Baron Fauconberg

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Baron Fauconberg (also Falconberg or Falconbridge) is a title that has been created twice in the Peerage of England. It was first created in 1295 when Walter de Fauconberg was summoned to parliament. Between 1463 and 1903 the title was abeyant, until the abeyance was terminated in favour of Marcia Amelia Mary Lane-Fox, who also gained the titles Baron Conyers and Baron Darcy. These titles passed to her son, the fifth Earl of Yarborough. On his death they became abeyant again, with his two daughters as co-heirs. After the abeyance of 1463 the "right" to barony Fauconberg which resulted in the termination of 1903 was held together with the barony Conyers; the two baronies then have followed the same way or line into the abeyance of 1948. Following the death of the younger of the earl's daughters in 2012,[1] the abeyance terminated in favour of the surviving daughter, the 9th holder of the title.[2] Since the death of the latter in 2013, the title is in abeyance once more.[3]

The second creation came in 1627 in favour of Sir Thomas Belasyse, 2nd Baronet.[4] For more information on this creation, see Viscount Fauconberg.

Barons Fauconberg; First creation (1295)[edit]

The co-heiresses to the title are the two daughters of the 15th baroness, the Hon Marcia Anne Miller otherwise known as Anthea Theresa Lycett (born 1954), and the Hon Beatrix Diana Miller (born 1955).

Barons Fauconberg; Second creation (1627)[edit]

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  • Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas & William Courthope. The historic peerage of England: exhibiting, under alphabetical arrangement, the origin, descent, and present state of every title of peerage which has existed in this country since the Conquest; being a new edition of the "Synopsis of the Peerage of England", John Murray, 1857 pp. 184,185