In all peerage claims evidence of creation, descent and extinction of nearer heirs1 must be proved. In addition, in a claim to be declared co-heir to a barony in abeyance2, the persons who are the other co-heirs must, so far as it is known, be stated, and their pedigree proved3, and it must be proved that they have all been served with notice of the claim4. It is necessary to ascertain, so far as is possible, the fractional part ascribed to each co-heir in the co-heirship5.
To prove the creation of the dignity the claimant must produce the instrument of
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