HL Deb 26 July 1856 vol 143 cc1479-80

adverting to a statement which had been made in one of the morning journals, that Her Majesty had been pleased to raise a right hon. Gentleman to the peerage by the title of Lord Kingston, complained generally of the practice which, he said, had been growing up of late years of conferring titles upon individuals raised to the peerage which were already held by Members of their Lordships' House.


said, that the noble Lord's remark was in this instance founded on a mistake. Lord Kingston was not the title which was to be borne by the Gentleman alluded to, but Lord Belper. With regard to the general question, the noble Lord must remember that titles were distinguished from each other by being described of such and such a place. For instance—the noble and learned Lord on the cross bench bore the title of Lord Wensleydale of Wensleydale, and also of Lord Wensleydale of Walton. The President of the Board of Trade was Lord Stanley of Alderley; and there were numberless similar instances in the peerage.