John Burke

Life
1787-1848, genealogist, b. Elm Hall, Co. Tipperary; Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom (1826), published periodically till 9th ed. (1847), and annually thereafter; A Dictionary of peerages Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance (1831); Also a Genealogy of Commoners (1837), later issued as Dictionary of the Landed Gentry; also The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females including Beauties of the Courts of George IV and William IV; ed. The Patrician. d. Aix-la-Chapelle; his son and successor John Bernard Burke served as Governor of National Gallery of Ireland. DIB DIH OCEL OCIL

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Works
  • A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain (London: Harrison 1814);
  • A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but uninvested with heritable honours, 4 vols. (London: Colburn 1836); A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland [2nd edn.] (London: Smith 1844) [all cited in Emerald Isle Books, Cat. 95].
See 1976 Publication list of Burke’s Peerage, Ltd., 56 Walton St., London, SW3:
  • Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage (105th edn.);
  • Burke’s Guide to the Royal Family [essays by Mark Bence-Jones, Roy Strong, Charles Petrie, Norman St. John-Stevas, et al.];
  • Burke’s Landed Gentry (18th ed.) [essays by Anthony Powell, Anthony Lejeune, Mark Bence-Jones, et al.];
  • Burke’s Irish Family Records [first work since Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1958, featuring ... 500 interesting dynasties which ‘represent a wide cross section of Irish life’];
  • Burke’s Introduction to Irish Ancestry [essays by Mark Bence-Jones, Edward MacLysaght, et. al.]; Burke’s presidential Families of USA; Burke’s General Armory [sic];
  • The Records and Collections of the College of Arms; A Short History of Scottish Dress; &c.
Also ...
  • Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 3 vols. [107th Edn.] (Wilmington, Delaware: Genealogical Books Ltd, 2003).

Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland - 1st Edn. (1899); A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland by Sir Bernard Burke, ed., by his son Ashworth B Burke [reiss. of the Irish Supplement of the 1898 ed. of Landed Gentry]; 2nd. Edn. (1904), Do., called New and Revised 10th ed. in reference to Landed Gentry of Great Britain; 3rd Edn. (1912), A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland by Sir Bernard Burke, ed., A. C. Fox-Davies; 4th Edn., Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland, ed., L. G. Pine; 5th edn., Burke’s Irish Family Records, ed. Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd (1976; US ed. 1976).

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References
Margaret Drabble, ed., The Oxford Companion to English Literature (OUP 1985), cites Burke’s Peerages, properly a Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, first compiled by John Burke and published in 1826; published annually since 1847.

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Notes
Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland
: first separately published 1899; only three further edns. published before the new Burke’s Irish Family Records (1976) taken its place [see under Works, supra.]

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