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Appointed by the Prince Regent in Council for the Year 1815.
Bedfordshire, R. Hibbert, of East Hide, Esq.
Berkshire, J. Wills, of Hungerford Park, Esq.
Buckinghamshire, Thomas Digby Aubrey, of Chilton House, Esq.
Cambridge and Huntingdonshire, Robert Booth, of Alconbury, Esq.
Cheshire, John Isherwood, of Marple, Esq.
Cumberland, W. Ponsonby Johnson, of Walton House, Esq.
Derbyshire, Sir H. Fitzherbert, of Tissingtoh, Bart.
Devonshire, James* Marwood Elton, of Church Stoke, Esq.
Dorsetshire, George Smith, of Spettisbury, Esq.
Essex, Luke W. Walford, of Little Bardfield, Esq.
Gloucestershire, Wm. Morris, of Sevenhampton, Esq.
Herefordshire, E. T. Foley, of Stoke Edith, Esq.
Herts, And. Reid, of Chipping Barnet, Esq.
Kent, Robert Foote, of Charlton, Esq.
Lancashire, Le Gendre Starkie, of Hemtroyd, Esq.
Leicestershire, E. Farnham, of Quorndon, Esq.
Lincolnshire, J. Sivesey, of Baumber, Esq.
Monmouthshire, Samuel Bosanquet, of Dingestow, Esq.
Norfolk, T. Thornhill, of Riddlesworth, Esq.
Northamptonshire, Leveson Vernon, of Stoke Bruern, Esq.
Northumberland, G. Baker, of Stanton, Esq.
Nottinghamshire, John S. Wright, of Walford, Esq.
Oxfordshire, E. F. Coulston, of Filkins, Esq.
Rutlandshire, Samuel Barker, of Lyndon, Esq.
Shropshire, F. Taylor, of Chicknell, Esq.
Somersetshire, John Phelips, of Montacute, Esq.
Staffordshire, Henry Crochett, of Little Onn Hall, Esq.
County of Southampton, H. Bosanquet, of Clanville Lodge, Esq.
Suffolk, Charles Tyrell, of Gipping, Esq.
Surrey, James Laing, of Streatham, Esq.
Sussex, R. W. Walter, of Michaelgrove, Esq.
Warwickshire, James Woolley, of Icknield House, Esq.
Wiltshire, George Eyre, of Bramshaw, Esq.
Worcestershire, Edward Dixon, of Dudley, Esq.
Yorkshire, W. Garford, of Wigginthorpe, Esq.
Caermarthenshire, George Mears, of Lanstephan-place, Esq.
Cardiganshire, H. Evans, of Highmead, Esq.
Merionethshire, Lewis Vaughan, of Penmaun Dovey, Esq.
APPOINTED BY THE FRIKCE OF WALES.
Cornwall, Sir Vyell Vyvyan, of Trelowarren, Bart.
APPENDIX To CHRONICLE.
ARTICLES FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.
WHEREAS his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, is desirous of commemorating the auspicious termination of the long and arduous contests in which this empire has been engaged, and of marking in an especial manner his gracious sense of the valour, perseverance, and devotion manifested by the Officers of his Majesty's forces by sea and land:— And whereas his Royal Highness has thought it fit, by virtue of the royal prerogative, and of the powers reserved to the Sovereign in the statutes of the said Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, to advance the splendour and extend the limits of the said Order, to the end that those offi cers who have had the opportunities of signalising themselves by eminent services during the late war, may share in the honours of the said Order, and that their names may be delivered down to remote posterity, accompanied by the marks of distinction which they have so nobly earned.
The Prince Regent, therefore, acting in the name and on the hehalf of his Majesty, hath been graciously pleased to ordain as follows :—
1st. The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath shall from this time forward be composed of Three Classes, differing in their ranks and degrees of dignity.
2d. The First Class of the said Order shall consist of Knights Grand Crosses; which designation shall be substituted henceforward for that of Knights Companions; and from the date hereof the present Knights Companions and Extra Knights of the said Order shall, in all acts, proceedings, and pleadings, be stiled Knights, Grand Crosses of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath.
3d. The number of the Knight* Grand Crosses shall not, at any time, or upon any account whatever, exceed seventy-two; whereof there may be a number not exceeding twelve so nominated and appointed, in consideration of eminent services rendered to the State by British subjects in civil and diplomatic employments.
