Guard Chamber
Messengers 1660‑1837

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R.O. Bucholz

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2006

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91-111

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'Guard Chamber: Messengers 1660‑1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 91-111. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43789 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Messengers 1660–1837

According to the Present State of the British Court:

These Messengers are chiefly under the direction of the Secretary of State, being always ready to be sent with all manner of Dispatches Foreign and Domestick: they are also employ'd with the Secretaries Warrants, to take up Persons for High Treasons, or other Offences against the State, or which do not so properly fall under the Cognizance of the common law; and are, perhaps, not proper to be divulg'd in the ordinary Course of Justice. Such prisoners as they apprehend are usually kept at their own Houses, for which they are allow'd by the Government 6s. 8d. Per Day. When they are dispatch'd Abroad, they have an Allowance for their Journey, as stated, viz., to Paris 30l. to Holland 25l. to Edinburgh 30l. to Ireland 30l. and so to other Places in proportion, part of which Money is advanc'd to them for their Journey. They wait 20 at a time, Monthly, distributed as follows, viz., four at Court, five at one Secretary's Office, five at the other, and two at the third Office for North Britain, three at the Council Office, and one on the Ld. Chamberlain. (fn. 1)

The messengers of the chamber were appointed by the lord chamberlain. For most of the period, they were forty in number with salaries of £45 per annum. Early in the period they had livery worth £10 per annum and badges of office. By 1836, each messenger made £34 18s plus an allowance of £260 per annum. (fn. 2) Their number was reduced to 34 in 1782, nineteen in 1796, eight in 1798 and seven assigned to the King's service in 1799. In 1837 six were assigned to the King, one to the lord chamberlain. (fn. 3) Extra messengers were appointed from 1660 to 1700 and again from 1722.

Separate messengers were appointed, especially early in the period, to attend individual government officers. Unfortunately, information about rights of appointment and the appointments themselves is often difficult to obtain. For example, it would appear that the chancellor of the Exchequer had long been entitled to the services of two royal messengers. Although sworn in pursuance of a lord chamberlain's warrant it seems clear that the messengers were in fact nominated by each succeeding chancellor and held office during his pleasure. The arrangements seem to have broken down during the tenure of the younger Pitt. No appointments have been traced for either of his periods in office. However, Petty appointed Charles Butts on 2 Oct. 1806. In 1836 the two messengers to the chancellor of the exchequer were transferred to the Treasury establishment. (fn. 4)

