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Order of the Garter. Miscellaneous papers

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Order of the Garter. Miscellaneous papers
late 16th century-1639
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. iv + 54. Folio. Morocco, blue, gilt-tooled (by E. Ritey & Son).
Scope and content
Papers connected with the Order of the Garter, late 16th century-1639. Contents list by Mill Stephenson, FSA, fols. iii-iv. Twelve items:- (1) 'Short Remembrances for the Elect Knt'. Guidance on dress and procedure, fols. 1-2v;- (2) 'Certen Chapters not yet registred into the Booke of Statutes of ye most noble Order of the Garter'. Summaries of decisions of chapters held in 4, 7-9, 13 Eliz. fols. 3-4;- (3) 'Juramentum Prelati et Cancellarii Ordinis quod scriba eisdem exhibebit..'. Forms of oaths and other formalities connected with the Order, with other notes including (fol. 14v) a priced list of achievements and other requirements for installation. Late 16th century. Partly Latin, fols. 5-16v;- (4)-(6) Fees payable on the death of knights. fols. 17-24;- (7) 'What stalles strangers and forein Princes have sate in at Windesor..'. fols. 25-6v;- (8) 'These thinges to be preparid at the funerall of the Lord Shandoes knight of ye Garter' (Sir Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos, d. 1573). fols. 27-9;- (9) 'The 26 Stalles at Windsor, wth ye Styles of all ye Knights of ye Gart. now living. 1604'. French. fol. 30;- (10)-(11) Styles of KGs as engraved on their stall plates, Christmas 1639. Mostly French. Rough and fair copies. fols. 32-45;- (12) 'A kullender of all the names Conteyned in this boke..'. A list (foliated 176-84v) of knights from the foundation of the Order to 1575 (last name, Charles, 2nd Baron Howard of Effingham), relating to the contents of another manuscript. fols. 46-54v.
Stephenson, Mill (1857-1937), expert on monumental brasses, antiquary
Neve, Peter Le (1661-1729), herald and antiquary
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Archival history
From the Crisp collection. Bookplate of Ralph Griffin, FSA, fol. i.