"THE original earldom of Mar has been pronounced by the Ulster King-of-Arms, the most ancient title in Great Britain, perhaps in Europe. The learned and accurate Lord Hailes remarks that 'this is one of the earldoms whose history is lost in antiquity. It existed before our records and before the era of genuine history.' It has been held in succession by members of the great historic houses of Douglas and Stewart, Drummond and Erskine..."
...The first mormaor of Mar whose name has come down to our day in a written document was MARTachus, who in 1065 was witness to a charter of Malcolm Canmore [father of David I]..."