SCRIMGEOUR. In the
earlier entry of this work it is stated that the title of earl of
Dundee, conferred in 1660, on John Scrimgeour, 3d Viscount Dudhope,
constable of Dundee, is extinct. It is but in abeyance or dormant. The
patent of the earldom not being on record, its limitations are not
known. The titles of Viscount Dudhope and Baron Scrimgeour, conferred on
Sir John Scrimgeour of Dudhope, Nov. 15, 1641, were to him and the heirs
male of his body, whom failing, to heirs male whatsoever.