Posted by Cassia on August 09, 1997 at 14:09:58:
In reply to Re: Titles and children posted by Kathy F. on August 08, 1997 at 21:53:56
] ] ] In Persuasion, if Miss Carteret is Lady Dalrymple's daughter, why is she not Miss Dalrymple??
] ] Depends on the Dalrymple's rank. You have to be an earl or higher's daughter to merit the courtesy title of "lady" in your own right. For example, Lady Diana Spencer's father is an earl so Princess Di was called Lady Diana before she married and her eldest brother is Viscount something or another.
] ] Miss Carteret would be an "Hon" now. I don't remember when this usage began.
] Actually, in the book, she is "the Hon. Miss Carteret" so whenever it started, it was before Persuasion came out.
So we may surmise that Lady Dalrymple is a baron's lady or lower.
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