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03a. List of Chancellors of the Order of the Thistle
List of Chancellors to the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The office of the Chancellor is mentioned and given custody of the seal of the Order in the statutes of 1687, but no one was appointed to this office until 1913. This office has since been held by one of the Knights of the Thistle, albeit not necessarily the most senior.

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.

Chancellors of the Order Appointed by the Monarch:

1913 John James Hugh Henry Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Athol

1917 Douglas Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose,

1925 Henry John Innes-Ker, 8th Duke of Roxburghe

1932 Walter Erskine, 12th Earl of Mar and 14th Earl of Kellie

1949 Sidney Buller-Fullerton-Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone

1956 David Lyulph Gore Wolseley Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie

1966 Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch and 10th Duke of Queensberry

1973 Lord Home of the Hirsel

1992 John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch and 11 Duke of Queensberry

2007 David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie

2023 Richard Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scot, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry

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