|Earldom of Eglinton|
Quarterly 1st and 4th grand quarters counterquartered 1st and 4th Azure three fleur-de-lys Or (Montgomerie); 2nd and 3rd Gules three annulets Or stoned Azure (Eglinton), all within a bordure Or charged with a double treasure flory counter-flory Gules; 2nd and 3rd grand quarters counterquartered 1st and 4th Or three crescents within a double treasure flory counterflory Gules (Seton); 2nd and 3rd Azure three garbs Or (Buchan) over all an escutcheon parted per pale Gules and Azure the dexter charged with a sword in pale proper pommelled and billed Or supporting an imperial crown the sinister charged with a star of twelve points Argent, all within a double treasure flory counterflory Gold.
|Peerage||Peerage of Scotland|
|Present holder||Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton, 7th Earl of Winton|
|Heir apparent||Rhuridh Seton Archibald Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie|
|Subsidiary titles||Lord Montgomerie|
|Former seat(s)||Eglinton Castle|
The coat of arms of Archibald Montgomerie, Earl of Eglinton.
The Montgomerie family crest.
The Tournament bridge and Eglinton castle in 1876.
Earl of Eglinton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland.[a] In 1859, the thirteenth Earl of Eglinton, Archibald Montgomerie, was also created Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave him an automatic seat in the House of Lords, and both earldoms have been united since. Furthermore, other titles held with the earldoms are: Lord Montgomerie (created 1449), Baron Ardrossan (1806) and Baron Seton and Tranent (1859). The first is in the Peerage of Scotland, while the latter two are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
William Dunbar mentions a Sir Hugh of Eglinton in his Lament for the Makaris, citing him as a fellow poet. He has sometimes been tentatively identified as Huchown, but this is not certain.
The Earl of Eglinton is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Montgomery.
The family seat is Balhomie House, near Cargill, Perthshire. The ancestral seat was Eglinton Castle, in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire.
Lords Montgomerie (1449)
Earls of Eglinton (1508)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton (c. 1460-1545)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Earl of Eglinton (died 1546)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (c. 1531-1585)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 4th Earl of Eglinton (1563-1586)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 5th Earl of Eglinton (died 1612)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588-1661)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613-1669)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (died 1701)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (c. 1660-1729)
- Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton (1723-1769)
- Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (1726-1796)
- Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (1739-1819)
- Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, 1st Earl of Winton (1812-1861)
- Archibald William Montgomerie, 14th Earl of Eglinton, 2nd Earl of Winton (1841-1892)
- George Arnulph Montgomerie, 15th Earl of Eglinton, 3rd Earl of Winton (1848-1919)
- Archibald Seton Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton, 4th Earl of Winton (1880-1945)
- Archibald William Alexander Montgomerie, 17th Earl of Eglinton, 5th Earl of Winton (1914-1966)
- Archibald George Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton, 6th Earl of Winton (1939-2018)
- Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton, 7th Earl of Winton (born 1966)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Rhuridh Seton Archibald Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie (born 2007).
- ^ Some authorities spell the title: Earl of Eglintoun (Burke 1832, p. 425)