Baron Mowbray

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Baron Mowbray is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by writ for Roger de Mowbray in 1283. It was held for a long time by the Mowbray and Howard Dukes of Norfolk. The title was united with the Barony of Segrave in 1368, when John Mowbray, 1st Earl of Nottingham and 5th Baron Mowbray succeeded to that title. Then, it became united with the Dukedom of Norfolk. The two titles were frequently separated due to the attainders of the dukes of Norfolk, and were later reunited upon the dukes' restorations. The final separation occurred with the death of the ninth duke, when the barony of Mowbray fell into abeyance. Thereafter, it was united with the Barony of Stourton after it, and the barony of Segrave, were brought out of abeyance in the nineteenth century in favour of the twentieth Baron Stourton. The baronies of Mowbray and Segrave were shortly separated, as the barony of Segrave was called out of abeyance about two weeks after the barony of Mowbray. The Mowbray barons become premier barons of England when the only older title, that of the Barony of de Ros (created by writ in 1264), is held by a woman.

Mowbray Barony
held with
Seagrave Barony, Stourton Barony
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Arms of Stourton.svg
Arms of Stourton, Barons Mowbray: Sable, a bend or between six fountains
Creation date1283 (abeyant 1481-84, forfeit 1485-1554, 1572-1604, abeyant 1777-1887)
MonarchEdward I (original creation)
Edward IV (terminated abeyance)
Mary I (restored)
James I (restored)
Victoria (terminated abeyance)
PeeragePeerage of England
First holderRoger de Mowbray, 1st Baron Mowbray
Present holderEdward Stourton, 25th or 27th Baron Mowbray
Heir apparentHon. James Stourton
Remainder toheirs general of the body of the grantee
Subsidiary titlesBaron Seagrave
Baron Stourton
Quartered arms of Stourton, Barons Mowbray: quarterly of six:[1] *1st: Sable, a bend or between six fountains (Stourton); *2nd: Gules, on a bend between six cross-crosslets fitchy argent an escutcheon or charged with a demi-lion rampant pierced through the mouth by an arrow within a double tressure flory counterflory of the first (Howard); *3rd: Gules, a lion rampant argent (Mowbray); *4th: Sable, a lion rampant argent ducally crowned or (Segrave);
*5th: Gules, three lions passant guardant in pale or armed and langued azure a label of three points argent (Plantagenet (Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk)); *6th Gules, a lion rampant within a bordure engrailed or (Talbot)

Barons Mowbray (1283)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. James Charles Peter Stourton (b. 1991).


  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.807, Baron Mowbray
  2. ^ Lords Journals, 27 July 1877, Volume 109, P339
  • Burke's Peerage

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