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22. The Earl of Derby, as seised in fee of the Isle and Castle of Pelham and dominion of Man, claimed to present the King with. two falcons on this day. —Allowed, and the falcons presented accordingly.
23. The Earl of Kent claimed to carry the great spurs before the King; but the same being counterclaimed by Lord Grey de Ruthny, was allowed to the latter, who bore them accordingly. The claim of the Duke of Norfolk, as Earl of Surrey, to the same honour, being also rejected.
24. The Barons of the Cinque Ports claimed to carry the canopy over the King and to have the same, with the staves and bells for their fees, and to dine in the Hall on the King's right hand.Allowed.
25. The Lord of the manor of Scoulton, alias Bourdelies, in Norfolk, claimed to be chief larderer, and to have for his fees the provisions remaining after dinner in the larder.—Allowed, together with the office of caterer.
26. These services were counterclaimed by the Lord of the manor of Eston and Montem, in Essex-But it appearing to the King on reference, that other manors were severally holden by the same service, the former was appointed pro hac vice, with a salvo jure to the latter.
27. The Lord of the manor of Wyrksop claimed to find the King a right-hand glove, and support his right arm while he held the sceptre. Allowed.
28. The Bishops of Durham and Bath and Wells claimed to support the king in the Processsion.-Allowed; and the Bishops of London and Winchester, were appointed to support the Queen.
29. The Lord of the manor of Fyngrith, in Essex, claimed to be Chamberlain to the Queen for the day; and to have the Queen's bed and furniture, the basons, &c. belonging to the office; and to have a Clerk in the Exchequer to demand and receive the Queen's gold.-Disallowed, as not established.
30. The Lord of the manor of Great Wimondley, Hertfordshire, claimed, as Chief Cup-bearer, to serve the King with the first cup of silver gilt at dinner, and to have the cup for his fee.-Allowed.
31. The Lord of the manor of Heydon, in Essex, claimed to hold the bason and ewer to the King, by virtue of one moiety, and the towel by virtue of another moiety of the said manor, when the King washes before dinner.-Allowed as to the towel only.
32. The Duke of Norfolk, as Earl of Arundel, and Lord of Kenninghall manor in Norfolk, claimed to perform by Deputy the
office of Chief Butler of England; and to have for his fees the best cup of gold and cover, with all the vessels and wine remaining under the bar, and all the pots and cups, except those of gold and silver, in the wine-cellar, after dinner.-Allowed, with only the fee of a cup and ewer, which was thirty-two ounces of pure gold.
Besides these claims, his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, as his fee, according to ancient usage, received the purple velvet chair, cushion, and foot-stool, whereon he sits at the Coronation.
The Officers of the removing wardrobe also usually received as their fee, the pall of cloth of gold, held over the King at his Coronation.
The following are some further allowances connected with the ceremony of the claims at the Coronation of the Kings of England:
1. To the Lord Almoner, for the day, 305 ounces of gilt plate in two large gilt chased basins.
2. The gold cup and cover to the Lord Mayor of London, was 20 ounces of pure gold.
3. To the Mayor of Oxford, a high gilt bowl and cover, richly chased, of 110 ounces, as a gift from the King to that City, with his Majesty's arms engraved on it.
4. To the Champion a high bowl and cover, finely chased and gilt, of 36 ounces-all which bowls were enchased with his Majesty's cypher.
5. To the Duke of Norfolk, as Chief Butler of England for the day, a cup of pure gold, of 32 ounces.
6. To the Lord Great Chamberlain, as Chief Officer of the Ewry, two large gilt chased basins, and one gilt chased ewer.
On the 24th of August, a royal messenger arrived in London from the Earl of Harcourt, with the treaty of marriage between His Majesty and Her Most Serene Highness the Princess Charlotte, concluded and signed on the 15th instant, by his Lordship and M. Zesterfleth, Privy Councillor and first Marshal of the Court to the Duke of Mecklenberg Strelitz. By the same despatches
it was also announced, that Her depart from Strelitz on the 17th.
lays, which served much to heighten the impatience of the Court, as well as of the lower classes of society, the Princess landed at Harwich, on the 6th of September; and on the 8th, two months after the King had made public his declaration of demanding her in marriage, she was received with every demonstration of joy at St. James's Palace.
About eight o'Clock upon the same evening, the Procession to the Chapel Royal was arranged in the following order :
in her nuptial Habit, supported by their Royal Highnesses the
Her Serene Highness having been in this manner conducted to the Chapel, the Lord Chamberlain and Vice Chamberlain, with the two Heralds, returned to wait upon His Majesty.
The KING'S Procession.
Drums and Trumpets as before.
The Knight Marshal (Sir Sid. Meadows, Knt.)
Knights of the Bath, not Peers, wearing their Collars.
Comptroller of the Household,
Treasurer of the Household,
(Earl of Thomond).
The Lord Steward of the Household, (Earl Talbot) being an Earl.
NORROY (Thomas Brown, Esq.) and CLARENCEUX (Charles Townley, Esq.)
Kings of Arms.
Lord Privy Seal (Richard Earl Temple).
THE LORD CHANCELLOR (Robert Lord Henley).
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Thomas Secker).
The Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE HENRY.
The Sword of State, borne by the Duke of Bedford, Knight of the Garter, in his Collar, between the Lord Chamberlain (William Duke of Devonshire), and Vice Chamberlain (Right
The marriage ceremony was then performed by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; the Duke of Cumberland gave the Bride's hand to His Majesty, and immediately upon their joining, the Park and Tower guns fired a royal salute. The Nuptial Anthem was composed by Dr. Boyce, and consisted of choruses, a duet, and accompanied solos.
On the return of the King and Queen, the Procession was re-marshalled in the following
Conducted by the Lord Chamberlain and Vice Chamberlain, supported by their Royal Highnesses the DUKE of YORK and PRINCE WILLIAM,
her train borne as before.
Ladies in waiting of Her Majesty's Bed Chamber.
During the latter part of the ceremony their Majesties sat by the altar, on two chairs of state, beneath a canopy; Her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, sat on the other side facing them, while the remainder of the Royal Family, Peers, Peeresses, Bishops, and Foreign