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sons do put themselves into decent mourning; the said mourning to begin on Sunday next, the 9th instant.
H. H. M. HOWARD, 7th November.
Deputy Earl Marshal.
Turning from the painful recollection of her whom we have lost, to the consideration of the public interests affected by the sad event, the first, the weightiest in political importance, that
“ London Gazette, T’uesday, June 20, 1727, (Price 2d.) “ The Lord Marshal's order for a general mourning for his late Majesty King George, of blessed memory.
“In pursuance of an order of his present Majesty at Leicesterhouse, the 16th of June, 1727, these are to give public notice, That it is expected that all persons upon the present occasion of the death of his late Majesty, of blessed memory, do put themselves in the deepest mourning (long cloaks excepted); the said mourning to begin on Sunday, the 25th instant. And that, as well all Lords as Privy Councillors and Officers of his Majesty's Household, do cover their coaches, chariots, and chairs, and clothe their livery servants with black cloth, by Sunday, the 2d of July. And that no person whatsoever, for the first six months, put any escutcheons of arms painted on their coaches; nor use any varnished or bullion nails to be seen on their coaches, chariots, or chairs. His Majesty is pleased to permit bis military officers to appear before him in red, faced with black.
(Signed) SUSSEX, M." “ These are to give public notice, That it is His Majesty's farther command, that all Lords, Privy Councillors and Officers of His Majesty's household, who have been ordered to put their Livery Servants in black cloth, do also make them wear shoulder-knots or ribands of the colour of their liveries.
indeed which seemed to absorb and swallow up all others, is, THE SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE. In a monarchy like ours, the circumstance is of
paramount import. We had fondly expected that the promising union of the hopeful pair had removed all apprehension on that head. We had pictured to ourselves a family of English princes, brought up under our eyes, in English habits and principles; succeeding, without doubt or disturbance, to the throne of their ancestors; and wielding the sceptre, as we have seen it wielded for above half a century, by our venerable Monarch, and his son the Regent. But now that the mother and child are both at once taken from us, the prospect is, we regret to say, by no means clear and satisfactory. The common ancestor of all the heirs, whom it is at all necessary to include in this calculation, is Frederick Prince of Wales, the father of our revered Sovereign George III., and of the late Duke of Gloucester, the late Duchess of Brunswick, and the late Queen of Denmark; all of whom have left representatives still surviving. The act of settlement, it is well known, limits the succession to the heirs, being protestant, of the Electress Sophia of Hanover, grand-daughter of King James I. Her son George I. came to the throne in virtue of this act; and from him it descended to George II., father of the Prince of Wales, whom we have mentioned. The crown descends lineally to the issue of the reigning monarch, with a right of primogeniture; first, among sons, and then
among daughters; and the lineal descendant of
DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE II., ELDEST SON OF FREDERIC,
PRINCE OF WALES, WHO WAS GREAT GRANDSON OF THE
Ages. i George Prince Regent, S. ......
46 6 Augustus Duke of Suffolk, S.
44 7 Adolphus Duke of Cambridge, S.
43 8 Charlotte of England, Queen Dow. of Wurtemburg, D. 51 9 Augusta of England, D.
II. DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HENRY, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, YOUNGER SON OF FREDERICK PRINCE OF WALES.
Ages. 13 William Duke of Gloucester, S.
4L 14 Sophia of Gloucester, D......
III. DESCENDANTS OF AUGUSTA OF ENGLAND, DUCHESS OF
BRUNSWICK, ELDER DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES, [She died 1813.)
15 Charles Duke of Brunswick, G. S..
13 16 William of Brunswick, G.S....... 17 Augustus of Brunswick, S....
48 18 Frederick King of Wurtemburg, G.S..
36 19 Mary of Wurtemburg, G. G. D.
1 20 Paul of Wurtemburg, G.S. ....
32 21 Frederick Charles of Wurtemburg, G. G. S...
9 22 Frederick Augustus of Wurtemburg, G. G. S... 4 23 Frederick of Wurtemburg, G. G. D.
10 24 Pauline of Wurtemburg, G. G. D. .....
7 25 Frederica Cath. of Wurtemburg, wife of J. Buonaparte, G. D. .....
34 26 Jerome Napoleon, G. G. S.
3 27 Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales, D. ...... 49
IV. DESCENDANTS OF MATILDA OF ENGLAND, QUEEN OF DEN
MARK, YOUNGER DAUGHTER OF FREDERICK PRINCE OF WALES, (She died 1775.] 28 Frederic King of Denmark, S. ...
49 29 Caroline of Denmark, G. D.
24 30 Wilhelmina of Denmark, G. D........
9 31 Louisa of Denmark, Duchess of Holstein, D......... 46 32 Christian Duke of Holstein, G. S.
19 33 Caroline of Holstein, G. D. ......
V. DESCENDANTS OF ANNE OF ENGLAND, PRINCESS OF ORANGE, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF GEORGE I. [She died 1759.)
Ages 34 William King of the Netherlands, G. S....
45 35 William Prince of Orange, G.G.S..
52 36 William of Orange, G. G. G. S.
1 37 Frederick of Orange, G.G.S.
20 38 Wilhelmina of Orange, G.G. D. ..... 39 Frederica of Orange, Duchess Dowager of Brunswick,
G. D. 40 No. 15, G. G. S.
her sons. 42 Frederick William, Count Nassau Weilbourg, G. S. ., 49 43 George William of Nassau Weilbourg, G. G. S. 25
49 No. 16, G: G:S:}
VI. DESCENDANTS OF MARY OF ENGLAND, LANDGRAVINE OF
HESSE-CASSEL, NEXT DAUGHTER OF GEORGE 11. (She died
1772.] 44 George William, Elector of Hesse-Cassel, s.
74 45 William Prince of Hesse, G. S.
40 46 Frederick of Hesse, G. G. S.
15 47 Caroline of Hesse, G. G. D.
18 48 Mary Louisa of Hesse, G. G. D.
16 49 Charles of Hesse, S.
73 50 Frederick of Hesse, G. S.
46 51 Christian of Hesse, G, S.
48 52 Mary of Hesse, Queen of Denmark, G. D.
53 No. 29, G. G. D:} her children.
54 No. 30, G. G, D.