Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1, Treasury Officials 1660-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1972.
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Clerks of the Minutes 1782-1818
The establishment of a distinct clerkship of the minutes appears to have taken place in 1782. (fn. 1) The office grew rapidly in importance and in 1802 the Clerk was ordered to attend all meetings of the Board. (fn. 2) An assistant clerkship was instituted in 1793 and at the same time Clerks were debarred from serving in the divisions while holding the two offices in question. (fn. 3) Until 1805 the Clerks of the Minutes received annual allowances as such in addition to their basic remuneration. That of the Principal Clerk was fixed at £50 in 1784, at £100 in 1785, at £200 in 1793, at £300 in 1798 and at £400 in 1803. (fn. 4) That of the Assistant Clerk was fixed at £130 in 1793 and at £250 in 1798. (fn. 5)
In 1805 provision was made for a minute department consisting of a principal, ranking as a Senior Clerk, and two other Clerks. (fn. 6) Thereafter the junior positions were filled by rotation from amongst the Assistant and Junior Clerks. In 1808 the department was enlarged to consist of a Senior, two Assistant and two Junior Clerks. (fn. 7) In 1818 the post of Senior Minute Clerk was abolished. (fn. 8) The department itself was abolished in 1821. (fn. 9)
LISTS OF APPOINTMENTS
Clerk Of The Minutes
Assistant Clerk Of The Minutes
Senior Clerk Of The Minutes