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Arms of Grey de Ruthyn: Barry of six Argent and Azure in chief three Torteaux

Baron Grey of Ruthin (or Ruthyn) was a noble title created in the Peerage of England by writ of summons in 1324 for Sir Roger de Grey, a son of John, 2nd Baron Grey of Wilton, and has been in abeyance since 1963. Historically, this branch of the Grey family was seated at Ruthin Castle in Wales.[1]

The Bearers of the Great Golden Spurs, or Saint George's Spurs, the emblems of knighthood and chivalry, perform their service jure sanguinis, dependent upon descent from William, Earl of Pembroke, heir to his brother, John le Marshal, who carried the Spurs at the Coronation of Richard I in 1189. The Marshals failed in the male line and the hereditary right descended in the female line through the Hastings family to the Lords Grey de Ruthyn, later Marquesses of Hastings. The male line failed again and an equal right in the female line descended in 1911 to the Earl of Loudoun (Abney-Hastings) and Lord Grey de Ruthyn (Clifton).[1]

Barons Grey of Ruthin (1324)Edit


  1. Simon Abney-Hastings, 15th Earl of Loudoun (b. 1974)
  2. Norman Angus MacLaren (b. 1948)
  3. Rhodri Philipps, 4th Viscount St Davids (b. 1966)


  1. ^ a b c "Obituary: Lord Grey de Ruthyn - An Ancient Barony". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 23 May 1934. p. 12.
  2. ^ "No. 25544". The London Gazette. 29 December 1885. p. 6300.
  3. ^ "Lord Grey de Ruthin". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 26 October 1963. p. 10.

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