Petit baronets

The Petit Baronetcy, of Petit Hall on the Island of Bombay, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 1 September 1890 for the Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dinshaw Maneckji Petit.

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Place of originBombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
MembersDinshaw Maneckji Petit
Rattanbai Petit
Connected familiesTata family
Jinnah family

The baronetcy was created with remainder to Framjee Petit, second son of the first Baronet, and the heirs male of his body, failing which to the heirs male of the body of the first Baronet. By Special Act of the Legislative Council of India, all holders of the title were to relinquish their own name upon succession and assume the name of the first Baronet.

Petit Baronets, of Petit Hall (1890)Edit

  • Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 1st Baronet (1823–1901)
  • Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 2nd Baronet (1873–1933). His daughter, Rattanbai, married Jinnah and was the mother of Dina Wadia
  • Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 3rd Baronet (1901–1983). His wife, Sylla, was a sister of JRD Tata.
  • Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 4th Baronet (1934–1998)
  • Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 5th Baronet (born 1965)

Other family membersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Md Ali Jinnah's Only Daughter Dina Wadia Dies at 98 in New York". Outlook India. 3 November 2017.