Post by Graham Post by Louis Epstein
Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy,9th Baron Langford,born March 8th 1912,
died November 12,2017 as the oldest peer in history.When he became the
oldest living peer in 2008 he was only one day older than the then
Lord Thurlow but is now succeeded as the oldest hereditary peer by Lord
Who became a peer before World War II (in 1938) and was a member of
Churchill's last government. Is he the longest-serving peer as well as
the oldest one?
No,Lord Monk Bretton succeeded to his title in 1933.
Post by Graham
There can't be many others who have been peers longer than the Dukes of
(1) Kent, (2) Edinburgh and (3) Cornwall and Rothesay. Lord O'Neill,
like the Duke of Kent, inherited his peerage during WWII.
The following is an extract of my file on peerages changing hands
during the current reign limited to those titles that have NOT:
Born Title(# of holder) holder born
pre-Union (non-subsidiary) English earldoms:
3/1935 Suffolk(21) & Berkshire same........
Earldoms of the United Kingdom:
4/1944 Chichester(9) same......
The viscounties of Ireland:
11/1939 Gormanston(17) same.......
Viscounties of the United Kingdom:
8/1941 Gough(5) same.......
1/1942 Ullswater(2) same.......
6/1919 Carrington(6) same........
Last,least,and most numerous,the baronies of the United Kingdom...
I include only those created before 1923:
6/1939 Sudeley(7) same.......
9/1933 O'Neill(4) same......
7/1924 Monk Bretton(3) same.......
7/1927 Gisborough(3) same........
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