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Encyclopedia > Peerage of Great Britain

The Peerage of Great Britain comprises all extant peerages created in the Kingdom of Great Britain after the Act of Union 1707 but before the Act of Union 1800. The Peerage of Great Britain thus replaced the Peerages of England and Scotland, until it was itself replaced by the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1801. Until the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, all Peers of Great Britain could sit in the House of Lords. The ranks of the Great British peerage are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron.


In the following table of Great British peers, higher or equal titles in the other peerages are listed.

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Dukes in the Peerage of Great Britain

Title Creation Other titles
The Duke of Brandon 1711 Duke of Hamilton in the Peerage of Scotland
The Duke of Manchester 1719  
The Duke of Northumberland 1766  

Marquesses in the Peerage of Great Britain

Title Creation Other titles
The Marquess of Lansdowne 1784  
The Marquess Townshend 1787  
The Marquess of Stafford 1786 Duke of Sutherland in the Peerage of the UK
The Marquess of Salisbury 1789  
The Marquess of Bath 1789  
The Marquess of Abercorn 1790 Duke of Abercorn in the Peerage of Ireland
The Marquess of Hertford 1793  
The Marquess of Bute 1796  

Earls in the Peerage of Great Britain

Title Creation Other titles
The Earl Ferrers 1711  
The Earl of Dartmouth 1711  
The Earl of Bristol 1714 Marquess of Bristol in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl of Tankerville 1714  
The Earl of Aylesford 1714  
The Earl of Macclesfield 1721  
The Earl of Graham 1722 Duke of Montrose in the Peerage of Scotland
The Earl Waldegrave 1729  
The Earl of Harrington 1742  
The Earl of Portsmouth 1743  
The Earl Brooke and of Warwick 1746; 1759  
The Earl of Buckinghamshire 1746  
The Earl of Guilford 1752  
The Earl of Hardwicke 1754  
The Earl of Ilchester 1756  
The Earl De La Warr 1761  
The Earl of Radnor 1765  
The Earl Spencer 1765  
The Earl Bathurst 1772  
The Earl of Hillsborough 1772 Marquess of Downshire in the Peerage of Ireland
The Earl of Ailesbury 1776 Marquess of Ailesbury in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl of Clarendon 1776  
The Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield 1776; 1792  
The Earl of Abergavenny 1784 Marquess of Abergavenny in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl of Uxbridge 1784 Marquess of Anglesey in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl Talbot 1784 Earl of Shrewsbury in the Peerage of England;
Earl of Waterford in the Peerage of Ireland
The Earl Grosvenor 1784 Duke of Westminster in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl Camden 1786 Marquess Camden in the Peerage of the UK
The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe 1789  
The Earl Fortescue 1789  
The Earl of Carnarvon 1793  
The Earl Cadogan 1800  
The Earl of Malmesbury 1800  

Viscounts in the Peerage of Great Britain

Title Creation Other titles
The Viscount Bolingbroke and St John 1712; 1716  
The Viscount Cobham 1718  
The Viscount Falmouth 1720  
The Viscount Torrington 1721  
The Viscount Leinster 1747 Duke of Leinster in the Peerage of Ireland
The Viscount Hood 1796  
The Viscount Lowther 1796 Earl of Lonsdale in the Peerage of the UK

Barons in the Peerage of Great Britain

Title Creation Other titles
The Lord Middleton 1711  
The Lord Boyle of Marston 1711 Earl of Cork and Orrery in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Hay of Pedwardine 1711 Earl of Kinnoull in the Peerage of Scotland
The Lord Onslow 1716 Earl of Onslow in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Romney 1716 Earl of Romney in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Newburgh 1716 Marquess of Cholmondeley in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Walpole and Walpole 1723; 1756  
The Lord King 1725 Earl of Lovelace in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Monson 1728  
The Lord Bruce of Tottenham 1746 Marquess of Ailesbury in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Ponsonby of Sysonby 1749 Earl of Bessborough in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Vere of Hanworth 1750 Duke of St Albans in the Peerage of England
The Lord Scarsdale 1761 Viscount Scarsdale in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Boston 1761  
The Lord Pelham of Stanmer 1762 Earl of Chichester in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Lovel and Holland 1762 Earl of Egmont in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Vernon 1762  
The Lord Ducie 1763 Earl of Ducie in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Digby 1765 Lord Digby in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Sundridge 1766 Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of Scotland and of the UK
The Lord Hawke 1776  
The Lord Brownlow 1776  
The Lord Harrowby 1776 Earl of Harrowby in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Foley 1776  
The Lord Cranley 1776 Earl of Onslow in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Dynevor 1780  
The Lord Walsingham 1780  
The Lord Bagot 1780  
The Lord Southampton 1780  
The Lord Grantley 1782  
The Lord Rodney 1782  
The Lord Eliot of St Germans 1784 Earl of St Germans in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Somers 1784  
The Lord Boringdon 1784 Earl of Morley in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Tyrone of Haverfordwest 1786 Marquess of Waterford in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Carleton 1786 Earl of Shannon in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Suffield 1786  
The Lord Kenyon 1788  
The Lord Howe of Langar 1788 Earl Howe in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Braybrooke 1788  
The Lord Fisherwick 1790 Marquess of Donegall in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Verulam 1790 Earl of Verulam in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Gage of High Meadow 1790 Viscount Gage in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Thurlow 1792  
The Lord Auckland 1793 Lord Auckland in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Bradford 1794 Earl of Bradford in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Dundas 1794 Marquess of Zetland in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Mendip 1794 Earl of Normanton in the Peerage of Ireland
The Lord Mulgrave 1794 Marquess of Normanby in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Yarborough 1794 Earl of Yarborough in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Loughborough 1795 Earl of Rosslyn in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Rous 1796 Earl of Stradbroke in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Stuart of Castle Stuart 1796 Earl of Moray in the Peerage of Scotland
The Lord Stewart of Garlies 1796 Earl of Galloway in the Peerage of Scotland
The Lord Harewood 1796 Earl of Harewood in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Cawdor 1796 Earl Cawdor in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Carrington 1797 Lord Carrington in the Peerage of Ireland;
Lord Carington of Upton for Life in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Bolton 1797  
The Lord Minto 1797 Earl of Minto in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Lilford 1797  
The Lord Wodehouse 1797 Earl of Kimberley in the Peerage of the UK
The Lord Eldon 1799 Earl of Eldon in the Peerage of the UK

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Peerage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2387 words)
The Peerage of Ireland includes titles created for the Kingdom of Ireland before the Act of Union of 1801, and some titles created after that year, whilst the Peerage of Great Britain pertains to titles created for the Kingdom of Great Britain between 1707 and 1801.
The only remaining peerage with associated lands controlled by the holder is the Duchy of Cornwall, which is associated with the Dukedom of Cornwall, a dukedom held by the eldest son and heir to the Sovereign.
While life peerages were often created in the early days of the Peerage, their regular creation was not provided for under an Act of Parliament until 1876, with the passage of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act.
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