1st Lord Campbell, Hugh Campbell, b.?, a.1601, d.1622
Hugh Campbell was the son of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun, Sheriff of Ayr and a prominent member of the extensive family of the Campbells of Lochaw, and Isobel Drummond.
2nd Lord Campbell, John Campbell, b.1598, a.1619, d.1663
Grandson-in-law of the 1st Lord, having married Margaret
Campbell, Baroness Loudoun (b.c.1605, d.a.1663), grand-daughter of the 1st
Lord and Margaret Gordon (b.?, d.1607), and daughter of George Campbell, Master
of Loudoun, and Jean Fleming (b.?, d.1612), daughter of John Fleming, 1st
Earl of Wigton. He was the son of Sir James Campbell
of Lawers (b.?, d.1645) and Jean Colville, daughter of James Colville, 1st
Lord Culross. He was ceded the lordship by his grandfather-in-law in 1619, and
was created 1st Earl of Loudoun and 1st Lord Tarrinzean
and Mauchline in 1633. He was a leading opponent of King Charles Iís attempt to
impose a new Prayer Book in
Earls of Loudoun (1633)
1st Earl of Loudoun, John Campbell, as above
2nd Earl of Loudoun, James Campbell, b.?, a.1663, d.1684
Son of the 1st Earl and Margaret Campbell, Baroness Loudoun as mentioned above.
3rd Earl of Loudoun, Hugh Campbell, b.?, a.1684, d.1731
Son of the 2nd Earl and Lady Margaret Montgomerie, daughter of Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton.
4th Earl of Loudoun, John Campbell, b.1705, a.1731, d.1782
Son of the 3rd Earl and Margaret Dalrymple (b.c.1677,
d.1777), daughter of John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair.
During the Jacobite Rebellion, he raised a regiment to support the Hanoverian side.
During 1746, he was stationed at Inverness, and ventured forth in search of the
Pretender but was ignominiously routed by a handful of Jacobites under the
instructions of Lady Anne Farquharson-Mackintosh, wife of the Chief of Clan
Farquharson, near Moy Hall, where the Lady was hostess to the Prince. He then
5th Earl of Loudoun, James Mure-Campbell, b.1726, a.1782, d.1786
Cousin of the 4th Earl, being the son of the 3rd Earlís younger brother Sir James Campbell (b.?, d.1745) and Lady Jane Boyle (b.?, d.1729), daughter of David Boyle, 1st Earl of Glasgow.
6th Earl (Countess) of Loudoun, Flora Mure-Campbell, b.1780, a.1786, d.1840
Daughter of the 5th Earl and Lady Flora Macleod (b.?, d.1780). She married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira and 17th Lord Botreaux.
7th Earl of Loudoun, George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, b.1808, a.1840, d.1844
Son of the 6th Countess and the 1st Marquess of
8th Earl of Loudoun, Paulyn Reginald Serlo Rawdon-Hastings, b.1832, a.1840, d.1851
Son of the 7th Earl and Barbara Yelverton, Baroness Grey (b.1810, d.1858).
9th Earl of Loudoun, Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet Rawdon-Hastings, b.1842, a.1851, d.1868
Younger brother of the 8th Earl. When he died with no children, his English baronies (of Grey and of Botreaux) fell into abeyance as he had more than one sister. By Scottish laws of inheritance, his older sister succeeded to the earldom.
10th Earl (Countess) of Loudoun, Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings, b.1833, a.1868, d.1874
Older sister of the 9th Earl. In 1871, she also obtained the
title of 21st Baroness Botreaux in her own right, the barony of Grey
eventually being bestowed on her younger sister Bertha. The Countess of Loudoun
spent substantial effort in repairing the ancient family seat of
11th Earl of Loudoun, Charles Edward Rawdon-Hastings, b.1855, a.1874, d.1920
Son of the 10th Countess and Charles Frederick Abney-Hastings
12th Earl (Countess) of Loudoun, Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings, b.1883, a.1920, d.1960
By the rules of the English barony, when the 11th Earl died
without children, this title of Baron Donnington transferred to his next
surviving brother Gilbert Theophilus Clifton-Hastings-Campbell (b.1859,
d.1927), who had four daughters and no son. The barony then became extinct as
there was no single female eligible to inherit. However, the earldom of Loudoun
passed to the heir-male, who was the daughter of Major Paulyn Francis Cuthbert
Rawdon-Hastings (b.1856, d.1907), the 11th Earlís older brother who
had died before his father. The Countess and her sister petitioned for the
extinct baronies in 1920, and these were granted between them in 1921, with the
Countess receiving the baronies of Botreaux, Stanley and Hastings of Hastings.
Later that year, they also petitioned for the earldoms of
13th Earl (Countess) of Loudoun, Barbara Huddleston Abney-Hastings, b.1919, a.1960, d.2002
Daughter of the 12th Countess and Reginald Mowbray Chichester Huddleston.
14th Earl of Loudoun, Michael Abney-Hastings, b.1942, a.2002
Son of the 13th Countess and Captain Walter Strickland Lord,
her older brother having been killed on active service in Italy during the
Second World War. He emigrated to
The courtesy title for the heir is Lord Mauchline.
(Last updated: 15/07/2009)