Messengers (from 1809 Messengers to the King)1660–1837

? Barber, -
? Bonnedad, P.
? Christ, S.
? South, J.
166[0] Leyland, J.
1660 Scott, -
1660 9 June Harrison, C.
1660 11 June Stanney, P.
1660 14 June Capper, W., sen.
1660 14 June Dixon, T.
1660 14 June Wickham, J.
1660 15 June Hardwick, R.
1660 15 June Hawkins, J.
1660 16 June Sumner, J.
1660 18 June Lee, J.
1660 18 June Warburton, J.
1660 22 June Cox, J.
1660 20 July Baldwyn, W.
1660 20 July Blackstone, J.
1660 20 July Blundell, J.
1660 20 July Bourne, P.
1660 20 July Butler, M.
1660 20 July Carter, G.
1660 20 July Copley, N.
1660 20 July Holbrooke, J.
1660 20 July Langley, W.
1660 20 July Merryfield, J.
1660 20 July Perkins, G.
1660 20 July Pigeon, M.
1660 20 July Pye, N.
1660 20 July Smith, R.
1660 20 July Smith, T.
1660 20 July Standish, R.
1660 20 July Taverner, R.
1660 20 July Watts, W.
1660 20 July Wells, J.
1660 30 July Collins, T.
1660 30 July Fox, E.
1660 30 July Greene, W.
1660 30 July Hill, T.
1660 30 July Rutter, R.
1660 30 July Symonett, T.
1660 30 July Taylor, T.
1660 30 July Trulock, T.
1660 2 Aug. Miller, W.
1660 2 Aug. Widdows, T.
1660 20 Aug. Preddy, R.
1660 9 Nov. King, H.
By 1661 Carter, R.
1661 Woodhall, J.
1661 21 Jan. Wilson, J.
1661 8 Apr. Mason, T.
1661 20 Aug. Guilliat, G.
1661 17 Oct. Flower, E.
1661 17 Oct. White, E.
1661 10 Nov. Ashton, A.
1662 20 Sept. Pitman, B.
1663 13 Feb. Crispe, E.
1663 1 July Carter, R.
1664 16 Feb. Pigeon, J.
1664 3 Mar. Skynner, F.
1664 14 Mar. Bradley, J.
1664 30 Apr. Osler, R.
By 1665 Capper, W., jun.
1665 20 Mar. Taylor, D.
1665 8 July Carter, R.
1666 30 July Seagar, A.
1666 31 July Reading, J.
1666 2 Aug. Syllyeard, J.
1666 4 Aug. Capper, E.
1666 31 Dec. Dawson, J.
1667 13 Apr. Marlow, T.
1667 25 May Mason, H.
1667 6 Aug. Banks, M.
1667 25 Oct. Potts, J.
1667 11 Dec. Waller, W.
1668 28 Feb. Madox, P.
1668 7 Apr. Botley, S.
1668 9 Apr. Taylor, St. J.
1668 22 July Goldegey, E.
1672 13 Jan. Legatt, H.
1672 14 Feb. Hill, P.
1672 8 Aug. Eales, H.
1672 29 Sept. Peirce, G.
1672 29 Sept. Smith, T.
1672 29 Sept. Turner, J.
1672 29 Sept. Wheeler, J.
1672 30 Sept. Baker, J.
1673 28 Sept. Miller, W.
1673 29 Sept. Lorimer, N.
1673 1 Oct. Gamnon, R.
1674 25 Mar. Thomson, E.
1674 16 May Willson, E.
1674 1 Aug. Cox, E.
1674 10 Nov. Smyth, W.
1675 14 May Herne, T.
1675 19 May Deehaine, E.
1675 5 June Stanney, E.
1675 14 July Howell, W.
1675 8 Sept. Beake, T., sen.
1675 30 Oct. Whetland, D.
1676 8 Feb. White, J.
1676 1 June Lyndow, T.
1676 4 Dec. Fox, J.
1677 19 Mar. Greene, M.
1677 20 Apr. Wynn, J.
1677 24 July Seward, C.
1677 22 Oct. Atterbury, T.
