BARONETAGE - INTRODUCTION
AND RECORDS
INTRODUCTION
Guide to the tables
  The first column on the baronetage pages shows the date upon which the relevant baronet 
succeeded to the title, or, in the case of the first baronet shown under a particular name, the
date the baronetcy was originally created.
 
The second column shows the type of baronetcy, being one of either:-
 
E   =   A baronet of England created between 1611 (the first being Bacon of Redgrave,
         Suffolk) and 1706 (the last being Halford of Welham, Leics)
 
I   =   A baronet of Ireland created between 1619 (the first being Sarsfield of Carrickleamlery,
         Cork) and 1799 (the last being Smith of Tuam, King's County)
 
NS  =  A baronet of Nova Scotia created between 1625 (the first being Gordon of
         Letterfourie) and 1707 (the last being Craigie of Gairsay, Orkney)
 
GB  =  A baronet of Great Britian created between 1707 (the first being Furnese of
         Waldershare, Kent) and 1800 (the last being Stirling of Faskine, Lanark)
 
UK  =  A baronet of the United Kingdom created after 1800 (the first being Vavasour
         of Spaldington, Yorkshire)
 
The third column shows the order of succession to each baronetcy.
 
The fourth column shows the full name of the relevant baronet. If that name is prefaced
with a "Sir" it indicates that the baronet had previously been awarded a knighthood.
 
The fifth column shows the date of birth (where known) of the baronet. A date in italics
indicates the date of baptism.
 
The sixth column shows the date of death (where known) of the baronet. A date in italics
indicates the date of burial. In both of the fifth and sixth columns a "c" before the year of
birth or death indicates that the date is approximate only, but is likely to be within 2 or
3 years of the correct date.
 
In all but a few instances, the blue box which contains the name of the baronetcy is followed
by an address (e.g. Abdy of Felix Hall, Essex). Such an address relates to the baronet who
received the original creation and may or may not bear any relation to the current holder of
the title.
 
Where a number of baronets share the same surname, these are listed in chronological order
according to the date of creation.
 
A short history of the baronetage
 
As shown above, there are various classes of baronets - those of England, Ireland, Nova 
Scotia (Scotland), Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
 
The order of the Baronetage was founded in May 1611 by King James I of England for the 
purpose of raising money to be spent "on the civilization and settlement of Ireland." Due to
the attainder of its previous owners, the whole province of Ulster had become vested in
the Crown and James I conferred grants of land upon all who would undertake to maintain
thirty soldiers there for three years and pay £1095 into the English treasury. In return, the
title of baronet was conferred, with an undertaking that no hereditary dignity would ever be
created to intervene between baronets and the peerage.
 
When first created, the order was limited to 200, but this limit has long been ignored.
 
For the first 216 years of the existence of this dignity, the eldest son of a baronet was entitled,
on reaching adulthood, to the privilege of claiming the honour of knighthood. A clause to
this effect was inserted in every patent of creation until 19 December 1827, when King George
IV revoked this right for all future creations. Since that time, this clause has been omitted from
all patents, although, since the revocation was not retrospective, this right theoretically still
exists in those baronetcies created before 1827. To the best of my knowledge, however, this
right has been granted on only three occasions since 1827 with the last time being in 1874,
when a knighthood was granted to Ludlow Cotter, son of Sir James Cotter, Baronet of 
Rockforest, Cork.
 
With one exception only, all baronetage creations have been men. The sole exception was a
baronetcy conferred upon Mary Bolles of Osberton, Notts, in 1635. However, on a small number
of occasions a baronetcy has been inherited by a female and can also, in some instances,
descend through a female.
 
The descent of a baronetcy is governed by the same rules as in the case of peerages, most
often to heirs male of the body lawfully begotten (unless there is a special remainder outlined
in the patent of creation - such special remainders are noted throughout the baronetage
pages - or, in the case of most patents granted by Charles I, where the patents were to
heirs male whatsoever).
 
Baronets of Scotland are referred to as being baronets of Nova Scotia. This is due to the fact
that, when this order was instituted, its purpose was to encourage the establishment of the
province of Nova Scotia in what is now Canada. The patents granted certain portions of land
in the province and were accompanied by a baronetcy. The newly created baronet was 
required to pay 2000 marks or to support six settlers for two years.
 
Precedence among baronetcies is decided by the date of creation alone.
 
