Baron Avebury, of Avebury in the County of Wiltshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created 22 January 1900 for the banker, politician and archaeologist Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. On his death the titles passed to his nephew, the third Baron. He was the son of Hon. Harold Fox Pitt Lubbock, fourth son of the first Baron. As of 2010[update] the titles are held by his first cousin, the fourth Baron, who succeeded in 1971. He is the son of Hon. Maurice Fox Pitt Lubbock, sixth son of the first Baron. Lord Avebury is a Liberal Democrat politician and one of the ninety excepted hereditary peers who remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.
The Lubbock Baronetcy, of Lammas, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 9 April 1806 for John Lubbock, with remainder to his nephew John William, the son of William Lubbock. Lubbock was a successful merchant and banker in London. He was succeeded according to the special remainder by his nephew William, the second Baronet. He was also a banker. His grandson, the aforementioned fourth Baronet, was elevated to the peerage as Baron Avebury in 1900.
Lubbock Baronets, of Lammas (1806)
- Sir John Lubbock, 1st Baronet (1744–1816)
- Sir John Lubbock, 2nd Baronet (1773–1840)
- Sir John Lubbock, 3rd Baronet (1803–1865)
- Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet (1834–1913) (created Baron Avebury in 1900)
Barons Avebury (1900)
- John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834–1913)
- John Lubbock, 2nd Baron Avebury (1858–1929)
- John Lubbock, 3rd Baron Avebury (1915–1971)
- Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury (b. 1928)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Lyulph Ambrose Jonathan Lubbock (b. 1954)
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his only son Alexander Lyulph Robert Lubbock (b. 1985)
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- The London Gazette: . 23 January 1900.