Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle

Mark Paul Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle was Recognised in this name by Warrant of the now late William David Hamilton Sellar, then Lord Lyon King of Arms, on 1 December 2009. This was followed by Letters Patent of 26th April 2010, which further Recognised him for aught yet seen as the Baron of Cartsburn, which he became in 2008.

As the 14th Baron of Cartsburn, he researched the history of the barony and assigned to his father the dignity of the related Burgh of Barony, however retained the dignity of the barony of Cartsburn itself together with its heraldic privileges, which he later assigned to an Italian genealogist, who is now the present and 15th Baron of Cartsburn.

Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle owns certain feudal property by way of the lordship of Wilmington, Sellindge, Kent, received from the Royal Foundation of Saint Katharine in 2011, and the barony of (Middle) Ards in County Down, conveyed by Viscount Bangor, of Castle Ward, in 2019.

He has received honours from a number of dynastic Royal Houses, including the Royal House of Portugal, of which he is an Honorary Knight Commander, and is a Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael of the Wing.  He is a Companion of the Order of Malta and has been a supporter of the Priory of Scotland of the Order of St John.


The remnant lands of Ballumbie Castle remain in his direct possession.