Elizabeth Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland

The Right Honourable
The Countess of Sutherland

Arms of the Countess of Sutherland
Born (1921-03-30) 30 March 1921
Title Countess of Sutherland
Tenure 1 February 1963 – present
Other titles Lady Strathnaver
Residence Dunrobin Castle
Predecessor The 5th Duke of Sutherland
Heir apparent Alastair Sutherland,
Lord Strathnaver
Spouse(s) Charles Jansen
Parents Lord Alastair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower and Elizabeth Demarest

Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland (born 30 March 1921) is a Scottish noblewoman.[1]

Early life

She was born Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, the only child of Major Lord Alastair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1890–1921), a son of Cromartie, Duke of Sutherland, and his wife Elizabeth Demarest (1892–1931), the former wife of John G. A. Leishman, Jr. and a daughter of Warren Gardner Demarest of New York City.

Her father died while taking part in a big game expedition in Rhodesia, contracting malaria and dying there on 28 April 1921, aged 31. Her mother then married, in 1931, Baron George Osten Driesen, but died three months later. Elizabeth then became a ward of her uncle George, Duke of Sutherland. Upon his death, she succeeded in her own right as the twenty-fourth Countess of Sutherland and Lady Strathnaver,[2] whilst the Dukedom and the other titles that could pass in the male line only were inherited by the Earl of Ellesmere. She also inherited most of her uncle's large land-holdings, including Dunrobin Castle. She subsequently dropped the double-barrels in her family name, in order to be recognised as Chief of Clan Sutherland.


The Countess married Charles Noel Janson (1917 - 2006) on 5 January 1946 and had four children:[3]




  1. "Conqueror23". Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. http://www.clansutherland.org/FrChief.htm
  3. Theroff, Paul. "sutherland". www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/ (Paul Theroff’s Royal Genealogy Site).

External links

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower
Countess of Sutherland
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