Macfarlane-Grieve, William Alexander (1844 -1917)

William Alexander Comyn Macfarlane, of Penchrise and Edenhall in Roxburghshire, and Impington Park in Cambridgeshire, was the son of William Macfarlane M.D., F.R.C.S., and Margaret Verner (Jane), only daughter of George Grieve, of Eastfield in Berwickshire. Educated at the High School in Edinburgh, and at Balliol College, Oxford, he became a scholar of St John's College, Oxford, took his M.A., entered Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar. A Justice of the Peace for Roxburghshire, Berwickshire and Cambridgeshire, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, he took the additional name and arms of Grieve by royal licence 12 June 1876 on succeeding to the estates of Edenhall and Penchrise under the will of his uncle Alexander Grieve. He married, 10 February 1885, Florence Emily Butler, daughter of the Rev. Morris Joseph Fuller, Vicar of St Mark's Marylebone. They had four sons and a daughter.

Seat / Residence(s): Penchrise, Roxburghshire, Edenhall, Cumbria, Impington Park, Cambridgeshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Macfarlane-Grieve, William Alexander (1844 - 1917) (Stamp 1) Motto: This I'll defend
, Motto: Hoc securior
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: 1. A demi-savage holding in his right hand three arrows points upward (Macfarlane); 2. A dexter arm in armour embowed holding a dagger point downwards (Grieve)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Argent a saltire invected between four roses gules (Macfarlane) 2 & 3. Gules on a fess between three fetterlocks or a mullet azure (Grieve)
Quarterings: Argent a saltire invected between four roses gules (Macfarlane) 2 & 3. Gules on a fess between three fetterlocks or a mullet azure (Grieve)
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: arrows (3), Heraldic Charges: dagger, Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: fetterlocks (3), Heraldic Charges: mullet, Heraldic Charges: roses (4), Heraldic Charges: saltire invected between, Heraldic Charges: savage, demi-
Macfarlane-Grieve, William Alexander (1844 - 1917) (Stamp 2) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Argent a saltire invectedbetween four roses gules (Macfarlane) 2 & 3. Gules on a fess between three fetterlocks or a mullet azure (Grieve)
Quarterings: Argent a saltire invected between four roses gules (Macfarlane) 2 & 3. Gules on a fess between three fetterlocks or a mullet azure (Grieve)
Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: fetterlocks (3), Heraldic Charges: mullet, Heraldic Charges: roses (4), Heraldic Charges: saltire invected between
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Argent a saltire between four roses gules (Macfarlane) 2 & 3. Gules on a fess between three fetterlocks or a mullet azure (Grieve)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Argent a saltire between four roses gules (Macfarlane) 2 & 3. Gules on a fess between three fetterlocks or a mullet azure (Grieve)
Heraldic Charges: fess, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: fetterlocks (3), Heraldic Charges: mullet, Heraldic Charges: roses (4), Heraldic Charges: saltire between