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Once again it has been updated. I have added the Dudley, Sidney and Coke Earls to this table 

This is probably one of the most complicated parts of Leicester's history. The Earldom hasn't just been passed along a family line, but has transferred between several different families at the will of the monarch or the Earls themselves.

Name Title Dates Comments
Sheriffs of Leicester & Constables of Leicester Castle
Hugh de Grantmesil Sheriff of Leicester 1066-1093
Ivo de Grantmesil Sheriff of Leicester 1093-1107 Pledges title and land to Robert Beaumont
Beaumont Earls of Leicester
Robert Beaumont 1st Earl of Leicester 1107-1118 Created Earl of Leicester 
Robert Le Bossu 2nd Earl of Leicester

1118-1168

Robert Blanchesmains 3rd Earl of Leicester

1168-1173 

Robert FitzParnell

4th Earl of Leicester

1190-1204

Died Without Issue
Simon De Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester
1204-1208
Albigensian Crusader 
Simon De Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester
1208-1265
Rebel Baron; Title Removed
Lancastrian Earls of Leicester
Prince Edmund  1st Earl of Leicester
1265-1296
Thomas 2nd Earl of Leicester
1296-1322
Henry Grosmont (of Lancaster) 3rd Earl of Leicester
1322-1345
Created Earl of Leicester
Henry 4th Earl of Leicester
1345-1361
John of Gaunt 5th Earl of Leicester
1361-1399
Last Medieval Earl of Leicester
King Henry King of England
1399
Upon John's death, the Earldom passed through to his son, Henry, is was pronounced King the same year, thereby ending the Medieval Earldom of Leicester.
Dudley Earls of Leicester
Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester 1564-1588 Executed 
Sidney Earls of Leicester
Robert Sidney 1st Earl of Leicester 1618-1626 Created Earl of Leicester by James I
Robert Sidney 2nd Earl of Leicester 1626-1677 Bastard
Philip Sidney 3rd Earl of Leicester 1677-1698
Robert Sidney 4th Earl of Leicester 1698-1702
Philip Sidney 5th Earl of Leicester 1702-1705
John Sidney 6th Earl of Leicester 1705-1737
Jocelyn Sidney 7th Earl of Leicester 1737-1743 Died Without Legitimate Issue
Coke Earls of Leicester in the First Creation
Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester 1744-1795 Title Dissolved on Death
Coke Earls of Leicester in the Second Creation
Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester 1837-1842 Noted Agriculturist
Thomas Coke 2nd Earl of Leicester 1842-1909
Thomas Coke 3rd Earl of Leicester 1909-1941
Thomas Coke 4th Earl of Leicester 1941-1949
Thomas Coke  5th Earl of Leicester 1949-1976
Anthony Coke 6th Earl of Leicester 1976-1994
Edward Coke  7th Earl of Leicester 1994- Current Earl

I hope to have some more biographical information on these people at a later date. I have now created the family trees for the above Earls. Currently, they are very simple - and I apologise for that. If you would like to add any information to the trees, please email me. You can find the family trees here. They are in zipped, and are in HTML and GIF format.

Thomas Williams