Peerage of the United Kingdom

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The Peerage of the United Kingdom comprises most peerages created in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland after the Acts of Union in 1801, when it replaced the Peerage of Great Britain. New peers continued to be created in the Peerage of Ireland until 1898 (the last creation was the Barony of Curzon of Kedleston).

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The House of Lords Act 1999 reformed the House of Lords. Until then, all peers of the United Kingdom were automatically members of the House of Lords. However, from that date, most of the hereditary peers ceased to be members, whereas the life peers retained their seats. All hereditary peers of the first creation (i.e. those for whom a peerage was originally created, as opposed to those who inherited a peerage), and all surviving hereditary peers who had served as Leader of the House of Lords, were offered a life peerage to allow them to continue to sit in the House should they wish.

Peers in the Peerage of Scotland and Peerage of Ireland did not have an automatic seat in the House of Lords following the Acts of Union of 1707 and 1800, though the law permitted a limited number to be elected by their fellows to serve in the House of Lords as representative peers. Some peerages of the United Kingdom were created to get around this obstacle and allow certain Scottish and Irish peers to enjoy the automatic right to sit in the House of Lords. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Key

Non-partisan Royal Family/Household
Civil Service
Clergy
HM judiciary
Commonwealth judiciary
Privy Counsellor of the United Kingdom/Ireland/Northern Ireland
Partisan Conservative Party
Independent politician
Irish Unionist Alliance
Labour Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Unionist Party
National Liberal Party
Scottish Unionist Party
Speaker of the House of Commons
Tory Party
Ulster Unionist Party
Whig Party
Commonwealth politician
Other politician

Ranks

The ranks of the peerage are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron. [7]

The last non-royal dukedom was created in 1900, and the last marquessate was created in 1936. Creation of the remaining ranks, except baronies for life, mostly ceased once Harold Wilson's Labour government took office in 1964, and only thirteen (nine non-royal and four royal) people have been created hereditary peers since then. These were:

GranteeDate of CreationTitle(s)Noted for
The 1st Baron Dilhorne 7 December 1964 Viscount Dilhorne Former Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
Sir Robert Grimston, Bt. 11 December 1964 Baron Grimston of Westbury Former Member of Parliament.
Frederick Erroll 19 December 1964 (extinct 2000)Baron Erroll of HaleFormer Cabinet Minister.
Sir Robert Renwick, Bt. 23 December 1964 Baron Renwick
Michael Hughes-Young 31 December 1964 Baron St Helens Former Member of Parliament.
John Morrison 1 January 1965 Baron Margadale Former Chairman of the 1922 Committee.
William Whitelaw 16 June 1983 (extinct 1999)Viscount WhitelawFormer Home Secretary.
George Thomas 11 July 1983 (extinct 1997)Viscount TonypandyFormer Speaker of the House of Commons.
Harold Macmillan 24 February 1984 Earl of Stockton
Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden
Former Prime Minister.
Prince Andrew 23 July 1986 Duke of York
Earl of Inverness
Baron Killyleagh
Second son of Queen Elizabeth II on his wedding day.
Prince Edward 19 June 1999 Earl of Wessex
Viscount Severn
Third son of Queen Elizabeth II on his wedding day.
Prince William 29 April 2011 Duke of Cambridge
Earl of Strathearn
Baron Carrickfergus
First son of Charles, Prince of Wales on his wedding day.
Prince Harry 18 May 2018 Duke of Sussex
Earl of Dumbarton
Baron Kilkeel
Second son of Charles, Prince of Wales on his wedding day.
Prince Edward 10 March 2019 Earl of Forfar Third son of Queen Elizabeth II on 55th birthday (used by the Earl and his wife as their primary title when they are in Scotland). [8]

