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PELHAM

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 66 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PELHAM, the name of an English family, derived from Pelham in Hertfordshire, which was owned by a certain Walter de Pelham under Edward I., and is alleged to have been in the possession of the same family before the Norman conquest. The family dignities included the barony of Pelham of Laughton (1706-1768), the earldom of Clare (1714-1768), the dukedom of Newcastle (1715-1768), the barony of Pelham of Stanmer from1762, the earldom of Chichester from 18oi and the earldom of Yarborough from 1837.
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