Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford

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The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres
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Born Robert Alexander Lindsay
(1927-03-05) 5 March 1927 (age 90)
Nationality  United Kingdom
Residence Balcarres House, Fife
Spouse(s) Ruth, Lady Crawford & Balcarres (née Meyer-Bechtler)
Parents David, Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, KT, GBE, DL;
Mary, Countess of Crawford and Balcarres, 3rd dau of Lord Richard Cavendish, CB, CMG and Lady Moyra (née Beauclerk)
Occupation Member of the House of Lords
The Star of the Thistle

Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres, KT, GCVO, PC, DL (born 5 March 1927), styled Lord Balniel between 1940 and 1975, is a Scottish hereditary peer and Conservative politician. The elder son of the 28th Earl of Crawford and 11th Earl of Balcarres, he succeeded to the family titles in 1975. Lord Crawford and Balcarres is Premier Earl of Scotland and Chief of Clan Lindsay.

Appointments[edit]

Crawford was appointed First Crown Estate Commissioner from 1980-85.[1] He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in the Special Honours List published after The Queen Mother's death.[2]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

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Titles and styles[edit]

  • Master of Lindsay (1927–1940)
  • Lord Balniel (1940–1972)
  • Lord Balniel MP (1955–1972)
  • The Rt Hon Lord Balniel MP (1972–1974)
  • The Rt Hon Lord Balniel (1974–1975)
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Balniel, PC (January 1975 – December 1975)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, PC (1975–1996)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, KT, PC (1996–2002)
  • The Rt Hon The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, KT, GCVO, PC (2002– )

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

The seize quartiers of Lord Crawford and Balcarres, KT.[4]

Arms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home Office -- London Gazette
  2. ^ London Gazette, 5 August 2002, Supplement #1
  3. ^ Privy Council of the United Kingdom website, leighrayment.com; accessed 2 June 2016.
  4. ^ Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 950 (CRAWFORD and BALCARRES, E). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Derek Walker-Smith
Member of Parliament
for Hertford

1955February 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament
for Welwyn and Hatfield

February 1974October 1974
Succeeded by
Helene Hayman
Court offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Dalhousie
Lord Chamberlain
to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

1992–2002
End of office
Death of HM Queen Elizabeth,
The Queen Mother
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
David Alexander Lindsay
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Earl of Crawford

1975—present
Incumbent
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Earl of Balcarres

1975—present
Peerage of the United Kingdom
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Baron Balniel

1975–present
Life Peerage