Auditors 1807—50

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1972

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57

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'Auditors 1807—50', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 (1972), pp. 57. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16756 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Auditors 1807-50

The Treasury auditorships, which were two in number, were created in 1807. In the first instance it was provided that they should be held by the Assistant Secretary and the senior Chief Clerk for the time being. (fn. 1) After the resignation of Harrison in 1826, however, the connection with the assistant secretaryship was severed. (fn. 2) Thereafter, except in the case of Freeling, the offices were always held by Chief Clerks. In 1849 it was provided that they should be discontinued when vacancies occurred, the duties being transferred to the Auditor of the Civil List. (fn. 3) Consequently on the retirement of Fauquier in 1849 and the death of T. C. Brooksbank in 1850 the auditorships ceased to exist.

The Auditors received allowances as such in addition to their ordinary salaries. These allowances were fixed at £300 in 1810. (fn. 4) In 1821 they were reduced, for future holders of the offices, to £250. (fn. 5) In 1834 there was a further reduction to £150. (fn. 6)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS

1807 29 May Harrison, G.
1807 29 May Cotton, W.
1815 14 April Alcock, J.
1821 2 Jan. Speer, W.
1826 7 April Freeling, J. C.
1826 14 Sept. Brooksbank, S.
1834 17 Oct. Brooksbank, T. C.
1834 17 Oct. Sanford, H.
1836 13 Sept. van der Spiegel, A.
1845 21 Jan. Fauquier, W. E.

Footnotes

1 TM 29 May 1807 (T 29/90 p. 317).
2 TM 7 April 1826 (T 29/256 p. 126).
3 TM 27 March 1849 (T 29/531 pp. 505-30).
4 TM 12 Jan. 1810 (T 29/104 p. 87) effective from 1807.
5 TM 10 Aug. 1821 (T 29/200 p. 242).
6 TM 17 Oct. 1834 (T 29/358 p. 322).