Viscount of Arbuthnott
Viscountcy of Arbuthnott Creation date 16 November 1641 Created by King Charles I Peerage Peerage of Scotland First holder Robert Arbuthnott Present holder John Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount Heir apparent John Keith Oxley Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott Remainder to the 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten. Subsidiary titles Lord Inverbervie
Chief of the Name and Arms of Arbuthnott
The title Viscount of Arbuthnott was created in the Peerage of Scotland in 1641, along with the title Lord Inverbervie, for Sir Robert Arbuthnot.
Kincardineshire was a Scottish shire (later known as a county), which had previously been represented by two commissioners in the former Parliament of Scotland. The constituency included the whole shire, except for the Royal burgh of Inverbervie which formed part of the Aberdeen Burghs constituency.
All Viscounts in the Peerage of Scotland have "of" in their titles, but most Scottish Viscounts have dropped the practice of using "of." The only ones who persist in the usage of the word are the Viscount of Arbuthnott, and, to a lesser extent, the Viscount of Oxfuird.
Coat of arms
The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the viscountcy is: Azure a crescent between three mullets argent. This can be translated as: a blue shield containing a white crescent with three white stars around it.
Viscounts of Arbuthnott (1641)
- Robert Arbuthnot, 1st Viscount of Arbuthnott (d. 1655)
- Robert Arbuthnot, 2nd Viscount of Arbuthnott (d. 1682)
- Robert Arbuthnot, 3rd Viscount of Arbuthnott (1663–1694)
- Robert Arbuthnot, 4th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1686–1710)
- John Arbuthnot, 5th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1692–1756)
- John Arbuthnot, 6th Viscount of Arbuthnott (aka the Rich Lord). (1703–1791)
- Son of John Arbuthnot of Fordoun, brother of the 2nd Viscount. Father of 7th Viscount.
- John Arbuthnot, 7th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1754–1800)
- Challenged the legality of his late father's actions, which had included the granting of leases for long periods at low rents."
- John Arbuthnott, 8th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1778–1860)
- John Arbuthnott, 9th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1806–1891)
- John Arbuthnott, 10th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1843–1895)
- David Arbuthnott, 11th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1845–1914)
- William Arbuthnott, 12th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1849–1917)
- Walter Charles Warner Arbuthnott, 13th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1847–1920)
- John Ogilvy Arbuthnott, 14th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1882–1960)
- Robert Keith Arbuthnott, 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott (1897–1966)
- John Campbell Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott (b. 1924)
The heir apparent is (John) Keith Oxley Arbuthnott, Master of Arbuthnott (b. 1950)
The Master's heir apparent is his son Christopher Keith Arbuthnott (b. 1977)
His heir apparent is his son Alexander Nicholas Keith Arbuthnott (b. 2007)
- Bing, Hon Mrs Christy (1999). The Lairds of Arbuthnott. Agnate Press. ISBN 0-9535923-0-8.
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