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(A)bergavenny, Baron (E, after 1641 - extinct 1662)
Creation: writ of sum. after 1641 (precedency of 1392)
Extinct: 23 Oct 1662
Family name: Nevill
John [Nevill], 1st Baron Bergavenny
1st son and heir male of Henry [Nevill], 2nd Baron Bergavenny, by his second wife Catherine Vaux, sister and cohrss. of Henry [Vaux], 5th Baron Vaux of Harrowden, and 3rd dau. of Hon George Vaux (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Roper, dau. of John [Roper], 1st Baron Teynham), son and heir app. by his second wife of William [Vaux], 3rd Baron Vaux of Harrowden
Elizabeth Chamberlaine (d. betw. Nov 1669 and 1694), dau. and cohrss. of John Chamberlaine, of Sherborne Castle, co. Oxford, by his wife Katharine Plowden, dau. of Francis Plowden, of Plowden. co. Salop
s.p. 23 Oct 1662
sum. by writ of summons betw. Dec 1641 and 8 May 1661
modern Peerage law would consider any writ issued to him as creating a Barony in fee de novo of date 1641/61 but, unusually, allowed a precedency of 1392; the only record of him sitting in Parliament is on 8 May 1661
On the death of the 1st Baron Bergavenny the Barony of Bergavenny became extinct.
Last updated 31 Jan 2007
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