Document ReferenceNe 5 Da 16
TitleLetters patent of Albert Edward Prince of Wales, appointing Henry Pelham[-Clinton 5th] Duke of Newcastle [under Lyne] to the office of Warden of the Stanneries in Cornwall and Devon; 6 February 1862
Date6 February 1862
Extent1 membrane
Content DescriptionAs well as the office of Warden of the Stanneries, the letters patent also include the following: Steward of the Duchy of Cornwall in the County of Cornwall and of the Borough and Manor of Bradninch in the County of Devon; Steward of all castles, manors, lands and tenements in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall; and Rider and Master Forester of the 'Forest and Chace of Dartmore'.

There are details of the amount to be paid to the duke for his service; also the duke is granted 'full power and authority' to appoint and remove under-stewards, keepers, foresters, bailiffs, and other officers, as is deemed fit.

A wax pendant of the privy seal of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales is attached.

The appointment is witnessed at the Council Chamber at Buckingham Gate, dated 6 February 1862 [in the reign of Victoria].

See also Ne 5 Da 17 for a copy of these letters patent, and Ne 5 Da 18 which concerns the duke's duties as Warden of the Stanneries.


wax pendant seal in metal case
Termappointments, local government, Devon and Cornwall
rights and privileges, as Warden of the Stanneries

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA992Edward VII (1841-1910); King of Great Britain and Ireland1841-1910
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
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