Peerage Land Holdings of the St George Squadron of the White

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Introduction:

Peerage and Land Holdings

The Squadron's ranks are based on the social ranks of Great Britain. When promoted to the rank of Baronet/Baronetess, you will be given a spot of land from the Crown. When promoted to Baron, you will become part of the peerage of Great Britain and given a barony. As you rise further in the ranks in the Squadron, so do your titles in the peerage and the land holdings you own.

The choice of land holdings is not regulated by the Squadron, and you may choose freely. You could pick one of the historical baronies/viscountcies/etc. with their corresponding land holdings, or you could create your own. We ask, however, that you choose a land holding with the appropriate size compared to the historical ones. For example, a Baronet would not be granted a castle and half a county, and an Earl would not recieve a small cottage as his earldom.

Below is a list of the peerages and land holdings already taken by current and former Captains in the Squadron (although some are no longer members of the Squadron, we envision that they still live happily, walking in their estate gardens, drinking tea on their marble balconies, or having splendid dinner parties in their banquet halls.)

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Earldoms:

Earldoms in medieval England were typically the different shires and counties. Nearer the 18th and 19th century however, an earldom was much smaller; never bigger than a county, and more usually just the main town or one or more prominent places within the county. Earldoms with medieval traditions could have a medieval castle as the main estate, while more recent earldoms would have a more modern castle, a large country house or a mansion.

Mount Edgcumbe in the County of Cornwall

Holder: Captain the Sea Lord Joseph James Abraham Isaac Fletcher, Lord of Mount Edgcumbe

Estates:

Mount Edgcumbe House in the County of Cornwall.
Cothele House in the County of Cornwall.

County of Northumberland

Holder: Captain the Lord James Wilmore, Earl of Northumberland, Viscount Winchendon, Baron Percy, 1st Baronet Wilmore of Stanwick Hall

Estates:

Alnwick Castle in the County of Northumberland.











Falmouth in the County of Cornwall

Holder: Captain the Lord John Archibald Allday, Earl of Falmouth, Viscount St. Kitts

Estates:

Tregothnan House in the County of Cornwall









Strafford and Tickhill in the County of Yorkshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Seth Seamus Seaborn, Earl of Strafford, Viscount Torrington

Estates:

Wentworth Castle in the County of Yorkshire.







County of Kent

Holder: Captain the Lord Gabriel Alexander William George Laurence, Earl of Kent, Viscount Castleton


Stratfield Saye in the County of Hampshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Rodger Berett, Earl of Stratfield Saye

Estates:

Stratfield Saye House in the County of Hampshire.









Stafford in the County of Staffordshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Nathaniel James Blatchford, Earl of Stafford, Viscount Trentham, 3rd Baronet Blatchford of Dalham Hall

Estates:

Tamworth Castle in the County of Staffordshire.









Viscountcies:

Viscountcies were founded at the end of the middle ages to bridge the juridical gap in the shires and counties not filled by the earls. Like the more recent earldoms, a viscountcy would be the main town or one or more prominent places within a county, and have a more modern castle, a large country house or a mansion as its main estate.

Trentham in the County of Staffordshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Nathaniel James Blatchford, Earl of Stafford, Viscount Trentham, 3rd Baronet Blatchford of Dalham Hall

Estates:

Trentham Hall in the County of Staffordshire










Leeds in the County of Kent

Holder: Captain the Lord John Francis Alexander Page, Viscount Leeds, Baron Hollingbourne, 3rd Baronet of Scampton Hall

Estates:

Leeds Castle in the County of Kent.











Torrington in the County of Devonshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Seth Seamus Seaborn, Earl of Strafford, Viscount Torrington

Estates:

Torrington Castle in the County of Devonshire









Sandbeck in the County of Yorkshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Gabriel Alexander William George Laurence, Earl of Kent, Viscount Castleton


Winchendon in the County of Buckingham

Holder: Captain the Lord James Wilmore, Earl of Northumberland, Viscount Winchendon, Baron Percy, 1st Baronet Wilmore of Stanwick Hall


Hinckley in the County of Leicestershire

Holder: Captain the Lord Angus Beers, Viscount Beers of Hinckley, 1st Baronet Beers of Higham Hall


Scarsdale in the County of Derby

Holder: Captain the Lord Thomas Mackenzie, Viscount Scarsdale


Falmouth in the County of Cornwall

Holder: Captain the Lord William Collister, Viscount Falmouth, Baron Collister of St. Michael's Mount


Christchurch in the County of Hampshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Bernard Richards, Viscount Christchurch

Barbados in the British Windward Islands

Holder: Captain the Lord Kiefer Cain, Viscount Barbados

Estates:

Barbados Island in the British Windward Islands.











