Wife or Widow or a Chief, Chieftain or Laird

Wife of a Chief, Chieftain or Laird

Some wives of chiefs or chieftains use the designation of 'Mrs', others have adopted the Irish style of 'Madam', eg Madam Chisholm, which has met with the Lord Lyon's approval. To be sure of the designation preferred, you must check with an individual family.

Widow of a Chief, Chieftain or Laird

The style of the Dowager Mrs (or Madam) [Maclean of Ardgour] is now seldom used, but when the widow of a deceased Chief, etc, is living under the same roof as the wife of the current Chief, this identification is useful.

SHARE THIS:

Forms Of Address

New: Debrett's Recommends

New: Debrett's Recommends

Debrett's Recommends

Debrett's Recommends

Debrett’s Recommends is an exclusive collection of luxury lifestyle goods and services hand-picked by Debrett’s.

Find Out More
Natasha Devon's Lessons for Life

Natasha Devon's Lessons for Life

Natasha Devon's Life Lessons

Natasha Devon's Life Lessons

The government's mental health champion on the importance of education outside the classroom

Find out more
the debrett's 500

the debrett's 500

the Debrett's 500

the Debrett's 500

Celebrating Britons that are inspiring, achieving and making a difference.

Search now
CORRECT FORM

CORRECT FORM

Royal Portraits

Royal Portraits