Committee of the Privy Council for trade and plantations 1786-1870
General department

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J.C. Sainty

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1974

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'Committee of the Privy Council for trade and plantations 1786-1870: General department', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 3: Officials of the Boards of Trade 1660-1870 (1974), pp. 39-65. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16804 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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General Department

President 1786-1870

This office was created in 1786. Appointments were made by the crown by order in council. (fn. 1) The President was, as such, unpaid until 1826 when a salary of £2000 was provided. (fn. 2) However, before this date it was the usual practice for him to hold concurrently some other office to which remuneration was attached. This practice was continued until 1845, payment of the salary from the Board being suspended while the President held such an office. (fn. 3)

1786 23 Aug. Hawkesbury, Lord
1804 6 June Montrose, Duke of
1806 5 Feb. Auckland, Lord
1807 26 March Bathurst, Earl
1812 29 Sept. Clancarty, Earl of
1818 24 Jan. Robinson, Hon. F. J.
1823 21 Feb. Huskisson, W.
1827 3 Sept. Grant, C.
1828 11 June Vesey Fitzgerald, W.
1830 2 Feb. Herries, J. C.
1830 22 Nov. Auckland, Lord
1834 5 June Poulett Thomson, C.
1834 15 Dec. Baring, A.
1835 18 April Poulett Thomson, C.
1839 29 Aug. Labouchere, H.
1841 3 Sept. Ripon, Earl of
1843 10 June Gladstone, W. E.
1845 5 Feb. Dalhousie, Earl of
1846 6 July Clarendon, Earl of
1847 22 July Labouchere, H.
1852 27 Feb. Henley, J. W.
1852 28 Dec. Cardwell, E.
1855 31 March Stanley of Alderley, Lord
1858 26 Feb. Henley, J. W.
1859 3 March Donoughmore, Earl of
1859 6 July Milner Gibson, T.
1866 6 July Northcote, Sir S. H.
1867 8 March Richmond, Duke of
1868 9 Dec. Bright, J.

Vice President 1786-1868

This office was created in 1786. Appointments were made by the crown by order in council. (fn. 4) The Vice President was, as such, unpaid until 1817 when a salary of £2000 was provided. (fn. 1) However, both before and after this date it was usual for him to hold concurrently some other office to which remuneration was attached. (fn. 2) Payment of the salary from the Board was suspended in these circumstances. The office was abolished in 1868. (fn. 3)

1786 23 Aug. Grenville, W. W.
1789 8 Aug. Graham, Marquess of
1790 20 Oct. Ryder, Hon. D.
1801 18 Nov. Glenbervie, Lord
1804 8 Feb. Bond, N.
1804 6 June Rose, G.
1806 5 Feb. Temple, Earl
1807 30 March Rose, G.
1812 29 Sept. Robinson, Hon. F. J.
1818 24 Jan. Wallace, T.
1823 3 April Grant, C.
1828 5 Feb. Lewis, T. F.
1828 30 May Courtenay, T. P.
1830 22 Nov. Poulett Thomson, C.
1834 20 Dec. Lowther, Viscount
1835 6 May Labouchere, H.
1839 29 Aug. Sheil, R. L.
1841 28 June Maule, Hon. F.
1841 3 Sept. Gladstone, W. E.
1843 10 June Dalhousie, Earl of
1845 5 Feb. Clerk, Sir G.
1846 8 July Milner Gibson, T.
1848 8 May Granville, Earl
1852 11 Feb. Stanley of Alderley, Lord
1852 27 Feb. Colchester, Lord
1853 4 Jan. Stanley of Alderley, Lord
1855 31 March Pleydell Bouverie, Hon. E.
1855 13 Aug. Lowe, R.
1858 6 April Donoughmore, Earl of
1859 3 March Lovaine, Lord
1859 18 June Wilson, J.
1859 12 Aug. Cowper, Hon. W. F.
1860 22 Feb. Hutt, W.
1865 29 Nov. Goschen, G. J.
1866 12 March Monsell, W.
1866 10 July Cave, S.

Members 1786-1870

As constituted in 1786 the Board of Trade took the form of a Committee of the Privy Council composed partly of the holders of certain offices ex officio and partly of specifically nominated Members. The ex officio Members fell into three groups. The first consisted of the holders of the offices of Archbishop of Canterbury, First Lord of the Treasury, First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House of Commons. The second consisted of the holders of the offices of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Paymaster General, Treasurer of the Navy and Master of the Mint, provided that they were members of the Privy Council. The third consisted of such members of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom as held offices in Ireland. (fn. 4) The nominated Members were headed by the President and Vice President. The rest, who were appointed by the crown by successive orders in council, received no salary and varied in number. Appointments continued to be made with some degree of regularity until 1823 after which there were none until the years 1846-8 when three Members were appointed. Ryan, the last surviving nominated Member, died in 1875.

In the following list ex officio Members are omitted.

1786 23 Aug. Campbell, Lord F.
1786 23 Aug. London, Bishop of
1786 23 Aug. Grantley, Lord
1786 23 Aug. Kenyon, Sir L.
1786 23 Aug. Harley, Hon. T.
1786 23 Aug. Yorke, Hon. Sir J.
1786 23 Aug. Goodricke, Sir J.
1786 23 Aug. Eden, W.
1786 23 Aug. Grenville, J.
1786 23 Aug. Orde, T.
1788 25 Jan. London, Bishop of
1789 8 Aug. Sydney, Viscount
1790 24 Feb. Villiers, Hon. J. C.
1790 3 March Arden, Sir R. P.
1790 3 March Ryder, Hon. D.
1790 3 March Wynne, Sir W.
1793 21 June Bayham, Viscount
1796 17 March Douglas, S.
1797 29 March Banks, Sir J.
1798 31 Oct. Scott, Sir W.
1799 13 March Hawkesbury, Lord
1799 17 July Scott, Sir J.
1802 17 Feb. Beresford, J.
1802 17 Feb. Foster, J.
1802 17 Feb. Wickham, W.
1802 17 Feb. Rose, G.
1802 17 Feb. Long, C.
1802 3 March Grant, Sir W.
1803 22 June Bragge, C.
1805 1 May Thynne, Lord G.
1805 1 May Thynne, Lord J.
1805 1 May Smyth, J.
1805 1 May Bond, N.
1805 1 May Pole Carew, R.
1805 1 May Sullivan, J.
1806 12 Feb. Henley, Lord
1806 14 May Donoughmore, Earl of
1806 18 June Carysfort, Earl of
1807 28 Jan. Corry, I.
1807 15 April Whitworth, Lord
1807 13 May Clancarty, Earl of
1808 30 March Redesdale, Lord
1809 6 Feb. Nicholl, Sir J.
1809 11 Oct. London, Bishop of
1809 20 Dec. Sheffield, Lord
1812 13 Aug. Robinson, Hon. F. J.
1813 30 Nov. London, Bishop of
1814 16 Dec. Huskisson, W.
1823 3 April Arbuthnot, C.
1846 21 Jan. Nicholl, J.
1848 15 April Ryan, Sir E.
1848 15 April Stephen, J.

Secretaries 1786-1867

In 1786 provision was made for the two active Clerks of the Privy Council, Cotterell and Fawkener, to serve as Secretaries to the Board for which they were accorded allowances of £500 each in addition to their other remuneration. At the same time Elliott, the former Solicitor and Clerk of Reports of the earlier Board, was appointed a Clerk of the Privy Council, with a salary of £500, for the particular purpose of acting as one of the Secretaries. (fn. 1) Elliott died in the following year and was not replaced. At the time of the reorganisation of the Privy Council Office in 1808 the separate allowances paid to Cotterell and Fawkener in respect of their work for the Board ceased. (fn. 1) Cotterell appears to have undertaken the bulk of the duties and after his resignation in 1810 the Clerks of the Privy Council took less and less part in the business of the Board and their position soon became purely nominal. (fn. 2) However, as late as 1830 the then Clerks were ordered to attend its service and their names and those of their successors continued to be included in lists of the establishment until 1845. (fn. 3) Apart from Cotterell and Fawkener they have not been included in these lists.

