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Lord Eglinton's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LORD EGLINTON'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 2

1- 8 1s Set&Cast to 3rd place, 1s Set&Cast back to top
9-16 1s lead down the middle, back to top and cast to 2nd place
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret and turn partners 2H (4 pas-de-basque)

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Earl of Eglinton is a title in the Peerage of Scotland and the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Montgomery.

The family seat is Balhomie House, near Cargill, Perthshire. The ancestral seat was Eglinton Castle, in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire.

In 1859, the thirteenth Earl of Eglinton, Archibald Montgomerie, was also created Earl of Winton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, which gave him an automatic seat in the House of Lords, and both earldoms have been united since.

Furthermore, other titles held with the earldoms are: Lord Montgomerie (created 1449), Baron Ardrossan (1806) and Baron Seton and Tranent (1859). The first is in the Peerage of Scotland, while the latter two are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

Lords Montgomerie (1449)

Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie (d. c. 1470)
Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Lord Montgomerie (c. 1460-1545) (created Earl of Eglinton in 1508).

Earls of Eglinton (1508)

Hugh Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Eglinton (c. 1460-1545)
Hugh Montgomerie, 2nd Earl of Eglinton (d. 1546)
Hugh Montgomerie, 3rd Earl of Eglinton (1531?-1585)
Hugh Montgomerie, 4th Earl of Eglinton (1563-1586)
Hugh Montgomerie, 5th Earl of Eglinton (d. 1612)
Alexander Montgomerie, 6th Earl of Eglinton (1588-1661)
Hugh Montgomerie, 7th Earl of Eglinton (1613-1669)
Alexander Montgomerie, 8th Earl of Eglinton (d. 1701)
Alexander Montgomerie, 9th Earl of Eglinton (c. 1660-1729)
Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton (1723-1769)
Archibald Montgomerie, 11th Earl of Eglinton (1726-1796)
Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (1739-1819)
Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, 1st Earl of Winton (1812-1861)
Archibald William Montgomerie, 14th Earl of Eglinton, 2nd Earl of Winton (1841-1892)
George Arnulph Montgomerie, 15th Earl of Eglinton, 3rd Earl of Winton (1848-1919)
Archibald Seton Montgomerie, 16th Earl of Eglinton, 4th Earl of Winton (1880-1945)
Archibald William Alexander Montgomerie, 17th Earl of Eglinton, 5th Earl of Winton (1914-1966)
Archibald George Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton, 6th Earl of Winton (1939-2018)
Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie, 19th Earl of Eglinton, 7th Earl of Winton (b. 1966)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Rhuridh Seton Archibald Montgomerie, Lord Montgomerie (b. 2007).

Ballroom At Eglinton Castle
The Ballroom At Eglinton Castle, c. 1840

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Earl of Eglinton article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Hodgson (The Eglinton Tournament) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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