RepositoryRoyal Archives
CollectionWindsor Castle Constables' Order Books
ReferenceGEO/ADD/52
TitleWindsor Castle Constables' Order Books
Date1668-1751
LanguageEnglish
Extent6 volumes
LevelCollection
Admin HistoryThis collection contains records of the activities of the various Constables (or Governors) of Windsor Castle. The Governor was in charge of Windsor Castle on behalf of the sovereign; his office was, therefore, both military and civil. As a civil officer, the Governor was the judge court of record with jurisdiction over all towns within the precints of Windsor Forest so that all legal processes, judgements, and executions, were issued in his name.

The Constable received no salary, but had a residence in the Castle. The Constable also had nominal charge of its garrison, including the Windsor Castle Guard of the Foot Guards of the Household Division, as well as of the Military Knights of Windsor. The posts of Constable and Governor have been joined since 1660.
Custodial HistoryFormerly held in the Royal Library
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