Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


New Lord Lyon

New Lord Lyon: The Queen has been pleased, on the recommendation of the First Minister of the Scottish Executive, to appoint William David Hamilton Sellar to be Lord Lyon King of Arms, in succession to Robin Blair, LVO, WS who has held the office of Lord Lyon since 2001. Her Majesty is also to appoint Mr Sellar to be Secretary of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle. David Sellar, aged 67, is a graduate of the Universities of Oxford (History) and Edinburgh (Law). He qualified as a solicitor in 1966. He has written on the history of various branches of Scots law, including marriage, divorce, incest, homicide and unjust enrichment, and has published on the Lordship of the Isles and on the origins of many Highland families. He was appointed Bute Pursuivant of Arms in 2001.

source-College of Arms Newsletter

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