Earls of Inchcape (1929)
1st Earl of Inchcape, James Lyle
Mackay, b.1852, a.1929, d.1932
James Lyle Mackay went to India in 1874 to join the company
of Mackinnon, Mackenzie & Co (now known as Inchcape
plc). He did much to improve Indiaís
commercial sector. He later served on the boards of various large companies
such as P&O. He was awarded by being invested as a Knight Grand Cross of
the Order of St Michael and St George, a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of
the Star of India and Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. He
was created 1st Baron Inchcape of Strathnvaer in 1911, 1st Viscount Inchcape of Strathnaver in 1924
and finally 1st Earl of Inchcape in 1929,
when he was also created 1st Viscount Glenapp
of Strathnaver, all of these in the peerage of the United Kingdom.
2nd Earl of Inchcape, Kenneth
Mackay, b.1887, a.1932, d.1939
Son of the 1st Earl and Jean Paterson Shanks (b.?, d.1937). He became a barrister and also reached the rank
of Lieutenant in the 12th Lancers. He fought in the First World War.
3rd Earl of Inchcape, Kenneth James
William Mackay, b.1917, a.1939, d.1994
Son of the 2nd Earl and Joan Moriarty (b.?,
d.1933). Educated at Eton and Trinity College
Cambridge, he served, as his father, in the 12th Lancers and fought
in the Second World War. He reached the rank of Major while attached to the 27th
Lancers. In later life he served as Chairman of Inchcape
& Company, and P & O.
4th Earl of Inchcape, Kenneth Peter
Lyle Mackay, b.1943, a.1994
Son of the 3rd Earl and Aline Thorn
Pease (b.1919), daughter of Sir Richard Arthur Pease, 2nd Baronet
Pease of Hummersknott (County Durham). He served in the Army and was later Chairman of Duncan MacNeill Tea International and Glenapp
Estate Company, and was admitted into the Royal Company of Archers. As well as
being 4th Earl, he is also 4th Viscount Inchcape of Strathnaver, 4th
Viscount Glenapp of Strathnaver
and 4th Baron Inchcape of Strathnaver.
The courtest title for the heir is Viscount Glenapp.
(Last updated: 17/06/2009)