Baron Burghersh

The title of Baron Burghersh has been created three times in the Peerage of England.

Arms of Burghersh, Baron Burghersh: Gules, a lion rampant, double queued, or
Arms of Fane, Earl of Westmorland and Baron Burghersh: Azure, three dexter gauntlets, backs affronté, or

It was first created by writ for Robert de Burghersh on 12 November 1303. Robert had three sons, the eldest of which, named Stephen, became the second Baron. According to modern peerage law, the title would have descended to Maud, Stephen's only daughter, then to her son Sir Walter Paveley, and afterwards to his son, also named Walter. However, there is no evidence that Maud or her descendants ever used the title. After Walter's death the title presumably became abeyant or extinct.

The title was created again by writ for Robert's third son Bartholomew de Burghersh on 25 January 1330. It descended through the families of Despencer and Beauchamp, before becoming abeyant in 1449.

The title was created again on 29 December 1624 for Francis Fane. Francis was made Earl of Westmorland at the same time, and both titles are currently held by Anthony Fane, his descendant.

Barons Burghersh (1303)Edit

  • Robert de Burghersh, 1st Baron Burghersh (d. 1306)
  • Stephen de Burghersh, de jure 2nd Baron Burghersh (b. c. 1280–1310)
  • Maud de Burghersh, de jure et suo jure 3rd Baroness Burghersh (b. 1304)
  • Walter Paveley, de jure 4th Baron Burghersh (d. 1375)
  • Walter Paveley, de jure 5th Baron Burghersh (testate 1379) (extinct? abeyant?)

Barons Burghersh (1330)Edit

After Anne's death at the age of five, the Barony of Burghersh fell into abeyance between her aunts. (Her Earldom passed to her aunt Anne Beauchamp, her father Henry's only full sister; her husband Richard Neville then became jure uxoris 16th Earl of Warwick.)

Barons Burghersh (1624)Edit

See here for further succession.


Secondary sources
  • Cokayne, George E.; Vicary Gibbs, Peter; Doubleday, Harry; Howard de Walden, Lord David (1958). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland and Great Britain extant, abeyant, dormant and extinct. Vol. XIV vols.
  • Pine, L.G. (1971). The extinct, dormant and, abeyant Peerage. London.

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