Junior 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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49-51

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'Junior Clerks 1782—1856', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 (1972), pp. 49-51. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16752 Date accessed: 24 October 2014.


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Junior Clerks 1782-1856

Between 1782 and 1805 there were a varying number of Clerks on the establishment in addition to the twelve directly involved in the work of the divisions. These Clerks lacked any specific designation. For the purpose of these lists they have been described as 'Junior Clerks'. They must, however, be distinguished from the six Junior (Assistant) Clerks serving in the divisions for whom provision was made in 1782. Beginning at two in 1782 the number of Clerks in question was increased to three in 1783, to five in 1795 and to ten in 1797. (fn. 1) They all received a basic salary of £100 as Clerks on the establishment. Certain of them enjoyed additional allowances in consideration of their responsibilities as Copying Clerks, (fn. 2) Clerks of the Minutes, (fn. 3) Bills of Exchange, (fn. 4) or Papers, (fn. 5) or as Private Secretaries to the First Lord. (fn. 6)

In 1805 a new grade, specifically designated that of Junior Clerk, was instituted. Provision was made for nine such Clerks. (fn. 7) The number was increased to eleven in 1808, to twelve in 1811 and to sixteen in 1813. (fn. 8) It was reduced to eleven in 1821 (fn. 9) and increased to thirteen in 1834. (fn. 10) The grade was abolished in 1856. (fn. 11)

The salary scale attached to the grade in 1805 was £120, rising after three years to £150 and after seven years to £200. (fn. 12) In 1813 the scale was improved and the maximum salary was raised to £520 after twenty years. (fn. 13) In 1821 it was fixed at £100 rising, after three years, by annual increments of £10 to £200. (fn. 14) In 1831 the starting level was reduced to £90. (fn. 15)

LISTS OF APPOINTMENTS

1782 30 Nov. Poyntz, W. D.
1782 30 Nov. Smith, J.
1783 25 Feb. Chinnery, W.
1783 23 Aug. Speer, W.
1783 16 Dec. Trollope, J.
1783 16 Dec. Winter, M.
1785 29 July Harward, J.
1787 15 Aug. Carthew, J.
1787 15 Aug. Dyer, R. S.
1789 27 May Egerton, W.
1789 24 Dec. Nicolay, F.
1791 1 Feb. Yorke, J.
1791 9 Nov. West, T.
1794 25 Nov. Brooksbank, S.
1795 3 Jan. Stuckey, V.
1795 3 Jan. Cooke, E.
1797 7 Jan. Wood, E.
1797 7 Jan. Hoblyn, T.
1797 7 Jan. Cotton, W.
1797 7 Jan. Mitford, R.
1797 7 Jan. Brooksbank, T. C.
1798 5 July West, G.
1798 5 July Rosenhagen, A.
1798 5 July Grange, J.
1798 5 July Herries, J. C.
1799 23 May Sanford, H.
1799 23 May Courtenay, T. P.
1800 6 March Wood, F.
1800 14 Nov. Gibbons, G.
1801 20 March Unwin, J.
1802 13 July Bates, E.
1803 20 May Bradshaw, W.
1803 van der Spiegel, A.
1804 13 July Fauquier, W. E.
1805 19 Aug. Earle, P. H.
1805 19 Aug. Crafer, T.
1805 19 Aug. Vernon, J.
1805 19 Aug. Martin Leake, S. R.
1805 19 Aug. Sargent, W.
1805 19 Aug. Gibbons, E.
1807 24 March Cocks, W.
1808 17 May Hill, W.
1808 13 July Reynolds, J. S.
1808 25 Aug. Carpenter, J. D.
1808 25 Aug. Walpole, E.
1808 25 Aug. Compton, P. A.
1809 21 July Boyd, G.
1810 23 March Pearson, H. R.
1811 21 June Drummond, E.
1811 25 June Harrison, T. C.
1812 3 April Chinnery, G. R.
1812 10 April Baker, J.
1813 23 Feb. Freeling, J. C.
1813 23 Feb. Harrison, M.
1813 23 Feb. Vincent, H. W.
1813 23 Feb. Salwey, A.
1815 14 April Duke, W.
1815 14 April Litchfield, C.
1815 19 May Speer, E.
1816 27 Feb. Brummell, W. C.
1817 4 Nov. Stapleton, Hon. T.
1817 4 Nov. Sargent, F.
1818 1 Sept. Pococke, A. F.
1818 10 Nov. Rodney, Hon. W.
1819 22 Jan. Luttrell, F. W.
1820 18 July Arbuthnot, G. (fn. 16)
1820 21 July Cotterell, H. (fn. 17)
1821 12 Jan. Pemberton, C. R. (fn. 17)
1824 13 Feb. Drummond, S.
1824 13 April Vandiest, F. G.
1825 18 Aug. Vesey, E. A.
1826 24 Feb. Courtenay, T. P.
1826 21 April Ricketts, E. W.
1826 2 June Baker, E.
1826 15 Aug. Cole, J. G.
1827 23 March Stephenson, W. H.
1827 4 Dec. Gordon, Sir A. C. D.
1829 3 March St. John, C. W.
1830 29 Oct. Shelley, S.
1832 21 Aug. Bulteel, T.
1832 12 Oct. Crafer, E. T.
1833 17 Sept. Grey, C. S.
1833 29 Nov. Waller, A.
1833 20 Dec. Stronge, C. W.
1834 4 Nov. Gore, C. A.
1834 2 Dec. Seton, W.
1834 2 Dec. Anson, G. E.
1834 19 Dec. Jones, L. A.
1835 4 Sept. Napier, R.
1836 23 Sept. Ponsonby, R. W.
1838 22 May Wilbraham, R. W.
1838 12 Oct. Law, W.
1839 20 June Calder, W. H. W.
1839 26 Dec. Fitzgerald, F.
1840 17 Nov. Livingstone, H. C. F.
1841 10 March Parratt, G. F.
1841 10 Dec. Rushworth, H.
1842 4 Feb. Dawson, F.
1843 17 Jan. Cole, J. H.
1843 28 Feb. Drummond, M.
1843 17 March Clerke, W. H.
1845 11 April Buckland, E. C.
1845 17 June Clerk, A.
1846 16 Oct. Martin Leake, J.
1848 14 April Barrington, C. G.
1850 17 Dec. Plunkett, Hon. E. L.
1851 25 Feb. Spearman, A. Y.
1851 2 Dec. Russell, G.
1852 24 Feb. Ponsonby, Hon. G. H. B.
1852 24 Feb. Ryan, C. L.
1852 24 Feb. Blackwood, S. A.
1852 3 Dec. Murray, H. H.
1852 24 Dec. Wynne, W.
1853 22 April Fremantle, C. W.
1854 28 March Somerset, R. G. H.
1854 29 Dec. Buchan, T.
1856 26 Feb. Wilson, C. R.
1856 26 Feb. Broughton, V. D.
1856 2 May Mowatt, F.

