Last updated 29/04/2020
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
DRAPER of Sunninghill,Berks
9 Jun 1660 E 1 Thomas Draper Dec 1703
to     Extinct on his death
Dec 1703
DRUGHORN of Ifield Hall,Sussex
29 Jun 1922 UK 1 John Frederick Drughorn 1 Aug 1862 23 Feb 1943 80
to     Extinct on his death
23 Feb 1943
DRUMMOND of Hawthornden,Edinburgh
27 Feb 1828 UK See "Williams-Drummond"
DRUMMOND of Lasswade,Midlothian
27 Jun 1922 UK 1 Hugh Henry John Drummond 29 Nov 1859 1 Aug 1924 64
to     Extinct on his death
1 Aug 1924
2 Jun 1683 NS 1 Thomas Stewart by 1717
1717 2 George Stewart 12 Oct 1686 1 Nov 1759 73
1 Nov 1759 3 John Stewart 29 Sep 1687 14 Jun 1764 76
14 Jun 1764 4 John Stewart c 1726 6 Oct 1797
6 Oct 1797 5 George Stewart 17 Oct 1750 9 Dec 1827 77
9 Dec 1827 6 John Archibald Drummond-Stewart 26 Oct 1794 20 May 1838 43
20 May 1838 7 William George Drummond-Stewart 26 Dec 1795 28 Apr 1871 75
28 Apr 1871 8 Archibald Douglas Drummond-Stewart 29 Aug 1807 20 Sep 1890 83
to     Extinct on his death
20 Sep 1890
DRURY of Riddlesworth,Norfolk
7 May 1627 E 1 Drue Drury 1588 23 Apr 1632 43
MP for Norfolk 1621-1622 and Thetford
23 Apr 1632 2 Drue Drury 17 Jan 1611 13 Jul 1647 36
13 Jul 1647 3 Robert Drury c 1633 27 Apr 1712
to     Extinct on his death
27 Apr 1712
  DRURY of Overstone,Northants
16 Feb 1739 GB 1 Thomas Drury 12 Nov 1712 19 Jan 1759 46
to     MP for Maldon 1741-1747
19 Jan 1759 Extinct on his death
DRYDEN of Canons Ashby,Northants
16 Nov 1619 E 1 Erasmus Dryden 29 Dec 1553 22 May 1632 78
MP for Banbury 1624-1625
22 May 1632 2 John Dryden c 1580 c 1658
MP for Northamptonshire 1640-1653 and
c 1658 3 Robert Dryden c 1638 19 Aug 1708
19 Aug 1708 4 John Dryden c 1635 23 May 1710
May 1710 5 Erasmus Henry Dryden 2 May 1669 4 Dec 1710 41
Dec 1710 6 Erasmus Dryden 1636 3 Nov 1718 82
3 Nov 1718 7 John Dryden c 1704 21 Mar 1770
to     Extinct on his death
21 Mar 1770
DRYDEN of Ambrosden,Oxon
24 Aug 1733 GB 1 Edward Turner 6 Oct 1691 15 Jul 1735 43
15 Jul 1735 2 Edward Turner 18 Apr 1719 31 Oct 1766 47
MP for Great Bedwin 1741-1747, Oxfordshire
1754-1761 and Penrhyn 1761-1766
31 Oct 1766 3 Gregory Turner (Page-Turner from 15 Nov 1775) 16 Feb 1748 4 Jan 1805 57
MP for Thirsk 1784-1805
4 Jan 1805 4 Gregory Osborne Page-Turner 28 Sep 1785 6 Mar 1843 57
6 Mar 1843 5 Edward George Thomas Page-Turner 12 Sep 1789 10 Oct 1846 57
10 Oct 1846 6 Edward Henry Page-Turner 3 Oct 1823 24 Mar 1874 50
24 Mar 1874 7 Henry Edward Leigh Dryden 17 Aug 1818 24 Jul 1899 80
He had previously succeeded to the
baronetcy of Dryden of Canons Abbey,
Northants (see below) in 1837. The two
baronetcies continue to be merged
24 Jul 1899 8 Alfred Erasmus Dryden 14 Oct 1822 2 Apr 1912 89
2 Apr 1912 9 Arthur Dryden 12 Apr 1852 15 Mar 1938 85
15 Mar 1938 10 Noel Percy Hugh Dryden 24 Dec 1910 23 Mar 1970 59
23 Mar 1970 11 John Stephen Gyles Dryden 26 Sep 1943
  DRYDEN of Canons Ashby,Northants
2 May 1795 GB 1 John Dryden 11 Nov 1752 14 Aug 1797 44
14 Aug 1797 2 John Edmund Dryden 17 Sep 1782 29 Sep 1818 36
29 Sep 1818 3 Henry Dryden 7 Jul 1787 17 Nov 1837 50
17 Nov 1837 4 Henry Edward Leigh Dryden 17 Aug 1818 24 Jul 1899 80
He subsequently succeeded in 1874 to the 
baronetcy of Turner (see above) created in 
1733 when the two baronetcies merged
DUCIE of London
28 Nov 1629 E 1 Robert Ducie 29 May 1575 12 Jul 1634 59
12 Jul 1634 2 Richard Ducie c 1602 7 Mar 1657
7 Mar 1657 3 William Ducie,later [1675] 1st Viscount Downe c 1612 9 Sep 1679
9 Sep 1679 4 William Ducie c 1691
c 1691 5 Robert Ducie May 1703
to     Extinct on his death
May 1703
DUCK of Haswell-on-the-Hill,Durham
19 Mar 1687 E 1 John Duck c 1632 26 Aug 1691
to     Extinct on his death
26 Aug 1691
  DUCKETT of Hartham House,Wilts
21 Jun 1791 GB 1 George Jackson (Duckett from 3 Feb 1797) 24 Oct 1725 15 Dec 1822 97
MP for Weymouth 1786-1788 and Colchester
15 Dec 1822 2 George Duckett 17 Jul 1777 15 Jun 1856 78
MP for Lymington 1807-1812 and Plympton
Erle 1812
15 Jun 1856 3 George Floyd Duckett 27 Mar 1811 13 May 1902 91
to     Extinct on his death
13 May 1902
DUCKWORTH of Topsham,Devon
2 Nov 1813 UK 1 John Thomas Duckworth 28 Feb 1748 31 Aug 1817 69
MP for New Romney 1812-1817
31 Aug 1817 2 John Thomas Buller Duckworth 17 Mar 1809 29 Nov 1887 78
to     MP for Exeter 1845-1857
29 Nov 1887 Extinct on his death
DUCKWORTH of Grosvenor Place,Westminster
15 Jul 1909 UK 1 Dyce Duckworth 24 Nov 1840 20 Jan 1928 87
20 Jan 1928 2 Edward Dyce Duckworth 10 Jul 1875 5 Aug 1945 70
5 Aug 1945 3 Richard Dyce Duckworth 30 Sep 1918 28 Dec 1997 79
28 Dec 1997 4 Edward Richard Dyce Duckworth 13 Jul 1943 7 Oct 2005 62
7 Oct 2005 5 James Edward Dyce Duckworth 1984
DUCKWORTH-KING of Bellevue,Kent
18 Jul 1792 GB 1 Richard King 10 Aug 1730 27 Nov 1806 76
MP for Rochester 1794-1802
27 Nov 1806 2 Richard King 28 Nov 1774 5 Aug 1834 59
5 Aug 1834 3 Richard Duckworth King 12 Sep 1804 2 Nov 1887 83
2 Nov 1887 4 George St.Vincent King (Duckworth-King
from 13 Feb 1888) 15 Jul 1809 18 Aug 1891 82
18 Aug 1891 5 Dudley Gordon Alan Duckworth-King 28 Nov 1851 14 Feb 1909 57
14 Feb 1909 6 George Henry James Duckworth-King 8 Jun 1891 21 Feb 1952 60
21 Feb 1952 7 John Richard Duckworth-King 11 Jun 1899 1 Apr 1972 72
to     Extinct on his death
1 Apr 1972
DU CROS of Canons,Middlesex
5 Jul 1916 UK 1 Arthur Philip du Cros 26 Jan 1871 28 Oct 1955 84
MP for Hastings 1908-1918 and Clapham
28 Oct 1955 2 Harvey Philip du Cros 19 Jun 1898 11 Oct 1975 77
11 Oct 1975 3 Claude Philip Arthur Mallet du Cros 22 Dec 1922 24 Jul 2014 91
24 Jul 2014 4 Julian Claude Arthur Mallet du Cros 23 Apr 1955
DUDDLESTONE of Bristol,Gloucs
11 Jan 1692 E 1 John Duddlestone c 1716
c 1716 2 John Duddlestone c 1750
to     Extinct on his death
c 1750
DUDLEY of Clapton,Northants
1 Aug 1660 E 1 William Dudley 18 Sep 1670
18 Sep 1670 2 Matthew Dudley 1 Oct 1661 14 Apr 1721 59
MP for Northampton 1702-1705 and
Huntingdonshire 1713-1715
