Pre Union Earls

Scottish Earls extant from 1603 


Earls created before 1603 

  • Earl of Mar 1115 Mar extant
  • Earl of Sutherland 1230 Sutherland, Egerton extant also Duke of Sutherland and Marquess of Stafford in the United Kingdom and Earl Gower in Great Britain from 1839 until 1963
  • Earl of Crawford 1398 Lindsay extant also also Earl of Lindsay 1652–1808; dormant 1808–1848; also Earl of Balcarres from 1848
  • Earl of Menteith 1427 Graham forfeit 1633
  • Earl of Erroll 1453 Hay extant
  • Earl of Caithness 1455 Sinclair extant
  • Earl of Morton 1458 Douglas extant
  • Earl Marischal1458 Keith forfeit 1715
  • Earl of Buchan 1469 Stewart, Erskine extant
  • Earl of Glencairn 1488 Cunynghame extinct 1796
  • Earl of Eglinton1508 Montgomerie extant created Earl of Winton in the United Kingdom in 1859
  • Earl of Cassilis 1509 Kennedy extant created Marquess of Ailsa in the United Kingdom in 1831
  • Earl of Moray 1562 Stuart extant
  • Earl of Mar 1565 Erskine extant forfeit 1716–1824; also Earl of Kellie 1829–1866 and since 1875
  • Earl of Orkney 1581 Stewart forfeit 1614
  • Earl of Linlithgow 1600 Livingston forfeit 1716
  • Earl of Wintoun1600 Seton forfeit 1716

Earls created 1603-1625 

  • Earl of Home 1605 Douglas-Home extant
  • Earl of Perth 1605 Drummond extant
  • Earl of Dunfermline 1605 Seton extinct 1694
  • Earl of Dunbar1605 Home extinct 1611
  • Earl of Wigton 1606 Fleming extinct 1747
  • Earl of Abercorn 1606 Hamilton extant created Marquess of Abercorn in Great Britain in 1790 and Duke of Abercorn in Ireland and Marquess of Hamilton in the United Kingdom in 1868
  • Earl of Kinghorne 1606 Lyon extant designation changed to Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in 1677 and Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne in the United Kingdom in 1937
  • Earl of Lothian 1606 Kerr extant created Earl of Lothian in 1631, also Earl of Ancram from 1690, created Marquess of Lothian in 1701
  • Earl of Kellie 1619 Erskine extant also Earl of Mar 1829–1866 and since 1875
  • Earl of Buccleuch 1619 Scott extant created Duke of Buccleuch and Earl of Dalkeith in 1663, also Earl of Doncaster in England from 1743 and Duke of Queensberry, Marquess of Dumfriesshire and Earl of Drumlanrig and Sanquhar from 1810
  • Earl of Melrose 1619 Baillie-Hamilton resigned 1627 
  • Earl of Nithsdale 1620 Maxwell forfeit 1716 
  • Earl of Galloway 1623 Stewart extant 
  • Earl of Seaforth 1623 Mackenzie extinct 1815 
  • Earl of Annandale 1624 Murray extinct 1658

