Malet baronets

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Arms of Mallet: Azure, three escallops or
Sir Thomas Malet (1582–1665)[1]

The Malet Baronetcy, of Wilbury in the County of Wiltshire, is a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain. It was created on 24 February 1791 for Charles Malet, for diplomatic services in India.[2] The second Baronet was Minister to the German Confederation from 1852 to 1866. The fourth Baronet was Ambassador to Germany between 1884 and 1895. The eighth Baronet was a Colonel in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars and High Sheriff of Somerset from 1966 to 1967.

The Malet (pronounced "Mallet") family is of great antiquity. William Malet accompanied William the Conqueror to England. His son Robert Malet was the first Lord Great Chamberlain of England. William Malet was one of the guarantors of the Magna Carta.

Sir Baldwin Malet was Solicitor-General to Henry VIII. Sir Thomas Malet was to be created a baronet for his services during the Civil War but died before the patent had passed the Great Seal.

Malet Baronets, of Wilbury (1791)[edit]


  1. ^ Sir Thomas Malet, National Portrait Gallery, London, accessed July 2009
  2. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed];