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Lamplighter and Coal Porter c. 1806-70

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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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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)

by 1806 Werry, J.
1812 10 Oct. Garrod, J.
1817 6 May Kingsbury, J.
1840 7 July Moore, T.
1852 15 Oct. Farmer, T.

Footnotes

  • 1. FO 366/1292, payment 9 May 1806.
  • 2. Order in council 3 July 1854 (FO 366/542 ff. 90-8).
  • 3. FO 366/1292, payments 9 May 1806, 5 April 1813; FO 366/673 p. 211.