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This page lists cases where a "writ in acceleration" has been issued, summoning a peer's eldest son to the House of Lords during his father's lifetime, under one of his father's subsidiary titles, usually (and always in this list) a barony. Thus the "acceleration" is of the descent of the barony. Appendix G to Volume 1 of The Complete Peerage lists 94 cases between 1482 and 1896. The following list includes the last 32 of those, together with four 20th-century cases. The date of the writ, given in the left-hand column, links to the online PDF of the relevant page of the London Gazette. The dates are taken from the House of Lords Journals (where the terms of the writ are given on the occasion of the peer's introduction) and from the Crown Office Docket Books in the National Archives at Kew (series C 231).

15 June 1801George Legge (commonly called V. Lewisham) was summoned as L. Dartmouth of Dartmouth in the County of Devon (created 1682) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. of Dartmouth (created 1711). He succeeded his father on 15 July 1801 (without having been introduced into the House of Lords).
26 June 1801Thomas Pelham was summoned as L. Pelham of Stanmer in the County of Sussex (created 1762) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st E. of Chichester (created 1801). He succeeded his father on 8 Jan 1805.
15 Nov 1803Robert Banks Jenkinson (commonly called L. Hawkesbury) was summoned as L. Hawkesbury of Hawkesbury in the County of Gloucester (created 1786) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st E. of Liverpool (created 1796). He succeeded his father on 17 Dec 1808.
10 Oct 1804George Ashburnham (commonly called V. St Asaph) was summoned as L. Ashburnham of Ashburnham in the County of Sussex (created 1689) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. of Ashburnham (created 1730). He succeeded his father on 8 April 1812.
17 March 1806
(* see note below)
George Spencer (commonly called M. of Blandford) was summoned as L. Spencer of Wormleighton in the County of Warwick (created 1729) in the lifetime of his father, the 4th D. of Marlborough (created 1702). He succeeded his father on 29 Jan 1817.
4 Nov 1806Alexander Hamilton (commonly called M. of Douglas and Clydesdale) was summoned as L. Dutton of Dutton in the County of Chester (created 1711) in the lifetime of his father, the 9th D. of Hamilton (S, created 1643) and 7th D. of Brandon (created 1711). He succeeded his father on 16 Feb 1819.
11 April 1807George Gordon (commonly called M. of Huntly) was summoned as L. Gordon of Huntly in the County of Gloucester (created 1784) in the lifetime of his father, the 4th D. of Gordon (S, created 1684) and 1st E. of Norwich (created 1784)). He succeeded his father on 17 June 1827.
11 April 1807Charles William Montagu Scott (commonly called E. of Dalkeith) was summoned as L. Scott of Tindall in the County of Northumberland (created 1663) in the lifetime of his father, the 3rd D. of Buccleuch (S, created 1663) and 6th D. of Queensberry (S, created 1684) and 3rd E. of Doncaster (created 1663). He succeeded his father on 11 Jan 1812.
12 March 1812Hugh Percy (commonly called E. Percy) was summoned as L. Percy de Percy (created 1722) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd D. of Northumberland (created 1766). He succeeded his father on 10 July 1817.
5 Jan 1822George Horatio Cholomndeley (commonly called E. of Rocksavage) was summoned as L. Newburgh of Newburgh in the County of Anglesea (created 1716) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st M. of Cholmondeley (created 1815). He succeeded his father on 10 April 1827.
22 Nov 1826George Granville Leveson Gower (commonly called E. Gower) was summoned as L. Gower of Stittenham in the County of York (created 1703) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd M. of Stafford (created 1786). He succeeded his father (who on 28 Jan 1833 had been created 1st D. of Sutherland) on 19 July 1833.
15 Jan 1833Henry Paget (commonly called E. of Uxbridge) was summoned as L. Paget of Beaudesert in the County of Stafford (created 1553) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st M. of Anglesey (created 1815). He succeeded his father on 29 April 1854.
15 Jan 1833George Harry Grey (commonly called L. Grey) was summoned as L. Grey of Groby in the County of Leicester (created 1603) in the lifetime of his father, the 6th E. of Stamford (created 1628) and 2nd E. of Warrington (created 1796). He predeceased his father on 24 Oct 1835.
15 Jan 1833Francis Russell (commonly called M. of Tavistock) was summoned as L. Howland of Streatham in the County of Surrey (created 1695) in the lifetime of his father, the 6th D. of Bedford (created 1694). He succeeded his father on 20 Oct 1839.
8 Jan 1835George Charles Pratt (commonly called E. of Brecknock) was summoned as L. Camden of Camden Place in the County of Kent (created 1765) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st M. Camden (created 1812). He succeeded his father on 8 Oct 1840.
2 July 1838Francis Godolphin D'Arcy Osborne (commonly called M. of Carmarthen) was summoned as L. Osborne of Kiveton in the County of York (created 1673) in the lifetime of his father, the 6th D. of Leeds (created 1694). He succeeded his father on 10 July 1838.
