) Earl of Scarbrough COA.svg Richard Lumley, 13th Earl of Scarbrough
18. The Earl of Albemarle (1697) Keppel arms.svg Rufus Keppel, 10th Earl of Albemarle
19. The Earl of Coventry (1697) Arms of Coventry.svg George Coventry, 13th Earl of Coventry
20. The Earl of Jersey (1697) Arms of Child-Villiers.svg William Villiers, 10th Earl of Jersey

As can be seen from the list above, the men who are (1) Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, (2) Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, (3) Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon and (4) Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham each hold two earldoms in the peerage of England. There are therefore 24 such earldoms whose holder does not hold a higher peerage.

Earls in the Peerage of Scotland[edit]

Note: The precedence of the older Scottish earldoms is determined by the Decreet of Ranking of 1606, and not by seniority.

  1. The Earl of Crawford (1398) and Balcarres (1651) Arms of Lindsay (Earl Crawford).svg
  2. The Earl of Erroll (1453) Coat of Arms of Hay.svg
  3. The Countess of Sutherland (1230 or 1275 or 1347) Arms of Countess of Sutherland.svg
  4. The Countess of Mar (1114 or 1457) Blason Comtes de Mar.svg
  5. The Earl of Rothes (1458) LeslieEarlOfRothes.png
    • James Leslie, 22nd Earl of Rothes
  6. The Earl of Morton (1458) Earl of Morton COA.svg
  7. The Earl of Buchan (1469) Earl of Buchan(Erskine) COA.svg
    • Malcolm Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan
  8. The Earl of Eglinton (1508) and Winton (UK 1859) Earl of Eglinton and Winton arms.svg
    • Hugh Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton
  9. The Earl of Caithness (1455) Earl of Caithness arms.svg
  10. The Earl of Mar and Kellie (1404 or 1565) Earl of Mar and Kellie COA.svg
  11. The Earl of Moray (1562) Moray Coat of Arms.svg
    • John Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray
  12. The Earl of Home (1605) Arms of Douglas-Home, Earl of Home.svg
  13. The Earl of Perth (1605) Earl of Perth arms.svg
  14. The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1606) Bowes-Lyon Arms.svg
  15. The Earl of Haddington (1619) Earl of Haddington.svg
    • George Baillie-Hamilton, 14th Earl of Haddington
  16. The Earl of Galloway (1623) Stewart (Earl of Galloway) arms.svg
  17. The Earl of Lauderdale (1624) Earl of Lauderdale arms.svg
    • Ian Maitland, 18th Earl of Lauderdale
  18. The Earl of Lindsay (1633) Earl of Lindsay COA.svg
  19. The Earl of Loudoun (1633) Earl of Loundoun (Abney-Hastings) COA.svg
  20. The Earl of Kinnoull (1633) Hay-Drummond coat of arms.svg
  21. The Earl of Elgin (1633) and Kincardine (1643) Blason famille fr Jeanne de Bruce.svg
  22. The Earl of Wemyss (1633) and March (1697) Arms of Charteris-Wemyss, Earls of Wemyss and March.svg
  23. The Earl of Dalhousie (1633)[1] Earl of Dalhousie arms.svg
  24. The Earl of Airlie (1639) Arms of the earl of Airlie.svg
  25. The Earl of Leven (1641) and Melville (1690) Earl of Leven COA.svg
    • Alexander Ian Leslie-Melville, 15th Earl of Leven
  26. The Earl of Dysart (1643) Earl of Dysart COA.svg
  27. The Earl of Selkirk (1646) Earl of Selkirk COA.svg
  28. The Earl of Northesk (1647) Earl of Northesk COA.svg
  29. The Earl of Dundee (1660) Scrymgeour CoA.png
  30. The Earl of Newburgh (1660)
    • Filippo, Prince Rospigliosi, 12th Earl of Newburgh
  31. The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell (1662) Johnstone arms.svg
  32. The Earl of Dundonald (1669) Dundonald new.svg
  33. The Earl of Kintore (1677)
    • James Keith, 14th Earl of Kintore Earl of Kintore COA.svg
  34. The Earl of Dunmore (1686)
  35. The Earl of Orkney (1696) Earl of Orkney COA.svg
  36. The Earl of Seafield (1701) Earl of Seafield arms.svg
    • Ian Ogilvie-Grant, 13th Earl of Seafield
  37. The Earl of Stair (1703) Earl of Stair COA.svg
  38. The Earl of Rosebery (1703) and Midlothian (UK 1911)
  39. The Earl of Glasgow (1703) Earl of glasgow.svg

Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain[edit]

  1. The Earl Ferrers (1711) Shirley arms.svg
  2. The Earl of Dartmouth (1711) Earl of Dartmouth COA.svg
  3. The Earl of Tankerville (1714) Earl of Tankerville COA.svg
    • Peter Bennet, 10th Earl of Tankerville
  4. The Earl of Aylesford (1714) Earl of Aylesford COA.svg
    • Charles Finch-Knightley, 12th Earl of Aylesford
  5. The Earl of Macclesfield (1721) Arms of Parker.svg
    • Richard Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  6. The Earl Waldegrave (1729) Waldegrave arms.svg
  7. The Earl of Harrington (1742) Earl of Harrington COA.svg
  8. The Earl of Portsmouth (1743) Wallop arms.svg
  9. The Earl of Warwick (1759) and Brooke (1746) Greville arms.svg
  10. The Earl of Buckinghamshire (1746) Coat of Arms of the Earl of Buckinghamshire.svg
    • George Hobart-Hampden, 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire
  11. The Earl of Guilford (1752) Arms of North of Guilford.svg
  12. The Earl of Hardwicke (1754) Yorke arms.svg
  13. The Earl of Ilchester (1756) Earl of Ilchester COA.svg
    • Robin Fox-Strangways, 10th Earl of Ilchester
  14. The Earl De La Warr (1761) Arms of Earl de la Warr.svg
  15. The Earl of Radnor (1765) Earl of Radnor COA.svg
  16. The Earl Spencer (1765) Spencer Arms.svg
  17. The Earl Bathurst (1772) Charles Bathurst Arms.svg
  18. The Earl of Clarendon (1776) Arms of Villiers.svg
  19. The Earl of Mansfield (1776) and Mansfield (1792) Murray-Barclay arms.svg
    • Alexander Murray, 9th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
  20. The Earl Talbot (1784) (Earl of Shrewsbury in the Peerage of England and Earl of Waterford in the Peerage of Ireland) Arms of Talbot-Chetwynd.svg
  21. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1789) Earl of Mount Edgcumbe COA.svg
  22. The Earl Fortescue (1789) Fortescue arms.svg
    • Charles Fortescue, 8th Earl Fortescue
  23. The Earl of Carnarvon (1793) Herbert arms (Earl of Carnavon).svg
  24. The Earl Cadogan (1800) Arms of Cadogan.svg
  25. The Earl of Malmesbury (1800) Earl of Malmesbury COA.svg
    • James Harris, 7th Earl of Malmesbury

Earls in the Peerage of Ireland[edit]

Earls of Ireland created after 1801 yield precedence to older Earldoms of the United Kingdom

