Earl of Kintore
Earl of Kintore is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1677 for Sir John Keith, third son of William Keith, 6th Hereditary Earl Marischal of Scotland (see Earl Marischal for earlier history of the family) and Chief of Clan Keith. He was made Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall at the same time, also in the Peerage of Scotland. At the death of William, the 4th Earl, in 1761, the Earldom and Lordship became dormant, as no-one could prove a claim to them. In 1778, it was decided that the Earldom, Lordship and Chieftaincy of Clan should pass to Anthony Adrian Falconer, Lord Falconer of Halkerton, who changed his surname to Keith-Falconer. The Lordship Falconer of Halkerton and the Earldom of Kintore and Lordship Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall remained united until 1966, when, at the death of the 10th Earl, the Lordship Falconer of Halkerton became dormant.
The 11th holder of the titles, Ethel Sydney Keith-Falconer, married John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven. At the death of Lord Stonehaven, the titles Viscount Stonehaven (created 1938), and Baron Stonehaven (created 1925), both in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, as well as the Baird of Urie Baronetcy, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, passed to the couple's son, James Ian. The Countess of Kintore, who died the day after her one-hundredth birthday, was the longest-lived female holder of a British peerage; upon inheriting his mother's titles, her son James Ian changed his surname from Baird to Keith.
Lords Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall (1677)Edit
- John Keith, 1st Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall (d. 1714) (created Earl of Kintore in 1677)
Earls of Kintore (1677)Edit
- John Keith, 1st Earl of Kintore (d. 1714)
- William Keith, 2nd Earl of Kintore (d. 1718)
- John Keith, 3rd Earl of Kintore (c. 1699–1758)
- William Keith, 4th Earl of Kintore (c. 1702–1761) (dormant 1761)
- Anthony Adrian Keith-Falconer, 5th Earl of Kintore (d. 1804) (revived 1778)
- William Keith-Falconer, 6th Earl of Kintore (1766–1812)
- Anthony Adrian Keith-Falconer, 7th Earl of Kintore (1794–1844)
- William Adrian Keith-Falconer, Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall (1822–1843)
- Francis Alexander Keith-Falconer, 8th Earl of Kintore (1828–1880)
- Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore (1852–1930)
- Ian Douglas Montagu Keith-Falconer, Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall (1877–1897)
- Arthur George Keith-Falconer, 10th Earl of Kintore (1879–1966).
- Ethel Sydney Keith-Falconer, 11th Countess of Kintore (1874–1974)
- James Ian Keith, 12th Earl of Kintore (1908–1989) (succeeded as 2nd Viscount Stonehaven, 2nd Baron Stonehaven, 3rd Baronet, 4th of Ury in 1941)
- Michael Canning William John Keith, 13th Earl of Kintore (1939–2004)
- James William Falconer Keith, 14th Earl of Kintore (b. 1976)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Tristan Michael Keith, Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall (b. 2010)
Sinister: a Roebuck's Head proper, attired Or.
Above the sinister Crest: VERITAS VINCIT (Truth conquers)
Beneath the Shield: THAY SAY QUHAY SAY THAY, THAY HALF SAYD LAT THAME SAY
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