Earls created 1603-1625 

  • Earl of Haddington 1627 Baillie-Hamilton extant orginally Earl of Melrose
  • Earl of Airth 1633 Graham extinct 1694 created for Earl of Menteith
  • Earl of Lothian 1631 Kerr extant also Earl of Lothian, also Earl of Ancram from 1690, created Marquess of Lothian in 1701
  • Earl of Lindsay 1633 Lindsay-Crawford extant also Earl of Crawford 1642–1808; dormant 1808–1878
  • Earl of Loudoun 1633 Campbell extant also Marquess of Hastings 1840-1868
  • Earl of Kinnoull 1633 Hay extant
  • Earl of Dumfries 1633 Crichton-Stuart extant also Marquess of Bute and Earl of Windsor in Great Britain and Earl of Bute from 1814
  • Earl of Stirling 1633 Alexander extinct 1739
  • Earl of Elgin 1633 Bruce extant created Earl of Ailesbury in England in 1664, which title extinct 1747, also Earl of Kincardine from 1747
  • Earl of Southesk 1633 Carnegie extant
  • Earl of Ancram1633 Kerr extant also Earl of Lothian and Earl of Lothian, created Marquess of Lothian in 1701
  • Earl of Wemyss  1633 Wemyss extant also Earl of March from 1810
  • Earl of Dalhousie 1633 Ramsay extant created Marquess of Dalhousie in the United Kingdom in 1849, that title extinct 1860
  • Earl of Findlater1638 Ogilvy extinct 1811
  • Earl of Airlie  1639 Ogilvy extant forfeit 1717–1826
  • Earl of Carnwath 1639 Dalzell extinct 1941 forfeit 1717–1826
  • Earl of Calendar1641 Livingston forfeit 1716
  • Earl of Leven 1641 Leslie extant also Earl of Melville from 1707
  • Earl of Forth 1642 Ruthven extinct 1651 no known supporters
  • Earl of Irvine 1642 Campbell extinct 1660
  • Earl of Hartfell 1643 Johnstone extinct 1808
  • Earl of  Dysart 1643 Murray, Tollemache, Greaves extant
  • Earl of Dirletoun 1646 Maxwell extinct 1650 no known supporters
  • Earl of Selkirk 1646 Douglas-Hamilton extant also Duke of Hamilton, Marquess of Clydesdale, and Earl of Arran, Lanark and Cambridge 1660-1694 and from 1886 until 1940 and Duke of Brandon in Great Britain and Marquess of Douglas and Earl of Angus in Scotland from 1886 until 1940
  • Earl of Panmure 1646 Maule forfeit 1715
  • Earl of Northesk1647 Carnegie extant
  • Earl of Kincardine 1647 Bruce extant also Earl of Elgin from 1747

Earls created 1649-1685 

  • Earl of Balcarres 1651 Lindsay extant also Earl of Crawford from 1652
  • Earl of Ormonde 1651 Douglas extinct 1715 created Earl of Forfar in 1661
  • Earl of Tarras 1660 Scott extinct 1693
  • Earl of Aboyne 1660 Gordon extant also Marquess of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Earl of Enzie from 1836
  • Earl of Middleton 1660 Middleton forfeit 1695
  • Earl of Newburgh 1660 Livingston extant
  • Earl of Dundee 1660 Scrimgeour extant dormant 1668–1953
  • Earl of Annandale and Hartfell 1662 Johnstone extant dormant 1792–1985
  • Earl of Kilmarnock1661 Boyd forfeit 1746
  • Earl of Forfar 1661 Douglas extinct 1715 also Earl of Ormonde of 1651
  • Earl of Teviot 1663 Rutherford extinct 1664
  • Earl of Dundonald 1669 Cochrane extant
  • Earl of Dumbarton 1675 Douglas extinct 1749
  • Earl of Kintore 1677 Keith later Keith-Falconer later Keith extant
  • Earl of Breadalbane and Holland 1677 Campbell extant created Marquess of Breadalbane and Earl of Ormelie in the United Kingdom in 1831, which titles extinct 1862, created Marquess of Breadalbane and Earl of Ormelie in the United Kingdom in 1885, which titles extinct 1922
  • Earl of Aberdeen 1682 Gordon extant created Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Earl of Haddo in the United Kingdom in 1916
  • Earl of Traquair 1683 Stuart extinct 1861

Earls created 1685-1689 

Earls created 1689 to the Act of Union 1707 

  • Earl of Melville 1690 Melville extant also Earl of Leven from 1707
  • Earl of Orkney 1696 Hamilton, Fitz-Maurice extant
  • Earl of Ruglen 1697 Hamilton extinct 1810
  • Earl of March  1697 Douglas extant also Earl of Wemyss from 1810
  • Earl of Marchmont 1697 Hume extinct 1794
  • Earl of Seafield  1701 Ogilvie extant also Earl of Findlater from 1701 to 1811
  • Earl of Hyndford 1701 Carmichael extinct 1817
  • Earl of Cromartie 1703 Mackenzie forfeit 1745
  • Earl of Stair 1703 Dalrymple extant
  • Earl of Rosebery 1703 Primrose extant created Earl of Midlothian in United Kingdom in 1911
  • Earl of Glasgow1703 Boyle extant
  • Earl of Portmore 1703 Colyear extinct 1835
  • Earl of Bute 1703 Crichton-Stuart extant created Marquess of Bute and Earl of Windsor in Great Britain in 1796, also Earl of Dumfries from 1814
  • Earl of Hopetoun 1703 Hope extant created Marquess of Linlithgow in the United Kingdom in 1902
  • Earl of Cromarty 1703 Mackenzie forfeit 1745
  • Earl of Deloraine 1706 Scott extinct 1807
  • Earl of Solway   1706 Douglas later Duke of Queensbury extinct 1778