List of peers 1570–1579

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This page lists all peers who held extant titles between the years 1570 and 1579.

Peerage of England[edit]

Title Holder Date gained Date lost Notes
Duke of Cornwall (1337) none 1537 1603
Duke of Norfolk (1483) Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk 1554 1572 Attainted, and his honours were forfeited
Marquess of Northampton (1547) William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton 1547 1571 Died, title extinct
Marquess of Winchester (1551) William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester 1551 1572 Died
John Paulet, 2nd Marquess of Winchester 1572 1576 Died
William Paulet, 3rd Marquess of Winchester 1576 1598
Earl of Arundel (1138) Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel 1544 1580
Earl of Oxford (1142) Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford 1562 1604
Earl of Westmorland (1397) Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland 1564 1571 Attainted
Earl of Shrewsbury (1442) George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury 1560 1590
Earl of Kent (1465) Reginald Grey, 5th Earl of Kent 1562 1573 Died
Henry Grey, 6th Earl of Kent 1573 1615
Earl of Derby (1485) Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby 1521 1572 Died
Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby 1572 1593
Earl of Worcester (1514) William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester 1549 1589
Earl of Cumberland (1525) Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland 1542 1570 Died
George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland 1570 1605
Earl of Rutland (1525) Edward Manners, 3rd Earl of Rutland 1563 1587
Earl of Huntingdon (1529) Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon 1561 1595
Earl of Sussex (1529) Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex 1557 1583
Earl of Bath (1536) William Bourchier, 3rd Earl of Bath 1561 1623
Earl of Southampton (1547) Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton 1550 1581
Earl of Bedford (1550) Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford 1555 1585
Earl of Pembroke (1551) William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke 1551 1570 Died
Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke 1570 1601
Earl of Devon (1553) William Courtenay, de jure 3rd Earl of Devon 1557 1630
Earl of Northumberland (1557) Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland 1557 1572 Died
Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland 1572 1585
Earl of Hertford (1559) Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford 1559 1621
Earl of Warwick (1561) Ambrose Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick 1561 1590
Earl of Leicester (1564) Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester 1564 1588
Earl of Essex (1572) Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex 1572 1576 New creation; died
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex 1576 1601
Earl of Lincoln (1572) Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln 1572 1585 New creation
Viscount Hereford (1550) Walter Devereux, 2nd Viscount Hereford 1558 1576 Created Earl of Essex, see above
Viscount Montagu (1554) Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu 1554 1592
Viscount Howard of Bindon (1559) Thomas Howard, 1st Viscount Howard of Bindon 1559 1582
Baron Grey de Wilton (1295) Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey de Wilton 1562 1593
Baron Clinton (1299) Edward Clinton, 9th Baron Clinton 1517 1585 Created Earl of Lincoln, Barony held by his heirs until 1692, when it fell into abeyance
Baron Morley (1299) Henry Parker, 11th Baron Morley 1556 1577 Died
Edward Parker, 12th Baron Morley 1577 1618
Baron Zouche of Haryngworth (1308) Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche 1569 1625
Baron Audley of Heleigh (1313) George Tuchet, 11th Baron Audley 1563 1617
