Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 1, Treasury Officials 1660-1870. Originally published by University of London, London, 1972.
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Bag Carrier c. 1714-70
The term Bag Carrier denoted one of the Treasury Messengers whose particular function was to attend the Secretaries at the House of Commons. It was first used in 1715. (fn. 1) However, the individual holding the office at this date had entered the employment of the Treasury in the previous year and it is likely that he had predecessors with similar duties. (fn. 2) The office ceased to have a separate existence in 1770 when it was conferred upon the then Bookranger. The two posts remained united thereafter.
The salary attached to the office in 1714 was £20. It was raised to £30 in 1725 and to £40 in 1737. (fn. 3)
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