XXIII.—On the Relationship between Richard Fitz-James, Bishop of London, and Lord Chief Justice Sir John Fitz-James. By Edward Foss, Esq., F.S.A

Edward Foss
1854 Archaeologia  
It too often happens, among biographers and genealogists, that erroneous dates and lineages, given by the first writer, are adopted without inquiry by those who follow him. Generations are thus not unfrequently omitted in pedigrees, and members of a family, bearing the same Christian name, become confounded with each other. Puzzling as every one engaged in such investigations must have found this practice in private descents, errors of this description are magnified in importance, when they
more » ... ance, when they have reference to persons of note and position; involving as they must do the difficulty of connecting the real parties with the facts that relate to them.
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