  1. The Earl of Waterford (1446) (also Earl of Shrewsbury in the Peerage of England and Earl Talbot in the Peerage of Great Britain) Arms of Talbot-Chetwynd.svg
  2. The Earl of Cork (1620) and Orrery (1660) Boyle arms.svg
  3. The Earl of Westmeath (1621) Nugent arms.svg
  4. The Earl of Meath (1627) Brabazon arms.svg
    • John Brabazon, 15th Earl of Meath
  5. The Earl of Desmond (1628) (also Earl of Denbigh in the Peerage of England) Feilding arms.svg
  6. The Earl of Cavan (1647) Earl of Cavan COA.svg
  7. The Earl of Drogheda (1661) Arms of Moore of Drogheda.svg
  8. The Earl of Granard (1684) Lord Forbes arms.svg
    • Peter Forbes, 10th Earl of Granard
  9. The Earl of Darnley (1725) Earl of Darnley COA.svg
    • Ivo Bligh, 12th Earl of Darnley
  10. The Earl of Bessborough (1739) Arms of Ponsonby.svg
  11. The Earl of Carrick (1748) Butler arms (Earl of Carrick).svg
    • David Butler, 10th Earl of Carrick
  12. The Earl of Shannon (1756) COA of Boyle, Earl of Shannon.svg
    • Richard Boyle, 10th Earl of Shannon
  13. The Earl of Arran (1762) Gore arms.svg
  14. The Earl of Courtown (1762) Stopford arms.svg
  15. The Earl of Mexborough (1766) Earl of Mexborough COA.svg
    • John Savile, 8th Earl of Mexborough
  16. The Earl Winterton (1766) Earl of Winterton COA.svg
    • David Turnour, 8th Earl Winterton
  17. The Earl of Kingston (1768) Earl of Kingston COA.svg
    • Robert King-Tenison, 12th Earl of Kingston
  18. The Earl of Roden (1771) Earl of Roden COA.svg
    • Robert Jocelyn, 10th Earl of Roden
  19. The Earl of Lisburne (1776) Vaughan arms.svg
    • David Vaughan, 9th Earl of Lisburne
  20. The Earl of Clanwilliam (1776) Earl of Clanwilliam COA.svg
  21. The Earl of Antrim (1785) Earl of Antrim.svg
  22. The Earl of Longford (1785) Earl of Longford COA.svg
  23. The Earl of Portarlington (1785) Earl of Portarlington COA.svg
    • George Dawson-Damer, 7th Earl of Portarlington
  24. The Earl of Mayo (1785) Arms of Bourke of Mayo.svg
    • Charles Bourke, 11th Earl of Mayo
  25. The Earl Annesley (1789) Annesley arms.svg
    • Michael Annesley, 12th Earl Annesley
  26. The Earl of Enniskillen (1789) Cole (EarlOfEnniskillen) Arms.png
    • Andrew Cole, 7th Earl of Enniskillen
  27. The Earl Erne (1789) Crichton arms.svg
    • John Crichton, 7th Earl Erne
  28. The Earl of Lucan (1795) Bingham arms.svg
  29. The Earl Belmore (1797) Earl of Belmore COA.svg
  30. The Earl Castle Stewart (1800) Earl of Castle Stewart COA.svg
  31. The Earl of Donoughmore (1800) Earl of Donoughmore COA.svg
  32. The Earl of Caledon (1800) Arms of Alexander of Caledon.svg
  33. The Earl of Limerick (1803) Earl of Limerick COA.svg
  34. The Earl of Clancarty (1803) Earl of Clancarty COA.svg
  35. The Earl of Gosford (1806) Earl of Gosford COA.svg
    • Charles Acheson, 7th Earl of Gosford
  36. The Earl of Rosse (1806) Earl of Rosse COA.svg
  37. The Earl of Normanton (1806) Agar arms.svg
    • Shaun Agar, 6th Earl of Normanton
  38. The Earl of Kilmorey (1822) Needham arms (Earl of Kilmorey).svg
  39. The Earl of Listowel (1822) Hare arms.svg
  40. The Earl of Norbury (1827) Earl of Norbury COA.svg
    • Richard Graham-Toler, 7th Earl of Norbury
  41. The Earl of Ranfurly (1831)

Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom[edit]

