BARONETAGE
Guide to the tables 
The first column 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 show 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 Co.)
NS    = A baronet of Nova Scotia created between 1625 (the first being Gordon of Letterfourie,
Sutherland) and 1707 (the last being Craigie of Gairsay,Orkney)
GB    = A baronet of Great Britain 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,Yorks)
The third column shows the order of succession to each baronetcy.
The fourth column shows the full name of the relevant baronet.
The fifth column shows the date of birth (where known) of the baronet.
The sixth column shows the date of death (where known) of the baronet. 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,Nova Scotia (Scotland),
Ireland,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 pounds 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 3 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 the
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 i.e. to heirs 
male of the body (unless there is a special remainder outlined in the patent,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 6 settlers for two years.
Precedence amongst 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." As at 30 June 2012,
235 baronetcies are listed by the Standing Council as having unproved successions and are
not therefore currently included on the Official Roll. However,my listings draw no distinction of
this nature, save that those baronets not currently included are shown in blue,or,for those
baronetcies subsumed in peerages,a note iincluded stating that the relevant baronetcy is not
currently included on the Official Roll of the Baronetage.