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Colonel William Paret Boswell of Toberchurn, CHCRP, LOM, KGCHS, OStJ, KCVV, GCSMA, GCM, FSA Scot, FABF, FSSA, FACH, BA (Hons.), JD, LLD, USAF (Ret.)

ARMS: Argent, on a fess sable cotised gules a wolf's head erased or langued gules between two cinquefoils argent.


Living armiger, born 1946. Arms from the Letters Patent with TD (replacing his original Matriculation) which are registered on page 22, vol. 89, dated 23 October 2008, of The Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland. A friend of long standing who was one of a group of friends who own lands on the Isle of Sanday in the Orkneys. The grant was reflective of his descent from the Boswells of Balmuto, Fife. The Chairman of the SSA from 2008-2012, he is also (inter alia) a mayor (emeritus since 1 Jan 14), a Knight Grand Cross in the EOHSJ, a retired full colonel in the USAF and a holder of the US Legion of Merit. In 2013 he received an LLD honoris causa. In 2015 HRH Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganca, created him a hereditary knight (CHCRP = Cavaleiro Hereditario da Casa Real Portugesa de Braganca) by Letters Patent for services to the Royal House of Portugal, an honor rarely conferred. In 2016, HRH awarded him the Banda (Grand Cross) of the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Royal House. Previously, HRH had conferred upon him the distinction of a Knight Commander of the Order of Vila Vicosa. He also holds the Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael of the Wing.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

Wedvick Armorial, 036b, Boswell, 20080401
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