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Dependent Sub-departments: Removing Wardrobe 1660-1782

Pages 116-118

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

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Removing Wardrobe 1660–1782

The removing wardrobe looked after those furnishings which traveled from palace to palace. `It also attends upon Ambassadors, upon Christnings, Masques, Plays, &c. To furnish such things as are wanting, and to take Account of their re-delivery.' Its establishment consisted of a yeoman with a salary of £230, two grooms with salaries of £130 and three pages with salaries of £100, all appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. Officers of the removing wardrobe also received riding wages and fees of honour, worth about £12 apiece under Queen Anne. (fn. 1) An assistant and two servants to the removing wardrobe were established in 1756 at £60, £40 and £30, respectively, per annum. The removing wardrobe was abolished in 1782. (fn. 2)

Yeoman 1660–1782

1660 10 June Kinnersley, C.
1662 1 Aug. Wilkes, L.
1674 4 Jan. Kinnersley, P.
1689 22 Mar. Sackville, T.
1693 14 Jan. Hume, P.
1708 3 Feb. Davenant, G.
1710 29 Mar. Maynard, Hon. G.
1743 21 Feb. Calthorpe, J.

Deputy to the Yeoman by 1763–1782

By 1763 Ely, J.

Grooms 1660–1782

1660 10 June Wilkes, L.
[1660 10 June] Bull, A
1660 10 June Deane, S.
1662 1 Aug. Ash, J.
1674 4 Jan. Wood, E.
1681 26 May Hume, P.
1682 14 Mar. Chase, J.
1693 14 Jan. Taylor, T.
1709 9 June Eyre, C.N.
1713 3 Nov. Eyre, C.C.
1716 15 Nov. Williams, T.
1729 26 Dec. Whichcote, P.
1730 10 Oct. Williams, E.
1760 1 Mar. Panton, T.
1762 13 Oct. Heathcote, G.
1774 23 June Lynn, C.S.

Pages 1660–1782

1660 10 June Ash, J.
1660 10 June Wood, E.
1660 10 June Hume, T.
1662 31 July Kinnersley, P.
1668 12 Dec. Hume, P.
1674 5 Jan. Chase, J.
1674 5 Jan. Hinton, W.
1674 15 May Evans, G.
1678 19 Jan. Hodges, D.
1681 9 May Bebington, M.
1682 14 Mar. Taylor, T.
1683 15 Feb. Ballow, M.
1689 4 May Smith, C.
1693 14 Jan. Heron, K.
1699 22 May Sewell, J.
1702 Hallet, R.
1709 9 June Lucas, C.
1710 13 Oct. Williams, T.
1716 19 Nov. Mattox, T.
1718 4 Apr. Forbes, P.
1723 7 May Keene, W.
1737 29 Apr. Haywood, W.
1738 9 Jan. Brietzcke, G.
1741 18 Dec. Griffin, R.
1743 16 Sept. Fisher, T.
1759 9 July Evans, R.
1767 21 Dec. Brine, W.
1777 29 Sept. Whissel, W.
1782 15 Mar. Brookes, B.

Page in Ordinary w/o fee 1676–1681

1676 29 Dec. Bebington, M.

Assistant 1756–1782

1756 10 Oct. Wright, S.
1764 3 Mar. King, T.
1777 8 Jan. Jeffreys, W.
1779 6 Feb. McDonnell, M.

Servants 1756–?1782

1756 10 Oct. Nost, S.
1756 10 Oct. Whicherly, A.
By 1763 Ely, J.

Footnotes

  • 1. PSBC, pp. 28–29; LC 3/24, f. 13; CTB XVII, 1021; calculation explained in Bucholz, pp. 318–19 n. 102. See also Beattie, p. 47
  • 2. LC 3/66, pp. 19, 20; LS 13/117, pp. 72–3.