Dukes in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

ShieldTitleCreationGranteeReasonMonarch
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Arms of the Duke of Wellington.svg
The Duke of Wellington
Marquess of Douro
11 May 1814 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Marquess of Wellington Military Peerage–Army. The Prince Regent on behalf of King George III
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Egerton family COA (Dukes of Bridgewater, Dukes of Sutherland).svg
The Duke of Sutherland 28 January 1833 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Marquess of Stafford King William IV
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Duchy of Westminster.svg
The Duke of Westminster 27 February 1874 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 3rd Marquess of Westminster Queen Victoria
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Duke of Richmond CoA.svg
The Duke of Gordon
Earl of Kinrara
13 January 1876 Flag of England.svg The 6th Duke of Richmond He was an incumbent cabinet minister.
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Arms of Leopold, Duke of Albany.svg
The Duke of Albany
Earl of Clarence
Baron Arklow
24 May 1881 Prince Leopold Currently suspended.
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Duke of Argyll.svg
The Duke of Argyll 7 April 1892 Flag of Scotland.svg The 8th Duke of Argyll He was a former cabinet minister.
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Arms of the Duke of Fife since 2017.png
The Duke of Fife
Earl of Macduff
24 April 1900 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Duke of Fife [9] [note 1]
Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign.svg
Arms of Richard, Duke of Gloucester.svg
The Duke of Gloucester
Earl of Ulster
Baron Culloden
31 April 1928Royal Standard of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester.svg Prince Henry On his 28th birthday. King George V
Coronet of a Grandchild of the Sovereign.svg
Arms of Edward, Duke of Kent.svg
The Duke of Kent
Earl of St Andrews
Baron Downpatrick
12 October 1934Royal Standard of Prince George, Duke of Kent.svg Prince George In anticipation of his forthcoming marriage to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark.
Coronet of the British Heir Apparent.svg
Arms of Charles, Prince of Wales.svg
The Duke of Edinburgh
Earl of Merioneth
Baron Greenwich
20 November 1947Royal Standard of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.svg Sir Philip Mountbatten On his wedding day to Princess Elizabeth. King George VI
Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg
Arms of Andrew, Duke of York.svg
The Duke of York
Earl of Inverness
Baron Killyleagh
23 July 1986Royal Standard of Prince Andrew, Duke of York.svg Prince Andrew On his wedding day to Sarah Ferguson. Queen Elizabeth II
Coronet of a Child of the Heir Apparent.svg
Arms of William, Duke of Cambridge.svg
The Duke of Cambridge
Earl of Strathearn
Baron Carrickfergus
29 April 2011Royal Standard of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.svg Prince William of Wales On his wedding day to Catherine Middleton.
Coronet of a Child of the Heir Apparent.svg
Arms of Harry, Duke of Sussex.svg
The Duke of Sussex
Earl of Dumbarton
Baron Kilkeel
18 May 2018Royal Standard of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.svg Prince Harry of Wales On his wedding day to Meghan Markle.

Marquesses in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

ShieldTitleCreationGranteeReasonMonarch
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Exeter COA.svg
The Marquess of Exeter 4 February 1801 Flag of England.svg The 10th Earl of Exeter King George III
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Coat of arms of the Marquess of Northampton.svg
The Marquess of Northampton
Earl Compton
Baron Wilmington
7 September 1812 Flag of England.svg The 9th Earl of Northampton The Prince Regent on behalf of King George III
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Marquess of Camden COA.svg
The Marquess Camden
Earl of Brecknock
7 September 1812 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Earl Camden He was the former Viceroy of Ireland.
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Arms of the Duke of Wellington.svg
The Marquess of Wellington 3 October 1812 Duke of Wellington in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Earl of Wellington Military Peerage–Army.
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Arms of Paget.svg
The Marquess of Anglesey 4 July 1815 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Earl of Uxbridge Military Peerage–Army.
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Marquess of Cholmondeley COA.svg
The Marquess of Cholmondeley
Earl of Rocksavage
22 November 1815 Flag of England.svg The 4th Earl of Cholmondeley He was the incumbent Lord Steward of the Household.
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Arms of Brudenell Bruce, Marquess of Ailesbury.svg
The Marquess of Ailesbury
Earl Bruce
Viscount Savernake
17 July 1821 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Earl of Ailesbury King George IV
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Bristol COA.svg
The Marquess of Bristol
Earl Jermyn
30 June 1826 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 5th Earl of Bristol
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Ailsa COA.svg
The Marquess of Ailsa 10 September 1831 Flag of Scotland.svg The 12th Earl of Cassilis [note 2] King William IV
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Duchy of Westminster.svg
The Marquess of Westminster 13 September 1831 Duke of Westminster in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Earl Grosvenor
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Normanby COA.svg
The Marquess of Normanby 25 June 1838 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Earl of Mulgrave He was the incumbent Viceroy of Ireland. Queen Victoria
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Arms of Neville, Marquess of Abergavenny.svg
The Marquess of Abergavenny
Earl of Lewes
14 January 1876 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 5th Earl of Abergavenny
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Zetland COA.svg
The Marquess of Zetland
Earl of Ronaldshay
22 August 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 3rd Earl of Zetland He was the former Viceroy of Ireland.
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Marquess of Linlithgow Arms.svg
The Marquess of Linlithgow 27 October 1902 Flag of Scotland.svg The 7th Earl of Hopetoun He was the incumbent Viceroy of Australia. King Edward VII
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Arms of the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair.svg
The Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
Earl of Haddo
4 January 1916 Flag of Scotland.svg The 7th Earl of Aberdeen He was the former Viceroy of Canada and former Viceroy of Ireland. King George V
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Arms of Battenberg-Mountbatten.svg
The Marquess of Milford Haven
Earl of Medina
Viscount Alderney
7 November 1917 Flagge Grossherzogtum Hessen ohne Wappen.svg Prince Louis of Battenberg He relinquished his German titles.
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Arms of Isaacs.svg
The Marquess of Reading 7 May 1926 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Earl of Reading He was the former Viceroy of India and former Lord Chief Justice of England.

