837. The Roll of the Peerage; list of complete peerage and evidence of dignity and rank.

The Roll of the Peerage is maintained by the Lord Chancellor1, in consultation with Garter Principal King of Arms and Lord Lyon King of Arms2, as the official register in which those inheriting peerages seek inclusion as evidence of their dignity and rank3. The Roll has a broader scope than its predecessor, the parliamentary Roll of the Lords4, in that it records peers of Ireland as well as those of England, Scotland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom5. The Roll is the authoritative list of the complete peerage6, and is evidence in cases of dispute. Proof of succession is