1677 28 Nov. Reeve, J.
1678 19 Mar. Sherwin, J.
1678 3 Sept. Strutt, F.
1678 9 Sept. Mansell, C.
1678 4 Oct. Sewell, T.
1678 12 Feb. Phesant, R.
1678 12 Dec. Evans, H.
1679 20 Oct. Bradley, L.
1679 18 Nov. Binns, A.
1680 9 Mar. Crossley, B.
[1680] 8 Nov. Harris, G.
1681 24 Dec. Winslow, S.
1682 23 Feb. Eales, J.
1682 23 Oct. Richardson, W.
1684 28 Feb. Collins, G.
1684 14 Mar. Kitson, J.
1684 30 Apr. Cotton, I.
1684 26 June Pawlet, E.
[1684 26 June] Young, R.
1684 28 Oct. Lea, T.
1684 24 Dec. Stroud, T.
1686 31 May Atterbury, T.
1686 31 May Beake, T., sen.
1686 31 May Bromwich, G.
1686 31 May Bourne, Z.
1686 31 May Gregory, W.
1686 31 May Pawlet, E.
1686 31 May Sewell, T.
1686 31 May Strutt, F.
1686 31 May Taylor, St. J.
1686 31 May Widows, T.
1688 3 Oct. Binns, A.
1688 3 Oct. Chapman, S.
1688 3 Oct. Collins, J.
1688 3 Oct. Cook, S.
1688 3 Oct. Darnell, J.
1688 3 Oct. Eales, H.
1688 3 Oct. Sharpe, W.
1688 3 Oct. Young, R.
1688 3 Oct. Clark, F.
1688 3 Oct. Shad, A.
1689 6 Apr. Atterbury, T.
[1689 6 Apr.] Gibbs, E.
[1689 6 Apr.] Allen, H.
[1689 6 Apr.] Collins, G.
[1689 6 Apr.] Damye, T.
[1689 6 Apr.] Dormer, G.
[1689 6 Apr.] Gregory, J.
[1689 6 Apr.] Kenge, C.
[1689 6 Apr.] Knight, W.
[1689 6 Apr.] Knowlys, R.
[1689 6 Apr.] Hill, N.
[1689 6 Apr.] Peirce, G.
[1689 6 Apr.] Pollard, W.
[1689 6 Apr.] Seymour, C.
[1689 6 Apr.] Sheldon, H.
[1689 6 Apr.] Shepherd, J.
[1689 6 Apr.] Thompson, J.
[1689 6 Apr.] White, J.
1689 2 July Gythings, S.
1689 29 July Newlyn, P.
1689 3 Aug. Symonds, J.
1689 6 Aug. Saffery [alias Sutton], W.
1689 7 Aug. Capron, M.
1689 7 Aug. Freeman, J.
1689 7 Aug. Gibbs, R.
1689 8 Aug. Mannors, J.
1689 12 Sept. Brown, R.
1689 10 Oct. Hooper, J.
1689 8 Nov. Frye, T.
1689 30 Nov. Forbes, W.
By 1690 Stephens, J.
1690 27 Mar. Jones, W.
1690 9 Apr. Poyke, R.
1690 2 Aug. King, J.
1690 16 Aug. Gibbs, E.
1690 1 Oct. Maris, C.
1690 1 Oct. Shipside, G.
1690 25 Oct. Marisco, P.
By 1691 Davis, T.
By 1691 Fry, G.
1691 18 Aug. Couchman, C.
1692 2 Jan. Gythings, S.
1692 8 Jan. Hopkins, R.
1692 10 Jan. Poyke, R., jun.
1692 22 Jan. Chapman, S.
1692 22 Jan. Newlyn, T.
1692 4 July Hayward, R., sen.
1692 25 Nov. King, J.
1693 25 Mar. Tom, P.
1693 May Allen, H.
1693 16 June Maris, B.
1694 26 Jan. Hill, S.
1695 24 Mar. Taylor, T.
1695 6 Apr. Thornburgh, J.
1695 25 Apr. Russell, R.
1695 9 Oct. Morris, J.
1696 17 June Wilcocks, N.
1696 4 Dec. Dagley, A.
1697 4 Aug. Chance, J.
1699 23 Oct. Grice, S.
1700 2 Mar. Beake, T., jun.
1700 25 Apr. Revell, R.
1701 25 Mar. Browne, P.
1702 Harrison, T.
1702 9 July Nightingale, T.
1702 9 July Barlow, R.
By 1704 Barton, F.
