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Terminations of abeyances


This page lists cases where, when a hereditary peerage created by writ has fallen into abeyance between co-heirs, the Crown's prerogative has been used to revive the peerage in favour of one of the co-heirs. Appendix H to Volume 4 of The Complete Peerage lists, on page 725, 38 baronies called out of abeyance between 1604 and 1916. The following list includes the last 28 of those, together with 22 more recent cases, and (for completeness) one case in 1937 where a peerage emerged naturally from abeyance. It also includes the special case of the earldom of Cromartie, created as recently as 1861 and falling into abeyance by virtue of the unusual terms of the special remainder. The date given in the left-hand column is that of the patent or writ, where known, or the date of the notice in the London Gazette. The date links to the online PDF of the relevant page of the London Gazette, where a notice has been published there. The description of the person in whose favour the abeyance was terminated is normally quoted verbatim from the London Gazette.

4 June 1806L. Botetourt – His Grace Henry Duke of Beaufort
July 1806B. De Ros – the Right Honorable Charlotte Fitzgerald, commonly called Lady Henry Fitzgerald, Wife of the Right Honorable Henry Fitzgerald, commonly called Lord Henry Fitzgerald, being one of the Three Coheirs of the Body of Sir Thomas Manners Lord Ros, and first Earl of Rutland, and so one of the Coheirs of Robert de Ros, who was summoned to Parliament by Writ in the Forty-ninth Year of King Henry the Third
11 August 1815L. Zouche – Sir Cecil Bisshopp, of Parham-Park, in the county of Sussex, Baronet, ... he being lineally descended from the eldest of the two daughters of Edward the last Lord Zouche, of Haryngworth, who died without issue male in 1625, and one of the rightful heirs of the said Barony, which was created by writ of summons in the reign of King Edward the Second
9 February 1829B. Zouche – the Honourable Harriet-Anne Curzon (wife of the Honourable Robert Curzon), being one of the two surviving daughters and coheirs of the body of Cecil, late Baron Zouche of Haryngworth
5 May 1832L. Berners – Robert Wilson, of Didlington and of Ashwellthorpe, in the county of Norfolk, Esq. ... being eldest coheir of the said Barony, as lineally descended from Jane, daughter, and eventually sole heir, of Sir John Bourchier, the last Lord Berners, and which Barony was created by writ of summons in the reign of King Henry the Sixth
4 March 1833B. De Clifford – Sophia Russell, wife of John Russell, Esq. Commander in the Royal Navy, she being the eldest coheir and representative of Edward late Baron De Clifford, deceased, and as such eldest coheir of the ancient Barony of De Clifford, originating by writ of summons to Parliament granted to Robert De Clifford, in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King Edward the First
12 March 1838L. Vaux of Harrowden – George Charles Mostyn
27 April 1838L. Berners – Henry Wilson (younger brother of Robert, in whose favour the abeyance was terminated in 1832, and who died 25 March 1838)
3 October 1839B. Braye – Sarah Otway Cave, of Stanford-hall, in the county of Leicester, widow, Baroness Braye, she being one of the coheirs of John the last Lord Braye, and as such one of the coheirs of the Barony of Braye, originating by writ of summons to Parliament granted to Sir Edmund Braye, in the reign of King Henry the Eighth
14 September 1839L. Camoys – Thomas Stonor, of Stonor, in the county of Oxford, Esq. ... being one of the heirs of the body of Margaret, the eldest coheir of Hugh last Lord Camoys, grandson of Thomas Lord Camoys, who sat in Parliament in the reign of King Richard the Second
15 October 1840L. Beaumont – Miles Thomas Stapleton, of Carlton, in the county of York, Esq. ... being one of the co-heirs of Joan Lovel Lady Stapleton, eldest daughter of Joan, sister of William Viscount and Baron Beaumont, in whom the Barony of Beaumont was vested by descent from the father, John Baron Beaumont, who sat in Parliament in the reign of King Henry the Sixth
18 May 1841L. Hastings – Sir Jacob Astley, of Melton Constable, in the county of Norfolk, and of Seaton Delaval, in the county of Northumberland, Bart, to the House of Peers, by the name, style, and title of Baron Hastings, he being one of the heirs of Sir John de Hastings, Baron Hastings, who was summoned to and sat in Parliament in the eighteenth year of the reign of King Edward the First