Earls in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

ShieldTitleCreationGranteeReasonMonarch
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of St Clair-Erskine, Earl of Rosslyn.svg
The Earl of Rosslyn 21 April 1801 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Loughborough He was the former Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. [note 1] King George III
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Craven arms.svg
The Earl of Craven
Viscount Uffington
18 June 1801 Flag of England.svg The 7th Baron Craven
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Onslow arms.svg
The Earl of Onslow
Viscount Cranley
19 June 1801 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 4th Baron Onslow
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Romney COA.svg
The Earl of Romney
Viscount Marsham
22 June 1801 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 3rd Baron Romney
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Pelham, Earls of Chichester.svg
The Earl of Chichester 23 June 1801 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Pelham of Stanmer
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Wilton COA.svg
The Earl of Wilton
Viscount Grey de Wilton
26 June 1801 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Grey de Radcliffe [note 1]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Herbert arms.svg
The Earl of Powis
Viscount Clive
Baron Herbert
Baron Powis
14 May 1804 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Clive He was the incumbent Viceroy of Ireland.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Nelson (sans augmentation) COA.svg
The Earl Nelson
Viscount Merton
20 November 1805 William Nelson, Esq.He was the brother of Horatio Nelson. [note 1]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Grey, Earl Grey.svg
The Earl Grey
Viscount Howick
11 April 1806 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Grey Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Lowther arms.svg
The Earl of Lonsdale 7 April 1807 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Viscount Lowther
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Harrowby COA.svg
The Earl of Harrowby
Viscount Sandon
19 July 1809 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Harrowby He was the former Foreign Secretary.
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Arms of the Duke of Wellington.svg
The Earl of Wellington 28 February 1812 Duke of Wellington in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Prince Regent on behalf of King George III
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Wellington Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Normanby COA.svg
The Earl of Mulgrave
Viscount Normanby
7 September 1812 Marquess of Normanby in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 2nd Baron Mulgrave He was the former Foreign Secretary.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Lascelles arms.svg
The Earl of Harewood
Viscount Lascelles
7 September 1812 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Harewood
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Minto COA.svg
The Earl of Minto
Viscount Melgund
24 February 1813 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Minto He was the incumbent Governor-General of the Presidency of Fort William.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Cathcart arms.svg
The Earl Cathcart 16 July 1814 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Cathcart Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Verulam COA.svg
The Earl of Verulam
Viscount Grimston
24 November 1815 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 4th Viscount Grimston
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Eliot arms.svg
The Earl of St Germans 28 November 1815 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Eliot [note 1]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
COA of Parker, Earls of Morley.svg
The Earl of Morley
Viscount Boringdon
29 November 1815 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Boringdon
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Bradford COA.svg
The Earl of Bradford
Viscount Newport
30 November 1815 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Bradford
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Eldon COA.svg
The Earl of Eldon
Viscount Encombe
7 July 1821 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Eldon He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. King George IV
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl Howe COA.svg
The Earl Howe 16 July 1821 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Viscount Curzon
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Stradbroke COA.svg
The Earl of Stradbroke
Viscount Dunwich
18 July 1821 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Rous
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl Temple of Stowe COA.svg
The Earl Temple of Stowe 4 February 1822 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Marquess of Buckingham [note 1]
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Arms of Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marquess of Londonderry.svg
Earl Vane
Viscount Seaham
8 July 1823 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 3rd Marquess of Londonderry He was the former Ambassador to Austria. [note 1]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Cawdor COA.svg
The Earl Cawdor
Viscount Emlyn
6 October 1827 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Cawdor
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Cavendish arms.svg
The Earl of Burlington
Baron Cavendish
15 September 1831Held by the Duke of Devonshire in the Peerage of England since 1858 . King William IV
Lord George Cavendish, MP [note 3]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Lichfield COA.svg
