Baron Gwydyr

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Baron Gwydyr, in the County of Carnarvon, was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created on 16 June 1796 for Sir Peter Burrell, 2nd Baronet, who had earlier represented Boston and Haslemere in the House of Commons. The Burrell Baronetcy, of West Grinstead Park in the County of Surrey, had been created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 5 July 1766[1] for his great-uncle Merrik Burrell, with remainder to the latter's nephew Peter Burrell (the father of Lord Gwydyr). Merrik Burrell had previously represented Marlow, Grampound, Haslemere and Great Bedwyn in Parliament. Lord Gwydyr married Priscilla Bertie, 21st Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, herself a descendant of the Aberffraw legacy through her grandmother Mary Wynn. They were both succeeded by their eldest son, Peter Drummond-Burrell, 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby. On the death in 1865 of his son, the two titles separated. The Barony of Willoughby de Eresby fell into abeyance between the late Baron's sisters (see the Baron Willoughby de Eresby for later history of this title) while the baronetcy and barony of Gwydyr were inherited by his cousin, the fourth Baron. He was the son of the Honourable Lindsey Merrik Peter Burrell, younger son of the first Baron. The baronetcy and barony became extinct on the death of his son, the fifth Baron, on 13 February 1915.

The first Baron Gwydyr was the nephew of Sir William Burrell, 2nd Baronet, from whom the Burrell baronets of Valentine Park are descended.

Gwydyr Mansions in Hove, East Sussex, were named after the 2nd Lord Gwydyr. He had been a friend of the Goldsmid family, upon whose land the development was built in 1890.[2]

Burrell baronets, of West Grinstead Park (1766)[edit]

Barons Gwydyr (1796)[edit]

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  1. ^ "No. 10641". The London Gazette. 12 July 1766. p. 1.
  2. ^ Middleton, Judy (2002). The Encyclopaedia of Hove & Portslade. Brighton: Brighton & Hove Libraries. Vol. 6, p. 68.