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Chamberlain of England; Our Rt Trusty & Rt Welbeloved Cousin & Councellor William Earle of Devonshire Steward of Our Household, Our Rt Trusty and Rt Welbeloved Cousin and Councellor Charles Earle of Dorsett and Middlesex Chamberlain of Our Household, Our Rt Trusty and Rt Welbeloved Cousin & Councellor, Charles Earle of Shrewsbury one of Our Principall Secretaries of State; Our Rt Trusty and welbeloved Cousin & Councellor Francis Viscount Newport Treasurer of Our Household ; The Rt Reverend Father in God, Henry Lord Bishop of London ; Our R+ Trusty & Welbeloved Ralph Lord Montagu Master of our Wardrobe, Our Trusty & welbeloved Sr William Dolben Knt One of the Justices of Our Court of Kings Bench and our Trusty and welbeloved Sr John Powell Knt one of the Justices of Our Court of Common Pleas, or any Three or more of them to Receive, Hear & determine the Petitions & Claims wch shall be to them exhibited by any of Our Loving Subjects in this behalf And wee do appoint our said Comm" for that purpose to meet & sit in the Painted Chamber of our Palace at Westminster upon the twenty Eighth day of this instant March at nine of ye clock in the forenoon of that day, & from time to time to adjorn as to them shall seem meet for ye Execution of Our Said Commission, wch wee do thus publish to the intent yt all such persons whom it may any way concern may know when & where to give their attendance for ye Exhibiting of their Petitions & Claimes concerning their Services before mentioned to be don & performed unto Us at Our said Coronation. And wee do hereby signifie unto all and every our Subjects whom it may Concern that Our will and pleasure is, and wee do hereby straitly Charge all persons of what Rank or quality Soever they be, who either upon our letters to them directed, or by reason of their Offices or Tenures or otherwise are to do any service at the said day or time of Our Coronation, that they do duly give their attendance accordingly in all respects furnished & appointed as to so great solemnity appertaineth, & answerable to the Dignities and places wch every one of them respectively holdeth & injoyeth, And of this They or any of them are not to faile as they will answer the Contrary at their perills, unless upon special reasons by Our Self under Our hand to be allowed, wee shall dispence with any of their services or attendances.

GIVEN at Our Court at Whitehall the 16th day of March 1688 in the first year of Our Reign.

[Commission for the Court of Claims against the Coronation to pass : in margin.]

His Maty in Councill having appointed the Rt Honoble the Lord President Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Norfolk, Marquis of Winchester, Lord Great Chamberlain, Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, Earle of Shrewsbury Viscount Newport, Lord Bishop of London, Lord Montagu, Sr Wm Dolbin one of the Justices of the Court of Kings Bench, and Sr John Powell one of the Justices of the Common Pleas or any Three or more of them Commissioners to hear Receive and Determine the Petitions & claimes of such who by their Tenures are to perform any Service at the Coronation of their Matys. It is therefore ordered that one of his Matys Principall Secretaries of State do direct the passing of a Commission in Order thereunto under the Great Seal according to the Draught thereof this day approved at the Boord.

[Lord grt Chamberlain to provide things against the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT from the Rt Honoble the Committee appointed to consider of the time and manner of the Coronation of their Matys having been this day approved at the Boord. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to order that the Rt Honoble the Earle of Lindsey Lord Great Chamberlain Do jssue out his warrants to all Offices and Officers under his Lops charge to make such Provisions and Preparations against the day of their Matys Coronation, which is to be solemnized upon the 11th of Aprill next, as were don at the last Coronation.

[Master of the Robes to provide against yo Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &° ut Supra. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to Order that the Master of his Matys Robes Do jssue out his warrants & Orders to all Offices and Officers under his charge to make such Provisions and Preparations against the day of their Matys Coronation wch is to be solemnized upon the 11th of Aprill next as were don by his Predecessor at the last Coronation, as appears by the annexed Paper.

[Earle Marshall to provide agst the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &C at supra. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to Order that his Grace the Duke of Norfolk Earle Marshall do jssue out his warrants and Orders to all Offices and Officers under his Grace's Charge to make such Provisions and Preparations against the day of their Matys Coronation, wch is to be solemnized upon the 11th of Aprill next as were don at the last Coronation by the Earle Marshall and to Summon the Peers and Peeresses to attend this Solemnity.

[Lord Steward to provide agst the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &c. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to Order that the Rt Honoble the Earle of Devonshire Lord Steward of His Mays Household do give Order for such Provisions for their Mtys Dinner in Westminster Hall on the day of their Matys Coronation wch is to be solemnized upon the 11th of Aprill next, and such other Tables there as was provided at the last Coronation, And for all other things wch are to be don and ordered on that day by the Lord Steward of his Matys Household.

[Lord Chamberlain to provide agst the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &C. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to Order that the Rt Honoble the Earle of Dorset Lord Chamberlain of His Matys Household do jssue out his warrants and Orders to the Great Wardrobe, Master of the Jewell House, Surveyor of the Works, Wardrobes and all other Offices and Persons to make such Provisions and Preparations against the day of their Matys Coronation which is to be solemnized upon the 11th of Aprill next as are directed in the said Report, and such other orders and Things which were don by his Lops predecessor at the last Coronation.

