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KING GEORGE II. Wardrobe accounts. Bundle 2371. Roll 159. Matthew Vernon Mercer for Ii yards of Rich Scarlet and Gold Brocard with Green and White Flowers for a Dalmatick Robe for his Majesties Royal Person iiijxx vli vs For 11 yards of the same for a Supertunica, a Girdle with Hangers Buskins Sandalls and an Armilla iiixx yli vs
Joseph Windham and Partners Linnen Drapers for 141 Ells of Superfine Cambrick Holland for a Colobium Sindonis, a Shirt and a pair of Gloves for his Maties Royal Person at the Coronation xijli: vjø: vja
Katherine Vesian Millener. . . . . for a Coife a Crevat. . . .
KING GEORGE III.
Wardrobe accounts, Bundle 2383, Roll 194. Robert Carr Mercer for Blue and Crimson Velvet Cloth of Gold & for his Majesty's Robes, Altar Cloths &c at the Coronation. . . .
Elizabeth Gower Milliner for Cambrick Holland for a Shirt and Colobium for Brussells Ruffles Lace &c and for making and trimming the same for his Majestys Royal Person at the Coronation. ...
* James Bryer Shoemaker for making a pair of rich Brocade Buskins and Sandals for his Majesty at the Coronation. ...
Mary Inglis and Agnes Gardner Milliners for point Lace and making it into a Cravat, and Cambrick Holland point Lace &c for a Waistcote Coife and Gloves, for his Majesty's Royal person, at the Coronation.
[In connexion with the coronation of King George III. the following extracts from the Lord Chamberlain's warrants may be noted.]
Public Record Office, Lord Chamberlain, Series I. No. 435.
Warrants for necessaries to be furnished against the Coronation of King George the 3rd &c.
A List of Particulars necessary to be provided against the Coronation by the Office of the Great Wardrobe.
Those Articles underlined with red were provided but not used therefore unnecessary.
And those underlined with black were not provided at all. Written in red ink in margin.]
A Colobium Sindonis of fine holland & a pair of Linnen Gloves & Coife.
A Supertunica or Cloth of Gold, a girdle with Hangers, Buskins, Sandals & Armilla.
A Pall of Cloth of Gold, in fashion of a Cope.
A Shirt of fine Linnen laced for the Anointing, & another of red Sarcenet to put over it, with a Surcoat of Crimson Sattin.
A pair of under Trowses & Breeches with Stockings fastened to the Trowses all of Crimson Silk.
A Silk Towel to be held before The King at the Communion; Crimson Silk Tufts & fine Cotton to dry up the Oil after The King's Anointing. p. 26.
Reced from His Majesty's Great Wardrobe, The Royal Vestments hereafter mentioned for His Majesty's Coronation. Viz.
2A Colobium Sindonis of fine Linnen laced
A Supertunica of Cloth of Gold, lined with Crimson taffata with a broad Girdle of the same.
An Armilla, of Cloth of Gold, in fashion of a Stole to be put about the King's Neck & tyed with Ribbons.
A Pall or Dalmatic Robe of Cloth of Gold with Siluer flowers edged with Purple lined with Crimson Taffeta.
A Girdle or Belt with hangers of Cloth of Gold &c.
Two Cusheons of Cloth of Gold trimed with Gold fringe to carry the King & Queen's Crowns on.
Fine Cotton made into two Puffs with Crimson Silk & Golds Cawls to dry the places anointed.
Zy Rochester Dean of
Westminster. [In margin Sept. 21st
[The particulars provided at the Coronation of King George IV. may be found in Sir George Nayler, The Coronation of His Most Sacred Majesty King George the Fourth, London, 1839, p. 35. The Colobium Sindonis, the two Shirts, with the trowsers and breeches, appear in the list without any note that they were not worn or provided.]
1 The articles underlined with red have been printed in italics, and those underlined with black in smaller type.
2_2 These two paragraphs are struck out.
