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Queens do reign, to bless the Royal Prince GEORGE THE THIRD with long and happy years to reign over us.
Given at the Court at Carleton House, this twenty-fifth
day of October, 1760.
GOD SAVE THE KING.
The above proclamation was signed by His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, Dr. Thomas Secker, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; the Duke of Leeds, the Earls of Holdernesse and Cholmondely, the Duke of Newcastle, Viscount Falmouth, Lord Mansfield, Earls Waldegrave and Gower, Lord Anson, Viscounts Barrington and Ligonier, Mr. Secretary Pitt, the Hon. W. Finch, Vice Chamberlain; Henry Fox, Esq. Paymaster General; Sir Thomas Robinson, Sir Thomas Chitty, Lord Mayor; and thirty-four other Noblemen and Gentlemen.
This proclamation having been first read at Saville House, the winter residence of his late Majesty, when Prince of Wales; the procession was then continued to the other places, in the following order
Farriers of the Horse Grenadier Guards with Axes erect.
Troop of Horse Grenadier Guards.
Serjeant at Arms,
with his Mace.
King at Arms.
S Serjeant at Arms,
The Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Thomas Secker),
in his Coach.
Lord Viscount Falmouth, Captain of
Troop of Horse Guards.
After the second reading of the proclamation at Charing Cross, the procession came to Temple Bar, the gate of which was shut, and the usual ceremonies of demanding admittance having passed, it entered, and the King was again proclaimed at Chancery-lane end: the Lord Mayor and Aldermen having then taken their places, the cavalcade proceeded through the city with the following additions coming immediately behind the heralds:
The Lord Mayor, (Sir Thomas Chitty, Knt.) in his State Coach.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Lord Viscount Falmouth.
Sir Robert Ladbroke.-Francis Cockayne, Esq.
Sir William Moreton, Recorder.
The two Sheriffs.
George Errington, Esq.-Paul Vaillant, Esq.
On Thursday, October the 30th, says the Public Advertiser of the following day, "the Right Honourable Earl Cornwallis, Constable of his Majesty's Tower of London, and Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets, came to the Tower in his chariot drawn by six horses, and was there attended by George Pawlett, Esq. Lieutenant of the Tower, and a great number of the Deputy Lieutenants and Gentlemen in the Commission of
the Peace, with many of the principal inhabitants of the Tower and Tower Hamlets, and liberties thereof; and at eleven of the clock his Majesty was proclaimed on the parade within the Tower, with the usual solemnities and ceremonies: after which his Lordship proceeded to Great Tower Hill, and the other usual places within those liberties, where his Majesty was proclaimed amidst the loudacclamations of great numbers who attended."
The proclamation of King George the Third, was made in Edinburgh on the 29th of October, and in Dublin on November the 1st.
The next important ceremonial in the new reign, was the burial of George the Second, of which, as usual, a particular account appeared in the London Gazette, published on Tuesday, November 4th, and from which the following document has been copied.
For the Interment of his late most Excellent Majesty, King George the Second, of blessed memory, from the Prince's Chamber to Westminster Abbey, on Tuesday, the 11th day of November, 1760.
The Royal Body being conveyed from Kensington to the Prince's Chamber, near the House of Peers, the night before the Funeral, is to continue there until the time appointed for the interment, and then to be carried from the said Prince's Chamber to the Abbey of Westminster, in manner following, viz.—
Knight Marshal's Men with black Staves, Two and Two.
Pages of the Back Stairs.
Pages of the Bed Chamber.
Yeoman of the Robes (James Madan, Esq.)
Grooms of the Privy Chamber.
Gentlemen Ushers daily waiters.
Physicians to the King.
Clerks Comptrollers, and Clerks of Green Cloth.
King's Solicitor (Hon. Chas. Yorke).
King's Attorney (Chas. Pratt, Esq.)
Baron's Younger Sons.
Viscount's Younger Sons.
Barons of the Exchequer and Justices of both Benches, according
Lord Chief Baron (Sir Thomas Parker, Knt.)
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (Sir John Willes, Knt.) may
Master of the Rolls (Sir Thomas Clarke, Knt.) may go as
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench (Lord Mansfield) being a Peer, to walk as such.
BATH, King of Arms (Samuel Horsey, Esq.)
Comptroller of the King's' Household (Lord Edgecombe) being a Peer, to walk as such.
Baron's Eldest Sons.
Barons of Ireland.
Somerset. Two Heralds. | Windsor.
Viscounts of Great Britain.
Duke's Youngest Sons.
Marquis's Eldest Sons.
Richmond. Two Heralds of Arms. | York.
Earls of Great Britain.
EARL OF EFFINGHAM, as exercising the Office of EARL MARSHAL of England.
Dukes' Eldest Sons.
Two Heralds of Arms. ! Lancaster.
Dukes-[walked as Supporters of the Pall.]
Dukes, having great Offices.
LORD STEWARD (The Duke of Rutland).
LORD PRIVY SEAL, (Richard Earl Temple).
LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL, (John Earl Granville)-[did not attend]. LORD ARCHBISHOP of YORK, (Dr. John Gilbert)-[did not attend].
(No train borne).
LORD KEEPER, (Sir Robert Henley, Knt.) bearing the Purse.
LORD ARCHBISHOP of CANTERBURY (Dr. Thomas Secker).
NORROY King of Arms (William Oldys, Esq.)
a Purple Velvet Cushion.
Lord Chamberlain of the Household, (the Duke of Devonshire).
to the Chief Mourner, the Duke of Richmond.
with his white staff.
THE ROYAL BODY,
GARTER Principal King
(Stephen Martin Leake,
Supporters of the Pall,
The Canopy, borne by
Ten Gentlemen Pensioners, with their Axes reversed. Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, (Sir Henry Bellenden, Knt.) the rod to be reversed.
THE CHIEF MOURNER, (His Royal Highness
Two Dukes and Fourteen Earls to be Assistants to
First Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber.
Second Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber.
Supporter to the Chief Mourner, the Duke of Somerset.
The remaining part of the Band of the Gentlemen Pensioners,
Yeomen of the Guard to close the Procession.
N. B. Knights of the Garter, Bath, and Thistle, who walk in this
The procession to be from the Prince's Chamber, through the Old Palace-Yard on foot, to the great North door of the Abbey, and the way to be railed in on both sides, and floored twenty feet wide, and to be covered with an awning, with black baize on the floor and under the awning, and the whole way to the Abbey, and in the Abbey to the steps leading to King Henry the Seventh's Chapel, to be lined on each side with the foot guards.