Precedence of Irish Earldoms shown in italics.
  1. The Earl of Rosslyn (1801) Arms of St Clair-Erskine, Earl of Rosslyn.svg
  2. The Earl of Craven (1801) Craven arms.svg
    • Benjamin Craven, 9th Earl of Craven
  3. The Earl of Onslow (1801) Onslow arms.svg
  4. The Earl of Romney (1801) Earl of Romney COA.svg
  5. The Earl of Chichester (1801) Arms of Pelham, Earls of Chichester.svg
    • John Pelham, 9th Earl of Chichester
  6. The Earl of Wilton (1801) Earl of Wilton COA.svg
    The Earl of Limerick (Ireland)
    The Earl of Clancarty (Ireland)
  7. The Earl of Powis (1804) Herbert arms.svg
  8. The Earl Nelson (1805) Earl of Nelson (sans augmentation) COA.svg
    • Simon Nelson, 10th Earl Nelson
    The Earl of Gosford (Ireland)
    The Earl of Rosse (Ireland)
    The Earl of Normanton (Ireland)
  9. The Earl Grey (1806) Arms of Grey, Earl Grey.svg
  10. The Earl of Lonsdale (1807) Lowther arms.svg
  11. The Earl of Harrowby (1809) Earl of Harrowby COA.svg
  12. The Earl of Harewood (1812) Lascelles arms.svg
  13. The Earl of Minto (1813) Earl of Minto COA.svg
  14. The Earl Cathcart (1814) Cathcart arms.svg
  15. The Earl of Verulam (1815) Earl of Verulam COA.svg
  16. The Earl of Saint Germans (1815) Eliot arms.svg
    • Albert Eliot, 11th Earl of St Germans
  17. The Earl of Morley (1815) COA of Parker, Earls of Morley.svg
    • Mark Parker, 7th Earl of Morley
  18. The Earl of Bradford (1815) Earl of Bradford COA.svg
  19. The Earl of Eldon (1821) Earl of Eldon COA.svg
    • John Scott, 6th Earl of Eldon
  20. The Earl Howe (1821) Earl of Howe COA.svg
  21. The Earl of Stradbroke (1821) Earl of Stradbroke COA.svg
  22. The Earl Temple of Stowe (1822) Earl Temple of Stowe COA.svg
    • Grenville Temple-Gore-Langton, 8th Earl Temple of Stowe
    The Earl of Kilmorey (Ireland)
    The Earl of Listowel (Ireland)
    The Earl of Norbury (Ireland)
  23. The Earl Cawdor (1827) Earl of Cawdor COA.svg
    The Earl of Ranfurly (Ireland)
  24. The Earl of Lichfield (1831) Earl of Lichfield COA.svg
  25. The Earl of Durham (1833) Earl of Durham COA.svg
  26. The Earl Granville (1833) LevesonGowerEarlGranvilleArms.png
    • Fergus Leveson-Gower, 6th Earl Granville
  27. The Earl of Effingham (1837) Howard arms (augmented).svg
    • David Howard, 7th Earl of Effingham
  28. The Earl of Ducie (1837) Earl of Ducie COA.svg
  29. The Earl of Yarborough (1837) Arms of Pelham, Earls of Chichester.svg
  30. The Earl of Leicester (1837) Arms of Coke, Earls of Leicester.svg
  31. The Earl of Gainsborough (1841) Noel arms, Earl of Gainsborough.svg
    • Anthony Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough
  32. The Earl of Strafford (1847) Arms of Byng, Earl of Strafford.svg
    • William Byng, 9th Earl of Strafford
  33. The Earl of Cottenham (1850) Earl of Cottenham COA.svg
    • Mark Pepys, 9th Earl of Cottenham
  34. The Earl Cowley (1857) Earl of Cowley COA.svg
  35. The Earl of Dudley (1860) COA - Ward, Earl of Dudley.svg
  36. The Earl Russell (1861) Russell arms (Earl Russell).svg
  37. The Earl of Cromartie (1861) Mackenzie arms.svg
  38. The Earl of Kimberley (1866) Wodehouse arms, Earl of Kimberley.svg
  39. The Earl of Wharncliffe (1876) Earl of Wharncliffe COA.svg
    • Richard Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, 5th Earl of Wharncliffe
  40. The Earl Cairns (1878) Cairns arms.svg
  41. The Earl of Lytton (1880) COA of Bulwer-Lytton.svg
  42. The Earl of Selborne (1882) Arms of Palmer, Earl of Selborne.svg
  43. The Earl of Iddesleigh (1885) Northcote arms.svg
    • John Northcote, 5th Earl of Iddesleigh
  44. The Earl of Cranbrook (1892) Earl of Cranbrook COA.svg
    • Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 5th Earl of Cranbrook
  45. The Earl of Cromer (1901) Earl of Cromer COA.svg
    • Evelyn Baring, 4th Earl of Cromer
  46. The Earl of Plymouth (1905) Earl of Plymouth COA.svg
    • Ivor Edward Other Windsor-Clive, 4th Earl of Plymouth
  47. The Earl of Liverpool (1905) Foljambe E of Liverpool.svg
  48. The Earl Saint Aldwyn (1915) Earl of Saint Aldwyn COA.svg
    • Michael Hicks Beach, 3rd Earl Saint Aldwyn
  49. The Earl Beatty (1919) Earl of Beatty COA.svg
  50. The Earl Haig (1919) Earl of Haig arms.svg
    • Alexander Haig, 3rd Earl Haig
  51. The Earl of Iveagh (1919) Arms of Guinness, Earl of Iveagh.svg
  52. The Earl of Balfour (1922) Arms of Balfour (Earl of Balfour).svg
    • Roderick Balfour, 5th Earl of Balfour
  53. The Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1925) Asquith arms.svg
  54. The Earl Jellicoe (1925) John Jellicoe Arms.svg
    • Patrick Jellicoe, 3rd Earl Jellicoe
  55. The Earl of Inchcape (1929) Earl of Inchcape COA.svg
  56. The Earl Peel (1929)[2] Earl Peel COA.svg
  57. The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1937) Earl of Baldwin of Bewdley.svg
  58. The Earl of Halifax (1944) The Earl of Halifax CoA.png
  59. The Earl of Gowrie (1945) Arms of Ruthven (ancient).svg
  60. The Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (1945) Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor arms.svg
    • David Lloyd George, 4th Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
  61. The Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1947) Knatchbull Brabourne Mountbatten.png
  62. The Earl Alexander of Tunis (1952) Arms of Alexander of Caledon.svg
  63. The Earl of Swinton (1955) Earl of Swineton COA.svg
  64. The Earl Attlee (1955) Earl Attlee COA.svg
  65. The Earl of Woolton (1956) Earl of Woolton COA.svg
  66. The Earl of Snowdon (1961)[3] 2nd Earl Snowdon.svg
  67. The Earl of Stockton (1984) Earl of Stockton COA.svg
  68. The Earl of Wessex (1999)[4] Arms of Edward, Earl of Wessex.svg

