Sir James Balfour Paul, KCVO (16 November 1846 – 15 September 1931) was the Lord Lyon King of Arms, the officer responsible for heraldry in Scotland, from 1890 until the end of 1926.
Sir James was the second son of the
Rev. John Paul by his spouse Margaret Balfour, and was admitted an advocate in 1870. Thereafter he was Registrar of Friendly Societies (1879–1890), Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates (1883–1902), appointed Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1890, and made a Knight Bachelor in 1900 and [1 ] KCVO in 1926. [2 ]
He was also admitted an Esquire of the
Order of St. John of Jerusalem, elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and was a member of the Royal Societies and University (Edinburgh) Clubs. He resided at 30 Heriot Row, Edinburgh.
Sir James married, in 1872, Helen Margaret (d. 20 December 1929), daughter of John Nairne Forman of Staffa,
WS. They had four children: three sons and a daughter. One son, John William, also became a heraldic officer, while another, Arthur Forman, became an architect and partner of Robert Rowand Anderson.
Published works [ edit ]
The History of the Royal Company of Archers, William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1875
Heraldry in relation to Scottish History and Art, Edinburgh, 1890.
An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the . 2nd edition, Edinburgh, 1903. Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland
The Scots Peerage, compiled and edited by Balfour Paul.
Ancient Artillery, with some notes on Mons Meg in The Proceedings of the , volume 50, 1915-1916, pps: 191-201. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
References [ edit ]
Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes, 1903, London, p. 1156.
^ "New Year's Honours.". The Times. 1 January 1900. p. 9.
^ "New Year's Honours.". The Times. 1 January 1926. p. 12.
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