Earl of Lindsey
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Earldom of Lindsey

The title of the Earl of Lindsey was created in the Peerage of England in 1626.  The 1st Earl of Lindsey was Robert Bertie (1582-1642).  From 1706, the holders of this title were also Marquess of Lindsey and from 1715 Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, but these titles became extinct in 1809.  With the extinction of the senior line of the Bertie family in 1938, the title of Earl of Lindsey was inherited by the Earl of Abingdon (created 1682).  The current holder of the title is Richard Henry Rupert Bertie, 14th Earl of Lindsey and 9th Earl of Abingdon.  The family seat is at Gilmilnscroft House, near Mauchline, in East Ayrshire.

Thus the Earldom of Lindsey has no genealogical affiliation with the Lindsay surname nor The Clan Lindsay of Scotland.  The only purpose for featuring the Earldom of Lindsey at the Lindsay International web site is to ensure that there is no confusion within the worldwide community of Lindsays/Lindseys regarding its affiliation with The Clan Lindsay.