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***... 129

................. ib.

The Prince of Wales............... 116

The Earldom of Chester ......... 117

The Dukedom of Cornwall...... ib.

The Princess of Wales............ 121

The Princess Royal .......

............... ib.

Table of allowances to the

Royal Family, alphabetically

arranged, with the conditions

of the respective grants 122

The Royal Household ............. 124

Keeper of the Privy Purse ...... 126

Lord Steward of the Household ib.

Treasurer of the Household ... 128

Comptroller of the Household.. ib.
Master of the Honsehold......... ib.
Lord Chamberlain of the House-
hold

ib.
Vice-Chamberlain of the House-

hold

Hereditary Grand Almoner ib.

Lord High Almoner

............... 130

Knight Marshal

ib.

Gentlemen of the Privy Cham-

ber

131

Gentlemen Ushers of the Privy

Chamber

ib.

Gentlemen Ushers, Daily Wai-

ters ..........

132

Gentlemen Ushers, Quarterly

Waiters

ib.

Master of the Ceremonies ib.

Gentlemen at Arms

ib.

Captain of the Gentlemen at

133

Lieutenant

ib.

Standard Bearer

ib.

Clerk of the Cheque ............... ib.

Harbinger .......

ib.

Yeomen of the Guard ............ 134

Yeomen Hangers

.................. ib.

Yeoman Bedgoers................... ib.

Beefeaters

ib.

Captain of the Yeomen of the

Guard

ib.

SECTION II.-The Peerage...... 141

The Peerage and the House of

Lords

.............. ib.

Peers of England ................. 141

Peers of Scotland

ib.

Peers of Great Britain ............

142

Peers of Ireland....

ib.

Peers of the United Kingdom.. ib.

Lords Spiritual

ib.

Peers of Parliament....... ib.

The Peerage of Scotland ......... ib.

Election of Scottish represen-

tative Peers

143

The Union Roll of Scotland 144

Mode of voting at the Election
of the Scottish representative

ib.

The Peerage of Ireland

1 45

Limitations affecting the crea-

tion of new Irish Peerages... 146

Mode of Electing the first Irish

representative Peers. ......... 147

Mode of filling up vacancies in

the representative branch of

the Irish Peerage

............... 148

The Lords Spiritual

............... 149

The rotation of Irish represen-

tative Prelates, and the modi-

Peers. .......

Arms .........

......... 179

PART IV._OFFICIAL AND PROFESSIONAL RANKS.

The Privy Council

............... 257

Style and title of Privy Coun-

cillors ......

259

The Cabinet Council

............ 260

Premier, or Prime Minister..... ib.

List of the Cabinet Ministers... 261

The Judicial Committee of the

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

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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-

327

tations ......

263 Chief Baron of the Exchequer 329

List of Members of the Board The Vice-Chancellors

331

of Trade, &C ... ... ...

ib. The Attorney-General ............ 334

Lord President of the Council.. ib. The Solicitor-General ............. 338

Lord Privy Seal...

264 Queen's Counsel .................. 339

The Privy Council in Ireland... 265 Legal Functionaries in Scot-

The Parliament..........

ib.

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

352

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

mons

Clergy .........

Lord High Treasurer ............ 274 Qualifications of the Clergy...... 357

Chancellor of the Exchequer... 275 Curates........................

The Budget......

ib. Ministers..

ib.

Secretaries of State

2761 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

England

ib. Archbishoprics and Bishoprics

Lord High Constable

284 in the United Church of Eng-

Lord High Admiral

287 land and Ireland alphabeti-

Board of Admiralty

............... 288

cally arranged.........

371

Earl Marshal of England......... 291 The Church Temporalities Act

The Queen's Champion

(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 ...... 308 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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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 inci. dents 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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