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Turnbull, W.
Wallace Rutherford Turnbull, Baron of Bedrule

ARMS: Argent, a saltire Azure in chief and in each flank a bull's head erased Sable armed Gules in base a celtic cross of the Third.

CREST: On a Wreath of the liveries is set for crest a bull's head erased Sable armed Gules.


GRANT: Page 126, Volume 89, Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, dated 5 August 2015.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Arms image provided by the armiger based on the illustration in the Letters Patent and the text herein is adapted by D.Q. Wedvick from information provided by the armiger.

He was born and raised in Haiti where he resided with his missionary parents until 1963 when he left to pursue his education in the USA receiving his BA in Psychology from Rockford University in 1970 and his MFA from Ohio University in 1972.
With his wife, Betty, he returned to Haiti in 1972 and served with the Baptist Haiti Mission for 30 years. The couple moved to Durham, North Carolina in 2002.

During his missionary career, he directed a self-help program which trained and helped thousands of families market handcrafts and agricultural products. He also helped develop and directed the mission’s rural school program of 330 schools.

In 1978, he received a Diplôme de Citation from the Haitian Department of Education for his work in rural education

In 2006, he was pleased to return the Barony of Bedrule and the vestige of the Turnbull ancestral lands in the Rule Water Valley to the family. The lands were lost when Laird Adam Turnbull backed James Francis Edward Stuart to regain his throne in the Jacobite rising of 1715.

He has three children; Wallace III, Andrew Roy, and Elizabeth Jane, all of whom were born and raised in Haiti and now live in the United States. His interests include photography, painting, travel, computer graphics design, and Clan Turnbull.

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