Baron Langford

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Summerhill House, Main Front.
British coronet of a Baron

Baron Langford, of Summerhill in the County of Meath, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created on 1 July 1800 for Clotworthy Rowley, who had earlier represented Trim and County Meath in the Irish House of Commons. Born Clotworthy Taylor, he was the fourth son of Thomas Taylor, 1st Earl of Bective (whose eldest son was created Marquess of Headfort in 1800) and Jane Rowley, daughter of Hercules Langford Rowley and his wife Elizabeth Rowley, 1st Viscountess Langford (created 1766). The viscountcy of Langford became extinct in 1796 on the death of Hercules Rowley, 2nd Viscount Langford. Clotworthy Taylor succeeded to the Rowley estates and assumed by Royal license the surname of Rowley in lieu of Taylor. Four years later the Langford title was revived when he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Langford.

Lord Langford's great-grandson, the fourth Baron, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1884 to 1919. He was succeeded by his son, the fifth Baron. On his early death in 1922 the title passed to his uncle, the sixth Baron. He was succeeded by his nephew, the seventh Baron. When he died in 1952 the line of the third Baron failed, and the title was inherited by the late Baron's first cousin once removed, the eighth Baron. He was the son of Colonel the Hon. Hercules Langford Boyle Rowley, second son of the second Baron. On his death in 1953 this line of the family also failed. As of 2014 the title is held by his second cousin once removed, the ninth Baron. He is the great-grandson of Hon. Richard Thomas Rowley, second son of the first Baron. As a descendant of the first Earl of Bective, he is also in remainder to the earldom of Bective, the viscountcy of Headfort, the barony of Headfort and the baronetcy of Kells, titles held by his kinsman the Marquess of Headfort.

The family seat is Bodrhyddan Hall[1], near Clwyd, Wales. The original family seat was Summerhill House, near Summerhill, County Meath, in Ireland.

Barons Langford (1800)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Owain Grenville Rowley-Conwy (born 1958).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Thomas Alexander Rowley-Conwy (born 1987).

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