List of baronies in the peerages of Britain and Ireland
The peerage is the collective term for all those holding titles of nobility of all degrees. The term superseded the term "baronage" used of the feudal era. A Barony is a rank or dignity of a man who is a participant of a small rank of a British nobility.
The hereditary Baronies [βαρονίες] fall into five classes:
- List of baronies in the Peerage of England
- List of Lordships of Parliament (in the Peerage of Scotland)
- List of baronies in the Peerage of Great Britain
- List of baronies in the Peerage of Ireland
- List of hereditary baronies in the Peerage of the United Kingdom
These have precedence in the order named, except that Baronies of Ireland created after 1 January 1801 (the date of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland) yield to earlier-created Baronies of the United Kingdom.
The life Baronies fall into two classes:
- List of Life Peerages (created under the Life Peerages Act 1958):
- List of Law Life Peerages (created under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876)
All life Baronies are in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and rank amongst hereditary Baronies in that Peerage (and each other) by date of creation.
Hereditary feudal baronies
Isle of Man baronies
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- Abbot of Rushen Abbey - the abbey held large areas of land particularly in Malew, the so-called Abbeylands which extended to some 99½ quarterlands. After the reformation the Abbeylands fell into the hands of the Lord of Man.
- The Lord Bishop
- Prioress of the Nunnery at Douglas
- Prior of Whitehorn (Galloway)
- Abbot of Furness
- Abbots of Bangor and Sabal
- Prior of St. Bees (Cumberland)
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1958–1979, 1979–1997, 1997–2010, 2010–present)
- "Offices of the Manx Civil and Church Establishments". Retrieved May 25, 2012.
- Joseph Train (1845). An historical and statistical account of the Isle of Man, from the earliest times to the present date: with a view of its ancient laws, peculiar customs, and popular superstitions, Volume 2. M. A. Quiggin. p. 2.