Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 3, Officials of the Boards of Trade 1660-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1974.
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Receiver and Comptroller of Corn Returns 1821-65
In 1770 the Treasury was given statutory authority to appoint a Receiver of Corn Returns. (fn. 1) In 1821 the responsibility for these returns was transferred to the Board of Trade together with the right to appoint the Receiver. (fn. 2) In 1827 the title of the office was changed to Comptroller of Corn Returns and the right of appointment vested nominally in the crown. (fn. 3) In 1865 the Corn Department was abolished and the office of Comptroller combined with that of Superintendent of the Statistical Department. (fn. 4)
In 1821 Dowding, who had held office under the Treasury, was reappointed with a salary of £800. (fn. 5) In 1822 the salary scale was assimilated to that of a First Class Clerk in the General Department: £700 rising by annual increments of £10 to £800. (fn. 6) The salary was fixed at £600 in 1842 and reduced to £500 in 1851. (fn. 7)
|1821||24 July||Dowding, W.|
|1822||17 July||Jacob, W.|
|1842||5 Jan.||Joyce, G.|
|1851||Jadis, H. F.|
Deputy Receiver and Comptroller of Corn Returns 1821-65
This office, originally known as that of Principal Clerk of Corn Returns, was created in 1821 with a salary of £300. (fn. 8) In 1822 the salary scale was assimilated to that of a Senior (Second Class) Clerk in the General Department: £300 rising by annual increments of £10 to £500. (fn. 9) It was fixed at £500 rising by annual increments of £10 to £550 in 1842, at £450 rising by annual increments of £10 to £500 in 1843 and at £400 in 1851. (fn. 10) The office was abolished in 1865. (fn. 11)
|1821||24 July||Joyce, G.|
|1842||5 Jan.||Lack, E. J.|
|1843||11 May||Jadis, H. F.|
In 1821 provision was made for one Clerk in the Corn Department apart from the Deputy Receiver or Principal Clerk. The salary was then fixed at £90. (fn. 12) In the following year it was assimilated to that of a Junior (Third Class) Clerk in the General Department: £100 rising after three years by annual increments of £10 to £300. (fn. 13) About the same time a second Clerk was appointed. (fn. 14) The number was increased to three in 1842 but reduced to two in 1848 and to one in 1850. (fn. 15) In 1853 the remaining Clerk was incorporated into the ordinary establishment of the Board as a Junior Clerk. (fn. 16)