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Bilsland, Baron (UK, 1950 - 1960)
Creation: let.pat. 31 Jan 1950
Extinct: 10 Dec 1970
Family name: Bilsland
Argent on a Fess Azure between two Bulls' Heads erased Sable horned Gules in chief and a Mascle Gules in base a Salmon on its back holding in its mouth a Signet Ring proper
A Bull's Head erased Sable horned Gules
On either side a Bull Sable horned and hooved Gules
Certum pete finem
Alexander Steven [Bilsland], 1st Baron Bilsland, KT MC
2nd but only surv. son and heir of Sir William Bilsland, 1st Bt., Lord Provost of Glasgow, by his wife Agnes Anne Steven, 3rd dau. of Alexander Steven, of Provanside, Glasgow
13 Sep 1892
16 Feb 1922 Amy Colville (d. 19...), only dau. of David Colville, of Jerviston House, co. Lanark, by his wife and third cousin Catherine Harvey Greenlees, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Robert Greenlees, of Burnbank House, nr. Campbelltown, co. Argyll
s.p. 10 Dec 1970
31 Jan 1950 Baron Bilsland, of Kinrara in the County of Inverness
served in First World War as Capt, 8th Battalion Scottish Rifles; suc. his father 27 Aug 1921 as 2nd Baronet, styled "of Park Circus, Glasgow"; served in Second World War as District Commissioner for Civil Defence, Scotland (Western) District; Member of The Royal Company of Archers (the Sovereign's Bodyguard for Scotland); Chairman, National Trust for Scotland, Glasgow Stockholders' Trust Ltd, etc.; President, Scottish Council for Development and Industry; Knight of the Thistle 1955
On the death of the 1st Baron Bilsland the Barony of Bilsland and the Baronetcy, styled "of Park Circus, Glasgow" (cr. 1907), both became extinct.
First written 19 Jul 2006
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