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)
|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.|