Viscount of Kenmure

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Viscount of Kenmure was a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created by Charles I in 1633 for the prominent Presbyterian Sir John Gordon, 2nd Baronet. He was made Lord Lochinvar at the same time, also in the Peerage of Scotland. The sixth viscount was granted a marquessate in the Jacobite Peerage by the Old Pretender in 1707, and was involved in the Jacobite rising of 1715. He was found guilty of treason and beheaded with his titles forfeited. However, they were restored by Act of Parliament in 1824 in favour of John Gordon, who became the tenth viscount. He had earlier represented Kirkcudbright in Parliament. The titles became dormant on the death of the eleventh Viscount in 1847. There are believed to have been descendants of the first viscount living, but the titles have remained dormant. The Baronetcy, of Lochinvar in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 1 May 1626 for Robert Gordon. The viscountcy is named for the family seat, Kenmure Castle near New Galloway.

Gordon Baronets, of Lochinvar (1626)[edit]

Viscounts of Kenmure (1633)[edit]

Descent of titles during attainder:

  • Robert Gordon, 7th Viscount of Kenmure (1714–1741)
  • John Gordon, 8th Viscount of Kenmure (1713–1769)
  • William Gordon, 9th Viscount of Kenmure (c. 1748–1772)
  • John Gordon, 10th Viscount of Kenmure (1750–1840) (restored 1824)
  • Adam Gordon, 11th Viscount of Kenmure (d. 1847)

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