The bedchamber
Pages of the Backstairs 1760-1837

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Institute of Historical Research

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Author

R.O. Bucholz

Year published

2006

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Pages

29-30

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'The bedchamber: Pages of the Backstairs 1760-1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 29-30. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43772 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Pages of the Backstairs 1760–1837

Before 1760 the term `page of the backstairs' was occasionally used to denote the pages of the bedchamber (who often waited and met visitors at the backstairs) and during the reign of Anne the latter were so described in warrants of appointment. As these servants moved indoors to perform tasks in the bedchamber itself, a new set of servants emerged whose task was to attend at the backstairs. After 1760 the term was used specifically to denote this body of pages as distinct from the pages of the bedchamber. These pages of the backstairs, who were appointed in the same manner as the pages of the bedchamber, were six in number. (fn. 1) Originally they all received salaries of £100. This was increased in 1782 to £200. By 1823 they had been placed on a scale ranging from £240 to £290. (fn. 2)

1760 26 Dec. Ernest, F.
1760 26 Dec. Hawkins, P.
1760 26 Dec. Reynolds, W.
1760 26 Dec. Barnard, J.
1760 26 Dec. Pavonarius, G.
1760 26 Dec. Barnard, F.
1767 Ernest, G.
1768 12 Mar. Ramus, W.
1770 31 Mar. Petch, W.
1771 11 Apr. Stillingfleet, T.
1773 22 July Palman, F.A.
1784 14 May Chamberlain, J.
By 1789 Braund, T.
By 1791 Brawn, R.
1792 23 Sept. Bott, J.
1793 22 Nov. Clark, J.
1799 20 Feb. Sangster, J.
1801 15 Apr. Cox, W.
1801 15 Apr. Bowman, J.
1801 15 Apr. Healey, A.
1804 8 June Baker, W.
1809 30 Jan. Bott, J.
1812 20 May Santhagen, J.C.
1812 20 May du Pasquier, C.F.
1812 20 May Jouard, G.
1812 20 May Satchwell, R.
1812 20 May Lucas, B.
1812 20 May Troup, G.
1812 20 May Downes, C.
1814 6 July Dyke, J.
1818 5 Jan. Holmes, W.R.
1818 15 Sept. Wedgeberrow, G.
1820 11 May Stevens, T.
1821 22 Aug. Whiting, J.
1824 1 Sept. Kinnaird, H.
1824 3 Sept. Gerding, A.F.
1828 21 May Batchelor, T.
1830 10 Aug. Jemmett, S.
1830 10 Aug. Robinson, J.
1831 27 Apr. Downs, G.

Pages Man 1813–?

1813 11 May Radford, W.
1813 11 May Porter, J.
1816 3 June Bohm, J. J.
1832 28 Feb. Dowsett, H.

[NB: Might serve the Pages of the Presence]

Footnotes

1 LC 3/67, p. 42.
2 LS 2/1; LC 5/204; LC 3/21.