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  Writ - LoveToKnow 1911
The writ process was at that date the foundation of all civil justice in the king's court, and of much in the lower courts, and was a profitable source of revenue to the exchequer.
Writs were not framed on any scientific scheme, but as occasion arose, and were frequently the result of compromise in the struggle between the king's and the lords' courts.
The writ was issued from the common law side of the chancery, and was in the special charge of the hanaper and petty bag offices.' Though issuing from the king's chancery, it did not necessarily direct the trial of the question in the king's court.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Writ   (7388 words)

 Hereditary peer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scottish equivalent to the English barony is the "lordship of Parliament", the male holder thereof being known as a lord of Parliament.
A writ of acceleration is a type of writ of summons that enables the eldest son of a peer to attend the House of Lords using one of his father's subsidiary titles.
Several instances may be cited: the Barony of Nelson (to an elder brother and his heirs-male), the Earldom of Roberts (to a daughter and her heirs-male), the Barony of Amherst (to a nephew and his heirs-male) and the Dukedom of Dover (to a younger son and his heirs-male while the eldest son is still alive).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hereditary_peer   (3851 words)

 [No title]
The conclusion, then, may be drawn that in theory the issue of a writ was at the pleasure of the Crown, and that in practice the moving factor in the case of the prelates was office and personal importance, and in the case of abbots and barons probably, in the main, extent of possession.
Some sixty writs were issued, and presumably their recipients were entitled thereby to sit for the duration of the parliament to which they were summoned; but it may be considered as certain that Cromwell's lords were never regarded as hereditary peers.
It was once argued that whenever a barony by writ came into the possession of a person already a peer of higher rank, the higher peerage " attracted" or overshadowed the lower, which thenceforth followed the course of descent of the dignity which had attracted it.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /correction/edit?content_id=51585&locale=en   (12448 words)

 Baron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Scotland, the rank of baron is a rank related to feudal nobility of Scotland and refers to a holder of a feudal barony, a feudal superiority over a proper territorial entity erected into a free barony by a Crown Charter, and not a rank of Peerage.
Baronies are often subsidiary titles, thus being used as courtesy titles by eldest sons.
The non-allodial barony, whether original or created, is of small value because it descends to all sons and daughters of the male line.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baron   (1172 words)

 Wikipedia: Peerage
Writs of summons have not been used for such a purpose for centuries, the preferred method being letters patent, which explicitly confer the dignity and name the mode of inheritance, which can be anything the Sovereign pleases.
A writ may only be granted if the title being accelerated is a subsidiary one, and not the main title, and if the beneficiary of the writ is the heir-apparent of the actual holder of the title.
The only individual who recently held a title by writ of acceleration at present is Viscount Cranborne, the Barony of Cecil of Essendon actually being held by the Marquess of Salisbury.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/p/pe/peerage.html   (5579 words)

 Baron - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The King of England could create a new barony in one of two ways: by a writ of summons directing someone to Parliament, or by letters patent.
In Scotland, the rank of baron refers to the holder of a feudal barony, which does relate to the feudal jurisdiction over the territorial entity.
However, in the cases of Scottish Lordships of Parliament and of English baronies by writ a daughter can inherit provided she has no brothers.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Barony   (1203 words)

 Peep-Of-Day Boys - LoveToKnow 1911
An examination of the early writs e is sued to individuals shows that the baronage con g sisted of archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls and barons.
Even as late as 1663 we find the Crown, naturally with the concurrence of its legal advisers, stating in the barony of Lucas patent (1663) that, on the appearance of co-heirs to a barony, the honour may be suspended or extinguished at the royal pleasure.
In the first case the writ of summons is issued forthwith, but the second, being one of abeyance, is a matter for the pleasure of the Crown, which need not be exercised at all, but, if exercised, may terminate the abeyance in favour of any one of the co-heirs.
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 Baron - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
When a barony, however, is vested in a lady it is now the recognized custom to speak of her as baroness, e.g.
The solemn investiture of barons created by patent was performed by the king himself, by enrobing the peer in the scarlet "robe of estate" during the reading of the patent, and this form continued till 13 Jac.
Sometimes also (as in the case of the barony of Rayleigh, 1821) the dignity is bestowed upon a lady with remainder to the heirs-male of her body.
www.1911ency.org /B/BA/BARON.htm   (1713 words)

