Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8, Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1979.
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Lamplighter and Coal Porter c. 1806-70
Before 1806 an allowance was made available to the Housekeeper from the contingent fund for the purpose of employing a man servant to perform menial tasks. From 1806 a salary was paid directly to the servant who was subsequently designated Lamplighter and Coal Porter. (fn. 1) The office was placed on the establishment in 1854. (fn. 2) The salary, £67 6s. in 1806, was increased to £80 in 1813 and to £94 12s. in 1832. (fn. 3)