Posted by Kathryn on June 18, 1998 at 03:06:09:
In response to Rank and Title, written by Rosemary N. on June 08, 1998 at 17:59:50
] What rank and title did Mr. Darcy's father have?
Mr. Darcy was a landed gentleman, his income was earned by tenants that stayed on his estates, like Pemberly.
] What is the oldest son of an earl called when the earl is still alive?
The heir to an earl when he is still alive is a Viscount. For instance, Viscount Linley and Earl Spencer was a Viscount at the time of the Lady Diana's marriage.
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