Earl of Ormond

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Earl of Ormond (Scotland)


The title Earl of Ormond was twice created in the Peerage of Scotland, both times for members of the Douglas family. The first creation was in 1445 for a brother of the 8th and 9th Earls of Douglas. He forfeited the earldom in 1455, at the same time as the 9th Earl of Douglas lost his titles.
The second Scottish creation was in 1651, and became extinct in 1715.

The Earldom of OrmThe Earldom of Ormonde, and later Marquisate of Ormond, in the Peerage of Scotland, originates from the caput of Ormond Castle at Avoch in the Black Isle, held by the Douglas family when they first obtained the title. Between 1488 and 1504 it was a subsidiary title of the Dukes of Ross, until the latter's extinction in 1504. It 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, and there it has remained.

Earls of Ormond, first creation (1445)
Hugh Douglas, Earl of Ormond (d. 1455) (forfeit 1455)

Earls of Ormond, second creation (1651)
Subsidiary title of this Earldom was Lord Bothwell and Hartside (Peerage of Scotland, 1651).
Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus and 1st Earl of Ormond (c. 1609–1655), son of the 1st Marquess of Douglas.
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)
Subsidiary title to this Earldom was Lord Wandell and Hartside (Peerage of Scotland, 1661).
Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar and 2nd Earl of Ormond (1653–1712), younger son of the 1st Earl of Ormonde.
Archibald Douglas,orfar and 3rd Earl of Ormond (1692–1715) On his death without issue in 1715, both earldoms became extinct.

 

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