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 (1627)

Maxwell Baronets, of Monreith (1681)

Created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia on 8 January 1681 for William Maxwell of Monreith in Mochrum, Wigtownshire. The 2nd baronet sat as the MP for Wigtown Burghs in 1713–1715. The 5th baronet sat as MP for Wigtownshire in 1805–1812 and 1822–1830. The 7th baronet sat for the same constituency from 1880 to 1906, going on to become Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown.

The family seat is Monreith House, near Port William, Dumfries and Galloway.

  • Sir Aymer Maxwell, 8th Baronet (19111987), grandson of the 7th Bart.
  • Sir Michael Eustace George Maxwell, 9th Baronet (born 1943), nephew of the 8th Bart. (son of Eustace Maxwell)

Maxwell, later Heron-Maxwell baronets, of Springkell (1683)

Maxwell, now Stirling-Maxwell Baronets, of Pollock (1682/1707)

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