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Robertson, Lord
Arms: Gules a fess ermine, between two wolf''s heads erased in chief, and a banner displayed bendwise in base Argent, thereon a canton Azure charged with a saltire Argent

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Both the blazon and illustration for background are from Debrett's Illustrated Peerage of 1904, page 704, and from the "Ordinary of Scottish Arms" edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, KCVO, 2nd Edition of 1903, page 152, no. 2268.

We wish to thank Elizabeth Bruce Roads, LVO, Secretary of the Order of the Thistle for making me aware of this peer. The difficulty here is that he was created a life peer and unless his issue somehow distinguihed themselves this peerage would disappear into history upon his death.

Lord Robertson's arms were matriculated at the Court of the Lord Lyon in 1892 when Sir James Balfour Paul, KCVO was Lyon.

James Patrick Bannerman Robertson, P.C. Lord Robertson was born on 10 Aug 1845. Son of the Rev. R. J. Robertson of Forteviot, Perthshire. Educated at Edinburgh University, MA 1964, Hon. LLD 1890, he became an Advocate in 1867 and Q.C. in 1885. He was Lord Justice-General of Scotland 1891-1899 and then became a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary with the title of Lord Robertson. He was created a Life Peer in the name and title of Baron Robertson in 1899. Interestingly he had no territorial designation attached with the title. This life peerage was the first Robertson peerage, heredtary or life. He purchased Muchalls Castle, Kincardineshire as his retirement residence, a very important Scottish castle
yet in existance.

He married Philadelphia Mary Lucy Fraser in 1872, the daughter of William Nathaniel Fraser of Tornaveen, Aberdeenshire and had issue: a son: Hon. Robert Bannerman Fraser Robertson, b 1873, Capt. 21st Lancers (MID) and a daughter Philadelphia Sybil Robertson.

Lord Robertson died on 1 Feb 1909, age 63

The artwork is an intrepretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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