By 1704 Sawyer, F.
By 1704 Smith, T.
1706 23 Jan. Bertin, A.
1706 23 Jan. Nijs, G.J.
1706 28 Mar. Mitchell, R.
1708 12 Oct. Elcock, F.
1709 27 May Carter, J.
1709 28 Sept. Sharman, R.
1710 23 May Godde, P.
1710 5 July Hayward, R., jun.
1710 20 July Smith, J.
1710 2 Aug. Philips, G.
1710 12 Oct. Foyston, J.
1710 13 Nov. Barlow, N.
1711 23 Feb. Brighter, J.
1711 10 Apr. Mottram, E.
1711 13 Aug. Brown, W.
1712 27 May Beckley, H.
1712 13 June Bill, J.
1712 21 June Turner, J., sen.
1712 20 Sept. Taylor, S.
1712 20 Sept. Gordon, G.
1714 9 June Palmer, J.
1714 9 July Davis, E.
1714 13 July Burford, T.
1715 12 Feb. Randall, V.
1715 29 July Hutchins, J.
1715 7 Sept. Marter, R.
1715 7 Sept. Osman, J.
1715 7 Sept. Over, T.
1715 7 Sept. Pulleine, J.
1715 7 Sept. Roberts, T.
1715 7 Sept. Bowman, T.
1715 28 Oct. du Commun, P.J.
1715 9 Dec. Mitchell, W.
1715 9 Dec. Clarke, G.
1715 9 Dec. Sergeant, E.
1715 9 Dec. Squire, W.
1715 9 Dec. Parker, W.
1715 9 Dec. Chalke, E.
1716 20 Feb. Chandler, T.
1716 2 May Plummer, W.
1716 30 Nov. Warren, J.
1717 11 Apr. Burrows, I.
1717 10 May Cooper, J.
1717 5 June Ridley, J.
1718 14 June Crawford, J.
1718 17 June Ling, F.
1718 20 Nov. Molloy, D.
1719 28 Apr. Ashlock, J.
1719 14 Aug. Turner, J., jun.
1720 17 Mar. Spear, E.
1720 13 May Camara, J.
1720 8 June Gould, H.
1720 5 Oct. Storer, J.
1721 25 Mar. Parry, J.
1721 15 May Bineham, T.
1722 31 Aug. Hollwall, A.
1722 31 Aug. Avison, M.
1722 31 Aug. Crew, S.
1722 24 Sept. Ellis, J.
1724 5 May Hutchins, J.
1724 5 May Molloy, D.
1724 5 May Bineham, T.
1724 5 May Bayley, J.
1725 22 June Walton, J.
1725 22 June Wright, J.
1726 17 Nov. Wiggs, J.
1727 7 June Gollen, R.
1727 9 June Sharpe, N.
1728 9 Jan. Over, J.
1728 9 Jan. Carrington, N.
1728 6 Feb. Prichard, R.
1728 29 June Bowie, J.
1729 30 Aug. Webster, J.
1729 26 Dec. Ward, W.
1730 9 June Schouten, W.
1730 17 Aug. Stone, G.
1730 9 Oct. Molloy, E.
1731 23 Mar. Baudry, J.
1731 6 Apr. Kuoni, C.
1731 6 Apr. Raddon, E.
1731 30 June Brettel, J.
1731 2 Dec. Money, J.
1732 2 Feb. Driver, J.
1732 19 July Cowell, G.
1733 12 Feb. Sanders, W.
1733 21 Mar. Sharpe, P.
1733 21 Apr. Mottram, J.
1734 5 Feb. Griffin, B.
1734 20 June Robson, J.
1735 13 Oct. Rogers, W.
1735 5 Nov. Moss, J.
1736 31 Mar. Hartley, J.
1737 24 July Vincent, S.
1737 10 Aug. Diseran, L.
1738 3 Mar. Haite, W.
1741 21 May Hamlin, W.
1741 10 June Thompson, J.
1741 30 July Cocks, S.
1741 26 Aug. de Witt, R.
1742 18 Mar. Parker, J.
1743 25 Apr. Hammond, W.
1743 25 Aug. Dick, W.
1744 31 Jan. Sharpe, T.
1744 16 July Howe, F.
1744 28 Dec. Collins, G.
1745 19 Apr. Butson, J.
