Messenger 1660-1832

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1978

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80

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'Messenger 1660-1832', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 7: Navy Board Officials 1660-1832 (1978), pp. 80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16854 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Messenger 1660-1832

From 1660 to 1711 an allowance of £50 was made available to one of the Messengers of the Chamber who acted as Messenger to the Navy Board. (fn. 1) From 1711 the Messenger, appointed by Admiralty warrant at a salary of £50, was usually selected from the Assistant Messengers to the Board, (fn. 2) the Admiralty Messengers, or the Navy Board Clerks. (fn. 3) In 1796 the Messenger was relieved of his customary duty of paying contingencies and awarded a salary of £120 plus an additional weekly allowance of 15s. in consideration of the extra duties imposed by the division of the Board into Committees. (fn. 4) In 1807 the salary was increased to £240 when the weekly allowance, various small perquisites and allowances for house rent and for coal and candles were discontinued. (fn. 5) The salary was reduced to £150 in 1828, but increased to £200 in 1829. (fn. 6)

1660 c. June Smith, R.
1665 11 May Marlow, T.
1711 24 May Appleby, T.
1715 22 Oct. Enstone, T.
1730 12 Dec. Doody, H.
1733 9 Oct. Wyatt, W.
1735 8 March Swaine, F.
1755 15 Oct. James, J.
1777 28 March Haysom, J.
1792 5 April Harden, J.
1799 26 Nov. Powell, J.
1813 19 May Woolley, J.
1828 25 March Lilburn, G.

Footnotes

1 Adm. 20/1 no. 1332; Adm. 106/3520 f. 25.
2 The Assistant Messengers, both of whom were acting by deputy in 1786 (5th Rept. on Fees, 180), have not been included in this volume. They and other domestic servants of the Board are listed in the Treasurer's Salary and Pension Books (Adm. 7/809-21).
3 Enstone and Swaine were the two Clerks appointed Messenger.
4 Orders in council 8 June 1796 (17th Rept. on Finance, 331-2) and 28 Dec. 1796 (ibid. 333).
5 Order in council 28 Oct. 1807 (4th Rept. Commrs. of Naval Revision, 72, 211).
6 Adm. 7/821 f. 103.