Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland. [Another], Volume 2

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Page 643 - Merchiston, son of the famous inventor of the logarithms, the person to whom the title of a ' great man' is more justly due than to any other whom his country ever produced.
Page 734 - Jan. 1832, and was in 1835 created a Peer of the United Kingdom, by the title of Baron Fitz-Gerald of Desmond, and of Clan-Gibbon, Co.
Page 604 - Lanark, to him and the heirs male of his body, which failing, to the heirs male of his father, Sir William de Dalzell.
Page 864 - Being very handsome in his person, and of a tall stature, his lordship one day attended king William's court, and being admitted into the presence-chamber, asserted the privilege of being covered before his majesty, by walking to and fro with his hat on his head.
Page 522 - Aug. 1445, in consideration, as the charter states, of a claim of right which he and his heirs had to the lordship of Niddesdale. He was afterwards styled earl of Orkney and Caithness ; but, in 1471, having surrendered to James III.
Page 982 - The new badge for the military classes of the Order is a gold Maltese cross, of eight points, enamelled argent, in the four angles, a lion passant guardant, or; in the centre, the rose, thistle, and shamrock, issuant from a sceptre between three imperial crowns, or, within a circle gules; thereon the motto of the Order, surrounded by two branches of laurel proper, issuing from an escrol...
Page 698 - Horatio was created a peer of Great Britain, by the title of Baron Nelson of the Nile, and of...
Page 978 - Henry III., Edward I., Edward II., Edward III., Richard II., Henry IV., Henry V., Henry VI., Edward IV., Edward V. , Richard III., Henry VII., Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, Elizabeth, James I., Charles I., The Commonwealth Charles II., James II., William and Mary, Anne, George I., George II., George III., George IV., William IV..
Page 675 - ... gold;" and to the dexter supporter, (being a lion, gules collared and chained or,) " in the paw the French republican tri-coloured flag depressed, and the staff broken;" the sinister supporter altered from a lion to " the royal tiger of Tippoo Sultaun, vert striped, ducally collared and chained or, holding in the paw the standard of Tippoo depressed, and the stafl'broken." To the crest of Wellesley, below the pendant charged with the cross of St. George, " the standard of Tippoo Sultaun...
Page 982 - Bath shall henceforth upon no account be conferred upon any officer in his Majesty's service, who shall not have attained the rank of Major-General in the army, or Rear-Admiral in the navy, except as to the Twelve Knights Grand Crosses, who may be nominated and appointed for civil services.

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