1745 18 May Watson, J.
1745 3 Aug. Price, D.
1746 12 July Lamb, H.
1747 23 Feb. Lucas, R.
By 1748 Page, -
By 1748 Row, -
1748 3 May Cleverly, J.
1748 27 May Chandler, T.
1748 20 Dec. Jackson, R.
1749 30 Aug. Dawson, J.
1750 10 Mar. Spencer, S.
1750 15 Sept. Turner, C.
1751 29 Aug. Sharpe, J.
1751 12 Sept. Mitton, J.
1751 12 Sept. Pollock, W.
1751 30 Dec. Castleman, H.
1752 30 Mar. Blackmore, R.
1752 30 Mar. Jenkins, L.
1753 5 Feb. Sheppard, J.
1753 3 Aug. Johnson, J.
1754 15 May Maddocks, M.
1754 15 May Goodall, W.
1754 17 Aug. Roworth, M.
1755 7 Jan. Bullock, J.
1755 29 Mar. Garstin, J.
1755 18 Aug. Major, H.
1756 4 May Adran, T.
1757 7 May Darlow, J.
1757 7 May Pearson, W., sen.
1758 24 Nov. Walker, J.
1758 21 Dec. Mann, E.
1759 8 Jan. King, W.
By 1761 Staley, A.
1761 24 July Sanson, T.
1761 12 Aug. Long, G.
1761 18 Aug. Slaughter, R.
1762 4 Feb. Cock, W.
1762 9 Feb. Evans, R.
1762 8 Oct. Russell, T.
1762 13 Oct. Hind, J.
By 1763 Ardouin, D.
1763 28 Oct. Lanyun, D.
1764 2 May Coats, G.
1765 10 July Maddocks, C.
1766 30 Jan. Otto, H.
1766 28 Feb. Hewitt, J.
1766 19 June Needham, W.
1769 24 June Glynn, R.
1770 10 Jan. Pearson, W., jun.
1770 17 Jan. Ogg, R.
1770 1 Dec. Booth, W.
1770 18 Dec. Monnot, S.
1771 26 Dec. Padmore, J.
1772 25 Sept. North, W.
1772 24 Oct. Edwards, J.
1772 7 Dec. Child, J.
1773 4 Jan. Potter, H.
1773 11 Nov. Baker, T.
1774 15 Dec. Creswell, T.
1776 9 May Leonard, S.
1776 3 Oct. Hislop, R.
By 1777 Smith, J.
1777 15 Apr. Rampack, W.C.
1777 June Gladwell, H.
1777 8 Sept. Wilson, R.
1777 23 Oct. Ellis, T.
1777 8 Nov. Dickens, J.
1778 Slater, M.
1779 2 Jan. Painter, J.
1779 8 Nov. Major, W.
1780 19 Jan. Maclean, T.
1780 23 May Garlick, W.
1780 6 July Flint, W.
1780 9 Sept. Gurnall, J.
1782 3 Oct. Basilico, A.
1782 8 Oct. Payne, J.
1784 Apr. Morley, B.
By 1788 Broughton, G.
By 1790 Dresins, J.
By 1791 Schaw, J.
By 1791 Brooks, S.
By 1791 Ross, W.
By 1791 Wiffin, T.
By 1791 Tims, W.
By 1792 Dowson, W.
By 1792 Higgins, G.
By 1793 East, T.
By 1794 Easton, B.
By 1794 Wagstaffe, B.
By 1794 Wlaship, M.
1794 7 Aug. Smith, R.
By 1795 Fabiania, A.
1797 17 Mar. Jarrett, T.
1807 10 Aug. Nost, J.
1811 1 May Ruddock, J.
1811 6 July Gaunt, J.J.
1811 6 July Thompson, T.
1812 30 0ct. Monet, L.
1815 6 Jan. Baylis, T.
1815 9 Aug. Layton, T.
1816 28 Apr. Rosenberg, C.
1820 23 Oct. White, J.
1821 Brown, S. [appointment listed as `error' in marginal note]
1821 10 Oct. Lee, G.
1821 28 Nov. Gray, T.
1823 3 Apr. Le Blanc, A.
1824 19 June Rogers, E.S.
1830 11 Oct. Coode, T. (special)
1833 7 May Wain, T.
1834 4 Mar. Radford, N.
1836 1 Apr. Hill, T.

