John Burke was an Irish genealogist who first published his work A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom, in 1826. This work was corrected, augmented, and improved in a number of editions up to the year 1847, when it became an annual publication.
After the death of John Burke, in 1848, his work was continued by his son John Bernard Burke, who was appointed Ulster King of Arms in 1853, and his two sons Ashworth Peter Burke and Henry Farnham Burke, who both also became Officers of Arms.
|Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 1849||A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. By John B. Burke, Esq. Eleventh edition published in 1849.|
|Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage 1931||A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, the Privy Council, and Knightage, by Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, and Ashworth P. Burke. Eighty-ninth edition published in 1931.|