25 October 1855B. Windsor – Harriet Clive (commonly called Lady Harriet Clive), Widow, Baroness Windsor, she being one of the coheirs of Other Archer, last Baron Windsor (sixth Earl of Plymouth), deceased, and as such one of the coheirs of the Barony of Windsor, originating by writ of summons to Parliament granted to Sir Andrew Windsor, in the twenty-fifth year of the reign of King Henry the Eighth
6 November 1871B. Botreaux – Edith Maud, Countess of Loudoun, the wife of Charles Frederick Abney Hastings, Esq., Baroness Botreaux, she being the elder of the four sisters and coheirs of the late Most Honourable Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet, Marquess of Hastings and Baron Botreaux, and as such one of the coheirs of the Barony of Botreaux, originating by Writ of Summons to Parliament, granted to William Botreaux on the 24th of February, in the 42nd year of the reign of King Edward the Third
6 November 1871B. Hungerford – Edith Maud, Countess of Loudoun, the wife of Charles Frederick Abney Hastings, Esq., Baroness Hungerford, she being the elder of the four sisters and coheirs of the late Most Honourable Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet, Marquess of Hastings and Baron Hungerford, and as such one of the coheirs of the Barony of Hungerford, originating by Writ of Summons to Parliament, granted to Sir Walter Hungerford, on the 7th of January, in the 4th year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth
6 November 1871B. de Moleyns – Edith Maud, Countess of Loudoun, the wife of Charles Frederick Abney Hastings, Esq., Baroness de Moleyns, she being the elder of the four sisters and coheirs of the late Most Honourable Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet, Marquess of Hastings and Baron de Moleyns, and as such one of the coheirs of the Barony of de Moleyns, originating by Writ of Summons to parliament, granted to Robert Hungerford, on the 13th of January, in the 23rd year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth
6 November 1871B. Hastings – Edith Maud, Countess of Loudoun, the wife of Charles Frederick Abney Hastings, Esq., Baroness Hastings, she being the elder of the four sisters and coheirs of the late Most Honourable Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet, Marquess of Hastings and Baron Hastings, and as such one of the coheirs of the Barony of Hastings, originating by Writ of Summons to Parliament, granted to William Hastings, on the 26th of July, in the 1st year of the reign of King Edward the Fourth
13 November 1871B. Willoughby de Eresby – Clementina Elizabeth, Dowager Lady Aveland, widow and relict of Gilbert John, first Baron Aveland, of Aveland, in the county of Lincoln, the elder of the two surviving daughters of Peter Robert, Baron Willoughby de Eresby, and sister and coheir of Alberic, last Baron Willoughby de Eresby, all deceased
2 January 1878L. Segrave – Alfred Joseph, Baron Stourton, of Stourton, in the county of Wilts, one of the coheirs of Edward, Duke of Norfolk, and Baron Segrave, and as such one of the co-heirs of Nicholas de Segrave, who was summoned to Parliament by Writ in the eleventh year of the reign of King Edward the First
29 December 1885B. Grey de Ruthyn – Bertha Lelgarde Clifton (commonly called Lady Bertha Lelgarde Clifton), wife of Augustus Wykeham Clifton, of Warton Hall, Lytham, in the county of Lancaster, Esquire, sometime a Captain in the Rifle Brigade, the second daughter of the Most Honourable George Augustus Francis, Marquess of Hastings, by Barbara Yelverton, in her own right Baroness Grey de Ruthyn, his wife, and sister and coheir of the Most Honourable Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet, Marquess of Hastings, and Baron Grey de Ruthyn, all deceased
8 June 1892B. Conyers – Marcia Amelia Mary, Countess of Yarborough (wife of Charles Alfred Worsley, Earl of Yarborough, one of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council), the elder of the two daughters and co-heirs of Sackville George Lane-Fox, Baron Conyers, deceased
25 Feb 1895C. Cromartie – Sibell Lilian Mackenzie, commonly called Lady Sibell Lilian Mackenzie, the elder of the two daughters of Francis, late Earl of Cromartie. (She also became Viscountess Tarbat of Tarbat, Baroness Castlehaven of Castlehaven, and Baroness Macleod of Castle Leod, pursuant to the special remainder of 1861.)
