TARRAS, Earl of, a title
in the peerage of Scotland, conferred by patent, dated 4th September
1660, for life only, on Walter Scott of Highchester, eldest son of Sir
Gideon Scott of Highchester, second son of Sir William Scott of Harden.
The earl died in 1693, aged about 48, when, though he left issue, his
title being a life-peerage, became extinct.