Terms of the Commission

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1936

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'Terms of the Commission', An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland (1936), pp. XIX-XXII. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=120717 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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APPOINTMENTS OF NEW COMMISSIONERS SINCE 1931

GEORGE R. I.

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King,

Defender of the Faith, to

Our trusty and well-beloved Sir George Herbert Duckworth, Knight, Companion of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries:

GREETING!

Know ye that We reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge and ability do by these Presents appoint you the said Sir George Herbert Duckworth to be a Member of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), in the room of Harold Arthur, Viscount Dillon.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's the twenty-seventh day of June, 1933, in the twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

JOHN GILMOUR.

GEORGE R. I.

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King,

Defender of the Faith, to

Our trusty and well-beloved Alexander Hamilton Thompson, Esquire, Master of Arts, Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Professor of History in the University of Leeds:

GREETING!

Know ye that We reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge and ability do by these Presents appoint you the said Alexander Hamilton Thompson to be a Member of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), in the room of Emslie John Horniman, Esquire.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's the twenty-seventh day of June, 1933, in the twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

JOHN GILMOUR.

GEORGE R. I.

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King,

Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come.

GREETING!

Whereas We did by Warrant under Our Royal Sign Manual bearing date the twenty-ninth day of November one thousand nine hundred and thirteen appoint Commissioners (known as the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments—England) to make an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustrative of the contemporary culture, civilization and conditions of life of the people in England, excluding Monmouthshire, from the earliest times to the year 1714, and to specify those which seem most worthy of preservation:

And whereas We have deemed it expedient that Our Lieutenants of Counties in England should be appointed ex-officio Members of the said Commission for the purposes of that part of the Commission's inquiry which relates to ancient and historical monuments and constructions within their respective Counties:

Now know ye that We do by these Presents authorize and appoint Our Lieutenant for the time being of each and every County in England, other than Our County of Monmouth, to be a Member of the said Commission for the purposes of that part of the Commission's inquiry which relates to ancient and historical monuments and constructions within the area of his jurisdiction as Our Lieutenant of such County.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's the twenty-ninth day of June, 1933, in the twenty-fourth Year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

JOHN GILMOUR.

GEORGE R. I.

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King,

Defender of the Faith, to

Our Trusty and well-beloved Rose Graham, Spinster, Doctor of Letters:

GREETING!

Know ye that We reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge and ability do by these Presents appoint you the said Rose Graham to be a Member of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), in the room of Sir George Herbert Duckworth, Knight, Companion of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, deceased.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's the sixth day of July, 1934, in the twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

JOHN GILMOUR.

GEORGE R. I.

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King,

Defender of the Faith, to

Our trusty and well-beloved Sir George Francis Hill, Knight, Commander of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws, Fellow of the British Academy:

GREETING!

Know ye that We reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge and ability do by these Presents appoint you the said Sir George Francis Hill to be a Member of the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England), in the room of William Page, Esquire, Doctor of Letters, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, deceased.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the sixth day of July, 1934, in the twenty-fifth Year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

JOHN GILMOUR.

ROYAL WARRANT RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING THE TERMS OF THE COMMISSION

Whitehall, 12th February, 1936.

The KING has been pleased to issue a Warrant under His Majesty's Royal Sign Manual to the following effect:—

EDWARD R. I.

EDWARD THE EIGHTH, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the Faith, to all to whom these Presents shall come,

GREETING!

Whereas it pleased His late Majesty from time to time to issue Royal Commissions of Enquiry for various purposes therein specified:

And whereas in the case of certain of these Commissions, namely, those known as—

Ancient Monuments (England) Commission, ........................................... the Commissioners appointed by His late Majesty, or such of them as were then acting as Commissioners, were at the late Demise of the Crown still engaged upon the business entrusted to them:

And whereas We deem it expedient that the said Commissioners should continue their labours in connection with the said enquiries notwithstanding the late Demise of the Crown:

Now Know ye that We, reposing great trust and confidence in the zeal, discretion and ability of the present members of each of the said Commissions, do by these Presents authorize them to continue their labours, and do hereby in every essential particular ratify and confirm the terms of the said several Commissions.

And We do further ordain that the said Commissioners do report to Us under their hands or under the hands of such of their number as may be specified in the Commissions respectively, their opinion upon the matters presented for their consideration; and that any proceedings which they or any of them may have taken under and in pursuance of the said Commissions since the late Demise of the Crown and before the issue of these Presents shall be deemed and adjudged to have been taken under and in virtue of this Our Commission.

Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the tenth day of February, 1936, in the first Year of Our Reign.

By His Majesty's Command,

JOHN SIMON.



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