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Q: Baronet ( Answered,   6 Comments )
Subject: Baronet
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jeraboo-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 12 Nov 2006 08:55 PST
Expires: 12 Dec 2006 08:55 PST
Question ID: 782089
If I am a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis and my father is a UK citizen
and baronet living in England, and he dies, am I able to register the
title and succeed him as baronet and, if so, how?
Subject: Re: Baronet
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 12 Nov 2006 10:10 PST
Dear jeraboo,

The most important thing for you to know is that your nationality does
not constitute an obstacle. You are not required to be a British
citizen, and not even a citizen of a Commonwealth county, to inherit a
British baronetage. No British law defines a such limitation.

However, a Royal Warrant of King Edward VII from 1910 lays down that
anyone claiming to be successor to the title of a baronet must apply
for recognition of succession with the Registrar of the Baronetage
(now at the Department for Constitutional Affairs), keeper of the
Official Roll of the Baronetage. Supporting evidence for the claims
must be delivered. Then, the Registrar will carefully assess the
claims and decide whether the applicant will be registered as the
current holder of the title. This procedure is complex and can take
some time.

For official detailed instructions on how to proceed, please refer to:

Royal and Hereditary Branch
Registrar of the Baronetage
Department for Constitutional Affairs
Mail Point 6.06
Selborne House
54-60 Victoria Street
United Kingdom
Phone: +44(0)20 7210 8564 -or- 8644

You may also find useful this information provided by the Standing
Council of the Baronetage:

I hope that this will help!
Best regards,
Subject: Re: Baronet
From: probonopublico-ga on 12 Nov 2006 11:03 PST
One problem remains:

You must be the eldest surviving son of the previous title holder.

If you are then ...

Arise Sir Jeraboo!
Subject: Re: Baronet
From: amber00-ga on 12 Nov 2006 12:55 PST
And, having noticed you other question, you ought to know that adopted
children cannot inherit titles.
Subject: Re: Baronet
From: jeraboo-ga on 12 Nov 2006 19:30 PST the uk
Subject: Re: Baronet
From: probonopublico-ga on 12 Nov 2006 22:07 PST
I must question whether you could possibly be a citizen of St Kitts
and Nevis because I understand that these are now separate entities!

Unless, of course, you have jewel nationality.

Could you be a jewel?

Does this finally solve your identity problem?

Are you, in fact, part of the Queen's diamond tiara?
Subject: Re: Baronet
From: jeraboo-ga on 12 Nov 2006 22:51 PST
You think I have dual US/Israeli citizenship?
Subject: Re: Baronet
From: frde-ga on 15 Nov 2006 04:47 PST
>You must be the eldest surviving son of the previous title holder.

Are you sure - I thought it was the closest surviving male.

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