Immediately following Cotterell's resignation in 1810 an Assistant Secretary was appointed and it seems clear that, from this date, the holder of this office was effectively the senior permanent official of the Board. Thomas Lack, the first Assistant Secretary, was selected from amongst the Clerks on the establishment. Until 1822 he held concurrently the position and salary of a Clerk, receiving an additional £200 in view of his increased responsibility. (fn. 4) In the latter year the assistant secretaryship was made a distinct office with a salary of £1250. (fn. 5) In 1825 the salary was raised to £1500 which was, with one exception, the amount received by all subsequent holders of the office. (fn. 6) In 1829 a second office of Assistant Secretary was created and conferred upon Hume who had acted as part-time assistant to the Board for the previous four years. (fn. 7) From 1829 to 1867 it was the practice for the Board to have the services of two Joint Assistant Secretaries or, as they came increasingly to be called, Joint Secretaries. (fn. 8)

In 1836 provision was made for one of the joint secretaryships to be filled by a person with legal qualifications. This official, sometimes known as the Legal Secretary, assumed, in addition to the general responsibilities which he shared with his colleague, the functions of the Law Clerk whose office was abolished in that year. (fn. 9)

In 1853 it was recommended that the Joint Secretaries should be replaced by a single Chief Secretary when a vacancy occurred. (fn. 10) However, the implementation of this recommendation was delayed on account of the special position of Farrer. Although only an Assistant Secretary, he in fact carried the whole responsibility for the Marine Department. In recognition of this he was in 1863 given the special position of Marine Secretary with a salary of £1200 rising by annual increments of £100 to £1500 on the understanding that he would succeed to the office of Joint Secretary on the next vacancy. (fn. 1) The vacancy occurred in 1865 when Farrer was duly appointed. (fn. 2)

In 1867 one of the joint secretaryships was abolished and the occupant of the remaining office was thereafter known as the Permanent Secretary. (fn. 3)

1786 25 Aug. Cotterell, S.
1786 25 Aug. Fawkener, W.
1786 25 Aug. Elliott, G.
1810 25 Aug. Lack, T.
1829 17 July Hume, J. D.
1836 8 Feb. Le Marchant, D. (v. Lack)
1840 24 Jan. MacGregor, J. (v. Hume)
1841 19 June Shaw Lefevre, J. G. (v. Le Marchant)
1847 6 Aug. Porter, G. R. (v. MacGregor)
1848 15 May Le Marchant, Sir D. (v. Shaw Lefevre)
1850 10 Oct. Booth, J. (v. Le Marchant)
1852 6 Oct. Emerson Tennent, Sir J. (v. Porter)
1865 30 Sept. Farrer, T. H. (v. Booth)

Permanent Secretary 1867-70

On the abolition of the second joint secretaryship in 1867 the title Permanent Secretary was given to the remaining Secretary. The salary attached to the office was £1500. (fn. 4)

1867 2 Jan. Farrer, T. H.

Parliamentary Secretary 1868-70

This office came into existence in 1868 on the resignation of the last Vice President of the Board in accordance with an act of the previous year. The salary attached to it was £1500. (fn. 5)

1868 14 Dec. Shaw Lefevre, G. J.

Assistant Secretaries 1853-70

The term Assistant Secretary was first introduced into the Board of Trade in 1810 to denote those officials who were, in the absence of the Clerks of the Privy Council, effectively the senior permanent officials of the department. In order to avoid confusion these officials have been described as 'Secretaries' throughout these lists. (fn. 1) In 1853 the term was again adopted to denote a distinct grade in the department. It was recommended in that year that each of the three divisions of the office should be placed in the immediate charge of an Assistant Secretary with a salary with a salary of £700 rising by annual increments of £50 to £1000. (fn. 2) In the event no Assistant Secretary was appointed for the General Department but the other two offices were filled by the former Secretaries of the distinct Railway and Marine Departments. The office of Assistant Secretary for the Railway Department was left vacant in 1860 and combined with that of Legal Assistant in 1865. (fn. 3) In 1863 Farrer, the Assistant Secretary for the Marine Department was given the special position of Marine Secretary. (fn. 4)

In 1867 provision was made for four Assistant Secretaries. Two of these were drawn from the office and placed in immediate charge of the Commercial and Marine Departments, the former being given a salary of £1000 with a personal allowance of £100 and the latter a salary of £800 rising by annual increments of £50 to £1000. The other two, who were given responsibility for the Harbour and Railway Departments, were required to have legal qualifications and were appointed from outside the office. Their salaries were fixed at £800 rising by annual increments of £50 to £1200. (fn. 5)

1853 April Simmons, J. L. A. (Railways)
1853 April Farrer, T. H. (Marine)
1854 29 June Galton, D. (Railways)
1865 5 July Fane, W. D. (Railways)
1867 2 Jan. Mallet, L. (Commercial)
1867 2 Jan. Trevor, C. C. (Harbours)
1867 2 Jan. Herbert, R. G. W. (Railways)
1867 2 Jan. Gray, T. (Marine)
1870 1 Feb. Malcolm, W. R. (Railways)

Chief Clerk 1786-1825

This office was created in 1786 and abolished in 1825. (fn. 6) The salary attached to it was originally £500. An additional allowance of £200 from the contingent fund was made available in 1797. In 1805 the salary was raised to £800 thus making the total remuneration £1000. (fn. 1)

1786 25 Aug. Chalmers, G.

Clerks 1786-1822

The establishment of 1786 made provision for six Clerks in addition to the Chief Clerk, one at £200, one at £150, one at £120 and three at £100. (fn. 2) In 1792 the salaries were altered so that one Clerk received £190, two £140 and three £100. (fn. 3) In 1797 additional allowances of £110, £110, £60 and £50 were made available from the contingent fund for the four most senior Clerks. (fn. 4) In 1805 the number of Clerks was increased to seven and a general salary increase took place. The progressive principle was introduced to provide maxima of £650, £450, £350, £275, £200, £150 and £120 after ten years' service. (fn. 5) In 1812 an eighth Clerk was appointed and the maxima of the salaries were fixed at £850, £700, £470, £375, £280, £210, £160 and £120. (fn. 6) In 1822 the Clerks were divided into the three grades of First Class, Second Class (or Senior) and Third Class (or Junior). (fn. 7)

1786 25 Aug. Chetwynd, Hon. R.
1786 25 Aug. Porter, J.
1786 25 Aug. Budge, W.
1786 25 Aug. Lack, T.
1786 25 Aug. Sowerby, J.
1786 22 Sept. Wood, G.
1792 24 Jan. Barton, J.
1794 10 Dec. Stacey, W.
1795 10 Oct. Govett, C.
1798 4 Jan. Dowley, G.
1801 15 July Penny, R.
1805 16 Oct. Sowerby, J.
1806 23 Aug. Eden, A.
1806 24 Sept. Suft, R. F.
1811 24 Sept. Noyes, C.
1812 16 July Webb, S.
1816 4 April Lack, E. J.

Supernumerary Clerks 1786-1812; 1843-5

The clerical establishment of 1786 was from the first found to be inadequate with the result that Elliott, one of the Secretaries, brought Gordon into the office where he was employed as an Extra Clerk. Gordon continued in the service of the Board after Elliott's death in 1787 and in 1789 was given supernumerary status with a regular salary of £50 from the contingent account and the prospect of succeeding to a place on the establishment at the next vacancy. (fn. 1) From this time it was the practice for there to be one Supernumerary Clerk in the office who usually succeeded to a place on the establishment when a vacancy occurred. (fn. 2) In 1802 a second such Clerk was appointed. (fn. 3) In 1805 the number was reduced to one when one of the Supernumeraries was appointed to a clerkship on the enlarged establishment. (fn. 4) The other office was discontinued in 1812 when the remaining Clerk was appointed a Clerk on the establishment. (fn. 5) Until 1805 the usual salary was £50. In 1805 it was fixed at £100 rising after ten years by two increments of £5 to £110. (fn. 6) Apart from Granville (1843-5) no Supernumeraries were appointed after 1812.

1786 Gordon, A.
1792 20 Feb. Stacey, W.
1795 29 March Govett, C.
1795 10 Oct. Dowley, G.
1798 22 Feb. Watts, H.
1800 6 Aug. Penny, R.
1801 15 July Sowerby, J.
1802 26 July Milne, A.
1809 14 March Noyes, C.
1811 24 Sept. Webb, S.
1843 27 April Granville, A. A. B.

First Class Clerk 1822-9

On the revision of the clerical establishment in 1822 provision was made for one First Class Clerk with a salary of £700 rising by annual increments of £10 to £800. (fn. 7) The office was abolished in 1829. (fn. 8)

1822 25 March Porter, J.

