Posted by Laura Wallace on December 12, 1997 at 00:00:50:
In response to Honorifics in case of skipping title, written by The Mysterious H.C. on December 05, 1997 at 19:51:04
] ] What happens when an earldom passes from a nobleman directly to his grandson? Specifically, do the granddaughters, the sisters of the new earl, receive the honorific of Lady?
] (I think it may have been that such persons could indeed derive an honorific from such an a relative who, though deceased, forms an intermediate link in the transmission of a title).
Usually, the titles would be granted to the siblings as if their own father had inherited, with the caveat that these are courtesy titles granted by the crown. That is to say, it is usual for the crown to formally grant the titles to them, but they don't get it automatically. This from A&C Black's Correct Forms of Address, 1932.
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