THE JACOBITE PEERAGE & BARONETAGE in 1997
The Peerage as it would have been without the 1688 Revolution
© Guy Stair Sainty
This is a listing of the heirs of the extant Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland as it stood on 10th December 1688, when James II left the Kingdom, and including those Peerages created by him in Ireland until his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne. It does not include those Peerages under Attainder at that date, nor those (mainly Baronies by Writ) which were called out of abeyance for the first time in the 19th and 20th centuries. The original grantee's name is given only for Jacobite peerages at present.
The list of the extant Jacobite titles, the original grantees and their present holders when known, relies on The Jacobite Peerage by the Marquis of Ruvigny for most of its source material. The Stuart Kings in exile (James II 1689-1700, James III 1700-1766, Charles III 1766-1788 and Henry IX 1788-1807) were accorded many of the privileges of their royal rank by foreign sovereigns including recognition either explicitly or implicitly of the various titles of nobility, baronetcies and knighthoods conferred by all but the last, Henry IX, who declined the exercise of these prerogatives.
The total number of Peers created in the Peerage of England after 1688 was thirty, Scotland twenty-nine and Ireland twenty-six. Seven English, twelve Scottish and fifteen Irish baronetcies were also created. Of this total a maximum of three English Earldoms and one English Viscountcy, four Scottish Dukedoms, four Scottish Earldoms, ten Scottish Lordships, two Irish Viscountcies (of which one was merged with a Jacobite Scottish Earldom) and one Irish Barony have survived. None of these titles are used by their present heirs and they are unrecognized in English, Scottish, Irish, or United Kingdom law. No doubt the heirs of the Irish peerages could make a case for their recognition by the Republic of Ireland if the Republic was to lift its present ban on the recognition of titles, particularly in the case of the Barony of Nugent created while James II was both de jure and de facto Monarch.
I have suggested that two titles of which Ruvigny had not determined the succession may have survived; one would be held by an Italian nobleman, the other by a Spaniard.
Baronies by Writ which had been called out of abeyance before 1688 are included; but not those called out of abeyance for the first time after 1688. Those which had been called out of abeyance before 1688, or existing Baronies which had fallen into abeyance afterwards and been called out of abeyance by the de facto Sovereigns in the person of eldest co-heiress are listed, on the presumption that the Crown would have acted in equity had the Stuart kings remained on the throne.
Beaufort, Dukedom of (England 1682), David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, Marquess & Earl of Worcester, Baron Herbert, born 1928; heir Henry, Marquess of Worcester, born 1952.
Buccleuch, Dukedom of (Scotland 1663), Walter Francis John Montague-Douglas Scott, 9th Duke and 12th Earl of Buccleuch, Earl of Dalkieth, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Exdale, Lord Scott of Buccleuch, born 1923; Heir: Richard Walter John, Earl of Dalkieth, born 1954.
Mar, Dukedom of (Scotland), John Erskine, 23rd Earl of Mar (1115 creation) and 6th Earl of Mar (1565 creation), was created Duke of Mar, Marquess Erskine, Earl of Kildrummie, Viscount Garioch, Lord Alloa, Ferriton, and Forrest (Scotland), with remainder to his heirs in tail general (thus uniting it with the ancient Earldom of the 1115 creation, the later creation being to heirs-male). Present holder Rt Hon Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar, titular 9th Duchess of Mar, Marchioness Erskine, Countess of Kildrummie, Viscountess Garioch, Lady Alloa, Ferriton, and Forrest, born 1940; heir her daughter Lady Susan of Mar, Mistress of Mar, born 1963.
Perth, Dukedom of (Scotland), James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth, was created Duke of Perth, Marquess of Drummond, Earl of Stobhall, Viscount Cargill and Lord Concraig (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs-male whatsoever (i.e. without any restriction on the distance of collateral descent) 17 October 1701. Present holder Rt Hon John David Drummond, 17th Earl of Perth, etc, titular 14th Duke of Perth, Marquess of Drummond, Earl of Stobhall, Viscount Cargill and Lord Concraig, born 1907; heir, his elder son John Eric, Viscount Strathallan, born 1935.
