List of courtesy titles in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

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This is a list of courtesy titles used for the heirs of currently extant titles in the Peerages of England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Asterisks denote courtesy titles currently used by living heirs.

Courtesy titles for heirs of dukes[edit]

Peer Son Grandson Great-grandson
The Duke of Norfolk Earl of Arundel* Lord Maltravers  
The Duke of Somerset Lord Seymour* [1]  
The Duke of Richmond, Lennox and Gordon Earl of March and Kinrara* Lord Settrington [2]
The Duke of Grafton Earl of Euston* Viscount Ipswich [3]
The Duke of Beaufort Marquess of Worcester* Earl of Glamorgan* Viscount Grosmont
The Duke of St Albans Earl of Burford* Lord Vere*  
The Duke of Bedford Marquess of Tavistock* Lord Howland [4]
The Duke of Devonshire Marquess of Hartington Earl of Burlington* Lord Cavendish*
The Duke of Marlborough Marquess of Blandford* Earl of Sunderland Lord Churchill
The Duke of Rutland Marquess of Granby* Lord Haddon  
The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale* Earl of Angus Lord Abernethy
The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry Earl of Dalkeith* Lord Eskdaill  
The Duke of Argyll Marquess of Lorne* Earl of Campbell Viscount Lochaw
The Duke of Atholl Marquess of Tullibardine* Earl of Strathtay Viscount Balquhidder
The Duke of Montrose Marquess of Graham* Earl of Kincardine Viscount Dundaff
The Duke of Roxburghe Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford Earl of Kelso Viscount Broxmouth
The Duke of Manchester Viscount Mandeville Lord Kimbolton[5]  
The Duke of Northumberland Earl Percy* Lord Lovaine  
The Duke of Leinster Marquess of Kildare Earl of Offaly Viscount Leinster
The Duke of Wellington Marquess of Douro Earl of Mornington* Viscount Wellesley*
The Duke of Sutherland Marquess of Stafford* Earl Gower Viscount Trentham
The Duke of Abercorn Marquess of Hamilton* Viscount Strabane*  
The Duke of Westminster Earl Grosvenor Viscount Belgrave  
The Duke of Fife Earl of Southesk*[6] Lord Carnegie Master of Carnegie
The Duke of Gloucester Earl of Ulster* Lord Culloden*  
The Duke of Kent Earl of St Andrews* Lord Downpatrick*  
The Duke of Edinburgh[7] Earl of Merioneth[8] Lord Greenwich[8]  
The Duke of York Earl of Inverness Lord Killyleagh  
The Duke of Cambridge Earl of Strathearn[8] Lord Carrickfergus  
The Duke of Sussex Earl of Dumbarton Lord Kilkeel  

Courtesy titles for heirs of marquesses[edit]

Peer Son Grandson
The Marquess of Winchester Earl of Wiltshire* Lord St John*
The Marquess of Huntly Earl of Aboyne* Lord Strathavon*
The Marquess of Queensberry Viscount Drumlanrig*  
The Marquess of Tweeddale Earl of Gifford Viscount Walden
The Marquess of Lothian Earl of Ancram Lord Newbattle
The Marquess of Lansdowne Earl of Kerry*/Shelburne Viscount Calne & Calston*/Clanmaurice
The Marquess Townshend Viscount Raynham*  
The Marquess of Salisbury Viscount Cranborne* [9]
The Marquess of Bath Viscount Weymouth*  
The Marquess of Hertford Earl of Yarmouth* Viscount Beauchamp*
The Marquess of Bute Earl of Dumfries Viscount Mountjoy
The Marquess of Waterford Earl of Tyrone* Lord Le Poer
The Marquess of Downshire Earl of Hillsborough* Viscount Kilwarlin
The Marquess of Donegall Earl of Belfast* Viscount Chichester
The Marquess of Headfort Earl of Bective* Lord Kenlis
The Marquess of Sligo Earl of Altamont* Viscount Westport
The Marquess of Ely Viscount Loftus  
The Marquess of Exeter Lord Burghley*  
The Marquess of Northampton Earl Compton* Lord Wilmington
The Marquess Camden Earl of Brecknock* Viscount Bayham
The Marquess of Anglesey Earl of Uxbridge* Lord Paget
The Marquess of Cholmondeley Earl of Rocksavage* Viscount Malpas
The Marquess of Londonderry Viscount Castlereagh Lord Stewart[5]
The Marquess Conyngham Earl of Mount Charles* Viscount Slane*
The Marquess of Ailesbury Earl of Cardigan* Viscount Savernake*
The Marquess of Bristol Earl Jermyn Lord Hervey
The Marquess of Ailsa Earl of Cassilis* Lord Kennedy
The Marquess of Normanby Earl of Mulgrave* Lord Phipps
The Marquess of Abergavenny Earl of Lewes Viscount Nevill
The Marquess of Zetland Earl of Ronaldshay* Lord Dundas
The Marquess of Linlithgow Earl of Hopetoun* Viscount Aithrie*
The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair Earl of Haddo* Viscount Formartine
The Marquess of Milford Haven Earl of Medina* Viscount Alderney
The Marquess of Reading Viscount Erleigh*  