The Earl of Lichfield 15 September 1831 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Viscount Anson He was the incumbent Master of the Buckhounds.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Durham COA.svg
The Earl of Durham
Viscount Lambton
23 March 1833 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Durham He was the incumbent Ambassador to Russia.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
LevesonGowerEarlGranvilleArms.png
The Earl Granville
Baron Leveson
10 May 1833 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Granville He was the incumbent Ambassador to France and former Ambassador to Russia.
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Howard arms (augmented).svg
The Earl of Effingham 27 January 1837 Flag of England.svg The 11th Baron Howard of Effingham Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Ducie COA.svg
The Earl of Ducie
Baron Moreton
28 January 1837 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 4th Baron Ducie
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Pelham, Earls of Chichester.svg
The Earl of Yarborough
Baron Worsley
30 January 1837 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Yarborough
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Coat of arms of the Duke of Roxburghe.svg
The Earl Innes 11 August 1837 Flag of Scotland.svg The 6th Duke of Roxburghe Queen Victoria
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Coke, Earls of Leicester.svg
The Earl of Leicester
Viscount Coke
12 August 1837 Thomas Coke, Esq.
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Marquess of Zetland COA.svg
The Earl of Zetland 2 July 1838 Marquess of Zetland in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 2nd Baron Dundas
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Noel, Earl of Gainsborough.svg
The Earl of Gainsborough
Viscount Campden
Baron Noel
16 August 1841 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 3rd Baron Barham
Coronet of a British Duke.svg
Egerton family COA (Dukes of Bridgewater, Dukes of Sutherland).svg
The Earl of Ellesmere
Viscount Brackley
6 July 1846Held by the Duke of Sutherland in the Peerage of the United Kingdom since 1963 .
Lord Francis Egerton, PC, PC (Ire), MP [note 4] He was a former cabinet minister.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Byng, Earl of Strafford.svg
The Earl of Strafford
Viscount Enfield
18 September 1847 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Strafford Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Cottenham COA.svg
The Earl of Cottenham
Viscount Crowhurst
11 June 1850 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Cottenham He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Cowley COA.svg
The Earl Cowley
Viscount Dangan
11 April 1857 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Baron Cowley He was the incumbent Ambassador to France.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Eglinton and Winton arms.svg
The Earl of Winton 23 June 1859 Flag of Scotland.svg The 13th Earl of Eglinton He was the incumbent Viceroy of Ireland.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
COA - Ward, Earl of Dudley.svg
The Earl of Dudley
Viscount Ednam
17 February 1860 Flag of England.svg The 11th Baron Ward
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Russell arms (Earl Russell).svg
The Earl Russell
Viscount Amberley
30 July 1861 Lord John Russell, PC, MP [note 5] He was the former Prime Minister.
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Earl of Cromartie CoA.png
The Earl of Cromartie
Viscount Tarbat
Baron Castlehaven
Baron MacLeod
21 October 1861 The Duchess of Sutherland [note 1]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Wodehouse arms, Earl of Kimberley.svg
The Earl of Kimberley 1 June 1866 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Wodehouse He was the incumbent Viceroy of Ireland.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Wharncliffe COA.svg
The Earl of Wharncliffe
Viscount Carlton
15 January 1876 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Wharncliffe [note 1]
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Cairns arms.svg
The Earl Cairns
Viscount Garmoyle
27 September 1878 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Cairns He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
COA of Bulwer-Lytton.svg
The Earl of Lytton
Viscount Knebworth
28 April 1880 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Baron Lytton He was the incumbent Viceroy of India.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Palmer, Earl of Selborne.svg
The Earl of Selborne
Viscount Wolmer
30 December 1882 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Selborne He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Northcote arms.svg
The Earl of Iddesleigh
Viscount Saint Cyres
3 July 1885 The Rt Hon. Sir Stafford Northcote, Bt., PC, MP He was the incumbent First Lord of the Treasury.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Cranbrook COA.svg
The Earl of Cranbrook
Baron Medway
22 August 1892 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Cranbrook He was the former Home Secretary.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Cromer COA.svg
The Earl of Cromer
Viscount Errington
6 August 1901 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Cromer He was the incumbent Consul-General of Egypt. King Edward VII
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Plymouth COA.svg
The Earl of Plymouth
Viscount Windsor
18 December 1905 Flag of England.svg The 11th Baron Windsor He was a former cabinet minister.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Foljambe E of Liverpool.svg
The Earl of Liverpool
Viscount Hawkesbury
22 December 1905 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Hawkesbury He was the incumbent Lord Steward of the Household.
