Court of Wards and Liveries

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Wards and Liveries, Court of

Wards and Liveries, Court of

455 By the King. A Proclamation concerning the due and orderly proceedings in the Court of Wards and Liveries. [Oxford 11 November 1643]

469 By the King. A Proclamation touching the new Seale of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and the proceedings of that Court. [Oxford 15 January 1644]

BUTTON, Howard (Stransom) (1873 - 1943), Alderman, City of London for Ward of Tower; one of HM’s Lieutenants and Commissioner of Assize, City of London; DL, JP County Middlesex; Alderman Middlesex County Council; Chairman Central Valuation Committee; Member Cinematograph Advisory Committee; Hon. Col 61st (Middlesex) AA Regt, RA; Military Member Middlesex Territorial Army and Air Force Association and Chairman Buildings Committee; General Commissioner Income Tax; Freeman of City of London; Member Court of Assistants, Guild of Freemen, Renter Warden Worshipful Company of Gardeners; Member of Court Worshipful Companies of Bakers, Broderers and Paviors; Vice-President, United Wards Club and President, City Livery Club; President, National Fire Brigades Association (South Midland District); Member Governing Body, University College School; Chairman Alfred Button & Sons, Ltd, and Associated Companies; Director County Fire Office, Ltd, Uxbridge Maidenhead and Wycombe and District Gas Co. and Ascot Gas Co.; Warden for Middlesex King George’s Jubilee Trust; Member King George’s National Memorial Fund Committee and King George’s Fields Foundation; Member, London Court of Arbitration; Officer of Order of St John of Jerusalem; Life Member, Royal Society of St George


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The court that administered funds received by the monarch for rights of wardship, marriage, and livery. Established in 1541, it was abolished in 1660. Its records are kept at The National Archives in WARD 1–7.

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