14 Apr 1721 3 William Dudley 2 Mar 1696 15 Jun 1764 68
to     Extinct on his death
15 Jun 1764
DUDLEY of Kilscoran House,Ireland
17 Apr 1813 UK 1 Henry Bate Dudley 25 Aug 1745 1 Feb 1824 78
to     Extinct on his death
1 Feb 1824 For further information on this baronet,see the
note at the foot of this page
2 Jul 1964 UK 1 Rolf Dudley Dudley-Williams 17 Jun 1908 8 Oct 1987 79
MP for Exeter 1951-1966
8 Oct 1987 2 Alastair Edgcumbe James Dudley-Williams 26 Nov 1943
DUFF of Vaynol Park,Carnarvon
1 Aug 1911 UK 1 Charles Garden Assheton-Smith 16 Apr 1851 24 Sep 1914 63
24 Sep 1914 2 Robert George Vivian Duff 14 Nov 1876 16 Oct 1914 37
16 Oct 1914 3 Charles Michael Robert Vivian Duff 3 May 1907 3 Mar 1980 72
to     Lord Lieutenant Caernarvon 1960-1974
3 Mar 1980 and Gwynedd 1974-1980
Extinct on his death
DUFF of Hatton,Aberdeen
3 Jul 1952 UK 1 Garden Beauchamp Duff 6 Dec 1879 6 Sep 1952 72
to     Extinct on his death
6 Sep 1952
DUFF-GORDON of Halkin,Ayr
12 Nov 1813 UK 1 James Duff 20 Nov 1815
20 Nov 1815 2 William Duff-Gordon 8 Apr 1772 8 Mar 1823 50
MP for Worcester 1807-1818
8 Mar 1823 3 Alexander Cornewall Duff-Gordon 3 Feb 1811 27 Oct 1872 61
27 Oct 1872 4 Maurice Duff-Gordon 15 Mar 1849 5 May 1896 47
5 May 1896 5 Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon 22 Jul 1862 20 Apr 1931 68
20 Apr 1931 6 Henry William Duff-Gordon 12 Jan 1866 9 Jan 1953 86
9 Jan 1953 7 Douglas Frederick Duff-Gordon 12 Sep 1892 15 Mar 1964 71
15 Mar 1964 8 Andrew Cosmo Lewis Duff-Gordon 17 Oct 1933
of Hempriggs,Caithness
21 Dec 1706 NS See "Dunbar"
DUGDALE of Merevale and Blyth,Warwicks
17 Jul 1936 UK 1 William Francis Stratford Dugdale 20 Oct 1872 18 Apr 1965 92
18 Apr 1965 2 William Stratford Dugdale 29 Mar 1922 13 Nov 2014 92
13 Nov 2014 3 William Matthew Stratford Dugdale 22 Feb 1959
DUGDALE of Crathorne,Yorks
31 Jan 1945 UK 1 Thomas Lionel Dugdale 20 Jul 1897 26 Mar 1977 79
He was subsequently created Baron
Crathorne (qv) in 1959 with which title
the baronetcy remains merged
DUKE of Benhall,Suffolk
16 Jul 1661 E 1 Edward Duke c 1604 1670
MP for Orford 1640
1670 2 John Duke 3 Jan 1633 24 Jul 1705 73
MP for Orford 1679-1685,1689-1690 and 
Jul 1705 3 Edward Duke c 1694 25 Aug 1732
to     MP for Orford 1721-1722
25 Aug 1732 Extinct on his death
DUKE of London
5 Dec 1849 UK 1 James Duke 31 Jan 1792 28 May 1873 81
MP for Boston 1837-1849 and London
28 May 1873 2 James Duke 25 Jun 1865 3 Jul 1935 70
to     Extinct on his death
3 Jul 1935
DUKINFIELD of Dukinfield,Cheshire
16 Jun 1665 E 1 Robert Dukinfield c 1642 6 Nov 1729
6 Nov 1729 2 Charles Dukinfield 18 Nov 1670 23 Feb 1742 71
23 Feb 1742 3 William Dukinfield (Dukinfield-Daniell from 1746) c 1725 12 Jan 1758
12 Jan 1758 4 Samuel Dukinfield c 1716 15 May 1768
15 May 1768 5 Nathaniel Dukinfield 13 Jun 1746 20 Oct 1824 78
20 Oct 1824 6 John Lloyd Dukinfield 3 Feb 1785 7 Dec 1836 51
7 Dec 1836 7 Henry Robert Dukinfield 1 Jan 1791 24 Jan 1858 67
to     Extinct on his death
24 Jan 1858
DUNBAR of Baldoon,Wigtown
13 Oct 1664 NS   See "Hope-Dunbar"  
DUNBAR of Mochrum,Wigtown
29 Mar 1694 NS 1 James Dunbar 1718
1718 2 George Dunbar Oct 1747
Oct 1747 3 James Dunbar 16 Apr 1782
16 Apr 1782 4 George Dunbar 15 Oct 1799
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
15 Oct 1799 5 George Dunbar c 1750 10 Oct 1811
10 Oct 1811 6 William Rowe Dunbar 19 Oct 1776 22 Jun 1841 64
22 Jun 1841 7 William Dunbar 2 Mar 1812 19 Dec 1889 77
MP for Wigtown 1857-1865
19 Dec 1889 8 Uthred James Hay Dunbar 26 Feb 1843 4 Sep 1904 61
4 Sep 1904 9 William Cospatrick Dunbar 20 Jul 1844 6 Feb 1931 86
6 Feb 1931 10 James George Hawker Roland Dunbar 6 Sep 1862 23 Jan 1953 90
23 Jan 1953 11 Richard Sutherland Dunbar 7 Jun 1873 25 Jan 1953 79
25 Jan 1953 12 Adrian Ivor Dunbar 11 Jun 1893 14 Jun 1977 84
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
14 Jun 1977 13 Jean Ivor Dunbar 4 Apr 1918 15 Aug 1993 75
For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
15 Aug 1993 14 James Michael Dunbar 17 Jan 1950
DUNBAR of Durn,Banff
29 Jan 1698 NS 1 William Dunbar c 1710
c 1710 2 James Dunbar 9 Jan 1668 Nov 1737 69
Nov 1737 3 William Dunbar 28 Jan 1786
28 Jan 1786 4 James Dunbar 20 Jan 1812
Jan 1812 5 Robert Dunbar 6 Jan 1780 11 Nov 1813 33
11 Nov 1813 6 William Dunbar 16 May 1804 27 Nov 1881 77
27 Nov 1881 7 Drummond Miles Dunbar 21 Nov 1845 4 Jan 1903 57
4 Jan 1903 8 George Alexander Drummond Dunbar 10 May 1879 25 Jun 1949 70
25 Jun 1949 9 Drummond Cospatrick Ninian Dunbar 9 May 1917 12 Jun 2000 83
12 Jun 2000 10 Robert Drummond Cospatrick Dunbar 17 Jun 1958
DUNBAR of Northfield,Moray
11 Apr 1700 NS 1 William Dunbar 1711
1711 2 Robert Dunbar 1742
1742 3 Patrick Dunbar c 1676 5 Apr 1763
MP for Buteshire and Caithness 1727-1734
5 Apr 1763 4 Archibald Dunbar c 1693 13 Jan 1769
13 Jan 1769 5 Alexander Dunbar 12 Jan 1742 20 Dec 1791 49
20 Dec 1791 6 Archibald Dunbar 30 Jun 1772 29 Mar 1847 74
29 Mar 1847 7 Archibald Dunbar 5 Jul 1803 6 Jan 1898 94
6 Jan 1898 8 Archibald Hamilton Dunbar 5 Apr 1828 6 Jun 1910 82
6 Jun 1910 9 Charles Gordon-Cumming Dunbar 14 Feb 1844 8 Jan 1916 71
8 Jan 1916 10 Archibald Edward Dunbar 17 Feb 1889 15 Jun 1969 80
15 Jun 1969 11 Archibald Ranulph Dunbar 8 Aug 1927 30 Nov 2015 88
30 Nov 2015 12 Edward Horace Dunbar 18 Mar 1977
DUNBAR of Hempriggs,Caithness
21 Dec 1706 NS 1 James Dunbar after 1676 c Oct 1724
MP for Caithness 1710-1713
c Oct 1724 2 William Dunbar 12 Jun 1793
12 Jun 1793 3 Benjamin Dunbar,Lord Duffus 28 Apr 1761 27 Jan 1843 81
27 Jan 1843 4 George Sutherland Dunbar,Lord Duffus 6 Jan 1799 28 Aug 1875 76
28 Aug 1875 5 Benjamin Duff 1808 7 Dec 1897 89
7 Dec 1897 6 George Duff-Sutherland-Dunbar 29 May 1878 8 Apr 1962 83
8 Apr 1962 7 George Cospatrick Duff-Sutherland-Dunbar 3 Aug 1906 4 Feb 1963 56
4 Feb 1963 8 Maureen Daisy Helen Dunbar 19 Aug 1906 15 Feb 1997 90
One of only five female baronets - see
also Bolles created 1635,Dalyell created 1685,
Maxwell created 1682 and Wishart created 1706
