RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoMS 1077
Extentx, 60 pp.
TitleCORONATION OF WILLIAM AND MARY
Date1689
DescriptionA form or order of service for the coronation of William III and Mary II.
Compiled in preparation for the coronation, which took place on 11 April 1689. The text assumes that the coronation would be performed by William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury. In fact William and Mary were crowned by Henry Compton, Bishop of London.
The text is a fair copy, with a number of errors in transcription. The text at p. 51 has a correction which appears to be in the hand of William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury.

pp. i-viii. Flyleaves, blank except for 'B.7 up shelf' and 'C.C.'. See Custodial History field.
p. ix. Title page. 'A formulary of that part of the solemnity which is perform'd in the church at the coronation of their majesties King William and Queen Mary at Westminster 11 Apr. 1689'.
pp. 1-54. 'The coronation office...'.
pp. 55-60. Blank.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2013
PhysicalDescriptionFine binding of red morocco, 174 x 118 mm., elaborately tooled in gold with floral and other motifs. Remains of fabric ties.
Paper leaves, with text in black and red inks.
CustodialHistoryRecorded in Andrew Coltee Ducarel's catalogue of the Lambeth manuscripts begun 1763 (LR/F/42). Ducarel states that this manuscript was presented by Lord Charles Cavendish in 1761.

The collection of coronation texts numbered as MSS. 1075a-1083c began in 1761, prompted by the coronation of George III in that year by Archbishop Secker. Initially the texts appear to have been distinguished by letters of the alphabet: AA (MS. 1075b), BB (MS. 1076), CC (MS. 1077), DD (MS.1078), EE (MS. 1080), GG (MS. 1081a), HH (MS. 1082), LL (MS. 1083a), but were soon numbered by Ducarel in his catalogue of manuscripts. Other texts were added during Ducarel's librarianship, 1757-85, and were kept together as a corpus by adding letters to the manuscript numbers (1075a, 1075b etc). Manuscripts were later borrowed by Archbishops Manners-Sutton and Howley and amended to provide texts for the coronations of George IV and William IV.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library Box 513
PublnNote'The form of prayer and services used in Westminster Abby at the coronation of their majesties, K. William and Q. Mary...' (London, 1689).
'The form of the proceedings to the coronation of their majesties King William and Queen Mary...' (London,1689).
'Orders to be observed on the day of the royal coronation of their majesties King William and Queen Mary ...(London, 1689).
A manuscript at the College of Arms provided the text for the William and Mary coronation service in J. Wickham Legg, 'Three coronation orders' (London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1900), and L.G. Wickham Legg, 'English coronation records' (Westminster, 1901).

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