Senior (Second Class) Clerks 1822-53

On the revision of the clerical establishment in 1822 provision was made for a grade of 'Second Class Clerks'. After the abolition of the first class clerkship in 1829 these Clerks were usually known as Senior Clerks and have been so described in these lists. The salary scale attached to the grade was £300 rising by annual increments of £10 to £500. (fn. 9) The number of Senior Clerks varied considerably. Beginning at three in 1822 it was raised to four in 1823 and to five in 1834. (fn. 1) It was reduced to four in 1842 and to three in 1846, being raised again to four in 1849. (fn. 2) In 1851 three Clerks from the Statistical Department were incorporated in the grade bringing the total to seven. (fn. 3) In 1853 a new grade of Senior Clerk was created. The former Senior Clerks retained their offices and were generally known as Old Senior Clerks thereafter. (fn. 4)

1822 25 March Sowerby, J.
1822 25 March Penny, R.
1822 25 March Suft, R. F.
1823 3 July Noyes, C.
1827 22 Nov. Webb, S.
1834 3 June Lack, E. J.
1842 5 Jan. Lack, F.
1842 5 Jan. Lack, R. W.
1849 4 July Nailer, R.
1849 4 July Larkins, W. F.
1851 Jan. Irving, T.
1851 Jan. Sivrac, C. A. G.
1851 Jan. Ward, T. P.

Junior (Third Class) Clerks 1822-57

On the revision of the clerical establishment in 1822 provision was made for a grade of 'Third Class Clerks'. After the abolition of the first class clerkship in 1829 these Clerks were usually known as Junior Clerks and have been so described in these lists. The salary scale attached to the grade was £100 rising, after three years, by annual increments of £10 to £300. In 1842 the starting level was fixed at £90. (fn. 5) The number of Junior Clerks varied considerably. Beginning at three in 1822 it was reduced to two in 1834, being raised to four in 1842, to five in 1847 and to six in 1848. (fn. 6) It was reduced to five in 1849 but raised again to six in 1850. (fn. 7)

At the reorganization of 1853 the number of Junior Clerks was fixed in principle at eight. (fn. 8) In the event this objective proved impossible to achieve. The consolidation of the General, Railway, Corn and Marine Departments produced a total of eleven Junior Clerks. Pressure of business necessitated increases to twelve in 1854 and to thirteen in January 1855. (fn. 9) The number fell to twelve in November 1855 but was again increased to thirteen in 1856. (fn. 10) The salary scale attached to the grade in 1853 was £100 rising by annual increments of £15 to £300. (fn. 11) The grade was abolished in 1857. (fn. 12)

1822 25 March Noyes, C.
1822 25 March Webb, S.
1822 25 March Lack, E. J.
1823 3 July Leeves, E.
1827 22 Nov. Lack, R. W.
1830 13 Nov. Nailer, R.
1842 5 Jan. Larkins, W. F.
1842 5 Jan. Adderley, G. A.
1842 16 March Hobart, V. H.
1842 13 July Hobart, F. J.
1845 1 Aug. Courtenay, F. F.
1845 11 Dec. Granville, A. A. B.
1847 11 Jan. Hornby, P. H.
1848 24 Feb. Mallet, L.
1849 15 Jan. Baring, H.
1849 4 July Pocklington, R.
1850 Blair, W. E.
1853 April Joyce, G.
1853 April Suft, H. M.
1853 April Owen, H.
1853 April Boys, W.
1853 April Bucknall, W. M.
1853 April Fanshawe, J. G.
1853 April Swanston, G. J.
1853 April Calcraft, H. G.
1854 22 April Mayo, J. J.
1855 29 Jan. Lack, H. R.
1856 30 July Doyle, J. V. T.
1856 30 July Gray, T.

Senior Clerks 1853-7

This grade was created in 1853. The number of Senior Clerks was then fixed at six. (fn. 1) It was increased to seven in 1856. (fn. 2) The salary scale was £300 rising by annual increments of £20 to £600. (fn. 3) The grade was abolished in 1857. (fn. 4)

1853 April Noyes, C.
1853 April Larkins, W. F.
1853 April Valpy, R.
1853 April Hobart, Lord
1853 April MacGregor, D.
1853 April Mallet, L.
1856 30 July Suft, H. M.

Old Senior Clerks 1853-63

This grade was so described to distinguish it from the new class of Senior Clerks created in 1853. It was composed of six of the seven former Senior Clerks in the General Department and the two former Senior Clerks in the Railway Department and later included one of the former Assistants in the Statistical Department. (fn. 5) The salary scale attached to the grade in 1853 was £300 rising by annual increments of £15 to £500. The amount of the annual increments was raised to £20 in 1857. (fn. 1) The grade ceased to exist in 1863 when its remaining members were appointed to the new class of Senior Clerks. (fn. 2)

1853 April Lack, F.
1853 April Lack, R. W.
1853 April Nailer, R.
1853 April Irving, T.
1853 April Sivrac, C. A. G.
1853 April Ward, T. P.
1853 April McKenzie, F.
1853 April Lambert, C.
1855 Oswald, W. D.

Copyists 1853-4

In 1853 provision was made for the appointment of a class of Copyists, whose number was to depend upon the amount of work to be done in the department. The salary scale was fixed at £80 rising by annual increments of £5 to £180. In certain special cases Copyists were to be transferred to a higher grade with a salary scale beginning at the amount that they were receiving at the time of their promotion and rising by annual increments of £10 to £250. (fn. 3) During the course of 1853 eight Copyists were appointed and in the following year the class was divided into two grades designated Senior and Junior Supplementary Clerks. (fn. 4)

1853 Baker, S.
1853 Lack, H. R.
1853 Parsley, J. W.
1853 Simkins, A. L.
1853 Doyle, J. V. T.
1853 Fonblanque, B. A.
1853 Gray, T.
1853 Pattrickson, W.

Senior Supplementary Clerks 1854-70

In 1854 the Copyists or Supplementary Clerks were divided into senior and junior grades. (fn. 5) The number of Senior Supplementary Clerks was at first fixed at four. It was increased to six in 1855, to twelve in 1857 and to thirteen in 1859, being reduced to nine in 1863. (fn. 6) After the abolition of the grade of Junior Supplementary Clerk in 1864 these Clerks were known simply as Supplementary Clerks. (fn. 7) The salary scale originally attached to the grade was £80 rising by annual increments of £10 to £250. (fn. 1) In 1857 it was increased to £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £300. (fn. 2) In 1863 the starting level was raised to £150 and in 1865 a scale beginning at £180 and rising by annual increments of £10 to £280 was substituted. (fn. 3)

1854 Baker, S.
1854 Lack, H. R.
1854 Simkins, A. L.
1854 June Michelsen, E. H.
1855 29 Jan. Parsley, J. W.
1855 29 Jan. Gray, T.
1855 29 Jan. Pattrickson, W.
1856 30 July Berry, T.
1856 30 July Stoneham, A.
1857 30 April Hillman, F. G.
1857 30 April Pettet, C.
1857 30 April Lee, N.
1857 30 April Leaker, W. W.
1857 30 April Walsh, J.
1857 30 April Jones, D.
1859 23 March Laws, R.
1861 Jan. Rowe, J. L.
1861 2 Dec. Brooksby, C. W.
1864 27 Aug. Scott, C.
1864 27 Aug. Cart, R.
1868 Cox, F. R. (fn. 4)
1868 Simmonds, G. H. (fn. 5)

Junior Supplementary Clerks 1854-64

In 1854 the Copyists or Supplementary Clerks were divided into senior and junior grades. (fn. 6) The number of Junior Supplementary Clerks was at first fixed at ten. Successive increases brought it to twenty-one in 1857. In that year it was fixed in principle at twenty. (fn. 7) In 1863 when the number had fallen to sixteen provision was made for the grade to be abolished and its members appointed to junior clerkships or senior supplementary clerkships. (fn. 8) This process was brought to an end in the following year when the grade ceased to exist. (fn. 9) The salary scale attached to the grade was originally £80 rising by annual increments of £5 to £180. In 1857 a scale beginning at £100 and rising by annual increments of £5 to £150 was substituted. (fn. 10)

1854 Parsley, J. W.
1854 Doyle, J. V. T.
1854 Gray, T.
1854 Pattrickson, W.
1854 Berry, T.
1854 Laws, R.
1854 Hillman, F. G.
1854 Rowe, J. L.
1854 Pettet, C.
1854 Brooksby, C. W.
1855 29 Jan. Lee, N.
1855 29 Jan. Leaker, W. W.
1855 29 Jan. Walsh, J.
1855 29 Jan. Babington, T. H.
1855 29 Jan. Jones, D.
1855 29 Jan. Townsend, R.
1855 29 Jan. Bell, C. L.
1855 29 Jan. Spence, H. D. M.
1855 29 Jan. Stoneham, A.
1855 12 March Emerson Tennent, W. W.
1855 Nov. Jennings, F. T.
1855 Nov. Spence, L. M. D.
1855 Dec. Bicknell, F.
1856 Paskin, C. S.
1856 Aug. Jackson, R.
1856 Oct. Dobson, H. A.
1857 30 April Jamieson, R.
1857 30 April Scott, C.
1857 30 April Bolton, T. R.
1857 30 April Gray, J.
1857 30 April Cart, R.
1857 May Ough, G. N.
1857 June Moorhead, W. H.
1857 July Hare, T. J.
1857 Oct. Monkhouse, W. C.
1857 Nov. Browne, J.
1858 Jan. Gibson, G.
1859 Feb. Fairfield, A. R.
1859 April Reed, J. M.
1859 April Roscoe, E.
1860 Dec. Bradstreet, W. C.
1861 Jan. Lyons, W. D. W.
1861 Jan. Bicknell, E. J.

