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Kintore, Earl of (S, 1677)

 

Creation: let. pat. 20 Jun 1677

 

Family name: Keith

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent on a Chief Gules three Pallets Or (Keith);  2nd, Azure a Falcon displayed between three Mullets one and two Argent on his breast a Man's Heart Gules (Falconer of Halkerton);  3rd, Per pale engrailed Gules and Or a Boar passant counterchanged (Baird of Ury);  over all on an Escutcheon Gules a Sceptre and Sword in saltire with an Imperial Crown between the upper corners all proper within an Orle of eight Thistles slipped near the head Or, ensigned with an Earl's Coronet proper (being the Coat of Augmentation granted to John, 1st Earl of Kintore, for his services in the preservation of the Regalia of Scotland)

Crests:

Dexter:  A Noble Lady from the middle richly attired holding in her right hand a Garland proper (Crest of Augmentation for Earldom of Kintore);  Sinister:  A Roebuck's Head proper attired Or

Supporters:

On either side a Man in Complete Armour proper each holding in the exterior hand a Spear Gules headed Argent in posture of sentinels

Mottoes:

Above the dexter Crest:  Quae Amissa Salva (What has been lost is safe);  above the sinister Crest:  Veritas Vincit (Truth conquers);  beneath the Shield:  Thay say quhay say thay, thay half sayd lat thame say

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John [Keith], 1st Earl of Kintore, PC

5th son of William [Keith], 5th Earl Marischal, by his wife Lady Margaret Erskine, 1st dau. by his second wife of John [Erskine], 19th and de jure 2nd Earl of Mar

born

mar.

24 Apr 1662 Lady Margaret Hamilton (b. 15 Jan 1641), only child of Thomas [Hamilton], 2nd Earl of Haddington, by his second wife Lady Jean Gordon, 3rd dau. of George [Gordon], 2nd Marquess of Huntly

children

1. Hon William Keith, later 2nd Earl of Kintore

1. Lady Jean Keith, mar. Sir William Forbes, 4th Bt., and had issue

died

12 Apr 1715

created

20 Jun 1677 Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall and Earl of Kintore, with remainder to heirs male of his body; regrant 22 Feb 1694 extending the remainder to his elder brother the Earl Marischal and the heirs male of his body, failing whom to the heirs general of his own body

suc. by

son

note

a Royalist during the Civil War; Knight Marischal of Scotland 1660-1714 ; Privy Councillor [S] 1676; a Commissioner of the Council for Public Affairs 1677; Treasurer-Depute [S] 1684-87; a supporter of the "Glorious Revolution" 1688 and a Commissioner for the Privy Seal 1689; on 22 Feb 1694 he had a regrant, after resignation, of his titles extending the remainder to his elder brother George [Keith], 7th Earl Marischal, and the heirs male of his body, whom failing to the heirs general of his own body; a supporter of the Union between England and Scotland

 

William [Keith], 2nd Earl of Kintore

born

mar.

after 8 Aug 1687 Hon Catherine Murray (d. Jan 1725/6), 1st dau. of David [Murray], 4th Viscount of Stormont, by his wife and cousin Lady Jean Murray, widow of James [Murray], 2nd Earl of Annandale, and 1st dau. by his first wife of James [Carnegie], 2nd Earl of Southesk

children

1. Hon John Keith, later 3rd Earl of Kintore

2. Hon William Keith, later 4th Earl of Kintore

1. Lady Catherine Margaret Keith, mar. after 27 Nov 1703 David [Falconer], 4th Lord Falconer of Halkerton, and had issue:

1a. Alexander [Falconer], 5th Lord Falconer of Halkerton, mar. 25 Jun 1757 Frances Mackworth (b. 28 Aug 1731; mar. (2) 22 Jul 1765 Anthony Joseph [Browne], 7th Viscount Montagu; d. 3 Mar 1814), dau. of Herbert Mackworth, of the Gnoll, co. Glamorgan, by his wife (?) Lady Jane Noel, dau. of Edward [Noel], 1st Earl of Gainsborough

2a. William [Falconer], 6th Lord Falconer of Halkerton, mar. Rembertina Maria Idiking (d. 22 Oct 1779), dau. of Burgomaster Idiking, of Groningen, Holland, and had issue:

1b. Anthony Adrian [Falconer later Keith-Falconer], 7th Lord Falconer of Halkerton later 5th Earl of Kintore

2b. Hon William Falconer, killed at the Battle of Quebec

3b. Hon Charles Falconer

3a. Hon David Falconer (d. 4 Sep 1775), mar. ..... Lamplugh, of co. Cumberland

4a. Hon John Falconer, mar. ..... Nairn, of Jamaica

5a. Capt Hon George Falconer of Phesdo RN (d. 3 May 1780), mar. Hannah Hardy (widow of Lieut ..... Hardy RN; mar. (3) John Mill of Fearn), dau. of ..... Ivie, and had issue