For further information on this baronetess,see
the note at the foot of this page
15 Feb 1997 9 Richard Francis Dunbar 8 Jan 1945
DUNBAR of Boath,Nairn
19 Sep 1814 UK 1 James Dunbar 12 Feb 1770 Jan 1836 65
Jan 1836 2 Frederic William Dunbar 1819 29 Dec 1851 32
29 Dec 1851 3 James Alexander Dunbar 1821 7 Oct 1883 62
7 Oct 1883 4 Alexander James Dunbar 22 Nov 1870 15 Nov 1900 29
For information on the death of this baronet,
see the note at the foot of this page
15 Nov 1900 5 Frederick George Dunbar 27 Apr 1875 31 Dec 1937 62
to     Extinct on his death
31 Dec 1937
DUNCAN of Marylebone,London
9 Aug 1764 GB 1 William Duncan c 1715 1 Oct 1774
to     Extinct on his death
1 Oct 1774
DUNCAN of Horsforth Hall,Yorks
9 Dec 1905 UK 1 Surr William Duncan 14 Jan 1834 3 Dec 1908 74
3 Dec 1908 2 Frederick William Duncan 12 Aug 1859 26 Feb 1929 69
26 Feb 1929 3 Charles Edgar Oliver Duncan 13 Aug 1892 20 Sep 1964 72
to     Extinct on his death
20 Sep 1964
DUNCAN of Jordanstone,Perth
13 Jun 1957 UK 1 James Alexander Lawson Duncan 1899 30 Sep 1974 75
to     MP for Kensington North 1931-1945 and
30 Sep 1974 Angus South 1950-1964
Extinct on his death
DUNCOMBE of Tangley Park,Surrey
4 Feb 1662 E 1 Francis Duncombe 4 Nov 1670
4 Nov 1670 2 William Duncombe 1658 21 Jul 1706 48
to     Extinct on his death
Jul 1706
DUNCOMBE of Great Brickhill,Bucks
25 May 1859 UK See "Pauncefort-Duncombe"
DUNCOMBE of Wood Hall,Herts
16 May 1919 UK 1 George Augustus Duncombe 25 May 1848 22 Nov 1933 85
to     Extinct on his death
22 Nov 1933
  DUNDAS of Kerse,Linlithgow
16 Nov 1762 GB 1 Lawrence Dundas c 1710 21 Sep 1781
For details of the special remainder included
in this creation, see the note at the foot of
this page
MP for Lanark 1747-1748, Newcastle
under Lyme 1762-1768 and Edinburgh 1768-
1780 and 1781
21 Sep 1781 2 Thomas Dundas 16 Feb 1741 14 Jun 1820 79
He was subsequently created Baron
Dundas (qv) in 1794. Currently the 
baronetcy remains merged with the
Marquessate of Zetland
DUNDAS of Richmond,Surrey
22 May 1815 UK 1 David Dundas 10 Jan 1826
10 Jan 1826 2 William Dundas 10 Dec 1777 Nov 1840 62
Nov 1840 3 James Fullerton Dundas 16 Jun 1848
16 Jun 1848 4 John Burnet Dundas 17 Nov 1794 2 Sep 1868 73
to     Extinct on his death
2 Sep 1868
DUNDAS of Beechwood,Midlothian
24 Aug 1821 UK 1 Robert Dundas 30 Jul 1761 28 Dec 1835 74
28 Dec 1835 2 David Dundas 23 Aug 1803 22 Mar 1877 73
22 Mar 1877 3 Sydney James Dundas 3 Jun 1849 24 Sep 1904 55
24 Sep 1904 4 Charles Henry Dundas 1 Jan 1851 22 Nov 1908 57
22 Nov 1908 5 George Whyte Melville Dundas 16 Apr 1856 23 Oct 1934 78
23 Oct 1934 6 Robert Whyte-Melville Dundas 31 Oct 1881 10 Oct 1981 99
to     Extinct on his death
10 Oct 1981
DUNDAS of Arniston,Midlothian
18 Jun 1898 UK 1 Robert Dundas 23 Mar 1823 11 Nov 1909 86
11 Nov 1909 2 Robert Dundas 28 Jul 1857 12 Dec 1910 53
12 Dec 1910 3 Henry Herbert Philip Dundas 4 Sep 1866 5 Feb 1930 63
5 Feb 1930 4 Philip Dundas 8 Nov 1899 23 Feb 1952 52
23 Feb 1952 5 Henry Matthew Dundas 17 May 1937 24 Jun 1963 26
24 Jun 1963 6 James Durham Dundas 31 Aug 1905 18 Jun 1967 61
18 Jun 1967 7 Thomas Calderwood Dundas 27 Nov 1906 2 Dec 1970 64
to     Extinct on his death
2 Dec 1970
DUNGAN of Castletown,Kildare
23 Oct 1623 I 1 Walter Dungan 21 Dec 1626
21 Dec 1626 2 John Dungan c 1603 c 1650
c 1650 3 Walter Dungan c 1625 c 1686
c 1686 4 William Dungan c 1630 Dec 1698
He was subsequently created Earl of
Limerick (qv) in 1686 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1715
DUNLOP of Dunlop,Ayr
28 Jul 1838 UK 1 John Dunlop 1806 3 Apr 1839 36
MP for Ayrshire 1835-1839
3 Apr 1839 2 James Dunlop 27 Aug 1830 10 Feb 1858 27
to     Extinct on his death
10 Feb 1858
DUNLOP of Woodbourne,Renfrew
6 Jul 1916 UK 1 Sir Thomas Dunlop 2 Aug 1855 29 Jan 1938 82
29 Jan 1938 2 Thomas Dunlop 17 Nov 1881 8 Mar 1963 81
8 Mar 1963 3 Thomas Dunlop 11 Apr 1912 18 Aug 1999 87
18 Aug 1999 4 Thomas Dunlop 22 Apr 1951
DUNN of Lakenheath,Suffolk
29 Jul 1895 UK 1 William Dunn 22 Sep 1833 31 Mar 1912 78
to     MP for Paisley 1891-1906
31 Mar 1912 Extinct on his death
DUNN of Clitheroe,Lancs
25 Jun 1917 UK 1 Sir William Henry Dunn 8 Oct 1856 12 Jun 1926 69
MP for Southwark West 1910
12 Jun 1926 2 John Henry Dunn 12 Dec 1890 3 Oct 1971 80
to     Extinct on his death
3 Oct 1971 For further information on this baronet,see
the note at the foot of this page
DUNN of Bathurst,New Brunswick,Canada
13 Jan 1921 UK 1 James Hamet Dunn 29 Oct 1875 1 Jan 1956 80
1 Jan 1956 2 Philip Gordon Dunn 26 Oct 1905 20 Jun 1976 70
to     Extinct on his death
20 Jun 1976
DUNNELL of York,Yorks
11 Jan 1922 UK 1 Sir Robert Francis Dunnell 26 Jul 1868 16 Jul 1960 91
to     Extinct on his death
16 Jul 1960
DUNNING of Beedinglee,Sussex
24 Jun 1930 UK 1 Sir Leonard Dunning 17 Jun 1860 8 Feb 1941 80
8 Feb 1941 2 William Leonard Dunning 13 Nov 1903 10 Sep 1961 57
10 Sep 1961 3 Simon William Patrick Dunning 14 Dec 1939
of Thorganby Hall,Yorks
7 Jul 1958 UK 1 Sir John Alexander Dunnington-Jefferson 10 Apr 1884 12 Apr 1979 95
12 Apr 1979 2 Mervyn Stewart Dunnington-Jefferson 5 Aug 1943 9 Jan 2014 70
9 Jan 2014 3 John Alexander Dunnington-Jefferson 23 Mar 1980
DUNTZE of Tiverton,Devon
8 Nov 1774 GB 1 John Duntze c 1735 5 Feb 1795
MP for Tiverton 1768-1795
5 Feb 1795 2 John Duntze c 1765 21 Jun 1830
21 Jun 1830 3 John Lewis Duntze 16 Aug 1809 7 Sep 1884 75
7 Sep 1884 4 George Alexander Duntze 27 Jan 1839 2 May 1922 83
2 May 1922 5 George Puxley Duntze 6 Dec 1873 20 May 1947 73
20 May 1947 6 George Edwin Douglas Duntze 1 Jun 1913 20 May 1985 71
20 May 1985 7 John Alexander Duntze 13 Nov 1909 23 Aug 1987 77
23 Aug 1987 8 Daniel Evans Duntze 4 Apr 1926  
DUPREE of Craneswater,Hants
24 Jan 1921 UK 1 Sir William Thomas Dupree 4 Sep 1856 2 Mar 1933 76
2 Mar 1933 2 William Dupree 5 Mar 1882 30 Jan 1953 70
30 Jan 1953 3 Vernon Dupree 23 Dec 1884 4 Sep 1971 86
4 Sep 1971 4 Victor Dupree 19 Dec 1887 11 Aug 1976 88
