How to Address a Baron or Baroness

Baron or Baroness

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-The Right Hon.
——–Lord (Complete Name)
——–(Address)

——–The Right Hon.
——–Lady (Complete Name)
——–(Address)

——–The Right Hon.
——–Lord and Lady (Complete Name)
——–(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
——–Dear Lord (Name):
——–Dear Lady (Name):
——–Dear Lord and Lady (Name):

—-#1) ‘Baron’ and ‘baroness’ are not traditionally used in direct address with hereditary peers. However, as a contemporary practice, a baroness is addressed as ‘Baroness (Name)’.

—-#2) With baronies with a compound name – (name one) of/and (name two) – use ‘name one’ when (Name) is specified.  Use the ‘compound name’ when the (Complete Name) is specified. The given name of the titled person in never used in formal address.

– Robert Hickey           How to Address a Baron or Baroness

—-See these Related Posts:
—-—-King/Queen
—-—-Duke/Duchess
—-—-Marquess/Marchioness
—-—-Earl/Countess
—-—-Viscount/Viscountess
—-—-Baron/Baroness
—-—-Knight/Dame

—-—-Noble Titles: Social Use Only

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— Robert Hickey

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