Burke's Peerage and Landed Gentry
This database contains images of the pedigrees contained in Burke's Peerage and Burke's Landed Gentry, for Great Britain and Ireland.
We have indexed the volumes by both pedigree title and by family name.
The search results are linked to the images in the image browser so you can also navigate from there.
You can of course browse the volumes we have by selecting the volume from the list in the Browse box on the right.
We have also transcribed some of the pedigrees in the 4th (1862) and 6th (1879) editions of Burke's Landed Gentry.
We are delighted to announce our new site dedicated to the Peerage, Landed Gentry and Official classes. It initially contains browsable images of Burke's Peerage 1849, 1931, and Burke's Landed Gentry 1847-9, 1862, and 1879. We will be adding further volumes in due course.
John Burke was an Irish genealogist who first published his work A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, in 1826. This work was corrected, augmented, and improved in a number of editions up to the year 1847, when it became an annual publication.
In parallel with this he also developed A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, which was first published in four volumes between 1833 and 1838. The title of this publication was later changed to become A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland.
The common names for these two publications have, over the years, become Burke's Peerage and Burke's Landed Gentry.
After the death of John Burke, in 1848, his work was continued by his son John Bernard Burke, who was appointed Ulster King of Arms in 1853, and his two sons Ashworth Peter Burke and Henry Farnham Burke, who both also became Officers of Arms.
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