List of heirs of Earls in the Peerages of the British Isles[edit]

Heirs apparent[edit]

Peerage of England[edit]

1. James Chetwynd-Talbot, Viscount Ingestre, eldest son of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford

2. Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley, eldest son of the Earl of Derby

3. Reginald Herbert, Lord Herbert, eldest son of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery

4. Jack Courtenay, Lord Courtenay, eldest son of the Earl of Devon

5. Alexander Howard, Viscount Andover, eldest son of the Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire

6. Peregrine Feilding, Viscount Feilding, eldest son of the Earl of Denbigh and Desmond

7. Henry Bertie, Lord Norreys, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon

8. Tobias Finch-Hatton, Viscount Maidstone, eldest son of the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham

9. Luke Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, eldest son of the Earl of Sandwich

10. Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley, eldest son of the Earl of Shaftesbury

11. William Bentinck, Viscount Woodstock, eldest son of the Earl of Portland

12. Augustus Keppel, Viscount Bury, eldest son of the Earl of Albemarle

13. George Child-Villiers, Viscount Villiers, eldest son of the Earl of Jersey

Peerage of Scotland[edit]

14. Anthony Lindsay, Lord Balniel, eldest son of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres

15. Harry Hay, Lord Hay, eldest son of the Earl of Erroll

16. Alastair Sutherland, Lord Strathnaver, eldest son of the Countess of Sutherland

17. Susan of Mar, Mistress of Mar, eldest daughter of the Countess of Mar

18. John Douglas, Lord Aberdour, eldest son of the Earl of Morton

19. Harry Erskine, Lord Cardross, eldest son of the Earl of Buchan

20. Rhuridh Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie, eldest son of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton

21. Alexander Sinclair, Lord Berriedale, eldest son of the Earl of Caithness

22. Jack Stuart, Lord Doune, eldest son of the Earl of Moray

23. Michael Douglas-Home, Lord Dunglass, eldest son of the Earl of Home

24. James Drummond, Viscount of Strathallan, eldest son of the Earl of Perth

25. John Maitland, Viscount Maitland, eldest son of the Earl of Lauderdale

26. William Lindesay-Bethume, Viscount Garnock, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsay

27. William Hay, Viscount Dupplin, eldest son of the Earl of Kinnoull

28. Charles Bruce, Lord Bruce, eldest son of the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine

29. Richard Charteris, Lord Elcho, eldest son of the Earl of Wemyss and March

30. Simon Ramsay, Lord Ramsay, eldest son of the Earl of Dalhousie

31. Davis Ogilvy, Lord Ogilvy, eldest son of the Earl of Airlie

32. James Grant of Rothiemurchus, Lord Huntingtower, eldest son of the Earl of Dysart

33. John Douglas-Hamilton, Lord Daer, eldest son of the Earl of Selkirk

34. Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Lord Scrymgeour, eldest son of the Earl of Dundee

