Barony Title of Whalton

£12,000.00

County: Northumberland
History from: 1066
History to: 1570

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: No
Interesting Facts:

Become the 18th Baron and Baroness of Whalton

1st Baron – Walter Fitz William is granted Whalton by William the Conqueror.

6th Baron – John Fitz Robert serves as High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk.  John is one of the 25 sureties of Magna Carta, he is to ensure King John adheres to the contents.  As King John breaks the terms of Magna Carta John joins with other barons in a civil war. John serves as High Sheriff of Northumberland.

8th Baron – Robert Fitz Roger fights in both the Welsh and Scottish wars.  Robert is captured at the Battle of Sterling Bridge.  Robert is appointed Captain of the Scottish Marches and fights at the Battle of Falkirk.

11th Baron – Sir Geoffrey le Scrope is appointed a King’s Serjeant (the forerunner role of the King’s Counsel). Sir geoffrey serves as Chief Justice of the King’s Bench.  Sir Geoffrey is granted the castle and Honour of Skipton. He is appointed the King’s Secretary and negotiates the marriage of the heir of Flanders to King Edward’s daughter Isabella.

12th Baron – Sir Henry participates in the sea Battle of Sluys at the start of the Hundred Years War.  He also takes part in the siege of Calais and the Battle of Winchelsea.  He is summoned to Parliament as Lord Scrope.  He is appointed Warden of Calais, Guines and the Western March to Scotland. He is also appointed Steward of the King’s Household.

14th Baron – Another Sir Henry is later appointed Treasurer of England and made a Knight of the Garter.  He is accused of plotting to kill the king, is arrested, dragged through the streets of Southampton and beheaded.  On King Henry’s death bed he admits that an injustice was made over Sir Henry’s arrest.

15th Baron – Sir John is made a Privy Councillor and appointed the Commissioner of Peace for Essex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.  He is later appointed an ambassador to the Pope and the King of Spain and Lord High Treasurer of England.

17th Baron – Sir John’s son Thomas who is knighted by King Richard in Scotland.  Sir Thomas is the Cupbearer at King Richard’s coronation.

18th Baron – Henry Scrope is a Knight Banneret at King Henry VIIII’s coronation.  Sir Henry fights at the Battle of Flodden.

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County: Northumberland
History from: 1066
History to: 1570

Documented history: Yes

Domesday Book: No
Interesting Facts:

Become the 18th Baron and Baroness of Whalton

1st Baron – Walter Fitz William is granted Whalton by William the Conqueror.

6th Baron – John Fitz Robert serves as High Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk.  John is one of the 25 sureties of Magna Carta, he is to ensure King John adheres to the contents.  As King John breaks the terms of Magna Carta John joins with other barons in a civil war. John serves as High Sheriff of Northumberland.

8th Baron – Robert Fitz Roger fights in both the Welsh and Scottish wars.  Robert is captured at the Battle of Sterling Bridge.  Robert is appointed Captain of the Scottish Marches and fights at the Battle of Falkirk.

11th Baron – Sir Geoffrey le Scrope is appointed a King’s Serjeant (the forerunner role of the King’s Counsel). Sir geoffrey serves as Chief Justice of the King’s Bench.  Sir Geoffrey is granted the castle and Honour of Skipton. He is appointed the King’s Secretary and negotiates the marriage of the heir of Flanders to King Edward’s daughter Isabella.

12th Baron – Sir Henry participates in the sea Battle of Sluys at the start of the Hundred Years War.  He also takes part in the siege of Calais and the Battle of Winchelsea.  He is summoned to Parliament as Lord Scrope.  He is appointed Warden of Calais, Guines and the Western March to Scotland. He is also appointed Steward of the King’s Household.

14th Baron – Another Sir Henry is later appointed Treasurer of England and made a Knight of the Garter.  He is accused of plotting to kill the king, is arrested, dragged through the streets of Southampton and beheaded.  On King Henry’s death bed he admits that an injustice was made over Sir Henry’s arrest.

15th Baron – Sir John is made a Privy Councillor and appointed the Commissioner of Peace for Essex, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire.  He is later appointed an ambassador to the Pope and the King of Spain and Lord High Treasurer of England.

17th Baron – Sir John’s son Thomas who is knighted by King Richard in Scotland.  Sir Thomas is the Cupbearer at King Richard’s coronation.

18th Baron – Henry Scrope is a Knight Banneret at King Henry VIIII’s coronation.  Sir Henry fights at the Battle of Flodden.