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Sir James Balfour of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1600–1657) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Balfour, Sir James, of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1603/4–1657), antiquary and herald, was probably born at Denmiln, Fife, the son of Sir Michael Balfour of Denmiln (c.1580–1652), later MP for Fife and comptroller of the household to Charles I, and his wife, ...


Nisbet, Alexander (1657–1725), heraldic writer, was born in Edinburgh in April 1657 and was baptized on the 23rd, the eldest son and the third of the ten children of Adam Nisbet (d. 1674), writer to the signet in Edinburgh, and his wife, ...


Paul, Sir James Balfour (1846–1931), herald and genealogist, was born in Edinburgh on 16 November 1846, the younger of two sons of the Revd John Paul (1796–1873), minister of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, and moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland...