Hereditary Peerage Association

New By-election

Lord Cromwell was elected on 9th April, to fill the vacancy left by the death of Lord Moran. 

The recent death of Lord Methuen who was one of the 15 Deputy Chairmen, elected by the whole House, has given rise to a by-election under Standing Order 10 which will take place on 22nd October, 2014. Eligible peers wishing to be candidates should submit their completed forms to the Journal Office by 3pm on 11th September.
Recent By-elections

The following By-elections to the House of Lords under Standing Order 10 have taken place:

Year        Died                                                Elected

2005        Lord Burnham                                Lord de Mauley (Con)

                Lord Aberdare                                Viscount Eccles (Con)

                Baroness Strange                            Viscount Montgomery (XB)

2007        Lord Mowbray                                Earl Cathcart (Con)

2008        Baroness Darcy de Knayth         Earl of Stair (XB)

2009       Viscount Bledisloe                          Lord Aberdare

2010        The Earl of Northesk                     Viscount Younger of Leckie (Con)

                 Viscount Colville of Culross        The Earl of Clancarty (XB)

 2011        Lord Strabogli                                Viscount Hanworth

                  Lord Monson                                  Earl of Lytton

                  Earl of Onslow                                Viscount Colville of Culross

                  Lord Ampthill                                  Lord Ashton of Hyde

2013         Earl Ferrers                                        Viscount Ridley

                  Lord Reay                                        Lord Borwick

2014         Lord Moran                                     Lord Cromwell

                  Lord Methuen


Roll of the Peerage

As your lordships will be aware, the Royal Warrant establishing the Roll of the Peerage was signed on 1st June, 2004.  The Roll is now maintained by the Registrar, Ian Denyer in the Crown Office, House of Lords.

The Roll which covers all peerages, including Irish peers and Life peers. Any peer who was not in receipt of a Writ of Summons prior to November 1999, or who has not applied to the Clerk of the Parliaments to be placed on the list of peers eligible to vote in by-elections pursuant to the House of Lords Act, 1999, should follow the procedure set out by the Crown Office. That page gives links to the Guidance Notes and forms of declaration required to be entered on the Roll of the Peerage. 

Clearly, it is in the interests of all peers and the peerage as an institution, that it should be possible to easily verify that any individual styling himself a peer is entitled so to do. The Roll of the Peerage facilitates  such verification.

The Windsor Herald at Arms, Mr William Hunt, at the College of Heralds (020 7320 8755) advises that all peers should ensure that their succession pedigree should be placed on record at the College to ensure that their heirs can succeed to their titles with due speed and minimum inconvenience.

Social Events

For social events, please go to the Social Events page.


The present members of the HPA Committee are as follows:

Lord Newall (Joint Chairman)
Viscount Torrington (Joint Chairman)
Earl of Erroll
Lord Glanusk
Lord Kilmaine
Lord St. Oswald
Lord Seaford
Viscount Trenchard


The latest HPA Newsletter was published on 1st September, 2011 and a copy may be requested from the Hon Secretary  at tt@byng.net or viewed by clicking on Newsletter.  



Revised 4.08.2013