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1/45. He was created Viscount Wentworth of Wellesborough, co. Leic. 1/62.
Howland, Baron (russell).— A Barony in the Duke of Bedford; granted in honour of Elizabeth, Daughter of John Howland, Esq. of Streatham in Surrey (by whom the Family acquired that estate), who married Wriothesley, Grandson of the first Duke of Bedford, and the eldest Son of Lord William Russell, who was beheaded 1683 *.
Normanby, Marquis, extinct (shefField).— The second Title of Sheffield Duke of Buckingham, taken from an obscure place in Lincolnshire.
Chandos, Duke (brydges).—The Patent is dated April 29, 1719, wherein the Grantee is styled " Duke of Chandos in the County of Hereford." The Dukedom became extinct, by the death of James the third Duke, s. p. 1789. The Barony exists (1790), if a claim to it can be established, as that creation bears date A. D. 1554.
* See Collins's Baronage, i. 267, 272.
Arundel Of Wardour, Baron (arunDel *).—From Wardour Castle in Wiltshire. He is a Count of the Empire by Grant of Rodolphll. A.D.I 595 f.
Sondes, Baron (watson).—A revived Title, from the inheritance of part of the estates of Lewis Watson, Earl of Rockingham and Viscount Sondes. Lewis Watson, having married the Heiress of Sir George Sondes, K. B. was created Earl of Rockingham and Viscount Sondes, in honour of his Wife's Father, 1714; so that the present Title is nominal. The Estate at Lees-Court in Kent came by the above marriage.
Onslow And CrAnley, Baron (onslow). —This Barony is both nominal and local, for the Family came from Onslow in Shropshire. Their first settlement in Surrey was at Knowle, in the Parish of Cranley, whence
* See Camden's Britannia, col. 112.
t See Camden, for the words of the Patent.
came the second Barony by creation to George Onslow, the Son of Arthur (the Speaker), in the life-time of his Cousin Richard, then Lord Onslow, 1776- The original Patent, 1716, to Richard (who was Speaker also) the eldest Son of Sir Arthur Onslow, Bart, was limited to the Heirs Male of his Father, which carried the Title of Baron Onslow of Onslow and Clendon *, to the Son of Arthur (the Speaker), on the death of his Cousin Richard Lord Onslow, 1776 f.
N. B. George Lord Onslow and Cranley was created into the latter Title, May 14, 1776; and succeeded his Cousin Richard in the Title of Onslow, on the 8th of the following October.
Berkeley, Earl.—From Berkeley Castle, the present Seat of the Family, in Gloucestershire. The Barony of Berkeley is a Feudal Honour by the Tenure of the Castle of Berkeley; and the Possessor of it had
* Clendon is the Seat of the Family in Surrey. + See Camden's Brit. col. 182, as to the Family.
Summons to Parliament as a Baron by that Tenure, anno 23 Edward I. *
Dursley, Viscount. — From Dursley in Gloucestershire, the original Seat of the Family.
De Clifford, Baron (southwell).— From Clifford Castle in Herefordshire; where Walter Fitz-Ponce, whose Father possessed it by marriage, resided, and took the name of Clifford. The first Fitz-Ponce came hither with the Conqueror, to whom he was related. The Barony passed in the Female Line to the Family of Southwell, to which it was confirmed A. D. 1775. The first Summons to Parliament was anno 23 Edward I. 1295.
Dugie, Baron, Of Morton And TortWorth (reynolds). — The Peer of the name of Ducie was descended from Sir Robert Ducie, Lord Mayor of London, 1631;
* Dale's Catalogue of the Nobility, 1697, p. 72.
and who had been created a Baronet*. The Issue Male of the name of Ducie failing, the Title was renewed by Patent, 1763, to Matthew Ducie, Lord Ducie of Morton in Staffordshire; with a Limitation to Thomas and Francis Reynolds, his Nephews, and their Heirs Male successively, by the Style of Lord Ducie of Tortworth in Gloucestershire. Thomas Reynolds succeeded to this Title on the death of his Uncle, 1770; and dying without Issue 1785, it devolved on his Brother Francis; who dying in 1808, was succeeded by his Son Thomas, present Lord Ducie.
Powis, Earl (herbert). — Powis is a part of Shropshire bordering on Wales; and was formerly a little Kingdom, still known by the name of Powis-Land. The first Baron was created by Henry I. on a surrender of the actual Territory, and an acknowledgment of service f.
* Pennant's London, fourth edition, p. 346. t Pennant's Tour in North Wales, rol. II. p. 436.