Baron de Ros
|Barony de Ros|
Arms of Maxwell, Barons de Ros: Quarterly, 1st and 4th: Argent, a saltire gules (Fitzgerald) 2nd and 3rd: Gules, three water bougets argent (de Ros)
|Creation date||6 February 1288/89, with a precedence to 24 December 1264|
|Heir apparent||The Hon. Finbar James Maxwell|
|Remainder to||Heirs of the body|
|Motto||Crom a boo ("Crom forever")|
Baron de Ros (pronounced "Roose") is the premier baron in the
On 24 December 1264
According to The Complete Peerage:
In 1616 the barony of De Ros was allowed precedence from this writ [of 24 December 1264], a decision adopted by the Lords in 1806 (Round, Peerage and Pedigree, vol. i, pp. 249-50); but these writs, issued by Simon in the King's name, are no longer regarded as valid for the creation of peerages.
The corresponding article in the first edition of the Complete Peerage, which is available online, is at Volume 6, page 400.