Baron Dormer

Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon
Insignia of Baronet

Baron Dormer, of Wyng (or Wenge), County of Buckingham, is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created on 30 June 1615 for Sir Robert Dormer, 1st Baronet. He had, only twenty days earlier on 10 June 1615, been created a baronet "of Wing in the County of Buckingham", in the Baronetage of England.

His grandson, the 2nd Baron Dormer was raised to Viscount Ascot in the County of Hertford, and Earl of Carnarvon in 1628, and later became a prominent Royalist commander in the Civil War. On the death of his son, the second Earl, in 1707, the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. However, the late Earl was succeeded in the baronetcy and barony by his second cousin, the fourth Baron. He was the grandson of The Hon. Anthony Dormer, second son of the first Baron. On his death this line of the family also failed and the titles passed to his second cousin, the fifth Baron. He was the grandson of The Hon. Robert Dormer, third son of the first Baron. He was succeeded by his son, the sixth Baron. He was a Roman Catholic priest and did not assume the title. On his death the title passed to his younger brother, the seventh Baron.

His grandson, the tenth Baron, who succeeded his half-brother in 1819, was, like many of the recusant Dormer family, a Roman Catholic. However, he converted to the Church of England and took his seat in the House of Lords. He was succeeded by his first cousin, the eleventh Baron. He was the son of The Hon. John Dormer, second son of the seventh Baron. Lord Dormer served as an officer in the Austrian Army. As of 2016 the titles are held by his great-great-grandson, the eighteenth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2016.

Barons Dormer (1615)

Earls of Carnarvon (1628)

Barons Dormer (1615; reverted)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Hugo Edward Geoffrey Dormer (born 1995).

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