Wilde (afterwards Lord Truro), without requiring
any money payment, on the understanding that it should
remain for ever as an office-loom for the future Chief
Justices of the Common Pleas.
Cromwell's Chief Justice, John Glynne, is represented
with a collar of a similar description, formed of letters S,
alternated with roses and having a large jewel pendent.
Chain worn by John Glynne
The only persons besides the Chiefs of the three Law
Courts, who are entitled to wear the collar, are the Serjeant-Trumpeter, and all the officers of the Herald's
College, except the Pursuivants. That worn by Garter
King-at-Arms is gilt, and those worn by the other heralds
and the Serjeant-Trumpeter are silver. They are
not nearly so rich in form as those of the law chiefs,
and the letters are not divided, as in the latter, by the
Garter knot. For the badge of the rose and portcullis
also are substituted the rose, thistle, and shamrock, united
by foliage; and Garter's is distinguished from the
others not only by its metal, but by a portcullis on each
I may add, that at one time esquires were created by
the investiture of a silver collar of SS.
With the fact that on the effigy of Sir Roger
we have the earliest example of a Lord Chief
Baron of the Exchequer being decorated with this collar,
the history of my visit to the church of Hackington,
or St. Stephen's, may be concluded.