Charles Burnett (officer of arms)

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Charles John Burnett is a Scottish antiquarian and former officer of arms.

Burnett was born in 1940[1] and educated at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, and the University of Edinburgh. [2]

He has worked for a number of museums, including: Letchworth Museum, the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, the Scottish United Services Museum at Edinburgh Castle, and Duff House, Banff[1]

Burnett was appointed Dingwall Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary in 1983[3] and promoted to Ross Herald of Arms in Ordinary in 1988.[4] He retired as an officer of arms in ordinary in 2010 and was appointed Ross Herald Extraordinary for a period of five years, demitting office on 31 December 2015.[5] His 1992 M.Litt thesis at the University of Edinburgh was entitled The Officers of Arms and heraldic art under King James Sixth & First 1567-1625.[6] He was also the president of the Heraldry Society of Scotland.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Charles J Burnett, Esq". People of Today. Debretts. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Blair, Robin; Boreham, Louise; Burnett, Charles; Cumming, Elizabeth; Roads, Elizabeth (2009). The Thistle Chapel. Edinburgh: The Order of the Thistle. Endpaper. ISBN 978-0-9562407-0-5. OCLC 643612646. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "No. 21452". The Edinburgh Gazette. 30 December 1983. p. 1959. 
  4. ^ "No. 22483". The Edinburgh Gazette. 10 January 1989. p. 25. 
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  6. ^ Burnett, Charles (1992). The Officers of Arms and heraldic art under King James Sixth & First 1567-1625. Edinburgh. OCLC 606134285. 
  7. ^ "Office Holders for The Heraldry Society of Scotland". Retrieved 27 September 2010.