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07b. List of the Gentlemen Ushers of the Green Rod of the Order of the Thistle
List of the Gentlemen Ushers of the Green Rod to the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

Though the Order was formally instituted in 1687, the first Usher of the Green Rod was only appointed in 1714 by King George I.

Think it of interest that the 1st Green Rod, Sir Thomas Brand, Kt., served longer than any succeeding Green Rod to date.

Source, Notes & Credits: Internet Wikipedia articles, “Burke’s Peerage” 2003, “Burke’s Landed Gentry, Scotland”, 2001, and a 2019 List of Officers of the Order of the Thistle by the Secretary of the Order, Elizabeth Ann Roads, LVO for which we thank her.

Gentlemen Ushers of the Green Rod of the Order Appointed by the Monarch:

1714 Sir Thomas Brand, Kt.

1762 Robert Quarme

1787 Robert Matthew Arnott

1800 Robert Quarme the Younger
1842 Frederick Peel Round

1884 Sir Duncan Alexander Dundas Campbell of Barcaldine, Bt., CVO

1895 Alan David Murray, 6th Earl of Mansfield

1917 Brig. Sir Robt. G. Gilmour of Craigmillar, Bt., CB, CVO, DSO

1939 COL Sir North V. C. Dalrymple-Hamilton of Bargany, KCVO, CB

1953 Lt. Col Sir Edward Daymonde Stevenson, KCVO, MC

1959 Lt. Col Sir J. Reginald Graham of Larbert, Bt., VC, OBE

1979 Rear Admiral David Arthur Dunbar-Nasmith, CB, DSC

1997 Rear Admiral Christopher Hope Layman, CB, DSO, LVO


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