Former Wife of a Hereditary Baron

If a marriage between a Baron and Baroness has been dissolved, the former wife (although no longer a peeress) may continue to use her title as a Baroness's wife, preceded by her Christian name (unless she remarries*). This also applies to the former wife of a Lord of Parliament in the peerage of Scotland

How to address the Former Wife of a Hereditary Baron

The recommended (social) style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter

Dear Lady Poole

End of letter

Yours sincerely

Envelope

Lucinda, Lady Poole

Verbal communication

Lady Poole

Invitation

Lucinda, Lady Poole

Description in conversation

Lady Poole

List of Directors or Patrons

Lucinda, Lady Poole

Place card

Lucinda, Lady Poole

Legal document

Lucinda, Lady Poole

*If the former wife of a Baron subsequently remarries she adopts her style of address from her present husband.  Thus if Lucinda, Lady Poole marries Mr Cuthbert Robinson she becomes Mrs Cuthbert Robinson.

           

 

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