The first creation was in the Peerage of England when on 6 February 1299 Thomas de Chaworth was summoned to Parliament by writ directed Thome de Chaworth, whereby he is held to have become Lord Chaurces. He was not summoned to the Parliament at Lincoln on 26 September 1300, although his name (Thomas de Chaurces, Dominus de Norton) is affixed to the Barons’ letter to the Pope of 1301. He died before 20 October 1315, when his lands were ordered to be taken into the King’s hands. None of his posterity were summoned to Parliament from the time of his death until the creation by patent in 1628. When his descendant Joan Chaworth died in 1507, any barony created by the writ of 1299 is considered to have fallen into abeyance.
Baron Chaworth (1299)
- Thomas Chaworth, 1st Baron Chaworth (d.1315)
Barons Chaworth (1628)
Barons Chaworth (1831)
See Earl of Meath
- Cokayne 1913, pp. 153-4.
- Cokayne, George Edward (1913). The Complete Peerage, edited by Vicary Gibbs. III. London: St Catherine Press. pp. 153–4.
- Payling, S.J. (2004). "Chaworth family (per. c. 1160–c. 1521)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/52780. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]