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ut nullus eorum in ejus nomine, vel dummodo steterunt in servicio suo, nihil ab aliquo in regno suo deberent petere donandum, scilicet, quod ipsi Domini donatores pro Regis amore citius pauperibus erogarent."
That nightly, from Michaelmas till Shere-Thursday *, pipeth the watch within this Court four times, and in summer nights three times, and he to make bon Gayte, and every chamber-door and office, as well for fire as for other pikers, or pellys -j\ He eateth in the Hall with the Minstrels, and taketh livery at night, half a paine, half a gallon of ale; and for summer nights, two candles p'is, half a bushel of coals; and for winter nights, half a loaf, half a gallon of ale, four candles p'is, half a bushel of coals; and daily, if he be present in Court, by the Cheque Roll,four-pence halfpenny, or three pence, by the discretion of Steward and Treasurer, and after the cunning that he can, and good deserving. Also cloathing with the Household Yeomen, or Minstrels, according to the wages that he taketh. And if he be sick, or let blood, he taketh two loaves, half a mess of great meat, [and] one gallon of ale. Also he partaketh with the general gifts of Household, and hath his bedding carried, and his grooms together, by the Controller's assignment. And under this Yeoman, a Groom Wayte; if he can excuse the Yeoman in his Office, and absence, then he taketh reward and cloathing, meet rewards, and other things, like to the other Grooms of Household. Also this Yeoman wayteth at the makings of Knights of the Hath, watching by night-time upon them in the chapel; wherefore he hath of fee all the watching cloathing that the Knights do wear upon [[them].
* i. e. Maunday Thursday. t Perhaps Perils.
Clerk Of The Crown In Chancery.
This Officer was anciently one of the Chancellor's Family *.
Formerly accompanied the Masters in Chancery in carrying Bills to the Lower House f.
Reads the Titles of Bills in the House of Lords J.
Sir George Copping was Clerk of the Crown, anno 1 Jac. I. §
The fee of the Clerk of the Crown, in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, was 201. ||
* Lex Parliamentaria. t Ibid. p. 195.
% Ibid. 197, § Ibid. 3.01,
|| See Peck's Desiderata Curiosa, Toi. i. p. 51.
SUPPORTERS, CRESTS, And COGNIZANCES,
KINGS OF ENGLAND.
Was the first who bore his Escocheon supported; viz. by Two Angels.
Cognizances.—A White Hart couchant, gorged with a Gold Chain and Coronet, under a Tree; derived from the Princess Joan his Mother.
Also a Peascod Branch, with the Pods open, but the Peas out.
Dexter, a Swan. Sinister, an Antelope. Cognizance.—A Fox's Tail dependant.
Two Swans, when Prince of Wales, holding in their beaks an Ostrich-feather and a Scroll; when King, a Lion and an Antelope. . N. B. He first bore three Fleurs de Lis, instead of the Seme'e; and wrote himself King of England and France, whereas those before him wrote France and England.
Two Antelopes, Argent, attired, accolled with Coronets, and chained Or.
Cognizance.—Two Feathers in Saltire,
A Lion for Marche; and a Bull for Clare. Two Lions, Argent. The Lion and the White Hart of Richard II.
Cognizances.—The White Rose.
The Sun after the Battle of Mortimer's