Baron Lisle

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Arms of Lisle of Rougemont: Or, a fess between two chevrons sable
Arms of Lisle of Kingston Lisle: Gules, a lion statant guardant argent crowned or
Arms of Berkeley, Baroness Lisle: Gules, a chevron between ten crosses pattée six in chief and four in base argent
Arms of Talbot, Barons and Viscount Lisle: Gules, a lion rampant within a bordure engrailled or.[1]
Arms of Grey, Barons and Viscount Lisle: Barry of six argent and azure in chief three torteaux

Baron Lisle was a title that was created five times in the Peerage of England during the Middle Ages and Tudor period. The earliest creation was for the family of Lisle of Rougemont, which bore arms: Or, a fess between two chevrons sable. The later creation of 1357 was for Lisle of Kingston Lisle, a younger branch of the Lisles of Rougemont. Robert de Lisle of Rougemont married Alice FitzGerold (granddaughter of Henry I FitzGerold (d.1173/4)), the heiress of Kingston in the parish of Sparsholt, Berkshire. In 1269 Alice granted the manor of Kingston to her younger son Gerard I de Lisle, whose family adopted the arms of FitzGerold: Gules, a lion statant guardant argent crowned or. Gerard I's grandson was Gerard II de Lisle (1305–1360), created Baron Lisle in 1357.[2]

The most recent creation came in the Peerage of Ireland in 1758, when John Lysaght was made Baron Lisle, of Mountnorth in the County of Cork. He had previously represented Charleville in the Irish House of Commons. As of 2013 the title is held by his great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson, the ninth Baron, who succeeded his father in 2003. The barony is pronounced "Lyle", the family surname of Lysaght "Lycett".

Barons Lisle, First Creation (1299)

Barons Lisle (of Rougemont), Second Creation (1311)

Barons Lisle (of Kingston Lisle), Third Creation (1357)

Barons Lisle, Fourth Creation (1444)

Barons Lisle, Fifth Creation (1561)

Barons Lisle, Sixth Creation (1758)

The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. David James Lysaght (born 1963).
The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son George Gabriel Abbott Lysaght (born 1997).


  1. Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.1015, E. of Shrewsbury & Waterford
  2. Victoria County History, Berkshire: Volume 4, 1924, pp 311–319, Parishes: Sparsholt (Kingston Lisle) [1]. Arms of Lisle of Kingston Lisle Gules, a lion statant guardant argent crowned or, per Byrne, Muriel St Clare, (ed.), The Lisle Letters, London & Chicago, 1981, p.178