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Earl of Rosebery COA.svg
The Earl of Midlothian
Viscount Mentmore
Baron Epsom
3 July 1911 Flag of Scotland.svg The 5th Earl of Rosebery He was the former Prime Minister. King George V
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Saint Aldwyn COA.svg
The Earl St Aldwyn
Viscount Quenington
22 February 1915 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount St Aldwyn He was the former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Coronet of a British Marquess.svg
Arms of Isaacs.svg
The Earl of Reading
Viscount Erleigh
20 December 1917 Marquess of Reading in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Reading He was the incumbent Lord Chief Justice of England.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Beatty COA.svg
The Earl Beatty
Viscount Borodale
Baron Beatty
27 September 1919 Sir David Beatty Military Peerage–Navy.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Haig.svg
The Earl Haig
Viscount Dawick
Baron Haig
29 September 1919 Sir Douglas Haig Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Guinness, Earl of Iveagh.svg
The Earl of Iveagh
Viscount Elveden
30 September 1919 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Iveagh
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Arms of Balfour (Earl of Balfour).svg
The Earl of Balfour
Viscount Traprain
5 May 1922 The Rt Hon. Sir Arthur Balfour, PC, PC (Ire), MP He was the former Prime Minister. [note 1]
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Asquith arms.svg
The Earl of Oxford and Asquith
Viscount Asquith
9 February 1925 The Rt Hon. H. H. Asquith, PC, PC (Ire) He was the former Prime Minister.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
John Jellicoe Arms.svg
The Earl Jellicoe
Viscount Brocas
29 June 1925 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Jellicoe He was the former Viceroy of New Zealand.
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Earl of Inchcape COA.svg
The Earl of Inchcape
Viscount Glenapp
20 June 1929 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Inchcape He was the Chairman of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
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Earl Peel COA.svg
The Earl Peel
Viscount Clanfield
10 July 1929 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Viscount Peel He was a former cabinet minister.
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Bowes-Lyon Arms.svg
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne 1 June 1937 Flag of Scotland.svg The 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne He was the father-in-law of King George VI. King George VI
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Baldwin of Bewdley.svg
The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
Viscount Corvedale
8 June 1937 The Rt Hon. Sir Stanley Baldwin, PC, MP He was the former Prime Minister.
Coronet of a British Earl.svg
Earl of Halifax COA.svg
The Earl of Halifax 11 July 1944 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Viscount Halifax He was the former Viceroy of India.
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Arms of Ruthven (ancient).svg
The Earl of Gowrie
Viscount Ruthven of Canberra
8 January 1945 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Gowrie He was the incumbent Viceroy of Australia.
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Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor arms.svg
The Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor
Viscount Gwynedd
12 February 1945 The Rt Hon. David Lloyd George, PC, MP He was the former Prime Minister.
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Lord Mountbatten of Burma-CoA-Knatchbull-Shield.svg
The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Baron Romsey
18 October 1947 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Mountbatten of Burma He was the incumbent Viceroy of India. [note 1]
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Arms of Alexander of Caledon.svg
The Earl Alexander of Tunis
Baron Rideau
11 March 1952 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Alexander of Tunis He was the former Viceroy of Canada. Queen Elizabeth II
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Earl of Swinton COA.svg
The Earl of Swinton
Baron Masham
5 May 1955 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Swinton He was a former cabinet minister.
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Earl Attlee COA.svg
The Earl Attlee
Viscount Prestwood
16 December 1955 The Rt Hon. Clement Attlee, PC, MP He was the former Prime Minister.
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Earl of Woolton COA.svg
The Earl of Woolton
Viscount Warbleton
9 December 1956 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Viscount Woolton He was the former Chairman of the Conservative Party.
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Arms Armstrong-Jones.svg
The Earl of Snowdon
Viscount Linley
6 October 1961 Antony Armstrong-Jones, Esq.He was the husband of Princess Margaret.
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Earl of Stockton COA.svg
The Earl of Stockton
Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden
24 February 1984 The Rt Hon. Harold Macmillan, PCHe was the former Prime Minister.
Coronet of a Child of the Sovereign.svg
Arms of Edward, Earl of Wessex.svg
The Earl of Wessex
Viscount Severn
19 June 1999Royal Standard of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.svg Prince Edward On his wedding day to Sophie Rhys-Jones.
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The Earl of Forfar 10 March 2019Royal Standard of Prince Edward, Earl of Forfar.svg Prince Edward On his 55th Birthday, (Title used in Scotland only).

