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I thought that in the Scottish meaning it is actually part of the man's title and has to be capitalized...'Captain Michael John Erskine Wemyss of that Ilk' - at least, that's how I've always seen it, though I never investigated its precise meaning.

Peter Harvey

That is how it is usually used, but I felt that the Duke of Queensberry of Queensberry House was not worth arguing about.

Peter Harvey

Fowler doesn't capitalise it in titles; Guthrie of that ilk.

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