Baron Stourton

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Arms of Stourton: Quarterly of 6, 1st: Sable, a bend or between six fountains (Stourton); 2nd: Gules, on a bend between six crosses-crosslet fitchy argent an escutcheon or charged with a demi-lion rampant pierced through the mouth by an arrow within a double tressure flory counterflory of the first (Howard); 3rd: Gules, a lion rampant argent (Mowbray); 4th: Sable, a lion rampant argent ducally crowned or (Segrave); 5th: Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure a label of three points argent (Plantagenet/Brotherton); 6th Gules, a lion rampant within a bordure engrailed or (Talbot)[1]

Baron Stourton is a title in the Peerage of England, It was created by writ in 1448 for John Stourton. In 1878, the ancient barony of Mowbray was called out of abeyance in favour of the twentieth Baron Stourton. About two weeks later, the barony of Segrave was also called out of abeyance in his favour. Thereafter, the three baronies have remained united. The formal title is Baron Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton.[2]

The family seat, until 1717, was Stourhead.

The motto of the family is "Loyal je serai durant ma vie" (French: I will be loyal throughout my life).[2]

As well as the coat of arms, the Stourton family has another symbol: A drag (or sledge) or.[2]

Barons Stourton (1448)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. James Charles Peter Stourton (b. 1991).

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  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.807, Baron Mowbray
  2. ^ a b c Townend, Peter (ed.). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (103rd Edition). Burke's Peerage Limited. pp. 1752–1753.