Lords Cathcart (1452)
1st Lord Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.?, a.1452, d.1497
Alan Cathcart received the territorial Barony of Cathcart
in 1452. In 1484, he was Master of the Artillery and Warden of the
2nd Lord Cathcart, John Cathcart, b.?, a.1497, d.1535
Grandson of the 1st Lord and Janet Maxwell, and son of Alan Cathcart, Master of Cathcart (b.?, d.b.1497).
3rd Lord Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.?, a.1535, d.1547
Grandson of the 2nd Lord and Margaret Kennedy, and son of Alan Cathcart, Master of Cathcart (b.?, d.1513) and Agnes Lyle, daughter of Robert Lyle, 2nd Lord Lyle. He was killed at the Battle of Pinkie.
4th Lord Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.c.1537, a.1547, d.1618
Son of the 3rd Lord and Helen Sempill (b.?, d.a.1547), daughter of William Sempill, 2nd Lord Sempill. He fought at the Battle of Langside and was Master of the Household to King James VI.
5th Lord Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.c.1600, a.1618, d.1628
Grandson of the 4th Lord and Florence McDougall, and son of Alan Cathcart, Master of Cathcart (b.1562, d.1602) and Isabel Kennedy.
6th Lord Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.1628, a.1628, d.1709
Son of the 5th Lord and Jean Colquhoun, daughter of Sir Alexander Colquhoun of Luss.
7th Lord Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.c.1648, a.1709, d.1732
Son of the 6th Lord and Marion Boswell.
8th Lord Cathcart, Charles Cathcart, b.1686, a.1732, d.1740
Son of the 7th Lord and Elizabeth Dalrymple
(b.1653, d.?), daughter of Sir James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair. He served in the Scots Greys, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
He fought at the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1715 against the Jacobites, playing a
major part in the Crown’s victory. He was Receiver-General for
9th Lord Cathcart, Charles Schaw Cathcart, b.1721, a.1740, d.1776
Son of the 8th Lord and Marion Shaw (b.1700,
d.1733), daughter of Sir John Shaw of
10th Lord Cathcart, William Schaw Cathcart, b.1755, a.1776, d.1843
Son of the 9th Lord and Jane Hamilton (b.1726,
d.1771), a grand-daughter of Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton. Educated at Eton and the University of
Glasgow, he was admitted as an Advocate in 1776 and joined the Army in 1777,
serving first with the 7th Dragoons and the with the 17th
Light Dragoons in North America, where he distinguished himself in combat. From
1779 to 1781 he was Quartermaster-General of all British Forces in
Earls Cathcart (1814)
1st Earl Cathcart, William Schaw Cathcart, as above
2nd Earl Cathcart, Charles Murray Cathcart, b.1783, a.1843, d.1859
Son of the 1st Earl and Elizabeth Elliot (b.?,
d.1847). A career soldier, he fought in conflicts all over Europe, including
3rd Earl Cathcart, Alan Frederick Cathcart, b.1828, a.1859, d.1905
Son of the 2nd Earl and Henrietta Mather (b.?, d.1872). He reached the ran of Lieutenant in the 23 Foot Regiment before retiring early from the Army.
4th Earl Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.1856, a.1905, d.1911
Son of the 3rd Earl and Elizabeth Mary Crompton (b.1831, d.1902), daughter of Sir Samuel Crompton, 1st Baronet. He reached the rank of Lieutenant in the Scots Guards, and died unmarried.
5th Earl Cathcart, George Cathcart, b.1862, a.1911, d.1927
Younger brother of the 4th Earl. He reached the rank of Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales’ Own Yorkshire Regiment.
6th Earl Cathcart, Alan Cathcart, b.1919, a.1927, d.1999
Son of the 5th Earl and Vera Fraser. Educated
7th Earl Cathcart, Charles Alan Andrew Cathcart, b.1952, a.1999
Son of the 6th Earl and his first wife Rosemary Clare Marie Gabrielle Smyth-Osbourne (b.?, d.1980). He served in the Scots Guards before entering into business, and later local politics. He was admitted into the Royal Company of Archers. He is the 7th Earl Cathcart, 7th Baron Greenock, 7th Viscount Cathcart and 16th Lord Cathcart. He is also Chief of Clan Cathcart.
The courtesy title for the heir is Lord Greenock.