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This is a list of present Earls in the Peerages of England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Note that it does not include those still-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

The general order of precedence among Earls is:

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

Earls of England

  1. The Earl of Shrewsbury (1442), Earl Talbot (1784, in the Peerage of Great Britain) and Earl of Waterford (1446, in the Peerage of Ireland)
  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)
  7. The Earl of Suffolk (1603) and Berkshire (1626)
  8. The Earl of Denbigh (1622) and Desmond (1628, in the Peerage of Ireland)
  9. The Earl of Westmorland (1624)
  10. The Earl of Lindsey (1626) and Abingdon (1682)
  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)
  15. The Earl of Shaftesbury (1672)
  16. The Earl of Portland (1689)
  17. The Earl of Scarbrough (1690)
  18. The Earl of Albemarle (1697)
  19. The Earl of Coventry (1697)
  20. The Earl of Jersey (1697)

Earls 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)
  6. The Earl of Morton (1458)
  7. The Earl of Buchan (1469)
  8. The Earl of Eglinton (1508) and Winton (1859)
  9. The Earl of Caithness (1455)
  10. The Earl of Mar and Kellie (1404 or 1565)
  11. The Earl of Moray (1562)
  12. The Earl of Home (1605)
  13. The Earl of Perth (1605)
  14. The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1606)
  15. The Earl of Haddington (1619)
  16. The Earl of Galloway (1623)
  17. The Earl of Lauderdale (1624)
  18. The Earl of Lindsay (1633)
  19. The Earl of Loudoun (1633)
  20. The Earl of Kinnoull (1633)
  21. The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine (1633)
  22. The Earl of Wemyss and March (1633)
  23. The Earl of Dalhousie (1633)
  24. The Earl of Airlie (1639)
  25. The Earl of Leven and Melville (1641)
  26. The Countess of Dysart (1643)
  27. The Earl of Selkirk (1646, presently disclaimed by the Lord Selkirk of Douglas)
  28. The Earl of Northesk (1647)
  29. The Earl of Dundee (1660)
  30. The Earl of Newburgh (1660)
  31. The Earl of Annandale and Hartfell (1662)
  32. The Earl of Dundonald (1669)
  33. The Earl of Kintore (1677)
  34. The Earl of Dunmore (1686)
  35. The Earl of Orkney (1696)
  36. The Earl of Seafield (1701)
  37. The Earl of Stair (1703)
  38. The Earl of Rosebery (1703) and Midlothian (1911, United Kingdom) (known as the Earl of Rosebery)
  39. The Earl of Glasgow (1703)

Earls of Great Britain

  1. The Earl Ferrers (1711)
  2. The Earl of Dartmouth (1711)
  3. The Earl of Tankerville (1714)
  4. The Earl of Aylesford (1714)
  5. The Earl of Macclesfield (1721)
  6. The Earl Waldegrave (1729)
  7. The Earl of Harrington (1742)
  8. The Earl of Portsmouth (1743)
  9. The Earl Brooke and of Warwick (1746, known as the Earl of Warwick)
  10. The Earl of Buckinghamshire (1746)
  11. The Earl of Guilford (1752)
  12. The Earl of Hardwicke (1754)
  13. The Earl of Ilchester (1756)
  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)
  19. The Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield (1776)
  20. The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1789)
  21. The Earl Fortescue (1789)
  22. The Earl of Carnarvon (1793)
  23. The Earl Cadogan (1800)
  24. The Earl of Malmesbury (1800)

