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  List of Baronies
1799ScottExtantCreated the Earl of Eldon (1821) in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.\n}
1486Nugentextantalso Earl of Westmeath from 1621 and Marquess of Westmeath in the United Kingdom from 1822 to 1871\n-\n
1620Fitzgeraldextantalso Earl of Kildare from 1658, Marquess of Kildare from 1761 and Duke of Leinster from 1766, Baron Kildare in the United Kingdom from 1870\n-\nBaron Chichester of Belfast
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/l/li/list_of_baronies.html   (3284 words)

  
 PEERAGE - LoveToKnow Article on PEERAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the United Kingdom the rights, duties and privileges of peerage are centred in an individual; to the monarchial nations of the Continent nobility conveys the idea of family, as opposed to personal, privilege.
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.
The grant of a peerage is a very different matter; its holder becomes thereby a member of the Upper House of Parliament, and therefore, the prerogative of the Crown in creating such an office of honor must be exercised strictly in accordance with the law of the land.
7.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PE/PEERAGE.htm   (14716 words)

  
 List of Baronies - Gurupedia
The Barony is united with the Earldom of Arundel and is held by the Duke of Norfolk.
Held by the Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of Scotland and of the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Subsidiary titel of the Earl of Galloway in the Peerage of Scotland.
www.gurupedia.com /l/li/list_of_baronies.htm   (2053 words)

  
 United Kingdom Encyclopedia, Definition, History, Biography @ VariedTastes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a country (or more specifically a constitutional monarchy or unitary state) off the north-western coast of continental Europe, surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The United Kingdom is the union of the Kingdom of England (which includes the principality of Wales) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland to form a single state.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom   (3968 words)

  
 Peerage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are various parts to the Peerage which convey slightly different benefits: the Peerage of England pertains to all titles created by the Kings and Queens of England prior to the Act of Union in 1707.
The only remaining peerage with associated lands controlled by the holder is the Duchy of Cornwall, which is associated with the Dukedom of Cornwall, a dukedom held by the eldest son and heir to the Sovereign.
While life peerages were often created in the early days of the Peerage, their regular creation was not provided for under an Act of Parliament until 1876, with the passage of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peerage   (2397 words)

  
 Peerage - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
There are several distinct groupings of peerages within Britain: the peerage of England pertains to all titles created by the Kings and Queens of England prior to the Act of Union in 1707.
Because Ireland had ceased to be a part of the United Kingdom in 1922, Irish peerages were not included in the law, and thus cannot be disclaimed.
Not all British titles are peerage titles: knights and baronets are not by virtue of those titles peers, nor are princes or princesses (unless they have also been granted a peerage title, as royal princes usually are).
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/pe/Peerage.html   (987 words)

  
 Wikipedia: Earl of Halifax
The title was recreated in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1714 for Charles Montagu, 1st Baron Halifax, First Lord of the Treasury to George I.
The present title was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1944 for Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax, the former Foreign Secretary and Viceroy of India.
The present earl holds the subsidiary titles of Viscount Halifax (1866) and Baron Irwin (1925), both in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and is a baronet of Great Britain (1784).
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/e/ea/earl_of_halifax.html   (230 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: British House of Lords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The House of Lords is not the only court of last resort in the United Kingdom; in some cases, that role is fulfilled by the Privy Council.
When Scotland united with England to form Great Britain in 1707, it was provided that the Scottish hereditary peers would only be able to elect sixteen representative peers to sit in the House of Lords; the term of a representative was to extend until the next general elections.
The jurisdiction of the Privy Council in the United Kingdom, however, is more narrow than that of the House of Lords; it encompasses appeals from ecclesiastical courts, issues related to devolution, disputes under the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, and a few other minor matters.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-House-of-Lords   (6639 words)

  
 BRITISH NOBILITY
This was the strictly honorary nobility or "parliamentary peerage" of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Once a peerage is disclaimed it is an irrevocable decision and the peerage no longer exists during the lifetime of the disclaiming peer.
Peerage law determines what is meant by "heirs male", "of his body", and "legitimately born", but doesn't affect the devolution of the peerage as defined in the patent.
www.freewebs.com /peerage/nobleinfo.htm   (1909 words)

