Last updated 17/10/2018
Names of baronets shown in blue 
have not yet proved succession and, as a
result, their name has not yet been placed on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
Date Type Order Name Born Died  Age
Dates in italics in the "Born" column indicate that the baronet was
baptised on that date; dates in italics in the "Died" column indicate 
that the baronet was buried on that date
CABLE-ALEXANDER of Belcamp,co.Dublin
11 Dec 1809 UK 1 William Alexander 3 Mar 1743 1809 66
1809 2 Robert Alexander 16 Dec 1769 1 Dec 1859 89
1 Dec 1859 3 William John Alexander 1 Apr 1797 31 Mar 1873 75
31 Mar 1873 4 John Wallis Alexander 1 Oct 1800 25 Oct 1888 88
25 Oct 1888 5 William Ferdinand Alexander 15 Oct 1845 13 Feb 1896 50
13 Feb 1896 6 Lionel Cecil William Alexander 23 Sep 1885 6 Aug 1956 70
6 Aug 1956 7 Desmond William Lionel Cable-Alexander 4 Oct 1910 1988 77
1988 8 Patrick Desmond William Cable-Alexander 19 Apr 1936
21 May 1628 NS 1 ---------------  Cadell                                 
Nothing further is known of this baronetcy
CAHN of Stanford upon Soar,Notts
27 Jun 1934 UK 1 Sir Julien Cahn                              21 Oct 1882 26 Sep 1944 61
26 Sep 1944 2 Albert Jonas Cahn                          27 Jun 1924
CAIN of Wargrave,Berks
29 Jan 1920 UK 1 Sir William Cain                                  7 May 1864 5 May 1924 59
5 May 1924 2 Ernest Cain                                 25 Sep 1891 8 Sep 1969 77
to     Extinct on his death                    
8 Sep 1969
CAINE of Greeba Castle,Isle of Man
1 Jun 1937 UK 1 Sir Derwent Hall Caine                             12 Sep 1891 2 Dec 1971 80
to     MP for Everton 1929-1931                  
2 Dec 1971 Extinct on his death                    
CAIRD of Roseangle,Dundee
8 Feb 1913 UK 1 James Key Caird                   7 Jan 1837 9 Mar 1916 79
to     Extinct on his death                    
9 Mar 1916
CAIRD of Glenfarquhar,Kincardine
26 Jan 1928 UK 1 James Caird                                   2 Jan 1864 27 Sep 1954 90
to     Extinct on his death                    
27 Sep 1954
  CAIRNES of Monaghan,Ireland
6 May 1708 GB 1 Alexander Cairnes                    1665 30 Oct 1732 67
30 Oct 1732 2 Henry Cairnes                         1673 16 Jun 1743 69
to     Extinct on his death                    
16 Jun 1743
CALDER of Muirtone,Moray
5 Nov 1686 NS 1 James Calder                                  1711
1711 2 Thomas Calder                                    6 Jun 1682 31 Jan 1760 77
Jan 1760 3 James Calder                                    10 Oct 1712 19 Sep 1774 61
19 Sep 1774 4 Henry Calder                                     c 1740 3 Feb 1792
3 Feb 1792 5 Henry Roddam Calder                 15 Mar 1790 13 Aug 1868 76
13 Aug 1868 6 William Henry Walsingham Calder 14 Sep 1821 14 May 1887 65
to     On his death the baronetcy became either
14 May 1887 extinct or dormant                  
CALDER of Southwick,Hants
22 Aug 1798 GB 1 Robert Calder                                2 Jul 1745 31 Aug 1818 73
to     Extinct on his death                    
31 Aug 1818
CALDWELL of Rossberg,Fermanagh
23 Jun 1683 I 1 James Caldwell                             by 1634 c 1717
c 1717 2 Henry Caldwell                               c 1726
c 1726 3 John Caldwell                                  Feb 1744
Feb 1744 4 James Caldwell                                 c 1722 Feb 1784
PC [I] 1762                                  
Feb 1784 5 John Caldwell                                16 Aug 1756 17 Jun 1830 73
17 Jun 1830 6 John Caldwell                                 25 Feb 1775 26 Oct 1842 67
26 Oct 1842 7 Henry John Caldwell                 22 Oct 1801 13 Oct 1858 56
to     Extinct on his death                    
13 Oct 1858
CALL of Whiteford,Cornwall
28 Jul 1791 GB 1 John Call                                                 30 Jun 1732 1 Mar 1801 68
MP for Callington 1784-1801
1 Mar 1801 2 William Pratt Call                           28 Sep 1781 3 Dec 1851 70
3 Dec 1851 3 William Berkeley Call              10 May 1815 22 Dec 1864 49
22 Dec 1864 4 William George Montagu Call 6 Feb 1849 21 Oct 1903 54
to     Extinct on his death                    
21 Oct 1903
CALLANDER of Westertown,Stirling
and of Crichton and Preston Hall, and
Elphinstone, East and Mid Lothian
1 Aug 1798 GB 1 John Callander                         Sep 1739 2 Apr 1812 72
to     MP for Berwick on Tweed 1795-1802 and 
2 Apr 1812 1806-1807                             
Extinct on his death                    
CALTHROP of Croxley House,Herts
29 Jun 1918 UK 1 Calthrop Guy Spencer Calthrop 26 Mar 1870 23 Feb 1919 48
to     Extinct on his death                    
23 Feb 1919
CALTHORPE of Elveham,Hants
1 Jul 1929 UK See "Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe"
CALVERLEY of Calverley,Yorks
11 Dec 1711 GB 1 Walter Calverley                       16 Jan 1670 15 Oct 1749 79
15 Oct 1749 2 Walter Blackett (name changed 1733) 18 Dec 1707 14 Feb 1777 69
to     MP for Newcastle on Tyne 1734-1777
14 Feb 1777 Extinct on his death                    
CAMBELL of Woodford,Essex
9 Apr 1661 E 1 John Cambell                             21 May 1662
to     Extinct on his death                    
May 1662
CAMBELL of Clay Hall,Essex
12 Feb 1664 E 1 Thomas Cambell                          c 1620 2 Sep 1665
Sep 1665 2 Thomas Cambell                          c 1662 27 May 1668
27 May 1668 3 Henry Cambell                                         14 Nov 1663 23 May 1699 35
to     Extinct on his death                    
23 May 1699
CAMERON of Fassifern,Argyll
8 Mar 1817 UK 1 Ewen Cameron                        26 Mar 1740 Oct 1828 88
Oct 1828 2 Duncan Cameron                             c 1785 15 Jan 1863
to     Extinct on his death                    
CAMERON of Balclutha,Renfrew
7 Aug 1893 UK 1 Charles Cameron                                18 Dec 1841 2 Oct 1924 82
MP for Glasgow 1874-1885, College
1885-1895 and Bridgeton 1897-1900
2 Oct 1924 2 John Cameron                                       26 Nov 1903 4 Oct 1968 64
to     Extinct on his death                    
4 Oct 1968  
of Holmes,Roxburgh
14 Mar 1836 UK   See "Lucy"      
CAMPBELL of Glenorchy,Perth
29 May 1625 NS 1 Duncan Campbell                            c 1550 23 Jun 1631
23 Jun 1631 2 Colin Campbell c 1577 6 Sep 1640
6 Sep 1640 3 Robert Campbell c 1580 c 1650
c 1650 4 John Campbell                                  c 1615 c 1670
c 1670 5 John Campbell                                 1635 28 Mar 1717 81
He was subsequently created Earl of
Breadalbane (qv) in 1681 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until it became
dormant in 1995                             
CAMPBELL of Lundy,Forfar
13 Dec 1627 NS 1 Colin Campbell                               c 1650
c 1650 2 Colin Campbell                            c 1696  
c 1696 3 Archibald Campbell                                21 Oct 1703
He had previously succeeded to the Earldom
of Argyll (qv) with which title the 
baronetcy remains merged,although,as at 
30/06/2014,the baronetcy does not appear on the
Official Roll of the Baronetage
CAMPBELL of Auchinbreck
24 Jan 1628 NS 1 Dugald Campbell                          c 1570 1641
1641 2 Duncan Campbell                          1645
1645 3 Dugald Campbell                                c 1661
