The stables
Gentleman of the Horse

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

Year published

2006

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605

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'The stables: Gentleman of the Horse ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 605. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43903 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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Gentleman of the Horse c. 1693–1782; 1828–37

According to The Present State of the British Court, 'the Gentleman of the Horse is always the first Equerry...and is the next immediate Officer under the Master of the Horse, in whose absence he presides in all Affairs relating to the King's Stables.' (fn. 1) The gentleman of the horse was appointed by royal warrant. The earliest mention of the office occurs in 1693 when a salary of £256 was attached to it. (fn. 2) It was abolished in 1782 but revived in 1828 with a salary of £500. (fn. 3)

By 1693 Ireton, H.
1702 1 July Walsh, W.
1708 18 Mar. Meredith, T.
1710 28 Dec. Darcy, C.
1717 10 July Berkeley, Hon. H.
1737 20 June Brudenell, Hon. J.
1747 14 Jan. Keppel, Hon. W.
1760 22 Dec. Berenger, R.
1828 Delmé Radcliffe, E.H.
1830 9 Dec. FitzClarence, F.

Footnotes

1 PSBC, p. 56; see also Beattie, pp. 101–2.
2 LS 13/257, p. 11.
3 MOH PB 1, pp. 146, 168–9; MOH EB 1, p. 3; MOH LB F, pp. 466, 485.