Baron Boston, of Boston in the County of Lincoln, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1761 for the court official and former Member of Parliament, Sir William Irby, 2nd Baronet. He had earlier represented Launceston and Bodmin in the House of Commons. He was the son of Edward Irby, Member of Parliament for Boston, who was created a baronet, of Whaplode and Boston in the County of Lincoln, in the Baronetage of England in 1704. Lord Boston's son, the second Baron, was a Lord of the Bedchamber to both George III and George IV. The title followed the line of his eldest son, the third Baron, until the death of the latter's great-great-grandson, the eighth Baron, in 1972. The late Baron was succeeded by his third cousin once removed, the ninth Baron. He was the great-grandson of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Frederick Paul Irby, second son of the second Baron. As of 2010[update] the title is held by his grandson, the eleventh Baron, who succeeded his father in 2007.
Irby baronets, of Whaplode and Boston (1704)
- Sir Edward Irby, 1st Baronet (1676–1718)
- Sir William Irby, 2nd Baronet (1707–1775) (created Baron Boston in 1761)
Barons Boston (1761)
- William Irby, 1st Baron Boston (1707–1775)
- Frederick Irby, 2nd Baron Boston (1749–1825), father of Admiral Frederick Irby
- George Irby, 3rd Baron Boston (1777–1856)
- George Ives Irby, 4th Baron Boston (1802–1869)
- Florance George Henry Irby, 5th Baron Boston (1837–1877)
- George Florance Irby, 6th Baron Boston (1860–1941)
- Greville Northey Irby, 7th Baron Boston (1889–1958)
- Cecil Eustace Irby, 8th Baron Boston (1897–1972)
- Gerald Howard Boteler Irby, 9th Baron Boston (1897–1978)
- Timothy George Frank Boteler Irby, 10th Baron Boston (1939–2007)
- George William Eustace Boteler Irby, 11th Baron Boston (born 1971)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Thomas William George Boteler Irby (born 1999).
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Tallis's Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales, 1860. http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/wales/tallis/descr/llanidan.htm
- Archive Wales http://www.archiveswales.org.uk/anw/get_collection.php?inst_id=39&coll_id=11160&expand=