Office Keepers 1782-1870

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1979

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50-51

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'Office Keepers 1782-1870', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 50-51. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16894 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Office Keepers 1782-1870

Two Office, or Chamber, Keepers, one of whom acted by Deputy, were taken over by the Foreign Office from the former Northern Department. In 1824 a Third, or Assistant, Office Keeper was appointed, and in 1853 a Fourth. (fn. 1) The salaries of the Third and Fourth Office Keepers were paid from the contingent fund until both offices were placed on the establishment in 1854. (fn. 2) The number of Office Keepers was increased to five in 1861 and to seven in 1868. (fn. 3)

Until 1795 the two Office Keepers received salaries of £20 16s. each from the Secretary of State together with office fees and certain other perquisites. (fn. 4) In 1795 the salaries were fixed at £100 each. (fn. 5) In 1845 the salary of the First Office Keeper was increased to £200 in lieu of all perquisites and emoluments. (fn. 6) The salary of the Third Office Keeper was fixed at £100 in 1824 and increased to £150 in lieu of all perquisites and emoluments in 1843. (fn. 7) The salary of the Fourth Office Keeper was fixed at £100 in 1853 and increased to £125 in 1856. (fn. 8) The salaries of the Fifth to Seventh Office Keepers were fixed at £125. (fn. 9)

1782 March Turner, R.
1782 March Schaw, J.
c. 1787 Ancell, T. (fn. 10)
c. 1790 Precious, W.
1795 5 April Walpole, J. (fn. 11)
1795 10 Oct. Bulgin, A.
1797 5 Jan. Coral, F.
1807 22 Jan. Conway, J.
1812 5 Jan. Munton, A.
1812 26 Feb. Burman, H.
1824 8 March Aspain, H.
1824 24 Nov. Reed, J.
1825 5 July Venfield, J.
1826 5 April Stahl, C.
1834 24 Sept. Cocking, H. V.
1838 3 March Samways, J.
1838 2 Aug. Tyler, J.
1843 2 Oct. Coxhead, G.
1845 12 Dec. Greenall, W.
1853 5 Sept. Christopher, G.
1857 31 Jan. Rolfe, R.
1861 21 Oct. Haley, J.
1862 17 Jan. Johnson, H.
1863 31 July Dalbertanson, C. I.
1864 20 July Vincent, G.
1868 11 March Catchpole, G.
1868 21 Aug. Batterbee, T. O.
1868 21 Aug. Hansen, C. R. B.
1869 24 Aug. Pearl, A. C.

Footnotes

1 FO 366/672 pp. 379, 385; FO 366/449 p. 84.
2 Order in council 3 July 1854 (FO 366/542 ff. 90-8).
3 FO 366/675 pp. 374, 383; FO 366/676 pp. 353-9.
4 1st Rept. on Fees, 7, 32-3.
5 Order in council 27 Feb. 1795 (16th Rept. on Finance, 309-11). From January to October 1797 one of the salaries was shared by Bulgin and Walpole. On his retirement in 1807, Walpole continued to receive his full salary. His successor, Conway, was awarded an allowance of £25, increased to £50 later in 1807 and to £100 in 1811, payable out of the contingent fund. On Conway's death in 1812, Walpole was awarded a retirement allowance of £100 (FO 366/671 pp. 314, 340-1; FO 366/672 pp. 18-19; FO 366/380).
6 FO 366/674 p. 402.
7 FO 366/672 pp. 379, 385; FO 366/674 p. 264. From 1862 the salary of £150 was paid to the Second Office Keeper and that of the Third Office Keeper fell to £125 (FO 366/384).
8 FO 366/449 pp. 84, 420.
9 FO 366/675 pp. 374, 383; FO 366/676 pp. 353-9.
10 Served as Deputy Office Keeper from March 1782.
11 Served as Assistant Office Keeper with a salary of £100 from 1 Aug. 1793.