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The household below stairs: Boiling House 1660-80

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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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Boiling House 1660–80

In 1660 the establishment of the boiling house consisted of a yeoman and two grooms, appointed by lord steward's warrant. In 1662 the wages of the yeoman were fixed at £5 with board wages of £20 5s 6d. In 1664 he was reduced to supernumerary status with the same wages and board wages of £20. This office was abolished in 1680 when the existence of the department came to an end. (fn. 1)

In 1662 the remuneration of the grooms was fixed at wages of £2 13s 4d and board wages of £20 5s 6d, one being reduced to supernumerary status. In 1664 both were so reduced and the board wages fixed at £15. These offices were abolished in 1674. (fn. 2)

Yeoman 1660–1664

1660 29 Sept. Ashley, N.

Supernumerary Yeoman 1664–1680

1664 1 Oct. Ashley, N.

Grooms 1660–1664

1660 24 Aug. Peirce, H.
1660 24 Aug. Thackeray, T.

Supernumerary Grooms 1662–1674

1662 1 Dec. [?] (fn. 3)
1664 1 Oct. Peirce, H.

Footnotes

  • 1. LS 13/31, f. 12; LS 13/34, f. 26; LS 13/36, f. 19v; LS 13/37.
  • 2. LS 13/31, ff. 12, 16v; LS 13/34, f. 26; LS 13/36.
  • 3. The Establishment of 1 Dec. 1662 lists but does not name a supernumerary groom: LS 13/31, f. 16v.