Presence Chamber
Esquires of the Body 1660-1702

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

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2006

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63-64

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'Presence Chamber: Esquires of the Body 1660-1702', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 63-64. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43783 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Esquires of the Body 1660–1702

The esquires of the body were supposed to sleep in the presence chamber, under the canopy of state, for the Sovereign's protection during the service of `All Night'. They were appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. Originally four in number, they were reduced to two on the accession of James II in 1685. They were abolished on the accession of Anne in 1702. (fn. 1) The esquires of the body each received wages of £33 6s 8d. (fn. 2)

Esquires of the Body 1660–1702

1660 4 June Marsham, F.
1660 4 June Norwood, H.
1660 4 June Newport, Hon. A.
1660 4 June March, G.
1673 25 Nov. Cheeke, T.
1675 18 Dec. Newport, F.
1676 5 Jan. Talbot, S.
1679 27 Apr. Russell, F.
1680 24 Sept. Kingsmill, H.
1681 6 Dec. Goring, P.
1685 23 July Kingsmill, H.
1687 30 Apr. Bagnall, D.
1689 5 Apr. Grantham, Sir T.
1692 22 Aug. Sydenham, W.

Esquires of the Body in Ordinary Supernumerary1667–?

1667 22 July Rodbard, T.
1667 19 Aug. Hanmer, Sir J.
1669 8 Feb. Kynkwell, M.
1670 15 Nov. Wadlowe, J.
1672 21 June Phillipps, H.
1675 19 Oct. Hodges, J.

Esquires of the Body in Extraordinary 1660–?1685

[1660] Snelling, M.
1660 14 Aug. Pawlett, J.
[1660 14 Aug.] Samwayes, J.
1661 22 Jan. Flower, T.
1661 19 Feb. Roe, R.
[1661 19 Feb.] Needham, F.
1662 23 June Wadlowe, J.
1663 9 Jan. Crofts, E.
1663 29 Jan. Needham, R.
1663 5 Feb. Cason, J.
1663 10 Aug. Crevett, G.
1664 24 May Cheeke, T.
1665 18 May Poe, W.
1666 12 Apr. Moseley, S.
1666 29 Aug. Essington, W.
1666 4 Oct. Murray, J.
1667 26 Mar. Hovenor, A.
1667 12 Sept. Bell, -
1667 9 Oct. Long, J.
1668 28 Jan. Moore, D.
1668 23 Feb. Phillips, H.
1672 21 Dec. Osbourne, H.

Footnotes

1 Household Ordinances, pp. 356, 374; LC 3/24, f. 9; LC 3/30, p. 23. See also Pegge, pt. I, 7–39.
2 LC 3/24, f. 9.