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Baron Abinger, of Abinger in the County of Surrey and of the City of Norwich, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 12 January 1835 for the prominent lawyer and politician Sir James Scarlett, the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.[1][2] Lord Abinger was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He represented Norwich and Horsham in the House of Commons. He was succeeded by his son, the third Baron. He was a lieutenant-general in the army and fought in the Crimean War. On the death of his son, the fourth Baron, the line of the eldest son of the first Baron failed.[3] The late Baron was succeeded by his second cousin, the fifth Baron. He was the grandson of Hon. Peter Campbell Scarlett, third son of the first Baron. When he died the title passed to his younger brother, the sixth Baron, and then to another brother, the seventh Baron. As of 2016 the title is held by the latter's grandson, the ninth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2002.

Barony of Abinger
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Arms of the Baron Abinger
Arms: Chequy Or and Gules, a Lion rampant Ermine, on a Canton Azure, a Castle triple-towered Argent. Crest: A Tuscan Column chequy Or and Gules, supported on either side by a Lion's Gamb Ermines, erased Gules. Supporters: On either side an Angel proper, vested Argent, tunic Azure, wings Or, in the exterior hand a Sword proper, pommel and hilt Or.
Creation date12 June 1835
MonarchKing William IV
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderJames Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger
Present holderJames Scarlett, 9th Baron Abinger
Heir presumptiveHon. Peter Richard Scarlett
Remainder tothe 1st Baron's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.
(He stands by his own strength)

The Hon. Sir James Yorke Scarlett, second son of the first Baron, was a general in the army and fought in the Crimean War. The Hon. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of the first Baron, was created Baroness Stratheden in 1836. She was the wife of John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell.


Barons Abinger (1835)Edit

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother, the Hon. Peter Richard Scarlett (b. 1961).

The next heir is the present holder's nephew, Harry Alexander Peter Scarlett (b. 1997), the son of Peter Richard Scarlett.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "No. 19228". The London Gazette. 9 January 1835. p. 42.
  2. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 50.
  3. ^ Cokayne 1910, p. 51.