First Class Clerks 1857-63

This grade was created in 1857. The number of First Class Clerks was then fixed at seven with one supernumerary. (fn. 1) It was reduced to five in 1859. (fn. 2) The grade was abolished in 1863. (fn. 3) The salary scale was £450 rising by annual increments of £25 to £600. (fn. 4)

1857 30 April Noyes, C.
1857 30 April Larkins, W. F.
1857 30 April Valpy, R.
1857 30 April Hobart, Lord
1857 30 April MacGregor, D.
1857 30 April Mallet, L.
1857 30 April Mayo, J. J.
1857 30 April Suft, H. M. (fn. 5)
1862 14 Nov. McKenzie, F.

Second Class Clerks 1857-63

This grade was created in 1857. The number of Second Class Clerks was then fixed at seven. (fn. 6) It was increased to eight in 1860. (fn. 7) The grade was abolished in 1863. (fn. 8) The salary scale was £300 rising by annual increments of £20 to £450. (fn. 9)

1857 30 April McKenzie, F.
1857 30 April Lambert, C.
1857 30 April Blair, W. E.
1857 30 April Owen, H.
1857 30 April Bucknall, W. M.
1857 30 April Swanston, G. J.
1857 30 April Lack, H. R.
1860 29 Aug. Gray, T.
1862 14 Nov. Hornby, P. H.

Third Class Clerks 1857-63

This grade was created in 1857 when the number of Third Class Clerks was fixed at thirteen. (fn. 1) It was increased to fourteen in 1862. (fn. 2) The grade was abolished in 1863. (fn. 3) The salary scale was £100 rising by annual increments of £15 to £300. (fn. 4)

1857 30 April Joyce, G.
1857 30 April Hornby, P. H.
1857 30 April Boys, W.
1857 30 April Fanshawe, J. G.
1857 30 April Pocklington, R.
1857 30 April Calcraft, H. G.
1857 30 April Doyle, J. V. T.
1857 30 April Gray, T.
1857 30 April Babington, T. H.
1857 30 April Spence, H. D. M.
1857 30 April Emerson Tennent, W. W.
1857 30 April Jennings, F. T.
1857 30 April Blackwood, H. S.
1860 28 Jan. Spence, L. M. D.
1860 29 Aug. Bell, C. L.
1862 14 Nov. Paskin, C. S.
1862 14 Nov. Hare, T. J.

Assistants 1863-70

This grade was created in 1863 when the number of Assistants was fixed at four. (fn. 5) In 1866 it was provided that the grade should be abolished as vacancies occurred. (fn. 6) The number of Assistants fell to three in 1867 and to two in 1870. (fn. 7) The salary scale was £600 rising by annual increments of £25 to £800. (fn. 8)

1863 July Larkins, W. F.
1863 July MacGregor, D.
1863 July Valpy, R.
1863 July Mallet, L.

Senior Clerks 1863-70

This grade was created in 1863. The number of Senior Clerks was then fixed at sixteen with a salary scale of £320 rising by annual increments of £20 to £500. (fn. 1) It was increased to seventeen in 1865 and reduced again to sixteen in 1866. (fn. 2) In 1867 the grade was given new responsibilities and the top of the salary scale was raised to £600. The number was then fixed at fifteen although two former Senior Clerks, Bunter and Hornby, were also allowed to remain on the establishment on the old salary scale. (fn. 3) In 1868 the appointment of four additional Senior Clerks was authorised thus bringing the total to twenty-one. At the same time it was provided that, when either of the Senior Clerks on the old scale vacated his office, the number should be reduced to twenty. (fn. 4)

1863 July Lack, R. W.
1863 July Irving, T.
1863 July Ward, T. P.
1863 July Blair, W. E.
1863 July Swanston, G. J.
1863 July Lack, H. R.
1863 July Gray, T.
1863 July Hornby, P. H.
1863 July Eveniss, G. H. (fn. 5)
1863 July Boys, W.
1863 July Fanshawe, J. G.
1863 July Pocklington, R.
1863 July Calcraft, H. G.
1863 July Doyle, J. V. T.
1863 July Babington, T. H.
1863 July Lowrie, W. (fn. 5)
1865 20 May Bunter, F.
1865 28 June Emerson Tennent, W. W.
1865 11 Oct. Jennings, F. T.
1867 2 Jan. Stoneham, A.
1867 2 Jan. Bell, C. L.
1867 2 Jan. Pattrickson, W.
1867 2 Jan. Dobson, H. A.
1867 2 Jan. Bolton, T. R.
1868 7 May Lee, N.
1868 7 May Gray, J.
1868 7 May Monkhouse, W. C.
1868 7 May Browne, J.
1869 8 Dec. Owen, H.
1870 9 Aug. Fairfield, A. R.

Junior Clerks 1863-70

This grade was created in 1863. Twenty-four Junior Clerks were then appointed. (fn. 6) Provision was made for thirty-five such Clerks in 1867 but by 1870 the number had reached only thirty. (fn. 7) The salary scale was £100 rising by annual increments of £15 to £300. (fn. 8)

1863 July Joyce, G.
1863 July Emerson Tennent, W. W.
1863 July Jennings, F. T.
1863 July Spence, L. M. D.
1863 July Bell, C. L.
1863 July Paskin, C. S.
1863 July Hare, T. J.
1863 July Drage, B. J. (fn. 1)
1863 July Pattrickson, W.
1863 July Lee, N.
1863 July Jones, D.
1863 July Jackson, R.
1863 Nov. Dobson, H. A.
1863 Nov. Bolton, T. R.
1863 Nov. Gray, J.
1863 Nov. Ough, G. N.
1863 Nov. Moorhead, W. H.
1863 Nov. Moorhouse, W. C.
1863 Nov. Browne, J.
1863 Nov. Fairfield, A. R.
1863 Nov. Roscoe, E.
1863 Nov. Bradstreet, W. C.
1863 Nov. Lyons, W. D. W.
1863 Nov. Bicknell, E. J.
1864 29 Feb. Reed, J. M.
1864 29 Feb. Pettet, C.
1864 29 Feb. Leaker, W. W.
1865 Jan. Pearson, E. J.
1865 12 May Pearson, A. E.
1865 12 May Bingham, R. P. P.
1865 27 June Bateman, A. E.
1865 15 Nov. Brophey, E.
1867 6 Feb. Walker, I. B.
1867 6 Feb. Price, T. E.
1867 6 Feb. Martyn, J. W.
1867 2 March Fitzgerald, D.
1867 2 March Bence Jones, H. R.
1867 2 March Newport, H. R.
1867 2 March Emberson, A. H.
1867 2 March Heron Maxwell, R. C.
1867 22 Aug. Graves, H. C. P.
1868 17 Feb. Napier, W. E.
1868 17 Feb. Waddington, S.
1868 17 Feb. Clark, J. H.
1868 Feb. Seton, B. W.
1868 March Taylor, J.
1868 11 May Blomefield, T. W. P.
1868 2 Sept. Maude, A. H.
1868 25 Nov. Malan, H. N. de M.
1869 12 Jan. Clarke Travers, B. L. T.
1870 9 Aug. Acton, E. A. R.

Corresponding Clerk (Railway Department) 1868-70

This office was created in 1868 with a salary of £400. Originally a temporary appointment, its continuation on a permanent basis was authorised in 1870. (fn. 2)

1868 27 Nov. Peel, C. L.

Law Clerk 1787-1823; 1825-36; 1867-70

This office was created in 1787. (fn. 3) The salary, originally £500, was raised to £800 in 1805. (fn. 1) The office was abolished in 1823. (fn. 2) It was revived in 1825 when provision was made for the Counsel to the Colonial Office to act as Law Clerk to the Board which was made responsible for paying £500 of his total salary of £1500. (fn. 3) In 1836 this arrangement was discontinued and provision was made for the duties formerly undertaken by the Law Clerk to be performed by one of the Joint Secretaries. (fn. 4) The office of Law Clerk was once again revived in 1867 with a salary beginning at £350 and rising by annual increments of £15 to £500. (fn. 5)

1787 10 Aug. Reeves, J.
1825 30 July Stephen, J.
1867 2 Jan. de Hamel, F. H.

