Title not bestowing honorifics to illegitimate relatives...
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on January 06, 1998 at 19:29:25:
In response to More Title Trouble. Laura, Mysterious HC , anyone -- help!, written by Woodhouse on January 06, 1998 at 15:39:13
] In the regency timeframe, or any other for that matter, would an acknowledged but illegitimate daughter of an earl bear the courtesy title of Lady? Surely, she would be just plain Miss ___?
In Scottish law (including Scottish titles created before 1707), there was a provision that allowed children by a then-unmarried woman to be retroactively legitimated by her subsequent marriage to the father, but in almost any other situation, I would think that a illegitimate child of a nobleman would not be entitled to any honorific...
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