Viscounts in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

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The Viscount St Vincent 27 April 1801 Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Earl of St Vincent Military Peerage–Navy. [note 1] King George III
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The Viscount Curzon 27 February 1802 Earl Howe in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg The 1st Baron Curzon
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The Viscount Melville
Baron Dunira
24 December 1802 The Rt Hon. Henry Dundas, PC, MP He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Sidmouth 12 January 1805 The Rt Hon. Henry Addington, PC, MP He was the former Prime Minister.
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The Viscount Anson
Baron Soberton
17 February 1806 Earl of Lichfield in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Thomas Anson, Esq, MP Former Member of Parliament for the Whig Party.
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The Viscount Cathcart
Baron Greenock
9 November 1807 Earl Cathcart in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of Scotland.svg The 10th Lord Cathcart [note 2] Military Peerage Army
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The Viscount Wellington
Baron Douro
4 September 1809 Duke of Wellington in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Sir Arthur Wellesley, MP [note 6] Military Peerage–Army.
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The Viscount Gordon 16 July 1814 Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Prince Regent on behalf of King George III
Flag of Scotland.svg The 4th Earl of Aberdeen [note 2] He was the former Ambassador to Austria.
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The Viscount Granville 12 August 1815 Earl Granville in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon. Lord Granville Leveson-Gower, PC, PC (Ire),, MP [note 7] He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Exmouth 10 December 1816 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Exmouth Military Peerage–Navy.
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The Viscount Hutchinson 14 July 1821 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 1st Earl of Donoughmore [note 1] King George IV
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The Viscount Clancarty 8 December 1823 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 2nd Earl of Clancarty He was the incumbent Ambassador to the Netherlands.
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The Viscount Combermere 8 February 1827 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Combermere Military Peerage–Army.
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The Viscount Hill 27 September 1842 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Hill Military Peerage–Army. [note 1] Queen Victoria
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The Viscount Hardinge 2 May 1846 The Rt Hon. Sir Henry Hardinge, PC, PC (Ire) He was the incumbent Viceroy of India.
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The Viscount Gough 15 June 1849 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Gough Military Peerage–Army.
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The Viscount Halifax 21 February 1866 Earl of Halifax in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon. Sir Charles Wood, Bt., PC, MP He was the former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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The Viscount Bridport 6 July 1868 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 3rd Baron Bridport Military Peerage–Army.
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The Viscount Portman 28 March 1873 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Portman
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The Viscount Cranbrook 4 May 1878 Earl of Cranbrook in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon. Gathorne Hardy, PC, MP He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Hampden 4 March 1884 The Rt Hon. Sir Henry Brand, PC, MP [note 8] He was the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
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The Viscount Hambleden 11 November 1891 Emily Smith She was the widow of the First Lord of the Treasury William Henry Smith, MP. [note 1]
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The Viscount Peel 9 May 1895 Earl Peel in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon. Arthur Peel, PC, MP He was the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
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The Viscount Knutsford 3 August 1895 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Knutsford He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Esher 11 November 1897 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Esher He was the former Master of the Rolls.
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The Viscount Cromer 25 July 1899 Earl of Cromer in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Cromer He was the incumbent Consul-General of Egypt.
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The Viscount Goschen 18 December 1900 The Rt Hon. George Goschen, PCHe was the former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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The Viscount Ridley
Baron Wensleydale
19 December 1900 The Rt Hon. Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bt., PC, MP He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Colville of Culross 12 July 1902 Flag of Scotland.svg The 10th Lord Colville of Culross [note 2] He was the former Master of the Buckhounds. King Edward VII
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The Viscount Selby 6 July 1905 The Rt Hon. William Gully, PC, MP He was the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
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The Viscount Iveagh 18 December 1905 Earl of Iveagh in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Iveagh
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The Viscount Althorp 19 December 1905 Earl Spencer in the Peerage of Great Britain .
The Rt Hon. Charles Spencer, PC [note 9] He was the incumbent Lord Chamberlain of the Household.
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The Viscount St Aldwyn 6 January 1906 Earl St Aldwyn in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon. Michael Hicks Beach, PC, PC (Ire) He was the former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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The Viscount Knollys 4 July 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Knollys He was the incumbent Private Secretary to the Sovereign. King George V
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The Viscount Allendale 5 July 1911 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Baron Allendale
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The Viscount Chilston
Baron Douglas of Baads
6 July 1911 The Rt Hon. Aretas Akers-Douglas, PC, MP He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Scarsdale 2 November 1911 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 1st Baron Curzon of Kedleston He was the former Viceroy of India. [note 1]
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The Viscount Mersey 22 June 1916 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Mersey He was a Judicial Peer.
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The Viscount Reading 26 June 1916 Marquess of Reading in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Reading He was the incumbent Lord Chief Justice of England.
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The Viscount Cowdray 2 January 1917 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Cowdray He was an incumbent cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Devonport 23 June 1917 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Devonport He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Astor 23 June 1917 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg The 1st Baron Astor The first man from the United States to be created a Hereditary Peer.
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The Viscount Jellicoe 15 January 1918 Earl Jellicoe in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Sir John Jellicoe Military Peerage–Navy. [note 1]
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The Viscount Wimborne 15 June 1918 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Baron Wimborne He was the incumbent Viceroy of Ireland.
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The Viscount St Davids 17 June 1918 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron St Davids
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The Viscount Rothermere 17 May 1919 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Rothermere He was the founder of the Daily Mail .
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The Viscount Allenby 7 October 1919 Sir Edmund Allenby Military Peerage–Army. [note 1]
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The Viscount Chelmsford 3 June 1921 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 3rd Baron Chelmsford He was the incumbent Viceroy of India.
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The Viscount Long 4 June 1921 The Rt Hon. Walter Long, PC, PC (Ire), MP He was the former Leader of the Irish Unionist Alliance.
