Set 3 - Mandate: Keeper of the Hanaper

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GB 1859 SJLM/7/4/3


Mandate: Keeper of the Hanaper


  • 1512 (Creation)

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Contemporary copies of the mandate of King Henry VIII to Roger Lupton "Keeper of our Haniper [Hanaper] in our Chauncery [Chancery]", to deliver letters patent in favour of the executors of the Lady Margaret, for the foundation of a chantry at Wimborne, for the licence to buy land for Christ's College, [Cambridge] and for the foundation of St John's College.

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Keeper of the Hanaper or Clerk of the Hanaper: was an office in the department of the chancery, now abolished. The clerk, also known as warden of the hanaper, was paid fees and other moneys for the sealing of charters, patents, writs, etc., and from which issued certain writs under the great seal. The British office was abolished in 1852.

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  • Shelf: SJLM/7/4/3/1-2