Timothy Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 7th Earl of Minto

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(Gilbert) Timothy Lariston Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 7th Earl of Minto (born 1 December 1953), styled Viscount Melgund between 1975 and 2005, is the chief executive of British stationery company Paperchase.[1] He is the son of the late Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 6th Earl of Minto and his first wife, Lady Caroline Child Villiers. The Earl resides in England, but has continuing links with Scotland, as his parents did.

He succeeded his father in the earldom on 7 September 2005.[2]

On 30 July 1983, he married Diana Barbara Trafford, daughter of Brian and Audrey (née Taylor) Trafford.[3][4] They have two sons and one daughter; a third son is deceased.

Under one legitimist theory, Anne Stanley, Countess of Castlehaven, elder sister of the Earl's ancestress Lady Frances (his 10th great grandmother), was the "de jure" Queen of England, and he is heir to her claims to the throne of England.


  • Gilbert Francis Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Viscount Melgund (b. 1984)
  • The Honourable Lorne David Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (b. & d. 1986)
  • The Honourable Michael Timothy Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (b. 1987)
  • Lady Clare Patricia Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (b. 1991)


  1. ^ "Lady Minto lifts lid on bitter legacy". The Scotsman. 25 May 2008.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Gilbert Timothy George Lariston Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Viscount Melgund". thepeerage.com.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ Leo van der Pas "Descendants of Princess Mary Tudor of England" Archived 4 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Descendants of the Conqueror

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound
Earl of Minto
2005 – present