Rannoch, Dukedom of (Scotland), William Murray, 3rd Marquess of Atholl, etc, and also 4th Earl of Atholl, 7th Earl of Tullibardine, and Lord Murray of Tullibardine, [and possibly (although the assumption by his younger brother of these titles, created by Queen Anne, had been sanctioned by Parliament) 2nd Duke of Atholl, etc, was (later recognized as Duke of Atholl and)] created a Duke and Peer of Parliament as Duke of Rannoch, Marquess of Blair, Earl of Glen Tilt, Viscount of Glenshie, and Lord Strathbran (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs-male, 1 February 1717. Present holder Most Noble John Murray, [11th Duke of Atholl a title recognized by King James III but not confirmed by patent], etc, titular 11th Duke of Rannoch, Marquess of Blair, Earl of Glen Tilt, Viscount of Glenshie, and Lord Strathbran, born 1929; heir his son Bruce, Marquess of Tullibardine, born 1960.
Saint Andrews and Castel Blanco, Dukedom of (Scotland), Don Josť de Rozas (erroneously called Bozas in Ruvigny), Count of Castelbianco (Spain), was created a Duke and Peer of Parliament as Duke of Saint Andrews and Castelbianco, Marquess of Borland, Earl of Fordan, Viscount of the Bass, and Lord Divron (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs-male 4 February 1717. The present representative of the family of Rozas may be presumed to have succeeded to the Dukedom and other titles.
Abercorn, Earldon of (Scotland 1606), James Hamilton, 15th Earl and Lord of Abercorn, Lord Paisley, Hamilton, Mountcastell, and Kilpatrick, born 1934; heir Lord Hamilton, born 1969.
Aberdeen, Earldom of (Scotland 1682), Alastair Ninian John Gordon, 12th Earl of Aberdeen, Viscount Formartine, Lord Haddo, Methlic, Tarves and Kellie (Scotland), born 1920; heir Alexander, Viscount Formartine, born 1955.
Airlie, Earldom of (Scotland 1639), David George Patrick Coke Ogilvie, 13th Earl of Airlie, Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, Lord Ogilvy of Alyth and Lintrathen, born 1926; heir David, Lord Ogilvy, born 1958.
Bedford, Earldom of (England 1550), John (Ian) Robert Russell, 18th Earl of Bedford, Baron Russell, born 1917; heir (Henry) Robin Ian, Lord Russell, born 1940.
Breadelbane and Holland, Earldon of (Scotland 1681, precedence 1677), Sir John Romer Boreland Campbell, 10th Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Viscount of Tay and Pointland, Lord Glenorchy, Benederlach, Ormalie and Weick, Baronet, born 1919. Heir, (Uncertain but existing).
Buchan, Earldom of (Scotland 1469), Malcolm Henry Erskine, 17th Earl of Buchan, Lord Auchterhoose and Cardross, born 1930; Heir Henry, Lord Cardross, born 1960.
Caithness, Earldom of (Scotland 1455), Sir Malcolm Ian Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness, Baronet, born 1948; Heir: Master of Caithness.
Cardigan, Earldom of (England 1661), Michael Sydney Cedric Brudenell-Bruce, 14th Earl of Cardigan, Baron Brudenell, born 1926; heir David, Lord Brudenell, born 1952.
Carlisle, Earldom of (England 1661), George William Beaumont, 13th Earl of Carlisle, Viscount Howard of Morpeth, Baron Dacre, born 1949, Heir
Cassilis, Earldom of (Scotland 1509), Archibald David Kennedy, 18th Earl of Cassillis, and Lord Kennedy, born 1925; heir Archibald, Lord Kennedy, born 1956.
Cavan, Earldom of (Ireland 1647), Roger Lambart, 13th Earl of Cavan, Viscount Kilcoursie, Baron Cavan and Lord Lambart, born 1944, Heir:
Cork and Orrery, Earldom of (Ireland 1620/60), John William Boyle, 14th Earl of Corke and Orrery, Viscount Dungarvon, Viscount Boyle of Kinalmeaky, Baron Boyle of Youghall, Baron of Broghill and Bandon Bridge, born 1916, Heir: John, Viscount Dungaervon, born 1945.
