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Peerage Guidance Notes    

 

 

SUGGESTED FORM OF DECLARATION on the succession of the eldest son of a deceased Peer’s first marriage, such Peer having sat in the House of Lords or proved his succession formally

Note  ·   If the relationship of the claimant to the late Peer is more remote than that of the eldest Son by his first marriage, further evidence as to pedigree must be furnished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)   State relationship to the deceased Peer, if any, otherwise explain connection with the family

 

(2)   Insert name of deceased Peer

 

 

(3)   Insert name of first wife of deceased Peer

 

(4)   Certificate to be endorsed by witness

 

(5)   Insert name of claimant

(6)   Insert “first” or “only” as appropriate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I……………………………………………………………………….…………………………..… of…………………………………………………………………………………………….……… being of the age of ……………..….…………years do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am (1) ……………………………….………………….……………………………………….…

and that I was well acquainted with the late (2) ……………………………………………....

and his family for …………………………………years

 

 

 

That (2) …………………………………………………………………………………….………

Being then a bachelor was married on the………………………………………………day of……………..……One thousand……………..……… hundred and …….…………….……

to (3) ………………………..……………………………….………………….…………….……

and they are the persons described in the Certificate of Marriage marked “A” now produced and shewn to me (4)

 

 

That (5) ……………………………………………………………………….………………… the (6) …………………………………………..……... son = of the said marriage was born at ……………………………………………………on the ……………………….… day of.…….….……. One thousand ………..……….. hundred and …………………………… and he is the person described in the Certificate of Birth marked “B” now produced and shewn to me (4)

 

That the said (2) …………………………………………………………………….……..….. died on the …………………… day of ……………..…………… One thousand ……………………………….. hundred and ………………. and he is the person described in the Certificate of Death marked “C” now produced and shewn to me (4)

 

 

 

 

 

= A child born as a result of egg, sperm or embryo donation is incapable of succeeding to a peerage held by, or transmitted through, those persons who are otherwise to be treated in law as its parents (see section 27 of the Family Law Reform Act 1987 and sections 27-29 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990)

 

 

 

 

 

That upon the death of the said (2) …………………….…………………………..…….. his (6) ………… son the said (5) ……………………………….……………………….……………

who is still living succeeded to the title as ………………………………………………………

 

And I make this solemn Declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared at ……………………………....)

………………………………………….….)

this …………….. day of …………….…..)

Two thousand and                                  )

………………………………………….….)

Before me                                               )      ……………………………………

………………………………………….….)               (Signature of Declarant)

A Commissioner for Oaths, Solicitor or  )

A Justice of the Peace                           )

for the ……………… of …………………)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Page revised 21.02.06