The Official Roll of the Baronetage is administered by the Standing Council of the Baronetage,
first formed in 1898 and re-constituted in 1903. Two of the objects of that Council are to
publish an Official Roll and to advise heirs apparent to baronetcies on how to prove their
claim, and, as a result, to be entered onto the Official Roll. As part of a Royal Warrant of
Edward VII dated 8 February 1910, it was stated that "no person whose name is not entered
on the Official Roll of Baronets shall be received as a Baronet, or shall be addressed or mentioned
by that title in any civil or military commission, Letters Patent or other official document."
Those baronetcies listed by the Standing Council as having unproved successions are not
currently included on the Official Roll. However, my listings draw no distinction of this nature,
save that those baronets not currently included on the Official Roll are shown in blue, or, for
those baronetcies subsumed in peerages, a note included stating that the relevant baronetcy
is not currently included on the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
 
RECORDS
Centenarians
Name Born Died Age
Sir John Morres, 3rd baronet [I 1631] listed 29 Aug 1620 26 Oct 1720 100
under "De Montmorency"
Sir Patrick Grant, 4th baronet [NS 1688] c 1655 10 Apr 1755 c 100
Sir Robert Grierson, 5th baronet [NS 1685] c 1737 8 Aug 1839 c 102
Sir Moses Montefiore, 1st baronet [UK 1846] 24 Oct 1784 28 Jul 1885 100
Sir Fitzroy Donald Maclean, 10th baronet [NS 1631] 18 May 1835 22 Nov 1936 101
Sir Brooke de Malpas Grey-Egerton, 13th baronet 19 Aug 1845 5 Nov 1945 100
   [E 1617]
Sir James Swinburne, 9th baronet [E 1660] 28 Feb 1858 30 Mar 1958 100
Sir Harry Platt, 1st baronet [UK 1958] 7 Oct 1886 20 Dec 1986 100
Sir Alexander Frank Philip Christison, 4th baronet 17 Nov 1893 21 Dec 1993 100
   [UK 1871]
Sir Jack Wolfred Ashford Harris, 2nd baronet 23 Jul 1906 26 Aug 2009 103
   [UK 1932]
Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald, baronetess (11th 8 Sep 1906 21 Apr 2011 104
   in line)  [NS 1682]
Sir Richard Michael Keane, 6th baronet [UK 1801] 29 Jan 1909 28 Dec 2010 101
Sir Gilbert Simon Heathcote, 9th baronet [GB 1733] 21 Sep 1913 15 Apr 2014 100
Sir Roger Moon, 6th baronet [UK 1887] 17 Nov 1914 16 Oct 2017 102
Sir Daniel Patrick FitzGerald, 4th baronet [UK 1903] 28 Jun 1916 9 Aug 2016 100
Sir Hereward Wake, 14th baronet [E 1621] 7 Oct 1916
Progressive oldest baronets since 1800
This listing, together with the listings of longest-held, progressive longest-held and shortest-held
baronetcies below, are the result of collaborations with my friend Colin Parker. These listings have
been compiled independently by both parties, and the results compared and amended to ensure
uniformity between them. As a result, at least 50% of the credit for these listings is due to Colin.
Name Born Died Age
Joseph Hoare, 1st baronet  [I 1784] 25 Dec 1707 24 Dec 1801 93
Arthur Clarke, 6th baronet  [E 1698] 6 Feb 1715 23 May 1806 91
Peter Parker, 1st baronet  [GB 1783]* 1721 21 Dec 1811 90
James Campbell, 6th baronet [NS 1628] 1721 1 Jan 1814 92
Samuel Hood,1st baronet [GB 1778], and 1st
   Viscount Hood 12 Dec 1724 27 Jan 1816 91
George Jackson (Duckett from 3 Feb 1797), 1st 24 Oct 1725 15 Dec 1822 97
   baronet  [GB 1791]
John Trevelyan, 4th baronet [E 1662] 6 Feb 1735 18 Apr 1828 93
Robert Preston, 6th baronet [NS 1637] 21 Apr 1740 7 May 1834 94
John Wodehouse, 6th baronet [E 1611], and 4 Apr 1741 29 May 1834 93
   1st Baron Wodehouse
