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List of earls

Peerages and baronetcies of Britain and Ireland
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Dukes Dukedoms
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Baronets Baronetcies

This is a list of present and extant earls in the Peerages of the England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Note that it does not include extant earldoms which have become merged (either through marriage or elevation) with marquessates or dukedoms and are today only seen as subsidiary titles. For a more complete list, which adds these "hidden" earldoms as well as extinct, dormant, abeyant, and forfeit ones, see List of earldoms.

Contents

  • Order of precedence 1
  • Earls in the Peerage of England 2
  • Earls in the Peerage of Scotland 3
  • Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain 4
  • Earls in the Peerage of Ireland 5
  • Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom 6
  • References 7

Order of precedence

Heraldic representation of the Coronet of a British Earl

The general order of precedence among earls is:

  1. Earls in the Peerage of England
  2. Earls in the Peerage of Scotland
  3. Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain
  4. Earls in the Peerage of Ireland created before 1801
  5. Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and Earls in the Peerage of Ireland created after 1801

Earls in the Peerage of England

  1. The Earl of Shrewsbury (1442), Earl Talbot (GB 1784) and Earl of Waterford (Ire 1446)
  2. The Earl of Derby (1485)
  3. The Earl of Huntingdon (1529)
  4. The Earl of Pembroke (1551) and Montgomery (1605)
  5. The Earl of Devon (1553)
  6. The Earl of Lincoln (1572)
    • Robert Fiennes-Clinton, 19th Earl of Lincoln
  7. The Earl of Suffolk (1603) and Berkshire (1626)
  8. The Earl of Denbigh (1622) and Desmond (Ire 1628)
  9. The Earl of Westmorland (1624)
    • Anthony Fane, 16th Earl of Westmorland
  10. The Earl of Lindsey (1626) and Abingdon (1682)
    • Richard Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey
  11. The Earl of Winchilsea (1628) and Nottingham (1681)
  12. The Earl of Sandwich (1660)
  13. The Earl of Essex (1661)
  14. The Earl of Carlisle (1661)
    • George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle
  15. The Earl of Shaftesbury (1672)
  16. The Earl of Portland (1689)
  17. The Earl of Scarbrough (1690)
    • Richard Lumley, 13th Earl of Scarbrough
  18. The Earl of Albemarle (1697)
  19. The Earl of Coventry (1697)
    • George Coventry, 13th Earl of Coventry
  20. The Earl of Jersey (1697)

Earls in the Peerage of Scotland

Note: The Precedence of the older Scottish earldoms is determined by the Decreet of Ranking of 1606, and not by seniority.
  1. The Earl of Crawford (1398) and Balcarres (1651)
  2. The Earl of Erroll (1453)
  3. The Countess of Sutherland (1230 or 1275 or 1347)
  4. The Countess of Mar (1114 or 1457)
  5. The Earl of Rothes (1458)
    • James Leslie, 22nd Earl of Rothes
  6. The Earl of Morton (1458)
  7. The Earl of Buchan (1469)
    • Malcolm Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan
  8. The Earl of Eglinton (1508) and Winton (UK 1859)
  9. The Earl of Caithness (1455)
  10. The Earl of Mar and Kellie (1404 or 1565)
  11. The Earl of Moray (1562)
    • John Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray
  12. The Earl of Home (1605)
  13. The Earl of Perth (1605)
    • John Drummond, 9th Earl of Perth
  14. The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1606)
  15. The Earl of Haddington (1619)
    • John Baillie-Hamilton, 13th Earl of Haddington
  16. The Earl of Galloway (1623)
    • Randolph Stewart, 13th Earl of Galloway
  17. The Earl of Lauderdale (1624)
    • Ian Maitland, 18th Earl of Lauderdale
  18. The Earl of Lindsay (1633)
  19. The Earl of Loudoun (1633)
  20. The Earl of Kinnoull (1633)
  21. The Earl of Elgin (1633) and Kincardine (1643)
  22. The Earl of Wemyss (1633) and March (1697)
  23. The Earl of Dalhousie (1633)
  24. The Earl of Airlie (1639)
  25. The Earl of Leven (1641) and Melville (1690)
  26. The Earl of Dysart (1643)
  27. The Earl of Selkirk (1646)
  28. The Earl of Northesk (1647)
  29. The Earl of Dundee (1660)
  30. The Earl of Newburgh (1660)
    • Filippo, Prince Rospigliosi, 12th Earl of Newburgh
  31. The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell (1662)
    • Patrick Hope-Johnstone, 11th Earl of Annandale and Hartfell
  32. The Earl of Dundonald (1669)
    • Iain Cochrane, 15th Earl of Dundonald
  33. The Earl of Kintore (1677)
    • James Keith, 14th Earl of Kintore
  34. The Earl of Dunmore (1686)
  35. The Earl of Orkney (1696)
    • Oliver St John, 9th Earl of Orkney
  36. The Earl of Seafield (1701)
    • Ian Ogilvie-Grant, 13th Earl of Seafield
  37. The Earl of Stair (1703)
  38. The Earl of Rosebery (1703) and Midlothian (UK 1911)
  39. The Earl of Glasgow (1703)

Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain

  1. The Earl Ferrers (1711)
  2. The Earl of Dartmouth (1711)
  3. The Earl of Tankerville (1714)
    • Peter Bennet, 10th Earl of Tankerville
  4. The Earl of Aylesford (1714)
    • Charles Finch-Knightley, 12th Earl of Aylesford
  5. The Earl of Macclesfield (1721)
    • Richard Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  6. The Earl Waldegrave (1729)
  7. The Earl of Harrington (1742)
  8. The Earl of Portsmouth (1743)
  9. The Earl of Warwick (1759) and Brooke (1746)
    • Guy Greville, 9th Earl of Warwick
  10. The Earl of Buckinghamshire (1746)
    • George Hobart-Hampden, 10th Earl of Buckinghamshire
  11. The Earl of Guilford (1752)
    • Piers North, 10th Earl of Guilford
  12. The Earl of Hardwicke (1754)
  13. The Earl of Ilchester (1756)
    • Robin Fox-Strangways, 10th Earl of Ilchester
  14. The Earl De La Warr (1761)
  15. The Earl of Radnor (1765)
  16. The Earl Spencer (1765)
  17. The Earl Bathurst (1772)
  18. The Earl of Clarendon (1776)
    • George Villiers, 8th Earl of Clarendon
  19. The Earl of Mansfield (1776) and Mansfield (1792)
    • Alexander Murray, 9th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
  20. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1789)
  21. The Earl Fortescue (1789)
    • Charles Fortescue, 8th Earl Fortescue
  22. The Earl of Carnarvon (1793)
    • George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon
  23. The Earl Cadogan (1800)
  24. The Earl of Malmesbury (1800)
    • James Harris, 7th Earl of Malmesbury

Earls in the Peerage of Ireland

Earls of Ireland created after 1801 yield precedence to older Earldoms of the United Kingdom
  1. The Earl of Cork (1620) and Orrery (1660)
    • John Boyle, 15th Earl of Cork
  2. The Earl of Westmeath (1621)
  3. The Earl of Meath (1627)
    • John Brabazon, 15th Earl of Meath
  4. The Earl of Cavan (1647)
  5. The Earl of Drogheda (1661)
  6. The Earl of Granard (1684)
    • Peter Forbes, 10th Earl of Granard
  7. The Earl of Darnley (1725)
    • Adam Bligh, 11th Earl of Darnley
  8. The Earl of Bessborough (1739)
  9. The Earl of Carrick (1748)
    • David Butler, 10th Earl of Carrick
  10. The Earl of Shannon (1756)
    • Richard Boyle, 10th Earl of Shannon
  11. The Earl of Arran (1762)
  12. The Earl of Courtown (1762)
  13. The Earl of Mexborough (1766)
    • John Savile, 8th Earl of Mexborough
  14. The Earl Winterton (1766)
    • David Turnour, 8th Earl Winterton
  15. The Earl of Kingston (1768)
    • Robert King-Tenison, 12th Earl of Kingston
  16. The Earl of Roden (1771)
    • Robert Jocelyn, 10th Earl of Roden
  17. The Earl of Lisburne (1776)
    • David Vaughan, 9th Earl of Lisburne
  18. The Earl of Clanwilliam (1776)
  19. The Earl of Antrim (1785)
  20. The Earl of Longford (1785)
  21. The Earl of Portarlington (1785)
    • George Dawson-Damer, 7th Earl of Portarlington
  22. The Earl of Mayo (1785)
    • Charles Bourke, 11th Earl of Mayo
  23. The Earl Annesley (1789)
    • Michael Annesley, 12th Earl Annesley
  24. The Earl of Enniskillen (1789)
    • Andrew Cole, 7th Earl of Enniskillen
  25. The Earl Erne (1789)
  26. The Earl of Lucan (1795)
  27. The Earl Belmore (1797)
  28. The Earl Castle Stewart (1800)
    • Arthur Stuart, 8th Earl Castle Stewart
  29. The Earl of Donoughmore (1800)
  30. The Earl of Caledon (1800)
  31. The Earl of Limerick (1803)
  32. The Earl of Clancarty (1803)
  33. The Earl of Gosford (1806)
    • Charles Acheson, 7th Earl of Gosford
  34. The Earl of Rosse (1806)
  35. The Earl of Normanton (1806)
    • Shaun Agar, 6th Earl of Normanton
  36. The Earl of Kilmorey (1822)
  37. The Earl of Listowel (1822)
  38. The Earl of Norbury (1827)
    • Richard Graham-Toler, 7th Earl of Norbury
  39. The Earl of Ranfurly (1831)

Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

Precedence of Irish Earldoms shown in italics.
  1. The Earl of Rosslyn (1801)
  2. The Earl of Craven (1801)
    • Benjamin Craven, 9th Earl of Craven
  3. The Earl of Onslow (1801)
  4. The Earl of Romney (1801)
    • Julian Marsham, 8th Earl of Romney
  5. The Earl of Chichester (1801)
    • John Pelham, 9th Earl of Chichester
  6. The Earl of Wilton (1801)
    • Francis Grosvenor, 8th Earl of Wilton
    The Earl of Limerick (Ireland)
    The Earl of Clancarty (Ireland)
  7. The Earl of Powis (1804)
  8. The Earl Nelson (1805)
    • Simon Nelson, 10th Earl Nelson
    The Earl of Gosford (Ireland)
    The Earl of Rosse (Ireland)
    The Earl of Normanton (Ireland)
  9. The Earl Grey (1806)
  10. The Earl of Lonsdale (1807)
  11. The Earl of Harrowby (1809)
  12. The Earl of Harewood (1812)
  13. The Earl of Minto (1813)
  14. The Earl Cathcart (1814)
  15. The Earl of Verulam (1815)
  16. The Earl of Saint Germans (1815)
  17. The Earl of Morley (1815)
    • Mark Parker, 7th Earl of Morley
  18. The Earl of Bradford (1815)
  19. The Earl of Eldon (1821)
    • John Scott, 5th Earl of Eldon
  20. The Earl Howe (1821)
  21. The Earl of Stradbroke (1821)
    • Keith Rous, 6th Earl of Stradbroke
  22. The Earl Temple of Stowe (1822)
    • Grenville Temple-Gore-Langton, 8th Earl Temple of Stowe
    The Earl of Kilmorey (Ireland)
    The Earl of Listowel (Ireland)
    The Earl of Norbury (Ireland)
  23. The Earl Cawdor (1827)
    The Earl of Ranfurly (Ireland)
  24. The Earl of Lichfield (1831)
    • Thomas Anson, 6th Earl of Lichfield
  25. The Earl of Durham (1833)
  26. The Earl Granville (1833)
    • Fergus Leveson-Gower, 6th Earl Granville
  27. The Earl of Effingham (1837)
    • David Howard, 7th Earl of Effingham
  28. The Earl of Ducie (1837)
    • David Moreton, 7th Earl of Ducie
  29. The Earl of Yarborough (1837)
  30. The Earl of Leicester (1837)
  31. The Earl of Lovelace (1838)
  32. The Earl of Gainsborough (1841)
    • Anthony Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough
  33. The Earl of Strafford (1847)
    • Thomas Byng, 8th Earl of Strafford
  34. The Earl of Cottenham (1850)
    • Mark Pepys, 9th Earl of Cottenham
  35. The Earl Cowley (1857)
    • Garret Wellesley, 7th Earl Cowley
  36. The Earl of Dudley (1860)
  37. The Earl Russell (1861)
  38. The Earl of Cromartie (1861)
    • John Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Cromartie
  39. The Earl of Kimberley (1866)
  40. The Earl of Wharncliffe (1876)
    • Richard Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, 5th Earl of Wharncliffe
  41. The Earl Cairns (1878)
  42. The Earl of Lytton (1880)
  43. The Earl of Selborne (1882)
  44. The Earl of Iddesleigh (1885)
    • John Northcote, 5th Earl of Iddesleigh
  45. The Earl of Cranbrook (1892)
    • Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 5th Earl of Cranbrook
  46. The Earl of Cromer (1901)
    • Evelyn Baring, 4th Earl of Cromer
  47. The Earl of Plymouth (1905)
    • Other Windsor-Clive, 3rd Earl of Plymouth
  48. The Earl of Liverpool (1905)
  49. The Earl Saint Aldwyn (1915)
    • Michael Hicks Beach, 3rd Earl Saint Aldwyn
  50. The Earl Beatty (1919)
    • David Beatty, 3rd Earl Beatty
  51. The Earl Haig (1919)
    • Alexander Haig, 3rd Earl Haig
  52. The Earl of Iveagh (1919)
  53. The Earl of Balfour (1922)
    • Roderick Balfour, 5th Earl of Balfour
  54. The Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1925)
  55. The Earl Jellicoe (1925)
    • Patrick Jellicoe, 3rd Earl Jellicoe
  56. The Earl of Inchcape (1929)
  57. The Earl Peel (1929)[1]
  58. The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1937)
  59. The Earl of Halifax (1944)
  60. The Earl of Gowrie (1945)
  61. The Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (1945)
    • David Lloyd George, 4th Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
  62. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1947)
  63. The Earl Alexander of Tunis (1952)
  64. The Earl of Swinton (1955)
  65. The Earl Attlee (1955)
  66. The Earl of Woolton (1956)
  67. The Earl of Snowdon (1961)
  68. The Earl of Stockton (1984)
  69. The Earl of Wessex (1999)[2]

References

  1. ^ As the current Lord Chamberlain of the Household, The Earl Peel ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
  2. ^ As a younger son of the British Sovereign, HRH The Earl of Wessex ranks higher in precedence than he would by virtue of the seniority of his Earldom alone.
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