Baron Brougham and Vaux

Henry Brougham,
1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Baron Brougham and Vaux /ˈbrʊm ...ˈvɔːks/,[1] of Brougham in the County of Westmorland and of High Head Castle in the County of Cumberland, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1860 for the lawyer, Whig politician and former Lord Chancellor Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, with remainder to his younger brother William Brougham. He had already been created Baron Brougham and Vaux, of Brougham in the County of Westmorland, in 1830, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body.

Jockey Colours for Lord Brougham and Vaux

On his death in 1868 the barony of 1830 became extinct as he had no sons while he was succeeded in the barony of 1860 according to the special remainder by his brother William, the second Baron. He had earlier represented Southwark in the House of Commons. As of 2014 the title is held by his great-great-grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1967. He is one of the ninety two elected hereditary peers that were allowed to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a Conservative.

Barons Brougham and Vaux; First creation (1830)Edit

Barons Brougham and Vaux; Second creation (1860)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Charles William Brougham (b. 1971).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Henry George Brougham (b. 2012).[2]


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971), p. 21.
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