Private Secretaries to Secretaries c. 1812—1870

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.C. Sainty

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1972

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79-81

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'Private Secretaries to Secretaries c. 1812—1870', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1: Treasury Officials 1660-1870 (1972), pp. 79-81. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16777 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Private Secretaries to Secretaries c. 1812-1870

In the early nineteenth century, and probably from a much earlier period, it was the established practice for the Secretaries to select Treasury Clerks as their Private Secretaries. Before 1812 the Clerks in question appear to have received no salaries or allowances as such. From that year additional salaries of £150 were made available for those serving as Private Secretaries to the two Joint Secretaries and the Assistant Secretary. (fn. 1) The office of Private Secretary to the Assistant Secretary was abolished in 1856 but revived in 1859. (fn. 2) From 1857 the Parliamentary Secretary also had the services of an Assistant Private Secretary. (fn. 3)

LISTS OF APPOINTMENTS

Private Secretaries To Senior (Parliamentary) Secretary

Arbuthnot 1809-23 By 1812 Bates, E.
Lushington 1823-7 1823 4 March Arbuthnot, G.
Planta 1827-30 1827 April Arbuthnot, G.
Ellice 1830-2 1830 31 Dec. Arbuthnot, G.
Wood 1832-4 1832 14 Aug. Arbuthnot, G.
Clerk 1834-5 1834 Dec. Arbuthnot, G.
Stanley 1835-41 1835 8 May Arbuthnot, G.
1838 16 Feb. Crafer, E. T.
Le Marchant 1841 No appointment traced
Fremantle 1841-4 1841 8 Sept. Crafer, E. T.
Young 1844-6 1844 21 May Crafer, E. T.
Tufnell 1846-50 1846 7 July Crafer, E. T.
Hayter 1850-2 1850 9 July Crafer, E. T.
Forbes Mackenzie 1852-3 1852 5 March Crafer, E. T.
Hayter 1853-8 1853 18 Jan. Crafer, E. T.
1854 8 Dec. Fremantle, C. W.
1857 26 Sept. Stephenson, B. C. (Assistant)
Jolliffe 1858-9 1858 8 March Fremantle, C. W.
1858 March Stephenson, B. C. (Assistant)
Brand 1859-66 1859 24 June Fremantle, C. W.
1859 24 June Twiss, Q. W. F. (Assistant)
1860 9 Jan. Clay, F. E. (Assistant)
Taylor 1866-8 1866 14 July Clement, R.
1866 14 July Hervey, G. W. (Assistant)
Noel 1868 1868 Nov. Clement, R.
1868 Nov. Hervey, G. W. (Assistant)
Glyn 1868 1868 24 Dec. Clay, F. E.
1868 24 Dec. Seymour, H. A. D. (Assistant)

Private Secretary To Junior (Financial) Secretary

Wharton 1809-14 By 1812 Woodford, C.
Lushington 1814-23 By 1817 Chinnery, G. R.
By 1820 Reynolds, J. S.
Herries 1823-7 1823 11 March Vincent, W. H.
1824 24 Aug. Pemberton, C. R.
Lewis 1827-8 1827 13 Sept. Walpole, E.
Dawson 1828-30 1828 8 Feb. Pemberton, C. R.
Spring Rice 1830-4 1830 31 Dec. Speer, E.
Baring 1834 1834 10 June Crafer, E. T.
Fremantle 1834-5 1835 13 Jan. Courtenay, T. P.
Baring 1835-9 1835 8 May Grey, C. S.
Gordon 1839-41 1839 18 Sept. Shelley, S.
More O'Ferrall 1841 1841 9 June Fitzgerald, F.
Clerk 1841-5 1841 8 Sept. Courtenay, T. P.
Cardwell 1845-6 1845 4 Feb. Rushworth, H.
1845 23 May Cole, J. H.
Parker 1846-9 1846 7 July Wilbraham, R. W.
Hayter 1849-50 1849 22 May Wilbraham, R. W.
Lewis 1850-2 1850 9 July Wilbraham, R. W.
Hamilton 1852-3 1852 5 March Law, W.
Wilson 1853-8 1853 18 Jan. Fitzgerald, F.
1853 20 Dec. Law, W.
1855 13 Feb. Russell, G.
1856 30 May Wilson, C. R.
Hamilton 1858-9 1858 8 March Wilson, C. R.
Northcote 1859 1859 14 March Ryan, C. L.
Laing 1859-60 1859 24 June Welby, R. E.
Peel 1860-5 1860 3 Nov. Welby, R. E.
Childers 1865-6 1865 19 Aug. Welby, R. E.
Hunt 1866-8 1866 14 July Welby, R. E.
Sclater Booth 1868 1868 5 March Welby, R. E.
Ayrton 1868-9 1868 24 Dec. Ryder, G. L.
Stansfeld 1869 1869 10 Nov. Welby, R. E.

Private Secretary To Assistant (Permanent) Secretary

Harrison 1805-26 By 1812 Compton, P. A.
By 1817 Harrison, T. C.
1825 5 Dec. Harrison, M.
Hill 1826-8 1826 April Harrison, M.
Steward 1828-36 1828 4 July Cole, J. G.
Spearman 1836-40 1836 11 Feb. Cole, J. G.
1838 16 Feb. Arbuthnot, G.
Trevelyan 1840-59 1840 24 Jan. Arbuthnot, G.
1843 3 Feb. Grey, C. S.
1846 7 July Collier, J. P.
Hamilton 1859-70 1859 12 May Wilson, C. R.
1868 24 Dec. Broughton, V. D.
Lingen 1870 1870 1 Feb. Broughton, V. D.

Footnotes

1 TM 19 May 1812 (T 29/117 p. 293), 8 June 1813 (T 29/123 p. 354). The salaries, originally paid out of the special service fund, were transferred to the estimates by TM 24 March 1835 (T 29/363 pp. 461-2). Apart from Collier, a Clerk in the Commissariat and Private Secretary to the Assistant Secretary 1846-56, the Private Secretaries were invariably selected from amongst Clerks on the ordinary Treasury establishment.
2 TM 4 July 1856 (T 29/564 p. 47), 12 May 1859 (T 29/475 pp. 250-1).
3 TM 26 Sept. 1857 (AB, iii, 352); no additional allowance was attached to this post.