c 1661 4 Duncan Campbell                                    by Nov 1700
by Nov 1700 5 James Campbell                                 c 1679 14 Oct 1756
MP for Scotland 1707-1708                 
14 Oct 1756 6 James Campbell                            1721 1 Jan 1814 92
1 Jan 1814 7 Jean Baptiste Guillaume Edouard Charles Campbell c 1838
c 1838 8 John Eyton Campbell                  22 May 1809 9 Dec 1853 44
He claimed the title in 1841 and was served
nearest and lawful heir male to the original 
grantee on 20 Sep 1847                           
9 Dec 1853 9 Louis Henry Dugald Campbell 2 Mar 1844 18 Jun 1875 31
18 Jun 1875 10 Norman Montgomery Abercrombie Campbell 2 Mar 1846 25 Dec 1901 55
25 Dec 1901 11 Charles Ralph Campbell              24 Sep 1850 4 Oct 1919 69
4 Oct 1919 12 Charles Ralph Campbell                 14 Dec 1881 19 Apr 1948 66
19 Apr 1948 13 Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell 19 Oct 1883 20 Jan 1968 84
For further information on this baronet, see the
note at the foot of this page
20 Jan 1968 14 Louis Hamilton Campbell            29 Sep 1885 13 Oct 1970 85
13 Oct 1970 15 Robin Auchinbreck Campbell 7 Jun 1922 12 Mar 2016 93
12 Mar 2016 16 Louis Auchinbreck Campbell                          17 Jan 1953
CAMPBELL of Ardnamurchan,Argyll
23 Dec 1628 NS 1 Donald Campbell                      1651
to     Extinct on his death                    
CAMPBELL of Aberuchill,Perth
c 1668 NS 1 Colin Campbell                       16 Feb 1704
16 Feb 1704 2 James Campbell                         c 1672 10 May 1754
10 May 1754 3 James Campbell                        1723 Mar 1812 88
Mar 1812 4 Alexander Campbell                    16 Aug 1757 13 Dec 1824 67
13 Dec 1824 5 James Campbell                                5 May 1818 27 Mar 1903 84
27 Mar 1903 6 Alexander Campbell                       10 Aug 1841 23 May 1914 72
23 May 1914 7 John Alexander Coldstream Campbell 27 Jun 1877 21 Jan 1960 82
21 Jan 1960 8 Colin Moffat Campbell                     4 Aug 1925 1 Dec 1997 72
1 Dec 1997 9 James Alexander Moffat Bain Campbell 23 Sep 1956
CAMPBELL of Ardkinglass,Argyll
23 Mar 1679 NS 1 Colin Campbell                           c 1640 Apr 1709
Apr 1709 2 James Campbell                             c 1666 5 Jul 1752
to     MP for Scotland 1707-1708,Argyllshire 
5 Jul 1752 1708-1734 and Stirlingshire 1734-1741
Extinct on his death                    
CAMPBELL of Glentirran,Stirling
20 Jul 1685 NS See "Livingston"
CAMPBELL of Succoth,Dumbarton
17 Sep 1808 UK 1 Ilay Campbell                             25 Aug 1734 28 Mar 1823 88
MP for Glasgow 1784-1790. Lord President of the
Scottish Court of Session (as Lord Succoth)
28 Mar 1823 2 Archibald Campbell                       1 Aug 1769 23 Jul 1846 77
23 Jul 1846 3 Archibald Islay Campbell                      15 May 1825 11 Sep 1866 41
MP for Argyllshire 1851-1857
11 Sep 1866 4 George Campbell                          27 Apr 1829 17 Feb 1874 44
17 Feb 1874 5 Archibald Spencer Lindsey Campbell 27 Jun 1852 1 Mar 1941 88
1 Mar 1941 6 George Ilay Campbell                      20 Jan 1894 1 Apr 1967 73
1 Apr 1967 7 Ilay Mark Campbell                 29 May 1927 2 Jan 2017 89
   to     Extinct on his death                    
2 Jan 2017
CAMPBELL of Gartsford,Ross
6 May 1815 UK See "Cockburn-Campbell"
3 Jul 1821 UK
CAMPBELL of St Cross Mede,Hants
22 May 1815 UK 1 Guy Campbell                                   26 Jan 1849
26 Jan 1849 2 Edward Fitzgerald Campbell                                25 Oct 1822 23 Nov 1882 60
23 Nov 1882 3 Guy Theophilus Campbell                16 Oct 1854 12 Sep 1931 76
12 Sep 1931 4 Guy Colin Campbell                   31 Jan 1885 2 Oct 1960 75
2 Oct 1960 5 Guy Theophilus Halswell Campbell 18 Jan 1910 19 Jul 1993 83
19 Jul 1993 6 Lachlan Philip Kemeys Campbell 9 Oct 1958
CAMPBELL of Inverneil,Argyll
4 Dec 1818 UK 1 James Campbell                                  1819
to     Extinct on his death                    
CAMPBELL of New Brunswick
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 Archibald Campbell                  12 Mar 1769 6 Oct 1843 74
6 Oct 1843 2 John Campbell                                  14 Apr 1807 18 Jun 1855 48
18 Jun 1855 3 Archibald Ava Campbell                27 Jan 1844 30 May 1913 69
30 May 1913 4 Archibald Augustus Ava Campbell 5 Dec 1879 10 May 1916 36
10 May 1916 5 William Andrewes Ava Campbell 11 Dec 1880 4 Oct 1949 68
to     Extinct on his death                    
4 Oct 1949
CAMPBELL of Carrick Buoy,Donegal
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 Robert Campbell                           May 1771 28 Feb 1858 86
28 Feb 1858 2 John Nicholl Robert Campbell 25 May 1799 c Apr 1870 70
c Apr 1870 3 Gilbert Edward Campbell             29 Apr 1838 c 1899
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
c 1899 4 Claude Robert Campbell            2 May 1871 25 Jul 1900 29
to     Extinct on his death                    
25 Jul 1900 For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
CAMPBELL of Barcaldine,Argyll
30 Sep 1831 UK 1 Duncan Campbell                           3 Jul 1786 2 Apr 1842 55
2 Apr 1842 2 Alexander Campbell                     15 Jun 1819 11 Dec 1880 61
11 Dec 1880 3 Duncan Alexander Dundas Campbell 4 Dec 1856 27 May 1926 69
For further information on this baronet, see
the note at the foot of this page
27 May 1926 4 Alexander William Dennistoun Campbell 8 Sep 1848 11 Apr 1931 82
11 Apr 1931 5 Duncan John Alfred Campbell 5 Aug 1854 13 Mar 1932 77
13 Mar 1932 6 Eric Francis Dennistoun Campbell 17 Aug 1892 11 Jul 1963 70
11 Jul 1963 7 Ian Vincent Hamilton Campbell 7 May 1895 14 Apr 1978 82
14 Apr 1978 8 Niall Alexander Hamilton Campbell 7 Jan 1925 15 Nov 2003 78
15 Nov 2003 9 Roderick Duncan Hamilton Campbell 24 Feb 1961
CAMPBELL of Dunstaffnage,Argyll
11 Mar 1836 UK 1 Donald Campbell                             3 Apr 1800 18 Oct 1850 50
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward
Island 1847-1850                         
18 Oct 1850 2 Angus Campbell                       19 Aug 1827 13 Aug 1863 35
13 Aug 1863 3 Donald Campbell                       5 Oct 1829 8 Jun 1879 49
to     Extinct on his death                    
8 Jun 1879
CAMPBELL of Blythswood,Renfrew
4 May 1880 UK 1 Archibald Campbell                        22 Feb 1835 8 Jul 1908 73
to     He was subsequently created Baron 
8 Jul 1908 Blythswood (qv) in 1892 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until its                                        
extinction in 1908                          
CAMPBELL of Ardnamurchan,Argyll
29 Nov 1913 UK 1 John William Campbell                     3 Mar 1836 24 Jan 1915 78
24 Jan 1915 2 John Bruce Stuart Campbell 3 Jan 1877 14 Oct 1943 66
14 Oct 1943 3 Bruce Colin Patrick Campbell 2 Jul 1904                ?
to     Presumably extinct on his death, or, at the very
               ? least, dormant - for further information, see the
note at the foot of the page.                 
CAMPBELL of Glenavy,Antrim
10 Jan 1917 UK 1 James Henry Mussen Campbell 4 Apr 1851 22 Mar 1931 79
He was subsequently created Baron Glenavy
(qv) in 1921 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction                                        
in 1984.                                    
