2 thoughts on “Titles and Precedence

  1. Wouldnt’t a daugter of an earl be styled Lady [first name], instead of Lady [Family name]? You write in the article “Because Col. Fitzwilliam is the *second* son of an Earl, he receives no such title as Lord, but rather The Honorable ——- Fitzwilliam, though his sisters would be the Ladies Fitzwilliam.” While in fact Lady Cathrine de Bourgh and Lady Anne Darcy both were married to commoners and stille were styled “Lady [First name]” – since their father was Earl of Something-or-other. The Duchess of Devonshire was also styled Lady Georgiana after her father became Earl Spencer (he was a plain Mr. John Spencer when she was born).

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