Courtesy titles for heirs of earls[edit]

Peer Son Grandson
The Earl of Shrewsbury, Waterbury and Talbot Viscount Ingestre*
The Earl of Derby Lord Stanley*
The Earl of Huntingdon Viscount Hastings[10]
The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery Lord Herbert*
The Earl of Devon Lord Courtenay*[10]
The Earl of Lincoln Lord Fynes[10][11]
The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire Viscount Andover*
The Earl of Denbigh and Desmond Viscount Feilding*
The Earl of Westmorland Lord Burghersh
The Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon Lord Norreys*
The Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham Viscount Maidstone*
The Earl of Sandwich Viscount Hinchingbrooke*
The Earl of Essex Viscount Malden
The Earl of Carlisle Viscount Morpeth
The Earl of Shaftesbury Lord Ashley*
The Earl of Portland Viscount Woodstock*
The Earl of Scarbrough Viscount Lumley
The Earl of Albemarle Viscount Bury*
The Earl of Coventry Viscount Deerhurst
The Earl of Jersey Viscount Villiers*/Grandison
The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres Lord Balniel* Master of Lindsay*
The Earl of Erroll Lord Hay*
The Earl of Sutherland Lord Strathnaver* Master of Strathnaver
The Earl of Mar Lord Garioch
The Earl of Rothes Lord Leslie
The Earl of Morton Lord Aberdour* Master of Aberdour
The Earl of Buchan Lord Cardross* Master of Cardross*
The Earl of Eglinton and Winton Lord Montgomerie* Master of Montgomerie
The Earl of Caithness Lord Berriedale*
The Earl of Mar and Kellie Viscount Fentoun
The Earl of Moray Lord Doune* Master of Doune
The Earl of Home Lord Dunglass*
The Earl of Perth Viscount Strathallan*
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Lord Glamis Master of Glamis
The Earl of Haddington Lord Binning
The Earl of Galloway Lord Garlies*
The Earl of Lauderdale Viscount Maitland*
The Earl of Lindsay Viscount Garnock*
The Earl of Loudoun Lord Mauchline
The Earl of Kinnoull Viscount Dupplin*
The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine Lord Bruce* Master of Bruce*
The Earl of Wemyss and March Lord Elcho/Neidpath*
The Earl of Dalhousie Lord Ramsay*
The Earl of Airlie Lord Ogilvy* Master of Ogilvy*
The Earl of Leven and Melville Lord Balgonie
The Earl of Dysart Lord Huntingtower* Master of Huntingtower*
The Earl of Selkirk Lord Daer*
The Earl of Northesk Lord Rosehill
The Earl of Dundee Lord Scrymgeour* Master of Scrymgeour*
The Earl of Newburgh Viscount Kynnaird
The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell Lord Johnstone* Master of Johnstone*
The Earl of Dundonald Lord Cochrane*
The Earl of Kintore Lord Inverurie*
The Earl of Dunmore Viscount Fincastle
The Earl of Orkney Viscount Kirkwall*
The Earl of Seafield Viscount Reidhaven*
The Earl of Stair Viscount Dalrymple*
The Earl of Rosebery and Midlothian Lord Primrose/Dalmeny* Master of Dalmeny*
The Earl of Glasgow Viscount Kelburn*
The Earl Ferrers Viscount Tamworth*
The Earl of Dartmouth Viscount Lewisham
The Earl of Tankerville Lord Ossulston
The Earl of Aylesford Lord Guernsey*
The Earl of Macclesfield Viscount Parker
The Earl Waldegrave Viscount Chewton*
The Earl of Harrington Viscount Petersham*
The Earl of Portsmouth Viscount Lymington*
The Earl of Warwick and Brooke Lord Brooke*
The Earl of Buckinghamshire Lord Hobart
The Earl of Guilford Lord North*
The Earl of Hardwicke Viscount Royston*
The Earl of Ilchester Lord Stavordale*
The Earl De La Warr Lord Buckhurst*
The Earl of Radnor Viscount Folkestone*
The Earl Spencer Viscount Althorp*
The Earl Bathurst Lord Apsley*
The Earl of Clarendon Lord Hyde*
The Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield Viscount Stormont* Master of Stormont
The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Viscount Valletort
The Earl Fortescue Viscount Ebrington
The Earl of Carnarvon Lord Porchester*
The Earl Cadogan Viscount Chelsea*
The Earl of Malmesbury Viscount FitzHarris*
The Earl of Cork and Orrery Viscount Dungarvan*
The Earl of Westmeath Lord Delvin*
The Earl of Meath Lord Ardee*
