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  • Duke of Norfolk, was ed. by John Clerke, a learned and travelled scholar, and secretary to his father He became attached to the Court, was cup-bearer to the King (Henry VIII.), ewerer at the Coronation, and Earl Marshall at the trial of Anne Boleyn.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • The Earl of Oxford was High Chamberlain; the Earl of Essex, carver; theEarl of Sussex, sewer; the Earl of Arundel, chief butler; on whom 12 citizens of London did give their attendance at the cupboard; the Earl of Derby, cup-bearer; the Viscount Lisle, panter; the Lord Burgeiny, chief larder; the Lord Broy, almoner for him and his copartners; and the Mayor of Oxford kept the buttery-bar: and Thomas Wyatt was chosen ewerer for for Sir Henry Wyatt, his father.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance

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  • A castle servant who heated and brought water (presumably in ewers) for the nobles.

    I gotta remember this for Scrabble games.

    August 25, 2008