The medical establishment: Apothecaries 1660-1837

Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.

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Apothecaries 1660–1837

The apothecaries to the person and the apothecaries to the household were both appointed by lord chamberlain's warrant. In many cases appointments were embodied in letters patent under the great seal. (fn. 1)

Originally there was one apothecary to the person. Two served from 1685 to 1820 when the number was again reduced to one. The remuneration attached to the offices varied from time to time. In 1660 the sole apothecary received £242 15s consisting of a salary of £115 and board wages of £127 15s. (fn. 2) In 1685 both apothecaries were granted salaries of £500. (fn. 3) In 1702 one apothecary received £372 5s and the other £327. (fn. 4) By 1711–12 the salaries had been fixed at £320 5s and £160. (fn. 5)

The office of apothecary to the household was held singly until 1727. Thereafter it was usually held jointly, two occupants serving 1727–62, three 1762–6 and two 1766–74, 1774–83 and from 1820. Originally the remuneration amounted to £100 consisting of wages of £40 and board wages of £60. (fn. 6) In 1702 the salary was £160. (fn. 7) By 1711–12 it had been fixed at £106 13s 4d. (fn. 8) early in the period, all apothecaries were allowed riding wages and, sometimes, lodgings.

Apothecaries to the Person 1660–1837

1660 11 June Chase, J.
1685 11 May St. Amand, J.
1685 1 Sept. Chase, J.
1690 16 Mar. Rottermondt, A.
1690 16 Mar. Chase, J.
1702 Pitt, J.
1704 22 July Malthus, D.
1716 26 June Graham, T.
1721 5 July Graham, D.
1733 29 May Warren, J.
1741 3 Feb. Graham, T.
1747 26 Feb. Crane, M.
1761 15 Jan. Gowland, J.
1762 29 Mar. Truesdale, J.
1776 16 Aug. Graham, D.
1778 19 Mar. Devaynes, J.
1780 Sept. Wainwright, T.
1801 18 Jan. Brande, E.A.
1805 29 July Battiscombe, R.
1820 31 Jan. Walker, R.
1825 22 Feb. Nussey, J.
1830 24 July Davies, D.
1830 Brande, E.A.
1833 11 Mar. Andrews, M.W.
1833 11 Mar. Moore, E.D.

Apothecaries to the Household 1660–1837

1660 7 June Selby, -
1661 20 Mar. Jones, J.
1685 20 Sept. Giffard, C.
1686 5 July Jones, J.
1693 14 Feb. Soames, J.
1697 31 Mar. Jones, W.
1720 17 Mar. Trimnell, H.
1727 14 Apr. Allen, J.
1727 1 Dec. Lilly, M.
1738 19 Dec. Charlewood, B.
1761 16 Jan. Crane, M.
1776 16 Aug. Halifax, R.
1776 16 Aug. Holdich, E.
1814 13 Apr. Jones, A.
1820 31 Jan. Walker, R.
1820 31 Jan. Nussey, J.
1824 Walker, W.
1830 24 July Craddock, C.

Apothecary to the Household in Ordinary (w/o fee) 1677–?

1677 7 June Jones, W.

Apothecary to the Household [?in reversion 1660–]

[1660] 23 June Metcalfe, F.

Apothecary to the Household at Kew c. 1812–?

By 1812 Dundas, W.
1812 9 July Julius, G. C.

Apothecary at Carlton House 1812–?

1812 15 June Walker, R.

Apothecary and Operator for Perfumes in Ordinary [?w/o fee] 1682–?

1682 10 May Warren, T.

Apothecary in Ordinary [Supernumerary] 1660–?1685

1660 7 June Solby, -
1667 2 Jan. Chase, J.
1668 26 Dec. Godsalve, R.
1671 9 Feb. Smyth, R.
1682 11 July Garnier, I.
1684 6 Jan. Angiband, C.

Apothecaries in Extraordinary 1660–?; 1820–?

[1660] Foucant, D.
1667 3 Dec. Codrington, J.
1668 14 May Boncherett, M.
1668 3 Nov. Diggons, T.
1673 1 May Laurent, A.
1820 5 Apr. Tegart, A.
1820 5 Apr. Tegart, E., jun.
1821 Lockley, G. F.

Footnotes

  • 1. For some account of these offices, see L.G. Matthews, The Royal Apothecaries (1967).
  • 2. LC 3/24, f. 16.
  • 3. CSPD 1685, p. 356 (1761).
  • 4. CTB XVII, 1022.
  • 5. Ibid. XXVII, 517.
  • 6. LC 3/24, f. 16.
  • 7. CTB XVII, 1022.
  • 8. Ibid. XXVII, 517.