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Following the Peerage Act 1963, the first hereditary women peer in her own right to take her seat on 19 November 1963 was the Dowager Viscountess St Davids. She had held her own title - Baroness Strange of Knokin - since 1921.
A list of all hereditary women peers who took their seats in the House of Lords under the Peerage Act 1963 can be found in the House of Lords Library Note, Women in the House of Lords (PDF 989 KB)
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