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TEVIOT, Earl of, a title in the peerage of Scotland, conferred 2d February 1663, by Charles II., on Lieutenant-general Andrew Rutherford, Lord Rutherford, with limitation to the heirs male of his body. He was killed at Tangier, 4th May 1664, without issue, when the earldom became extinct. (See RUTHERFORD, Lord).

TEVIOT, Viscount of, a title in the peerage of Scotland, conferred 20th October 1685, on the Hon. Robert Spencer, brother of Henry, first earl of Sunderland, in the peerage of England. On his death, the peerage became extinct.

The title of Viscount of Teviot, in the peerage of Scotland, was next conferred in 1696, on Sir Thomas Livingston, baronet, elder son of Sir Thomas Livingston, created a baronet of Nova Scotia by Charles I., 29th June 1627. The latter was the son of Mungo Livingston of Newbigging, of the Kilsyth family, younger son of William Livingston of Jerviswood, which estate was sold by his elder brother, William Livingston, to George Baillie, merchant in Edinburgh. Sir Thomas Livingston, the father, was a colonel of infantry in the Dutch service. He married a daughter of the celebrated Colonel Edmond of Stirling, and had two sons, Thomas, viscount of Teviot, and Alexander, also in the Dutch service, who succeeded his brother in the baronetcy, but died without issue.

Sir Thomas, the elder son, like his father, commanded a regiment of foot in the Dutch service, and came to England with the prince of Orange at the Revolution. On 31st December 1688, he was promoted to the command of the 2d dragoons or royal Scots Greys, and acquired considerable distinction in the campaigns of King William. He was appointed commander-in-chief of the forces in Scotland, sworn a privy councillor, and had the rank of major-general, 1st, 1st January 1696. He was created viscount of Teviot, by patent, dated 4th December 1696, to himself and the heirs male lawfully procreated of his body, and became lieutenant-general, 1st January 1704. He died at London, 14th January 1711, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, where his brother erected a noble monument to his memory. As he left no issue, his title of viscount of Teviot became extinct. He married a foreign lady, named Macktellina, Walrave de Nimmeguen, and in Fountainhall’s Decisions, (vol. ii. p. 139), there is a report of a cause against him by his wife, for an aliment.

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