Earl of Eglinton
Award and subordinate titles
The title was created on January 20, 1508 for Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Lord Montgomerie . This was an important peer who supported the Scottish king.
The father of the first earl had been raised to Lord Montgomerie as early as 1445 . As Lordship of Parliament, this title also belongs to the Peerage of Scotland and is used as a courtesy title by the eldest son of the respective earl .
Since his great-great-great-grandson, the 5th Earl, was childless, he obtained an amendment to the inheritance regulation of the titles with a deed dated November 28, 1611, so that, in the absence of male descendants of his own, this was also passed on to his cousin Sir Alexander Seton of Foulstruther , the third son of his aunt Margaret Montgomerie, Countess of Winton, and his male descendants, and in the absence of these also to his younger brothers Sir Thomas Seton of Over Olwestob and Sir John Seton of St Germains and their male descendants. Accordingly, his cousin Alexander inherited him as the 6th Earl in 1612, who then changed his surname from Seton to Montgomerie .
His great-great-grandson, the 12th Earl, was also awarded the title of Baron Ardrossan , of Ardrossan in the County of Ayr , on February 15, 1806 . This belongs to the Peerage of the United Kingdom and, in contrast to his Scottish titles, entitles the Earl to an automatic seat in the British House of Lords .
His son, the 13th Earl, was also awarded the title Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1859 , which had previously been worn by a relative. The 13th Earl was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1852 to 1853 and from 1858 to 1859 .
Today's title holder has been his great-great-great-grandson Hugh Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton , since 2018 .
List of Lords Montgomerie and Earls of Eglinton
Lords Montgomerie (around 1445)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie († 1470)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Lord Montgomerie (around 1460–1545) (promoted to Earl of Eglinton in 1508 )
Earls of Eglinton (1508)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton (around 1460–1545)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Earl of Eglinton († 1546)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (around 1531–1585)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 4th Earl of Eglinton (1563–1586)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 5th Earl of Eglinton († 1612)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588–1661)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613–1669)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton († 1701)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (around 1660–1729)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton (1723–1769)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (1726–1796)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (1739-1819)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton , 1st Earl of Winton (1812–1861)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 14th Earl of Eglinton , 2nd Earl of Winton (1841-1892)
- George Montgomerie, 15th Earl of Eglinton , 3rd Earl of Winton (1848-1919)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton , 4th Earl of Winton (1880–1945)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 17th Earl of Eglinton , 5th Earl of Winton (1914–1966)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton , 6th Earl of Winton (1939-2018)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton , 7th Earl of Winton (born 1966)
The heir apparent ( Heir apparent ) is the son of the current Earl, Rhuridh Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie (* 2007).
- Charles Kidd, David Williamson (Eds.): Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. Comprises Information concerning the Royal Family, the Peerage, and Baronetage. St Martin's Press et al., New York NY et al. 1990, ISBN 0-312-04640-5 .