Presence Chamber
Pages of the Presence 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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65-68

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'Presence Chamber: Pages of the Presence 1660-1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 65-68. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43784 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Pages of the Presence 1660–1837

The pages of the presence waited in the presence chamber and looked after the fires and performed other menial tasks upon the orders of the gentlemen ushers. They were appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. Six pages were appointed in 1660–1 of whom two had been retrenched by 1685. (fn. 1) Thereafter the number remained fixed in principle at four until 1812 when it was increased to six. (fn. 2) The remuneration consisted of wages of £2 and board wages of £23 amounting to £25 a year. Early in the period they were also allowed riding wages, livery worth £1 and fees of honour which came to a little over £4 under Anne. (fn. 3) In 1821 the pages were divided into two classes with four pages in each, the first class with salaries ranging from £230 to £260 and the second with salaries ranging from £140 to £170. (fn. 4)

An extra page was appointed in 1718.

Pages 1660–1837

1660 11 June Bocock, T.
1660 11 June Powell, D.
1660 11 June Wheeler, J.
1660 18 June Martin, E.
1660 21 July Pamphlin, R.
1661 8 Jan. Stanley, T.
1661 8 Jan. Lloyd, P.
1669 30 Aug. Wright, W.
1671 29 Apr. Ellis, W.
1672 4 Sept. Lloyd, J.
1674 1 Mar. Reynolds, J.
1674 8 Mar. Woolhouse, T.
1675 15 Oct. Hopkins, J.
1675 22 Nov. Tichborne, J.
1677 27 Mar. Robson, J.
1678 5 Mar. Eaton, S.
1684 29 Feb. Jerman, A.
1686 11 May Fenn, J.
1686 12 May Dawson, J.
1688 2 Mar. Seagar, C.
1688 28 May Reynolds, A.
1689 28 Mar. Dawson, J.
1691 15 Oct. Donckley, R.
1692 23 Mar. Wills, E.
1696 28 Sept. Walwyn, A.
1709 25 Mar. Evans, J.
1713 8 Apr. Vickars, J.
By 1715 Kemp, A.
1715 11 Apr. Banbury, E.
1715 27 July Kemp, A.
1722 6 Sept. Farnborough, W.
1724 14 Apr. Mosely, W.
1725 1 Dec. Hurst, S.
1738 9 Jan. Shaw, F.
1744 7 Feb. Collyer, J.
1754 4 Feb. Eldred, J.
1761 12 Nov. Hastings, W.
1767 19 June Probert, J.
1772 3 Feb. Legard, J.
1775 21 Oct. Clarkson, D.
1782 27 Feb. Gerken, J.
1790 Barber, S.
1795 9 June Holloway, T.
1812 10 July Ince, J.
1812 10 July Messenger, T.
1812 10 July Kramer, C.
1812 10 July Stradling, J.
1812 10 July Dobell, J.
1816 23 Jan. Hadlow, W.
1816 15 Oct. Wedgeberrow, G.
1818 16 Sept. Maxwell, C.
1820 19 Apr. Downs, G.
1820 10 Oct. Halse, J.
1821 10 Aug. Percy, B.
1821 10 Aug. Desaulles, S.
1821 10 Aug. Salisbury, E.
1821 10 Aug. Soulsby, W.
1821 10 Aug. Browne, S.
1824 19 Apr. Kinnaird, H.
1824 2 Sept. Hearne, J.
1826 27 Sept. Tayler, J.
1826 27 Sept. Loades, W.
1830 10 Aug. Ballinger, J.
1830 10 Aug. Beckham, G.
1831 27 Apr. Shepperd, S.
1833 13 May Pocock, G.
1833 7 Oct. Monasson, F.
1836 22 July Randall, W.

Page of the Presence Chamber `with fee' [?in Extraordinary] 1674–

1674 1 May Holden, E.

Page of the Presence in Ordinary [?w/o fee] 1679–?

1679 22 Feb. Chipp, W.

Pages of the Presence in Extraordinary 1660–?1685; 1718–1721

1660 16 Aug. White, R.
1661 21 Jan. Road, A.
1661 8 Feb. Farthing, T.
1661 25 Sept. Lovell, R.
1661 13 Dec. Wilcox, J.
1662 9 Feb. Cumber, N.
1662 28 Feb. Bodley, C.
1662 28 Feb. Middleton, A.
1662 30 Aug. Parker, R.
1662 8 Nov. Wall, H.
1663 14 May Martin, E. (Supernumerary at pension)
1665 12 Dec. Worsley, T.
1681 26 Apr. Woollhouse, J.
1718 13 Jan. Farnborough, W.

State Pages 1821–37

Two state pages, appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant, served from 1821. (fn. 5) They received salaries of £280 and £270. (fn. 6)

1821 10 Aug. Messenger, T.
1821 10 Aug. Lin, L.
1826 27 Sept. Dobell, J.
1830 10 Aug. Halse, J.

Footnotes

1 PSBC, p. 28; LC 3/24, f. 11.
2 LC 3/68, ff. 144–5.
3 CTB XXVII, 504; LC 3/20; calculation explained in Bucholz, p. 319 n. 102.
4 LC 3/69, f. 38v; LC 3/21.
5 LC 3/69, f. 38.
6 LC 3/21.