Earl of Selborne

Earl of Selborne, in the County of Southampton, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1882 for the lawyer and Liberal politician Roundell Palmer, 1st Baron Selborne, along with the subsidiary title of Viscount Wolmer, of Blackmoor in the County of Southampton.[2] He had already been made Baron Selborne, of Selborne in the County of Southampton, in 1872, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[3] Both his son, the second Earl, and grandson, the third Earl, were prominent Liberal Unionist politicians. The latter was in 1941 called to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's barony of Selborne. As of 2009 the titles are held by the third Earl's grandson, the fourth Earl. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a Conservative.

Earl of Selborne
Arms of Palmer, Earls of Selborne: Argent, on two bars sable three trefoils slipped of the field in chief a greyhound courant of the second collard or[1]
Creation date30 December 1882
MonarchQueen Victoria
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderRoundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne
Present holderJohn Palmer, 4th Earl of Selborne
Heir apparentWilliam Palmer, Viscount Wolmer
Remainder tothe 1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten
Subsidiary titlesViscount Wolmer
Baron Selborne
StatusExtant
MottoPALMA VIRTUTI
(Let the palm be awarded to virtue)

The family seat is Temple Manor, near Selborne, Hampshire.

Barons Selborne (1872)

Earls of Selborne (1882)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son William Lewis Palmer, Viscount Wolmer (b. 1971)

Heraldry

Arms of Palmer: Argent, on two bars sable three trefoils slipped of the field in chief a greyhound courant of the second collard or. Crest: On a mount vert a greyhound sejant sable collared or charged on the shoulder with a trefoil slipped argent. Supporters: On either side a greyhound sable collared or and charged on the shoulder with a trefoil argent.[4]

See also

References

  1. Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.1002
  2. "No. 25183". The London Gazette. 29 December 1882. p. 6649.
  3. "No. 23910". The London Gazette. 18 October 1872. p. 4937.
  4. Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.1002
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
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