Auditor of the Civil List 1831—70

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1972

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60

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'Auditor of the Civil List 1831—70', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 (1972), pp. 60. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16760 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Auditor of the Civil List 1831-70

This office was created by statute in 1816. (fn. 1) In 1831 it was incorporated in the establishment of the Treasury with the rank of Principal Clerk Assistant. At the same time it was provided that the Auditor, when not concerned with the special duties of auditing the civil list, should assist in the general running of the office. (fn. 2) In 1834 he was placed in rank after the Assistant Secretary. (fn. 3) In 1856 the Auditor was given responsibility for one of the divisions of business. (fn. 4) He was relieved of this in 1867. At the same time the duties were redefined and the Auditor was given the additional title of 'Assistant to the Secretaries'. (fn. 5)

The salary attached to the office in 1831 was £1200. It was raised to £1500 in 1855. (fn. 6)

LIST OF APPOINTMENTS

183122 Feb.Spearman, A. Y.
183622 Jan.Pennington, G. J.
185012 Nov.Arbuthnot, G.
186528 Aug.Anderson, W. G.
186710 MayLaw, W.

Footnotes

1 56 Geo. III, c 46, s 8; the first holders of the office were John Charles Herries 1816-23 and Robert Plumer Ward 1823-31.
2 TM 22 Feb. 1831 (T 29/314 pp. 439-42).
3 TM 17 Oct. 1834 (T 29/358 p. 333).
4 TM 4 July 1856 (T 29/564 p. 47).
5 TM 10 May 1867 (AB, iv, 272-6).
6 TM 22 Feb. 1831 (T 29/314 pp. 439-42), 27 Nov. 1855 (T 29/561 p. 467).