James Steuart-Denham, 8th baronet [NS 1698] Aug 1744 12 Aug 1839 95
Charles Watson, 1st baronet [GB 1760] 9 Jun 1751 26 Aug 1844 93
Henry Fetherstonhaugh, 2nd baronet [GB 1747] 22 Dec 1754 24 Oct 1846 91
Alexander Charles Maitland, 2nd baronet [UK 1818] 21 Nov 1755 7 Feb 1848 92
George Nugent, 1st baronet [UK 1806] 10 Jun 1757 11 Mar 1849 91
Richard Wolseley, 4th baronet [I 1745] 15 Jun 1760 3 May 1852 91
Richard Kellett, 1st baronet [UK 1801] 16 May 1761 19 Dec 1853 92
Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 1st baronet [UK 1801] 6 Jan 1762 25 Jun 1857 95
John Slade, 1st baronet [UK 1831] ** 1762 13 Aug 1859 97
John Edward Swinburne, 6th baronet [E 1660] 6 Mar 1762 26 Sep 1860 98
Tatton Sykes, 4th baronet [GB 1783] 22 Aug 1772 21 Mar 1863 90
Stapleton Cotton, 6th baronet [E 1677], and 1st
   Viscount Combermere 14 Nov 1773 21 Feb 1865 91
John Henry Palmer, 7th baronet [E 1660] 11 Apr 1775 26 Aug 1865 90
Stephen Love Hammick, 1st baronet [UK 1834] 28 Feb 1777 15 Jun 1867 90
Arthur George Onslow, 7th baronet [E 1674] and
   3rd Earl of Onslow 25 Oct 1777 24 Oct 1870 92
Thomas Beckett, 3rd baronet [UK 1813] 1 Jan 1779 17 Nov 1872 93
Richard Frederick, 6th baronet [GB 1723] 30 Dec 1780 20 Sep 1873 92
George Strickland, 7th baronet [E 1641] 26 Nov 1782 23 Dec 1874 92
Richard John Griffith, 1st baronet [UK 1858] 20 Sep 1784 22 Sep 1878 94
Sir Moses Montefiore, 1st baronet [UK 1846] 24 Oct 1784 28 Jul 1885 100
Augustus Edward Hobart-Hampden,10th baronet 1 Nov 1793 29 Oct 1885 91
   [E 1611] and 6th Earl of Buckinghamshire
John Edward Cornwallis Rous, 7th baronet [E 1660]
   and 2nd Earl of Stradbroke 13 Feb 1794 27 Jan 1886 91
John Buckworth-Herne-Soame, 8th baronet
   [E 1697] 21 Jun 1794 4 Feb 1888 93
Henry Chudleigh Oxenden, 8th baronet [E 1678] 24 Jun 1795 14 Aug 1889 94
John Francis Davis, 1st baronet [UK 1845] 16 Jul 1795 13 Nov 1890 95
Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st baronet [UK 1821]
   and 1st Baron Cottesloe 11 Mar 1798 3 Dec 1890 92
John Warren Hayes, 3rd baronet [GB 1797] 12 Aug 1799 23 Jan 1896 96
Archibald Dunbar, 7th baronet [NS 1700] 5 Jul 1803 6 Jan 1898 94
Henry Delves Broughton, 9th baronet [E 1661] 22 Jun 1808 26 Feb 1899 90
Charles Nicholson, 1st baronet [UK 1859] 23 Nov 1808 8 Oct 1903 94
Peter Robert Burrell, 5th baronet [GB 1766] and
   4th Baron Gwydyr 27 Apr 1810 3 Apr 1909 98
Andrew Lusk, 1st baronet [UK 1874] 18 Sep 1810 21 Jul 1909 98
Henry Mervin Vavasour, 3rd baronet [UK 1801] 17 Jun 1814 9 Dec 1912 98
Hector Maclean Hay, 7th baronet [NS 1703] 28 Mar 1821 15 Sep 1916 95
William Cusack-Smith, 4th baronet [I 1799] 1822 15 Apr 1919 96
Arthur Walsh, 3rd baronet [UK 1804] and 2nd
   Baron Ormathwaite 14 Apr 1827 27 Mar 1920 92
Henry Edward Pellew, 6th baronet [GB 1796] and
   6th Viscount Exmouth 26 Apr 1828 4 Feb 1923 94
Edward Green, 1st baronet [UK 1886] 4 Mar 1831 30 Mar 1923 92
James Henry Ramsay, 10th baronet [NS 1666] 21 May 1832 17 Feb 1925 92
Fitzroy Donald Maclean, 10th baronet [NS 1631] 18 May 1835 22 Nov 1936 101
Henry Peto, 2nd baronet [UK 1855] 10 Aug 1840 6 Apr 1938 97
Ughtred James Kay-Shuttleworth, 2nd baronet
   [UK 1849] and 1st Baron Shuttleworth 18 Dec 1844 20 Dec 1939 95
Frederick Hastings Goldney, 3rd baronet [UK 1880] 26 May 1845 21 Feb 1940 94
Brooke de Malpas Grey-Egerton, 13th baronet
   [E 1617]                                            19 Aug 1845 5 Nov 1945 100
George Hayter Chubb, 1st baronet [UK 1900] and
   1st Baron Hayter                      29 Aug 1848 7 Nov 1946 98
