Peerage of England

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The Peerage of England comprises all peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. In that year, the Peerages of England and Scotland were replaced by one Peerage of Great Britain.

Until the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, all Peers of England could sit in the House of Lords. (Peeresses of England were only granted seats with the Peerage Act 1963).

The ranks of the English peerage are, in descending order, Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron. While most newer English peerages descend only in the male line, many of the older ones (particularly older baronies) can descend through females. Under English inheritance law all daughters are co-heirs, so many older English peerage titles have fallen into abeyance between various female co-heirs.

Baronets, while holders of hereditary titles, are not peers and do not confer nobility. Knights, Dames, and holders of other non-hereditary Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom are also not peers.

In the following table, each peer is listed only by his or her highest English title, showing higher or equal titles in the other peerages.

Dukes in the Peerage of England[edit]

See also List of Dukedoms in the Peerages of the British Isles

TitleCreationOther Dukedom titles
The Duke of Cornwall1337 always held by eldest son of the monarchDuke of Rothesay in the Peerage of Scotland.
The Duke of Norfolk1483 Premier Duke of England 
The Duke of Somerset1547 
The Duke of Richmond1675Duke of Lennox in the Peerage of Scotland;
Duke of Gordon in the Peerage of the UK
The Duke of Grafton1675 
The Duke of Beaufort1682 
The Duke of St Albans1684 
The Duke of Bedford1694 
The Duke of Devonshire1694 
The Duke of Marlborough1702 
The Duke of Rutland1703 

Marquesses in the Peerage of England[edit]

See also List of marquessates in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

TitleCreationOther titles
The Marquess of Winchester1551 Premier Marquess of England

Earls in the Peerage of England[edit]

See also List of Earldoms in the Peerage of England

TitleCreationOther Earldom or higher titles
The Earl of Shrewsbury1442Earl Talbot in the Peerage of Great Britain;
Earl of Waterford in the Peerage of Ireland
The Earl of Derby1485 
The Earl of Huntingdon1529 
The Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery1551; 1605 
The Earl of Devon1553 
The Earl of Lincoln1572 
The Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire1603; 1626 
The Earl of Exeter1605Marquess of Exeter in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl of Salisbury1605Marquess of Salisbury in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Earl of Northampton1618Marquess of Northampton in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl of Denbigh1622Earl of Desmond in the Peerage of Ireland
The Earl of Westmorland1624 
The Earl of Manchester1626Duke of Manchester in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Earl of Lindsey and Abingdon1626; 1682 
The Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham1628; 1681 
The Earl of Sandwich1660 
The Earl of Essex1661 
The Earl of Cardigan1661Marquess of Ailesbury in the Peerage of the U.K
The Earl of Carlisle1661 
The Earl of Doncaster1663Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry in the Peerage of Scotland
The Earl of Shaftesbury1672 
The Earl of Portland1689 
The Earl of Scarbrough1690 
The Earl of Albemarle1697 
The Earl of Coventry1697 
The Earl of Jersey1697 
The Earl of Cholmondeley1706Marquess of Cholmondeley in the Peerage of the UK

Viscounts in the Peerage of England[edit]

See also List of viscountcies in the peerages of Britain and Ireland

TitleCreationOther Viscountcy or higher titles
The Viscount Hereford1550 Premier Viscount of England 
The Viscount Townshend1682Marquess Townshend in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Viscount Weymouth1682Marquess of Bath in the Peerage of Great Britain

Barons and Baronesses in the Peerage of England[edit]

See also List of Baronies in the Peerage of England

TitleCreationOther Barony or higher titles
The Baron de Ros1264 Premier Baron of England 
The Baron le Despencer1264Viscount Falmouth in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton1283; 1295; 1448 
The Baron Grey de Wilton1295 
The Baron Hastings1295 
The Baron FitzWalter1295 
The Baron Clinton1299 
The Baron De La Warr1299Earl De La Warr in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron de Clifford1299 
The Baron Strange, Hungerford and de Moleyns1299; 1426; 1445Viscount St Davids in the Peerage of the UK
The Baron Zouche1308 
The Baroness Willoughby de Eresby1313 
The Baron Strabolgi1318 
The Baroness Dacre1321 
The Baroness Grey de Ruthyn1324 
The Baron Darcy de Knayth1332 
The Baron Cromwell1375 
The Baron Camoys1383 
The Baron Grey of Codnor1397 
The Baron Berkeley1421Lord Gueterbock for Life in the Peerage of the UK
The Baron Latymer1432 
The Baron Dudley1440 
The Baron Saye and Sele1447 
The Baroness Berners1455 
The Baron Herbert1461 
The Baron Willoughby de Broke1491 
The Baron Vaux of Harrowden1523 
The Baroness Braye1529 
The Baron Windsor1529Earl of Plymouth in the Peerage of the UK
The Baron Burgh1529 
The Baron Wharton1544 
The Baron Howard of Effingham1554Earl of Effingham in the Peerage of the UK
The Baron St John of Bletso1559 
The Baroness Howard de Walden1597 
The Baron Petre1603 
The Baron Clifton1608Earl of Darnley in the Peerage of Ireland
The Baron Dormer1615 
The Baron Teynham1616 
The Baron Brooke1621Earl Brooke and of Warwick in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Craven1626Earl of Craven in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Strange1628 
The Baron Stafford1640 
The Baron Byron1643 
The Baron Ward1644Earl of Dudley in the Peerage of the UK
The Baron Lucas1663Lord Dingwall in the Peerage of Scotland
The Baroness Arlington1665 
The Baron Clifford of Chudleigh1672 
The Baron Guilford1683Earl of Guilford in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Waldegrave1683Earl Waldegrave in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Barnard1698 
The Baron Guernsey1703Earl of Aylesford in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Gower1703Duke of Sutherland in the Peerage of the UK;
Marquess of Stafford in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Conway1703Marquess of Hertford in the Peerage of Great Britain
The Baron Hervey1703Marquess of Bristol in the Peerage of the UK;
Earl of Bristol in the Peerage of Great Britain

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