Baron Bingley

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Barony of Bingley
Baron Bingley coa.png
Arms of the 2nd creation
Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th: Argent a Lion rampant within a Bordure Sable on a Canton Azure a Crown Or (Lane); 2nd and 3rd: Argent a Chevron between three Foxes' Heads erased Gules (Fox). Crest: Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Demi Griffin segreant Sable winged Argent. Supporters: On either side a Bear Argent.
Creation date 13 May 1762
Creation Second creation
Monarch George III
Peerage Peerage of Great Britain
First holder George Fox-Lane, 1st Baron Bingley
Last holder George Fox-Lane, 1st Baron Bingley
Remainder to Heirs male of the first baron's body lawfully begotten
Extinction date 22 February 1773
Seat(s) Bramham Park
Armorial motto Inconcussa Virtus ("Unquestioned virtue")

Baron Bingley is a title that has been created three times, twice in the Peerage of Great Britain and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

The first creation came in 1713 in the Peerage of Great Britain, when the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Robert Benson, was made Baron Bingley, of Bingley in the County of York. He had no sons and the title became extinct on his death in 1731.

However, the title was revived in 1762 for his son-in-law, George Fox-Lane, who was also created Baron Bingley, of Bingley in the County of York, with remainder only to his heirs male with his wife, Harriet (daughter of the first Baron of the 1713 creation). Born George Fox, he was the son of Henry Fox and the Hon. Frances, daughter of George Lane, 1st Viscount Lanesborough (see Viscount Lanesborough), and assumed in 1751 by Act of Parliament the additional surname of Lane. Before his elevation to the peerage he had represented Hedon and York in the House of Commons. His son and heir, the Honourable Robert Fox-Lane, Member of Parliament for York, predeceased him in 1768 and the barony consequently became extinct on Lord Bingley's death in 1773.

The most recent creation came in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1933, when the Conservative politician George Lane-Fox, was created Baron Bingley, of Bramham in the County of York. He was the great-great-grandson of James Fox-Lane, a nephew of the first Baron of the second creation, and was a former Member of Parliament for Barkston Ash. Lord Bingley had four daughters but no sons and on his death in 1947, this title also became extinct.

Barons Bingley; First creation (1713)[edit]

Barons Bingley; Second creation (1763)[edit]

Barons Bingley; Third creation (1933)[edit]

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