Author Ashworth P. Burke is the son of Sir Bernard Burke who published many works regarding British genealogy with his father, John Burke Esquire.
Sir Bernard and Ashworth co-wrote the Peerage and Baronetage and the Landed Gentry about ancestral lineages of English, Scottish, and Welsh nobility and gentry.
Burke’s Family Records is meant to supplement the Peerage and Baronetage and there are several additional genealogical works compiled by the Burke family.
Some of these are available on Ancestry.com.au and include Burke’s Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary, Vol 2, Burke’s American Families with British Ancestry and Burke’s Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Burke’s Family Records record the genealogy of the junior houses of British nobility. The “cadets” or younger sons of a noble family did not usually receive inherited lands or titles and their descendants were often overlooked by lineage records of the peerage (titled British nobles). Details of family origins, surnames, events, and locations are recorded for about 300 British cadet lines; some are accompanied by coats of arms but only for those families for which clear official authority was forthcoming. There is also, at the beginning of the work, an index of pedigrees and alliances.
Information in this collection:
- Spouse’s name
- Children’s names
Information that may be in this collection, depending on the family:
- Birth dates
- Marriage dates
- Death dates (burial dates)
- Heraldic arms
- Family origins