CEREMONIAL OF THE CORONATION OF King WILLIAM AND
Tract dealing with the ceremonies of the Coronation of King William and Queen Mary from a collection of heraldic papers in Add. MS. 6338 in the British Museuin. The paper is certainly drawn up by one of the officers of arms on duty.]
p. 105 [now fo. 56] Proclamation
King William & Queen Mary Coronation of [Pages 106 & 107 dealing with the Proclamation are omitted.] p. 108.] The Proceeding to the Throne in Westminster Hall.
The King and Queene came from Whitehall to Westminster betwene ten and eleaven of the clock on the 11th Aprill 1689 in the Morning, whereupon the Officers of Armes began to marshall the Proceeding to the Throne in Westminster Hall.
The Drums and Trumpets at the lower end of the Hall. .
servants. The Lord Maior, Aldermen, Sheriffs of London, and such others as
were to goe in the Proceeding attended in the Court of Requests. The Peers repaired to the Lords House of Parliament. The Peeresses to the Painted Chamber The Archbishop and Bishops to their adjacent Chambers.
[The Proceeding into Westm" Hall in the morning. in m.]
The Kings Solicitor and Attorney Generall.
Sergeant Porter and Sergeant of the Vestry.
[Chore of Westminster.
2. Pursuivants of Armes. Baronesses in their Robes their Capes poudered with 2. rowes of
2. Pursuivants of Armes. Viscountesses in like manner, the Capes poudered with 2. Rowes and
an halfe of Ermine. Viscounts in their Robes.
2. Heralds. [4 a Breast in m.] Countesses ) In their Robes, the Capes poudered with 3. Rowes of
Ermine. Earles J In their Robes.
2. Heralds. A Marchioness. In her Robes the Capes poudered with 3. Rowes
and an halfe of Ermine.
2. Heralds. Duchesses In Robes, the Capes poudered with 4 Rowes of Ermine.
Lord President of the Councell.
His trayne borne. [His Royall Highness Prince George of Denmarke Duke of Cumberland was ordered to goe in the Proceeding next before the Dukes of Normandy and Aquitaine with 2. bars of Ermine more then a Duke & his trayne carried up. in m.]
1 In the original Viscounts precede Viscountesses but the figure i has been placed before Viscountesses and 2 before Viscounts.
The 2. Persons representing the Dukes of Normandy, and Aquitaine.
Gent : Usher."
His trayne borne by the
Master of the Robes, the
Lord Eland, Lou Willoughby Lady Diana Vere the Lady
Lord Lansdowne, and the
The Captaine of the Band of Pentioners.
The Gentlemen Pentioners.
They passed by the mistake of those who led the Proceeding, from the Court of Requests through the Court of Wards, they should have gone downe the stairs into the Hall, which occasioned some disorder, and a long stay, to give the Peers, and Peeresses tyme to Passe by the Throne downe into the Hall.
There was a Throne placed at the upper end of Westminster Hall, and a state set up for the King and Queene withe two Chaires, cushions, and footstooles, and a long Table covered with a rich Carpet.
Their Maiestyes repaired to their two Chayres, and seated themselves there under the State.
Some of the great Officers placed themselves on their Mats, right and left hands, the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lord High Constable stood on the outsyde of the Table opposite to the King and Queene.
Then the Master of the Jewell House with the Regalia in his custodye brought by the Officers of the said Jewell House repaired to the Throne.
First he there presented the Sword of State, in a rich scabberd with gyrdle and hangers to the Lord High Constable the Duke of Ormond, who delivered it to the Lord Great Chamberlain, by whom it was layde upon the Table.
The next was the sword comonly called Curtana, which was in like manner delivered to the Lord Great Chamberlain, who having drawne it out of the scabbard, layde it upon the Table.
The pointed sword was layde on the Table after the same manner. And so was the pointless sword.
The Master of the Jewell House did also present to the Lord Great Chamberlain the gold spirrs.
[The Regalia brought by the Church of Westin another hand in m.]
In the meane tyme the Deane and Prebends of Westminster brought from Westminster Abbey to Westminster Hall the Regalia which were in their possession, in solemne procession.
1 These three officers have been added in a different hand.