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PAGE The Queen Regnant ............ 113 Lieutenant

134 The Queen Consort 114 Ensign .........

ib. The Queen Dowager............... 115 Exempts or Exons ............. ib. The Royal Family.................

ib. Clerk of the Cheque ............... 135 The Prince of Wales................ 116 Sergeants at Arms

ib. The Earldom of Chester ......... 117 Master of the Horse............... 136 The Dukedom of Cornwall....... ib. Chief Equerry........................ 137 The Princess of Wales............. 121 Dean of the Chapel Royal The Princess Royal .............. ib. Clerk of the closet.................. ib. Table of allowances to the Royal Chaplains .................. 138

Royal Family, alphabetically Mistress of the Robes ............ ib. arranged, with the conditions Groom of the Stole

............... ib. of the respective grants 122 Ladies of the Bedchamber 139 The Royal Household ............ 124 Bedchamber Women

ib. Keeper of the Privy Purse ... 126 Maids of Honour

ib. Lord Steward of the Household ib. Licenser of Plays

ib. Treasurer of the Household ... 128 Historiographer Royal..... ib. Comptroller of the Household.. ib. Poet Laureate

140 Master of the Honsehold......... ib. Lord Chamberlain of the Household

ib. SECTION II.- The Peerage...... 141 Vice-Chamberlain of the House- The Peerage and the House of hold 129 Lords .....

ib. Hereditary Grand Almoner ib. Peers of England ................ 141 Lord High Almoner

Peers of Scotland .................. ............... 130 Knight Marshal

ib. Peers of Great Britain ............ 142 Gentlemen of the Privy Cham- Peers of Ireland..................... ib. ber...............

131 Peers of the United Kingdom.. ib. Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy Lords Spiritual

ib. Chamber ................

Peers of Parliament............... ib. Gentlemen Ushers, Daily Wai- The Peerage of Scotland......... ib. ters

132 Election of Scottish represenGentlemen Ushers, Quarterly

tative Peers ...................... 143

ib. The Union Roll of Scotland 144 Master of the Ceremonies ib.

ib.

ib.

Waiters ......

...

Mode of voting at the Election Gentlemen at Arms ............... ib. of the Scottish representative Captain of the Gentlemen at

Peers. ........

ib. Arms *** ........................... 133 The Peerage of Ireland

145 Lieutenant

ib. Limitations affecting the creaStandard Bearer

ib. tion of new Irish Peerages... 146 Clerk of the Cheque ............. ib. Mode of Electing the first Irish

ib. representative Peers. ......... 147 Yeomen of the Guard

134 Mode of filling up vacancies in

ib. the representative branch of Yeoman Bedgoers................. ib.

the Irish Peerage ............... 148 ib. The Lords Spiritual

............ 149 Captain of the Yeomen of the The rotation of Irish represen

ib. tative Prelates, and the modi

Harbinger

Yeomen Hangers

Beefeaters

Guard

........... 236

PART IV.-OFFICIAL AND PROFESSIONAL RANKS.

The Privy Council ............... 257 Premier, or Prime Minister..... ib.

Style and title of Privy un- List of the Cabinet Ministers... 261

cillors ........ .............. 259

The Judicial Committee of the

The Cabinet Council

260 Privy Council..................... 262

ib.

land ..........

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PAGE List of members of the Judicial Master of the Rolls ............... 325 Committee ......

262 Chief Justice of the Common The Board of Trade and Plan- Pleas

327 tations

263 Chief Baron of the Exchequer 329 List of Members of the Board The Vice-Chancellors

*** ......... 331 of Trade, &c ...............

The Attorney-General ............. 334 Lord President of the Council.. ib. The Solicitor-General ........... 338 Lord Privy Seal......

264 Queen's Connsel .................. 339 The Privy Council in Ireland... 265 Legal Functionaries in ScotThe Parliament..................... ib.

.............. 345 Privileges of Parliament......... 267 The Court of Session

............ 346 Mode of sitting in the house of Lords of Session .................. ib. Lords

268

The Court of Justiciary 349 Mode of sitting in the house of Legal Functionaries in Ireland 350 Commons 270 The Church

......... 271

352 Speaker of the house of Com- Duties and Privileges of the mons

Clergy

356 Lord High Treasurer ... ... ...... 274 Qualifications of the Clergy...... 357 Chancellor of the Exchequer... 275

Curates................................ 359 The Budget..........

ib. Ministers.............................. ib. Secretaries of State ............... 276 Chaplains

ib. Secretaries of State for the Vicars ................................... 360 Southern and Northern, Rectors

ib. Home and Foreign, Colonial Archdeacons ..........................

361 and War departments .......... 280 Dean and Canon

362 Under Secretaries of State ...... 281 Bishops ................................ 364 Lord Great Chamberlain of Archbishops ........................ 368

England ............... ib. Archbishoprics and Bishoprics Lord High Constable

in the United Church of EngLord High Admiral ...............

287 land and Ireland alphabetiBoard of Admiralty

288 cally arranged.................... 371 Earl Marshal of England......... 291 TI Church Temporalities Act The Queen's Champion 292 (Ireland), Summary of its The Heralds' College, or Col- provisions ........................ 390 lege of Arms ................... 295 Universities

392 The Heralds of Scotland......... 298 The University of Oxford ib. The Office of Arms in Ireland.. 300 Colleges at Oxford....

395 Ambassador

........................ 301 The University of Cambridge... 397 Lord Lieutenant of Ireland...... 306 Colleges of Cambridge ..... ib. Lords Justices of Ireland

The University of Durham...... 398 List of officers who are changed The University of London ib.

with every new ministry... 309 | University College, London 399 Judge .......

.............. 312 King's College, London .......... 400 Lord High Chancellor ............ 316

The Scottish Universities ....... ib. Lord High Steward

............... 319

The University of St. Andrew's ib. Chief Justice of the Queen's The University of Aberdeen ... ib. Bench

323 The University of Glasgow...... 401

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PREFACE.

Family histories and personal memoirs of the titled orders have at all times been so favourably received by the public, that a volume describing and illustrating the nature, characteristics, and extent of the honours which those classes possess, cannot fail to be readily appreciated, and generally acceptable.

Peerages and similar works contain frequent references to the peculiar privileges and functions of the high officers of state, as well as to numerous incidents immediately affecting those dignities which the personages noticed in such works enjoy. Much of the honour also which attaches to the living objects of our esteem is to be traced to the influence of official station, as well as to the hereditary or other distinctions which such persons possess; and it has, therefore, long been considered that a com

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