Elizabeth Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland
|The Right Honourable
The Countess of Sutherland
Arms of the Countess of Sutherland
|Born||30 March 1921|
|Title||Countess of Sutherland|
|Tenure||1 February 1963 – present|
|Other titles||Lady Strathnaver|
|Predecessor||The 5th Duke of Sutherland|
|Heir apparent||Alastair Sutherland,
|Parents||Lord Alastair Sutherland-Leveson-Gower and Elizabeth Demarest|
Elizabeth Millicent Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland (born 30 March 1921) is a Scottish noblewoman.
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, 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:
- Alistair Charles St Clair Sutherland, Lord Strathnaver (born 7 January 1947)
- The Hon. Martin Dearman Sutherland (born 7 January 1947)
- Lady Annabel Elizabeth Helene Sutherland (born 16 May 1952)
- The Hon. Matthew Peter Demarest Sutherland (8 April 1955 – 5 December 1969)
|Ancestors of Elizabeth Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland|
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Countess of Sutherland
- Elizabeth Sutherland, 24th Countess of Sutherland
|Peerage of Scotland|
|Countess of Sutherland