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The title of Baron Welles has been created thrice. It was first created for Adam de Welles on 6 May 1299 in the Peerage of England by writ of summons. This creation was extinguished by attainder in 1469. It was created a second time in the Peerage of England by writ of summons for Sir Richard Hastings on 15 November 1487 and became extinct on his death. The third creation was on 8 January 1781, in the Peerage of Ireland, for Thomas Knox, later Viscount Northland. It is now a subsidiary title of the Earl of Ranfurly.
Barons Welles (1299)
- Adam de Welles, 1st Baron Welles (d. 1311)
- Robert de Welles, 2nd Baron Welles (1297–1320)
- Adam de Welles, 3rd Baron Welles (1304–1345)
- John de Welles, 4th Baron Welles (1334–1361)
- John de Welles, 5th Baron Welles (1352–1421)
- Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles (1406–1461) (attainted 1461)
- Richard de Welles, 7th Baron Welles (c. 1429–1469/1470) (attainder reversed 1468; attainted 1469/1470)
- Robert de Welles, 8th Baron Welles (ex. 1470)
Barons Welles (1482)
- Richard Hastings, Baron Welles (d.1503), might have been deprived of title in 1486, due to reversal of attainders in 1485/86 parliament.
Viscount Welles (1487)
- John Welles, 1st Viscount Welles (c.1450-1499)
Barons Welles (1781)
For further Barons Welles, see Earl of Ranfurly.