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  Peerage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are various parts to the Peerage which convey slightly different benefits: the Peerage of England pertains to all titles created by the Kings and Queens of England prior to the Act of Union in 1707.
The only remaining peerage with associated lands controlled by the holder is the Duchy of Cornwall, which is associated with the Dukedom of Cornwall, a dukedom held by the eldest son and heir to the Sovereign.
While life peerages were often created in the early days of the Peerage, their regular creation was not provided for under an Act of Parliament until 1876, with the passage of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peerage   (2387 words)

  
 PEERAGE - LoveToKnow Article on PEERAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The conclusion, then, may be drawn that in theory the issue of a writ was at the pleasure of the Crown, and that in practice the moving factor in the case of the prelates was office and personal importance, and in the case of abbots and barons probably, in the main, extent of possession.
Every peerage descends according to the limitations prescribed in its patent of creation or its charter, and where these are nonexistent (as in the case of baronies by writ) to heirs-general.
The grant of a peerage is a very different matter; its holder becomes thereby a member of the Upper House of Parliament, and therefore, the prerogative of the Crown in creating such an office of honor must be exercised strictly in accordance with the law of the land.
7.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PE/PEERAGE.htm   (14716 words)

  
 Quintin Publications | English History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Victoria History of the County of Essex
The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster.
The Victoria History of the County of Northampton
www.quintinpublications.com /england_history.html   (647 words)

  
 LOUIS DE ROUVROY, DUC DE SAINT-SIMON - LoveToKnow Article on LOUIS DE ROUVROY, DUC DE SAINT-SIMON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The French peerage under the old rgime was a very peculiar thing, difficult to comprehend at all, but quite certain to be miscomprehended if any analogy of the Englishpeerage is imported into the consideration.
Derived at least traditionally and imaginatively from the douze pairs of Charlemagne, the peers were supposed to represent the chosen of the noblesse, and gradtially, in an indefinite and constantly disputed fashion, became associated with the parlement of Paris as a quasi-legislative (or at least law-registering) and directly judicial body.
But the peerage was further complicated by the fact that not persons but the holders of certain fiefs were made peers.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SA/SAINT_SIMON_LOUIS_DE_ROUVROY_DUC_DE.htm   (1508 words)

  
 Nottinghamshire: history and archaeology: The Portland Peerage Romance - Chapter X
Full of romance as the Portland peerage was up to recent years, there is still another chapter to be added, in relating some of the statements made in connection with the claims put forward by Mrs.
No literary sketch of the great House of Portland would be complete without it summarised the salient points in the Druce claims as they have appeared from time to time in newspaper reports and in the narratives of those who knew the fifth Duke in his lifetime.
This compilation is intended to epitomise the history of the illustrious family of Bentinck in consecutive order of the events as they have occurred, in such a manner as is not found in any other publication ; but in no way to influence opinion either on one side or the other.
www.nottshistory.org.uk /portland1907/portland10.htm   (1610 words)

  
 Peerage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Peerage is a system of titles of nobility which exists in the United Kingdom and is one part of the British honours system.
Even members of the Royal Family who do not hold peerage dignities are considered commoners.
History of the World History of the United States History of Europe Ancient History History Military History
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/P/Peerage.htm   (2384 words)

  
 Debrett's - The History of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The first Peerage bearing the name J. Debrett on the title page was published in 1802, though prior to that date various editors had published a number of other records of the Peerage and Baronetage.
The Correct Peerage was published in 1802, but as Debrett was involved in bankruptcy proceedings at the time, he was not named on the title page.
From this time on the Baronetage was amalgamated into the Peerage and the two periodicals were produced in the same volume.
www.debretts.co.uk /about/peerage_history.html   (1025 words)

  
 Guide to Genealogical Resources at UVa Library
Indexes various publications by Burke (e.g., Peerage and Baronetage, Landed Gentry, giving "The most complete and up-to-date version of a family's narrative pedigree in a Burke's publication since 1826." "Bibliography of Burke's, 1826-1976" is a useful inclusion.
Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage,
A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited,and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire.
www.lib.virginia.edu /genealogy/foreign/peerage.html   (655 words)

  
 Peerage of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Peerage of Ireland is the term used for those peers created by British monarchs in their capacity as Lord or King of Ireland.
Irish Peerages continued to be created for some time after 1801 as a way of creating peerages which did not grant a seat in the House of Lords.
Also, if the peer holds a lower title in the Peerages of England, Great Britain, or the United Kingdom, and therefore sat by such a peerage in the House of Lords, such a lower title is listed.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/P/Peerage-of-Ireland.htm   (257 words)

