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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbaronetbar‧on‧et /ˈbærənət, -net/ noun [countable]  SSHIGH POSITION OR RANKa member of the British nobility, lower in rank than a baron, whose title passes to his son when he dies
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baronetShaw was knighted in 1660 and created a baronet, with three of his partners, in 1665.That a baronet should make a lady's-maid pregnant was nothing new.A particular kind of augmentation concerns baronets.What really marked the end of Webster fortunes was the policy pursued by the fourth and fifth baronets, both Godfreys.When he succeeded as fifth baronet in 1758 he was ready to rebuild the house.They had one son, Sir David Gamble, first baronet, and three daughters who died young.Wills were created two peers, four baronets, three knights and one dame.He succeeded as fourth baronet in 1731.
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