Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.
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The removing wardrobe looked after those furnishings which traveled from palace to palace. It also attends upon Ambassadors, upon Christnings, Masques, Plays, &c. To furnish such things as are wanting, and to take Account of their re-delivery.' Its establishment consisted of a yeoman with a salary of 230, two grooms with salaries of 130 and three pages with salaries of 100, all appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. Officers of the removing wardrobe also received riding wages and fees of honour, worth about 12 apiece under Queen Anne. (fn. 1) An assistant and two servants to the removing wardrobe were established in 1756 at 60, 40 and 30, respectively, per annum. The removing wardrobe was abolished in 1782. (fn. 2)
|1660||10 June||Kinnersley, C.|
|1662||1 Aug.||Wilkes, L.|
|1674||4 Jan.||Kinnersley, P.|
|1689||22 Mar.||Sackville, T.|
|1693||14 Jan.||Hume, P.|
|1708||3 Feb.||Davenant, G.|
|1710||29 Mar.||Maynard, Hon. G.|
|1743||21 Feb.||Calthorpe, J.|