Earls of Ireland

Earls of Ireland created after 1801 yield precedence to older Earldoms of the United Kingdom
  1. The Earl of Cork and Orrery (1620)
  2. The Earl of Westmeath (1621)
  3. The Earl of Meath (1627)
  4. The Earl of Cavan (1647)
  5. The Earl of Drogheda (1661)
  6. The Earl of Granard (1684)
  7. The Earl of Darnley (1725)
  8. The Earl of Egmont (1733)
  9. The Earl of Bessborough (1739)
  10. The Earl of Carrick (1748)
  11. The Earl of Shannon (1756)
  12. The Earl of Arran (1762)
  13. The Earl of Courtown (1762)
  14. The Earl of Mexborough (1766)
  15. The Earl Winterton (1766)
  16. The Earl of Kingston (1768)
  17. The Earl of Roden (1771)
  18. The Earl of Lisburne (1776)
  19. The Earl of Clanwilliam (1776)
  20. The Earl of Antrim (1785)
  21. The Earl of Longford (1785)
  22. The Earl of Portarlington (1785)
  23. The Earl of Mayo (1785)
  24. The Earl Annesley (1789)
  25. The Earl of Enniskillen (1789)
  26. The Earl Erne (1789)
  27. The Earl of Lucan (1795)
  28. The Earl Belmore (1797)
  29. The Earl Castle Stewart (1800)
  30. The Earl of Donoughmore (1800)
  31. The Earl of Caledon (1800)
  32. The Earl of Limerick (1803)
  33. The Earl of Clancarty (1803)
  34. The Earl of Gosford (1806)
  35. The Earl of Rosse (1806)
  36. The Earl of Normanton (1806)
  37. The Earl of Kilmorey (1822)
  38. The Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (1822)
  39. The Earl of Listowel (1822)
  40. The Earl of Norbury (1827)
  41. The Earl of Ranfurly (1831)

Earls of the United Kingdom

Precedence of Irish Earldoms shown in italics.
  1. The Earl of Rosslyn (1801)
  2. The Earl of Craven (1801)
  3. The Earl of Onslow (1801)
  4. The Earl of Romney (1801)
  5. The Earl of Chichester (1801)
  6. The Earl of Wilton (1801)
    The Earl of Limerick (Ireland)
    The Earl of Clancarty (Ireland)
  7. The Earl of Powis (1804)
  8. The Earl Nelson (1805)
    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)
  18. The Earl of Bradford (1815)
  19. The Earl of Eldon (1821)
  20. The Earl Howe (1821)
  21. The Earl of Stradbroke (1821)
  22. The Earl Temple of Stowe (1822)
    The Earl of Kilmorey (Ireland)
    The Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (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)
  25. The Earl of Durham (1833)
  26. The Earl Granville (1833)
  27. The Earl of Effingham (1837)
  28. The Earl of Ducie (1837)
  29. The Earl of Yarborough (1837)
  30. The Earl of Leicester (1837)
  31. The Earl of Lovelace (1838)
  32. The Earl of Gainsborough (1841)
  33. The Earl of Strafford (1847)
  34. The Earl of Cottenham (1850)
  35. The Earl Cowley (1857)
  36. The Earl of Dudley (1860)
  37. The Earl Russell (1861)
  38. The Earl of Cromartie (1861)
  39. The Earl of Kimberley (1866)
  40. The Earl of Wharncliffe (1876)
  41. The Earl Cairns (1878)
  42. The Earl of Lytton (1880)
  43. The Earl of Selborne (1882)
  44. The Earl of Iddesleigh (1885)
  45. The Earl of Cranbrook (1892)
  46. The Earl of Halsbury (1898)
  47. The Earl of Cromer (1901)
  48. The Earl of Plymouth (1905)
  49. The Earl of Liverpool (1905)
  50. The Earl Kitchener (1914)
  51. The Earl Saint Aldwyn (1915)
  52. The Earl Beatty (1919)
  53. The Earl Haig (1919)
  54. The Earl of Iveagh (1919)
  55. The Earl of Balfour (1922)
  56. The Earl of Oxford and Asquith (1925)
  57. The Earl Jellicoe (1925)
  58. The Earl of Inchcape (1929)
  59. The Earl Peel (1929)[1]
  60. The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1937)
  61. The Earl of Halifax (1944)
  62. The Earl of Gowrie (1945)
  63. The Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (1945)
  64. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1947)
  65. The Earl Alexander of Tunis (1952)
  66. The Earl of Swinton (1955)
  67. The Earl Attlee (1955)
  68. The Earl of Woolton (1956)
  69. The Earl of Snowdon (1961)
  70. The Earl of Stockton (1984)
  71. The Earl of Wessex (1999)[2]

