These fees are called homage fees , and some sources think the
fees were a substitute for knights service. There are also
fees to have the creation or the succession published in the Gazette.
When the peer makes his first appearance at the House of Lords,
he participates in an old age ceremony for which a fee also must
These fees were paid to the Receiver of Fees - who was a clerk
in the House of Peers. In 1812 this was a Mr. Charles Sutherland.
Prince of Wales: upon creation - £703 6 8 Upon his first
introduction to the House he paid £30.
A Duke paid £350 3 4 upon creation and £27 on first
A Marquis paid £272 10 8 , then £19 6 8 upon intro.
An Earl paid £203 3 4 upon creation, and £14 on first
A Viscount paid £159 7 4 upon creation, then £12
A baron paid £150 upon creation and £ 9 upon introduction.
If a peer advanced in title ,( If a baron was made a viscount
or an earl) he was required to pay the appropriate fee;
Every bishop was required to pay upon his first Consecration
and upon future
Promotion £14. The Archbishop paid £27 upon introduction
This info is from the Royal Kalendar and annual Register for
when a Peer Dies
of a New Peer - Fees for Promotion
of a New Peer to the House of Lords
of Precendency Among Men