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Office Of Lord Great Chamberlain
06 May 1902
Volume 107

Committee for Privileges met; claims of Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willough by Earl of Ancaster, of Sir John James Hugh Henry Stewart Murray Duke of Atholl, K.T., of George Henry Hugh Marquess of Cholmondeley, and of Charles Robert Earl Carrington, G.C.M.G., considered: Then it was resolved that it is the opinion of the Committee that the rights of the coheiresses who have inherited this office are in the Earl of Ancaster, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, and the Earl Carrington, in whom, therefore, the right of selection of a deputy vests, subject to His Majesty's approval; that in the event of the said Lords not all agreeing, His Majesty may appoint whom he will for the performance of the duties of the office until they shall agree; and that, according to the precedents, the person appointed must not be of inferior degree to a Knight; report thereof to be made to the House.