Inheritance (Knighthood, Baronetcy)
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on August 24, 1998 at 20:46:23:
In response to anne de bourgh, written by quackers on August 24, 1998 at 16:36:54
I would think that Sir Lewis de Bourgh was a knight, since Lady Catherine says that he is of an "untitled" family, but it is conceivable that he is a baronet. Ordinary knighthoods are not inheritable, and only a very few baronetcies (those created in Scotland before 1707, and called "Nova Scotia" baronetcies) allow women to succeed in any circumstances, and of course in that case Anne would have already succeeded to become a Baronetess (if that's what the word is). So Anne won't inherit any kind of title; if Sir Lewis was a baronet, that title could have descended to a male-line heir (note that Sir Lewis, like Sir William Elliot, would not have had any choice about the heir), but we know that the estate is not entailed, and goes to Anne....
- Females inheriting titles Linden 02:47:18 8/25/98 (1)
- Aristocratic inheritance... The Mysterious H.C. 11:03:37 8/25/98 (0)
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