1 June 1896B. Beaumont – Mona Josephine Tempest Stapleton (commonly called the Honourable Mona Josephine Tempest Stapleton), the elder of the two daughters and coheirs of Miles Stapleton, last Baron Beaumont
29 September 1903B. Fauconberg – Marcia Amelia Mary, Countess of Yarborough, in her own right Baroness Conyers (wife of Charles Alfred Worsley, Earl of Yarborough, one of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council), the elder of the two daughters and co-heirs of Sackville George Lane-Fox, Baron Conyers, deceased
29 September 1903B. Darcy (de Knayth) – Violet Ida Evelyn, Countess of Powis (wife of George Charles, Earl of Powis), the younger of the two daughters and co-heirs of Sackville George Lane-Fox, Baron Conyers, deceased
11 February 1913L. Latymer – Francis Burdett Thomas Money-Coutts, of Stoodleigh, Tiverton, in the county of Devon, Esquire
3 May 1913B. Furnivall – Mary Frances Katherine Petre, commonly called the Honourable Mary Frances Katherine Petre, only child and sole heir of Bernard Henry Philip, fourteenth Baron Petre of Writtle, in the county of Essex, deceased
15 February 1916L. Wharton – Charles Theodore Halswell Kemeys-Tynte, of Halswell Park, in the County of Somerset, and Cefn Mably, in the County of Glamorgan, Esquire
5 May 1916L. Burgh – Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Henry Leith, of Freefield and Glenkindie, in the county of Aberdeen, and of Northcourt, in the parish of Shorwell, Isle of Wight
9 May 1916L. Dudley – Lieutenant-Colonel Ferdinando Dudley William Lea Smith, of Halesowen Grange, in the county of Worcester
9 May 1916L. Strabolgi – Cuthbert Matthias Kenworthy, of Leinster Gardens, in the parish of Paddington and county of London, Esquire
8 September 1916L. Cobham – Gervase Disney Alexander, Esquire
23 February 1921B. Hungerford and De Moleyns – Elizabeth Frances, Viscountess St. Davids (wife of the Right Honourable John Wynford, Viscount St. Davids)
23 February 1921B. Strange of Knokin – Elizabeth Frances, Viscountess St. Davids (wife of the Right Honourable John Wynford, Viscount St. Davids)
7 March 1921B. Botreaux and Hastings – Edith Maud, Countess of Loudoun
7 March 1921B. Stanley – Edith Maud, Countess of Loudoun
16 July 1923L. Cromwell – Robert Godfrey Wolseley Bewicke-Copley
30 September 1924L. FitzWalter – Henry FitzWalter Plumptre
5 December 1933L. Cobham – Robert Disney Leith Alexander
17 May 1937B. Audley – Mary Thicknesse-Touchet, elder daughter of the 21st L. Audley, succeeded to the barony (in abeyance since his death on 18 April 1872) on the death of her younger sister and co-heir
8 July 1938B. Vaux of Harrowden – Grace Mary Eleanor Gilbey, commonly called the Honourable Grace Mary Eleanor Gilbey, wife of William Gordon Gilbey, the eldest of the three daughters and co-heirs of Hubert George Charles, seventh Baron Vaux of Harrowden, deceased
4 May 1943B. De Ros – Una Mary Ross, commonly called Lady Una Mary Ross, widow of Arthur John Ross, Esquire, deceased, and eldest daughter and co-heir of Anthony Lucius Dawson, Earl of Dartrey, by Mary Frances Dawson, Countess of Dartrey and in her own right Baroness De Ros, both also deceased
28 May 1953L. FitzWalter – FitzWalter Brook Plumptre
9 August 1958B. De Ros – Georgiana Angela Maxwell, the wife of Lieutenant John David Maxwell, R.N., and elder daughter of Lieutenant Commander Peter Ross, R.N., deceased, and elder grand-daughter and co-heir of Una Mary, Baroness De Ros in her own right and also deceased
18 December 1964L. Strange – John Drummond
18 March 1965L. Clinton – Gerard Nevile Mark Fane Trefusis
5 April 1967B. Berkeley – Mary Lalle Foley-Berkeley
24 February 1970B. Dacre – Rachel Leila Douglas-Home
10 December 1986B. Strange – Jean Cherry Drummond
4 October 1989L. Grey of Codnor – Charles Legh Shuldham Cornwall-Legh
4 April 1990B. Wharton – Myrtle Olive Felix Robertson
28 April 1999B. Arlington – Jennifer Jane Forwood
10 January 2002L. Herbert – David John Seyfried
25 June 2004B. Howard De Walden – Mary Hazel Caridwen Czernin

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