Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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Messenger of the Avery (or Stables) c. 1682–1837
The messenger of the avery (or messenger of the stables) was appointed by the master of the horse. This office first appears on the Stables Establishment of 1682, which lists remuneration of one nagg's livery in money. The messenger was awarded £15 per annum beginning with the Establishment of 1685. This was raised to £27 per annum in 1768 ('on a petition, shewing that the Salary was too small to live on, as constant attendance was required'), lowered to £25 in 1783, raised to £57 per annum in 1812 and £90 in 1830. By 1807 he was entitled to an additional allowance of £20 per annum. (fn. 1)