Messenger to attend the Lord Treasurer [1660]–1837

[1660] 25 Aug. Reeve, J.
By 1663 Greene, T.
1663 5 Dec. Gregory, R.
1677 17 July Langwith, J.
1692 15 Oct. Weckett, W.
1694 27 Feb. Thurkettle, J.
1720 4 Oct. Thurkettle, T.
1735 4 Mar. Jones, J.
1742 10 Feb. Bryant, E.
1762 30 Apr. Barnsley, W. W.
1765 14 June Gibbons, T.
1769 14 Nov. Barnsley, S. J.
1795 5 July Wood, T.
1807 27 July Woodger, T.
1827 2 Oct. Haines, J.
1829 3 Apr. Child, J.
1835 21 Aug. Harvey, R.
1836 25 July Halligan, T.

Messengers to attend the Chancellor of the Exchequer [1660]–1836

1660 8 Sept. Webb, T.
1661 25 Mar. Seward, J.
1662 27 Jan. Hunt, M.
1663 15 Dec. Morgan, C.
1672 30 Nov. Eggleston, R.
1675 15 May Phillips, J.
1676 15 May Lewis, A.
1678 13 Apr. Stansted, W.
1678 5 Oct. Wild, J.
1680 14 Nov. Pedley, R.
1689 13 June Penny, N. (exch)
1689 21 June Manwaring, T. (exch)
1690 18 Apr. Hills, W.
1690 28 Apr. Keating, J.
1694 21 May Daniell, R.
1696 29 Mar. Bowen, P.
1699 24 June Parsons, R.
1699 24 June Farwell, C.
1701 6 Mar. Stockwell, J.
1701 12 Apr. Snocke, T.
1701 12 Apr. Hall, T.
1708 22 June Stockwell, J.
1708 22 June Moss, J.
1709 27 Sept. Farwell, C.
1710 22 Aug. Maynall, W.
By 1711 Hagley, -
1711 5 June Howgill, J.
1711 5 June Sparke, H.
1713 29 Sept. Edward, D.
1713 29 Sept. Regnier, D.
1715 1 Apr. Lloyd, T.
1715 1 Apr. Wilson, H.
1715 26 Oct. Jenkins, E.
1715 26 Oct. Pullein, R.
1717 15 Apr. Gould, H.
1717 15 Apr. Hollwall, A.
1718 3 July Conyers, C.
1718 3 July Gundimore, J.
1721 15 May Jenkins, E.
1721 15 May Sollis, S.
1723 14 June Collet, E.
1736 12 Feb. Oswald, G.
By 1737 Jones, J.
1742 25 June Oldnal, J.
1742 25 June Hiarns, W.
1744 16 Mar. Dubourg, P.
1744 16 Mar. Hill, P.
1746 17 Apr. Learmeth T.
1754 3 June Heath, J.
1754 3 June Stanley, E.
1755 5 Dec. Hall, J.
1756 7 Jan. Varley, P.
1756 17 Nov. Hall, G.
1756 17 Nov. Saunderson, G.
1757 20 June Ross, W.
1757 29 Sept. Hall, G.
1757 29 Sept. Saunderson, G.
1761 21 Mar. Stevenson, J.
1761 21 Mar. Henderson, H.
1762 2 June Holworthy, J.
1762 2 June Morden, J.
1763 18 Apr. Knocky, J.
1763 18 Apr. Ross, W.
1765 16 July Baker, B.
1765 16 July Birkenhead, J.
1766 5 Aug. Pierce, T.
1766 5 Aug. Skeggs, T.
1767 1 July Stevens, T.
1767 7 Oct. Harland, E.
1767 7 Oct. Bowerman, S.
1770 15 Nov. Alderton, T.
1773 31 Dec. Bellingham, C.
1782 23 Apr. Allen, J.
1782 23 Apr. Saunders, J.
1806 2 Oct. Butts, C.
1820 22 Nov. Grant, J.
1825 29 Apr. Parsons, E.

Messengers to attend Auditors of the Revenue [1660]–?1782

[1660] 26 July Weston, J.
1660 25 Aug. Stamford, J. (for Yorkshire)
1661 22 Feb. Fawcett, F. (Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire)
1661 5 Mar. Morrice, H. (Cheshire, North Wales
1661 15 Mar. Gough, P. (Monmouthshire and South Wales)
1661 1 June Pleasaunce, F. (Northumberland, Durham, Archdeaconry of Richmond)
1661 5 July Vittinge, R. (Charitable Uses; to att. Commrs. of Norwich)
1661 31 July Lancashire, J. (Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire, Westmoreland)
1661 7 Aug. Corbett, T. (Darbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, etc.)
1661 31 Aug. Whitby, T. (Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire)
1661 6 Sept. Lyon, J. (Auditor of the Exchequer)
1662 13 June Caward, T. (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire)
1662 26 Nov. Northend, J. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
1664 29 Mar. White, R. (Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and City of London)
1664 31 Mar. Codson, W. (Wales)
1664 12 May Moeton, R. Kent, Surrey, Sussex)
1664 7 Nov. Ward, J. (Cornwall)
1665 11 May Usher, E. (Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire)
1667 20 Dec. Strayne, T. (Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Wiltshire)
1668 23 Jan. Hatton, J. (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingtonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, the City of London)
1668 19 Dec. Thrower, W. Cambridgeshire, Huntingtonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk)
1669 20 Nov. Haige, R. (Cumberland, Herefordshire, Lancashire, etc. )
1669 13 Dec. Bedwell, S. (Cambridgeshire, Suffolk)
1670 8 Feb. Speight, R. Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire)
1670 3 Nov. Henderson, W. (Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, etc.)
1671 24 Jan. Stainforth, J. (Yorkshire)
1672 25 May Marryott, R. (Berkshire, Oxfordshire)
1674 25 Nov. Smith, S. (Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire)
1680 15 Mar. Wensley, W. (Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridge, etc.).
1681 7 Mar. Symondson (Kent, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Sussex, etc.)
1682 8 July Lingen, W. (Yorkshire)
1686 28 June Smith, S. (Somerset and Dorsetshire)
1690 13 Aug. Courtham, J. (Lincoln, York, etc.)
1692 15 June Roe, R. (Auditor Shales)
By 1694 Tulley, W. (Somerset and Dorset)
1694 10 May Vancour, T. (Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Oxfordshire)
1698 29 July Pullein, W. (Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland, etc.)
1698 4 Oct. Wyatt, H. (Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Westmoreland, etc.)
1705 22 Jan. Bywater, H. (Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire, etc.)
1707 29 Jan. Matthews, R. (Fee farm rents in No. Wales)
1707 29 July Lloyd, T. (Wales)
1709 21 July Draper, J. (So. Wales and Monmouthshire)
1710 25 Aug. Soley, E. (Auditor Jett)
1716 24 Mar. Swain, J. (Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire)
1733 1 Jan. Soley, W., jun. (Auditor Lowndes)
1741 18 Dec. Lewis, J. (Auditor Lowndes)
1745 30 Apr. Francis, R. (Auditor Lowndes)
1745 23 May Barrett, N. (Auditor Lowndes)
1759 11 Jan. Francis, P. (Auditor West)
1776 24 Oct. Lawson, J. (Auditor West)

