Baron Norton

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Baron Norton, of Norton-on-the-Moors in the County of Stafford, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1878 for the Conservative politician and former President of the Board of Trade, Sir Charles Adderley. He was succeeded by his elder son, the second Baron. Two of his sons, the third and fourth Baron, both succeeded in the title. On the latter's death in 1944, the title passed to his eighty-nine-year-old uncle, the fifth Baron.

Barons Norton (1878)[edit]

  • Charles Bowyer Adderley, 1st Baron Norton (1814–1905)
  • Charles Leigh Adderley, 2nd Baron Norton (1846–1926)
  • Ralph Bowyer Adderley, 3rd Baron Norton (1872–1933)
  • Ronald Wollstan Fleetwood Adderley, 4th Baron Norton (1885–1944)
  • Henry Arden Adderley, 5th Baron Norton (1854–1945)
  • Hubert Bowyer Arden Adderley, 6th Baron Norton (1886–1961)
  • John Arden Adderley, 7th Baron Norton (1915–1993)
  • James Nigel Arden Adderley, 8th Baron Norton (born 1947)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son, the Hon. Edward James Arden Adderley (born 1982).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son, Frederick John Arden Adderley (born 2015).

Coat of arms of Baron Norton
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On a chapeau Azure turned up Ermine a stork Argent.
Argent on a bend Azure three mascles of the field.
On either side a stork Argent gorged with a chain Or suspended therefrom an escutcheon Azure charged with a mascle also Argent.
Addere Legi Justitiam Decus [1]

Male-line family tree[edit]

Line of succession[edit]

Line of succession


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage. 1949.