Saint Kitts in the British Leeward Islands

Holder: Captain the Lord John Archibald Allday, Earl of Falmouth, Viscount St. Kitts

Estates:

Saint Kitts Island in the British Leeward Islands.











Baronies:

The original baronies in England were created in the middle ages, and given to prominent persons that had pledged their loyalty to the Crown in the feudal system of the time. The greatest earls with the largest territories could bestow the hereditary title of Baron to their land owners, and the title later came to mean a person that had received a seat in the House of Lords. These persons usually already owned large areas of land within a county, and owned estates within it, so the feudal practice of giving land to newly created barons disappeared (we still pretend that the practice still exists in the Squadron, however). A barony could therefore be very small (a large mansion and the surrounding land) or very large (the size of a viscountcy), depending on the original size before it being named a barony.


Crowcombe in the County of Somerset

Holder: Captain the Lord Leo Davis, Baron Crowcombe

Estates:

Crowcombe Court in the County of Somerset









Hollingbourne in the County of Kent

Holder: Captain the Lord John Francis Alexander Page, Viscount Leeds, Baron Hollingbourne, 3rd Baronet of Scampton Hall

Estates:

Hollingbourne Manor in the County of Kent











St. Michael's Mount in the County of Cornwall

Holder: Captain the Lord William Collister, Viscount Falmouth, Baron Collister of St. Michael's Mount

Estates:

St. Michael's Mount in the County of Cornwall










Braybrooke in the County of Northamptonshire

Holder: Captain the Lord James Edward Raleigh, Baron Braybrooke

Estates:

Audley End House in the County of Northamptonshire










Keith in the County of Banffshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Anthony James Dixon, Baron of Keith, 1st Baronet Dixon of Deanston House


Darnton in the County Palatine of Durham

Holder: Captain the Lady Ashleigh Jaedyn Bagster, Baroness Dearthington, 1st Baronetess Bagster of Ravensworth Castle

Estates:

Witton Castle in the County Palatine of Durham.










Winterbourne Abbas in the County of Dorsetshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Werner Hoffman, Baron Winterbourne

Estates:

Winterbourne House in the County of Dorsetshire.










Baronetcies:

Hereditary baronetcies were in feudal times granted to rich commoners, elevating them above knights, but not making them part of the peerage. In more modern times a baronetcy would be granted as a great honor to prominent persons. Like baronies, the recipient's existing lands and estate became the baronetcy, and the Crown did not grant new lands (although in the Squadron, we pretend that it does). A baronetcy, as it is only the estate of a rich commoner, is therefore usually no more than a smaller country house.

Dalham Hall in the County of Suffolk

Holder: Captain the Lord Nathaniel James Blatchford, Earl of Stafford, Viscount Trentham, 3rd Baronet Blatchford of Dalham Hall

Estates:

Dalham Hall in the County of Suffolk








Stanwick Hall in the County of Northamptonshire

Holder: Captain the Lord James Wilmore, Earl of Northumberland, Viscount Winchendon, Baron Percy, 1st Baronet Wilmore of Stanwick Hall

Estates:

Stanwick Hall in the County of Northamptonshire.










Higham Hall in the County of Leicestershire

Holder: Captain the Lord Angus Beers, Viscount Beers of Hinckley, 1st Baronet Beers of Higham Hall

Estates:

Higham Hall in the County of Leicestershire









Scampton Hall in the County of Lincolnshire

Holder: Captain the Lord John Francis Alexander Page, Viscount Leeds, Baron Hollingbourne, 3rd Baronet of Scampton Hall

Estates:

Scampton Hall in the County of Lincolnshire








Deanston House in the County of West Perthshire

Holder: Captain the Lord Anthony James Dixon, Baron of Keith, 1st Baronet Dixon of Deanston House

Estates:

Deanston House in the County of West Perthshire










Ravenworth Castle in the County Tyne and Wear

Holder: Captain the Lady Ashleigh Jaedyn Bagster, Baroness Dearthington, 1st Baronetess Bagster of Ravensworth Castle

Estates:

Ravenworth Castle in the County Tyne and Wear.









Melford Hall in the County of Suffolk

Holder: Captain the Lord James Thomson, Baron Thomson, 1st Baronet Thomson of Melford Hall

Estates:

Melford Hall in the County of Suffolk.









Catherington House in the County of Southampton

Holder: Captain Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Baronet Hood of Catherington House

Estates:

Catherington House in the County of Southampton.