CAMPBELL of Airds Bay,Argyll
3 Jul 1939 UK 1 Edward Taswell Campbell                9 Apr 1879 17 Jul 1945 66
MP for Camberwell North West 1924-1929 and
Bromley 1930-1945              
17 Jul 1945 2 Charles Duncan Macnair Campbell 12 Sep 1906 16 Jan 1954 47
to     Extinct on his death                    
16 Jan 1954
CAMPBELL-ORDE of Morpeth,Northumberland
9 Aug 1790 GB 1 John Orde                                              22 Dec 1751 19 Feb 1824 72
MP for Yarmouth (IOW) 1807-1812
19 Feb 1824 2 John Powlett Orde                       9 Jun 1803 13 Dec 1878 75
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
13 Dec 1878 3 John William Powlett Orde (Campbell-Orde
from 16 Jan 1880)                        23 Feb 1827 12 Oct 1897 70
12 Oct 1897 4 Arthur John Campbell-Orde 13 Apr 1865 1 Feb 1933 67
1 Feb 1933 5 Simon Arthur Campbell-Orde 15 Jul 1907 23 Aug 1969 62
23 Aug 1969 6 John Alexander Campbell-Orde 11 May 1943 29 Sep 2016 73
29 Sep 2016 7 John Simon Arthur Campbell-Orde 15 Aug 1981
CANN of Compton Green,Gloucs
13 Sep 1662 E 1 Robert Cann                                         c 1621 Nov 1685
MP for Bristol 1678-1681
Nov 1685 2 William Cann                                 16 Jul 1698
16 Jul 1698 3 William Cann                                  c 1694 27 Apr 1726
27 Apr 1726 4 Robert Cann                              Jan 1748
Jan 1748 5 William Cann                                   c 1689 29 Mar 1753
29 Mar 1753 6 Robert Cann by 1741 20 Jul 1765
to     Extinct on his death
20 Jul 1765
CARBUTT of Nanhurst,Surrey
1 Oct 1892 UK 1 Edward Hamer Carbutt 22 Jul 1838 8 Oct 1905 67
to     MP for Monmouth 1880-1886
8 Oct 1905 Extinct on his death
  CARDEN of Templemore,co.Tipperary
31 Aug 1787 I 1 John Craven Carden c 1758 21 Nov 1820
21 Nov 1820 2 Arthur Carden Mar 1778 4 Mar 1822 43
4 Mar 1822 3 Henry Robert Carden 8 Feb 1789 23 Mar 1847 58
23 Mar 1847 4 John Craven Carden 1 Dec 1819 22 Mar 1879 59
For information on the death of this baronet's
first wife,see the note at the foot of this page
22 Mar 1879 5 John Craven Carden 30 Jan 1854 16 Dec 1931 77
16 Dec 1931 6 John Valentine Carden 6 Feb 1892 10 Dec 1935 43
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
10 Dec 1935 7 John Craven Carden                  11 Mar 1926 4 Apr 2008 82
4 Apr 2008 8 John Craven Carden                  17 Nov 1953
CARDEN of Molesey,Surrey
14 Jun 1887 UK 1 Robert Walter Carden 7 Oct 1801 19 Jan 1888 86
MP for Gloucester 1857-1859 and
Barnstaple 1880-1885
19 Jan 1888 2 Frederick Walter Carden 6 Nov 1833 4 Dec 1909 76
4 Dec 1909 3 Frederick Henry Walter Carden 17 Oct 1873 22 Sep 1966 92
22 Sep 1966 4 Henry Christopher Carden             16 Oct 1908 4 Feb 1993 84
4 Feb 1993 5 Christopher Robert Carden                 24 Nov 1946
CAREW of Antony,Cornwall
9 Aug 1641 E 1 Richard Carew                                 c 1580 14 Mar 1643
MP for Cornwall 1614 and St.Michaels
Mar 1643 2 Alexander Carew                      1 Sep 1609 23 Dec 1644 35
MP for Cornwall 1640-1643
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
23 Dec 1644 3 John Carew                                   6 Nov 1635 1 Aug 1692 56
MP for Cornwall 1660-1661, Bodmin 1661-1679,
Lostwithiel 1679-1681, Cornwall 1689-1690
and Saltash 1690-1692
1 Aug 1692 4 Richard Carew                          2 Mar 1683 24 Sep 1703 20
24 Sep 1703 5 William Carew                               24 Jan 1690 8 Mar 1744 54
MP for Saltash 1711-1713 and Cornwall
8 Mar 1744 6 Coventry Carew                           c 1716 24 Mar 1748
  MP for Cornwall 1744-1748
24 Mar 1748 7 John Carew 24 May 1708 1762 54
1762 8 Alexander Carew 9 May 1715 3 Jul 1799 84
to     Extinct on his death
3 Jul 1799
CAREW of Haccombe,Devon
2 Aug 1661 E 1 Thomas Carew                                  21 Jun 1632 Sep 1673 41
MP for Tiverton 1661-1673
Sep 1673 2 Henry Carew c 1654 1695
1695 3 Henry Darrell Carew c 1687 c 1707
c 1707 4 Thomas Carew c 1692 c 1746
c 1746 5 John Carew c 1726 c 1770
c 1770 6 Thomas Carew c 1755 Apr 1805
Apr 1805 7 Henry Carew 10 Jan 1779 31 Oct 1830 51
31 Oct 1830 8 Walter Palk Carew 9 Jul 1807 27 Jan 1874 66
27 Jan 1874 9 Henry Palk Carew 26 Feb 1870 21 Oct 1934 64
21 Oct 1934 10 Thomas Palk Carew 1 Mar 1890 6 Apr 1976 86
6 Apr 1976 11 Rivers Verain Carew 17 Oct 1935
CAREW of Beddington,Surrey
11 Jan 1715 GB 1 Nicholas Carew 26 Dec 1686 18 Mar 1727 40
MP for Haslemere 1708-1710 and 1714-1722
and Surrey 1722-1727
18 Mar 1727 2 Nicholas Hacket Carew c 1716 19 Aug 1762
to     Extinct on his death
19 Aug 1762
CAREW-POLE of Shute House,Devon
12 Sep 1628 E 1 See "Pole"
CARGILL of Glasgow
10 Feb 1920 UK 1 John Traill Cargill                      10 Jan 1867 24 Jan 1954 87
to     Extinct on his death
24 Jan 1954
CARLETON of Holcombe,Oxon
28 May 1627 E 1 John Carleton                    7 Nov 1637
MP for Cambridgeshire 1628-1629
7 Nov 1637 2 George Carleton c 1622 1650
to     Extinct on his death
CARLILE of Ponsbourne Park,Herts
27 Jun 1917 UK 1 Sir Edward Hildred Carlile 10 Jul 1852 26 Sep 1942 90
to     MP for St.Albans 1906-1919
26 Sep 1942 Extinct on his death
CARLILE of Gayhurst,Bucks
27 Jun 1928 UK 1 William Walter Carlile 15 Jun 1862 3 Jan 1950 87
to     MP for Buckingham 1895-1906
3 Jan 1950 Extinct on his death
CARMICHAEL of Westraw,Lanark
17 Jul 1627 NS 1 James Carmichael 1579 27 Nov 1672 93
He was subsequently created Lord
Carmichael (qv) in 1647 with which title
the baronetcy then merged until it became
dormant in 1817
CARMICHAEL of Bonington,Lanark
c 1676 NS 1 James Carmichael c 1681
c 1681 2 John Carmichael 28 Jan 1691
Jan 1691 3 William Carmichael c 1686 5 Jun 1691
5 Jun 1691 4 James Carmichael c 1690 16 Jul 1727
MP for Linlithgow 1713-1715
16 Jul 1727 5 William Carmichael-Baillie Jul 1738
to     On his death the baronetcy became either
Jul 1738 extinct or dormant
CARMICHAEL of Keirhill,Edinburgh
31 Dec 1702 NS See "Gibson-Craig-Carmichael"
CARMICHAEL of Nutwood,Surrey
25 Aug 1821 UK 1 James Carmichael-Smyth 22 Feb 1780 4 Mar 1838 58
Governor of the Bahamas and British
4 Mar 1838 2 James Robert Carmichael-Smyth (Carmichael
from 1841) 11 Jun 1817 7 Jun 1883 65
7 Jun 1883 3 James Morse Carmichael 20 Jul 1844 31 May 1902 57
to     MP for St.Rollox 1892-1895              
31 May 1902 Extinct on his death
For information relating to a possible claim to
this baronetcy in 1908, see the note at the
foot of this page                                
6 Jan 1700 NS See "Anstruther"
18 May 1798 GB See "Anstruther"
CARNAC of Derby
12 Mar 1836 UK See "Rivett-Carnac"
CARNEGIE of Pitcarrow,Kincardine
20 Feb 1663 NS 1 David Carnegie                                    Nov 1708
Nov 1708 2 John Carnegie                             27 Jan 1673 3 Apr 1729 56
3 Apr 1729 3 James Carnegie                                 1715 30 Apr 1765 49
MP for Kincardineshire 1741-1765
30 Apr 1765 4 David Carnegie                          22 Nov 1753 25 May 1805 51
25 May 1805 5 James Carnegie 28 Sep 1799 30 Jan 1849 49
MP for Aberdeen 1830-1831
30 Jan 1849 6 James Carnegie 16 Nov 1827 21 Feb 1905 77
He subsequently succeeded to the Earldom
of Southesk (qv) in 1855. The 12th Earl
succeeded to the Dukedom of Fife in 1959
with which title the baronetcy remains
9 Oct 1658 E 1 Arthur Marigni Carpentier
Nothing further is known of this baronetcy
CARR of Sleaford,Lincs
29 Jun 1611 E 1 Edward Carr 1 Oct 1618
1 Oct 1618 2 Robert Carr c 1615 14 Aug 1667
14 Aug 1667 3 Robert Carr c 1637 14 Nov 1682
MP for Lincolnshire 1665-1681. Chancellor
of the Duchy of Lancaster 1672-1682.
