Earl of Eglinton

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Coat of arms of The Earl of Eglinton and Winton.
Arms of The Earl of Eglinton and Winton.
The coat of arms of Archibald Montgomerie, Earl of Eglinton.
The Montgomerie family crest.
The Tournament bridge and Eglinton castle in 1876.

Earl of Eglinton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland.[a] In 1859 the thirteenth Earl of Eglinton, Archibald Montgomerie, was also created Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave him an automatic seat in the House of Lords, and both earldoms have been united since. Furthermore, other titles are held with the Earldoms are: Lord Montgomerie (created 1449), Baron Ardrossan (1806) and Baron Seton and Tranent (1859). The first is in the Peerage of Scotland, while the latter two are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The Earl of Eglinton is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Montgomery.

The family seat was Eglinton, near Irvine, Scotland. The current Earl resides at Balhomie, near Cargill, Perthshire.

William Dunbar mentions a Sir Hugh of Eglinton in his Lament for the Makaris, citing him as a fellow poet. He has sometimes been tentatively identified as Huchown, but this is not certain.

Lords Montgomerie (1449)[edit]

Earls of Eglinton (1508)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie (b. 1966).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Hon. Rhuridh Seton Archibald Montgomerie, Master of Montgomerie (b. 2007).
The next in line is Hon. William John Montgomerie (b. 1969), younger son of the 18th Earl.

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  1. ^ Some authorities spell the title: Earl of Eglintoun (Burk 1832, p. 425)


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