4th. The said Knights Grand Crosses Crosses shall be subject to the same rules and ordinances, and have, hold, and enjoy, all and singular the rights, privileges, immunities, and advantages, which the Knights Companions of the said Order have hitherto held and enjoyed, by virtue of the statutes, excepting as far as may he altered or affected by the present decree.
5th. It shall be lawful for all the present Knights Grand Crosses, from and after the date hereof, to wear, upon the left side of their tipper vestment, the Star or Ensign of the said Order, although such Knight Grand Cross may not have been installed: and henceforward the said Star or Ensign shall be worn by each and every Knight Grand Cross, immediately after his being so nominated and appointed, provided that it shall not be lawful for any Knight Grand Cross to wear the collar of the said Order, until he shall have Wen formally installed, according to the statutes, or unless a dispensation has been granted lor the non-observance of the ceremonial of installation.
6th. In order to distinguish more particularly those oflicers of his Majesty's forces, by sea and land, upon whom the First Class of the said Order hath already been, or may hereafter be, conferred in consideration of especial military service, such officers shall henceforth bear upon the Ensign and Star, and likewise upon the Badge of the Order, the addition of a wreath of laurel encircling the motto, and issuing from an escrol inscribed " Ick Dien."
This distinction being of a military nature, it is not to be borne
by the Knights of the First Class, upon whom the Order shall hnve been, or may hereafter be, conferred for civil services.
7th. The dignity of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath shall henceforth upon no account be conferred upon any Officer in his Majesty's service who shall not have attained the rank of Major-General in the army, or Rear-Adtrriral in the navy, except as to the Twelve Knights Grand Crosses who may be nominated and appointed for civil services.
6th. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, is pleased to declare and constitute those whose names are undermentioned, to be the Knights Grand Crosses, composing the First Class of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath.— [Seventy-two names follow.]
9th. And his Royal Highness the Prince Regent is further ple.ised to ordain and declare, that the Princes of the Blood Royal holding commissions as General Officers in his Majesty's Army, or as Flag-Officers in the Royal Navy, now and hereafter, may be nominated and appointed KaighLs Grand Crosses of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, and shall not be included in the number to which the first Class of the Order is limited by the third article of the present instrument.
10th. By virtue of the ordinance contained in the foregoing article, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent is pleased to declare the following Princes of the Blood Royal to be Knights Grand Crosses Crosses of the Order of the Bath, viz:—
His, Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.
His Royal Highness the Duke 6f Cambridge.
His Highness the Duke of Gloucester.
11th. The Second Class of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath shall be composed of Knights Commanders, who shall have and enjoy in all future solemnities and proceedings, place and precedence before all Knights Bachelors of the United Kingdom, and shall enjoy all and singular the rights, privileges, and immunities enjoyed by the said Knights Bachelors.
12th. Upon the first institution of the Knights Commanders, the number shall not exceed one hundred and eighty, exclusive of Foreign Officers holding British commissions, of whom a number, not exceeding ten, may be admitted into the Second Class as Honorary Knights Commanders.— But in the event of actions of signal distinction, or of future wars, "the number may be increased by the appointment of Officers who shall be eligible according to the regulations and restrictions now established.
13th. No person shall be eligible as a Knight Commander of the Bath, who does not actually hold, at the time of his nomination, a commission in his Majesty's army or navy; such commission not being below the rank
of Lieutenant-Colonel in the army, or of Post Captain in the navy.
14th. The Knights Commanders shall, from the publication of the present instrument, be entitled severally to assume the distinctive appellation of Knighthood, and shall bear the Badge and Ensign assigned as the distinctions of the Second Class of the Order, on their being duly invested with the same; that is to say, each Knight Commander shall wear the appropriate Badge or Cognizance pendant by a red ribband round the neck, and for further honour and distinction he shall wear the appropriate Star, embroidered on the left side of his upper vestment. There shall also be affixed in the cathedral church of St. Peter, Westminster, Escutcheons and Banners of the Arms of each Knight Commander, under which the name and title of such Knight Commander, with the date of his nomination, shall be inscribed. The Knights Commanders shall not be entitled to bear Supporters, but they shall be permitted to encircle their Arms with the Red Ribband and Badge, appropriate to the Second Class of the Order of the Bath. And for the greater honour of this Class, no officer of his Majesty's army or navy shall be nominated hereafter to the dignity of a Knight Grand Cross, who shall not have been appointed previously a Knight Commander of the said most honourable Order.
15th. His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, has been graciously pleased to appoint and nominate the undermentioned