Earl of Westmorland

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Earl of Westmorland is a hereditary British title of nobility created twice in the Peerage of England .

Awards and other titles

The first time the title was bestowed on September 29, 1397, Ralph Neville, 4th Baron Neville . As early as 1388 he inherited the title Baron Neville de Raby , created on June 24, 1295 . The title was stripped of the 6th Earl in 1571 for treason and his estates including Raby Castle near Staindrop in County Durham was confiscated after he had participated in an unsuccessful Catholic uprising ( Rising of the North ) in 1569/70 .

In the second bestowal, the title was recreated for Sir Francis Fane on December 29, 1624 , along with the subordinate title Baron Burghersh , of Burghersh in the County of Sussex . Through his mother, he was a descendant of the last earl of the first bestowal. In 1626 he inherited from his mother the title of 4th Baron le Despencer , created in 1264 , which after the death of the 7th Earl fell first in Abeyance and later to another line of the family.

List of the Earl of Westmorland

Coat of arms of the Earl of Westmorland (1397)

Earls of Westmorland, first bestowal (1397)

Earls of Westmorland, second bestowal (1624)

Coat of arms of the Earl of Westmorland (1624)

Alleged title heir ( Heir Presumptive ) is the brother of the current title holder, Harry Fane (* 1953)

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