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Surety barons for the enforcement of the Magna Carta [1215]

As specified in Clause 61, this is the list of the twenty-five barons who acted as Sureties, or enforcers, of Magna Carta. These Barons were granted through Clause 61, authority to overrule the will of the King and to seize his castles and other possessions if necessary.

  1. William d'Albini, Lord of Belvoir Castle
  2. Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk
  3. Hugh Bigod, Heir to the Earldoms of Norfolk and Suffolk
  4. Henry de Bohun, Earl of Hereford
  5. Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford
  6. Gilbert de Clare, heir to the earldom of Hertford
  7. John FitzRobert, Lord of Warkworth Castle
  8. Robert FitzWalter, Lord of Dunmow Castle
  9. William de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle
  10. William Hardell, Mayor of the City of London
  11. William de Huntingfield, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk
  12. John de Lacie, Lord of Pontefract Castle
  13. William de Lanvallei, Lord of Standway Castle
  14. William Malet, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset
  15. Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex and Gloucester
  16. William Marshall the younger, heir to the earldom of Pembroke
  17. Roger de Montbegon, Lord of Hornby Castle
  18. Richard de Montfichet, Baron
  19. William de Mowbray, Lord of Axholme Castle
  20. Richard de Percy, Baron
  21. Saire de Quincey, Earl of Winchester
  22. Robert de Roos, Lord of Hamlake Castle
  23. Geoffrey de Saye, Baron
  24. Robert de Vere, heir to the earldom of Oxford
  25. Eustace de Vesci, Lord of Alnwick Castle