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The Viscount Ullswater 8 July 1921 The Rt Hon. James Lowther, PC, MP [note 10] He was the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
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The Viscount Younger of Leckie 20 February 1923 Sir George Younger, Bt. He was the former Chairman of the Conservative Party.
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The Viscount Inchcape 21 January 1924 Earl of Inchcape in the Peerage in the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Inchcape He was the Chairman of Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
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The Viscount Bearsted 16 June 1925 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Bearsted He was the founder of Royal Dutch Shell.
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The Viscount Craigavon 20 January 1927 The Rt Hon. Sir James Craig, Bt., PC (Ire), PC (NI), MPHe was the incumbent Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
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The Viscount Bridgeman 18 June 1929 The Rt Hon. William Bridgeman, PC [note 11] He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Hailsham 4 July 1929 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Hailsham He was the former Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
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The Viscount Brentford 5 July 1929 The Rt Hon. Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Bt., PC, PC (NI), MP He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Buckmaster 24 February 1933 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Buckmaster He was the former Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
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The Viscount Bledisloe 24 June 1935 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Bledisloe He was the former Viceroy of New Zealand.
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The Viscount Swinton 29 November 1935 Earl of Swinton in the Peerage in the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, PCHe was an incumbent cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Hanworth 17 January 1936 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Hanworth He was the incumbent Master of the Rolls.
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The Viscount Trenchard 31 January 1936 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Trenchard He was the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. King Edward VIII
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The Viscount Samuel 8 June 1937 The Rt Hon. Sir Herbert Samuel, PCHe was the former Home Secretary. King George VI
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The Viscount Runciman of Doxford 10 June 1937 The Rt Hon. Walter Runciman, PC, MP [note 12] He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Davidson 11 June 1937 The Rt Hon. Sir J. C. C. Davidson, PC, MP He was the former Chairman of the Conservative Party.
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The Viscount Weir 25 June 1938 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Weir He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Stonehaven 27 June 1938Held by the Earl of Kintore in the Peerage of Scotland since 1974 .
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Stonehaven He was the former Viceroy of Australia.
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The Viscount Caldecote 6 September 1939 The Rt Hon. Sir Thomas Inskip, PC, MP He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
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The Viscount Camrose 20 January 1941 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Camrose He was the co-owner of The Daily Telegraph .
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The Viscount Stansgate 12 January 1942 The Rt Hon. William Wedgwood Benn, PC, MP He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Margesson 27 April 1942 The Rt Hon. David Margesson, PC, MP He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Daventry 3 May 1943 Muriel FitzRoy She was the widow of the Speaker of the House of Commons Edward FitzRoy, MP. [note 1]
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The Viscount Addison 2 July 1945 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Addison He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Kemsley 12 September 1945 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Kemsley He was the co-owner of The Daily Telegraph .
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The Viscount Marchwood 13 September 1945 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Marchwood
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The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein 31 January 1946 Sir Bernard Montgomery Military Peerage–Army.
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The Viscount Alexander of Tunis 1 March 1946 Earl Alexander of Tunis in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Sir Harold Alexander [note 13] Military Peerage–Army.
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The Viscount Mountbatten of Burma 23 August 1946 Earl Mountbatten of Burma in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Lord Louis Mountbatten [note 14] Military Peerage–Navy. [note 1]
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The Viscount Waverley 28 January 1952 The Rt Hon. Sir John Anderson, PC, PC (Ire) He was the former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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The Viscount Thurso 10 April 1952 The Rt Hon. Sir Archibald Sinclair, Bt., PCHe was the former Leader of the Liberal Party. Queen Elizabeth II
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The Viscount Brookeborough 1 July 1952 The Rt Hon. Sir Basil Brooke, Bt., PC (NI), MPHe was the incumbent Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
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The Viscount Norwich 5 July 1952 The Rt Hon. Sir Duff Cooper, PCHe was the former Ambassador to France.
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The Viscount Woolton 2 July 1953 Earl of Woolton in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Woolton He was an incumbent cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Leathers 18 January 1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Leathers He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Soulbury 16 July 1954 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Soulbury He was the incumbent Viceroy of Ceylon.
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The Viscount Chandos 9 September 1954 The Rt Hon. Oliver Lyttelton, MP, PC [note 15] He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Malvern 18 March 1955 The Rt Hon. Sir Godfrey Huggins, PC, MPHe was the incumbent Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
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The Viscount De L'Isle 12 January 1956 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 6th Baron De L'Isle He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley 11 February 1957 The Rt Hon. Sir Walter Monckton, PC, MP He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Tenby 12 February 1957 The Rt Hon. Gwilym Lloyd George, PC, MP [note 16] He was the former Home Secretary.
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The Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax 10 July 1957 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Mackintosh of Halifax He was the owner of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd.
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The Viscount Dunrossil 12 November 1959 The Rt Hon. William Morrison, PC, MP He was the former Speaker of the House of Commons.
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The Viscount Stuart of Findhorn 20 November 1959 The Rt Hon. James Stuart, PC [note 17] He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Rochdale 20 January 1960 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 2nd Baron Rochdale
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The Viscount Slim 15 July 1960 Sir William Slim He was the incumbent Viceroy of Australia.
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The Viscount Head 2 August 1960 The Rt Hon. Antony Head, PC, MP He was the incumbent High Commissioner to Nigeria.
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The Viscount Boyd of Merton 8 September 1960 The Rt Hon. Alan Lennox-Boyd, PC, MP He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Mills 22 August 1962 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Mills He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Blakenham 8 November 1963 The Rt Hon. John Hare, PC, MP [note 18] He was the incumbent Chairman of the Conservative Party.
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The Viscount Eccles 14 January 1964 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Eccles He was a former cabinet minister.
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The Viscount Dilhorne 7 December 1964 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The 1st Baron Dilhorne He was the former Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

