Ancestry.com. Burke's Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2002.Original data: Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry; or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours. London, England, UK: Colburn, 1837-1838.
This database details information found in John Burke’s history of landed gentry or commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, printed in 1837 and 1838. The work includes information about those persons who owned land or held high official rank, but were not considered nobility. Biographies often contain information about names, places, dates of vital events such as birth, marriage and death, occupations, and occasionally, an achievement of a coat of arms.