Crawford and Balcarres, Earldom of (Scotland 1398/1651), Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford, Earl of Balcarres, Lord Lindsay, Lord Balniel, Lord Lindsay of Crawford, born 1927; Heir Anthony Robert, Viscount Balniel, born 1958.
Dalhousie, Earldom of (Scotland 1633), James Hubert Ramsay, 17th Earl of Dalhousie, Lord Ramsay of Dalhousie, and Lord Ramsay of Kerington, born 1949; heir Lord Ramsay, born.
Dillon, Earldom of (Ireland), Hon Arthur Dillon, 3rd but second surviving son of 7th Viscount Dillon, was himself created Baron of [......] and Viscount of [Dillon? ....] 1 Feb 1717 (Ireland), with remainder to the heirs male of his body, and was later created Baron of [.....], Viscount of [.....] and Earl of Dillon (?) (Scotland), 24 June 1721 with remainder to his heirs male. These titles have merged with the older Irish Viscountcy of Dillon and are now held by Rt Hon Henry Benedict Charles Dillon, 22nd Viscount Dillon, Count Dillon in France, and titular 14th Earl of Dillon, etc, born 1945; heir his uncle Hon Richard Dillon, born 1948.
Dumfries, Earldom of (Scotland 1633), Sir John Colum Crichton-Stuart, 13th Earl of Dumfries, Viscount Air and Lord Crichton, born 1958; Heir, Lord Air, born
Dunbar, Earldom of (Scotland),, Hon James Murray, second son of David Murray, 5th Viscount Stormont, was created Lord of Hadykes (Halldykes), Viscount of Drumcairn and Earl of Dunbar (Scotland) 2 Feb 1711, with remainder to the heirs males of his body failing which to the heirs male of his brother David, 6th Viscount Stormont. Present holder Rt Hon William David Mungo James Murray, 8th Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield, titular 8th Earl of Dunbar, Viscount of Drumcairn and Lord of Halldykes, born 1930; heir his eldest son Alexander, Viscount Stormont, born 1956.
Dundee, Earldom of (Scotland),, Giovanni Battista Gualterio, Patrizio Romano, Patrizio di Orvieto, was created Earl of Dundee (Scotland) for himself and his successors (the extent of this remainder is uncertain; however it is probable that under Scottish Peerage Law it meant heirs-general, i.e. mixed male and female succession), before 12 Nov 1705. Present heir, either Nobile Giuseppe Gualterio, Marchese di Corgnolo, or a descendant through the female line.
Falkland, Earldom of (England), Lucius Henry Cary, 6th Viscount of Falkland and lord Carye (Scotland) was created Earl of Falkland (England) 13 December 1722. Present holder Rt Hon Lucius Edward William Plantagenet Cary, 15th Viscount Falkland, etc, titular 10th Earl of Falkland; heir the Hon Lucius Cary, Master of Falkland.
Jersey, Earldom of (England), Barbara Villiers, widow of the 1st Earl of Jersey (created by William III), was created Countess of Jersey, April 1716 while the titles of Baron of Hoo, Viscount of Dartford and Earl of Jersey were granted April 1716 to her son William, 2nd Earl of Jersey (William III creation) with remainder to the heirs-male of his body. Present holder Rt Hon George Henry Child Villiers, 10th Earl of Jersey, titular 9th Earl of Jersey, Viscount Dartford and Baron Hoo, born 1948; heir William Viscount Villiers, born 1976.
Nairne, Earldom of (Scotland),, William Murray, 2nd Lord Nairne, was created Lord of [....]. Viscount of Stanley, and Earl of Nairne (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs male. Present holder Rt Hon Kenneth Randolph Murray, 11th Earl of Dunmore, etc, titular 11th Earl of Nairne, Viscount Stanley, etc, born 1913; heir his elder son Malcolm Murray, Viscount Fincastle, born 1946.