Richard Alfred Pinsent, 1st baronet [UK 1938] 3 Aug 1852 2 Oct 1948 96
Lyonel Felix Carteret Eugene Tollemache, 4th
   baronet [GB 1793] 15 Jan 1854 4 Mar 1952 98
Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 5th baronet 
   [I 1781] and 5th Earl of Dunraven & Mount Earl 7 Feb 1857 23 Oct 1952 95
Lawrence John Jones, 4th baronet  [UK 1831] 16 Aug 1857 21 Oct 1954 97
James Swinburne, 9th baronet [E 1660] 28 Feb 1858 30 Mar 1958 100
Ion Hamilton Benn, 1st baronet [UK 1920] 31 Mar 1863 12 Aug 1961 98
Francis Cooke Caulfeild Heathcote, 9th baronet
   [GB 1733] 20 Apr 1868 11 Sep 1961 93
John Donald Pollock, 1st baronet [UK 1939] 23 Nov 1868 4 Jun 1962 93
Torquhil George Matheson, 5th baronet [UK 1882] 4 Feb 1871 13 Nov 1963 92
Charles Archibald Chubb, 2nd baronet [UK 1900]
   and 2nd Baron Hayter 11 Nov 1871 3 Mar 1967 95
Peile Beaumont Thompson, 4th baronet [UK 1890] 4 Feb 1874 8 Aug 1972 98
Mordaunt Leckonby Cope, 16th baronet [E 1611] 12 Feb 1878 7 Nov 1972 94
Charles Edward Ponsonby, 1st baronet [UK 1956] 2 Sep 1879 28 Jan 1976 96
Hugh Nicholas Jackson, 2nd baronet [UK 1913] 21 Jan 1881 1 Nov 1979 98
Robert Whyte-Melville Dundas, 6th baronet
   [UK 1821] 31 Oct 1881 10 Oct 1981 99
Robert William Hugh O'Neill, 1st baronet [UK 1929] 8 Jun 1883 28 Nov 1982 99
   and 1st Baron Rathcavan
Ronald Forbes Adam, 2nd baronet [UK 1917] 30 Oct 1885 26 Dec 1982 97
Harry Platt, 1st baronet [UK 1958] 7 Oct 1886 20 Dec 1986 100
Ernest Guy Richard Lloyd, 1st baronet [UK 1960] 7 Aug 1890 22 Sep 1987 97
Charles Alexander Carnegie, 8th baronet [NS 1663]
   and 11th Earl of Southesk 23 Sep 1893 16 Feb 1992 98
Alexander Frank Philip Christison, 4th baronet 17 Nov 1893 21 Dec 1993 100
   [UK 1871]                                 
Arthur Ramsay Hogg, 7th baronet [UK 1846] 24 Oct 1896 31 Oct 1995 99
Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd baronet [UK 1913] 10 May 1897 11 Apr 1996 98
Robert Arthur Balfour, 2nd baronet [UK 1929] and
   2nd Baron Riverdale 1 Sep 1901 26 Jun 1998 96
Ronald Compton Stewart, 2nd baronet [UK 1937] 14 Aug 1903 26 Jan 1999 95
Anthony Henry Thorold, 15th baronet [E 1642] 7 Sep 1903 1 May 1999 95
Anthony James Allan Havelock-Allan, 4th baronet 28 Feb 1904 11 Jan 2003 98
   [UK 1858]
John Hieron Wheeler, 3rd baronet [UK 1920] 22 Jul 1905 21 Apr 2005 99
Jack Wolfred Ashford Harris, 2nd baronet [UK 1932] 23 Jul 1906 26 Aug 2009 103
Anne Maxwell Macdonald, baronetess (11th in line)
   [NS 1682]                                         8 Sep 1906 21 Apr 2011 104
Gilbert Simon Heathcote, 9th baronet [GB 1733] 21 Sep 1913 15 Apr 2014 100
Roger Moon, 6th baronet [UK 1887] 17 Nov 1914 16 Oct 2017 102
Hereward Wake, 14th baronet [E 1621] 7 Oct 1916
* Assuming he was born before Sir James Campbell, 6th baronet
**Only if he was born between 1 January and 6 March 1762. If not
    he would not appear on this list at all.
The oldest age at which a person has been created a baronet is 93 years and 196 days in the case
of Sir George Burns, who was born 10 December 1795 and created a baronet 24 June 1889.
Longest held baronetcies
When I first starting compiling this listing I believed that baronetcies held for 60 years would provide
a reasonable listing. I soon discovered however that this produced a massive number of entries - 
nearly 450 in all, and this without including baronetcies held within peerages. I have therefore 
contented myself with those baronetcies held for 80 years or more.
Name Created/  Died Time held
  Succeeded   (Yrs/days)
 
