Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Dublin Castle: 1783

THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF SAINT PATRICK WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1783 BY GEORGE III.

THE FOLLOWING ENTRY APPEARED IN THE COURT CIRCULAR OF THE TIME:-


DUBLIN CASTLE, MARCH 11TH, 1783


THIS Day having been appointed by His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant for the Investiture of the Knights of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, the Noblemen named in His Majesty's Letter to be Knights Companions of the Order were summoned to attend, in order to be invested with the Ensigns of that Dignity previous to their Installation; and being assembled in the Presence Chamber, a Procession was made from thence to the Great Ball Room, viz.

Pursuivants and Officers attending the State

Peers named in The King's Letter, viz. Earls:
Bective, and Charlemont.
Courtown, and Mornington.
Clanbrassil, and Shannon.
Tyrone, and Drogheda.
Inchiquin, and Westmeath.
Earl of Clanricarde, and Duke of Leinster.

Officers of His Excellency's Household, viz.
Pages.

Gentleman at large.

Gentleman of the Chamber.

Master of the Ceremonies.

Gentleman of the House.

Comptroller and Steward of the Household.

Officers of the Order, viz.
Pursuivants.
Heralds.
Register, and Usher.
Secretary, and Genealogist.

Chancellor.

Usher King-at-Arms bearing His Majesty's Commission,
and the Badge and Riband of the Grand Master upon a Blue Velvet Cushion.

Lord Viscount Carhampton, bearing the Sword of State.

His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant with Ten Aides de Camp, Five on each Side.

Gold Stick.

Yeomen of the Guard.

First published in June, 2014.  I am grateful to The Gazette for assistance.

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