35. David Hope-Johnstone, Lord Johnstone, eldest son of the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell

36. Archibald Cochrane, Lord Cochrane, eldest son of the Earl of Dundonald

37. Tristan Keith, Lord Inverurie, eldest son of the Earl of Kintore

38. Oliver St John, Viscount Kirkwall, eldest son of the Earl of Orkney

39. James Studley, Viscount Reidhaven, eldest son of the Earl of Seafield

40. John Dalrymple, Viscount Dalrymple, elsest son of the Earl of Stair

41. Harry Primrose, Lord Dalmeny, eldest son of the Earl of Rosebery and Midlothian

42. David Boyle, Viscount of Kelburn, eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow

Peerage of Great Britain[edit]

43. William Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, eldest son of the Earl Ferrers

44. James Finch-Knightley, Lord Guernsey, eldest son of the Earl of Aylesford

45. Edward Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, eldest son of the Earl Waldegrave

46. William Stanhope, Viscount Petersham, eldest son of the Earl of Harrington

47. Oliver Wallop, Viscount Lymington, eldest son of the Earl of Portsmouth

48. Charles Greville, Lord Brooke, eldest son of the Earl of Warwick

49. Frederick North, Lord North, eldest son of the Earl of Guilford

50. Philip Yorke, Viscount Royston, eldest son of the Earl of Hardwick

51. Simon Fox-Strangways, Lord Stavordale, eldest son of the Earl of Ilchester

52. William Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, eldest son of the Earl De La Warr

53. Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, Viscount Folkstone, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor

54. Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, eldest son of the Earl Spencer

55. Benjamin Bathurst, Lord Apsley, eldest son of the Earl Bathurst

56. Edward Villiers, Lord Hyde, eldest son of the Earl of Clarendon

57. William Murray, Viscount Stormont, eldest son of the Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield

58. William Herbert, Lord Porchester, eldest son of the Earl of Carnarvon

59. George Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of the Earl Cadogan

60. James Harris, Viscount FitzHarris, eldest son of the Earl of Malmesbury

Peerage of Ireland[edit]

61. Jonathan Boyle, Viscount Dungarvan, eldest son of the Earl of Cork and Orrery

62. Sean Nugent, Lord Delvin, eldest son of the Earl of Westmeath

63. Anthony Brabazon, Lord Ardee, eldest son of the Earl of Meath

64. Benjamin Moore, Viscount Moore, eldest son of the Earl of Drogheda

65. Jonathan Forbes, Viscount Forbes, eldest son of the Earl of Granard

66. Ivo Bligh, Lord Clifton, eldest son of the Earl of Darnley

67. Frederick Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon, eldest son of the Earl of Bessborough

68. James Stopford, Viscount Stopford, eldest son of the Earl of Courtown

69. John Savile, Viscount Pollington, eldest son of the Earl of Mexborough

70. Charles King-Tenison, Viscount Kingsborough, eldest son of the Earl of Kingston

71. Shane Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn, eldest son of the Earl of Roden

72. John Meade, Lord Gillford, eldest son of the Earl of Clanwilliam

73. Randal McDonnell, Viscount Dunluce, eldest son of the Earl of Antrim

74. Edward Pakenham, Lord Silchester, eldest son of the Earl of Longford

75. Charles Dawson-Damer, Viscount Carlow, eldest son of the Earl of Portarlington

76. Richard Bourke, Lord Naas, eldest son of the Earl of Mayo

77. Michael Annesley, Viscount Glerawly, eldest son of the Earl Annesley

78. John Lowry-Corry, Viscount Corry, eldest son of the Earl Belmore

79. Andrew Stuart, Viscount Stuart, eldest son of the Earl Castle Stewart

80. John Hely-Hutchinson, Viscount Suirdale, eldest son of the Earl of Donoughmore

81. Frederick Alexander, Viscount Alexander, eldest son of the Earl of Caledon

Peerage of the United Kingdom (also includes heirs apparent for Irish peerages created after 1800)[edit]

