Past Captains General

YEARS

CAPTAINS-GENERAL

1677-1703 John, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Atholl KT
1703-1714 George, Viscount Tarbat, later Earl of Cromarty
1715-1720 David, 4th Earl of Wemyss
1720-1724 vacant
1724-1743 James, 5th Duke of Hamilton and 2nd Duke of Brandon KT
1743-1756 James, 5th Earl of Wemyss
1756-1778 Charles, 3rd Duke of Queensberry and 2nd Duke of Dover
1779-1812 Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and 5th Duke of Queensberry KG KT
1812-1819 Charles, 4th Duke of Buccleuch and 6th Duke of Queensberry KT
1819-1823 John, 4th Earl of Hopetoun GCB
1824-1830 James, 3rd Duke of Montrose KG
1830-1838 George, 9th Earl of Dalhousie GCB
1838-1884 Walter Francis, 5th Duke of Buccleuch and 7th Duke of Queensberry KG PC
1884-1900 Schomberg Henry, 9th Marquess of Lothian KT PC
1900-1914 William Henry Walter, 6th Duke of Buccleuch and 8th Duke of Queensberry KG
1914-1929 Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery KG KT
1929-1935 John Charles, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and 9th Duke of Queensberry KT GCVO
1935-1952 Sidney Herbert, 16th Lord Elphinstone KT
1953-1961 John, 12th Earl of Stair KT DSO
1962-1973 Walter John, 8th Duke of Buccleuch and 10th Duke of Queensberry KT PC GCVO TD
1973-1988 John, 13th Earl of Stair KCVO MBE
1988-1996 Ronald, 2nd Baron Clydesmuir KT CB MBE TD
1996-2004 Major Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple Bt GCVO
2004-2011 David, 13th Earl of Airlie KT GCVO PC JP