Privy Chamber
Grooms of the Privy Chamber 1660-1837

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

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2006

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38-42

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'Privy Chamber: Grooms of the Privy Chamber 1660-1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 38-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43776 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Grooms of the Privy Chamber 1660–1837

According to the Household Ordinances of Charles II, the grooms of the privy chamber were responsible for manning the doors into the privy chamber. However, by 1720 they had largely lost their attendance `but on extraordinary Occasions, as Coronations, &c. and on Ambassadores'. (fn. 1) They were appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. During the reign of Charles II their number was six; during that of James II it was reduced to two; from 1689 it was fixed at four. (fn. 2) They received salaries of £73 consisting of wages of £20 and board wages of £53. (fn. 3) Early in the period, they were also entitled to diet and lodging when in attendance, candle ends, livery worth £40, riding wages and fees of honor which averaged about £30–40 per annum early in the eighteenth century. (fn. 3)

Under Charles II, assistant grooms, also known as `grooms of the privy chamber in ordinary standing supernumerary' were appointed at £20 per annum. (fn. 4) Between 1731 and 1740 an extra groom was occasionally appointed.

Grooms 1660–1837

1660 6 June Wynn, M.
1660 6 June Elliott, J.
1660 6 June Thompson, R.
1660 7 June Hill, A.
1660 10 June May, A.
1660 12 June Progers, J.
1661 17 May Burgess, R.
1669 27 Jan. Ross, T.
1670 30 Apr. Ingram, A.
1671 15 May Cooke, T.
1672 15 May French, P.
1673 17 May Lowther, J.
1673 25 June Jeffreys, C.
1676 8 July Bellingham, J.
1676 18 Dec. Graves, H.
1677 11 Oct. Binns, R.
1678 20 May Peyton, Y.
1680 23 Oct. Lloyd, E.
1683 20 Aug. Radcliffe, J.
1689 28 Mar. Duppa, T.
1689 28 Mar. Graves, H.
1694 12 Jan. Carbonell, D.
1695 29 July Wallis, W.
1695 30 Nov. Whitmore, W.
1699 22 Dec. Barkham, R.
1700 19 May Wallis, R.
1701 25 Oct. Tilburgh, C.
1702 9 July Bonning, J.
1702 9 July Hemmington, R.
1711 26 Mar. Tilburgh, C.
1715 28 May Ashley, J.
1719 3 Feb. Trymmer, J.
1719 12 Aug. Parsons, E.
1720 25 Nov. Parsons, J.
1728 10 Dec. Edwards, L.
1729 11 May Odiarne, W.
1740 2 June Collins, C.
1745 7 June Capel, E.
1750 24 Feb. Collins, C.H.
1762 3 June Pegge, S.
1762 8 Oct. Pegge, S.
1774 5 July Larpent, J.
1774 6 July Collins, T.
1778 24 Oct. Fordice, W.
1781 24 Feb. Trail, J.
1781 18 Nov. Hawkins, J.
1785 7 Mar. Wortham, H.Y.
1788 Mar. Byron, R.
1794 5 Feb. Armstrong, E.
1797 19 Oct. Chester, R.
1798 29 July Meller, J.
1799 Whitshed, J.
1800 23 May Hunter, J.
1802 18 May Fowle, W.C.
1808 19 Aug. Chapman, F.
1812 3 June Scott, W.F.
1814 6 July Powell, R.
1818 12 Aug. Beresford, W.M.J.
1823 12 Dec. Dashwood, C.
1832 21 Apr. Boyle, C.E.W.
1833 23 Apr. Shiffner, T.
1836 6 May Blackwood, A.J.

Assistant Grooms of the Privy Chamber 1662–1685

1662 16 Mar. Ross, T.
1662 16 Mar. Ingram, A.
1669 27 Jan. Davyes, J.
1670 30 Apr. Bray, G.
1672 12 Feb. Molms, J.
1673 13 June Purcell, F.
1677 10 Nov. Mitton, Sir J.

Supernumerary Assistant Grooms of the Privy Chamber

(`in Ordinary Standing Supernumerary') with Wages and Liveries 1660–?1685

[1660] Greene, T.
1660 6 June Cooke, T.
1660 8 June Davyes, T.
1660 9 June Lisle, T.
1660 9 June Binns, R.
1660 9 June Nicholls, -
[1660] 9 June Bray, G.
1660 14 June Baghott, T.
1660 14 June Elwes, J.
1660 14 June Ross, T.
1660 14 July Ingram, A.
1660 19 June Burgess, R.
1660 24 Aug. Hooker, G.
1661 27 Sept. Goughaquin, J.
1661 26 Dec. Davys, J.
1663 25 Mar. Thompson, R.
1664 8 Oct. Stepney, G.
1665 2 Jan. George, J.
1666 14 May Swynfen, J.
1666 4 Oct. Purefoy, P.
1667 8 May Thorpe, I.
1667 20 Dec. Cressett, F.
1668 27 Feb. Clarke, J.
1668 25 Apr. Luntley, J.
1669 31 Mar. Cressett, J.
1669 29 July Trethewy, J.
1670 4 Mar. Pilson, R.
1670 18 Apr. Molms, J.
1671 7 Mar. Curcellis, N.
1671 27 May Bolen, J.
1671 26 Dec. Browne, J.
1675 17 Apr. Mitton, Sir J.

Grooms of the Privy Chamber in Extraordinary 1660–1685; 1731–1740

[1660] Terry, W.
[1660] Corbett, F.
[1660] Trym, G.
[1660] Purefoy, P.
1660 28 June Geery, W.
1660 8 Aug. Cressett, F.
1660 6 Sept. Price, J.
1661 31 Jan. Church, B.
1661 23 Feb. Bohn, J.
1661 18 June Rogers, H.
1661 26 June Tooley, E.
1661 15 July Sabbs, P.
1662 26 May Ward, R.
1662 19 June Rowse, D.
1662 21 June Duffey, P.
1662 22 Oct. Hooke, J.
1662 29 Nov. Stoughton, T.
1663 24 Jan. Ireland, A.
1663 27 Jan. Plodwell, C.
1663 2 Aug. Drawater, J.
1663 26 Aug. Hurden, P.
1663 15 Oct. Austen, R.
1667 22 Aug. Abrahamson, I.
1668 24 Feb. Bray, L.
1670 3 Mar. Hext, A.
1673 14 Mar. Swynfen, F.
1731 3 Dec. Cullum, F.
1737 18 June Collins, C.
1740 2 June Perry, --

Footnotes

1 Household Ordinances, p. 97; PSBC, p. 26. See also Beattie, pp. 39–40.
2 LC 3/24 f. 7; LC 3/30, p. 18; LC 3/31 p. 27.
3 LS 13/38, f. 14; LC 3/20; Beattie, p. 209; calculation of fees of honour explained in Bucholz, pp. 318–19 n. 102.
4 LS 13/252, ff. 65, 79v.