Baron Gorell

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Barony Gorell
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Arms: Azure two lions passant guardant Ermine each holding in the dexter paw a sprig of oak slipped Or between three annulets in pale Argent. Crest: In front of a cubit arm in armour, the hand grasping a broken sword all Proper the wrist encircled by a wreath of oak Or, five annulets interlaced and fessways Argent. Supporters: On either side a ram Proper charged on the shoulder with two annulets interlaced Azure.

Creation date16 February 1909 [1]
MonarchEdward VII
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderJohn Gorell Barnes
Present holderJohn Barnes
Heir apparentOliver Barons
Remainder tothe 1st Baron's heirs male lawfully begotten
MottoFrangas Non Flectes (You May Break, You Shall Not Bend Me)

Baron Gorell, of Brampton in the County of Derby, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1909 for Sir Gorell Barnes, President of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice from 1905 to 1909. His eldest son, the second Baron, was killed in the First World War and was succeeded by his younger brother, the third Baron. He notably served as Under-Secretary of State for Air between 1921 and 1922 in the coalition government of David Lloyd George. He was succeeded by his son, the fourth Baron. He was a Senior Executive of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1959 to 1984. As of 2017 the title is held by his nephew, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 2007. He is the son of the Hon. Ronald Alexander Henry Barnes.[2]

Barons Gorell (1909)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Oliver Gorell Barnes (b. 1993).


  1. ^ "February 16, 1909". The Gazette. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ Cracroft peerage

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