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are uninformed on the subject, with equal gratification
and improvement.' — New Times.

VII.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS of

MRS. ANNE RADCLIFFE, comprising Gaston de
Blondeville, a Romance; and St. Alban's Abbey, a
Metrical Tale, with numerous Poetical Pieces. Now
first published from the Originals, iu the possession oi
Wm. Radcliffe, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author,
and Extracts from her Journals. Iu 4 vols, post 8vo.
24s.

« Mrs. Radcliffe's Posthumous Works are likely to
attract, in no common negiee, the attention of the li-
terary world. The delicacy of her sentiments, the
force and beauty ot her reflections, and the splendour
ot her imagination, are conspicuous in every page.'—
British Press.



DOMESTIC ECONOMY



i.



PRACTICAL ECONOMY; a

New System ; formed from Modern Discoveries
and the Private Communications or Persons of Expe-
rience. New Edition, mucli improved and enlarged,
with a series of Estimates of Household Expenses, on
Economical Principles, adapted to Families of every
description. In one thick volume, 12nio. price 6s.
neatly bound.

The very rapid sale of this work manifests the high
opinion entertained of its merits. It will afford impor-
tant hints and much useful information to all who are
desirous of propeily regulating their establishment,
and of enjoying the greatest possible portion of the
conveniences, comforts, and elegances of I iff. that their
respective incomes will admit of.

There is scarcely a siugle subject connected with
housekeeping, from the care of the Libraiy down to the
management ot the beer cellar, which is not treated of
in the present Volume.

II.

Dr. KITCHINER'S HORSE and CAR-
RIAGE ORACLE; containing Rules for Purchasing
and Keeping, or Jobbing Horses and Carriages, in the
easiest and most economical manner ; with accurate
Estimates of every expense occasioned thereby. A
work which, in the words of the Reviewer, ' will serve
to enlighten ninny people who are the prey of their
coachmen and livery stable keepers.' One vol. small
8vo. price 7s. 6d.



III.

NEWEST SYSTEM OF COOKERY.
New Edition in 8vo. close Iv printed in double columns,
comprising upwards of 500 pages, and 5000 of the
most modern Domestic Receipts, price 12s. 6d. bound.

THE COOK'S DICTIONARY. By

RICHARD DOLBY, Head Cook of the Thatched
House Tavern, St. James's-street. To this New Edition
great Additions have been made, consisting of a body
of new Receipts, numerous engraved Desigus for lay-
lug out the Table, &c. ore.

Reviewers' opinions.

' Adapted equally tor the use of the profession and of
private families, this book bids fair to become the sole
oracle of English and Foreign cookery and confec-
tionary." — Morning Post.

' This is the first lime, we believe, that the terms of
the art of cooking have ever been reduced to a foim of
i faily relerence. The plan is good, and presents pal-
pable advantages. We like the book ; it is worth the
attcntiou ot all housekeepers.' — Atlas.

' His ' Dictionary' savours of all that is excellent in
taste, substance, and arrangement. It is, indeed, an
admirably digested Manual, leaching both the decora-
tive and the solid." — County Chronicle.

' Combioing all the most recent inventions and im-
provement in the art.' — Globe.



ELEGANT PRESENTS.



i.



X ALES of the CLASSICS. A new

Delineation of the most popular Fables, Le-
gends, and Allegori's. commemorated in the WORKS
of POETS, PAINTEKS, and SCULPTORS. Select-
ed and written by a Lady, tor the Amusement and In-
struction of her own Daughters, lu 3 vols, post 8vo.
12s. neatly bound.

' Parents and teachers are largely indebted to the
ladv who has produced this woik.' — Literary Gazette.

' This work is admirably adapted to the drawing-
room, and to the higher classes of every semiuaiy.' —
Court Journal.

II.

THE ETONIAN. A Series of Essays,

and Delineations of Lite and Manners. New Edition
in 3 vols postSvo. 18s. neatly bound.

' So much ingenuity, good taste, good sense, and
good feeling, air here displayed, that Eton has reason
to be proud of her sons, and their labours deserve ex-
tended patronage.' — New Times.



III.

BLUE-STOCKING HALL.



New Edi-



tion. In 3 vols, post 8vo. 18s. cloth.

