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Loreburn, Earl (UK, 1911 - 1923)
Creation: let.pat. 4 Jul 1911
Extinct: 30 Nov 1923
Family name: Reid
Azure a Lion rampant Argent on a Chief engrailed Or a Book expanded proper between two Keys in saltire and two Swords in saltire Gules
A Cubit Arm holding a Book leaves expanded proper
On either side a Collie Dog proper
Robert Threshie [Reid], 1st Baron Loreburn later 1st Earl Loreburn, GCMG PC
2nd son of Sir James John Reid, of Mouswald Place, Dumfries, Chief Justice of the Ionian Islands, by his wife Mary Dalziel Threshie, dau, of Robert Threshie, of Barnbarroch, co. Kirkcudbright
3 Apr 1846
26 Jan 1871 Emily Douglas Fleming (d. 1904), dau. of Capt Arthur Cecil Fleming
3 Dec 1907 Violet Elizabeth Hicks-Beach (d. 5 Feb 1931), 1st dau. of William Frederick Hicks-Beach, of Witcombe Park, co. Gloucester, by his wife Elizabeth Caroline Drake, dau. of Thomas Tyrwhit Drake, of Shardeloes, co. Devon
s.p. 30 Nov 1923
8 Jan 1906 Baron Loreburn, of Dumfries in the County of Dumfries
4 Jul 1911 Earl Loreburn, of Dumfries in the County of Dumfries
barrister, Inner Temple 1871; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Hereford 1880-85 and for Dumfries Burghs 1886-1905; QC 1882; Bencher 1890; Solicitor-General 1894; knighted 1894; Attorney-General 1894-95; British Counsel in the Venezuela Arbitration 1898-99; GCMG 1899; University Counsel, Oxford 1899-1906 ; Lord High Chancellor 1905-12; Privy Counsellor 1905; one of the four Counsellors of State during the King George V's absence in India 1911-12
On the death of the 1st Earl Loreburn both the Earldom and Barony of Loreburn became extinct.
First written 7 Apr 2005
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