Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8, Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1979.
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Supernumerary Clerks 1806-24
In 1806 J. Jackson, who had served since 1799 as an Extra Clerk, was granted the franking privileges normally enjoyed by established Clerks, and appointed a Supernumerary Clerk, to succeed to the next vacancy on the establishment. (fn. 1) On succeeding to the establishment in 1809, he was replaced and in 1812 the number of such Clerks was increased to three. (fn. 2) In 1819 Joseph Cade was employed in the Foreign Office without salary until he should succeed to the first vacancy as Third Supernumerary Clerk. (fn. 3) In 1824 the three Supernumerary Clerks then in office were appointed to the establishment, and the grade was replaced by that of Assistant Junior Clerk. (fn. 4)
Until 1822 all Supernumerary Clerks received a basic salary of £100, payable from the contingent fund. (fn. 5) After five years' service they became eligible, in common with the established Clerks, to receive an increase in salary of £80. (fn. 6) In 1822 their salaries were transferred to the fee fund, and fixed at £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £150. (fn. 7)