Baron Conyers

Baron Conyers is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created on 17 October 1509 for William Conyers, the son-in-law of William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent. The abeyance after the death of the 3rd baron was terminated for the 7th Baron Darcy de Knayth, these baronies were held together until the abeyance of 1888, after which the abeyance of these two baronies were separately terminated. Since 1509, the Barons Conyers had held a part of the "right" to the barony Fauconberg, i.e. the part for which the abeyance was terminated in 1903; and since the termination of the abeyance of the barony Fauconberg, the two baronies, Conyers and Fauconberg, had been held together; from 1948 they were abeyant between the two daughters of the 5th Earl of Yarborough. On the death of the younger daughter in 2012[1] the abeyance terminated automatically in favour of her elder sister, the 15th holder of the title.[2] Since the death of the latter in 2013, the title is in abeyance once more.[3]

The baronies Conyers and Darcy de Knayth originated the courtesy title of the eldest son of the Earl of Holderness as Lord Darcy and Conyers.

Barons Conyers (1509)

The co-heiresses to the title are the two daughters of the 15th baroness, the Hon Marcia Anne Miller (born 1954) otherwise known as Anthea Theresa Lycett, and the Hon Beatrix Diana Miller (born 1955).


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