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They stayde at the lower end till the Knight Marshall had cleered the Hall, and the Officers of Armes had put them in order from whence they proceeded to the Throne as followeth, vizt. :
The Sergeant of the Vestry bearing his verge. Children of the Chapell, 4. a breast in scarlet Mantles. Chore of Westminster, 4. a breast in surplisses.
Gentlemen of the Chapell, 4. a breast in scarlet Mantles. p. 110.]
/Pursuivants of Armes.
The 2. Provinciall Kings of Armes.
BP of Rochester, Dr. Sprat.
St. Edward's Staffe. Mr. Sartre. In their Proceeding from the lower end of the Hall to the Throne they made 3. obeissances first at the lower end, secondly in the middle of the Hall, the last nere the steps leading up to the throne, there they that proceeded first fell off standing on both sydes.
At the uppermost step before the Throne Garter Principall King of Arms attended to direct the Deane and Prebends, who having made their Reverences at the foot of the steps leading up to the Throne ascended.
There the Deane by the direction of Garter made his Reverence to the King and Queen, and then delivered the Bible to the Lord Great Chamberlaine and the Lord High Constable who layd it on the Table before their Matys.
The rest in order as before were in like manner all layde upon the Table, and the Deane & Prebends as soone as they had delivered them descended.
Then Garter by the Kings comand called the Earle of Manchester to whom the Lord Great Chamberlain gaue St. Edward's Staffe.
[A Liste of the Peers appointed to carry the Regalia was before delivered to Garter : in m.]
In like manner, the Lord Grey of Ruthyn being called received the spurs.
The Earle of Clare, the Queens scepter with the Crosse.
Derby with the pointed Sword and the Earle of Pembroke the
blunted sword on the left hand. The Earle of Oxford, the Sword of State in the scabbard. The Earle of Bedford, the Queenes Scepter with the Doue. The Earle of Rutland, the Kings Scepter with the Doue. The Duke of Bolton, with the Queenes Orbe. The Duke of Grafton, the Kings Orbe. The Duke of Somerset, the Queenes Crowne, the Cap Purple Velvet. The Earle of Devonshire, Lord High Steward, the King's Crowne, the
Cap purple Velvet.
At the foote of the staires leading up to the Throne, the Barons of the Cinque Ports attended with the Canopye.
The way from the Throne in Westminster Hall to the Quier in Westminster Abbey was spread with Blue cloth.
The King and Queenes Royall Proceeding
to Westminster Abbey. These stayd at
Druñs, 4. a breast.
The Drum Maior. Westminster Hall
Trumpets 4. a breast.
The Sergeant Trumpeter.
Sheriffs, and Aldermen of London, In scarlet 4. a These ordered to
breast. meete in the Court of Request
Masters in Chancery in Gownes. where they were
The Kings two younger Sergeants, in their Robes. marshalled by the
The Solicitor and Attorney Generall. Offre of Armes
The Kings two antient Sergeants in their Robes. & conducted into
Esquiers of the Body in their usuall habits. the Hall.
Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, 4. a breast, to
be ranked by the Lod Chamberlains order. Knights of the Bath, In this place if any had bene
1 The Proceeding to Westmo Abbey: added in margin in other hand.
Barons of the Excheq" and Justices of both Benches.
Two Pursuivants of Armes.
poudered with two rowes of Ermyne, their Coronets in their hands. [The Peeresses met in the Painted Chamber. in m.] Barons in their Robes in like manner. [The Peers in the Lords House. in m.] Bishops.
Two Pursuivants of Armes. Viscountesses 4. a breast, In their Robes, the Capes poudered with
two rowes and an half of Ermyne, their Coronets in their hands. Viscounts in their Robes in like manner. [No Traynes borne but the King and Queenes. in m.]
Two Heralds, wearing their Collars of SS. of silver. Countesses 4 a breast, In their Robes, the Capes poudered with
3. rowes of Ermyne, their Coronets in their hands. Earles in their Robes in like manner.
[The Knts of the Garter did weare their great collars & Georges. in m.]
Two Heralds of Armes as before. A Marchioness, in her Robes, the Cape poudered with 3. rowes and
an halfe of Ermine, her Coronet in her hand.
[Two Heralds as before. Duchesses, 4. a breast, In their Robes, the Capes poudered with 4.
rowes of Ermyne, their Coronets in their hands.
Dukes in like manner, except employed to carry the Regalia.
Clarenceux King of Armes, wearing a silver collar of SS. g[old.] Lod Privy Seale the Marq: of Hallifax, and the Lod President the
Earle of Danby, In their Robes carrying their Coronets in their
hands. The Lod Archbishop of Yorkel His Royall Highness Prince George of Denmarke, Duke of Cumber
land, In his Robes poudered with six rowes of Ermyne, his Coronet in his hand, and his Trayne borne according to the order before
mentioned Two Persons in Robes of State, representing the Dukes of Aquitaine
and Normandy, Vizt Sr Edward Sutton knt and S" Purbeck
Temple Baronet. St. Edwards Staffe.
The Spurs. The Queenes Scepter wth
The Kings Scepter with the Crosse.
the Crosse. The Pointless sword. Curtana. The Pointed sword. Lol Maior of London Garter Principall The Gentleman bearing the
King of Armes in his Usher with his
in one hand, his white staffe in the other. The Earle Marshall The Sword of State,
The High in his Robes, his Earle of Oxford. Constable in Coronet in one hand,
his robes in one [hand] In the other the Earle
his Coronet, In the Marshlls staffe.
other the Constables Duke of Norfolke
Duke of Ormond.
Doue Earle of Rutland.
The Kings Orbe by
the Du. of Grafton. "The Queenes Crowne by the The Kings Crowne by the Lod High Du. of Somerset.
Steward the Earle of Devonshire.
Sergeants at Armes,
Sergeants at Armes.
1 A Q has been addel in margin before the Archbishop of York, probably standing for Query COŘ. ORDERS.
The Canopye borne by 16. of the Barons
of the Cinque Ports.
Lod Bp. of
blaine, and the Master of the
Robes. The Countess of Derby, Grome The Earl of Monmouth, Gent: of the Stole.
of the Bedchamber.
2. Groomes of the Bedchamber.
Yeoman of the Guarde. 4. a breast.
Westminster Abbey, and the Cerimonies
and transactions therein.
Within Westminster Abbey a large Theatre was erected, which extended to the 4. Pillars betwene the Quier and the Altar, the ascent to the said Theatre was by severall steps, and the descent from thence to the Altar two steps.
In the middle of the said Theatre was erected a Throne raysed upon 5 degrees, or steps, where was placed two Chaires of State of Cloth of gold with footstools and Cushions respecting the Altar.
The Theatre was floored with red say, and the Throne, and the steps going up to it was covered with cloth of Gold.
The Area or Sacrarium betwene the Altar and the Theatre was covered with red Say.
At the Foot of the Throne upon the Theatre facing the Altar, two rich Chaires were placed with a Faldstoole and cushions before them, for the King and Queene.
Upon the South syde of the said Area betwene the Theatre and the Altar was a Traverse of Crimson Taffeta and two Chaires with Footstooles and Cushions and Faldstooles before the Chayres.
Opposite thereunto on the North syde was a Chayre of Purple Velvet for the Lord Bishop of London, who at this Solemnity officiated instead of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
About the middle of the Area, some what neerer the Theatre then the Altar was placed St. Edwards Chayre, and another by it for the Queene.