Earls of Ormonde (c.1445)
1st Earl of Ormonde, Hugh Douglas, b.?, a.c.1445, d.1455
Younger brother of William Douglas, 8th Earl of Douglas. When the
Marquess of Ormonde (1476)
1st Marquess of Ormonde, James Stewart, b.1476, a.1476, d.1504
Son of King James III and Queen Margaret of
Marquess of Ormonde (1603)
1st Marquess of Ormonde, Charles Stuart, b.1600, a.1603, d.1649
Son of King James VI and Queen Anne of
Earls of Ormonde (1651)
1st Earl of Ormond, Archibald Douglas, b.c.1609, a.1651, d.1655
He was heir to William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas (for whom see the earls of Angus). Archibald died before his father, and the Angus titles were inherited by his oldest son, James Douglas. Although it was never officially recognised by the state, the title of Earl of Ormonde was assumed by another son, also Archibald Douglas, who also became 1st Earl of Forfar. Both titles became extinct at the death of the next holder.
This title has also been created several times in the Peerage of Ireland.
(Last updated: 02/09/2009)