The Baron & Baroness of North Cadbury
Jörg (George) Hubert Dumke, 6th Baron of North Cadbury or Baron de Newmarch, 11th Lord of Blakewell and 18th Lord of Codiford Farleigh, KRO, (b. 1964), is a German educationalist and head teacher. He succeeded to the titles of 6th Baron of North Cadbury in 2011, 11th Lord of Blakewell in Devon in 2010 and 18th Lord of Codiford Farleigh in Cornwall in 2020, by conveyance.
He was made a Knight of the Royal Oak (KRO) in 2022.
In 1992, he married Regina, 6th Baroness of North Cadbury or Baroness de Newmarch, 11th Lady of Blakewell and 18th Lady of Codiford Farleigh, (b. 1964).
As well as his custodian duties as owner of the barony, the Baron has a keen interest in history, especially in British history.
Lord and Lady of North Cadbury are passionate about British traditions, heritage, culture, art and craftsmanship. They are also loyal supporters of His Majesty King Charles III and the British Monarchy.
Knight of the Royal Oak (KRO)
Feudal Lord & Baron of the United Kingdom
Baron of North Cadbury is a feudal title of England. The current holder of the title is Jörg Hubert Dumke. The Baron holds the legal rights to the feudal Barony of North Cadbury. The name of the barony refers to (North) Cadbury in the county of Somerset. The Barony and Manor of North Cadbury is recorded as Cadeberie in the Domesday Book survey of 1086 and has a history to 1216 in the reign of King Henry III.
The barony was created by William the Conqueror (William I) in about 1066 as a gift to one of his Norman barons, Turstin FitzRolf, who fought for him as his loyal standard-bearer at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066.
However, Turstin either died or fell out of favour with King William II (Rufus) and the barony was granted to Wynebald de Ballon, 2nd Baron. Through him, the barony passed into the de Newmarch family. In 1216, 5th Baron James de Newmarch died, leaving two daughters as co-heirs and the barony was partitioned and has not been joined again. The Barony title fell into dormancy.
In 2011, Jörg Hubert and Regina became the rightful successors and owners of the Barony title and 6th Baron and Baroness of North Cadbury. The legal rights to the title have been transferred by Deed of Conveyance in compliance with the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.
The hereditary titles of the barony and lordships are not titles of the peerage (parliamentary titles). These originated under feudalism and enshrined in English law as incorporeal hereditaments.
The transfer of the title and Deed of Conveyance have been thoroughly reviewed, approved and provably confirmed by Senior London Barristers and UK registered Solicitors (SRA - Solicitors Regulation Authority). As proof of authenticity of each feudal title, the Conveyance Deed includes confirmations of legal rights from two UK registered Solicitors (Lawyers) and a 'Solicitor's Letter' from a third Solicitor, confirming the transfer of ownership.
The legal conveyance and ownership of titles has been officially announced and recorded in The Gazette (formally The London Gazette), the official public record of His Majesty's Government, which operates under strict Government and Crown approval. The Gazette is published by TSO (The Stationery Office) on behalf of His Majesty's Stationery Office. They are subject to Crown copyright.
Legal notices and official announcements in The Gazette:
Barony of North Cadbury, Somerset
Lordship of North Cadbury, Somerset
Lordship of Blakewell, Devon
Lordship of Codiford Farleigh, Cornwall