Earl of Lonsdale is a title that has been created twice in British history, firstly in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1784 (becoming extinct in 1802), and then in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1807, both times for members of the Lowther family.
This family descends from Sir Richard Lowther (1529–1607), of Lowther Hall, Westmorland, who served as Lord Warden of the West Marches.
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