 The History of 8 Families
Baronies by Tenure, therefore, properly conveyed are historically titles of nobility which ought, in the words of the document at the College of Arms, to be summoned to Parliament.
Examples of the line of descent of the Irish Barony of Orhera, Co Armagh, Ulster, the line for the Barony of Drumahaire, Co Leitrim, Connaught and for the rulers of Tullyhunco, Co Cavan, Ulster.
A short history of the rulers of the Barony of Drumahaire, Co Leitrim, Connaught and the history of the rulers of the Barony of Orhera, Co Armagh, Ulster.
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 Earl of Thanet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1678 the 3rd Earl successfully claimed the Barony of Clifford, a Barony by Writ created in 1299, which had been dormant since the death of the 3rd Earl of Cumberland in 1605.
However, on the death of the 6th Earl this title fell into abeyance between his five daughters (it was called out of abeyance in 1734 for the third daughter, Margaret).
The Baronetcy, Barony of Tufton and Earldom of Thanet became extinct on the death of the 11th Earl in 1849.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Earl_of_Thanet   (297 words)

 Writ of summons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Writ of summons - a writ which enables a peer to sit in Parliament.
A Writ of summons is a document instituting legal proceedings, see Summons.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Writ_of_summons   (103 words)

 Scottish feudal baronies (feudal barons, feudal baron) including the oath of a knight
Since a barony was legally attached to the caput rather than the lands, a baron could (and sometimes did) dispose of the lands but if he retained the caput (or the feudal superiority of the caput) he also retained the barony, that is the jurisdiction.
The doctrine of baronies by writ was not 'ascertained' until the Clifton case in 1674 but was later applied retrospectively to writs of summons issued from 1264, when the first sitting of Parliament was (incorrectly) deemed to have taken place.
Feudal baronies are baronies by tenure, i.e., by possession of the pertinent land.
www.gmilne.demon.co.uk /Baronies.htm   (12854 words)

 PEERAGE (Fr. pairage, ... - Online Information article about PEERAGE (Fr. pairage, ...
barony by writ it must be proved that the claimant's ancestor was summoned by individual writ to a full parliament, and that either he himself or one of his direct descendants was present in parliament.
ancient in lineage summoned by writ alone, the honours descending to heirs-general, and the newer created by letters patent, the terms of which governed the issue of the summons and prescribed the devolution of the peerage in the line almost invariably of the.
Were the theory of barony by tenure accepted it would be possible for the temporary holder of such a barony to sell it or even to will it away to a stranger possessing none of the holder's blood, with the effect that, in the words of Lord See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PAS_PER/PEERAGE_Fr_pairage_med_Lat_para.html   (6675 words)

 Barony of Strange: report from the Committee for Privileges
That the Barony of Strange is a Barony by Writ and was first held by James Stanley, eldest son and heir apparent of William, 6
That the abeyance in the said Barony was terminated by Her Majesty in favour of the said John Drummond of Megginch who was summoned to Parliament by writ in the said Barony and took his seat in the House of Lords on 17 February 1965.
That the Committee are of the opinion that no arrangements tainted with any impropriety has been entered into between the co-heirs, or any of them, and that accordingly the said Barony of Strange is now at Her Majesty's disposa.
www.bopcris.ac.uk /bopall/ref22004.html   (257 words)

 The British Peerage:
A writ alone was usual till the middle of the reign of Henry VII.
Early Irish baronies were prescriptive, and descent was always to the heirs male of the body of the presumed grantee: R v Levet (1612) 1 Bulst 194; 80 ER 882.
Re collateral heirs, Roos Barony Case (1666) 1 Dy 5b; 73 ER 13, re heirs of the half-blood: Fitzwalter's Case (1669) Collins's Baronies by writ (1734 edn) 268.
www.geocities.com /noelcox/Peerage_Law.htm   (9421 words)

 Lords Hansard text for 5 Jul 1995 (150705-05)
The petitioner never suggested that a Barony by Writ could have been created in him if he was there by virtue of his election.
The creation of a Barony by Writ could have arisen only if he ceased to have the right to sit by virtue of his election and he sat by virtue of his Writ of Summons.
If the noble Lord, Lord Monkswell, is arguing that they were representing nobody and they were representing themselves, then a continued Writ of Summons being received each time that there was a new parliament would seem to suggest that there is a strong case for arguing that a Barony by Writ has been created.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/ld199495/ldhansrd/vo950705/text/50705-05.htm   (1833 words)

 The Title; Lord Everingham, page 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Their grandfather Adam Everingham had been summoned to Parliament in 1309, which in modern peerage law is held to amount to creation of a barony 'by writ'.
Any such barony would by legal doctrine be (as you know) in abeyance between those two coheirs and their respective representatives, until and unless the Crown terminates the abeyance in favour of one of them.
Mr Waterton-Anderson may have applied to have the abeyance terminated in his favour but if he were to do so he would not be successful, since the abeyance of baronies by writ is not terminated nowadays when it has lasted for more than a century.
www.everingham.com /family/data2/lord_everingham5.html   (308 words)

