Baron Camelford

Baron Camelford, of Boconnoc, in the County of Cornwall, was a title in the Peerage of Great Britain.[1] It was created, as Lord Camelford, Baron of Boconnoc, on 5 January 1784 for Thomas Pitt, who had previously represented Old Sarum and Okehampton in Parliament. A member of the famous Pitt family, he was the eldest son of Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc; a great-grandson of Thomas Pitt, President of Madras, who purchased Boconnoc House; a great-nephew of Thomas Pitt, 1st Earl of Londonderry; a nephew of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and first cousin of William Pitt the Younger. Lord Camelford was also the father-in-law of William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville. The title became extinct on the death of his only son, the 2nd Baron, who was killed in a duel in 1804.

Arms of Pitt: Sable, a fesse chequy argent and azure between three bezants
Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford

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  1. ^ "No. 12505". The London Gazette. 30 December 1783. p. 2.