The Earl of Drogheda Viscount Moore*
The Earl of Granard Viscount Forbes*
The Earl of Darnley Lord Clifton*
The Earl of Bessborough Viscount Duncannon*
The Earl of Carrick Viscount Ikerrin
The Earl of Shannon Viscount Boyle
The Earl of Arran Viscount Sudley
The Earl of Courtown Viscount Stopford*
The Earl of Mexborough Viscount Pollington*
The Earl Winterton Viscount Turnour
The Earl of Kingston Viscount Kingsborough*
The Earl of Roden Viscount Jocelyn*
The Earl of Lisburne Viscount Vaughan[10]
The Earl of Clanwilliam Lord Gillford*
The Earl of Antrim Viscount Dunluce*
The Earl of Longford Lord Silchester*
The Earl of Portarlington Viscount Carlow*
The Earl of Mayo Lord Naas*
The Earl Annesley Viscount Glerawly*
The Earl of Enniskillen Viscount Cole
The Earl Erne Viscount Crichton
The Earl of Lucan Lord Bingham*
The Earl Belmore Viscount Corry*[10]
The Earl Castle Stewart Viscount Stuart*
The Earl of Donoughmore Viscount Suirdale*
The Earl of Caledon Viscount Alexander*[10]
The Earl of Rosslyn Lord Loughborough*
The Earl of Craven Viscount Uffington
The Earl of Onslow Viscount Cranley
The Earl of Romney Viscount Marsham*
The Earl of Chichester Lord Pelham
The Earl of Wilton Viscount Grey de Wilton*
The Earl of Limerick Viscount Glentworth*
The Earl of Clancarty Viscount Dunlo
The Earl of Powis Viscount Clive*
The Earl Nelson Viscount Merton*
The Earl of Gosford Viscount Acheson
The Earl of Rosse Lord Oxmantown*
The Earl of Normanton Viscount Somerton*
The Earl Grey Viscount Howick*
The Earl of Lonsdale Viscount Lowther
The Earl of Harrowby Viscount Sandon*
The Earl of Harewood Viscount Lascelles*
The Earl of Minto Viscount Melgund*
The Earl Cathcart Lord Greenock*
The Earl of Verulam Viscount Grimston*
The Earl of St Germans Lord Eliot
The Earl of Morley Viscount Boringdon
The Earl of Bradford Viscount Newport*
The Earl of Eldon Viscount Encombe*
The Earl Howe Viscount Curzon*
The Earl of Stradbroke Viscount Dunwich*
The Earl Temple of Stowe Lord Langton
The Earl of Kilmorey Viscount Newry and Mourne*
The Earl of Listowel Viscount Ennismore
The Earl of Norbury Viscount Glandine
The Earl Cawdor Viscount Emlyn*
The Earl of Ranfurly Viscount Northland*
The Earl of Lichfield Viscount Anson*
The Earl of Durham Viscount Lambton*
The Earl Granville Lord Leveson*
The Earl of Effingham Lord Howard of Effingham*
The Earl of Ducie Lord Moreton*
The Earl of Yarborough Lord Worsley*
The Earl of Leicester Viscount Coke*
The Earl of Gainsborough Viscount Campden*
The Earl of Strafford Viscount Enfield*
The Earl of Cottenham Viscount Crowhurst*
The Earl Cowley Viscount Dangan*
The Earl of Dudley Viscount Ednam
The Earl Russell Viscount Amberley
The Earl of Cromartie Viscount Tarbat*
The Earl of Kimberley Lord Wodehouse*
The Earl of Wharncliffe Viscount Carlton*
The Earl Cairns Viscount Garmoyle*
The Earl of Lytton Viscount Knebworth*
The Earl of Selborne Viscount Wolmer*
The Earl of Iddesleigh Viscount St Cyres*
The Earl of Cranbrook Lord Medway*
The Earl of Cromer Viscount Errington*
The Earl of Plymouth Viscount Windsor*
The Earl of Liverpool Viscount Hawkesbury*
The Earl St Aldwyn Viscount Quenington
The Earl Beatty Viscount Borodale*
The Earl Haig Viscount Dawick
The Earl of Iveagh Viscount Elveden*
The Earl of Balfour Viscount Traprain
The Earl of Oxford and Asquith Viscount Asquith*
The Earl Jellicoe Viscount Brocas
The Earl of Inchcape Viscount Glenapp*
The Earl Peel Viscount Clanfield*
The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley Viscount Corvedale
The Earl of Halifax Lord Irwin*
The Earl of Gowrie Viscount Ruthven of Canberra*
The Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor Viscount Gwynedd*
The Earl Mountbatten of Burma Lord Brabourne*[12]
The Earl Alexander of Tunis Lord Rideau
The Earl of Swinton Lord Masham*
The Earl Attlee Viscount Prestwood
The Earl of Woolton Viscount Walberton
The Earl of Snowdon Viscount Linley*
The Earl of Stockton Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden*
The Earl of Wessex and Forfar Viscount Severn*

