853. Evidence of descent.

853.     Evidence of descent.

The claimant must prove descent from the original grantee within the original limitation1, except in proving a claim to a barony which, having been revived after being previously in abeyance, is again in abeyance, where it is sufficient to prove descent from the holder in whose favour it was last revived2.

If the peerage, validly created, has ceased to exist or its extinction in law can be argued, a committee for peerage claims may hear the argument and decide the question whether there is a dignity capable of being claimed before