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Heraldic collections, Early seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.12.65

Scope and Contents

Contents: (1) Of the privileges and dignities of a Marquess, Earl, Viscount, Baron, and their wives and children; (2) ‘The placinge of all estates of men [and women] accordinge to their degrees’; (3) ‘The proceedinge to the Parlement at Westminster from the pallace there called Whitt-hall’; (4) ‘The placinge of great officers accordinge to the acte of Parlement made in anno 31 Henrici VIII’; (5) ‘The number of morners at funeralls accordinge to the degree and estate of the defuncte’; (6) ‘Liverys for noblemen and gentlemen at the interremente of every man according to his estate’; (7) ‘The order and manner of apparell for great estate of women in time of mourninge’; (8) ‘The ordinances, statutes and rules made by John Lo: Tiptofte, Earle of Worcester, Constable of England by the King’s commaundemend at Winsor, 29 day of Maye anno sexto Edwardye quarti ...’; (9) ‘The sise of banners, standards, pennons, guidons, pensels, and streamers’; (10) ‘The making of a knight bannerett in the feeld’; (11) figures for ermines for the queen, peeresses, etc.; (12) ‘The proceedinge to the funerall of a great estate’; (13) ‘For the funeralls of a marquess’; (14) ‘The nobillitie placed accordynge to their degrees and after the auncientie of their creation, 1577’; (15) ‘For the funeralls of an erle’; (16) ‘The proceadinge to the funeralls of an Erle to the churche, somtymes on horsback and somtymes on foote’; (17) ‘Lyveries for noble weemen at the entertaynment of any great estate’; (18) ‘The discomoditie that may happen to an armye from lacke of ensignes’; (19) ‘Fee dewe to certayne of the King’s servants of every newe dubbed bachelor knight’; (20) ‘The office of a Kinge of Arms with his authoritye in his province’; (21) ‘The proceadinge to the funerall of a knight of London’; (22) ‘The preceedence of the bishops’; (23) ‘Charges of the funerall of Sir Henry Cromwell, Sir Richard Luson, Sir John Byron, Sir Thomas Sadler, Sir Edward Hungerford and others of their ranke’; (24) the length of the Queen’s banner; (25) ‘Fees dewe to the officers of armes givinge their attendance at the funeralls of great estates’; (26) what officers and noblemen of different ranks may have; (27) ‘Allowances of servants and blackes at the funeralles of Mary Queene of Scottes at Peterborough on tuesday the first of August, 1587’ (see also MS Dd.03.66 no. 8); (28) ‘The order of the buriall of Mary Queen of Scotte at Peterborough’; (29) the proceedings at the funeral of (a) a citizen, (b) a knight, (c) a baroness and (d) a baron; (30) ‘The definition of an esquire, and the severall sortes of them according to the custome and usage of England’; (31) ‘The proceading at the funerall of a countess’; (32) ‘The proceadinge to the church for an earle’; (33) ‘The proceadinge at the funerall of the right high and mighty prince Elizabeth queen of England, France and Ireland from the pallas of Whithall to the cathedrall church of Westminster 28 of April 1603’; (34) ‘The proceedinge to the coronation of the highe and mightie prince James by the grace of God, king of England’; (35) ‘The proceeding to the church of the funerall of Sir William Cicill lord Burghley his mother, lord treasurer of England’; (36) ‘The coronation of King James and Queene Anne his wife 25 July 1603’; (37) ‘The proceading to the parliament at Westminster the 5th of April anno 1614’; (38) ‘The proceeding to the parliament at Westminster the 30th day of January, anno 1620’; (39) ‘A catalogue of the nobilitie made anno 1624 accordinge to their creations’; (40) ‘Knights of the bath made at Whithall at the coronation of Kinge Charles, the 1 February, anno 1625’; (41) ‘The proceadinge to the funerall of a knight in London’.


  • Creation: Early seventeenth century

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1 volume(s) (222 pages.)

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Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.

Physical Description


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