A question came up about James... 1st Baron Berkeley or 6th Lord Berkeley? His title in the datafield says 1st Baron Berkeley - based on his Wikipedia article (by the citation in the profile). He is 6th Lord Berkeley in Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry and Royal Ancestry.
EuroAristo name field guidelines say you may include the number with the title, or not, in the "Other Nicknames" datafield. (Cymru guidelines say to omit the numbers; while James was born in Wales, I think the Berkeley title was English.)
So. If I omitted the number in the Other Nicknames datafield, would it be ok to say just Lord Berkeley (following Richardson, per Magna Carta project guidelines)? Is Baron higher than Lord? If so, then I would think the highest title should be in the datafield, but I'm concerned that Richardson didn't call him Baron.
Wikipedia says "He was made heir to his uncle Thomas de Berkeley, 5th Baron Berkeley." but also shows (in the succession box):
thepeerage.com, citing Burke's, also calls him "1st Baron Berkeley." Douglas Richardson calls him "6th Lord Berkeley", apparently also citing Burke's (no mention of Baron that I saw).
Since I'm editing the profile to be part of a Magna Carta trail, I think that Lord Berkeley (following Richardson) would be preferred.
The the datafield would have "Lord Berkeley", but both 1st Baron Berkeley and 6th Lord Berkeley would be in the text of his biography under "Title" as they are now.
Is that OK?