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THE ELDER OF THE TWO CO-HEIRS TO THE
BARONY OF WILLOUGHBY DE ERESBY,
PEERAGE OF ENGLAND.
TRAVERS SMITH & Co.,
25, Throgmorton Street, E.C,
25, Abingdon Street, Westminster, S.W.,
In the House of Lords.
ON BEHALF OF
THE RIGHT HONORABLE
CLEMENTINA ELIZABETH DOWAGER LADY AVELAND,
THE ELDER OF THE TWO CO-HEIRS TO THE BARONY OF
WILLOUGHBY DE ERESBY,
PEERAGE OF ENGLAND.
The Barony of WILLOUGHBY DE ERESBY is an ancient Barony in
ROBERT fourth Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, the only son and heir Proposition I,
Appendix A, of Peregrine third Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven and Baron Willoughby de Page 6. Eresby, became seised of the said Barony in fee on the death of his father in the year 1778. He was lineally descended from Peregrine Baron Willoughby de Eresby, who was called to Parliament by writ in the 28th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth by the name, degree, style, and title of Baron Willoughby de Eresby, and held and enjoyed a voice in the said Parliament.
The said ROBERT, fourth Duke of Ancaster, died without issue in 1779, Proposition 1,
Appendix A, seised of the said Barony in fee, which thereupon fell into abeyance between Spen. his two sisters and co-heirs, namely, the Lady Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Burrell (formerly Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie) then the wife of Peter Burrell of Beckenham, in the county of Kent, Esq. (afterwards created Sir Peter Burrell, Knight and Baronet, and subsequently as hereinafter mentioned Baron Gwydir, in the Peerage of England), and the Lady Georgina Charlotte Bertie.
In the year 1780, His Majesty King George the Third, by Letters Patent Proposition I,
Appendix A, dated the 18th day of March, in the 20th year of his reign, terminated the Page 6. said abeyance of the said Barony in favour of the said LADY PRISCILLA BARBARA ELIZABETH BURRELL, the elder daughter of the said Peregrine third Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, and she thereupon became Baroness Willoughby de Eresby in her own right.