Legal Assistant 1845-50; 1853-67

This office was created in 1845 with a salary of £500. (fn. 6) It was abolished in 1850. (fn. 7) It was revived in 1853 when the former Legal Assistant to the Railway Department was appointed Legal Assistant to the Board generally. The salary scale was then fixed at £500 rising by annual increments of £25 to £700. (fn. 8) In 1857 it was increased to £600 rising by annual increments of £40 to £800 and in 1863 the Legal Assistant was granted an additional personal allowance of £200. (fn. 9) In 1865 he was also appointed Assistant Secretary for the Railway Department. (fn. 10) The office was abolished in 1867. (fn. 11)

1845 22 March Northcote, S. H.
1853 April Barron, A.
1856 7 July Fane, W. D.

Registrar 1842-63; 1867-70

The office of Registrar and Keeper of Official Papers was created in 1842 with a salary of £500 rising by annual increments of £10 to £550. (fn. 12) In 1853 it was united with that of Librarian and accorded a salary of £600 rising by annual increments of £25 to £800. (fn. 1) In 1857 the salary was fixed at £800. (fn. 2) The office was abolished in 1863. (fn. 3) It was revived in 1867 with a salary of £300 rising by annual increments of £10 to £400. (fn. 4)

1842 5 Jan. Noyes, C.
1853 April Bowring, E. A.
1867 2 Jan. Parsley, J. W.

Librarian 1842-70

The office of Librarian, known until 1845 as that of Assistant Registrar and Librarian, was created in 1842 with a salary of £300. (fn. 5) In 1849 it was combined with the post of Précis Writer. (fn. 6) In 1853 the offices of Librarian and Registrar were united and accorded a salary of £600 rising by annual increments of £25 to £800. (fn. 7) In 1857 the salary was fixed at £800. (fn. 8) On the abolition of the office of Registrar in 1863 that of Librarian was continued as a distinct post with a salary of £450 rising by annual increments of £25 to £600. (fn. 9)

1842 5 Jan. Adderley, E. H.
1845 17 June Campbell, P. L.
1845 11 Dec. Courtenay, F. F.
1847 8 Nov. Bowring, E. A.
1863 Dec. Bucknall, W. M.

Précis Writer 1846-9

This office was created in 1846 with a salary of £300. (fn. 10) In 1849 it was combined with that of Librarian with which it remained united thereafter. (fn. 11)

1846 29 Aug. de Lousada, F.

Accountant 1851-70

This office was created in 1851. Originally it was attached exclusively to the Marine Department but in 1853 it was transferred to the Board generally. (fn. 1) The salary was originally £800. In 1853 provision was made for it to rise by annual increments of £25 to £1000. In 1857 a scale beginning at £700 and rising by annual increments of £50 to £1000 was established. (fn. 2) In 1867 a new scale was introduced beginning at £800 and rising by annual increments of £50 to £1000. (fn. 3)

1851 8 Aug. Williams, H. R.
1869 19 June Hamilton, R. G. C.

Deputy Accountant 1855-7; 1863-70

The office of Deputy or Assistant Accountant was created in 1855 with a salary of £300 rising by annual increments of £20 to £500. (fn. 4) It was discontinued in 1857 when provision was made for its functions to be undertaken by one of the First Class Clerks. (fn. 5) It was revived as a separate office in 1863 with a salary of £500 rising by annual increments of £20 to £600. (fn. 6)

1855 10 Nov. Mayo, J. J.
1863 July Owen, H.
1869 12 Oct. Stoneham, A.

Bookkeeper 1863-70

This office was created in 1863 with a salary of £300 rising by annual increments of £15 to £450. (fn. 7)

1863 July Stoneham, A.
1867 2 Jan. Jackson, R.

Chief of Meteorological Department 1854-65

This office was created in 1854. (fn. 1) It was not filled after the death of its holder in 1865, the duties being transferred to the Royal Society in the following year. (fn. 2) Originally the total remuneration was £600 which was made up of two salaries of £300, one paid by the Board and the other by the Admiralty. In 1863 a single salary of £800, paid by the Board, was substituted. (fn. 3)

1854 29 July Fitzroy, R.

Surveyor General of Steam Ships 1854-70

This office was created in 1854. (fn. 4) The salary scale was originally £350 rising by annual increments of £25 to £500. In 1857 it was raised to £450 rising by annual increments of £25 to £600. (fn. 5)

1854 17 Aug. Robertson, R.

Nautical Assessors 1857-70

The employment of Nautical Assessors by the Board was authorised by the Merchant Shipping Act 1854. (fn. 6) One Nautical Assessor was appointed in 1857 and a second in 1862. The remuneration consisted of a salary of £200 and an allowance of £2 a day for the duration of each enquiry undertaken. (fn. 7)

1857 28 July Harris, H.
1862 30 Oct. Baker, R. B.

Draftsman 1863-70

The functions of Draftsman were undertaken by McKenzie who was originally appointed a Clerk in the Railway Department in 1842. (fn. 1) Until 1863 he was ranked in the ordinary clerical grades of the office. In 1859 he was, although only a Second Class Clerk, given the salary of a First Class Clerk in view of his special services. (fn. 2) In 1863 the position of Draftsman was made a distinct office with a salary of £450 rising by annual increments of £25 to £600. (fn. 3)

1863 July McKenzie, F.

Translator 1868-70

This office was created in 1868 with a salary of £300. (fn. 4)

1868 9 Jan. Schebenmeyer, C. F. A.

Private Secretary to President 1823-70

During Liverpool's period of office as President (1786-1804) the duties of Private Secretary appear to have been undertaken by T. Lack, one of the Clerks, who was granted an additional allowance of £150 a year in 1795 'for faithful services particularly in attendance on the President'. (fn. 5) It was not until 1823 that a distinct office of Private Secretary was created. A salary of £300 was provided at the same time. (fn. 6) Presidents usually appointed their Private Secretaries from outside the office. When Clerks on the establishment served in this capacity they received the salary of the Private Secretary in addition to their other remuneration.

Huskisson 1823-7 1823 3 July Leeves, E.
Grant 1827-8 1827 4 Sept. Grant, W.
Vesey Fitzgerald 1828-30 1828-30 1828 12 June Fitzgerald, E. M.
Herries 1830 No appointment traced
Auckland 1830-4 1830 Nov. Lack, E. J.
Poulett Thomson 1834 No appointment traced
Baring 1834-5 1834 Dec. Rawson, R. W.
Poulett Thomson 1835-9 1835 2 May Symonds, A.
Labouchere 1839-41 1839 8 Oct. Laing, S.
Ripon 1841-3 1841 4 Sept. Gordon, A.
Gladstone 1843-5 1843 June Northcote, S. H.
Dalhousie 1845-6 1845 Feb. Courtenay, F. F.
Clarendon 1846-7 1846 July Bowring, E. A.
Labouchere 1847-52 1847 6 Aug. McCullagh, W. T.
1848 20 March Mallet, L.
1848 10 May Baring, T. G.
1851 Mallet, L.
Henley 1852 1852 Feb. Henley, J. J.
Cardwell 1852-5 1853 6 Jan. Cardwell, C.
Stanley of Alderley 1855-8 1855 March Mallet, L.
Henley 1858-9 1858 26 Feb. Henley, J. J.
Donoughmore 1859 No appointment traced
Milner Gibson 1859-66 1859 4 July Calcraft, H. G.
Northcote 1866-7 1866 7 July Herbert, Hon. A. E. W. M.
1867 23 Jan. Abbot, Hon. R. C. E.
Richmond 1867-8 1867 13 March Peel, C. L.
Bright 1868 1868 10 Dec. Calcraft, H. G.

Private Secretary to Vice President 1830-68

This office was apparently created in 1830 when an allowance was first made available for a Private Secretary to the Vice President. It was usually held by Clerks on the establishment. The allowance, which was originally £50, was increased to £100 in 1841 and to £150 in 1843. (fn. 1)

Poulett Thomson 1830-4 1830 Nov. Rawson, R. W.
Lowther 1834-5 No appointment traced
Labouchere 1835-9 1835 6 May Lack, E. J.
Sheil 1839-41 1839 Aug. Lack, E. J.
Maule 1841 1841 June Lack, E. J.
Gladstone 1841-3 1841 4 Sept. Rawson, R. W.
1842 Northcote, S. H.
Dalhousie 1843-5 1843 June Courtenay, F. F.
Clerk 1845-6 1845 Feb. Clerk, J.
Milner Gibson 1846-8 1846 Sept. Ward, T. P.
Granville 1848-52 1848 June Bowring, E. A.
Colchester 1852-3 1852 Feb. Larkins, W. F.
Stanley of Alderley 1853-5 1853 Feb. Bowring, E. A.
1853 April Hobart, Lord
Pleydell Bouverie 1855 No appointment traced
Lowe 1855-8 1855 Aug. Swanston, G. J.
1857 Gray, T.
Donoughmore 1858-9 1858 April Straton, J. W.
Lovaine 1859 1859 March Emerson Tennent, W. W.
Wilson 1859 No appointment traced
Cowper 1859-60 1859 Aug. Kingscote, A.
Hutt 1860-5 1860 Feb. Emerson Tennent, W. W.
Goschen 1865-6 1865 Nov. Emerson Tennent, W. W.
Monsell 1866 1866 March Emerson Tennent, W. W.
Cave 1866-8 1866 July Emerson Tennent, W. W.

