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Cromartie, Earl of (UK, 1861)


Creation: let. pat. 21 Oct 1861


Family name: Sutherland-Leveson-Gower later Blunt later Blunt-Mackenzie later Mackenzie




Quarterly:  1st, Or a Mountain Azure in flames proper (Macleod of Lewis);  2nd, Azure a Buck's Head cabossed Or (Mackenzie);  3rd, Gules three Legs of a Man armed proper conjoined in the centre at the upper part of two of the thighs flexed in triangle garnished and spurred Or (Isle of Man);  4th, Argent on a Pale Sable an Imperial Crown proper all within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Gules (Erskine of Innerteall)


A Sun in his splendour proper


On the dexter side a Wild Man wreathed about the loins with Oak holding a Club resting on the exterior shoulder proper, and on the sinister side a Greyhound Argent collared Gules


Luceo Non Uro (I shine not burn)



Anne Hay-Mackenzie, suo jure Countess of Cromartie, VA

only child of John Hay-Mackenzie of Newhall and Cromartie (by his wife Anne Craig, 3rd dau. of Sir James Gibson Craig, 1st Bt.), 1st son and heir of Edward Hay later Hay-Mackenzie of Newhall (yr. brother of George [Hay], 7th Marquess of Tweeddale), by his wife Hon Maria Murray-Mackenzie of Cromartie, 1st dau. and heiress of line of George [Murray later Murray-Mackenzie], 6th Lord Elibank, by his wife Lady Isabella Mackenzie, 1st dau. and heiress of line of George [Mackenzie], 3rd Earl of Cromartie


21 Apr 1829


20 Jun 1849 George Granville William [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower], 3rd Duke of Sutherland


1. Lord George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, styled Earl Gower (b. 27 Jul 1850;  dvp. 5 Jul 1858)

2. Lord Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, later 4th Duke of Sutherland

3. Lord Francis Sutherland-Leveson-Gower later Mackenzie, later 2nd Earl of Cromartie

1. Lady Florence Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (b. 17 Apr 1855; dvp. 10 Oct 1881), mar. 15 Nov 1876 Henry [Chaplin], 1st Viscount Chaplin, and had issue

2. Lady Alexandra Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (b. 13 Apr 1866; dvp. 16 Apr 1891)


25 Nov 1888


21 Oct 1861 Baroness Castlehaven, of Castlehaven, Baroness MacLeod, of Castle Leod, Viscountess Tarbat, of Tarbat, all in the County of Cromarty, and Countess of Cromartie, all with remainder firstly to Francis Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, her second surviving son, and the heirs male of his body, secondly to each of her younger sons in like manner in priority of birth, thirdly to said Francis Sutherland-Leveson-Gower and the heirs of his body, fourthly to each other her younger sons in like manner in priority of birth, fifthly to her daughter Florence Sutherland-Leveson-Gower and the heirs of her body, and sixthly to each other of her daughters in like manner in priority of birth "provided that if the said Francis Sutherland-Leveson-Gower or any other person taking under the said letters patent shall succeed to the Earldom of Sutherland, and there shall upon or at any time after the occurrence of such event be any other younger son or other daughter of the said Anne, Duchess of Sutherland, or any heir of the body of such other son or daughter, then, and so often as the same may happen, the succession to the honours and dignities thereby created shall devolve on the son or daughter of the said Anne, or their heirs, who would be next entitled to succeed to the said honours if the person so succeeding to the Earldom of Sutherland were dead without issue."

suc. by

third son


Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria 1870-74


Francis [Sutherland-Leveson-Gower later Mackenzie], 2nd Earl of Cromartie


3 Aug 1852


2 Aug 1876 Hon Lillian Janet Bosville-Macdonald (mar. (2) 7 Oct 1895 Reginald Frederick Cazenove, of Warfield Grove, Bracknell, co. Hertford;  d. 20 Nov 1926), 3rd surv. dau. of Godfrey William Wentworth [Bosville-Macdonald], 4th Baron Macdonald, by his wife Maria Anne Wyndham, dau. and cohrss. of George Thomas Wyndham, of Cromer, co. Norfolk


1. Lady Sibell Lilian Mackenzie, later suo jure Countess of Cromartie

2. Lady Constance Mackenzie (d. 24 Nov 1932), mar. (1) 19 Apr 1904 Sir Edward Stewart-Richardson, 15th Bt., and (2) 4 Aug 1921 Dennis Luckie Matthew (d. 26 Sep 1935), son of Hubert Dennison Matthew, and had issue by her first husband


s.p.m.s. 24 Nov 1893


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Cromartie all his peerages fell into abeyance between his two surviving daughters, Lady Sibell Lillian Mackenzie and Lady Constance Mackenzie, and so remained until the abeyance was terminated on 25 Feb 1895 in favour of the elder daughter and the heirs of her body, when the honours were confirmed to