John Prichard-Jones, 2nd baronet  [UK 1910] 17 Oct 1917 2 Jul 2007 89/258
Peter Soame, 4th baronet  [E 1685] early 1709 7 Sep 1798 89/+
George John Patrick Dominic Townshend, 12th
   baronet [E 1617] and 7th Marquess Townshend 17 Nov 1921 23 Apr 2010 88/157
George Reresby Sitwell, 4th baronet  [UK 1808] 12 Apr 1862 8 Jul 1948 86/87
Michael Osmond Williams, 2nd baronet  [UK 1909] 28 Jan 1927 12 Dec 2012 85/319
Leslie Lynn Marr, 2nd baronet  [UK 1919] 24 Nov 1932 84/342*
Edward Cholmeley Dering, 8th baronet  [E 1627] 30 Jun 1811 1 Apr 1896 84/276
Charles Watson, 1st baronet  [GB 1760] 21 Mar 1760 26 Aug 1844 84/158
Michael Bernard Grenville Oppenheimer, 3rd 
   baronet [UK 1921] 26 Sep 1933 84/36*
John Trevelyan, 2nd baronet  [E 1662] 1671 25 Sep 1755 84/+
John Astley, 2nd baronet  [E 1662] 24 Feb 1688 29 Dec 1771 83/309
Trevor Wood Wheler, 13th baronet  [E 1660] 11 Aug 1903 14 Jan 1986 82/156
George Young, 3rd baronet  [UK 1813] 8 Feb 1848 4 Jul 1930 82/146
John Inglis, 2nd baronet  [NS 1687] Dec 1688 3 Mar 1771 82/3mth
Frederick Villiers Laud Robinson,10th baronet      
   [E 1660] 6 Feb 1893 19 Mar 1975 82/41
Basill Dixwell, 2nd baronet  [E 1660] 7 May 1668 28 Mar 1750 81/325
Francis David Somerville Head, 5th baronet
   [UK 1838] 21 Jun 1924 16 Dec 2005 81/178
Berkley Lucy, 3rd baronet  [E 1618] 20 Sep 1678 19 Nov 1759 81/60
Stafford Henry Northcote, 7th baronet  [E 1641] 11 Mar 1770 17 Mar 1851 81/6
Robert Burdett, 4th baronet  [E 1619] 28 May 1716 13 Feb 1797 80/261
Colville Herbert Sanford Barclay, 14th baronet
   [NS 1668] 19 Mar 1930 1 Sep 2010 80/165
Alexander Maitland Sharp Bethune, 10th baronet
   [NS 1683] 31 Mar 1917 20 May 1997 80/50
* as at 1st November 2017
Progressive longest held baronetcies
Name Created/  Died Time held
  Succeeded   (Yrs/days)
 
