Viscount Craigavon

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James Craig,
1st Viscount Craigavon

Viscount Craigavon, of Stormont in the County of Down, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1927 for Sir James Craig, 1st Baronet, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. He had already been created a baronet, 'of Craigavon, in the County of Down' in 1918.[2] As of 2017, the titles are held by his grandson, the third Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1974. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a crossbencher.

The family seat was Craigavon House, near Belfast, County Antrim.

Viscounts Craigavon (1927)[edit]

There is no heir to the titles.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 33242". The London Gazette. 25 January 1927. p. 509. 
  2. ^ "No. 30527". The London Gazette. 15 February 1918. p. 2068. 

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