2019-01-02 09:39:00 UTC
My question is thus whether I might actually be able to lay claim to Baron title of my ancestor John Boteler? I have a document detailing every single one of my paternal ancestors (along with citations and records mentioning them), would that be enough? Or would I also need to prove that I am the eldest/nearest descendant of John Boteler (in which case I also have records to show this, however, they are not as strong and it's possible that I am not the nearest descendant, however, I have not yet found any evidence otherwise.).
Has something like this ever been attempted before? And would it be possible to escape the requirement of 100 years between abeyance and claiming?