Hunting, sporting and gaming
The harriers, hawks and otterhounds

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

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2006

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216-221

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'Hunting, sporting and gaming: The harriers, hawks and otterhounds', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 216-221. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43816 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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The Harriers 1660–1701, 1730–82

The office of master was in the gift of the Crown. Appointments were embodied in letters patent under the great seal until 1701 when the office lapsed. It was revived in 1730 as that of master of the harriers and foxhounds after which appointments were made by warrant under sign manual. It was left vacant 1751–4 and 1756–61 and was abolished in 1782. (fn. 1) Until 1702 the salary was £500. (fn. 2) Five huntsmen (?appointed by the master) received livery of £3 16s and split £74 `among them' under Charles II. After 1730 £2,000 was provided for the establishment including the salary of the master and wages and allowances for the huntsmen. (fn. 3)

Master 1660–1782

1660 2 June Elliott, T.
1677 4 Sept. Elliott, T.
1683 29 Sept. Ryder, W.
1689 22 Apr. Tancred, C.
1701 19 Sept. Office vacant [Miege 1701 gives J. Latton]
1730 26 Aug. Carlisle, 3rd Earl of
1738 29 June Walpole, 1st Lord
1751 31 Mar. Office vacant
1754 11 Apr. Manners Sutton, Lord R.
1756 13 Jan. Office vacant
1761 24 Jan. Denbigh, 6th Earl of

Yeomen Huntsmen (Prickers) 1660–1685

1660 2 June Shellingford, J.
1660 24 Nov. Bowles, J.
1660 24 Nov. Hancock, M.
By 1661 Granger, G.
By 1661 Young, R.
1665 29 Apr. Bell, W.
1668 15 Sept. Warren, W.
1669 16 Dec. Richardson, J.
1669 26 Dec. Bird, N.
1671 27 June Bignell, T.
1673 2 Aug. Prewer, A.
1678 2 Mar. Raby, C.

Master of the Beagles ?1660–1702

By 1672 Dellingham, J.
By 1693 Tancred, J.
By 1694 Walsingham, J.
1700 17 May Latton, J.

The Hawks 1660–1702

Under Charles II, the master of the hawks (or master falconer) made £390 per annum; the sergeant, £182; and 33 individual falconers anywhere from £20 7s 6d to £91 5s. (fn. 4) Under William III, the master of the hawks made £1500; the sergeant of the hawks £136; and ten falconers between £25 and £80 per annum. The establishment of the hawks was abolished at the accession of Queen Anne in 1702. Its master was awarded a pension. (fn. 5)

Master 1660–?1702

[1660] Apsley, Sir A.
1675 22 June Burford, C., Earl of

Deputy [Master] 1675–?

1675 22 June Chiffinch, W. (joint)
1675 22 June Felton, T. (joint)
By 1687 Chiffinch, T. (joint)

Sergeant 1660–1685; 1689–?1702

1660 6 July Russell, G.
1684 26 Nov. Russell, W.
1689 12 Nob. Russell, W.

Falconers 1660–1702

1660 Bacon, J.
1660 Collins, W.
[?1660] Palton, W.
1660 6 July Barwick, W.
1660 6 July Edes, R.
1660 6 July Ivey, W.
1660 6 July Joyce, W.
1660 6 July Sakins, W.
1660 6 July Wright, L.
1660 9 July Lacy, R.
1660 10 July Walmesley, J.
1660 11 July Rowley, S.
1660 18 July Bagholt, T. (Gamekeeper at Hampton Court and Hounslow Heath)
1660 18 July Monckrife, J.
1660 20 July Osbolston, J.
1660 21 July Witchells, A.
1660 25 July Howard, J.
1660 25 July Russell, G. (Gamekeeper of Shelford and Milborne)
1660 28 July Berry, R. (Gamekeeper at Theobalds)
1660 3 Aug. Redman, H. (Gamekeeper of Waltham Forest)
1660 6 Aug. Apsley, J. (Gamekeeper at Newmarket)
1660 22 Aug. Burchall, J.
1660 12 Sept. De Champe, T.
1660 19 Sept. Mordaunt, H.
1660 19 Sept. Wood, S.
1660 21 Nov. Walrond, H.
1660 1 Dec. Jeffreys, R.
1660 18 Dec. Collins, T.
By 1661 Pelton, E.
1661 7 Feb. Field, J.
1661 22 Feb. Binan, G.
1661 26 June Daniell, A.
1661 30 Dec. Hore, T.
1662 2 Apr. Blynan, B.
1662 11 Nov. Pitcarne, C.
1664 28 June Leeke, R. (Cormorant Keeper)
1665 10 Feb. Squire, R.
1667 30 Oct. Dale, W. (Gamekeeper at Petersham and Surrey)
1670 8 Feb. Conway, M.
1670 11 Mar. Everard, J.
By 1674 Scarborough, R.
1674 6 July Duffeild, T.
1674 7 Aug. Reeves, J.
By 1675 Carrington, R.
By 1676 Rauder, G.
1676 21 Feb. Holmes, A.
1676 8 Nov. Silvester, J.
1676 16 Dec. Bradford, J.
1677 2 Nov. Preston, J.
By 1678 Ruffin, T.
1678 6 Apr. Cook, T.
1678 30 Apr. Garrell, J.
1678 8 June Prettyman, W.
1683 17 Mar. Cooke, N.
1684 26 Nov. Poole, N. (Gamekeeper at Shelford and Milborne)
By 1685 Witchell, A.
By 1685 Conway, M., jun.
By 1685 Potter, J.
By 1685 Polson, W.
By 1685 Mills, R.
By 1685 Erocles, P.
By 1685 Daniell, T.
By 1685 Beechamps, T.
By 1685 van Berenbrooke, P.
[1689 18 Dec.] Poole, F.
[1689 18 Dec.] Teynagel, C.
1689 19 Dec. Webb, J.
1689 19 Dec. Crowle, P.
1694 16 Feb. Poulton, C.
1699 27 Jan. Janell, J.
1701 12 June Ring, L.
1701 17 July Poulton, W.
By 1702 Thompson, J.

Astringer 1660–1685

1660 6 July Nicholas, A.

Cormorant Keeper 1689–?1702

1689 3 May Colinge, B.

Otterhounds 1660–1685

The master of the otterhounds made 18s per diem; the yeoman £37 10s; the grooms £20 15s apiece. (fn. 6)

Master 1661–1685

1661 15 Feb. Smith, S.

Yeoman Huntsman 1660–1685

1661 15 Feb. Knight, R.
1683 9 June Kent, E.

First Groom Huntsman 1660–1685

By 1661 Lane, -
1661 30 Aug. Hill, E.
1683 6 Oct. Sharpe, J.

Second Groom Huntsman 1660–1685

1661 13 Mar. Norman, W.
1664 13 Sept. Crisppe, E.
By 1679 Cuppledickes, J.
1679 9 May Constable, W.

Second Groom Huntsman in Extraordinary by 1663–by 1679

By 1663 Swaseland, -
1664 23 Mar. Cuppledickes, J.

Footnotes

1 22 Geo. III, c. 82.
2 CTB I, 299; ibid. XVII, 978.
3 LC 3/24, f. 22; CTBP 1729–30, p. 443.
4 LC 3/24, f. 25v.
5 Chamberlayne [1692], 133; LC 3/3, f. 21; Chamberlayne [1704] II iii, 527).
6 LC 3/24, f. 22.