List of eldest sons or daughters of Earls in the Peerages of the British Isles

  1. James Chetwynd-Talbot, Viscount Ingestre, eldest son of the Earl of Shrewsbury
  2. Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley, eldest son of the Earl of Derby
  3. Charles Courtenay, Lord Courtenay, eldest son of the Earl of Devon
  4. Alexander Howard, Viscount Andover, eldest son of the Earl of Suffolk
  5. Peregrine Feilding, Viscount Feilding, eldest son of the Earl of Denbigh
  6. Henry Bertie, Lord Norreys, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsey
  7. Tobias Finch-Hatton, Viscount Maidstone, eldest son of the Earl of Winchilsea
  8. Luke Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, eldest son of the Earl of Sandwich
  9. William Bentinck, Viscount Woodstock, eldest son of the Earl of Portland
  10. Augustus Keppel, Viscount Bury, eldest son of the Earl of Albemarle
  11. Anthony Lindsay, Lord Balniel, eldest son of the Earl of Crawford
  12. Harry Hay, Lord Hay, eldest son of the Earl of Erroll
  13. Alistair Sutherland, Lord Strathnaver, eldest son of the Countess of Sutherland
  14. Susan of Mar, Mistress of Mar, eldest daughter of the Countess of Mar
  15. John Douglas, Lord Aberdour, eldest son of the Earl of Morton
  16. Henry Erskine, Lord Cardross, eldest son of the Earl of Buchan
  17. Hugh Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie, eldest son of the Earl of Eglinton
  18. Alexander Sinclair, Lord Berriedale, eldest son of the Earl of Caithness
  19. John Stuart, Lord Doune, eldest son of the Earl of Moray
  20. Michael Douglas-Home, Lord Dunglass, eldest son of the Earl of Home
  21. James Drummond, Viscount Strathallan, eldest son of the Earl of Perth
  22. Simon Bowes-Lyon, Lord Glamis, eldest son of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
  23. George Baillie-Hamilton, Lord Binning, eldest son of the Earl of Haddington
  24. Ian Maitland, Viscount Maitland, eldest son of the Earl of Lauderdale
  25. William Lindesay-Bethune, Viscount Garnock, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsay
  26. Simon Abney-Hastings, Lord Mauchline, eldest son of the Earl of Loudoun
  27. Charles Hay, Viscount Dupplin, eldest son of the Earl of Kinnoull
  28. Charles Bruce, Lord Bruce, eldest son of the Earl of Elgin
  29. Richard Charteris, Lord Elcho, eldest son of the Earl of Wemyss
  30. Simon Ramsay, Lord Ramsay, eldest son of the Earl of Dalhousie
  31. David Ogilvy, Lord Ogilvy, eldest son of the Earl of Airlie
  32. John Grant, Lord Huntingtower, eldest son of the Countess of Dysart
  33. John Douglas-Hamilton, Lord Daer, eldest son of the Earl of Selkirk
  34. Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, Lord Scrymgeour, eldest son of the Earl of Dundee
  35. Princess Benedetta Rospigliosi, Mistress of Newburgh, eldest daughter of the Earl of Newburgh
  36. David Hope-Johnstone, Lord Johnstone, eldest son of the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell
  37. Archie Cochrane, Lord Cochrane, eldest son of the Earl of Dundonald
  38. Oliver St John, Viscount Kirkwall, eldest son of the Earl of Orkney
  39. James Studley, Viscount Reidhaven, eldest son of the Earl of Seafield
  40. John Dalrymple, Viscount Dalrymple, eldest son of the Earl of Stair
  41. Harry Primrose, Lord Dalmeny, eldest son of the Earl of Rosebery
  42. David Boyle, Viscount of Kelburn, eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow
  43. Robert Shirley, Viscount Tamworth, eldest son of the Earl Ferrers
  44. Charles Finch-Knightley, Lord Guernsey, eldest son of the Earl of Aylesford
  45. Edward Waldegrave, Viscount Chewton, eldest son of the Earl Waldegrave
  46. William Henry Leicester Stanhope, eldest son of the Earl of Harrington (Stanhope has not yet chosen a courtesy title)
