Baronetess

When a lady inherits a baronetcy she is known as a Baronetess, with the official style of 'Dame Mary Brown, 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 Anne

End of letter

Yours sincerely

Envelope

Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald, Btss

Verbal communication

Dame Anne

Invitation

Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald

Description in conversation

Dame Anne

List of Directors or Patrons

Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald

Place card

Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald

Legal document

Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald

 

See Essential Guide to the Peerage: Baronetcies

 

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