82. Jamie St Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough, eldest son of the Earl of Rosslyn

83. David Marsham, Viscount Marsham, eldest son of the Earl of Romney

84. Julian Grosvenor, Viscount Grey de Wilton, eldest son of the Earl of Wilton

85. Felix Pery, Viscount Glentworth, eldest son of the Earl of Limerick

86. Jonathan Herbert, Viscount Clive, eldest son of the Earl of Powis

87. Thomas Nelson, Viscount Merton, eldest son of the Earl Nelson

88. Lawrence Parsons, Lord Oxmantown, eldest son of the Earl of Rosse (Peerage of Ireland)

89. James Agar, Viscount Somerton, eldest son of the Earl of Normanton (Peerage of Ireland)

90. Alexander Grey, Viscount Howick, eldest son of the Earl Grey

91. Dudley Ryder, Viscount Sandon, eldest son of the Earl of Harrowby

92. Alexander Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood

93. Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Viscount Melgund, eldest son of the Earl of Minto

94. Alan Cathcart, Lord Greenock, eldest son of the Earl of Cathcart

95. James Grimston, Viscount Grimston, eldest son of the Earl of Verulam

96. Alexander Bridgeman, Viscount Newport, eldest son of the Earl of Bradford

97. John Scott, Viscount Encombe, eldest son of the Earl of Eldon

98. Thomas Curzon, Viscount Curzon, eldest son of the Earl Howe

99. Robert Rous, Viscount Dunwich, eldest son of the Earl of Stradbroke

100. Robert Needham, Viscount Newry and Mourne, eldest son of the Earl of Kilmorey (Peerage of Ireland)

101. James Campbell, Viscount Emlyn, eldest son of the Earl Cawdor

102. Edward Knox, Viscount Northland, eldest son of the Earl of Ranfurly (Peerage of Ireland)

103. Thomas Anson, Viscount Anson, eldest son of the Earl of Lichfield

104. Frederick Lambton, Viscount Lambton, eldest son of the Earl of Durham

105. Granville Leveson-Gower, Lord Leveson, eldest son of the Earl Granville

106. Edward Howard, Lord Howard of Effingham, eldest son of the Earl of Effingham

107. James Moreton, Lord Moreton, eldest son of the Earl of Ducie

108. George Pelham, Lord Worsley, eldest son of the Earl of Yarborough

109. Edward Coke, Viscount Coke, eldest son of the Earl of Leicester

110. Henry Noel, Viscount Campden, eldest son of the Earl of Gainsborough

111. Samuel Byng, Viscount Enfield, eldest son of the Earl of Strafford

112. Henry Wellesley, Viscount Dangan, eldest son of the Earl Cowley

113. Colin Mackenzie, Viscount Tarbat, eldest son of the Earl of Cromartie

114. David Wodehouse, Lord Wodehouse, eldest son of the Earl of Kimberley

115. Reed Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, Viscount Carlton, eldest son of the Earl of Wharncliffe

116. Hugh Cairns, Viscount Garmoyle, eldest son of the Earl Cairns

117. Philip Lytton, Viscount Knebworth, eldest son of the Earl of Lytton

118. William Palmer, Viscount Wolmer, eldest son of the Earl of Selborne

119. Thomas Northcote, Viscount St Cyres, eldest son of the Earl of Iddesleigh

120. John Gathorne-Hardy, Lord Medway, eldest son of the Earl of Cranbrook

121. Alexander Baring, Viscount Errington, eldest son of the Earl of Cromer

122. Robert Other Ivor Windsor-Clive, Viscount Windsor, eldest son of the Earl of Plymouth

123. Luke Foljambe, Viscount Hawkesbury, eldest son of the Earl of Liverpool

124. Sean Beatty, Viscount Borodale, eldest son of the Earl Beatty

125. Arthur Guinness, Viscount Elveden, eldest son of the Earl of Iveagh

126. Mark Asquith, Viscount Asquith, eldest son of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith

127. Fergus Mackay, Viscount Glenapp, eldest son of the Earl of Inchcape

128. Ashton Peel, Viscount Clanfield, eldest son of the Earl Peel

129. Benedict Bewdley, Viscount Corvedale, eldest son of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley

130. James Wood, Lord Irwin, eldest son of the Earl of Halifax

131. Brer Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, eldest son of the Earl of Gowrie

132. William Lloyd George, Viscount Gwynedd, eldest son of the Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor

133. Nicholas Knatchbull, Lord Brabourne, eldest son of the Earl Mountbatten of Burma

134. William Cunliffe-Lister, Lord Masham, eldest son of the Earl of Swinton

135. Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, eldest son of the Earl of Snowdon