  47. Oliver Wallop, Viscount Lymington, eldest son of the Earl of Portsmouth
  48. Charles Greville, Lord Brooke, eldest son of the Earl of Warwick
  49. Frederick North, Lord North, eldest son of the Earl of Guilford
  50. Simon Fox-Strangways, Lord Strangways, eldest son of the Earl of Ilchester
  51. William Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, eldest son of the Earl De La Warr
  52. William Pleydell-Bouverie, Viscount Folkestone, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor
  53. Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, eldest son of the Earl Spencer
  54. Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley, eldest son of the Earl Bathurst
  55. George Villiers, Lord Hyde, eldest son of the Earl of Clarendon
  56. Alexander Murray, Viscount Stormont, eldest son of the Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield
  57. George Herbert, Lord Porchester, eldest son of the Earl of Carnarvon
  58. Edward Cadogan, Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of the Earl Cadogan
  59. James Harris, Viscount FitzHarris, eldest son of the Earl of Malmesbury
  60. Rory Boyle, Viscount Dungarvan, eldest son of the Earl of Cork
  61. Sean Nugent, Lord Devlin, eldest son of the Earl of Westmeath
  62. Anthony Brabazon, Lord Ardee, eldest son of the Earl of Meath
  63. Benjamin Moore, Viscount Moore, eldest son of the Earl of Drogheda
  64. Jonathan Forbes, Viscount Forbes, eldest son of the Earl of Granard
  65. Ivo Bligh, Lord Clifton, eldest son of the Earl of Darnley
  66. Frederick Ponsonby, Viscount Duncannon, eldest son of the Earl of Bessborough
  67. Arion Butler, Viscount Ikerrin, eldest son of the Earl of Carrick
  68. Richard Boyle, Viscount Boyle, eldest son of the Earl of Shannon
  69. James Stopford, Viscount Stopford, eldest son of the Earl of Courtown
  70. John Savile, Viscount Pollington, eldest son of the Earl of Mexborough
  71. Charles King-Tenison, Viscount Kingsborough, eldest son of the Earl of Kingston
  72. Shane Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn, eldest son of the Earl of Roden
  73. David Vaughan, Viscount Vaughan, eldest son of the Earl of Lisburne
  74. Patrick Meade, Lord Gillford, eldest son of the Earl of Clanwilliam
  75. Randal McDonnell, Viscount Dunluce, eldest son of the Earl of Antrim
  76. Edward Pakenham, Lord Silchester, eldest son of the Earl of Longford
  77. Charles Dawson-Damer, Viscount Carlow, eldest son of the Earl of Portarlington
  78. Richard Bourke, Lord Naas, eldest son of the Earl of Mayo
  79. John Crichton, Viscount Crichton, eldest son of the Earl Erne
  80. George Bingham, Lord Bingham, eldest son of the Earl of Lucan
  81. John Lowry-Corry, Viscount Corry, eldest son of the Earl Belmore
  82. Andrew Stuart, Viscount Stuart, eldest son of the Earl Castle Stewart
  83. John Hely-Hutchinson, Viscount Suirdale, eldest son of the Earl of Donoughmore
  84. Frederick Alexander, Viscount Alexander, eldest son of the Earl of Caledon
  85. Jamie St. Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough, eldest son of the Earl of Rosslyn
  86. Rupert Onslow, Viscount Cranley, eldest son of the Earl of Onslow
  87. David Marsham, Viscount Marsham, eldest son of the Earl of Romney
  88. Julian Grosvenor, Viscount Grey de Wilton, eldest son of the Earl of Wilton
  89. Felix Pery, Viscount Glentworth, eldest son of the Earl of Limerick
  90. Jonathan Herbert, Viscount Clive, eldest son of the Earl of Powis
  91. James Agar, Viscount Somerton, eldest son of the Earl of Normanton
  92. Lawrence Parsons, Lord Oxmantown, eldest son of the Earl of Rosse
  93. Dudley Ryder, Viscount Sandon, eldest son of the Earl of Harrowby
  94. David Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood
  95. Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, Viscount Melgund, eldest son of the Earl of Minto