 Lords Hansard text for 5 Jul 1995 (150705-06)
They did not sit by accident which created the question of a Barony by Writ, although I may say here that, with all the precedents of Baronies by Writ which had been perhaps created by accident, there had always been an intention to create a peerage.
A petition for a Writ of Summons to this House is not a petition directed to your Lordships: it is a petition to the Queen.
I am indebted to the noble Lord the Chairman of Committees for reminding the House that this is consideration of a petition to Her Majesty and we sit in a judicial capacity in this sense.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/ld199495/ldhansrd/vo950705/text/50705-06.htm   (1790 words)

 The Ultimate Baron Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The word baron derives from an Old French word baro ('man' in the sense of 'vassal'): Et quant ce virent li baron de l'ost, qui estoient herbergié d'autre part del port...
In Scotland, the rank of baron refers to the holder of a feudal barony, which does relate to the feudal jurisdiction ower the territorial entity.
But with the end of feudalism in Scotland, after 28th November 2004 the dignity of a Scottish Baron became a purely hereditary title of honour, ranking below all baronets and above all Clan Chiefs (who are not peers of the Realm).The Scots system does not have baronies as in England, but "Lordships of Parliament".
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Barony   (759 words)

 Limerick.com - Maritime Influence on Limerick History in the Eighteenth Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He pointed out that the Irish representative peers were elected to sit for life on the part of Ireland and argued that the right of those already elected to sit for life was not affected just because there had been an implied repeal of the right to elect further representative peers.
In his petition Lord Farnham faced the difficulty that his invocation of the ancient doctrine of barony by writ had little appeal on the merits.
The idea that a person who receives a writ of summons to the House of Lords as a result of a mistake should ipso facto be created a hereditary peer is repugnant to common sense.
www.limerick.com /history/theirishpeers.html   (2586 words)

Scotland, where land law is still feudal, has long recognized the feudal barony as distinct from the barony by writ or patent, and still does.
Lyulph, whose ancestors are completely unknown, is ancestor to eight generations of feudal Barons of Greystock, before the ninth generation, in Ralph, is summoned to Parliament as a baron by writ in 1295.
The difference between the baron by writ, or patent, and the honorial baron, or baron by tenure was that the latter would not expect to sit in the councils of the realm unless summoned beyond the reign of Henry III; the former can now sit in the House of Lords as of right.
www.msgb.co.uk /lordships.html   (2718 words)

 Richard III Society -- Nobility - more charts
Baronies by writ, the only other kind of hereditary English peerage, had no terms of creation, the passing to females is a development of the law.
It is in abeyance when the holder of a barony by writ dies and there is no male heir to the title or any single female heir.
Primogeniture, or the 1st born with the right of succession, does not apply in the case of females, all of whom, if there is more than one, are known as co-heirs.
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 English feudal baronies
attached to the holder of a territorial barony.
attached to the caput (principal seat) of the barony (or earldom).
Howard that the caput of the Barony of Plympton (i.e.
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 Acknowledgements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is the website for the Barony of Three Rivers, the St. Louis, MO chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Hapgood the Lucky proposed a public testament in order that all who dwell within the borders of the barony and throughout the land might be made aware of all the benevolence, wealth and generosity of the people of Three Rivers.
And it is whispered that a certain other barony had wanted to set up just such a testament, and were jealsous that Three Rivers had accomplished this first and had done it so well.
www.threeriver.org /ack.html   (838 words)

 GENUKI: The Old Halls, Manors and Families of Derbyshire, Volume I, Stoke Hall
How famous some of them were, as Marquises of Dorset and Earls of Kent; how they lost heads and coronets, too, by aspiring to the Throne, under the Tudors, is very familiar.
At the very time that the last Grey of Codnor sold Stoke his family were holding two marquisates, three earldoms, two viscounties, and five baronies, besides claiming certain ties of blood with Edward IV, King of England.
We have before us a pile of genealogies, in which we can trace that they allied themselves with the baronial houses of Chaworth, Talbot, and Frecheville; with the Cokaynes, Eyres, Strelleys, Foljambes, Hardwicks, Meverells, and Beresfords; but the compilers of Derbyshire history are silent about them.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/DBY/Tilley/VolumeI/StokeHall.html   (1885 words)

 BookRags: The Moon Rock Summary
The Turrald barony originally went into abeyance among several daughters.
There is nothing in the wording of the original writ to prevent it—­no limitation to male heirs.
It is now well established by precedent that a daughter can inherit a barony by writ.
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