Francis Grant (officer of arms)

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Sir Francis James Grant, Lord Lyon King of Arms, shown accompanying HRH The Duke of York, and the Reverend Charles Warr, DD, Dean of the Thistle, proceeding to the Armistice Service at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh in 1933.
The heraldic achievement of the Office of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

Sir Francis James Grant KCVO WS (1863 – 1953) was a Scottish officer of arms who eventually rose to the office of Lord Lyon King of Arms. Grant served in the Court of the Lord Lyon as Carrick Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary beginning on 17 May 1886. This appointment lasted until his promotion to the office of Rothesay Herald of Arms in Ordinary and Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records on 8 September 1898.[citation needed]

On 10 May 1929, he was appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms and Secretary of the Order of the Thistle.[1] He was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1935. Grant retired from the office on 30 June 1945. He was the representative of Grant of Corrimony, and was the son of John Grant, Marchmont Herald of Arms in Ordinary from 1884-88.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1944.[2]

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  1. ^ "no. 33489". The London Gazette. 26 April 1929. p. 2762. Retrieved 27 November 2007. 
  2. ^ American Society of Genealogists: All Fellows.

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by
George Sitwell Campbell Swinton
Lord Lyon King of Arms
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Innes of Learney