(1) While I was at university, my bitterest regret was not having been born the son of a duke, or at the very least a baronet .(2) He was now an author of world renown, a baronet , the friend of kings and princes and since 1821, Laird of Abbotsford, his new country seat in the Borders.(3) He was created baronet in 1903, baron in 1905, and viscount in 1917.(4) His father was an English baronet who served at the court of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies; his mother was the twenty-one-year-old only daughter of the Duke of Dalberg.(5) It all started with the first baronet , who was Lord President of the Council and a most distinguished judge.(6) Having previously declined a knighthood, Heaton was made a baronet in 1912.(7) In 1608 he was knighted, and was created a baronet in 1611, two years before his death.(8) Her father, Sir Hugh Bell, was an industrialist baronet filled with the ideals of high Victorian liberalism, devotion to empire, and profit-these were not, to his mind, incompatible aims.(9) William did not assume his grandfather's title, which had lapsed on his death, but he did inherit the residue of the baronet 's extensive property, and his mercantile and shipbuilding businesses at Kittery.(10) For she had her heart set on a baronet at least.(11) Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Bishop of Winchester, used to ├ö├ç├┐excuse himself for his much swearing by saying he swore as a baronet , and not as a bishop├ö├ç├û!(12) ├ö├ç├┐The calico-printer and the cotton-master becomes, within two generations, the baronet and the big-wig├ö├ç├û.(13) There are knights and baronets among them, men with prosperity and substantial income.(14) In the palace Deuterium Boy was welcomed by scores of clerks and baronets , and was presented to the scarlet-masked king Hurturbrise himself.(15) Even in Britain, ├ö├ç├┐the workshop of the world├ö├ç├û, the deference paid to landowners ensured that as late as the 1880s there were still 170 MPs who were the sons of peers or baronets .(16) Peerages could be bought and impoverished baronets survive on the dubious value of their once good name.