1a. Hon Catherine Falconer (d. 1 Dec 1748)

2a. Hon Jean Falconer (d. 16 Feb 1797), mar. James Falconer of Monkton and Balnakettle (d. Dec 1779), and had issue

3a. Hon Mary Falconer (d. 27 Sep 1775)

4a. Hon Marjory Falconer (d. 18 Nov 1787), mar. 28 Apr 1759 George Norvell of Boghall and Deans, and had issue

died

5 Dec 1718

suc. by

son

note

Knight Marischal of Scotland 1714-15; a Tory and a Jacobite, he took part in the 1715 Rising and fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir

 

John [Keith], 3rd Earl of Kintore

bapt.

21 May 1699

mar.

21 Aug 1729 Mary Erskine (b. 5 Jul 1714; dsp. 9 May 1772), only dau. of Hon James Erskine of Grange MP, Principal Keeper of the Signet 1705, a Lord of Session 1706-34 as Lord Grange, Lord Justice-Clerk 1710 ( by his wife Rachel Chiesly, dau. of John Chiesly of Dalry), 2nd son of Charles [Erskine], 21st and de jure 5th Earl of Mar, by his wife Lady Mary Maule, dau. of George [Maule], 2nd Earl of Panmure

died

s.p. 22 Nov 1758

suc. by

brother

note

restored as Knight Marischal of Scotland 1733-58; Grand Master of Freemasons in England and Scotland 1738-39

 

William [Keith], 4th Earl of Kintore

bapt.

5 Jan 1701/2

died

22 Nov 1761

 

On the death of the 4th Earl the Earldom should have passed under the terms of the 1694 regrant to his cousin George [Keith], 9th and last Earl Marischal, as heir male of George [Keith], 7th Earl Marischal, the elder brother of John [Keith], 1st Earl of Kintore;  however, he had been attainted for his part in the 1715 uprising and so the Earldom of Kintore remained suspended until the death of the 9th Earl Marischal on 28 May 1778 when it was inherited by the heir general of the 4th Earl of Kintore,

 

Anthony Adrian [Falconer later Keith-Falconer], 7th Lord Falconer of Halkerton later 5th Earl of Kintore

born

mar.

c. 1766 Christina Elizabeth Sighterman (d. 26 Mar 1809), dau. of Jan Albert Sighterman, of Groningen, Holland, Intendent General of the Dutch Settlements in the East Indies and Director and Fiscal of Bengal 1734

children

1. Hon William Keith-Falconer, later 6th Earl of Kintore

1. Lady Sibella Keith-Falconer (b. 18 Jan 1768; dvp. 23 Apr 1792)

2. Lady Maria Remembertina Keith-Falconer (b. 8 Feb 1769; d. 24 Aug 1851)

3. Lady Catherine Margaret Keith-Falconer (b. 3 Jun 1770; d. 10 Dec 1849)

4. Lady Francina Constantia Keith-Falconer (b. 17 Jun 1771; dvp. 4 Dec 1779)

5. Hon Jean Keith-Falconer (b. 3 Jul 1772; dvp. an infant)

6. Lady Christian Elizabeth Keith-Falconer (b. 31 Dec 1774; d. Dec 1826)

7. Hon Helen Keith-Falconer (b. 30 Aug 1777; dvp. an infant)

died

30 Aug 1804

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 12 Dec 1776 as 7th Lord Falconer of Halkerton ; Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire 1794-1804

 

William [Keith-Falconer], 6th Earl of Kintore

born

11 Dec 1766

mar.

18 Jun 1793 Maria Bannerman (b. c. 1770; d. 30 Jun 1826), dau. of Sir Alexander Bannerman, 6th Bt., by his wife Mary Gordon, dau. of Sir James Gordon of Banchory

children

1. Hon Anthony Adrian Keith-Falconer, later 7th Earl of Kintore

2. Capt Hon William Keith-Falconer RN (b. 16 Dec 1799; d. 3 Jan 1846), mar. 24 Jun 1830 Louisa Grant (d. 12 Feb 1862), dau. of William Grant of Congalton, and had issue

1. Lady Maria Keith-Falconer (b. 2 May 1795; d. 5 Jul 1864)

died

6 Oct 1812

suc. by

son

 

Anthony Adrian [Keith-Falconer], 7th Earl of Kintore

born

20 Apr 1794

mar. (1)

14 Jun 1817 Juliet Renny (dsp. 9 Jul 1819), 4th dau. of Robert Renny, of Barrowfield

mar. (2)