Baron Cobham of Kent (1313) William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham 1558 1597
Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1313) Catherine Willoughby, 12th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby 1526 1580
Baron Dacre (1321) Gregory Fiennes, 10th Baron Dacre 1558 1594
Baron Bourchier (1342) Anne Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier 1540 1571 Died, Barony succeeded by the Earl of Essex, and held by his heirs until 1646, when it fell into abeyance
Baron Scrope of Bolton (1371) Henry Scrope, 9th Baron Scrope of Bolton 1549 1591
Baron Bergavenny (1392) Henry Nevill, 6th Baron Bergavenny 1536 1585
Baron Berkeley (1421) Henry Berkeley, 7th Baron Berkeley 1534 1613
Baron Latimer (1432) John Neville, 4th Baron Latimer 1543 1577 Died, Barony fell into abeyance, until 1913
Baron Dudley (1440) Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley 1553 1586
Baron Saye and Sele (1447) Richard Fiennes, 6th Baron Saye and Sele 1528 1573 Died
Richard Fiennes, 7th Baron Saye and Sele 1573 1613
Baron Stourton (1448) John Stourton, 9th Baron Stourton 1557 1588
Baron Ogle (1461) Cuthbert Ogle, 7th Baron Ogle 1562 1597
Baron Mountjoy (1465) James Blount, 6th Baron Mountjoy 1544 1582
Baron Willoughby de Broke (1491) Fulke Greville, 4th Baron Willoughby de Broke 1562 1606
Baron Monteagle (1514) William Stanley, 3rd Baron Monteagle 1560 1581
Baron Vaux of Harrowden (1523) William Vaux, 3rd Baron Vaux of Harrowden 1556 1595
Baron Sandys of the Vine (1529) William Sandys, 3rd Baron Sandys 1560 1623
Baron Burgh (1529) William Burgh, 2nd Baron Burgh 1550 1584
Baron Windsor (1529) Edward Windsor, 3rd Baron Windsor 1558 1574 Died
Frederick Windsor, 4th Baron Windsor 1574 1585
Baron Wentworth (1529) Thomas Wentworth, 2nd Baron Wentworth 1551 1584
Baron Mordaunt (1532) John Mordaunt, 2nd Baron Mordaunt 1562 1571 Died
Lewis Mordaunt, 3rd Baron Mordaunt 1571 1601
Baron Cromwell (1540) Henry Cromwell, 2nd Baron Cromwell 1551 1593
Baron Eure (1544) William Eure, 2nd Baron Eure 1548 1594
Baron Wharton (1545) Thomas Wharton, 2nd Baron Wharton 1568 1572 Died
Philip Wharton, 3rd Baron Wharton 1572 1625
Baron Sheffield (1547) Edmund Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield 1568 1646
Baron Rich (1547) Robert Rich, 2nd Baron Rich 1567 1581
Baron Willoughby of Parham (1547) William Willoughby, 1st Baron Willoughby of Parham 1547 1570 Died
Charles Willoughby, 2nd Baron Willoughby of Parham 1570 1612
Baron Lumley (1547) John Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley 1547 1609
Baron Darcy of Aston (1548) John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Aston 1558 1602
Baron Darcy of Chiche (1551) John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche 1558 1581
Baron Paget (1552) Thomas Paget, 3rd Baron Paget 1563 1589
Baron North (1554) Roger North, 2nd Baron North 1564 1600
Baron Howard of Effingham (1554) William Howard, 1st Baron Howard of Effingham 1554 1573 Died
Charles Howard, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham 1573 1624
Baron Chandos (1554) Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos 1557 1573 Died
Giles Brydges, 3rd Baron Chandos 1573 1594
Baron Hastings of Loughborough (1558) Edward Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings of Loughborough 1558 1572 Died, title extinct
Baron Hunsdon (1559) Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon 1559 1596
Baron St John of Bletso (1559) Oliver St John, 1st Baron St John of Bletso 1559 1582
Baron Buckhurst (1567) Thomas Sackville, 1st Baron Buckhurst 1567 1608
Baron De La Warr (1570) William West, 1st Baron De La Warr 1570 1595 New creation
Baron Burghley (1571) William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley 1571 1598 New creation
Baron Cheyne of Toddington (1572) Henry Cheyne, 1st Baron Cheyne 1572 1587 New creation
Baron Compton (1572) Henry Compton, 1st Baron Compton 1572 1589 New creation
Baron Norreys (1572) Henry Norris, 1st Baron Norreys 1572 1601 New creation

