Earl of Gowrie
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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.
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.
- William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie (c. 1545 -1584) forfeit 1584
- James Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie (1575-1588)
- John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie (1576-1600)
- Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie (1872-1955)
- Alexander Patrick Greysteil Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie (b. 1939)
Heir Apparent: Patrick Leo Brer Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra (b. 1964)