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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837
'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: 22 October 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)
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