High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Earl of Rosslyn is a
title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1801
for Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Baron Loughborough, Lord Chancellor
from 1793 to 1801, with special remainder to his nephew Sir James
St Clair-Erskine, 6th Baronet. Wedderburn had already been created
Baron Loughborough, of Loughborough in the County Leicester, in the
Peerage of Great Britain in 1780, with normal remainder to the
heirs male of his body, and Baron Loughborough, of Loughborough in
the County Surrey, in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1795, with
similar remainder as for the earldom. Lord Rosslyn was childless
and on his death in 1805 the barony of 1780 became extinct. He was
succeeded in the barony of 1795 and in the earldom according to the
special remainders by his aforementioned nephew, the second Earl.
He was a Lieutenant-General in the Army and also held political
office as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council.
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