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Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 04 July 20 11:38 BST (UK) »
Ah Hurworth, the sayings & wisdom of Oscar Wilde have stood the test of time & often well worth repeating. No he wasn't what might be called a genealogist but was very well acquainted with the British ruling class & its foibles. Too well acquainted some might say?  ;D

 "It's a wise bairn that kens his ain faither!" & history is not short of examples of very dodgy paternity amongst the land-owing class, the chastity belt surely had its uses back in the day? How many Queens "played away" for example? Off-hand, those of George I, Henry VIII & Edward II. Who was the real father of our beloved Prince Albert?

 YDNA testing all round, for land & titles, might spring a few surprises!  ;D

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Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 04 July 20 12:36 BST (UK) »
"given that Oscar Wilde claimed that "Burke's Peerage" was the greatest work of fiction yet published in the English language "

This must have been before the publication of Burke's Landed Gentry, which is about as reliable as a two-bob watch and is a nightmare for genealogists !
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Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 04 July 20 23:17 BST (UK) »

I didn't find your tone dismissive at all.
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Skoosh's comments are less so now, after being edited lol.

Not a huge deal and not trying to start a fight. I dont know who is friends with whom already or anything, so maybe there is a context to that ribbing tone that I don't have.

My only point is that if people come to a forum to learn something they shouldn't be made fun of - especially using cliché digs, like being called inauthentic for simply wondering about modern rules for succession or assumption of titles.


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Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 04 July 20 23:36 BST (UK) »
I suggest you ask here:
https://groups.google.com/g/peerage-news

The members of the group are a mine of information.

Unfortunately I receive a message telling me I “can’t view this page”.

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Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 05 July 20 06:28 BST (UK) »
I suggest you ask here:
https://groups.google.com/g/peerage-news

The members of the group are a mine of information.

Unfortunately I receive a message telling me I “can’t view this page”.

You need to log in to Google or a g-mail account.

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Re: Advice on claim to Irish Peerage
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 05 July 20 08:15 BST (UK) »
I suggest you ask here:
https://groups.google.com/g/peerage-news

The members of the group are a mine of information.

Unfortunately I receive a message telling me I “can’t view this page”.

You need to log in to Google or a g-mail account.

Thanks - I will try again.  :)