First baronet, antiquary and herald. M.A. St Andrews 1614, sent to continent, returned some time before 1626. Went to London 1628 to further his knowledge of heraldry, awarded title of herald 4 Dec 1628. Knighted May 1630, created Lyon king-at-arms 15 Jun 1630 (til 1654), granted the lands and barony of Kinnaird 1631, created baronet 1633. Succeeded his father 1652. Amassed a large and valuable library of books dealing with Scottish history, antiquities and heraldry.
Sir; Brit. Geschichtswissenschaftler
Further Biographical Data1600-1657
ActivitySir, of Denmylne and Kinnaird; Schottischer Historiker
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)
HeadingBalfour, James, of Denmylne and Kinnaird, Sir used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Balfour, James used in: Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany); Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Variant NameBalfour, James, of Kinaird, Sir
Balfour of Denmyln, James
Found inDNB. — LoC-NA. — NUC pre 56. — BLC
Imprint SourcesBalfour, James: A catalogue of curious manuscripts. - 1698
Balfour, James: The historical Works. - 1824
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