Letters patent, and writings on various offices, Sixteenth and/or seveneenth centuries
Scope and Contents
At the end of the book are 12 leaves of writing, containing:
1. 'A discourse of the Office of Lord Steward of England wrighten by Sir Rob. Cotton knight and barronett'
2. 'A discourse of the Office of Lord High Constable of England', by the same
3. 'The antiquity and Office of Earle Marshall of England', by the same
4. 'An ordinance or decree made by the Commissioners of the Office of Earle Marshall of England for the precedency of all States according to their birth and calling, dated 16 Jan. 1594'
5. 'Whether a Gentleman being the forth brother of more antient howse is to take place before an elder brother of a later howse being an inferior'
6. 'The Office of High Chamberlaine of England the day of the King's crownation'
7. 'The names of the principal Officers on the day of the Crownation of a King or Queene with the services after the old custome'
Letters patent granting lands in Norfolk and a few in Suffolk from King Henry VIII to various persons; amongst them will be found the grants of the rectory of Fundenhall, and the priory of Horsham St Faithe. With notes of various grants of lands, etc., in the same counties from the time of King Edward I to that of King Edward IV. At the other end of the book are 12 leaves of writing, containing: (1) ‘A discource of the office of lord steward of England wrighten by Sir Rob. Cotton knight and baronett’; (2) ‘A discource of the office of lord high constable of England’, by the same; (3) ‘The antiquity and office of earl marshall of England’, by the same; (4) ‘An ordinance or decree made by the commissioners of the office of earl marshall of England for the precedency of all states according to their birth and calling, dated 16 Jan. 1594’; (5) ‘Whether a gentleman being the forth brother of more antient howse is to take place before an elder brother of a later howse being an inferior’; (6) ‘The office of the high chamberlaine of England the day of the king’s crownation’; (7) ‘The names of the principal officers on the day of the crownation of a king or queene with the services after the old custome’.
- Sixteenth and/or seveneenth centuries
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1 volume(s) (1 volume) : 90 leaves
Language of Materials
In the Library by 1857.
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