Peerage of Scotland[edit]

Title Holder Date gained Date lost Notes
Duke of Rothesay (1398) none 1567 1594
Earl of Mar (1114) John Erskine, 18th/1st Earl of Mar 1565 1572 Died
John Erskine, 19th/2nd Earl of Mar 1572 1634
Earl of Sutherland (1235) Alexander Gordon, 12th Earl of Sutherland 1567 1594
Earl of Angus (1389) Archibald Douglas, 8th Earl of Angus 1558 1588
Earl of Crawford (1398) David Lindsay, 10th Earl of Crawford 1558 1574 Died
David Lindsay, 11th Earl of Crawford 1574 1607
Earl of Menteith (1427) William Graham, 5th Earl of Menteith 1565 1578 Died
John Graham, 6th Earl of Menteith 1578 1598
Earl of Huntly (1445) George Gordon, 5th Earl of Huntly 1565 1579 Died
George Gordon, 6th Earl of Huntly 1579 1636
Earl of Erroll (1452) George Hay, 7th Earl of Erroll 1541 1573 Died
Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll 1573 1585
Earl of Caithness (1455) George Sinclair, 4th Earl of Caithness 1529 1582
Earl of Argyll (1457) Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll 1558 1573 Died
Colin Campbell, 6th Earl of Argyll 1573 1584
Earl of Atholl (1457) John Stewart, 4th Earl of Atholl 1542 1579 Died
John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl 1579 1595
Earl of Morton (1458) James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton 1550 1581
Earl of Rothes (1458) Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes 1558 1611
Earl Marischal (1458) William Keith, 4th Earl Marischal 1530 1581
Earl of Buchan (1469) Christina Stewart, 4th Countess of Buchan 1551 1580
Earl of Glencairn (1488) Alexander Cunningham, 5th Earl of Glencairn 1541 1574 Died
William Cunningham, 6th Earl of Glencairn 1574 1578
James Cunningham, 7th Earl of Glencairn 1578 1630
Earl of Lennox (1488) Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox 1526 1571 Died, title merged in the Crown
Earl of Arran (1503) James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran 1529 1575 Died
James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran 1575 1609
Earl of Montrose (1503) William Graham, 2nd Earl of Montrose 1513 1571 Died
John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose 1571 1608
Earl of Eglinton (1507) Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton 1546 1585
Earl of Cassilis (1509) Gilbert Kennedy, 4th Earl of Cassilis 1558 1576 Died
John Kennedy, 5th Earl of Cassilis 1576 1615
Earl of Moray (1562) James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray 1562 1570 Died
Elizabeth Stuart, 2nd Countess of Moray 1570 1591
Earl of Lennox (1572) Charles Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox 1572 1576 New creation; died, title extinct
Earl of Lennox (1578) Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox 1578 1580 New creation
Lord Somerville (1430) Hugh Somerville, 7th Lord Somerville 1569 1597
Lord Forbes (1442) William Forbes, 7th Lord Forbes 1547 1593
Lord Maxwell (1445) John Maxwell, 8th Lord Maxwell 1555 1593
Lord Glamis (1445) John Lyon, 8th Lord Glamis 1558 1578 Died
Patrick Lyon, 9th Lord Glamis 1578 1615
Lord Lindsay of the Byres (1445) Patrick Lindsay, 6th Lord Lindsay 1563 1589
Lord Saltoun (1445) Alexander Abernethy, 6th Lord Saltoun 1543 1587
Lord Gray (1445) Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray 1541 1584
Lord Sinclair (1449) William Sinclair, 4th Lord Sinclair 1513 1570 Died
Henry Sinclair, 5th Lord Sinclair 1570 1601
Lord Fleming (1451) John Fleming, 5th Lord Fleming 1558 1572 Died
John Fleming, 6th Lord Fleming 1572 1619
Lord Seton (1451) George Seton, 7th Lord Seton 1549 1586
Lord Borthwick (1452) William Borthwick, 6th Lord Borthwick 1566 1582
Lord Boyd (1454) Robert Boyd, 5th Lord Boyd 1558 1590
Lord Oliphant (1455) Laurence Oliphant, 4th Lord Oliphant 1566 1593
Lord Livingston (1458) William Livingstone, 6th Lord Livingston 1553 1592
Lord Cathcart (1460) Alan Cathcart, 4th Lord Cathcart 1547 1618
Lord Lovat (1464) Hugh Fraser, 5th Lord Lovat 1558 1577 Died
Simon Fraser, 6th Lord Lovat 1577 1633
Lord Innermeath (1470) James Stewart, 5th Lord Innermeath 1569 1585
Lord Carlyle of Torthorwald (1473) Michael Carlyle, 4th Lord Carlyle 1526 1575 Died
Elizabeth Douglas, 5th Lady Carlyle 1575 1605
Lord Home (1473) Alexander Home, 5th Lord Home 1549 1575 Died
Alexander Home, 6th Lord Home 1575 1619
Lord Ruthven (1488) William Ruthven, 4th Lord Ruthven 1566 1584
Lord Crichton of Sanquhar (1488) Robert Crichton, 8th Lord Crichton of Sanquhar 1569 1612
Lord Drummond of Cargill (1488) David Drummond, 2nd Lord Drummond 1519 1571 Died
Patrick Drummond, 3rd Lord Drummond 1571 1600
Lord Hay of Yester (1488) William Hay, 5th Lord Hay of Yester 1557 1586
Lord Sempill (1489) Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord Sempill 1552 1576 Died
Robert Sempill, 4th Lord Sempill 1576 1611
Lord Herries of Terregles (1490) Agnes Maxwell, 4th Lady Herries of Terregles 1543 1594
Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (1491) James Ogilvy, 5th Lord Ogilvy of Airlie 1549 1606
Lord Ross (1499) James Ross, 4th Lord Ross 1556 1581
Lord Elphinstone (1509) Robert Elphinstone, 3rd Lord Elphinstone 1547 1602
Lord Methven (1528) Henry Stewart, 2nd Lord Methven 1552 1572 Died
Henry Stewart, 3rd Lord Methven 1572 1580
Lord Ochiltree (1543) Andrew Stewart, 2nd Lord Ochiltree 1548 1591
Lord Torphichen (1564) James Sandilands, 1st Lord Torphichen 1564 1579 Died
James Sandilands, 2nd Lord Torphichen 1579 1617