Private Secretaries to Secretaries 1842-70

Under an arrangement which originated in 1842 each of the two Joint Secretaries was accorded the services of a Clerk on the establishment who acted as his 'Assistant' or Private Secretary, in consideration of which the Clerks in question received additional allowances. (fn. 1) At first these allowances were fixed at £150 for one of the Clerks and £50 for the other. In 1863 the allowance of each was fixed at £100. (fn. 2)

Both the Permanent Secretary (1867) and the Parliamentary Secretary (1868) had the services of Clerks as Private Secretaries each of whom received additional allowances of £150. (fn. 3)

PRIVATE SECRETARIES TO JOINT SECRETARIES
MacGregor 1840-7 1842 16 March Lack, F.
Shaw Lefevre 1841-8 1842 16 March Hobart, V. H.
Porter 1847-52 1847 Aug. Lack, F.
Le Marchant 1848-50 1848 May Hobart, V. H.
Booth 1850-65 1850 Oct. Hobart, Lord
By 1859 Hornby, P. H.
1863 Spence, L. M. D.
Emerson Tennent 1852-67 By 1859 Fanshawe, J. G.
Farrer 1865-7 1865 Sept. Browne, J.
PRIVATE SECRETARY TO PERMANENT SECRETARY
Farrer 1867 1867 Jan. Browne, J.
PRIVATE SECRETARY TO PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY
Shaw Lefevre 1868 1868 Dec. Pearson, A. E.

Office Keeper 1786-1870

Provision was made for an Office Keeper in the establishment of 1786. The salary was originally £50. (fn. 1) The Office Keeper was granted board wages of one shilling a day in 1789 and an additional annual allowance of £25 in 1798. (fn. 2) In 1805 the salary was fixed at £130. It was increased to £180 in 1843 and to £200 in 1844. (fn. 3) In 1863 an additional allowance of £50 was made available in consideration of the Office Keeper's wife undertaking the duties of Housekeeper. (fn. 4) In 1866 a scale of £200 rising by annual increments of £10 to £250 was provided. (fn. 5)

1786 10 Nov. Cooper, T.
1789 8 Oct. Hyde, T.
1795 3 Dec. Stokes, J.
1807 17 Oct. Noyes, W.
1826 24 July Howe, E.
1843 2 Aug. Mitchell, G.
1858 Mallett, W.
1867 18 Feb. Burgess, H. T.

Assistant Office Keeper 1843-70

In 1843 provision was made for one of the Messengers to act as Assistant Office Keeper with a salary of £110 rising after five years to £120. (fn. 6) In 1867 the salary was fixed at £150. (fn. 7)

1843 2 Aug. Joy, W.
1865 Burgess, H. T.
1867 Macdonald, K.

Housekeeper (Necessary Woman) 1786-1863

Provision was made for a Housekeeper or Necessary Woman in the establishment of 1786. The salary was originally £50. (fn. 8) It was increased to £90 in 1805 and to £100 in 1815. In 1849 it was reduced to £70. (fn. 9) In 1863 the office was abolished and its duties were transferred to the Office Keeper's wife. (fn. 10)

1786 25 Aug. Stacey, E.
1838 5 Jan. Vodoz, C.

Messengers and Extra Messengers 1786-1870

The establishment of 1786 provided for three Messengers with salaries of £50 each. (fn. 1) In 1787 board wages of one shilling a day were granted to them. In 1805 the salaries were fixed at £100 and in 1808 it was arranged that they should rise to £130 after ten years. (fn. 2) In 1840 a Junior Messenger was appointed who was to succeed to one of the ordinary posts when a vacancy occurred. The salary attached to this office was originally £75. It was increased to £95 in 1843 and in 1844 an arrangement was made whereby the Junior Messenger received £90 at first and, after three years of probation, was placed on a scale beginning at £100 and rising by annual increments of £5 to £120. (fn. 3) By 1852 the number of Messengers had reached five. (fn. 4) In the following year it was increased to ten when the Office Keeper, Porter and three Messengers of the former Railway Department were fully absorbed into the establishment of the Board. At the same time the Messengers were divided into three classes. Three were placed in the first class with salaries of £120 and attached to the President, the Vice President and the senior Joint Secretary, three were placed in the second class with salaries of £100 and four were placed in the third class with salaries of £85. (fn. 5) In 1864 the total number of Messengers was increased to eleven. (fn. 6)

From 1841 to 1843 a 'permanent supernumerary' or Extra Messenger was attached to the Board at £1 5s a week and from 1858 there were usually two or three Extra Messengers in its service at the same rate of pay. (fn. 7)

MESSENGERS
1786 25 Aug. Mills, J.
1786 25 Aug. King, T.
1786 5 Dec. Hyde, T.
1789 8 Oct. Fabbri, C.
1792 29 Nov. Pillett, E. J. B.
1794 6 Jan. Stokes, J.
1795 3 Dec. Noyes, W.
1803 15 June Mackett, T.
1807 17 Oct. Shergold, J.
1810 7 March Cloud, C.
1814 1 Dec. Howe, E.
1816 5 Jan. Hurt, J.
1816 29 March Underdown, J.
1816 9 Dec. Mitchell, T.
1821 22 May Grant, W.
1826 3 Oct. Hill, J.
1827 11 Jan. Mitchell, G.
1831 2 Dec. Bidgood, R.
1838 4 Dec. Maguire, J.
1840 14 July Joy, W.
1843 2 Aug. Manning, E.
1844 11 May Barber, D.
1845 22 March Scott, W.
1845 22 July Westley, J.
1845 21 Nov. Hardie, T.
1849 Ridler, T.
1850 2 July Mallett, W.
1851 Burgess, H. T.
1853 April Hardie, T.
1853 April Mitchell, T.
1853 April Sanders, J.
1853 April Brown, B. T.
1853 April Scoons, W. B.
1854 Quelch, F.
1857 Barrow, C.
1858 Scarrott, G.
1858 May Macdonald, K.
1858 Dickinson, F.
1861 Jan. Holiday, G. F.
1862 Oct. Simmons, T.
1864 Parsons, W. J.
1865 May Eltenton, G.
1865 May Turner, H.
1865 May Selby, W. C.
1865 July Pace, S.
1867 Pallett, G. W.
1869 May Fish, R.
EXTRA MESSENGERS
1841 23 Feb. Manning, E.
1858 July Johnson, W.
1858 22 Oct. Holiday, G. F.
1859 Simmons, T.
1861 Parsons, W. J.
1862 9 Dec. Eltenton, G.
1865 May Howells, J.
1866 Jan. Fish, R.
1866 April Pallett, G. W.
1866 June Lloyd, F.
1868 May Watton, C.
1869 Sept. Rossiter, W. H.

Porter 1787-1870

The office of Porter or Doorkeeper was created in 1787. The remuneration was originally 15s a week. (fn. 1) In 1805 a salary of £75 was provided. This was raised to £100 in 1808 and to £120 in 1827. (fn. 2) In 1844 the Porter was appointed at £1 1s a week and in 1850 the salary was fixed at £90 a year. (fn. 3)

1787 10 March Adams, J.
1809 14 March Cloud, C.
1810 7 March Hurt, J.
1816 5 Jan. Scott, W.
1844 11 June Youde, T.
1845 Bidgood, R.
1850 22 June Quelch, F.
1854 Davison, W.
1859 May Johnson, W.
1865 April Hill, F.