27 Aug 1821 (div. 3 Mar 1840) Louisa Hawkins (b. 28 Aug 1802; mar. (2) 2 Apr 1840 Dr B North Arnold, of Mellor and Langho, co. Lancaster;  d. 1 Nov 1841), yst. dau. of Francis Hawkins, of Bareilly, Bengal, India

children by second wife

1. Lieut Hon William Adrian Keith-Falconer, styled Lord Inverurie (b. 2 Sep 1822 ; dvp. 17 Dec 1843)

2. Hon Francis Alexander Keith-Falconer, later 8th Earl of Kintore

3. Maj Hon Charles James Keith-Falconer, Commissioner of the Inland Revenue 1874-89 (b. 1 Jul 1832; d. 7 Jan 1889), mar. 24 Jan 1857 Caroline Diana Aldridge (d. 24 Feb 1920), 3rd dau. of Robert Aldridge, of St Leonard's Forest, co. Sussex, and had issue

1. Lady Isabella Catherine Keith-Falconer (b. 5 Jun 1824; d. 8 Feb 1870), mar. 4 Aug 1847 Henry Grant of Congalton

died

11 Jul 1844

created

5 Jul 1838 Baron Kintore, of Kintore in the County of Aberdeen

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Francis Alexander [Keith-Falconer], 8th Earl of Kintore

born

7 Jun 1828

mar.

24 Jun 1851 his cousin Louisa Madeleine Hawkins (d. 6 Feb 1916), 2nd dau. of his maternal uncle Francis Hawkins

children

1. Hon Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, later 9th Earl of Kintore

2. Hon Dudley Metcalfe Courtenay Keith-Falconer (b. 19 Jan 1854; dvp. 27 Nov 1873)

3. Hon Ian Grant Neville Keith-Falconer (b. 5 Jul 1856; dsp. May 1887), mar. 4 Mar 1884 Gwendolen Bevan (mar. (2) 15 Dec 1894 Lt Col Frederick Bradshaw; d. 24 Oct 1937), dau. of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, of Fosbury House, co. Wiltshire

4. Hon Arthur Keith-Falconer (b. 27 Aug 1863; dvp. 9 Dec 1877)

1. Lady Madeleine Dora Keith-Falconer (b. 27 Jun 1858; d. 11 Dec 1925), mar. 12 Jul 1889 Capt Francis Henry Tonge (d. 6 Mar 1936), son of Capt Louis Tonge RN, of Highway, co. Wiltshire

2. Lady Blanche Catherine Keith-Falconer (b. 15 Sep 1859; d. 18 Sep 1922), mar. 4 Dec 1883 Col Granville Roland Francis Smith CVO CB, of Duffield Hall, co. Derby (d. 4 Mar 1917), and had issue

3. Lady Maude Keith-Falconer (b. 20 Jul 1869)

died

18 Jul 1880

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire 1856-63 and of Aberdeenshire 1863-80

 

Algernon Hawkins Thomond [Keith-Falconer], 9th Earl of Kintore, KT GCMG PC

born

12 Aug 1852

mar.

14 Aug 1873 Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (b. 14 Oct 1851; d. 21 Sep 1932), 1st dau. of George [Montagu], 6th Duke of Manchester, by his second wife Harriet Sydney Dobbs, 5th dau. of Conway Richard Dobbs, of Castle Dobbs, co. Antrim

children

1. Lieut Hon Ian Douglas Montagu Keith-Falconer, styled Lord Inverurie (b. 5 Apr 1877; dvp. 26 Aug 1897)

2. Hon Arthur George Keith-Falconer later Keith, later 10th Earl of Kintore

1. Lady (Ethel) Sydney Keith-Falconer, later suo jure Countess of Kintore

2. Lady Hilda Madeleine Keith-Falconer (b. 5 Nov 1875; d. 13 Jul 1967)

died

3 Mar 1930

suc. by

son

note

a Lord in Waiting (Conservative) 1885-86 and 1895-1905; Privy Councillor 1886; Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard 1886-89; GCMG 1889; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of South Australia 1889-95; Militia ADC to the King 1903; Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords 1913; Knight of the Thistle 1923

 

Arthur George [Keith-Falconer later Keith], 10th Earl of Kintore

born

5 Jan 1879

mar.

23 Nov 1937 Helena Montagu  (former wife of William Angus Drogo [Montagu], 9th Duke of Manchester;  d. 15 Dec 1971), dau. of Eugene Zimmerman, of Cinncinnati, USA

died

26 May 1966

suc. by

sister

note

on his death the Barony of Kintore became extinct and the Lordship of Falconer of Halkertoun became dormant

 

Lady (Ethel) Sydney Keith-Falconer, suo jure Countess of Kintore

born

20 Sep 1874

mar.

