The History of Leith

January 12, 2012

Viscount of Primrose

Viscount of Primrose was a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1703 for Sir James Primrose, 3rd Baronet, along with the subsidiary title Lord Primrose and Castlefield. He was the grandson of Archibald Primrose, a Lord of Session under the title Lord Carrington, who in 1651 was created a Baronet, of Carrington in the County of Selkirk, in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia. The peerages became extinct on the death of the third Viscount in 1741. However, the baronetcy was passed on to the late Viscount’s cousin James Primrose, 2nd Earl of Rosebery, who became the fifth Baronet of Carrington. He was the son of Archibald Primrose, 1st Earl of Rosebery, fourth son of Sir Archibald Primrose, 1st Baronet. For further history of the baronetcy, see the Earl of Rosebery. for more click here

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