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EARLDOM. The seigniory of an earl; the title and dignity of an earl.

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Wendy Bossberry-Scott, the co-editor of "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, said, "The Scottish title Prince Harry receives is likely to be an earldom but there are very few clues here.
Billie Bridgerton ran wild in the countryside with the children of the neighboring Rokesby estate, though George, the eldest Rokesby and heir to an earldom, always looked upon her with disapproval.
Yet the records written closest to the time suggest no such clear racial division between MacDonald's invading army and the forces of the Earl of Mar, which were quickly rallied to the defence of Aberdeen, of John, Earl of Buchan's claim to the earldom of Ross, and perhaps of the Stewart throne itself.
He thought aliens had been visiting Earth for millions of years and before inheriting his earldom in 1976 wrote books with titles like The Sky People.
Two Viking political entities--the Kingdom of Man and the Earldom of Orkney--are compared and the curious absence of native saints in the Hebrides and the Isle of Man is investigated.
He was awarded an earldom shortly before his death in March 1945.
Diana, born near Sandringham, Norfolk, in July 1961, became Lady Diana Spencer when her father John inherited his earldom in 1975.
research, this book--written in a highly accessible style that does not compromise its scholarly weight--offers a comprehensive overview of the origins of the family, the political careers of the earls, their religious patronage, and styles of lordship, as well as critically examining the lands, vassals, and wider dependents within the earldom.
The earldom links the couple to Scotland, where they fell in love at university, while Carrickfergus is the oldest town in County Antrim, predating Belfast.
AND DON'T FORGET THE PAGEBOYS CHARLES ARMSTRONGJONES, 11 THE second heir to the Earldom of Snowdon is one of three boys expected to take part.
It also fits in with the tradition of giving a prince a dukedom or an earldom when he takes a bride.