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Baron Percy

Arms of Percy (ancient): Azure, five fusils conjoined in fesse or[1]
Arms of Percy (modern): Or, a lion rampant azure, said to be the arms of Louvain/Brabant[2]

The title Baron Percy has been created several times in the Peerage of England. The first, soon after 1066, a feudal barony rather than a barony by writ, which continued in parallel with the later baronies by writ, until the abolition of feudal tenure by the Tenures Abolition Act 1660. The second, created by writ in 1299, became extinct in 1517. The third, created by writ in 1557, became extinct in 1670. The present creation was in 1722, by writ of summons.


  • Barons Percy, feudal barons of Topcliffe, Yorkshire 1
  • Barons Percy (of Alnwick), second Creation (1299), by writ 2
  • Barons Percy (of Alnwick), third Creation (1557) 3
  • Barons Percy, fourth Creation (1722) 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Barons Percy, feudal barons of Topcliffe, Yorkshire

Barons Percy (of Alnwick), second Creation (1299), by writ

until 1527 see: Earl of Northumberland (2nd to 5th)

Barons Percy (of Alnwick), third Creation (1557)

see Earl of Northumberland, 7th – 11th

Barons Percy, fourth Creation (1722)

This barony was created by error, when the 7th Duke of Somerset was called to Parliament in the barony Percy, which was believed to have been last held by his mother, Elizabeth.


  1. ^ Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.849, Duke of Northumberland
  2. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, 15th Edition, ed. Pirie-Gordon, H., London, 1937, p.1792
  3. ^ Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of their Origin and Descent 1086-1327, Oxford, 1960, p.148
  4. ^ Sanders, p.148
  5. ^ Sanders, p.148
  6. ^ Sanders, p.148
  7. ^ Sanders, p.148
  8. ^ Sanders, p.148
  9. ^ Sanders, p.148
  10. ^ Sanders, p.148
  11. ^ Sanders, p.148
  12. ^ Sanders, p.148


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