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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Peerage of the British Empire [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: Lodge, Edmund. The Peerage of the British Empire. London, England: Saunders and Otley, 1848.

About Peerage of the British Empire

This database describes the peerage of the British Empire as constituted about 1848. Peerage refers to the five classes of Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron. It also includes the coats of arms of the peers and describes the baronetage (those who are baronets, a class below Baron). More specifically, the database includes the following information:
  • Historical View of the Peerage
  • Parliamentary Roll of the House of Lords
  • List of the English, Scotch, and Irish Peers, in their respective orders of Precedence
  • Alphabetical List of Peers of Great Britain and the United Kingdom, holding superior rank in the Scotch or Irish Peerage
  • Alphabetical List of Scotch and Irish Peers, holding superior titles in the Peerage of Great Britain and the United Kingdom
  • A Collective List of the Peers, in their order of Prescedence
  • Table of Precedency among Men
  • Table of Precedency among Women
  • List of Abbreviations
  • The Queen and Royal Family
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  • Peers of the Blood Royal
  • The Peerage, alphabetically arranged
  • Families of such Extinct Peers as have left Widows or Issue
  • Account of the Archbishops and Bishops of England, Ireland, and the Colonies
  • A Concise View of the Baronetage
  • An Alphabetical List of Surnames of all the Peers
  • An Alphabetical List of Surnames assumed by members of Noble Families
  • An Alphabetical List of the Second Titles of Peers usually borne by their Eldest Sons
  • An Alphabetical Index to the Daughters of Dukes, Marquises, and Earls who having married Commoners, retain the title of Lady before their own Christian and their Husbands' Surnames
  • An Alphabetical Index to the Daughters of Viscounts and Barons, who, having married Commoners, are styled Honourable Mrs.; and, in case of the husband being a Baronet or Knight, Honourable Lady
  • Mottoes of all the Peers, alphabetically arranged and translated
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