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Aristocracy: miscellaneous

This category covers stuff about the aristocracy, that doesn't come under Dukedoms, Families and Stately Homes, or Peerages.

Heirs

The Marquis of Tavistock is the heir to the Click to show or hide the answer
The Marquess of Blandford is the heir to the Click to show or hide the answer
The Marquess of Granby is the heir to the Click to show or hide the answer

Titles

Title renounced by (Sir) Alec Douglas–Home: Lord Click to show or hide the answer
Title renounced by Quintin Hogg, also in a bid to succeed Macmillan as Conservative leader and Prime Minister: Lord Click to show or hide the answer
Title offered to, and refused by, Winston Churchill: Duke of Click to show or hide the answer
Frank Pakenham (d. 2001 aged 95): 7th Earl of Click to show or hide the answer
Richard John Bingham (born 1934, disappeared 1974, presumed deceased 1992, declared legally dead 1999): 7th Earl of Click to show or hide the answer
Family name of the Earls of Redesdale Click to show or hide the answer
Sir Henry John Temple (Prime Minister 1855–8 and 1859–65) Click to show or hide the answer
Father of the Mitford sisters (Diana, Jessica, Nancy, Unity): 2nd Baron Click to show or hide the answer
The poet Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron) was the 6th Baron Byron of Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne–Cecil (Prime Minister 1885–6, 1886–92 and 1895–1902) was the 3rd Marquess of Click to show or hide the answer
Title created 1942 and renounced in 1963 by Tony Benn, second son of the first holder (his elder brother was killed in the war) Click to show or hide the answer
First person to renounce a peerage Click to show or hide the answer
Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (1951–): 6th Duke of Click to show or hide the answer

Other

The five ranks of the peerage (descending order):

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Hereditary title introduced by James I to raise funds; the only hereditary title that isn't a peerage and doesn't get you a seat in the House of Lords; holders are called Sir but are not knights; abbreviated Bt. Click to show or hide the answer
Wife of an Earl Click to show or hide the answer
Personal title that has no legal significance – for example, those used for the children of peers Click to show or hide the answer
A widow who holds a title derived from her deceased husband (in Britain, used by the widow of a peer or baronet whose heir has a wife who uses the plain title) Click to show or hide the answer
England's oldest Duchy; always belongs to the eldest son of the sovereign Click to show or hide the answer
The first Duke of Cornwall (1337) Click to show or hide the answer
The last Duke of Cornwall, before Charles Click to show or hide the answer
Dukedoms of the Royal Peers with seats in the House of Lords Click to show or hide the answer
Dukedom always held by the sovereign Click to show or hide the answer
Heir to a Duke Click to show or hide the answer
Ancient title of the rulers of Scotland's Western Isles – once the Dukes of Argyll, now the Prince of Wales Click to show or hide the answer
List of Scottish nobles swearing allegiance to Edward I (1296) Click to show or hide the answer
Leaves represented on the coronets of dukes, earls and marquesses, to indicate rank Click to show or hide the answer
Dukedom normally given to the second son of the sovereign – both George V and George VI held it before succeeding to the throne. Except for the first creation (1385–1461) it has never been passed on – holders have either died without male heirs or succeeded to the throne Click to show or hide the answer

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