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)