Baron Beaumont

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Baron Beaumont is an ancient title in the Peerage of England, created in 1309 for a younger part of the de Brienne-family. The sixth Baron Beaumont was created Viscount Beaumont (the first creation of this rank in England) in 1432; after the death of the 2nd Viscount both titles fell into abeyance. In 1840 the barony was restored for Miles Thomas Stapleton who became 8th Baron Beaumont. The 17th Duke of Norfolk gained the title by inheritance, so the title became a subsidiary title of the 17th Duke of Norfolk. However, as the title descends to "heirs of the body", while the Dukedom of Norfolk descends to "heirs male", the titles may eventually separate again, or the barony go in abeyance. The family seat was Carlton Towers, which has since passed into the possession of the Dukes of Norfolk.

Barons Beaumont (1309)[edit]

Arms of Beaumont: Azure semé of fleurs-de-lis, a lion rampant or [1]

Viscounts Beaumont (1432)[edit]

Barons Beaumont (1309; Reverted 1840)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's eldest son, Henry Miles Fitzalan-Howard, Earl of Arundel (b. 1987).

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  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, Beaumont baronets, p.59