Earls of Callendar (1641)


1st Earl of Callendar, James Livingston, b.?, a.1641, d.1674


Younger son of Alexander Livingstone, 1st Earl of Linlithgow and Lady Helen Hay, daughter of Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll. He served as a soldier across the continent before becoming Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Charles I. He was created 1st Lord Livingston of Almond in 1633. He fought at the Battle of Preston, after which he fled to Holland. After the Restoration, he was a Privy Counsellor.


2nd Earl of Callendar, Alexander Livingston, b.?, a.1674, d.1685


Nephew of the 1st Earl, and son of Alexander Livingstone, 2nd Earl of Linlithgow, by his second wife Lady Mary Douglas (b.1587-1610, d.?), daughter of William Douglas, 10th Earl of Angus. He died with no legitimate heir, and so the earldom was claimed by George Livingston, heir to the earldom of Linlithgow.


3rd Earl of Callendar, George Livingston, b.a.1653, a.1685, d.1692


Nephew of the 2nd Earl and son of George Livingstone, 3rd Earl of Linlithgow. He obtained the earldom after a legal battle which was settled in 1688. He later became 4th Earl of Linlithgow.



For a continuation of this line, such as it is, please refer to the Linlithgow page.