An Elizabeth II Seal and Warrant,
Lot 986
An Elizabeth II Seal and Warrant,
Sold for £ 432 (US$ 565) inc. premium

The Scottish Sale

20 Aug 2010, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

Lot Details
An Elizabeth II Seal and Warrant, An Elizabeth II Seal and Warrant, An Elizabeth II Seal and Warrant,
An Elizabeth II Seal and Warrant,
awarded to Henry Stephen Wilson appointing him Baron Wilson of Langside, the elaborate hand written scroll with attached wax seal of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, housed in official case of issue.

Footnotes

  • Baron Wilson of Langside was born in Glasgow on 21st March 1916. He studied at Glasgow University Law School which he completed just as WW2 commenced. He joined up as a Private but was later commissioned into the Highland Light Infantry, he was severely wounded on the beach at Anzio. He was called to the Scottish Bar in 1946 and served as Advocate Depute from 1948-51 and as Sheriff Substitute at Greenock from 1955-56 and in Glasgow from 1956-65. He took silk in 1965. He was the unsuccessful Labour candidate for Dumfriesshire in 1950 and 1955 and for Edinburgh West in 1951. He remained a Labour supporter for many years until the advent of the SDP. He was Solicitor General for Scotland from 1965-67 and Lord Advocate from 1967-70. He was Director of the Scottish Courts Administration from 1971-74 and Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, 1975-77. He joined the Social Democrat Party from 1981-92 and sat in the House of Lords as a cross-bencher. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1967 and created a life peer as Baron Wilson of Langside of Broughton in the County and City of Edinburgh in 1969. He died in Glasgow on 23rd November 1997.
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