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Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland: 1801-present

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The British Peerage in 1818: Peerages 236-270: Earldoms in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland

By Stephen Millar 

 

The title of earl ranks third-highest in the British peerage, preceeding the titles of viscount and baron. In 1818, there was a grand total of 210 earldoms, of which 35 had been created in the peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

One title in this peerage became extinct during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Eras: Bath. The earldom of Bath was created by King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland on 26.10.1803 in the peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It became extinct with the death of Henrietta Laura Pulteney, 1st Countess of Bath on 14.07.1808.

One earldom in this peerage was held by a woman: Amadell Hume-Campbell, 1st Countess de Grey.

Peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland: 1801-present

Thirty-five creations by King George III of Great Britain and Ireland (25.10.1760-29.01.1820):

236. Rosslyn (created 21.04.1801; United Kingdom)

Sir James St. Clair-Erskine [6th Baronet of Alva], 2nd Earl of Rosslyn (1762-18.02.1837), inherited his title from Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn, on 03.01.1805.[1]

237. Onslow (created 17.06.1801; United Kingdom)

Thomas Onslow, 2nd Earl of Onslow (15.03.1754-22.02.1827), inherited his title from his father, George Onslow, 1st Earl of Onslow, on 17.05.1814.

238. Craven (created 18.06.1801; United Kingdom)

This earldom was created by King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland for William Craven, 7th Baron Craven (28.09.1770-30.07.1825).

239. Romney (created 22.06.1801; United Kingdom)

Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney (22.11.1777-29.03.1845), inherited his title from his father, Charles Marsham, 1st Earl of Romney, on 01.03.1811.

240. Chichester (created 23.06.1801; United Kingdom)

Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester (28.04.1756-04.07.1826), inherited his title from his father, Thomas Pelham, 1st Earl of Chichester, on 08.01.1805.[2]

241. Wilton (created 26.06.1801; United Kingdom)

Thomas Grosvenor Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton (30.12.1799-07.03.1882), inherited his title from his grandfather, Sir Thomas Egerton, 1st Earl of Wilton, on 23.09.1814.

242. Limerick (created 22.01.1803; Ireland)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Edmond Henry Pery, 1st Viscount Limerick (08.01.1758-07.12.1844).

243. Clancarty (created 12.02.1803; Ireland)

Richard le Poer-Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty (18.05.1767-24.11.1837), inherited his title from his father, William Power Keating Trench, 1st Earl of Clancarty, on 27.04.1805.

244. Powis (created 14.05.1804; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Edward Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Walcot (07.03.1754-16.05.1839).

245. Nelson (created 20.11.1805; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for the Reverend William Nelson (20.04.1757-28.02.1835), brother of Vice-Admiral Horatio, Viscount Nelson.

246. Rosse (created 03.02.1806; Ireland)

Lawrence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse (21.05.1758-24.02.1841), inherited his title from

his uncle, Lawrence Parsons-Harmon, 1st Earl of Rosse, on 20.04.1807.

247. Gosford (created 04.02.1806; Ireland)

Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (01.08.1776-27.03.1849), inherited his title from his father, Arthur Acheson, 1st Earl of Gosford, on 14.01.1807.

248. Normanton (created 04.02.1806; Ireland)

Welbore Ellis Agar, 2nd Earl of Normanton (20.11.1778-26.08.1868), inherited his title from his father, Charles Agar, 1st Earl of Normanton (and Archbishop of Dublin), on 14.07.1809.

249. Charleville (created 16.02.1806; Ireland)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Charles William Bury, 1st Viscount Charleville (30.06.1764-31.10.1835).

250. Manvers (created 09.04.1806; United Kingdom)

Charles Herbert Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers (11.08.1778-27.10.1860), inherited his title from his father, Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers, on 17.06.1816.

251. Orford (re-created 10.04.1806; United Kingdom)

Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford (13.06.1752-15.06.1822), inherited his title from his father, Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, on 24.03.1809.

252. Grey (created 11.04.1806; United Kingdom)

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (13.05.1764-17.07.1845), inherited his title from his father, Sir Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, on 14.11.1807.

253. Lonsdale (created 07.04.1807; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for William Lowther, 2nd Viscount Lowther (29.12.1757-19.03.1844).

254. Harrowby (created 19.07.1809; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Dudley Ryder, 2nd Baron Harrowby (22.12.1762-26.12.1847).

255. Mulgrave (created 07.09.1812; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Henry Phipps, 3rd Baron Mulgrave (14.02.1755-07.04.1831).

256. Harewood (created 07.09.1812; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Edward Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood (07.01.1740-03.04.1820).

257. Minto (created 24.02.1813; United Kingdom)

Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Earl of Minto (16.06.1782-31.07.1859), inherited his title from his father, Sir Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of Minto, on 21.06.1814.

258. Cathcart (created 16.07.1814; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for William Schaw Cathcart, 1st Viscount Cathcart (17.09.1755-16.06.1843).

259. Brownlow (created 17.11.1815; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for John Cust, 2nd Baron Brownlow (19.08.1779-15.09.1853).

260. Verulam (created 24.11.1815; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for James Walter Grimston, 1st Viscount Grimston (26.09.1775-17.11.1845).

261. Whitworth (created 25.11.1815; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Sir Charles Whitworth, 1st Baron Whitworth (29.05.1752-13.05.1825).[3]

262. St. Germans (created 28.11.1815; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for John Eliot, 2nd Baron Eliot of St. Germans (30.09.1761-17.11.1823).

263. Morley (created 29.11.1815; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for John Parker, 2nd Baron Boringdon (03.05.1772-14.03.1840).

264. Bradford (created 30.11.1815; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Orlando Bridgeman, 2nd Baron Bradford (19.03.1762-07.09.1825).

265. Beauchamp (created 01.12.1815; United Kingdom)

William Beauchamp Lygon, 2nd Earl Beauchamp (1782-12.05.1823), inheited his title from William Lygon, 1st Earl Beauchamp, on 21.10.1816.

266. Glengall (created 22.01.1816; Ireland)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Richard Butler, 10th Baron of Cahir (13.11.1775-30.01.1819).

267. Bantry (created 22.01.1816; Ireland)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Richard White, 1st Viscount Bantry (06.08.1767-02.05.1851).

268. Blessington (created 22.01.1816; Ireland)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Charles John Gardiner, 2nd Viscount Mountjoy (19.07.1782-25.05.1829).

269. Sheffield (created 22.01.1816; Ireland)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for John Baker-Holroyd, 1st Baron Sheffield (21.12.1735-30.05.1821).

270. De Grey (created 25.10.1816; United Kingdom)

King George III of the United Kingdom and Ireland created this earldom for Amadell Hume-Campbell (22.01.1751-04.05.1833).

Sources:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p1741.htm#i17410

http://www.freewebs.com/peerage/

http://www.stirnet.com/

http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/doc_WTL039920.html

http://www.electricscotland.com/

http://www.chinet.com/~laura/html/titles02.html

http://worldroots.com/

http://members.fortunecity.com/chtii/irish/pborders.htm

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

www.royalsoc.co.uk/

http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/gedFx.html

http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/


Notes:

[1] His mother was the sister of the 1st Earl of Rosslyn.

[2] The 2nd Earl held the post of Postmaster-General from 1807 to 1824.

[3] Whitworth held the post of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland from 1813 to 1817.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2006

 

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