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  1. ^ For example, the present (19th) duke was known as The Honourable John Seymour from his birth on 30 December 1952 until the death of his grandfather (the 17th duke) on 26 April 1954.
  2. ^ For example, The Honourable Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox (15 August 1895 – 5 September 1895) was born and died in the lifetimes of his great-grandfather the 6th duke, his grandfather (then known as Earl of March) and his father (then known as Lord Settrington)
  3. ^ For example, the 9th duke was known as The Honourable John Fitzroy from his birth on 1 August 1914 until the death of his father (William FitzRoy, Viscount Ipswich) on 23 April 1918.
  4. ^ For example, the 14th duke was known as The Honourable Henry 'Robin' Russell from his birth on 21 January 1940 until the death of his great-grandfather the 11th duke on 27 August 1940.
  5. ^ a b Heywood, Valentine. "Courtesy Titles". British Titles - The Use and Misuse of the Titles of Peers and Commoners, with Some Historical Notes.
  6. ^ Prior to the 3rd Duke of Fife succeeding to the title of Earl of Southesk, the heir to the Dukedom used the courtesy title Earl of Macduff.
  7. ^ Current holder is also the Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay as heir apparent to the British throne. Uses the higher title of Prince of Wales
  8. ^ a b c Not currently in use, as the appropriate heir bears the title of prince.
  9. ^ For example, the current (7th) was known as The Honourable Robert Gascoyne-Cecil from the death of his great-grandfather (the 4th marquess) on 4 April 1947 until the death of his grandfather (the 5th marquess) on 23 February 1972.
  10. ^ a b c d e f This peer in fact bears no subsidiary title with a territorial designation different from his substantive title; the family's surname is substituted for the courtesy title instead.
  11. ^ Edward Gordon Fiennes-Clinton, son of the 18th Earl of Lincoln was styled "Lord Fynes". The 19th Earl of Lincoln is the grandson of the 18th Earl (as his father, Lord Fynes, pre-deceased the 18th Earl in 1999)
  12. ^ Prior to the 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma succeeding to the title of Baron Brabourne, the heir to the Earldom used the courtesy title Lord Romsey.

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