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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870
'Lamplighter and Coal Porter c. 1806-70', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 8: Foreign Office Officials 1782-1870 (1979), pp. 54. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=16899 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.
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Lamplighter and Coal Porter c. 1806-70
Before 1806 an allowance was made available to the Housekeeper from the contingent
fund for the purpose of employing a man servant to perform menial tasks. From 1806
a salary was paid directly to the servant who was subsequently designated Lamplighter and Coal Porter. (fn. 1) The office was placed on the establishment in 1854. (fn. 2) The
salary, £67 6s. in 1806, was increased to £80 in 1813 and to £94 12s. in 1832. (fn. 3)
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