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Haig, Earl (UK, 1919)


Creation: let. pat. 29 Sep 1919


Family name: Haig




Azure a Saltire between two Mullets in chief and base and a Decrescent and an Increscent in fess Argent


A Rock proper


On either side a Bay Horse caparisoned, mounted on the dexter supporter a Trooper of the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars, habited armed and accoutred, and mounted on the sinister supporter a Lancer of the 17th (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers habited armed and accoutred all proper


Tyde What May



Douglas [Haig], 1st Earl Haig, KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE

5th son of John Haig, of Cameron Bridge, co. Fife, by his wife Rachael Mackerras Veitch, dau. and cohrss. of Hugh Veitch, of Stewartfield


19 Jun 1861


11 Jul 1905 Hon Dorothy Maud Vivian DGStJ, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandria 1889-1905 (b. 9 Jul 1879; d. 18 Oct 1939), 2nd dau. of Hussey Crespigny [Vivian], 3rd Baron Vivian, by his wife Louisa Alice Duff, only dau. of Robert George Duff, of Wellington Lodge, Ryde, Isle of Wight


1. Hon George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, later 2nd Earl Haig

1. Lady Alexandra Henrietta Louisa Haig (b. 9 Mar 1907; d. 15 Aug 1997), mar. (1) 10 Jun 1941 (div. 1954) Rear Adml Clarence Dinsmore Howard-Johnston CG DSO DSC, son of John Howard-Johnston by his wife Countess Pierre de Breuil de St Germain, and (2) 4 Oct 1954 Hugh Redwald [Trevor-Roper], Baron Dacre of Glanton (Life Peer), and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Victoria Doris Rachel Haig (b. 7 Nov 1908; d. 1993), mar. 10 Aug 1929 (div. 1951) as his first wife Brig (Claud) Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott DSO OStJ (b. 13 Jul 1906; d. 24 Jan 1971), 1st son of Lt Col Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu-Douglas-Scott CMG DSO (by his wife Marie Josephine Edwards, 2nd dau. of James Edwards, of Dovercourt, co. Essex), 5th son of William Henry [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 6th Duke of Buccleuch, and had issue

3. Lady Irene Violet Freesia Janet Augusta Haig CStJ (b. 7 Oct 1919), mar. 4 Oct 1945 Gavin [Astor], 2nd Baron Astor of Hever, and has issue


30 Jan 1928


29 Sep 1919 Baron Haig of Bemersyde, of Bemersyde in the County of Berwick, Viscount Dawick and Earl Haig

suc. by



joined 7th Hussars 1885, Capt 1891, Brevet Major 1889, Brevet Lt Col 1900, Inspector General of Cavalry, India 1903, Maj General 1904, Director of Military Training 1906, Chief of Staff, India 1909-11, GOC-in-C Aldershot 1912-14, Lt Gen 1914, commanded 1st Army Corps British Expeditionary Force 1914 and 1st British Army in France 1914-15, Commander-in-Chief British Expeditionary Force 1915-19, Field Marshal 1917, GOC-in-C Great Britain 1919; CB 1900; CVO 1903; KCVO 1909; KCIE 1911; KCB 1913; GCB 1916; GCVO 1916; Knight of the Thistle 1917; OM 1919; gifted Bemersyde House in 1921, thus becoming 29th Laird of Bemersyde; Chancellor of St Andrews University 1922


George Alexander Eugene Douglas [Haig], 2nd Earl Haig, OBE DL


15 Mar 1918

mar. (1)

19 Jul 1956 (div. 1981) Adrienne Thérèse Morley (b. 1930; d. 3 Jan 2010), only dau. of Derrick Morley, of Quaives, Wickhambreaux, co. Kent

children by first wife

1. Hon Alexander Douglas Derrick Haig, later 3rd Earl Haig

1. Lady (Adrienne) Raina Haig (b. 19 Feb 1958)

2. Lady (Elizabeth) Vivienne Thérèse Haig (b. 1 Mar 1959)

mar. (2)

24 Mar 1981 Donna Gerolama Lopez y Royo di Taurisano


10 Jul 2009

suc. by

son by first wife


Page of Honour to George VI 1937; 2nd Lieut 1938, Capt 1938-41; Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire and Berwickshire 1952-67, Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire 1967-70 and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ettrick, Lauderdale and Roxburghshire since 1977; President British Commonwealth Ex-Services League 1960-96; National Chairman British Legion Scotland 1962-65; OBE 1966; KStJ 1977; President Earl Haig Fund Scotland 1980-86


Alexander Douglas Derrick [Haig], 3rd Earl Haig


30 Jun 1961


There is no heir to the Earldom of Haig.


 Last updated 8 Feb 2010




3rd Earl Haig

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Sep 1919)

3rd Viscount Dawick

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Sep 1919)

3rd Baron Haig of Bemersyde, of Bemersyde in the County of Berwick

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Sep 1919)

31st Laird of Bemersyde

Chief of the Name and Arms of Haig



Bemersyde House, Melrose, Roxburghshire TD6 9DP

Tel:  01835 822762



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