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David Lumsden of Cushnie

Obituary of David Lumsden of Cushnie, heraldist, castle restorer and
businessman; born 25 May, 1933, in Quetta, Baluchistan; died 30 August,
2008, in Fort William, aged 75.

David Lumsden of Cushnie, an
outstanding heraldist, castle restorer, businessman, monarchist and
staunch Jacobite, could easily have lived a life out of his time, writes
Gordon Casely
. Instead, he leapt into the 21st century with a
youthfulness and vigour that belied his three-quarters-of-a-century.

A
keen heraldist and enthusiastic member of the Heraldry Society of
Scotland, he was one of only four private heralds in Scotland, serving
Margaret, 30th Countess of Mar, as garioch pursuivant. Greatly involved in
chivalry, he was also a knight of Malta; knight of justice of the sacred
military Constantinian order of St George; knight of the order of Saint
Maurice and St Lazarus; and bailie of the bailiwick of Scotland of the
order of St Lazarus; as well as being a freeman of the City of London. His
motto, Dei Donum Sum Quod Sum (by the grace of God, I am what I am)
reflected his strong Christian commitment.

Full story at The
Scotsman
.

See also Andrew
Cusack’s appreciation
.

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