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Clerk attached to Consular Department 1826-68

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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8, Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1979.

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Clerk attached to Consular Department 1826-68

The business of the Consular Department was normally conducted by established Clerks. In the years 1826-39, however, a Supplementary Clerk was attached to the Department. The salary, payable out of the contingent fund, was fixed at £100 in 1826, increased to £125 in 1830 and to £150 in 1834, and again reduced to £100 in 1835. In 1839 provision was made for the Clerk's salary to increase by annual increments of £10 to £150. (fn. 1) In 1860 an official described as a 'Supplemental Junior Clerk' was attached to the Department to keep the consular accounts at a salary of £150 rising by annual increments of £15 to £300. (fn. 2) The Clerk was placed in the new grade of Second Class Supplementary Clerk in 1865 with a salary of £250 rising by annual increments of £15 to £360. (fn. 3) The office was discontinued in 1868 when the duty of keeping the consular accounts was transferred to the Chief Clerk's Department.

1826 5 July Saunders, S. S.
1835 18 April Francklin, G. F.
1860 16 Nov. Gladwell, W.
1861 30 Aug. Plasket, E.

Footnotes

  • 1. FO 366/673 pp. 19, 154, 229, 279, 400.
  • 2. FO 366/675 pp. 259-64. Gladwell, the first holder of the office, who was transferred from the Admiralty (Accountants Branch), was granted a salary of £215 on his appointment (ibid. pp. 286-8). The minimum was increased to £200 in 1863 (ibid. pp. 449-50).
  • 3. ibid. pp. 543-50; FO 366/676 pp. 5-9.