The present state of the British court, or, An account of the civil and military establishment of England

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Page 145 - Warden of the Hamper, receives all Money due to the King, for Seals of Charters, Patents, Commiflions and Writs ; and attends the Keeper of the Seal daily in "Term Time, and all Times of Sealing; and takes into his Cuftody all feal'd Charters, Patents, and the like, which he receives into Bags ; but anciently, it is...
Page 32 - Badge of his Office is a Gold Chain and Medal, having on one fide an Emblem of Peace, King James's Motto ; and on the reverfe the Emblem of War, with Dieu...
Page 45 - Besides there are many poor pensioners to the king and queen below stairs, that is, such as are put to pension, either because they are so old that they are unfit for service, or else the widows of such of his majesty's household servants that died poor, and were not able to provide for their wives and children in their lifetimes: every one of these hath a competency duly paid them. Under the lord high almoner there are a sub-almoner, a yeoman, and two grooms of the almonry.
Page 115 - Windsor; on his breast a red book of the Order, with this device, two pens in saltire, within the Garter. Garter. The fourth officer of the Order is Garter, instituted by Henry V. with the advice and consent of all the Knights Companions, who, for the honour of the Order, was pleased he should be the principal officer within the College of Arms, and chief of the Heralds.
Page 143 - Wool-pack. He hath the keeping of the Parliament Rolls, and all the Rolls Houfe for his Habitation, as alfo the Cuftody of all Charters, Patents, Commiflions, Deeds, Recognizances, which being made up of Rolls of Parchment, gave Rift to the Name.
Page 142 - Patent, which is for Life. In the Abfence of the Lord Chancellor, or Keeper, he fit.s as Judge in the Court of Chancery, and by Sir Edward Coke, is called his Affiftant.
Page 65 - Clerks, who attend there to write the Words of the faid Bill upon a Tally, and then deliver it to be enter'd by the Clerk of the Pells, or his Clerk ; which Tally is then fplit or cloven by the two Deputy Chamberlains, who have their Seals, and whilft the fenior Deputy reads the one Part, the junior examines the other Part, with the other two Clerks.
Page 46 - Peculiar exempt, and referved to the Vifitation and immediate Government of the King. All Offerings made by the King or Queen, on the twelve principal Feftivals of the Year, are diftributed amongft the Poor by the Dean of the Chapel.
Page 58 - They wait half at a Time Quarterly; but on Ckrintmca • Day, Matter, Whitmnday, All Saints, St. George's Feast, the Coronation Days, and on other extraordinary Days, they are obliged all to cive personal Attendance, under Penalty of the <jhecque.
Page 114 - ... Castle, called Chancellor's Tower. His oath, robe, and livery, in the Sovereign's court, are the same as the Prelate's. His office is not only to seal original statutes, appointed to remain perpetually in Windsor Castle, but also those copies, of which each Knight Companion is obliged to have one, are in his keeping, with letters of licence, mandates, and certificates relating to the Order. The Chancellor's badge of distinction is a medal of gold, enamelled with a red rose, within a Garter of...

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