George Burnett (officer of arms)

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The heraldic achievement of the Office of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

George Burnett, LLD, WS (1822–1890) was a long-serving Scottish officer of arms. He was the second son of John Burnett, Fifth Laird of Kemnay. He was appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1866 and served in that post until his death in 1890. He also served as Ambassador to Paris for 19 years, resigning the post in 1887 and being succeeded by Lord Lytton.[1]

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  1. ^ Balfour, Lady Betty, ed. (1906). Personal & Literary Letters of Robert First Earl of Lytton. Vol.2 of 2 (2nd ed.). London: Longmans, Green, and Co. pp. 329–330. Retrieved 27 November 2009.  Full text at Internet Archive (

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Kinnoull
Lord Lyon King of Arms
Succeeded by
Sir James Balfour Paul