The Chance Baronetcy, of Grand Avenue in Hove in the County of Sussex, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 19 June 1900 for James Timmins Chance, a grandson of William Chance one of the Chance brothers who started the family business in 1771. He became head of Chance Brothers and Company. He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1868.
He was succeeded by his eldest son. The second Baronet, High Sheriff of Surrey in 1911, died childless and was succeeded by his nephew who was the son of George Ferguson Chance, (High Sheriff of Worcestershire in 1910), second son of the first Baronet. As of 2007 the title is held by his son, the fourth Baronet, who succeeded in 1987.
Chance baronets, of Grand Avenue (1900)
James Timmins Chance served in public office, including as a Justice of the Peace for Staffordshire and Worcestershire in 1851, Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire in 1856 and for Worcestershire in 1859 (in which time he set up the first Volunteer Rifle Corps in the country), and High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1868. He gifted to the public West Smethwick Park in 1895 and donated £50,000 to the endowment fund of Birmingham University in 1900. He was awarded a Baronetcy in 1900.
- Sir William Chance, 2nd Baronet (1853–1935)
- Sir Roger James Ferguson Chance, 3rd Baronet (1893–1987)
- Sir (George) Jeremy ffolliott Chance, 4th Baronet (born 1926)
|Arms||Gules, a saltire vair between two fleur-de-lis in pale and as many towers in fess argent|
|Crest||A demi-lion rampant gules, semée of annulets or, holding between the paws a sword erect entwined by a wreath of oak all proper|
|Motto||Deo non fortuna (God, not chance)|
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