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05a. List of the Deans of the Order of The Thistle
List of the Deans of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The Dean is normally a cleric of the Church of Scotland. This office was not originally a part of the establishment of officers of the Order, it was created in 1763 and joined to the office of Dean of the Chapel Royal. The two offices were separated in 1969.

Source, Notes & Credits: Internet Wikipedia articles 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.

Deans of the Order Appointed by the Monarch:

1763 Dr. John Jardine

1766 Dr. Robert Hamilton

1787 Dr. George Hill

1791 Dr. Archibald Davison

1803 Dr. William Laurence Brown

1830 Dr. George Cook

1845 Dr. William Muir

1868 Dr. Norman Macleod

1872 Dr. John Macleod

1882 Dr. John Tulloch

1887 Dr. James Cameron Lees, KCVO

1913 Dr. Andrew Wallace Williamson, KCVO

1926 Dr. Charles Laing Warr, GCVO

1969 Dr. Henry Charles Whitley, CVO

1974 Dr. John McIntyre, CVO

1989 Dr. Gilleasbuig Iain Macmillan, CVO

2014 Dr. Iain Torrance, KCVO, TD

2019 Dr. David Fergusson, OBE

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