An Index of Hereditary English, Scottish, and Irish Titles of Honour
By: Edward Solly, Pub. 1879, reprinted 2023, 214 pages, soft cover, ISBN #978-1-63914-102-9.
This book is an index of approximately 5,750 titles of honor, arranged in alphabetically order. It gives the family name for all the English, Scottish and Irish Peerages and Baronetages both existing and extinct at the time the work was originally published. It also lists the date when each separate title was conferred, the family seat, and the changes which the titles underwent. Since hereditary titles of honor often are used by direct male descendants and, in some creations, by heirs in general, the family names themselves are little known. Identification of family hereditary honors is thus facilitated through the use of this index.