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Burke's Peerage & Landed Gentry

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.

List of Burke's Peerage & Landed Gentry volumes

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Burke's Colonial Gentry vol 1A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry (in two volumes). By Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, Author of "The Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage," "The Landed Gentry," "The History of the Extinct and Dormant Peerages," "The General Armory," "Vicissitudes of Families," "Reminiscinces Ancestral and Anecdotal," &c. Vol I. London: Harrison & Sons, 59 Pall Mall, London S.W., Booksellers to The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide: E.A. Petherick & Co. published in 1891.
Burke's Colonial Gentry vol 2A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry. By Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, Author of "The Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage," "The Landed Gentry," "The History of the Extinct and Dormant Peerages," "The General Armory," "Vicissitudes of Families," "Reminiscinces Ancestral and Anecdotal," &c. Vol II. Edited by ASHWORTH P. BURKE. London: Harrison & Sons, 59 Pall Mall, London S.W., Booksellers to The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. published in 1895.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1847-49 vol 1A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland by John Burke, Esq. (author of the Peerage and Baronetage etc.) and John Bernard Burke, Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law, Vol. 1 - A-L. published in 1847.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1847-49 vol 2A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland by John Burke, Esq. (author of the Peerage and Baronetage etc.) and John Bernard Burke, Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law, Vol. 2 - M-Z. published in 1847.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1847-49 vol 3 SupplementA Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland by John Burke, Esq. and John Bernard Burke, Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law, Authors of "the Peerage and Baronetage," etc. Vol. 3 - Supplement, Corrigenda and General Index. published in 1849.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1853 Addenda & CorrigendaThe Addenda and Corrigenda from Burke's Landed Gentry 1853. This publication was a reprint of the 1847-49 edition with additional pedigrees in the Addenda, and corrections to errors or omissions. Please note that there are two pages missing - 401 and 402 which cover the pedigrees of Stanley, Storer of Purley Park, Stovin, Streatfield of Chiddington, Surman of Swindon Hall and Lay Court, and Swan of Baldwinstown Castle.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. By Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms. Author of the Dictionaries of "The Peerage and Baronetage," "The Extinct and Dormant Peerage," etc. etc. In two parts. Fourth edition published in 1862.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1871A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. By Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms. Author of "The Peerage and Baronetage," "The Dormant and Extinct Peerage," "The Vicissitudes of Families," &c., &c. In two volumes. fifth edition published in 1871.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1879A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. By Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms. Author of the Dictionaries of "The Peerage and Baronetage," "The Dormant and Extinct Peerage," "The Vicissitudes of Families," etc. etc. In two volumes. sixth edition published in 1879.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1898A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. By Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms. Author of "The Peerage and Baronetage," "The History of the Extinct and Dormant Peerages," "Vicissitudes of Families," &c. Edited by his son. In two volumes. ninth edition published in 1898. This was the last of the combined editions, as the Irish section was re-issued with a supplement in 1899, and subsequently as a separate publication.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1906A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain. By Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke. Eleventh edition published in 1906.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 1914A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain. By Sir Bernard Burke, Ulster King of Arms. Twelfth edition, revised by A.C. FOX-DAVIES, Barrister-at-Law, published in 1914.
Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 1849A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire, by John B. Burke, Esq., Author of "The History of the Extinct and Dormant Peerages," "The History of the Landed Gentry," "Anecdotes of the Aristocracy," Etc. Etc. Eleventh edition published in 1849.
Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage 1894A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, together with memoirs of the Privy Councillors and Knights, by Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, Author of "The Landed Gentry," "The History of the Extinct and Dormant Peerages," "The General Armory," "Vicissitudes of Families," "Reminiscinces Ancestral and Anecdotal," &c. Edited by his son. Fifty-sixth edition, published by Harrison and Sons, 59, Pall Mall, London, 1894.
Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage 1899A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, together with memoirs of the Privy Councillors and Knights, by Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, Author of "The Landed Gentry," "The History of the Extinct and Dormant Peerages," "The General Armory," "Vicissitudes of Families," "Reminiscinces Ancestral and Anecdotal," &c. Edited by his son. Sixty-first edition, published by Harrison and Sons, 59, Pall Mall, London, 1899.