Doorkeepers c. 1786-1870

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Institute of Historical Research

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J.M. Collinge

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1979

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53

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'Doorkeepers c. 1786-1870 ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 53. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16897 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Doorkeepers c. 1786-1870

The office of Doorkeeper, or Door Porter, was probably created in 1786. (fn. 1) The salary, payable out of the contingent fund, was £67 6s. in 1792. It was increased to £94 12s. in 1800. (fn. 2) The office was placed on the establishment in 1822. (fn. 3) The salary was increased to £100 in 1841. (fn. 4)

In 1826 a salary of £50, payable out of the contingent fund, was made available to an Assistant, or Extra, Doorkeeper. (fn. 5) The office was placed on the establishment in 1854. (fn. 6) The salary was increased to £80 in 1841 and to £100 in 1860. (fn. 7)

DOORKEEPER
c. 1786 Dakin, W.
1810 10 Oct. Burman, H.
1812 26 Feb. Graham, A.
1815 5 July Gracewood, A.
1851 10 Feb. Weller, J.
ASSISTANT DOORKEEPER
1826 5 Jan. Addison, R.
1827 27 Aug. Kettle, H.
1841 27 Dec. Catchpole, J.
1843 6 July Greenall, W.
1845 12 Dec. Forsyth, W.
1849 9 Oct. Maulden, G.
1855 1 Jan. Haley, J.
1861 21 Oct. Johnson, H.
1862 15 March Dalbertanson, C. I.
1863 19 Aug. Catchpole, G.
1868 9 April Maynard, R. J.

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1 It was not mentioned by the Commissioners on Fees, who reported 11 April 1786, and was listed for the first time in the Royal Kalendar in 1787.
2 FO 366/1292, payments 11 July 1792, 5 April 1800.
3 Order in council 28 March 1822 (PC 2/204 p. 86).
4 Order in council 21 Aug. 1841 (FO 366/542 ff. 75-80).
5 FO 366/672 p. 452.
6 Order in council 3 July 1854 (FO 366/542 ff. 90-8).
7 FO 366/674 p. 150: FO 366/675 pp. 239, 374, 402.