Earl of Eglinton
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|Earl of Eglinton|
Quarterly 1st and 4th grand quarters counterquartered lst and 4th Azure three fleur-de-lys Or (Montgomerie); 2nd and 3rd Gules three annulets Or stoned Azure (Eglinton), all within a bordure Or charged with a double treasure flory counter-flory Gules; 2nd and 3rd grand quarters counterquartered 1st and 4th Or three crescents within a double treasure flory counterflory Gules (Seton); 2nd and 3rd Azure three garbs Or (Buchan) over all an escutcheon parted per pale Gules and Azure the dexter charged with a sword in pale proper pommelled and billed Or supporting an imperial crown the sinister charged with a star of twelve points Argent, all within a double treasure flory counterflory Gold.
|Peerage||Peerage of Scotland|
|Present holder||Archibald Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton|
|Heir apparent||Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie|
|Subsidiary titles||Lord Montgomerie|
|Former seat(s)||Eglinton Castle|
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.
Lords Montgomerie (1449)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie (d. c. 1470)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Lord Montgomerie (c. 1460–1545) (created Earl of Eglinton in 1508).
Earls of Eglinton (1508)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton (c. 1460–1545)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Earl of Eglinton (d. 1546)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (1531?–1585)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 4th Earl of Eglinton (1563–1586)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 5th Earl of Eglinton (d. 1612)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588–1661)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613–1669)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (d. 1701)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (c. 1660–1729)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton (1723–1769)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (1726–1796)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (1739–1819)
- Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, 1st Earl of Winton (1812–1861)
- Archibald William Montgomerie, 14th Earl of Eglinton, 2nd Earl of Winton (1841–1892)
- George Arnulph Montgomerie, 15th Earl of Eglinton, 3rd Earl of Winton (1848–1919)
- Archibald Seton Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton, 4th Earl of Winton (1880–1945)
- Archibald William Alexander Montgomerie, 17th Earl of Eglinton, 5th Earl of Winton (1914–1966)
- Archibald George Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton, 6th Earl of Winton (b. 1939)
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.
- Clan Montgomery
- Barony and Castle of Giffen
- Eglinton Country Park
- Eglinton Tournament Bridge
- Lament for the Makaris
- Industry and the Eglinton Castle estate
- Eglinton Castle
- Robert Burns and the Eglinton Estate
- Polnoon Castle
- Seagate Castle
- Some authorities spell the title: Earl of Eglintoun (Burk 1832, p. 425)
- Burke, John (1832). A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire 1. H. Colburn and R. Bentley.
- Henderson, Thomas Finlayson (1894). "Montgomerie, Alexander (1588-1661)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 298–300. (6th Earl)
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Seton". Encyclopædia Britannica 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 703.
- Henderson, Thomas Finlayson (1894). "Montgomerie, Alexander (1660?-1729)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 2300. (9th Earl)