Peter Maxwell, 28th Baron de Ros

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Peter Trevor Maxwell, 28th Baron de Ros (born 2/23 December 1958) is the Premier Baron of England, by virtue of his holding the oldest baronial title created in the Peerage of England.

He is the son of Lieutenant-Commander John David Maxwell, RN and of Lady de Ros, a suo jure peeress.

The 28th Baron was educated at Headfort School, in Kells, Ireland, as well as Down High School, in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. On 5 September 1987, the Lord de Ros married Angela Sián Ross, and they have three children:

  • The Hon. Finbar James Maxwell (born 14 November 1988), who is his father's heir apparent
  • The Hon. Katherine Georgiana Maxwell (born 26 October 1990)
  • The Hon. Jessye Maeve Maxwell (born 8 July 1992)



  • "de Ros, Baron (Maxwell) (Baron E 1264)." Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage 1995. London: Debrett's Peerage Limited, 1995. p. 362-363.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Georgiana Maxwell
Baron de Ros
Succeeded by