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|