Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Lord Almoner 1660–1837
The office of lord almoner was in the gift of the Crown, apparently awarded in the first instance by verbal command. Eventually, the almoner received letters patent under the great seal granting him the deodands and other revenues for distribution to the poor. In the absence of a prior indication, appointments have been dated by reference to the letters patent. (fn. 1)
According toThe Present State of the British Court `The Lord Almoner disposes of the King's Alms, and to that End receives, besides other Money allow'd by the King, all Deodand, and all Goods of Felo de se to be appropriated to that End'. He was (and remains) particularly associated with the royal Maundy service. He received a salary of £200 in 1720. (fn. 2)
Sub Almoner 1661–1837
The sub almoner was appointed by warrant of the lord almoner. His remuneration was established at £6 6s 8d in wages and £91 5s in per annum. (fn. 3)