Master of the Ceremonies

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The office of Master of the Ceremonies was established by King James I/VI. The master's duties were to receive foreign dignitaries and present them to the monarch at court. Below is a list of known holders until the replacement of the office by the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in 1920.

Masters of the Ceremonies[edit]

Assistant Masters of the Ceremonies[edit]

  • 1668-1672: Charles Cotterell
  • 1672-1686: Charles Lodowick Cotterell
  • 1686-1699: John Dormer
  • 1699-1707: Clement Cotterell
  • 1710-1740: John Inglis
  • 1740-1758: Charles Cotterell
  • 1758-1796: Stephen Cotterell
  • 1796-1818: Robert Chester
  • 1818-1822: Robert Chester (jnr.)
  • 1822-1823: W. J. Crosbie
  • 1823-1825: H. T. B. Mash
  • 1825-1845: Thomas Seymour Hyde
  • 1845-1847: Hon. Sir Edward Cust
  • 1847-?: William Henry Cornwall
  • ?-1881: Charles Bagot
  • 1881-1887: Augustus Savile
  • 1887-1901: William Chaine[1]
  • 1901-?: Robert Follett Synge, Esq., CMG[1]

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