Baron Darcy of Chiche was a title in the Peerage of England.

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On 5 April 1551, courtier Sir Thomas Darcy was created Baron Darcy of Chiche so he could serve as Lord Chamberlain of the Household, also becoming a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter later in the same year.[1]

In 1613, a reversion of the barony was granted to Thomas Savage (later created Viscount Savage and son-in-law of the third baron) on the death of the third baron, with remainder to his male heirs. The third baron was created Viscount Colchester on 5 July 1621 and Earl Rivers on 4 November 1626, and on his death in 1640 the 1551 creation became extinct; the 1613 creation, viscountcy and earldom passed to Savage's son John, 2nd Viscount Savage. The titles became extinct upon the death of the 5th Earl in 1737.

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Barons Darcy of Chiche (1551) edit

Barons Darcy of Chiche (1613) edit

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Footnotes edit

  1. ^ Loades, David (January 2010). "Darcy, Thomas, first Baron Darcy of Chiche (1506–1558)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/70579. Retrieved 5 February 2011. (subscription or UK public library membership required)

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