Watchmen c. 1694-1832

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1975

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73

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'Watchmen c. 1694-1832', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 4: Admiralty Officials 1660-1870 (1975), pp. 73. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16681 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Watchmen c. 1694-1832

Provision was made for a Watchman with a salary of £20 in the establishment of 1694. (fn. 1) Salaries of £27 for two further Watchmen were made available in 1705. (fn. 2) The salaries of all three Watchmen were fixed at £18 in 1713, at £20 in 1728 and at £25 in 1800. (fn. 3) In 1800 it was arranged that one of the Watchmen should act as Extra Porter with an additional allowance of £40. This was raised to £50 in 1807. (fn. 4) The office of one of the Watchmen was discontinued in 1821. In 1832 the remaining two Watchmen appear to have been absorbed into the class of Hall Messengers. (fn. 5)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS
By 1694 Mason, G.
1698 Buck, T.
1699 Lindsey, J.
1704-5 Pratt, B.
1704-5 Waldron, R.
1719 27 Oct. Blasedale, A.
1720 7 April Kettlewell, J.
1720 30 Sept. Mears, H.
1732 5 July Jefferson, T.
1742 28 June Pearce, J.
1742 4 Nov. Spike, A.
1748 3 June White, W.
1751 21 March Chirm, T.
1754 25 Dec. Hutchinson, R.
1761 16 Feb. Spike, S.
1768 26 Dec. Merryam, J.
1773 14 Jan. Downing, W.
1773 10 April Allpuss, R.
1777 8 April Man, J.
1778 4 July Millman, W.
1781 10 Feb. Scott, T.
1784 11 Feb. Winchester, C.
1786 29 Sept. Potts, R.
1788 24 June Crockford, J.
1791 16 July Sandford, T.
1800 11 Jan. Munday, J.
1801 19 Aug. Smith, J.
1801 19 Aug. Legatt, J.
1812 14 Jan. Barlow, J.
1822 6 May Taylor, J.
1825 30 March Legatt, R.

Footnotes

1 SPB, ii ff. 50-1.
2 Adm. 2/184 p. 582.
3 SPB, i f. 20; SPB, iv f. 20; order in council 15 Jan. 1800 (HC 138 p. 4 (1816) xiii, 172).
4 SPB, iii ff. 18-19.
5 SPB, xiii ff. 029-30; order in council 10 Nov. 1840 (PC 2/222 pp. 543-6).