Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage

The Complete Peerage is probably the most authoritative of all published compilations of medieval (and modern) British genealogy. The first edition, edited by George Edward Cokayne ("G.E.C."), was published between 1887 and 1898, and the second, edited by Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey White and others, appeared in 13 volumes between 1910 and 1959.

A 14th volume of additions and corrections, edited by Peter Hammond, appeared in 1998, but inevitably some have slipped through the net.

All 14 volumes (in 15 parts) are now freely available online.

I have tried to collect as many as possible of the known corrections and additions on these web pages. The entries are divided into two sections: the "proposed" section giving brief details of suggested corrections and additions - some of which may turn out not to be soundly based - and the main section containing more detailed accounts, with reference to primary source material. Links to both sections are included in the list below - the "proposed" items are given in smaller type within brackets. (Note that further discussion of many of the "proposed" corrections and additions can be found in the archives of the soc.genealogy.medieval newsgroup.)

Chris Phillips

[Note: I learned of most of these either through published works, or from contributors to the GEN-MEDIEVAL/soc.genealogy.medieval mailing list/newsgroup. I have tried to acknowledge individual contributors as far as possible at the end of each entry.]


The table below contains links to summary pages for individual volumes, and more detailed pages for individual titles, each containing either items from the main section or "proposed" items.