The latter, in fact, was a minor court of equity attached to the lord privy seal as the court of chancery was to the chancellor.
The 5th duke was lord privy seal 1842-1846, and president of the council 1846.
He was cofferer to the king, treasurer of the wardrobe and afterwards clerk of the privy seal.
on various missions to France, and in 1528 was appointed keeper of the privy seal.
In 1467 Rotherham became keeper of the privy seal to this king; in 1468 he was appointed bishop of Worcester, in 1472 bishop of Lincoln and in 1475 chancellor of England.