The Mar Case reprint listed at the head of the list below is an authoritative, concise and utterly pellucid account of the events surrounding the retrospective creation of the 1565 earldom.

Doubleday, The Mar Case, reprinted from The Complete Peerage, Vol.IX, 1936
Doubleday, The Complete Peerage, Vol.VIII, 1932
The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, 1908
The Earldom of Mar in Sunshine and Shade, 2 vols.  Earl of Crawford, 1882
The Province of Mar, W. Douglas Simpson, Aberdeen University Press, 1943
The Earldom of Mar, W. Douglas Simpson, Aberdeen University Press, 1949
Debrett’s Peerage & Baronetage, 2008
Burke’s Landed Gentry of Great Britain, Vol. 1, 2001
Cracroft’s Peerage online

We are grateful to Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, editor of Cracroft’s Peerage.  His website, which runs to over 3000 pages, is an invaluable source of information on peerages and baronetcies.  See website link below.   


Cracroft’s Peerage
Court of the Lord Lyon
Debrett’s Peerage and Baronetage
Burke’s Peerage


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