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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837
'Transport: Watermen, 1660-1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 227-243. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43821 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.
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Supernumerary, in Ordinary w/o fee or Extraordinary Watermen 1672–1692; 1719–1727
Watermen at Pension 1673–1837
There were forty eight watermen plus as many as twelve watermen at pension all appointed by the lord chamberlain. Watermen made £3 per annum plus livery under Charles II. Their salaries were raised to £3 2s 6d. each under his successors, paid by the treasurer of the chamber. In 1782 their livery payment was estimated to be about £5 2s apiece.
The watermen at pension were, from 1830, to determine on the deaths of the incumbents.
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