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The title of Earl of Cambridge was created several times in the Peerage of England, and since 1362 the title has been closely associated with the Royal family (see also Duke of Cambridge, Marquess of Cambridge).

The first Earl of the fourth creation, the Marquess of Hamilton, was at the time sixth in line to the Crown of Scotland (after the Duke of Rothesay, later King Charles I, his sister Elizabeth and her children); his grandfather Lord Arran had been heir-presumptive to, and Regent for, Mary, Queen of Scots.

The Duke of Hamilton currently holds the title Earl of Arran and Cambridge in the Peerage of Scotland, which is not related to this earldom. From 1664, the title Duke of Cambridge superseded that of the Earl of Cambridge.


Earls of Cambridge, 1st Creation (1340)Edit

Earls of Cambridge, 2nd Creation (1362)Edit

Earls of Cambridge, 3rd Creation (1414)Edit

Earls of Cambridge, 4th Creation (1619)Edit

The subsidiary title was Baron of Innerdale (1619).

Earls of Cambridge, 5th Creation (1659)Edit

Earls of Cambridge, 6th Creation (1664)Edit

Earls of Cambridge, 7th Creation (1667)Edit

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