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Chamber Administration: Examiner and Deputy Examiner of Plays, 1738-1837

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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.

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Examiner and Deputy Examiner of Plays 1738-1837

The office of examiner of plays was created by statute in 1737 to implement the lord chamberlain's increased authority to license theatrical productions. (fn. 1) In the following year the lord chamberlain appointed an examiner and a deputy examiner with salaries of £400 and £200 respectively. (fn. 2) The office of deputy was abolished in 1782. (fn. 3)

Examiner 1738–1837

1738 10 Mar. Chetwynd, W.
1778 6 Oct. Larpent, J.
1824 19 Jan. Colman, G.
1836 27 Oct. Kemble, C.

Deputy Examiner 1738–1782

1738 10 Mar. Odell, T.
1749 23 May Capell, E.
1781 24 Feb. Trail, J.

Footnotes

  • 1. 10 Geo. II, c. 28.
  • 2. LC 5/161, pp. 8–9; CTBP 1735–8, p. 476.
  • 3. LC 5/117, pp. 71, 73.