Lady Sibell Lilian Mackenzie later Blunt-Mackenzie, suo jure Countess of Cromartie


14 Aug 1878


16 Dec 1895 Lt Col Edward Walter Blunt later Blunt-Mackenzie DL (d. 31 Jul 1949), 1st son of Maj Gen Charles Harris Blunt CB, of Adderbury Manor, co. Oxford, by his wife Mary Augusta Tod, dau. of Col James Tod


1. Hon Roderick Grant Francis Blunt-Mackenzie, later 4th Earl of Cromartie

2. Hon Walter Osra Blunt-Mackenzie, served in World War II in RNVR 1941-43 (b. 6 Dec 1906; d. 8 Jan 1951), mar. (1) 21 Mar 1934 (div. 1940) Pamela Leslie Ursula Oliver, dau. of Mr Justice Oliver, and (2) 16 Feb 1946 Mary Hix (mar. (2) 2 May 1964 Maj Clement Victor Palmer, and (3) 1982 Sijbren Tijmstra, of PO Box 14, White River, East Transvaal, South Africa), dau. of Theophilus D Hix, of Holbeach, co. Lincoln, and had issue by his second wife

1. Lady Janet Frances Isobel Blunt-Mackenzie (b. 24 Nov 1900; dvp. 19 Dec 1900)

2. Lady Isobel Blunt-Mackenzie (b. 22 Mar 1911), mar. 22 Nov 1947 Capt Oscar Linda, of Assynt House, Evanton, co. Ross, son of Gen Maximilian Linda, of Zakopane, Poland


20 May 1962

suc. by



Roderick Grant Francis [Blunt-Mackenzie], 4th Earl of Cromartie, MC


24 Oct 1904

mar. (1)

11 Mar 1933 (div. 1945) Mrs Dorothy Downing Porter, dau. of Grant Butler Downing, of Kentucky, USA

children by first wife

1. Lady (Sibell Agnes) Julia Blunt-Mackenzie (b. 15 Feb 1934), mar. (1) 16 Jun 1953 (div. 1961) Francis Edward Lascelles Hadwen ,1st son of Edward Hubert Lascelles Hadwen, Levant Consular Service, and (2) 1974 Apputhurai Jeyarama Chandran, and has issue by both husbands

2. Lady Gilean Frances Blunt-Mackenzie (b. 25 Feb 1936), mar. 30 Oct 1950 (div. 1973) René Eugène Welter, only son of Prof Georges F Welter, of Montreal, Canada, Consul-General for Luxembourg, and has issue

mar. (2)

30 Jan 1947 (div. 1962) Olga Mendoza (former wife of Peter Mendoza; d. 26 Sep 1996), dau. of Stuart Laurance, of 27 Rue des Sablons, Paris, France

only child by second wife

1. Hon John Ruaridh (Blunt) Grant Blunt-Mackenzie later Mackenzie, later 5th Earl of Cromartie

mar. (3)

1 Dec 1962 Lilian Janet Garvie Richard (former wife of Lt Col D S Richard), dau. of Prof James Walter MacLeod OBE, of Edinburgh


13 Dec 1989

suc. by

son by second wife


recognised as Chief of the Clan Mackenzie by Lord Lyon 1979


John Ruaridh (Blunt) Grant [Blunt-Mackenzie later Mackenzie], 5th Earl of Cromartie


12 Jun 1948

mar. (1)

22 Dec 1973 (div. 1983) Helen Murray, dau. of John Murray, of co. Lanark

only child by first wife

1. Hon Kenneth Mackenzie (b. 19 Jan 1980; dvp. 6 Mar 1980)

mar. (2)

1985 Janet Clare Harley, dau. of Christopher James Harley, of Strathpeffer, co. Ross

children by second wife

2. Hon Colin Ruaridh Mackenzie, styled Viscount Tarbat (b. 7 Sep 1987)

3. Hon Alasdair Kenelm Stuart Mackenzie (b. 6 Dec 1989)


dropped the forename and surname of Blunt 1962


 Last updated 8 Aug 2005




5th Earl of Cromartie

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Oct 1861)

5th Viscount Tarbat, of Tarbat in the County of Cromarty

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Oct 1861)

5th Baron Castlehaven, of Castlehaven in the County of Cromarty

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Oct 1861)

5th Baron MacLeod, of Castle Leod in the County of Cromarty

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Oct 1861)

Chief of Clan Mackenzie



Castle Leod, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9AA

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