When searching for a record by house name, you can search
by a whole or partial name. If you enter a fragment of a
word, or an entire word, you will retrieve EVERY
record that has that fragment, or word, as a part of its name, e.g.,
will return Chatsworth, and over 80 other records that contain worth as
part of the house name. If you enter king in the search field, you
will retrieve ALL records that have king somewhere in the house name,
Do not put quotation marks around the house name, as this will
confuse the search engine and zero records will be returned for your
searching for a house name that contains the word "Saint" or the
abbreviation "St.", you will get better results if you search without
"Saint or St.", e.g., search for "Annes", not "St. Anne's".
you're searching for a house name that could have an apostrophe and
you're not getting the results you'd like, try the name with and without
the apostrophe, e.g., Bishop's Court and Bishops Court.
Punctuation in general can confuse the search; if you're not getting the
results you want on your search, it's best to eliminate all punctuation
and diacritical marks and try again.
The previous or secondary names of a house are shown in parentheses after the name used
today. You can search by previous names, as well as current names, in
the House Name field.
Some houses will have a county or town listed after their name, e.g.,
Dodington Park, Gloucestershire. When this appears, it indicates
that there is a house or houses by the same name or similar spelling,
e.g., Doddington Hall, Cheshire and Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire.
Thus, this listing of the county or town next to the house name is done to
enable easy identification of like-sounding house names or to distinguish
houses that may have the same name and be in the same county, but located
in different towns.
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