  
 Peerage - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The titles within the peerage are, in ascending order of rank, baron (baroness for women), viscount (viscountess), earl (countess), marquess (marchioness), and duke (duchess).
The mode of inheritance of a peerage, except in the case of life peerages, title is determined by the method of its creation.
Within each rank, the order of precedence is: Peerage of England (by seniority of title), Peerage of Scotland (by seniority of title), Peerage of Great Britain (by seniority of title), Peerage of Ireland prior to 1801 (by seniority of title), Peerage of the United Kingdom or Ireland after 1801 (by seniority of title).
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Peerage   (1544 words)

  
 HEREDITARY BARONIES IN THE PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
HEREDITARY BARONIES IN THE PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
the throne,one Barony is held by one English/UK Baron,two peerages are being held by one English/Scottish/UK Duke and 9 peerages are being held by 4 Scottish/UK peers.
Among the other peerages three peerages are being held by three GB Earls, 7 peerages are being held by 5 English peers,17 peerages are being held by 16 Scottish peers,44 peerages are being held by 40 Irish peers.
www.hulthenhem.se /peer/baronuk.htm   (6735 words)

  
 The History of 8 Families
Greater definition of their position and privileges became necessary in the 13th century with the development of the parliamentary institutions, and summons to the House of Lords was accepted as evidence of a peerage.
While a peerage has always been regarded as one of the pillars on which the crown rested, during the 17th and the 18th centuries it was credited with a balancing role, preventing the British constitution from sliding either into despotism or into anarchy.
In 1707, at the Act of Union with Scotland, a new British peerage was instituted, and changed in 1801, after the union with Ireland, into a peerage of the United Kingdom.
www.mctiernan.com /barexp.htm   (1312 words)

  
 Earl of Lucan - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Earl of Lucan was a title in the Irish peerage which has been possessed by two related Irish families in creations of 1691 and 1795.
The subsidiary titles associated with the Earldom are: Baron Lucan, of Castlebar in the County of Mayo (created 1776), and Baron Bingham, of Melcombe Bingham in the County of Dorset (1934).
The first is in the Peerage of Ireland, the second in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
www.recipeland.com /encyclopaedia/index.php/Lord_Lucan   (464 words)

  
 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He served as a Tory Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two separate occasions, and was one of the leading figures in the House of Lords until his retirement in 1846.
For this, he was raised to the peerage as Viscount Wellington, of Talavera and of Wellington in the County of Somerset.
As Prime Minister, Wellington was the picture of the arch-conservative, though oddly enough the highlight of his term was Catholic Emancipation, the granting of almost full civil rights to Catholics in the United Kingdom.
open-encyclopedia.com /Arthur_Wellesley,_1st_Duke_of_Wellington   (2317 words)

  
 Earl of Rosebery
His successor, the fifth Earl, was a politician who served as Foreign Secretary, Lord Privy Seal, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Lord President of the Council.
In 1911, this earl was made Earl of Midlothian in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
All are in the Peerage of Scotland, except for the titles Viscount Mentmore, Baron Rosebery and Baron Epsom, which are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/e/ea/earl_of_rosebery.html   (189 words)

  
 Cloudesley Shovel bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Viscountcy of Knollys is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Viscount Kemsley is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Viscount Trenchard is a peerage title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
www.elexi.de /en/c/cl/cloudesley_shovel.html   (714 words)

  
 JAG - The Peerage
The peerage of Charlemagne was the first and, for its influence throughout the politics of mediaeval Europe, the most famous.
Scotland may be said to have a peerage of similar antiquity, for that body known as the "Seven Earls" was as powerful as the continental peerages, pre-dated all but that of Charlemagne, and its descendants retained great influence until comparatively modern times.
In contrast, new appointments to the Peerage of Ireland did not end similarly in 1801, when Ireland joined Great Britain in the United Kingdom and the Peerage of the United Kingdom was created, for it was agreed that the number of Irish peers could be maintained at 100 by new creations.
www.baronage.co.uk /jag-ht/jag004.html   (530 words)