10 July 1838George William Frederick Brudenell Bruce (commonly called E. Bruce) was summoned as L. Bruce of Tottenham in the County of Wiltshire (created 1746) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st M. of Ailesbury (created 1821). He succeeded his father on 4 Jan 1856.
1 March 1839Hugh Fortescue (commonly called V. Ebrington) was summoned as L. Fortescue of Castle Hill in the County of Devon (created 1746) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st E. Fortescue (created 1789). He succeeded his father on 16 June 1841.
16 Aug 1841Henry Charles Howard (commonly called E. of Surrey) was summoned as L. Maltravers de Maltravers (created 1330) in the lifetime of his father, the 12th D. of Norfolk (created 1483). He succeeded his father on 16 March 1842.
8 Sep 1841William Lowther (commonly called V. Lowther) was summoned as L. Lowther of Whitehaven in the County of Cumberland (created 1797) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st E. of Lonsdale (created 1807). He succeeded his father on 19 March 1844.
4 Nov 1844Edward Geoffrey Smith Stanley (commonly called L. Stanley) was summoned as L. Stanley of Bickerstaffe in the County Palatine of Lancaster (created 1832) in the lifetime of his father, the 13th E. of Derby (created 1485). He succeeded his father on 30 June 1851.
8 April 1853Geroge Stevens Byng (commonly called V. Enfield) was summoned as L. Strafford of Harmondsworth in the County of Middlesex (created 1835) in the lifetime of his father, the 1st E. of Strafford (created 1847). He succeeded his father on 3 June 1860.
14 July 1856Henry Petty Fitzmaurice (commonly called E. of Shelburne) was summoned as L. Wycombe of Chepping Wycombe in the County of Bucks (created 1760) in the lifetime of his father, the 3rd M. of Lansdowne (created 1784). He succeeded his father on 31 Jan 1863.
20 May 1859Charles Bennet (commonly called L. Ossulston) was summoned as L. Ossulston of Ossulston in the County of Middlesex (created 1682) in the lifetime of his father, the 5th E. of Tankerville (created 1714). He succeeded his father on 25 June 1859.
20 Dec 1859Hugh Fortescue (commonly called V. Ebrington) was summoned as L. Fortescue of Castle Hill in the County of Devon (created 1746) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. Fortescue (created 1789). He succeeded his father on 14 Sep 1861.
9 July 1863Edward Adolphus Ferdinand Seymour (commonly called E. Saint Maur) was summoned as L. Seymour (created 1547) in the lifetime of his father, the 12th D. of Somerset (created 1547). He predeceased his father on 30 Sep 1869.
9 Feb 1871William Gordon Cornwallis Eliot (commonly called L. Eliot) was summoned as L. Eliot of St Germans in the County of Cornwall (created 1784) in the lifetime of his father, the 3rd E. of Saint Germans (created 1815). He succeeded his father on 7 Oct 1877.
26 Feb 1874George Henry Charles Byng (commonly called V. Enfield) was summoned as L. Strafford of Harmondsworth in the County of Middlesex (created 1835) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. of Strafford (created 1847). He succeeded his father on 29 Oct 1886.
6 Sep 1876William Coutts Keppel (commonly called V. Bury) was summoned as L. Ashford of Ashford in the County of Kent (created 1697) in the lifetime of his father, the 6th E. of Albemarle (created 1697). He succeeded his father on 21 Feb 1891.
17 April 1880William Archer Amherst (commonly called V. Holmesdale) was summoned as L. Amherst of Montreal in the County of Kent (created 1788) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. Amherst (created 1826). He succeeded his father on 26 June 1886.
23 July 1887Henry George Percy (commonly called E. Percy) was summoned as L. Lovaine of Alnwick in the County of Northumberland (created 1784) in the lifetime of his father, the 6th D. of Northumberland (created 1766). He succeeded his father on 2 Jan 1899.
6 June 1896Henry John Brinsley Manners (commonly called M. of Granby) was summoned as L. Manners of Haddon in the County of Derby (created 1679) in the lifetime of his father, the 7th D. of Rutland (created 1703). He succeeded his father on 4 Aug 1906.
9 Jan 1941Roundell Cecil Palmer (commonly called V. Wolmer) was summoned as L. Selborne of Selborne in the County of Southampton (created 1872) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. of Selborne (created 1882). He succeeded his father on 26 Feb 1942.
21 Jan 1941Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil (commonly called V. Cranborne) was summoned as L. Cecil of Essendon in the County of Rutland (created 1603) in the lifetime of his father, the 4th M. of Salisbury (created 1789). He succeeded his father on 4 April 1947.
16 Jan 1951Gilbert James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby (commonly called L. Willoughby de Eresby) was summoned as L. Willoughby de Eresby (created 1313) in the lifetime of his father, the 2nd E. of Ancaster (created 1892). He succeeded his father on 19 Sep 1951.
29 April 1992Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil (commonly called V. Cranborne) was summoned as L. Cecil of Essendon in the County of Rutland (created 1603) in the lifetime of his father, the 6th M. of Salisbury (created 1789). On 17 Nov 1999 he was created a life peer as Lord Gascoyne-Cecil. He succeeded his father on 11 July 2003.

* An error in the London Gazette announcement was corrected in the next issue.

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