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Maxwell Baronets

There have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname Maxwell, all of them in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia.

Maxwell Baronets, of Calderwood, created 1627, for Sir James Maxwell (died c. 1670). The male line failed in 1885 and the title passed to the male line of Baron Farnham. The title is still retained by that line.

Maxwell Baronets, of Monreith, created in 1681, for William Maxwell of Monreith. The title is extant (in 2016).

Maxwell Baronets, of Springkell, created in 1683, for Patrick Maxwell. In 1803, as a result of a maternal inheritance, the holder changed his name to Heron-Maxwell. While the title is still extant (2016) the current holder has not successfully proven his succession to the baronetcy and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. The title appears on the list of unclaimed Baronetcies.

Maxwell Baronets, of Pollock, created in 1682 for John Maxwell. In 1956, on the death of the current holder, Sir John Stirling-Maxwell, 10th Baronet, the baronetcy became dormant. His daughter, Dame Anne Maxwell Macdonald (1906–2011) was recognised by Lyon Court in 2005 as 11th holder of the baronetcy and therefore succeeded her father in 1956. The title is current (2016).

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