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Here stands an English Earl, who will defend his earldom and the lands of his King.A Book of Golden Deeds|Charlotte M. Yonge
The point was not made quite clear, but I gathered that Conroy could have any kind of title that he liked, up to an earldom.The Red Hand of Ulster|George A. Birmingham
He was styled Viscount Royston from 1754 till 1764, when he succeeded to the earldom.
While still very young (before 1045) he was appointed to the earldom of the East-Angles.
Besides, it was asked, why was not the Earldom given in the usual way to Con and his heirs male?Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell