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Baron Sheffield is a title that has been created four times: once in the
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, twice in the
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, and once in the
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. The first creation, as ''Baron Sheffield of Butterwick'', was in the Peerage of England in 1547 for Edmund Sheffield (1521–1549), second cousin of
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, who was murdered in
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Norwich
during
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. His grandson, the
3rd Baron Sheffield
3rd Baron Sheffield
, was created ''
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'' in 1626, and the 3rd Earl of Mulgrave was finally advanced to the '' dukedom of Buckingham and Normanby''. In 1735, at the death of the 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, however, all of the titles became extinct since no heirs to them remained. The next three creations were all in favour of one person, John Baker-Holroyd (1735–1821). In 1781, on the second creation of the title, he was made ''Baron Sheffield, of Dunnamore in the County of Meath'' in the
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. This peerage was created with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body. Two years later, in 1783, John Baker-Holroyd obtained the third creation of the title when he was made ''Baron Sheffield, of Roscommon in the County of Roscommon'', also in the
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, with remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to the heirs male of his daughters from his first marriage. On the fourth creation of a Sheffield barony in 1802, John Baker-Holroyd was created ''Baron Sheffield, of
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Sheffield
in the County of York,'' in the
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. In 1816 the same John Baker-Holroyd was further made ''
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'' and ''
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'' in the Peerage of Ireland. The latter titles were all created with remainder to the heirs male of his body. He was succeeded by his son from his second marriage. On the death in 1909 of the 3rd Earl of Sheffield, his earldom, the Pevensey viscountcy and the Sheffield baronies of 1781 and 1802 became extinct. However, he was succeeded in the Sheffield barony of 1783 according to special remainder by
Edward Stanley, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley Edward Lyulph Stanley, 4th Baron Sheffield, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley and 3rd Baron Eddisbury Privy Council of the United Kingdom, PC (16 May 1839 – 18 March 1925) was an English peer. Life He was the son of Edward Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanle ...
, who was also 3rd Baron Eddisbury and now became 4th Baron Sheffield as well. The 4th Baron Sheffield was the grandson of Lady Maria Josepha Holroyd, daughter of the 1st Earl of Sheffield. These titles remain extant and united, see
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for further succession.


Barons Sheffield, First creation (1547)

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Edmund Sheffield, 1st Baron SheffieldEdmund Sheffield, 1st Baron Sheffield, of Butterwick (22 November 1521 – 19 July 1549) was an English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History ...
(1521–1549) * John Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield (–1568) *Edmund Sheffield, 1st Earl of Mulgrave, Edmund Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield (–1646), created
Earl of Mulgrave The title Earl of Mulgrave has been created twice. The first time as a title in the Peerage of England and the second time as a Peerage of the United Kingdom. The first creation was in the Peerage of England in 1626 for Edmund Sheffield, 1st Ear ...
in 1626 :


Barons Sheffield, Second and fourth creations (1781; 1802), Earls of Sheffield (1816)

*John Baker-Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, John Baker-Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, 1st Baron Sheffield (1735–1821) *George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, George Augustus Frederick Charles Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield (1802–1876) **Fredrick Henry Stuart Holroyd, Viscount Pevensey (1827–1829) *Henry Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield, Henry North Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield (1832–1909)


Barons Sheffield, Third creation (1783)

*John Baker-Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, John Baker-Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, 1st Baron Sheffield (1735–1821) *George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, George Augustus Frederick Charles Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, 2nd Baron Sheffield (1802–1876) *Henry Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield, Henry North Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield, 3rd Baron Sheffield (1832–1909) *Edward Stanley, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley, Edward Lyulph Stanley, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 3rd Baron Eddisbury, 4th Baron Sheffield (1839–1925) (known as Lord Stanley) *Arthur Stanley, 5th Baron Sheffield, Arthur Lyulph Stanley, 5th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 4th Baron Eddisbury, 5th Baron Sheffield (1875–1931) (known as Lord Stanleyhttps://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2010/jun/09/archive-melbas-farewell-at-covent-garden-1926) *Edward Stanley, 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley, Edward John Stanley, 6th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 5th Baron Eddisbury, 6th Baron Sheffield (1907–1971) (known as Lord Stanley) *Lyulph Henry Victor Owen Stanley, 7th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 6th Baron Eddisbury, 7th Baron Sheffield (1915–1971) (known as Lord Sheffield) *Thomas Henry Oliver Stanley, 8th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 7th Baron Eddisbury, 8th Baron Sheffield (1927–2013) (known as Lord Stanley) *Richard Oliver Stanley 9th Baron Stanley of Alderley, 8th Baron Eddisbury and 9th Baron Sheffield (born 1956) The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. Charles Ernest Stanley (born 1960).


See also

*Duke of Buckingham and Normanby *
Earl of Mulgrave The title Earl of Mulgrave has been created twice. The first time as a title in the Peerage of England and the second time as a Peerage of the United Kingdom. The first creation was in the Peerage of England in 1626 for Edmund Sheffield, 1st Ear ...
*
Baron Stanley of Alderley Baron is a rank of nobility Nobility is a social class normally ranked immediately below Royal family, royalty and found in some societies that have a formal aristocracy (class), aristocracy. Nobility has often been an Estates of the ...


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References

*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). ''Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage'' (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, * {{DEFAULTSORT:Sheffield Barons Sheffield, 1547 establishments in England 1735 disestablishments in England 1781 establishments in Ireland 1783 establishments in Ireland 1802 establishments in the United Kingdom 1909 disestablishments in Ireland Noble titles created in 1547 Extinct baronies in the Peerage of England Baronies in the Peerage of Ireland Noble titles created in 1781 Noble titles created in 1783 Noble titles created in 1802 Noble titles created for UK MPs Extinct baronies in the Peerage of the United Kingdom Peerages created with special remainders Stanley family