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I have read this on the Wiki:

Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1910 for the diplomat the Hon. Sir Charles Hardinge, Viceroy and Governor-General of India from 1910 to 1916. He was the second son of Charles Hardinge, 2nd Viscount Hardinge.
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Does this mean that Charles Hardinge, whose father was a viscount, rose to a prominent position and therefore was bestowed with the high rank of a baron? Please let me know. Thanks.

PS: I think I was wrong above. Because the baron is lowest grade in the UK peerage.
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I think the low-level title "Baron Hardinge of Penshurst" was created for Charles Hardinge in order for him to be made Viceroy and Governor-General--the title was a prerequisite of the position.
But his father was a viscount - it's a high-level title. Isn't it?
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Hi,

Do a bit of Googling, Jackson. There's a lot of info out there.
eg http://www.gaelenfoley.com/archives_history6.html

I hope you realize that most people don't much care about this stuff in their everyday lives.Emotion: wink

Ask again if you still need help.

Clive
Jackson6612I have read this on the Wiki:Baron Hardinge of Penshurst, in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1910 for the diplomat the Hon. Sir Charles Hardinge, Viceroy and Governor-General of India from 1910 to 1916. He was the second son of Charles Hardinge, 2nd Viscount Hardinge.[Wikipedia]Does this mean that Charles Hardinge, whose father was a viscount, rose to a prominent position and therefore was bestowed with the high rank of a baron? Please let me know. Thanks.PS: I think I was wrong above. Because the baron is lowest grade in the UK peerage.
Thanks for the reply, Clive.

Actually I wanted to know why Charles Hardinge was made a baron when his father had been a viscount (a higher peerage rank). Wasn't the title of viscount hereditary? Do you get me? Perhaps you can help me here.

Best regards
Jackson
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Hi,

Did you read the link? does it help at all?

Remember that he was the second son, so he wouldn't inherit the title of viscount (unless the first son died).

Clive
CliveHi,Did you read the link? does it help at all?Remember that he was the second son, so he wouldn't inherit the title of viscount (unless the first son died).Clive
That link did teach me new information.

I think the bold part answers my question. He didn't inherit the title so he was bestowed with the title of a baron by the British government.

Thanks a lot.