Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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There were forty eight watermen plus as many as twelve watermen at pension all appointed by the lord chamberlain. Watermen made £3 per annum plus livery under Charles II. Their salaries were raised to £3 2s 6d. each under his successors, paid by the treasurer of the chamber. In 1782 their livery payment was estimated to be about £5 2s apiece.
The watermen at pension were, from 1830, to determine on the deaths of the incumbents. (fn. 1)