List of Extant Baronetcies

List Of Extant Baronetcies

King James I created the hereditary Order of Baronets in England on 22 May 1611, for the settlement of Ireland. He offered the dignity to 200 gentlemen of good birth, with a clear estate of £1,000 a year, on condition that each one should pay a sum equivalent to three years' pay to 30 soldiers at 8d per day per man (total - £1,095) into the King's Exchequer.

The Baronetage of England comprises all baronetcies created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. In that year, the Baronetage of England and the Baronetage of Nova Scotia were replaced by the Baronetage of Great Britain.

Many baronets also hold peerage titles; these have been listed below. These baronetcies are in order of precedence (i.e. date). For a complete list of all baronetcies, see list of baronetcies.

In order to be recognised as a baronet, it is necessary to prove a claim of succession. When this has been done, the name is entered on The Official Roll. This was ordained by Royal Warrant in 1910. Those who have not so proven are shown below as unproven or under review or dormant. A baronetcy is considered dormant if, five years after the death of the previous incumbent, no heir has come forward to claim it. Such baronetcies are italicized below.

Read more about List Of Extant Baronetcies:  Baronetage of Nova Scotia (1625–1706), Baronetage of Ireland, Baronetage of Great Britain, Baronetage of The United Kingdom

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