He became physician general to the Army in the Austrian war of succession, was appointed physician to King George III, was knighted in 1762 and later received a baronetcy .
Louis XVIII created a baronetcy for him in 1816.
Then again, this Oxford-educated public schoolboy is the heir to a baronetcy , which could explain his fondness for formal attire.
In 1911 Osler received a baronetcy and became Sir William.
As a result, Simpson was awarded a baronetcy in 1866.
Elgar received many honours, including a knighthood in 1904, the Order of Merit in 1911, and a baronetcy in 1931.
None of the bad publicity prevented him from inheriting a baronetcy - and the title Sir - when his father died last year.
He went to the House of Lords in 1974 as Labour's frontbench spokesman on social security, choosing Coslany, in Norwich, for his baronetcy .
This postwar English Home Counties childhood was a mixture of rather grand family, with a baronetcy somewhere vaguely in the background, of big houses with large gardens, and absolutely no money.
On his father's death in 1869 he inherited the baronetcy and the proprietorship of the Athenaeum and Notes and Queries.