Supernumerary Clerks 1806-24

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J.M. Collinge

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1979

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'Supernumerary Clerks 1806-24 ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 19. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16867 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Supernumerary Clerks 1806-24

In 1806 J. Jackson, who had served since 1799 as an Extra Clerk, was granted the franking privileges normally enjoyed by established Clerks, and appointed a Supernumerary Clerk, to succeed to the next vacancy on the establishment. (fn. 1) On succeeding to the establishment in 1809, he was replaced and in 1812 the number of such Clerks was increased to three. (fn. 2) In 1819 Joseph Cade was employed in the Foreign Office without salary until he should succeed to the first vacancy as Third Supernumerary Clerk. (fn. 3) In 1824 the three Supernumerary Clerks then in office were appointed to the establishment, and the grade was replaced by that of Assistant Junior Clerk. (fn. 4)

Until 1822 all Supernumerary Clerks received a basic salary of £100, payable from the contingent fund. (fn. 5) After five years' service they became eligible, in common with the established Clerks, to receive an increase in salary of £80. (fn. 6) In 1822 their salaries were transferred to the fee fund, and fixed at £100 rising by annual increments of £10 to £150. (fn. 7)

1806 27 Jan. Jackson, J.
1809 5 Aug. Scheener, E.
1812 10 Nov. Lenox Conyngham, G.
1812 10 Nov. Marshall, S. G.
1814 24 Dec. Bankhead, C.
1814 24 Dec. Staveley, T.
1817 15 Aug. Parish, W.
1817 15 Aug. Passmore, U.
1817 29 Nov. Ward, T. L.
1818 4 July McMahon, E.
1823 12 Nov. Stapleton, A. G.
1823 12 Nov. Milbanke, J. R.
1824 13 Feb. Liddell, Hon. T.
1824 13 Feb. Mellish, R. C.
1824 13 Feb. Mildmay, H. C. St. J.

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1 FO 366/671 pp. 284, 301.
2 ibid. pp. 392-3; FO 366/672 pp. 45-6.
3 FO 366/672 p. 175. In fact he left the Foreign Office before a vacancy arose.
4 ibid. pp. 375, 381.
5 FO 366/671 pp. 301, 393; FO 366/672 pp. 45-6.
6 FO 366/672 pp. 206, 316.
7 Order in council 28 March 1822 (PC 2/204 p. 86).