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Earls of Moray

The title Earl of Moray (pronounced "Murry") has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland.

Prior to the formal establishment of the peerage, Earl of Moray, numerous individuals ruled the kingdom of Moray or Mormaer of Moray until 1130 when the kingdom was destroyed by David I of Scotland. [1][2][3]


Earls of Moray, First Creation (1312)

Earls of Moray, Second Creation (1372)

  • John Dunbar, 4th Earl of Moray (d. 1391)
  • Thomas Dunbar, 5th Earl of Moray (d. 1422?)
  • Thomas Dunbar, 6th Earl of Moray (d. ?)
  • James Dunbar, 7th Earl of Moray (d. 1429)
  • Elizabeth Dunbar, 8th Countess of Moray (d. 1485) (forfeit 1455)
    • Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray (d. 1455), brother of the 8th and 9th Earls of Douglas (acceded 145?), her 1st husband
    • James Crichton, 2nd Lord Crichton and Earl of Moray (d. 1454) (acceded 1452), the husband of her sister

Earls of Moray, Third Creation (1501)

  • James Stewart, Earl of Moray (c. 1499–1544)

Earls of Moray, Fourth Creation (1549)

  • George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly, Earl of Moray (1514–1562) until 1560

Earls of Moray, Fifth Creation (1562)

  • James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (c. 1531–1570)
  • Elizabeth Stewart, 2nd Countess of Moray (d. 1591)
  • James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray (d. 1592)
  • James Stewart, 3rd Earl of Moray (d. 1638)
  • James Stewart, 4th Earl of Moray (d. 1653)
    • James Stuart, Lord Doune
  • Alexander Stuart, 5th Earl of Moray (d. 1701)
    • James Stuart, Lord Doune (d. 1685)
  • Charles Stuart, 6th Earl of Moray (d. 1735)
  • Francis Stuart, 7th Earl of Moray (d. 1739)
  • James Stuart, 8th Earl of Moray (1708–1767)
  • Francis Stuart, 9th Earl of Moray (1737–1810)
  • Francis Stuart, 10th Earl of Moray (1771–1848)
  • Francis Stuart, 11th Earl of Moray (1795–1859)
  • John Stuart, 12th Earl of Moray (1797–1867)
  • Archibald George Stuart, 13th Earl of Moray (1810–1872)
  • George Philip Stuart, 14th Earl of Moray (1816–1895)
  • Edmund Archibald Stuart, 15th Earl of Moray (1840–1901)
  • Francis James Stuart, 16th Earl of Moray (1842–1909)
  • Morton Gray Stuart, 17th Earl of Moray (1855–1930)
  • Francis Douglas Stuart, 18th Earl of Moray (1892–1943)
  • Archibald John Morton Stuart, 19th Earl of Moray (1894–1974)
  • Douglas John Moray Stuart, 20th Earl of Moray (1928–2011)
  • John Douglas Stuart, 21st Earl of Moray (b. 1966)

The heir apparent is his son James Douglas Stuart, Lord Doune (b. 2002).

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