Pre Union Earls

English Earls extant from 1603

Earls created pre 1600

  • Earl of Arundel  1138 de Albini, Fitzalan, Howard extant also Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Surrey and Earl of Norfolk from 1660
  • Earl of Shrewsbury 1442 Talbot extant created Earl of Waterford in Ireland in 1446, also Earl Talbot in Great Britain from 1856. From 1694 to 1718 also Duke of Shrewsbury and Marquess of Alton
  • Earl of Kent  1465 Grey extinct 1740 created Marquess of Kent and Earl of Harold in 1706; created Duke of Kent in Great Britain in 1710 and Marquess Grey in Great Britain in 1740
  • Earl of Oxford 1464 Vere extinct 1702
  • Earl of Derby 1485 Stanley extant
  • Earl of Cumberland 1525 Clifford extinct 1643
  • Earl of Huntingdon 1529 Hastings extant
  • Earl of Sussex  1529 Ratcliff extinct 1641
  • Earl of Bath 1536 Bourchier extinct 1645
  • Earl of Southampton 1547 Wriothesley extinct 1667
  • Earl of Pembroke 1551 Herbert extant also Earl of Montgomery from 1630
  • Earl of Devon 1553 Courtenay extant dormant between 1556 and 1831
  • Earl of Northumberland 1557 Percy extinct 1670
  • Earl of Essex 1572 Devereux extinct 1646
  • Earl of Lincoln 1572 de Clinton, Pelham-Clinton-Hope, Fiennes-Clinton extant also Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme from 1768 until 1988
  • Earl of Nottingham 1596 Howard extinct 1681

Earls created 1603 to 1625

Earls created 1625-1649


  • Earl of Danby  1626 Danvers extinct 1644
  • Earl of Manchester  1626 Montagu extant created Duke of Manchester in Great Britain in 1719
  • Earl of Monmouth  1626 Carey extinct 1661
  • Earl of Berkshire 1626 Howard extant also Earl of Suffolk from 1745
  • Earl of Banbury 1626 Knollys extinct 1632
  • Earl of Norwich 1626 Denny extinct 1630 no known supporters
  • Earl of Lindsey 1626 Bertie extant created Marquess of Lindsey in 1706 and Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven in Great Britain in 1715, which titles extinct 1809, also Earl of Abingdon from 1938
  • Earl of Marlborough 1626 Ley extinct 1679
  • Earl Rivers1626 Darcy, later Savage extinct 1737
  • Earl of Sunderland 1627 Scrope extinct 1630
  • Earl of Stamford 1628 Grey extinct 1976
  • Earl of Dover 1628 Carey extinct 1677
  • Earl of Winchilsea  1628 Finch extant also Earl of Nottingham from 1729
  • Earl of Carnarvon  1628 Dormer extinct 1709
  • Earl of Newport 1628 Blount extinct 1681
  • Earl of Chesterfield  1628 Stanhope later Scudamore-Stanhope extinct 1967
  • Earl of Thanet  1628 Tufton extinct 1849
  • Earl of St Albans 1628 Burgh extinct 1659 also Earl of Clanricarde and Marquess of Clanricarde in Ireland
  • Earl of Peterborough 1628 Mordaunt extinct 1814
  • Earl of Portland 1633 Weston extinct 1688
  • Earl of Strafford 1640 Wentworth forfeit 1641
  • Earl of Sunderland 1643 Spencer extant also Duke of Marlborough, Marquess of Blandford and Earl of Marlborough from 1733
  • Earl of Chichester  1644 Leigh later Wriothesley, also Earl of Southampton from 1653 extinct 1667
  • Earl of Norfolk  1644 Howard later Fitzalan-Howard extant also Duke of Norfolk, Earl of Arundel and Earl of Surrey from 1660.
  • Earl of Brentford 1644 Ruthven, Ruthyn extinct 1651 also Earl of Forth in Scotland  
  • Earl of Sussex 1644 Savile extinct 1671
  • Earl of Scarsdale1645 Seke extinct 1736
  • Earl of Norwich 1646 Goring extinct 1672 no known supporters
  • Earl of Rochester 1652 Wilmot extinct 1681

Earls created 1649-1685 

Earls created 1685-1689 

Earls created 1689 to the Act of Union 1707