Earl of Gowrie

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The title of Earl of Gowrie has been created twice in the Peerage of Scotland and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

On 23 Aug 1581 William Ruthven, Lord Ruthven was created Earl of Gowrie. He was executed for high treason, attainted and peerages forfeited on 28 May 1584. The 2nd Earl was restored to the Peerage in 1586, and the peerage was forfeited on the death of the 3rd Earl in 1586.

The title of Earl of Gowrie was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1945 for Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Baron Gowrie, a former Governor-General of Australia.

Lord Gowrie holds the subsidiary titles Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, of Dirleton in the County of East Lothian (1945), Baron Ruthven of Gowrie, of Gowrie in the County of Perth (1919) and Baron Gowrie, of Canberra in the Commonwealth of Australia and of Dirleton in the County of East Lothian (1935). He is also Chief of the Name and Arms of Ruthven.

[edit] Earls of Gowrie (1581)

[edit] Earls of Gowrie (1945)

Heir Apparent: Patrick Leo Brer Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra (b. 1964)

Earl of Gowrie

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