A Synopsis of the Peerage of England: Exhibiting, Under Alphabetical Arrangement, the Date of Creation, Descent and Present State of Every Title of Peerage which Has Existed in this Country Since the Conquest ...

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J. Nicholas and son, 1825 - Nobility
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Page vi - Esq. Whereupon, his Majesty was pleased to order in council, that the cause should be heard by the Privy Council, on the 19th January, 1669, when the two Chief Justices and the Lord Chief Baron were ordered to attend. The Counsel for the said Robert Cheeke affirmed, that...
Page xiv - A right to be summoned to parliament by reason of " tenure, of any land denominated at any time a barony, " does not appear by any document which the committee " have discovered, to have been asserted in the reign of
Page liv - That no Peer of this realm can drown or extinguish his honour (but that it descend to his descendants), neither by surrender, grant, fine, nor any other conveyance to the King...
Page liv - Attorney-General, are unanimously of opinion, and do resolve and adjudge, that no fine now levied nor at any time hereafter to be levied to the King can bar such title of honour, or the right of any person claiming such title under him that levied or shall levy such fine.
Page 266 - Another dignity attributed to the dukes of Beaufort is the " viscouuty of Grosmont," but it has baffled the editor's research to discover the source whence that title is derived. Dale takes no notice of any such dignity ; and the only trace of a title at all similar is that recited in the commission juat noticed, wherein he is styled baron Beaufort, of Caldecot, Grismond, and Gower.
Page 786 - A Perfect Copy of all Summons of the Nobility to the great Councils and Parliaments of this Realm, from the 49th of King Henry III. until these present Times, SK.
Page 186 - King, for certainly the weight of authority at that time was all . in favour of the measure. In the Third Report of the Committee of the House of Lords on the Dignity of a Peer (1822) it is stated : The committee find it has been asserted that the persons to whom dignities have been granted by the Crown have usually had therein rights of inheritance, although in some...
Page xlvi - Barony devolves on the surviving daughter, or the heir of her body. If, however, the representation of such daughter be among her co-heirs, the dignity falls into abeyance among them...
Page 11 - To the merit of sedulous care, of rigid impartiality, and to having acted upon the resolution of not stating a single word which he did not believe to be strictly true, with the view of flattering the pride, or gratifying the ambition of others, he conscientiously feels that he is entitled ; and many instances will be found where dignities which by every previous writer have been attributed to different noble families, are in these pages proved either to be now vested in other individuals, to have...
Page xlvi - Barony, is indivisible.* Thus, if a Baron leaves no son, the honour becomes vested in his daughters ; if he has only one daughter, she succeeds to it. but if there be more daughters than one, the title falls into ABEYANCE amongst them, and continues in that state either until all but one of the daughters be deceased without issue, or the sole heir of only one daughter survives ; in which case the Barony devolves on the surviving daughter, or the heir of her body. If, however, the representation of...

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