Charles Cathcart, 7th Earl Cathcart Politician

Charles Alan Andrew Cathcart, the 7th Earl Cathcart (born 30 November 1952), styled Lord Greenock until 1999, is a British peer and member of the House of Lords and Chief of the Name and Arms of Clan Cathcart. Lord Cathcart was educated at Eton, was a member of the Scots Guards, and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He succeeded to the title Earl Cathcart upon the death of his father, Alan Cathcart, 6th Earl Cathcart, in 1999. In 2007 he was elected as one of the 92 remaining hereditary peers, replacing Charles Stourton, 26th Baron Mowbray. In 1981 he married Vivien Clare Skinner; she is an interior decorator under the name Vivien Greenock.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 30th, 1952
Date of death
1999 at age of 46


1. Eton College Independent school

Eton College, usually referred to as Eton, is a British independent boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as "The King's College of Our Lady of Eton besides Wyndsor".

Type University
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SL4 6DW - Windsor, Berkshire
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Hereditary peer


Hereditary peers form part of the Peerage in the United Kingdom. There are over eight hundred peers who hold titles that may be inherited. Formerly, most of them were entitled to sit in the House of Lords, but since the House of Lords Act 1999 was passed, only ninety-two are permitted to do so. Peers are called to the House of Lords with a writ of summons. A hereditary title is not necessarily a title of the peerage. For instance, baronets and baronetesses may pass on their titles, but they are not peers. Conversely, the holder of a non-hereditary title may belong to the peerage, as with life peers. Peerages may be created by means of letters patent, but the granting of new hereditary peerages has dwindled, with only six having been created since 1965.

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