Barons in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

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The Baron Loftus 19 January 1801 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 1st Marquess of Ely King George III
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The Baron Grey 23 June 1801 Earl Grey in the Peerage of United Kingdom.
Sir Charles Grey Military Peerage–Army.
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The Baron Nelson 18 August 1801 Earl Nelson in the Peerage of United Kingdom.
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Military Peerage–Navy. [note 1]
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The Baron Ellenborough 19 April 1802 The Rt Hon. Sir Edward Law He was the incumbent Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
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The Baron Sandys 19 June 1802Held by the Marquess of Downshire in the Peerage of Ireland since 2013 .
Mary Hill, Marchioness of Downshire She was the wife of The Marquess of Downshire. [note 1]
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The Baron Barham 1 May 1805 Earl of Gainsborough in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Sir Charles Middleton, Bt. Military Peerage–Navy. [note 1]
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The Baron Erskine 10 February 1806Held by the Earl of Buchan in the Peerage of Scotland since 1960 .
The Rt Hon. Thomas Erskine, MP He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
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The Baron Monteagle 20 February 1806 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 1st Marquess of Sligo
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The Baron Ardrossan 21 February 1806 Flag of Scotland.svg The 12th Earl of Eglinton [note 2]
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The Baron Granard 24 February 1806 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 6th Earl of Granard
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The Baron Ailsa 12 November 1806 Marquess of Ailsa in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Flag of Scotland.svg The 12th Earl of Cassilis [note 2]
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The Baron Manners 20 April 1807 The Rt Hon. Sir Thomas Manners-Sutton [note 19] He was the incumbent Lord High Chancellor of Ireland.
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The Baron Hopetoun 3 February 1809 Marquess of Linlithgow in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
James Hope-Johnstone, 3rd Earl of Hopetoun [note 20] [note 1]
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The Baron Niddry 17 May 1814 Marquess of Linlithgow in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Prince Regent on behalf of King George III
John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun
Coronet of a British Viscount.svg The Baron Combermere 17 May 1814 Viscount Combermere in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere Military Peerage–Army.
Coronet of a British Viscount.svg The Baron Exmouth 1 June 1814 Viscount Exmouth in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth Military Peerage–Navy.
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The Baron Stewart 1 July 1814Held by the Marquess of Londonderry in the Peerage of Ireland since 1822 .
Charles Stewart, MP
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The Baron Trench 4 August 1815 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 2nd Earl of Clancarty
He was the incumbent Ambassador to the Netherlands.
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The Baron Meldrum 11 August 1815 Flag of Scotland.svg The 5th Earl of Aboyne [note 2]
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The Baron Grinstead 11 August 1815 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 2nd Earl of Enniskillen
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The Baron Foxford 11 August 1815 Saint Patrick's Saltire.svg The 1st Earl of Limerick
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The Baron Churchill 11 August 1815 Lord Francis Spencer, MP [note 21] .Former Member of Parliament for the Whig Party.
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The Baron Harris 11 August 1815 George Harris, Esq.Military Peerage–Army.
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The Baron Hill 16 January 1816 Viscount Hill in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.
Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill Military Peerage–Army. [note 1]