The title Lord Falconer of Halkerton
was created in the peerage
on 20 December 1646
, for Sir Alexander Falconer, Lord of Session, with remainder to his heirs-male
whatsoever. King Charles I
granted Sir Alexander a yearly pension of £200 with the title, for his ability, integrity, and affection for administration of Justice.
In 1778, the 8th lord inherited the Earldom of Kintore, and the two titles remained linked until 1966. The lordship then became vacant with the death of Arthur George Keith-Falconer, 13th Lord Falconer of Halkerton and 10th Earl of Kintore, although the earldom of Kintore continued in the female line.
Peter Serrel Falconer (died 2003), an architect, was the presumed heir to the feudal barony (1206) and Lordship (1646) of Halkerton, and had three sons, but did not pursue the claim. Other possible claimants included a West Indian civil servant and a Texan truck driver.
Lords Falconer of Halkerton (1646)
- Sir Alexander Falconer, 1st Lord Falconer of Halkerton (1595- October 1, 1671)
- Alexander Falconer, 2nd Lord Falconer of Halkerton (1620-1684)
- David Falconer, 3rd Lord Falconer of Halkerton (1668-1724)
- Alexander Falconer, 4th Lord Falconer of Halkerton (died 1727)
- David Falconer, 5th Lord Falconer of Halkerton (1681-1751), grandson of brother of the first lord, married Katharine Margaret Keith, dau of William Keith, 2nd Earl of Kintore
- Alexander Falconer, 6th Lord Falconer of Halkerton (1707-1762)
- William Falconer, 7th Lord Falconer of Halkerton (1712-1776)
- Anthony Adrian Falconer, 8th Lord Falconer of Halkerton (died 1804), became 7th Earl of Kintore in 1778
for further Lords Falconer of Halkerton, see Earl of Kintore.
- Kidd, Charles, & Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.