Westminster, Earldom of (England), Hon Alexander Murray, 4th son of 4th Lord Elibank was created Earl of Westminster, Viscount of [....] and Baron of [....] (England) with remainder to heirs-male of his body 12 August 1759. Present holder Rt Hon Alan D'Ardis Erskine-Murray, 14th Lord Elibank, titular 11th Earl of Westminster, etc, born 1923; heir his elder son Hon Robert Erskine-Murray, Master of Elibank, born 1964.
Arbuthnott, Viscountcy of (Scotland 1641), John Campbell Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount Arbuthnott, born 1924; heir Hon John Arbutnott, master of Arbuthnott, born 1950.
*Breffney, Viscountcy of (Ireland), created for Owen O'Rourke, created Baron O'Rourke 24 May 1727 (Ireland) with remainder to heirs male of his body; this title regranted along with the Viscountcy of Breffney 31 July 1731 (Ireland) with the same remainder; regranted again with remainder, failing heirs-male of his body, to his cousin-german Constantine O'Rourke, of Carha, and the heirs-male of his body, July 1742. Constantine O'Rourke was recognized as Count by the Czarina Elizabeth of Russia 15 Feb 1760 (this title confirmed for his descendants by Nicholas I, 15 Feb 1845). The identity of the present heir is unknown but there are many male line descendants; the last identifiable heir was Nicholas Nicolaievich O'Rourke, 9th Count O'Rourke, born 1898, and probably titular 10th Viscount of Breffney and 10th Baron O'Rourke.
Charlemont, Viscountcy of (Ireland 1665), John Day Caulfeild, 14th Viscount and Baron Charlemont, born 1934, Heir: Hon John Caulfeild, born 1966.
Goring, Viscountcy of (England), Sir Harry Goring, 4th Baronet, created Baron Bullinghel and Viscount Goring (England) with remainder to the heirs-male of his body 2 Jan 1722. Present heir, Sir William Goring, 13th Baronet and titular 10th Viscount Goring and Baron Bullinghel, born 1933; heir his cousin Richard Goring, born 1949.
Ikerrin, Viscountcy of (Ireland 1629), Brian Stuart Theobald Somers Caher Butler, 17th Viscount Ikerrin, Heir: Hon David Butkler, born 1953.
Weymouth, Viscountcy of (England 1682), Alexander George Thynne, 10th Viscount and Baron Weymouth, born 1932; heir Hon Thynne, born
Appin, Barony of (Scotland), Dugald Stewart, 9th Chief of Appin created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord of Appin (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs male, by Letters Patent 6 June 1743 (d. s.p.m. 1769, heir his cousin and successor. Present holder: Much Honored Dugald Leslie Lorn Stewart, 16th Chief of Clan Stewart of Appin, titular 8th Lord of Appin, born 1921; heir, his eldest son, Andrew Francis Stewart of Appin, born 1949.
Balfour of Burleigh, Barony of (Scotland 1607), Robert Bruce, 12th Lord Balfour of Burleigh, born 1927; heir (cousin) Hon George Bruce, born 1930.
Belhaven and Stenton, Barony of (Scotland 1675), Robert Anthony Hamilton, 13th Lord Belhaven and Stenton, born 1927; heir Hon Frederick Carmichael Arthur, Master of Nelhaven, born 1953.
Bergavenny, Barony of (England 1450), John Henry Guy Nevill, 25th Baron Bergavenny, born 1914; heir Hon Henry Nevill, born 1948.
Berkeley, Barony of (England 1421), Anthony FitzHardinge Gueterbrook, 19th Baron Berkeley, born 1939; heir Hon Anthony Gueterbrook, born 1969.
[Botetourt, Barony of (England 1305), Barony in abeyance on death of 10th Duke of Beaufort; heiress (title not called out of abeyance) Davina Rosemary Enid (Nutting) Cope, born 1940; heir: Jonathan Edric Cope, born 1961]
Byron, Barony of (England 1643), Richard Noel Byron, 12th Baron Byron, born 1948; Heir: Hon
Castle Stewart, Barony of (Ireland 1619), Sir Arthur Patrick Avonde Stuart, 17th Baron Castle Stewart, born 1928, Heir: Hon Andrew Stuart, born 1953.
