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Earl of Eglinton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland.[a] In 1859, the thirteenth Earl of Eglinton, Archibald Montgomerie, was also created Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave him an automatic seat in the House of Lords, and both earldoms have been united since. Furthermore, other titles held with the earldoms are: Lord Montgomerie (created 1449), Baron Ardrossan (1806) and Baron Seton and Tranent (1859). The first is in the Peerage of Scotland, while the latter two are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Earldom of Eglinton
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Eglinton and Winton arms.svg
Quarterly 1st and 4th grand quarters counterquartered 1st and 4th Azure three fleur-de-lys Or (Montgomerie); 2nd and 3rd Gules three annulets Or stoned Azure (Eglinton), all within a bordure Or charged with a double treasure flory counter-flory Gules; 2nd and 3rd grand quarters counterquartered 1st and 4th Or three crescents within a double treasure flory counterflory Gules (Seton); 2nd and 3rd Azure three garbs Or (Buchan) over all an escutcheon parted per pale Gules and Azure the dexter charged with a sword in pale proper pommelled and billed Or supporting an imperial crown the sinister charged with a star of twelve points Argent, all within a double treasure flory counterflory Gold.
PeeragePeerage of Scotland
Present holderHugh Archibald William Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton, 7th Earl of Winton
Heir apparentRhuridh Seton Archibald Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie
Subsidiary titlesLord Montgomerie
Former seat(s)Eglinton Castle
Skelmorlie Castle
Coat of arms of The Earl of Eglinton and Winton.
The coat of arms of Archibald Montgomerie, Earl of Eglinton.
The Montgomerie family crest.
The Tournament bridge and Eglinton castle in 1876.

William Dunbar mentions a Sir Hugh of Eglinton in his Lament for the Makaris, citing him as a fellow poet. He has sometimes been tentatively identified as Huchown, but this is not certain.

The Earl of Eglinton is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Montgomery.

The family seat is Balhomie House, near Cargill, Perthshire. The ancestral seat was Eglinton Castle, in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire.

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Lords Montgomerie (1449)Edit

Earls of Eglinton (1508)Edit

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  1. ^ Some authorities spell the title: Earl of Eglintoun (Burk 1832, p. 425)

ReferencesEdit

  • Burke, John (1832). A General and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire. 1. H. Colburn and R. Bentley.
  • Henderson, Thomas Finlayson (1894). "Montgomerie, Alexander (1588-1661)" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 298–300. (6th Earl)

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