14 Nov 1682 4 Edward Carr                                       c 1665 28 Dec 1683
28 Dec 1683 5 Rochester Carr                                 1695
to     Extinct on his death
CARTERET of Metesches,Jersey
9 May 1645 E 1 George Carteret                              c May 1610 14 Jan 1680 69
MP for Portsmouth 1661-1679
14 Jan 1680 2 George Carteret                              1669 22 Sep 1695 26
He was subsequently created Baron Carteret
(qv) in 1681 with which title the baronetcy
then merged until its extinction in 1776
  CARTERET of St Owen,Jersey
4 Jun 1670 E 1 Philip Carteret                             c 1672
c 1672 2 Philip Carteret                             c 1650 1693
1693 3 Charles Carteret                           4 Jun 1679 6 Jun 1715 36
to     Extinct on his death
6 Jun 1715
CARTIER of Montreal,Canada
24 Aug 1868 UK 1 George Etienne Cartier              6 Sep 1814 20 May 1873 58
to     Extinct on his death
20 May 1873
CARY of Withington,Lancs
12 Jul 1955 UK 1 Sir Robert Archibald Cary          25 May 1898 1 Oct 1979 81
MP for Eccles 1935-1945 and Withington
1 Oct 1979 2 Roger Hugh Cary                         8 Jan 1926 29 Dec 2011 85
29 Dec 2011 3 Nicholas Robert Hugh Cary                              17 Apr 1955
CASSEL of Lincoln's Inn,London
26 Jan 1920 UK 1 Felix Maximilian Schoenbrunn Cassel 16 Sep 1869 22 Feb 1953 83
MP for St Pancras West 1910-1916. PC 1937                                                    
22 Feb 1953 2 Francis Edward Cassel                 27 May 1912 17 Apr 1969 56
For further information on this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
17 Apr 1969 3 Harold Felix Cassel                         8 Nov 1916 17 Sep 2001 84
17 Sep 2001 4 Timothy Felix Harold Cassel                30 Apr 1942
CASTLETON of St Edmundsbury,Suffolk
9 Aug 1641 E 1 William Castleton                               c 1590 c 1643
c 1643 2 John Castleton                                20 Nov 1677
Nov 1677 3 John Castleton                                        4 Aug 1644 14 Jun 1705 60
Jun 1705 4 Robert Castleton                                     6 Nov 1659 c 1710
c 1710 5 Philip Castleton                                          26 Jul 1663 1 Aug 1724 61
1 Aug 1724 6 Charles Castleton                             4 Sep 1659 Sep 1745 86
Sep 1745 7 Charles Castleton                          22 Oct 1749
22 Oct 1749 8 John Castleton                                c 1698 7 Nov 1777
7 Nov 1777 9 William Castleton                           c 1701 16 Jan 1788
16 Jan 1788 10 John Castleton                            11 Jun 1788
11 Jun 1788 11 Edward Castleton                             c 1706 15 Oct 1794
15 Oct 1794 12 Edward Castleton                       c 1752 17 Nov 1810
to     Extinct on his death
17 Nov 1810
CATHCART of Carleton,Ayr
20 Jan 1704 NS 1 Hugh Cathcart                                  c Mar 1723
c Mar 1723 2 John Cathcart                                       c 1760
c 1760 3 John Cathcart                             c 1735 Mar 1783
Mar 1783 4 Andrew Cathcart                             c 1742 Apr 1828
Apr 1828 5 John Andrew Cathcart                  18 Feb 1810 25 Mar 1878 68
25 Mar 1878 6 Reginald Archibald Cathcart 19 Dec 1838 14 May 1916 77
to     Extinct on his death
14 May 1916
CATTO of Peterhead
5 Jul 1921 UK 1 Thomas Sivewright Catto        15 Mar 1879 23 Aug 1959 80
He was subsequently created Baron Catto
(qv) in 1936 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged                                      
CAUTLEY of Horsted Keynes,Sussex
28 Jan 1924 UK 1 Henry Struther Cautley                               9 Dec 1863 21 Sep 1946 82
  He was subsequently created Baron Cautley
(qv) in 1936 with which title the 
baronetcy then merged until its extinction in 1946
CAVE of Cleve Hill,Gloucs, Sidbury Manor,
Devon and Stoneleigh House,Bristol
21 Jul 1896 UK 1 Charles Daniel Cave                     17 Sep 1832 29 Oct 1922 90
29 Oct 1922 2 Charles Henry Cave                            17 Mar 1861 26 Jul 1932 71
26 Jul 1932 3 Edward Charles Cave                   2 Jan 1893 4 Oct 1946 53
4 Oct 1946 4 Charles Edward Coleridge Cave 28 Feb 1927 1 Nov 1997 70
1 Nov 1997 5 John Charles Cave                    8 Sep 1958 14 Jun 2018 59
14 Jun 2018 6 George Charles Cave                      8 Sep 1987
CAVE-BROWNE-CAVE of Stanford,Northants
30 Jun 1641 E 1 Thomas Cave                                           c 1622 c 1671
c 1671 2 Roger Cave                                         21 Sep 1655 11 Oct 1703 48
MP for Coventry 1685-1687 and 1689-1690
11 Oct 1703 3 Thomas Cave                                 9 Apr 1681 21 Apr 1719 38
MP for Leicestershire 1711-1719
21 Apr 1719 4 Verney Cave                                               4 Jan 1705 13 Sep 1734 29
13 Sep 1734 5 Thomas Cave                                 27 May 1712 7 Aug 1778 66
MP for Leicestershire 1741-1747 and 1762-
7 Aug 1778 6 Thomas Cave                                          22 Aug 1737 31 May 1780 42
31 May 1780 7 Thomas Cave                                           6 Oct 1766 16 Jan 1792 25
MP for Leicestershire 1790-1792
16 Jan 1792 8 Charles Cave                                      c 1747 21 Mar 1810
21 Mar 1810 9 William Cave-Browne (Cave-Browne-Cave
from c 1810)                                19 Feb 1765 24 Aug 1838 73
24 Aug 1838 10 John Robert Cave-Browne (Cave-Browne-
Cave from 18 Jan 1839)                             4 Mar 1798 11 Nov 1855 57
11 Nov 1855 11 Mylles Cave-Browne-Cave                1 Aug 1822 22 Jan 1907 84
22 Jan 1907 12 Genille Cave-Browne-Cave               3 Sep 1869 29 Oct 1929 60
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
29 Oct 1929 13 Reginald Ambrose Cave-Browne-Cave 21 Oct 1860 4 Jul 1930 69
4 Jul 1930 14 Rowland Henry Cave-Browne-Cave 14 Apr 1865 23 Dec 1943 78
23 Dec 1943 15 Clement Charles Cave-Browne-Cave 27 Nov 1896 21 Apr 1945 48
21 Apr 1945 16 Robert Cave-Browne-Cave                8 Jun 1929 30 Sep 2011 82
30 Sep 2011 17 John Robert Charles Cave-Browne-Cave 22 Jun 1957
CAVENDISH of Doveridge,Derby
7 May 1755 GB 1 Henry Cavendish                          13 Apr 1707 31 Dec 1776 69
31 Dec 1776 2 Henry Cavendish                          29 Sep 1732 3 Aug 1804 71
MP for Lostwithiel 1768-1774
3 Aug 1804 3 Richard Cavendish                    13 Jul 1765 1 Jun 1830 64
He subsequently succeeded to the Barony
of Waterpark (qv)  in 1807 with which title the
baronetcy remains merged, although, as at
30/06/2014, the baronetcy does not appear on
the Official Roll of the Baronetage
Sir Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell, 13th baronet of Auchinbreck   [NS 1628]
[NS 1628]
On the death of the 11th baronet in 1919, the newspapers of his country of residence of New
Zealand were almost unanimous in stating that he would be succeeded by his eldest son, also
named Charles Ralph Campbell. The exception was the Canterbury "Press" which informed its 
readers that 'The late Sir Charles Ralph Campbell, Bart., will be succeeded by his second son,
Mr. Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell, the eldest son, Major Charles Ralph Campbell, of the 
Household Cavalry, who saw considerable service during the war, being now dead.' Needless
to say the report in "The Press" was incorrect, since the son, Charles Ralph Campbell, inherited
the title and held it until his death in 1948.
