Talk:Earl of Halsbury

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I can't find any proof for this "The heir presumptive to the earldom is the earl's third cousin twice removed, a resident of Canada."Alci12 17:53, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

It's impossible in any event - third cousins share a great-great-grandparent (and so third cousins twice removed share an ancestor who is one's great-great-grandparent and the other's great-great-great-great-grandparent), and the 1st Earl was only the 4th Earl's great-grandfather, so any male-line third cousins the late 4th Earl did have would be descendants of the 1st Earl's father and so not in line to the titles. Proteus (Talk) 18:14, 6 January 2011 (UTC)