Gervase Clifton, 1st baronet  [E 1611] 22 May 1611 28 Jun 1666 55/37
On the death of Sir Philip Knyvet in February 
1655 he became the last surviving baronet of 
the original creations of May 1611 
Philip Musgrave, 2nd baronet  [E 1611] 6 Nov 1615 7 Feb 1678 62/93
William Hicks, 1st baronet  [E 1619] 21 Jul 1619 9 Oct 1680 61/80
Thomas Peyton, 2nd baronet  [E 1611] 1623 11 Feb 1684 ~60
Andrew Jenoure, 2nd baronet  [E 1628] 1629 c 1692 ~63
Henry Newton (Puckering from 1652), 3rd baronet
   [E 1620] c 1635 22 Jan 1700 ~64
Thomas Style, 2nd baronet  [E 1627] 18 Oct 1637 19 Nov 1702 65/32
Edward Mansel, 4th baronet  [E 1611] c 1640 17 Nov 1706 ~66
Hugh Stewkley, 2nd baronet  [E 1627] 1642 1719 ~77
Patrick Hume, 2nd baronet [NS 1637] and 1st
   Earl of Marchmont Apr 1648 2 Aug 1724 ~76/4mth
Jacob Astley, 1st baronet  [E 1660] 25 Jun 1660 17 Aug 1729 69/53
Richard Meredyth, 2nd baronet  [I 1660] Feb 1665 Oct 1743 78/8mth
Basill Dixwell, 2nd baronet  [E 1660] 7 May 1668 28 Mar 1750 81/325
John Trevelyan, 2nd baronet  [E 1662] 1671 25 Sep 1755 84/+
Berkley Lucy, 3rd baronet  [E 1618] 20 Sep 1678 19 Nov 1759 81/60
John Astley, 2nd baronet  [E 1662] 24 Feb 1688 29 Dec 1771 83/309
Richard Corbett, 4th baronet  [E 1642] 15 Oct 1701 25 Sep 1774 72/345
Peter Soame, 4th baronet  [E 1685] early 1709 7 Sep 1798 89/+
John Dutton Colt, 2nd baronet  [E 1694] 25 Apr 1731 May 1809 78/+
William More, 5th baronet  [E 1675] 29 Mar 1741 21 May 1810 69/53
Robert Staples, 7th baronet  [I 1628] 6 Jul 1741 1816 ~75
Wilhelm Adam Curtius, 4th baronet  [E 1652] 18 Aug 1753 15 Jan 1823 69/150
Pyers Mostyn, 6th baronet  [E 1670] Mar 1755 29 Oct 1823 68/7mth
Sampson Gideon, 1st baronet [GB 1759] and
   1st Baron Eardley 21 May 1759 25 Dec 1824 65/218
John Lade, 2nd baronet  [GB 1758] 1 Aug 1759 10 Feb 1838 78/165
Charles Watson, 1st baronet  [GB 1760] 21 Mar 1760 26 Aug 1844 84/158
Stafford Henry Northcote, 7th baronet  [E 1641] 11 Mar 1770 17 Mar 1851 81/6
John Twisden, 7th baronet  [E 1666] 4 Oct 1779 22 Jun 1853 73/261
Henry Every, 9th baronet  [E 1641] Jan 1786 28 Dec 1855 69/11mth
John Edward Swinburne, 6th baronet  [E 1660] 2 Nov 1786 26 Sep 1860 73/329
John Chandos Reade, 7th baronet  [E 1661] 7 Nov 1789 14 Jan 1868 78/68
Henry Roddam Calder, 5th baronet  [NS 1686] 3 Feb 1792 13 Aug 1868 76/192
Thomas Dyke-Acland, 10th baronet  [E 1644] 17 May 1794 22 Jul 1871 77/66
Edward Blount, 8th baronet  [E 1642] 31 Oct 1803 28 Apr 1881 77/179
Thomas Sabine-Pasley, 2nd baronet  [GB 1794] 29 Nov 1808 13 Feb 1884 75/76
Edward Cholmeley Dering, 8th baronet  [E 1627] 30 Jun 1811 1 Apr 1896 84/276
Frederick William Erskine Nicolson, 10th baronet
   [NS 1637] 5 Aug 1820 29 Dec 1899 79/146
James Campbell, 5th baronet  [NS c 1668] 13 Dec 1824 27 Mar 1903 78/104
Warwick Charles Morshead, 3rd baronet  [GB 1784] 8 Jul 1828 17 Mar 1905 76/252
Charles Cunliffe Smith, 3rd baronet  [UK 1804] 14 Jan 1831 1 Aug 1905 74/199
Henry Hervey Bruce, 3rd baronet  [UK 1804] 22 Apr 1836 8 Dec 1907 71/230
Coutts Lindsay, 2nd baronet  [UK 1821] 1 Sep 1837 7 May 1913 75/248
John William Ramsden, 5th baronet  [E 1689] 15 Jul 1839 15 Apr 1914 74/246
Charles William Atholl Oakeley, 4th baronet 
   [GB 1790] 27 Mar 1845 2 Nov 1915 70/220
George Young, 3rd baronet  [UK 1813] 8 Feb 1848 4 Jul 1930 82/146
Charles Michael Wolseley, 9th baronet  [E 1628] 15 May 1854 30 Jan 1931 76/260
John St.George, 5th baronet  [I 1766] 14 Oct 1861 21 Dec 1938 77/68
George Reresby Sitwell, 4th baronet  [UK 1808] 12 Apr 1862 8 Jul 1948 86/87
William Frederick Miller, 5th baronet  [GB 1788] 4 Sep 1875 20 Dec 1948 73/107
Harald George Hewett, 4th bt  [UK 1813] 15 Apr 1876 5 Mar 1949 72/324
Harold Pelly, 4th baronet  [UK 1840] 4 Jun 1877 3 Nov 1950 73/152
John Maxwell Stirling-Maxwell, 10th baronet
   [NS 1682] 15 Jan 1878 30 May 1956 78/136
Malcolm MacGregor, 5th baronet  [GB 1795] 31 Aug 1879 5 Dec 1958 79/96
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th baronet [E 1622]
   and 9th Earl of Shaftesbury 13 Apr 1886 25 Mar 1961 74/346
Ralph St.George Claude Gore, 10th baronet
