A member of the lowest hereditary titled British order, with the status of a commoner but able to use the prefix ‘Sir’.
- It all started with the first baronet, who was Lord President of the Council and a most distinguished judge.
- Theoretically the number of baronets and knights can be established at different periods, but this is not the case with the third and fourth categories of gentry, esquires and gentlemen.
- There are knights and baronets among them, men with prosperity and substantial income.
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