11 Aug 1976 5 Peter Dupree 20 Feb 1924 12 Sep 2006 82
12 Sep 2006 6 Thomas William James David Dupree 5 Feb 1930 29 Jun 2013 83
to     Extinct on his death
29 Jun 2013      
DURAND of Ruckley Grange,Salop
8 Apr 1892 UK 1 Edward Law Durand 5 Jun 1845 1 Jul 1920 75
1 Jul 1920 2 Edward Percy Marion Durand 11 Jul 1884 4 Mar 1955 70
4 Mar 1955 3 Alan Algernon Marion Durand 14 Oct 1893 16 Feb 1971 77
16 Feb 1971 4 Henry Mortimer Dickon Marion 
St.George Durand 19 Jun 1934 24 Oct 1992 58
24 Oct 1992 5 Edward Alan Christopher David Percy Durand 21 Feb 1974
DURNING-LAWRENCE of King's Ride,Berks
10 Mar 1898 UK 1 Edward Durning-Lawrence 2 Feb 1837 21 Apr 1914 77
to     MP for Truro 1895-1906
21 Apr 1914 Extinct on his death
DURRANT of Scottow,Norfolk
22 Jan 1784 GB 1 Thomas Durrant c 1722 6 Sep 1790
6 Sep 1790 2 Thomas Durrant 1775 22 May 1829 53
22 May 1829 3 Henry Thomas Estridge Durrant 4 May 1807 16 May 1861 54
16 May 1861 4 Henry Josias Durrant 2 Sep 1838 6 Apr 1875 36
6 Apr 1875 5 William Robert Estridge Durrant 19 Aug 1840 17 Dec 1912 72
17 Dec 1912 6 William Henry Estridge Durrant 23 Dec 1872 22 Jul 1953 80
22 Jul 1953 7 William Henry Estridge Durrant 1 Apr 1901 13 Jul 1994 93
13 Jul 1994 8 William Alexander Estridge Durrant 26 Nov 1929 26 Aug 2018 88
26 Aug 2018 9 David Alexander Durrant 1 Jul 1960
DUTRY of London
19 Jun 1716 GB 1 Dennis Dutry 20 Oct 1728
to     Extinct on his death
20 Oct 1728
  DUTTON of Sherborne,Dorset
22 Jun 1678 E 1 Ralph Dutton c 1645 by Mar 1721
MP for Gloucestershire 1679-1685 and 
by Mar 1721 2 John Dutton 2 Jan 1684 1 Feb 1743 59
to     MP for Gloucestershire 1727-1734
1 Feb 1743 Extinct on his death
DUVEEN of Milbank,Westminster
15 Feb 1927 UK 1 Sir Joseph Duveen 14 Oct 1869 25 May 1939 69
He was subsequently created Baron Duveen
(qv) in 1933 with which title the
baronetcy then merged until its extinction
in 1939
DYCER of Uphall,Herts
18 Mar 1661 E 1 Robert Dycer c 1595 26 Aug 1667
26 Aug 1667 2 Robert Dycer c 1644 c 1675
c 1675 3 Robert Dycer 1667 1676 9
to     Extinct on his death
DYER of Staughton,Hunts
8 Jun 1627 E 1 Lodowick Dyer c 1605 15 Nov 1669
to     Extinct on his death
Nov 1669
  DYER of Tottenham,Middlesex
6 Jul 1678 E 1 William Dyer 27 Jan 1681
27 Jan 1681 2 John Swinnerton Dyer c 1656 17 May 1701
17 May 1701 3 Swinnerton Dyer 15 Feb 1688 4 Mar 1736 48
4 Mar 1736 4 John Swinnerton Dyer c 1692 3 Feb 1754
3 Feb 1754 5 Thomas Dyer 12 Mar 1694 1780 86
1780 6 John Swinnerton Dyer 20 Nov 1738 21 Mar 1801 62
21 Mar 1801 7 Thomas Richard Swinnerton Dyer c 1770 12 Apr 1838
12 Apr 1838 8 Thomas Swinnerton Dyer 6 Oct 1770 27 Nov 1854 84
27 Nov 1854 9 Thomas Dyer 10 Dec 1799 31 Oct 1878 78
31 Oct 1878 10 Swinnerton Halliday Dyer 4 Jun 1833 16 Mar 1882 48
16 Mar 1882 11 Thomas Swinnerton Dyer 3 Oct 1859 23 Aug 1907 47
23 Aug 1907 12 John Swinnerton Dyer 27 May 1891 31 Jul 1917 26
31 Jul 1917 13 John Lodovick Swinnerton Dyer 20 Jan 1914 2 Aug 1940 26
2 Aug 1940 14 Leonard Whitworth Swinnerton Dyer 30 Oct 1875 19 Aug 1947 71
19 Aug 1947 15 Leonard Schroeder Swinnerton Dyer 30 Mar 1898 10 Jun 1975 77
10 Jun 1975 16 (Henry) Peter Francis Swinnerton Dyer 2 Aug 1927 26 Dec 2018  91
26 Dec 2018 17 David Dyer Bennet 1954
  DYKE of Horsham,Sussex
3 Mar 1677 E 1 Thomas Dyke c 1650 31 Oct 1706
MP for Sussex 1685-1687 and East Grinstead
31 Oct 1706 2 Thomas Dyke c 1700 20 Aug 1756
20 Aug 1756 3 John Dixon Dyke 23 Nov 1732 6 Sep 1810 77
6 Sep 1810 4 Thomas Dyke 29 Dec 1763 22 Nov 1831 67
22 Nov 1831 5 Percival Hart Dyke 27 Dec 1767 4 Aug 1846 78
4 Aug 1846 6 Percival Hart Dyke 9 Jun 1799 12 Nov 1875 76
12 Nov 1875 7 William Hart Dyke 7 Aug 1837 3 Jul 1931 93
MP for Kent West 1865-1868, Kent Mid
1868-1885 and Dartford 1885-1906
Chief Secretary for Ireland 1885-1886.
Vice President of the Council on Education
1887-1892. PC 1880  PC [I] 1885
3 Jul 1931 8 Oliver Hamilton Augustus Hart Dyke 4 Sep 1885 9 Jul 1969 83
9 Jul 1969 9 Derek William Hart Dyke 4 Dec 1924 14 Sep 1987 62
14 Sep 1987 10 David William Hart Dyke 5 Jan 1955
DYKE-ACLAND of Columb John,Devon
See "Acland"
DYMOKE of Scrivelsby,Lincs
Apr 1841 UK 1 Henry Dymoke 1801 28 Apr 1865 63
to     Extinct on his death
28 Apr 1865 For information regarding his family's hereditary
role as King's/Queen's Champion, see the note below
Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1st and only baronet
The following biography of Sir Henry Bate Dudley appeared in the January 1974 issue of the
Australian monthly magazine "Parade." The article uses the surname of "Bate" throughout, but
it should be noted that he changed his name to "Dudley" in 1784 in compliance with the will
of a relative.
'It was not unusual in the 18th century for a parson to edit a newspaper, but it was most 
uncommon for a man of Rev. Henry Bate's background to control a sheet as shameless and 
vice-ridden as the London Morning Post. Apparently he could see nothing wrong in a man of
his station presiding over a newspaper that carried advertisements giving the addresses of all
the "Ladies of Piccadilly". As the editor, the Rev. Bate had several failings - a vituperative pen
combined with a penchant for character assassination that landed him in one libel suit after
another, as well as gaol. Then there was the matter of his brawling. Henry Bate could not resist
a good fight - with pistols, swords or bare knuckles. And to prove his versatility the clergyman-
editor also wrote several bawdy plays, "produced," said one of his critics, "in the intervals of his
gallantries and debaucheries." 
'Nevertheless, Henry Bate, born on August 25, 1745, the son of a country clergyman, was 
nothing more than a typical product of an age of licence and tyranny, of the subjugation of an
old culture and the flowering of a new. It was an era that saw the emergence of great figures
of art and literature like Garrick, Sheridan, Gainsborough, and Mrs. Sarah Siddons, the actress.
