Earl of Dundee is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1660 for John Scrymgeour, 3rd Viscount Dudhope. At his death in 1668, Duke of Lauderdale declared that the first Earl had no heirs-male, and had the crown seize all of his lands. The earldom of Dundee became dormant and its holdings and offices were granted to Charles Maitland, 3rd Earl of Lauderdale, the Duke's younger brother. The title was revived in 1953, when it was determined that the first Earl did indeed have heirs-male, contrary to the assertion of the crown. The title was given to Henry James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, who had previously served in the House of Commons and in the Cabinet.
The Earl of Dundee holds the subsidiary titles: Viscount of Dudhope (created 1641), Lord Scrymgeour (created 1641), Lord Inverkeithing (created 1660) and Baron Glassary (created 1954). The first three titles are in the Peerage of Scotland and the Barony of Glassary is in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The eldest son and heir of the earl uses Viscount of Dudhope as his courtesy title. The family seat is Birkhill House near Cupar, Fife.
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