Clerk of the Crown in Chancery

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In the Government of the United Kingdom, the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery is a senior civil servant who is the head of the Crown Office.wikipedia
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Roll of the Peerage

Register of Lords Spiritual and TemporalRoyal Warrant of 2004
The Crown Office, a section of the Ministry of Justice, has custody of the Great Seal of the Realm, and has certain administrative functions in connection with the courts and the judicial process, as well as functions relating to the electoral process for House of Commons elections, to the keeping of the Roll of the Peerage, and to the preparation of royal documents such as warrants required to pass under the royal sign-manual, fiats, letters patent, etc.
It was created by Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II dated 1 June 2004, is maintained by the Crown Office within the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice, and is published by the College of Arms.

Great Seal of the Realm

Great SealGreat Seal of EnglandGreat Seal of the United Kingdom
The Crown Office, a section of the Ministry of Justice, has custody of the Great Seal of the Realm, and has certain administrative functions in connection with the courts and the judicial process, as well as functions relating to the electoral process for House of Commons elections, to the keeping of the Roll of the Peerage, and to the preparation of royal documents such as warrants required to pass under the royal sign-manual, fiats, letters patent, etc.
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, who is also Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, heads Her Majesty's Crown Office, and is responsible for the affixing of the Great Seal.

Official Roll of the Baronetage

Roll of Baronets
The Crown Office also compiles the Official Roll of the Baronetage.
The Official Roll of the Baronetage is an official list of baronets compiled by the British Crown Office, a section of the Ministry of Justice, and published by the Standing Council of the Baronetage.

Ministry of Justice (United Kingdom)

Ministry of JusticeJusticeMinister of State for Justice
The Crown Office, a section of the Ministry of Justice, has custody of the Great Seal of the Realm, and has certain administrative functions in connection with the courts and the judicial process, as well as functions relating to the electoral process for House of Commons elections, to the keeping of the Roll of the Peerage, and to the preparation of royal documents such as warrants required to pass under the royal sign-manual, fiats, letters patent, etc.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice is Richard Heaton, who is by virtue of his office working for the Lord Chancellor, also Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.

Lord Chancellor

Lord High Chancellor of Great BritainLord Chancellor of EnglandChancellor
The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery discharges their functions regarding the use of the Great Seal and the preparation of royal warrants, letters patent, etc., under the direction of the Lord Chancellor, who is the keeper of the Great Seal of the Realm.
The sealing is actually performed under the supervision of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery (who holds the additional office of Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor).

Writ of election

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The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery initiates a parliamentary election in a constituency by sending an election writ to the returning officer of the constituency, and historically received all ballot papers and ballot stubs after the election was complete though they are now kept locally by the registration officer for each area (and retained for a year).
When the government wants to or is required to dissolve Parliament, a writ of election is drawn up for each constituency in the UK by the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.

Permanent secretary

Permanent Under-Secretary of StatePermanent Under-Secretarysecretary
Since 1885, the office of Clerk of the Crown in Chancery has been combined with that of Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Department (now the Ministry of Justice).

Thomas Willis (Clerk of the Crown in Chancery)

Thomas WillisThomas
Thomas Willis (1576–1656) was a member of the English landed gentry and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery at the outbreak of the English Civil War, owing to which he suffered the loss of his position and some of his estates.

Thomas Pope

Sir Thomas Pope
As clerk of briefs in the Star Chamber, Warden of the Mint (1534–1536), Clerk of the Crown in Chancery (1537), and second officer and Treasurer of the Court of Augmentations for the settlement of the confiscated property of the smaller religious foundations, he obtained immense wealth and influence.

Lord Chancellor's Department

Lord Chancellor's OfficeLord Chancellor's Advisory Committeedepartment
Since 1885, the office of Clerk of the Crown in Chancery has been combined with that of Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Department (now the Ministry of Justice).
The office was run by the Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Office, a senior member of Her Majesty's Civil Service who also served as Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.

Thomas Edmondes

Sir Thomas EdmondesSir Thomas EdmondsThomas Edmunds
Soon after, while still abroad, he was elected a Member of Parliament for Wilton in Wiltshire and was granted the reversion to the office of Clerk of the Crown.

George Coldstream

George Phillips ColdstreamSir George ColdstreamSir George Coldstream KCB KCVO QC
Sir George Phillips Coldstream (20 December 1907 – 19 April 2004) was a British barrister and civil servant who served as Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery from 4 June 1954 to 5 April 1968.

Denis Dobson

Denis William DobsonSir Denis Dobson
Sir Denis William Dobson (17 October 1908 – 15 December 1995) was a British solicitor, barrister and civil servant who served as Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery from 5 April 1968 to 15 April 1977.

Derek Oulton

Sir Derek OultonAnthony Derek Maxwell Oulton, Antony Derek Maxwell Oulton
Sir Antony Derek Maxwell Oulton (14 October 1927 – 1 August 2016) was a British senior civil servant, who was Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, United Kingdom from 1982–1989.

Thomas Legg

Sir Thomas LeggLegg ReportThomas Stuart Legg
Sir Thomas Stuart Legg (born 13 August 1935) is a British former senior civil servant, who was Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, United Kingdom (1989–98).

Albert Napier

Sir Albert NapierAlbert Edward Alexander NapierSir Albert Edward Alexander Napier
In 1944 he succeeded Claud Schuster as Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor's Office and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.

Ursula Brennan

Dame Ursula Brennan
Dame Ursula Brennan (born 28 October 1952) is a retired British civil servant and a former Permanent Secretary at the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice where she was also the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.

Denis Le Marchant

Sir Denis Le Marchant, BtSir Denis Le Marchant, 1st BaronetSir Denis Le Marchant
In 1834 he was appointed Clerk of the Crown in Chancery and in the same year he edited a successful pamphlet, The Reform Ministry and the Reform Parliament, to which his close friend Lord Althorp, and also Lord Stanley, Lord Palmerston, and Sir James Graham were contributors.

Richard Heaton

Sir Richard HeatonRichard Nicholas HeatonSir Richard Heaton, KCB
Sir Richard Nicholas Heaton, KCB is a barrister and senior British civil servant who has been the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery since September 2015.

Hayden Phillips

Sir Hayden PhillipsGerald Hayden Phillips(Gerald) Hayden Phillips
From 1998 to 2004 he was Clerk of the Crown in Chancery and Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department (Department for Constitutional Affairs from 2003).

Suma Chakrabarti

Sir Suma ChakrabartiSumantra ChakrabartiSir Suma Chakrabati
During that period, he also held office as Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, and, as such, was responsible for the running of the Crown Office, under the directions of the Lord Chancellor.

Government of the United Kingdom

British GovernmentUK GovernmentGovernment
In the Government of the United Kingdom, the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery is a senior civil servant who is the head of the Crown Office.

Royal sign-manual

Royal Sign ManualRoyal Warrantsign manual
The Crown Office, a section of the Ministry of Justice, has custody of the Great Seal of the Realm, and has certain administrative functions in connection with the courts and the judicial process, as well as functions relating to the electoral process for House of Commons elections, to the keeping of the Roll of the Peerage, and to the preparation of royal documents such as warrants required to pass under the royal sign-manual, fiats, letters patent, etc.

Garter Principal King of Arms

Garter King of ArmsGarterGarter King at Arms
The duties of the Ministry of Justice regarding the keeping and maintenance of the Roll of the Peerage are discharged in collaboration with the Garter King of Arms and Lord Lyon King of Arms, regarding their respective heraldic jurisdictions.