  
 Earl of Orford
The title of Earl of Orford was created several times in British history - in the Peerage of England in 1697, in the Peerage of Great Britain in 1742 for former prime minister Robert Walpole, and in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1806 for Lord Walpole, Walpole's distant relation.
1 Earls of Orford, Peerage of England (1697)
Earls of Orford, Peerage of the United Kingdom (1806)
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/e/ea/earl_of_orford.html   (227 words)

  
 Burke's Titles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Burke's Peerage, for almost two hundred years, has specialised in publishing books on ancestry, aristocracy and history, as well as many volumes on the aristocracy and Imperial and Royal families of the world.
All those listed in Burke's Peerage volumes, as well as clients in good standing, are entitled to apply for this, the most prestigious card in Europe.
Burke's Peerage has designed the coats of arms for President George W Bush of Texas and the former Vice President of The United States, Albert Gore.
www.burkestitles.com   (294 words)

  
 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
The Peerage has grown out of the structure established in the Dark Ages and used by the King to administer and defend his territory.
Barons, or Lords, were strictly a Norman import and held land directly from the King in exchange for military service.
Since the introduction of the Life Peerage Act in 1958 very few hereditary peers have been created: Viscount Whitelaw and Viscount Tonypandy in 1983 and Macmillan, Earl of Stockton in 1984.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/peerage   (243 words)

  
 Hugh Hume-Campbell 3rd Earl of Marchmont and Baron Polwarth
BIRTH: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison and Sons, 1917), p.
SOUR Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison and Sons, 1917), p.
MARRIAGE: Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, Knightage and Companionage (London: Harrison and Sons, 1917), p.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~humefamily/21886.htm   (634 words)

  
 L Pine - new and used books
Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage.
- Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage
Pine was the editor of "Burke's Peerage." A little wear at the head and heel of spine.
www.isbn.pl /A-l-pine   (390 words)

  
 Sources for CUNNINGHAM family history
This is one of the major works on Scottish genealogy, but it deals only with the peerage lines and their ancestry.
Sir Bernard Burke, A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited and extinct peerages of the British Empire [Burke's Extinct Peerage], London, 1962, pp 150–151 [Cunynghame - Lord Kilmaurs, and Earl of Glencairn]
A history of the parish in Renfrewshire in which Craigends is located; contains a history and genealogy of the family of Cuninghame of Craigends.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/4038/gene/csource.htm   (619 words)

  
 Faversham History Pages - main index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Here you will find information on the rich history of the town and the surrounding villages.
Bygone Kent - Bygone Kent is a monthly magazine; the web site has the largest listing of Kent local and family history books on the web.
Conversations with History - distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work
www.faversham.org /history/index.asp   (175 words)

  
 Debrett's Peerage --  Encyclopædia Britannica
This series of family histories, republished nearly every year from 1839 to 1940, rapidly became an institution.
In England the viscountcy was not introduced into the peerage until four centuries after the Norman Conquest: John, Lord Beaumont, who had been created Count of Boulogne in 1436, was in 1440 created Viscount Beaumont in the peerage of England, with precedence over all barons.
There he was elected to the House of Commons and was raised to the peerage in 1918.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9029667?tocId=9029667   (660 words)

  
 Bibliographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
.B5 Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage.
Microfilm for 1810-1830 Censuses by counties are filed at the end of the newspapers on microfilm.
The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members from the Earlier Times.
www.lib.siu.edu /cgi-bin/encore2/biblio?showBib=bi4   (2084 words)

  
 Note on abbreviations | British History Online
Citation: 'Note on abbreviations', A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 4: Agriculture (1989), pp.
The Agrarian History of England and Wales, i-ii, iv-v, viii, ed.
The History of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1509-58, ed.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=22837   (404 words)

  
 Nottinghamshire: history and archaeology: The Portland Peerage Romance - Chapter VII
Nottinghamshire: history and archaeology: The Portland Peerage Romance - Chapter VII
Bust of the 5th Duke of Portland, by Sir E. Boehm (1880).
After his long and chequered career the Duke passed away in December, 1879, having nearly reached eighty years of age.
www.nottshistory.org.uk /portland1907/portland7.htm   (3194 words)

