Talk:Baron Glentoran

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Date of creation[edit]

This page (and the one it's linked to) says the peerage was created in July 1939, but List of United Kingdom by-elections (1931–1950) says that the resulting by-election didn't happen until February 1940 - is the date of the peerage creation correct? Timrollpickering 22:32, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

The Times for 15 July 1939 reports that the name, style and title of Baron Glentoran of Ballyalloly in the County of Down was conferred on Captain Herbert Dixon on 8 July. The London Gazette archive confirms it, and also that the return of Henry Peirson Harland in room of Lord Glentoran occurred on 10 February 1940. I would guess that either the Unionists expected a dissolution would overtake the byelection, or that the outbreak of war led to a delay. Sam Blacketer 23:16, 26 September 2007 (UTC)