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Lauderdale, Duke of (S, 1672 - 1682)


Creation: let. pat. 1 May 1672


Extinct: 24 Aug 1682


Family name: Maitland




See Earl of Lauderdale



John [Maitland], 2nd Earl of Lauderdale later 1st Duke of Lauderdale, KG PC

1st surv. son and heir of John [Maitland], 1st Earl of Lauderdale, by his wife Lady Isabel Seton, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Alexander [Seton], 1st Earl of Dunfermline


24 May 1616

mar. (1)

23 Aug 1632 Lady Anne Home (d. 6 Nov 1671), 2nd dau. of Alexander [Home], 1st Earl of Home, by his second wife Hon Mary Sutton, 1st dau. of Edward [Sutton], 5th Baron Dudley

only child by first wife

1. Lady Mary Maitland (d. 20 Mar 1702), mar. 4 Dec 1666 John [Hay], 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale, and had issue

mar. (2)

17 Feb 1671/2 Elizabeth [Tollemache], suo jure Countess of Dysart (widow of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Bt.;  d. 5 Jun 1698), 1st dau. and heir of line of William [Murray], 1st Earl of Dysart, by his wife Catherine Bruce, dau. of Col Norman Bruce


s.p.m. 24 Aug 1682


1 May 1672 Lord Thirlestane, Musselburgh and Boultoun, Viscount Maitland, Earl of Lauderdale, Marquess of March and Duke of Lauderdale (Peerage of Scotland), to him and the heirs male of his body

25 Jun 1674 Baron Petersham and Earl of Guilford (Peerage of England)

suc. by

(in the Earldom of Lauderdale, etc. only) brother


suc. his father 18 Jan 1645 as 2nd Earl of Lauderdale; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1660-73;  Chancellor of King's College, Aberdeen 1660-62;  Privy Councillor (Scotland) 1660/1 and (England) 1679;  Secretary of State of Scotland 1661-80;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1661-82;  a Commissioner of the Scottish Treasury 1667-82;  High Commissioner to the Scottish Parliament 1669-74;  President of the Scottish Council 1672-81;  Governor of Edinburgh Castle;  Knight of the Garter 1672;  Commissioner to the Convention of the Estates 1678-80


On the death of the 1st Duke of Lauderdale the Dukedom of Lauderdale and the other Scottish peerages created in 1672 and the English peerages created in 1674 became extinct and the Earldom of Lauderdale and other peerages inherited from his father passed to his brother, Hon Charles Maitland, who became 3rd Earl of Lauderdale




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