When the 12th baronet died in 1948, there was no doubt that his younger brother Norman was
the next heir to the baronetcy. But was he still alive, and, if so, where? This question was asked
by numerous New Zealand and Australian newspapers. A typical report in the Perth "West
Australian" on 21 April 1948 stated that 'Sir Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell, who became heir to
an ancient Scottish baronetcy on the death in Britain of his brother, Sir Charles Ralph Campbell,
cannot be found. Sir Norman, who was a station owner in North Canterbury [a region of the South
Island of New Zealand, centring on Christchurch], was last seen on January 14, 1937, when he
left Christchurch with the manager of his station, saying that he was going to Rotorua. He was
then on bail pending trial in Christchurch on charges relating to indecency. The bail of £2,000
was estreated [i.e. forfeited] on February 9, 1937, when he failed to appear in court, and a 
warrant was issued for his arrest. Campbell has been reported as serving in the French Foreign
Legion and was subsequently reported to have been seen in Turkey and other countries, but he
has never been traced.'
Later intelligence on Sir Dugald's whereabouts can be found in the Melbourne "Herald" of 29 April
'The New Zealander, Sir Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell, who has become heir to an old Scottish
baronetcy, may be brought back to the Dominion from France to answer 11-yesr-old criminal
'In 1937, Campbell absconded while on bail pending his trial on charges relating to indecency. He
disappeared from his home in Canterbury and was not heard of until it was found that he was
heir to a baronetcy. A report from London this week said that he was in Paris.
'His sister…gave the information the New Zealand Police Commissioner said today. Campbell's
return would depend on whether he was in a country from which he could be extradited.'
We now return to 15 October 1936 when the Canterbury "Press" reported that Campbell had been
remanded by the Magistrate's Court upon a charge of committing an indecent assault on a male.
Campbell's arrest was described in a wide range of New Zealand papers, typical of which is the
report in the Canterbury "Press" of 29 October 1936:-
'A struggle between the police and the driver of a moving motor-car and the subsequent arrest
of the driver on serious charges were described before Mr. E.C. Levvy, S[tipendiary] M[agistrate],
in the Magistrate's Court yesterday by Constable A.E. Dunn, when giving evidence on one of the
charges against Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell. The constable said he struck on the face and
head by Campbell before he fought his way into the car, and forced Campbell to stop it.
'The constable gave evidence of how, on October 13, he and Acting-Detective Burns followed
Campbell in the police car to Racecourse road. The two who were following left their car and 
crept through the lupins, but when they were only a few feet away Campbell's car was driven off. 
They again followed, this time to a track between the sandhills and the lupins off Beach road.
Again the police left their car and crept through the lupins, and again when they were a few feet
away the lights of the car were switched on and the vehicle moved off.
"Both Acting-Detective Burns and myself ran towards the car, and called 'Police here. Stop the
car.' " said the constable. "The accused did not stop, so I jumped on the running board. I asked
him to stop the car, and said we were from the Police Department. He made no reply, but struck
me on the face and head through the open window with his clenched fist.
"I tried to take the steering wheel and swerve the car into the sandhills, but every time I did this
he pulled my hand off the wheel," the constable continued. "I then opened the rear door and got
into the back of the car. I told him he may as well stop, but he would not do so. I then put my
arms around his face and pulled him back over the front seat of the car towards me, taking the
wheel at the same time, and steering the car towards the lupins. He then stopped the car. He
was still struggling, and tried to punch me from the front seat."
'Acting-Detective Burns came up with the car, opened the front door, and pushed Campbell
away from the wheel, the constable then releasing his grip, said witness. Campbell began to
struggle with the acting-detective, but did not keep it up very long, and later drove to the 
detective office, with Acting-Detective Burns, when he was arrested.
'Campbell, who pleaded not guilty, was committed to the Supreme Court for trial on charges of
indecently assaulting a male and of committing an unnatural offence. Bail was allowed in £1,000,
with one surety of £1,000.
Campbell was due to be tried in the Supreme Court on 9 February 1937, but he failed to appear.
The report beneath was printed in the "Otago Daily Times" on the following day:-
'Norman Dugald Ferrier Campbell was to have been tried in the Supreme Court today on charges
of committing indecent assault of a male and an unnatural offence. When his name was called
he did not appear, and Mr Justice Northcroft granted the application of the Crown Prosecutor,
Mr Donnelly, for the estreatment of his bail amounting to £2,000.
"A warrant has been issued for this man's arrest," said Mr Donnelly when the repeated calling of
Campbell's name by the court officials failed to bring any answer.
"Campbell was arrested on October 13," Mr Donnelly continued, "and he appeared in the Magis-
trate's Court the following day and was remanded to October 27. He was eventually committed
to the Supreme Court for trial, bail being allowed at £1,000, with a surety of £1,000. The
guarantor was L.V. Lawrence, of the firm J.W.K. Lawrence and Company.
"In allowing bail the magistrate stipulated that Campbell was not to leave the Cheviot district in
which he lived, but this was opposed by Campbell's counsel, and the magistrate then said that
Campbell could travel to Christchurch so that he could see his counsel, but he was not to remain
overnight. On January 14 it was reported to the bondsman that Campbell was missing. He had
left a letter with his manager saying that he had gone to Rotorua for a few days. A warrant was
issued for his arrest on January 15, but no trace of him has been found."
'Applying for the estreatment of the bail and surety, Mr Donnelly submitted that the Crown was
entitled to it because it proposed to take all possible steps to bring Campbell back to trial.'
I have been unable find any information on whether Campbell ever returned to New Zealand. 
Given the nature of the charges against him, I would think it extremely unlikely. I note that his
death was reported in the London "Daily Telegraph" on 24 January 1968 as having taken place
'in the South of France.'
Sir Gilbert Edward Campbell, 3rd baronet, and Sir Claude Robert Campbell, 
4th baronet, both of Carrick Buoy, Donegal [1831]
As far as I am aware, Sir Gilbert's name first came into the public view in 1881, when the report
below appeared in the Dundee "Evening Telegraph" on 7 October 1881, amongst other papers:-
'Sir Gilbert Edward Campbell, aged 44, was placed in the dock at Marylebone Police Court
yesterday charged with being an insane person and not being under proper control, and threat-
ening to commit suicide at the Langham Hotel. 
'Inspector Henry Moore stated that in consequence of a letter received from Mr. George Lewis,
solicitor, which had been sent to the Alliance Insurance Company, he went to the Langham Hotel
on Wednesday and saw the defendant in his room. The latter admitted writing the letter. It was
to the effect that if he did not receive a certain sum of money he would put an end to himself
on Thursday (yesterday). When asked if it was his intention to carry out the threat contained
in the letter, the defendant replied, "Yes; it is perfectly impossible for me to live. Had the Alliance
Company assisted me it would have prevented it. Witness searched the room and found four
letters addressed to different persons, ready to be sent off; and the accused said he intended 
to post them. Witness also found a bottle marked "poison," and containing a liquid; and the 
defendant, in answer to a question, said, "I occasionally take a drop or two for dysentery, but 
that is what I am going to take. That quantity will send me off nice and quiet."
'He was taken to Marylebone Lane Police Station, and the divisional surgeon was called to him.
In answer to other questions, he said his wife was at Rome and that he had no other friends.
He added that his home was at the Langham Hotel, and that he had no means. Dr. Spurgin, the 
divisional surgeon, deposed that he had a long conversation with the defendant, who persisted
that he intended to kill himself, and said he had a pistol and would shoot himself. Witness's
opinion was not that he was insane, but, from his dogged and determined manner of asserting
that he would commit suicide that he ought not to be allowed to be at large.
'The bottle found in his room contained very strong opium. The defendant, in answer to Mr.
