Housekeeper 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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52

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'Housekeeper 1782-1870 ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 52. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16895 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Housekeeper 1782-1870

The office of Housekeeper, or Necessary Woman as it was originally designated, was taken over by the Foreign Office from the former Northern Department. Until 1795 the Housekeeper received a salary of £48 from the Secretary of State together with certain perquisites. (fn. 1) In 1795 the salary was fixed at £100. (fn. 2) In 1869 an additional annual allowance of £25 was provided as the Housekeeper was required to provide and serve luncheons for the staff employed in the new Foreign Office building. (fn. 3)

1782 March Southcott, M.
1783 Cheese, A.
1805 5 Jan. Mallet, A. J.
1806 5 July Dassonville, M.
1814 18 May Trench, J.
1824 5 July Urquhart, M.
1836 18 March Watson, A.
1863 26 Nov. Langcake, M.

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1 1st Rept. on Fees, 7, 33.
2 Order in council 27 Feb. 1795 (16th Rept. on Finance, 309-11).
3 FO 366/676 pp. 482-8.