Lawson, Charles (1795 -1874)

Charles Lawson, of Borthwick Hall, was an Edinburgh seed merchant with a large business. He was Lord Provost of Edinburgh from 1862 1865, and had the honour to entertain the Prince and Prince of Wales at his house, 35 George Square. It was during his term of office, on 10 March 1863, that the Prince's marriage took place, and the city was illuminated for the occasion.

Seat / Residence(s): Borthwick Hall, Midlothian
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Lawson, Charles (1795-1874)  (Stamp 1) Title: Lawson, Charles (1795 - 1874) (Stamp 1)
Motto: Dominus providibit [sic]
Dimensions (height x width): 20mm x 20mm
Monogram: C L
Lawson, Charles (1795-1874)  (Stamp 2) Title: Lawson, Charles (1795 - 1874) (Stamp 2)
Arms: A saltire in chief a martlet between two garbs On an escutcheon of pretence a chevron embattled between three martlets
Crest: A garb
Motto: Dominus providebit [sic]
Dimensions (height x width): 15mm x 13mm
Escutcheon of Pretence: A chevron embattled between three martlets
Heraldic Charges: chevron embattled between, Heraldic Charges: garbs (2), Heraldic Charges: martlet, Heraldic Charges: martlets (3), Heraldic Charges: saltire
Lawson, Charles (1795-1874)  (Stamp 3) Title: Lawson, Charles (1795 - 1874) (Stamp 3)
Dimensions (height x width): 14mm x 11mm
Monogram: C H L