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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837
'The bedchamber: Barbers 1660-?1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 30-31. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43773 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.
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Barbers to the Person 1660–1702; 1716–?1837
Barber in Reversion 1673–1685
The barbers were appointed by the groom of the stole, who wrote to the lord chamberlain for a warrant for swearing in to the gentlemen ushers daily waiters. (fn. 1) Under Charles II, two barbers to the person made £200 in wages, £141 in fees and £46 16s 4d in livery apiece. Under James II three barbers received £200 apiece from the cofferer. From 1689 each barber received £170 from the treasurer of the Chamber, £200 from the cofferer and £46 16s 4d in livery money). The position lapsed under Queen Anne but was revived in a single holder by the Hanoverians. The above total of £370 remained the remuneration until at least 1784. (fn. 2)
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