Firelighter 1864-70

The office of Firelighter and Lamp Trimmer, which had previously been filled on a part-time basis, was given an established position in 1864. (fn. 1) The salary was £1 10s a week (£78 a year). (fn. 2)

1864 Jan. Burgess, W.

Footnotes

1 PC 2/131 pp. 403-4.
2 The salary was established by 7 Geo. IV, c 32 which superseded a temporary arrangement, made in 1825, whereby £2000 had been added to Huskisson's salary as Treasurer of the Navy in view of his additional responsibilities as President (T 52/103 pp. 186-8, 421; BT 5/35 p. 77).
3 The position of President was held concurrently with the offices of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1786-1803, Joint Postmaster General 1804-6, 1814-16, Master of the Mint 1807-14, 1830-4, 1835, 1839-41, 1843-5 and Treasurer of the Navy 1818-30, 1834.
4 PC 2/131 pp. 403-4.
1 57 Geo. III, c 66; BT 5/26 p. 226.
2 The position of Vice President was held concurrently with the offices of Joint Paymaster General 1786-1800, 1801-3, 1804-7, 1813-17, Treasurer of the Navy 1800-1, 1807-12, 1830-4, 1834-5, Surveyor of Woods 1803-4, Lord of the Treasury 1812-13, Master of the Mint 1835-9, 1841-3, 1845-6 and Paymaster General 1848-68.
3 By 30 & 31 Vict., c 72 provision was made for the office of Vice President to be replaced by that of Parliamentary Secretary on the next vacancy. Accordingly the former office ceased to exist on the resignation of Cave in Dec. 1868.
4 PC 2/131 pp. 403-4.
1 BT 5/4 pp. 4, 11-14. The two other Clerks of the Privy Council at this date, Hon. Robert Walpole and Sir George Chetwynd, took no part in the business of the Board or Council.
1 BT 5/18 p. 212.
2 An examination of the out letters of the Board (BT 3) after 1810 indicates a rapid decline in the number of occasions on which Clerks of the Council signed letters on behalf of the Board.
3 BT 5/39 pp. 339-41; Royal Kal. (1845), 162; ibid. (1846), 162. As late as 1848 Shaw Lefevre was still describing the office which he had held as that of 'Assistant Secretary' (HC 543, pt. i, p. 227 (1847-8) xviii, pt. i, 291).
4 BT 5/20 pp. 95-6, 328. Lack's salary as a Clerk, which had been £450 in 1810, was raised to £700 in 1812 (BT 5/15 pp. 315-22; BT 5/21 pp. 349-51). He also received an allowance of £150 which had been granted in 1795 in consideration of his services to the President (BT 5/9 p. 416) and a further allowance of £200 from the Council Office, granted in 1808 (BT 5/18 pp. 244-6).
5 BT 5/29 pp. 438-44; BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406.
6 BT 5/34 pp. 67-70, 242. In 1851 Booth was granted an additional £500 a year in respect of his special responsibility for the Railway Department (BT 3/41 pp. 368-9).
7 BT 5/38 pp. 260-2, 269. In 1827 Hume had been granted an allowance of £500 a year for his services to the Board (BT 5/36 pp. 229-31).
8 In order to avoid confusion with the distinct grade of Assistant Secretary, introduced in 1853, the holders of these offices are described as 'Secretaries' throughout these lists.
9 BT 5/43 pp. 248-9; BT 3/43 p. 259. The holders of this office were: Le Marchant 1836-41, Shaw Lefevre 1841-8, Le Marchant 1848-50, Booth 1850-65 and Farrer 1865-7.
10 [Cd. 1713] pp. 132-3, 134-5 HC (1854) xxvii, 164-5, 166-7.
1 T 1/6433B/13012; BT 3/64 no. 379.
2 BT 5/73, 30 Sept. 1865.
3 HC 47 pp. 8, 12, 16-17 (1867) xxxix, 220, 224, 228-9; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
4 HC 47 pp. 8, 12, 14, 16-17 (1867) xxxix, 220, 224, 226, 228-9; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
5 30 & 31 Vict., c 72; BT 5/76, 14 Dec. 1868.
1 See p. 42 n. 8.
2 [Cd. 1713] pp. 134-5, 143 HC (1854) xxvii, 166-7, 175.
3 BT 3/57 no. 35; BT 5/73, 5 July 1865.
4 See p. 42.
5 HC 47 pp. 8-9, 17 (1867) xxxix, 220-1, 229; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
6 BT 5/4 pp. 11-15; BT 5/21 pp. 349-51; BT 5/34 pp. 67-70.
1 BT 5/4 pp. 11-15; BT 5/10 pp. 390-1; BT 5/15 pp. 315-22, 346.
2 BT 5/4 pp. 11-15.
3 BT 5/7 p. 364.
4 BT 5/10 pp. 390-1.
5 BT 5/15 pp. 315-22.
6 BT 5/21 pp. 349-51. In 1808 two Clerks, Porter and T. Lack were appointed Under Clerks of the Privy Council with additional allowances of £300 (£200 in peace time) in order to facilitate the progress of business (BT 5/18 pp. 241-6, 251-2). In 1810 Lack was granted a further additional allowance of £200 as Assistant Secretary (BT 5/20 pp. 95-6, 328).
7 BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406.
1 BT 5/5 p. 190.
2 However, Milne was not appointed to either of the places which fell vacant during his period of office (1802-9).
3 BT 5/13 pp. 146-7.
4 BT 5/15 pp. 315-22.
5 BT 5/21 pp. 349-51.
6 BT 5/9 p. 90; BT 5/10 p. 115; BT 5/12 pp. 49, 320-1; BT 5/13 pp. 146-7; BT 5/15 pp. 315-22. Stacey was granted an additional allowance of £50 in 1793 (BT 5/9 p. 90).
7 BT 5/29 pp. 438-44; BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406.
8 BT 5/38 pp. 143-4, 260-2.
9 BT 5/29 pp. 438-44; BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406.
1 BT 5/29 pp. 438-44; BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406; BT 5/31 pp. 337-8; BT 5/42 p. 108. Although the appointments of R. F. Suft (1822) and C. Noyes (1823) were described as supernumerary they resulted in permanent additions being made to the grade.
2 BT 5/50, 5 Jan. 1842; BT 5/55, 29 Aug. 1846; BT 5/58, 4 July 1849.
3 BT 3/41 pp. 89-93.
4 [Cd. 1713] p. 142 (1854) xxvii, 174. Of the former Senior Clerks only Larkins was appointed to the new grade.
5 BT 5/29 pp. 438-44; BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406; BT 5/50, 5 Jan. 1842.
6 BT 5/29 pp. 438-44; BT 5/30 pp. 182-4, 406; BT 5/42 p. 108; BT 5/50, 5 Jan., 16 March and 13 July 1842; BT 5/56, 11 Jan. 1847; BT 5/57, 24 Feb. 1848.
7 BT 5/58, 4 July 1849; HC 211 p. 12 (1851) xxxi, 326.
8 [Cd. 1713] pp. 142-3 HC (1854) xxvii, 174-5.
9 Royal Kal. (1854), 160; BT 3/47 pp. 144-7; BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855.
10 BT 5/63, 10 Nov. 1855; BT 5/64, 30 July 1856.
11 [Cd. 1713] pp. 142-3 HC (1854) xxvii, 174-5.
12 BT 3/51 no. 19; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
1 [Cd. 1713] pp. 142, 143, 145-6, 157 HC (1854) xxvii, 174, 175, 177-8, 189. The grade was initially recruited from the holders of the following offices: Registrar (Noyes), Registrar in Railway Department (MacGregor), Senior Clerk (Larkins), Junior Clerk (Hobart and Mallet) and Assistant in Statistical Department (Valpy).
2 BT 5/64, 30 July 1856.
3 [Cd. 1713] p. 143 HC (1854) xxvii, 175.
4 BT 3/51 no. 19; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
5 [Cd. 1713] pp. 142, 157, 158 HC (1854) xxvii, 174, 189, 190; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857. The former Clerks in the Railway Department, McKenzie and Lambert, were appointed Second Class Clerks in 1857 but were allowed to retain the salaries of Old Senior Clerks.
1 [Cd. 1713] p. 146 HC (1854) xxvii, 178; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