Co-existing with this artistic revolution was the vicious social licentiousness in the courts of the
Georges, the blatant immorality of the upper classes, the gambling dens, the bare-knuckle
pugilists. Then there were the macaronis (high­born hoodlums) whose chief recreation was
brawling with pistols, swords, and bare fists.
'The Rev. Henry Bate involved himself in all phases of this new age, giving his friendship and aid
to celebrities in all walks of life and fighting the macaronis with his invincible brawling technique.
He went to gaol for libel but ended his career in triumph - a magistrate in seven English counties
and four in Ireland, a baronet and a prebendary of Ely Cathedral.
'After passing through Queen's College, Oxford, Henry Bate took orders and later succeeded to
his father's country vicarage. It did not take the young parson long to discover that preaching
the Word in the country made no appeal to his effervescent nature. City life seemed more 
alluring so he packed his bags and set out for London - and his fortune.
'When Henry Bate became editor of the newly-launched Morning Post he quickly turned it into
one of London's less reputable journals. He accepted advertisements from street women and
filled the rest of the paper with scandalous attacks on prominent personalities. 
'Bate's first brawl concerned a paragraph he had published discrediting the good name of Lady
Strathmore (qv), betrothed of Captain Stoney. Stoney demanded satisfaction, and behind 
locked doors in a tavern the clergyman gave it to him in the form of a sword blade that actually
bent on the captain's breast bone. Still, it was not until Bate had his first clash with the
macaronis that London dubbed him with the title, The Fighting Parson. Bate was sitting in
Vauxhall Gardens (then the beat of prostitutes) with a relative and actress, Mrs. Hartley, when 
a mob of macaronis began staring at the lady and making lewd remarks. Bate's temper flared
and his loudly-expressed opinion of the larrikins drew a duel challenge from the macaronis' 
leader, Captain Croftes. 
'At once another macaroni, Fighting Fitzgerald (whose career ended in a hangman's noose),
claimed that his friend, "Captain" Miles, should have the honour of putting the parson in his
place. At any rate, the parson and Miles retired to the Spread Eagle tavern where a room was
cleared and the combatants fell to. Soon after, Miles was carried out, his face pulped by Bate's
hammering fists. Later, the Morning Post carried a story revealing that Miles, far from being a
captain, was actually a pug hired by Fitzgerald to beat up the parson. The fact that Bate was
much smaller than the hired pugilist proved that the clergyman was no mean exponent of the
manly art.
'After that set-to a pamphleteer offered the macaronis this advice:-
"If I can see clear, you get nothing by writing.
And I'm sure, my dear boys, you've got nothing by fighting.
By St. Patrick you may faith, as well fight a host,
As attack this black priest and his scandalous Post."
'The Fighting Parson did not have to wait long for his next brawl which began when the Morning
Post described a Frenchman, de Morande, as a spy. In retaliation, de Morande suggested that
Mrs. Bate was a prostitute. Swords were chosen this time and within ten minutes Bate, inflamed
with rage, was roaring his threats to slice to pieces the already badly cut de Morande. Finally
de Morande, lying on the floor, swore that Mrs. Bate had the virtue of an angel and the clergy-
man's honour was satisfied.
'Bate's next duel was with pistols. And his opponent was not a macaroni or an insulted 
Frenchman but a law student employed by the Morning Post. While the cause of the dispute is
not clear the Press gave an excellent coverage of the event. One reporter wrote: "The chance
of the first shot falling to Mr. Bate (he was always lucky) he discharged his pistol and hit his
opponent in the fleshy part of the right arm. The student thus handicapped returned the fire
without effect and the seconds intervened."
'Meanwhile, although he was busy perpetrating libels in the Morning Post and then duelling his
way out of them, the Rev. Bate found time to write six comic operas and a number of bawdy
plays, his best known being 'High Life Below Stairs' and 'The Blackamoor Washed White.' The
star of the Blackamoor was his protégé, the inimitable, talented Mrs. Sarah Siddons. Yet even
her brilliance could not save the play. It ran for only one night and then ended in a rip-roaring
riot. The trouble was that the play was laden with libels against prominent citizens and Bate
used the Morning Post to let them know before the play opened that they would be receiving
dishonourable mention.
'The butts of the play's heavy satire turned up in force but Bate, supported by specially-hired
pugilists stationed at strategic points, was ready for them. Half-way through the play the
booing began and the pugilists moved in. The curtain came down as one of the finest
theatrical brawls in London's history got into full swing. And that unfinished performance of
'The Blackamoor Washed White' was the only airing the play ever got.
'The Rev. Bate continued feeding his readers with scurrilous gossip and the addresses of 
Piccadilly's ladies until one day he got his teeth into an unusually juicy rumour. England, at the
time, was full of stories that the French intended launching an invasion. In the midst of national
panic Bate published a story alleging that the Duke of Richmond was in treasonable 
correspondence with the enemy. There was no duel this time. Instead, the editor was brought 
before a court, found guilty of criminal libel and sentenced to 12 months' gaol. Not that the
parson was imprisoned immediately for the Gordon rioters had burned down the King's Bench
Prison and Bate had to wait until it was again habitable.
'At any rate, after serving his term, Bate was set free to find that he had been replaced in the
Morning Post's editorial chair by another, and even more dishonourable parson, William Jackson.
[c 1737-1795. An interesting character, he was charged with high treason in 1795. After being
found guilty, he collapsed and died in the dock, probably from poison brought to him by his wife
with whom he had breakfasted in his cell.] When Jackson set himself to the task of beating the
former editor's libel record, Bate founded the Morning Herald.
'No one was going to out-libel the Rev. Henry Bate and no one was going to write more vicious
editorials. At least that seemed to be the Morning Herald's policy. Another of the new paper's
policies was support for the aristocratic Whigs. And it played this role with all the gusto of a
Sheridan play. In fact one of the Herald's writers was Bate's friend, the playwright Richard 
Brinsley Sheridan, author of 'School for Scandal.' 
'But if Bate had some notable friends he had a whole army of equally famous enemies including
the celebrated critic and wit, Dr. Samuel Johnson. Discussing Bate, Johnson said to his 
biographer James Boswell: "I will not allow this man to have merit....I will allow him courage.
We have more respect for a man who robs boldly on the highway than for a fellow who jumps
out of a ditch and knocks you down behind you back."
'It was about this time that Bate inherited a large sum of money and once again his thoughts
turned to the peace he felt existed only within the church. He decided to return to the active
ministry and after buying a living (a parish with an income) at Bradwell in Essex he spent 
$60,000 of his own money rebuilding the church and reclaiming land. Promptly the Crown 
claimed the land (with the Rev. Bate's improvement) and handed it over lock, stock and barrel
to the chaplain-general. 
'After that Bate bought another in Ireland before becoming rector of Willingham in Cambridge-
shire. Soon after he was created a baronet. When the Rev. Henry Bate, Bart., Justice of the
Peace, Rector Prebendary of Ely Cathedral died, England had forgotten his scurrilous scandal
sheets, Only his amazing ability with fists, swords and pistols remained in memory.'
Sir George Dunbar, 4th baronet  [NS 1694]
Sir George committed suicide in October 1799, as reported in the 'Courier and Evening 
Gazette' of 29 October 1799:-
'Sir George was Major in the 14th regiment of dragoons now quartered there [Norwich], and 
was unhappily involved in a dispute at mess with his brother officers. Into the merits of that
dispute, considering the melancholy consequence that has ensued, it would be highly
indelicate to enter. Sir George was, certainly, a man of quick sensibility, which may have
betrayed him into error on the occasion; but whichever party was to blame, the quarrel was
most violent; the business made a most deep impression on his mind. For the two successive
days he neither took food or slept, and his melancholy appearance filled his family with the
most lively apprehensions. Lady Dunbar locked up his razors, pistols, etc. and watched him
with unceasing vigilance. Her distress at seeing him so wretched was very great, and on
Monday night she moaned very much, and was quite restless. Sir George said, "Maria, you
disturb me, I will get up," which he immediately did, put on his watch-coat, and lay down on 
the floor. Lady Dunbar then endeavoured to conceal the anguish of her mind, in hopes to
pacify him, and being overcome with watching, fell asleep. Sir George, as soon as he perceived
it, left the room, and at about five or six in the morning of Tuesday walked out. Her Ladyship,
when she awoke, being much alarmed by his absence, eagerly inquired for him, and was told,
he had taken a morning's walk, having a violent head-ache, and thinking the air would do him
good. This, however, proved only a pretence, for he gone to purchase a case of pistols, and
stood by while the bullets were casting, which, with the pistols, he brought home concealed
under his watch-coat. On his return he went to Lady Dunbar, who took hold of his hand,
observing at the time, "How cold you are!" To which he answered "Yes, I shall be better
presently." She then proposed to make breakfast; but he declined it, saying, that he had a
letter to write first, and that he would ring to let her know when he should have it finished.
