Burke's Peerage and Landed Gentry
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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.
The following are currently available:
- Burke's Colonial Gentry vol 1
- Burke's Colonial Gentry vol 2
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1847-49
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1853 Addenda & Corrigenda
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1862
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1871
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1879
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1898
- Burke's Landed Gentry, 1906
- Burke's Peerage & Baronetage 1849
- Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage 1894
- Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage 1899