2 Royal Kal. (1864), 164. The Clerks in question were R. W. Lack, Irving and Ward.
3 [Cd. 1713] pp. 140, 143, 158-9 HC (1854) xxvii, 172, 175, 190-1.
4 BT 3/43 pp. 210-12; BT 3/47 pp. 270-2; BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855; Royal Kal. (1854), 160; ibid. (1855), 159.
5 BT 3/47 pp. 270-2; BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855; Royal Kal. (1854), 160; ibid. (1855), 159.
6 BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855; BT 3/51 no. 19; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857; BT 5/67, 23 March 1859; Royal Kal. (1864), 164.
7 BT 5/72, 27 Aug. 1864; Royal Kal. (1865), 164.
1 BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855.
2 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
3 BT 3/64 no. 379; BT 5/73, 26 May 1865.
4 Transferred to Board from Ramsgate Harbour Commissioners as Extra Clerk 17 Feb. 1863 (BT 20/2 no. 750). Listed as Supplementary Clerk from 1868 (Staff Lists, 18; Royal Kal. (1869), 166).
5 Appointed Extra Clerk in Meteorological Department 30 April 1864 (BT 5/72). Listed as Supplementary Clerk from 1868 (Staff Lists, 18; Royal Kal. (1869), 166).
6 BT 3/47 pp. 270-2; BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855; Royal Kal. (1854), 160; ibid. (1855), 159.
7 BT 3/51 no. 19.
8 BT 3/64 no. 379.
9 BT 5/72, 27 Aug. 1864.
10 BT 5/63, 29 Jan. 1855; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
1 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
2 BT 5/67, 10 Feb. and 23 March 1859.
3 BT 3/64 no. 379.
4 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
5 Supernumerary.
6 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
7 BT 5/68, 29 Aug. 1860.
8 BT 3/64 no. 379.
9 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
1 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
2 BT 5/70, 14 Nov. 1862.
3 BT 3/64 no. 379.
4 BT 5/65, 30 April 1857.
5 BT 3/64 no. 379.
6 HC 47 p. 8 (1867) xxxix, 220.
7 BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867; BT 20/2 no. 750.
8 BT 3/64 no. 379.
1 BT 3/64 no. 379.
2 BT 5/73, 20 May 1865 (Supernumerary appointment); Ind. 20470 no. 358; HC 47 p. 15 (1867) xxxix, 227.
3 HC 47 p. 14 (1867) xxxix, 226; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
4 BT 5/76, 7 May 1868.
5 Transferred from the Harbour Department of the Admiralty (BT 3/64 nos. 358, 379).
6 BT 3/64 no. 379; Royal Kal. (1864), 164.
7 HC 47 pp. 12, 14 (1867) xxxix, 224, 226; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867; Royal Kal. (1870), 166.
8 BT 3/64 no. 379; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
1 Transferred from the Harbour Department of the Admiralty (BT 3/64 nos. 358, 379).
2 BT 5/76, 27 Nov. 1868; Ind. 20470 no. 1252; HC 122 p. 78 (1868-9) xlii, 90.
3 BT 5/4 pp. 319, 331-2. For the duties of this office, see D. M. Young, The Colonial Office in the Early 19th Century (London 1961), 196-200.
1 BT 5/4 pp. 319, 331-2; BT 5/15 pp. 315-22.
2 BT 5/31 pp. 227-9.
3 BT 5/34 pp. 67-70. For the office of Counsel to the Colonial Office, see p. 36 n. 8.
4 BT 5/42 pp. 248-9.
5 HC 47 pp. 18-19 (1867) xxxix, 230-1; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
6 BT 5/53, 22 March 1845
7 BT 3/41 pp. 89-93; BT 3/43 p. 258.
8 [Cd. 1713] pp. 136-7, 143, 157 HC (1854) xxvii, 168-9, 175, 189.
9 BT 3/51 no. 19; BT 3/64 no. 369.
10 BT 5/73, 5 July 1865.
11 HC 47 pp. 8-9 (1867) xxxix, 220-1; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867; BT 20/1 no. 525.
12 BT 5/50, 5 Jan. 1842.
1 [Cd. 1713] pp. 138-40, 143, 145, 157 (1854) xxvii, 170-2, 175, 177, 189.
2 BT 3/51 no. 19.
3 BT 3/64 nos. 379, 652.
4 BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
5 BT 5/50, 5 Jan. 1842.
6 BT 3/38 pp. 155-6.
7 [Cd. 1713] pp. 143, 145, 157 HC (1854) xxvii, 175, 177, 189.
8 BT 3/51 no. 19.
9 BT 3/64 no. 3. In 1866 it was recommended that, when a suitable opportunity occurred, the salary should be reduced to £300 rising by annual increments of £15 to £500 (HC 47 pp. 9, 14 (1867) xxxix, 221, 226).
10 BT 5/55, 29 Aug. 1846; HC 543 pt. i, pp. 228-9 (1847-8) xviii, pt. i, 292-3.
11 BT 3/38 pp. 155-6; BT 3/64 no. 379.
1 BT 13/4 pt. i, 19 April 1869; [Cd. 1713] pp. 137, 149-54, 157 HC (1854) xxvii, 169, 181-6, 189.
2 BT 3/44 pp. 313-15; BT 3/51 no. 19.
3 HC 47 p. 14 (1867) xxxix, 226; BT 5/77, 19 June 1869.
4 BT 5/63, 10 Nov. 1855. Oswald was described as 'Assistant Accountant' in 1855 (Royal Kal. (1855), 159); his tenure of the office cannot be verified from the records of the Board.
5 BT 3/51 no. 19; BT 5/65, 30 April 1857; BT 5/70, 14 Nov. 1862.
6 BT 3/64 no. 379.
7 BT 3/64 no. 379.
1 BT 3/50 no. 778. For the organisation of the duties of the department, see BT 3/47 pp. 474-87; BT 5/67, 14 Jan. and 10 Feb. 1859. In 1864 G. H. Simmonds was attached to the department as an Extra Clerk (BT 5/72, 30 April 1864).
2 HC 47 pp. 7, 15 (1867) xxxix, 219, 227. In June 1866 a former Senior Clerk, Babington, was appointed on a temporary basis to carry out the duties of the office. In December of the same year they were entrusted to the Extra Clerk, G. H. Simmonds (BT 5/74, 9 June and 7 Dec. 1866).
3 BT 3/64 no. 379.
4 17 & 18 Vict., c 104, s 305; BT 5/63, 29 Jan. and 1 May 1855; BT 3/47 pp. 474-87.
5 BT 3/47 pp. 474-87; BT 3/51 no. 19; HC 38 p. 11 (1857 (2)) xxvi, 345.
6 17 & 18 Vict., c 104, s 434.
7 BT 5/65, 28 July 1857; BT 5/70, 30 Oct. 1862.
1 BT 5/50, 5 Jan. 1842.
2 BT 3/55 no. 179.
3 BT 3/64 no. 379.
4 BT 20/1 no. 470; BT 5/76, 9 Jan. 1868.
5 BT 5/9 p. 416. Lack had received payment of £100 in 1786 for similar services to Liverpool (then Jenkinson) in his capacity as a member of the Board of 1784-6 (PC 2/131 pp. 266-8).
6 BT 5/31 pp. 337-8.
1 BT 5/40 pp. 131, 430; BT 3/32 pp. 35-6; BT 5/49, 4 Sept. 1841; BT 5/51, 24 June 1843.
1 BT 5/50, 16 March 1842.
2 ibid.; BT 3/43 pp. 257-60; BT 3/64 no. 379.
3 HC 47 pp. 12, 14 (1867) xxxix, 224, 226; BT 5/75, 2 Jan. 1867.
1 BT 5/4 pp. 11-14.
2 BT 5/5 p. 375; BT 5/11 p. 136.
3 BT 5/15 pp. 315-22; BT 5/51, 2 Aug. 1843; BT 5/52, 14 June 1844.
4 [Cd. 1713] p. 147 HC (1854) xxvii, 179; BT 3/64 no. 410.
5 HC 47 pp. 12-14 (1867) xxxix, 224, 226.
6 BT 5/51, 2 Aug. 1843.
7 BT 20/1 no. 333.
8 BT 5/4 pp. 11-14.
9 BT 5/15 pp. 315-22; BT 5/24 p. 79; BT 3/35 pp. 645-6; BT 3/38 pp. 264-5; BT 3/63 no. 22.
10 [Cd. 1713] p. 147 HC (1854) xxvii, 179; BT 3/63 nos. 22, 88; BT 3/64 no. 410.
1 BT 5/4 pp. 11-14.
2 ibid. pp. 320-1; BT 5/15 pp. 315-22; BT 5/18 pp. 301-2.
3 BT 5/48, 14 July 1840; BT 5/51, 2 Aug. 1843; BT 5/52, 11 May 1844.
4 Royal Kal. (1852), 160.
5 [Cd. 1713] p. 147 HC (1854) xxvii, 179; Royal Kal. (1854), 160.
6 Royal Kal. (1865), 164.
7 BT 5/49, 23 Feb. 1841; BT 5/51, 2 Aug. 1843; Royal Kal. (1859), 165; ibid. (1870), 166; HC 90 p. 11 (1865) xxxvi, 283.
1 BT 5/4 p. 211.
2 BT 5/15 pp. 315-22; BT 5/18 p. 302; BT 5/36 p. 447.
3 BT 5/52, 11 June 1844; BT 5/59, 22 June 1850.
1 BT 12/1 no. 11.
2 HC 90 p. 11 (1865) xxxvi, 283.