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" The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession; both which species of esquires Sir Henry Spelman entitles armigeri natalitii. "
An abridged history of France; also a table of the sovereigns of England. To ... - Page 186
1856
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1875
...this rank upon its owner. Camden, who was himself a herald, reckons up four sorts of esquires(i) : 1. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession(í¿). 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual...
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Meetings and greetings: the salutations, obeisances, and courtesies of nations

William Tegg - 1877 - 296 pages
...an affront not easily forgiven. None, however, are Esquires, de facto, but the following, viz. : — 1. The eldest sons of Knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. 2nd. The eldest sons of younger sons of Peers, and their elder sons in like perpetual succession. 3rd....
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Taalstudie, Volumes 3-4

Philology, Modern - 1882
...title next to that of a knight , is somewhat unsettled. Legally the following persons are esquires. 1. The eldest sons of knights and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. 2. The eldest sons of peers and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. 3. Esquires by virtue of their office, as justices...
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A Dictionary of English Law: Containing Definitions of the Technical Terms ...

Charles Sweet - Law - 1882 - 914 pages
...ESQUIRE. — Strictly speaking, the only persons entitled to the description of esquire, are — (i) the eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession ; (ii) the eldest sons of younger sons of peers in like succession; (iii) esquires created by the crown's...
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A Dictionary of American and English Law: With Definitions of the Technical ...

Stewart Rapalje, Robert Linn Lawrence - Law - 1883
...SQUIBB. —Strictly speaking, the only persons entitled to the description of esquire, in England, are — (1) the eldest sons of knights, and their...eldest sons in perpetual succession ; (2) the eldest sous of younger sons of peers in like succession ; (3) esquires created by the crown's letterspatent...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England ..., Volume 3

Henry John Stephen, James Stephen - Law - 1883
...himself a herald, distinguishes them the most accurately; and he reckons up four sorts of them (a) : 1. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons, in perpetual succession (b): 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession...
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Commentaries on the laws of England ...

Sir William Blackstone, William Gardiner Hammond - Law - 1890
...was himself a herald, distinguishes them the most accurately ; and he reckons up four sorts of them:' 1. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons, in perpetual succession :" 2. The 6 eldest sous of5 younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession : both...
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The most material parts of Blackstone's Commentaries: reduced to questions ...

John C. Devereux, Sir William Blackstone, Asa Kinne - Law - 1891 - 392 pages
...estate, however large, that confers this rank upon its owner. Camden reckons up four sorts of them : 1. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession. 3. Esquires created by the...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England in One Volume Together with a Copious ...

William Blackstone, William Hardcastle Browne - Great Britain - 1897 - 808 pages
...gentility to a man's family. An estate does not confer the title of esquire, of whom there are four sorts : (1) The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons, in perpetual succession. (2) The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in succession. (3) Esquires created by the king's letter...
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