   [I 1622] 17 Oct 1887 27 Mar 1961 73/161
Charles Bird Locock, 3rd baronet  [UK 1857] 9 Jan 1890 18 Sep 1965 75/252
Frederick Villiers Laud Robinson,10th baronet 6 Feb 1893 19 Mar 1975 82/41
   [E 1660]
Miles Talbot Stapleton, 9th baronet  [E 1679] 30 Oct 1899 4 Apr 1977 77/156
Trevor Wood Wheler, 13th baronet  [E 1660] 11 Aug 1903 14 Jan 1986 82/156
Anthony Banks Jenkinson, 13th baronet  [E 1661] 5 Jun 1915 15 Jan 1989 73/224
Girijaprasad Chinubhai Madhowlal Ranchhodlal,
   2nd baronet  [UK 1913]                  3 Mar 1916 28 Aug 1990 74/150
Victor Alexander George Anthony Warrender, 8th
   baronet and 1st Baron Bruntisfield 8 Jan 1917 14 Jan 1993 76/6
Alexander Maitland Sharp Bethune, 10th bt  
   [NS 1683] 31 Mar 1917 20 May 1997 80/50
John Prichard-Jones, 2nd baronet  [UK 1910] 17 Oct 1917 2 Jul 2007 89/258
George John Patrick Dominic Townshend, 12th
   baronet [E 1617] and 7th Marquess Townshend 17 Nov 1921 23 Apr 2010 88/157
Michael Osmond Williams, 2nd baronet  [UK 1909] 28 Jan 1927 12 Dec 2012 85/319
Leslie Lynn Marr, 2nd baronet  [UK 1919] 24 Nov 1932 84/342*
* as at 1st November 2017
~ = approximately
Shortest held baronetcies
In the same way that a cut-off period of 60 years led to an unacceptably large result for longest-
held baronetcies, a cut-off period of less than one year leads to a similar outcome for shortest-
held baronetcies. By my reckoning, at least 270 baronetcies have been held for less than one year, 
together with another 40 possibles where the lack of accurate information regarding dates of 
succession and/or dates of death make it impossible to be totally accurate. The listing below shows
those baronetcies held for less than one month.
Name Created/  Died Time held
  Succeeded   (days)
James Matthew Stronge, 9th bt  [UK 1803] 21 Jan 1981 21 Jan 1981 0
He, together with his father, the 8th baronet, was
murdered by the IRA. It was assumed that his 
father died first, and that, as a result, James 
Matthew Stronge inherited the baronetcy, even if
only for a split second
George Selby, 2nd baronet  [E 1664] Sep 1668 Sep 1668 0
He held the baronetcy for only one hour
James Esmonde, 7th baronet  [I 1629] Feb 1766 Feb 1766 2
Although no dates within the month of February
1766 are known, "The Complete Baronetage"
states that he held the baronetcy for only 2 days
Richard Sutherland Dunbar, 11th baronet  [NS 1694] 23 Jan 1953 25 Jan 1953 2
Robert Long, 3rd baronet  [E 1662] 23 Jan 1692 26 Jan 1692 3
John Blackham, 2nd baronet  [E 1696] 29 Jun 1728 2 Jul 1728 3
John Blunden, 5th baronet  [I 1766] 25 Oct 1923 28 Oct 1923 3
Metcalfe Robinson, 2nd baronet  [E 1690] 22 Dec 1736 26 Dec 1736 4
Frederick d'Abernon Vincent, 15th baronet  
   [E 1620] 24 Feb 1936 2 Mar 1936 7
Hender Molesworth, 1st baronet  [E 1689] 19 Jul 1689 27 Jul 1689 8
Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st baronet  [GB 1733] 17 Jan 1733 25 Jan 1733 8
Thomas Fytche, 1st baronet  [E 1688] 7 Sep 1688 16 Sep 1688 9
George Henry Waller, 3rd baronet  [UK 1815] 29 Jan 1892 9 Feb 1892 11
Sir Alfred Frederick Bird, 1st baronet  [UK 1922] 27 Jan 1922 7 Feb 1922 11
Richard William Everard, 2nd baronet  [UK 1911] 11 Jul 1929 22 Jul 1929 11
Henry de Castres Kellett, 5th baronet  [UK 1801] 25 Jul 1966 6 Aug 1966 12
Robert McAlpine, 2nd baronet  [UK 1918] 3 Nov 1934 16 Nov 1934 13
John Charles Harford, 1st baronet  [UK 1934] 29 Jun 1934 16 Jul 1934 17
Christopher Wray, 10th baronet  [E 1611] 30 Oct 1710 21 Nov 1710 22
Lyonel Wright Vane-Fletcher, 1st baronet 
   [GB 1786] 27 Jun 1786 19 Jul 1786 22
Robert Sheffield, 3rd baronet  [GB 1755] 4 Feb 1815 26 Feb 1815 22
Robert George Vivian Duff, 2nd baronet  [UK 1911] 24 Sep 1914 16 Oct 1914 22
Robert Maziere Brady, 3rd baronet  [UK 1869] 26 Aug 1909 22 Sep 1909 27
Peter George Fitzgerald, 1st baronet  [UK 1880] 8 Jul 1880 6 Aug 1880 29
Denis George William Anson, 4th baronet  [UK 1831] 4 Jun 1914 3 Jul 1914 29
Plus two further baronets who, although accurate
dates are not known, held their baronetcies for
less than one month…..  
 