  
 The Complete Peerage --  Encyclopædia Britannica
in full The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom Extant Extinct or Dormant exhaustive 14-volume (in 15 books) guide to the peerage families (titled aristocracy) of the British Isles, recognized as the greatest British achievement in the field of genealogy.
Amateurs in the subject of genealogy are almost always actuated by the desire to trace their own family history.
in history of education; citizens of Kalamazoo, Mich., challenged (1872) collection of taxes for support of a public high school; the Michigan Supreme Court decided (1874) state had right to levy taxes for support of complete system of public education, including high schools and universities; case set a precedent for other states.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9025022?tocId=9025022   (834 words)

  
 Burke's Peerage
A stunning new study of the extant Orders of knighthood and merit of every state.
Search one of the most up to date and comprehensive collections of this important information.
LORDLY CARTOONS is a entertaining account of the history of political cartoons.
www.burkes-peerage.net   (203 words)

  
 The Original Burke's Peerage, est 1826   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
During the long history of this company, we have learned that it is impossible to predict how many generations our research will cover, or how long the work will take to complete.
No two cases are the same but we find that our researchers usually take between 16 to 18 months and cover several generations from our starting point.
researches military and naval history at the Public Record Office, the India Office Library and the National Maritime Museum in London.
www.burkes-peerage.com /history.htm   (213 words)

  
 John Townsend, second-hand books, genealogy, topography, local history, antiquarian heraldry books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A GENERAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE, THE PRIVY COUNCIL, AND KNIGHTAGE, Sir B. and A.P. Burke, 84
DEBRETT'S PEERAGE, BARONETAGE, KNIGHTAGE AND COMPANIONAGE 1922; numerous pedigrees and illus.
ed., Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1939; including a special section on American families with British ancestry, "the lineages of 1,600 families of British origin now resident in the United States of America"; illus.
freespace.virgin.net /john.townsend2/page40.html   (564 words)

  
 Ammanford, Carmarthenshire web site
The early history of the Rhys/Rice/Dynevor dynasty (ie pre-12th century) is mostly based on conjecture and legend, there being no written records to confirm whatever the imagination has embroidered on time's blank spaces.
The modern Dynevor peerage dates back only to 1780 when William Talbot, Baron Talbot of Hensol, was created the 1st Baron Dynevor (anglicized spellings were more in keeping with the fashion of the day so Dinefwr had to go).
The Talbot Peerage is somewhat unusual in that the 2nd Baron Talbot was also an Earl who could add 1st Baron Dynevor to his roll call of titles, while the 2nd Baron Dynevor muddies the waters even further by being a woman (life gets thoroughly confusing when you're a peer of the realm, doesn't it?).
www.terrynorm.ic24.net /dynevor.htm   (14343 words)

  
 Genealogical Publishing: Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry, Genealogy books
Horace Round was regarded as a pioneer in historical and scientific genealogy, and his works, two of which are described below, are characterized by tremendous erudition, thoroughness, caustic wit, and sharp criticism.
His Peerage and Pedigree, issued in 1910, is a brilliant exposition on family history and peerage law, and it illustrates the need for historical, genealogical and legal research in the original records.
In this respect, persons with Virginia ancestry will enjoy the chapter on "The Barony of Delaware" inasmuch as a branch of that English family settled in Virginia at the inception of the colony.
www.genealogical.com /item_detail.asp?ID=5010   (186 words)

  
 British History Research Guide
The Biography Resource Center (BioRC) is a comprehensive database of biographical information throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage, baronetage, and knightage.
The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom: extant, extinct or dormant.
www.library.yale.edu /rsc/history/british/biogs.html   (544 words)

  
 thePeerage.com
A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe
This website is the result of around 12 years of work by one (somewhat eccentric) person collecting information on the European royal families and on the British Peerage, and then entering it into a range of various genealogy programs.
Along the way I have changed the way I have presented information, and adjusted the formatting to reflect the strengths of each new generation of software.
www.thepeerage.com   (215 words)

  
 Further Southwell Family Information
Additional information is given in a book called "The History and Antiquities of the Town of Southwell." originally published in 1819 and reprinted in 1996.
In the reign of James I, two of the Southwells, Thomas and Anthony, went on the King's affairs into Ireland, where they both became the progenitors of a numerous issue.
One of their descendants, according to Camden, was ennobled by the title of Viscount Castle Maltress, of the county of Limerick (also see Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage Baronetage and Knightage page 2110-2111, however some dates are not correct).
apling.freeservers.com /Villages/SouthwellFamily.htm   (458 words)

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