Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7, Navy Board Officials 1660-1832. Originally published by University of London, London, 1978.
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From 1660 to 1711 an allowance of £50 was made available to one of the Messengers of the Chamber who acted as Messenger to the Navy Board. (fn. 1) From 1711 the Messenger, appointed by Admiralty warrant at a salary of £50, was usually selected from the Assistant Messengers to the Board, (fn. 1) the Admiralty Messengers, or the Navy Board Clerks. (fn. 1) In 1796 the Messenger was relieved of his customary duty of paying contingencies and awarded a salary of £120 plus an additional weekly allowance of 15s. in consideration of the extra duties imposed by the division of the Board into Committees. (fn. 1) In 1807 the salary was increased to £240 when the weekly allowance, various small perquisites and allowances for house rent and for coal and candles were discontinued. (fn. 1) The salary was reduced to £150 in 1828, but increased to £200 in 1829. (fn. 1)