Burke’s Peerage On-Line website has ceased to operate.

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Burke’s Peerage On-Line website has ceased to operate.

Post by J Duncan of Sketraw » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:21 pm

The Armorial Register Ltd has recently been made aware that Burke’s Peerage On-Line website has ceased to operate. Although there was an early alliance between Burke’s and The Armorial Register this ceased in September 2011 when we became aware that Burke’s was the subject of a business sale.

We had no idea then what the future held for Burke’s and we are none the wiser now however, clients of The Armorial Register Limited http://armorial-register.com/ can be assured that as we severed our business connection with Burke’s in 2011 whatever Burke’s do will have no effect on The Armorial Register Limited.

It would appear, from information available from Companies House, that Burke’s Peerage & Gentry (UK) Ltd has now changed its name to Jacks Hill Limited.

In 2011 we made the following announcement:
27th Sept 2011: Over the next few days browsers of the website of The Armorial Register will notice that a number of changes have taken place, the most important of which is the return of the branding to the now established name of The Armorial Register – International Register of Arms.

For a number of years The Armorial Register Limited has enjoyed a special relationship with the owners and directors of Burkes Peerage & Gentry (UK) Ltd and has been pleased to licence the name of Burke’s Peerage & Gentry for use with its International Register of Arms. Over the last few months Burkes Peerage & Gentry (UK) Ltd has been subjected to negotiations towards a private business sale and this is, as far as the directors of The Armorial Register Limited are aware, progressing towards a successful completion. The sale of Burkes Peerage & Gentry (UK) Ltd will mean a complete change in ownership and therefore management of the Burke’s company.

With this in mind, the directors of The Armorial Register Limited and the outgoing board of Burkes Peerage & Gentry (UK) Ltd have decided that it is now an appropriate time to end our agreement. The Armorial Register Limited will continue to publish its International Register of Arms (entries are now being received for Volume 2) along with its latest project “A Celebration of Scottish Heraldry” (see the web site for the contributors to this project). A future planned publication is a similar volume to celebrate English Heraldry.

We wish the outgoing team at Burke’s all the very best for the future.
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Re: Burke’s Peerage On-Line website has ceased to operate.

Post by Martin Goldstraw » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:08 am

A little bit of gossip.
When the rights to the Burke's name were sold by the then Burke's Peerage & Gentry (UK) Limited to William Bortrick, William created a brand new company called Burke's Peerage (1826) Limited and Burke's Peerage & Gentry (UK) Limited then fulfilled its agreement and changed its name to disassociates itself with the brand it no longer owned (and became Jacks Hill Limited).

There have been a number of Companies over the years which have used the Burke's name, one of which, Burke's Peerage Limited, is now under consideration to be struck off by Companies House. Sometimes. it is hard to keep up!
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Re: Burke’s Peerage On-Line website has ceased to operate.

Post by Andrew Kerensky » Sat May 02, 2015 1:12 pm

To some extent this is rather a sad bit of news in truth. Having an association with an established brand name is actually no bad thing.
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