[Master of the Horse to Provide against the Coronation : in margin.] A REPORT & His Majesty in Councill is thereupon pleased to order that Monsieur Overkerke Master of the Horse to his Maty do Issue out his Warrants and Orders to all Offices and Officers under his charge to make such Provisions and Preparations against the day of their Mays Coronation wch is to be solemnized upon the 11th 1 of Aprill next as were don by his Predecessor at the last Coronation.

(Master of the Ordnance to provide agst the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &°. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to Order that the Marshall de Schomberg Master Generall of the Ordnance do jssue out his Warrants and Orders to all Offices and Officers under his charge to make such Provisions and Preparations against the day of their Matys Coronation wch is to be solemnized upon the 11th 1 of Aprill next as were done at the last Coronation, and particularly such Provision of Armor, Pistolls, Sheild Lance and other furniture as was delivered to the Kings Matys Champion out of his Office at the last Coronation,

[Groom of the Stole to ye Queen : in margin.]

AN ORDER likewise issued to the Rt Honoble the Countess of Derby Groom of the Stole to her Maty to make such Provisions as her Predecessor did at the last Coronation.

[Earle marshall to cause the Proclama: to be proclaimed: in margin.]

AN ORDER likewise issued to the Earle Marshall, to take care that the Proclamation for their Matys Coronation be proclaimed by the Officers of Arms, Drums and Trumpets in such manner and form as was don at the last Coronation.

(Lord BP of London to inspect the office of Divine Service Agst the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &C. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to order that the Rt Reverend Father in God the Lord BP of London do inspect the Office of Divine Service to be used in the Abby of Westminster on the day of their Matys Coronation which is to be solemnized upon the Eleaventh day of Aprill next.

1 Altered from 12 to 11. every case preceding.

In these minutes the date has also been tampered with in 1 The following has been erased aster cause, and that in the text written below instead :

[Master of the Mint to provide medalls agst the Coronation : in margin.]

A REPORT &C. His Maty in Councill is thereupon pleased to Order that the Master of His Matys Mint do cause to be made and prepared ye number of 200 medalls of Gold and ye number of Twelve hundred medalls of Silver of ye King & Queen's Majesty according to a pattern chosen by his Mats & delivered to him, ye value of each of ye medalls of Gold & Silver to be ye same as at the last Coronation. The same to be delivered by ye Master of ye Mint to ye La Visct Newport Trear of ye Household to be distributed by his Ldp at the Coronation of their Majesties.

[Report of the Lords of the Committee for the Coronation : in margin.]

This Day the Report following of the Committee appointed to consider of the time and manner of the Coronation of Their Matys, was approved at the Boord.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MATY,

The Committee appointed by yo? Maty &c. [as above on p. 3].

twelve hundred medalls of Silver and two hundred medalls of Gold to be made, and dclivered unto the Rt Honoble the Lord Viscount Newport Treasurer of his Matys Household to be distributed in the Abby of Westminster on the day of their Matys Coronation wch is to be solemnized on the 11th of Aprill next.

APPENDIX III.

EXTRACT FROM SANCROFT'S REGISTER IN LAMBETH PALACE LIBRARY,

FO. 275.

[In the margin there is written : Commissio ad consecrandum episcopos.]

Wilhelmus providentia Divina Cantuariensis archiepiscopus totius angliæ Primas et Metropolitanus ad infrascripta de Iure et Statutis huius Regni Angliæ legitime fulcitus Reverendis in Christo Patribus et venerabilibus Confratribus Nostris Dominis Henrico London Petro Winton Wilhelmo Landaven et Wilhelmo Asaphen respective Episcopis salutem et fraternam in Domino Charitatem.

Ad consecrandum et benedicendum vice loco et authoritate nostris quoscunque Episcopos et Pastores quarumcunque Ecclesiarum Cathedralium et Diæcesium infra provinciam nostram Cantuar alias rite et legitime nominatos Electos et authoritate nostra debite confirmatos aut in posterum nominandos Eligendos et confirmandos Atque ad exhibendum et impertiendum iisdem et eorum cuilibet Ceremonias in eâ parte de Iure Statutis et usu moderno Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ usitatas observatas et requisitas in quacunque Ecclesia sive Capella infra Provinciam nostram Cant. divino Cultui dedicatis quibuscunque diebus Dominicis vel festivis arbitrio vestro ad huiusmodi Officium pro tempore limitandis Accitis Vobis et Vestrum cuilibet quibuscunque aliis Episcopis Executionem officii sui in Ecclesia Anglicana obtinentibus in numero competenti et requisito qui vobis in huiusmodi Ministerio assistant et congrue opitulentur prout Iuris et Statuti exigentia et Negocii necessitas aut honestas videbuntur pro tempore postulare Ad exigendum quoque recipiendum et admittendum vice loco et authoritate nostris in presentia Dilectorum nobis in Christo Radulphi Snowe et Edmundi Sherman Notariorum publicorum Registrariorum nostrorum Principalium vel eorum deputati cuiuscunque legitimi ab iisdem Reverendis Patribus et eorum quolibet sic (ut premittitur) pro tempore consecrandis et benedicendis omnia et singula Iuramenta in ea parte

1 These two words are written over an erasure, and they do not fill up the space before the next.

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