• ' Blue Stocking Hall' is designed to inculcate, in the
shape of a pleasing fiction, the various du'ie> of domes-
tic life; and is interspersed with many judicious
rennrks on love, marriage, education, celibicy, esta-
blishment in the world, morals, and maoneis. It
appears to have been the intention of the authoress to
produce a work which every mother should possess,
and which cveiy daughter should read.'



IV.



ROMANCES MISES EN MUSIQUE,

par HORTENSE. DUCHESS de SAIN I" LEU. EX-
UK INK de HOLLA*' DE, daughter ot the EMPRESS
JOSEPHINE; embellished with twelve Plates, illus-
trative of the Scenes of the several Romances, beauti-
fully engraved on Steel, from the original designs of
the Duchess; and accompanied with her Portrait and
fac-simile. lu 1 vol. price 25s. bound.

The lyrical effusions published by the Duchess de
St. Leu, the daughter of Josephine, comprise a series of
twelve romances, or ballads which have been set lo
music by that distinguished ladjr herself, and have
formed, it seems, a delightful ami elegant solace in
tli' retirement to which the variations of fortune have
consigned her. Thsre ballads, peculiarly ad <ptPd as
amateur oeiformane.es for ladies, have illustrative en-
gravings from llie pencil of the Duchess, appended lo
each of them, descriptive of the scenes ot the several
romances ; and the entire work forms altogether one
of the most unique ever produced.

' The book is such as might be expected from the
daughter of the most pleasing woman, and the sister
of the most gallant cavalier (Prince Eugene) ot the
age. 1 — Time*.

V.
WOMAN; a Poem. By E.S.BARRETT,

Esq. New Edition, beautifully embellished with En-
gravings, bv Meyer, from Desigus by Westall. In 1
vol. small 8vo. price 6s.



HORTICULTURE.



PHILLIPS'S COMPANION for the

ORCHARD : an Historical and Botanical Account
of Fruits knowu in Gnat Britain, with Directions for
their Culture. By HENRY PHILLIPS, F.H.S. New
Edilion, enlarged, with much additional information,
as well as Historical, Etymological, and Botanical
Anecdotes, and comprising the most approved Methods
of Retarding and Ripening of Fruits, so as to ensure,
in all seasons, the enjoyment of those vegetable delica-
cies; new and curious Particulars of the Pine Apple,
&c. 8vo. 7s.



PHILLIPSS



II.
COMPANION



for the



KITCHEN GARDEN: a History ot Vegetables cul-
tivated in Great Britain; comprising tlieir Botanical.
Medicinal, Edible, ami Chemical Qualities. By
HENRY PHILLIPS, F.H.S., Author ot • The Com-
panion for the Oichaid." In2vols.8vo. 12s.

III.

A DISCOURSE on FOREST TREES

and the PROPAGATION of TIMBER. By JOHN
EVELYN, F.R.S. &c. I'he Fifth Edition, revised, in
2 vols, royal 4to. printed uniformly with ' Evelyn's
Memoirs,' and embellished with 46 Plates. 31. 3s.



POPULAR NOVELS AND ROMANCES.



THE HEATHEN'S WALL; or, the

HEIDENMAUER. Bv the Author of ' The Spy,
' The Pilot,' and ' The Red Rover,' 3 vols.

II.

THE CONTRAST. By the Author of

' Matilda,' ' Yes and No,' &c. (the Eail of Mulgrave.)
3 vols.

III.

ARLINGTON. By T. H. LISTER, Esq.

Author of ' Granny,' ' Herbert Lacy,' &c. 3 vols.

IV.
TALES of the EARLY CENTURIES.

By the Author of ' lirambletye House,'' ' The Tor
Hill,' &c. 3 vols.

V.
HENRY MASTERTON; or, the
YOUNG CAVALIER. By the Author of ' Riche-
lieu,' ' Daruley,' &c. 3 vols.

VI.

RICHELIEU; a Tale of the Court of

of France. By the Author of ' Darnley' and ' De
Lorme.' Second Edition. In 3 vols, post 8vo.

VII.
LEGENDS of the RHINE and the LOW

COUNTRIES. By the Author of ' High-Ways and
Bye- Ways,' ' Tales ot Travel,' &c. 3 vols.

Contents :— The Forfeit Hand — The Larly of the
Cold Kisses— The Three Foretellings— A Year of Joy
—The Double Doubt— The Tragedy ol the Truenfels
— The Prisoner of the Pfalz— Countess Kunigunn—
Heidelberg Castle— The Legend of the Wolf's Brun—
The Curse of the Black Lady— The Legend of Ru-
precht's Building.

