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[01] The First Peers
Members of the Scots Peerage are Armigers Too !

Since our website is concerned with Scots armigers, we thought it
was time for a look at some of the members of the Peerage of Scotland.

Ever wonder who the Premier Peers were, who was the first peer
in each grade and when were they created ?

SOURCES, NOTES and CREDITS: The sources used were the Wikipedia article on the “Peerage of Scotland” and Sir James Balfour Paul’s “The Scots Peerage”.

We are using Appendix A ( pp 156-158 ) “The Union Roll, 1707”
and Appendix B ( pp 159-160 ) “The Union Roll, 1960” found in the book
“The Sixteen Peers of Scotland” by Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, Bt.
to set the standard as to which peers have precedence in the Peerage of Scotland.

As an example, the five senior Earls are:
[1st] The Earl of Crauford… the Premier Earl
[2nd] The Earl of Errol
[3rd] The Earl Marishal
[4th] The Earl of Sutherland
[5th] The Earl of Mar

The arms chosen are what we believe the then new first peers used and have been illustrated with renditions from John H. Gaylor. In general, the arms have been taken from illustrations and blazons from Paul’s “The Scots Peerage” published between 1904 and 1914.

So, follow along as we try to identify these early lords and upload their images and captions.

If errors are found ( there is always something ) blame your editor and bring them to his attention to be corrected at the email address shown below.

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