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EARLDOM. The seigniory of an earl; the title and dignity of an earl.

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The youngest brother, Henry Sidney (1641-1704), the best-looking man in England (Penshurst has a gorgeous Lely portrait of him as a boy), was a close confidant and ally of William of Orange, who gave him the earldom of Romney.
James Brookes, a royal expert, previously told (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/995403/Princess-Eugenie-Jack-Brooksbank-royal-wedding-date-royal-titles) Express that Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice have titles so it wouldn't be unusual for the Queen to give Brooksbank an Earldom title.
Stobhall is one of the ancestral seats of the Drummond family and was, until recently, the home of James Drummond, Viscount Strathallan, heir to the earldom of Perth.
To which earldom is Viscount Linley the Arsne Wenger - see Question 7 heir?
In the event, Attlee accepted an earldom. In 1977 Neil Kinnock, the ex-Labour leader, called the Lords "the descendants of brigands, muggers, bribers and gangsters".
Mr Attlee stepped down from the leadership of the Labour Party this morning, and tonight a statement was issued saying the Queen had conferred an earldom on him.
He succeeded to the Earldom of Durhamupon his father's death in 1970, but disclaimed it to continue as MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed.
He inherited the Earldom of Lichfield from his paternal grandfather, but does not use his title for work.
And the Northumbria earldom stretched from Tees to Tweed.
So is Lucan's son, George Bingham, a 30-year-old merchant banker who is expected to lay claim to his father's title and take up the 200-year- old earldom later this year.
His brothers were the founders of the Cocks and Biddulph bank, later absorbed into Barclays, and his son John Somers Cocks (1762-1841), who owned the Somers Town estate in London, could afford an earldom in 1821 as one of the coronation peerages of George IV.
"Eugenie and her sister Beatrice are styled as princesses so it wouldn't be unusual if the Queen offered Jack a title 6 most likely Earldom. Of course, it's down to personal choice as to whether he accepts it," James Brookes, a royal expert, told (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/995403/Princess-Eugenie-Jack-Brooksbank-royal-wedding-date-royal-titles) Express.