Cooke [the magistrate], said that, having no possible means of subsistence, he would no loner
prolong his existence and expose himself to want of food and cold. He had no friends who would
do anything for him. Mr. Cooke adjourned the case to see if any friends would come forward.
'Later in the day a lady attended the Court, and the Magistrate informed her that if it were 
reported from the prison that the defendant was not insane, but was only in a state of
despondency owing to money matters, he would accept two sureties from him to keep the peace.'
Between June and September 1892, Sir Gilbert appeared before the Central Criminal Court in 
London, together with five other men, charged with conspiracy to defraud the public in 
connection with the formation of bogus literary and art societies. 
Evidence was brought before the Court which showed that Sir Gilbert and his colleagues had
formed a number of literary and art societies, which enabled them to obtain fees from 
authors on the pretence of getting their writings published, and to defraud artists by
pretending that, for the payment of fees to the society, they would arrange for prominent
places to be secured for the artists' paintings at important art exhibitions. As in all schemes
of this nature, the defendants traded upon the vanity and credulity of amateurs, enrolling
them as members of various impressively-named associations such as "The International
Society of Literature and Art" and granting the members, for a fee, diplomas which carried
the right to add the letters "F.L.S." after their names.
Although they operated this scheme for nearly 20 years, the Court heard that the full extent
of their frauds would never be revealed, since a large proportion of their victims declined to
give evidence against them, fearing that if they did so they would become objects of ridicule.
Eventually, all the defendants were found guilty and sentenced to varying terms of 
imprisonment; Sir Gilbert Campbell received a sentence of 18 months. After serving his 
sentence, Sir Gilbert appears to have slipped into total obscurity, dying some time around
In the early months of 1907, advertisements, placed by a legal firm, appeared in English 
newspapers, calling upon "Claude Robert Campbell, son of Sir Gilbert Campbell, baronet, or, if
he be dead, his children" to communicate with the lawyers as soon as possible.
An article in the 'Chicago Daily Tribune' of 7 March 1907 comments on these advertisements
as follows:-
'……….Sir Gilbert Campbell, after a stormy and in the end unsavory career, is generally 
understood to have been dead for the last seven or eight years. Some of the works of
reference even go so far as to describe his only son, Claude, as the fourth baronet of the
line, and as having succeeded to the title on his father's demise in 1899. Burke's Peerage
for the current year, however, seems to have conceived some doubts as to the authenticity
of the death of Sir Gilbert, of which there is no record either in 1899 or since, for it refers to
Sir Gilbert as "supposed to have died in 1899."
'Sir Gilbert in his younger days was in the army, held a commission in the 92nd Highlanders,
and served through the Indian Mutiny. Subsequently, financial troubles forced him to leave
the service, and he turned his attention to literature and to newspaper work. He published
several novels and also what is probably the best English translation of Victor Hugo's 
"Toilers of the Sea." But he was unable to make both ends meet, became involved in all
sorts of financial scrapes, and finally was arrested as a member of a gang charged with
defrauding persons with literary aspirations by means of bogus companies and societies
which promised, in return for a subscription, to secure publishers for manuscripts and also
purchasers for works of art, a long list of swindles being laid at their door.
'Sir Gilbert was sent to jail for a term, and since then has disappeared from public view. His
only son, Claude,…….received his education on board the training ship Worcester from which
he graduated into the mercantile marine, but became disgusted with the sea, left his ship
at Galveston, and has never been heard of since.'
At the time the advertisements referred to above were published, Sir Claude Gilbert had been
dead for nearly seven years. In October 1910, before the Court of Probate, Divorce and
Admiralty, leave was sought to presume the death of Sir Claude. The Court heard evidence
that 'Sir Claude was the son of Sir Gilbert Edward Campbell. Sir Claude was born in 1871, 
came of age in 1892, had lived a somewhat wild and reckless life, and in 1898 had left London 
and shipped as an ordinary sailor on the Sutherlandshire, bound for East London, Cape Colony.
On April 6, 1899, he was paid off at Glasgow at the end of the voyage. Later he informed
Captain Nicholl [of the Sutherlandshire] that his father was dead and that he had succeeded
to the title and to a sum of £100. In May, 1900, at the last moment, he rejoined the 
Sutherlandshire at Rotterdam. The ship was wrecked off Java Head, Sumatra, on July 25, 
1900, and Sir Claude volunteered with two apprentices to swim ashore for help, and in the 
attempt he was drowned, as was also one of his companions, and their bodies were washed 
ashore next day. Sir Claude was a bachelor, intestate, and was uninsured…….nothing had 
been heard of Sir Claude since then.'
After confirming that Captain Nicholl swore to Sir Claude's death, the Judge gave leave to 
presume the death of Sir Claude Campbell on, or since, 25 July 1900.
Sir Duncan Alexander Dundas Campbell, 3rd baronet [of Barcaldine, Argyll]
It was reported in the 'New York Times' of 29 May 1926 that 'Sir Duncan Campbell, eccentric
baronet, who so far as any man may do so was said to have lived in the past, and whom 
even his friends had never seen smile, died at Saint Thomas's Hospital after a seizure in a
'Of Sir Duncan Campbell it is also related that he lived and worked only by candle light, but
that was because he refused to allow the modern abomination of gas and electricity in his own
rooms, though his housekeeper had both. By the light of three or four candles he would have
his meals and pursue heraldic researches, for which he had a passion, much as Don Quixote
pored over the romances of knight errancy.
'His barber said that in twenty years he had trimmed Sir Duncan's hair only twice and each
time he insisted in keeping his hat on for fear his locks might be shorn too short. Though he
lived aloof from the world, Sir Duncan attended the royal garden parties and similar functions
with the greatest regularity.
'He wore a mackintosh covered with candle grease, which appeared to be about a quarter of
a century old. He was hereditary keeper of Barcaldine Castle and once entered a London 
barber shop with the robes in which he was to attend a coronation wrapped in newspapers
with the ends hanging out.'
Sir Bruce Colin Patrick Campbell 
of Ardnamurchan, 3rd baronet [creation of 1913]
The following is an extract from Simon Winchester's excellent book 'Their Noble Lordships'
(Faber & Faber, London, 1981):-
"…………Lt-Col Sir Bruce Colin Campbell of Ardnamurchan vanished without trace from a 
boarding house in West Kensington. He had only just succeeded to the baronetcy after the
death of his father in a prison camp in Sumatra. A note was found telling his mother he was
going away. All his bills were paid, his estate in perfect order. There are some reports he was
suffering from sleeping-sickness, picked up while he managed a tin mine in Burma; he may, 
some think, have been lost in the heavy London bombing of the time, and be buried in a
pauper's grave. Other reports say he had been married in Burma, having a son and two
daughters. But there is no firm evidence of either possibility - though clearly if there is a son
somewhere in some steamy jungle, and the Baronet is dead, he would be the rightful heir.
Debrett's merely records Sir Bruce as the title-holder with the note 'No information
concerning this Baronet has been received since 1943.'"
Sir John Powlett Orde, 2nd baronet (listed under 'Campbell-Orde')
In April 1871, Sir John was acquitted of a charge of assaulting a child. The following report 
appeared in ''Reynolds's Newspaper' on 30 April 1871:-
'Sir John Orde, of Kilmory, near Lochgilphead, was charged, at the instance of the Procurator-
Fiscal for the county of Argyll, with the crime of assault, committed with his whip upon the
person of a little boy, aged four years, while driving tandem along the public road, near the
village of Ardishaig, on the 1st of November, 1870. The case was tried before Mr. Speirs,
interim Sheriff-Substitute at Inveraray. From the evidence adduced, it appeared that the 
baronet, while proceeding in his coach at a smart rate along the road, struck with his whip
at some children who were standing on the roadside, and who were doing nothing to provoke
him in any way. The lash of the whip caught around the neck of one of the little boys, and he
was pulled to the ground, and dragged for several yards along the rough road, whereby he
was cut and bruised about the head and neck. Sir John's groom, who was sitting behind the
coach, deposed on oath that his master struck at the little boy quite gratuitously, and that
when told he had lassoed a child by the throat, he merely gave a mocking laugh. Several
witnesses deposed to seeing the little fellow dragged on the ground, and that he had been
doing nothing to molest Sir John or his horses, while the baronet maintained in his official
declaration that the boy was throwing stones, and frightened his horses, causing them to
shy and plunge. The Sheriff-Substitute held that the occurrence was purely accidental,
there being, he said, no evidence of any intention on the part of Sir John to injure the child. 
