Earls of Dysart (1643)
1st Earl of Dysart, William Murray, b.?, a.1643, d.1653
William Murray was descended from a branch of the Murrays
of Tullibardine. His uncle served as secretary to King Charles I and introduced
him to Court, where he became the Kingís whipping boy. However, he was later
rewarded when he became a Gentleman of the Bedchamber in 1626, and he also
served as an MP for Fowey, and later for East Looe, in
2nd Earl (Countess) of Dysart, Elizabeth Murray, b.?, a.1653, d.1698
Daughter of the 1st Earl and Catherine Bruce
(b.?, d.1649). She succeeded to her fatherís titles under the laws of
succession of the earldom, and was a favourite of Charles II. In 1651 she
married Sir Lionel Tollemache (b.?, d.1669), 3rd Baronet Talmash of
3rd Earl of Dysart, Lionel Tollemache, b.1648, a.1698, d.1727
Son of 2nd Earl (Countess) and her first
husband as described above. He represented
4th Earl of Dysart, Lionel Tollemache, b.1708, a.1727, d.1770
Grandson of the 3rd Earl and Grace Wilbraham (b.?, d.1740), daughter of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, 3rd Baronet Wilbraham of Woodhey, Chester and Weston-under-Lizard in Staffordshire, and son of Lionel Tollemache, Lord Huntingtower (b.1682, d.1712) and Henrietta Cavendish (b.?, d.1717-1718), an illegitimate daughter of Sir William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire. He was invested as a Knight of the Thistle in 1743.
5th Earl of Dysart, Lionel Tollemache, b.1734, a.1770, d.1799
Son of the 4th Earl and Lady Grace Carteret (b.?, d.1755), daughter of Sir John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville. He married Charlotte Walpole (b.?, d.1759), a grand-daughter of Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister and 1st Earl of Oxford, but they had no children.
6th Earl of Dysart, Wilbraham Tollemache, b.1739, a.1799, d.1821
Younger brother of the 5th Earl.
7th Earl (Countess) of Dysart, Louisa Tollemache, b.1745, a.1821, d.1840
With both the previous holders having died without children, and no surviving male heir of the 4th Earl, the titles fell to the eldest daughter of that earl by the rights of succession.
8th Earl of Dysart, Lionel William John Tollemache, b.1794, a.1840, d.1878
Grandson of the 7th Countess and her husband John Manners (an illegitimate grandson of John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland), and son of William Talmash, Lord Huntingtower (b.1766, d.1833) (later also 1st Baronet Manners of Hainby Hall, Lincolnshire), and Catherine Rebecca Grey (b.?, d.1852), his father having been christened as William Manners, but having changed his surname back to Tollemache in 1821 when he became heir-apparent after his mother, the Countess.
9th Earl of Dysart, William John Manners Tollemache, b.1859, a.1878, d.1935
Grandson of the 8th Earl and his cousin Maria
Elizabeth Toone (b.?, d.1869), and son of William Lionel Felix Tollemache, Lord
Huntingtower (b.1820, d.1872) and his cousin Katharine Elizabeth Camila Burke
(b.?, d.1896), daughter of Sir Joseph Burke, 11th Baronet Bourke of Glinsk,
10th Earl (Countess) of Dysart, Wenefryde Agatha Scott, b.1889, a.1935, d.1975
When the previous earl died without heirs, the earldom devolved to the senior living female of the line, daughter of the 9th Earlís sister Agnes Mary Manner Tollemache (b.1855, d.1912) and her husband Charles Norman Lindsay Tollemache Scott (b.?, d.1938). The baronetcy, following different rules of succession, devolved to a distant Tollemache cousin.
11th Earl (Countess) of Dysart, Rosamund Agnes Greaves, b.1914, a.1975, d.2003
Daughter of the 10th Countess and Major Owain Edward Whitehead Greaves (b.b.1898, d.1941). She never married.
12th Earl (Countess) of Dysart, Katherine Greaves, b.1918, a.2003
Younger sister of the 11th Countess. She married Lieutenant-Colonel John Peter Grant of Rothiemurchus in Inverness-shire, and is also 11th Lady Huntingtower.
The courtesy title for the heir is Lord Huntingtower.