Clanranald, Barony of (Scotland), Ranald Macdonald, Chief of Clanranald, created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord of Clanranald (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs-male 28th September 1716. Present holder Much Honored Ranald Alexander MacDonald, titular 10th Lord of Clanranald, born 1934; heir apparent Ranald Og Angus MacDonald, younger of Clanranald, born 1963.
Clifton, Barony of
Clinton, Barony of (England 1299), Gerard Nevile Mark Fanme Trefusis, 22nd Baron Clinton; Heir Hon Charles Trefusis, born 1962.
Colville of Culross, Barony of (Scotland 1604), John Mark Alexander Colville, 14th Lord Colville of Culross; Heir Hon Charles Colville, Master of Colville, born 1959.
[Conyers, Barony of (England 1509), (Lady) Diana Miller, de jure 15th Baroness Conyers, born 1920; Heir (Hon) Marcia Lycett, born 1954]
Craven, Barony of (England 1666), 8th Earl of Craven, born ; Heir Hon Simon Craven, born 1961.
Darcy de Knayth, Barony of (England 1332), David Marcia Ingrams, 18th Baroness Darcy de Knayth, born 1938 [There is a questionm as to the termination in favor of the yr daughter of the 15th Baron was in accordance with the pre 1688 practice; if not, the Barony is held by Baron Fauconberg, q.v.]; Heir Hon Caspar Ingrams, born 1962.
Dartmouth, Barony of (England 1682), Gerald Humphrey Legge, 10th Baron Dartmouth, born 1924; Heir Hon William Legge, born 1949.
Fraser of Muchalls, Barony of (Scotland), Charles Fraser of Inverallochy, was created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord Fraser of Muchalls (Scotland) with remainder to his heirs-male 12 October 1720. Present holder Rt Hon Simon Fraser, 18th Lord Lovat and titular 8th Lord Fraser of Muchalls, born 1977; heir his brother Hon Jack Fraser.
Grant, Barony of (Scotland), James Grant of Grant, created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord [Grant] with remainder to his heirs male 24 June 1721. Present holder Rt Hon Donald Patrick Trevor Grant of Grant, 5th Baron Srathspey, 17th Baronet, titular 12th Lord Grant; heir the Hon James Grant of Grant, born 1943.
Lochiel, Baron of (Scotland), John Cameron of Lochiel, was created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord Lochiel (Scotland) 27 Jan 1717 with remainder to his lawful heirs male. Present holder Much Honored Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel, 27th Chief of Clan Cameron, titular 10th Lord Lochiel, born 1946; heir Donald Cameron, yr of Lochiel, born 1976.
Macdonnel, Barony of (Scotland), Alastair Macdonnel of Glengarry, was created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord Macdonnel with remainder to his heirs male 9 December 1716. Present holder Much Honored Air-Commodore Aeneas Ranald Donald Macdonnel, 22nd Chief of Glengarry, titular 12th Lord Macdonnel, born 1913; heir his elder son Ranald Macdonnel, yr of Glengarry, born 1941.
Mackintosh, Barony of (Scotland), Laughlan Mackintosh, 20th Chief of Clan Chattan, was created a lord and Peer of Parliament 21 January 1717 with remainder to his heirs-male. Present holder Much Honored Lt-Comdr Lachlan Ronald Duncan Mackintosh of Mackintosh, OBE, 30th Captain and Chief of Clan Chattan, titular 10th Lord Mackintosh, born 1928; heir John Lachlan Mackintosh, yr of Mackintosh, born 1969.
Maclean, Barony of (Scotland), Sir Hector Maclean, 5th baronet, was created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord Maclean (Scotland) with remainder to heirs-male 17 December 1716. Present holder Hon Major Sir Lachlan Hector Charles Maclean, 12th baronet, titular 8th Lord Maclean, born 1948; heir his elder son Malcolm Maclean, born 1972.
