The household below stairs
Secretariat of the Board of Green Cloth 1813-37

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

Year published

2006

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409-411

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'The household below stairs: Secretariat of the Board of Green Cloth 1813-37', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 409-411. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43852 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Secretariat of the Board of Green Cloth 1813–37

The office of secretary to the board of green cloth, to which appointments were made by royal warrant, was created in 1813. In 1823 its holder was granted the additional title of deputy comptroller of the household but this was not continued to his successor in 1830. (fn. 1) The salary, originally £700, was increased to £1,000 in 1818. (fn. 2)

In 1815 provision was made for three clerks to the board of green cloth to be appointed by lord steward's warrant. They were ranked first, second and third with salaries of £300, £200 and £150. (fn. 3)

The secretary to the gardens accounts was paid £80 per annum. (fn. 4)

The messenger to the lord steward was appointed by lord steward's warrant. He received £50 in 1812. This rose to £70 by 1815. (fn. 5)

The two chamber keepers were appointed by the clerks of the green cloth in rotation. They made £40 per annum apiece in 1761. These positions were abolished in 1782. The office keeper made £150 per annum. The porter to the board of green cloth was appointed by the clerks of the green cloth (from 1782 the clerks of the household) in rotation. As established in 1761 he made £48 per annum. This rose to £150 per annum by the 1820s. (fn. 6) The place was subsumed into that of the messenger of the board of green cloth in 1830.

Secretary 1813–1837

1813 26 Feb. Brent, T.
1830 5 Jan. Marrable, T.

Clerks 1815–1837

1815 25 Aug. Cockett, T.F.
1815 25 Aug. Hill, C.
1815 1 Sept. Clark, G.C.H.
1818 5 Jan. Cockett, E.B.
1825 5 July Hill, H.
1826 5 Jan. Kennard, S.P.

Secretary to the Gardens Accounts 1810–1837

1810 9 Apr. Keith, T.
1824 30 June Hile, C.

Messenger to the Lord Steward 1805–1837

1805 5 Apr. Carter, J. D.
1815 3 Mar. Gilbert, R.
1818 6 Apr. Halksworth, J.
1820 1 Sept. Turner, B.
1822 6 Apr. Howles, N.
1824 5 Jan. Croak, W.
1824 9 Sept. Saunders, E.
1826 5 Apr. Wain, J.
1827 23 Jan. Youard, J.
1828 18 Jan. Langden, J.
1829 12 Aug. Hale, J.
1832 24 Aug. Frost, W.

Chamber Keepers 1716–1782

1716 14 Mar. Davies, E.
1716 14 Mar. Lloyd, M.
1731 1 Oct. Billinghurst, R.
1744 1 Jan. Wynn, J.
1746 1 Apr. Broughton, B.
1757 23 June Hammond, T.
1776 5 Aug. Edwards, M.
1779 6 Nov. Stephenson, J.
1780 14 Apr. Jones, F.

Office Keeper1830–1837

1830 5 July Yerbury, G.

Porter 1761–1830

1761 1 July Garn, J.
1773 1 Jan. Fuller, W.
1786 5 Apr. Howles, J.
1787 19 Sept. Robson, G.
1802 6 Jan. Silburn, R.
1804 18 Feb. Waldron, T.

Footnotes

1 LS 13/265, f. 82; LS 13/267, f. 71; MOH LB F, pp. 125–6; LS 2/50.
2 LS 2/39, 44.
3 LS 13/267, f. 77; LS 13/184, p. 397; LS 2/41.
4 LS 13/69, p. 59; LS 2/41
5 LS 13/69, p. 59; LS 2/41.
6 LS 13/55; LS 2/55–56.