Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar

Margaret Alison of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar (born 19 September 1940) is a Scottish hereditary peer and politician. She was a crossbench member of the House of Lords from 1975 to 2020 and was one of 92 hereditary peers elected to remain in the Lords in 1999. She is the holder of the original earldom of Mar, the oldest peerage title in the United Kingdom. She is the only suo jure countess and was the only female hereditary peer in the House of Lords from 2014 to 2020. She is also a farmer and former specialist goats cheesemaker in Great Witley, Worcestershire.

The Countess of Mar
Member of the House of Lords
as a hereditary peer
11 September 1975  11 November 1999
Preceded byThe 30th Earl of Mar
Succeeded bySeat abolished
as an elected hereditary peer
11 November 1999  1 May 2020
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byThe 9th Baron Londesborough
Personal details
Margaret Alison Lane

(1940-09-19) 19 September 1940 (age 82)
Political partyCrossbench
Edwin Noel Artiss
(m. 1959; div. 1976)
John Salton
(m. 1976; div. 1981)
John Jenkin
(m. 1982)
ChildrenSusan of Mar, Mistress of Mar

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