Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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The Harriers 1660–1701, 1730–82
The office of master was in the gift of the Crown. Appointments were embodied in letters patent under the great seal until 1701 when the office lapsed. It was revived in 1730 as that of master of the harriers and foxhounds after which appointments were made by warrant under sign manual. It was left vacant 1751–4 and 1756–61 and was abolished in 1782. (fn. 1) Until 1702 the salary was £500. (fn. 2) Five huntsmen (?appointed by the master) received livery of £3 16s and split £74 `among them' under Charles II. After 1730 £2,000 was provided for the establishment including the salary of the master and wages and allowances for the huntsmen. (fn. 3)
Yeomen Huntsmen (Prickers) 1660–1685
Master of the Beagles ?1660–1702
The Hawks 1660–1702
Under Charles II, the master of the hawks (or master falconer) made £390 per annum; the sergeant, £182; and 33 individual falconers anywhere from £20 7s 6d to £91 5s. (fn. 4) Under William III, the master of the hawks made £1500; the sergeant of the hawks £136; and ten falconers between £25 and £80 per annum. The establishment of the hawks was abolished at the accession of Queen Anne in 1702. Its master was awarded a pension. (fn. 5)
Deputy [Master] 1675–?
Sergeant 1660–1685; 1689–?1702
Cormorant Keeper 1689–?1702
The master of the otterhounds made 18s per diem; the yeoman £37 10s; the grooms £20 15s apiece. (fn. 6)