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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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The Cyclopedic Dictionary of Law: Comprising the Terms and Phrases of ...

Walter A. Shumaker, George Foster Longsdorf - Law - 1901 - 976 pages
...below that of a knight. Camden reckons up four kinds of esquires particularly regarded by the heralds: The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession; the eldest sons of the younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession; esquires...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly ...

Henry John Stephen, Edward Jenks - Law - 1903
...(/). Camden distinguishes esquires the most accurately, when he reckons up four sorts of them (m), 1. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons,...perpetual succession () ; 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession, both which species of...
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Selections from [Chaucer's] Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1905
...and standing next to him in order of courtesy, stood the Squire, his son. (By the laws of heraldry the eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession, are esquires.) He has been a good while "in chivachie; " that is, out of his apprenticeship as a knightly...
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Cyclopedia of Law ...

Charles Erehart Chadman - Law - 1912
...himself a herald, distinguishes them the most accurately; and he reckons up four sorts of them: (v) 1. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession: (ro) 2. The eldest sons of younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession:...
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The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary: With an Exhaustive Collection of ..., Volume 1

Walter A. Shumaker, George Foster Longsdorf - Law - 1922 - 1131 pages
...below that of a knight. Camden reckons up four kinds of esquires particularly regarded by the heralds: The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession; the eldest sons of the younger sons of peers, and their eldest sons in like perpetual succession; esquires...
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The General Prologue, Volumes 1-2

Geoffrey Chaucer - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 326 pages
...portraits at the beginning of RR. 79 his sone: Browne (1869:1.113) observes that "by the laws of heraldry the eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession, are esquires." On the significance of the relationship, see, further, note to lines 43-100. 90 Squyer:...
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A Dictionary of American and English Law: With Definitions of the ..., Volume 1

Stewart Rapalje, Robert L. Lawrence - Law - 1888 - 1380 pages
...ESQTJIBE. Strictly speaking, the only persons entitled to the description of esquire, in England, are (1) the eldest sons of knights, and their...sons in perpetual succession; (2) the eldest sons 351. ESQUIEE. (458) of younger sons of peers in like succession ; (3) esquires created by the crown's...
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A Manual of Dignities, Privilege, and Precedence: Including Lists of the ...

Charles R. Dodd, Esq. - 1842
...titular honourables. The eldest sons of peers' sons, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. The eldest sons of knights, and their eldest sons in perpetual succession. The sons of baronets. The esquires of the knights of the Bath (each of whom constitutes three at his...
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