The Chapel Royal
Lord Almoners and Sub-Almoners

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

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2006

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245-247

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'The Chapel Royal: Lord Almoners and Sub-Almoners', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 245-247. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43823 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Lord Almoner 1660–1837

The office of lord almoner was in the gift of the Crown, apparently awarded in the first instance by verbal command. Eventually, the almoner received letters patent under the great seal granting him the deodands and other revenues for distribution to the poor. In the absence of a prior indication, appointments have been dated by reference to the letters patent. (fn. 1)

According toThe Present State of the British Court `The Lord Almoner disposes of the King's Alms, and to that End receives, besides other Money allow'd by the King, all Deodand, and all Goods of Felo de se to be appropriated to that End'. He was (and remains) particularly associated with the royal Maundy service. He received a salary of £200 in 1720. (fn. 2)

1660 24 July Duppa, B.
1662 21 Apr. Henchman, H.
1675 21 Oct. Dolben, J.
1684 26 Mar. Turner, F.
1687 7 Nov. Leyburn, J.
1687 Dec. Howard, Hon. P. T.
1689 by Mar. Lloyd, W.
1703 by Jan. Sharp, J.
1714 4 Apr. Smalridge, G.
1715c. 27 Nov. Wake, W.
1716 8 Mar. Nicolson, W.
1718 18 Mar. Willis, R.
1723 26 Oct. Blackburn, L.
1743 21 Apr. Sherlock, T.
1748 Nov. Hutton, M.
1757 19 Sept. Gilbert, J.
1761 17 Nov. Hay Drummond, Hon. R.
1777 21 Jan. Markham, W.
1808 23 Jan. Venables Vernon, Hon. E.

Sub Almoner 1661–1837

The sub almoner was appointed by warrant of the lord almoner. His remuneration was established at £6 6s 8d in wages and £91 5s in per annum. (fn. 3)

By 1661 Gorges, T.
By 1664 Johnson, W.
By 1668 Perrenchief, R.
By 1674 Colebrand, R.
1674 4 Sept. Holder, W.
1687 Dec. Leyburn, J.
1689 Blagrave, J.
1699 10 July Battell, R.
1713 24 Mar. Oliver, E.
1715 20 Dec. Cannon, R.
1718 6 Oct. Lynford, T.
1724 26 Mar. Gilbert, J.
1740 28 Dec. Hayter, T.
1743 23 Apr. Wilson, T.
1749 5 Jan. Terrick, R.
1757 25 June Newton, T.
1761 28 Dec. Thomas, J.
1768 29 July Kaye, R.
1783 28 Nov. Vincent, W.
1808 16 Feb. Carey, W.
By 1816 Page, W.
1821 Goodenough, E.
By 1834 Hodgson, R.

Footnotes

1 Chamberlayne (1755) I, 98; L.E. Tanner, `Lord High Almoners and Sub-almoners, 1100–1957', Journal of the British Archaeological Association XX (1957–58), pp. 72–83. The lists printed therein are not wholly reliable.
2 PSBC, p. 47. For the Maundy service, see Baldwin, pp. 377–82
3 LS 13/31, f.13; CTB XXVII, 506; PSBC, p. 47; LS 13/184, p. 164.