He then parted from her, after pressing her hand very hard, went to his study, wrote his will,
and instantly after blew out his brains. Lady Dunbar, who heard the report of the pistol, ran
down into the room, and fell insensible on his body, which lay extended on the floor, from
which she was taken up all covered with his blood. On Wednesday night his remains were
interred with military honours at St. Peter's church; the Dean having refused leave, which was
applied for, to have him buried in the Cathedral.'
Sir Adrian Ivor Dunbar, 12th baronet and Sir Jean Ivor Dunbar, 13th baronet  [NS 1694]
Within the space of three days in January 1953, there were three holders of this baronetcy.
The 10th baronet died on 23 January 1953, following which the 11th baronet enjoyed the 
title for only 2 days before dying on 25 January 1953. He was succeeded by his cousin, Sir
Adrian Ivor Dunbar, to whom the following article from the 'Canberra Times' of 10 November
1953 relates:-
'A baronet, who was until recently an odd-job man in a small American town, arrived at 
Southampton yesterday [8 November 1953] to claim his ancestral home. 
'The ancestral home is a derelict 40-room mansion, overrun with weeds, in south-west 
'The baronet, Sir Adrian Ivor Dunbar, became the twelfth baronet of Dunbar through the death
of two former baronets within 48 hours last January.
'To get from Upper Fairmont, Maryland, to England, the 60-year old baronet had to auction
his small farm.
'As well as the mansion, he gets 15 tenanted farms, a 3,000-odd acre estate and an 
undisclosed sum of money.
Sir Adrian must pay about £300 annually in rates for his derelict mansion, but he will receive
about £2,000 annually, less tax, in rents from farms.'
The 12th baronet died in 1977, and was succeeded by his son, Sir Jean Ivor Dunbar, 13th
baronet. In late 1983, however, the half-brother of the 11th baronet (the one who had been
baronet for two days in 1953) challenged the right of Sir Jean Ivor Dunbar to the title. The 
following edited report appeared in 'The Times' on 19 December 1983:-
'Lord Lyon King of Arms, who rules on matters of nobility in Scotland, holds public court today
for only the third time this century. The court will hear the claim by a colonel, aged 90, that 
he is the rightful baronet, Dunbar of Mochrum. If the colonel succeeds, his French-born cousin,
Sir Jean Dunbar, aged 65, son of an Anzac soldier and a Belgian mother - who moved from 
poverty in New York to live in Florida on the family trust's income when he inherited in 1977 -
will lose the title.
'Matters of bigamy and bastardy under ancient Scottish marriage laws and customs will be
argued by experts showing their dual role as heralds and lawyers by wearing heralds' tabards
but discarding heralds' hats for legal wigs. They will discuss such matters as the "handfast" 
marriage - by which a couple could marry by clasping hands and swearing their vows before
witnesses - which was the basis of the old Gretna Green ceremony, by which illegitimate
children became legitimized by appearing from underneath their mother's cloak when her
marriage was solemnized in church.
'The claimant is Colonel William Dunbar, now living in Herne Bay, Kent, half-brother of the
eleventh baronet, Sir Richard Dunbar. Their father caused the complication by marrying twice
and marrying his second wife, Grace, William's mother, during the lifetime of his first wife,
Helen, Richard's mother. He and Grace went through a second marriage ceremony in 1912,
after Helen's death. 
'Sir Richard was baronet for only two days, succeeding his and William's cousin, Sir James
Dunbar, in 1953. When he died the title went to another cousin, Sir Jean's father Adrian, a
colourful character who was brought up in Canada, went to Australia, joined the Australian
army and fathered Jean in France. Doubts were cast on Jean's legitimacy by his half-brothers
when his father died, but it was proved by Mr. Hugh Peskett, now research director of Burke's
Peerage, who travelled the world to rediscover the marriage lines of Jean's parents.
'Jean, who had been a sergeant in the US army in the Second World War, [and who] then 
became a jockey, had fallen on hard times and was working in a New York factory when he
inherited. '
On 26 June 1984, 'The Times' reported on the outcome of the Colonel's claim:-
'Colonel William Dunbar, aged 90, a retired British Army officer, yesterday failed in his petition
to succeed to the ancient Scottish baronetcy of Dunbar of Mochrum. Lord Lyon King of Arms, 
who rules on matters of nobility in Scotland, dismissed the petition in which Colonel Dunbar,
of Herne Bay, Kent, challenged the right of his second cousin, Sir Jean Ivor Dunbar, a former
American jockey, to the title of thirteenth baronet. With the right to the 289-year old title,
inherited by Sir Jean in 1977, goes a family trust fund reputedly valued at £1m.
'Colonel Dunbar told The Times last night : "As a soldier I expect to be wounded or killed. I did
not contest the title for myself but for my son and grandson and, of course, I am disappointed.
These have been three years of great anxiety for me which have given me many a sleepless
night. I have never met my cousin but there will be no hard feelings in the family. That would
not be right."
'Sir Jean, aged 66, the French-born son of an Anzac soldier and a Belgian mother who lived in
poverty in a New York rooming house until he inherited the title from his father, was not 
available last night at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. But his American lawyer…..told The
Times: "I am absolutely delighted with the outcome. Sir Jean will be glad to have won. It has
been a long case."
'In his judgment the Lord Lyon…..said the right to succeed to the title passed irrevocably to
Sir Jean on 25 November 1954 [the significance of this particular date escapes me]. He is the
second son and heir to the late Sir Adrian Dunbar, the twelfth baronet, who succeeded to the
title on January 25, 1953. That was in succession to Sir Richard, the Colonel's half-brother,
who was baronet for only two days before he died.
'Complications in the succession arose because the Colonel's father, also Richard, was married
twice. Colonel Dunbar was the son of the second marriage in 1890. But his parents had to go
through a second marriage ceremony in 1912 after it was discovered that the first wife had
not died until 1910 and therefore Colonel Dunbar was illegitimate when born. In his petition to
the Lyon Court he [the Colonel] claimed that he was legitimated in England in 1959 and in
Scotland from 1968 at the latest [under the Legitimation (Scotland) Act 1968]. When Jean's
father succeeded, he argued, his succession was subject to the possibility that a nearer born
heir might emerge to deprive him of the title.'
Dame Maureen Daisy Helen Dunbar, baronetess of Hempriggs (eighth in line)  [NS 1706]
The following article appeared in 'The Times' on 6 August 1965:-
'A petition by a woman who sought official recognition as a baronetess has been granted by 
the Lyon Court in Edinburgh.
'The court, in a judgment issued today [5 August], granted a petition brought by Mrs. Maureen
Daisy Helen Moore or Blake, of The Lees, Malvern, Worcestershire, and recognized her as Dame
Maureen Daisy Helen Dunbar of Hempriggs, Baronetess.
'Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, ruled that there was no reason why
a woman could not inherit a baronetcy. The court held that the petitioner had the right to the
arms of Dunbar of Hempriggs which were matriculated by Sir George Duff Sutherland Dunbar of
Hempriggs, sixth baronet, and that she is Baronetess of Hempriggs.
'The Lord Lyon has instructed the Lyon Clerk to matriculate anew, in the Public Register of all
Arms and Bearings in Scotland, the name of the petitioner as Dame Maureen Daisy Helen 
Dunbar of Hempriggs, Baronetess (Lady Dunbar of Hempriggs). Her husband is Mr. Leonard 
'One of the principal legal points argued before the Lyon Court was whether a female could
succeed to a baronetcy. In his judgment the Lord Lyon said: "I cannot myself see any reason
why a woman cannot inherit a baronetcy, just as she would any other hereditary dignity, and
accordingly I find the petitioner is heir of line, next of blood and representer of the line of 
Dunbar of Hempriggs."
'He added that the petitioner would be officially recognized in the surname of Dunbar of
Hempriggs and her son would be recognized as Richard Francis Dunbar of Hempriggs, younger.
She and her husband, the Lord Lyon added, would doubtless be known as Lady Dunbar of
Hempriggs and Mr. Blake.  
'Counsel for the petitioner had argued that if a woman could be created a baronetess then
logically a woman could succeed as a baronetess. The title of baronet is usually limited to
heirs male of the original holder, but the Dunbar baronetcy of Nova Scotia, which was created
in 1706, is one of the few with the remainder "to heirs whomsoever". Other Nova Scotia
baronetcies have in the past been transmitted through females.'
