Baron Coleraine is a title that has been created three times, twice in the Peerage of Ireland and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine.

The first creation came in the Peerage of Ireland in 1625 for the courtier Hugh Hare. This creation became extinct on the death of the third Baron in 1749.

The second creation came in the Peerage of Ireland in 1762 in favour of Gabriel Hanger, Member of Parliament for Maidstone and Bridgwater. The third Baron represented East Retford, Aldborough and Mitchell in the House of Commons. The fourth Baron was a soldier, politician and eccentric. The title became extinct on his death in 1824.

The third creation came in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1954 when the Conservative politician Richard Law was made Baron Coleraine, of Haltemprice in the East Riding of the County of York. He was the youngest son of the former Prime Minister Bonar Law. As of 2021 the title is held by the first Baron's grandson, the third Baron, who succeeded in 2020.

The family seat is The Dower House, near Sunderlandwick, East Riding of Yorkshire.

Barons Coleraine, first creation (1625) edit

Barons Coleraine, second creation (1762) edit

Barons Coleraine, third creation (1954) edit

The heir presumptive to the peerage is the present holder's uncle, Hon. Andrew Bonar Law (b. 1933), whose son and heir, and the last heir-in-line to the title, is Richard Pitcairne Bonar Law (b. 1963)[1]

References edit

  1. ^ Morris, Susan; Bosberry-Scott, Wendy; Belfield, Gervase, eds. (2019). "Coleraine, Baron". Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage. Vol. 1 (150th ed.). London: Debrett's Ltd. pp. 940–942. ISBN 978-1-999767-0-5-1.
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.