  96. Alan Cathcart, Lord Greenock, eldest son of the Earl Cathcart
  97. James Grimston, Viscount Grimston, eldest son of the Earl of Verulam
  98. Mark Parker, Viscount Boringdon, eldest son of the Earl of Morley
  99. Alexander Bridgeman, Viscount Newport, eldest son of the Earl of Bradford
  100. John Scott, Viscount Encombe, eldest son of the Earl of Eldon
  101. Thomas Curzon-Howe, Viscount Curzon, eldest son of the Earl Howe
  102. Robert Rous, Viscount Dunwich, eldest son of the Earl of Stradbroke
  103. James Temple-Gore-Langton, Lord Langton, eldest son of the Earl Temple of Stowe
  104. Robert Needham, Viscount Newry, eldest son of the Earl of Kilmorey
  105. James Chester Campbell, Viscount Emlyn, eldest son of the Earl Cawdor
  106. Edward Knox, Viscount Northland, eldest son of the Earl of Ranfurly
  107. Frederick Lambton, Viscount Lambton, eldest son of the Earl of Durham
  108. Granville Leveson-Gower, Lord Leveson, eldest son of the Earl Granville
  109. Edward Howard, Lord Howard of Effingham, eldest son of the Earl of Effingham
  110. James Moreton, Lord Moreton, eldest son of the Earl of Ducie
  111. George Pelham, Lord Worsley, eldest son of the Earl of Yarborough
  112. Thomas Coke, Viscount Coke, eldest son of the Earl of Leicester
  113. Anthony Noel, Viscount Campden, eldest son of the Earl of Gainsborough
  114. William Byng, Viscount Enfield, eldest son of the Earl of Strafford
  115. Graham Wellesley, Viscount Dangan, eldest son of the Earl Cowley
  116. William Ward, Viscount Ednam, eldest son of the Earl of Dudley
  117. Colin Mackenzie, Viscount Tarbat, eldest son of the Earl of Cromartie
  118. David Wodehouse, Lord Wodehouse, eldest son of the Earl of Kimberley
  119. Reed Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, Viscount Carlton, eldest son of the Earl of Wharncliffe
  120. Hugh Cairns, Viscount Garmoyle, eldest son of the Earl Cairns
  121. Philip Lytton, Viscount Knebworth, eldest son of the Earl of Lytton
  122. William Palmer, Viscount Wolmer, eldest son of the Earl of Selborne
  123. Thomas Northcote, Viscount St Cyres, eldest son of the Earl of Iddesleigh
  124. John Gathorne-Hardy, Lord Medway, eldest son of the Earl of Cranbrook
  125. Alexander Baring, Viscount Errington, eldest son of the Earl of Cromer
  126. Ivor Windsor-Clive, Viscount Windsor, eldest son of the Earl of Plymouth
  127. Luke Foljambe, Viscount Hawkesbury, eldest son of the Earl of Liverpool
  128. Sean Beatty, Viscount Borodale, eldest son of the Earl Beatty
  129. Arthur Guinness, Viscount Elveden, eldest son of the Earl of Iveagh
  130. Raymond Asquith, Viscount Asquith, eldest son of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith
  131. Fergus Mackay, Viscount Glenapp, eldest son of the Earl of Inchcape
  132. Ashton Peel, Viscount Cranfield, eldest son of the Earl Peel
  133. Benedict Baldwin, Viscount Corvedale, eldest son of the Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
  134. James Wood, Lord Irwin, eldest son of the Earl of Halifax
  135. Brer Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, eldest son of the Earl of Gowrie
  136. David Lloyd George, Viscount Gwynedd, eldest son of the Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
  137. Norton Knatchbull, 8th Baron Brabourne, eldest son of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma
  138. Mark Cunliffe-Lister, Lord Masham, eldest son of the Earl of Swinton
  139. David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, eldest son of the Earl of Snowdon
  140. Daniel Macmillan, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, eldest son of the Earl of Stockton

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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