Talk:Earl of Cambridge

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The earldom of Cambridge is not extinct. It was recreated for William Douglas, Duke of Hamilton, spouse of the daughter of the 1st Duke of Hamilton, and reaffirmed on his son James Douglas-Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton by William III in 1698. The current Duke of Hamilton is the Earl of Cambridge. Will fix this article soon Brendandh 22:59, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Do you have a source on that? john k 05:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Please see Talk:Duke of Hamilton for this issue. I have marked the relevant statements as disputed, as I do not believe User:Brendandh's source backs up his claims. Proteus (Talk) 11:35, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Richard of Conisburgh, 1st Earl of Cambridge[edit]

I notice that Richard of Conisburgh, 1st Earl of Cambridge, on this page links to the Wikipedia article on Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what could be done to rectify the inconsistency?

The spelling of Conisburgh also seems inconsistent, since the Wikipedia article on the family seat is entitled Conisbrough Castle, and Conisbrough seems to be the spelling used on modern maps etc. Again, are there suggestions as to what could be done to rectify the inconsistency? NinaGreen (talk) 18:00, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi, for the ODNB 1/ he is Richard of Conisbrough; 2/ He was granted the title of Earl of Cambridge by Henry V in the Parliament of 1414. So the correct title should be Richard of Conisbrough, 1st Earl of Cambridge. Regards, PurpleHz (talk) 21:54, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

David I of Scotland[edit]

The article Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely#Coat of arms says "The gold field and red 'tressure flory counter flory' were taken from the royal arms of Scotland. This was in reference to the fact that the Earldom of Cambridge was held by David I of Scotland in the twelfth century." Since David was a long-term guest of Henry I of England, this looks like an earlier English grant of the earldom of Cambridge, if true. --Rumping (talk) 14:50, 29 July 2014 (UTC)