Female Chief, Chieftain or Laird

In terms of forms of address, there is no separate feminine equivalent for a lady who is a Chief, Chieftain or Laird, and a woman has exactly the same status as a man, except that one does not write to her by her estate only (eg The Chisholm).

The husband of a female Chief, Chieftain or Laird derives no title from his wife, but an eldest son of a female Chief would have the same style "younger" as does the eldest son of a male Chief.

How to address a Female Chief, Chieftain or Laird

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

Beginning of letter

Dear Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh of Mackintosh

End of letter

Yours sincerely

Envelope

Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh of Mackintosh (or appropriate title)

Verbal address

Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh

Invitation

Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh of Mackintosh

Description in conversation

Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh of Mackintosh

List of Directors or Patrons

Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh of Mackintosh

Place card

Mrs (or Madam) Mackintosh of Mackintosh

 

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