The stables
Avenor, Chief Equerry and Clerk Martial 1660-1837

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Institute of Historical Research

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R.O. Bucholz

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2006

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605-606

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'The stables: Avenor, Chief Equerry and Clerk Martial 1660-1837', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 605-606. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=43904 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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Avenor, Chief Equerry and Clerk Martial 1660–1837

The avenor and clerk martial was responsible for swearing in all officers and servants of the Stables by on warrants of the master of the horse. He was also required to make up the Stables accounts and issue debentures for paying its personnel. The office of avenor existed from the Restoration until 1783 when it was abolished and replaced by that of chief, or first equerry. Both these offices were held concurrently with that of clerk martial. The offices were in the gift of the Crown. Appointments were made by royal warrant to the lord steward requiring him to admit the recipient. (fn. 1)

After some variations the salary of the avenor and clerk martial was fixed at £260 in 1685. (fn. 2) On the creation of the office of chief equerry in 1783 its occupant received a salary of £500 in respect of that office and £60 as clerk martial. (fn. 3) In 1812 the salary of the combined offices was fixed at £528 together with an allowance of £250 for house rent making a total of £778. (fn. 4) In 1823 the remuneration was fixed at £1,000. (fn. 5)

Avenor and Clerk Martial 1660–1782

1660 8 June Barker, G.
1660 18 Aug. Mason, R.
1671 10 Sept. Cragg, J.
1685 21 Apr. Morley, T.
1688 10 Apr. Rider, W.
1689 12 Mar. Rowe, A.
1694 27 Apr. Latton, J.
1702 23 June Chudleigh, H.
1707 6 Nov. Lister, T.
1711 12 June Darcy, C.
1717 10 June Negus, F.
1732 9 Sept. Office vacant
1734 22 Apr. Lumley, Hon. J.
1741 11 Mar. Blomberg, E.C.
1757 8 Nov. Clayton, C.
1760 15 Dec. Carr, T.
1771 6 Apr. Carpenter, B.

Chief Equerry and Clerk Martial 1783–1837

1783 1 Jan. Carpenter, B.
1788 9 Mar. Goldsworthy, P.
1801 6 Jan. Manners, R.
1812 24 Mar. Bloomfield, B.
1817 25 Aug. Hammond, F.T.
1830 16 July Barnard, Sir A.F.

Footnotes

1 PSBC, p. 56; MOH PB 1, pp. 12, 167; WB 2, p. 2. For this office, see also Beattie,p. 99.
2 LS 13/38, f. 16v; MOH EB 11.
3 MOH WB 2, p. 2.
4 MOH EB 4, p. 3.
5 Ibid. 1D.