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Peerage of Ireland

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Family search article on Ireland Nobility states ". Burke's works are extensive but should be used with caution as many of the pedigrees they provide are poorly documented and contain errors." Family Search article

It explains "The British nobility has a well-defined order. The highest noblemen are peers. They hold the titles (in descending rank) of duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron. The peers are followed in rank by the gentry, whose titles include (also in descending rank) baronet, knight, esquire, and gentleman. Both peers and gentry are entitled to coats of arms."

"The peerage of Ireland; or, A genealogical history of the present nobility of that kingdom" Collected from public records by John Lodge (died 1774), completed by Mervyn Archdall, publ 1789 7 vols Hathitrust digital library

"Biographical peerage of Ireland" publ by Bensley and Son, London 1817 Hathitrust digital library

"State of the peerage of Ireland, at and since the time of the union, 1801 to 1888" Also list of the Knights of St. Patrick, at and since the institution of that order, 1783 to 1888 Edited by George E. Cokayne, publ 1889 Hathitrust digital library



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