Earl of Rothes facts for kids
The Earl of Rothes was a title given to the ruler of Leslie, starting with George Leslie in 1458, given the title by James II of Scotland but has now evolved to a completely hereditary title since the local council now rules Leslie and has since around the 1950's. The title is mostfamous for being given to Norman Leslie, husband to Noel Leslie, a titanic survivor who died in 1956.
Another title given to the Earl of Rothes from 1445-possibly 1773 which was Lord Leslie but even then was a hereditary title to show their success in the Leslie family and Clan Leslie/Rothes.
Original Earls of Rothes (1458-1680)
|Name||Became Earl||Seized to be Earl||Become Lord||Birth||Died|
|George Leslie (I)||sometime 1458||1490 (death)||sometime 1445||c. 1417||1490|
|George Leslie (II)||25th May 1492||1509 (title retired temporaraly)||before 1492||1400's||1513|
|William Leslie (I)||1513 (George's death)||Later in 1513 (death)||before 1513||1400's||1513|
|George Leslie (III)||1st April 1517 (probably)||24th November 1558 (death)||never (probably)||1400's||1558|
|Andrew Leslie (I)||24th November 1558 (father's death)||1611 (death)||never (probably)||before 1541||1611|
|John Leslie (I)||1621 (recognition as heir)||23rd August 1641 (death)||never (probably)||1600||1641|
|John Leslie (II)||23rd August 1641 (father's death)||1680 (became duke)||never (probably)||1630||1681|
Duke of Rothes (1680-1681)
|Name||Became Duke||Seized to be Duke||Birth||Died||Depiction|
who also served
as Earl of Rothes
and in 1681.
He died in 1681,
after being earl
again for a short
|1680||1681 (abdicated and became Earl)||1630||1681|
Earl of Rothes restored (1681 -)
|Name||Birth||Death||Became Earl or Countess||Seized to be Earl or Countess||Marriage|
|Margaret Leslie||1600's||c. 1700||1681 (husbands death)||c. 1700 (her death)||John Leslie m. 1648|
|John Hamilton Leslie||1679||1722||1701 (legitimized as successor)||1722||Lady Jean Hay m. 29th April 1697|
|John Leslie||1698||10th December 1767||sometime 1722 (fathers death)||10th December 1767 (death)||Hannah Howard m. 1741, d. 1763
Mary Lloyd m. 1763, he died 1767
|John Leslie||April 19th 1744||June 18th 1773||10th December 1767||1773 (death)||Jane Maitland m. April 4, 1768|
19th Century (modern history)
|Name||Birth||Death||Term as Earl or Countess||Marriage||Children|
|Jane E. Leslie||May 1750||June 2nd 1810||sometime 1773 - June 1810||George Raymond Evelyn m. 1766, William Evelyn Glanville m. 1772||6 children|
|George W. Leslie||March 1768||February 11th 1817||June 1810 - February 1817||2 wifes, one in 1789 and August 1798||6 children|
|Henrietta A. Leslie||sometime 1790||January 30th 1819||February 1817 - January 1819||George Gwyther (Leslie when Married) m. 1809||6 children|
|George W. E. Leslie||November 1809||March 10th 1841||January 1819 - March 1841||Louisa Leslie m. May 7th of 1831||2 children|
|George W. E. Leslie II||February 1835||January 2nd 1859||March 1841 - January 1859||Never married, succeeded by his older sister||None|
|Henrietta A. M. Leslie||sometime 1832||sometime 1886||January 1859 - 1886 (death)||George Waldergrave, m. sometime in 1861||1 child|
|Mary E. Leslie||July 1811||September 1893||1886 - September 1893||Martin Edward Haworth-Leslie m. 11th August 1835||Fourteen|
20th Century (modern history)
|Name||Birth||Death||Term as Earl or Countess||Depiction|
|Norman Evelyn Leslie
Husband of titanic
survivor "Noel Leslie"
who died 1955.
Earl of Rothes from
1893-1927 and last
to stay in Leslie
Went through the reign
of Victoria, Edward VII
and nearly to the end
of George V's reign.
|13th July 1877||29th March 1927||September 19th 1893 - 29th March 1927|
Son of Norman and
Noel Leslie, brought up
in Leslie house but
moved to London
during the begging
of World War I.
Went through the reign
of George V, Edward
VIII, George VI and
Elizabeth II (to 1975)
|8th February 1902||7th May 1975||29th March 1927 - 7th May 1975|
21st Century (modern history)
|Name||Birth||Death||Term||Depiction or Photograph|
|Ian Lionel Malcolm Leslie||10th May 1937||15th April 2005||7th May 1975 - 15th April 2005|
|James Malcolm David Leslie||4th June 1958||N/A||Since 15th April 2005||Yet to be photographed since the start
of his term on the 15th April 2005
James Malcolm Leslie has had no children and the heir at the moment is his brother Alexander John Leslie, the master of Rothes who will take over as earl following the death or abdication of James Malcolm Leslie.
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