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MELROSE, earl of, a title in the peerage of Scotland, conferred, 20th March 1619, on Sir Thomas Hamilton of Drumcairn, an eminent advocate and lord of session. After holding it for eight years he exchanged it for that of earl of Haddington. Baron Melros, in the peerage of the united kingdom, is the title by which the earls of Haddington have sat in the house of lords since 1827.

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