James Bellingham, 2nd baronet  [E 1620] Oct 1650 Oct 1650
William Alexander, 1st baronet  [UK 1809] 11 Dec 1809 1809
The shortest period between the creation of a baronetcy and its subsequent extinction appears to be
that of Sir John Wakefield Weston, who was created a baronet on 31 July 1926. The baronetcy became
extinct 7 weeks later, on Sir John's death on 19 September 1926.
The youngest age at which a person has been created a baronet is 2 years and 234 days in the 
case of Cornelis Speelman. A listing of those baronetcies created before the grantee reached age 10 
is set out below. This listing is based upon known dates of birth, but there are many earlier baronets
whose date of birth is unknown, and some of these may qualify for this listing had more accurate
information been available.
Name Born Created Age at creation
  Cornelis Speelman [E 1686] 19 Jan 1684 9 Sep 1686 2
  John Narborough  [E 1688] 14 Oct 1684 15 Nov 1688 4
  Andrew Ashton Waller Hills  [UK 1939] 29 Oct 1933 9 Feb 1939 5
  Coleridge Arthur Fitzroy Kennard  [UK 1891] 12 May 1885 11 Feb 1891 5
  Henry Purefoy  [E 1662] 14 Aug 1656 4 Dec 1662 6
  Henry Seymour  [E 1681]                                 20 Oct 1674 4 Jul 1681 6
  Charles Sedley  [E 1702] c 1695 10 Jul 1702 ~7
  John St.Barbe  [E 1663]                                   c 1655 30 Dec 1663 ~8
  Charles Watson  [GB 1760] 9 Jun 1751 21 Mar 1760 8
  Francis Willoughby  [E 1677] 1668 7 Apr 1677 ~8
Other baronetcies which were created when the grantee was under 18 years are, in chronological order:-
Livesey [E 1627], Musgrave [NS 1638], Bindlosse [E 1641], Courtenay [E 1644], Hales [E 1660], 
Huband [E 1661], Rushout [E 1661], Scrope [E 1667], Warre [E 1673], Sherard [E 1674], Hawkesworth 
[E 1678], Lear [E 1683], Eardley [GB 1759], Farmer [GB 1780], Bagot [UK 1913] and Lucas-Tooth 
[UK 1920]