He, therefore, found the accused "Not guilty." The case was watched with much interest by
a large number of people in court, and some amount of feeling was exhibited as certain
points in the evidence were brought out.'
Caroline, Lady Carden, wife of Sir John Craven Carden, 4th baronet
The 4th baronet's first marriage, in July 1844, was to Caroline Milner, daughter of Sir William
Mordaunt Sturt Milner, 4th baronet [GB 1717]. Caroline died on 5 November 1850, when she
was accidentally shot in the grounds of her husband's estate. The following account of her
death appeared in 'The York Herald and General Advertiser' of 9 November 1850:-
'We regret to record the death of Lady Carden, daughter of Sir Wm. Milner, Bart., of Nun
Appleton, and wife of Sir J.C. Carden, Bart., of the Priory, Templemore, which occurred under
most distressing circumstances. It appears by the Nenagh [in North Tipperary] papers that
about four o'clock on the evening of Tuesday, as John Craven Carden, Bart., and his brother,
Warden Carden, Esq., were shooting rabbits in the Priory demesne, Lady Carden went towards
them, and seated herself on a rustic chair, surrounded and covered by shrubs. Both gentlemen
immediately joined her. Having placed their rifles, which were at full-cock at the time, against
the trees which entwined around the back of the chair, they entered into conversation with
Lady Carden, when a sudden gale of wind arose which shook the trees and caused one of the
rifles to discharge, when alas! the ball entered under Lady Carden's left ear, and, melancholy
to relate, terminated her existence on the spot. She died in the arms of her affectionate
husband, whose grief is inexpressible. Nothing can equal the gloom which the death of this 
amiable and excellent lady has cast for many miles around the country. To the poor her death
is a severe loss, for her charity was as heartfelt as it was unbounded and frequent. She had
just returned from inspecting three schools which she built at her own expense for the 
instruction of the youth of the neighbourhood, when she met with her deplorable end. Lady
Carden has left a family of three young children, who are now bereaved of their youthful and
affectionate mother.'
Other contemporary reports differ slightly in reporting the circumstances. Some papers state 
that the rifle discharged when it became entangled in Lady Carden's voluminous dress, but
unfortunately the result was the same.
Sir John Valentine Carden, 6th baronet
Sir John, together with six other passengers and four crew, died in a plane crash in December
1935. The following edited report of the crash is taken from the 'New York Times' of 11 
December 1935:-
'Ice forming on the wings of a Belgian airliner as it neared Croydon airfield at dusk yesterday
was believed to have thrown it into a headlong dive into a garden in which its 11 occupants,
seven passengers and a crew of four, were instantly killed. It was one of the worst disasters
in the history of British aviation.
'Among the passengers was Sir John Carden, noted designer of airplane engines and a technical
director of Vickers-Armstrong, Ltd., where his activities were principally related to Vickers army
tanks, in connection with which he had just been in Brussels. It was said that every tank now
used by the British Army had been wholly or partly designed by him.
'The disaster occurred in the Tatsfield district of the Surrey hills, known among cross-Channel
pilots as "the valley of death." It is usually cloud-ridden, with a number of flashing beacons to
guide airmen the last few miles to the Croydon field.
'Witnesses suggest that the pilot, seeing that the crash was inevitable, promptly switched off
all three engines, for no fire resulted when the forepart of the plane embedded itself in the
earth and wreckage from the rest of the machine littered the ground within a radius of fifty
'It was not until after midnight that the police recovered the bodies. All were mutilated. Lady
Carden insisted upon seeing the body of her husband, who was identified by his automobile
driving licence. He was an experienced pilot and had vowed that he would never fly in bad
weather, which impelled his wife to hope that a mistake had been made. 
'Earlier in the year he had announced that he had designed a new type of light airplane
engine that would make possible "the production of a £100 family airplane." Co-operating with
Henri Mignet [1893-1965], pioneer of the "flying flea" midget plane, he modified a Ford
automobile engine for the machine and the machine became known as the Carden.'
Sir Alexander Carew, 2nd baronet
During the early days of the Civil War, Sir Alexander was appointed by Parliament as Governor of
St. Nicholas Island (now called Drake's Island) in Plymouth Sound. It was later suspected that
Sir Alexander planned to betray the island to the Royalist forces, for which he was tried,
condemned and executed in December 1644. The following account is taken from "A Collection
of Proceedings and Trials against State Prisoners" [London 1741]:-
'The Charge against Sir Alexander was founded on the Second and Third Articles of a late
Ordinance of Parliament, which made it Death to adhere to the Enemy, or to betray or surrender
any Fortress to his Majesty; and set forth that when the Wars began the Town of Plymouth
was looked upon as a most considerable Place, and the Island of St. Nicholas was so appendant
to it, that Plymouth could not be safe unless that were secured: And therefore to secure them
both, Sir George Chidleigh [Chudleigh, 1st baronet E 1622] was pitched upon Governor, and took
a Commission from the Earl of Essex; and by Deputation from him, by consent of Parliament, the
Charge and Government of the Island was entrusted to this Sir Alexander, who had deserted 
that Trust, adhered to the Enemy, and endeavoured to betray that Island and the Forces 
therein; which was offered to be made out by proving, that he had Intelligence with Colonel
Edgecomb and Major Scawen of the King's Party, not only by Letters but by personal 
Conference several times at Midnight in their own Quarters; that he had slandered the 
Parliament and their Proceedings, and justified the King's Proceedings against the Parliament;
and magnified the King's Power and Victories, and given the Parliament's Cause for lost; that
he had endeavoured to Work upon his soldiers and Officers by promising them Pardons; that he 
had declared his Resolution to hold that Island for the King, and endeavoured to put that
Resolution in Practice, by putting himself in a Posture both defensive and offensive against the
Parliament's Forces, and seeking to bring the Forces of the Enemy into the Island, which he had
effected but that his own soldiers took him flagranti Crimine, in the very manner. For 
manifesting these particulars, several Witnesses, as Mr. Francis, the Mayor of Plymouth, Mr.
Willis and Mr. Bandal, two Ministers, Captain Hancock, John Deep, Merchant, and Arthur Skinner,
Gentleman, were produced, and his own Confession and Examination read.
'Many of these Actions Sir Alexander denied, but his chief Plea, was that the Ordinance did not
look backwards, but only forward; and therefore he ought not to be tried for them on this 
Ordinance, since the matters objected were done and transacted long before the Ordinance 
was made, viz. about the Month of August, 1643.
'To which Mills the Advocate replied, I. That his Defence, grounded upon the Ordinance of
Parliament, was not only insufficient, but seemed to reflect on the Wisdom and Justice of the
Parliament. II. That these Exceptions of his arose from a great Mistake; for the two Articles 
they proceeded upon against him, viz. the second and the seventh, do both look back as well
as forward; and indeed do not create or make any new Crime, but declare the Punishment of
what was before, and at all Times, Treachery and Treason in War, which by all the Laws Civil
is Death. And so the Court proceeded to sentence that he should be beheaded.
'On the Saturday following his Sentence, his Lady presented a Petition to the House of 
Commons, setting forth, That Sir Alexander was in a kind of distracted Condition, and unfit to
die, and therefore prayed he might be reprieved; whereupon a Committee was sent to visit him
and report his Condition, who declared him not to be distracted; however, that he might have
Time to settle his Estate, and prepare himself for Death, Execution was respited for above a
Month, viz. until Monday, December 23, when he was brought by the Lieutenant and his Officers
to a Scaffold erected on Tower-Hill, where he made a Speech, observing, that his greatest
Enemy could only charge him with a Suspicion of the Fact for which he was condemned; and
that he was assured of Eternal Peace and Happiness after the Dissolution of his Body, as his
Father was before him; after which he submitted to the Block, and the Executioner struck off
his Head.'
Sir James Robert Carmichael, 2nd baronet  [UK 1821] and a claim made to the 
baronetcy in 1908
The following article appeared in the London "Telegraph" of 26 August 1908, under the heading
of "Claim to a Baronetcy." Any such claim was doomed from the start, since the claimant relied
on descent via a daughter of the second baronet. As the descent of the baronetcy was limited
to the male line, the claimant's chances of success were non-existent. This fact appears to
have been recognised by the newspaper, since, in its final paragraph it queries various aspects
of the claimant's story. This scepticism is unusual for the popular press of the time, which cared
little for fact and more for sensation.