VIII.
ADVENTURES of a YOUNGER SON.

By CAPTAIN TRELAWNEY. 3 vols.

IX.

THE HIGHLAND SMUGGLER. By

3. B. FRASER, Esq., Author of the ' Adventures of
a Kuzzilbash,' &c. 3 vols.

' Mr. Fraser's new novel, " The Highland Smuggler,"
has become a permanent favourite. The English
sportsman will not be a little surprised at the spirited
description it gives of Highland Sports.' — Sun.

X.

SIR RALPH ESHER; or, ADVEN-
TURES of a GENTLEMAN of the COURT of
CHARLES II. 3 vols.

Among the characters of note, of whom animated
sketches°are given in these volumes, are Oliver Crom-
well and his wife. Catherine. Charles II., James Duke
of York, the Dukes of Buckingham and Ormond, the
Earl of Sandwich. Sir Kenelm Disbv, John Evelyn, the
Poets Milton, Dryden, Cowley, and Crashaw, Sir Peter
Lely, Lord Clarendon, Lady Castlemaine, Lady
Shrewsbury, Miss Stewart, NellGwynne, Miss Hamil-
ton, Miss Bagot, Tom Killigiew, and Lords Buckhurst,
Ossory, and Arrau, &c.

XI.

STORIES from FROISSART. By the

late BARRY ST. LEGER, Esq., Author of Gilbert
Earle.'&c. 3 vols.

' It is a real service to literature to render the ani-
mated and picturesque narrative* of Froissart (whose
writings may truly be chxracterised as the Romance ot
History) familiar to the public generally.'

XII.
MISERIES OF MARRIAGE; or, the

FAIR of MAY-FAIR. By the Authoress of 'Mo-
thers and Daughters.' • .

Comprising— The Flirt of Teu Seasons— The Special
License— The Separate Maintenance— The Divorcee,
&c. 3 vols.



XIII.
FORTUNE-HUNTING, a TALE of

MODEKN LIFE. 3 vols.

• The scene, of the uew novel of" Fortune-Hunting,''
is cliK-tly at Leamington, and the work presents a
laudable picture of the ruses adopted at fashionable
watering-places by needy adventurers on the luok-out
for women of property.'— Son.

XIV.
DE VERE, or the Man of Independence.

By the Author of ' Tremaine.* New Editiou, revised.
In 3 vols. post8vo. 24s.

' De Vere will be regarded in the light of a precious
legacy, trom an artist of the very highest order.' —
Monthly Review.

' A performance altogether of the foremost rank in
excellence.' — Literary Gazette.

XV.
A MARRIAGE in HIGH LIFE; a

Novel. In 2 vols, post 8vo. 16s.

" ' A Marriage in High Life' is a novel likely to be-
come a permanent favourite with the public. The nar-
rative is constructed upon an event of deep interest."
—Atlas.

XVI.
THE THIRD and LAST SERIES of

SAYINGS and DOINGS; Containing, Cousin Wil-
liam — Gervase Skiuner. New Editiou. In 3 vols, post
8vo. 24s.

' These tales partake of the merits of the two former
series, while they excel them in vivacity, truth, and
copiousness of character. They are the truest pictures
of life we have yet met with.'— Atlas.

XVII.
MEN and CITIES ; or, Tales of Travel.

By the Author of ■ High-ways and By-ways.' In
3 vols, post 8vo.

' Mr. Grattau has brought the imagination of the
novelist to the materials of the traveller — he has sat
down by the hearth — he knows the home — the habits
of the people he describes.' — Literary Gazette.

XVIII.
A THIRD SERIES of HIGH-WAYS and

BY-WAYS: or, Tales of the Road-side. Containing
the Cagot's Hut, the Conscript's Bride, and Seeing is
not Believing. In 3 vols, post 8vo.

XIX.
THE NEW FOREST : a Novel. By the

Author of ' Brambletye House,' &c. In 3 vols, post
8vo.

' Mr. Smith, who has so distinguished himself by the
historical romance, here conies to our own times, and
draws his amusing and able pictures from life as it
exists In the every-dav world. After having sketched
with a keen and vivid pencil the court wits and beau-
ties of the seventeenth century, he has suddenly
adopted the more natural, if ruder species, of human
nature, which are to be found in the nineteenth : and
tor royal palaces we have cottages and sea-shores ; for
the smooth-shaven walks ot Hampton Court, the wild
heaths and umbipgeous hollows of the New Foiest ;
and for the glittering denizens of high life, the smug-
gler, the innkeeper, the foreign adventuier, and the
country squire.' — Morning Chronicle.

