Earl of Ormond (Scotland)

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Earl of Ormond was a title twice created in the Peerage of Scotland, both times for members of the Douglas family. The related title Marquess of Ormond was created twice in the Peerage of Scotland for members of the House of Stuart.

Arms of Douglas, Earl of Ormond: Ermine a heart Gules on a chief Azure three mullets Argent.

The name Ormond originates from Ormond Castle at Avoch in the Black Isle, held by the Douglas family.

Douglas Earls of OrmondEdit

The first creation of the earldom was in 1445 for a brother of the 8th and 9th Earls of Douglas. The earldom was forfeited in 1455, at the same time the 9th Earl of Douglas lost his titles.

The second creation of the earldom was in 1651 for the Master of Douglas, the eldest son & heir of the Marquess of Douglas, with a special remainder to the heirs male of his second marriage. The title became extinct in 1715.

Stuart Marquesses of OrmondEdit

The first creation of the marquessate was in 1476 for James III's second son upon his baptism. In 1488 the Marquess of Ormond was created Duke of Ross, the titles were held concurrently until his death in 1504.

The marquessate was created a second time in 1600 as a subsidiary title for the future King Charles I, the Duke of Albany. The title merged with the crown in 1625.

Earls of Ormond; First creation (1445)Edit

Marquesses of Ormond; First creation (1476)Edit

Marquesses of Ormond; Second creation (1600)Edit

Earls of Ormond; Second creation (1651)Edit

The subsidiary title of this Earldom was Lord Bothwell and Hartside (Peerage of Scotland, 1651).

On the earl's death, the earldom passed to his younger son, who was also created Earl of Forfar in 1661.

Earls of Forfar (1661)Edit

The subsidiary title to this Earldom was Lord Wandell and Hartside (Peerage of Scotland, 1661).

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