Sir Alexander James Dunbar, 4th baronet  [UK 1814]
From 'The Irish Times' of 19 November 1900:-
'Sir Alexander Dunbar, Bart., of Boath House, near Auldearn, co. Nairn, was found drowned in
the harbour at Nairn on Saturday afternoon. Sir Alexander, who was 29 years of age, was last
seen alive on Thursday night in Nairn, when it supposed he left for Boath about 6 o'clock. The
night was very wild and pitch dark, and it would appear that he attempted to cross the river
by the lower footbridge, and in the darkness missed his footing. The River Nairn was at high
flood at the time, and by the direction of the currents his body would have been swept down
to the harbour.  It was found in the lee of a boat which had been shifted on Saturday morning.'
The special remainder to the baronetcy of Dundas created in 1762
From the "London Gazette" of 13 November 1762 (issue 10261, page 2):-
'The King has been pleased to grant unto Lawrence Dundas, of Upleatham Hall, in Cleveland in
the County of York, Esq; and to his Issue Male, and in Default of such Issue, to Thomas Dundas,
Esq; Brother to the said Lawrence Dundas, and his Issue Male, the Dignity of a Baronet of the
Kingdom of Great Britain.'
Sir John Henry Dunn, 2nd baronet
From the 'Manchester Guardian' of 13 May 1949:-
"John," the checkweigher at Horse Wood opencast coal site, Keresforth Hill, near Barnsley,
is one of thirteen baronets listed by Burke's Peerage as untraced, it has been discovered. He
is Sir John Henry Dunn, 58-year-old son of the late Sir William Dunn, of Clitheroe and Regent's
Park, London, whom he succeeded in July [actually June], 1926. Sir William had been Lord 
  Mayor of London [1916-1917] and was M.P. for Southwark [West] in 1910.
'After being a City of London policeman, a sailor in an Australian ship, an actor in America and
England, and a journalist, Sir John went to the coal site about four years ago, and there he
works in a little office issuing load tickets to lorry-drivers, to whom he is just "John."
The Dymoke family and their hereditary office as King's/Queen's Champion
The following note is largely derived from two books:-
"A History of the Coronation" by William John Passingham [Low Marston, London, 1940] and
"Scrivelsby; the home of the Champions, with some account of the Marmion and Dymoke 
families" by the Rev. Samuel Lodge [Elliot Stock, London, 1893]
The service of King's Champion has been for centuries the right of the Lords of the Manor of
Scrivelsby, in Lincolnshire. Notwithstanding the great antiquity of the office of King's Champion,
the first historical record of the official performance of his duties does not occur until the
Coronation of King Richard II. Yet for 800 years the King's Champion rendered his feudal service
for the Manor of Scrivelsby, and in most picturesque and romantic fashion at every coronation
in the Great Hall of Westminster.
The office has its origins in the ancient feudal law of trial by combat. His duty was to present
himself at a certain moment during the second course of the Coronation banquet at 
Westminster Hall, fully armed and mounted on the "second best charger from the King's stables,"
accompanied by two squires carrying his lance and shield.
During the years of the Norman and Angevin kings, the King's Champion was numbered amongst
the most powerful nobles in the kingdom, and the office was regarded with increasing respect
and significance. At that time the Champion did not wait to make his first dramatic appearance
in Westminster Hall, but rode in the Coronation procession and proclaimed his challenge during
the journey as well as at the banquet, but this eventually changed such that the challenge was
delayed until the banquet in order to emphasize that the challenge was an act of pageantry.
A loud knocking on the great doors of Westminster Hall, and a fanfare of trumpets announced 
the arrival of the Champion. Immediately the Earl Marshal, who was followed to the entrance by
the Lord High Constable, answered the summons. The doors were then flung wide open and 
through them came the picturesque cavalcade. Eyewitnesses have described this incident in 
the ceremony as the most striking and colourful spectacle in the whole Coronation proceedings.
The Heralds came first, followed by the two squires carrying the Champion's arms, and then 
riding between the Earl Marshal and the Lord High Constable, came the King's Champion himself.
Both horse and rider were fully clad in the finest armour. Usually, an Officer of the Royal 
Household inquired in a loud voice as to the meaning of the intrusion into the King's presence
and, at a sign from the Champion, one of the Heralds proceeded to read out the Challenge at
the conclusion of which the Champion flung down his gauntlet to invite any challengers.
The King's Champion was entitled to receive fees for his service. These fees included the horse,
saddle and armour and furniture used by him during the ceremony and there was later added a
gold cup and cover weighing 36 ounces together with 20 yards of crimson satin for his mantle.
Naturally, there was a catch - the Champion could not claim all of these perquisites if he was
not challenged and no actual combat took place. Since no challenge has ever been made, the
Champion's fee came to be recognised as a gold cup and cover.
Before the Dymokes became the hereditary King's Champions, the office was held by the
Marmion family. The Marmions were a Norman family living at Fontenay-le Marmion near Caen in
Normandy. The Marmions acted as hereditary Champions to the Dukes of Normandy. William I 
brought his current Champion, Sir Robert Marmion to England and after the Norman victory at
Hastings, Sir Robert was granted estates at Tamworth Castle in Warwickshire and the Manor of
Scrivelsby in Lincolnshire on the same tenure - i.e. to act as King's Champion. He died after
1086 (he was in possession of the estates at the time of the Domesday Book) and was 
succeeded by his son:-
Roger Marmion - he held Scrivelsby at the time of the Lindsey Survey (c 1115-1118) and was
succeeded by his son:-
Robert Marmion, who was killed in battle in September 1144. He fought for Stephen in the 
civil war against Matilda when he was thrown from his horse and, after landing in a ditch with
a broken thigh, a common soldier cut off his head. He left by his wife Millicent a son:-
Robert Marmion, said to have married Elizabeth, daughter of Gervase and who died c 1181, 
leaving a son:-
Robert Marmion, who married Maud de Beauchamp. He was Justice of Assize in Normandy in
1177, Sheriff of Worcester 1185-1189 and Justice of the King's Court in England 1184-1205.
He died in early 1218, and was succeeded by his son:-
Robert Marmion (usually referred to as 'the elder'), who in 1221 had livery of Tamworth
Castle and his father's other lands. He married Juliana, daughter of Philip de Vesey and died in
1241, leaving a son:-
Philip Marmion, Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire in 1249, received grant of market at
Scrivelsby from Henry III in 1259, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk 1261-1262 and Sheriff of 
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 1263. He married twice, and by his first wife, he had daughters
named Mazera, Joan and Maud. By his second wife he had another daughter, also, somewhat
confusingly, named Joan. Philip was the last direct descendant of the Lords of Fontenay, and 
on his death in late 1291, Tamworth Castle passed eventually to Joan, daughter of Mazera. This
Joan married Alexander de Freville, whose descendants later claimed the role of Champion (see
below). The other Joan, his daughter by his second wife, inherited the Manor of Scrivelsby. She
married Thomas de Ludlow, and had a daughter, Margaret Ludlow who married, c 1350, Sir John
The Dymoke Champions:-
Sir John Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of Richard II on 16 July 1377]. He was born 
c 1325, was MP for Lincolnshire in the Parliaments of October 1372, November 1373 and Octo-
ber 1377 and died 16 Apr 1381.
Before the coronation had taken place, Sir Baldwin de Freville, Lord of Tamworth Castle and
son of Mazera Marmion and uncle of Margaret Ludlow (see above) laid claim to the role of
Champion in right of his mother. He claimed that the role of Champion went with the ownership of
Tamworth Castle. The Lord Steward temporarily ruled in Dymoke's favour while allowing time for
de Freville to produce documents to prove his claim. The Court of Claims set up to deal with this
matter upheld Dymoke's petition over that of de Freville. De Freville's claim as a descendant of
the elder Joan Marmion was disallowed because Tamworth Castle was held by "Knight Service"
[a form of feudal land tenure under which a knight held an estate from an overlord conditional
upon him as tenant performing military service for his overlord] whereas the Manor of Scrivelsby
was held in "Grand Sergeanty" [a form of tenure in return for some specified non-standard
service - in this instance acting as King's Champion]. Although Sir Baldwin did not pursue his
claim any further, one of his sons again raised the issue, but failed to provide sufficient evidence
in support of his claim. Since his death in October 1400, the claim of the Dymokes to be 
hereditary King's Champions has not been disputed.
Sir Thomas Dymoke [Champion at the coronations of Henry IV 13 October 1399 and Henry V
9 April 1413]. He was born c 1355 and died in 1422. At the time of the coronation of Henry IV,
Richard II was still alive as a prisoner in the Tower. Everyone at the coronation waited to see
who, if anyone, would challenge him. Froissart, in his "Chronicles" [Book 4, Chapter 116] says
"when dinner was half over, a knight of the name of Dymock entered the hall completely armed,
and mounted on a handsome steed, richly barbed with crimson housings. The knight was armed
for wager of battle, and was preceded by another knight bearing his lance: he himself had his
drawn sword in one hand, and his naked dagger by his side. The knight presented the king with
a written paper, the contents of which were, that if any knight or gentleman should dare to
maintain that king Henry was not a lawful sovereign, he was ready to offer him combat in the
presence of the king, when and where he should be pleased to appoint. The king ordered this
challenge to be proclaimed by herald in six different parts of the town and the hall, to which no
answer was made."