*Macleod, Barony of (Scotland), Norman Macleod, 19th Chief of Macleod, was created a lord and Peer of Parliament (Scotland) with remainder to heirs-male 8th December 1716. Present holder uncertain since the death of Sir Reginald Macleod, KCB, 27th Chief of Macleod and titular 8th Lord Macleod (leaving two daughters, the elder of whom succeeded him in the name of Macleod). The heir male is probably a descendant of one of the younger sons of Sir Roderick Macleod, 15th Chief of Macleod, or possibly Donald Macleod of Glendale, born 1938.
Nugent of Riverston, Barony of (Ireland), Hon Thomas Nugent, 2nd son of 2nd Earl of Westmeath, was created Baron Nugent of Riverston (Ireland), with remainder to the heirs male of his body 3 April 1689 (while James II was still Sovereign of Ireland, and the Peerage was put on the Peerage Roll from which it has never been removed). Present holder Rt Hon William Anthony Nugent, 13th Earl of Westmeath, tc, titular 10th Baron Nugent of Riverston, born 1928; heir his elder son the Hon Sean Nugent, born 1965.
Paget, Barony of (England 1552), George Charles Henry Paget, 17th Baron Paget, born 1922; heir Hon Charles Paget, born 1950.
Sleat, Barony of (Scotland), Sir Donald MacDonald of Sleat, 4th baronet, was created a Lord and Peer of Parliament as Lord of Sleat with remainder to his lawful heirs male 23 December 1716. Present holder Sir Ian Godfrey Bosville MacDonald of Sleat, 17th Baronet, titular 14th Lord of Sleat, born 1947; heir his only son Somerled MacDonald, yr of Sleat, born 1976.
Willoughby de Eresby, Barony of (England 1313), Jane Marie Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 27th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, born 1934. Heir: (co-heiresses).
JACOBITE CREATIONS OF BARONETCIES
**Connock, baronetcy of, William Connock, created a Baronet (England) 22 Feb 1732, with remainder to his grandson Joseph Connock, who entered the Spanish service and may have had heirs. Heir possibly in Spain.
Hay, baronetcy of, John Hay, created 31 December 1766 a Baronet (Scotland), with remainder to his heirs male. Present holder Sir Ronald Frederick Hamilton Hay, 12th Baronet (created 1703), and titular 10th Baronet, born 1941; heir his elder son Alexander Hay, born 1979.
**Macdonnell, of Keppoch, baronetcy of, Alexander Macdonnel, 16th Chief of Keppoch, was created a Baronet (Scotland) with remainder to heirs-male 6 June 1743. Dormant since the death of (Sir) Chichester Macdonnel, 21st Chief of Keppoch, titular 6th Baronet, 1838.
*Macleod, baronetcy of, John MacLeod, of Glendale and Meidle, was created a Baronet (Scotland) with remainder to heirs-male 5th September 1723. Present holder in New Zealand, the heir of William Bannatyne MacLeod, titular 7th Baronet, born 1883. 
Robertson, baronetcy of, Alexander Robertson of Struan, 13th Chief of Clan Robertson, was created a Baronet (Scotland) with remainder to heirs-male 1725 (this creation is uncertain). Present holder Much Honored Alexander Gilbert Haldane Robertson, 24th Chief of Clan Donnachaidh and 28th of Struan, 14th of Drumachuine, styled Struan Robertson, titular 17th Baronet, born 1938; heir his only son Alastair Robertson younger of Struan and Drumachuine, born 1971.
**Wogan, baronetcy of, Charles Wogan was created a baronet (Ireland) with remainder to his heirs-male 1719. The last titular holder was Emile Tannequy de Wogan, born 1850, died 1906, s.p..
* = Probably extant but precise descent and/or present heir unknown
** = Dormant, possibly extant, present heirs unknown.
 The present Macleod of Glendale is not the direct male heir of this line, although probably senior to the MacLeod Barony.