XX.

ROMANCES of REAL LIFE. By the

Author of ' Mothers and Daughters,' In 3 vols, post
8vo.

XXI.

ZILLAH ; a Tale of the Holy City. By

the Author ot ' Brambletye House,' &c. Second Edi-
tion .1 vcls.

■ The a' tractions of this work are uncommon and
manifold.' — Alhenasum.

' We recommend its perusal to all persons of leisure.
The religious world especially ought to congratulate
themselves on its appearance.' — Spectator.

XXII.
VALPERGA; a Romance. By the Au-
thor of ' Frankenstein.' In 3 vols. 12mo. 21s.



POPULAR NOVELS AND ROMANCES.



XXIII.
GASTON DE BLONDEVILLE ; or,

the Court of Henry III.; a Romance : and ST. AL-
BAN'S ABBEY; a Tale. ByANNE RADCLIFFE,
Author of ' The Romance of the Foiest,' ' Mysteries
of Udolpho,' &c. To which is pretixed a Memoir of
the Author. In 4 vols, post 8vo. 24s.

' Mrs. Radcliffe's new Romance is worthy to be her's
— her image and supeisciiplion are upon it. We ttead
again the enchanted grouud over which we wandered
in the days of yore. We fancy ourselves once more
with Emily in the Castle of Udolpho, and La Motte. in
the gloomy recesses ol the foiest. The scene is laid
in England, and in the days of chivalry.' — News of
Literature.

XXIV.

SALATHIEL ; a Story of the Past, the
Present, and the Future. New Edition, revised. In
3 vols, post 8vo. 27s.

• One of the most splendid productions among works
of fiction that the ase has brought forth ' — Athenteum.

' We have risen from the peiusal or the volumes be-
fore us just as we have felt alter losing ourselves in
the absorbing interest of Shakspeare's finest tragedy.
Every page is instinct with the energy of passion.
Theie is, we will venture to predict, in Salathiel, the
germ of perpetuity. It is not destined to be read aud
orgotten.' — Gentleman's Magazine.

XXV.

NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTER-
TAINMENTS. Now first trauslated into English by
t he Rev. GEORGE LAMB. Second Edition, with
six Plates. In 3 vols, small 8vo. 18s. bouud.

XXVI.

THE EXQUISITES; or, a New Por-

traiture of Exclusive Society. A Novel. In 3 vols.
12mo. 21s.



XXVII.
TALES of LONDON. By an ANTI-

QUARY, the Author of ' Chronicles of London
Bridge.* In 3 vols, post 8vo. 31s. 6d.

' The author of' Tale* by an Antiquary' has invested
the streets ol London with a new interest, by collect-
ing the legends, traditions, and curious facts connected
with mem in former days, aud weaving them iuto a
series of stories, strikingly illustrative ot the manners
of the times.' — Globe.

XXVIII.
CELUTA ; or, the Natchez : an Indian

Tale. By the. Viscount de CHATEAUBRIAND,
Author of ' Atala,' ' Travels in the Holy Laud,' &c.
Second Editions in French aud English. In 3 vols,
small 8vo. 18s.

« Tlie plot of this romance is truly singular. There
are scenes and portraits in it which the pencil of genius
has exquisitely touched, and which will ensure it tame
and favour of no trivial description.' — Lit. Chronicle.

XXIX.

SANDOVAL ; a Tale of the Spanish In-
quisition. By the Author of ' Don Esleban." New
Edition. In 3 vols, post 8vo. 18s.

' This work is the productiou of a Spanish gentle-
man, who was personally concerned in the scenes he
describes. The private history of the Court al Madud
is uumasked with great uraniatic effect.'

XXX.

THE GERMAN NOVELISTS. Tales,

by the most celebrated Authors in that Language,
from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Eighteenth
Century. Translated by THOMAS ROSCOE, Esq.
New Edition. In 4 vols, post 8vo. 24s.

' Mr. Roscoe has here produced one of the most valu-
able books to be found iu the whole circle of fiction.'—
Morning Chrouicle.



WORKS OF THE AUTHOR OF PELHAM.

