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Burke Sir John Bernard

Burke, Sir John Bernard, Knt., C.B., LL.D., the son of an eminent Irish antiquary, John Burke, was born in London in 1815, and was called to the bar in 1839. He took up the work begun by his father, editing the Peerage and Baronetage, which he published yearly: compiling a valuable History of the Landed Gentry, and many interesting volumes on genealogical subjects, e.g. Extinct Peerages, The Royal Families of England, The Vicissitudes of Great Families, and The Rise of Great Families. In 1853 he succeeded Sir W. Betham as Ulster King-of-Arms, and was knighted, receiving the Order of the Bath in 1868. He died In 1892.