Footnotes

1 TM 23 Aug. 1783 (T 29/54 p. 332), 3 Jan. 1795 (T 29/67 p. 372), 7 Jan. 1797 (T 29/70 pp. 81-2).
2 In 1782 provision was made for one of the Junior Clerks to act as Copying Clerk (T 29/52 p. 524). By 1798 the term was in general use to describe the established Clerks who were not serving in the divisions (T 29/73 p. 212).
3 Hoblyn, F. Nicolay, Stuckey, F. Wood, Winter.
4 Rosenhagen, Stuckey.
5 Grange.
6 J. Smith.
7 TM 19 Aug. 1805 (T 29/85 p. 348) fully effective from 5 Jan. 1806 (T 41/3).
8 TM 13 July 1808 (T 29/95 p. 386), 25 June 1811 (T 29/111 pp. 752-3), 23 Feb. 1813 (T 29/121 pp. 704-5).
9 TM 10 Aug. 1821 (T 29/200 p. 240); by TM 19 March 1822 the three most recently appointed Junior Clerks were declared supernumeraries to be replaced on the establishment as vacancies occurred (T 29/207 p. 542).
10 TM 17 Oct. 1834 (T 29/358 p. 317).
11 TM 4 July 1856 (T 29/564 p. 47).
12 TM 19 Aug. 1805 (T 29/85 p. 350).
13 TM 23 Feb. 1813 (T 29/121 pp. 711-15).
14 TM 10 Aug. 1821 (T 29/200 pp. 241-2).
15 TM 12 April 1831 (T 29/316 pp. 173-7).
16 Declared supernumerary 19 March 1822 (T 29/207 p. 543); replaced on establishment 13 Feb. 1823 (T 29/218 p. 189).
17 Declared supernumerary 19 March 1822 (T 29/207 p. 543); replaced on establishment 11 March 1823 (T 29/219 p. 151).