Messenger to Prevent the Exportation of Wool out of England 1691–?c. 1695

1691 3 Apr. Carter, W.
1691 20 Apr. Watkins, J.

Messenger in Extraordinary for Suppression of the Owling Trade 1709–?1714

1709 28 Feb. Ashurst, T.

Messenger to attend the Earl Marshal 1685–?1688

1685 16 Apr. Curray, J.

Messenger to attend Black Rod 1691–?c. 1695

1692 22 Jan. Dagley, A.

Messenger to attend the Lord Chancellor [1660]–1837

[1660] Smyth, W.
1685 22 May Eddowes, T.
1689 28 May Eddowes, R.
1693 23 July Briscoe, R.
1732 5 Jan. Crawford, J.
1762 Dec. Harmood, H.
1792 31 Jan. Stainforth, G.
1815 23 Nov. Peacock, L.
1827 31 July Ridgway, G. S.

Messenger to attend the Attorney General [1660]–?

[1660] Skinner, A.

Messenger to attend the Lord Chief Justice in Eyre 1689–?1714

1689 18 May Malott, T.
1694 19 Feb. Roberts, E.
1711 22 May Beckley, H.

Messenger to attend the Lord President of Wales 1676–?

1676 13 June Carter, T.

Messenger to attend Mr. Le Strange 1678–1685

1678 26 Jan. Baker, R.

Messenger of the Press 1678–1837

1678 11 Dec. Stephen R.
1684 16 Dec. Sewell, T.
1689 18 Apr. Stephen, R.
1719 17 Sept. Kent, J.
1729 15 Jan. Gray, S.
1750 17 Nov. Ibbatt, J.
By 1769 Bibbins, E., jun.
1779 11 Feb. Bibbins, W.
1796 Apr. Gordon, E., sen.
1829 5 June Gordon, E., jun.

Messenger of the Elaboratory 1677–1685

1677 1 June Terry, J.
By 1685 Fernzley, J.

Messenger to attend the Queen Dowager 1661–?1669

1661 23 Aug. Morley, M.
1664 8 July Hatton, J.
1664 8 July Butterfield, R.

Messenger to attend the Master of the Revels 1664–?

1664 18 July Rogers, J.

Messenger to attend the Lord Chamberlain 1809–1837

By 1809 Broughton, G.

Supernumerary or Extra Messengers 1660–1700; 1722–1837

[1660] Marlow, T.
1660 21 June Whitehead, W. (ord. at first vac.)
1660 20 Nov. Morrice, J.
1661 20 Feb. Searle (alias Lacy), W.
1661 12 Feb. Cartwright, F.
1661 20 Feb. Wainwright, F.
1661 22 Feb. Cozens, W.
1661 8 Mar. Webb, J.
1661 12 Mar. Viner, J.
1661 4 June Lyde, E.
1661 13 June Roberts, T.
1661 13 June Howlett, W.
1661 5 July Stracy, H.
1661 20 July Hill, E.
1661 30 July Bankes, J.
1661 30 July Snow, J.
1661 16 Aug. Blunt, J.
1661 30 Aug. Hutton, T.
1661 6 Oct. Arnold, J.
1662 24 Jan. Bedford, E.
1662 3 Feb. Isaack, R.
1662 6 Feb. Sheires, G.
1662 12 Mar. Dunkin, J.
1662 14 Mar. Jenkins, J.
1662 15 Mar. Sympson, J.
1662 14 June Peacock, W.
1662 17 July Jervis, J.
1662 18 July Dennison, A.
1662 3 Sept. Horsam, J.
1662 13 Oct. Reading, J.
1662 27 Dec. Meroin, J.
1663 28 Apr. Connell, C.
1664 30 Aug. Farmer, W.
1664 11 Oct. Bromsall, W.
1664 1 Nov. Ladd, H.
1664 10 Dec. Jones, H.
1664 10 Dec. Russell, M.
1664 16 Dec. Goodrich, R.
1665 8 Jan. Symonds, B.
1665 28 Feb. Mallory, J.
1665 28 Feb. Stedman, H.
1666 16 Nov. Aldham, W. (ord w/o fee)
1669 7 Apr. Latimer, J.
1670 2 Aug. Sampson, H.
1672 15 Mar. Horton, T.
1677 26 Mar. Wynn, J. (ext. for 1st vac.).
1684 19 Feb. Lea, T. (ext. for 1st vac.]
1689 5 May Forbes W. (for 1st vac.)
1691 3 July Tilford, T. (ext.; no fee).
1697 1 Jan. Sharpe, W. (ext. for 1st vac.]
1722 23 May Crew, S.
1727 1 June Over, J.
1728 17 Sept. Webster, J.
1730 5 Jan. Baudry, J.
1731 25 Mar. Money, J.
1732 2 Feb. Cowell, G.
1732 1 Oct. Sanders, W.
1733 3 Mar. Griffin, B.
1734 5 Feb. Robson, J.
1734 20 June Rogers, W.
1735 21 Feb. Moss, J.
1736 28 June Vincent, S.
1737 2 Feb. Haite, W.
1738 17 Apr. Hamlin, N.
1741 16 Mar. Thompson, J.
1741 10 June Cocks, S.
1741 10 Aug. de Witt, R.
1741 26 Aug. Parker, J.
1743 15 Dec. Howe, F.
1744 10 July Collins, G.
1744 11 July Watson, J.
1744 11 July Butson, J.
1745 18 May Lamb, H.
1745 7 June Lucas, R.
1745 23 Nov. Chandler, T.
1745 23 Nov. Cleverly, J.
1746 24 Mar. Bowie, J.
1746 3 July Jackson, R.
1748 3 May Spencer, S.
1748 3 May Dawson, J.
1748 30 May Pollock, W.
1748 20 Dec. Blackmore, R.
1749 13 Oct. Jenkins, L.
1751 12 Sept. Sheppard, J.
1752 30 Mar. Johnson, J.
1752 30 Mar. Maddocks, M.
1754 15 May Roworth, M.
1754 13 Aug. Bullock, J.
1755 25 Jan. Garstin, J.
1755 22 Feb. Major, H.
1757 7 May Monnot, S.
1757 7 May Otto, H.
1757 7 May Padmore, J.
1757 7 May Evans, R.
1757 7 May Jacques, J.
1757 7 May Potter, H.
1763 9 Apr. Barnes, A.
1766 4 July Edwards, J.
1766 5 Nov. Ogg, R.
1766 5 Dec. Glynn, R.
By 1769 Pearson, W.
By 1769 North, W.
1773 3 Mar. Ranspack, W.C.
1782 26 Mar. Paine, J.
1782 27 July Basilico, A.
1783 17 Jan. Mostyn, B.
1783 7 Mar. Benham, J.
1793 10 Oct. Hunter, W.
1793 13 Nov. Smith, R.
1794 Apr. Hunter, W., jun.
1794 May Cox, R.
1794 29 May Keenan, J.
1794 13 June Smart, C.
1794 13 June Hinde, A.
1794 23 Aug. Scott, J.

Reversions

1660 Key, J.

Footnotes

1 PSBC, pp. 39–40.
2 LC 3/3, f. 18; LC 3/72, p. 217. Under Charles II, the fee was 2s 6d per diem with livery of £4 5s: LC 3/2, f. 19v.
3 RK [1796], pp. 89–90; ibid. [1798], p. 90; ibid. [1799], p. 90; ibid. [1837], p. 120.
4 Treasury Officials, p. 95.