  
 Duke of Fife
The first Duke of Fife was the husband of Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife, the third child and eldest daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
The dukedom of Fife was the last dukedom created in the peerage of the United Kingdom, except for those created for sons of the Sovereign.
Baron Skene, of Skene in the County of Aberdeen, in the peerage of the United Kingdom (created 1857 extinct 22 January 1912).
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/d/du/duke_of_fife.shtml   (405 words)

  
 Scottish Highlands bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Viscount Chelmsford is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Viscount St Davids is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Viscount Samuel is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
www.elexi.de /en/s/sc/scottish_highlands.html   (582 words)

  
 Erskine May, Chapter V, pp. 281-290
Nor must the ancient nobility of the Scottish peerage be forgotten in the persons of those high-born men, who now figure on the roll, as peers of the United Kingdom, of comparatively recent creation.
The right of the crown to admit Scottish peers to the peerage of Great Britain having at length been recognised, the king exercised the right in favour of the Earl of Abercorn and the Duke of Queensberry,—both of whom were sitting, at that time, in the House of Lords, as representative peers of Scotland.
A similar absorption of the Irish peerage into the peerage of the United Kingdom has also been observable, though, by the terms of the Act of Union, the full number of one hundred Irish peers will continue to be maintained.
home.freeuk.com /don-aitken/emay281.html   (1726 words)

  
 List of United Kingdom-related topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (when Great Britain and Ireland merged in 1801)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the modern state nominally known as the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom and weapons of mass destruction
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/list_of_united_kingdom_related_topics   (351 words)

  
 Errors in Burke's Peerage
The major difficulty for modern researchers is that the importance of the peerage dignity was not viewed in 16th century Scotland with quite the same regard as is common today, and the preparation and composition then of the associated documentation was not as precise as it would be today.
Although it is encouraging to note that for Ogilvy of Airlie the 1970 edition uses the title of Lord in the main body of the entry, the list of titles at the foot of the article allocates the abbreviation of B for Baron with the date of the 1491 creation.
Burke's Peerage does correctly use "Henry, 3rd Lord Sinclair" in the Sinclair entry, but describes his wife Margaret as the daughter of the 1st Earl of Bothwell, whereas she was the daughter of the Master of Hailes, father of the 1st Earl, and was thus the sister, not the daughter, of the 1st Earl.
www.baronage.co.uk /bphtm-01/essay-7.html   (1430 words)

  
 Guide to Genealogical Resources at UVa Library
This list is limited to the English, Scottish, and Irish peerage, knightage, baronetage, and landed gentry, and the nobility of some other European countries.
Indexes various publications by Burke (e.g., Peerage and Baronetage, Landed Gentry, giving "The most complete and up-to-date version of a family's narrative pedigree in a Burke's publication since 1826." "Bibliography of Burke's, 1826-1976" is a useful inclusion.
The Scots Peerage, Founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of That Kingdom.
www.lib.virginia.edu /genealogy/foreign/peerage.html   (655 words)

  
 The Earldom of Wessex
Prince Edward is now Earl of Wessex in the peerage of the United Kingdom.
As there has never before been an Earl of Wessex in the peerage of the United Kingdom, it was not a "dormant" title awaiting "revival".
Wessex itself was the size of a kingdom and had been one from at least 519 until the conquest of the Mercians by Egbert, the first king of All England in 839.
www.geocities.com /chris_fear_10/earldomofwessex.html   (277 words)

  
 Earl of Glasgow
David Boyle was raised to the Peerage of Scotland, in 1699, as Lord Boyle of Kelburn, andc.
Lord Boyle was was one of the commissioners appointed to affect the treaty of union between England and Scotland.
David, 7th Earl of Glasgow was created Baron Fairlie, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1897 (likely again so as to secure a seat in the House of Lords).
hereditarytitles.com /Page47.html   (311 words)

  
 Duke of Argyll - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Duke of Argyll is also the chief of the Scottish clan of Campbell and in this capacity is known as "MacCailean Mor", which is Gaelic, for "Son of Colin the Great" referring to Cailein Mor of Lochawe (Colin of Lochow) who was killed in fighting with the Lord of Lornin 1294.
He then became the member for Dover until 1766, when he was created as Baron Sundridge and obtained the right to sit in the House of Lords.
In April 17, 1892, the 8th Duke was created Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Earl_of_Argyll   (700 words)

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