Sir Philip Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of Henry VI 6 November 1429]. He was born
about 1399/1400 (he was aged 22 at his father's death). He died 23 September 1455, leaving:-
Sir Thomas Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of Edward IV 28 June 1461]. Sir Thomas 
was the King's Champion during the War of the Roses. Because his father had served as 
Champion to Henry VI, Sir Thomas, as his son, felt it his duty to support the Lancastrian cause. 
He and his brother-in-law, Richard, 7th Baron Welles, were beheaded at Stamford, Lincolnshire 
by order of King Edward IV after they had been lured out of the sanctuary of Westminster 
Abbey by false promises of royal pardons. 
Sir Robert Dymoke [Champion at the coronations of Richard III 6 July 1483, Henry VII 30 
October 1485 and Henry VIII 24 June 1509]. He was born c 1461 and died 13 April 1544. The
following extract from "Union of the Two Noble and Illiustre Families of Lancastre and York"
written by Edward Hall [1497-1547] and published the year after his death gives a good eye-
witness description of events at the coronation of Henry VIII:-
"The second course beyng served: in at the Haule Doore entered a knight, armed at all poyntes,
his bases rich tissue embrouded, a great plume & a supteous of Oistriche fethers on his helmet,
sittyng on a great courser trapped in tissue, and embroudered with the armes of England, and 
of Fraunce, and an herald of armes before hym. And passyng through the Haule, presented
hymself with humble reverence before the Kynge's Majestie, to whom Garter King-of-Heralds
cried, and said in a loude voice 'Sir Knight! From whence came you, and what is your pretence?'
This knight's name was Sir Robert Dimmocke, Champion to the Kyng by tenure of his inheritance,
who answered the saied Kyng-of-Armes in effecte, after this manner: "Sir, the place I come
from is not material, nor the cause of my repaire hither is not concerning any matter of any
place or countrey, but only this. And therewithal commaunded his Heralds to make an 'Oyez'.
Then saied the knight to the Kyng-at-Armes 'now shall ye hear the cause of my commyng and
pretence.' Then he commanded his Heraulde by proclamacion to saie: 'If there be any persone,
of what estate or degree soever he be, that will saie or prove that Kyng Henry the Eight is not 
the rightful inheritor and Kyng of this Realme, I, Sir Thomas Dimmocke, here his champion, offer
my glove, to fight in his querell, with any persone to the utteraunce.'
Sir Edward Dymoke [Champion at the coronations of Edward VI 20 February 1547, Mary I 1
October 1553 and Elizabeth I 15 January 1559]. He was born by 1508 and died in September
1567, having been MP for Lincolnshire in 1547, April 1554 and 1558. His son:-
Robert Dymoke, who, though never a Champion at a coronation, is somewhat of a Catholic
hero. He was born in 1537 and died 11 September 1580. He suffered greatly in the anti-Catholic 
reaction which followed the persecution of Protestants under Queen Mary. According to "The
Catholic Encyclopaedia" he was "Confessor of the Faith….son of Sir Edward Dymoke (d. 1566)
of Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire, hereditary King's Champion. In 1579 Dymoke received the martyr-
priest, blessed Richard Kirkman, at Scrivelsby, and maintained him as schoolmaster to his sons.
He was himself, at the time, an occasional conformist to the State religion but was reconciled
in 1580 either by Kirkman or by blessed Edmund Campion. [Campion (1540-1581) was canonized
in 1970]. In July 1580 Dymoke and his wife, the Lady Bridget, eldest daughter and coheiress of
Edward Clinton, [1st] Earl of Lincoln, were indicted for hearing Mass and for recusancy. Though
he was quite helpless owing to paralysis, Dymoke was ordered by Bishop [Thomas] Cooper 
[c 1517-1594, Bishop of Lincoln 1571-1584] to be carried off to gaol, where he died faithful to
the end. He was much tormented in his last hours by the Protestant ministers who endeavoured 
to pervert him, and who, even when the dying man was half-unconscious, refused to leave him
in peace. He left several children, his eldest son, Edward [see below], being more than twenty-
one years of age at the time of his father's death."
Sir Edward Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of James I 25 July 1603] was born about 
1557 and died 1 August 1624. James' coronation ceremony was meagre and much mutilated
when compared to previous ceremonies due to a fresh outbreak of the plague in London at the
time of the coronation. His grandson:-
Charles Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of Charles I 2 February 1626] was the first
Champion to appear at a coronation without the knightly spurs. He was a leading Cavalier. Up
until his death in 1644, the Dymokes had always been a wealthy and influential family, but
following a break in the direct line of succession, the family fortunes entered a steady decline.
He was succeeded by his nephew:-
Sir Edward Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of Charles II 23 April 1661] After the death
of Charles I in 1649, Sir Edward was singled out for special attention by the regicides. Crippling
confiscation of property and monetary fines (one of nearly £5000) impoverished the family. Sir
Edward died in 1664 and was succeeded by his son:-
Sir Charles Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of James II 23 April 1685]. During his
performance as Champion at the coronation of James II, he met with an unfortunate accident.
Having made his challenge, he knelt to kiss the King's hand but stumbled and fell heavily to the
floor. The weight of his armour made it difficult for him to rise. "See you, love" said the Queen
[Mary of Modena] derisively. "What a weak Champion you have!" Dymoke died about 1686,
leaving a son:-
Charles Dymoke [Champion at the coronations of William III and Mary II 11 April 1689 and 
Anne 23 Apr 1702]. He was born in 1667 and was MP for Lincolnshire from August 1698 until his
death, aged only 35, on 17 January 1703. His younger brother:-
Lewis Dymoke [Champion at the coronations of George I 20 October 1714 and George II 11
October 1727]. Born on 14 February 1669, he succeeded his brother as MP for Lincolnshire in
Feb 1703. He sat until 1705 and was again MP for Lincolnshire 1710-1713. He died in February
1760. The office of Champion descended to his cousin Edward Dymoke, who died a short time
later [17 September 1760] without ever being Champion at a coronation. He was a hatter with
a shop in Fenchurch Street, London. His son:-
John Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of George III 22 September 1761]. Since this was
the first coronation to take place after the defeat of the Young Pretender, fears were expressed
that at the coronation of George III, the Champion's formal challenge would be accepted by a
Jacobite. When Dymoke flung down his gauntlet there came over Westminster Hall a tense
silence and an atmosphere of acute expectation. It was rumoured that none other than Bonnie
Prince Charlie himself intended to accept the Champion's challenge to mortal combat. Instead,
an elderly matron stooped down and picked up the gauntlet. "Be careful with your fine gloves,
young man," she said, reprovingly, and tossing Dymoke his gauntlet, she disappeared among
the throng amid gales of suppressed laughter. He died 6 March 1784 and was succeeded by
his son:-
Lewis Dymoke, born c 1752 and died 12 May 1820. He never acted as Champion, since there
were no coronations between 1784 when he inherited, and his death. His younger brother:-
The Rev. John Dymoke, who deemed the office as being incompatible with his functions as a
clergyman and therefore deputised his son, Henry Dymoke [Champion at the coronation of 
George IV 19 July 1821] to act in his place. This was the last occasion at which the Champion
went through his coronation role. William IV held no coronation banquet in 1831, and at the
coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838, it was decided not to include the traditional ride and
challenge of the Champion, and it has never been revived since that time. The Rev. John died
3 December 1828 and Henry, who was created a baronet in 1841, supposedly as recompense
for losing his role at the coronation of Victoria, died 28 April 1865, when the baronetcy became
extinct. Although no longer required to make the challenge, the office still lives on. The descent
of the title of King's Champion has been as follows. The Rev. John Dymoke's younger son:-
John Dymoke, rector of Scrivelsby (1804-Novenber 1873). His son:-
Henry Lionel Dymoke (1832-December 1875). His kinsman:-
Francis Seaman Dymoke (c 1827-2 June 1893) His son:-
Francis Seaman Dymoke (24 July 1862-28 August 1946). At the coronation of Edward VII on
9 August 1902, he bore the Standard of England in Westminster Abbey. His grandson:-
John Lindley Marmion Dymoke (1 September 1926-21 March 2015). He carried the Union 
Standard at the coronation of Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. His son:-
Francis John Fane Marmion Dymoke (b 1955) is the current Champion (34th in line).
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