NEW AND CHEAPER EDITIONS.



I.
pAUL CLIFFORD. 3 vols.

Paul Clifford has been justly pronounced superior
to the rest of Mr. Bulwe.r's Novels, inasmuch as it in-
cludes within itself the wit and buoyancy of ' Pelham,'
the pathos of The Disowned.' and the historical truth
anil vigorous delineation of character which distin-
guished ' Devereux.'

II.

THE DISOWNED. In 3 vols. 12s.

' If Pelham' justly raised for its author a very high
character, ' The Disowned' will raise it far higher.' —
Literary Gazette.



III.

DEVEREUX. 3 vols. 12s.

' Among the numerous characters who figure in the
pages of this interesting work will be found: Lord Bo-
lingbroke (throughout the work) Swift, Pope, Addison,
Steele. Colouel Cleland (the supposed original of Will
Honeycomb), Beau Fielding (the Orlando of the Spec-
tator), Colley Cibber, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Richard
Cromwell. The. Duke of Wharton, Lady M. W. Mon-
tague, Duchess of Marlborough, &c. &c.



FALKLAND.

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A Tale.



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IRISH NATIONAL TALES.

By the most distinguished modern Authors.

That which has already been done for Scottish National History, by the uniform collection
of Sir Walter Scott's admirable Tales, is here proposed to be done in behalf of Irish Story,
by the re-production, 011 the much approved plan of cheap Monthly Publication, of the most
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VI. Private Theatricals of the English Nobility, Con-
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HISTORY



OF THE



COMMONERS OF GREAT BRITAIN



AND IRELAND.



VOL. I.




!»■


















GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC

HISTORY



OF



THE COMMONERS



OF



GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND



ENJOYING TERRITORIAL POSSESSIONS OR HIGH OFFICIAL RANK ;



BUT UNINVESTED WITH HERITABLE HONOURS.



BY JOHN BURKE, ESQ.

AUTHOR OF " THE HISTORY OF THE PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE,'
" OF THE EXTINCT AND DORMANT PEERAGE," &C.



VOL. I



LONDON:

PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN,

BY R. BENTLEY: BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH; J. CUMMING,
DUBLIN ; AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.



MDCCCXXXV.






« • •



« •. o •






CHARLES WHirftN^HAM, TOOKf COURT, CHANCliKY LANE.



v.l



TO

HENRY BROUGHAM,

BARON BROUGHAM AND VAUX,

&c. &c. &c.

THE REPRESENTATIVE OF TWO VERY ANCIENT FAMILIES

IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND,

riiio C lolumr

IS

RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.



PREFACE



THE First Volume of this Work is now completed, and an opinion may be
formed of a project, which was deemed at its announcement so beset by
difficulties, as to hold out little hope of a successful issue. Those difficulties
have however passed away — the completion of the first volume is accomplished,
and nothing formidable remains to impede the progress of the second. In
these pages will be found the lineage of nearly four hundred families, enjoying
in the aggregate probably a revenue of two millions sterling, and deriving,
many of them, their territorial possessions from William of Normandy;
invested however with no exclusive rank — designated by no exclusive title
— and born to no exclusive privilege. To this grade in her social system —
her independent country gentlemen — England is mainly indebted for her
greatness abroad, and her prosperity at home. In this — and her free insti-
tutions, she differs from every other country in Europe.

It was the Author's intention to acknowledge his obligations to his principal
correspondents individually ; but, on referring to the list, he finds it so extensive,
that it would be entirely out of place to present such a catalogue here. He
begs of them, nevertheless, to be assured that he entertains the strongest
sense of the great and valuable assistance he has received. Indeed he is con-
vinced that, could he adhere to his original determination, he should by simply
so doing propitiate a more than ordinary degree of favor. He cannot, how-
ever, forbear recording the debt he owes to Sir David William Smith, bart.
of Alnwick; to William Henry Allan, esq. of Durham; to Michael Jones,



iv PREFACE.

esq. ; to O microti, Surtees, Hodgson, and Baker, the able historians of the
counties of Chester, Durham, Northumberland, and Northampton ; and to the
local historians generally, from whose laborious and useful works he has
derived the most essential aid.



AW1REVIATIONS.



I). — born.
m. — married.
d. — died.
s. — succeeded.



g. p. — sine prole.

s. p. m. — sine prole mascula.

i). p.— vita patris.



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