Head Messenger 1666-1870

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1975

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69

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'Head Messenger 1666-1870', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 69. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16678 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Head Messenger 1666-1870

This office, whose holder was originally known simply as the Messenger or the Messenger and Doorkeeper, is traceable to the year 1666 when a salary of £20 was attached to it. (fn. 1) The salary was raised to £30 in 1668 and to £50 in 1694. (fn. 2) In 1782 an additional allowance was provided to compensate the Head Messenger for the loss of his apartments in the Admiralty. (fn. 3) In 1800 the salary was fixed at £120 and increased to £280 in 1808. (fn. 4) It was reduced to £250 in 1820 and to £200 in 1859. (fn. 5)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
1666 Harris, A.
1682 Marratt, R.
1698 Baker, J.
1708 Bennet, L.
1733 8 Oct. Doody, H.
1763 30 Sept. Collett, J.
1768 21 April Cooke, W.
1781 10 Feb. Millman, W.
1820 24 Jan. Nye, J. M.
1841 26 July Liburn, G.
1841 10 Aug. Laplume, G. P.
1854 Sivewright, G.
1864 17 Feb. Winter, N.

Footnotes

1 AO 1/1711/106.
2 AO 1/1711/107; AO 1/1720/135.
3 SPB, v f. 26. See also 3rd Rept. on Fees, 118-19.
4 Orders in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 p. 4 (1816) xiii, 172); 20 Jan. 1808 (PC 2/175 p. 326).
5 SPB, xiii f. 027; order in council 12 April 1859 (PC 2/249 pp. 264-6).