Balfour baronets

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Sir James Balfour, 1st Baronet

There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Balfour, one in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom.

The Balfour Baronetcy, of Denmiln and Kinnaird in the County of Fife, was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 22 December 1633 for James Balfour of Denmylne. He was Lord Lyon King of Arms from 1630 to 1654. The line of the first Baronet failed on the early death of his son, the second Baronet, in 1673. The late Baronet was succeeded by his uncle, the third Baronet. The title then descended from father to son until the death of the latter's great-great-grandson, the seventh Baronet, in 1773. He was succeeded by his younger brother, the eighth Baronet. When he died in 1793 the baronetcy became dormant.

The Balfour Baronetcy, of Albury Lodge in Albury in the County of Hertford, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 3 February 1911 for Robert Balfour, Liberal Member of Parliament for Glasgow Partick from 1906 to 1922. The title became either extinct or abeyant on his death in 1929.

The Balfour Baronetcy, of Sheffield in the County of York, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 26 June 1929. For more information on this creation, see the Baron Riverdale.

Balfour baronets, of Denmiln and Kinnaird (1633)[edit]

  • Sir James Balfour, 1st Baronet (c. 1604–1657)
  • Sir Robert Balfour, 2nd Baronet (1652–1673)
  • Sir Alexander Balfour, 3rd Baronet (c. 1680)
  • Sir Michael Balfour, 4th Baronet (died 1698)
  • Sir Michael Balfour, 5th Baronet (died 1709)
  • Sir Michael Balfour, 6th Baronet (died 1750)
  • Sir John Balfour, 7th Baronet (died 1773)
  • Sir Patrick Balfour, 8th Baronet (died 1793)

Balfour baronets, of Albury Lodge (1911)[edit]

Balfour baronets, of Sheffield (1929)[edit]

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