Baronet (of baron) is a hereditary British honour title. The Baronets does not belong to peerage; together with the Knights they form the so-called Gentry.

Die "Rote Hand von Ulster", Wappenzusatz der Baronets

The address reads Sir and lady. The “Sir” is set before the first name. Baronet appears after that Surname. Often Baronet with bar becomes., Beard. or Bt. shortened. The name additive Sir is used only in connection with the first name or pre and surnames, thus e.g. “Sir walter” or “Sir walter Elliot”, but never “Sir Elliot”. The way of writing “Sir - Elliot”is permissible.

The term Baronet was originally used for noble ones, which had lost the right to a seat in the parliament. As hereditary rank class the title became to 22. May 1611 by Jakob I.from England to the purpose of the settlement of Ireland imported. Jakob offered it to 200Men of distinguished origin and a minimum income of 1.000 Pound in the year against a payment into the royal casket on, which corresponded to the pay of 30 soldiers over three years. The baron days of Ireland 4 months became later, to 30. September 1611 and of Scotlandin the year establishes 1625. Since the combination of England and Scotland in the year 1707 Baronetcies of Great Britain were only lent and since the union with Ireland 1801 only Baronetcies of the united kingdom.

The order of rank of the Baronets depends on the date of the award. Everolder the patent, the more highly rank.

The follow-up in that is regulated a Baronets with the award. The oldest living son of the testator is in most cases that inheritance of the title. If the testator did not have a son, the title can also on oneother male relatives turn into. In some cases, particularly with Scottish titles, also a passing on is possible over the female line.

Baronets, with exception of the Scottish, add their coat of arms the “red hand of Ulster” as Herzschild .

some well-known title carriers


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