Clerks of the Minutes 1782—1818

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1972

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45

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'Clerks of the Minutes 1782—1818', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 (1972), pp. 45. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16749 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Clerks of the Minutes 1782-1818

The establishment of a distinct clerkship of the minutes appears to have taken place in 1782. (fn. 1) The office grew rapidly in importance and in 1802 the Clerk was ordered to attend all meetings of the Board. (fn. 2) An assistant clerkship was instituted in 1793 and at the same time Clerks were debarred from serving in the divisions while holding the two offices in question. (fn. 3) Until 1805 the Clerks of the Minutes received annual allowances as such in addition to their basic remuneration. That of the Principal Clerk was fixed at £50 in 1784, at £100 in 1785, at £200 in 1793, at £300 in 1798 and at £400 in 1803. (fn. 4) That of the Assistant Clerk was fixed at £130 in 1793 and at £250 in 1798. (fn. 5)

In 1805 provision was made for a minute department consisting of a principal, ranking as a Senior Clerk, and two other Clerks. (fn. 6) Thereafter the junior positions were filled by rotation from amongst the Assistant and Junior Clerks. In 1808 the department was enlarged to consist of a Senior, two Assistant and two Junior Clerks. (fn. 7) In 1818 the post of Senior Minute Clerk was abolished. (fn. 8) The department itself was abolished in 1821. (fn. 9)

LISTS OF APPOINTMENTS

Clerk Of The Minutes

1782AprilWinter, M.
179828 Feb.Nicolay, F.
17993 Jan.Stuckey, V.

Assistant Clerk Of The Minutes

17953 Jan.Nicolay, F.
17985 JulyStuckey, V.
17993 Jan.Wood, F.
18006 MarchHoblyn, T.

Senior Clerk Of The Minutes

180519 Aug.Stuckey, V.
180813 JulyNicolay, F.
18123 AprilBrooksbank, S.
181514 AprilBrawne, J.

Footnotes

1 TM 10 Jan. 1784 (T 29/54 p. 538).
2 TM 15 July 1802 (T 29/79 p. 255).
3 TM 16 Aug. 1793 (T 29/66 p. 146) brought into operation by TM 3 Jan. 1795 (T 29/67 p. 371).
4 TM 15 July 1783 (T 29/54 p. 202), 10 Jan. 1784 (ibid. p. 538), 29 July 1785 (T 29/56 p. 517), 16 Aug. 1793 (T 29/66 p. 146), 5 July 1798 (T 29/73 p. 209), 13 May 1803 (T 29/81 p. 64).
5 TM 16 Aug. 1793 (T 29/66 p. 146), 5 July 1798 (T 29/73 p. 209).
6 TM 19 Aug. 1805 (T 29/85 pp. 348-9).
7 TM 13 July 1808 (T 29/95 p. 384); at the same time £200 was added to the salary of the Senior Clerk.
8 TM 31 July 1818 (T 29/163 p. 681).
9 TM 13 April 1821 (T 29/196 p. 361).