Earl of Newcastle


Earl of Newcastle

Earl of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a title that has been created two times. The first creation came in the Peerage of England in 1623 in favour of Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox. He was made Duke of Richmond at the same time. For information on this creation, see the Duke of Lennox. The second creation came in the Peerage of England in 1628 in favour of William Cavendish, 1st Viscount Mansfield. He was later created Marquess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. For more information on this creation, see the latter title.

The title of "Earl of Newcastle" was also created in the Jacobite Peerage in 1692 for Pierce Butler, 3rd Viscount of Galmoye. He was the husband of Henrietta Fitzjames, widow of Henry Waldegrave, 1st Baron Waldegrave and natural daughter of King James II by his mistress Arabella Churchill.

Earls of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, First creation (1623)

*see the Duke of Lennox

Earls of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Second creation (1628)

*see the Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

References

*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]
* [http://www.thepeerage.com/ www.thepeerage.com]


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