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From: J de Montalk <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] WHO'S WHO
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 14:25:58 +1300
A couple of possibilities - DeBretts or the Dictionary of National
I've got a definition of "Esquire" from "What Jane Austen Ate & Charles
Dickens Knew" :- "By the nineteenth century the term had become somewhat
casual in application, though denoting in theory that one was a member of
the gentry, ranking below a knight and above a mere 'gentleman'".
What you're looking for might be Burkes Landed Gentry. If he was Scottish
there's also a Scottish version. Unfortunately I don't have access to a copy
as old as the one you want.
> of is similar to Burkes Peerage.
> If someone understands what I mean and the have access to a copy circa
> could they please look up JOHN DOUGLAS McKENZIE.