Baronetess

When a lady inherits a baronetcy she is known as a Baronetess, with the official style of 'Dame Alice Gilbert, Btss'.

There is currently only one lady on the Roll of the Baronetage. Very few baronetcies still extant may be inherited in the female line, and all of them are Scottish.  Succession to a baronetcy follows the remainders specified in the letters patent of creation.

How to address a Baronetess

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

Beginning of letter

Dear Dame Alice

End of letter

Yours sincerely

Envelope

Dame Alice Gilbert, Btss

Verbal communication

Dame Alice

Invitation

Dame Alice Gilbert

Description in conversation

Dame Alice

List of Directors or Patrons

Dame Alice Gilbert

Place card

Dame Alice Gilbert

Legal document

Dame Alice Hermione Gilbert

 

See Essential Guide to the Peerage: Baronetcies

 

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