136. Daniel Macmillan, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, eldest son of the Earl of Stockton

137. James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn, eldest son of the Earl of Wessex

Heirs presumptive[edit]

• Hon. John Hastings-Bass, brother of the Earl of Huntingdon • Hon. William Feinnes-Clinton, brother of the Earl of Lincoln • Hon. Harry Fane, brother of the Earl of WestmorelandWilliam Jennings Capell, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Essex • Hon. Philip Howard, brother of the Earl of Carlisle • Hon. Thomas Lumley, brother of the Earl of Scarborough • David Coventry, nephew of the Earl of Coventry • Hon. Alexander Leslie, brother of the Earl of Rothes • Hon Alexander Erskine, brother of the Earl of Mar and Kellie • Hon. John Bowes-Lyon, brother of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne • Thomas Baillie-Hamilton, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Haddington • Andrew Stewart, second cousin once removed of the Earl of Galloway • Hon. Marcus Abney-Hastings, half-brother of the Earl of Loudoun • Hon. Archibald Leslie-Melville, uncle of the Earl of Leven and Melville • Hon. Colin Carnegy, brother of the Earl of Northesk • Princess Benedetta Rospigliosi, Mistress of Newburgh, daughter of the Earl of Newburgh • Hon. Geoffrey Murray, brother of the Earl of Dunmore • Hon. Rupert Legge, brother of the Earl of Dartmouth • Adrian Bennet, first cousin of the Earl of Tankerville • Hon. David Parker, brother of the Earl of Macclesfield • Sir John Hobart, 4th Baronet, fourth cousin once removed of the Earl of Buckinghamshire • Hon. Piers Edgcumbe, half-brother of the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe • John Fortescue, first cousin of the Earl Fortescue • Cavan Lambart, cousin of the Earl of Cavan • Hon. Piers Butler, brother of the Earl of Carrick • Robert Boyle, second cousin of the Earl of Shannon • William Gore, cousin once removed of the Earl of Arran • Robert Turnour, brother of the Earl Winterton • Hon. Michael Vaughn, brother of the Earl of Lisburne • Berkeley Cole, first cousin of the Earl of Enniskillen • Charles Crichton, second cousin once removed of the Earl Erne • Nicholas Bingham, first cousin once removed of the Earl of Lucan • Nicholas Acheson, first cousin of the Earl of Gosford • Rupert Craven, first cousin thrice removed of the Earl of Craven • Anthony Onslow, kinsman of the Earl of Onslow • Richard Pelham, second cousin of the Earl of Chichester • William Lowther, half-brother of the Earl of Lonsdale • Hon. Louis Eliot, uncle of the Earl of St Germans • Hon. Nigel Parker, uncle of the Earl of Morley • Hon. Robert Temple-Gore-Langton, brother of the Earl Temple of Stowe • Hon. Timothy Hare, brother of the Earl of Listowel • Hon. Sam Pepys, brother of the Earl of Cottenham • Hon. Leander Ward, half-brother of the Earl of Dudley • Hon. David Hicks Beach, brother of the Earl of St Aldwyn • Hon. Charles Balfour, brother of the Earl of Balfour • Hon. Brian Alexander, brother of the Earl Alexander of Tunis

Earls without heirs[edit]

Earl of Clancarty, Earl of Norbury, Earl Russell, Earl Haig, Earl Attlee, and Earl of Woolton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ As the current Lord Steward of the Household, The Earl of Dalhousie ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  2. ^ As the current Lord Chamberlain of the Household, The Earl Peel ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  3. ^ As a nephew of the British Sovereign, The Earl of Snowdon ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  4. ^ As a younger son of the British Sovereign, HRH The Earl of Wessex ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.