16 Feb 1905 John Lawrence [Baird], 1st Viscount Stonehaven

children

1. Hon (James) Ian Baird later Keith, later 2nd Viscount Stonehaven later 12th Earl of Kintore

2. S/Ldr Hon (Robert Alexander) Greville Baird RAF (b. 14 Apr 1910 ; d. 17 Jul 1943), mar. 30 Mar 1939 Dorviegelda Malvina MacGregor (mar. (2) 15 Nov 1947 S/Ldr Algernon Ivan Sladen DSO RAF, of Barnheath, Tadley, co. Hampshire, only son of Maj Algernon Ryder Lambart Sladen, of Norfolk Cottage, Virginia Water, co. Surrey), 1st dau. of Alexander Ronald MacGregor, of Cardney, Dunkeld, co. Perth (by his wife Gertrude Blanche Murray, 3rd dau. of Charles Archibald Murray), 2nd son or Rear Admiral Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor, 4th Bt. RN, by his wife Lady Helen Laura McDonnell, only dau. of Hugh Seymour [Kerr later McDonnell], 4th Earl of Antrim, and had issue

1. Lady Annette Sydney Helen Mary Baird (b. 19 Nov 1905 ; d. 1 Feb 1950), mar. 17 Aug 1925 Lt Cdr Michael Henry Mason DL RNVR, only son of James Francis Mason, of Eynsham Hall, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Margaret Evelyn Lindsay OBE, only dau. of James Ludovic [Lindsay], 26th Earl of Crawford

2. Lady Ariel Olivia Winifred Baird CVO, a Lady-in-Waiting to HRH Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (b. 16 Aug 1916; d. 29 Apr 2003), mar. 25 Apr 1946 (div. 1958) as his first wife Kenneth Alexander [Keith], Baron Keith of Castleacre (Life Peer), and had issue

3. Lady (Hilda) Ava Fiona Nancy Baird (b. 20 Apr 1919), mar. 12 Jun 1845 Lt Col Ronald Fulton Lucas Chance MC (d. 1996), 1st son of Walter Lucas Chance, of Millgreen House, Wargrave, co. Berkshire, and has issue

died

21 Sep 1974

suc. by

son

 

(James) Ian [Baird later Keith], 2nd Viscount Stonehaven later 12th Earl of Kintore

born

25 Jul 1908

mar.

5 Mar 1935 Delia Virginia Loyd (d. 10 Jan 2007), only dau. of William Lewis Brownlow Loyd, of Upper House, Shanley Green, co. Surrey, by his wife Hon Bettine Henrietta Knatchbull-Hugessen, 2nd dau. of Edward [Knatchbull-Hugessen], 2nd Baron Brabourne

children

1. Hon Michael Canning William John Keith, later 13th Earl of Kintore

2. Hon Alexander David Keith, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Stonehaven only, of 2 Tilquhillie Place, Banchory, co. Kincardine (b. 21 Apr 1946)

1. Lady Diana Elizabeth Virginia Sydney Baird (b. 22 Jun 1937), mar. 20 Jul 1957 John Francis Holman of Rickarton OBE, of Rickarton House, Stonehaven, co. Kincardine, 1st son of Alexander McArthur Holman, of Jersey, Channel Islands, and has issue

died

1 Oct 1989

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father 20 Aug 1941 as 2nd Viscount Stonehaven

 

Michael Canning William John [Keith], 13th Earl of Kintore

born

22 Feb 1939

mar.

9 Oct 1972 Mary Plum (d. 1 Aug 2006), only dau. of S/Ldr Elisha Gaddis Plum, of Rumson, New Jersey, USA

children

1. Hon James William Falconer Keith, later 14th Earl of Kintore

1. Lady Iona Delia Mary Gaddis Keith (b. 1 Jan 1978)

died

30 Oct 2004

suc. by

son

 

James William Falconer [Keith], 14th Earl of Kintore

born

15 Apr 1976

 

The heiress presumptive to the Earldom of Kintore is Lady Iona Delia Mary Gaddis Keith, only daughter of the 13th Earl of Kintore and sister of the present Earl. The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Stonehaven is Hon Alexander David Keith, second son of the 12th Earl of Kintore and uncle of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 13 Jan 2007

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Titles:

14th Earl of Kintore

(Scotland, let. pat. 20 Jun 1677)

4th Viscount Stonehaven

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 27 Jun 1938)

14th Lord Keith of Inverurie and Keith Hall

(Scotland, let. pat. 20 Jun 1677)

4th Baron Stonehaven, of Ury in the County of Kincardine

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 12 Jun 1925)

5th Baronet, styled "of Urie"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 8 Mar 1897)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Keith

 

Address:

Keith Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0LD

Tel:  01467 620495

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