Senior Clerks 1782—1856

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1972

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46-47

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'Senior Clerks 1782—1856', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 (1972), pp. 46-47. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16750 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Senior Clerks 1782-1856

This grade was created in 1782. (fn. 1) The number of Senior Clerks was then fixed at six and remained unaltered, as did that of the divisions in which they served, until 1834. Between 1805 and 1818 the Clerk of the Minutes ranked as a Senior Clerk. (fn. 2) When in 1834 the number of divisions was reduced to five there was a corresponding reduction in the number of Senior Clerks. (fn. 3) In 1850 the number was reduced to four, one for each of the divisions established in the previous year and one to superintend the reorganised Registry Department. (fn. 4) The grade was abolished in 1856. (fn. 5)

Between 1782 and 1805 the Senior Clerks all received a basic salary of £100 as Clerks on the establishment. In addition they enjoyed allowances which varied in amount according to the divisions in which they were serving. In 1782 these allowances were fixed at £400, £350, £500, £380, £360 and £280 for those serving in the first to sixth divisions respectively. (fn. 6) In 1798 they were fixed at £525, £485, £565, £500, £335 and £380 respectively. (fn. 7) In certain divisions the amounts were subject to variation according to whether conditions of peace or war prevailed. (fn. 8) In 1805 a uniform progressive scale was introduced for the grade, beginning at £600 and rising after fifteen years to £700 and after twenty years to £800. (fn. 9) In 1813 the scale was improved and the maximum salary was raised to £1000 after twenty years. In 1821 it was fixed at £600 rising by annual increments of £20 to £800. (fn. 10)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS

178230 Nov.Royer, J.
178230 Nov.Beldam, W.
178230 Nov.Mitford, W.
178230 Nov.Dyer, T.
178230 Nov.Ramus, G. E.
178230 Nov.Broughton, B.
178316 Dec.Poyntz, W. D.
178316 Dec.Brummell, B.
178529 JulyAlcock, J.
178715 Aug.Cipriani, P.
17891 Nov.Starck, H. S.
17985 JulyChinnery, W.
17985 JulySpeer, W.
17993 Jan.Nicolay, F.
180014 Nov.Yorke, J.
18067 Jan.West, T.

LISTS OF APPOINTMENTS

180724 MarchBrooksbank, S.
180817 MayBrawne, J.
180813 JulyHoblyn, T.
180918 AprilCotton, W.
18123 AprilMitford, R.
181514 AprilWest, G.
181627 Feb.Grange, J.
181627 Oct.Sanford, H.
181721 Feb.Unwin, J.
181831 JulyBates, E.
182010 Oct.van der Spiegel, A.
182311 MarchFauquier, W. E.
183417 Oct.Walpole, E.
183417 Oct.Gibbons, E.
183417 Oct.Drummond, E.
183417 Oct.Boyd, G.
183530 AprilPearson, H. R.
183613 Sept.Harrison, T. C.
18401 Jan.Baker, J.
184126 Jan.Crafer, C. L.
184126 Jan.Litchfield, C.
18433 Feb.Harrison, M.
18433 Feb.Speer, E.
184521 Jan.Brummell, W. C.
185022 MarchArbuthnot, G. (fn. 11)
185125 Feb.Stephenson, W. H.
185220 Feb.Courtenay, T. P.
185222 Oct.Drummond, S.
185424 MarchGordon, Sir A. C. D.
185424 MarchShelley, S.
18548 Dec.Dwight, W. M. (fn. 11)
185618 MarchByron, F.

Footnotes

1 TM 30 Nov. 1782 (T 29/52 pp. 520-1).
2 TM 19 Aug. 1805 (T 29/85 p. 348).
3 TM 17 Oct. 1834 (T 29/358 p. 321); a temporary increase to six was authorised by TM 26 Jan. 1841 (T 29/433 p. 453).
4 TM 22 Feb. 1850 (T 29/538 p. 397); temporary increases were authorised by TM 24 March 1854 (T 29/554 p. 642) and 18 March 1856 (AB, iii, 309).
5 TM 4 July 1856 (T 29/564 p. 47).
6 TM 30 Nov. 1782 (T 29/52 pp. 520-1).
7 TM 5 July 1798 (T 29/73 p. 209).
8 For examples, see TM 25 Feb. 1783 (T 29/53 p. 183), 29 July 1785 (T 29/56 p. 516), 25 July 1793 (T 29/66 p. 98); see also TM 15 May 1804 (T 29/83 p. 62).
9 TM 19 Aug. 1805 (T 29/85 p. 350).
10 TM 23 Feb. 1813 (T 29/121 pp. 711-15), 10 Aug. 1821 (T 29/200 p. 242).
11 Supernumerary.