'There is always a large crop of people in America claiming English titles and fortunes. Some-
times they are justified, as in the case of the "cowboy baronet" [i.e. Sir Genille Cave-Browne-
Cave whose story is included on this page] recently, but more often they are not. John Ford, 
an American repairer of musical instruments of Philadelphia, sails hence to-morrow to claim
succession to the baronetcy of Sir James Robert Carmichael, and a fortune modestly estimated
at over £3,000,000. He and his sister, who lives in penury in New York, swear that they are the
grandchildren of Sir James, who died in 1883. The latter's daughter married a saddler, they say.
This infuriated the proud baronet. His daughter was also proud and likewise honest, and, 
refusing to remain in England, she set forth with the poor saddler for America. The baronet is 
represented as unforgiving as regards his daughter, but it is claimed that he recognised her
marriage at Tunbridge Wells and promised to leave his "grandchildren, who are not responsible
for their mother's fault, a legacy." Soon after this letter was sent to America, the baronet died.
'The claimant, Mr. John Ford, and his sister, by name Mrs. Warren, received the reporters in New
York today. This practice is quite common when claimants sail for England to battle for their
rights. Both admitted that they were very poor, but both were confident that England will give
them their due. Mrs. Warren produced a letter purporting to come from the late baronet, and said
she recollected that her mother received an allowance from him.
'Mr. John Ford, who certainly looks more like an Englishman than a typical American, said: Five
years after my mother's death in 1883 I went to London to press a claim for aid. I had my grand-
father's letter. I called on my stepgrandmother, who lived in a white stone house at 11, Sussex-
place. She was an old lady living in luxury. She received me coldly and referred me to her son. I 
was young and foolish and did not know how to proceed. Her son was the baronet then, and he
was a member of Parliament. He had made a claim for the title of Earl of Hyndford and he was a
man of great position. I was overawed and wasted my time. I was not seeking for anything but
financial help. I came to America without seeing the baronet, as my funds were low. I heard
vaguely about the death of the old lady and her son, who died six years ago. With him the title
became extinct. I have written to M. Victor Larvelle, who was French Commissioner during the
World's Fair, and for whom I worked. I told him about my claims, and I have sent him my letter. 
He advised me to come to London. Since receiving this letter I have been saving up money with
which to make the trip.
'The baronetcy to which Mr. John Ford is stated to be laying claim was bestowed, in August, 
1821, upon Major-General Sir James Carmichael-Smyth for distinguished military services. He
died in 1838, and was succeeded by his only son, Sir James Robert Carmichael, who assumed
by Royal license, in 1841, the surname of Carmichael only, in lieu of Carmichael-Smyth. On his
death, in 1883, he was succeeded by his only son, Sir James Morse Carmichael, who was M.P.
for the St. Rollox Division of Glasgow from 1892 to 1895, and claimed the dormant title of Earl
of Hyndford. Sir James died unmarried on May 31, 1902, and the baronetcy then became 
extinct. The second baronet had two daughters. One married a clergyman and the other,
according to "Burke's Peerage," died unmarried in 1874. It is difficult to follow Mr. Ford's
allusion to his "step-grandmother." The second baronet was only married once - viz., to Louisa
Charlotte, daughter of Sir Thomas Butler, Bt., of Garryhundon, co. Carlow, and she survived
him sixteen years, dying in 1899.'
Sir Francis Edward Cassel, 2nd baronet  [UK 1920]
Following his death, the London "Daily Telegraph" of 19 April 1969 contained the following
Sir Francis Cassel, 56, the wealthy concert pianist and racehorse owner, has died at his home
at Putteridge Bury, Luton, after a seven-month illness, it was announced yesterday.
'Despite a mixed reaction from the critics, Sir Francis hired the Albert Hall each year at a cost
of £350 to give a piano recital of his favourite works.
'A bachelor, his hobby was owning and breeding racehorses, which he raced with considerable
success. He also owned a garage and a nursery, and ran an investment trust.
'He achieved the reputation of being an eccentric. He was once quoted as saying that he
taught his horses French and German and how to count to 10 backwards.
'Sir Francis succeeded his father to the title in 1953, but sold the family home, Putteridge Bury
House, now a teachers' training college, and lived in a brick-built farmworker's cottage on the
'He traced his descent from both Francis Bacon's father and Sheridan, and was connected 
with the Mountbatten family. He was chairman of the Cassel Hospital for Nervous Disorders,
Richmond, which was founded by his great-uncle, Sir Ernest Cassel, grandfather of Countess
'Sir Francis was sometimes seen in the town centre at Luton, wearing a cloak and white tennis
shoes. One of the last times he came to the public's attention was when he intervened in a
deadlocked bus strike at Luton, and helped to find a settlement.'
Sir Genille Cave-Browne-Cave, 12th baronet
Sir Genille led a remarkable life, as is illustrated in his obituary which appeared in 'The Times'
on 30 October 1929:-
'A varied and adventurous career closes with the death of the Rev. Sir Genille Cave-Browne-
Cave, rector of Londesborough, Yorkshire, which occurred yesterday at Londesborough 
rectory. After a roving life, which had included fighting in the American-Spanish War and in 
the Boxer Expedition in China, life before the mast, ranching in America, the circus, and the 
stage, he took Orders in the Church of England in 1920.
'The family, which is of Norman extraction, is one of the most ancient in the British Isles. From
a pedigree prepared and certified by the Garter King-of-Arms in 1632, it appears to be derived
from one Jordan de Cave, who received from his brother, Wyamarus de Cave, the estates of 
North Cave and South Cave, in the County of York, which had been granted to the latter by
William the Conqueror in 1080. The first Baronet, Sir Thomas Cave, was so created in 1641, for
distinguished service in the Civil Wars. The name of Browne came into the family in 1675 
through the marriage of the second Baronet with the daughter of John Browne, of Eydon, 
Northamptonshire, Clerk of the Parliaments, and was assumed as part of the title by the ninth
Baronet, Sir William Cave-Browne-Cave, who died in 1838.
'Sir Genille Cave-Browne-Cave was the second and only surviving son of the 11th Baronet, Sir
Mylles Cave-Browne-Cave, whom he succeeded in the title in 1907. He was born on September
3, 1869, and received some education at St. Helen's College, Southsea, and Repton. About his 
13th year he ran away from home and joined Sanger's Circus, where he was recognised after a 
few weeks and restored to his family. From a training ship to which he was sent he was 
dismissed for insubordination, and he was then, at the age of 14, apprenticed for four years on
a sailing ship plying to Australia. Getting tired with the life, he deserted with a companion and
escaped to the bush.  Drifting home in 1885, he enlisted in a cavalry regiment and he saw
service, and got into many scrapes, in India. In time he purchased his discharge and went off 
to Burma; after some months' hunting and shooting, he drifted back to India and worked in the
Mysore gold fields. He returned to England and rejoined the Army, but soon tired of it, and
after some time spent in South Africa he paid his first visit to the Far West, which on and off,
in Western Kansas and elsewhere, was destined to be his home as a rancher for many years.
When the Spanish-American War broke out he naturally took a hand in it; when it was over he
shipped back to England as a cattleman. Then he got a job as quartermaster on a liner for the
Far East, where he was lucky enough to be just in time for the Boxer Rebellion, and took part 
in in the Expedition by the Powers. After this he returned to ranching in the Far West, and 
spent six months in Salt Lake City.
'The death of his father, in 1907, and his succession to the baronetcy, recalled him to 
England, and about the time of the death of King Edward he was doing turns on the stage of 
the London Hippodrome, and he professed to be earning there £100 a week. However, the 
West again called him, and, forsaking ranching, he went on to the "movies." His adventures at 
this point took a violent turn in a different direction, for, wandering into a Salvation Army 
meeting, as he put it, he "became a Christian," and later he seems to have joined the 
Wesleyans and had a "parish" in Virginia. The outbreak of the Great War, however, drew him
homewards, and he enlisted and became a corporal, apparently in a Canadian unit. Being 
considered to be too old to be a Free Church chaplain, he joined the R.G.A. [Royal Garrison 
Artillery?], and on demobilization he decided to take Orders in the Church of England. He 
passed through the necessary training at the London Theological College, and was ordained
deacon in 1920, and served in curacies in London. In his volume of recollections. "From 
Cowboy to Pulpit" [Herbert Jenkins, London, 1926], may be read the tale of these and many 
more of his adventures, closing, he might have reflected, with the strangest of all, his 
appointment as rector of a parish in rural England.
'Sir Genille Cave-Browne-Cave married, in 1926, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John Wreghitt, of
East Thorpe, Yorkshire. He is succeeded in the title by his cousin, Commander Reginald 
Ambrose Cave-Browne-Cave, R.N.'
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