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'The Mystifycations of Genealogy: or Vagaries of Pedigree.. upon the Rise, Descent and Interconnections of the Peerage of Great Britain - By an Old Antiquarian'.

Reference code
BAS/001
Title
'The Mystifycations of Genealogy: or Vagaries of Pedigree.. upon the Rise, Descent and Interconnections of the Peerage of Great Britain - By an Old Antiquarian'.
Date
1833-1842
Level of description
item
Scope and content
Compiled by Thomas Christopher Banks (cf. BAS/002). The first part of a projected series intended for publication (see title page, fol. 1), containing accounts of the dukedoms of England (Somerset-Cleveland, 4th creation 1833), Scotland (Hamilton-Roxburgh) and Ireland (Leinster); c. 1833-42. Consists of selective historical notes on ducal families, written in an idiosyncratic style and drawing attention to irregularities of descent. Some leaves now wanting, e.g. the account of the House of Hanover (mentioned on fol. 1) and leaves in Bedford (before fol. 13) and Wellington (before fol. 33). Stitched pages. ff. i + 50.
Creator
Banks, Thomas Christopher (1765-1854), lawyer and genealogist
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/982/1