Viscount Colville of Culross

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Viscount Colville of Culross, in the County of Perth, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 15 July 1902 for the politician and courtier, Charles Colville, 10th Lord Colville of Culross.[1] He had already been created Baron Colville of Culross, in the County of Perth, in 1885, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[2] As of 2010 the titles are held by his great-great-grandson, the fifth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 2010. The fourth Viscount was judge and politician. Lord Colville of Culross was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remained in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sat as a crossbencher.

The title of Lord Colville of Culross was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1604 for Sir James Colville, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever. The title descended among his male heirs until the death of his grandson, the fourth Lord, in c. 1680. He was succeeded by his kinsman Alexander Colvill, the fifth Lord. His grandson, the seventh Lord, was a distinguished naval commander. His nephew, the ninth Lord, was an Admiral of the White and also sat in the House of Lords as a Scottish Representative Peer from 1818 to 1849. He was succeeded by his nephew, the aforementioned tenth Lord, who was elevated to a viscountcy in 1902.[3]

"Culross" is pronounced Coo-ros.

The family seat was Worlingham Hall, near Beccles, Suffolk.

Lords Colville of Culross (1604)[edit]

Barons Colville of Culross (1885)[edit]

Viscounts Colville of Culross (1902)[edit]

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother the Hon. Richmond James Innys Colville (born 1961).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Alexander Richmond Philip Colville (born 1995).

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  1. ^ "No. 27455". The London Gazette. 18 July 1902. p. 4586. 
  2. ^ "No. 25544". The London Gazette. 29 December 1885. p. 6299. 
  3. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]

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