Peerage of Ireland[edit]

Title Holder Date gained Date lost Notes
Earl of Kildare (1316) Gerald FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare 1569 1585
Earl of Ormond (1328) Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormond 1546 1614
Earl of Desmond (1329) Gerald FitzGerald, 15th Earl of Desmond 1558 1582
Earl of Waterford (1446) George Talbot, 6th Earl of Waterford 1560 1590
Earl of Tyrone (1542) Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone 1562 1608
Earl of Clanricarde (1543) Richard Burke, 2nd Earl of Clanricarde 1544 1582
Earl of Thomond (1543) Connor O'Brien, 3rd Earl of Thomond 1553 1581
Earl of Clancare (1565) Donald McCarthy, 1st Earl of Clancare 1565 1597
Viscount Gormanston (1478) Christopher Preston, 4th Viscount Gormanston 1569 1599
Viscount Buttevant (1541) James de Barry, 4th Viscount Buttevant 1557 1581
Viscount Baltinglass (1541) Rowland Eustace, 2nd Viscount Baltinglass 1549 1578 Died
James Eustace, 3rd Viscount Baltinglass 1578 1585
Viscount Mountgarret (1550) Richard Butler, 1st Viscount Mountgarret 1550 1571 Died
Edmund Butler, 2nd Viscount Mountgarret 1571 1602
Viscount Decies (1569) Maurice Fitzgerald, 1st Viscount Decies 1569 1572 Died, title extinct
Baron Athenry (1172) Richard II de Bermingham 1547 1580
Baron Kingsale (1223) Gerald de Courcy, 17th Baron Kingsale 1535 1599
Baron Kerry (1223) Thomas Fitzmaurice, 16th Baron Kerry 1550 1590
Baron Slane (1370) James Fleming, 9th Baron Slane 1517 1578 Died
Thomas Fleming, 10th Baron Slane 1578 1597
Baron Howth (1425) Christopher St Lawrence, 8th Baron Howth 1558 1589
Baron Killeen (1449) James Plunkett, 8th Baron Killeen 1567 1595
Baron Trimlestown (1461) Robert Barnewall, 5th Baron Trimlestown 1562 1573 Died
Peter Barnewall, 6th Baron Trimlestown 1573 1598
Baron Dunsany (1462) Patrick Plunkett, 7th Baron of Dunsany 1564 1601
Baron Delvin (1486) Christopher Nugent, 6th Baron Delvin 1559 1602
Baron Power (1535) John Power, 3rd Baron Power 1545 1592
Baron Dunboyne (1541) James Butler, 2nd/12th Baron Dunboyne 1566 1624
Baron Louth (1541) Thomas Plunkett, 2nd Baron Louth 1555 1571 Died
Patrick Plunkett, 3rd Baron Louth 1571 1575 Died
Oliver Plunkett, 4th Baron Louth 1575 1607
Baron Upper Ossory (1541) Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 1st Baron Upper Ossory 1541 1575 Died
Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 2nd Baron Upper Ossory 1575 1581
Baron Inchiquin (1543) Murrough McDermot O'Brien, 3rd Baron Inchiquin 1557 1573 Died
Murrough O'Brien, 4th Baron Inchiquin 1573 1597

References[edit]

  • Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1887). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant. 1–8 (1st ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. 
  • Cracroft-Brennan, Patrick. "Cracroft's Peerage" (web). Heraldic Media Limited. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
Preceded by
List of peers 1560–1569
Peers by year
1570–1579
Succeeded by
List of peers 1580–1589